inner faery quizes

Just for a little weekend fun, I wanted to share a sweet little quiz a found:

The Faery Oracle:

Morgana Le Fay:
The famous, and infamous, faery queen who is better known as the sorceress accompanying Merlin. She had magical powers above all and was a skilled necromancer and changeling. She was beautiful, ingenious in her art, and incredibly powerful.

So not surprised with this result, are you? ;)

and this one.

BAHARI, THE SEA NYMPH

Fairy of Intuition and Inspiration

Those who are seen as sensitive and highly artistic souls commune deeply with our mystical and intuitive fairy of the sea. In tune with those forces which are usually unknown to others, this tender and sympathetic fairy is a devoted healer.

Find your Inner Fairy using Fairy Line’s quiz!

William Shakespeare, Demon Hunter–#newrelease by S.G. Rogers

Painting depicting the Weird Sisters, by William Rimmer (February 20, 1816 – August 20, 1879) courtesy: wikipedia

S.G. Rogers has a new release today combining two of my favorite things, classic literature  and fantasy. :) So when I found out about Dancing With Raven, I asked her to come tell my readers a little more about it. Suzanne, take it away!

William Shakespeare, Demon Hunter.

by S.G. Rogers

Shakespearean plays were often populated by paranormal creatures, such as witches, ghosts, and monsters, but did you know William Shakespeare was secretly a demon hunter? That’s the premise of Dancing With Raven, in which a secret demon hunting organization, The Shakespearean Institute, is named after one of the most famous demon slayers of all time.

Comprised of the Nephilim (descendants of humans who had children with angels), Shakespeareans have one particularly critical prohibition: they are forbidden to bear a child on Leap Day. Such a child, if demonically sacrificed on his or her eighteenth birthday, will usher in the Apocalypse.

The violation of this prohibition forms the basis for Dancing With Raven.

 

Here’s the blurb: 
Tori has spent the past seventeen years trying to ignore her ability to see unnatural creatures. As she prepares to transition from high school to the world of professional ballet, however, seismic activity in Los Angeles is increasing and the number of demons is multiplying at an alarming rate. After a new student from London transfers to her performing arts school, she soon discovers her life has been a lie and someone wants her dead.

Raven’s father, a renowned British demon hunter, has tasked him with guarding the one person who can inadvertently bring about the end of the world. Unfortunately, Raven’s record of success has fallen short lately and his confidence is shaken. Worse, Tori seems determined to freeze him out. Can he win her trust quickly enough to prevent the Apocalypse?

Dancing With Raven is the first book of a series, and I’m having a wonderful time with it. If you like magical realism, the paranormal, and the performing arts, this book is for you! ~ S.G. Rogers

Dancing With Raven is available at Amazon.

Ooh! This sounds intriguing! Will Raven stop the Apocalypse, I wonder? The author wouldn’t tell me. What do  you think, readers?

Uncommon Christmas

"Holding Small Christmas Box" by hin255

“Holding Small Christmas Box” by hin255/Freedigitalphotos.net

So I thought in writing my uncommon Christmas story, Murder Upon a Midnight Clear, what would be the most likely things to go along with it. Well, for me, my other love (as you must know by now) is music. I go for the unusual sometimes so I thought I might share some usual Christmas themed songs with you.

Pat Benatar:

So, yes, start you off with something pretty. Ready for the weird? Here we go!
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out by Fall Out Boy

December is for Cynics by the Matches made me laugh

This one too: blink-182 – I Won’t Be Home For Christmas

Alice Cooper’s version of Santa Claus is coming to Town…

;) Okay, well, maybe they tie more into my antagonist than my heroes, in Midnight Clear, but…For holiday parties and mood setting when watching Bad Santa, who can go wrong with these? ;) Enjoy, ya’ll!

Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. RevezzoIf you’d like to check out Murder upon a Midnight Clear it’s available for Kindle at Amazon, for a lil ole affordable. $.99

Interview with Jillian Roring of The Ice Captain’s Daughter and author S.G. Rogers

Sudeley Castle_secret_gardenTooling around London today, I had the pleasure to have tea with a sweet young lady who I’m sure many of you have heard of her before: Jillian Roring. She’s the daughter of the infamous Ice Captain. Well, you know how the London gossips can be so I thought, while I was able to have her as a captive audience, I’d get the real scoop. Here’s what she (and her pal author S. G. Rogers) told me….

