Stairway to Heaven by Alex Stevens ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

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Stairway to Heaven

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.



Before the man could blink, I pulled the twin Berettas from their holsters, my fingers hammering the triggers. Time for a bloodbath.

I had died once, and it wasn’t pleasant. An angel had swooped from the sky and smashed through my chest as if it were thin wallpaper at my father’s funeral. Since then, I realized, amongst other things, that I could move with godlike speed as necessary, which saved me from anguish on most occasions. The drug dealer’s trigger squeeze stretched longer than the instant it took me to draw and fire, as I rolled to the right while dodging the threat of the man’s final shots. I fired several more times before he could accomplish the same feat.

He was the first to die.

I could feel the rounds closing in on me furiously, like an angry storm of tiny projectiles absent of remorse. I leapt forward into a dive and rolled to dodge several of them, sprinting to cover behind a cluster of barrels in the room’s corner. I would regenerate if anything pierced my armor, but after taking quite a few rounds over the years I realized pain was never enjoyable. A roomful of men would soon learn a powerful lesson: everyone is a hero until it’s time to reload. Unfortunately for the amateurs before me, they had begun firing simultaneously, and thus would be incapacitated in tandem while reloading.

A few seconds could stretch into a lifetime.


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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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

27 comments on “Stairway to Heaven by Alex Stevens ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

  1. Did you get a lot of encouragement when you decided to become an author?

  2. looks like a fun one

  3. Do you reward yourself with something special when finishing a book?

  4. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

  5. Sounds like an amazing read.

  6. When did you discover you have the gift of writing?

  7. The excerpt was great.

  8. Thank you for your service to our country! Hugs!

  9. I like everything about this book – genre title and cover!
    Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Award winning cover ?

  11. What an exciting book! Great cover and excerpt. I’d love to read more.

  12. I really love this cover! And the book sounds so good

    • This is a really cool cover! Thank you for sharing about your book

  13. Sounds so good!! Action packed supernatural!! Yes!

  14. Fantastic excerpt, Stairway to Heaven sounds like a great book for me to read and enjoy and I like the cover!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular weekend!

  15. The cover of this one is so perfect I must read it!

    • If you could choose to be one of your characters, who would you choose and why?

  16. I love the covers! This sounds like a cool read too.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I love the cover! It gives me Game of thrones vibes! Can’t wait to read it!

  18. sounds so good

  19. The fantasy book looks amazing. Thanks for introducing it to me.

  20. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Stairway to Heaven is a must read for me and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for posting about this book

  21. The book sounds great.

  22. murdered at his own fathers funeral is bad enough but to find THAT out…wow

  23. I liked the excerpt.

  24. Thanks for hosting!

  25. I love the cover of the book, how did you come up with it? Who is the artist?