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Born Villain: 2nd Volume of ‘The Pelagius Game’ Series, Hailed “Epic Fantasy” by
Critics, Throws Readers into Immortal Heroes’ Battle to Save the Church
Jerome’s ‘The Pelagius Game: Born Villain’ continues a thrilling literary
concept that melds vivid high fantasy with real-world Biblical mystery. Volume
one rapidly became a bestseller and, with readers chomping at the bit to dive
back into the narrative’s magical realm between Heaven and Earth, Jerome is now
back with book two. As with the first, don’t expect convention.
While most authors use their debut release to do nothing but test the literary
waters, R.J. Jerome quickly made it clear that a first novel also presents an
opportunity to rival a genre’s bestsellers. After hearing two Catholic Priests
whispering during a class, Jerome couldn’t escape a burning question – what if
there was a secret realm to the Biblical order that only few would ever get to
experience? His ‘The Pelagius Game’ series was born.
Volume one was a roaring success, climbing the
bestsellers lists and spawning a growing band of dedicated fans. Volume two,
‘Born Villain’, is finally here.
Born Villain, the second book in the series, continues the journey of
immortal heroes, Timothy Anderson and Scott McCree, as they battle evil in an
attempt to bring balance back to the Church, and win the Pelagius Game for
God’s side. Together, they unite, vowing to stop Pope Orlandis’ evil plan in
becoming the ultimate ruler of Earth. But in Orlandis’ idea of a perfect world,
something else sinister was rising from the darkness, something with an
unquenchable thirst to release the mother of all sin. The Pelagius Game
series is a must read for anyone interested in fantasy adventures with plenty
of sword fights, vibrant characters, and intricate plot twists. “There’s no real way to compartmentalize this book or series,”
explains the author. “It boasts all the hallmarks of intricate fantasy, while
also attempting to explore many of the mysteries that exist in the Biblical
world. As mentioned, I was inspired after witnessing two priests whispering
very intently at a class on Catholicism, and my mind started racing with the
possibilities that could make up their conversation. Perhaps it was about
something they didn’t want the rest of humanity to hear?!” Continuing, “Initial feedback to this second installment has been
overwhelmingly positive, and I’m fiercely writing volume three. There’s still
plenty to explore.” Jerome isn’t exaggerating, his readers have praised the book with
five-star success. Veronica comments, “What an epic
fantasy tale filled with mystery and intrigue! I absolutely loved it! I am a
huge fan of this genre of fantasy writing and I must say that I was pleasantly
surprised by how good this story was. It is of the same quality as any of the
big fantasy realm stories such as "Lord of The Rings" or "The
Hunger Games". The characters have been brilliantly developed... each with
its own unique identity and aura. The story line flows nicely with plenty of
twists and turns and cliff hanger moments that keep you fully engaged. All in
all this was a great book that kept my imagination locked in. 5 big stars!” Another
reader adds, “I loved the first book but this book is even better. I can't wait
for the next.”
Jerome grew up in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, where his love of art, music,
and fantasy novels was born.
After graduation, Russ left America for 6
months, and traveled to England. It was there that he saw the Gloucester
Cathedral. The massive, gothic architecture fueled his interest in
spirituality. This spawned the idea for ‘The Pelagius Game’ series. He
spent the next four years researching missing texts, attending lectures, and
constructing narratives for six books.
When not busy
researching religions and secret societies, you can find R.J. discussing Manchester
City FC, craft beer, red wine, and absinthe's on Twitter
Secret societies and religions have always intrigued me. I spend most of my free time researching these topics. They fuel the imagination. I once attended a private lecture at the Gloucester Cathedral where I saw two priests whispering and arguing over an old scroll. It spawned the idea for the Pelagius Game series, and during the next
four years, I outlined the plots for each book. I then spent the next four years researching missing texts, attending more lectures, and constructing narratives for six books.
The Pelagius Game series is unique because it blends earthly mysteries like secret religious societies and biblical events with a fantasy world where one can be seen battling giant spiders or the undead with magical weapons or even possessing supernatural abilities like strength, speed, and the ability to manipulate the weather.
The second book in the series, continues the journey of immortal heroes, Timothy Anderson and Scott McCree, as they battle evil in an attempt to bring balance back to the Church, and win the Pelagius Game for God’s side. Together, they unite, vowing to stop Pope Orlandis’ plan to become the ultimate ruler of Earth. But in Orlandis’ idea of a perfect world, something sinister was rising from the darkness, something with an unquenchable thirst to release the mother of all sin.
The Pelagius Game series is a must read for anyone interested in fantasy adventures with plenty of sword fights, vibrant characters, and intricate plot twists.
