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poster finalThings are shaping up nicely for the upcoming launch party!  June 27th promises to be an exciting night for Tangipahoa Parish!  Lyn Gibson’s “Short & Gory” Launch party is the first of it’s kind for the area. 

Ticket price of $25.00 covers dinner and drinks with emerging horror author Lyn Gibson; attendees will also receive a free copy of “Short & Gory” (Copies of the Adrian Trilogy will also be on hand!)  Author Lyn Gibson has plenty of surprises planned for her fans as well!

Don’t miss out, get your tickets soon this is a private event and seating is limited!

Tune in to Triple UUU 98.9 fm on Wednesday mornings between 8-10 for updates on the event as well as early a.m. antics with DJ TC Elliot and Author Lyn Gibson!

 

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Author Lyn Gibson presents: “This day in Horror History” – June 10th

Born on this day in 1962: Gina Gershon, Best known for her roles in “VooDoo Dawn” and “Demonlover”

Died this day in 1996: Jo Van Fleet, Best known for her roles in “Satan’s School for Girls” and her roles in “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” – “Thriller” and “Inner Sanctum”  Jo was 81.

Notable Horror Films released on this day:

1944: The Invisible Man’s Revenge

1989: Damien:  The Omen II

1993: Witchcraft V: Dance with the Devil

On this day in Horror History in 1692: The Salem Witch Trials began with the hanging of Bridget Bishop on Gallows Hill just outside of Salem for “certain detestable Arts called witchcraft and Sorceries”.  Bridget was found guilty by a special court that convened in Salem where she desperately professed her undying innocence of the charges.  Thirteen more women and five men would follow her to the hanging gallows and one additional man was sentenced to death by crushing.  Most of these had been condemned on the basis of “witnesses” behavior during the actual proceedings characterized by fits and hallucinations that were argued to have been brought on by the defendants that were on trial.

Tune in to Triple UUU  98.9 FM next Tuesday morning for the next issue of this day in “Horror History”

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Author Lyn Gibson interviews with Cult Goddess Magazine!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lyn Gibson, Author of Your Darkest Dreams

Have you ever wondered what type of person it takes to scare you?  The kind of person who can weave a tale that draws in, makes you care about the characters that occupy this darker version of the world and then hurls into moments of terror.  Lyn Gibson is that exactly that type of person.

She is not just an author of vampire stories, but an actual vampire historian, so she knows her subject well and uses that knowledge to great effect.

CGM: You are a Vampire Historian. What does that entail and how does one study to     become a historian of vampires?

   LYN: Yes, a Vampire Historian! Vampire legend and lore are fascinating to research, but one has to be driven, very driven to find the truth.  Many hours of research go into a legend; collaborating facts must be discovered from several different sources before investigating further.  If there is enough validity found, the legend is then documented and earns a place on my blog site. 
    I have always, even as a small child, been intrigued by creatures of the dark, the immortals seemed to be the most alluring of all.  Having been “dubbed” with the title actually occurred later in 2013.  Upon signing a publishing contract with DPInk February of that year, there would be nearly a year’s wait before the first installment of my series would re-launch through the Publishing House.  Within the terms of my contract was a clause which stated that I needed to blog 3 times weekly within my genre; researching the history of the Vampire had begun!  Since then I have amassed just under 59k followers worldwide on my blog.  I have had the pleasure of speaking with other researchers, reporters, college Professors and, of course, other enthusiasts from all over the globe in reference to Vampire history, many of them now reference my work within their own research!

CGM: How did being born and raised in the deep south affect your vision of the vampire genre?

LYN:Many haunting legends can be found within the history of Southern Louisiana, legend and lore are but a part of life here.  We all have knowledge of creatures that exist only within the mist covered bayous and swamps of the deep south; Vampires are of course a part of it all!  Less than an hour from where I live now lies New Orleans.  The French Quarter harbors 3 of the greatest vampire legends ever, one of them has roots in many other countries and cultures and spans a time frame of over 300 years.  The Comte de Saint Germain has left a footprint of documented evidence through history and is still said to roam the streets of the French Quarter in the Ursaline area, where his home of 1902 still stands.
     Having had such magnificent legends etched into my young mind set a path for me that endures until this day.  I have ever since been a fan of horror, the 80’s were a fantastic era for the genre!  It was, however, more recent releases that motivated me to put my storyline down in ink!  The Twilight Saga infurated me!  Don’t get me wrong, the series encouraged our youth to read, and that is an awesome thing, HOWEVER: Vampires do not sparkle!  What is depicted in the series is a watered down and more socially acceptable version of the Vampire.  The adult world had grown weary of these teenage love lorn vampire “wanna bes”, with the release of “To be His Soulmate” a more accurate depiction of the Vampire was resurrected.  Later the following year the sequel, “Adrians’ Fury”, would be released, further fueling the bloodlust within my fan base.  Its successor and the final installment of the Trilogy, “Adrian’s Legacy” would follow at the end of 2014, and the frenzy then kicked into a whole other gear!  

