We have on our couch today, two very special guests. Although, if one doesn't behave himself, I may need to get the couch reupholstered. Fire damage. Please welcome, Viola Ryan, the talented author of "The Mark of Abel," and the devil himself. Literally.
Viola Ryan: Thank you for being with us today, Lucifer. It’s quite an honor to interview the Prince of Darkness.
Lucifer: Not if you call me that. There’s nothing darker than what lies inside the human heart.
VR: I’m sorry. What do you prefer I call you?
Lucifer: I go by Luke now.
VR: All right, Luke. Thank you for being with us today. Shall we get started?
Lucifer: Whatever. Just as long as you agree to help me find the artist I’m looking for.
VR: You promised me earlier you won’t harm her.
Lucifer: You have my word.
VR: Pardon me if I’m skeptical.
Lucifer: I can always leave.
VR: Fine. Kathryn and her readers are more than happy to help you find this artist.
Lucifer: I only hope it’s in time.
VR: For what?
Lucifer: Before she dies. She keeps dying.
VR: Humans tend to do that. What’s it like to be immortal?
Lucifer: Tiring. Tedious. Lonely.
Lucifer: There aren’t too many creatures who are immortal. Why become attached to someone who is only going to die?
VR: So you don’t have friends?
VR: Tell us about him?
Lucifer: Her. My friend is Maggie. You know her as Mary Magdalene. I turned her into a vampire nearly two thousand years ago, but she’s usually busy with the Gnostics. She turned them about a hundred years after I turned her.
VR: Why did you turn her into a vampire?
Lucifer: I promised Yeshua I’d look out for her if anything happened to him, and we all know what happened to him.
VR: Why a vampire?
Lucifer: Because that’s what I am.
VR: How did you become a vampire?
Lucifer: Not on purpose. I was sick of the special treatment Adam received. I was the highest of God’s angels. I should have been the favored son. Not that overgrown ape. The only thing separating Adam from the other lower forms of life was the blood of humanity. I drank it, like Adam and Lilith had. That’s what turned me into a vampire. I don’t regret it. Angels lack free will. Now I have it.
VR: Tell us about this artist you are looking for.
Lucifer: Yeshua gave me a prophecy, a way back to heaven. I need to find this artist, study her artwork and a map will be revealed telling me how to get back to heaven.
VR: You mentioned she keeps dying. Human’s only die once.
Lucifer: Not this one. She keeps reincarnating.
VR: How do you know she’s the same artist?
Lucifer: She always bears a mark--a circle with three curved lines radiating from it. I call it the Mark of the Artist. Maggie’s been helping me, but there are so many people on the planet now, I need more help.
VR: What will you do with her once you find her?
Lucifer: Nothing. She is irrelevant. What matters is her artwork.
VR: Okay folks. Lucifer needs your help. Have you seen anyone with a circle with three curved lines radiating from it?
Lucifer: Thank you.
Thank you, Viola and… Luke. I hope you find the woman you seek without having to strip search every female artist you come across.
Readers: since Luke doesn't like to give out his social media addresses, if you happen to find this woman, please leave a comment below and we'll make sure he gets the message. And check below how you can be entered for a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate. Thank you.
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.
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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 (16) was born on Cape Cod, not far from Plymouth. Massachusetts. Her youngest (12) was born in Yorktown, Virginia, down the road from Williamsburg. Viola jokes they’re doing the colonial America tour.
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