What would they look like, the gates of hell?
Would they be a split in the earth's crust, an abomination? A gaping wound, a crevice, a vagina - the place of birth meeting the place of death?
Or would they be suitably gothic and spooky? Would they swing open and you'd walk down a dusty path with nothing much to see? Would you walk and walk and walk and walk, with the dust coating your throat and your eyes? Would you just keep walking, never reaching a destination?
Or would you see them from a huge distance away... rising up like a sentinel in a barren land of rock and dust? Would you imagine eyes watching you as you approach, your weary feet stumbling over the rocks? You might want to turn back but you would know it's too late.
Might it be a small, Alice-like, hole. Something insignificant, something almost vulgar? An asshole of an entrance?
Or, then again, could it be any doorway? Any worm hole? Any clicked link on the PC? Any seemingly innocent door or gate or place?
The thing is, you never know just how close to hell you are at any moment in your life. Be wary of doors. Be very wary of invitations. You never quite know where they are going to lead.....
Samael is the first book in the Angelsoul trilogy. If you are an agent or publisher interested in this project, please contact me at email@example.com
Samael by Jane Alexander
A girl, a demon and a mage. A curse, a choice. Heaven and hell aren’t always easy to tell apart.
Genevieve Hunter always felt she was different.
Zeke Smith thinks that true love conquers all.
Sarah Keeper worries that something terrible is going to be unleashed in Shadowcombe.
Genevieve arrives in the remote village of Shadowcombe hoping to build bridges with her alcoholic mother.
But Shadowcombe has a secret - one that binds, not just Gen, but all her family back through generations. If the pact is broken, the consequences will be beyond Gen's worst nightmares.
Some loves just aren't meant to happen. There's a very thin line between love and hate. Between angels and demons. Between heaven and hell.
Samael is a dark romance title aimed at the upper age range of YA
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