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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Stairway to Heaven: Ballard of Fallen Angels by Alex Stevens - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Alex Stevens and his new book, “Stairway to Heaven: Ballard of Fallen Angels,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Alex and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Stairway to Heaven:

Ballard of Fallen Angels

Book Two

by Alex Stevens


GENRE:   Fantasy



Corporal Jack Graven should be dead. Murdered by a vengeful angel at his own father's funeral, Jack is resurrected and returns to life carrying a terrible secret: he is the Archangel Gabriel reincarnated.

Jack's not the only one with secrets. His older brother, Lieutenant Colonel Tyler Graven "Demon of Kyoto", has just inherited his father's fortune and legacy as Lord of War, with no intention of stopping there: Tyler will someday rule the world.

The brothers reunite their elite military unit, “The Four Horsemen,” with Tyler’s longtime flame Colonel Diana Levitas and the mysterious Lance Corporal Jin Xialong. Together they seek to uncover the truth of Jack’s past life and propel Tyler to his impossible destiny.

Thrust into a supernatural war, the Gravens find salvation through the Black Muramasa, a cursed black katana and the only weapon that can destroy immortals. As they uncover more mysteries behind the ancient blade, they come face to face with the Devil himself, but in the most familiar of faces. Their pasts, presents, and futures all linked, the Four Horsemen must end the war once and for all to survive with their souls intact. Failing could mean the end of the world.

A follow up to the explosive first book in the Ballad of Fallen Angels series, “Sympathy for the Devil,” Book 2 is an action-packed, gun-slinging adventure that packs the punch of a military thriller with high-stakes supernatural intrigue.



Her body reclined before me in the soft satin sheets as a pale canvas draped against blood-red curtains. The early morning rays of light warned me that our time together would soon finish, this thought leaving a sadness in me stronger than the sadness of being with her. This sadness rose and fell like her bosom with each breath taken, eating away at my lustful desire to touch her. Instead, I gazed at her slumbering form, wondering if our time together was simply another adventure or if she harbored true feelings for me. Perhaps it was simply revenge for the lies she had been told. Another breath, another desire, then sadness. Then again.


The word echoed repeatedly through my mind.

Seconds morphed into minutes, minutes into hours. I stared cautiously at the beauty of her backside, and her lean body inhaling and exhaling. My own breathing harbored a more physical pain than the betrayal I had wrought, the bullet wounds and cracked ribs popping painfully with every exhale. My pain soon blended into a chaos of emotion that swirled within me, a lustful desire for her competing against the shame of betrayal the act brought.

How can I look Tyler in the eye after this?

Perhaps the betrayal came from Tyler himself.

Did he know it was a trap?



Character Bio: Colonel Diana Levitas (Masha)

Diana Levitas was born into a very poor Russian family. At 13 years old she is sold as a sex slave, where Richard finds her in a brothel being sexually assaulted by an adult male. Richard takes Diana in after killing all of her owners and the man raping her. Richard then trains Diana to be a weapon, and at 18 years old she becomes his first disciple and his lover. Diana joins the Marine Corps as an officer in counter intel after graduating from USC around this same time. Diana is occasionally called upon by Richard to help him with tasks, as she does when he needs help locating the colorless Muramasa 7 years after Diana joins the Marine Corps. She also is called upon to train and monitor Tyler and Jack Graven when they decide to join the Marine Corps. Under Diana’s tutelage the Gravens become world class spies, and on the Graven’s second deployment Diana begins a romantic relationship with Tyler. After her break up with Tyler, Diana deploys again, this time to South America, where she investigates the cartels’ drug routes. Once again, Richard calls her to do his bidding when Tyler returns home from China to take his place as head of the Graven family, and Diana travels to Las Vegas to assist the Gravens in their newest ventures, where she resumes her romantic relationship with Tyler. Diana’s relationship with Tyler is a roller coaster full of secrets and lies and that eventually begins to eat at her from the inside. Richard was Diana’s first love, but Tyler is undoubtedly the love of her life. Unfortunately for her, Richard and Tyler are too alike.



Alex Stevens is a Marine Corps Veteran with two deployments and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Interdisciplinary Studies program, a unique undergraduate degree that caters to students with various interests of study. He is also an advent traveler and philosophy enthusiast who has spent a lifetime studying religions, with a focus on Non-denominational Christianity. Alex spends most of his time going for walks, spending time with loved ones, and when the juices are flowing, writing. Fantasy fiction is his great escape from the mundane and he likes to create fantastical realities that are blended with non-fictional people, places, and events.





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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! It’s a pleasure to be back.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, GinaRae! What aspect of Masha’s identity do you find most intriguing?

  3. Love the cover and the title is perfect! Best of luck with the book.

    1. Thank you, Michelle. I hope you get the chance to read and enjoy it.

  4. I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt, Stairway to Heaven sounds like a wonderful fantasy read for me to enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic Friday!

    1. Thanks, Stormy. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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    1. Hopefully I don’t sound too cliche, but Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday. I love how it brings people together.