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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Ambrogio: A Greek Vampire origination theory . . .

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There are many stories and legends depicting the origination of the Vampire. Together we will explore many of them, but today my focus is on the “Scriptures of Delphi”

Delphi is an ancient city that has been inhabited since 1600 BC. Rich in archeological finds, the site has time after time yielded evidence of many ancient legends and locales. Amongst these discoveries were the “Scriptures of Delphi” said to be written by the infamous Oracle of Delphi. Within the scriptures is a section known as the “Vampire Bible”. Though the term Bible is used loosely as it is not a religious text, the scriptures unveil a story of a man named Ambrogio, who was subjected to a number of curses and blessing bestowed upon him by the Gods somewhere around 450 BC.

Ambrogio, an Italian born adventurer, found himself in Greece as it had been a life long dream to have his fortune told by the legendary Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle, upon laying eyes upon him muttered only a few cryptic phrases; “The curse. The moon. The blood will run.”

Ambrogio was disturbed by the Oracles message and spent the night outside of the the temple as he pondered the meaning. At daybreak a beautiful young maiden appeared, the sister of the Oracle, Selene, came every morning to care for her and the temple.

Ambrogio would meet with the maiden every morning and soon fell deeply in love with her and asked for her to marry him and return to his home land with him upon his departure.

Apollo had been watching and was enraged that this mortal would dare take his beautiful maiden, in his fury he cursed Ambrogio so that the touch of Apollos sun would burn his flesh also prohibiting him from meeting with Selene the next morning to depart for Italy. Having no alternative, Ambrogio fled to the caves and sought the protection of Hades.

Hades and Ambrogio came to a deal, but Abrogio would have to leave his soul with Hades as down payment. The deal was that Hades would give him a magical wooden bow with 11 arrows. Ambrogio was to offer his kill to Artemis, sister of Apollo, in order to gain her favor and steal her silver bow which he would then deliver to Hades to retrieve his soul.

Ambrogio squandered the arrows by killing swans and writing poetry to Selene in their blood, but was able to steal Artemis’ silver bow. Once Artemis realized what had happened, she bestowed a curse upon Ambrogio that the touch of silver to his skin would burn him and cause him great pain.

Ambrogio was forced to drop the bow before he could deliver it to Hades. Now the bearer of two curses from the Gods, Ambrogio fell to his knees and begged for mercy while explaining his predicament. Artemis felt pity for the man and gave him one last chance. She then made him as powerful of a hunter as she was with the speed and strength of a God, and fangs for him to draw the blood of his prey to continue writing his poetry.

In exchange for this immortality he would have to abandon all other Gods but her and since Artemis was a virgin God, he too would suffer her fate and was required to abandon his love Selene. He agreed and that night wrote a message to Selene telling her to meet with him on his ship. In the hull of the ship she discovered a wooden coffin with another note attached that told her to order the ship to sail and not to open the coffin until sunset.

The couple sailed to Ephesus and lived for many years in the caves together. Ambrogio had never aged but the years had not been kind to Selene and she soon fell ill. As his soul still resided in Hades it would be impossible for the two of them to spend the afterlife together.

That evening he walked to the pond and found a swan which he then killed and offered to Artemis who then appeared to him. She had been pleased with his loyalty and service to her and decided to to make him one last deal. Ambrogio could touch Selene just once-to drink her blood. This act would kill Selene’s mortal body but would guarantee that they would stay together forever.

Upon drinking Selene’s blood he laid her lifeless body down and watched as she began to radiate with light. He watched further as her spirit raised up into the heavens and met with Artemis at the moon , which lit up at her arrival. Selene became the Goddess of moonlight and every night she would reach down from the heavens and touch her beloved Ambrogio and the children-the newly created vampires who carried the blood of Ambrogio and Selene, together.

Though there have been other archeological finds that validate the existence of the Vampire, some dating even further back in ancient times.  The Delphi scriptures offer a solid validation of ancient beliefs and evidence.

See: http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/scriptures-of-delphi.html

 

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Get Bit today! Volumes I and II of the Adrian Trilogy are available!

Visit my publisher today for your copies!      Volumes I & II of “The Adrian Trilogy” are available through my publisher, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. at http://www.donnaink.com and http://www.donnaink.org) for deep pocket reduced cost AND an additional 20% discount through 31 October 2014. The good news is in addition to a $5. to $7. dollar reduction from retail, you also have an additional 20% off plus . . . orders process within 24 hours for ground shipping (approximately five to seven business days), expedited shipping costs extra.

You may also find “To be His Soulmate” and “Adrian’s Fury” at retail channels such as:

Amazon.com, Books-in-Print, Espresso Book Machine, Lightning Source (Ingram), Google books and etc. Both “Adrian’s Fury” and “Adrian’s Legacy” will not be available in eBook for 30 to 45 days post-print.

Fans near to Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana can find Volume I, “To be His Soulmate” on shelves at Linda’s Toy Box in Hammond or Amite and Volume II, “Adrian’s Fury” will be available after October the 11th when there will be a book signing event at Linda’s Toy Box.

Fans near to Pearl River County Mississippi will soon find both volumes of “The Adrian Trilogy” on shelves at both Custom VAPES locations.

If you are in the area, stop by on Sept. 27th from 2-5 when Ms. Gibson will be signing both Volumes I & II of her trilogy on site!

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“To Be His Soulmate,” Sell Sheet for Fall 2014

To Be His Soulmate Sell Sheet

Is your book club a fan of horror? Do you love vampire novels? Are you an owner of a bookstore? Are you planning a book event?

Author Lyn Gibson is prepared to meet with you on your home turf and discuss all things vampire . . . take this opportunity to complete the contact form below in order to line up a meet and greet with this Vampire Historian!

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Horror Author Lyn Gibson to return to her home town in September.

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Cover Reveal for “Adrian’s Fury!”

“Adrian’s Fury,” second title in “The Adrian Trilogy” series is published by DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. Visit the publisher today for bulk orders and/or to arrange signings / interviews.

Well Trilogy fans, the time has come!  Here is your cover reveal for “Adrian’s Fury,” sequel to, “To be His Soulmate!”

About the Book:

“Adrian’s Fury,is the eagerly awaited sequel of “To be His Soulmate.” “Adrian’s Fury” defines the pace for the series as the main characters, Adrian and Christian, exact their revenge on those that have taken so much from them. Adrian comes into her own in this novel, full of fury and venom, Adrian begins to master her newly acquired abilities as they blend with her mortal born gifts. The novel offers an inside look as her human characteristics give way to a more sinister existence. Adrian represents a new breed of vampire that was born from the blood of an elder, however, she possesses powers and abilities that are far more advanced than any of her kind.

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Author Lyn Gibson

 

Christian and Adrian find themselves at the helm of the vampire revolution as clans divide and clash. This installment of “The Adrian Trilogy,” places the reader deep within Adrian’s thought as she evolves and strategically plots her revenge.

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“Adrian’s Fury” is a fast paced continuation of “To be His Soulmate,” which will draw the reader into a level of bloodlust and revenge that have long since been forgotten.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your third teaser from the soon to be released “Adrian’s Fury!”

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Author Lyn Gibson  “The Adrian Trilogy”

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Lyn Gibson vampire author and historian

 

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