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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JUNE 2010

We have loads of new stuff coming your way at The Pagan and the Pen. First, let’s get the regular goodies out of the way, shall we?

I am very excited to announce that we have an interview today called:

The BDSM Lifestyle: An Interview With Author Dena Celeste by Rie McGaha

This concerns a Lifestyle that is very controversial because many people write or say they live it, representing it wrongly. So, as we took on a new writer sometime ago who actually lives the Lifestyle of BDSM, I was very happy when she decided to correct the wrongs, throw us some rights, and even a little glossary by allowing our FABULOUS Rie McGaha to interview her.

BIG BIG NEWS–Dena has agreed to do a monthly column with Pagan and Pen. Think Taboo with Dena C.

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If you dig the (Free) Desktop Wallpapers, then June’s is ready!

Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendar June 2010

AND AND AND!!!!

Free Desktop Wallpaper by Tom Brown

Don’t miss June’s Pagan Artist of the Month either that Brandi Auset did the interview for. I am thinking Brandi has a true talent for this…

June: Pagan Artist of the Month: Willow Arleana

Now, some announcements & free stuff from our Authors:

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Angela Brown has a new release HERE. The title is Forever and it’s a Paranormal erotic, not erotica, romance short story.

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Ancient Blood releases on May 31, and there’s still time to get in on the contest and win copies of Blood Line, Ancient Blood, an Ancient Blood T-shirt, and poster signed by the author! Go to Rie McGaha’s Website for an excerpt, contest rules, and how to enter!

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Brynneth has a poetry collection coming out – very druidy in tone – Lost Bards and Dreamers. Cover art by Tom Brown, and it’s coming out very shortly with Alpheratz as an ebook first, and then on paper.

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C.H. Scarlett’s book Wyntress Nyght’s Supernatural Crack: Exes & Hexes (Book One)is set to be released on June 14th, 2010 by Noble Romance Publishing. The book is a zany, supernatural shot for those who need their Paranormal fix. If you adored shows and characters like The Addams Family, Munsters, Elvira, Buffy the Vampire Slayer– then this series may just be for you. I warn you, though, no two bones about it…Wyntress Nyght can be a handful…and she knows it!  For more information click the title or check out C.H. Scarlett’s Website!

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Now, for some more good stuff concerning the blog!!!!!

Because so many readers have contacted us or have posted , we now have COLUMNS!!!! BASED ON THE SUBJECTS YOU WANT!!!!

Writers have set out to bring you the articles you crave, concerning the issues you desire, and hopefully, in the end, we will leave you happily stuffed!.

  • Daily Columns

    

  • Bi-Monthly Columns

  • Monthly Columns

  • Click on the links above to discover what to expect from those Columns. We are trying to cover all of the issues–Ancient celebrations, Women, GLBT, Pagan, Druid, Divination (Dear Spirit), Movies, Religious, Abuse, Controversial, the life experiences of William Maltese (who can entertain the masses easily), Men and Women relationships/differences, etc–  that you find interesting. If we are missing one, then please, by all means, let us know and we will see if we can find an Author to cover it.

    Intolerance & Old Minds

    Warning: This article is about an ugliness and closed-mindedness that still exists out there today.

     

    A dear friend, Rie McGaha, Author of Ancient Blood, contacted me today truly floored by a reaction she got from a woman, she’d hired to do Pagan & Pen some business. As you know, Rie McGaha heads up the Review Site of Pagan & Pen. In fact, if it weren’t for Rie, we wouldn’t have Reviews at all. But because of her determination to try and correct many of the unfair mistakes done to Reviewers and to those needing unbiased Reviews, Pagan & Pen has, well, branched out into that arena, and successfully too, I might add.

    For those who follow that part of the site, you may have noticed that over the last couple of months, the review team over there has been nailing the lists with well-written, constructive, and detailed reviews. Not only did we add to WHO is reviewing, but the amount that they were reading became absolutely phenomenal. Heck, at the end of the day, Rie had to finally break down and add an extra date to when the reviews would be posted. She was doing them on the 20th, but now, she added the 5th.

    Anyway, wanting to give back to the Reviewers, Rie decided to dip into her own pocket and offer them up little gifts– for the one who reviewed the most and so on. She came to me and asked if I’d make up some T-shirt emblems, which I did, and then Rie went out and found a woman who had a business and would print them up. Rie was also planning to use the woman to print up Promotional T-shirts and items for her upcoming release Ancient Blood. (If you click that link, you can see the cover AND scroll to see the T-shirt) Pretty cool.

