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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
It’s June, so someone you know may be getting married. What if they were getting married in the far future, in outer space?
Well, there is a wedding and bridal shower in my soon to be released 35th book, a comedy sci-fi romance, Rare Finds.
Here is an excerpt of the Bridal Shower:
Action at the front of medbay and the constant noise of the doors sliding open and closed grabbed Robbie’s attention.
“Why are all these ladies bringing fancy wrapped presents?” He watched them coming in by themselves and in pairs and heading to the back. “How many are in that little food copier area, and what are they doing?”
A woman came from the back area with a tray of white-frosted cupcakes and set them on the front counter.
“They’re about thirty now.” Hernandez flashed a sheepish grin. “It’s a surprise bridal shower.”
“Oh!” He shook his head. “Does she know?”
Hernandez’s grin grew even wider. “I just told you. She thinks she’s just coming here to take you home.”
“Well, as long as you let me have a cupcake, I’ll play along.” Robbie walked over to the doors so Niamh would see him as soon as she entered med bay.
But the ultimate space wedding was probably on season 6 of Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine, You Are Cordially Invited. But instead of a bridal shower for Dax, she had to prove her worth and go through some crazy Klingon trails, as did the groom—Worf, and his groomsmen.
But Dax did have a wild bachelorette party, which included a hot fire dance from Lt. Manuele Atoa of the USS Sutherland, while Dax plays the drums for him. And Atoa is as hot as the firebrand he dances with, believe me. There is also lots of drinking and some table dancing. The party almost gets shut down due to noise complaints and a fight.
The wedding is called off twice, but then it’s back on.
The ceremony takes place on the space station at Quark’s Bar. Worf’s son, Alexander, serves as the Klingon equivalent of a best man—a Sword Bearer. Instead of an organ playing the wedding march, Klingons beat the traditional drums as Dax and Worf, wearing scarlet and golden bridal clothes and gold crowns, vow that their hearts beat only for each other. The entire space station cheers the newly wedded couple.
What do you think weddings in space will be like? Please comment below. And for more of my books, please visit my Amazon Author Page.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
It will soon be May and the first of the month is Beltane (bell-tayn), in modern times we call it May Day.
1. This festival of the ancient Celts celebrated Spring and the Fire God, Belenus.
2. The May Queen led the Beltane procession with her ritual courtship of the Green Man. These symbolic marriages of the god and goddess, in the form of King and Queen of the May, were mirrored in human romances.
3. Courtships for the ancient Celts would often begin at Beltaine and the marriages would be held at Samhain (Sah-van), which in modern times we call Halloween.
I wrote two books that celebrate Beltane:
The Dragon and The Druidess (Druidry and the Beast Book 2)
To a passionate man…all women are goddesses.
Druidess Nona is seeking a lover for the Beltane rite. Without warning, a fierce red dragon swoops down before her. Not just any dragon…it’s God Dewey in wild, beastly form. Hot, in a rage, blowing smoke and flames… because Nona’s tribesmen snatched gold from the earth without the gods’ consent.
Captivated by Nona’s beauty and bravery, sparks fly and ablaze with desire for Nona, Dewi flies away… only to land nearby and shapeshifts to human form. In the guise of a visiting warrior needing the Druidess' hospitality, Dewi returns to the village. But, he discovers he has a rival for Nona’s affection, a chief who will stop at nothing to have her for his own.
The moment Nona sees the warrior Dewi, her passion ignites, she envisions them coupling together in the Beltane mating rite… unleashing powerful, magic. Little does she know, the handsome warrior is really the mighty Dragon god. What will happen when Dewi’s secret is revealed? And what evil might the jealous chief unleash on the druidess and the dragon god?
The other book is an anthology of Celtic Fantasy Romance Novellas of mine.
Need Fire - Five Celtic Couples Risk All For Love
This box set includes: Moon Goddess Wife, Timeless Voyage, Pendragon's Obsession, A Fine Cauldron Of Fish, and Some Vampires Shimmy all published individually as well.
A Fine Cauldron Of Fish
It's a hot summer romance for Margaid and Andrew on the Isle of Man. There are only a couple of minor problems: Margaid lives in a cave under the sea, is invisible, and thinks that only Andrew's blood can save her from turning into a water horse! But hey, whoever said love was perfect?
Moon Goddess Wife
Chief Pwyll's life turns into one wild ride the day Goddess Rhiannon gallops past him on her magic horse.
A Celtic pirate, Anwen, captures the enemy, a Roman seaman. As she holds a dagger to his throat... memories of fated lovers, druids, and sacrifices stay her hand.
What if a warrior king wanted you so badly he'd turn to magic to have you?
Some Vampires Shimmy
It's all sizzle and steam when the last of the dancing vampire sisters get together with a sexy rock guitarist and a hot-looking god at a Scottish Steampunk Con.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The 2022 New Year will soon be upon us.
I thought it would be nice per nostalgia to show you how my 2010 New Year Blog Post began.
Happy New Year, I hope the holidays were happy for everyone.
I have a great blog for you, it begins with the information on my next release, in February for All Romance E-books 28 Days of Heart series to benefit the American Heart Campaign.
BLURB: Off the mist-shrouded coast of Ireland, a pagan lady-pirate, Anwen, captures the enemy, a Roman, Titus Rufius Kaeso. The Celtic warrior woman presses her hard iron dagger against Kaeso's throat, but her arm does not obey the will to slay him. From time out of mind, memories of fated lovers, druids, and sacrifice, stay her hand. Kaeso is also captivated by dreams of the woman he loved in a previous life, the mirror image of Anwen. But in this lifetime they are foes, Roman and Celt. Can Anwen and Kaeso steer their timeless voyage to a happy destiny or will they be robbed of love once more?
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: "The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power." Toni Morrison
WORDS OF THE MONTH: Lake Superior State University released the 35th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use, and General Uselessness http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php
NEW REVIEW: Queen of Kings:
Macha Mong Raud by Cornelia Amiri Reviewed by Penny Ash at Night Owl Romance Reviews "I found Queen of Kings well written and very close to the original legend. If you like the ancient Celtic world you'll enjoy this book." http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=5429
Both books have been reprinted by me, long hence, with new covers.
A lot more than my covers have changed since 2010. Neither of the original publishers are still open. The only publisher I had that is still operating is Lyrical Press which sold and is now part of the Big 5. But the books are still here and so am I. I now have full rights for them and all my books and now I have over 40 published books. And, I'm still going strong and writing more at age 64. There is progression every year, which makes every year a good year, a happy year. I hope 2022 is a progressive year for all of you as well. After 2020, and 2021, the whole world deserves a wonderful year.