Hi Jillian! Thanks for being here. I know you’ve had a heck of a time recently, so I appreciate it.

Jillian Roring: Yes, thank you, Miss Revezzo. I have had a rather adventuresome time of it, but fortunately my scar is now barely visible at all.

Glad to hear you’re doing better. Why don’t you tell us how it all started? You were heading to your very first Season in London, but something sidetracked those plans, I hear?

Jillian: My story seems unbelievable to me, as I sit here in this warm, comfortable drawing room, but my carriage was actually waylaid by a highwayman! I could scarcely believe it, since it’s 1899 and highwaymen rarely appear anymore.

Shocking, you’re right! Who woulda thought? Thank God for Mackenzie Logan! Speaking of the gentleman, what’d you really think of Mackenzie when he first showed up? Seems to me you’re a resourceful girl. You almost had that brigand in hand.

Jillian: I’m not a sea captain’s daughter for nothing! I was determined to escape the lout, and almost did… until he grabbed the back of my skirt and held me fast. The blackguard was pulling back toward the woods when Mr. Logan appeared with a shotgun. Although Mr. Logan looked a bit like a wooly bear at that point, I was ever so glad to see him.

Awww….he’s more teddy bear than wooly bear, I’m sure! What’d you think when you first heard the rumors of Mackenzie’s philandering?

Jillian: The rumors rather put me off, to be completely honest.  Although I must admit, after Mr. Logan had shaved off his beard and changed his clothes, I could scarcely stop looking at him.

Oh yeah. I mean who wouldn’t? He’s so cute!!! Now for a wicked question: If you could go and choose any of his friends, which would it be?

Jillian: Mr. Hawkins, who is Mr. Logan’s particular friend and neighbor, is a gentlemanly sort of man, and pleasant company. Please don’t tell anyone, but my feelings for him could never be quite so warm as they are for Mr. Logan.

Your secret’s safe with…oops! I guess not! Sorry. At any rate, you’re no stranger to the papers are you? The gossip about your father for instance, the Ice Captain, is quite intriguing, tell us the truth, is he as infamous as he seems?

Jillian: I’m given to understand from my Aunt Letty, that the ladies were simply mad for him during the Season he met my mother.  His fair coloring and handsome good looks have something to do with it! Plus, I think there’s something about a sea captain that sets the imagination on fire.

Oh, I agree. Finally, the papers have been buzzing about you two lately, care to divulge any future plans between you and Mackenzie?

Jillian: Oh, Miss Revezzo! Despite my regard for you, I beg you not to force a confidence.

Oh all right. I won’t twist your arm.

Jillian: I am determined, however, not to marry unless it is to a man who adores me as much as my father adored my mother.

Honestly I agree. That is the best way to go. ;) So we’ll just hope it’s with Mackenzie. Dreamy gentleman that he is. And one for your creatrix: S.G. dear what are we really looking forward to in Jillian and Mackenzie’s future? Can you give us a hint? And for those who haven’t read The Ice Captain’s Daughter, care to give us a little taste?

S.G. Rogers: It’s so hard for young ladies and gentlemen in London society, especially when they aren’t prepared for interference from gossips and rivals… most especially from scheming former fiancées such as Sophia Watkins! Here’s a small preview, so you can see what I mean for yourself:

Excerpt:

“Your papa…he’s the Ice Captain, is he not?” Sophia asked.

Jillian smiled. The nickname never failed to delight her. “Yes.”

“You might not want to mention that to anyone else.”

“Why not?”

Sophia wrinkled her pert nose. “I’m sure he’s a very good sort of man but importing ice is an awful lot like being in trade.”

Shocked, Jillian didn’t know how to respond. Sophia mistook her expression for fear.

“Oh, don’t worry. We’re friends, so your secret is safe with me.”

“I thank you, truly, but I don’t have anything to conceal as far as my father is concerned.”

