Cardinal in the Snow By AcrylicArtist/Morguefile.com
Announcing, my new fantasy-esque short story, “The Gift of the Stag Maiden,” has been released in the latest edition of Eternal Haunted Summer. “The Gift of the Stag Maiden” is the story of ancient tribal warrior chosen for a great honor…Will the goddess honor him? You’ll have to read to find out! If you’d like to take a peek at this free read you can see it here.
Also, my dear friend Jolene Dawe has a new story in this issue as well. Be on the look out for “A Song for A Goose”. I, myself, can’t wait to read this one! :)
And the full edition of this month’s zine contains many other fine tales and poems. The full issue is here. Enjoy and to all who celebrate…I wish you a merry Solstice!
As an addendum to my last post, I have a new release! Entitled “Sing A Mournful Melody” it’s a piece I have been sitting on for quite a while. Thanks to my mentor, Patty G. Henderson, it finally sees the light of day. :) Set in 1900, it is a short historical Gothic fantasy–with vampires. :) Yes, yes, I know, but I couldn’t resist. My heroine (Maribelle) needed someone extraordinary to…well, you’ll have to read it yourself to see what she needs him for.
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Wishing you all a bright blessed Beltaine!
My Beltaine altar by author–and yes, those are flowers from my garden.
I never have procured an appropriate goddess and god in love image for my collection. For instance a Celtic god and goddess that might fit this Beltaine day, one of the Celts four high holidays? That’s one of the things I’d like to do…someday, you know. That and spend Beltaine in Ireland. Who knows? Maybe one day…if only we didn’t have to fly to get there! *shudder* But if the hubby goes with me….*thinks* ahem… Getting back to the clear, educational thoughts about the day…
And hey, how about that? Beltaine, under its German title Walpurgisnacht, ties into my forthcoming book…:) More on that later….in the meantime, enjoy this joyous time of year, y’all! *hugs all around*
And for another little chuckle, this time, I’ve got another movie song stuck in my head!
Unusual paranormal characters in Romance
Juli D. Revezzo
Springheel_Jack, source, wikipedia
Modern paranormal romance caters to women who want to dream a little more than the average reader. They crave the weird and just looking at the romance pages in Amazon or at the shelves in a bookstore, you’ll see publishers are catering to that wish list…..
Here’s a recent article I wrote on this subject. Check the rest of it out via The Wild Rose Press blog.