Thursday, 20 February 2014

Dena Garson Mystics Touch

Thank you so much, Amber, for letting me drop by today!

I’m very excited to have a chance to spread the word about my new book, Mystic’s Touch. It’s a fantasy novel that takes place in a kingdom built loosely on ancient Egypt. The story is centered around a Prince who falls ill with a mysterious malady and a healer who is called in to help him.

Egypt’s myths and legends have always fascinated me. So too has the culture and history of the days of the pharaohs. It was no hardship to research the medicinal practices of that age.

In my readings I learned a few surprising things.
1.       Honey was widely used by Egyptian physicians to cure many maladies of the skin. I didn’t realize it, but honey has antiseptic and antifungal properties. I thought it was just good for soothing an irritated throat and giving you a bit of energy!
2.       Garlic was popular with the working class such as those who hauled those big blocks as they built the pyramids. They believed it gave them vitality and strength. Garlic was also used to ease respiratory problems like asthma.
3.       Sandalwood, though popular for it’s a fragrance, aided digestive ailments like diarrhea and eased symptoms of gout. Oil from sandalwood was used in the embalming process.
4.       Corainder may have helped Egyptians with headaches or discomfort from arthritis or rheumatism. Oil made from Coriander improved circulation and eased muscular aches and pains.
5.       Dill was reported to aid in digestive complaints such as flatulence. It was also used as a laxative.
6.       Onion was almost as popular as garlic but was thought to prevent colds and help with heart problems.
7.       Poppy must have been discovered for its ability to dull pain and induce sleep before the Pyramids were built. The Egyptians also used to them for respiratory problems.
8.       Thyme was given as a pain reliever. Bandages were soaked in thyme infusions or oil of thyme to kill germs on the cloth and promote healing of wounds.
9.       Basil was supposedly good for the heart. It was often scattered over tombs since it was believed to open the gates of heaven.
10.   Mustard was used to induce vomiting. It was also given to relieve chest pain.

More than once I read that Egypt’s ancient physicians were considered to be quite advanced in their practices. Despite a heavy belief in rituals and “magic” for healing, ancient healers really did have an understanding of the use of herbs and the human body. Some of their treatments are still used today.


When Prince Ceros returns home to take his place on the throne, he falls prey to a mysterious malady that leaves him unable to speak or move, though his thoughts and awareness remain intact. Danet, a talented healer, realizes the prince is alert inside his body. The two are able to share thoughts telepathically. Unfortunately her connection with Ceros may bring unwanted attention to her abilities and result in her banishment from the city.

Their unique bond grows as Danet races to find a remedy for the prince’s condition. Desire turns to love, which makes Danet fear for their future when he awakens. They seek out the villain attempting to take the throne and endeavor to find a way to stay together.

Inside Scoop: Ceros’ secret shifter status adds complication and intrigue to their budding romance.

A Blush® fantasy romance from Ellora’s Cave
Mystic’s Touch is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type).

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

7 Reasons To Love Beast Heroes by Cynthia Sax

Today I am thrilled to have Cynthia Sax guest blogging about sexy beastly heroes!

7 Reasons To Love Beast Heroes by Cynthia Sax

Flashes Of Me is a modern sexy twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast story. Henley, the hero, is a yummy beast, my favorite kind of hero.

Why do I love beast heroes?

1)      The beast hero doesn’t judge his heroine based on her appearance. Henley is huge and scarred and a bit scary. He’s been judged his entire life based on his appearance. He certainly doesn’t judge Kat based on her beautiful face. He looks beyond the exterior to see the beauty within her. This is a lasting beauty, a beauty that will withstand the ravages of time.

2)      The beast hero is a survivor. Henley, like many beast heroes, is scarred. He was hurt protecting a loved one. When this happened, he didn’t curl up into a ball and fade away to nothing. He endured. If he faces hardship again (and we all face hardship), I know he’ll survive.

3)      The beast hero values his friends. Many people are scared of Henley. They avoid him in the hallways, leave elevators when he enters. When he meets Kat and she treats him as a human being, he treasures her. He realizes she’s a rare, special person.

4)      The beast hero is protective. Henley knows that responsibilities come with his great strength and size. He willingly puts his heart and his life at risk to safeguard the people he cares about.

5)      The beast hero is passionate. Emotions are usually close to the surface with the beast. He’s primal, savage, and oh-so-very sexy. When Henley falls in love, he falls hard, and there’s nothing he won’t do for his woman.

6)      The beast hero takes action. Henley isn’t a big talker. Few beast heroes are. He expresses his love, his emotions, through his actions. He doesn’t simply tell Kat he cares for her. He shows her... in a BIG way.

7)      The beast hero doesn’t care about perception. Henley has been judged unfairly his entire life. He doesn’t care what strangers think. He’ll do anything to make Kat happy, even if that anything is embarrassing.

Why do you love beast heroes?


Henley, the head of cyber security at Blaine Technologies, is a man no one crosses. He watches employees constantly using his network of cameras and enforces his rules by any means possible. Rumors of his violent past, his scarred hands and huge size have resulted in him being feared by everyone… almost everyone.

Katalina, the new intern, worries about the revelation of her most painful secret much more than she fears her sexy boss’s wrath. She sees the loneliness in his dark eyes, feels the gentleness in his marred fingers, tastes the need in his kisses, and she knows he watches her. His silly rules about not stripping for the cameras and no sex at the office are destined to be broken.

Kat likes to be watched. Henley can’t look away. Will this beauty be able to tame her beastly boss?

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