Author Bio: R.J. Jerome grew up in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, where his love of art, music, and fantasy novels was born. After graduation, Jerome left America for six months and traveled to England where he saw the Gloucester Cathedral. The massive, gothic architecture fueled his interest in spirituality.
Jerome then moved back to Pennsylvania and earned his degree in electronic engineering at CHI Institute. While electronics was a fun hobby, the beautiful image of the cathedral still burned in his mind. As a graduate, Jerome furthered his interest in spirituality by studying various religions.
When starting the project, Jerome needed a title and remembered stumbling across Pelagianism, a theological theory named after Pelagius, a British monk. Pelagius denied the taint of original sin and it's impact on the ability of humans to choose between good and evil. From this, Jerome constructed the idea of a competition between God and Satan using gifted beings as pawns in a cosmic game that determines the end of days.
Usually religious art or stories inspire Jerome’s work, but on occasion, you will find him fumbling through a page of one of R.A. Salvatore’s epic fantasy novels. When not busy researching religions, you can find Jerome drinking, rating, or talking about well-crafted beers and Absinthes. Come learn more at RJ Jerome, his website or follow him on twitter at @R_J_Jerome.
Raised from infancy to be ignorant of his birthright and duty, Rayden is caught unawares when he is eventually forced into his role as king of seventeenth century Ruar.
Rayden intends to refuse that unwelcome responsibility, but his most beloved and loyal companion betrays him by making an alliance with Rayden’s father.
Others aim to see destiny fulfilled—no matter the cost to the comfort, dignity, or liberty to the King’s Heir.
Author Bio: I am a southern lady in love with the mystery
and adventure associated with medieval warriors and royalty. I fill my
spare time with reading, writing, cross-stitching, and playing with my
nine cats. I enjoy the quiet life in a quaint, historic Georgia town.
I began writing in 2009. It had been a passion of mine since I was in my
teens. I sent my first book submission to a publisher when I was in my
early twenties. It was turned down but actually, it was a very nice
rejection letter. If I had looked at it objectively, I would have seen
that I did have a future in writing. I figured maybe writing wasn’t for
me but my desire to write never left me. Finally one April morning in
2009, I decided to follow my dream. I haven’t stop writing and I never
I am involved with several writing groups, eTreasures publishing, Writers and Readers, Book Daily, Coffee Time, and many
others. I believe associating with authors is
rewarding. It gives a writer valuable insights into the world of authors
I have loved vampires and vampire stories ever since I was a child. An episode of Starsky & Hutch, where a twisted killer dressed in a cape and wore fangs, thrilled me when I was eight. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of my favorite books, and I decided to write a vampire novel after visiting Whitby, England and seeing where part of the great work is set. Anne Rice’s excellent Vampire Chronicles also fed my passion. I was almost convinced that Lestat was really out there.
Yes, I love those, but I wanted to write something completely different…
I heard about energy-stealing ‘psi’ vampires quite by chance. My mind instantly went into overdrive: what if blood-drinkers and energy-stealers met? Would they be enemies or allies? Could there even be a hybrid?
My former wife was a fan of internet chat (and met her current partner through a fantasy chat room). The idea of someone chatting online to vampires was when the book finally came together. How could anyone be certain that he or she was chatting with role players? What if real vampires came into a chat room? Would the chat fan ever discover the truth? And what would happen if they met in reality?
This book really couldn’t have happened without my former wife, who also loves vampires. I have dedicated Cyber Vamps to Sue in recognition and thanks for her help and advice…and for convincing me that I could write!
Alone and dying, Renee Svensson’s only distraction is her passion for vampires. Fueled by a lifelong fascination, she sets up an online chat room where she meets Aurelia, allegedly a blood drinker from ancient Rome, and Suze, a misfit psi vampire. But are they role players or bona fide vampires? How can Renee tell?
The three have one thing in common: loneliness.
As each life story unfolds, they become close friends. Aurelia tirelessly searches for Demetrios, the one who made her a vampire. An eternal outsider with a recently broken heart, Suze is looking to belong somewhere.
Renee has dreamed of being a vampire for as long as she can remember. Now with time running out, she decides to believe in her new friends and help Aurelia find Demetrios in the hope Aurelia will give her the gift of immortality before Renee’s time ends. When Lowe, a vampire slayer, befriends Renee, her feelings for him force her to question her allegiance. And if that weren’t enough, the ghost of a slain vampire starts appearing to her…
Author Bio: Jack Horne is educated to double-A level standard in Information Technology (RSA Diploma) and currently works for the local theatre in Plymouth, England. A number of his poems, short stories and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies and webzines, and broadcast on radio programs. He has also had some competition success. Horror is his favorite genre.