In the spotlight today, the new release from Kethric Wilcox in which his heroes explore the origins of the vampires, all of whom are crackingly gorgeous-looking, in my humble opinion. Welcome, Kethric!
Cain Slays Abel!
In this day and age, that’s not an earth-shattering headline. We want headlines that scream of life-altering events.
Terrorists Nuke Peace Conference!
Wow! What a gripping headline. This is something to change the world. Oh, wait! The world did transform. This ran as the lead story a few hours before the beginning of The Upheaval. The current world birthed in nuclear fire and electromagnetic disruption. Gone are the nations I grew up with. My life altered again.
Cain Slays Abel!
The truth behind such a classic story is far more complicated than anyone could imagine.
The brothers’ tale is a life-altering event, at least for me. Twice a report of murder transformed my life in an unpredictable way. I am Richard St. Martin, Master of Darkness. Before my story can be told, you need to learn the story of the first dark monster, Cain. My stepchildren call him Father Cain because he was the first. To find the actuality behind the myth, I recruited two talented mortals – Dr. Jeremiah Banks, Archaeologist, and Professor Juan Di Vargas, Theologian and Religious Scholar. Together they found the secret origin of the vampires:
Author: Kethric Wilcox
Publisher: Keith R Martin
Release Date: 28 April 2018
Format: ebook | paperback
ISBN: ebook 978-0-9965265-4-8 | paperback 978-0-9965265-5-5
Price: ebook $4.99 | paperback $20
Word Count: 105,000
Series: Origin of the Vampires, Book 01
Genres: Paranormal, Action & Adventure, Religious Thriller, Mythology, LGBT, Vampires
Tropes: May/December, Hero and the Great Quest
Cover Artist: Houchi
Warnings: Could challenge religious beliefs
A TALL REDHEADED man stood in the registration line for the conference. He spent months wading through reams of required paperwork in order to obtain permission for travel abroad. The documents allowed him passage from the University of Arizona in the Republic of Texas to Atlanta, Georgia in the Confederate States of America. The North American nations existed in an uneasy peace. Getting the permits to travel became easier after the conference invited him to submit a paper on his research on the earliest city-states of ancient Mesopotamia. Excitement gripped the archaeologist after discovering Professor Juan Di Vargas listed as a presenter. The professor was presenting his latest research on biblical theology surrounding the legendary city of Enoch. Much of his personal research into the region used Professor Juan Di Vargas’ work as a base. The man hoped he might finagle a few moments of the professor’s time to ask him some questions. After a thirty-minute wait, the line moved forward bringing the redhead to the table. He brushed back an escaped strand of long copper hair as he handed his paperwork to the registrar. “Dr. Jeremiah Banks, Department of Archaeology at the University of Arizona in the Republic of Texas. I’m on the presenter list.”
“Welcome, Dr. Banks. Yes, here you are.” The man returned Jeremiah’s paperwork. “This is your conference badge. Please make sure you keep the badge with you wherever you go. Now this bag contains all your conference materials, including a schedule of events. Should you require assistance in finding your way to events, please ask any member of the conference staff. Green badges and sashes identify all the staff, so please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. Any questions?” “No, you’ve answered my questions for now.”
After a quick nod of acknowledgment, the man sent Jeremiah on his way. The young doctor of archaeology headed back up to his room. The conference staff had left him enough time to get organized before the evening’s reception. After he put away most of the papers, Jeremiah figured out what he was wearing for his first reception. He cursed silently after realizing he’d forgot to ask if Prof. Di Vargas checked in. He figured the staff wouldn’t tell him and assumed he’d run into the professor during the conference.
ELSEWHERE IN THE HOTEL, Prof. Juan Di Vargas, Doctor of Ancient Theology at the University of Madrid, enjoyed a glass of wine before the opening banquet. He relaxed in his chair, sipped the wine, and read over the schedule of events. Two names caught his attention, one because of a rivalry in the field of ancient religions and the other because of the fascinating topic. The first belonged to Dr. Gerard Chevalier, a lecturer on theology at the University of Paris and a rival in Old Testament studies. The other name to pop out at him belonged to Dr. Jeremiah Banks. The young archaeologist discovered tablets, which provided clues later applied to break the secrets of the El-Isinian language. At the time of his discovery, the ink on Dr. Banks’ PhD remained new, and he led his first private expedition. His alma mater gave him a teaching position and fast-tracked his path to tenure as well. Other universities made offers for him to teach at their schools, including the University of Madrid, hoping to gain the reflected glory of Dr. Banks’ discovery. Disappointed the program didn’t include a photograph of one of their key speakers, still Juan recalled that not long ago the Texans and Confederates had been at war. Perhaps the Texans had refused to provide Dr. Banks’ image out of security concerns
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Kethric Wilcox began writing and publishing as a personal challenge to be creative in a new medium. He was attracted to the LGBT Romance genre after reading several paranormal romances where it seemed like the shape-shifters never faced dangers outside the relationship issues thrown at them by their authors. Thus was born the shifter hunting House of Beauty on the premise of a twisted fairy tale. What if Beauty and the Beast didn’t end with happily ever after? Wilcox’s Legend of the Silver Hunter trilogy looks at this question and then asks what happens if a member of this family falls in love with a descendant of the Beast, can they find happily ever after or are they doomed to repeat the tale. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Wilcox now lives and works in Little Rock, Arkansas in a house that he and his partner renovated. By day Wilcox is a graphic artist and exhibit designer, and at night an author of paranormal romances.
Wilcox currently has two new trilogies in progress: Origin of the Vampires (The Curse, Lord Hunter, and Lord Slayer) set in a dystopian future of the Silver Hunter world; and Legacy of the Silver Hunter (The Goldilocks Pledge, Ruby Wine, and Black Snow) which continues the story told in the Legend trilogy from the view points of other couples in Kieran and Cory’s lives.
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