Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Vicktor Alexander - In the Beginning Blog Tour and Giveaway

Today, fellow author Vicktor Alexander's stopping by to showcase his new paranormal romance, The Beginning. Check it out, and don't forget the giveaway at the bottom of the post. 





Archí̱ (Taken from The Real Holy Bible)

1. At the beginning of creation the Supreme Beings created seven men, crafted of the dirt, the air, and the very breath of the Holy Ones. 2. These seven men chose for themselves a mate. 3. One each. Adam chose Eve, a woman whose envious nature and thirst for knowledge of all things led to all seven men and their mates being cursed. 4. It became known as the Great Disobedience and cause all seven men to be cast out of Paradise and cursed. 5. The greatest curse of all fell upon Adam and his chosen mate, as the men forgot that they were able to give birth and the women forgot that they were able impregnate their mates. 6. Though the other men’s curses were just as severe, the requirement to hide their true natures from Adam and Eve’s descendants, and the driving need to search for their mates, without the assurance of ever finding them, it was far and away Adam and Eve whose curse was the harshest.
7. This is the history of the world. 8. The laws, governing bodies, and other information needed to understand a world that we all live in but that few, if any of us, are fully aware of. 9. This is the truth. 10. This is reality.

In The Beginning Ronny finds a book titled, The Real Holy Bible, and contained within it is the true story of creation, the history of man, the history of the world and of paranormals. The above is a portion of that Bible.

When I started writing the book I asked myself if I wanted to write an actual Bible. After I woke up just from thinking about it, I realized that I could write portions of it to either include in the series, or just for me to refer back to as I wrote. It essentially became a part of the world building Bible and I forgot about putting it into the book, but I always thought it was cool and I never actually forgot about it. There were certain things I’d written that, to me, sounded as if they could have come from a Bible, and still I had nowhere to put them in the book and so, I saved them, knowing that the opportunity would present itself. And it did. With all of you, during this tour, which I’m very happy about.

When the Great Disobedience happened, there were many curses that were given. Eve and all female humans would suffer pain during childbirth and have a monthly cycle (yes, ladies, according to the Bible, you can blame Eve for that). And because of Adam’s disobedience “sin and death would enter the world and man would be forced to work the land.” One of the things that also happened, but few, if any, pastors talk about is the fact that the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve were no longer able to communicate with animals. Remember how Eve and Adam spoke to the serpent in the garden and it didn’t shock either one of them?

So in the Sons of Adam series, the curses that came down upon Adam’s brothers is that they would have to hide their true identity (the fact that they could shift, that they had magic, that they had an affinity with nature, etc.) from the sons of Adam, or the humans. They would also struggle to find their true mates, some of them would die without ever finding them. The men would forget that they could become pregnant and the women would forget that they could impregnate their partners.

That’s a pretty harsh sentence don’t you think?

But Adam, Asilion, Atolium, Avus, Axilum, Azon, and Awheybus’s guilt prevented them from speaking to the Supreme Being, their father and creator for a long time and as such their children and their children’s children began to draw away from him. And as such they were unaware that the laws and restrictions that they [the paranormals] put upon themselves with their laws were preventing them from discovering their own truths because the Supreme Being in his infinite wisdom created them all in a certain direction:

Déf̱teros(Taken from The Real Holy Bible)

1. At the Creation only Adam chose a woman as his mate, his brothers all chose to mate with men. 2. This set a precedent for many matings following. 3. The descendants of Adam chose heterosexuality as the norm, whereas those who descended of Asilion, Atolium, Avus, Axilum, Azon, and Awheybus tended to mate with men, or the women mated with other women.
4. However, the death of the ancestors of the shifter race and their mates caused many to feel as though the Supreme Being was bringing judgment, by way of his sister-in-law, Judgment, to punish them for their same-sex pairings. 5. And while there were those who had to mate with men in order to continue their line, for others the practice of homosexuality was outlawed. 6. More than that anyone caught engaging in such an action was immediately put to death. 7. This is where the stoning of homosexuals in Biblical times came into play, for it was not the Sons of Adam who started casting the first stone but the sons of Adam’s brothers who had done so.
8. Homosexuality continued, however, though only in secret and even those whose mate was a male, much less a male descended of Adam, those matings were never completed for the Elders had instilled a deep fear within the entire paranormal community that the moment someone mated someone of the same sex it would bring destruction to their world.

Ronny and Cole are not going to have an easy time of it, and there’s so much more for Ronny to discover as he continues to read more of The Real Holy Bible.
Since we’re talking ancient history here, in the comments below tell me what you think is the most interesting event to have happened in history.