    I for one was VERY excited especially when our first Reviewer chose one of my designs for the T-shirt. The logo she chose was my favorite:

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    Rie sent it in to the lady, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited….but nothing happened. So, Rie went off to visit the woman making T-shirts, however, what happened, floored her.

    The woman refused  the T-shirt because the logo is clearly Pagan and since she is a Christian, she refused to make it. She said,  "I’m a Christian and I just don’t feel right printing something like this."

    Wait, what?

    Rie McGaha is a Christian but she embraces us at the Pagan and the Pen and is accepting  of all walks of life, lifestyles, and paths. Once a Wiccan, she combines the two religions now, but goes by Christian and believes in Jesus. Yet Rie represents a more tolerate path of Christianity, while this woman who denied our logo represents old minds, old ways of thinking, and intolerance.

    Does this woman not have a business? Isn’t it wrong to discriminate? By being paid to do us a service in which she offers, does that mean her soul is set to burn forever?

    How offensive and dramatic.

    But, that’s all fine and dandy.  Rie will take her business elsewhere. But the lady’s ignorance will make a point on our blog today and give a perfect example of the old minded thinking that still exists. People who will deny others a service, or a kind word, or even a smile if they are gay, or of a different gender, or from the wrong side of the tracks, or of a different race, or of a different path, or are just different—are on the soon to be extinct list. That’s right…I said it. And no, I am not threatening anyone with harm. I am just stating a fact, because these idgits are losing numbers because people are getting over it, and are tired of being judgmental and so dang hateful all of the time. they are moving on…the world is changing and so are they.  

    And while some Pagans, Spiritualists, etc are still wounded by this type of behavior, make sure you don’t make the same mistakes. Let’s not be like THEM, treating others horribly or turning our nose up because someone walks a different path of life.

    And know that you are welcome here, on our blog, no matter what color, creed, gender, faith, religion, or mind.

    Old minds will fade with an old world…eventually. Cuz times, they are ah changin’!

     

     

    C.H. Scarlett

    www.chscarlett.net

    *New* What Women Want & What Men Need!

    Something new brought to you by Rie McGaha. And don’t worry about losing this post. It will always be listed under our Pages in the top left menu.

    Rie has pretty much done and seen it all. And not only has she applied that to her erotica and romance, but now she is bringing an all new monthly column to The Pagan and the Pen.

    It’s no secret women and men are different, not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically. Our wants and needs, thoughts, ideas, and every other aspect of our beings are different, which often leads to clashes between the sexes. Here you won’t get any psycho-babble bull answers to your questions, instead you’ll get straight answers and real advice to all your questions.

    If you have a question concerning relationships, sex, and or problems or confusion of any kind concerning the opposite or same sex, email Rie.

    And don’t worry, you can keep your name anonymous. Email address will NOT be posted.

    Questions and answers will be posted monthly on14th.

    rieanswers (at) gmail (dot) com

    Announcements for January 2010

    Wow, we have a TON of announcements for this month and lots of things coming your way.

    We have a NEW page called : Who’s Blogging When? Calendar

    This will let you know Who’s Blogging On What Day Each Month!

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    THEMES FOR JANUARY!!!!!!!!

    First, our theme for this month is Women Empowerment & Issues! We hope to bring you articles concerning Women & Healing, Women & the Goddess, Women Issues such as abuse, empowerment, self esteem, and more!

    This month is all about raising our sisters up as high as we can no matter what path or faith they follow! A New Year is coming so we want those who are of our Goddess’ image ready, strong, and taking on the world!

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    Don’t Miss New Posts!

    Free Stuff: January 2010 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

    Paganism: The Month of January

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    We have a new Pagan Artist of the Month!!!!!

    First I’d like to say good-bye to Tom Brown who was our first *sighs*. You never forget your first do you? Well trust me, you haven’t seen the last of him if we have anything to do with it. I am sure *fingers crossed* Tom will let me show off his talent some more because he is such a good sport.

    This month, however, we have one of our own that will shine. Her name is Kelley Heckart and not only is she an author but also an artist. So check out her interview and her kind of creations HERE.

    Want to spread the word about Kelley? Here’s a short link so you can: http://wp.me/pwrVG-pJ

    We appreciate any and all who help get the word out for our Artists and Writers. It helps them a GREAT deal.

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    Who’s Releasing What?

    Our Authors have a bunch of New Releases coming out in 2010. These are not ALL of their releases but they are the ones we know about thus far!

