The True Story of Creation (According to the Sons of Adam series)
It’s day three of my "In The Beginning" blog tour and I just want to thank Tempeste for hosting me on her blog. I am so happy to be here! –waves at Tempe-
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When I got the idea for the Sons of Adam series I knew that I was going to have to do some research into the very foundation of creation. The beginning of the world. The "big bang theory," and evolution, as it were. Being that the characters in this book worship the Supreme Being, I knew that I would have to study the ancient paranormal religious texts. What I discovered absolutely baffled me. And…. Well… let me share with you what I discovered…
The Holy Bible that you grew up hearing about or reading or having your parents read to you, is missing a few important parts. Thanks to The Beginning (Sons of Adam) I have discovered the truth about creation and I cannot wait to share it with you. And in the comments section let me know which of the children of the Supreme Being you think you would have been:
The world was created over six millennia ago when the Supreme Being, a wise male deity whose emanated love, compassion and understanding, his partner, his sister and her partner, met to discuss the universe. They had twenty five thousand children between them, created from these two pairings, angelic beings with wings, startling beauty and great power and yet the Supreme Being felt lonely. He loved his partner and adored his children, but he felt incomplete. Upon discussing his feelings of discontent with the other powerful beings, they decided to create the universes. There were three at first, filled with galaxies and planets and for a moment, the effort that it took to create them, distracted the Supreme Being from his loneliness. But soon, that creation wasn’t enough.
And so animals were created. Smart creatures who wandered the universes, procreating, and living in happiness. And while the Supreme Being and his family could communicate with the animals, he felt as if there were something or someone missing. Another meeting provided the solution.
“Let us create man in our image,” the Supreme Being’s partner, Holy One, said.
Man was created then and though the Bible and the Torah only speaks of Adam, Adam had six other brothers created at the same time. Axilum, Azon, Awheybus, Atolium, Asilion and Avus. Each man was given talents and powers. Created in the image of these four omnipotent beings, they were beautiful, majestic… and extremely innocent.
Adam was given the talent and the power to fly and to create something out of nothing. He spent his days flying around Paradise, the garden the Supreme Beings created for their new creations. Paradise was just that. A garden filled with food, animals, trees, flowers, and beautiful lakes. Adam loved to fly up into the trees to try and touch the sky that lay above them and he never gave up on his quest to try and reach the man that he called, God. Though it is not common knowledge, Adam looked down on his brothers. He was created first and he was pure. He didn’t shift into anything else, didn’t need blood to survive and of them all, he was the only one who could fly. He thought that he was as close to being “God” as one could be. Perhaps this is what led to his mate being the one to entice all of the men to disobey the mandate of the Supreme Being, but whatever the reason Adam was arrogant and spent more time flying than getting to know his brothers.
Axilum was a shifter. He could shift into any animal form that he wanted to and many times, unbeknownst to Adam, he would shift into the form of a bird and fly high above his brother. Axilum was a protector, the biggest of his siblings, he walked through the garden with his shoulders almost touching the trees with his wide shoulders. Where Adam had blond hair, Axilum’s hair was black. It flowed down past his tanned shoulders to the middle of his back and his blue eyes gleamed in the sunlight. Axilum had another talent, one that even he wasn’t aware of, and that was the gift of sight. He could see within the souls of his brothers and see their inner selves. Perhaps that is why he flew above Adam, for he saw his brother’s arrogance, and knew what Adam thought of the rest of them. It saddened him, but he kept his mouth shut. It was his guilt that caused him to eat of the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil and disobey the Supreme Being that he called Zeus.
Azon lived on food and blood. He had fangs that gleamed in the light and he stood taller than his brothers, though his form was lean and lanky. He had a wicked sense of humor and spent his days making his brothers laugh. He was adored by all of his siblings, even Adam, who begrudgingly laughed at the jokes his brother made. Azon’s hair was black, and so were his eyes and he was aware that he could compel his siblings to do whatever he wanted them to do just by looking at them. Azon loved the night and slept mostly during the day, though the sunlight didn’t hurt him and his skin did not shine like diamonds. It is perhaps his affinity for the dark that led humans in later times to believe that vampires had to avoid the sunlight, though that wasn’t true. Azon could sense Adam’s arrogance, though he never remarked on it, and having compelled his brother to walk around on his hands one day is what led to his guilt when Adam crashed into a tree and hurt himself. That guilt led to him being quicker about accepting the fruit given to him by his sister-in-law, Eve, for Azon was the second one after Adam to eat of the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil. It is that reason that he was the third one to realize that they were all naked. Axilum ate the fruit after Azon, but unlike Azon, he was not embarrassed about the state of his undress. Azon, however, developed an almost puritan view on his nakedness. This is perhaps why those who would come to be known as “vampires” are uncomfortable with the sexual freedom their shifter counterparts display.
