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L is for Love, Lies & Lucifer – “Angel Falls” an #atozchallenge review & a recipe

L is for Lucifer, the Lord of Lies & Lightbringer 

Perfect Edge Trifecta’s second Cabin Goddess Stop

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You would think this would be another review about an obvious villain, I mean he is Lucifer after all, right? So you are going to say, oh ya, Kriss is on a roll, she is going to tell you about another dark and f-up tale of creepy as all get out but I hate to disappoint you, nope! This is, however, one hell of a book. It is hell-arious! (*snicker* no apologies) plus it works with my #atozchallenge L word.. man, this challenge is kicking for me this year!

Angel Falls - small

I totally dismissed this book figuring it was going to be the dud of the group but since I am a completionist I wanted to do all three of the Trifecta because I am jiggy like that. I mean check the cover out as I saw it, at this size. Its looks like a cheesy Indie comic book. The title font is blah, amateur hour font and I was like “what the hell could this be about?” I did not even check out the synopsis, seriously! I figured, Emlyn Chand says, “Hey Kriss, you are gonna love these books!”, so I say “OK, sign me up.”  I had already read about the other two. Being the cover whore I am, this one, no way. HAH joke’s on me. NOW if I had just looked a wee bit closer.

MorningStar & Eve

These two are fabulous. Lucifer & Eve! Within the first four pages. the writing had me. I love good humor and Michael’s writing is freaking hilarious. The construct of Hell actually sounds kind of fun. If you think about it, it makes more than a little bit of sense. An Angel FALLS, and names the place he is now in charge of maintaining, or being the landlord of, Angel Falls.. ha hahahaha. *shaking head* it just get’s better. I love feel good books like this. Necropolis by Tom Waggoner has the same feeling and is paranormal.

Michael takes the basic fight of Heaven and Hell, old gods and goddesses literary  references and blended them into a lecherous and delightful story which centers around ages biggest crime, love. YEP! This is all about a word that starts with #atozchallenge’s letter’s L word and one of the biggest words:


What don’t believe me? How can a book that is about Satan be about love Seriously? You think getting all shemxy & slithery on Eve was just about getting her to eat an apple and what came after it? Haven’t you ever thought watching someone eat is hot and sexy? You don’t think he just wanted to watch her eat that apple? Come on people!

Oh wait, I may have given some of the story away *zipping lips* Just ponder a moment, could something so simple have gotten him the boot? Let’s think outside of the box with this one, because I know Michael did! He had a lot of fun and this witch certainly had a blast! OohOohOoh and Hecate? (who BTW is like, OMG one of my favorite Goddesses! *flipping my witchy hair over my shoulder*) Meet me at the Cross roads, baby because I want to pop some of that Iowa corn I talked about earlier in the week and watch the scene which unfolded with the Ghost Queen.. Confusing you yet? Oh Gods and Goddesses!! This book is another bottle of Awesomesauce and it needs a big old stack of Manna cakes for me to pour all over!

Oh ya, the chick in the close up of the cover? That is Eve with Satan aka Lightbringer aka Morningstar, isn’t she fabulous? And yes, the grey hair is his fault! That or the fact she has slung hash and stacks of Manna Cakes for lost souls and her the fallen angel which caused her to be separated from her husband and dealing with the ultimate and first dysfunctional family in earth’s history. (re:Cain and Abel). But first *picking up a menu* ….  Manna Cakes… ohhh Manna Cakes……… *wiping drool* … about those Manna cakes

Manna Cakes 

(recipe from) Paula Deen

Total Time: 20 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield: About 17 Manna Cakes

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal, or from a mix 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or bacon grease
  • Oil, butter, or clarified margarine, for frying

Mix well all ingredients, except for the frying oil. Heat the frying oil or butter in a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Drop the batter, by full tablespoons, into the hot skillet. Use about 2 tablespoons of batter per hoecake. Fry each hoecake until brown and crisp; turn each hoecake with a spatula, and then brown the other side. With a slotted spoon, remove each hoecake to drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Leftover batter will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Manna Cakes served by Eve at the Garden of Eatin’

Oh and there is another kind of love that comes into play, puppy love! Cerberus! Only Satan can get all gooey over the most feared dog in mythological history! 

It doesn’t stop, no seriously it does not stop. It can’t because Satan has to stop the the Paris Hilton of Hell from causing Armageddon. The vapid twit has been tricked by Cain and Abel into becoming a Vessel .. ya, let’s face it, who else would be empty enough to be a vessel but a vapid trust fund kid who is more concerned about if her dog matches her shoes … just jaw dropping vapidness. Now she ends up full of ick enough to bring on the possible end of the world so hold onto your seats!

Here are a few main characters

  • Lightbringer, Morningstar, Satan aka the hero
  • Goliath
  • Eve
  • Monkey aka the author (seriously my theory)
  • Cain and Abel
  • Aspen aka Vapid Armageddon Empty Vessel Girl

baron_samedi_by_satan3000-d5i7kqxGoliath, as in the giant ready to protect Eve the only true human in a sea of damned souls, dead and forgotten gods, demons etc..  at the drop of a hat (and with Baron Samedi that could happen at any time once they get to the Under/Under) an angel called Lenny (well at least part of one) and Monkey (whom I believe is the author in disguise) in his Evel Knievel suit – yes Evel did not make it to the pearly gates. Oh, this is the other fun part, the people who have made it to Hell (because in this case honestly its a who’s who that has made it cornucopia in Angel Falls which matters, not who is making it to Heaven. Sure people want to make it to Heaven, case in point Vapid Armageddon Empty Vessel Girl and Eve, but most folks are happy enough in Angel Falls. Who can resist Manna Cakes and great service!

