News of The Fallen: Genesis BOOK REVIEW

If you send angels to Hell, you get demons, though six of these orphans were about 90% there and then we have Joseph Kelly aka Gabriel who’s as close to a saint as you’ll get in a land full of sinners and he has a message. News of The Fallen Genesis.

I read a meme the other day from “The Onion.” They are having trouble writing stories more idiotic than reality. The actual news isn’t helping either. I’ve also read the “His Dark Materials” series. Wow if someone didn’t have a beef with the catholic church or religion in general. Back in my YA novel days, so move over Mr. Pullman because Tillie Cole has come to town. The first book I read from her “Sick Fux” was a home run, and so was “The Fallen: Genesis.” Okay one tiny beef but Five Stars all the way, though I had to give it four in truth.

Tillie Cole has never been one to shy away from the taboo. Now it takes a certain kind of mind to get into this writer’s material. I have good friends, bought one a copy of Sick Fux and recommended her to one more. To this day I can’t tell you what the two of them think. When I started reading The Fallen: Genesis, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Considering I’m reading “Raphael” now should be proof enough, I enjoy her titles. You can say though they are like the news. At least you won’t cry, and you’ll want to stay lost in the story. Not as sexy as my last read from her mind you. There also seems to be a pattern in some way. Like I said taboo, broken kids, evil men, and a bloodbath with a promise of more to come. The wrong choice of words, hmm but we’ll get to that. I won’t even give you the stop me if you’ve heard this part babble.

We have a good boy, a bad boy that’s his brother and five more would-be killers. Compared to the men that hold them, these boys should be saints. All given the names of the archangels. Can’t say I’m a fan of the Bible, but I know Gabriel, Michael, and was never quite sure on Raphael. So with the other names as long as you know who the good guys and the bad guys are right? I’ll give you a hint; anybody with the title of Father is evil. The big-name you’ll have to remember is Joseph Kelly known as Gabriel. The story centers on him and the love of his brothers; another rescue mission type. I keep comparing this to Sick Fux I know. When you have a great idea going, you keep rolling. Not that this novel is sweet until the end and then it’s a particular idea of sweetness. Now it does come out of nowhere but who doesn’t dream of incredible wealth.

I hope I haven’t given too much away by now. If anything the book is fantastic and Tillie Cole has to be in my top five authors. The Fallen: Genesis does its best to warn you, but you will still be shocked. If you aren’t one for this type of genre, well you might have turned a blind eye to the crimes of the so-called faithful. Not saying you have to read it but I highly recommend that you do so. Only there will be blood and the idea that all parties involved in a way have the right to do as they will. Of course, you will root for one side over the other.

As I said, the story focuses on Joseph Kelly and a tidbit on his brother James. Joseph wants two things in the world, to save his brother and devote himself to God. It’s in these two quests that lead him into serious trouble. The other characters, with one mention of a page or two, are all evil. You can see Joseph heading that way himself though he lacks the inclinations. From coming to terms about his brother and then his five adopted brothers. Of course, this grants them all books. Only with the church though we have Holy Innocents and then there are The Brethren.

Joseph is cool-headed except when he sees the true nature of The Brethren. His brother James has a pure bloodlust, and those that come after are all quite mad. Joseph or I should say Gabriel has righteousness. We all should feel as such. He only doesn’t have the power until he gets his miracle. Talk about being a walking example of the law of attraction. If this tale has any saving grace within the religious overtones, it’s merely prayer. I’m sure somebody would say prayer works with what happens near the end. Gabriel takes the role of a god-fearing man wishing to walk with the sinners. Now, what route I would have chosen instead. I see where the author was heading with Raphael being first. Which makes me curious about how the other brothers will meet, dare some form of salvation. The ending of this title though’s quite manageable indeed.

The Brethren, scary I know evil religious people like that. Again Gabriel kept calm for the most part because everyone reading this book? Let’s say you will have no problem hating these men. I shouldn’t even call them men but monsters to what they do to these seven orphans. There’s also Miller that’s pretty convenient but understandable. In a way, he was dumb, but he had no idea what had happened, and once he learned well? I know we could all use a Miller in such a line of work. The few other characters there were did serve their purpose. There was one telling Gabriel where his brother might have ended up. There were those with no names that became cannon fodder and had me hungering for the war to come. What about the other blind eyes and closed mouths who would be of service? Then there is one more character I won’t give away yet if you’re still reading up to this point, thanks.

One of my favorite parts for real is the prisoners introducing their sin of choice. Now I had several good moments and as far as The Fallen? Yeah, I want to be Gabriel, but that’s because I want that type of power. With the others, I was tempted to do some research on their names. I only know now that Raphael was a Healer but reading his title he is something different. It’s also weird that Gabriel, in his sure way, adopted a system of faith. Once more, I bring up Sick Fux. Now that was Alice in Wonderland; here we have the church’s principals.

