Author Interview – Toinette Thomas

Toi Thomaws ~ Author of the Eternal Curse Series

Toi Thomas ~ Author of the Eternal Curse Series

I am excited to have had the pleasure of interviewing Toi Thomas, author of the Eternal Curse series.

  1. What is your name and where do you call home?

My name is Toi Thomas and I live in Virginia. I grew up in Texas, so the lone star state holds a special place in my heart.

  1. Do you have a pen name?

Not at the moment, but it’s something I’ve toyed with. I have a few alter egos friends and family would find amusing to see in print.

  1. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say?

Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel is an awkward marriage of love and terror, but there’s hope in the shadows of angels.

  1. Is the above book part of a series?

Yes, it’s book one in the Eternal Curse Series.

  1. What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?

Always a fan of reading, writing my own stories seemed like the next logical step, plus I find it therapeutic. I adore the creativity of J.M. Barrie, L. Frank Baum, and most recently Erin Morgenstern. I’ve written my whole life, but I’ve been pursuing writing as a career for three years.

  1. How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)?

Its current cover was a collaboration between me and my artist, brother-in-law, Eric, who also did a few sketches for the interior. I wanted to express, to prospective readers, a sense of isolation and darkness, but not an overwhelming feeling of terror. I wanted the reader to focus in on the main character’s struggles even before opening up the book.

Giovanni's Angel is the first book in the Eternal Curse Series by Toi Thomas

Giovanni’s Angel is the first book in the Eternal Curse Series by Toi Thomas

  1. Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)?

Yes and no. I like quiet when I write, but I do use music to motivate me or get me out of a slump or rut. I have a varied selection of soundtracks on hand for when I need a very specific kind of motivation.

  1. How did you come up with the title for your book(s)?

Coming up with a title for this book was a little tricky, especially because I didn’t know it was going to be part of a series when I first wrote it. The title is a play on the importance of the characters. Before the end of the book, the read has no doubt who Giovanni’s Angel is and why that is so important to the story.

  1. Do you have a book trailer? If so where can we watch it?

Again yes and no. I will have an official book trailer made by my publisher soon, but what I currently have available is a sorry excuse for one. It’s something I threw together for a promotion I was doing. Readers are more than welcome to look for it on youtube, but I’m not promoting it here and now.

  1. Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books?

Another tricky question. I find that audio books and paper backs are a close tie for me. I adore the way a good paperback that’s been really read, has its own special character within its bent page corners, cracked and aging cover, and faithfully yellowing pages. I enjoy being told a story; it goes along perfectly with my big kid personality. I’ve pretty much replaced TV with audio book. Because of how economic times are, I’d rather read than not read, so I do have many ebooks.

  1. Are you a self-published/Indie author?

Both. My first book was self-published but has since been picked up a publishing house. I have several other books in the works outside of my Eternal Curse Series. I will be self-publishing many of those.

  1. If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route?

I submitted and submitted like many authors before me. I decided that while I would not give up the pursuit of traditional publishing, I would go ahead and invest in myself and in my dream. If I could make a little money while waiting to be noticed by the big boys, why not? I do believe however, that some of my works will never to traditionally published, because I will want to keep those all to myself.

  1. Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?

When I was a kid I read several Peter Pan stories over and over, but as an adult it hasn’t really happened. I do find myself going back to read my favorite chapters or passages over and over. I think I’ve read the death of Elphaba from The Wicked Years three times, still trying to figure out what happened on that roof.

  1. What is your opinion of novellas?

I’m ok with novellas, but don’t read them often. A collection of short stories makes perfect sense to me, but one on its own, I don’t get. Novellas are good and bad because they are quick short reads, but I usually feel like I’ve been shorted. I always want more.

  1. Have you ever read a book just based on its cover?

No, but I’ve pass up on books because of the cover. With so many books out there, I have to have a filter and the book cover it is. They only thing that will usually override a bad book cover is an outstanding personal peer review or recommendation.

  1. What is your favorite film based on a book?

Not fair. You can’t ask a movie buff and reader/writer a question like this. Off the top of my head: Lord of the Rings.

  1. What is your favorite book genre at the moment?

No favorites, anything fiction. I have to be in a mood for non-fiction.

  1. What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why?

Skylark by Meagan Spooner- I love the premise. Wish I came up with it.

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay- Can’t get enough fairy tales.

And The Affinity Bridge by George Mann- Want to check out some steampunk.

  1. What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format?

Ghost in the Wires- audio

Firelight in Darkness- ebook

  1. If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?

Etta James- to tell crazy stories and serenade us.

Audrey Hepburn- to look pretty and tell us stories of humanitarian adventures.

Terry Crews- to keep my husband busy asking him to do something to make him laugh.

And Will Weaton to balance out the uneven level of geekness.

I can’t image what these guys would have to talk about, but it would be entertaining.

