She fell in love with an angel!
Archangel Gabriel is sent to Earth in human form to keep a woman, Zippy, safe for the next thirty-three days. He's not told why, only that he must protect her. After Zipporah is rescued by a handsome man when she's nearly run over, she quickly discovers he could use some saving of his own...especially when she realizes he's not a man after all.
As Gabriel starts feeling things he shouldn't, Zipporach, or Zippy as her friends call her, begins experiencing a rash of near-miss "accidents". His job more difficult than he imagined, Gabriel has to watch over Zippy without falling in love with her. But there's only so much an angel can do...
About the Author
J. Paulette, award winning author, lives in a small Ohio town with her husband and a Basset Hound who thinks she's a princess. Her mornings belong to her writing, her days are spent loving her five grandbabies, and her nights belong to her husband, the inspiration for her heroes.
Rosalie Lario, author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, interviewed J. Paulette Forshey soon after 33 Days till Christmas came out with its previous publisher:
RL: Your book, 33 Days till Christmas, features the archangel Gabriel. Can you tell us a bit about it?
JPF: Gabriel is having a problem with humans, specifically their lack of Christmas Spirit, or at least he thinks that’s what his dilemma is. An angel losing his way is one thing, but an archangel, that’s disastrous. The Boss decides to send Gabriel on a working vacation, in human form, to guard a woman for the next thirty-three days. Gabriel knows nothing more than that, he’s a good soldier and does what he’s told without question.
RL: What made you decide to write a Christmas story featuring an archangel?
JPF: At least you didn’t ask why a person who usually deals with vampires and dragons would want to write a story with angels in it. For a long time I really wanted to do a Christmas tale based on the holiday story “Gift of the Magi”, but never found the right vehicle to express the emotion of sacrifice as in that wonderful tale. When the publisher asked for holiday submissions based on holiday classics, the words “terminally ill woman helps a disillusioned angel find his Christmas Spirit”, popped into my head. After that I figured if an angel was cynical it would have to be an archangel; they see the worst side of us.
RL: What do you think your readers will like most about your story?
JPF: That even the strongest, most faithful of us needs help now and then, and small towns still have big hearts.
RL: If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would it be and why?
JPF: You mean besides that multi-millions-winning lottery ticket? Okay, serious now, I’d love to have every child in the USA go to bed with a full stomach, many don’t. We’re too great of a nation to have this happening to our own. And now I step down off that soap box.