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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Excerpt: DOMINATURE: What If The Devil…Banished God...From Heaven... by Joe Belcastro + giveaway

by Joe Belcastro 
Genre: Alternate History, Fantasy, Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Embark on an epic fantasy adventure with reimagined divine beings in this alternate telling of one of humanity's famed creation stories.

Adonai and Helel are equal and co-existing on their realm of Alegion. Together, they utilize a planetary dominion in the effort to grow an instinctual need to create and learn about their evolving powers. That is until an unforeseen clash of wills over how to govern humankind on Eden commences; and the one who remained on Alegion, is not the being we were led to believe...

Now banished to Eden, the only way to ending this conflict is for the fallen one to lure the other onto Eden where a death blow can be administered.

A methodical go-for-the-jugular war ravages the plane of humanity. Notable landscapes are explored, resurrected, and manipulated. New and familiar historical characters, along with pivotal scenes throughout civilization - remixed in this introspective, violent, self-aware, and potentially plausible, biblical-like saga.

Can any being overcome who they inherently are?

Is this in the same vein as when Jesus tried to manipulate the world?”

Pope Vincent’s monotone voice rises saying, “Jesus was a vessel poisoned from within. Predestined to cause harm. Yet an antidote stood with him, trying to give the Savior a choice. And when presented with said choice, he rose to the temptation of power.”

Giancarlo’s pacing stops as he sits in the seat William Jenson occupied moments ago.

“Temptation has surrounded our world once again,” continues Pope Vincent. “Majority of it, created by our hands. Influencing and molding us in a mental state ripe for manipulation.”

Pope Vincent then goes over to his seat and looks Giancarlo directly in the eyes saying, “Heed these words. One being cannot change the world. A singular voice can be heard, but if only a few listens to it, what value does it really have? God understood this. And he spent centuries trying to reach those based on his worldly limitations. But there is one who refuses to believe this, as they have tried countless times since creation to prove their will is dominant.”

Giancarlo cautiously mentions, “The Devil.”

“Indeed. The one patiently watching from above. Testing humankind’s mettle through a universal arsenal created by he, and his fallen brother.”

About the Author:
JOE BELCASTRO is a prolific writer living in Tampa, Florida. His career escapades began in journalism covering the film industry and local nightlife scene. Joe's lust for the escapism of cinematic storytelling led to him becoming a syndicated film critic. And while he was content navigating the hustle of print/digital media, another passion came calling in the form of sports-entertainment.

Leaving journalism life, Joe found himself behind the camera as Head Writer & Producer for WWE television programming. Hunkering down in writers' rooms and traveling all over the world executing storylines in major arenas, the dream job had arrived. Until something else was then awakening inside of him...

Surprisingly, he made the difficult decision to leave a place he loved based on a premise he always desired to explore. That premise birthed the story in DOMINATURE. He toyed with writing a movie script, but the temptation of tackling a novel could not be denied.

In the end, Joe yearns to be locked in a studio writing/performing with his former rock bands. He also hopes to one day start a charitable foundation. But for the time being, he’s committing to this realm of novels and hopes to settle down as a proud author.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice cover, great excerpt and Dominature sounds like a terrific fantasy to read!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!