  1. What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?

I subscribe to several newsletters and blogs that give writing trips, but the tips I find most helpful are about reaching fans. Very seldom do they talk about sells. It’s all about meeting desires and needs.

  1. Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing?

Uh, yeah; cooking, painting, collecting, geekery, vinyl records, dancing, movies, and tea drinking and tea cup collecting. There maybe more, my mind has trouble focusing sometimes, in case you hadn’t noticed.

  1. Where can your readers follow you?

Thank you Toi, for taking the time to share your thoughts and process with us. If you, my readers, are as interested in Toi’s Eternal Curse Series as I am then please be sure to check our her blog (link above) to learn more.

Author Interview – Alene Geed

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Talented jewelry designer and author Alene Geed answers the question “What is creativity” in her self-published book Inside The Mind of A Jewelry Designer.

 

1.   What is your name and where do you call home?

 

Alene Geed. I live in Chandler Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix)

 

2.   What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say?

Inside The Mind of A Jewelry Designer studies the compelling question, “What is creativity?” in an absorbing and personal look at the burgeoning career of jewelry designer, Alene Geed. 

 

3.   What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?

 

I was approached by an Editor who found my jewelry site and profile online. She proposed the concept to me. Once the idea was in my subconscious, it would not leave me alone. Within a few days of the initial contact, I realized this was a project I could embrace!

 

4.   How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book?

 

My editor offered a few designs based upon an artistic interpretation of the Rohrshach (inkblot) test. I chose one that most resembled a butterfly; to represent transformation.

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5.   Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)?

 

I listened to Mozart and Beethoven. Both these composers enhance my creativity and do not distract with lyrics.

 

6.   How did you come up with the title for your book?

 

The idea came from another collaborator that was helping me with my SEO and online presence. She asked me to become more conversational and let others know what I am thinking… because ‘those of us who are not artists want to know what goes on inside your head” Her words stayed with me and ultimately became the inspiration for the title!

 

7.   Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books?

 

Personally I am old school and love the feel of printed books. My second choice is audio book, especially when the book is read by the author.

 

8.   Are you a self-published/Indie author?

 

Self published through Create Space and Kindle

 

9.   If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route?

 

This was the direction given to me by my editor/collaborator.

 

10.    Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?

 

Yes, I have re-read many of Emmett Fox’s books. And still LOVE to pursue Marilyn Ferguson’s Aquarian Conspiracy! (after all these years)

 

11.    What is your opinion of novellas?

 

I like novellas; as long as the story can be developed well in the shorter format. I much prefer this to reading a 700 page novel!

 

12.    Have you ever read a book just based on its cover?

 

I have been attracted to many books based upon the cover. That being said, I do read the synopsis and reviews before purchasing.

 

13.    What is your favorite film based on a book?

 

The Godfather. This is one of the few movies that is a complete representation of the book.

 

14.    What is your favorite book genre at the moment?

 

I have always loved mysteries. Since I have read so many of them over the years, it takes a lot to hold my interest. Some of my current favorites are Craig Johnson, CJ Box and Lee Child.

 

15.    What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why?

 

Philippa Gregory ‘The White Princess’. I am fascinated with this subject matter. (British Royalty) Anything new from Orson Scott Card (science fiction). What an imagination he has!

 

16.    What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format?

 

Currently : T Jefferson Parker’s Black Water in hard cover.

 

17.    If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?

 

Albert Schweitzer: I have so admired him since I was a teenager and learned of him.

Napoleon Hill:  love his philosophy on life

Marilyn Ferguson: I heard her speak over 30 years ago & have not forgotten the experience.

Blake Shelton (he can bring Miranda, too). Love THE VOICE and his easy manner. He would be lots of fun, I think.

 

18.    What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?

 

Dig Deep. Bare your Soul. Readers WANT to know what makes you (or your character in the case of fiction) tick!

 

19.    Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing?

 

Jewelry Design… my PASSION!   Hiking.

 

20.    Where can your readers follow you?

 

www.alenesadornments.com

www.alenes-adornments-blog.com

www.facebook.com/alenesadornments

www.twitter.com/alenegeed

www.creativejewelrydesigner.com

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I want to thank Alene for giving us a glimpse into her artistic world. If you are interested in jewelry please be sure to check out her site at www.alenesadornments.com you are sure to fall in love with her creations.

Author Interview – Joyce Shaughnessy

Author Joyce Shaughnessy

Author Joyce Shaughnessy

I’m excited to have Author Joyce Shaughnessy as my guest today. She is the self-published author of A Healing Place, Blessed Are the Merciful, and The Unsurrendered. I hope you find this interview as interesting and informative as I did.

  • What is your name and where do you call home?

Joyce Shaughnessy, Midland, Texas

  • Do you have a pen name?

No.

  • What is the name of your most recent book & if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say?

