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Carolan Ivey, Gia Dawn, Sela Carsen ~ Author Feature

Love & Lore (anthology)

Love & Lore (anthology) by Carolan Ivey, Gia Dawn, Sela Carsen

Journey to the heart of Celtic legend.

Samhain is pleased to celebrate its second anniversary with three novellas that will lure you into the labyrinth of Celtic myth and legend.

In WILDISH THINGS, Carolan Ivey brings together an artist who is wounded in both body and spirit, and a sexy Irish bad boy on a Harley. Their whirlwind fling across Ireland takes a dangerous turn when their sexual chemistry awakens the deadly lust of an ancient goddess.

Gia Dawn’s offering of A FAIRY SPECIAL GIFT has it all: A woman who can see fairies and wishes she couldn’t, and a man who promises to help her with her “problem”—for the price of a kiss. Stir in the Celtic god Lugh who wants the woman for himself, rowdy flock of untamed pixies, and a pining Banshee in need of a makeover, and let’s just say there aren’t enough fairy traps in the world to control the chaos.

THE HEART OF THE SEA beckons in Sela Carsen’s take on the Selchie legend. When a woman accidentally falls into the sea and turns into a seal, her lover believes her drowned. Seven years later, she rescues him from a shipwreck and for one blissful night, she returns to her human form. But only for a night. Can true love overcome the Selchie curse?

ISBN# 1-59998-723-6

Available Formats –Trade paperback, eBook (Adobe, eBookwise REB1150, HTML, Mobipocket, MS Reader, Rocketbook)

Release Date – Nov. 1, 2007

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What Reviewers are Saying!
“From selkies to gods… Love & Lore is a spellbinding, sensual delight.” – Mandy M. Roth

What inspired you to write this book?

Samhain put out the call for submissions for their annual anniversary anthology, and this year the theme was Celtic mythology. It was up our alley all the way! We all jumped at the chance to write a romance drawing from the deep well of inspiration that is Celtic mythology.

Personal Links
Carolan Ivey: www.carolanivey.com
Gia Dawn: www.giadawn.com
Sela Carsen: www.selacarsen.com



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Real Ghost Story ~ Author, Dawn Chartier

Real Ghost Story ~ Author, Dawn Chartier

I was lounging on the sofa with my husband watching television late one night. I didn’t have my daughters that evening, because they were sleeping at their fathers, my ex-husbands house.

I glanced over and found my husband sound asleep. I must have followed shortly after. I’m not sure what woke me up, but I felt as though someone was watching me. I glanced at my husband, and he was still out cold. Then I noticed the large mecho shade on the glass windows to my right was still opened. I closed them, but I still couldn’t shake the feeling of being watched. My eyes found my retriever still asleep. He’d sleep through anything. I’m not sure why, but I turned my head to glance at my balcony. There was a dark shadow figure peeking from around my daughter’s bedroom wall. It was staring at me. At least I thought it was. My heart slammed hard against my chest so hard it hurt. I took a deep breath, closed my eyes briefly, and hoped it was all my imagination. Please be gone I prayed. My eyes opened and the dark cloaked shadow was still there. I think it wanted to taunt me. I couldn’t see its eyes or face, but as my skin tingled, I knew it wasn’t good. It felt evil.

My hand reached out and I shook my husband. He didn’t wake. I was scared to death, and I was even more scared to glance back upstairs. But I did.

It was gone.

It knew I saw it, and yet it didn’t care. Why did it want me to see it? Hell, maybe I was dreaming. God, I hoped I was dreaming.

I finally woke my husband, but I didn’t tell him. Its bad enough I wake him up during the night with strange nightmares. He only says I need to stop reading spooky books or stop watching scary movies. I tell him I’ve had nightmares every since I can remember.

We go bed. Thank God, my bedroom is downstairs. It took a long time for me to fall asleep. I was up often though. It seemed every little noise I was leaning up on my elbows trying to listen closer. Could that noise have been that thing?

I finally fell asleep when suddenly my daughter called to me through our intercom system sitting on the nightstand. “Mom. Mom.” I vaguely heard her. I was still half asleep. My husband shook me. “Hey, Maggie is calling you.” I awoke a little more. My daughter calls again, “Mom, come upstairs. I need you.” Now, I sat up. I’m trying to clear the sleep fog from my head. My husband nudges me, “Aren’t you going up to check on her?”

