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RBTL Presents Severed Ties

30 Dec

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Authors understand that marketing is vitally important. With Anna Dase, you will get top notch service and great exposure you can afford.

I was impressed with my first blog tour with Read Between the Lines – Anna Dase. Every aspect of the event was handled in a professional manner.

I had absolutely no hesitation in hiring Anna Dase – Read Between the Lines Blog Tour services again!

Please join me from Dec. 29 to Jan. 12, 2014 at the stops for Severed Ties Blog Tour and enter the give away.

SCHEDULE

Read Between The Lines Dec 29
http://rbtlreviews.com/2013/12/review-severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html#more

Fabulous And Fun – Dec. 30 Thank you for promoting my dark fiction book.

http://fabulousandfun.com/severed-ties

New Excerpt can be read at Cajun Book Lovers Jan. 1, 2014

http://www.cajunbooklover.blogspot.ca/2014/01/severed-ties.html

Jan.3 Indy Book Fairy – Spotlight, excerpt and review

Thank you Carrie for reading my paranormal book Severed Ties and posting a favorable review!

http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.ca/2014/01/severed-ties-spotlightexcerptreviewgive.html

Jan. 7 Literary Lunes Publications

I can’t thank you enough for the 4 Stars review of my magic and realism book Severed Ties!!!

http://www.literarylunespublications.com/book-review-severed-ties/

Jan. 10 Dalene’s Book Review

Visit http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2014/01/severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html to read an author interview to find out who is my favorite character in my paranormal, magic and realism book Severed Ties and why?

Congratulations to the winners of a free ebook copy of my magic and realism book Severed Ties –

Denise Z.
Suzanne M-A.
Sonya E.

And a special thank you to the Tour Host winner of the Pagan Charm –

Nikki M.

http://www.about.me/angie_skelhorn

Cocktails Fiction and Gossip is Live!!!

3 Oct

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Hi All,

The new issue from Cocktails Fiction and Gossip is Live!!! And I hope you all enjoy it.

Suzannah Safi would like to thank you all for your loyalty and following the magazine’s news and she hopes you enjoy this issue as it has so many articles and new news that will benefit all fiction readers and authors.

Here us the link:

http://cocktailsmagazine.wix.com/fictionandgossip

Enjoy!!!

Accepting Quality Articles

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Cold Coffee Magazine will accept quality articles from any author about Writing Tips, Marketing Tips, Book Signing Tips, etc. In return, you may include two relevant links. One link may be to your blog and the other to an author profile.

You are welcome to send articles in 24/7 365 days a year. This is a LIVE Writer’s Magazine.

http://coldcoffeemagazine.com/

Cold Coffee Press – Spring Issue

26 Jun

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Cold Coffee Press’ Spring Issue Of Cold Coffee Writer’s Magazine Is Now Available. This issue was published June 18, 2013 (Spring).

Please Visit This Link To Purchase The Hard Copy And E-Magazine.

http://www.coldcoffeepress.com/cold-coffee-writers-magazine/

If you would like to add something ( poem, short story, article etc.) to our upcoming Summer Issue. Please forward to promotionalservices@coldcoffeepress.com

Please take note that we are also featuring our Cold Coffee Press Authors at our new promotional site called eReader Paradise. Please tell your author friends about this Free E-Book Promotion site owned by Cold Coffee Press:

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Visit Cold Coffee Writer’s Magazine at: http://coldcoffee.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

RBTL – Severed Ties Blog Tour Kickoff!

22 May

Severed Ties Blog Tour

May 19th Severed Ties, blog tour has begun. Stop by between May 19, 2013 – June 2, 2013 to enter to win a copy of Severed Ties and meet a new Blog Host gracious enough to promote my story.