Sophie gave Jillian a pretty little pout, as if she were a small child who’d just been caught doing something naughty. “Please don’t be vexed with me. Mama says I blurt out truths in an unvarnished fashion and it’s frightfully rude.

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Sophia sounds like a complete…erm, not very nice person! I’m sure, Jillian, you will get the upper hand eventually! Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Folks, I hope you enjoyed this interview as much as I! Here’s just a tad more about Jillian’s story.

icdcover81copyThe daughter of a wealthy ice merchant, Miss Jillian Roring intends to marry for love.  En route to her first Season in London, however, a failed kidnapping sends her into the arms of the most jaded bachelor in England.  When Logan and Jillian unwittingly violate the rigid rules of propriety in Victorian-era England, he is obliged to make her an offer of marriage.  Because she aspires to be more than an obligation, Jillian refuses the match. Logan follows her to London to woo her properly, but his scheming ex-fiancée has other plans.

Can Logan convince Jillian that his love for her is real or will the cruel gossip and sharp tongues of London society tear their budding relationship apart?

If you’d like to check out Jillian’s story it’s available for Kindle at Amazon, and for more of S.G. Rogers’ fine works you can check out her website at: http://childofyden.wordpress.com

Indie block party–Q and a with Aaron Fielding and Stacy Macken, Steward and Guardian in Passion’s Sacred Dance

Indie-block-party

Boy, this was fun! There were so many things I could’ve asked my guests Aaron Fielding and Stacy Macken, but they got a little distracted. You’ll see what I mean.

Juli D. Revezzo: Thanks for being here my dears. I know you’re busy what with this whole war looming, so I’ll try to make my questions brief.

Stacy Macken: Take all the time you need, Juli.

Aaron Fielding: Not a problem. Anything we can do to help, that’s what we’re here for.

Juli D. Revezzo: *eyes Aaron’s Sword like weapon* Um, yeah. Would it help if I remind you I’m on your side?

Aaron: Don’t worry, dear lady. I only use this on Balor and his minions.

Juli D. Revezzo: *brow crinkles* All right, I trust you (aside: Besides I think I know how it works). Let’s begin, then: Question 1. What’s the first thought in your mind when you wake up?

Stacy: Coffee; then, what disaster will befall the gallery today?

Aaron: What disaster might befall Stacy and her gallery and what the hell I can do to stop it.

Juli: Question 2. Tattoos or piercings?

Aaron and Stacy together: Tattoos.

Stacy: For me, it’s a sign of a permanent commitment.

Juli: Don’t say the C word. You know how men are.

Stacy: Fortunately, mine isn’t gunshy.

Juli: Phew! Good. Aaron, why tattoos?

Aaron: I’ve had them since my early days with my tribe. I can’t remember what those little tattoo needles felt like, really. *Aaron shudders* Plus, piercing is sort of a professional hazard. Going into battle risks a piercing or two I’d rather not have. Have you seen the Harbingers’ claws? Imagine if they got caught on something other than my blade?

Juli giggles* Actually, I think I can picture it. Ooh, hey, when’s the next battle?

Aaron aside: (By the gods I worship, why did I give her that idea?)

Juli: What?

Aaron: Nothing, dear lady. Do you have more questions?

Juli: Yes. Question 3: Someone is calling you by a nickname. What is it?

Stacy: I’m known variously as Darlin’, Miss Macken, the Macken family Steward, but Aaron calls me “love”. *Sigh* I think that’s my favorite.

Aaron: Balor’s minions have the unfortunate habit of referring to me and my brothers-in-arms as unsavory one but other than that, I can’t really think of a nickname anyone’s called me lately.

Juli: Question 4: You hear a noise in the middle of the night. It wakes you from a dead sleep. What’s your first move?

Aaron: Grab my harshad in case I need to defend Stacy from something. I don’t sleep deeply.

Stacy: Go for my pistol (What is this defending me, stuff? I can take care of myself).

 

Aaron: (That fight in the gallery says otherwise, love.)

Juli: I have to agree with him, there, Stacy. I think you did need a hand, that night. Ahem, question 5: You can go anywhere and do anything. What’s first?

 

Aaron: I’d pack up and go somewhere Balor and his gang can’t get us. The moon might be a good destination. Maybe.