“Mom, please come upstairs.”

I’m finally up and I feel my heart wanting to explode inside my chest. My body began to shake terribly. I feel my eyes grow wider, and my breathing stopped. I could hear my heart beating. Thump. Thump. Thump.

I gasp and after a second of holding my breath. “No,” I whisper.

My husband pats my leg. “No, what?”

“That’s not Maggie.”

“Hmm.” He replies still half asleep.

“The girls aren’t here. They’re at their dads.”

Just then the voice from the intercom began to eerily laugh in the creepiest tone I’ve ever heard in my life. I jolted out the bed wondering if I could’ve been sleeping. Had I really heard this? I listened again. My husband was snoring. I quickly jumped back in bed. I didn’t know what to do. I was so shook up. I wrapped his arm around me for comfort.

But, I knew I had to peak at the intercom. I had to see if someone was still there. I lifted my head and saw the red light was lit. That meant her talk button was on. Goose bumps ran up and down my arms and legs.
I screamed in my throat. It hurt like hell. I woke my husband. I demanded that he go upstairs and check. He came back down with an aggravated look. No one was there.

I haven’t seen the dark shadow since. Was I dreaming or not? It didn’t feel like I dream, but I sure hope it was.

Dawn Chartier


Kate Austin drew the winner for her Author Feature! Congrats Pam K!

From Kate…

Congratulations, Pam K., you’ve won a copy of Seeing is Believing, another book, and a souvenir…Just email me at kate@kateaustin.ca with your real name and address and I’ll put it in the mail to you.

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Gemstones and Birthstone Symbolism

Author: IC

Gemstones have been a fascinating and delight source for mankind for centuries. Their mysterious appeal, unique colors, the play of light within them self, their rarity and durability have made them valuable.

Gemstones and crystals are considered being part of the natural wonders of the Earth and have been thought to possess certain magical powers.

They were extensively used in numerous jewelry making, decorating ornaments or as talismans and amulets, as therapeutic aids, or religious rituals objects. Below are some information about some popular used gemstone for your reference. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kate Austin ~ Author Feature

Seeing is Believing by Kate Austin


There’s a magic in life—But Ria Sterling has yet to embrace it, because she considers her ability to predict death from merely touching a photograph a curse. She yearns to use her sight to save just one life. On the other hand, tough-talking detective Carrick Jones and his partner profess not to care about saving anyone. But they do need Ria’s help in solving a case. Instead, she predicts that Carrick’s partner will die. Soon. And when her vision proves true, Ria goes from psychic to prime suspect…

The one thing she can’t predict is her instant attraction to Carrick, a man who doesn’t believe in the paranormal—only what his five senses tell him. But when danger threatens, Ria finally sees how to use her gift in a unique way. And to show Carrick the inexplicable power of a love where seeing really is believing…

ISBN# 0373881444

Available Formats –paperback and e-book

Release Date – October 2007

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What Reviewers are Saying!
Seeing Is Believing (4.5 TOP PICK in RT) has it all—romance, sexual tension, mystery, adventure and a strong heroine. This is a page-turner from start to finish.

What inspired you to write this book?
SEEING IS BELIEVING happened when, by accident, I saw an obituary with a photograph of a man who’d just died that day. I don’t read obituaries, they always make me cry but this one day…

I wondered what it would be like if someone could see death in photographs – and only in photographs. And what if that gift (or curse) had limitations? What if you could only see a day or two ahead? What if when the person was already dead you couldn’t see it? What if you wanted more than anything to be able to save just one person?

And then I wondered what would happen if Ria – who has to learn to live with this gift – meets up with a man who doesn’t believe in anything he can’t see or touch. A detective, of course. And what if she tells him soneone will die and he immediately suspects her when that person is murdered.

Books for me are always about what if and this one had more what ifs than usual.

Personal Links

website: www.kateaustin.ca
blogs: www.kateaustin.blogspot.com


Enter by posting your comment to this feature for a chance to win an autographed copy of SEEING IS BELIEVING, plus an autographed copy of one other of Kate’s books and a souvenir of Vancouver.


