2 October 2018

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'Queen of Horror' Weds U.S. Navy War Hero in Star-Studded Celebrity Wedding

Celebrity author and Hollywood screenwriter, Mylo Carbia, marries U.S. Navy War Veteran, Kurt Lund, among fifty of their closest friends and family in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.

#1 bestselling author Mylo Carbia's latest hit novel, 'Violets are Red'
#1 bestselling author Mylo Carbia's latest hit novel, 'Violets are Red'
By now you may have heard about the inspiration behind #1 bestselling author Mylo Carbia's latest hit novel, Violets are Red, which tells the story of a Manhattan housewife who captures her husband's young mistress, and quietly keeps her prisoner in the basement of their Upper East Side townhouse.
The modern-day fairy tale –– inspired by Carbia's own surprise divorce –– has taken the literary world by storm, and is a clear choice for avid readers looking for a suspense-filled, dark thriller to celebrate the Halloween season.
In a surprise twist Carbia is known for, the 47-year-old writer shocked fans by abandoning her usual "rock-and-roll-gothic" garb, and instead showcasing a princess-inspired dress and a three-tier rhinestone castle cake in an over-the-top fairy tale wedding to U.S. Navy Retired war hero, Kurt Lund, on September 16, 2018.
The nuptials took place just north of Cancun, Mexico, at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, under tight security given the eccentric guest list comprised of musicians, artists, and actors –– including cast members of The Walking Dead.
Former Collective Soul band members, Ross Childress and Shane Evans, along with lead singer Stephen Wines (now known as 2 Broke Kings), played live at the wedding reception, and sang with the bride during the ceremony.
"It was truly an epic, fairy tale dream wedding come true," said one guest, a friend of Carbia since middle school. "We all love Mylo so much, and hated watching her go through hell in past relationships, so to see her finally meet a kind, honorable, down-to-earth man makes us all now believe that things really dohappen for a reason."
Kurt Lund, 45, spent twenty years in the United States Navy, and earned thirty-five ribbons and medals, including four U.S. Navy and Marine Achievement Medals, for his efforts in Afghanistan and at sea across the globe.
Celebrity Writer, Mylo Carbia, Weds U.S. Navy War Hero, Kurt Lund, in Playa Mujeres, Mexico on September 16, 2018
Celebrity Writer, Mylo Carbia, Weds U.S. Navy War Hero, Kurt Lund, in Playa Mujeres, Mexico on September 16, 2018 (Photo Credit: Dawn V. Gilmore)
Ranked 7th in 'The Top 10 Horror Authors Alive Today,' and among 'The 250 Most Influential Authors' by Richtopia.com, Carbia's debut novel The Raping Of Ava DeSantis hit #1 Bestseller in Horror, won the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, and is currently in development to become a major motion picture.
Violets are Red (released by Vanderbilt Publishing) also hit the #1 spot in New Releases and is being touted as "The best horror-thriller novel of the year" by Top10Novels.com.
The newlyweds plan to settle in Palm Beach, Florida, along with the bride's 13-year-old son. Carbia will continue writing novels and screenplays full-time, with plans to release her third novel and first science fiction thriller, Z.O.O., late Summer 2019.
In addition, the couple will be enjoying their honeymoon this weekend, October 4-7, at the Women in Horror Film Festival in Peachtree City, GA where Carbia is one of the celebrity headliners. 
"I have a whole new perspective on life after experiencing the wedding of my dreams," she explained. "The only thing we are guaranteed is change, so from now on, I will cherish every moment with those that matter and be grateful for every blessing that comes my way."
Violets are Red' by Mylo Carbia
'Violets are Red' by Mylo Carbia
More About 'Violets are Red':
Set in New York City's wealthy Upper East Side, Violets are Red, tells the story of an aging Manhattan housewife who captures her husband's young mistress and quietly keeps her prisoner in the basement of their multi-million-dollar townhouse.

"Think 'Real Housewives' meets 'Misery' but with a fantastic twist ending you won't see coming," says Mark Miller from Top10Novels.com. "We think it's one of the very best novels of the year so far, but we can understand why women's rights groups may have an issue with two ladies battling one another to win over the affection of a man."

The book's female author, Mylo Carbia, makes no apologies for writing a novel advertised as The Ultimate Catfight. In fact, she has met this controversy before.

As a Hollywood screenwriter turned novelist, Carbia's debut novel The Raping Of Ava DeSantis hit #1 bestseller and won the Silver Falchion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, despite having the main character seduce one of her perpetrators 15 years after a brutal sexual assault. At the time, feminists were outraged with the storyline and launched an online campaign to boycott the novel, but with recent news of Harvey Weinstein's systematic abuse and the resulting #MeToo Movement, Carbia's first novel is currently in development into a movie and targeted for release in theaters late next year.

"Violets are Red, is a cautionary tale of how being the mistress or wife of a cheating man can literally destroy you," said Carbia recently. "I hope Violets are Red, does for infidelity what War Of The Roses did for divorce––show the most extreme consequences so that people may disengage in a civil fashion if need be."

Carbia has been open about her past struggle with a surprise divorce, and resulting thoughts of self-destruction. "It was the worst time of my life," she told reporter Tony Sokol two years ago, amid rumors of her then husband leaving her for a six-month pregnant, younger woman. "Not only was it an emotional crisis, it was a financial crisis, a legal crisis, and an 'immediate need to relocate' crisis all within several days. Writing was the only way I could cope with the pain, and this novel is my gift to women dealing with betrayal trauma everywhere."
For more information about the novel, please visit: Violets-Are-Red.com
SOURCE: Vanderbilt Publishing