CGM: “The Adrian Trilogy” has been described as showing both “the seductive and malevolent characteristics of the vampire”. Which do you think draws your readers more to Adrian?

LYN: Each reader has different motivation, The Adrian Trilogy is compelling in all venues.  Some originally have interest in the series because of the sensuality, others are initially drawn to the books because of the bloodlust.  In the end, the feedback and reviews reveal that the readers find it easy to associate with all of the characters, including Adrian.  What I deem as the greatest compliment is the fact that the fans relay that they can “see” everything within the books; this is what draws the readers to come back for more!  The series has a fantastic balance of romance and violence with a storyline that my readers find quite addictive.  Though The Adrian Trilogy is fiction based, there are local legends and lore interwoven throughout.  Fans all across the deep south enjoy being able to associate with the storyline and landmarks mentioned within the series while my foreign fan base enjoys experiencing the “taste” of our culture, which is unlike any other on the planet!

   CGM: Your very first shipment of books sold out within 24 hours. How did that make you feel? Were you ready for it?

LYN: I was actually numb!  It was as if I was walking around in a fog!  The Publisher could not keep me stocked in books!  We were NOT prepared for the demand, and it has happened 3 times now!  My dining room is filled with cases of books the day of a launch, by the end of the day it is filled with books in shipping packages ready to go all over the world.  The UPS man hates me!  My husband now meets him at the gate with a dolly and a bottle of water!
    It didn’t stop there.  I was concerned that once the entire Trilogy had been put into print that the orders would soon start to dwindle, NOT!  The difference now is that I am not shipping 1 book at a time; the demand is for the entire series! 
    There is a certain sense of pride and accomplishment to see the series in print, but words cannot explain the overwhelming emotions of knowing that readers love my work and are begging for more!  Author tease: A prequel may materialize in the near future!
 

CGM: All three books in the Adrian Trilogy are available now. What’s next for you as an author?

LYN:As an Author I will stay within my genre, there are a ton of wickedly evil and bloody tales yet to come!  I will be self-publishing a new book in the next few weeks, You guys are the first to have the announcement in print!  Short & Gory is not at all like the Adrian Trilogy in as there is no romance, legend or lore; it is straight up blood and guts!  If you are not a fan of the Gory, you will NOT like this book!  Within its pages are 5 stories filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish scenarios that will inbed into the mind of the reader.  The characters within the stories are based on folks that you and I can associate with easily; to pun an old phrase-You never know what’s going on behind your neighbor’s front door once it closes!   

CGM: So, you’re expanding your reach as a writer, but will you continue to write about vampires or are there are supernatural and dark subjects you’d like to tackle? 
 
LYN: There will likely be other novels based on the immortal in my future, but at the moment I am completing my 5th novel, also within the horror genre, but different from anything that I have written in the past.  It is a fiction based on truth that will rattle the foundation of both religion and history.  This release will be quite controversial and will likely create a backlash of historical proportion.  I have spent the past couple of years researching ancient religious texts as well as several of the books deemed too controversial to have made their way into what we now know as the King James Bible.  Let me tell you, the truth is much more terrifying than fiction!  Hold on tight; this one is going to be one Hell of a ride, perhaps CGM will have the exclusive on this one’s release!

I met Lyn Gibson and her husband at Spooky Empire while promoting
Lumber vs Jack last year.

   CGM: How can people follow your career and find out where to meet you in person?

LYN: Fans can follow me on my blog sites, facebook fan pages or my personal website.  (Those are clickable links.  Full list at end of interview.)
Announcements are made on upcoming appearances on all venues.  2015 is shaping up to be a very busy year for The Adrian Trilogy.  Appearances are being schedule up through 2016 with the addition of the Adrian Trilogy dragster which is nearing completion as we speak!  This fire breathing beast will be alongside me at horror conventions, nostalgia racing events and other privately scheduled events all across the country!  The dragster, inspired by the series ,is a 16 foot monster that is adorned with accents based within the horror genre; this is no Grandpa Munster roadster!  She has been built to NHRA specs and will top out at well over 200 mph!

