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A War Consultant and the Art of Divination

It was common practice for ancient Greeks and many ancient cultures to visit oracles and seers before they made big decisions or to find out whether the prospects of their future looked good. There is a difference between an oracle and a seer. An oracle, usually a priest or priestess, would relay predictions as given…

Book Launch Competition

Exclusive to Eternal Atlantis followers Mythos Publications is launching Accursed Women – A Collection of Short Stories on the 30th November 2013 As a thank you to my wonderful followers, you can enter a competition to win a first edition of Accursed Women before the 30th November. Just answer the question and enter your email…

Top 5 Females in Film with a Bad Image

The characters I’ve listed are more like anti-heroines, females who may have started out with good or bad intentions and depending on their circumstances, made changes to adapt to the situation. The interesting aspect about these characters is you really want to dislike them but you don’t. Yes, they are flawed, who isn’t yet they…

A 5 Star Review for Boxed in a Curse

It has been over a month since Boxed in a Curse was published as an eBook and it is stressful time for any writer who is waiting to read their first review, whether it the first book or tenth. In any case, you wonder how your story is received. Of course, on an intellectual level…

New Story and Cover Choices

Well, April has come and gone. I must have blinked, four months of 2013 down, eight to go. Eek! Forgive me, need to compose myself. Now to the real reason behind this post. In three weeks time I will be publishing a new short story called Boxed in a Curse. I have three book covers to choose…

Phaedra – Poor Little Princess

A little background about Phaedra and her family: She came from a powerful, royal family. Her father was King Minos once ruler of Krete. It was the king’s name Sir Arthur Evans (British archaeologist who discovered the palace of Knossos) had given to the pre-Greek civilisation on the island—the Minoans. There is evidence to suggest…

The Huntress Has Thorns

Since the dawn of time women have been regarded as the ‘fairer’ and ‘weaker’ sex, aphorisms which are out-dated. However there were a number of role models who rallied against these stereotyped terms. Cleopatra, a strong and intelligent woman who ruled a country; Joan of Arc, who was burnt at the stake because men (the…

5 Star Review of The Curse of Troy

I asked Carrie Slager The Mad Reviewer if she would review my short story in exchange for a copy of The Curse of Troy. She gracefully said yes even though she only reviews  anthologies of short stories rather than just one short story. Carrie is well read and knows her mythology which is why I…

The First Domestic Goddess

In recent years due to the increasing popularity of cooking shows, a number of ‘cooks’ have become famous, with Nigella Lawson as prime example. Of course Julia Childs must be included, she did pave the way for cooking shows on television. But credit must be given to Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth. If it wasn’t…