First Second Coming by Jeff Pollak

July 25, 2020

Humans, a new era is underway. I shall hold you accountable for your foibles. Prepare to shape up or face dire consequences.

First Second Coming by Jeff Pollak
In 2027 the deity known as NTG – short for New Testament God – retires after more than two thousand years of minding the store for his employer, Milky Way Galaxy, Inc. The new god, a planetary turnaround specialist, must decide whether Earth’s dominant species should or should not be included in his plan to bring the planet back into full compliance with Milky Way Galaxy, Inc.’s planetary operation standards.

Earth’s new God introduces himself to humanity by unexpectedly appearing on the Ram Forrester Hour talk show. Ram, an atheist, and co-host Brendali Santamaria, a devout Catholic, are stunned. God's interview, beamed worldwide, shocks and infuriates viewers. They learn that a sixty-day conference will take place in Los Angeles to determine whether humans are capable of helping him implement his planetary turnaround plan. All those attending must do to earn mankind a coveted spot in this God’s good graces is eliminate religious violence forever, without his heavenly help. Failure means extinction.

God designates Ram and Bren as the conference’s only authorized media reporters. This assignment, fraught with peril, ignites their romance. Not only must the harried couple attend the conference meetings by day and do their show at night, they must also outwit a group of religious fanatics bent on killing them. When conflicts within the conference intensify, it’s up to Ram and Bren to do whatever it takes to protect their budding romance and assure mankind’s survival.

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The New God Series #1
Release - August 1, 2020
Genre - Romantic Suspense/Supernatural
Dual POV - 1st person
Format/Source - eARC provided by the author

What would you do if you witnessed God's return to Earth? How would you react if He told you that everything you believed, regardless of religion, wasn't exactly the truth? Well, if the people depicted in the not-so-distant future world created by Jeff Pollak are anything to go by, His appearance would either polarize humans or bring us closer together.

When the new God comes to Earth to issue his edict, He makes use of Ram and Brendali and their local talk show. What does He want? For starters, He gives the world 60 days to end religious violence. It's a lofty and worthwhile goal. To see an end to terrorism, persecution, and ignorance would be a true blessing and this entire book outlines the trials and tribulations of making this wish into a reality.

Amidst kidnappings, murder attempts, the mystery surrounding a terror group, and a ton of drama, Ram and Brendali find the time to fall in love. The author depicted their love as something organic and beautiful. They found joy even in the middle of utter chaos and continued to prove why they were blessed by the new God. These two went above and beyond to fulfill their duties and despite the constant demands and times they risked their lives, there were no regrets.

What caught me as hysterical in this story was the fact that Ram was an atheist. Can you imagine what it was like for him to be confronted with proof that their was an almighty being? And yet, this man handled everything with his usual grace and charm. I adored Ram!

I don't know what this God will expect next from the world, but I for one am sticking around to find out. First Second Coming was a book that challenged beliefs and questioned historical truths and I'm excited to see what comes next.

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Jeff Pollak, the author of First Second Coming and sequels to come, was raised in the Riverdale section of the Bronx by a single mom and two grandparents who lived eight floors up. After graduating from college in Buffalo, Jeff headed west to Los Angeles for law school and spent his entire legal career in and around civil litigation. Now retired, writing fiction is Jeff's new passion.


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