Books

What fol­lows are my books. Some sto­ries, charm­ing and trite, oth­ers dark and heavy, most revolv­ing around themes of faith and reli­gion and love and life and truth. You may enjoy them or you may hate them. If you are like me, you may enjoy­ing hat­ing them. By vis­it­ing the cor­re­spond­ing pages for each, you’ll find excerpts, my views on what they are, and, if you’d like, an easy way to read them, in old-fash­ioned print or as a spiffy-new eBook. If there is one shame to the increased pop­u­lar­i­ty of eBooks it is the impos­si­bil­i­ty of con­tin­u­ing the cher­ished tra­di­tion of book burn­ing.

Paradise Earth: Day Zero

Paradise Earth: Day Zero

When the ground quakes and blaz­ing balls of fire fall from the sky, a reli­gious sect inter­prets it as the ful­fill­ment of long-held prophe­cies fore­telling the end of the world. The mem­bers flee to their reli­gious sanc­tu­ary, believ­ing that this glob­al cat­a­clysm is the por­tent of a new par­adise of eter­nal hap­pi­ness. Inside, one cold and starv­ing man strug­gles to hold onto his hope for the future. He’s sac­ri­ficed every­thing for his faith in the prophe­cy, includ­ing his fam­i­ly. As the tor­tu­ous night drags on he grap­ples with a life­time of beliefs and expec­ta­tions. If he sur­vives to see the par­adise earth, will it be worth it? Par­adise Earth is a decon­struc­tion of faith at the end of the world and beyond. More info →
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Deep Penitentiary 6

Deep Penitentiary 6

Assas­sin Theta But­ter­fly goes deep under­cov­er in a remote space prison in a life or death attempt to locate her miss­ing twin sis­ter. As a pris­on­er, she has to con­front a gang of fero­cious inmates lead by Hon­ey Bee, a black bomb­shell from the dark side of the moon. Theta must find the will to live as she is sub­ject­ed to livid abuse at the hands of the war­den, the infa­mous Dark Moth­er. Caged … tor­tured … Theta But­ter­fly cuts through all obsta­cles to find out the hor­rif­ic secrets of Deep Pen­i­ten­tiary 6. More info →
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Butterfly

Butterfly

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But­ter­fly is the killer com­ic book pre­lude to the Deep Pen­i­ten­tiary 6 novel­la. When Theta But­ter­fly cross­es paths with a for­mer cult asso­ciate she is seduced by sweet revenge and sets out to mur­der the man that made her, Dr. Pur­ple. The book is ful­ly illus­trat­ed in col­or with 28 pages of hot action, and includes a Tab­u­la Rasa com­ic by Shane Crash on the flip-side. More info →

Happiness: How to Find It

Rose Gluck thought she knew what it meant to be happy, but things would change when Wyatt True came to her small, rural Missouri congregation. Through Wyatt, Rose will discover the meaning of love and unravel the mystery of her past while contending with her strict grandmother and the oppressive presiding overseer of her congregation. In the end, Rose's search for happiness will lead to a climatic choice between true love and true religion with eternal consequences. » Read

Paradise Earth

You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth is harrowing dystopian fiction novel by Anthony Mathenia, to be published in three parts: Day Zero (2012), Week One (2013), Forever After (2014). When a cataclysm forces an apocalyptic sect to flee to the safety of their religious sanctuary, they interpret it as the fulfillment of Bible prophecies that foretold the end of the world and the ushering in of a new, paradise earth. Paradise Earth is a deconstruction of faith, at the end of the world and beyond. » Read

Deep Penitentiary 6

Assassin Theta Butterfly goes deep undercover in a remote space prison in a life or death attempt to locate her missing twin sister. As a prisoner, she has to confront a gang of ferocious inmates lead by Honey Bee, a black bombshell from the dark side of the moon. Theta must find the will to live as she is subjected to livid abuse at the hands of the warden, the infamous Dark Mother. Caged ... tortured ... Theta Butterfly cuts through all obstacles to find out the horrific secrets of Deep Penitentiary 6. » Read