The Trilogy is in the spotlight again!

poster   Author sinks fangs into vampire literary scene by christine morgan arceneaux

cmarceneaux@theadvocate.com

January 08, 2014

HAMMOND — Lyn Gibson is no stranger to the supernatural.  As a child, Gibson recalls having dreams  and premonitions about people dying. Spirits, she said, visited her regularly.

Gibson said her ability to connect with the supernatural world caused tension within her religious family, and after working with the police on unsolved cases for a few years, Gibson, who is originally from Pearl River, Miss., took up writing — about vampires.

Gibson has channeled her affinity for the supernatural into a book series called “The Adrian Trilogy.” The deal was signed in February, and the result of the release of the first book, “To Be His Soulmate,” has been phenomenal, Gibson said.

Pre-gallery sales have broken publisher’s records, prompting a busy schedule for 2014. Gibson plans to attend several national horror conventions as a special guest.

Wanda Herrin, of Houston, received Gibson’s book from a friend and is now awaiting the arrival of Gibson’s second book.

“It was nice to get away from the real world and get away to something intriguing and sexy,” Herrin said during a recent interview. “I would think about it even after I had put it down.”

Herrin, 56, who said she enjoys books about vampires, hadn’t read a vampire book since famed author Anne Rice published her iconic books in the 1980s.

“The TV and movie series are all watered down and made for teens,” Herrin said. “I liked it (Gibson’s book) better than some of Anne Rice’s books.”

“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. “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.”

Gibson’s books are captivating to readers passionate about the horror genre, as well as college students and anyone brave enough to turn the pages of her books, Cambre said during a recent interview.

“They are truly quite frightening,” she said. “Gibson definitely continues the vampire tales for this generation where longtime horror writer Anne Rice leaves off.”

Gibson, who lives in Independence, has been busy promoting her book. She is also a DonnaInk Publications author, a national radio personality and a historian of vampire legend and lore. Following the launch of her new book, Gibson has written on several blogs, has been interviewed on several talk radio programs and attended the annual “Spooky Empire” horror convention in Orlando, Fla. She also participated in an online book launch at http://www.facebook.com/authorlyngibson and was recently a guest at Mariner’s Inn in Hammond for the official launch party.

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. “I would definitely recommend her books to anyone wishing to be transported from their day-to-day boredom into a surreal world we imagine behind the old southern columned homes, crypts and broken-down cemeteries.”

Gibson gives some of the credit for the book’s success to her publisher, D.L. Quesinberry, CEO, president and founder of DonnaInk Publications, who she said has been wonderful to work with.

“Ms. Quesinberry believes in me and my series,” Gibson said. “It’s not easy, as a basically unknown writer, to be able to get a publishing contract, but Ms. Quesinberry saw promise in my title and has taken me under her wing.”

To learn more about the trilogy, visit http://www.prlog.org/12222138-donnaink-publications-signs-author-lyn-gibson-and-her-title-to-be-his-soulmate.html.

Join Gibson at www.facebook.com/authorlyngibson

The book can be ordered today at www.donnaink.org

 

 

Ramblings from a twisted mind…..

1                 What exactly is it that causes one to have a slightly darker view than others? How   does one distinguish between the sincerely twisted and the moderately warped individual?   Such queries could render even the most logical of folks stricken by a  paranoia fueled  frenzy!  I, myself one that embraces the bizarre and gruesome, find humor in and am intrigued by things that others deem to be mentally, spiritually and psycholgically damaging.  My response, “Like sheep, they wear their blinders, content in the world that exists only within their own minds, such cramped confines!”  With that being said, I offer some old adages from a new perspective for you to consider.                       “Never judge a book by it’s cover” A quote that all of us have heard throughout our lives.  Most would take the gem of advice as a suggestion, to assume the best of someone, but there are those of us that see it otherwise.  Those with a darker view see the suggestion having a slightly different twist for example: You must consider everyone to be as equally twisted as you are.                                                                                                                         “It takes one to know one” Once again, another quote familiar to all.  Most would see the quote as a defamatory statement when the warped individual sees it as an invitation:  Stare deeply into ones’ eyes, if he stares back, he is a kindred soul;  If he flinches and looks away, he is the sheep in blinders.
The clothes make the man” suggests that when an average person sees a man in a business suit, he is to assume the man to be a professional businessman.  To that I say HA! and retort with another adage, Never Assume!  For those of you that choose to wear the blinders, I propose that the man in the business suit is likely harboring his  own demented persona.
The fact of the matter is, there are many individuals that possess a darker inclination, a perception that originates from a plane that can not be accessed or comprehended by most.  They are your Doctors and lawyers, your CPA and your pool guy.  They live amongst you, they interact with you and they watch you.

