Thursday, September 24, 2015

Just in Time for October—Almost Thirteen Spell-Binding New Tales

A group of talented friends have a book coming out to celebrate Halloween and love among the things that go bump in the night. I’m betting you’ll be intrigued by their stories. Check out their elevator pitches and see.



1. Magical Shift by Kay Blake ~Sparks fly when a young telekinetic witch is put under the protection of a rugged, but handsome stranger who is more than what meets the eye. 
2. Running with Magic by Sonja Fröjdendal ~ Sunshine is a witch who can bottle emotions, but with the ruler of demons and his son crazy for her, loving the right demon is hell.
3. Heart of a Hunter by Andra Shine ~Ashley, a spoilt young witch must break a love spell, defeat her enemy and learn some manners, to win the heart of her true lover 
4. A Stolen Spell by A.E. Snow ~Can Isadora save Savannah from an evil spell and her own family?
5. Where the Heart Belongs by Maria Arell ~ Kilyn goes from being an orphan to having a large family in a matter of days, but is she ready to embrace her heritage?
6. Drifter’s Moon by Michele Mohr ~ A witch’s magic is put to the test when she becomes the target of a vengeful ghost at a haunted motel on Halloween.
7. Promised Magic by Sheri Williams ~Will the girl he was promised to as a child, be the one to unlock his magic?
8. The Banshee and the Barista by Danielle Donaldson ~ A young banshee can't escape the death that constantly surrounds her, but she can't seem to keep the handsome barista at arm's length despite the shadow hanging over them.
9. Love Spell by Jennifer Ray ~ When an inexperienced witch messes up her spell and the man of her dreams falls in love with her, she must figure out how to undo the mess, even if that means she’ll lose him forever.
10. Micah’s Mess by Niki Daninger ~ When an envious warlock bent on taking coven rule from his sister, saves an angel, he learns there is more to life than his bruised self-worth.
11. All’s Fair: Love & Warlocks by Tami Lund ~Sometimes what you think you don’t want is exactly what you need.
12. Kissed by the Reaper by Rebekah R. Ganiere ~ Some loves are worth a battle with both heaven and hell to keep.


Which story particularly catches your fancy? Let me know and I’ll feature it on my next post. 


If many of these stories trigger your interest you can follow find this anthology at the following link. 
As always I’m grateful for your visit and your comment. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Want to Know a Secret? Check out PostSecret.com


Today, many people say the hand-written word is dying and that paper and pencil script has lost its power and soon be another technology relegated to antique shops and museums like rotary telephones or typewriters.

I disagree. I think hand-scribed texts are involving and merging with current social media to become something even greater impactl.  Don’t believe me? Check out PostSecret.com, a blog site run by Frank Warren.

In November 2004, Frank Warren handed out 3000 stamped, self-addressed postcards and asked people to “anonymously share an artful secret they’d never told anyone before.” The idea caught on! Currently, “PostSecret.com is the most visited advertisement-free blog in the world,” and Frank Warren possesses over a half-million secrets and hordes of readers like myself.


Here are thirteen of my favorite posts.
1. I thought he had no idea who I was and I dreamed about him for so long.
Now he tells me he loves me, he always listens to everything, he completely understands me, and he wants to grow old with me.
2. This is the moment I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. I wish I had the heart to tell you.
3. I shouldn’t have left you…Because I most likely won’t ever get you back…. I can’t get you out of my head.
4. I was in love with my best friend. We’re both girls. I never told her. We have lost touch. But I think she knew.
5. I will marry you here someday. You just don’t know it yet.
6. I’m still very much in love with the same girl since I was 11 years old.
7. The only reason I am with him is to see if you care enough.
8. I think your husband is a jerk. And you would be so much better off with me. But I am afraid if you dumped him for me…You would later think you made a mistake.
9. For years, I’ve wanted to find someone to connect with like I do with you.
10. I'm thrilled with the person I'm becoming.
11. It’s possible to fall in love when you’re young I fell in love when I was thirteen with him, and music. I had to choose I miss him but I don’t regret it.
12. I still check my missed call list to see if you ever called and I just didn’t get it.
13. I still remember your birthday… This secret is available as a postcard. Send it to someone.

Just reading these gives me shivers. Each one of the posted secrets is a poignant and likely hand-penned story. One I’d like to know more about.

 I’m guessing you might agree and so I’ve made sure to include the sources I used to put this post together, so you can visit them. 

Sources
http://www.ted.com/talks/frank_warren_half_a_million_secrets/transcript?language=en#t-70000
http://postsecret.com/
http://postsecretarchive.com/

 
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