Welcome all to my Autumn Harvest blog stop! I’m thrilled to see you here! There are wonderful prizes to be won here! Read on…
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3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, September 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, September 26, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted September 27th! ***
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Autumn and Angels: A Perfect Match
Autumn is a favorite time of year for me. I love watching as the leaves, weary from their summer splendor, release their hold and float gently to the ground. I remember days of roller skating down the street as a child and hearing the crunching of them under foot. To this day, I can recollect the scent of those leaves, wet from a fall rain, and wood smoke from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. Living where I do now, in Arizona, I don’t have an opportunity to experience that.
There are different emotions that arise from the moment I awake on a crisp fall day until I return home from a long day’s work with puffs of breath visible before my eyes. At first, I feel relief. The scorching heat of summer has come to a halt and I can breathe again. Then, an instinctual need to “burrow in” enters my soul, and I find myself seeking out my fireplace, a fuzzy blanket, and a nice cup of hot chocolate.
Who better to share in these “snuggle-down” moments than one of the Brethren from my paranormal romance series? It sure would be wonderful to feel angel’s wings surrounding me, and powerful yet gentle arms holding me while we talk about silly things and look lovingly in each other’s eyes.
I certainly have my share of Brethren to pick from! There’s Michael, Urie, and Gabriel… Brethren Protectors. Then I could choose from Raphael, Cassiel, or Zadkiel… Brethren Saviors. Or, I could certainly see myself with one of the Brethren Warriors… Kemuel, Seraphiel, or Nathanael.
The Brethren enjoy autumn as much as I do. Most of them live in Arizona, though. So when the heat finally abates, they revel in flying about through the evening skies for fun.
Speaking of Brethren, let me introduce you to their world. You see, angels really do exist on Earth. They are here to protect the human race from Evil and battle to keep the Good sovereign. So far, there are two books available for you to immerse yourself in: Trinity, A Brethren Novel, and Brethren Beginnings. Check out these blurbs and pick up an eBook or paperback today…
TRINITY, A Brethren Novel
One way or another, terror will reign tonight.
School teacher and single mom, Emma Livingston, has been through hell—and back so she thinks. While dealing with the night terrors and active imagination of her five-year old daughter, Hannah, she attempts to lead a normal life. That is, until the demon from those nightmares pays her a visit, too, and threatens both of their lives. Desperate, she reaches out for help—and finds Michael waiting.
Michael D’Angelo is known to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona, as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears, as protecting Emma and Hannah from Evil tests his ability to fight his tortured past.
As the Trinity is formed, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When a prophecy is exposed, Hannah becomes the main target and Emma wonders if a normal life will ever be possible again. Hope is like an anchor, but can a mother, her daughter, and an angel overcome the evil determined to annihilate the world?
©Deena Remiel, 2010.
Chapter One: Origins
Time is eternal, no beginning and no end. And yet as humans we are on a constant mission to find when IT all began, how we came to be, and why we are here. We must have a purpose to this life, so many of us suggest. Some of us have found grand, solid purposes to our lives, while others continue to ponder, wallowing in the muck and mire of a horrid life thrust upon them without their consent. And so, while many of us live out our days finding love, building families and careers, others not as fortunate become predators, sniffing out any excuse to snuff out another’s purposeful life.
When humans began to segregate themselves this way, into people of goodness and people of evil, the Brethren first appeared on Earth. Their appearance was not one of brilliance, nor was it apocalyptic. There were no meteor showers that day. There was no eclipse of the sun. No major earthquakes or other natural disasters were pointed to, heralding their coming.
They simply manifested.
There was a new awareness of being, of having hands to touch, a mouth to speak, eyes to see, and ears to hear, all new, independent and tangible features; yet each was dependent on another to absorb information and paint a complete picture of the world around them.
For all Brethren, there was, too, an immediate understanding of their purpose, and an acknowledgement that here was now their home, to protect, to heal, and to fight for.
They had known of each other, the Brethren did. Before manifesting, before becoming individuals here on earth, they had an awareness of each other, working in concert as a collective against Evil. But Evil was still gaining ground and threatening to put a stranglehold on the entire human race. Each one of the Brethren had agreed to this angelic mission and its terms for reasons all their own. And in time, each of their stories shall unfold.
There were nine angels in all, three Protectors, three Warriors, and three Saviors. Each triad had their own powers and orders, and none could cross over without severe penalty, and possible banishment. Protectors were adept at spinning spells, weaving magic, and creating talismans for the safety and protection of the human race. Warriors had brawn and analytical minds for warfare, and used blessed swords as their weapon of choice. And Saviors were meant to heal those with severe injuries and those who held the hand of death far too prematurely. There was just one caveat. They had to be called upon through a desperate plea or a prayer to engage in their angelic duties.
Their mission would span eternity, and it was likely they would see many a war against their foe. Satan had been able to plant his seed deep within the hearts of humans eons ago, and even had time to hijack a wayward Brethren along the way. Evil, it’s a tricky bugger to eradicate, but would be dealt with nonetheless, one demon or possessed human at a time.
The first task was to assimilate into society. Some Brethren turned their abilities into careers, while others carefully cloaked their identities in creative ways. Their lives were singular and without attachments beyond their work. A solitary life was preferred given the dangerous nature of their mission. Spread out across the world, they could be called together at a moment’s notice by their boss, E.L., whose beginnings to this day are shrouded in mystery.
Gabriel, a Protector, was the first to settle in.
©Deena Remiel, 2010.
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