Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Ghosts of Battery Point Lighthouse...

Our Shadow of the Witte Wieven Book Tour & Giveway has ended and I have had so much fun! Along the way, I have met some amazing new people and found some new friends! I want to thank all those who have accompanied me on each tour stop and left such sweet comments. I treasure them all. I also want to thank each of my hostesses for making me feel so welcome.

I want to congratulate MEGAN, who is the winner of our contest! Thanks Megan for all of your support, I so appreciated it.







Now, on with the post!

I suppose because Aliyana, the heroine of Shadow of the Witte Wieven met her handsome, 17th century captain, Wolf, in an old deserted lighthouse somewhere in the in between (and because I love lighthouses in general) I thought I'd end this book tour with a visit to another haunted lighthouse...

The Battery Point Lighthouse, in fact.



Battery Point Lighthouse, by Bobjgalindo

Thursday, January 22, 2015

COVER REVEAL! Myth and Magic by Mae Clair....

I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for my dear friend and fellow author,the very talented  Mae Clair! I am really excited for the release of this book. Not only is it on my TBR list, I have also already preordered it...and so should you!




BLURB:


AS CHILDREN THEY PLAYED GAMES OF MYTH AND MAGIC…

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Flying Dutchman as Shadow of the Witte Wieven Book Tour Winds Down!

Because life can sometimes drop an unexpected chapter into our lives--even during a book tour--I'm going to take a portion of an old post and dress it up a bit this week with something new!




Now, most everyone knows that Wolfert Dircksen Van Ness, the handsome hero of Shadow of the Witte Wieven is a 17th century sea captain from our world. However, after going through a tumultous storm in the Bermuda Triangle, he and his crew find themselves in another dimension altogether. Despite his change in venue, our dashing captain has discovered that he can cross back and forth between our world and his. But the thing is, during his visits, he, his crew, and his ship, appear as ghostly shadows of their former selves. Kind of like the Flying Dutchman...  

Yes indeed...The Flying Dutchman...almost everyone recognizes the name. But did you know the moniker refers to the Captain of the ship, and not the ship itself?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Feminine Rulers of the Sea... Nehalennia and Salacia...

In the year 1645, after a raging storm destroyed the dunes in Domburg, Zeeland, twenty-eight inscriptions revealed the remains of a temple dedicated to the goddess Nehalennia. Again, between 1971 and 1972, more inscriptions were uncovered in Colijnsplaat. A few more turned up in Cologne, Germany, all of them giving credence to her worship. Have you ever heard of her?


Domburgs Nehalennia altaar volgens Plaat 7 Public Domain


This lovely Germanic goddess, whose origin remains murky, reigns over the portion of the North Sea where Dutch mariners make their crossing from the Netherlands. She is most often depicted with various marine symbols, a large dog at her side who gazes loving into her eyes, a basket of apples and a loaf of bread. (I don't know, maybe she's hungry.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wolf and Aliyana Seek a Little Ghostly Help... Shadow of the Witte Wieven Book Tour Continues!

Can you believe it's January 2015 already? Where did the last year go...



Anyway, as we head into the New Year and the final month of our Shadow of the Witte Wieven Book tour, I thought I'd give you a never before shared excerpt, chosen by my lovely daughter. This is the part of the book wherein Wolf and Aliyana ask for a little ghostly help to catch the bad guy...

Excerpt:

“Buenos días, Padre,” he said in greeting.

“He is here?” asked Aliyana, as her eyes darted about the area.

“Yes, he is standing right in front of me. At this moment, he is looking at me with a bit of suspicion, so perhaps you might want to take over and give him the reassurance he seeks.”

Monday, January 5, 2015

Release Day for "The Angel Killer" by Lisa Voisin!

I'm excited to announce the new release of the very talented Lisa Voisin!


The Angel Killer by Lisa Voisin

Blurb:
Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.
When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.
After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.