Awheybus was created after Azon. His powers oftentimes caused his brothers and their mates to gasp, even his own mate was in awe of him. For Awheybus’s powers resembled those of the Supreme Being. He could create things out of thin air, much like Adam, but to an even greater degree. He could command the heavens and communicate with the animals. Awheybus was tall and lean, with almost no body fat on him at all. He had the ability to disappear and reappear wherever he wanted to, which made hide and seek with his brothers, extremely interesting and difficult for the other boys when they were younger. Awheybus had long blond hair and bright gold eyes, something that distinguished his descendants for centuries. He was impossibly beautiful, something that caused envy to arise among his brothers and their chosen mates. It wasn’t his fault, of course, for it was just the way he was created, and yet, Awheybus used his beauty for his own special gain. This was one of the reasons his curse of having to hide his powers hit him so strongly because he knew that he would be seen as nothing more than a pretty face for the rest of his days and that this curse would extend to his descendants.
Awheybus was followed by Atolium. A hulking figure of a man with skin the color of burnished gold and long black hair that fell to his shoulders. Atolium shared his soul with that of a wolf. Two separate entities sharing the same form. He was much more animalistic than his siblings, other than Asilion. Atolium often spent his time in his wolf form, hunting animals and running through the garden. He was much quieter than his brothers and often stood back to observe them. His eyes were dark, almost black and when he was created a black tattooed image of a wolf appeared on the back of his right shoulder. It was the first birthmark ever seen and it was one that Atolium was quite proud of. His quiet presence was unnerving to everyone but Asilion who often stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his twin brother, the two communicating with each other without words. Atolium was harder to convince than the other brothers and Eve had to resort to bullying tactics to get him to eat the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil. While Atolium wasn’t afraid of her, his mate was and Atolium was fiercely possessive, jealous, and protective of the other man. It was for that reason that he finally ate the fruit, though his instincts fought him the entire time. After eating the fruit, it was Atolium that noticed they were all naked, because his possessive nature increased tenfold. His descendants would be known as wolf shifters, or werewolves, even though they were not bound to the moon, humans would think that they were. When making love with his mate, the head of Atolium’s cock would expand and latch onto his mate’s prostate. Something that came to be known as “knotting.” It ensured that his mate had a better chance of becoming pregnant and forced the two of them to spend time together after intercourse. This wasn’t something that Atolium minded for it was only with his mate that he could ever truly be himself. His mate was the other half of his soul. He kept Atolium grounded and in control of the beast within him. Atolium’s curse, having to keep his wolf side a secret and having his descendants have to search for their mates was dangerous for if they went too long without finding their mate, Atolium’s descendants would give into their beast side and never return to their human form.
Asilion, Atolium’s twin brother, was just as large as his brother, if not a hair bigger. His skin was also burnished gold, but where Atolium’s hair was black, Asilion’s hair was brown with golden highlights. His eyes were a dark brown, his jaw square and his smile was intimidating, which was why he did not smile often. Asilion shared his soul with a majestic creature, a lion, and though he was the sixth one born, Asilion was definitely the “king” of the garden. He enjoyed being in his lion form and laying out in the sun. He had a playful side that he only showed to his mate, his twin and his twin brother’s mate. He walked around the garden as if he were a prince which caused his other brothers to be envious of the confidence he displayed. Asilion’s cock also knotted inside of his mate whenever they made love and while Atolium constantly bit into his mate’s shoulder, in order to keep the mark he’d made there, displayed prominently, Asilion only needed to bite his mate once, though he spent an inordinate amount of time rubbing his scent over the other man. Asilion was not always that confident, he was actually self-conscious about his size, for he was a gentle giant and so it didn’t take much for Eve to get him to eat of the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil. A little peer pressure and Asilion ate of the tree, even ignoring his mate’s warnings. Asilion’s descendants would bear the brunt of his disobedience and not only would they have to hide their true nature, these men and women who shared their souls with the majestic lions, but their confidence, or arrogance, would cause them to spend much of their lives alone, while their need for attention, to be the center of someone’s world, would cause them to spend their lives searching for their mates.
