Randal Forbes is born on 1st January 1958 to a close family of high professional distinction. He stands out from the crowd and is recognised as a genius from a very early age but there is something extremely daunting about his remarkable abilities. He calls his demonic leanings `the gift' and sees himself as its main instrument, using his unholy talents to defend his followers or destroy his enemies. He is fiercely telepathic and will dispose of any adversary who suspects his benefaction. From a distance through a photographic image, or on the actual spot, he will enter his victim's minds and take over their thought processes, delivering hypnotic demands resulting in their demise or ruin. In this first book of a planned series, it follows his life from a baby up to his teenage years. Randal's burning ambition is to become a successful author of great works. He will use his gift to achieve this, removing any human obstacles in his path who suspect his dark side. Paranormal crime is his speciality. He is exceptionally attractive in appearance and can be malevolent or benevolent, depending on his twisted sense of poetic justice. Although he has loyalty and affection for his family and others, deep down he lets nothing get in the way of his vocation. He weaves his hypnotic spell over anyone in order to climb his odious ladder of advancement.
Fran Raya currently lives in Manchester. Her career has been predominantly in music since the 1970s, both in the UK and abroad, originally as a singer-songwriter but now in later years purely as a songwriter who places original songs with other artists. Fran is a member of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers and has performed throughout Europe as she used to live in Denmark. Fran was the support act for Eric Clapton on his Scandinavian tours in the 1980s. She has also published poetry in numerous anthologies and as a result was awarded her own book, Thoughts of the Poet.