Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. I hope you all have (or had) a lovely one. While we’re all eating and out shopping for Black Friday,I tried to find some Thanksgiving creature to tempt you with, but…well, this month doesn’t really lend itself to mythology very much. (There’s no Great Turkey, Charlie Brown, or anything like that…) However, the late, great Jim Henson gave his own spin to the holiday in a show about a bizarre little town called Turkey Hollow that is (or was) on November 22. No, I didn’t get to see it. But it looks like it was really interesting. Or at least, different. (What else do you expect from Henson?) You can read about that in this article.
Well, I think it looks neat. What would you think if you ran across something strange like those Turkey Hollow Creatures? Me I’d probably write a story about them. hehe. I’m grateful for people like Henson for having an imagination like that; without them, I probably wouldn’t be a fantasy writer. :) As Marc and Angel say, I’m thankful for whatever or whoever is sending me –all of us–our unending creative imaginations. :) I’m also grateful to all of you, my readers and friends, who read, encourage, and love what comes out of my imagination. :)
Anyway, before I let you all go off to your Christmas shopping, I wanted to let you know that the ebook of PASSION’S SACRED DANCE is on sale for $.99, today and tomorrow–for Black Friday. You can find it at Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Itunes, Kobo, and Smashwords, and the paperback is also on sale paperback at Createspace.
Passion’s Sacred Dance (2nd Edition) (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, Book 1)
Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her renowned history center. Yet she knows in her heart that the center is sacred and what a catastrophe losing it would be. How much of a catastrophe, she hasn’t a clue.
Until Aaron Fielding arrives with his tales of magical guardians and the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction.
Is the end of the world imminent? What can she, a modern woman and her warrior lover, possibly have to offer when a long-prophesied druidic mythic battle explodes around them?
The Celts had their own harvest festivals, but mainly in early August (Lughnasadh) and (depending on what source you read) again at Mabon at the fall equinox. And let’s not forget the big “New year” celebrations at Samhain. Thanks giving was a part of all those festivities, and friends, family, and …well, celebrating. I think they would welcome this November holiday, as well.
So! To all my friends, enjoy this holiday (and the book!) and have a happy, thankful, safe weekend!
Please welcome epic fantasy author Erika M. Szabo…
The Ancestors’ Secret series is an epic fantasy, heroic romance series with magical powers, ancient legends, love triangle and time travel that is a great read for fantasy lovers and also suitable for young adults.
Available in eBook, print and audiobook at AMAZON
Ilona is a doctor and is ruled by logic. When she starts to develop unusual powers, her beliefs change and she’s thrown into a world of mysteries, traditions and secrets. She doesn’t know much about her heritage besides legends and rituals when begins to remember her mother’s instructions concealed as rhymes. The discovery of her healing power and ability to freeze time is exciting and frightening. A sinister man appears and Ilona connects his presence with the series of mysterious deaths around her. She has been in love with her unsuspecting best friend, when she meets a stranger. She is drawn to him and confused by the sudden magnetic feeling.
The readers said:
“This is so different from the usual fare churned out by ordinary writers.” -Valerie Byron
“Mystery, suspense, romance and well developed characters that hold reading interests from its beginning to end.” -J Faye
“Original, mystical and unique; in fact it’s so original I have nothing to compare it with.” -Miss Devora
“I could feel and visualize what was happening as if I was right there.” -Lauren Sloan
Author Mia Hoddell is releasing her latest contemporary romance today, so I invited her to my blog to share a little info about it. Do read on and enjoy.
by Mia Hoddell
Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 16th 2015
Neve Colvin isn’t good enough. As an introvert, her life is a never-ending list of labels and criticism. Pressures to change come from everyone—including the one person she thought would love her unconditionally … her mother. All Neve wants is acceptance, but surrounded by extroverts it’s a wish that’s nearly impossible to fulfil.
For Neve there’s only one solution: anyone disapproving must go. Even if it means only one person will remain.
That person is her lifelong friend Blake Reynolds. He’s seen the fights with her mum, the breakdowns caused by attacks on her personality, and the battles for acceptance. Each time she is left shattered and questioning who she is, he’s the one to collect the pieces of her broken heart. Shielding her from the cruelty is his only concern. But how can he protect her when Neve is concealing a secret so dark?