Stacy: Hope to heck Aaron lets me pack first before he whisks me off. Teleportation may be fun, but a girl has to have a change of underwear.

*Aaron winks*: Who says?

Juli: *Ahem* Moving on, question 5: It’s a quiet night and you’re home with nothing to do. What’s your game plan?

Aaron: If I say Stacy, do you think she’d whack me over the head?

Stacy: *Raises eyebrow* (Actually, no, I wouldn’t. :)) And, um, what he said. If I don’t settle down with a good book.

Juli: I dunno, Stacy. With Aaron (or Isaac, or Laurco, or Tam) around, I think my TBR list would go neglected. A lot.

*Stacy glares* Get your own harshad warrior.

Juli: Technically…

Aaron: Technically what?

Juli: Nevermind. Question 6: A cutie is interested in you and you’ve taken notice. What happens next?

Stacy: I throw him up against a closed door and kiss him blind.

Aaron: You knew there was a reason I liked her, didn’t you? Besides the whole Steward relationship thing. She’s not as tame as she looks, despite her wardrobe.

Juli: Oh, I know. She kisses and tells, remember.

*Aaron sits up straighter*: She does what?

*Stacy glares* Now you’ve done it. Moving on?

Juli: Yes, of course. Question 7: Aaron, can you tell the people, what exactly is a harshad?

Aaron: Ah yes, that might be important. Um, wait. You don’t think there are any Harbingers listening, do you?

Juli: I doubt it. This gallery is pretty well guarded.

*Aaron eyes the cameras above suspiciously* Okay, if you say so. A harshad then? For one thing, it’s the way we calculate our ritual battles. Each battle happens exactly five hundred years apart.

Stacy: He says “exactly”, but how in the world their druids figure out the exact date of the first battle is beyond my comprehension.

Aaron: Well, you’d have to talk to them about that. I’m sure Cyreth can explain it.

 

*Stacy eyes him skeptically* If you say so. Pre-modern era math gives me a headache.

Aaron: Also, it’s what we in the Tuatha de Dannan’s army call our favored weapon, created by Goibinu the Craftsman god, to aid us in our battles against Balor and his minions, who, though they may look like natural creatures, aren’t. The blade can easily penetrate their hides and if we need it to, become almost any weapon a warrior might need—long sword, short sword, sheliegha etc. Technically it can become about five hundred or so, hence the word harshad.

 

Juli: Handy little thing to have.

Stacy: Isn’t it, though? (Do you really know how it works?) I haven’t figured out how to get it to do all the neat things Aaron can. I hope one day I’ll wheedle the information out of him.

*Aaron winds an arm around Stacy and kisses her* Wheedle all you want, love.

Juli: Maybe we better leave the lovebirds alone, folks, what do you say? ;)

Stacy and Aaron’s novel, Passion’s Sacred Dance, can also be purchased from Amazon and Amazon.UK and coming soon in all formats from The Wild Rose Press. Here’s the Synopsis:

 

Passion's Sacred Dance


cover art by Kim Mendoza

Passion’s Sacred Dance

Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.

If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.

On behalf of Stacy and Aaron, (who, *blush* really do seem rather occupied—Aaron is not shy at all! I think next time we’ll talk about something safe, like…cows. Cows would be good, right?) I hope you’ll enjoyed their new video:

And I hope you enjoyed this interview as well.

About Juli D. Revezzo:

Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of Independent Authors Network and Magic Appreciation Tour. Passion’s Sacred Dance is her first paranormal romance novel.

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Tuesday Kilts–I mean, Celts

Happy Tuesday? It is Tuesday, right?

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Okay, okay, girls. Stop looking under the kilts. ;)  We all know what’s under there.  Or do we? I don’t know about wearing a heavy tweed skirt in summer, do you? (Okay, so it’s sweltering here). The weather makes everything just a wee bit uncomfy, doesn’t it? Nonetheless, I am writing (or #amwriting for those of you on Twitter!) and spoke with author Beth Trissel recently about my new release–about the ever-popular topic of men Kilts ;). Interested to learn a little? Then you can see the post here.

And check out Beth’s books while you’re there. They are fantastic! :)