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Monday, October 22, 2012

Fables of the Reconstruction - a novel of zombie apocalypse, sex and magick

I am proud to host guest blogger Hunter S. Jones who has just released her first book in a very appropriate month - October. I say this because it's a mix of supernatural, zombie apocalypse and magick. It seems Hunter's Southern upbringing has influenced her greatly. Enjoy her blog and kindly post comments!

Fables of the Reconstruction
By: Hunter S. Jones
Pomba Gira Mysticism. Creole Voodoo. The zombie apocalypse. Sex, drugs, magick. Paranormal erotica.
Meet Pierre von Minzle and Mary Moore. They are the Adam and Lilith, definitely not Adam and Eve, of today's zombie apocalypse. Fables of the Reconstruction is a playful yet graphic sexual adventure consisting of what might have been, combined with what possibly might be happening now. It contains Pomba Gira mysticism, Creole voodoo and the seeds of the zombie apocalypse set in Victorian London's notorious Whitechapel District. Sex, magick , zombies. This ain't your daddy's shotgun zombie story. Mature content warning.
Available only on Amazon via ebook.
ASIN: B009SCXVMK  Please  see link below.

Pomba Gira is a wonderful Goddess. Treat her with respect and reverence and she will bestow her blessings upon you. A beguiling spirit, Pomba Gira gives comfort to the broken hearted, vengeance for the wronged, and a fierce path for those that will take her as muse.
Pomba Gira is the Goddess of the Night. She is the Goddess of guitars, cemeteries, tombs, streets, crossroads, the soul, and the oceans. There are various manifestations of the Goddess, such as Maria Padilha, Compass Rose, Queen of the Seven Crossroads, Pombagira of Calunga, Pombagira of Souls, Gypsy Pombagira, Pombagira Maria Mulambo, Red Rose, Miss Rosie Skull.
Pomba Gira has origins in the witchcraft of Portugal, the Basque Country, Spain, Africa and the native influences of Brazil. She influenced African and Afro-derived cults in the New World of the Americas and the Caribbean Islands because of her cult of divine possession among the slave camps of Brazil.
The offerings to Pomba Gira are numerous. Always make an offering accompanied by good quality champagne or fine wines. Give her gin, bourbon, or brandy. Offer Pomba Gira cigarillos, cigarettes with a white filter, red roses-- (always in odd numbers), honey, anise liqueur-- (which is one of her and favorite drinks), mirrors, jewelry, lipsticks, and perfumes.
Pomba Gira gets to the heart of the matter. It is wise to be very sure of what you want. She asks for payment in advance. As with any seductive or beguiling spirit, there are attractions and dangers to be associated with Pomba Gira.
“Move air, transform fire, move air, water becomes earth. Earth heals; it turns. The wheels turn, it turns the wheels, turns it. It will bring my beloved back to me as soon as possible, next to me…I know the groups of Pomba Gira are already blowing my name into the ears of my beloved day and night; he will not eat, sleep or do anything unless he is with me, I trust the power of the Seven Crossroads and I will continue spreading this powerful prayer, like this it is, it will be.”

About the author
What is your favorite horror movie?
The Omen
What is your favorite horror book?
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, Dracula by Bram Stoker…how can you have just one favorite? Short stories would be The Rise of the House of Usher, The Tell Tale Heart, and The Raven all by Edgar Allan Poe, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner still makes my skin crawl.
What fantasy/horror character do you wish really existed?
Lestat de Lioncourt and my own creation--who you will meet very soon. His name is Pierre von Minzle.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Oh yes, I believe in ghosts-- I was raised with them. When your family has a family cemetery that is 200 hundred years old, you know that the dead still walk among the living and you understand that the dead never truly die. It’s that whole Southern Gothic thing—the love of the macabre and the mystical.
Explain your writing style. 
I call my writing style supernatural gonzo. The best way to explain that is by saying most of my concepts, characters and scenes are revealed to me in dreams, with lots of rock & roll imagery.

Hunter S. Jones is a lifelong writer. Hunter regularly contributes articles to fashion and rock and roll publications, both in print and online. However, you will often find her writing articles for newspapers and quarterly professional publications. Her interests are varied… travel, wines, history, the occult, and psychology. Her passions are rock and roll and history, especially the history of sex.

