You thought I’d say Beauty and the Beast, right? Nope! It’s definitely the battle: Good vs Evil. It’s the oldest rivalry on record, if you think about it. Why there are stories in the bible, and that’s a pretty old document. I know I’m being cheeky, but every culture has their myths, legends, or other some such stories that teach its people about right and wrong. They teach how to be a positive force in the world and what can happen if you don’t. Every culture has its Boogeyman or demon spirit that can possess our will, but they also have a saving grace.
So, when I began writing, I took a good look around at the events unfolding in our lives all around the world. I realized I could classify events into two categories: Evil and Good. On the news, we hear of murder- all types of bizarre ways that people have offed other people, theft, kidnappings, war atrocities, genocide, rape, scams and fraud. BRUTAL STUFF. I sit back in my seat and say, whoa, that’s a lot of evil-doing going on right there. And then I see and hear about all the wonderful things people are doing for others, the generosity of spirit as well as material things, and I say, wow, there is still good in the world.
All of these examples feed my creativity. What becomes clear in my mind are worlds where human beings can be manipulated to do good or evil by the presence of both manifested as earthly entities. As in Greek mythology, humans can be toyed with, messed around with, for the whim of the gods. In my worlds, they are manipulated for Satan’s will or for Good.
Because I’m such an optimist and an idealist, my stories always have a hopeful ending. Of course, I put my characters through hell first, but Good always wins in the end. And why do I do that? Because if I thought any differently about our own, real world, I’d write it as such. But I believe, with all my heart, that no matter how much Evil is around us, no matter how prevalent it becomes, the tide turns, the pendulum sways, and a response to Evil is formed as the Good rises up to challenge it.
Derek Galloway’s inquisitive nature has led him to be an award-winning investigative reporter and straight into the path of pure evil.
When a child vanishes from a sleepy island town, Camille, its subdued librarian, becomes embroiled in Derek’s investigation. A satanic cult has plans for the child, while Satan has plans for Camille and the rest of the world. Amidst evil of the most supernatural and human kind, Derek and Camille find a shred of light and goodness in the form of their budding relationship.
First in the Book Waitress Series, the portal between Hell and Earth will be torn asunder, and it will take everything Camille and Derek have and then some to close it. Satan won’t go down easy, but nothing worth everything comes without a price.
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Raphael, a Brethren Savior, an angel with a forgotten past, has lost his power to heal and is on a self-imposed guilt trip to get it back. If he can’t, his tour of eternal duty as Brethren Savior will be revoked. On his journey, he winds up enmeshed in a web of attempted murder and resurrection, all thanks to a woman he’s only seen in a photograph and by chance on an Arizona desert hiking trail.
Serena Sikes is a wanted woman. Desired by “undesirables” for a gift her brother gave her—a stolen relic with suspected healing powers. Hunted down in the Arizona desert and left for dead, she is found by none other than the angel who cannot heal.
Raphael and Serena are inexorably bound together, for locked deep within the relic’s heart had lived the soul of his long lost wife. Now, it resides inside Serena. Evil lurks around every corner as Raphael tries to keep both Serena and his dead wife’s soul alive and lustful temptation at bay.
Three souls bound together by an ancient relic, bound by a timeless gift, and bound by a love that is eternal.
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?
**This is an anthology of three short urban fantasy stories that were originally part of an online serial. It is meant to be a companion to the Brethren series, but can be read as a stand alone. It brings us closer to three of the nine Brethren- Gabriel, Nathanael, and Cassiel- who they are, what they do, and their more memorable missions. More stories are to come. There is no romance here, but plenty of hot-blooded angel!