The sequel to Gods of Egypt - Genesis is finally here. 

Hell is coming, and it’s headed straight for Jared.
Jared has fulfilled his destiny and become Miel—the Angel of Balance, created by God to keep his covenant holy. Despite Jared’s transformation, the scales in this otherworldly battle are far from balanced.
All has come undone.
Yikan, the immortal, continues to seek godhood and with it, dominion over all the earth. This time, Yikan has in his possession the mystical, golden tome. More importantly, he has Jared’s friend, Chris, to use as bait. Conspiring with the demon, Astaroth, Yikan sets a devious trap.
The demons are rising. The immortal foe is ready to strike.   

Can Jared find his true celestial strength, as the Angel of Balance, and save the earth? Or will he succumb to the machinations of those who want him dead, giving in to temptation and deceit, and dooming every last, innocent soul?

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With a Balance of good and evil, man may choose his own path freely - that is the Covenant agreed to by God and Lucifer himself.
But the Balance has been undone!
Shazadeh, a demoness of unspeakable power and enchanting beauty has tilted the scales in Hell’s favor. With the balance undone, she seeks to anoint herself goddess of the earth. And the earth, her prize, she shall have if she can find and kill the one child who has been prophesized to become her equal and bring balance back to the world.
Tamen—an immortal being—who governed Egypt as the god Horus, has been sent by the Christ himself to find the child.
The war for mankind’s souls has begun! 
A dark shadow creeps upon the earth. Mankind’s soul teeters on the brink of salvation and damnation. The demons have already prepared for war . . . and victory!
Tamen now has but two paths. Succeed . . . and save the souls of men. Fail . . . and the world falls into everlasting darkness.


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  Mary Cole may be a former slave, dark-skinned and built more like a man than a woman, but she refuses to let the whites of small-town Folsom, Mississippi, who seek vengeance for their loss in the Civil War, treat her as anything less than a human being.   Having suffered through multiple miscarriages and stillborn infants, and now pregnant again, the last thing she needs is anyone, white or Negroe to question her worth as a woman.  But Enda Sully, a mixed-race woman who the Negroes seek out in times of need, has foreseen a great evil coming to Folsom.  That evil, born from the seeds of the Ku Klux Klan, feeds on racism, sexism and homophobia, and won’t stop until its belly is sated.  No one is safe now . . . not even the child Mary is determined to bring into the world. 
   The growing evil haunting Folsom, Mississippi won’t stop there.  Paul, a white teenage boy whom Mary has raised since birth and is coming to terms with being gay amidst constant bullying, is ripe to be plucked and devoured by the malevolence creeping through the town.  Mary’s handsome preacher husband, Lar, also finds himself entangled in evil’s immoral web. 
   The match has been struck and the town of Folsom is about to descend into an firestorm of chaos. Mary has but only two choices now.  She can bow her head and submit, and lose those she loves, or she can summon unparalleled confidence and self esteem to save their lives.   As the inferno of hate feeds on the animosity between black men and white women, straights and gays, and the ongoing subjugation of women in history, only Enda Sully—be she a crazy woman or a witch—knows how it will all end.  
   Dissecting events in our present day by peeking into the window of the past, Folsom on Fire delves into the psyche of Racism, Coming out as Gay, Gender Roles, Self-Hate and Self-Love.  What would you do to remain true to who you are?  How far would you go to protect those you love?  Folsom on Fire will make you question and strengthen the unconditional love you hold for those closest to your heart.

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