Fiery Magic – Coming Sept. 6, 2016

If you like stories with magic, dragons, and witches, you’ll love this book of fantasy, adventure, and most of all — romance. Pre-Order your copy today!

  Coming September 6, 2016

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Book Three in the Witch Guardian Romance Series

Haytham Luften is an Air Witch Guardian supporting his team members while fighting Blood Cult members and the Marwolaeth possessed. He never expected to be gifted with a Destined One, or to hear his uncle, head of the Air House, threaten to renounce him if he dared claim the one woman who could share his magic.

Candace Kindle grew up on stories of “destined love” and sharing her magic with one special person. But with the Marwolaeth attacking, true love will have to wait for another day. Following her brother’s advice she walks through a dimensional portal to take shelter with her mother and finds herself a slave in a land ruled by Dragons. There’s only one person who can save her, the Destined One she walked away from.

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Poetry – In Hard Times

I normally wait to post my poetry in April for National Poetry Month. But I find that when things take a downturn in my life my words come in poems to express my sorrows.

In February one of my Shetland Sheepdogs died. Her name was Truly. Even now I tear up when I face her absence. She was a wonderful companion and the following poetry came about because of her loss.

Truly

Time

Time

slips away

like sand through my fingers

until suddenly

gone

 

Passing On

Warm arms lift

Holding you cradled to a

Heartbeat of love.

Angel wings unfurl

You are flying

Away from Earth

Into another step of your journey

And a new beginning.

 

Truly (dogs)

They come to you with licks

of love for your hands and face.

Embrace their unconditional love now

as their joy washes over you.

For time is fleeting and one day

they’ll be gone and you will miss

those tail wags and sloppy kisses.

 

Love at First Sight – Believe in the Possibility

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Love at First Sight – Believe in the possibility

Caryn Moya Block

 

I’ve written about my personal experiences of “Love at First Sight” in previous articles, but as I prepare to release the Special Anniversary Extended Edition of Alpha’s Mate, I wanted to visit the topic again. Some people think love at first sight is a ridiculous fairy tale. So, I wanted to find some statistics and dive a little deeper to find the truth.

According to statisticbrain.com, 71% of Americans believe in love at first sight and on postyour.info/statistics, 34 % of people who responded believed. Wow, that is a huge number of people, but that is just those who believe in love at first sight. These statistic do not address if there really is such a thing.

Dr. Earl Naumann, author of Love at First Sight, interviewed and surveyed 1,500 individuals of all races, religions, and backgrounds all across America, and concluded that love at first sight is not a rare experience. What’s more, Dr. Naumann theorizes that if you believe in love at first sight, there’s roughly a 60 % chance it will happen to you. Here’s what led him to that conclusion:

  • Nearly two thirds of the population believes in love at first sight.
  • Of the believers, more than half have experienced it.
  • 55 % of those who experienced it married the object of their affection.
  • Three quarters of these married couples stayed married.

 

Okay, now we’re talking numbers. What about science?

According to an article on pychologytoday.com, after changing the wording to “love at first acquaintance”, Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D concluded that yes, love at first sight does exist and there was no reason to suppose otherwise.

Then I found an article about the really interesting scientific study that published in the Nov. 7 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Jeffrey Cooper, a psychology researcher who conducted the study while he was a postdoctoral student at Trinity College was able to map the specific areas in the brain that were involved in our love at first sight decision processes.

In the first few milliseconds of seeing a new face, we’re evaluating physical attractiveness using one specific region of the medial prefrontal cortex, called the paracingulate cortex. But the rostromedial prefrontal cortex goes a bit deeper, very quickly asking, “Yeah, but are they compatible with me?”

“These really are separate processes,” Cooper said. “But they really are both happening in your head as you make those initial evaluations.”

It seems that the truth of “love at first sight” is that our brains are wired to make that evaluation in milliseconds and believing it’s possible is the beginning. So, I invite you to believe in love at first sight, it might happen to you or someone you know.