A Brief synopsis.
The book is an occult thriller set in modern times and deals with the possession of a young man (Henry) by a demon that is seeking to mate with his wife (Lisa) in order to procreate a hybrid demon. To make matters worse for the young couple, the demon is being helped by an infamous biblical demon of renown.
At first they are unaware of their situation, since the demon inhabiting Henry makes no overt display of its possession. However, a set of photographs, taken when the couple were on honeymoon and photos taken much later show a recurrent strange anomaly on them. Henry becomes curios and analyses them, soon realising that what he is seeing is an objectively real phenomenon.
Lisa takes them to psychic, Ludmilla Gorodetsky, to see what she makes of them. She, in turn, passes the images on to her “gifted” niece, Anya who is part of a covert, Catholic, sect of Russian occultist priests. They quickly come to realise they’re dealing with a “Watcher” demon, a progenitor of the antediluvian “Nephilim”.
The couple are parted to prevent Lisa becoming pregnant to the demon who is using Henry’s body to achieve its goal. Henry is packed off to the Ural Mountains to a monastery where the demon can be exorcised, but the Catholic rite of exorcism is unsuccessful and the chief exorcist, Father Vereshchagin, soon realises that in order to expel the demon he must perform a dangerous occult banishing ritual. In the interim, two demonic murders ensue.
Due to editorial changes in the novel, the original demon antagonist has now taken on a secondary role in the story and has been replaced by the former secondary demon. I have, therefore, altered the ebook cover to reflect the change. The sigil emblazoned on Baphomet’s forehead is now that of the former secondary demon character.
This novel is still a work in progress, but Kindle have shown an interest in it, and I hope to complete it by the end of this year. My first e-book, “Strange Dominions” is currently being formatted for publication by Kindle and should be on sale in the next two weeks or so. It is a compilation of the short stories to be found on my blog site.
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Following a phone call from a Kindle representative, I’m pleased to announce that my first book of short stories, “Strange Dominions”, is being published within the next 24 hrs.
Strange Dominions is now available at Amazon Kindle stores.
I read my first customer review of the book today and it was very encouraging. He called it a real page turner and that he couldn’t put it down. He paricularly liked the unexpecte twists in the tales.
He gave me a five star rating for the book and finished with the comment that he wanted to read more of my work.
When the book was first published in April its author ranking was over 76,000. Five days ago it was ranked as being 46, 080, a jump of over 3o, 000 places toward the top best seller 100. Encouraging!
Strange Dominions has now jumped to 8,075th position on the bestsellers list. The 100 bestsellers target is now in sight.
In a recent popularity poll, Strange Domionions was place in the #3 spot in the paranormal fiction genre.
Having recently purchased a kindle, I decided to check on my book Strange Dominions and was shocked by a glaring error in the short story Dissolution. I checked the original mauscript from which the copy was made before sending it to Amazon Kindle to discover the mistake wasn’t mine. Somehow the publisher has managed to swap around two paragraphs and has put them in the wrong places, creating confusion for the reader. I can only apologise to my readers for this, and hope that it does not put them off reading the other stories, which appear to be in order.
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