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It started with death, mine. It went downhill from there.
My name is Cain. I’m an Enforcer. I’ve been given the power
to suggest someone commit suicide. If the circumstances are
right, it happens. The purpose of this power is to combat demons.
They’re taking over our town. People are being possessed
and trapped in their own bodies with no way out. As an
Enforcer I give them one last chance to rid themselves of the
demon controlling them. The separation process is…messy.
I hate being an Enforcer. I could refuse to do it but it means,
I’ll have to stand by and watch my friends and neighbors
become victims, or worse, killers.
My twin brother Ari tells me I’ll get used to it. That’s easy for
him to say, he’s Death. I’m a smartass with a deadly power.
What were they thinking?
In the war between Good and Evil, my brother and I are in
the middle. Both Heaven and Hell have plans for us. We are
BBB: I was so taken by the description, I started saying to myself, ‘I’m going to get this book’. Cain not only sounds cool, but I’m intrigued about the type of trouble a smartass with deadly powers can get into.
But first, I wanted to do something fun. So, I asked Kai, ‘if Cain were to go to a club, what would he drink and what type of playlist would he be rocking to?’
Kai: Cain prefers beer and always keeps some in the fridge, probably something like Guinness.
If he were going to go harder, he would go for scotch or bourbon. No mixed drinks for this guy.
The music in the background in the bar he frequents is from the 50’s and 60’s.
Here are some of the songs in the Jukebox:
Who’s Sorry Now – Connie Francis
Since I Don’t Have You – The Skyliners
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
Diana – Paul Anka
Love me Tender – Elvis Presley
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
BBB: Yup, I’m sold! He got me at Love Me Tender. ((swooooon)).
To further tickle your taste buds, here’s a short excerpt from ENFORCER
Ari had just reminded me that when I woke up after the accident, an angel stood at the foot of my hospital bed. He was glowing, he was beautiful. I just about peed myself. He had long dark hair and bright blue eyes. He was big, solid. He was wearing a white robe so I couldn’t see his body, but his forearms were like stone. He looked like one of those guys you see on the cover of romance novels.
“Hello Cain, I’m Michael. You and your brother have been chosen,” he said. His voice played in my ear like music.
“For what?” I croaked. His voice was music; mine was like a tin can being scraped out with a spoon.
“We have need of you. As you’re aware, the battle between good and evil has been waged for millennia. The angels are busier than ever fighting the dark. We’ve chosen another human to perform a vital function. Your brother has taken on the sacred duty of Death.”
“He did what?” I asked.
“Your brother has agreed to help others pass to the other side; he has agreed to become an agent of Death.”
“How hard did he hit his head? Or how hard did I hit mine? This is crazy,” I said rubbing my eyes thinking I must have been hallucinating.
“I’m telling you this because your brother will maintain his life as it’s always been. He’s been granted special powers that allow him to answer the call of anyone dying that he’s assigned to escort. He is one of many people who have the power to relieve suffering and pain by helping people to pass over.”
“Why are you telling me this?”
“You and your brother are linked, when he escorts a soul to the other side, you’ll feel it. We want you to be prepared. The passage through is cold, but spirits can’t feel it, neither can Ari because of his abilities, but you will. I thought it fair to warn you.”
That was how I found out my brother was Death.
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