So if I liked this book so much why only the four stars? Five stars worthy no doubt and this might reveal more about me to some extent. I should have seen it coming with it being the Catholic Church and all. I also let it slide when it came to the first title I read of this author. I should also mention I like how she has these playlists for her books. A few of the songs are on my phone this second. There will also be spoilers going forward so please go and get a copy of this book. It will convince you to read the whole series.

Anyway, this is only me; I didn’t like the sexual aspect in this one. It’s a prequel, it’s an all-boys school, not that I’m backing it in Sick Fux either. I guess I try to avoid the gay genre, does that make me a terrible person? We all have some triggers; this is mine. It’s not much, some torture but it did knock a star off. Was there anything else I didn’t like, well as a reader wanting Gabriel to go war immediately. I keep saying it reminds me of her other work, but that’s not bad at all. If the worlds were somehow connected though I wouldn’t be surprised. There was so much it this offering Tillie Cole even added a glossary. These days I’m reading Raphael and trying to come up with a good defense for his actions. I’m guessing there might be a commandment change or an amendment here or there ha.

My favorite part of this book had to be living the dream. Who among us doesn’t think about being told we have more money. Then Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg combined? To have enough power to fight the Catholic Church if need be, that’s wealth. Again I imagine Gabriel’s ideology, which got strange. One evil learning from the darker. Don’t get me wrong though; I’m for The Fallen no doubt. Let’s not get started on my history when it comes to organized faith. I’ll say that Gabriel makes it “fun” again. Even the idea he’ll let his brothers do as they please with restrictions of course. The Fallen: had me guessing from the start and left me wondering at the end. What about the space in the middle; a straight shot, the pages fly-by, and all you ask for is more? Still, none of us was in Purgatory hmm? I’m sure The Fallen indeed felt a certain kind of way.

For all the sadness and righteous anger, I feel, I know I like this book and this author. Tillie Cole is one of the few that will go to this level of taboo. If I’m lucky, my writing will get anywhere close to this level someday. If you’re not super religious or a catholic, the ideas shouldn’t bother you. Not quite an erotica, I read it for an erotica group but more like an invitation to it maybe. Or I suppose you could watch the developments about the church daily, News of The Fallen Genesis.

Steps, Beats, Breaths, She Left

It’s a disease this thing called love and I know how dangerous it can be or so I heard; it’s an addiction without any type of rehab. Steps, Beats, Breaths, She Left, one girl was so close, the right girl I’m afraid is so much farther away…

See Me Here:

Because love is more than twelve steps
Could be more than thirteen
How many do you have left?

When I catch my breath
“Why don’t you tell me?”
Because love is more than twelve steps

And you have a powerful effect
like you wouldn’t believe.
How many do you have left?

For an angel, I bet
to love me like you do, the trouble I’ve seen
Because love is more than twelve steps

You haven’t taken the first one, yet
If I say something, instead of nothing, I’ll be waiting
How many do you have left?

Can’t ask an angel this
Except if you’re falling
Because love is more than twelve steps
How many do you have left?

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: “Spencer” by Eclesi4stik, Bill Haley and His Comets “Thirteen Women” (1954) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), Johnny Jewel Ft. Saoirse Ronan “Tell Me”, Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley “Powerful”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Robert Goulet “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” (Recess), A Great Big World Ft. Christina Aguilera “Say Something”, The Script “Nothing”, and Lenny Kravitz “I’ll Be Waiting”

Feather Ed

Did you leave your wings at home, sometimes even angels fall, or maybe did you forget how to fly… all the things I was thinking about saying when I saw my crush in an ankle cast today. Feather Ed… they once used feathers for a lot of things

See Me Here:

And even God thought, you’re such a wonderful surprise
You’re what men were given eyes for
So God makes even more…
only you’re the one that I adore
But I dream of you instead

Should I open my eyes?
Live brave in a whole new world
Just be the boy asking a girl
to love me like you do… absurd
Yet like a chief I tread

Imagining letters from the sky
From a poor poet’s hands
Spoken from this man
Tell me my love, here I am
How the quills once bled

Of the Marquis de Sade and an angel’s demise,
debauchery, wanton depravity
Ravishment and the biggest tragedy
That there would never be you and me
High above me, wings spread

I don’t ask why
You keep so many feathers, keep your wings
There is something better, only I spring
my own wings together from so many things
Still this year’s love is over my head

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Babydoll a.k.a. Emily Browning… Sucker Punch, Shawn Hlookoff “Wonderful Surprise”, Eli Stone “Patience”, Aladdin (1992) “A Whole New World”, Notting Hill (1999), Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Civil Twilight “Letters from The Sky”, Johnny Jewel Ft. Saoirse Ronan “Tell Me”, Sia “My Love”, Bryan Adams “Here I Am”, Marquis de Sade, Tal Bachman “She’s So High”, Audien ft. Lady Antebellum “Something Better”, David Gray “This Year’s Love” and Lit “Over My Head”

