Greed, lust, power: the American dream. The story begins with recently promoted Kayla Rose, a young energetic New York City detective, trying to maintain the delicate balance between her work and personal life, secretly falling in love with her sweet, but rough-edged partner, Jamie Branson. A gruesome mass-murder leads them down a path of mystery and lies, amplified by her younger sister's premonitions, the grisly details unfolding in her nightmares. Soon, they find themselves involved with a curious old priest and his demon-hunting apprentice. As the story unfolds, the ambiguous web unravels into a shocking revelation: the only logical answer to their investigation is t of this world. Finding themselves trapped in a raging conflict between angels and demons, they realize the truth as events lead them to Christ's grace. In the end, hope, love, and truth prevail.
Why do I write? There's something amazing about the written word. It's so challenging to craft a story that's visually compelling, but that's my passion. Drawing a picture that makes viewers see detail I want them to see is easy because it's right there in front of them, no room for interpretation. But with words, imaginations can be sparked as the pages come to life, so even if I picture a scene a certain way, readers may view it entirely differently, as their imaginations take what I intend or describe and blend it with their own vision. I'm an extremely visual person and I'm also compelled by film. So when I write, I envision each scene in detail, the depth of the space, the layout of a room. I hear the dialogue and I imagine how each character shapes the words, how they stand as they speak in relation to other characters and the world I'm creating around them. It's like nothing else I can describe; and the satisfaction that comes from putting everything together and seeing a story really come alive while having the opportunity to infuse the plot with hope and faith, I couldn't ask for more. Tim began writing and drawing early on, making his own comic books, then selling them to his classmates and neighborhood kids. He continued drawing through high school and was honored with many awards including ACSI Best of Show and Ohio All-State honors. His writing had usually been limited only to short stories, but as his mother fell ill, he found himself writing pages, then chapters, and finally drafts of what would become Lucky 13 and The Legend of the Blade. As cancer confined her to bed, Tim wrote to entertain her. She became his inspiration. Upon her death, he committed to finishing the two books in her honor and now continues to write driven by his passion for the written word. Website: www.tjamesreese.com Blog: www.timothyjamesreese.com Twitter: @TJamesReese Publisher: www.truthandvalour.com