New Nephilim Paranormal Romantic Fiction from Quantum Leap writer

Age of Eve - DM PrattNewly released this month from BroadLit Publishing is paranormal romantic novel Return of the Nephilim by D.M. Pratt, the first in the Age of Eve series.

D.M. Pratt is a five-time Emmy nominee, a Golden Globe nominee and was Co-Executive Producer and Head Writer for the television series Quantum Leap.

In Return of the Nephilim, we meet Eve Dowling, successful New Orleans magazine writer, whose life “is turned upside down by a fateful encounter with a stunningly handsome mystery man who ignites her most sensual fantasies”. Her subsequent attempt to track down her mysterious lover, who had sexually ravaged her like no other, leads her to an abandoned sanitarium in the heart of the swamplands surrounding New Orleans. “It is there she first confronts two creatures, first described in ancient Hebrew and Christian texts as the Nephilim or “fallen sons of God,” who vye to posess her body and soul and keep her from true love with her mystery man.”

According to Ms. Pratt, “Female empowerment has been my battle cry since I started writing as a teen, and has continued throughout my professional writing career. I wrote several books and screenplays in the early ’90s and was told that a female protagonist who didn’t get saved by a man would never happen in reality, much less in a movie. I actually remember being asked when a guy was going to save her. Now much has changed thanks to the huge success of female driven, strong, heroine-based stories in literature and films today. I’m thrilled by these changes because I believe women are the salvation of the planet” (“Age of Eve: Return of the Nephilim Is a New Romance Novel from BroadLit with a Paranormal Twist, BWWBooksWorld, 26 February 2013).

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Cacharel’s Eden perfume advertisement – one of the many images examined by biblical scholar Katie B. Edwards in Admen and Eve

The novel’s cover imagery and claim for female empowerment are subjects which have been addressed in a recent work of biblical scholarship, Admen and Eve, by Katie B. Edwards (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012). Edwards contends that in contemporary Western society, and in advertising in particular, “Eve now functions as contemporary popular culture’s pin-up girl for postfeminist female consumer power”.

The archetypal image of the sexual temptress who proffers fruit to a bewildered-looking male and the pseudo-sinister sexual appeal of the woman/snake conflation are used in contemporary culture as evidence of women’s potent sexual allure. The popular ideology of postfeminist advertising suggests that the ability to attract the opposite sex allows women to obtain sexual power and, the advertisers would have us believe, financial independence through their devastating effect on men.

The first two chapters of D.M. Pratt’s Return of the Nephilim are available to read online, here. It made me a little moist.

Carolyn Rosewood publishes six books on Nephilim since June 2012: The Notorious Nephilim Series

Carolyn Rosewood has quickly become one of the most prolific authors on the subject of Nephilim – the hybrid offspring of angels and human women mentioned in Genesis 6.4 and Numbers 13.33.

Since June 2012, she has written six books on the Nephilim, all of them novels. That’s a level of literary fecundity that even the spermatic spluttering pen of Roland Boer would have trouble keeping up with. Here are the titles to Carolyn Rosewood’s books on the Nephilim, which appear in her recently completed Notorious Nephilim series:

1. Spanked by an Angel
2. Seducing the Chambermaid
3. Tempted by Two Angels
4. Her Wanton Ways
5. Cherished by Two Angels
6. Her Dangerous Desires

And there is plenty to interest the serious biblical scholar:
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History is full of stories about angels and demons interacting with humans. And there are too many instances of unexplained phenomena in today’s world to completely discount the presence of supernatural creatures.

– Joelle Albright, in Her Wanton Ways, Notorious Nephilim 4 (Siren-Bookstrand, 2012), 3

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“Are you familiar with the term Nephilim?” asked Zach.

“What? You mean the ones mentioned in the Bible?”

“Try to forget what you read in there, or what you’ve seen on Google, and think of them more as fallen angels.”

“Fallen? Why fallen?”

“As in they failed to accomplish what they were sent to Earth to do,” said Emmett… “We drank a lot and seduced women, eventually discovering how much more they enjoyed it when… when two of us would share one.”

Heat rushed up from Abigail’s abdomen, over her neck, and onto her face. There was no way to stop it.

– Spanked by an Angel, Notorious Nephilim 1 (Siren-Bookstrand, 2012), 93-94

notoriousnephilim5“The odd feelings in the air, the scents that eminate from you, the way you two hardly eat or sleep, how warm you always are, and your unbelievable stamina in bed. All those things aren’t… You aren’t human.”

“In this form we’re as human as you, Sofia, only with enhanced abilities.”

“Enhanced abilities? What the hell does that mean?”

“Our Nephilim powers.”

Cherished by Two Angels, Notorious Nephilim 5 (Siren-Bookstrand, 2012), 137-38

The academic study of the Notorious Nephilim series has suddenly become an urgent desideratum of Biblical Studies.