Category Archives: Journey

Guardian of the Deep is the G in A-Z

Thanks, CHRYS N. JAY!

Fellow author Chrys N. Jay performs marvels this month with the A-Z blog challenge. I blog only 2-3 times per week— can you imagine producing a post every day? Kudos to her! I am so in awe of her commitment and dedication to this blog project. My paranormal fantasy romance Guardian of the Deep is featured there as the G of A-Z. I am pleased to share Sam and Layla’s love story with you. If you are intrigued by the idea of a succubus and dark guardian falling in love, pop over to the site of CHRYS N. JAY!

Meanwhile, Marigold minds the house here. 

Cheers & Happy Reading!

Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic in Romance

 

 

Vintage Friday: It’s Your Music 1963

PendantPurpleSeaSegmentJasparWiredUpYou are invited to my Summer Solstice party on Facebook, June 12, Friday, 5-11pm EST, to celebrate Demoness Dreams and hear from some very cool authors. This amazing pendant from Wired Up will be up for grabs! The stone is Purple Sea Segment Jasper.

 

 

 

I’ve prepared the following Vintage Friday post for you, but I’m also over at Mae Clair’s blog today talking about Wytchfae World Building. Please hop over and say hi! 

 

One thing that fascinates me is a genealogical mother line going back in time. Working on a Demoness Dreams post for a guest appearance on author Mae Clair’s blog today got me thinking about heroine Neva Jaxony and her foster mother, Jewel Orsen. When writing a book, it’s instructive to consider the context of a character’s world. Even though Jewel was not the biological mother of Neva, she longed for that baby girl. I think of Jewel’s own mother giving birth. What was the world like then? Jewel was born in 1963.

The top song of that year featured a girl who worked in a place where she wore “black leotards.” Ring a bell? How about “her feet were bare.”

Yep, it’s the ole Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs!

For added context, acclaimed films of 1963 included Lilies of the Field with Sidney Poitier, The Crawling Hand, and Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Among the literary successes of 1963 were Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, and the Nero Wolfe novel The Mother Hunt by one of my favorite authors, Rex Stout. Archie ticked me off in The Mother Hunt because he got cozy with a woman who was not Lily Rowan.

On a sad note, a devastating event occurred on November 22, 1963, one that rocked the world—President Kennedy was assassinated.

Back to Sugar Shack. Do you remember that song or any of the movies or books from 1963?

Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Fantasy Romance

When the Cat’s Away 5-6-2015

1-5-2015WOW Release Day for Demoness Dreams – Wytchfae 6 was just two days ago. I’ll be celebrating all month in various ways. Today, Marigold is manning the fort here while I’m visiting over at Jamallah Bergman’s blog answering interview questions! Please hop over and visit me at Jamallah’s Stories of Love.

My NaNo Experience by Flossie Benton Rogers

Instead of my usual Mythic Monday, please help me celebrate the start of NaNoWriMo by visiting my guest post on Romance Beckons.

 

Cheers & Happy Writing and Best of Luck if you’re doing Nano!

Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Fantasy Romance