The final installment of Stage II in the HMU is complete. The Bad Angel: Redemption is being sent to the publisher as I write this. I would post the cover, but I'll wait a couple more weeks before the book is published. It's been a long journey on the publishing road. Through so much sickness and bad health, I often wondered if I should continue writing the story with its religious undertones. Not being the religious type, I forged ahead with this novella, which leads to the Stage III, The Hangman Returns novel. The Hangman Universe is my baby and I've nurtured it quickly but with extreme patience along the way. To sum up:
The Hangman - Kente Cromwell Sr. is murdered and sent to Purgatory. He makes a deal with a demon and returns to Earth to exact his revenge on his murderers. Unbeknown to him, he is dragged into a fight of good versus evil. He must choose a side. Become allies with the demon that gave him his powers or his Purgatory baby sitter, the Bad Angel. We are introduced to Jericho Caine, the vampire slayer and Father Tom Padilla, the demon hunter. Filled with action, the story takes many turns until the final showdown in the Las Vegas desert.
Stage II (all novellas)
The Grand Librarian: Life of an Immortal - A new character to the HMU, Alexander Merryweather is a wizard and Merlin's last student. He guards Merlin's secrets in the Grand Library until he is forced to destroy it when his daughter and the Knights of Niviene raid the library. Alexander cast a spell and sends the knights and himself to the present day, where his takes a vow from the Bad Angel to destroy them all.
Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest - Tom was killed in the final battle of the Hangman. However, the Book of the Dead brings him back and he is forced to track the demon who tried to inhabit his body. The Demon has fed off the Padilla family for years and Tom must end it all with help from his best friend Jericho Caine.
Jericho Caine, Vampire Slayer: Dakota Rises - Jericho Caine, my favorite character, has his vacation interrupted by the Sword of Caine. Dakota, a rare vampire angel, has risen and determined to spread his version of vampirism across the land. With the help of Tom Padilla, and the Bad Angel, Jericho tracks down and does battle with Dakota and other supernatural creatures.
The Bad Angel: Redemption - The archangel Michael is missing. His brother Gabriel tasks BA with finding him and stopping a drug epidemic that uses Michael's blood. If BA fulfills his mission, he'd no longer have to guard Purgatory. But painful secrets are revealed in BA's past. A powerful demon, a Nephilim, a fallen angel, and a being known as the Peddler, stand in his way. Jericho, Tom and Alexander make appearances to assist BA to uncover the truth and stop the Peddler from destroying humanity.