I truly appreciate Anna Dase of RBTL reviews time and commitment to organize Severed Ties Blog Tour. She is a promoter every writer would want on their team!

http://rbtlreviews.com/2013/05/blog-tour-kickoff-giveaway-and-review_19.html

May 20th Day Two of Severed Ties Blog Tour arranged by Read Between The Lines Blogger Anna Dase. Thank you Katie for the awesome review 🙂 Blog – Amazing Books Come To Life.

http://amazingbookscometolife.blogspot.ca/2013/05/severed-ties-blog-tour.html

I’m smiling today! I’m thrilled because Severed Ties has been garnering some wonderful reviews. I’m so pleased that reviewers are enjoying the story.

May 21 today’s Severed Ties Blog Tour is stopping by http://ajwiliamsromanceauthor.blogspot.com/2013/05/rbtl-presents-severed-ties-by-angie.html to read an excerpt. (Some adult content on this blogspot)

May 22 RBTL Blog Hop Severed Ties organised by Anna Dase.
Just found out that Severed Ties recieved 4 spiders out of 5 from Nikki at Close Encounters with the Third Kind
http://networkedblogs.com/LsYmO

Stop by and read Nikki’s review and see why you should grab a copy 🙂

May 23 RBTL Blog Tour – Anna Dase is amazing. Thank you so much MaryLynn, at The Many Muses of MaryLynn for understanding the story I wanted to tell. Happy Dance!!!

http://mlbast.com/2013/05/rbtl-presents-severed-ties.html

May 24 I appreciate Brianna Lee of Brianna Lee reviews for being part of RBTL Blog Tour – Severed Ties, and her kind words about my book cover 🙂

http://briannaleereviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/severedtiestour.html

I appreciate Over The Road on May 25 and Le’ Book Squirrel on May 26 blogs for hosting my book Severed Ties 🙂

OTR Book Reviews May 25 http://otreviewer.blogspot.com/3013/05/rbtl-presents-severed-ties-spotlight_25.html

Le’ BookSquirrel May 26 http://lebooksquirrel.blogspot.ca/2013/05/blog-r-severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html

I am so glad I signed up with Anna Dase of RBTL book tour. My book Severed Ties isn’t for everyone but so far the reviews have beyond my exceptions. Thank you everyone for your interest 🙂

May 27 RBTL Book Tour – Stop by Larissa’s Life to catch the latest review!!!

http://www.larissaslife.com/2013/05/blog-tour-sarahs-review-severed-ties-by.html

May 28 Read Between The Lines Blog Tour – Thank you Carin for taking the time to read my book Severed Ties and the kind review 🙂

http://4myreadingobsession.blogspot.com/2013/05/severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html

May 29 RBTL Blog Tour Reviewer Lauren gave Severed Ties fabulous review!!! Stop by Confessions of the Paranormal to catch the latest review and read a NEW excerpt. http://networkedblogs.com/LGlsg

May 31 Thank you so much As You Wish Reviews for ben part of Severed Ties RBTL Book Tour!!! http://asyouwishreviews.blogspot.ca I truly appreciate Julia for the marvellous review.

June 1 Stop by
http://www.crystalsrandomthoughts.com/2013/05/severed-ties-book-tour-review-and.html to read the lovely review from Crystal’s Random Thoughts. I am so pleased with her thoughts on the story I wrote.

June 2 Thank you Tiffany for being part of Severed Ties RBTL Book Tour. I appreciate your taking the time to read my story and for your kind review 🙂

http://tiffyfit.blogspot.com/2013/06/read-between-lines-blog-tour-severed.html

Even though Severed Ties Read Between the Lines Book Tour has come to an end, Keep the Magic Alive, Keep Reading!!!

I want to thank all the Bloggers for all the hard work in helping Anna Dase attract all the exposure you could.

Smiles and Sunshine 🙂

June 12, 2013 Read Between The Lines Severed Ties Blog Tour
I’m happy to share that Lindsay Galloway, Tami Czenkus and Debra Guyette are the Severed Ties Ebook winners of RBTL Severed Ties Blog Tour.

