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The Consecration of Jacob Jordaens

The Consecration of Jacob Jordaens

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"The Consecration of Jacob Jordaens"

Michael Brown's new novel bravely and humanely explores the dark world of an underground sex trafficking ring with paranormal connections.

In the spring of 2001, Jake Jordaens moves with his mother from New
Orleans to Providence, RI. Nearby lives his estranged father, Nick
Vaughn, the scion of a wealthy family--a family

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"The Consecration of Jacob Jordaens"

Michael Brown's new novel bravely and humanely explores the dark world of an underground sex trafficking ring with paranormal connections.

In the spring of 2001, Jake Jordaens moves with his mother from New
Orleans to Providence, RI. Nearby lives his estranged father, Nick
Vaughn, the scion of a wealthy family--a family behind whose fortune lays a dark and disturbing crime: child pornography. They'll do anything to prevent Jake from unraveling their web of lies.

In this paranormal thriller, good and evil from beyond, choose their favorites. Young Jake is led slowly to the truth by his mentor,
Moira Connery, a docent at the New Orleans Museum of Voodoo. While, Andrew Vaughn, dead family patriarch, even from the afterlife, uses daughter-in-law Karen's debauchery and greed, to oppose Jake and to expand the family's nefarious business.

Can Jake stop them? Will he fall victim to them himself? Who will prevail? Good? Evil? The dead? Or the living?

First time author, Michael Brown crafts this thrilling story with care and empathy--unafraid to explore an underworld that exists and lurks beneath society. Tutored in the art of writing by novelist John
Hawkes, Brown's debut will haunt you as much as it will captivate you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619619043
Publisher:
MJBrown Books
Publication date:
01/23/2014
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)

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The Consecration of Jacob Jordaens 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
THE CONSECRATION OF JACOB JORDAENS is a story which pushes the envelope. It contains references to and scenes of child pornography, pedophilia, incest, and rape. Jacob Jordaens has moved to Providence, Rhode Island with his adoptive mother from New Orleans. Jacob has always been sensitive to otherworldly phenomena, but things have been getting progressively worse since moving to the East Coast near his stepfather’s family. The Vaughns are immensely powerful and the family empire was built on a foundation lies, deceit, and debauchery. Andrew, the patriarch of the Vaughn clan, is dead; yet he continues to exert influence over his family from the other side. Is it Jacob’s destiny to topple this evil empire and where does he fit in the tangled skein of this dynasty? THE CONSECRATION OF JACOB JORDAENS is a dark tale of betrayal, lies, and the mystical. The writing is solid, the characters well-developed, and you are taken on a dark, twisted road when reading this book. I personally didn’t care for the subject matter and at times it was hard to determine what was real and what was fantasy, but the book was well written. THE CONSECRATION OF JACOB JORDAENS is billed as a paranormal thriller; however, I think this is a simplistic view considering the depths of emotion the author brings out in the characters and the reader. THE CONSECRATION OF JACOB JORDAENS is a book which readers will not easily put out of their minds.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Brown goes into explicit detail with the events and actions throughout this story.  His straightforward writing style presents the story to you in a very approachable manner.  His in-your-face approach to very taboo topics makes them all too real.  It all combines to create the perfect setting for this remarkable novel. Brown develops his characters to varying degrees, allowing readers to get to know them as they know each other.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them.  Some gave me chills, some made me cringe, and others were oh-so-enjoyable.  The very diverse and creative cast definitely made this story. This novel is definitely well worth the read, but not for the faint of heart.  Brown combines the paranormal with the seedy underbelly of humanity and comes out on top.  I applaud Brown’s courage to write this tale and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to those who aren’t of the faint of heart. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
dwatson More than 1 year ago
The Consecration Of Jacob Jordaens by Michael Brown is a different kind of paranormal thriller. It’s a coming of age story that includes alternate lifestyles and alternate religions. This is an original story with odd characters that you don’t see in a lot of books. Even the villains in the story had their good points and everyone in this story is someone you can  feel for even though they have a dark side. The story begins with a nineteen year old boy named Jake and his foster-mother Lexis moving from New Orleans to Providence. Lexis was in New Orleans as part of a coven and is now returning to become an academic. They have a history in Providence, Lexis’ estranged husband Nick Vaughn lives there. Nick’s family is wealthy and is covering up many dark secrets. Meanwhile Jacob is having horrible visions of a rape in a theater and is trying to hold onto his sanity. Things get worse for Jake in Providence as he starts to find out the Vaughn’s secrets such as their child sex trafficking business and who is really in charge of everything. Jake is pulled in different directions in a power struggle between greedy family members and stuck between a battle of good and evil. He also has to figure out what is real and not real, where he wants to go to college and what his sexual orientation is. Life is not easy when your nineteen and its even harder for Jake. My favorite characters in this book were Lexis and Karen. Lexis seems to be the only one who has Jacob’s best interests at heart, even though Jake doesn’t see it that way. She may be the most honest person in the book and has a legitimate career, yet she has a dark side because she did marry into the Vaughn clan. On the other end of the spectrum is Karen who is a gold digger and married to Shay. All she wants is to control the Vaughn’s money and she will do anything to have it. Yet when we see how her relationship with Shay starts, we see that she has a good side. Michael Brown does a great job of making all of the characters in this book seem human by showing both the good and bad in everyone and it made all the characters likable. The Consecration Of Jacob Jordaens was a mixed bag for me, I found the story to be confusing at times because of how it goes from dreams to reality. The book also brings up astral projection quite a bit so I found myself wondering what was real and what was Lexis and Jake’s imagination. That being said I liked all of the characters and despite my confusion on the story, I kept reading to find out what happened to each one.  I also liked how voodoo and alternative lifestyles were dealt with in this book. The way the Vaughn family empire is described also made me like this book. The story gets dark at times and it added to the realism of the characters. There are a lot of shades of grey among them and that made for an interesting read. The Consecration Of Jacob Jordaens had its moments and is worth a look if you’re looking for something a little different.