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Ivy Gilbert Author Interview

Protectors of the Light follows twin siblings who have drifted apart over time and are reunited with the common goal to protect the light, preventing the universe from entering paranormal darkness. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

The original setup to the story was due to a personal experience I had when I was in a car accident that totaled my car, and I had an out-of-body experience. This made me look at life as we know it, the universe, and spiritual situations differently and am more in tune with the universe as a whole, versus me as being separate from it.

What character did you enjoy writing for? Was there one that was more challenging to write for?

I enjoyed Hannah’s character the most. Though she felt insignificant, she actually had a lot of inner strength and had an important purpose for her life. Often women feel their lives aren’t as important as the lives of others, and this inspired me to create great meaning for her life.

The one more challenging for me was Nick. Life was always easy for him and he expressed an outward charm and confidence, yet he too had feelings of insecurity and fear, which is tough for a guy to often show.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The first theme that I wanted to explore was that we all have a purpose for our lives even though that purpose isn’t always recognized or figured out. Second, we are all connected. Many of us think we are alone or separate from each other, but we are all connected, and like a spider-web, every action has a result that weaves the web that connects us. And finally, I really wanted to explore the theme of personal energy, vibrations, and universal laws to help the reader take a more proactive approach to their life.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’m currently working on a book for women in business to help them in their careers and lives. Yes, I’m all over the place when I write from fiction to non-fiction, but when the inspiration hits… I have to follow!

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THE BATTLE BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK IS NEVER FULLY WON
Darkness lurks in the shadows of the world patiently waiting for its opportunity to emerge and take control. It’s only by protecting the Light that we keep it at bay.
Hannah has always considered her life as unremarkable even though she had an experience that few ever have. After receiving a journal sharing the stories of several women before her, she learns that no matter how ordinary a person might feel, life holds a purpose – often greater than one could ever imagine.

After years of limited communication with her twin brother, Nick, their lives become intertwined as they try to solve the mystery of a lost, ancient artifact. As they battle with the forces of Darkness, they once again come together and learn of the powerful bond that only twins can share and of their joint calling to protect the light.

This supernatural mystery shares knowledge of the universe in its quest to overcome Dark’s attempt at control.

Protectors of the Light

Protectors of the Light, by Ivy Gilbert, introduces us to Hannah and Nick Hanley. Hannah is involved in a car accident and has an out of body experience. Years later, Hannah returns home after her parents deaths and runs into Nick, her twin brother. Over the years, the two had grown distant from one another and they both…have secrets. Nick, too, had an experience similar to Hannah’s. With time, Hannah and Nick realize coming clean and working together would save countless lives. But will their secrets be exposed in time, or will darkness prevail?

Protectors of the Light is a story readers of many genres will enjoy. The bond between the two siblings is explored at length in the story and is an enjoyable relationship to follow. The fact that they each have flaws but are still open to giving each other a chance is what makes the plot interesting. The supernatural element in the story is fascinating and well-crafted. Gilbert’s descriptions immerse the reader in the story and give a real sense of the characters’ surroundings and what they are feeling.

Hannah is going through the empty-nest phase of life and now wonders how best to fill her time. Nick has been searching for something that has been missing in his life for years. Their struggles are highly relatable. The author manages to weave a tale of the supernatual seamlessly with the search for a higher purpose. As the story progresses, the author expertly builds the mystery, tension, and action as the plot unfolds making this a book that is difficult to put down.

I highly recommend Protectors of the Light, by Ivy Gilbert. This thrilling supernatural read is perfect for those who are looking for a fascinating plot with well-developed characters who will help them get in touch with their spiritual side.

Pages: 229 | ASIN: ‎ B0B1JBRDBR

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