Blake thinks he knows everything about her, and with their relationship developing, he assumes Neve trusts him fully. However, there is one memory Neve is too ashamed of to share. Revealing it will test Blake’s loyalty beyond what she could ever ask, and Blake is the only friend she can’t afford to lose. He’s the one person capable of dragging her from the darkness plaguing her, but with pressures to conform increasing, even Blake may not be enough to pull her back this time.
What reviewers are saying:
About the Author
#1 Amazon bestselling author Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.
Mia has written over ten titles including her Seasons of Change series, the Chequered Flag series, the Elemental Killers series, and her standalone novels False Finder and Not Enough.
Her favourite genres are contemporary romance or romantic suspense, and with an ever growing list of ideas she is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them. She also designs book covers on her website M Designs.
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When S.G. Rogers released her latest, Dani & the Immortals, I knew I had to come invite her to share a little about the book. So for your reading pleasure, I’m pleased to present her outtake from the novel….
Meet Mr. & Mrs. Odin a/k/a The Bickersons
You’ve heard of outtakes and cut scenes from the movies? If you sat through the credits of The Avengers, for example, you were rewarded by some special footage. The following is a bonus scene which falls somewhere in between Act I and Act II of Dani & the Immortals. No waiting, and the popcorn is optional. ~ S.G. Rogers
Dr. Sigmund peered at the couple on the couch before him. “Mr. and Mrs. Odin, after several days of intense therapy—”
“Doctor, the name is Friday,” the Nordic blonde interrupted. “It’s important to me to have my own identity.”
A muscle quivered in Odin’s jaw but he said nothing.
The doctor nodded. “All right, Friday. The way I see it, we have some enormous challenges to overcome in your marriage.”
Friday snorted and pointed at her husband. “For one thing, he doesn’t trust me.”
Odin bristled. “Adultery in a wife is never a desirable quality.”
“You’re one to talk!” she exclaimed. “They don’t call you The Wanderer for nothing, Odin. Thor is only your most visible indiscretion.”
Odin folded his well-muscled arms across his massive chest and stared straight ahead.
“To save your marriage, we must move past this blame game,” Dr. Sigmund said.
“I’ve been cooped up on Fensalir practically forever, thanks to him,” Friday said, flicking a glance at Odin. “I’d say our relationship has been shot to Helheim and back.”
“I understand that. Mr. Odin, I propose you give your wife a little freedom.”
“A lot of freedom and a lot of gold,” Friday said. “It’s my turn to visit to Midgard. I want to do some shopping.”
“Be sure to buy yourself another necklace,” Odin said through clenched teeth. “The last one went inexplicably missing.”
Friday gasped in outrage. “How dare you throw that in my face! Go hang yourself on Yggdrasil!”
The two immortals jumped to their feet and began to bicker. As the volume increased, the doctor rose from his chair, strode from the room, and slammed the door behind him. Odin and Friday exchanged a guilty glance.
“I guess we’re having our own personal Ragnarök,” she said.
Odin sighed. “Let’s hope it’s not the end of the world for our marriage.”
Can Odin and Frigga save their relationship? Find out in Dani & the Immortals!
When Dani was a teen, she had it all; a starring role in her own television series, a wonderful family, and her health. A few years later, everything has changed for the worse—and her time is running short. All she wants to do before she dies is to fall in love, but when she’s kidnapped and taken to Asgard of Norse mythology, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Prince Rein lends a hand in her quest to return home, and she begins to think the handsome elf has captured her heart. After a magical artifact goes missing, however, he may be forced to marry another woman to avert a diplomatic catastrophe. To find the artifact and save the prince, Dani must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.
About S.G. Rogers
S.G. Rogers lives with her husband and son in romantic Savannah, Georgia, on an island populated by deer, exotic birds, and the occasional gator. She’s owned by two Sphynx cats, Houdini and Nikita. Movies, books, and writing sweet young adult fiction are her passions. Check out her blog at http://sgrogers.wordpress.com/.
Progress…progress… Well? I did some. But true to form, I’ve been distracted this last day with some work on a different project that is so close to completion, I can’t help but work on it. If you’re a friend of mine Facebook, you’ve already seen me squee about my total word count output this year alone. Butt in chair is good, and doesn’t matter what you work on, so long as you work on it!
I hope to get some more done soon. For my readers, that “close to completion” book (the new Reign of Tarot title) is coming. :) It looks like early next year will see a couple releases. Stay tuned!