Keep the Magic Alive, Keep Reading!!!
Angie Skelhorrn and Anna Dase

Founder & Tour Coordinator @ RBTL World Of Books Blog Tours
http://rbtlreviews.com/2013/05/blog-tour-kickoff-giveaway-and-review_19.html

Merry we’ll meet and merry we’ll part and merry may we meet again. And merry will be the company 🙂

Interview & Giveaway!

13 May

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Merry Meet Everyone!

Fae Books is kind enough to promote my book Severed Ties. Enter to win a free ebook copy.

Angie Skelhorn – Severed Ties *Excerpt, Trailer, Interview & Giveaway*

View the post & enter here:
http://princesssarahg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/SkelhornSeveredTies.html

~Sarah
Hope you all have a stress free day 🙂

May 12, 2013
Book A Spotlight/Promo YA magic realism, paranormal Severed Ties giveaway on Fae Books –

Congratulations Deborah Gerrald, she is the winner of a pdf copy of my book Severed Ties from my giveaway on Fae Books . Thank you all so much for your participation. Keep the Magic Alive Keep Reading!!!

View the post here:
http://princesssarahg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/SkelhornSeveredTies.html

Buy Link
http://Damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615728206

Author’s Corner at Triangle Variety Radio

15 Apr

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Elaine Raco Chase is the Host of Author’s Corner at Triangle Variety Radio.

The following writers from Eternal Press will be guests of the talk show on Thursday April 18th, starting at 6PM EDT.

The link is http://www.trianglevarietyradio.com/ If you scroll down the page you will discover a silver bar that get you into the room to listen. (I think)

The talk show is re-broadcast on Saturday.

So, I imagine you want to know who the authors are, already…

Drum roll, please…

Sally Franklin Christie – If I Should Die and Milk Carton People

Steve Myer – Nowhere Nowhen

James Hatch – Kill Zone

Dina Tosto/ Dina Rae

Bad Juju/Halo Nephilim/Halo of the Damned

Author Interview in April 2013 issue

1 Apr

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Dear Reader,

Cocktails, Fiction & Gossip E-Magazine focuses on the literary world and features all the latest interviews and so much more. I would like to thank Editor Suzannah Safi for including my Author Interview in April 2013 issue. Hope you enjoy the read!

Here is the link: http://cocktailsmagazine.wix.com/fictionandgossip

If you like to subscribe or participate, please contact Suzannah Safi at admin@suzannahSafi.com

Participate and pose questions for authors by visiting http://SuzannahSafi.blogspot.com

Remember to forward this announcement to your friends…so they too can check it out!

Why wait another minute? Let the writing begin 🙂

Where to find me on the web:

http://AngieSkelhorn.com

http://Witchskel.com

http://DamnationBooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615728206

Coming in April 2013!

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Sweeties Reviews a coffee, donuts and book review party coming up on Saturday, April 6th and will be held in conjunction with their Connecticut Bloggers Group (www.connecticutbloggers.com) will be reviewing my book Severed Ties.

I invite readers to post their comments on http://Facebook.com/pages/Author-Angie-Skelhorn-Witchskel/106332176093960 Goodreads, Shelfari, twitter and blogs.

Sweeties Reviews

Media Kit and Site Stats
sweetiesreviews@gmail.com

http://www.sweetiesreviews.com

Meet Team Sweetie!

My novella No Reins book trailer is scheduled to go live on http://cleanromancereviews.com on April 13.

Readfulthingsblogs — An opinion on everything literary
My YA, romance novella No Reins has been added to Ionia Martin, http://Readfulthingsblogs.com review schedule.

My Paranormal Book Review Blogspot
Book review coming for my book Severed Ties at http://myparanormalbookreview.blogspot.ca

An Author interview and guest post and review of “Severed Ties,” Publisher Damnation Books at A Book Lover’s Library
http://Abookloverslibrary.com

If you haven’t had a chance to read Severed Ties before now, I hope you will give the novella a try. And as always, I’d love to hear what you think! Would you like to own a book signed? Signed copies will be available from http://Damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615728206 Just send an email to the friendly people and tell them I sent you.

