Fantasy, Horror

Always Darkest by Jess and Keith Flaherty

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Ronoven, a demon dreaming of an escape from Hell, finds an excuse for an extended vacation on Earth, where he pretends to be a young drifter called Ben. Everything is going great – until he meets Chris. This unassuming teacher is using an assumed identity, too. Cursed with immortality and named in a prophecy Ben thought was fake, Chris becomes an unlikely friend. Together the two of them discover the main subject of the prophecy, Mal, a young woman not only fathered by an angel, but also the last in the direct line of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Mal learns her true identity but is determined not to be forced into a corner by circumstances or some ancient scrap of paper. Falling in love was never part of Ben’s plan, but together he and Mal are drawn into conflict that could destroy them. Slippery ancient gods, as well as angels and their fallen siblings bring to bear all of their power to force Mal to their side. With the help of a small band of allies, Mal tries to shake free of the cage of prophecy and end Hell’s hold on Ben. Will any of them find the future they desire?


This book has some great reviews, here is one of them by Jay Veloso Batista on Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars

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Above and below, humor and imagination abound in this great novel that kicks off a series. Demons and Archangels, Knights Templar, the Catholic Church hierarchy, ancient wanderers cursed to live until the end of time, and a beautiful child of prophesy all combine in this wonderful work of fantastic fiction. The authors have crafted a solid narrative with lyrical prose to describe the angelic and the demonic, for example, a demon wields “a difficult power …to function over the background noise of all Creation, many chains of events large and small, conducting the symphony of the unfolding universe.” The writing is solid and the story moves at a great pace to its climatic conclusion, leaving just enough room for the sequels.

Current pop cultural references make this a “laugh out loud” read and provide a connection to today’s audience. Well defined characters drive this love story including the Biblical Gatekeeper living under the Church’s protection into his third millennial, and a collection of demons born in the wrong era condemned before Christianity could save them, a group less interested in evil and more interested in playing hooky and dodging “work” commitments on earth, a much nicer place than hell. However, for horror fans the truly evil do lurk in the pages, including Lilith and her sister, backed by an army of stupid devils and monstrous demi-gods from pagan religions.

Malin Alina Sinclair, the girl of prophecy, is a great heroine, struggling with the life of a teenaged girl in the modern world while slowly falling for a “college boy,” who, surprise, just happens to be a refugee from the pits of Hell. This is a paranormal romance of epic proportions, exciting and a great read. Highly recommended!

Jessica on Amazon

Keith on Amazon

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Our publisher is featuring our debut novel as their Book of the Week. It’s big day is May 22nd.

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Book I in The Arbitratus Trilogy lets you glimpse a world where angels and demons exist, but good and evil aren’t necessarily black and white. Supernatural meets Good Omens with a dash of romance and divine chaos.‪ Ben wants a vacation away from Hell, but Mal reveals a path to redemption instead. ‬

On the run from Heaven and Hell, a demon becomes a hero.
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