Hello Readers! Today I bring you author Viola Ryan. A very good friend of Viola Ryan in high school said, “You don’t think outside the box. You blow the thing up.” Sometimes boxes need exploding. That’s why she’s here. She has a whole bag of C4 and isn’t afraid to use it. She’s blessed with people who treasure her eccentricities or at least put up with them.
Sometimes the box can be a cozy place. Without some sort of stability, her two daughters’ and her life would be unmanageable. That stability comes from her husband. He’s the rock holding her family together.
On the flip side, his career is anything but stable. He’s a Chief Marine Safety Technician in the US Coast Guard. They’ve lived from Kittery, Maine to Yorktown, Virginia. Fortunately, the moves have all been on the east coast. Then again, the Coast Guard tends to guard the coast.
Her oldest daughter was born on Cape Cod, not far from Plymouth. Massachusetts. Her youngest was born in Yorktown, Virginia, down the road from Williamsburg. Viola jokes they’re doing the colonial America tour.
Viola has brought Lucifer to the blog today. He is one of the main characters in her new book, The Mark of Abel (December 21, 2012, MuseItUp Publishing). Please help me welcome Viola and Lucifer to That’s What I’m Talking About.
Lucifer Talks Hell
Thank you, Jen, for having me. Not many people want to listen to the Prince of Darkness. They call me the Prince of Lies. What’s with all the princes? I am the Bearer of Light, Lucifer. Actually, I hate all the titles. Darkness? Nothing is darker than what lies in the human heart. Lies? I don’t lie. I don’t need to. That is just something HE wants you to believe so you won’t listen to me.
If only you would listen to me. Eve was unfairly kicked out of Eden, but if you would just behave, all of earth could be paradise again. It’s not that hard. My brother, Jesus, put it quite simply “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” One thing I love about humans is you aren’t dumb. You get that from your mother. Eve was a brilliant woman.
I tried to help. That’s why I created hell. You respond well to four things: 1) Pleasure, 2) Pain, 3) Promise of Pleasure and 4) Threat of Pain. What is hell if not the ultimate threat of pain? That’s how I designed it. I came up with the idea and let Lilith run with it. She oversees hell with the help of our twins, Dan and Dana.
Lilith will personally design your torment. You should see Lilith’s latest creation. The deceased is trapped in a video game. If they can solve it, they are freed. Small problem, they can’t solve it. Whenever they come close, the game ends, and they have to start all over again. It’s Tron meets Sisyphus. Lilith is truly brilliant when it comes to these things.
Thanks again, Jen. Believe or not, I like Eve’s children and I want them to succeed. I want earth to return to paradise. Eve never should have been kicked out. The Grigori never should have been able to convince Cain to murder Abel. All so they could drink his blood and become vampires. It is a true tragedy, one people of today can change.
The Mark of Abel
Book 1 of the Mark of Abel Series
December 21, 2012 – ebook
September 2013 – paperback
Lucifer is fed up with humanity. He created hell to deter evil, but man’s inhumanity is only escalating. He just wants to return home to heaven, but ever since that little problem in the Garden of Eden, the Pearly Gates remain firmly shut to him. It doesn’t help that he’s the first vampire, an abomination in God’s sight.
Fortunately, two thousand years ago Lucifer’s estranged brother, Jesus, gave him a prophecy. To fulfill it, all Lucifer has to do is find the right artist, study her artwork and the path back to heaven will be revealed. The artist even bears a symbol so he knows who she is. Too bad she is murdered every time he finds her.
Janie’s a frustrated artist and college art teacher who wants two things—a guy she can show her paintings to and a night without nightmares. Each nightmare plagues her until she paints it. She doesn’t realize these paintings are key to unlocking her destiny, one that could redeem the original fallen angel.
Thank you so much, Viola, for stopping by and sharing a little of your latest release with us today!
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