Mattress Goals

It’s a small world after all… everything I need on one street, a girl or “the girl” could be pretty close, and my bed is awfully big enough then again… I’ve never had another person in it. “Mattress Goals”… I want to share but love on the edge…

See Me Here:

So they make the bed bigger
for your halo and wings instead
Do you fear you’ll fall off the edge?
and so it figures

the nights would grow longer
Yeah I’m that type of monster
Perhaps you are stronger
Close your eyes and wander

As the stars grow too numerous
Wishes, star-crossed
Let’s get lost

While I come up with a million excuses
To not say somethin’ stupid, like I love you
But hoping you’ll love me like you do
Only a man uses

everything… but has one heart
It’s so powerful
Still it’s doubtful
I’ll find you… when we’re so far apart

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Eminem ft. Rihanna “Monster”, Kanye West “Stronger”, Ernie Halter “Close Your Eyes and Wander”, Beck and Bat For Lashes “Let’s Get Lost”, Glee Cast “Somethin’ Stupid (Glee Cast Version)”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Lifehouse “Everything”, Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley “Powerful”, and Audien ft. Lady Antebellum “Something Better”

The Distance to You

It’s why I’m still breathing… because she is so far away right now but am I running towards her or away from her; no clue. The Distance to You… seems to answer the question but I’m not sure I believe it and maybe I should just enjoy the air

See Me Here:

It’s the distance between Heaven and Earth
And so I’m always falling
Because speaking up hurts

But I never learned to fly
So through the streets I’m calling
Now you ask me why

Like an angel on my shoulder
Or is that your leg or thigh
I need you closer

Close enough and I still don’t see
You are my lady, my love, my girl
All I need is the air that I breathe

Maybe not
If you would love me like you do
Ask me never to stop

Because aren’t beds big enough
Who needs Eden… with or without you?
When it’s only the two of us

closer until the very next line
can only be love
Someday, sometime

you’ll be in my heart
I’ll make room… a lot
Just… don’t break it apart

my atom bomb baby
The Space In Between Us
That’s the distance between love; maybe

it might be… just too much

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Cake “The Distance”, The Apache Relay “Katie Queen of Tennessee”, Oleta Adams “Get Here”, Freddie Jackson “You Are My Lady”, Sia “My Love”, The Temptations “My Girl”, The Hollies “The Air That I Breathe”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, U2 “With Or Without You”, Sugar Ray “Someday”, Phil Collins “You’ll Be In My Heart”, “Atom Bomb Baby” (1957) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), and Building 429 “The Space In Between Us”

A Bit Soon for Paradise

Because I’ve never been loved by a girl… hell I’ve never been kissed by a girl and my crush is not just another girl; she has to be an angel. “A Bit Soon for Paradise”… because how else do I see an angel… coming down or am I “up” again

See Me Here:

So you must be an angel
“How can you tell?”
You mean being hot as hell

And Mama told me not to come
But run boy run
into the arms of a beautiful stranger

My, my, my did I ignore the danger
of waiting for a girl like you, someday;
a beautiful day

or an atom bomb baby
You’re gonna be the one who saves me?
Heroine if only you were able

to what God should I be grateful?
Only let me love you
as you love me like you do

The two of us, a little less graceful
So I died in your arms tonight, surprise
Is this love or not quite paradise

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Kaori Maejima… Shusaku, Shaggy ft. Rayvon “Angel”, Brother Love “Summertime”, Three Dog Night “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, Woodkid “Run Boy Run”, Madonna “Beautiful Stranger”, Johnny Gill “My, My, My”, Glee Cast “Waiting For A Girl Like You (Glee Cast Version)”, Sugar Ray “Someday”, U2 “Beautiful Day”, “Atom Bomb Baby” (1957) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), Ryan Adams “Wonderwall”, Glee Cast “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) (Glee Cast Version)”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Cutting Crew “(I Just) Died in Your Arms”, Whitesnake “Is This Love”, and Bliss 66 “Not Quite Paradise”

Happy Endings Don’t Splat… Sometimes

I see what could be happily ever after; I see my beautiful crush, so why would I want to close my eyes for even a second… a kiss and other things perhaps. Happy Endings Don’t Splat… Sometimes, maybe that’s why it’s better I can’t reach her.

