Stolen Prophet by Julian M. Coleman
Stolen Prophet is the first book of the The Prophet’s Mother Fantasy/Horror/Occult series by Julian M. Coleman
They aren’t quite human.
Evie appears to be a single mother and small businesswoman. But she is much more than she appears. As a young girl, Evie fled a punitive cult when she was expected to take her mother’s life during an elaborate ritual. Without her leadership the cult disbanded.
Eventually, she fell in love and gave birth to Victor. He grows up to become a gifted young boy. His classmates nickname him, Prophet. One afternoon while at school, young Victor is kidnapped.
Evie slips into an unendurable agony. She surrenders to her dark power and unleashes the fury of a wounded demigoddess. She traps the southern city in an icy hell as she creeps into the minds of the inhabitants. Madness and death ensues as she searches for him. She will find Victor. There’s no one to stop her…or is there?
A Word from the Author
Inspiration for Stolen Prophet – The Prophet’s Mother
I was riding the bus home many years ago and saw a huge billboard that sought information about a missing child. My heart broke. We don’t have too many of those types of cases in Richmond, (however, one is definitely too many). After grieving for the child and the parents, I became angry. My what-if became – what if someone took a child and the mother was able to do some major damage (short of death) to the perpetrator…because death would be an easy out. That was the nugget that evolved into the Prophet’s Mother Trilogy.
The child, by the way was found…dead. She’d been a victim of sexual assault and her perpetrator was eventually found by some solid detective work. Her family circumstances weren’t the best so she was also the victim of poor supervision for such a young child. I believe she was around 10 years old – if I remember correctly.
Her death wasn’t a catalyst for me to become a child advocate. My sister was a guardian ad litem in another state. Guardian ad litems are attorneys who represent children in domestic abuse and neglect cases. She used to come home for the holidays and share such horror stories. She was the one who told me how I could volunteer. Let me just say that as a volunteer first you cry…after close to a decade, I rarely cry anymore. I have a job to do and I have to do it very well and completely detached.
I started writing and have published several other books now because my dreams were making me crazy, but my writing was keeping me sane. I’m honored to have won some accolades and really love the reviews that my books are garnering, and do hope my books help to educate as well as entertain.
(Julian M. Coleman, September 2016)