As children, the unseen was tangible to us. Our imaginations were so active, our minds were pried open to possibility, and faith was easy. We had imaginary friends we could see, touch, and talk to. We were constantly wrapped up in possibility rather than focused on what we could merely see right in front of us. It is as if, as children, we innately understood there was more going on than what met the eye. Continue reading The Mystery of the Spirit.
Here are the songs that bring the emotions of Penance rising to the surface to get me in the right mindset to write some of the scenes. Continue reading Penance Soundtrack
That’s right. Luc, as in Lucifer. Continue reading Meet the Villain of Transgression: Luc Introduction
In some YA Series, I’m like where are the adults?! Why are these kids doing everything on their own!? Well, there are some adults in The Kingdom Come Series who somewhat supervise our young Nephilim friends. Meet them here! Continue reading Meet the Adults of Transgression
Um, hi? I’m Noland.
I guess I’m supposed to tell you about myself? I don’t really know what to tell you, I’m not that interesting… I’m eighteen. I am the first born of the sixth generation of Nephilim, and my generation’s representative on the council of elders, so there’s that? I am also a Guardian, charged with the protection of Achaia bat Shael. The first Guardian to ever be charged with the protection of another Nephilim. Achaia doesn’t really make that easy for me. She’s… stubborn.
I am also the leader of a small dispatch of young Nephilim in training, of my generation. We are a family. My brothers are Emile, and Olivier, and my sisters are Yellaina and Amelia. We’ve all lived together since I was thirteen when I left Germany after my parents died. I excelled in my training and quickly surpassed all of my peers, then was placed in charge of them. I guess I spend so much time training because, well, I guess you could say I’m not much of a people person. I take pride in my duty, and my ability to perform well, but it may be a bit more than that. My parents are the only Nephilim to have perished. If that extra hour of practice and the skill it harvests could be the difference between life and death, then I’ll spend the extra hours practicing.
Nephilim have a high calling to protect humanity. Life is frail, so I guess in light of that I have a hard time justifying hobbies that don’t aid the cause. I understand that it is important to rest though, so I do have a few hobbies that relax me. I really enjoy reading and music. I’ll deny it if you tell anyone, but I play guitar and piano and might sing for myself on occasion. But I don’t play in front of anyone else, those things I do for me.
Visual Inspiration for Noland to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The images in the first collage are not mine, I pulled them from my inspiration board on Pinterest. The sketches in the second are by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for any of these! Just imagine them without facial hair 😉
I know you really want me to tell you about myself or something, but honestly, I just don’t want to. So… yeah…
Visual Inspiration for Amelia to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The first image is not mine, I pulled it from my inspiration board on Pinterest. The sketch is by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for either of these!
In the end, readers are going to picture your characters the way they want, but you provide them with the foundation on which they build their fictitious friends. Continue reading The Art of Physical Character Descriptions
Hey everyone! I’m Emile. My sister Amelia and I are seventeen. We are Nephilim, the children of the angels that fell with Lucifer. Our parent’s repented, so we aren’t bound to Hell… It’s a long story. Anyway, now we are Guardians. We are assigned Charges, humans who are destined to do important things, and we make sure they stay alive to do them. Well, my siblings and I will be Guardians, most of us are still training. There are me and my twin sister, Amelia, my little brother Olivier, and his girlfriend Yellaina. Noland has finished his training, he is our leader, and is officially a Guardian.
I moved to New York City from France when I was twelve to study under Jacob, Yellaina’s dad. He is a great teacher. He has trained me, not only to wield weapons but also how to use my gift. I can feel other people’s emotions. I’m still learning how to control it, and hone in and narrow it down to tell who is feeling what… It is easier with people I know. One day I will be able to read people a lot easier, until then, I’m training hard and shadowing Noland to see how to be the best Guardian I can be.
Visual Inspiration for Emile to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The images in the first collage are not mine, I pulled them from my inspiration board on Pinterest. The sketches in the second are by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for any of these!
I’m Yellaina! I’m originally from Russia but I moved to the US with my dad when I was ten. I’m a bit of a closet nerd. I really love, shopping, clothes, and makeup, but I secretly love history and reading anything I can get my hands on, especially if it is in a foreign language. That’s kind of my thing. I love languages.
I’m technically a Nephilim since your father’s heritage wins out, and my dad is a Nephilim. But my mom was a Cherubim. I’m not going to lie, I relate to them a lot more. I’m not into the whole training and violence thing. I would much rather record battles than fight in them. My friends are the strong ones. Amelia is absolutely fearless. Her brother Emile is so compassionate, but don’t let that fool you, he is a fierce fighter. I’m dating their younger brother, Olivier. He is the strongest person I’ve ever met. Most people think that is Noland. But I think it’s Olly. He has always kind of been overlooked by most people, but he handles even that so well.
Then there’s my new friend Achaia, now she is a fiery little warrior. She is intimidatingly fierce. I wouldn’t stand between her and what she’s after. That’s my family for now…
Visual Inspiration for Yellaina to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The images in the first collage are not mine, I pulled them from my inspiration board on pinterest. The sketches in the second are by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for any of these!
Hey guys! I’m Olivier. I’m super into comic books and working out. I’m the youngest in my family, so I have to make sure I don’t fall behind my older brother Emile, and our adoptive brother Noland. My older sister can be a little scary sometimes, so I try not to tick her off. I’m sort of dating her best friend, which doesn’t make that easy though. Yeah, I have a thing for older ladies… well, just that one 😉 Her name is Yellaina and she is the most beautiful person, inside and out. She’s another reason I work really hard to be the best I can.
Even though I grew up with everyone I just mentioned, I was always a little bit of a baby outcast. The young pup they herded along. But I recently met Achaia, we have so much in common. She’s definitely the best friend I have always wanted. She reads comic books too, and she is my age, so I’m not the baby anymore. I finally have an equal who gets me, it’s awesome. She’s crazy cool too. She is going to make a great Guardian someday. She is going to be the Rocket to my Starlord.
Visual Inspiration for Olivier to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The images in the first collage are not mine, I pulled them from my inspiration board on Pinterest. The sketch is by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for any of these!