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fave     If you live anywhere from Morgan city Louisiana to Mobile Alabama you can check out my interview with Patrick Andras  at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 on KAGY 1510 AM “The Louisiana Swamp Pop” station, which covers Port Sulphur and New Orleans metro area as well as the Biloxi/Gulfport area to Mobile Alabama.  Listen live to KAGY at http://player.radioloyalty.com/station/8798.html.

Port Sulphur to Morgan City can also tune in at KMRC 1430 AM or listen online at http://player.radioloyalty.com/station/6142.html

 

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The Carter Brothers – Another New Orleans Vampire legend

fq     The Carter brothers, John and Wayne, seemed normal in every aspect. It was the 1930’s in New Orleans and the brothers made their living on the Mississippi river. One day before returning home from work it is said that a young girl had escaped from their apartment in the French Quarters and ran to the authorities.

The girls’ wrist were both cut, not deeply enough for her to have bled to death but deep enough for her to have been fed upon. The police rushed to the apartment to find four others tied to chairs with their wrists slit in a similar fashion, along with over one dozen dead bodies that had been drained of their blood. The authorities patiently awaited for the brothers to return from work, when they did it took all eight of them to hold down and detain the brothers who were of average height and build. Later when the brothers were finally executed for their crimes their bodies were laid to rest in a vaulted tomb.

Years later when the next Carter passed, the vault was opened to receive his body. Upon opening the tomb it was reported that the bodies of John and Wayne were gone, no remains, no remnants, gone!

To this day, many sightings of the Carter brothers have been reported, even by the new owner of the apartment building where the Carter’s once called home. The owner reported seeing the two men whispering on the third floor balcony, upon realizing that they had been spotted, the Carter brothers sprang from the balcony to the street below and disappeared into the night.

DonnaInk Pulications Author Lyn Gibson interviewed by the Examiner

8aecc1aae8086fbecbc1715f893b576fSouthern author/vampire

historian Lyn Seal Gibson

shares dark side of romance

 

When author Lyn Seal Gibson enters a room, she draws attention without saying a word. Her striking cotton white hair and pale eyes assure those watching that she is someone of note. Once she is revealed as the author of the vampire horror novels To Be His Soulmate and Adrian’s Fury, her domination of the room is complete.

Gibson has been writing since childhood, when her dark poetry caused the adults around her to wonder about her spooky, eerie fantasies. Since then, she’s grown into a woman of many interests, including a talent for writing supernatural romances. She began writing her first book in her early twenties, but “life just got in the way,” she says. Her serious journey into writing began in 2012.

“I put my foot down and said ‘This has been in my mind long enough now. I have to get it out.’” With fervent dedication, she wrote every night after 9 p.m. until she got the first book finished. Now she’s dealing with multiple story ideas and working on her fifth and sixth books.

As she works, she switches between the books when she gets stuck on one. “It’ll just come to you when you stop thinking about it,” she chuckles. “The answer will come to you as to what’s supposed to happen next.”

Her third book, the conclusion of the Adrian Trilogy, is due out in December, in time for Christmas giving if all goes according to plan. Number four is a PG-13 novel, a solution to a dilemma she’s encountered at events. Her initial novels are adult fare, erotic supernatural tales geared toward mature readers. The titles and cover art, however, attract younger readers enamored with the Twilight series.

“I won’t sell my books to anyone under 18,” she says, citing their erotic content. So her fourth book will cater to those readers thirteen and over who enjoy horror, and will also appeal to adults.

Gibson credits Anne Rice and William Peter Blatty, among others, with inspiring her interest in writing horror. She credits her husband with motivating her by allowing her the freedom to write as she desires, without restraint or censure.

The Deep South holds many secrets, and the moss-draped oaks shroud mysteries of many kinds. For Gibson, the challenge comes in sharing the darker stories of the area with accuracy and she has become renowned as a vampire historian. She’ll be delivering her brand of Southern horror at Spooky Empire in Orlando, October 24-26, 2014, as she signs copies of her first two books and whets appetites for the third one.

To Be His Soulmate and Adrian’s Fury by Lyn Seal Gibson

Published by DonnaInk Publications, LLC

Tangi Lifestyles reviews Lyn Gibsons’ “To Be His Soulmate”

Slide1To be His Soulmate

a novel by local writer Lyn Gibson

review by Sarah Tindall

 

  Steamy, Steamy!

 

Ladies, if you want something to keep you warm while the weather (finally) cools off, I’ve got just the book for you.  Local writer Lyn Gibson has conjured up a love story that has all the trappings of a sultry romance novel- oh and vampires!

That’s right.  To Be His Soulmate is set in Tangipahoa Parish. but the setting also includes New Orleans, France, Los Angeles and even the east coast.  In it, a working gal named Adrian finds her life upended when she finds herself bemused by a stranger on a work trip to the Big Easy.  Later, over dinner, he tells her his story-and she is amazed to discover that it is her story too.

She met him in a past life, and the two were star-crossed lovers-but as a result of her tragic, untimely death, he is made vampire and has spent centuries amassing an empire in the dark and waiting to find her again.

