Genesis: Who are the “Orlosian Warriors?”
“The Nephilim were on the Earth in those days
– and also afterward – when the Sons of God went to
the daughters of men and had children by them.
They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” NIV Gen. 6:4
Biblical scholars espouse a number of opinions about the literal and theological meaning of this verse. Some believe “sons of God” were those men who were believers, attempting to live according to The One God’s laws…until they became lost to the beauty of the “daughters of men,” that is. Continuing with this interpretation, the “daughters of men” were unbelievers who just happened to be female and sired the children of these otherwise “Godly” men. As a paranormal romance writer, however, I find the other group of scholars’ beliefs much more interesting.
According to some, the Nephilim were the offspring of angels, able to shift their naturally genderless form, and sire offspring with human women. As this coupling was forbidden, the offspring were cursed, evil, and eventually banished from the earth. In fact, some believe they were the main catalyst for The Great Deluge. They brought so much evil into the world that the great flood occurred to destroy them and cleanse the earth.
Imagine angelic beings with knowledge and abilities far beyond human understanding siring children with human women. What would these children be like? “The Orlosians” are first and foremost, survivors – descendants of the original Nephilim. Their home is a dimension set apart from heaven called Orlos – another dimension. There, they live with the curse of their ancestors. As repentance for their forefathers’ sins, they have lived for centuries, engaged in the war against unrepentant fallen angels.
Human interaction is forbidden, and they face eventual extinction. Only one female is born for every 500 males. These females are treated like royalty, mating with the highest ranking males if they choose to mate at all. The majority of males live as warriors, “Watchers,” and “Seekers,” given limited opportunities to sleep with females, but no hope of ever feeling the touch of a woman who loves them. They have been called by a number of names, including Watchers, and Anakim. Now, things are about to change…
“Gideon’s Light: Orlosian Warriors Bk.3” (Coming soon)
(Orlosian Warriors Bk. 3)
Iris Johnson is a brilliant astrophysicist who has always believed in keeping her emotions under wraps. Adopted as a baby, she has never felt truly loved. After a terrible accident and a failed relationship, she has sworn off men, content with working long hours and stargazing.
Born nearly 200 years ago, Gideon is an Orlosian Warrior, a descendant of angels, and in his world the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1. Willful, insubordinate, and impetuous, he is one of the most feared seekers – elite law enforcers – because of his exceptional ability to kill.
When Gideon is severely injured in battle, his contact with Iris puts her life in danger and awakens desires he has never known. To save her, he will have to make impossible choices, commit a cardinal sin, and break the law he has sworn to uphold and defend.
Broken dreams, an ancient enigma tainted by the past, a mystical bond beyond time and space.
**Note** Jaci and Andreus’ story continues in “Gideon’s Light: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 3”
Thrilled about receiving funding for her new outreach program, Jaci meets Andreus and embarks on a journey wrought with mystery and answers to questions that have plagued her for years.
Three years after the accident, Jaci Allen believes she is as lost now as she was the day she awakened to the sudden, tragic deaths of her husband and two year old daughter. Throwing herself into her work has allowed her to avoid the reminders of her broken dreams, leaving her dangerously empty inside, always seeking…something.
Accused and convicted of the murder of his adoptive mother’s husband at the age of sixteen, Andreus admits his guilt, but acknowledges to himself that his memories of the night the abusive man was killed remain incomplete at best.
Meeting Jaci ignites the awakening of Andreus’ frightening special gifts – gifts he has not only tried to hide from the rest of the world, but from himself. Can two shattered souls find a way to heal one another?
Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love.
A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet?
When Asriel – Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession.
With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive.
To pass through the Forbidden Zone, she needs him, but can she trust a mysterious stranger in the midst of war?
Children of the Fallen – or children of the Appointed. Only one can survive.
Appointed Nephilim High Priestess Alerian values her family above all else, and trusts only one person in the entire world – her brother, the newly anointed Nephilim High Priest. After undertaking a deadly, forbidden vendetta, she is forced to rely on a mysterious warrior whose disdainful glare only serves to ignite forbidden desires.
Nephilim assassin Anael has always been a loner, bound only by his own code of honor, but the moment he witnesses Alerian in battle, something inside him shifts. Unable to reconcile the angelic vision haunting him night and day with his current mission, he takes a post beside her brother as a way to stay close to her, but Alerian can never know his true identity.
His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.
Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?
Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.
Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone. When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.
(Orlosian Warriors Bk. 3)