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Daniel L. Carter was born and raised in New York State and has always enjoyed Sci-Fi and Fantasy stories. Having studied at Elim Bible Institute and Hudson Valley Bible School, he found himself fascinated with the heavenly realms and spiritual principalities mentioned in the Bible. So a journey began to create a world through story that would bring a new vision of the universe we live in.
The G-6 Chronicles opens up a new paranormal fantasy world that will appeal to many ages.
The G-6 Chronicles opens up a new paranormal fantasy world that will appeal to many ages.
Born out of vengeance, five discarded children must fight to keep their family safe from the homicidal geneticist who created them. Millions of lives stand in the balance as sacrifices are made. This family will never be the same as heroes rise and fall in The Unwanted Book 1 of The G-6 Chronicles.
The G-6 Chronicles delivers an adrenaline rush that rarely comes from reading books. Cover to cover these fantasy/paranormal stories will get your heart pumping and leave you begging for more!!! Purchase on Amazon. Visit the author's Amazon page , website , Facebook, and the G6 Family Blog.
Author Daniel L. Carter shares his story with us:
The Supernatural (Real or Fake)
Have you seen the amount of paranormal/supernatural shows that have been popping up on cable and TV lately? 'Ghost Hunters', 'Ghost Hunters International', 'Paranoral Experiment' or some of the older shows like 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel'. For most of my life, (I'm 43) I've seen a growing infatuation with the occult. I understand this fascination with that which is 'unknown' from which is deemed to be 'natural'.
Many people see this as fun or hoaxes but there are many who believe everything they see on these shows. What I'm about to share with you I've only told to close family or friends before. This is not a story that I'm making up for dramatic effect but rather I want you to understand the seriousness of what we think of as supernatural. Where do I begin...?
I grew up in an abusive home. My father was an undiagnosed bipolar. I won't go into details but know where my heart was and my circumstances when the incident happened. I was verbally and physically abused as a child and at the age of 17 I told my father to shut the BLANK up! I had reached my boiling point during one of his tirades with my mother and thought anger and hate were going to consume me. This is the type of household I grew up in and the place where the incident happened. For those that want to know what happened with my father, he backed down and within a month later we had him removed by the police from our home. At this time in my life I had been going to church on and off for nearly 4 years with my best friend from high school. I hadn't made a commitment to the church or would I consider that I had 'Found Religion' but I was surrounded by a lot of good godly people who supported me. What they shared with me over those 4 years may have saved my life physically. They gave me a weapon that I'll never forget... We'll come back to what that weapon was in a minute.
I was seventeen years old, and was in my senior year of high school. I shared an apartment with my older sister and my uncle on my mother's side and my mother. None of us were or had been spiritual people. I wasn't raised religious and I certainly knew next to nothing of The Bible other than what I had heard at church. It's not in my nature to exaggerate or manufacture what happened to me this one afternoon. I came home from my school to an empty apartment as usual. Often I took naps as soon as I got home and this day wasn't any different. I wish I could put into words that would give justice to what happened to me while trying to get to sleep but I'll try.
My head was on my pillow and I was peering down the hall through the open door. For whatever reason, I could not fall asleep. Then it happened! My entire body was pinned to the bed so hard that I could not breathe or move. Complete and utter fear consumed me. I could feel the weight of something but there wasn't anything there. But I could sense a presence pushing down on me. When I say I couldn't breathe I truly mean I was starting to get light headed from not being able to breathe. That's when it really got weird! The only thing that I could move was my eyes. I looked down at the base of my bed because that was where the fear was radiating from. No, I didn't see some evil creature or extraterrestrial, what I saw was a clock. Not just any clock but a grandfather clock vibrating and rocking back and forth. What was strange about this clock was that there were multiple dials with strange symbols along the face of the clock. It didn't look like a typical grandfather clock.