It’s the stuff romance novels are made of, but it’s fun that this one is set in our backyard.  The characters are appealing, and the story is not predictable.  The book begins a trilogy- its antecedents are Adrian’s Fury and Adrian’s Legacy, so it would be fun if you love this book to read the next two in the series to see how things turn out for these two soul mates.

fave   Word of warning-this is not meant for young readers.  The love scenes are graphic and plentiful (Think 50 Shades of Gray) but as long as you’re ready for that it is a story that will haunt you until you finish it.  It’s great to know that Gibson has turned her hand to writing after a successful career in real estate.  These novels are an interesting read and use South Louisiana as their backdrop – think towering oaks and trips to visit the Voodoo priestess-with sprinklings of private jet trips to the south of France and other interesting spots along the East and West coasts.

  To Be His Soulmate is a fun read, it will take you on flights of fantasy and keep you turning the pages, eagerly anticipating what will happen next for this dynamic duo.

 

 

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DonnaInk author Lyn Gibson interviewed by the Baton Rouge Advocate

faveHAMMOND — Less than 24 hours after receiving the first shipment of “Adrian’s Fury,” Lyn Seal Gibson watched the books disappear before her eyes.

The book is the second in the “Adrian Trilogy,” a vampire series that has many Tangipahoa residents and others talking — about vampires.

“I’m so excited that I am actually numb,” the horror writer, who lives in Independence, said of the success of her second book. “I’m actually at a loss for words to explain how I feel.”

Gibson, an enthusiast for all things paranormal, is well versed in local legend and folklore and was first drawn to pen “To Be His Soulmate,” the first installment of the Adrian Trilogy, which hit bookstores and online retailers in 2012.

“There is no place on Earth richer in paranormal activity. It’s all just a part of our daily lives here,” Gibson said.

Her books blend modern-day events with history and legend and capture both the seductive and the malevolent characteristics of the vampire while giving the tale an insightful yet gory twist, the publisher’s website states.

“Lyn Seal Gibson is a mesmerizing writer,” said Susie Cambre, a journalist and archivist for the Surviving Katrina-Rita Project for the U.S. Library of Congress and the University of Houston, during a phone interview following the release of Gibson’s first book.

“As a writer, she successfully takes you where she wants you to journey deep within a dark world, living in the shadows of the moss-strewn Deep South. Her characters develop a strong relationship with the reader and continue from book to book in her trilogy,” Cambre said.

“The character development is good, and it flows very well,” said Charles Genovese, of Independence, during a phone interview.

Genovese is a doctor who lives in Independence. He was given an early copy of her latest book to review.

He said he read “To Be His Soulmate” in three days and immediately began the second, an unusual occurrence for Genovese, who said he doesn’t generally read novels.

After reading the first book, “It’s like, oh my God, I can’t wait to read the second one,” he said. “I couldn’t put it down.”

The trilogy’s popularity is reaching far beyond the borders of Tangipahoa Parish, and Gibson has amassed fans as far away as Turkey, she said. Gibson said her publisher confirmed recently that she has more than 48,000 followers on her WordPress blog as well as on Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, Google and Twitter.

Gibson now has more than 8,000 followers on her Facebook page.

The series, Gibson said, is based in the north shore area of Lake Pontchartrain, and many well-known landmarks are mentioned throughout the books.

The Adrian Trilogy is not for teenagers, however, as it does not include sparkling, lovelorn adolescent creatures, said Cambre, a grandmother of 13.

“If you want to find Gibson’s vampires, you’ll have to venture into authentic old museums, ancient scrolls and the real tales our ancestors shared with history,” Cambre said.

“She weaves her dark world with both imagination and the dust of old vaults and historic archives,” she said.

Gibson gives some of the credit for the book’s success to her publisher, D.L. Quesinberry, CEO, President and Founder of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C..

Gibson has been busy promoting her book. In addition to being a DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. author, she also is a national radio personality and a historian of vampire legend and lore.

Following the launch of her first book, Gibson began writing blogs. She has been interviewed on several talk radio programs and attends the annual “Spooky Empire” horror convention in Orlando, Florida. She is currently making appearances in Hammond and Mississippi, where she was born and raised.

Gibson’s next local appearance is Oct. 11 at Linda’s Toy Box, 14306 W. University Ave., Hammond, where she will meet with fans and sign copies of her latest book.

To incite more interest in the trilogy, Gibson said, her husband will bring along a dragster he custom designed that bears Adrain Trilogy logos.

“That’s his way of getting involved in the books,” Gibson said.

The third book, which has been finished for more than a year, will be released in December, she said.

“People actually love the books and are beating me to death for the next one,” Gibson said.

The popularity of the trilogy has encouraged Gibson to release her fourth book, a compilation of short stories, in the spring.

“This is like creep show,” Gibson said of the book of short stories.

To learn more about the trilogy, visit https://authorlyngibson. wordpress.com/tag/donna ink-publications/page/6/.

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