                Have you found that you can identify with the alternative definitions of the adages above?  Are you having an awakening?  What will your friends and family think?!  It’s fine, don’t panic!  No one has to know!  Now it is time for you to nurture your inner darkness, begin by experiencing the Adrian Trilogy, Volume I: To be his Soulmate, is now available at www.DonnaInk.org.                     Volume I is the basis and foundation of a thrilling erotic horror trilogy that will introduce and submerse the reader  into a darker realm; A realm where the vampires no longer hide within the shadows, no longer are they absent from society.  A place and time not so different from our own…….

 

Author Lyn Gibson announced completion of the Adrian Trilogy!

Author Lyn Gibson announced the completion of her recently contracted vampire series, The Adrian Trilogy. Gibson, a noted Vampire Historian, has based her Series in the New Orleans area and has masterfully woven local legend and lore into the basis of the novels.  As a guest at the recent Spooky Empire Horror convention in Orlando […]

The Dawning of the Adrian Trilogy

Watching the Adrian Trilogy come to life is more exciting and intense than I would have ever dreamed! Thanks to all of my supporters! From Author Lyn Gibson: Wishing the vampire nation a very merry Christmas!

 

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The Judas Origination Theory

Judas Iscariot attempting to kiss Christ.There is a legend amongst the Hebrew people that tags Judas, betrayer of
Christ, as the original vampire. We know from ancient texts that Vampires were present on the Earth prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, yet the legend is still quite intriguing.

The story can be found within the book of Matthew. Judas was an apostle of
Christ that betrayed Jesus with a kiss for thirty pieces of silver. When Christ was crucified Judas attempted to repent for his sin of betraying innocent blood and would return the silver to the priests and elders that had paid him. When the priests would not accept the return, Judas threw the silver upon the temple floor  and exited, intent on hanging himself.

The book of Agulah, written in the 843 A.D. by a catholic monk named Aed states that God punished Judas by restoring his life after he had hanged himself. Aed writes that God in his fury condemned Judas to walk the earth until the final days. Judas would fear the sun and be cursed to roam the land in darkness. Judas would never again know the comfort of death and would be damned to only feeding on the blood of living humans for eternity.

The legend of Judas established many iconic vampire traits which have been branded into the history of the vampire up to this day.

God cursed Judah with the ability to survive the light of day, though there are some legends that suggest otherwise.

The intolerance of silver – A physically painful reminder for vampires of Judas’ betrayal.

The fear of a crucifix – Another physically painful reminder, the result of Judas’ betrayal and the promise made by God to destroy Judas and his offspring upon the final hour of the final day.

Lastly – The thirst for blood as God placed the insatiable craving upon Judas to feed only from the living.

So what became of Judas? Very little was recorded of Judas and his activities after having been cursed by God. There are ramblings of a violent clan of vampires that existed in Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania for quite some time that were said to be the clan of the Iscariot’s. Judas was said to have had red hair, a rare find. The children of Judas were all said to carry the same trait, as did the members of the Iscariot clan. One legend says that the vampires of old, to include Lilith and Cain and the clan of the Iscariot’s had gathered into the city of Atlantis and were living beneath the temple at the time that the great city fell into the ocean. Many legends state that a vampire can not survive running water. Is
it possible that the vampires of old met their fate upon the sinking of Atlantis? Or perhaps they still remain frozen in time awaiting to be released……

The Cain Vampire origination theory

Both the modern day Bible and the Quran identify Cain as the first son born of Adam and Eve, his brother Abel being the second.  Cain was said that have been a cultivator of the land while Abel was a shepherd.  One evening Cain selected the finest of his harvest to present to God the Father as an offering.  Abel also presented an offering, comprised of the finest calf of his flock and other choice cuts of meat from fatted calves among his herd.  God found favor in Abel’s offering and showered praise down upon him, while no praise was given to Cain.