CGM: Where can our readers buy your books?
   LYN: The Adrian Trilogy can be purchased online at all major book vendor sites.  Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million and others as well as the publisher’s site at DonnaInk.com.  If readers would like to purchase autographed copies they can message me through facebook fan pages.  Short & Gory will be available on Amazon upon its launch and other major book vendor sites will follow a few weeks thereafter, and of course, autographed copies will come directly from me! 

CGM: We have found that most of our Cult Goddesses have worthy causes they support.  We encourage them to share those causes with readers.  Which cause or charity is near to your heart?

LYN: My husband and I are supporters of “Wounded Warrior.”  We are both Military Vets, he from the Navy myself from the Army.  There is no more noble cause than to support those who have given of themselves so freely in our defense.  Unless you have worn the boots of a soldier, you have no true vision of the horrors that exist in real life.  Support our military just as they support you!

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2        If you’ve been looking for a HOT new Vampire series to sink your teeth into, “The Adrian Trilogy” is available in its’ entirety!

Based in Southeastern Louisiana, this series draws its’ readers into a world of moss covered cemeteries that lie tucked away behind grand old Plantation homes; all bearing their own array of ancient and bloody secrets.

“The Adrian Trilogy” depicts the vampire as malevolent and vicious, yet they remain creatures of great beauty and grace.

Adult readers are raving over the series and the fan base is spreading like wildfire!  Check out these recent reviews:

 

I just finished reading ADRIAN’S FURY and you got me again!!! After reading TO BE HIS SOULMATE, I so looked forward to your second writing of the Triology. You have converted me into a fiction reader! I love the Vampire legend & lore mixed with the passionate love story! ADRIAN’S FURY really captivated me at about the middle of the book where I forced myself to put it down because I needed to do other things!! The highs & lows in every chapter were like a crazy roller-coaster ride! I absolutely cannot believe the ending!!! I must read ADRIAN’S LEGACY, just let me know when I can get a copy!!! Bravo my friend! You did it again!! Wishing you all the sweet success in the world!!

 

From the first book until the last page of the third book it was EXCITING & SUSPENSEFUL.
Could not put down.

 

I have to say that I love any and all paranormal romances! The Adrian Trilogy did not disappoint. I am looking forward to more books by Lyn Gibson. Being able to immerse yourself in a story is what makes the story so much fun.
A new lead into the vampire genre. Love, blood, romance and vengeance. That is what fills the pages of this book. It gets better and better as it goes on. Page after page the story draws you in and makes you fall for the characters. We all can relate to both the leads. Even the secondary characters are so fitting that we can easily point to someone in our own life and say that’s my friend. Great read folks.
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Take a ride on the Adrian Trilogy Dragster!

a3logo11 (2)1     2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for The Adrian Trilogy series!  The list of appearance dates and locales is steadily growing!

Author Lyn Gibson and her husband, John have something to offer to the ever growing Trilogy fan base, a bad ass front engine dragster which, will soon be donning the Adrian Trilogy logo!  But, it doesn’t stop there, for the next 60 days we are offering ad space on the dragster and or trailer.  Your name or company logo can travel with the Author and dragster to some of the largest Horror Conventions and Nostalgia Dragster events in the country!

If you have interest in growing your business or name recognition in either of these virtually untapped venues, check out the promotion link below.  The perks packages are really cool!

Check out the Adrian Trilogy Dragster Promotion here!

 

An interview by “Adrian Trilogy” fans from the Netherlands

k  A few weeks ago my Publisher was contacted by some fans in the Netherlands that had interest in interviewing the author of “To be His Soulmate”.

The interviewer, Ms. Nienke van Bruggen, asked some really good questions, I thought that I would share some of the Q & A’s with everyone!

 

Ms. Nienke van Bruggen;  Is this your’ first book?

Answer:  “To be His Soulmate” is indeed my first novel. In the past, I have always enjoyed dabbling with dark poetry and short stories. As with many writers, there were several abandoned attempts in the past. As a seasoned, published author, in hind sight I now know that the missing element in those attempts was the correct driving passion.
I hail from an area where legend and folklore are rich, an accepted way and part of our every day life. Living near the New Orleans area, an insatiable craving for knowledge of the paranormal and all things that dwell beyond the grasp of mankind began to overwhelm me at an early age. In my younger days, I read every book that I could access that had to do with paranormal activities, legend and lore; perhaps I was preparing for a future career as a horror author!

