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Posted by Linda Hays-Gibbs at 2:01 AM
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The news continues to report the Iraq/ISIS situation as they kill, rape, and torture the Yezidi (also spelled Yazidi) Kurds in Iraq. Some of you may even remember Saddam Hussein killing them off in the early '90s during the first Gulf War. The media misrepresented the Yezidis back then as they misrepresent them today, preferring to define the religion as meld of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.
I remember Saddam Hussein calling the Yezidis a bunch of devil worshipers as he killed them off decades ago. The media did not expand on Hussein's comment, but it stayed with me. In fact, I was intrigued about this obscure religion. Intrigue turned into inspiration for Halo of the Damned, a horror/paranormal book starring an evil fallen angel who appears to his angel cult. The cover shows a fallen angel standing in front of a Yezidi congregation.
In my novel as in real life, I am not sympathetic or tolerant of those who worship the devil. Am I being politically incorrect?
Disrespectful towards another culture?
The Yezidis believe there is a God, but He is not who they worship. Instead, they pray and worship Malak Tawas, the peacock and archangel, known as Satan in the West. Muslims believe they are devil worshipers which is one of the reasons they want to kill them.
Yezidis have a book like the Bible, Torah, and Qu'ran. It's called the Black Book, but it's currently lost. Yezidis go by oral tradition. Their leader is a secular emir and their society is based on a caste system. Yezidis must marry in their faith. Like Muslims, honor killings among women are part of the culture.
This religion worships archangels and not all archangels live in Heaven with God. One third of all angels sided with Satan when he waged war against God. Am I suggesting they deserve to be targets of murder and rape by ISIS? No, but...
As far as ISIS is concerned, many underground reports claim they were trained by the U.S. in Jordan. Wouldn't that make them the U.S.'s mercenaries? Why would the U.S. bomb them after training them? Did they go rogue-a Dr. Frankenstein situation? Several reports from all major news channels focus on some of ISIS's monstrosities such as lopping off the heads of men, women, and children, and then throwing them around or kicking them as they celebrate their deaths. This isn't new. But when they were doing the same thing a few years back it wasn't publicized. Why is the news bombarding us with these horrors now? I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but I believe we are being deceived. The news is just the abridged/censored version of the true story. Conspiracies are welcome. Opinions are welcome. Leave a comment.
Posted by Dina Rae at 12:11 AM
Sunday, July 6, 2014
“From the start of Desert Flower by Tom Olbert, it’s the monster who gets our sympathy.” – Patricia Esposito (5-stars)
A young girl's innocence is ripped from her when she is turned against her will into a vampire. Hunted and alone, Fleurette longs for escape from her hellish existence of eternal night, blood-letting and carnage. In war-torn Afghanistan, another young girl, Ruhee has been cast into another kind of dark bondage as a child bride. Raped, tormented and suffering, she longs for escape. These two lost souls find a strange but pure form of sisterly love together as they survive side-by-side in a world gone mad. Ruhee must grow up amid war and turmoil. As if American predator drones and the deadly raids of the Taliban were not bad enough, she must keep her "sister"'s dark secret, while merciless vampire hunters lurk in the shadows. When Ruhee comes of age and finds an unlikely but pure love with a brave but deeply troubled_young Taliban soldier named Batal, Ruhee finds herself trapped between light and darkness. Her heart is torn in two, and she must make an impossible choice between love and immortality, as her young life teeters on the brink of hell.
Feeling sure they would find her soon, she took the only chance she could, as Marcel had taught her. Use what you have, he’d said. You have your sweet innocence, mon petit. That is your most potent weapon. “Monsieur,” she called out weakly, crawling from hiding, reaching out a hand to the big man in the dark leather coat standing over her, the moonlight glinting off his silver crucifix. “Si voux plais…please…I am so hungry. A little money…”
“Bugger off, you stinking little urchin,” he grumbled in disgust, turning away from the alleyway and starting down the street. Seeing her chance, she slipped up behind him and slashed his arm with her talons. He yelled in pain as the cross clattered to the cobblestones, his blood spurting over it. Fleurette leapt on his back and plunged her fangs deep into his jugular, tapping the flow of warm, sweet blood. It was nourishing elixir filling her veins, her cold heart starting to pump as her eyes clouded over in a sickly crimson fog. The man thrashed and struggled to no avail, his body finally falling limp in her grasp as he slumped to the pavement, a last few twitching motions in his hands as he died.
“It’s over there!” another hunter yelled, across the street. “It’s killed Ron! Get it!” Her strength returning, she slipped into wolf shape, bounding down the alleyway, turning to mist even as a silver-tipped arrow shattered against the wall behind her. Resuming bat shape, she spread herself on the night air as she made for the harbor. A large freighter bound for Asia loomed below, its hold open and dark. She swooped down towards it, settling again into mist to avoid the notice of night watchmen who only shuddered, as though feeling a cold, icy touch of wind nearby.
Slipping into the hold, she resumed human shape and crouched in the darkness, waiting. She sighed, holding her sides. With the fresh infusion of blood she’d just taken, her wounds were healing quickly. She slumped her head back against the cold metal bulkhead as her eyes swept the dark, shadowed interior of the hold. A new start, she thought. She was trying to find some hope in this endless flight, this eternal running.
She felt so alone.
Posted by Tom Olbert at 8:05 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Name: Sarah Vargas
Last seen in Charleston, SC
Approach with caution. Sarah Vargas is armed and very dangerous.
"Fade To Black is one kick butt action-adventure ride from start to finish." - Dawn, Love Romances and More
"Malevolent Dead is an awesome adventure with kick-butt action, hot sexual encounters, and interesting characters." - Angelique, Happily Ever After Reviews.
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Posted by H.K. at 9:10 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Hello Everyone! I am proud to announce that Eternal Press is publishing my latest book "Frost Flower" which is a delightful sweet Regency Romance.
In a turbulent time after the war with France ended, many people in England must put their lives back together. Two people who are broken in different ways find each other.
Will their love be enough to mend their pain and help them overcome? No matter how perfect some things look there is always a flaw or a problem. Will a perfect Frost Flower melt in the arms of love or shatter in pain and dissolve into nothing to disappear all together?
Posted by Linda Hays-Gibbs at 12:09 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014
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Friday, November 29, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. I just want to thank everyone especially those few that have been such wonderful friends this past year: Trevor, helped me do a video, Dina,helped me with interviews and extra especially Leanna Harrow, who would not let me give up. Leanna you are the best friend ever. Thank you so much.
Posted by Linda Hays-Gibbs at 3:37 AM