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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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Author founders of The Hussies, Ciana Stone &; Sally Painter! ,stop past to talk with the M&Ms TODAY!

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Kate Austin ~ Author Feature

Seeing is Believing by Kate Austin

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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

Buy Links
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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
www.witchychicks.blogspot.com
www.nextauthors.blogspot.com

~CONTEST~

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.

Personal Links
www.tjkillian.com
http://www.blogger.com/tjlittleblog
http://tjlittleblog.blogspot.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romancewithTJandFriends/

~CONTEST~

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 »

Winner – Jaycee

Lauren Dane’s Author Feature Winner!

From Lauren:
So a’la the randomizer – post #2 Jaycee – you’re the winner of your choice of any of my available titles! Please send me an email (laurendane@laurendane.com) with your title and format choice and I’ll get it your way. You can see a list of my titles at my website (www.laurendane.com)

Thanks to Mandy and Michelle for having me and thank you to everyone who commented and participated!

Lauren

Devyn Quinn, Dark Muse Society

Devyn Quinn

Devyn Quinn 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 Devyn
Devyn Quinn lives in the scenic Southwest, though she has called several other states home. She is a huge fan of dark gothic literature, and read tons of books on history and biographies. She especially enjoys reading books on Hollywood before the 1960′s. Now divorced (happily so), Devyn lives with her many cats, four ferrets (yes, four!), and Shih Tzu, Tess. Read the rest of this entry »

Ann Wesley Hardin ~ Featured Author


A Lick and A Promise by Ann Wesley Hardin

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And the Earthlings thought their sexual activity carried health risks…

Inappropriate lust for a sexy, recovering addict makes Dove Hansen wonder about her choices in men. Maybe she’ll stick with her anonymous dream lover after all. He might not exist but at least he’s sober and their ethereal couplings leave her panting. Still, she’s gonna lose it if she doesn’t get some with a human.

Mark Arianos isn’t a junkie. He’s a fugitive alien strung out on Earth air. In his world, sex is a capital crime and his uncontrollable passion for Dove could turn lethal. So their out-of-body trysts keep insanity at bay while he fulfills a critical mission.

But the longer Mark dallies with Dove, the deeper their attachment grows. Soon he must choose between betraying her or risking his civilization, and his life, to give her more than a lick and a promise.

ISBN# TBA

Available Formats – e-book

Mrs. Giggles says: “…this story is too much fun for words…”

What inspired you to write this book?
I’d been wanting to do a story about an out-of-body relationship for a while. After brainstorming with my sister one night in Seattle, it occurred to me that many elements of this story had been laid out already in Out of This World — the telepathy, out-of-body travel, the laws against unauthorized breeding, etc. — and that one of the minor characters, namely Anthros (AKA Mark), would be the perfect hero for a sequel.

Additionally, Seattle has a neighborhood called Fremont, also known as “The Center of the Universe.” How could I not use that? So the story evolved from a girl’s weekend with my mom and sis.

Buy Links
eBook:www.annwesleyhardin.com
Paperback:www.annwesleyhardin.com

Personal Links
www.annwesleyhardin.com
http://thehussies.us/

~CONTEST~

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 free download of winner’s choice from Ann’s booklist!

Interested in being a featured author? Click here.

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