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    Adrianna Brennan

    Coming 2010:

    • Dawn of the Seraphs – Immortal Fire anthology
    • Blood of the Dark Moon
    • My Big Fat Greek Pagan Lesbian Wedding

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    C.H. Scarlett

    Coming in 2010

    • Bound by Blood: The Sacrifice (Book Two Of the Bound by Blood Series)– Dark Roast Press
    • The Web & the Willow— XOXO Publishing
    • Wyntress Nyght’s Supernatural Crack: Exes & Hexes— Noble Romance Publishing

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    Christopher Newman

    Coming in 2010

    • Love Bites Back–Freya’s Bower
    • The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten— Eternal Press

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    Nix Winter

    Coming in 2010

    • Immortal Fire
    • London Christmas
    • Kai Stubborn
    • Cain and Shelly

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    Rie McGaha

    Coming in 2010

    • Ancient Blood (the sequel to Blood Line) –Noble Romance Publishing
    • Ghosts of Valentine’s Day –Noble Romance Publishing (hasn’t been confirmed yet)
    • Caleb-My Soul To Keep Trilogy ( The sequel to Calen)—Noble Romance Publishing
    • Comes An Outlaw — XOXO Publishing
    • Closure–Champagne Books
    • One Good Man–Moon Gypsy
    • Written In Stone–Damnation Press

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    Jesse Fox

    Coming in 2010

    • AP Investigations—Dark Roast Press

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    Kelley Heckart

    Coming in 2010

    • Beltaine’s Song (Book Two of the Dark Goddess Trilogy)—Awe- Struck

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    Bryn Colvin, Nix Winters, Adrianne Brennan

    Coming in 2010

    • Immortal Fire anthology –Love You Devine Publishing

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    AUTHORS NEED SOME PROMO??????

    Free Promo Op For All Authors, All Genres!

    If you’re an author with a past or upcoming release and would like a little free publicity then  please contact Rie McGaha at riemcgaha@gmail.com for info.

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    AUTHORS NEED AN INTERVIEW OR BOOK REVIEW?

    Our Interviews

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    Readers:

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    Let us know!

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    And Some Reminders!!!!!!

    Don’t forget that we have the Pagan Holidays or also known as the Pagan Days. These are posted every day (mind you I might miss a day or two depending on life craziness) but they are packed full of information that I am sure Pagans and Non-Pagans will find of interest. if you like myths, lore, or are a history buff wishing to know what the ancients were doing…well check them out!

    Don’t forget about our Pagan Months either!

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    Book Review: Two for Hire by Rie McGaha

     

    Title: Two for Hire

    Author: Rie McGaha

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    Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC

    Genre: contemporary

    Length – # OF PAGES: 53

    Other: BDSM, M/F

    Card Rating: – 4 Tarots

    Review by: Gabrielle

    About The Book: Ian James lives the life of luxury. He has always thought that he would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a lawyer. One fateful day changes everything. He meets a wealthy widow and Ian learns that women will pay good money to be with him.

    At a family luncheon Ian meets his sisters good friend Gillian Carmichael. He feels an instant attraction to Gillian and decides to see just where it may lead. Will they be the perfect match his sister hopes or will other things get in the way?

     

    The Review: This story was a quick and interesting read that had me from the first page. It showed both the business and the personal side of Ian and his job as an escort. Showing the reasons why he did what he did. Ian was a likable guy and cared deeply for his family. Gillian is a strong woman who enjoys herself and knows what she wants. I would have liked to see more about her and her life.

    The relationship that grows between Ian and Gillian is great reading and has the reader hoping that the two end up together.

    Rie McGaha brings the reader into a wonderful world and keeps them entertained till the very end. Making each and every character endearing to the reader. Definitely a hot read Two For Hire is not a book to be missed.

     

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    Book Review: Calen—My Soul To Keep by Rie McGaha

    Title: Calen–My Soul to Keep Trilogy

    ISBN 978-1-60592-038-2

    Author: Rie McGaha

    Author Site: http://www.riemcgaha.com

    Buy Link: http://www.nobleromance.com/BrowseListing.aspx?author=8

    Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing

    Genre: paranormal, time travel, historical, contemporary,adventure

    Length – # OF PAGES: 173

    Other: graphic sex scenes

    Card Rating: 4 Tarots

    Reviewed by: Brew-Hilda

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    About The Book:

