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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Book Feature: I am Eternal by Athanasios - Guest Blog
Hey guys! Welcome to today's book feature. Today, I'll be featuring Athanasios with his book, I am Eternal. It is a standalone vampire novella. I do hope you'll like it! Enjoy:)
I am Eternal
Simeon Magus has been a vampire for nearly two thousand years: his existence a secret.
He meets a traveller on a train who knows far too much about him. For most of his years Simeon has been hiding from a fanatical group of hunters who cannot be reasoned with, and won't stop until he is destroyed.
He has watched vampires go from myth to adored celebrity, lived through history and doesn't know if he wants any more of it. Simeon wants to connect with and feel close to somebody again. Is his new friend a spy sent to eliminate him or salvation from the tedium of eternity?
Athanasios has been interested in religion & faith since childhood. This led to studying a bewildering variety of beliefs from pagan, wicca, judaism, christianity, islam, to hindu, buddhism, shinto, luciferianism & much more. The interest made its own momentum & brought Mad Gods & now its sequel Commitment.
Other interests include most entertainment, from film, to television & books. He won't try video games for the same reason he doesn't keep his favourite booze in the house; he would do nothing else. There was a short time he was into World of Warcraft but that became the obsession he knew it would be. He left it for a deeper & more engrossing one: Predatory Ethics.
Longtime work in the graphics field has given Athanasios the facility to do his own covers.
He has created his own covers and also creates custom work for other indie authors
And now, let's welcome Athanasios to the blog to talk with us a little about horror.
Many people are put off by the word horror. It's been years since they have meant anything but slasher stories and serial killers.
Since movies like Halloween, Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street our boogeymen have become less supernatural and more unstoppable killers.
The days when what frightened us were our own darker selves and demonic or satanic powers and influence are almost gone. We even celebrate and humanize vampires and werewolves when they were once our most terrifying monsters.
I'm one who goes beyond the celebration of these watered down terrors. I see them for what they've always been: our own repressed emotions and less than politically correct thoughts about our fellow men, women and children. I could go on about the nature of evil and how it’s explained much more at length in my work but I’d sound like a promo and that’s frowned upon. So I’ve got to keep this appealing.
I’ve long thought that there is no true evil only that which we do not want to face within ourselves and each other. Look around history and the news and you’ll hear about people who have done horrific things and those who knew them best could not believe or explain their behavior. Look to your own thoughts and desires and be honest with yourself when you admit how dark or black the worst you’ve imagined can be. I know my own are black to the point of stygian but thankfully I’ve only given them free reign in my imagination.
Names like Burkowitz, Speck, Bundy, Stalin, Napoleon and Hitler have become synonymous with evil and actions beyond our understanding. They are horrific, and unimaginable, described only in absolutes and inexact language. The descriptors I’ve already used are very wide in their specifics not explaining a hell of a lot other than how they make us feel. Nobody can understand, hope or want to understand any of the afore-mentioned men who through degrees terrorized the world in which they lived.
Horror by definition is tough to face, fearful to some and impossible to others but it’s also a vital part of us. We give it too much power if we don’t face it, if we shy away and cower before it. Those who won’t face their fears will ever be admired by anyone. So I tell anyone who is leery of horror or occult books to give it a go. It’s just a story and it’s a safe way to deal with the dark parts, terror, disgust and evil that are in each and every one of us.
Hope you've enjoyed this post! Thanks for visiting! :)
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