I’ve partnered with Anna Dase of Read Between the Lines World of Books Blog Tour Services to coordinate a blog tour to promote my novella Severed Ties. Read Between the Lines provide Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Character Interviews, Giveways, Guest Post, Author Spotlights, Featured Book Spotlights, Excerpts, Blurb Blitz and a variety of other packages they will even customize one for you 🙂

At last! On the Edge, originally published by Club Lighthouse Publishing in May 2010 has been completely revised. Now titled “AT THE EDGE, magic realism, paranormal book. I’m excited to search for a book publisher to discover the best home for the new and improved story.

Wishing you the best of Spring!

Exclusive Excerpt “At The Edge”

25 Mar

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At last! On the Edge, originally published by Club Lighthouse Publishing in May 2010 has been completely revised. Now titled “AT THE EDGE.”

This week I posted an exclusive excerpt for my readers to get glimpse of the magic realism, paranormal book. I’m excited to search for a book publisher to discover the best home for the new and improved story.

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About the Book “AT THE EDGE” – Real people developing relationships; while Carm is struggling to pick up the pieces after the death of her husband.

Quick Question and answer –

1. How important is it to you to create likeable characters?

I portray the characters inner characteristics and emotions as they struggle with issues of their own. The characters are realistic that the readers will believe. Tough and practical Paige takes command; Roxy under a watchful eye intimidates; always helpful Lizzy goes with the flow and Carm is consumed with sorrow and mental anguish. Gretchen, a witch is a welcome relief from life’s pressures. To add support and conflict to the story are Thomas a friend everyone wants to deserve and Philip is certainly not safe to trust.

In this book I provide a unique insight into the drug world and mysticism – addiction and the belief that direct knowledge of ultimate reality is attainable through intuition and the unseen world.

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:

In the lobby Carm’s shoes sank into lavish red carpet. She caught a glimpse of her pale face reflected in the mirrored pillars, walking to the elevators. She looked like hell. The two entered the fourth floor foyer. The floor-to-ceiling windows offered a panoramic view of the dingy city. They walked through an open doorway. The room, illuminated by lights set in the walls. She saw opposite the doorway booths lined across the vast room. Some merchants wore the most outlandish colored hair and clothes, all displayed their pentacles with pride, and burned smudge sticks. Some offered Tarot readings, others beautiful handmade crafts. Artistically-minded people mixed and mingled. A buzz of conversation could be heard from the crowd.

Gretchen’s voice was vibrant with emotion. “Wonderful, orientation is just beginning. Come, join me.”

Carm gave her a sharp look. She made no reply as her eyes followed hers. A few people were already sitting, some walking towards the empty wooden chairs at the back of the hall.

Gretchen watched her brooding, waiting for an answer.

Carm looked at one person than another. She quickly moved her eyes over the fabulous selection of dragons, fairies, symbolic jewelry, witchy clothing, Pagan art, and altar tools. There was a lot for her to take in. “This isn’t for me,” she said taking a step back.

Gretchen stopped her with a hand lightly on her arm. “Don’t leave, come and keep me company.”

There was silence between them. And then, Gretchen turned to her, and said with a serious expression, “I would like to share with you both the magical arts and the faith aspects of Witchcraft. I promise it will not disappoint”

Carm glanced at her, and then at the group sitting at the back of the hall. “I guess I can hang around a bit,” she said miserably, unzipping her sweat jacket.

In a few minutes, Gretchen was leading the way. After a quick zigzag through the crowd Carm sat down beside her, folded her arms across her chest, annoyed having to be there. She surveyed the people of all ages surround the tables where works of art, flowers, herbs in different size bottles, and candles of every description were displayed. She began to talk, “Why do some call themselves wiccan and others a witch?”

