The Everborn
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The Everborn concerns the offspring of fallen angels that have lived among us since the dawn of man. Throughout the ages, they live life after life in normal society until each one falls in love and fathers his own child. Before that child is born, they undergo a rapid degeneration into a fetal state before they disappear entirely and become reborn into a new life, essentially becoming their own fathers.

All of them male, they live out their commonplace lives under the covert protection of Watchmaids, inter-dimensional female beings whose purpose is to ensure no harm comes to them under penalty of banishment into a state of eternal loneliness.

When an Everborn is reborn as a set of twins, one a soulless serial killer on a quest to be born again into a sinless life and the other a kind-hearted ghostwriter for a world-famous rock-and-roll horror novelist, a banished Watchmaid claims her role in an ancient prophecy to use the soulless twin as a means to re-enter our world and bring about its destruction.

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Nicholas Grabowsky's novels of horror/fantasy and mainstream pulp fiction, both as himself, as Nicholas Randers, and as Marsena Shane, have generated worldwide acclaim for over two decades and praised by many of today's most popular horror gurus in the literary world. He began his career in traditional publishing houses with brisk sellers in mass market paperback horror and romance, and in the last two decades is seen by many as a mentor to many authors and the smaller presses, which has become to him a passion.

His body of work includes the award-winning macabre aliens-among-us epic The Everborn, The Rag Man, Pray Serpent's Prey, Halloween IV (and its special edition), Diverse Tales, Reads & Reviews, The Wicked Haze, Sweet Dreams Lady Moon, June Park, and Red Wet Dirt, numerous anthologies, magazine articles, and self help books, with projects extending to screenplays, poetry, songs, film, and a wide variety of short fiction and nonfiction since the 1980's.

He's a veteran special guest at numerous genre conventions and makes appearances and signings across North America. He has been in the limelight a radical gospel preacher right out of high school and in the following years a rock vocalist, teacher, lecturer and activist, editor, publisher and founder of the Sacramento-based Diverse Media small press, which has recently blossomed into the subdivisions of Black Bed Sheet Books, which publishes "exemplary literature, fiction & non" but specializes in horror/fantasy.

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Contents

Forward..........................................................................i
Prologue......................................................................vii

PART ONE: Max and the Watcher Swap Stories
1. A Message of Untimely Importance...................1
2. Maxwell Gets a Grip..........................................10
3. A Boulevard of Doors........................................14
4. Time Retold At the Motel Untold.....................26
5. No True Beginnings.........................................39

PART TWO: Informal Introductions
6. Swapping the Story Again.................................51
7. The Watchmaid Bari.........................................63
8. Melony Polito at the Crowjob...........................65
9. Andrew Erlandson at the Crowjob...................75
10. Andrew and Melony.........................................87
11. Scratch At The Crowjob...................................95
12. A Departing Exchange...................................101
13. A Few Fringe Benefits Of The Gods..............105
14. Max And Melony............................................108
15. Ralston And Jessica........................................113
16. The UFO Detective........................................119
17. Scratch And The Church On The Rock…….133
18. Max Goes To Church.....................................146
19. Knocking On Scratch’s Door.........................156
20. Matt McGregor Goes To Church...................168
21. A Refresher Course Brush-up At The Office…………………………………………177
22. The Interview At Andrew’s Apartment..........182
23. A Strange Brew Of Personality.......................197
24. A Rude Awakening For William Behn...........202
25. A Telephone Call For Ralston Cooper.........211
26. An Odd Distortion For Bari.........................216
27. Andrew Is Not An Alien...............................220
28. Climactic Introductions...............................230
29. A New Recruit For The Magdalene.............243

Interlude
30. In The Watcher’s Own Words......................271

PART THREE: The Magdalene Salvatia
31. When The Sacred Ones Fell From The Sky…………………………………………...279
32. The Tale of The Magdalene Queen........... 283
33. The Black Widow Messiah...........................294
34. Simon BoLeve...............................................303
35. Simon and Salvatia.......................................320
36. The Son of A.J. Erlandson...........................331
37. The Playground............................................335
38. An Assessment of Casualties.......................352
39. The Big Deal................................................355

Interlude
40. In The Waking World...................................365

PART FOUR: The Master Magicians
41. Company for Scratch...................................379
42. Company for Melony...................................392
43. Company for Ralston...................................403
44. Carbon Canyon.............................................415
45. The Diner Untold.........................................419
46. Private Parties Only......................................431
47. The Watchers................................................442

Epilogue
48. Max and the Watcher, In Parting...............461

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"My Dear Nicholas: You seem to me---in a way that's entirely admirable----a man out of time. You're writing horror epics when the audience has become increasingly numbed by cinematic hokum and stale ideas. I SALUTE YOU: your ambition, your dedication, your achievements. I have no doubt in my mind that there is much, much more to come from your fertile and blissfully complex imagination, and I'll await the next work with much anticipation!"
----Clive Barker (Hellraiser, director, producer, artist and bestselling author)

“Grabowsky has melded Horror with Science Fiction with such expertise that I am left speechless. This is a novel of epic proportions and told in such a unique way that it defies explanation. By utilizing ideas from religious history, the reader is given a totally surreal reason for what UFOs really are and you will start to believe it’s true.”
---Garry Charles, Gorezone Magazine

"Grabowsky's writing is at times touching and emotional, however, his real talent is his ability to infuse his writing with a sense of dread and loathing that I have not experienced since H.P. Lovecraft..........(a) unique and often terrifying world that Sacramento novelist Nicholas Grabowsky launches us into......(it) has the feel of an "X-Files" episode, at other very twisted turns it delves into the psychedelic. For those of us looking for something new in the alien horror genre, look not to the stars, but look to Nicholas Grabowsky's "The Everborn."
-----Tahoe Daily Tribune

“Nicholas Grabowsky has succeeded in creating an entire world that is situated over our own, shading our every move with darkness and its ghostly alien presence....leaving the reader in utter astonishment as to the amazing detail that Grabowsky’s world has been created with. The detailed mythology that he creates with his alien forces ties together more than one earthly superstition, weaving a web that connects the world of the supernatural and the extraterrestrial.........the reader will be unable to get the terrifying and original visions out of their head!”
------Heidi Martinuzzi, E! Entertainment Television, Pretty/Scary.net

“THE EVERBORN is a terrifying collision of genetics-gone-wrong science fiction and they-are-already-here UFO thriller. This is a nail biter!”
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of DEAD OF NIGHT and ASSASSIN’S CODE

"Grabowsky exploits (the story) to explore concepts such as being, death & immortality in a fabulist world where more than a half-dozen major characters shift identities with Cronenberg-like regularity....a solid storyline, fresh ideas on everything from relationships to religion and blood-chilling violence makes Grabowsky's latest offering a compelling read!"
----Sacramento News & Review

***** 5 stars (highest rating) "ALL HAIL GRABOWSKY! .....a captivating plot completely unique...with a story so imaginative and profound, even I was astounded....satisfying a reader's interest in alternative science fiction, classic horror, suspense and yes, folks, even gore. The atmosphere is complex, murky and entraps you. The style of writing is blunt, audacious and head-on.....this book rises above the average horror/science fiction novel!"
------Horror-web.com
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