Friday, 16 November 2012

Free on Kindle

For 5 days from Sunday 18th November to Thursday 22nd November "Through All Eternity" will be free on Amazon Kindle. So now would be a good time to get your copy. Hopefully you will feel able to 'like' it or 'tag' it or tweet it or whatever you might be able to do to help me with this promotion.
The absolute tops of course would be a review on Amazon!
Thanks everyone.
When I first wrote 'Through All Eternity' it was called 'Crystal Warrior' and was an ancient story with no modern day component. I changed the name because there were other books of that title around, but even now, it is still 'Crystal Warrior' in my heart.
When I had finished it and killed off all except Ugo in the final great earth convulsions that destroyed Atlantis, I thought the story complete.I gave it to a friend to read and realised that the ending was too horrific when she rang to tell me between sobs, that I'd "killed everyone, even the baby!"
Not sure how the outcome could really be anything else, I revisited and wrote an ending where the child Ugo, still went forward in time and there was no other baby. Gynevra and Taur were able to use their priestly powers to apportate to Crete and finish out their lives there, continuing to build a culture based on love as they had begun to instigate in Atlantis. . . .
Somehow it never felt right and so it got shelved again. But it would never leave me completely. I cannot now remember what gave me the idea to turn it into a time-travel type story but I realised that by so doing I gave the characters a satisfactory way of completing the lifetime so cruelly cut off in 9644BC (or thereabouts ;-). Not only this, there was now a reason for Gina and Torr to relive that ancient life and return to the 20th century with the paranormal powers that would enable them to free Gould and Fran from the strange energy warp of the Bermuda Triangle.
To me it felt much more satisfactory and I hope it does the same for my readers.
I am now using the motivation of NaNoWriMo to write Ugo's story and am really delighted at how the modern day component of his story is shaping up.
Because of course, Ugo is another larger than life hero, 'the king's miracle, a man out of time, out of place'. Watch for him in 'Crystal Dancer'.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Atlantis Exists - in the Soul of every one of us. : The Sisterhood Meets Again.

Atlantis Exists - in the Soul of every one of us. : The Sisterhood Meets Again.: I've completed 16,770 words out of the 50,000 I intend to write through the month of November, spurred on by NaNoWriMo. It's a fantastic mot...

The Sisterhood Meets Again.

I've completed 16,770 words out of the 50,000 I intend to write through the month of November, spurred on by NaNoWriMo. It's a fantastic motivator, tailor-made for the procrastinators among us. Give me a target and a bit of healthy competition and its amazing how focused I can be.
And since I'm on target with a bit to spare, I am really looking forward to the weeknd with 'the Sisterhood' - aka C2C - The Coast to Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of NZ. It is our last meeting for the year, so incorporates a Xmas celebration. We will stay at Paradise Valley Lodge in Rotorua from Friday through to Sunday and indulge in good fun and good food, as well as some inspirational professional advice for our careers - and of course, lots of interaction and chat.
A weekend with a group of women with the same passions, dreams and language as me!
And yes, I'm hoping to manage another 2000 words at least over the weekend.
The characters in Crystal Dancer are shaping up to be very individual and strong in their voice so I'm guessing they're not going to give me any peace if there happens to be any 'down time'!
I give thanks for the magic of my world.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Dawn Latreia

The Atlanteans understood that they and their world were powered by 'energy' and that it was their responsibility to keep that energy strong and healthy and flowing into the Earth grid.
Perhaps I should qualify that and say some Atlanteans understood this. Those who studied the Temple Mysteries and practised the old ways worked hard to maintain the flow of energy. But just like today, there were those who were seduced away from the healthy, `energetic' ways by power, greed, pride and lust.
Part of the old ways was the practice of Dawn Latreia.
In Fyr Poseidyr, capital city of the Province of Poseidonia, seat of the Paramount King, there were twelve hills. On each in ancient times were built a circle of twelve stone pillars, tall and pointed and know as the Needles. They were numbered - 1st, 2nd etc.
The Needles were places of power and each morning at dawn a priestess from the temple climbed to the Needles, entered a state of trance and danced naked while singing the morning hymn of praise and awakening to the pantheon of gods, great God Ra, Goddess Ist and God Asar.
It was an integral part of daily Atlantean ritual though the performing of it varied from province to province. And once again I must reiterate, this is how it came to me. I make no claims to being an expert on the subject! But I do believe their understanding and use of natural universal energy was way beyond anything we understand today.

Friday, 2 November 2012

The Secret Life of a Writer: Crystal Power in Atlantis

The Secret Life of a Writer: Crystal Power in Atlantis: I believe they had electricity in Atlantean times but the source of it was crystals; vast man made towers of pure quartz crystal that could ...

Crystal Power in Atlantis

I believe they had electricity in Atlantean times but the source of it was crystals; vast man made towers of pure quartz crystal that could be programmed to perform a diverse variety of functions. It could be used for good or evil, just like atomic power today.
Fortunately I'm not a scientist who lays their academic and professional credibility on the line by making such a statement! And since I'm only telling you what I believe, the worst you can do is argue that I'm somewhat insane! Well so be it. I know I'm unique within the vast mass of humans who inhabit the earth and I guess that's not so far from being a little odd anyway!
But you can test my theory - or at least prove that crystals give off energy. Acquire a pendulum. A crystal pendant suspended from a piece of fine chain works very well. But most anything (try your wedding ring) suspended from a fine chain or even a piece of cotton will work. I use a crystal pendant hung on a 2 inch(approx) piece of chain from a broken necklet.
Hold the end of the chain firmly between thumb and forefinger and suspend it over a quartz crystal point and see what happens. From hanging perfectly still the pendulum will start moving, backwards and forwards at first, and then in circles which become quite animated and the energy of it can be felt clearly in thumb and forefinger.
My logical mind suspects that the larger the crystal the more powerful the energy it emits.
My imagination takes over and says, what if this energy could be harnessed and channelled as we harness and channel electricity today? Why couldn't it be? Just because currently we are the most advanced civilisation to have lived on earth (apparently; or by OUR estimation) does this give us claim to a higher intelligence than any who have gone before? I think even scientists are beginning to admit this is not so. And since all evidence for or against a civilisation more advanced than stone age man inhabiting the earth in antediluvian times was sluiced from the planet by the Great Flood I can imagine my own reality and state that this is how it was - at least in a work of fiction!
Warning! Creating worlds becomes an addiction...! A bit like playing God, I suppose!
`Through All Eternity' B009MFQUBC takes you back to Atlantis as I believe it was.
Dare to dream, dare to travel--Through All Eternity.