~ forever and a week (at $.99) ~

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Here we are again, another Monday, another day in the office.  We’re into the middle of July already, which seems ludicrous, really.  Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us!

I have something to celebrate, however, and we don’t have to wait for Christmas!  My first book with Creativia Publishing is on promo this week, today through the 16th and you can get a Kindle copy for only $.99!  Yes! That’s right, just ninety-nine cents for Forever!

I spent a bunch of time over the weekend working on a short story anthology that I hope to have ready for the publisher by next Monday, and part of that was working on a story of my own that I hope to include.  It’s a short piece in the world of a novel I hope to write next year, when I’ve finished with Shades and Shadows.  It’s going to be a sci-fi novel and I’m excited to get into it, even if only in a small way.

I suppose I should go pour that cup of coffee and get my day started.  So much to do and all that.  Have a great Monday, Readers!

time to win some books! – Natalie J Case

Are you ready for two new giveaways?

I certainly am!  Opening for entry today are my two latest Goodreads Giveaways.  I have two copies of both of my books available to win.

To sign up to win a signed copy of Forever: Click Here

To sign up to win a signed copy of Through Shade and Shadow: Click Here

Are you excited?  I know I am!  I love the feeling that comes when I drop a book in the mail for someone.

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 New Lucid Dreaming radio interview tomorrow night! – Ryan Hurd

What are you doing tomorrow evening February 10, 2017, (Friday night) at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. I hope you’ll consider tuning in to our snazzy expert panel on lucid dreaming on KGRA’s Q.Psience Project.

I’ll be there with my lucid colleagues Robert Waggoner, author of (most recently) Lucid dreaming plain and simple, and David Jay Brown, author of Dreaming wide awake: Lucid dreaming, shamanic healing and psychedelics.

It’s going to be a fun conversation, hosted by Jill Hanson, who loves to talk about the mysterious side of consciousness studies, such quantum theory and anomalous events. How does this relate to lucid dreaming? Let’s find out.

I also have a special announcement I’ll be making on the radio show about my next live lucid dreaming training (hint: it’s coming soon!)

So here’s the internet tube to get to the radio show. It’s live streaming over the tubes at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern tomorrow, Friday February 10. (BTW if you click over early, you’ll hear a different show so set a calendar reminder!)

Yours,

Ryan

 

Source: Dream Studies Portal

goodreads giveaway!

This is your reminder that there are only two days (today and tomorrow) left to get your name in over on Goodreads to be entered into a drawing for one of two signed copies of Through Shade and Shadow…

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Witches of America | Alex Mar

“Witches are gathering…”

When most people hear the word “witches,” they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion. So Alex Mar discovers when she sets out to film a documentary and finds herself drawn deep into the world of present-day magic.

Witches of America follows Mar on her immersive five-year trip into the occult, charting modern Paganism from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world’s most influential magical societies. Along the way she takes part in dozens of rituals and becomes involved with a wild array of characters: a government employee who founds a California priesthood dedicated to a Celtic goddess of war; American disciples of Aleister Crowley, whose elaborate ceremonies turn the Catholic mass on its head; second-wave feminist Wiccans who practice a radical separatist witchcraft; a growing “mystery cult” whose initiates trace their rites back to a blind shaman in rural Oregon. This sprawling magical community compels Mar to confront what she believes is possible—or hopes might be.

With keen intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the world of witchcraft while grappling in fresh and unexpected ways with the question underlying every faith: Why do we choose to believe in anything at all? Whether evangelical Christian, Pagan priestess, or atheist, each of us craves a system of meaning to give structure to our lives. Sometimes we just find it in unexpected places.

Source: Witches of America | Alex Mar

Through Shade and Shadow!! – Natalie J Case

Today is the release date for Through Shade and Shadow!!  It is now available in both paperback and kindle!

Also, today is the day that my Goodreads Giveaway is open to enter. Sign up between now and midnight on the 10th of February for your chance at one of two signed books I’m giving away.

And, NEW, if you want to order an autographed copy from me, you can now do that on my facebook author’s page! All of my current works are listed, and there’s even an option to bundle all three for a discount.

I am very excited to share this book with you and rest assured I am hard at work on the sequel so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long.

Once you’ve read it, I hope you will consider leaving a review, whether on Amazon (US, UK, CA, AU, etc) or Goodreads.  Reviews are important in getting the book in front of more people.

As always, thanks for reading.  And maybe Saturday I’ll open up an Ask Me Anything kind of post.  I love hearing from you!

Source: Through Shade and Shadow!! – Natalie J Case

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A new book from my longtime online acquaintance, Natalie J. Case. I’ll be ordering my copy soon, but just want to let everyone know this is a great story … There might have been a sneak peek a while back …

We’re getting closer to the release date of February 1st, and you can pre-order your Kindle version of Through Shade and Shadow right now.  You can also get a paperback from Amazon right now. If you have Amazon Prime, you could be reading it this weekend!

I find it a little amusing that I don’t even have my first copy of it (I should have it soon) and there are people who have purchased it and are reading it.

I wanted to do a local book launch party in February, but haven’t been able to secure a location yet.  I will, however, have a table at the Bay Area Book Fair in June in Berkeley.  For my Pagan fans, I will be at Pantheacon in San Jose February 17-20 and I’ll likely have copies on me, so if you see me and want one, please ask.

If you want a signed copy and aren’t local, I am working on getting a system set up to order directly from this site.  I hope to have it up and functional by the time I get my box of books.

I also have a giveaway set up on Goodreads.  It will open on the first of February.

And if you want to chat, come by my facebook page or hit up my Goodreads inbox.

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The Tiniest Fairy ~ A Yule Story for Children — Good Witches Homestead

In a time before time had been named, when life danced as a dazzling rainbow upon the mystical Earth, magick lived inside each earthen creature. Some, the big ones, were having a harder time seeing the magick now, than in the past. They were starting to forget that magick is all around you, if only you believed.

Alicia was a small and tiny earthen spirit with sparkling blue eyes and a pinched up nose; even in the fairy world, where all things are small, she was the smallest of them all.

via The Tiniest Fairy ~ A Yule Story for Children — Good Witches Homestead

Sylum Advent 2016: A Place For Those Not Seen and Voices Unheard

My contribution to 2016 Sylum Clan Advent

Title: A Place For Those Not Seen and Voices Unheard

Characters: Jeremiah Parks, Ray Kowalski, Javier Esposito, Eric ‘Blade’ Brooks, Lady Heather, Evelyn Callahan, Benton Fraser, Ray Vecchio, Peter Parker, Alexandra Eames, Robert Goren, Tallikut Clan members, Sylum Clan members, Original Characters

Rating: PG-13

Summary: When Jeremiah Parks decided to live a Libertine lifestyle, he never expected he would become the victim of a psychotic Vampire. Over the years he creates havens for those who walk a different path.

Source: Sylum Advent 2016: A Place For Those Unseen and Voices Unheard

A Little Support For …

Giving a little support for all my author friends who take that next step and publish their books.

Nicholas J. Finch – Conversations In Real Time