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Guest blogger: Nancy Lee Badger

9 September 2018

Surround yourself with art to create a plot

Asleep inside a bronze statue, a naked Frenchman wakes a century later to save a half-Fae art museum curator from a demon bent on ruling our present-day world.

That is my book’s plot in a nutshell, but how it came to be is so much more. My two sisters mentioned a nearby art museum displaying over thirty bronze castings by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. I quickly realised I could use the 164 acres of the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina as the setting of my paranormal romance. The most beautiful part of this museum is their outdoor garden with a reflecting pool.

An idea hit me … what if demons escaped into our world through that pool? What if warriors slept inside statues, only to awaken to fight them? My book, Heaven-sent Warrior, is now a reality. My hero is a Frenchman who used to model for Rodin. My heroine is the museum curator. She is of Scottish descent with a secret she doesn’t realise she has. The second book in my Warriors in Bronze series, Heaven-sent Highlander, will be released by Soul Mate Publishing early next year.

Nancy Lee Badger grew up in Huntington on New York’s Long Island. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education, she met and married her college sweetheart. They raised two handsome sons in New Hampshire. When the children had left the nest, and shoveling snow became a chore, she retired from her satisfying job as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and moved with her husband to North Carolina, where she writes full-time.

Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers, the Australian Romance Readers Association, and the Triangle Association of Freelancers. She loves to travel and attend Scottish Highland Games and is never far from her laptop. She finds story ideas in the most unusual places.

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Heaven-sent Warrior

Henrí Chevalier’s last memory, before stumbling naked into a museum’s moonlit garden, was Auguste Rodin and his dusty Paris studio in 1886. To escape his broken heart, Henrí volunteered to sleep inside a statue until needed. Expecting to die, he discovers he must learn to use the unexpected powers Heaven has given him. Without them he will fail his mission against otherworldly creatures, such as demons and faeries.

Kenzie Mackintosh, a dedicated art museum’s curator, spies a naked man hiding among the bronze statues. A quick glance ignites desire within her, but she is too tied-up in work to act on it. Unaware of her fae heritage, their relationship heats up as he disrupts her job. While Henrí tries to process modern buildings, cars, and a broken elevator, a demon attacks and forces Henrí and Kenzie to enlist the aid of her powerful fae relatives. When the demon possesses the body of her ex-lover and threatens to kill him, then use her to take over the world, Henrí and Kenzie must learn to trust each other, even if Kenzie’s death might be the only answer to the world’s salvation.

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One Comment
  1. Mickey permalink
    10 September 2018 9:32 am

    Loved this plot line. Have finished reading Heaven Sent Warrior and eagerly waiting for the next book in your series.

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