Just when I thought I was going to pass out I remembered the weapon. I couldn't speak but I knew I had to or else death was certain. The word rang in my head and I knew I had to speak it but no air would come out of me. Finally the word came quietly, like a whisper from my mouth. The pressure let up a little. Once again I gasped for breathe and spoke the word only a little louder. The pressure let up and I could breathe again. I yelled one more time...."Jesus!!!"
I didn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Now that I was free I jumped up from my bed and ran out into the kitchen. It was winter time so running outside in my shorts stopped me at my back door. I turned around expecting to see something. But there was nothing there but my dirty dishes from the night before. (Yes, my family and I are slobs. This was when people were the actual dishwashers not some machine. lol)
I don't need to tell you that I was petrified but something had snapped in me. Like a good pop in my back when I go to the chiropractor. Something spiritually snapped into place at the moment. The fear subsided and I could feel a strength that I didn't have before. Slowly I walked back to my bedroom and looked inside. Nothing was there nor any sign that anything had just happened to me other than my blanket on the floor. No scuff marks at the base of my bed where the clock had been. All was as it should have been.
I know what you're thinking... 'he fell asleep and had a bad dream. That's all it was.' No, it truly wasn't a dream because I never fell asleep. I had barely got into my bed. My eyes were wide open and I'll share with you why I'm so convinced.
Months later my best friend and I joined the astronomy club at Newburgh Free Academy. The school had a planetarium but I had never been inside before. Our first meeting of the club, my friend and I sat in a waiting area where all astronomical photos and memorabilia were on the walls. As we looked around the room I stopped suddenly. Standing in front of me was the clock I had seen at the base of my bed. There were multiple dials on the face of the clock...it was a perfect match. I had never been in this room at my school before and hadn't seen the clock before the incident in my bedroom. At that moment I realized that God was showing me the seriousness of what had happened to me. That was the first and last meeting I attended of that club.
This incident changed my life in ways I'm still exploring. I dedicated my life to Jesus Christ that summer in the university pool at Alfred University in Western New York. Jesus was the weapon. The Name above all Names, The Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End. You see I had experienced a demon face to face and I won. Not because of my strength but because of the creator of the universe's name... Jesus Christ!
I'm not going to preach to you, I simply want you to understand where I'm coming from. This was only the first encounter I've had but I don't need to fear now. This incident is what sparked my desire to write The G-6 Chronicles. G-6 or GSIX is an acronym which has a two fold meaning.
The first is the literal acronym of Global Security from Inter-dimensional X's. (X's is the Roman numeral for 10 which represents the creatures found within the 10 known dimension) We as humans live in 4 of those 10 dimensions. Six of those dimensions are filled with supernatural beings that The Bible often refers to.
The second meaning of G6 is actually a Biblical reference to the beginning of the book of Genesis chapter 6: When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with[a] humans forever, for they are mortal[b]; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
The Nephilim. This passage had stuck with me for all my adult life. There have been many speculations and stories written about them but I wanted to do some research on who these creatures were. Offspring of fallen angels (son's of God) and daughters of humans. Half human and half demon. This passage and the genetic mysteries that this passage implies are what sparked The G-6 Chronicles and specifically The Unwanted, Book 1 and Children of Anak, Book 2.
You see I believe, although my stories are fiction, they are based on Biblical principals dealing with the possible reality of the supernatural in our everyday lives. If you'd like to find out more about The G-6 Chronicles or would like to join the G6 Family please drop in at our WEBSITE.The G6 Family blog will be coming out in the next month or two which will feature multiple authors and their stories as well as updates and insights into the multiple characters that make up The G-6 Chronicles. You'll get to meet the 5 children that started the family: Marcus (Bezerker), Anna (Prophetess), Zack (Boltz), Angie (Little Angel) and Sampson, all introduced in The Unwanted, Book 1. They you'll also get to meet some of the Children of Anak along with the founder of the G6 group Sean Welken (Spirit Walker). To join please visit our website and sign up. All are welcome! =)