Author: Linda Poitevin

Interview & Giveaway: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin

Posted October 23, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways / 8 Comments

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 UGR:  Hi Linda and welcome to Urban Girl Reader!  First of all congrats on the release of SINS OF THE LOST, the 3RD book in your Grigori Legacy series! Please tell us a little bit about the series.

Linda: Thank you so much for hosting me today, Sherri…I’m thrilled to be here! The Grigori Legacy series is a dark urban fantasy series sent in Toronto, Canada, where a homicide detective becomes embroiled in the war between Heaven and Hell. It’s part police procedural, part paranormal, and according to one of my reviewers, has one of the creepiest murder scenes he’s ever written. 😉 I think the best description for it is a supernatural thriller with a strong romantic element. And if you like the Supernatural television series, it will be right up your alley!

UGR:  The Grigori Legacy takes an interesting twist from the classic angel mythos.  What was your inspiration//reasoning for this departure?

Linda: I made several twists on the classic mythos, I think…one of the biggest was making God (called the One in the series) a female. Part of my reasoning came from my own interest in the Earth religions that worship a goddess instead of/in addition to a god, and part of it came from sheer writerly contrariness. It hadn’t been done before (in anything I’d read) and I wanted to see where I could take it. It’s turned out to be quite a ride!

UGR:  So let’s start out with the good stuff and talk about the guys: Seth and Aramael.  What makes each/either of them the perfect match for Alex and why?  What can we look forward to SINS OF THE LOST in regards to this threesome?

Linda: Oh, the guys. *sighs dreamily* They are both so powerful—not just physically, but in sheer presence. But honestly, I know too much to be speculating on who is/isn’t best for Alex…my answer would be a major spoiler, lol. Suffice it to say there will be a resolution to the guy issue in Sins of the Lost. 😉

UGR:  What are three words that would best describe Aramael? Seth? Alex?

Linda: Oh, wow…how can I describe just complicated characters in just three words? Each of them has so much going on. If I have to choose just three, however…Aramael is honorable and complex and passionate; Seth is dark, intense, and conflicted; and Alex…oh, Alex. So strong, so loyal, and so very, very stubborn.

UGRIf you had to pick a theme song for this book, what song would you say best describes SINS OF THE LOST?

Linda: No More Heroes, by Slash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FAsmtgZTfE)

UGR:  What upcoming projects are you working on and when can your fans expect to look for them?

Linda: I’m working on the fourth and final book in the Grigori Legacy series, tentatively titled Sins of the Warrior. I can’t give an expected date just yet, I’m afraid, but I would like to aim for next October if possible. I love fall launches!

UGR:  If you were a supernatural creature, what would you like to be?

Linda: Totally an angel. (You expected otherwise?) 😉

Quickfire Questions:

UGR: Hardcover, paperback or ebooks?

Linda: Paperback…though I’m learning to love ebooks, too.

UGR: Bookmark or dog ear page turner?

Linda: Bookmark

UGR: Early bird or night owl?

Linda: Total early bird. I’m dead by 10 at night and up at 5:30 in the morning.

UGR: Coffee or tea?

Linda: Coffee.

UGR: Chocolate or vanilla?

Linda: Ohh…that’s actually a hard one. If we’re talking ice cream, though, vanilla.

UGR: Plotter or pantser?

Linda: Plantser (I fall square in the middle of the two)

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Sins of the Lost
Series: Grigori Legacy #3
Publisher: Penguin Group
Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Paperback and Ebook, 358 pages


Book Description:
From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon

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About Linda Poitevin

Linda Poitevin was born and raised in B.C., Canada’s westernmost province. Growing up in an era when writing was “a nice hobby, dear, but what are you going to do for a living?”, Linda worked at a variety of secretarial jobs before applying to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Due to an error in measurement, however, she was turned down when she didn’t meet the height requirement of that time. Undeterred, Linda became a civilian member in the force and was a dispatcher for two and a half years, during which time she met her husband, a police officer.

Following their transfer to Ottawa, Linda went on to become a real estate agent and then a human resources consultant before starting a family. She remained a stay-at-home mom, homeschooled her youngest daughter for nine years and, now that she has realized writing can be more than a nice hobby, she continues to live her dream of being a cop vicariously through her characters.

Linda currently lives near Ottawa with her husband, youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, two cats, a rabbit, and a bearded dragon lizard. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.

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Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin

Posted October 23, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin
Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin
Series: Grigori Legacy #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Penguin Group on October 15th, 2013
Format: eARC
Pages: 358
Source: Author, NetGalley

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.


Sherri’s Review:
Sins of the Lost is the third book in the Grigori Series and with each book I’ve loved this series more, but holy cow this one had me an emotional train wreck.  The plot is fast paced from start to finish and had me yelling, crying and stupefied at very points.  That said; its very hard for me to write a review for Sins of the Lost without giving anything away.  So much of what made this book great for me was the emotional response and impact it had on me when I was reading it.  It had a gritty realism that made me sit up and take notice.

So what can I say then?

First, Alex is one kickass chick. How she is managing to even stand up is beyond me. She is focused, stubborn and caring and I love how she fights for humanity. She’s not without her faults and we see how she can be emotionally distant and evasive but those faults make her even more intriguing.  She cares deeply but buries those emotions and that causes a lot of stress with the people she loves.

My next highlight was Mika’el/Michael.  The insights and glimpses that we get of his character had me hooked. I really want to know what his back story was and why he left heaven all those years ago.  There were a couple of juicy clues that I’m not going to tell you that has me hoping we learn more in the next book.

Lastly, the entire plot was just phenomenal.  Just when you get through one event another (even better) plot development or twist is introduced; changing the entire series’ landscape.  I don’t know how Poitevin thinks this stuff up but it is just crazy amazing.

Sins of the Lost is not your standard urban fantasy series. It is also the third book in the Grigori Series and this series really does need to be read in order.  But if you are looking for a new UF read, this is a series worth checking out.