2017 – Ringing in the New Year!

PrintWith the advent of a new year, sensibilities rise to the forefront of our mind. Perhaps more than a birthday, the new year sings its own reverie to get our ducks in a row, to begin again to tow the mark, bids us to turn the page and start anew. Yes, the new year taunts us to envision the horizon and see the future by improving our focus. The festivities are over – winter is settling in and she proves to be a preponderance of resolution our inner being innately underscores in its need for reparation toward the achievement of our newest creative seeds and their triumphant emergence in the springtime for summer’s consumption and fall’s exuberance.

As a fledgling entrepreneur / small business connoisseur, having experienced equally great successes and failures, it is time to embrace the season and refresh business acumen, ideologies and direction. It is time to take successes into the future, and to comprehend lessons-learned from entrepreneurial failures of the past, in order to benefit clients, customers, readers and authors universally in our future.

In order to enact benefits, change is required. So, throughout the month of January 2017, change is the plan of the hour. And, will be introduced as the month progresses to enrich government and commercial clients and customers, as well as literary and non-fiction readers and authors.

Both dpInk Company Ltd. and DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. wish each of you happiness, prosperity, and health throughout 2017!

Urban Legends of Louisiana – The Honey Island Swamp Monster

hism11    Oh yes, the Honey Island Swamp Monster even has roots within my own family.  He’s been around for a long long time but was first officially documented in 1974.  Harlan Ford was the lucky one to stumble across the monster with a camera.  He later added to his photographic evidence by pouring plaster into the footprints of the beast.  These plaster casts were absolutely earth-shattering evidence of the creatures’ existence.  Both the casts and Harlan Ford made their rounds in print media and      television.

hism2Ford was hero to the local population.  For years stories of sightings circulated around family dinner tables and local pubs; those that had been assumed to have spun a tall tale were finally vindicated by Harlan’s evidence.





hism4Since 1974, many treks have been made deep into the Honey Island swamp in search of more or new evidence of the monster’s presence.  Some have returned disappointed, some returned further fueled by their experiences and still some never returned at all.  There have been many recording of the creature’s agitated screeches and even more plaster casts of footprints matching those cast by Ford.

The creature is said to be in excess of 7 feet tall, the plaster casts are approximately 12 inches long, suggesting that the estimated height is possible.  Those that have witnessed the monster first hand describe him as a hairy beast with yellow eyes, it also said that when the monster is near, a putrid stench follows him.

If you find yourself near Pearl River Louisiana take a detour out into the swamp but don’t go alone and be sure to have your camera handy!

Comte de St. Germain – the history of Vampire Jack

Author Lyn Gibson

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After a recent one hour on-air interview, I have been contacted by several parties that have either requested more information or have volunteered first hand experiences concerning Jacques d’Saint Germain, The New Orleans Vampire. Since the show I have begun to research him a bit further. This blog is the first of more to come on Saint Germain, I will start here from the beginning:

Comte de St. Germain was said to have been born in 1712, details of his birth and life as a child are obscure, however Germain was said to have been the son of Francis II Rákóczi, the Prince of Transylvania. In contradiction to this date are two statements, one by Rameau, a relative of a French ambassador from Venice who testified that he had known St. Germain in 1710 and that he then had the appearance of a man near his fifties. The…

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The Examiner Review of “To Be His Soulmate” (Volume I of “The Adrian Trilogy”)

TBHS REVIEW  To Be His Soulmate by Lyn Gibson

   Author Lyn Gibson leads off her Adrian Trilogy with a sexy, sassy paranormal introduction. To Be His Soulmate takes real estate broker Adrian Verrette on a dangerous journey into a world filled with vampires and intrigue.

Adrian possesses the gift of “sight,” a foreshadowing of events. The focus of her most recent visions just turned up near a company event and her world will never look quite the same again. His name is Christian and he claims to know her from a long time past. She is torn between the impossibility of his story by her world’s logic and the truth her heart speaks.

Gibson describes herself as a vampire historian. She’s done a lot of research into the paranormal world and it shows in her deft descriptions of Adrian’s beloved. Gibson avoids a lecturing style, and she includes information throughout the story in a natural way which doesn’t detract from the action or the building relationship. As someone who hails from the Deep South, where the paranormal runs rampant, Gibson doesn’t hesitate to use her Southern heritage to add dimension to her story.

Romance fans will find the courtship dance between mortal and vampire compelling. Animal lovers will adore Adrian’s Rottweiler, Oink. Paranormal fans will enjoy the attention to detail and the absence of throw-away magic to resolve plot problems. Gibson’s careful work leaves no such holes for garbage solutions. The story contains plenty of action for thriller fans, as well.

The series earns an R rating for some strong language, alcohol use, mature handling of sexual themes and several frankly erotic scenes. The characters are adults acting in adult ways. The very nature of a novel featuring vampires decrees plenty of violence. Gibson herself acknowledges the adult nature of the books and refuses to sell them to younger readers when she encounters them at book events.

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July 8 – This day in “Horror History”

Greetings Day Walkers!  Here is your day in Horror History for July 8th:


Born this day in 1958 – Kevin Bacon.  Bacon appeared in “Friday the 13th” (circa 1980) “Hollow Man” and “Tremors”

Died this day in 1994 – Dick Sargent.  Sargent appeared in “The Beast with a million eyes” “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” and co-starred in “Bewitched”

Notable Movies Released:  1935 “The Raven” starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

1996 “From Dusk til Dawn” Starring Cheech Marin, Tom Savini, Danny Trejo and more…


News on this day:

roswell   On July 8th 1947, the Roswell Daily Record’s headline story revealed that the wreckage of a flying saucer had been recovered from a ranch in the area.





Old_Sparky   Also on this day, the state of Florida retired “Old Sparky” thanks to “Tiny” Davis, a convicted murderer that had been sentenced to death.  “Tiny” weighing in at over 350 lbs, was feared to destroy Old Sparky due to his obesity; Old Sparky had successfully executed 266 condemned prisoners in its’ 75 year tenure.  Prior to his execution day, the state of Florida constructed a new, over-sized chair that was certain to be able to handle the job.  Davis’ execution was successful but not without flaws.  Due to the man’s size the results were quite messy.  The new over-sized chair would also be retired next to Old Sparky as grizzly internet photos of Davis went viral.  Florida now executes via lethal injection.