She has a reading range which varies from  ’Beowulf’ to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to all points in between. Her favorite authors are Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice and Alison Weir. William S. Burroughs, Erica Jong, Dan Brown. The list is ever changing and ever growing. Ask tomorrow and you will get a different answer.

Hunter has wanted to write a book her entire life. A recent change in fortune has made this dream a reality. Her first book, Fables of the Reconstruction is paranormal erotica, scheduled for publication November 2, 2012, Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead in Mexico, Central and South America, and many Caribbean nations.
You can find her online:
Twitter:                   @huntersjones101
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Romance Author Charmaine Pauls: Fire & Ice

Author Charmaine Pauls writes romance and has firsthand experience to draw from in her novel Fire & Ice...

I was born in Bloemfontein, central South Africa. A hopeless romantic and dreamer, I have always lived beyond the geographical boundaries of reality. Growing up with plenty of stories given birth to by my mind, and a love for writing, it was the natural course of my life to ensue a communications degree from the University of Potchefstroom. I followed a diverse career in all the facets of my degree, including advertising, brand marketing and public relations. Besides handling publicity for opera stars and ballet dancers, developing an international brand of pet food, raising funds for the South African National Council for the Deaf and managing internal communications for a large banking group, some of the more colorful duties I performed as part of my professional path included photographing vegetables, running a graphic design one-woman show, and manufacturing my own range of herbal tinctures. Writing has always been on the top of my preference list, and I am happiest dedicating my time exclusively to creating stories.
As much as my body thrives on food, my soul needs words. I live for the way they weave together in that magical moment of symphonic harmony to become stories. I love opposites (spot them in my book titles!), feathers, jasmine, lavender, music, cats, chocolate and coffee. My motto is to live life to the limits of its six senses. My goal is to achieve that perfect place on life's intricate scale – a place I like to call Balance. And adding a pinch of magic to goal and motto, results in romance. This is what pours from my being through my thoughts, finding its way to my keyboard.
Having previously lived in the ancient and romantic south of France, I currently reside in the majestically volatile nature of Chile with my French husband and world-citizen children. Our household of Babel is a fusion of imagination, make-belief, magic, animals and travel adventure, vividly and enthusiastically expressed in the four languages we respectively speak – Afrikaans, French, English and Spanish.
I hope that you will bless me by enjoying some of my work. Happy reading and living!

Between Fire and Ice

Ciro Augusto Dominguez (Cy) is heir to a powerful Chilean copper mine empire. The survival of his future inheritance, Dominguez Enterprise, depends on his ability to produce an heir.
The task is not simple. Infertility has crippled the world population, and fertile females are few and far between. But Cy's mother, Francisca, a brilliant, cold-hearted scientist, has left nothing to chance when she headed the medical team who artificially inseminated and surrogated a fertile woman for her son on his tenth birthday. Now, at thirty years of age, Cy is ordered to fulfill his duty.
Elena, the result of Francisca's secret, successful experiment, was hidden in an icy Patagonian cloister. Her cruel education ensured that Elena submit to her destiny – to give Cy a child –, but it also taught her the secrets of an ancient, magical art of healing that the nuns guard. When Elena is brought to Cy's Atacama Desert estate for the wedding, Cy realizes that, despite his unwillingness to give up his freedom, he cannot escape his duty.
Elena and Cy battle through the emotions and desires that shape their new life together. As their unwanted marriage is thrown into a web of secrets, deceit, abductions and strange magic, their prophesized fate becomes impossible to escape.
The onslaught from a world, desperate for fertile females, and Cy's power-hungry family, can only be stopped by the child that Elena and Cy are supposed to conceive. But can Elena bear to take Cy's freedom in order to save herself? And can Cy give the one woman who can save him her freedom, even if it means destroying his empire?
Playing off against the backdrop of the powerfully diverse Chile, between the magical Elqui Valley that oysters the earth's magnetic center like a pearl; mysterious Easter Island framed by its moai; the majestic, snow-capped Andes mountains; haloed volcanoes; the all-consuming heat of the Atacama Desert; and the frozen, eerie glaciers of Patagonia, unfolds a story of unrivalled desire and love.