Gretchen quickly perked up, and said, “Religion appeared in history at the same time as Empires did. Religion divides people. The lunar nature of Witchcraft, the use of spells, potions, charms, and herbs, are all part of the magic of the ancient Pagans. Witchcraft is a nature-oriented way of life the pagans lived. The Tools of the craft are elemental spirits, ritual circles, presence of a goddess associated with the moon, a horned god figure, and a god pair, the cauldron, the wand, magic, the Sabbat gathering, cakes and wine celebrations.” Gretchen shifted in her seat, and said, “There are many traditions. Witchcraft has been a controversial path, so the term wicca-modern magic reconstruction of pagan rituals, has emerged as a more mainstream. Wicca or witch we have a common belief regarding magic, life and spirits. I just prefer my identity be known as either a witch or pagan. These terms are more connected to the ancient practice.”

Gretchen turned her attention on the speaker’s arrival.

An aged woman, her gray hair hung loose, wearing a pitch-black dress to the floor with a cashmere shawl around her shoulders, a cane in her withered, boney hand stood out front. When she spoke, Carm hadn’t expected what came.

“The universe consists of planets, stars, and galaxies. Gravity sculpted our universe, and the matter in the universe is the seeds of life. Early earth, when the planets formed, the stars contained the chemistry and supernovas the minerals. Stars exploded and were reborn with more heavy elements till there was enough material to create life on earth.”

The speaker glanced around her audience saying, “The five elements are in ascending order of power, Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and the Void.”

Carm had a shift of interest. The aged woman words sent a ripple of puzzlement through her. She focused her attention on Gretchen and asked, “What in the world is this all about?”

Gretchen turned her head to look at her, and then back at the speaker, and said, “Listen, you will learn something new.”

The aged woman stood out front leaning on her cane for support, and said, “Long ago a small planet revolving around a shinning star gave birth to itself, creating land masses, oceans, flora, grasses, animals, humans. The Elemental Tools, the Pentacle – Earth, the Cup – Water, Wand – Fire, and Sword – Wind are the never-ending flow between space and earth, spirit and matter, animal and human, instincts and logic. Earth represents the hard, solid objects of the world. Water represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Fire represents the energetic, forceful, moving things of the world. Wind represents things that grow, expand and enjoy freedom moment, and the Void represents those things beyond our every day experiences, particularly those things composed of pure energy; represents spirit, thought, and creative energy. The Void is a link between the human and the otherworld. Aether is described as having no qualities, and is described as subtler than light, and has no contrary or unnatural motion.

“We are all composed of similar chemistry of the stars, the minerals from earth, water, oxygen moving with the wind, and the void, the ability to sense the surroundings, act without thinking, and without using our physical sense, and the essence of ether. All living things are composed of similar chemistry, need the partnership of the Moon and Sun, water, air and we are spiritually immortal by design.”

A girl stood up in the front row, and then walked over to a small alter. She wore a pink cotton robe, and twigs and budding wild flowers entwined to create a crown upon her head. Her face was painted as a flower.

The speaker spoke, “Witchcraft is spirit and earth based ancient cultural way of life. When practicing witchcraft, you want elemental tools that are dependable and durable season after season, and you must know the meaning behind the symbolism of the vast network holding us together in a giant embrace.”

The aged woman looked over at the young girl, and then back toward the audience. Her assistant picked up a gold chalice, and then raised it high toward the ceiling.

The speaker said, “Studying the chalice, water, you will discover you need to look within your own heart to find high qualities of generosity, to apply intuition to your daily routine, and balance of your emotions.”

The girl placed the chalice back in position, and then raised a spirally, willow wood wand.

The speaker looked over at her assistant, and then back at her audience, and said, “Exploring the wand-fire, you will find your actions affect others in which, in turn, affects the whole of society, the planet earth and the universe. Personal intent must be for the good of all.”

The speaker’s assistant sat down on the alter the wand, and then placed a sword in the palm of her hands for all to see.

“The sword-wind represents mental disposition. The subconscious mind is where all experiences are noted and become memories, the waking conscious thoughts are synthesized and super conscious thought is aligned with the Divine Light.”

Carm looked over at Gretchen, and then swiveled her head back to look at the young girl carefully placed the sword down, and then raised a pentagram embedded on a gold saucer.