See Me Here:

To a first kiss… there’s no guide
Front, back, side to side

Could it be I’m falling?
So why does all my clothing fly
Your body’s callin’

Just no angel falls out of the blue
As I make capes out of bedsheets
Zero to hero would be quite a feat
Maybe it’s you
I’m still wondering where will meet
Now I’m waiting for an atom bomb baby, we come in peace, sex zombies
Even a magical amulet; would you love me like you do

The sun, the moon, the very stars fall
Why do I want you from all of the above?
All of me, my love
Wants you to stay up there is all

“Stay with me”
Falling is not happily
ever after, and I don’t know what the ending will be


Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Princess Ashelia B’nargin Dalmasca… Final Fantasy XII, Ludacris “Act A Fool”, The Spinners “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”, R. Kelly “Your Body’s Callin’”, Hercules (1997) “Zero To Hero”, Tsutchie ft. Kazami “You”, Five Stars “Atom Bomb Baby” (1957) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), “Sex Zombies” and “Amulet” by S. Wolf, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, John Legend “All Of Me”, Sia “My Love”, and Sam Smith “Stay With Me”


Horizontal Planning

I’ve never been kissed… to be quite honest I think it was actually easier to put a man on the moon; people have faith, the world is ending, and love is crazy but being with me, now how would that happen? Horizontal Planning…

See Me Here:

Your kiss is like the moon landing
All the universal laws… redrafting
An angel flying, no you’re standing
For now, right here next to me

But whatever is the Devil planning
Or all the gods commanding
Is there a magic so enchanting
Some potion or love spell, like Vampire Academy

Could love be a disease beyond understanding?
Robots taking over, or aliens; I’m adding
the zombies too, end of the world, so hot we’re fanning
my atom bomb baby

Just… I’m jealous of all the lovers having
a reason for this crazy little thing called love, banning
zealous, obsessed with sex “gentlemen”, okay maybe I’m ranting
Maybe, but for the love you, supplanting
if any and all other reasons, three little words, I love you, advancing
now from my heart to my lips; love me like you do that song keeps planting
everything, from vanilla skies, to Sade who I idolize laughing

Sadism, ravishment, BDSM; thirteen women said no, not even you sweet lady

About you and I smashing, crashing, slamming
down to earth, to my bed; my heart and all its misunderstandings
Abandoning all hope for ye who enters my bedroom door, but love is so demanding
As for all of me and you, perhaps: before we watch world war three on pay TV

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Princess Ashelia B’nargin Dalmasca… Final Fantasy XII, Mick Smiley “Magic”, Vampire Academy (2014), Five Stars “Atom Bomb Baby” (1957) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, The Isley Brothers “For The Love of You”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Lifehouse “Everything”, Jennifer Paige “Crush”, Marquis de Sade, Bill Haley and His Comets “Thirteen Women” (1954) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), Peter Gabriel “Down To Earth”, “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri, John Legend “All Of Me”, Crown City Four “Watch World War Three (On Pay TV) (1960) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters)

Building Headboards… Harder, Higher

After you break a heart I think everything else gets easier… I wouldn’t know, I’ve never broken any girl’s heart before and of the girls that have broken my heart, well they were not just girls I suppose. Building Headboards… Harder, Higher

See Me Here:

Wings, a halo, how far
As I see the stars in your eyes
The words you hold like cerulean skies
Because love is way up there; how bizarre
I ask forgiveness, not permission… oh my lord

To be a villain, why not the hero
How else are heroines made?
My love, dauntless, girl on fire, be not afraid
For you, I’d go from zero to hero, but I’m just a Negro
Looking at the girl I adore

Just wondering what makes my friend, my lover, my passion, my sin?
And do you love me, or would you love me again
Zero chance; no angel you’d fly out the door
Must it always be heartbreak, one or quite a few?
If only you would love me like you do
No, I’m not the one you’d take your cape off for
Every girl, deserves a man that can break headboards

But for you, for love, I would do even more…

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Victoria… Real Doll, OMC “How Bizarre”, Regina Spektor “Hero”, Chad Kroeger Ft. Josey Scott “Hero”, Enrique Iglesias “Hero”, Sia “My Love”, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “Article 5” Kristen Simmons, Hercules (1999) “Zero To Hero”, The Contours “Do You Love Me”, John Newman “Love Me Again”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)”

Frequent Pounding

See Me Here:

Once bed springs were singing
and an angel was bouncing
the ways to paradise; Clinging

not to the wings she had lost
nor to the blankets, pillows, surrounding
but the man and the pleasure mounting
This would carry her aloft

amongst the stars and to the moon
Her every breath expounding
While the sun came rounding
speaking too soon

of the girl I would never ravish
To have your legs wrapped around me
me in wanton depravity… tragic

You’re mere footsteps away
Sometimes I’m almost shouting
three little words, I’ve been doubting
No… “I love you”, is too much to say

Or to love me like you do
I dream of you howling
You and me, heartbeats pounding
My love, alarm is sounding, a virgin, whew

Frequent pounding, me and you

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Victoria… Real Doll, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Lifehouse “You and Me”, Sia “My Love”, and Start Trouble “Throw The Covers”