The Lore of Lauder - Book One - Discovering the Lies

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Born into darkness, Paul Lauder searches for the light. Plagued by memories of loves lost and a life he always wanted, he begins a journey to discover who he really is. His story begins in the 20th century and takes and leads you into a world few mortal knew existed. The first book begins with the unraveling of his life when he discovers he has a granddaughter. More

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About Parker Burgess

Ann Parker Burgess is an American author whose books are designed to entertain and uplift. Originally from Memphis, TN, she currently resides with her husband in Olive Branch, MS. She has raised two sons and enjoys spending time with family.
Of herself, she writes:
"I think I was born with an imagination larger than some. I can remember as a kid inventing games to play, pretending and even making up songs to sing to myself.
I was never alone it seems. I always had imaginary friends or real friends to play with. There were more boys in my neighborhood than girls. I often played cowboys, cops and robbers, and even sat in the dirt playing with cars with the boys. With the girls I played dolls and dress-up.
Playing outside in the summer all day, riding bikes, walking to the neighborhood drug store to buy candy, coke floats, or ice cream sundaes helped me to develop in a well rounded, I suppose, individual.
I was raised in a Christian home, taught to respect others, and love. I have tried to live my life in this manner. In this day it isn't easy, but I try. I try to incorporate these values in my stories and characters lives.
I first began writing at the age of twelve. Being on the threshold of adulthood, I had to put away childish games, but I still had an active imagination. In seventh and eighth grades I wrote stories and passed them around to the girls in schools. Some of the boys even read them. I became known as the story teller and people couldn't wait to read the next chapter.
In high school my best subjects were History and English. I also excelled in any term papers I had to write. My Senior English teacher encouraged me to go to college and study journalism. My parents sent me to learn office skills instead.
All my life I wanted to write and it wasn't until 2000 that I began to seriously consider it as a career. Can I say that? I know few have heard of me, but watch out world. Ann Parker Burgess is here and she isn’t going away."
Books she has written include: When Angels Cry and Guradian Angel. An upcoming sequel to these will be Angels over Texas.
She is currently working on other projects: a series entitled the Lore of Lauder, another book entitled Julia, and Blossoms of the Heart which is one of her beta readers' favorites. Blossoms of the Heart should be finished and ready for release for the summer of 2019.

About the Series: The Lore of Lauder
Paul Lauder, a vampire by any other name, searches for the truth and God. Born in darkness to be one the dark lords and rulers of the world we live in, he learns he had been lied to for nearly 250 years. His wealth and life suddenly meant nothing to him. Woes and regrets began to plague his mind. He begins to write about his life. In the first book In he introduces how a simple web site set up to find him opend Pandora's box and led him to search for the truth. The next three books will take you on a journey as he tells of his past life and what the future holds.

Reviews

Review by: K.V. Wilson on Jan. 27, 2019 :
This has got to be in my top three favourite vampire books. The author has woven an intricate web of characters young and old, all of whom have some connection to Paul Lauder whether they want to or not. Paul himself is an old Scottish vampire–wise to the ways of the world and yet vulnerable in some ways. He sees himself as a monster—a creature of the night who must prey upon humans to satisfy ‘the beasts’. Despite only picking off the worst of humanity, Paul feels a tremendous weight on his shoulders for being a creature he never chose to become. He believes in God yet thinks there is no salvation for him. The subject of religion was a strong one in this book, and what I loved about it was the ethics behind what Paul does and how one can be an inherently good person without fitting into the narrow definitions of ‘good’ or ‘evil’. Thomas is another favourite character of mine. This book made me laugh and cry in the best possible ways.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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