“The Pentacle and Pentagram are the most important symbols in witchcraft. They are the symbols of the magical craft. A written Pentacle is known as a pentagram, it is used to apply protection, positive power when the single point is upright and to control the elemental powers. Through this connection we come to understand every thing is connected, and it brings everything to you. Energy flows where your intentions goes, is the premise of magic. What you send out will return to you three times three, so mote it be. Practicing the ways of the craft you will come to respect our planet and all life residing on earth, air and the water. Magic is the limitless potential of the universe. You are born from the stars. The energy inside you is magical. You are capable of anything; you are capable of it all.”

The speaker looked over at her assistant. “Thank you,” she said.

The young girl placed the pentacle down on the altar, and then returned to her seat.

“I welcome one, I welcome all to the Witches Fair! All the tools of the trade can be found in this room. All for your rituals and magical healing needs. Research what I say, discover what witches already know. ”

When the speaker finished, others were endlessly questioning her.

Carm worn-out and spent tried to cover with her hands a crackling yawn. Gretchen didn’t appear to notice her tiredness. She stood up in one smooth movement. Carm came to her feet, and walked behind her.

She traveled from booth to booth. Snorting a line dominated her thoughts. She listened to Gretchen explaining the witchcraft paintings, sculptures, music and literature; each nourished a person’s mind, body, heart and spirit.

“Dressed bees wax candles, Spell-in-a-bottle, do these really work?

Gretchen looked at Carm. “Candle magic has been practiced almost as long as mankind has been in existence. Candle burning is the magic of the people, the magic of Witchcraft.” Gretchen picked up a pink candle in a jar, examined it, and then placed the candle back on the shelf, and said, “Candle makers specialize in high-quality, natural products made the traditional way. Candles are a favorite tool of witches everywhere.”

Gretchen came close and took position beside Carm. “Candle magic is one of the oldest forms of magic as well as one of the simplest.” She reached up to take an orange candle off the shelf. “I want you to have this,” she said pleasantly.

“What’s this?”

“This is an offertory candle and was made for a special purpose.”

“I don’t have the money to pay for a candle.”

“Please take this. It’s a gift.”

“No it’s okay.”

Gretchen held in her hand the orange candle. “This is a special purpose candle. You burn the candle continuously, and it will constantly attract what you need.”

Carm stared at the offering Gretchen held. She noticed the label wrapped around the center. Her eyes moved up and down at the symbols carefully carved into the wax. “How does it work?”

“This candle is magically empowered. It has been dressed with anointing oil with the intention of furthering the candle’s purpose. The symbols inscribed are to access the power beyond you.” Gretchen held out the orange candle for Carm to take and said, “When you are by yourself remove the label. After you light the wick, speak the words on the back of the label, breathe deeply and look into the flame. Try to keep your mind blank, so whatever will come and appear to you comes of its own free will. Don’t try to rationalize what appears. Your first impression will be all you need.”

Carm focused on the orange candle Gretchen held and bit her lip. She thought about it for a few moments, and then reached out to accept the offer. She stared at the handcrafted candle in her hands feeling a tiny jolt of energy penetrated her skin. “You really believe this can work?”

“Candle burning is effective. All it takes is a lit candle to focus the mind and a few words to express the desire to connect with the ebb and flow of the universe. You might say the power used is your energies, the candle’s and Spirit’s to generate energy to bring about a result.”

Carm raised the candle to her nostrils. “It smells real good. Thank you.” Heaving a huge sigh, she put the candle in her sweat jacket pocket.

Carm plodded along examining the shiny crystals, bright stones and colored candles with images of nature, flowers and the human form carved into the wax and books. She read a few book covers. She swiveled her head to look at a middle-aged woman in a loose dark blue cotton dress under a spring jacket talking to the merchant with the brilliant red colored hair, hazel eyes and a delightful smile behind books displayed on the table. Carm glanced at the antique black leather bound book with three interlocked gold spirals embedded in the cover, and then back at the middle-aged woman.

“Would you tell me more about this book,” she asked with interest.

