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PASSIONARIES by Tonya Hurley

Passionaries (The Blessed)

PASSIONARIES (Book 2 The Blessed)

About the story~

Three modern-day teens have been reincarnated as saints—or so they’ve been told.This dark, thrilling follow-up to Precious Blood blends the gritty with the miraculous.

As we learned in Precious Blood, Agnes, Cecelia, and Lucy “may be saints, [but] they are definitely not angels” (Kirkus Reviews). Read the rest of this entry

Bizarro Contest!

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.


I’ve been crazy busy this past week gearing up for the re-release of my Biblical FanFiction, TORN – a YA paranormal filled with angels and references to the Original Fall.  I didn’t want to miss my post this week but instead of my usual crazy literal take on Bizarro Bible Stories, I figured we could play the caption game! Read the rest of this entry

Book Review Announcement

theBlessedThis week I want to introduce a book that I am going to read and review next Friday. I would like to invite you to pick up a copy and join in the fun! The Blessed by Tonya Hurley

Here is an official description taken from the author’s website. Read the rest of this entry

This is a Work of Fiction…


Apparently I am going to Catholic jail. Or purgatory. Or hell. Or wherever good Catholic -school girls who take it upon themselves to question, even re-write (the horror!) the biblical stories thrust upon them by well-intentioned, ruler wielding nuns, go. Of course it wasn’t really my intention to cause such controversy. Well, maybe subliminally. Torn was just a book I wrote and published that happened to be about fallen angels. And I wasn’t even writing it to include angels – that just kind of happened. Of course we’re all taught fallen angels are terrible creatures who questioned God. Well, what if some of them want to regain favor with the God who cast them out? What if Lucifer, Satan, Damien, Beelzebub – whatever you feel more comfortable calling him – wasn’t really the behind the fall? Read the rest of this entry


New Stories, Old Book. Whether they are blatantly obvious or super subtle, so many of our favorite fairytale, fables, novels, movies, television shows, and songs are really just that, a new story based off of the world’s oldest and most popular book.



Through the years, I have been inspired by so many titles that are too numerous to mention in just one post. That is why I am excited to have the opportunity to discuss my favorite stories with you each week, and more importantly, I can’t wait to hear your perspective. I was captivated by the divine elements in the City of Angels, moved by the story of It’s a Wonderful Life, thrilled by The Exorcist, and enlightened by The Red Tent. It is amazing how you can find theological elements in everything from Superman to The Lion King. Read the rest of this entry