Monday, September 17, 2018

Vessel of Venus: The Diary of an Ex-Angel

Castalia House is pleased to announce Richard Cain's latest book, VESSEL OF VENUS, the second in the Diary of an Ex-Angel series.

Mark is a down-and-out IT professional with a secret. When he discovers a sorcery app that gives him incredible powers, he sets out to win his ex-girlfriend's love and start a new life – until Venusians show up, sharing the story of how their civilization was destroyed by global warming and giving Mark the chance to fight climate change. All he has to do is offers them a sacrifice once in a while.

Will he get the girl? Will everyone finally realize that he's the most amazing person ever? And will that damn talking locust ever shut up and leave him alone?

You'll find out in the hilarious VESSEL OF VENUS: The Diary of an Ex-Angel.

From the reviews of GOD HATES ME, the first in the Diary of an Ex-Angel series.
  • Read this to find out the real story behind: The clean up after the the deluge to eliminate evidence of the prior civilization, such as air conditioning and the Nephilim. Pixies. Haunted houses. Crop circles. Aliens.
  • The demon's name is Malach. He doesn't consider himself evil. Sure, he was part of the rebellion, but he was there because of some really cool music the "Choir Director" was playing. He tries not to be too evil, although he keeps getting roped in. But he wants to get back into Heaven, so he keeps looking for ways to get their attention by doing good. But, he keeps messing things up.
  • Please, God, let them come up with some different cover art.
  • It's a zippy tale, told in a lively style that gets the reader leaning into the narrative. It's a quirky faux memoir like something we might read if C.S. Lewis's Wormwood had corresponded with Salinger's Holden Caulfield. A few sections made me honestly laugh aloud, something I never expected to happen when cracking a book about a fallen angel. It's as if Frank Peretti actually had a sense of if Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins actually knew how to jettison the proselytizing, cut the brake lines, and just let the story run.

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Blogger Dave September 17, 2018 7:20 AM  

Cain's interview on the CH blog recently convinced me that I have to read his book(s). Should I read GOD HATES ME first?

Blogger Zwiebel September 17, 2018 7:51 AM  

Really liked God hates me, and will be sure to check this one out, as well - but what's up with that cover art?

Blogger David The Good September 17, 2018 8:16 AM  

I read them both. The second book stands alone.

Blogger Dire Badger September 17, 2018 8:34 AM  

God hates Me reminds me a lot of Lisle's 'Sympathy for the devil', albeit with a completely different twist.

Weird me, I prefer a happy ending.

Blogger pdwalker September 17, 2018 8:38 AM  

Gah. I’m supposed to be saving some money this week.


Next week then.

ps: quite enjoyed the first, and the ending.

Blogger James Dixon September 17, 2018 9:37 AM  

Someday I'll have enough time to catch up on books. Now is not that time. :(

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2018 11:37 AM  

The cover? I suspect (well guess, more than anything) it has something to do with getting associated with "Sponsored Links" like this one.

Blogger Starboard September 17, 2018 2:01 PM  

Well, The covers do have a consistent style. God Hates Me was really funny, so the obligatory "take my money" meme goes here. Thanks!

Blogger R Webfoot September 17, 2018 3:03 PM  

Instant buy. "God Hates Me" was way better than I expected. 4 chapters in and I am loving this one.

Blogger pdwalker September 17, 2018 10:11 PM  

purchased, read.

I actually preferred the first one more.

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