“All Right” by Christopher Cross – Another Gilead And Emmy Song on the Imaginary Soundtrack of “The Last King” Novel



thelastking3 (1)I don’t what it is about this 80’s ditty from Christopher Cross that I just adore. Maybe it’s the hopefulness of the lyrics; lyrics that hint trouble and storms just before the glorious breaking of day – the victory of a relationship gone “right” in the end.

To me, there could not be a better Gilead and Emmy love song. There are no blaring horns, no majestic melody, not even a thunderous voice to lure you in. Just a simple song, with a little Michael McDonald backup in the vocals.

I almost want to cry hearing it. And my hope, even as I don’t yet know everything that will happen to Gilead and Emmy in The Last King, is that this song proves to be a song that describes their love.






Some notes about the HOST OF YAMINATODAY.COM – A. Yamina Collins

A. Yamina Collins is the author of the fantasy/romance novel The Last King, A modern-day love story about a young woman innocently caught in a war between two age-old nemesis: God, and immortal beings whose ancestors ate from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.

The Last King

has already been in Amazon’s Top 100 Bestseller’s list in Fantasy, Sciencefiction, Women’s Fiction Literature and Christian Women’s Literature.

Twenty-eight year Emmy Hughes has never quite fit in—she’s six feet tall, dark-skinned, and daydreams of being Galadriel from Lord of the Rings. But when she is badly injured in a car accident that kills her mother, Emmy does not dream of fantastical worlds anymore—she just wants her shattered life to be normal again.

Unfortunately, normalcy is the last thing in store for her once she meets Lake George’s newest arrival, Dr. Gilead Knightly. Granted immortality from a line of people whose Great Ancestor marched into the Garden of Eden and ate from the Tree of Life, Gilead has been alive for centuries and has met everyone from Nubian kings to Napoleon.

But Gilead and his eccentric family are also hunted beings because God considers the Edenites’ possession of immortality to be theft. And for thousands of years He has dealt with their transgression by sending each of them a “Glitch” —an unsuspecting human meant to retrieve this stolen “property” of immortality and kill them off.

When Emmy discovers that she is Gilead’s Glitch, she is not only thrown into a world of immortals who eat bone marrow, panthers who read minds, and a family whose blood is made of pulsing gold, but she finds herself the target of Gilead’s vengeance: he must get rid of her before she gets rid of him.

Easier said than done. Because Glitches are not only an Edenite’s greatest threat—they’re also their greatest love.




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