To learn more about, "To Be His Soulmate" visit www.donnaink.orgCain grew jealous of Abel.  One day as he and his brother walked out into the fields, Cain murdered his brother with his bare hands.  The Earth below swallowed his blood and immediately called out to God, notifying the Father of Abel’s death.  After this God said unto Cain,  “Where is thou brother Abel?”  to which Cain replied, “I do not know: Am I my brothers’ keeper?”  After this God said to Cain “What hast thou done?”  “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth out to me from the ground”  At this God place a curse upon Cain.  No longer would the soil of the earth yield healthy crops for him and he would walk the earth as a fugitive and a vagabond.  The Hebrew legend states that the ground trembled as Cain received the curse, indicatory of tremors that Cain may have suffered while receiving a mark from God for his sin.  In this mark God made and oath that Cain would wander the earth aimlessly and that Cain would have divine protection against premature death, no man could kill Cain.

This is only the beginning of Cain’s tale, though little more mention was made of him in the traditional Bible, other than his acts.  From here Cain began to wander the earth until he met up with Lilith.  There are two conflicting stories of where the encounter took place; The first states that they met as the Red Sea, the second states that they met while Cain wandered the land of Nod.  Lilith sees that he is cold and hungry and welcomes him as she identifies herself as the first wife of Adam.  After staying with her for some time, the two of them become lovers.  Cain begins to realize that Lilith has powers and magic that he too would like to possess.  Lilith hesitates but creates an Awakening Ceremony where she opens herself with a knife and bleeds into a bowl.  She gives the bowl to Cain and orders him to drink of her blood.  After Cain partakes in her blood he is visited by three angels, each offering an opportunity for him to repent of the murder of his brother.  Cain rebukes each opportunity and with each rejection he is cursed.  The first curse being a weakness to fire, the second, vulnerability to sunlight and the third would implant a beast like urge within him that would only be quelled by the taste of blood.

Time passed and Cain came to master his new abilities, as he grew stronger he again yearned to wander the earth, thus leaving Lilith behind.  Cain was said to have eventually settled in a small agricultural community known as Ubar, inhabited by the children of Seth and ruled by their Kink Enoch; it was here that Cain would become known as the Dark Father.

The villagers were aware of Cain and were familiar with his mark, a short time passed before they began to worship him as they marveled at his powers, King Enoch would relinquish his thrown to Cain who would now rule over the city.  A legend exists within the legend:  One evening Cain was watching two young lovers amongst his court.  So touched by the affections between the two of them, he decided to share his gift of immortality so that they could be in love always.  The couple surrendered to his wishes but once they discovered that they could not bare children they became distraught and walked into the sun, thus ending their immortal life and love.  Cain was so heartbroken by their actions that he forbade the mention of their names, thus wiping them from history.   The former King, Enoch, had begged Cain to introduce him to his powers for decades, now upon his grief of the death of the young lovers, Cain was reluctant to oblige, but the raging beast within him longed for the companionship of others like him.  Constant attempts made by Enoch would eventually win Cain over.   Cain, in honor of his new vampiric son, declared Ubar to become known as the city of Enoch.  Time passed and Enoch began to desire kindred brethren of his own,  Cain obliged and created several sons.  These sons became leaders of armies, farmers of the land and inventors of great creations.  The city of Enoch became a great empire boasting some of the finest crops and modern technologies of it’s time until being destroyed by the great flood.

So, now we have examined both the Lilith and Cain theories, as the commercials say, “But wait! there’s more!”  Next we will examine the Judas Theory!

Until then,

Vampire Kisses!