Blurb:

Ronny Parker has always been aware that there was more to life outside of his Harlem apartment. When he goes to work one morning at Starbucks, he finds himself coming face to face with a reality that he was not prepared for. He finds himself the eyewitness to a fight between two shifters, a wolf and a lion, one of which bites Ronny and calls him “mate.” When Ronny wakes up the next morning, he finds himself thrust into a world neither his family, nor his teachers, ever taught him about and he does the only thing he can do. He starts to investigate.

Cole Tronk has been taught from an early age that he is never to mate a human, never reveal his true nature to a human, and that he cannot be gay. But when he gets into a fight with his oldest friend outside of a Starbucks and finds himself smelling the most intoxicating scent ever, he throws all of those rules out of the window. Before long, Cole and his mate, Ronny, are on the run from the governing body of the paranormals, humans who have now discovered that paranormals, magicks, and supernaturals exist, and someone from Ronny’s past who is determined to kill them both.

Along the way, Cole and Ronny meet up with a group of paranormals, magicks, and supernaturals who are also gay, and who are researching the true history of the world and creation. What they find will not only change their lives, but the entire world and the future. Will Ronny and Cole’s mating survive all of these obstacles? When a millennia-old lie comes back to bite them in the ass, will Ronny and Cole be able to deal with the consequences?




The Beginning is now available from Rooster & Pig Publishing: http://www.roosterandpigpublishing.com/new-releases and will soon be available from third-party sellers online.



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14 comments:

  1. Loved the entire post. It was very interesting and intriguing. Going to put this on my ARe or Amazon wishlist as soon as it's available there. Got to read the entire book.
    marsh10@netzero.com

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    1. Thanks Shorty! It's actually available on Amazon Kindle right now and it's available for pre-order at ARe as well.

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  2. Ancient history, a huge subject. Possibly Atlantis. I've finished the book. FAB U LOUS!

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    1. Thanks Elayne! Glad you enjoyed the book. And yeah Atlantis is a SUPER interesting story.

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  3. Love this mixing of historical and romance to make it easier to immerse yourself in. As to historical events, I find Mount Vesuvius exploding a very intriguing and prominent event with lasting repercussions.

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    1. Oh! Mount Vesuvius! Yes!! Such an interesting historical event.

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  4. Hmm... In history... Well... I love to read all about The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. And Egyptian mythology too. I also love my Norse Mythology so picking one single event is hard... LOL...
    Hm, I think... Just over all... seeing how again and again, throughout history, great empires, great civilizations continue to fall. Though stupid little things really, that lead to one MAJOR conflict that wiped them completely off the map. If you really sit down to think about it... it's scary... and it makes you question... With the way things are going in today's society... How long will it take for our current countries, our current civilization, how much longer do we have before they destroy themselves and our world as we know it ends?
    Surely, humanity hasn't learned from past mistakes because they're the same exact ones that were made oh-so-long ago. We have a field guide (pretty much) on how to avoid it. But sadly, humanity is and ugly and greedy being that thinks they're too good to fall for it again. When It's that very superiority complex that has ruined thousands of worlds over. lol...
    So anyways, That's what I like to read about in history.. How certain events brought down some of the greatest civilizations to an end.

    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh! You hit on one of my MAJOR historical buttons. So, Rome is in Italy right? So I was already fascinated with it because of that. Then there was their domination of EVERYTHING and then their interactions with the Jewish people, of course, put them on my radar at a young age. Then because of my love for Shakespeare and "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" I was REALLY fascinated and I was just sooo unbelievably intrigued with what happened to this great empire and....

      Ooops. My nerd is showing. Sorry. LOL.

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  5. One of the events that most fascinated me from history was the story of the 300 and the Battle of Thermopylae. Yes, even before the movie came out, thank you. It's a harsh and inspiring and saddening story. And I love it because of all of that and more.

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    1. Even though it was sad, their courage, even when it was a hopeless battle is so amazingly inspiring, it makes you breathless right?

      Great answer!

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  6. For me some of the most interesting events in history to read are those of pioneers. Not just Laura Ingalls Wilder and the like but pioneers of their field of study whether that be space, medicine, literature, music etc.

    These people have great courage and inner strength to pursue their dreams in a way that may be looked down upon, or outright banned at the time. Trying to change the minds of the mass populous or breaking the mold of your field is a very admirable goal and we have countless examples of these heroes throughout history!

    Thanks to Pender Mackie for hosting Vicktor and good luck with the rest of your blog tour.

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    1. You know I actually had an idea at one time for a book set during the civilization of America. The pioneers and all of that.... hhmmm.......

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