Today I would like to welcome Cambria Hebert to my blog for the Heven and Hell blog tour. She is the author of Masquerade, the first book in the Heven and Hell series. Cambria has welcomed me to her blog tour and today she will be doing a guest post on demons in honor of Charade, the next book in the series. I hope you all enjoy this post and give a warm welcome to Cambria Hebert.
Post on Demons – Charade Tour
Throughout time demons have been a source of fear, curiosity and myth. I cannot be sure if demons actually exist but really, I tend to think that they probably do somewhere. I’m going to go way out on a limb and say that they probably exist in hell. Lol.
So what better kind of beings to add to the Heven and Hell series?? I mean it seemed perfect to add a bunch of limb chewing, skin scratching, creepy crawly killers to the book. Charade (Heven and Hell #2) is home to many types of demons – many of which I just made up. LOL. I would ask myself, what could show up in the middle of my room (or whatever) and scare the panties off of me? But, there are also some demons that are in Charade that I did not make up or were inspired by others that I read about on the internet.
So, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the demons that I have learned about and I might even throw one or two in the list that made it into Charade!
Geryon – Is said to be a giant centaur who guards Hell (This is who was called in to guard the gate after the hellhounds were cast out and no longer guarding the gate)
~There is a centaur in Charade though it is not Geryon. But my centaur is NOT nice. J
Shabriri- A demon who makes people blind.
Zaebos- one of the many animal-human combinations of demons.
~ This is a type of demon that shows up in Charade. Very early on in the book… my demon is part human part crocodile and I call him “the crocodile man”. His body is part crocodile (from the waist down) and human from the waist up. He has a very long tail that stretches like Gumby (remember him?? Lol) so he can grab you and pull you in….
~There is also another demon in Charade that could fall under this category… you saw him in Masquerade as well. Remember the big bird who turned into a man and could release some sort of weird mist from his mouth? I think of this demon as “The Mist Thrower”
Samael- Angel of death, Prince of the air.
Jezebeth- Demon of falsehoods
So where do demons come from?? In Charade it is said that demons are born from people like you and me – except these are bad people – sinners. When they die they get sent to hell. Their souls are then twisted by the evil, empty place (Hell) and they are formed into demons. They can take on many different forms but they are all terrifying.
Other traits of Demons (from the Heven and Hell Series)
~Demons like to bite. Their bites are very painful after the fact. They have saliva that when gets into the bite marks burns and hurts and causes you to become very ill.
~Demons are strong and can toss you around.
~Demons are not very bright.
~Demons have “man parts” –See Charade for further clarification. J
~Demons like to scratch – the scratches are also very painful
~Demon’s have white auras
Of course there is a hierarchy for demons just like everything else! Lol. There are your regular demons that are like those I described above. BUT there are other demons who are more powerful like the seven princes of Hell. These are much more powerful and have abilities that are very difficult to beat.
So that concludes today’s demon lesson! I hope you enjoyed my take on the big scary and remember a lot of my demon ideas were made up and some were found on the internet (so of course that means they are SO true! Not.)
Is there anything you can add to this demon lesson?
Thank you all for being here today as part of the Heven and Hell Tour: Charade!!!
Dying at the hands of a psycho was a shock. Having my life returned to me by an angel was incredible. Being named a Supernatural Treasure and being given Sam as my guard was pretty darn awesome. Acquiring a debt for it all—well, I should have seen it coming.
Now here we are, fighting demons from Hell, caring for a boy that I just don’t trust, and traveling to faraway places to return a treasure to its rightful place. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone wears a mask; everyone puts on a charade. It’s up to us to separate the truth from the lies and reality from fiction. A hard task when my new reality involves fallen angels, witches and dragons… and did I mention Hell?
Anchoring me down through it all is Sam. Sam, who must face tragedies of his own and is put to the test again and again.
If we fail in our task, life as we know it—life as you know it—will end. Forever.
Cambria Hebert Bio
Cambria Hebert grew up in a small town in rural Maryland. She is married to a United States Marine and has lived in South Carolina, Pennsylvania and her current state of North Carolina. She is the mother of two young children with big personalities, is in love with Starbucks (give the girl a latte!) and she is obsessed with werewolves. Cambria also has an irrational fear of chickens (Ewww! Gross) and she loves to read and review books for her blog. Her favorite book genre is YA paranormal, and she can be found stalking that section at her local Barnes and Nobles (which happens to be her favorite place ever!).
Masquerade is her first published novel, but she also has a short story prequel to Masquerade available in Ebook titled, Before. In addition, she has another short story published titled Whiteout.
Cambria also co-hosts a live, internet blog radio talk show, JournalJabber, (www.blogtalkradio.com/journaljabber) where she dishes about books, publishing and everything in between: hair in a can, toilet snakes, chicken phobias, etc..
You can find Cambria on Facebook, Good Reads (she is a moderator of the Creative Reviews group and the Creative Reviews Book Club) and her blog/website http://www.cambriahebert.com for her latest crazy antics and the scoop on Masquerade.