BOOK ONE IN THE NEPHILIM TRILOGY
Nephilim Genesis of Evil
A dark power described in Genesis revisits the small mountain town of Taylor Crossing. After witnessing an evil presence in New York City, Rory Callahan comes out West in search of answers, and finds a town succumbing to supernatural forces. Now, an evil prophesy may be fulfilled by the Nephilim.
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"This is not my normal genre but the title caught my attention. As soon as I saw it I recalled the Nephilim from my long ago Sunday School classes. I downloaded the sample, read three pages, and then purchased the book. My intuition was dead on. Renee is a heck of an author. The book grabs you immediately and it doesn't turn you loose until you've read the last word. Ms Pawlish is a story teller of the highest order. Renee Pawlish is now on my favorite writer list and it's not a long one."
—Bert Carson, author of Southern Investigation
"Fans of early Bentley Little should enjoy Nephilim Genesis of Evil, a chilling, horror outing that uses The Apocrypha as source material for its menacing beings. It's a well-crafted tale of the re-emergence of spirits who are the offspring of humans and angels. This is a powerful and well-written effort."
—Sidney Williams, author of Midnight Eyes and Blood Hunter
"Pawlish has created a wonderful story that will pull readers in from the very beginning. The Nephilim, children of fallen angles and mortals, have resurfaced in the small town of Taylor Crossing, and Rory's curiosity lands him in the middle of an epic battle within the town. I really enjoyed this book, especially since I'd never heard the term Nephilim before. It turns out that I've been reading a lot of books about the Nephilim lately and just didn't know it. I am thankful that Pawlish presents them in such a way that I now truly understand what they are, and realizing that the Nephilim are actually mentioned in Genesis chapter 6 was a jolting experience, making this novel all the more scary as it unfolded. Pawlish is a wonderful storyteller, weaving the novel together through both past and present events, masterfully revealing the plot twists and turns. The mystery and suspense of the novel kept me on edge as I read and I highly suggest those interested in fallen angels read this novel."
"This was a reader recommendation, and it's actually turning out surprisingly good. Nephilim is a sort of twist on the vampire novel, a sort of supernatural detective novel set in a lakeside Colorado town, focusing on an ancient evil described in Genesis. Now, admittedly this premise seems to scream “Christian Lit,” but from what I've read so far I would be more pressed to associate it with the works of Stephen King (Bag of Bones, in particular) than lump it with the Left Behind books and all that jazz."
—Chris Nelson, DreamLogic.net
"So you think the Left Behind series explained it all? Not so fast! Within this book is a story of evil that inhabited the earth before the Flood, whose destructive power is once again unleashed on a community. This is a 'must read' for anyone who wonders if such a thing could happen today."
Rev. Harl Hargett, PhD
Diplomat: Forensic Clinical Psychology
Pastor/Elder: Grace Bible Church of Lakewood
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Renée talks about writing horror books
"I didn't start writing horror books until I wrote Nephilim Genesis of Evil. Up to that point, I'd only written crime fiction. Then one night that all changed. I'd been rereading the great horror book Salem's Lot by Stephen King and that night I dreamed about a group of people in the mountains who were trying to escape some evil force. That became the genesis, so to speak, for my own horror book. Along with Nephilim, I've written some other horror books that I hope to publish in the near future."
"Writing horror books and horror fiction is definitely a different challenge. Whether it's short horror fiction or full-length horror books, an author has to plot differently than for crime fiction. Although both genres have some similarities, writing horror fiction requires the author to build the suspense and the fright. I personally don't put a lot of gore in my horror books, as I prefer to scare readers by planting suggestions, and then I let their imagination do the rest of the work."
"Along with the Nephilim trilogy, I've also written non-fiction horror books. Check out The Sallie House for a great account of a haunted house investigation. I have more non-fiction horror books in the works, so stayed tuned!"