Hail Satan Network from the Mr. Show

Satan aka Lightbringer is the bomb! He gave up a hand, he gave up his love, he sacrificed it all and he is left to clean up the mess. He still can eat Manna Cakes and I can officially admit that I was shouting HAIL SATAN with glee by the end of the book!

5 for comedic writing – 3.5 for the cover so – a  solid 4 stars

But wait you say, you lead me on with the mention of lies in the title you harpy! Well I do not want to be a liar!  Lies, why did I mention lies in the title? Well lies are what started all of this, after all Satan is the lord of them and it is his lying about love which starts his fall… Go grab the book, seriously, it is a fantastic read, and monkey, that quadrupedalism makes him one freaky loveh! 

Angel Falls

About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

Welcome to Novel Publicity’s first ever publishing house blog tour. Join us as three new titles from Perfect Edge–we’re calling them the Perfect Edge Trifecta–tour the blogosphere in a way that just can’t be ignored. And, hey, we’ve got prizes!

About Angel Falls

It’s been rough lately for the Lord of Darkness, with ex-girlfriend drama rearing its head at inconvenient moments, ancient gods returning to take over the universe, and Satan’s own unstoppable laziness. But whatever. Satan is okay, and he thinks you’re okay, too. This whole eternal damnation thing is all a bit of a misunderstanding. He runs Hell as a resort, kind of. A vacation spot. The point is, he’s not a bad guy. He’s trying to save Heaven and all of creation, and he only has a dimwitted giant, a surly waitress, and a monkey to help him. So, a thank you might be nice. Maybe buy him a cup of coffee next time you see him. And you will see him. It’s the Apocalypse, and all that. Pick up your copy of this Fantasy/ Satire through Amazon US, Amazon UK, or Barnes & Noble.

About Monkey Michael

michael-paul-gonzalez-001:Michael Paul Gonzalez lives and writes in Los Angeles. He is the editor at, an online lit zine and small press. He is at work on his next novel as you read this. Seriously. He probably just rattled off a really amazing chapter, and someday you’ll read it and think back to this moment, and exhale.

Connect with Michael on his Website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes:< Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win either of two $25 Amazon gift cards, an autographed copy of Angel Falls, or an autographed copy of one of its tour mates, The Sound of Loneliness by Craig Wallwork or Stranger Will by Caleb J Ross. Here’s what you need to do…

Enter the Rafflecopter contest
Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win a $25 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other $25 gift card and the 3 autographed books will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on The official Perfect Edge Trifecta tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

Perfect Edge LogoPerfect Edge Books was founded in late 2011 to unite authors whose books weren’t “obviously” commercial. Our books tend to sit in various genres all at once: literary fiction, satire, neo-noir, sci-fi, experimental prose. We believe that literary doesn’t have to mean difficult, and that difficult doesn’t just mean pointless. We prefer to cultivate a word-of-mouth approach to marketing, and keep production as simple as we can. Learn more at

Learn more about Angel Falls‘s tour mates HERE.

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For the rest of this month I will be blogging with the single prompt, the prompt of a letter. Each day (except for Sundays) I will be using A to Z and all of the letters in between! I will be using it for reviews, interviews, recipes and even rants, and you know I am good at rants!! I will even try to Camp NaNoWriMo project. It is a great prompt challenge.

Join with me and pick a group of 5 to hop through from the list check out the almost 2000 blogs participating HERE. Oh… and show me some comment love too! I can admit I am a comment whore, it makes me feel really good when folks tell me they like my post!





  1. I wanna read it tampon queen. Angel Falls and the Lord of Darkness yes I am there

    • TOPAMAX, woman! Yes.. the Lord of Darkness, I miss the LORD for L today.. sheesh, I am off my game! I hope the author doesn’t have a stroke!

      • The author will love you as I do or I shall have a word with the lord of darkness

  2. Sounds freakin’ fascinating. People talk about going to Hell in a handbasket – I want to go to hell with a short stack of manna cakes!
    Jess / Blogging on the Brink

  3. Yes, this sounds awesome! I love books that show us how this whole Hell/Lucifer thing is just a terrible misunderstanding (or a negative marketing campaign by Heaven)! Yet another added to my wishlist thanks to Kriss!

  4. MANNA CAKES! I WANTZ! Seriously, why must you always tempt me with your delicious recipes, woman–why?! Okay, okay, thank you for joining the tour and for cross-posting and all that 😉


  5. Those Manna Cakes so delicious! I am now officially hungry. lol The book sounds good. I’m gonna have to check it now. 🙂

  6. I want Manna Cakes mmmmm with strawberry or blueberry topping mmmmmm

  7. This looks like a fun read for sure. I agree about the cover. I probably would have walked past it. And those cakes! They look so yummy!

  8. Looks like a great read,Thanks for sharing..yummy those cakes make me hungry!

  9. Ha! Manna Hoecakes! Now I have to have pancakes to go with my cheesecake and bacon breakfast 😛

    Lecherous – that’s totally it. It’s also the exact word I was stuck on and wanted to use in my review. Stupid brain. I thought the same about the cover, and decided Emlyn Chand must be right (because she always is 😛 ) and I would enjoy it. I’m glad I read it too.

  10. That books sounds good–funny, original, offering a new take on Satan. You’ve piqued my curiosity. You’ve also piqued my appetite. Mmm. Manna cakes. Bring ’em on!

  11. What a great review, a perfect quirky fit for this novel. Thanks for the recipe too

  12. This made me smile. And I am indeed a little bit Monkey. Just the good parts.


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