DARK STRANGER The Dream (The Children Of The Gods) (Volume 1)

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9781514335505: DARK STRANGER The Dream (The Children Of The Gods) (Volume 1)

Hands down the best book series I have ever read. I Devour the books and coming from somebody who reads all the time this is an extreme compliment. I can't wait to read more please please keep writing! your writing style and everything is perfect I have never read such a well-written book where the story line develops with so many characters I love knowing what's going on with everybody I love that you switch characters back and forth it is so awesome. Also the steamy love scenes are to die for!

Love Love Love this book! This book had me hooked right from the beginning! I had to read every book in the series one right after the other and I can't wait for the next! This is probably the best series I've read and that's saying a lot since some of my favorite Authors are JR Ward, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon!

Best in the genre I. T. Lucas pens an exceptionally well developed story. Many writers in this genre are predictable and formulaic. The Children of the Gods series is never predictable. This series stands with the best of fantasy writers - the fact that it is romance fantasy is almost beside the point. That said, even the sex scenes are well done and NOT predictable! A must read.

I love this series. I am a huge BDB fan..never miss a book EVER.
Now I have added this series to that list. So well written and never drags on--always a page turner. And it is not typical stuff, it is very unique! An absolute must read!."

I literally read this entire series in 3 days and now I'm going through character withdrawal waiting for the next. I.T. Lucas is an amazing writer with a brilliant mind and has quickly been added to my favorite author list.

Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who'll drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.

Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals - the descendants of the gods of old - have been secretly shaping its destiny. Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by his clan, yet alone. Descending from a single goddess, clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners. That is, until his sister makes a game-changing discovery - a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes. Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses Amanda's plea to attempt Syssi's activation. But when his enemies learn of the Dormant's existence, he's forced to rush her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi, Kian wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the darker shades of sensuality.

AT 82,000 WORDS, DARK STRANGER THE DREAM IS A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL BUT IT IS NOT A STANDALONE. Kian and Syssi's story is a 3 book series. The Children of the Gods series is a continuing saga and is best read in order. Every 3 to 4 books a new couple takes the lead, while the previous main characters and their relationships continue to grow and develop in the background.

KIAN AND SYSSI'S STORY
1--Dark Stranger The Dream
2--Dark Stranger Revealed
3--Dark Stranger Immortal

AMANDA'S STORY
4--Dark Enemy Taken
5--Dark Enemy Captive
6--Dark Enemy Redeemed

KRI & MICHAEL'S STORY
6.5--My Dark Amazon

ANDREW'S STORY
7-- Dark Warrior Mine
8-- Dark Warrior's Promise
9-- Dark Warrior's Destiny
10-- Dark Warrior's Legacy

EVA & BHATHIAN'S STORY
11-- Dark Guardian Found

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WHAT INSPIRED THE CHILDREN OF THE GODS SERIES?
Reflecting upon the mythologies of the Sumerians, the Egyptians, the Assyrians, Greeks, Romans and Norse, it struck me that their pantheons bore remarkable similarities, and it got me thinking, what if at the source of those myths were events and personalities that left an impact so profound that their echoes could be heard in the mythologies of civilizations continents and millennia apart. 

The most fascinating were the original, the Sumerians, and yet they're not as well known as the others. More than seven thousand years ago, the Sumerian civilization had been more advanced - socially as well as scientifically - than those that came much later. The records found in archeological digs tell the story of an advanced society that knew all about our solar system and placed the sun in its center, with schools for children, both girls and boys, laws that protected personal property and afforded women the kind of rights they hadn't enjoyed since Sumer's decline and up until modern times. 

The Sumerians accredited their gods with providing them with not only the blueprints for their civilization, and their advanced scientific knowledge, but with the creation of humankind itself - a hybrid they engineered for menial labor, combining the genetic material of a god and a less advanced creature. The abbreviated version of their creation myth isn't the only one to find its way into the bible, modified of course to fit its monotheistic agenda. Adam and Eve and the garden of eden, the garden of the gods, are there as well. Though in the Sumerian version, the snake is a sympathetic god who decides to grant them knowledge of a carnal nature (which is the way the term knowledge, or to know is used throughout the bible), giving humans the ability to procreate, which as hybrids they previously lacked.  Another god, the head of the Sumerian pantheon, throws them out of the gods' garden, worried that he humans would rapidly multiply and pose a threat to the gods (implying that the gods were not as fruitful). The biblical story of the gods taking human mates, and the many children born from these unions - the near-immortals as I call them in my series - is also an abbreviated version of the Sumerian original. There are many more examples, in stories adapted for other mythologies as well as the bible, in which the Sumerian original makes much more sense, portraying the gods not as capricious and callous, but mostly as judicious and well meaning.

Still, if it wasn't for a very modern day event, these musings might've never coalesced into a story. Learning of the Stuxnet computer worm - a virus that managed to damage the Iranian nuclear program - a computer program so ingenious, it seemed like alien technology, I couldn't help but think that perhaps we were given a little help, a nudge in the right direction... 
And that's how the idea for Children of the Gods was born - Ancient Sumerian mythology meets modern day computer technology.

 

WHY PARANORMAL ROMANCE? 
I've always loved paranormal romance, with its larger than life alpha males, females that can kick some serious butt, and heart pounding adventures with a hefty dose of the extraordinary. Trouble was, even those that were well written and exciting, made no attempts to be even remotely believable, which bothered my logical mind. I can conceive of Vampires being a divergent species that have been hiding under our noses from time immemorial, but tracing from place to place in a cloud of molecules (that includes their clothes and weapons) is too much of a stretch. On the other hand, the ability to manipulate human minds to believe that they just poof out of existence, for me at least, is more plausible, and the same holds true for shape shifters and other mythological creatures. As to turning into a pile of ash in the sun, again, no such animal could exist in nature for obvious reasons, but there are plenty who shun the sun and suffer ill effects when exposed to it, as are many who utilize fangs and venom for various purposes, and those who have eyes that glow in the dark.

Still, myths as persistent and as prevailing as the vampire, the shapeshifter, the phoenix and other mythical creatures, as well as modern time UFO and alien sightings, might not be purely the product of overactive imaginations. So, are they real or imagined? Or perhaps something in between, like very realistic, induced hallucinations, and misconceptions originating from encounters with members of an advanced species who exhibit some of the characteristics attributed to all those mythical creatures. Hm... 

I made my best to leave the reader with the impression that it could happen, that the near-immortals in my story could exist, portraying them as an advanced version of humans. They are extremely long-lived and possess amazing regeneration abilities - which according to science, at least in theory, would some day be possible with the help of genetic manipulation. The less diluted members of the older generations have some minor sensitivity to the sun, but it's manageable with dark sunglasses and covered skin. (In the Sumerian depictions, by the way, their gods often sport what looks like goggles.) They have fangs, not to suck blood, but to administer venom. Their hearts beat and they eat and sleep, but they can appear dead, remaining in stasis for extremely long periods until brought back to life. Hence the 'undead'. And of course, the powerful mind control they have over humans, and again, not all possess the same level of skill, with some more talented than others in the various paranormal abilities they exhibit.

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