|Samhain Blessings... (photo by Marnie Shelton-Klein)|
So much change is in the wind it's hard to keep up with it all. Tonight, All Hallows' Eve, has traditionally always been my favorite holiday (Beltane comes in a close second) although this year it feels more than a little bittersweet. Even though the Indian summer lingers on the winter blues are beginning to set in. Tonight I plan on going out far into the woods to my new favorite spot and honoring the ancestors and the spirits of the land. I am a creature of warmth and sunshine, and summer is always over too quickly for my liking, but tonight I will honor the dark lady of winter and ask for her protection and guidance throughout the upcoming season and pray she heeds my call. It is the cycle of life and the seasons that somethings must to die in order to be reborn anew. Winter is always a time for writing and introspection and no matter how desolate it feels sometimes, spring always arrives, and summer comes once again. So tonight I will honor the cycle. Never have I felt the change so keenly as this has been one of the hardest year of my life, but tonight I will honor the Goddess for keeping me safe and for all she has given to me.
So enough with the melancholia - there's news to report!
We redesigned the cover for the first SAURIMONDE book and I think it looks pretty damn cool. Melissa did a fantastic job as always!
|Second edition of the first SAURIMONDE book in the flesh!|
Below is a link to the free prizes we will be giving away to celebrate our second book of the SAURIMONDE series so please give it a whirl for your chance to win! On November 11, 8-10 EDT, we will be hosting our big promotional party happening on Facebook for the launch SAURIMONDE II. Please come and join us as we'd love to see you there! SAURIMONDE II launch party link here
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So there's more new. Recently Melissa and I did a lengthy author interview for the lovely and fascinating site Rising Shadow. The questions were quite thought provoking so we've included one just to give you a taste.
What is the target audience of Saurimonde and Saurimonde II?
Scarlett: I think people who loves dark fantasy and are interested in supernatural mythology and in magic will enjoy this book. There are strong elements of sex and violence but the action is fairly tightly written so it is a bit of a page turner. The first book contains quite a bit of death magic and the metaphor of 'day and night are not what they seem' is also a metaphor for the psychological aspects of what needs to be destroyed in oneself to come back to the essential authentic wild soul. I also think that anyone who has every been bullied or been forced to live in the shadow of someone more powerful than themselves and has found the courage to rise up and find their own voice and personal power will enjoy these books.
Melissa: I would add anyone who is fascinated by otherworldliness, things unseen but felt, and the thin veil between the normal and the paranormal, like shapeshifters, and those who want to escape to another world for a while.
To read the full interview just press here.
May your candles burn bright throughout the Samhain season. May the ancestors recognize and bless you. May the magic hour descend upon you. And may you have cause to celebrate as the dark lady makes her way back home. This is the time for introspection and to sow the creative seeds for the upcoming winter. May the path be shining and may your world be filled with magic.
Samhain blessings to you one and all !!!
Much love from where the worlds touch,
S - xx