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Cryptozoology And The Beast Of Bodmin Moor

Author: Robert W. Benjamin

The Beast Of Bodmin Moor, has been sighted by numerous witnesses, in Bodmin Moor – Cornwall (SW England – UK), from 1971 to present. The creature has been reported as looking like a black panther or dark colored mountain lion, with large white-yellow eyes. It’s size has been reported as ranging from 3-5 feet long for the body, with a tail of roughly 18-24 inches. The creature makes the usual hissing and growling sounds of a large cat such as a panther or mountain lion, but also has made what sounds like a woman screaming, only the sound is very loud and down-right scary. Read the rest of this entry »

Danielle Devon, Dark Muse Society

Danielle Devon
Danielle Devon is a member of the new virtual authors’ group, Dark Muse Society. You can visit her and fellow authors in the virtual world, here.

About Danielle
Danielle Devon is a multi-published author who has settled comfortably into her unique realm of romance. She looks to each new title as a chance to explore her own creativity and enchant readers with her fanciful stories. Her writing has been hailed by reviewers as “darkly poetic and erotically moving”, her stories “vividly painted with a colorful canvas which comes to life before your eyes”. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and several local and special interest chapters.

Danielle loves to hear from readers. Please feel free to send her your questions or comments via email to danielledevon@gmail.com


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T.J. Killian ~ Author Feature

Night Beauty

Night Beauty by T.J. Killian

Lord of the North

Mesada Kingsley-Cordaire isn’t a woman to take any man’s bull. Stubborn to a fault, work and sex are here drugs of choice. She’s got the hots for one man – the sexy as sin principal of Raven’s Peak High School. She’s got the brains to bowl any man over and a halfling strength to get what she wants – and she wants Adam Pierson.

Dr. Adam Pierson never lacks for female companionship. Teachers, single moms, and married ones too, continuously hit on him. One problem, Adam doesn’t like his women needy or clingy, he likes them sexually open-minded and exotic. Mesada isn’t any of the above; she’s a cliche pain in his butt. He’s stunned to find out his bride for eternity is none other than the woman he loves to hate and desires with a vengeance.

Creed Kilbaine is ready to prove to all the other immortals in Avonelle Adam Pierson was never worthy of Ascension. There old score is about to be resolved and his foolproof plan is going to win him Mesada’s soul and Adam’s head.

Revenge combines with Royal Vampires to spin Mesada and Adam toward a his rightful place in Avonelle’s hierarchy and her dark destiny.

He’ll break the stringent laws of Avonelle to save his Night Beauty.

ISBN# 978-1-60394-055-9

Available Formats -
Adobe PDF/HTML/MS Reader/RTF
Release Date - September 15, 2007
Buy Links – www.newconceptspublishing.com/nightbeauty.htm

What inspired you to write this book?
This story literally sprang to life while I was writing Northern Skye. Adam Pierson as a character had a depth which screamed – write my story. Then, after Northern Skye was completed, I played around with a heroine for Adam. Being a tough guy, he really required a woman who met his strength but wasn’t as much a conformist.

The entire plot became – mentor learning from novice in the same way the novice learns from the mentor.

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Winner will be drawn one month from feature’s posting! So keep posting!

Enter by posting your comment to this feature for a chance to win a copy of Northern Skye or Night Beauty plus a Goodie Bag – (hot chocolate/tea or coffee, tea cup with saucer, and some sweets).


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Mandy M. Roth, Dark Muse Society

Mandy M. Roth

Mandy M. Roth is a member of the new virtual authors’ group, Dark Muse Society. You can visit her and fellow authors in the virtual world, here.

About Mandy
Mandy M. Roth grew up fascinated by creatures that go bump in the night. From the very beginning, she showed signs of creativity. At age five, she had her first piece of artwork published. Writing came into play early in her life as well. Over the years, the two mediums merged and led her to work in marketing. Combining her creativity with her passion for horror has left her banging on the keyboard into the wee hours of the night. Mandy lives with her husband and three children on the shores of Lake Erie, where she is currently starting work on her Master’s Degree. Read the rest of this entry »

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