Title: Ethereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1) by Jessica O'Gorek
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Genre: Fantasy / Futuristic / Teen
Mother Earth, wounded by the human race and its disregard for her resources, will recruit human souls to serve Her and turn against humanity. A rising force festers; Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings will systematically possess and destroy towns, cities, and states. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between Onyx, a lead Gemini, and Violette, a human, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.
I was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on April 19th, 1979. I was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, you name it, I’ve done it. I was the weird kid who would confront kids on the playground in elementary school when they squished a bug. I would very sincerely tell them what they were doing was morally wrong and then I would pray for the bug to come back as a butterfly in its next life.I grew up admiring my father, Barry Weinstock, as an author. When I was twelve I started hand writing novels. My first one was two thousand pages. My daughter, who is thirteen, is currently working on her first novel. I hope to continue the legacy.
"Creating the Gemini" by Jessica O'Gorek
"Creating the Gemini" by Jessica O'Gorek
For me, the idea of the Gemini just popped in my head. My inspiration spawned from my respect for the earth and my anger at our race for what we do to it. We take it for granted every day and I truly believe that one day it will catch up with us. It may not be in the form of paranormal forces, but we will make our environment uninhabitable and will probably be entirely our fault.
So I wanted to have mother earth so angry with our greed and our treatment of her (and each other) that she would create the ultimate weapon. I wanted them to be indestructible to everyone and almost impossible to kill or contain by humans. Somehow to me they became more like a plague, sweeping the earth and cleansing it of our presence. Onyx, who was an oil tycoon as a human, was born. But he had to have a weakness, a conscience; mother earth's one mistake. His weakness is Violette and the reason for this will not be revealed until well in to book 5. Although he is very dedicated to the cause of wiping us out he still has a moral compass and his fellow clan considers this a defect when in reality it's a gift.
Lilly, Onyx's sister, is obsessed with Mother Earth's cause and struggles deeply with her love for her brother verses her duty as a Gemini. Sometimes you love her and sometimes you hate her. Her softness is encrusted with hate towards the human race so thick that nothing will change her views. There is also a reason for her hatred, but this won't be revealed until book 6. (I think I'll get that far!)
Tork- strong, stubborn, set in his leadership role, he wants to pass the reigns to Onyx one day and let him lead the clan or train him to lead another clan. He is Onyx's father figure and helped him cross over from his human body into Gemini form back in 1956. His character is old and wise and he sees through Onyx most of the time but doesn't pressure him to tell the truth. Onyx respects him and fears him at the same time.
Just a bit about the Gemini characteristics: They appear to humans as misty beings, almost like human forms made of fog. Sometimes their aura will radiate color depending on their emotions but their eyes are the most hypnotizing features. Onyx's eyes swirl like a tornado of blue ocean. They can possess any living creature they choose and can control us by manipulating our central nervous system, our voices, everything. They are impossibly strong, invisible at will; their atoms can shift structure to allow them to go through walls, earth, anything they want. They can also form into plasma. Curious? Read the book to learn more about this powerhouse of a race that will challenge our existence!
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Wow...the Gemini sound incredibly interesting, and it's fascinating that they came so easily to Jessica! I definitely agree that we as humans take advantage of the bounty that surrounds us...but I don't think about what kind of consequences could result very often. What about you?
Do you agree that humans' treatment towards each other and the world will lead to negative consequences? Do you ever think of what those consequences could be?
Have any other thoughts? Feel free to share them. :)