    When Calen MacLeod begins having dreams of an ethereal beauty who beckons to him, he passes it off as just having an itch he hasn’t scratched in a long time. But when he leaves on a journey to find her, following the directions she’s given him in his dreams, he begins to doubt his sanity. And when he finds himself high in the Mackinaw Mountains in a secret fortress with unicorns and a pink and white castle, surrounded by women, each one more beautiful than the next, it’s a fantasy no man would want to wake up from. Calen’s life would be perfect, but there’s just one thing standing in his way: a 500 year old demon intent upon destroying Arianna, Calen’s new-found love, and her entire world…

    The Review:

    When I saw the title to this book, I was slightly interested. It made me think of Queensryche’s song, Silent Lucidity. So with fingers crossed, hoping it would be as haunting, I then braved the blurb.
    So the first line had me at hello. Anytime an author mixes ethereal-dream-fantasies, they have hooked me right away. I mean, who doesn’t want to leave stressful realities and take a gander at surreal ones? Dang, if your dream fantasy world is anything like mine then it’s a wonder we are not forcing coma by now. *winks*
    So with deep interest, I started reading and I have to say it was very refreshing. Rie McGaha has something that seems lost in many books these days—actual fantasy that we can all relate to and the décor of words to prove it. I can’t see anyone not relating to this story or being able to put themselves in the character’s shoes.
    Think about it…if you kept having dreams of someone who acted out some very intense fantasies, and then suddenly you had the chance to have them not just in dream but also for real…well who wouldn’t walk the path of Calen? Here’s to Rie McGaha who gives us fantasy and fairytale elements that adults can chew on!

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    Postponing Eternity Book Review

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    Postponing Eternity (Si’ Ludo Prophesy Book 1) & Prelude To Eternity (Si’ Ludo Prophesy Book 2)

    By C.R. Moss

    http://home.earthlink.net/~cr_moss/

    Published by Devine Destinies

    An imprint of eXtasy Books

    www.devinedestinies.com

    Genre: Contemporary, paranormal, reincarnation, romance

    Rating: 4.5 Cards

    Blurb: Postponing Eternity

    Calissa Parker doesn’t believe in soul mates or true love, especially after watching her parents’ marriage fall apart and experiencing for several years strange dreams of lovers who are constantly separated by circumstances beyond their control. All she wants to do is escape—from the town she lives in and from the visions of several different lifetimes that plague her night and day. Even when she meets JT and her dreams become reality, she remains stubborn, unwilling to see her destiny before her and accept the truth that’s been buried for so long.

    JT Sterling was born with certain powers, but people are adamant about keeping the knowledge of his abilities and who he truly is from him.  These people also do not want to see Calissa and JT form any kind of bond. JT knew from the moment he met Calissa and couldn’t read her mind she was meant for him. He realizes she’s the only one able to protect him and free him from his family’s strict confines.  Convincing her of the same is a constant uphill struggle he’s determined to win if only she’d stay around long enough for his efforts to work.

    Can they help break through each other’s obstacles and their own stubborn pride and learn what they need to know to save their lives before it’s too late?

    Blurb: Prelude To Eternity

    Determined to protect her family and JT, Calissa submits to the next step in her training –Hyzendro.  The water meditation propels her into reliving past lives – the trip, accused of being a witch, ancient war, and a life on an alien planet.  Lives she has only dreamt about until now.  Puzzle pieces about herself, the abiding love between her and JT, and the upcoming danger that people will face come together and offer her keys on how to proceed into the future.  She just hopes she hasn’t learned the lesson too late.

    The Review:

    I like the fact that there are some authors that are so consistent that when I see their name, I immediately begin to get a little adrenalin buzz going in anticipation of reading their latest book. C.R. Moss is one of those authors.

    In the Book 1 we meet Calissa, who is an eighteen-year-old with a single mother and a thirteen-year-old sister. Calissa has dreams she doesn’t understand, so her mother sends her to see a shrink. When Calissa meets the son of her mother’s friends, she is startled to see he looks just like the sweet, romantic man of her dreams, and shocked when she finds out he has the ability to read the thoughts of others. Well, everyone but Calissa, that is.

    This book is so well written and didn’t end at all like I thought it would! Thankfully, I already had book two on hand, so I snatched it up and began reading. The story picks up with Calissa, who has gotten older, more mature, and that is clearly depicted in her decisions and attitude. The only thing is, it seems no matter what decisions she makes, or how right they seem, she and JT just don’t seem to get together for their happily ever after. I was getting as frustrated as Calissa and JT!

    And isn’t that what a good storyteller does? Draws the audience in so they feel what the characters feel and long for what they long for? C.R. Moss does this better than almost any other author I know and I can’t wait to read book three!