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Litha in Southern Hemisphere – Yule in Northern Hemisphere

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Many Blessings to all in the Southern Hemisphere for Litha and the Summer Solstice.  To all those of us in the fire prone areas I wish a safe summer. Blessed Be!

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This is the longest day of the year, and a time of joy and strength for the light. It is a time when the powers of nature are at their fullest. In the past this was often marked with bonfires and celebrants staying awake through the short night. To leap over the bonfire was to assure a good crop; some said the grain would grow as tall as the leapers could jump. Due to fire restrictions in Australia throughout summer, celebrations for this Sabbat tend to be quite different from those throughout the rest of the year. No candles can be lit, no cauldrons burned, and no open flames are allowed outside throughout much of the country. Litha falls…

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7 Tips If You Want To Go Dungeon Crawling

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It’s not the easiest way to make a living, especially since you never know if someone has come before you.  Yet, people still take on the hobby known as dungeon crawling.  For those who don’t know, this is the exploring of a location that is maze-like, possibly abandoned, and filled with danger.  Ruins are a common type of ‘dungeon’ because they can hold long forgotten treasures.  It isn’t even money that draws people into this type of adventure since you can uncover lost knowledge.  So, what are some things to consider if you march into the deadly unknown?

  1. Try to make the situation as ‘known’ as possible.  If you’ve heard about this location then somebody else has.  The treasure and traps have waiting years for visitors, so another day isn’t going to make a difference.  All you have to do is ask around any neighboring villages or…

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Christmas Promotion – Ghosts of Christmas Past By Sam Kates

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Todays Christmas Promotion is for Ghosts of Christmas Past and other dark festive tales by my friend Sam Kates.

Four festive tales of the supernatural, apocalyptic and blood-sucking variety—an antidote for anyone who occasionally finds Christmas overly sentimental or commercialised and likes to escape to somewhere darker.
In Ghosts of Christmas Past, a newly-wed couple spend every Christmas in the same remote country cottage. It’s their ‘thing’ and they’re not about to let tragedy get in the way.
In I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, a small boy creeps downstairs to see his mother in the embrace of a crimson-robed stranger. But Jake’s not convinced: since when did Santa have long teeth and red, glinting eyes?
In Rottin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Nia decorates the tree while her parents look on. But this is not just another Christmas—it is the time of The Cleansing, the time…

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Halloween Month – Demon’s Reach By Will Macmillan Jones

Thanks, Ch’kara for mentioning the goriest of the series. The way I kill the policeman, well…..

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have Demon’s Reach, book five in the Mister Jones Mysteries, by my friend Will Macmillan Jones.  If you like being kept on the edge of your seat then this is the series for you.

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All families have secrets or skeletons in the cupboard, hidden away from view. Most of those secrets are better left undisturbed, for very good reasons. When Mister Jones agrees to deal with the Estate of a recently deceased cousin, he finds that the secrets hidden by his family are very dark indeed, and that the skeletons in this cupboard are very real – and not yet entirely dead.

Drawn once more by Fate into a world where magic and myth are all too real and danger lurks at every turn, Mister Jones confronts a past that seeks again to become the present, and to plunge his future into a rising Darkness.

Can…

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Halloween Month – Death Walks Through By Lisa Williamson

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have Death Walks Through, a short story collection by my friend Lisa Williamson.

Death Walks Through

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Every culture has some type of figure of Death. The Grim Reaper who collects souls as they lie dying. For some he is the cruel face of an end come too soon, for others a gentle healer of life lived too long.

But there is another face to this spectral figure. Death walks through the world, helping those souls that linger between this world and the next, those trapped by circumstance, wish, desire or loss.

So many souls linger needing but a gentle voice and hand to help them move past the final moments of their lives.

This collection contains 15 tales of beings who either know not that they are dead or just how to move on.

This book collects together 14 previous published short stories and includes one totally new story.

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Halloween Month -The Curse of Clyffe House By Will Macmillan Jones

Thanks for the post, Ch’kara

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have The Curse of Clyffe House, book four in the Mister Jones Mysteries, by my friend Will Macmillan Jones.  As in all this series it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Curse of Clyffe House

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The Curse of Clyffe House is the fourth in the Mister Jones Mysteries collection

It was supposed to be a holiday, time away whilst his friend and neighbour wrote a book about their last adventure. But as soon as Mister Jones arrives at the holiday cottage things start to go wrong, and waking up to find a skeleton in his bed is only the start. Terror stalks this cottage and before long Mister Jones discovers an ancient Evil is plotting to wreak devastation across the land; and it will start with his death.

Poison, fear and a horrific Shadow from long ago stand between their survival: can Mister Jones and his friend…

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