Avus was the last created and was perhaps the most special. He had a sweet disposition and was the smallest of his brothers created. Small of height and thin framed, he looked as if he could be snapped like a twig. He had long red hair that hung down to his waist and bright green eyes. His full lips were always pulled up into a smile and he spent his days, and even some of his nights, dancing around the garden, talking with the animals and changing the seasons. Avus’s powers were that of a healer. He could heal not only his brothers and their mates, but animals and the heavens. He caused the skies to darken and rain to fall, just as he caused the sky to brighten and the sun to shine. Avus had pointed ears that caused him to be teased, lovingly, by his brothers, and his sweet disposition brought peace to them all. It was his naivete that led him to eat of the forbidden fruit, because he lived to see the good in all things. Avus could not impregnate his mate, he could only be impregnated and he had an affinity for keeping house and caring for others. His descendants would become housekeepers and nannies, they would also, because of the curse, spend their lives being used and taken advantage of while seeking the mate who would treasure them. Avus’s mate treated him as if he were the most precious thing created and it was Avus’s worse nightmare that his descendants would not experience the same type of love. Avus spent a lot of time with either his mate or the “angels,” the children of the Supreme Being, his partner, the Holy One, the Supreme Being’s sister, Agape, and her partner Judgment.
Each man was given the option to choose for himself a mate. Only one. Man or female it didn’t matter for each would have the ability to procreate. Adam chose a woman whom he named Eve and then mocked his siblings when they all chose men. Axilum chose a man, of darker color than all of those already created and named him Negolus. Azon chose a man whom he named Japidious, a man smaller than them all. Awheybus chose a man whose skin looked as if it were a shade lighter than Negolus and named him Litano. Atolium chose a man with tanned skin and long black hair that grazed the top of his ass. He was named Cherok. Asilion chose a man whose skin looked as if it were crafted from bronze and was named Indio. And finally Avus chose a man whose skin was the same shade as Negolus and he was named Afrise.
After the Great Disobedience, the seven brothers and their mates were cast out of Paradise and forced to live outside of the lush garden. They were forced to toil the land, working harder than they ever had before to get their food. Tensions were high between Adam and his brothers and soon that led to Adam and Eve being ostracized from the others, something that Eve didn’t care about but something that affected Adam deeply.
Children started to be born to the couples, beautiful children who were told of Paradise, of a garden they could not visit or even see, and about the omnipotent deities who had created them all. These children wanted to honor the Supreme Being and his family and they did so with the blessings of their parents. Adam’s sons, Cain and Abel, are the two known of, but there was much more to that story. For Cain and Abel were joined by their twelve cousins: Aurora, Calise, Bulinda, Fratillina, Ophelio, Rune, Drekka, Whuli, Zolif, Sonton, Nocturn, and Lea. They were all there and witnessed the true reason that Cain killed his brother Abel. It was not because Abel’s offering to the Supreme Being was the only one accepted and looked upon favorably as the Bible and the Torah say, for many of their offerings were accepted. It was because Abel happily told his brother that Rune, the son of Asilion and Indio, was his mate. Cain found Abel’s news to be unacceptable for he thought that his brother should have chosen a female to be his mate and in a fit of hatred for the possibility and the reality of his brother having a male mate, Cain killed his brother.
The Supreme Being watched, horrified, as the first murder was committed and he and the other deities cried as Abel’s blood called out for justice and in mourning. Rune’s heart stopped beating when Abel was killed before him and his parents demanded justice when their only son died because of a broken heart. Such tragedy befell creation then, all because of one man’s bigotry and homophobia. But this is not the story that is told, for it would ruin the idea that God hates homosexuals if the truth was known.
Adam’s brothers, their mates, and their children lived in fear then, of what Adam and his children would do to them and so they hid. Not only their true natures, but also their need for their true mates, if said mate was of the same gender and this passed down from generation to generation, until it became a law that the Supreme Being did not give them mates of the same gender, though many knew that to be false. It would be thousands of years before things were changed around, and until then, if one of them found their mate to be of the same gender, they would hide their mating as best as they could, for fear of death and punishment.
This caused much despair and grief until the year 2014, September the 18th, the day of the Great Reveal.
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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 can be pre-ordered from Rooster & Pig Publishing at a discounted price until its release day at which time it will go to its normal price:
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