Morning all, a treat for you today, as I host a stop on the blog tour for Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? by Julia Wilmot. We’ve got an exclusive extract and a sneaky giveaway at the bottom of the page, but first, what is this book about, anyway??
Emma Butler doesn’t know it but she is about to get bit more angelic help than she was banking on. Someone has messed up, or have they?
It appears that Emma is about to be ‘recalled’ to heaven but has completed none of the tasks she had set herself for this life time. They must be completed before she is recalled and time is running out. Arch Angel Gregory decides to take over. He will be her Guardian Angel to ensure it all gets done.
There’s a lot to do and a very short time to do it in. Gregory is determined that it will all be completed by hook or by crook. But where does that leave free will and what about Jack who has been chosen to be Emma’s love interest? How will this impact him? Jack and Emma have no idea what is going on, but it’s not going to be plain sailing.
And so on to our extract – don’t forget the giveaway below…
The Office of Life Plan Compliance was situated at the end of a long corridor. The place was massive. Huge screens, showing the daily activities of people on earth, covered the walls. The screens were being monitored by teams of angels. Generally this office only got involved if there was some controversy or complication regarding a life plan. The pictures on the screens were changing rapidly, controlled by the angels who were sitting at terminals scanning through one picture after another as they looked for the one that they wanted to monitor. They had huge files in front of them and were cross-referencing current activity against the pre-birth plan. They appeared to be working very fast. On some of the monitors the relevant guardian angels appeared, almost like foreign correspondents, ready from their locations to answer any queries that the office had. The room was a hive of activity, with its flashing screens and gentle buzz of angelic conversation. Everyone appeared fully engaged and focussed.
Anthony, whose own office was busy enough, was always overwhelmed by the amount of activity that took place in this department. The office was primarily engaged in spot-checking life plan compliance. This involved going through someone’s pre-birth plan and assessing how closely their lives were following the path they had chosen. No wonder the office was so busy. Pre-birth planning was of course a simple task for most souls. While they rested in heaven between lives they would spend some time sitting with a group of wise elders, reviewing past lives and successes and lessons that had been learned. On the basis of what had already been achieved they would come to a conclusion as to what it would be good to explore in their next foray on earth. Sometimes they might want to continue with a particular area where it was felt more work was needed, or maybe a decision might be made to work on a different area and to ‘rest’ certain issues in the next lifetime.
Making the pre-birth plan was the easy bit. The tricky bit was that as soon as people were born, all memory of the plan was erased. Luckily most people bobbed along in the right direction, given a slight nudge every now and again by their guardian angel. But then there were those who managed to deviate almost completely from the path, and despite all angelic gentle nudging, nothing seemed to get them back on track. This office would then decide if anything else should be done to help. After all, free will was an important, albeit controversial, element of the plan.
Anthony stood at the entrance to the office and looked in wonder for a moment at the level of gentle activity that was taking place. His reveries were broken into by the angel in charge, who came over and welcomed him warmly.
‘Anthony, greetings. How lovely to see you. Is there anything I can do to help or are you just checking up on us?’
Anthony smiled at the other angel.
‘Tobias, I’m sure if you needed checking up on it wouldn’t be me that was sent, and anyway I can’t imagine this super slick operation ever gives any cause for concern.’
Tobias chuckled and bowed his head humbly.
‘Thank you, Anthony. Then is there anything I can help you with?’
Anthony lowered his voice.
‘I wonder if we could have a word privately?’
As a Supernatural fan, any talk of Angels is a big plus, so I can’t wait to get stuck in to this book. If you’d like to win one of three copies available, then just fill in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!