Welcome Deena Remiel and Relic

It’s not everyday I get to sit and talk with a powerful Brethren such as Raphael, so when he said he was available today I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. If you have additional questions for him, I will pass them along and he’ll get back to you with his answers. The main focus of our discussion today is all about the roles the Brethren have and how they came to acquire them. So, let me begin with introductions.
Deena: Raphael, great to see you again. We have company with us during our conversation. These fine people are visitors to Jowanna’s Pimpin’ Reads Blog.
Raphael: Well, hello everyone!*smiles an easy grin* Deena, great to see you as always, and it’s a pleasure to be here.
Deena: “Being here” is what we’ve come to talk about actually, so let’s begin. How did you and the rest of the Brethren come to be here?
Raphael: Well, it’s rather complicated and simple at the same time, really. *sits himself down on the comfy couch next to Deena*
Deena: How so?
Raphael: You see, we manifested on earth during the ancient Gaul period, but we’ve actually been around since, well, nearly forever.
Deena: Lord, you don’t look a day over 36! *winks*
Raphael: Good genes. *chuckles* The thing is, we all had the same jobs in the Beyond, but we worked outside the realm of earth. Kind of like parallel existing worlds. We were always around, just not seen or heard. When we signed up and arrived here, these jobs took on a whole new set of dynamics. We have bodies now.
Deena: Yes, yes you do. Incredible bodies, I might add… *coughs*
Raphael: *laughs* We do like to keep fit. And we have to. Protectors are meant to do just that, protect the human race from evil. Warriors fight against evil. And the Saviors clean up the mess that is made by the clashing of Good and Evil, healing those on the brink of death, and saving countless souls from their miserable life. Our bodies must be in top condition, so we meditate and work out frequently.
Deena: Did you all show up here at the same time?
Raphael: No, Gabriel arrived on his own first. Then, a bunch of us showed up a few months later. I think it was Nathanael, Michael, and me. The rest came shortly thereafter.
Deena: So what do each of you specialize in?
Raphael: Michael is the best when it comes to protections and dismantling the toughest security systems. Gabriel is our information guru. He can find any tidbit of info on most anything or anyone. Nathanael’s amazing at tracking people.  Don’t tell Kemuel I said so, but I think he’s even better than him! And me, I bring people back from the brink of death. In reality, though, if we weren’t the best in our fields, we wouldn’t have been asked to spend the rest of our eternity here.
Deena: And how exactly do you all feel about that?
Raphael: *scratches head* Well, I’m okay with it, and most of us are. But Gabriel had a tough go of it and has returned to the Beyond a few times. But he’s happy here now.
Deena: Oh? What was his problem?
Raphael: He felt he couldn’t do his job properly because of the lack of knowledge and technology. But this last time he came, he was thrilled. I do believe he’s enjoying it here.
Deena: Are you guys assigned teams or do you mash it up?
Raphael: We definitely mash it up. As long as there’s representation from each group, we’re good. And many times we start out on a mission with a few of us and then end up with all of us coming together.
Deena: You’ve had something in your hand since you walked in. What’cha got there?
Raphael: Oh, this? I’ve got here in my hands a few fan packs of trading cards signed by Michael, me, and you, and magnetic business cards.
Deena: Are you saying you’re giving those away to some lucky readers here?
Raphael: Indeed I am! So, if you readers ask me a question and leave your email address, I will answer and put you in the running for one of these packs.
Deena: You’re so cool.
Raphael: You ain’t so bad yourself, lady. *winks* Even if you do put me through absolute Hell in Relic.
Deena: Ha ha ha! Yeah, but I gave you a great woman to share it with. *winks back*
Raphael: Shall we share our journey together with others now?
Deena: I think we should. Why don’t you tell everyone?
Raphael: All right. Hey, ladies! My book, RELIC, just released a couple of weeks ago. It’s on sale for only another few days for $0.99 at AMAZON. I gotta tell ya, it’s worth so much more, so grab it while you can!
Deena: Oh, geez! You’re not too full of yourself now are ya?
Raphael: *shrugs* What can I say? I’ve got a healthy dose of confidence.
Deena: *Rolls eyes* Come on! Let’s take a break while the folks ask questions, all right?
Raphael: Sounds good to me!

Raphael, a Brethren Savior, an angel with a forgotten past, has lost his power to heal and is on a self-imposed guilt trip to get it back. If he can’t, his tour of eternal duty as Brethren Savior will be revoked. On his journey, he winds up enmeshed in a web of attempted murder and resurrection, all thanks to a woman he’s only seen in a photograph and by chance on an Arizona desert hiking trail. 

Serena Sikes is a wanted woman. Desired by “undesirables” for a gift her brother gave her—a stolen relic with suspected healing powers. Hunted down in the Arizona desert and left for dead, she is found by none other than the angel who cannot heal. 

Raphael and Serena are inexorably bound together, for locked deep within the relic’s heart had lived the soul of his long lost wife. Now, it resides inside Serena. Evil lurks around every corner as Raphael tries to keep both Serena and his dead wife’s soul alive and lustful temptation at bay. 

Three souls bound together by an ancient relic, bound by a timeless gift, and bound by a love that is eternal
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  1. This story sounds so good and I enjoyed reading the interview.


  2. I just bought all of of these! I can not wait to dive in!

  3. Sophia, thank you very much! :) Delphina, looking forward to hearing your thoughts! :D

  4. Love these interviews. I just downloaded, Relic, Trinity and Beginnings, can you tell me what order I should read them in? Thank you!

    Kathy Meyers

  5. Thank you, Kathy! I would read Trinity, Relic, and then Brethren Beginnings. :) Enjoy them all! Smoochies...