After 18 month of writing, editing, composing music and many hours in recording sessions, my next musical novel is out! Angelic Wars, End of the Beginning. You don't need a CD to read the book. Just scan the QR code in paperbacks and hyperlink in the eBook to hear the angel characters sing. The opens up another dimension to characters and the effort to connect them to the readers. Click here to get your copy.Continue reading
The epic war for Heaven continues. End of the Beginning is the second, full musical novel of the internal struggles and external battles among the angels for the control of Heaven during Satan’s rebellion. This novel can be read independently of the first novel, First Rebellion, though the first novel introduces readers to the characters. In First Rebellion, Azarias, the leader of the seven Septemviri, searches Heaven for rebellious angels in order to offer them God’s grace. Satan rejects Azarias’s offer and instead begins to expand his evil throughout Heaven’s districts. In the End of the Beginning, Azarias leads the Septemviri to find captured loyal angels so they can help fight Satan and eject him from Heaven (into the material world). Like all the Angelic Wars musical novels, the reader can hear the characters sing by scanning QR codes in paperbacks and clicking hyperlinks in eBooks for a unique reading experience.Continue reading
Well, I think we have the final version of angel wings that will be used on the cover. After about three months with countless revisions through three artists, we have arrived at something unique. A “thank you” to several readers who responded on an earlier version of the wings. I will post the book cover within a few weeks. The book will be released sometime in late October, along with five new songs which are triggered by QR codes or links within the book.Continue reading
The next book of the Angelic Wars musical novel series, End of the Beginning, is moving forward. Next week we go into production of the music. This music will vary in genres. There will be five songs in this next novel which is about the conclusion of the war for Heaven. The novel and music is scheduled to be released early 2021.Continue reading
Readers have little information when discovering a new author. With any author, but especially a new one, readers must take a risk; they must spend their money (and time) to test the book of a new author—without any chance of a refund (of either their money or time). Yes, a reader can click the “Look Inside” tab to read a sample, but that sample is small and is not a fair selection to either the reader or the author.
Therefore, I wrote Into the Mind of Lucifer, the prequel to the Angelic Wars Christian fantasy series. I offer this book for free—no risk to the reader. My initial book, Angelic Wars, First Rebellion is about the wars between angels in Heaven. This prequel, Into the Mind of Lucifer, is the novella that precedes the wars, explaining the mindset of why Lucifer rejected God and invoked the first rebellion. The setting, characters and music of this novella carry over to the full-length novel that follow it.
This free novella is more informative than most prequels. Not only does it open the story and series, but it provides a (free) link to one of the songs I composed, which is offered along with others on iTunes. This song is not representative of all the genres that I composed in Angelic Wars, First Rebellion, but it does display to the reader how a musical novel works, and the interaction between the written word and music sung by characters.
Another point about writing this free novella is to display the use of biblical footnotes. Though the books I write are fiction, I use my familiarity as a long time Bible teacher and online missionary to support many aspects of the story. The footnotes are Scriptural references that support the setting, characters, and the dialogue among those characters. You’d be hard-pressed to find any Christian fantasy book with dozens of footnotes that support its fantasy premise. The Amazon Kindle Sample does not provide the footnote page at the end of the chapter, but the footnoted numbers are displayed.
In general, I wrote the Angelic Wars series, on three levels in order to entertain and inspire its readers: First: they may read it on a fantasy level like any novel that creates an alternative world to take the reader on a fantastical journey. No biblical training (or belief) is required. Second: Christian with some biblical knowledge may appreciate the books biblical footnotes allowing them to see the biblical parallels with its characters and events. This level also mirrors the convention that history is intertwined or vaguely “repeats itself.” In the Bible’s Old Testament, there are Messianic and Apocalyptic prophesies, many of which are fulfilled in the New Testament. Likewise, I wrote this fantasy with a view that acts, locations, and even events arose in the time before the Bible was written, but in a more vivid and dynamic setting. Third: readers can read the Angelic Wars, First Rebellion novel along with its companion, a New Adult Bible Study curriculum (ages 18-25), which is available for a free download at www.AngelicWars.com.Continue reading