Carm looked intrigued. She heard the merchant say to her potential buyer, “Merry We Meet, welcome to the Witches Fair. The triple spiral on the front cover, composed of three interlocked spirals is an ancient Celtic symbol related to the sun, afterlife and reincarnation. The Book of the Dead known as The Book of Coming or Going Forth By Day, explains how to deal with entering the Otherworld and the transition from death to rebirth. The text is intended to be read by the deceased during their journey into the Underworld. It enabled the deceased to overcome obstacles and not lose their way. It does this by teaching passwords, giving clues, and revealing routes that would allow the deceased to answer questions and navigate around hazards. The book would grant the help and protection of the gods while proclaiming the deceased’s identity with the gods.”

The middle ages woman grabbed the leather bound book. Clutching it in her hands, she stared at the cover.

Then curiously the merchant asked, “What’s worrying you?”

The potential buyer didn’t look up at her, and said mournfully, “Nothing.”

“Please, tell me what is it?”

“I hope this book can help him get through this,” she said trying not to be overcome with emotion. “My husband,” she said in a state of remembrance, “I can’t figure out what happened. I don’t understand why?” She took a long pause. “He’s dying?”

The words she spoke made Carm feel hopeless as her own loss went through her mind.

The merchant went quiet for a moment, and then said, “It is always sad to lose people we love in the physical world. Grieve the loss of his physical life but you can still communicate when he leaves his body. After the soul has left the body, they can travel through time-past, present, and future, and can be called into being. There is no distance between you two. Everything is connected in life and death. Life evolves over and over”

The middle-aged woman with a sad smile looked at the merchant. “Why would anyone choose to come back to this world? It is such a messed up place,” she said grieving for her loss.

Carm shuddered. Her words struck a cord.

“There are many reasons souls decide to come forth from the dead. Some have come to earth to finish Karmic relationships. Some are on the planet to discover that there is beauty in ugliness, while other experience ugliness in beauty. Some would like to explore abundance, some poverty and what it means.”

Gretchen walking up the isle and said, “I see you’re finding your way around.”

Carm looked over at her approaching. Gretchen greeted women, men, young and old. Conversation about spiritual, metaphysical, and astrological matters circled. People gathered around the booths and waited for some sort of reading.

“These people all believe in this stuff Gretchen?” Carm asked, looking at her.

“The thing to keep in mind is people have a lot of unanswered questions. The people here are all trying to figure out who they are and what is their purpose. Everyone has potential. Living has purpose – it does have meaning. A reading will provide direction to help improve their lives.”

“Oh,” she said with a yawn, shrugging her shoulders.

Gretchen took a break from Carm to talk to an aged woman, her grey hair tied in a bun, who sat and read for clients. After the two chatted, the woman rose from the table and stepped closer to Carm. “Merry meet,” she said win a grin, reaching out her hand. “My name is Joan.”

“Hi,” Carm said, shaking hands.

Gretchen stepped closer. “Why don’t you ask Joan for a reading,” she said.

‘No, I don’t think so.”

“Go ahead, sit,” Gretchen urged.

Carm was visibly annoyed that Gretchen made such a fuss about having her cards read. “I don’t have the money to spare to pay.”

“Oh, there’s no reason for that. Joan is a witch. She will read for you if you ask. That’s what witches do. We support one another.”

Carm dead tired sat listlessly in the chair, biting her lip. Joan knocked on the Tarot deck that lay face down on the table. She closed her eyes and whispered a short prayer, requesting assistance. “Shuffle the cards eleven times or more, and then drop them in three piles onto the table face down,” she said.

Carm her arms heavy to lift did as she had been asked.

Joan picked up the deck, re-stacked, and, starting with the top card, she laid them ready to be read. She pushed play on the recording machine, and then folded her hands in front of her. Carm growing weary in mind and body chewed on her bottom lip, listening.

My hope is you are intrigued to read more of “AT THE EDGE,” reading the exclusive excerpt!

Smile and the world smiles with you 🙂

copyright 2013 Angie Skelhorn