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Immortal love story expands by popular demand for Prescott Valley author

Delia Colvin

Delia Colvin

Prescott Valley resident Delia Colvin has published her trilogy - the third book came out last month - and all three have hit Amazon.com's Top 12 ebooks in the Greco-Roman Myth and Legend category.

Goodreads also voted the first book of the Sibylline trilogy, Sibylline Oracle, as the number one best release in June 2012; book two, The Symbolon, was the second best release for November 2012; and the final book, The Last Oracle, was voted top best release of September this year.

Colvin's books fall under the genre of paranormal, romance, and historical fiction.

"They are a cross of the Da Vinci Code and Somewhere in Time," Colvin said.

Nearly two years ago, Colvin was working in Washington, D.C., in air traffic control. Today she and her husband, Randy, live in Prescott Valley - since April - where she completed The Last Oracle using Greek mythology and immortal characters.

"As one who was never interested in the sad and torrid affairs of the ancient Greeks, it came as a shock to me when my first novel-which I had imagined would be a modern day romance - became a trilogy steeped in the mysteries of Greek mythology," Colvin said in her online blog.

The Sibylline Trilogy is a modern story of soulmates, Alex and Cassandra, created by the god Apollo, who were destined to be together forever. But something went wrong and Cassandra reincarnates and is cursed always to die by her 27th birthday.

"He tries to tell her she's immortal and they've been in love for 3,000 years," Colvin said.

She has extensively researched Greek mythology and integrates details into the stories, such as the "evil eye."

"Many Mediterranean cultures believe that it is bad luck to have someone look upon you with envy in their heart. They call it 'the evil eye,'" she said, adding that tests involving water and olive oil will determine if one as been affected by the evil eye.

Colvin said her fans have asked her to continue writing about the characters, so she has decided to create a series rather than a trilogy. She has completed a rough draft of book four and hopes to have it out by the end of this year.

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