Lauren Kate
Lauren Kate

People ask me: Why angels? Why paranormal? Why teens?
 
In the beginning, I’m not sure I knew I was starting down any of those twisted paths—paths that now seem so familiar to me that they are downright comforting. In the beginning, I was just writing about love.
 
Before Fallen, I’d written love stories and more love stories. I’d fallen in love with love stories—but they were also beginning to feel just a little bit too insular, too small. Maybe I was inspired by the lovers in my stories, but what was I saying about the world beyond them? Why should the love between two people matter to anyone else? In essence: How could love have larger implications?
 
That’s when I read the line in Genesis about angels looking down from Heaven, finding mortal women beautiful, and ultimately falling for them—in two senses of the word, because (the story goes) the angels sacrificed their place in Heaven for that love.
 
Now that was a BIG love story. A big, complicated, fraught, and, most likely, doomed love story, which, I may have forgotten to add, is my favorite sort.
 
It started with Luce’s character: What kind of girl would attract such heavenly attention? What wonderful secret did she hold inside? Once I knew that, I found Daniel, and the rest of the story unfurled from there, much like the way my angels’ wings unfurl from their shoulders: in a great momentum-filled whoosh.
 
Luce and Daniel’s love story led me deep into the world of angelology. It found me sitting in the office of a divinity scholar scribbling down which trilogy on the devil I needed to read next. It got me thinking about how very subjective the words “good” and “evil,” “right” and “wrong” are and what that says about the way we see our world today. It led me into a dark place where I battled and struggled with my characters, wanting them to be things that, at the beginning of their story, they simply could not be. It blew up into four books and a saga I never could have anticipated about trust and betrayal, doubt and rejuvenation, ecstasy and loss.
 
In the end, at its core, the story all comes back to love.
 
And now, you may be wondering: Why love?
 
What else is there?

 

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LAUREN KATE is the internationally bestselling author of the FALLEN series: Fallen, Torment, Passion, RaptureFallen in Love, and Unforgiven. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit Lauren online at laurenkatenovels.com.

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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Justine Eyre
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Every story has a dark side, and this story belongs to Cam, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel FALLEN readers love.
 
High school can be hell.
 
Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should.
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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Erin Spencer
Release Date: October 28, 2014
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the FALLEN series comes WATERFALL, a novel about love, betrayal, and epic consequences—a world-altering tale told by a girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis.
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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Erin Spencer
Release Date: October 22, 2013

TEARDROP launches a new series from Lauren Kate, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling FALLEN series. Haunting, mysterious, romantic and steeped in mythology, TEARDROP is the epic saga of Eureka Boudreaux, a 17-year old Louisiana girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis .

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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Justine Eyre
Release Date: June 12, 2012
The sky is dark with wings. . . .

In RAPTURE, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the FALLEN series, Luce and Daniel are together . . . but for how long? Can history be rewritten? Or are some punishments eternal?
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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Justine Eyre
Release Date: January 24, 2012
What makes your heart race a little faster. It's the USA Today bestselling Fallen in Love, four wholly original stories collected in a novel set in the Middle Ages by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate.
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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Justine Eyre
Release Date: June 14, 2011

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic and worldwide bestselling FALLEN series.

New York Times bestseller 
USA Today bestseller
More than 3 million series copies in print.

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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Justine Eyre
Release Date: September 28, 2010
The second novel in the addictive and worldwide bestselling FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

#1 New York Times bestseller 

USA Today Bestseller
More than 3 million series copies in print.
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Author: Lauren Kate | Narrator: Justine Eyre
Release Date: December 08, 2009

The first book in the worldwide bestselling FALLEN series is soon to be a motion picture.

#1 New York Times bestseller
USA Today bestseller
One of NPR.com's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels
More than 3 million series copies in print.

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