Ms. Nienke van Bruggen;  Do you believe in the existence of vampires? And if yes, why?

Answer:  A complex question, to which there are many ways to answer! I do not believe that the Vampire, as it is portrayed through recent media, exists in this day and time.
To begin with, I have researched the vampire for many years, I do not claim to know all but I have seen/read enough to state with confidence that the vampire is quite real! I do believe that vampires have walked this earth any many forms for nearly as long as man has walked on the same soil. If you have checked out my blog, you can see that there are many origination theories of where the vampire actually came from. My personal belief is that the Vampires were created when the Angels bred with the daughters of man. Those angels that God cast down from Heaven (see Genesis and Exodus in the old testament of the King James Bible or The book of Watcher in the Book of Enoch, or my blog) “The Fallen”, descended upon the earth and spread their seed into the population, the offspring of their breeding with the mortals are referred to as “Nephillum”. My research suggests that the Nephillum had the same traits as their Fathers and were also born with the same knowledge as the heavenly hosts. These traits, though described by ancient scribes, are shared with the description of vampires in every language and on every continent in every era, up until today. The Fallen were made by the hand of God, they were created with the same understanding, traits and immortality as the Heavenly hosts. In laymans’ terms, a Vampire has instincts and knowledge that mortals do not, example: levitation and hypnosis. Other traits, such as immortality, the ability to heal immediately and strength were also passed down from generation to generation however, as time passes the bloodline becomes more strained; the strengths and abilities that were originally passed down from The Fallen are not what they once were.

As to the why, There is evidence of their existence still to this day, statues stand in their honor, their history is in ancient religious texts, talismans and drawing can be found on display at museums all over the world. A creature as magnificent as the Vampire, whether known as an Egyptian God or a Roman Emperor, has left an imprint on this planet for centuries; all one has to do is open their eyes, and minds!

 

Ms. Nienke van Bruggen; In the book, when Christian meets Adrian, he suddenly realizes that Adrian is the reincarnation of Cassandra. How is his feeling of love? Since original vampires don’t have the same type of love we humans have.

Answer: The power of love! Christian, after having lost Cassandra, became so dark and vicious in his bloodlust that he extinguished entire bloodlines; his rampage on earth was so terrible that it drew the attention of the Gods. His vengeance to vindicate Cassandra’s death was his only driving force, so much so that he defied the requests of the God’s to cease his revenge. Christian was cursed because of his love for Cassandra, this is a love that is so strong it has continued to drive him for centuries as he awaited the day he would be reunited with his one true love.
In my research, it is true that Vampires do lose most of their human emotions, however the two strongest, love and hate, will always remain. This is consistent with legends from every continent in every era.

Ms. Nienke van Bruggen;  In families, there are bloodbonds. Best friends can be blood brothers to if they want, by exchanging blood. How does this work with vampires? If one is bitten by another, are they connected then, or submissive? What do you think?

Answer:  There is a segment on my blog, “The inherited traits of the vampire” that will interest you, another, psychological traits as well should answer some of those questions. In a short answer, A new vampire does inherit some traits from his maker. There is a definite bond created once a maker turns a new vampire, some makers however, do not always nurture their newlings. Most, though, will train their newly made kindred soul; their motivations can range from the desire of a companion or mate to a twisted vengeance. A newling vampire is always submissive to his maker, as he is to all elders. All vampire were created by an original, it is that common blood that creates a bond, though the bond is not as strong between sibling vampires as it is with the makers.

Ms. Nienke van Bruggen;  The story is really original, but has some traditional elements. Where did you find the inspiration for this book?

Answer:  My inspiration to write not only To be His Soulmate, but the entire series, is likely to surprise you. I have been a horror fan since I was a little girl. I have seen the corniest to the greatest and all in between. I adore most versions of the vampire, my favorites are the Anne Rice Vampires. Then came the Twighlight Saga, hmm….  On a positive note, the series did encourage the youth to read, and the story line is not so bad however, the vampire characters portrayed within the series are a watered down, pg-13 coloring book version of a fierce and malevolent creature; Vampires do not sparkle! And my correct driving passion was ignited! The Adrian Trilogy is my written response to the socialization of the vampire!

 

 

The Adrian Trilogy…..A new breed of Vampire

All 3 volumes of the Adrian Trilogy are available at DonnaInk.com, Amazon.com and other fine retailers.  For an autographed copy of “To be His Soulmate” “Adrian’s Fury” or “Adrian’s Legacy” inbox me!

 

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