The Unsurrendered ~ An American spy and his wife join a partisan group during WWII, and she must save him.

  • Is the above book part of a series.

Yes, it is the last in a series of three books. The Pearl of the Orient is the name of the series and can be found at: http://joyceshaughnessy.com

  • What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?

I saw a documentary on the history channel of the Death March in the Philippines during WWII, and I decided I had to write about it. I also saw one about the Dustbowl of the American Depression, so I started the book in 1935 with a fictional family, when the daughter was young. When she becomes an adult, she marries someone who walks the Death March.
I started writing when I was 56. I am now 62. I published my first book in 2010, at age 59.

  • How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)

My husband is an amateur artist and drew the cover. I loved all of my covers, but in the last book, The Unsurrendered, I found a Time-Life photograph taken of actual 19 yr old woman who was a partisan and was credited with 7 Japanese kills. She became the cover of my book and the main character.

  • Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)?

No.

  • How did you come up with the title for your books?

A Healing Place came to me immediately. The family of the young girl in the Depression moves to a small oil camp to find work and a home. It became their healing place from poverty and a chance to live in dignity. I lived there as a little girl (my parents ran the grocery store) and it was a wonderful place in which to grow up.

Blessed Are the Merciful, Our Forgotten Soldiers came from the nurses I depicted on the island (who actually existed, but mine were fictional) and I read that some of the soldiers, after three years of captivity in prison camps said to the Americans “We thought that you had forgotten we were here.”

The Unsurrendered came from the title that MacArthur gave some of his soldiers when he told them to leave, fight behind enemy lines, and become “unsurrendered soldiers.”

  • Do you have a book trailer? If so where can we watch it?

I have three book trailers.
A Healing Place: http://youtube.com/watch?v=bKBteLBILPS

Blessed Are the Merciful: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Px36ROaU08E

The Unsurrendered: http://youtube.com/watch?v=mptn3ZiUsVs

  • Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks or hardbacks?

My books are in e-book, paperback, & hardcover, but if I am reading, I prefer to hold an actual book. However, many of the reviews that I have done are from e-books.

  • Are you a self-published/Indie author?

I am a self-published author.

  • What made you go the self-published route?

I was 57 when I finished my first book, and I decided after two rejections, that at my age, I had better go with indie. I’m glad I did because I have continued to participate in many round robin novels and short stories in anthologies. I’m not certain that I would have done it otherwise.

  • Have you ever read a book more than once? If so, what was it?

Yes, many. My favorite will always be Nelson DeMille’s Up Country. If I ever get a break from writing, I intend to read it the fourth time.

  • What is your opinion about novellas?

There is a place for them in publishing, but I think novels usually sell better. I may be entirely mistaken. They always leave me wanting more, so perhaps that is a good thing.

  • Have you ever read a book based on its cover?

No.

  • What is your favorite film based on a book?

Herman Wouk’s Winds of War and War and Remembrance.

  • What is your favorite book genre at the moment?

I am so busy writing that I haven’t been reading much at all. I guess it would be historical fiction and humor. Nelson DeMille accomplishes both in the same book.
If you mean what I am writing, I am participating in a round robin fantasy novel with Heather Schuldt, and I love it. The other 4 authors are amazing!

  • What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why?

None. I’ve been too busy.

  • What book are you reading at the moment and in what format?

I just finished reading The Last Israelis by Noah Beck so that I could do a review. It was very good.

  • If you could invite any four celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?

General Douglas MacArthur for his insight about WWII, Hilary Clinton because of her intelligence, experience and to ask her this question, Nelson DeMille because of his compassion, humor, and intelligence, and Herman Wouk because of his intelligence, talent, and the fact that he’s still writing at 97.

  • What’s the best advice you have been given when it comes to writing?

I was told to write as much as I possibly can in every genre. That’s exactly what I’m doing, and I love it!

  • Do you have any hobbies?

No. I don’t have the time.

  • Where can your readers follow you?

Blog: http://jshaughnessyauthor.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/joyceshaughnessyauthor

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/book/show/17246694

Twitter: http//twitter.com/authorjoyces

LinkedIn: http//linkedIn.com/joyceshaughnessy

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/b99nkap

Author Interview – Marie Lavender

Marie Lavendar an established self-published Indie author with 16 published books to her name (including pen names) recently went the route of traditional publishing when she released Upon Your Return. Learn all about her experience in this intimate one-on-one interview.

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  • What is your name and where do you call home? My name is Marie Lavender and I am a small town girl from Indiana.
  • What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? Upon Your Return is my latest release.  It came out in February through Solstice Publishing.  Upon Your Return is a historical romance about a girl who dreams big and gets into a lot of trouble for it.
  • Is the above book part of a series?Yes, it is the first book in the Heiresses in Love series.
  • What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? I’ve always been an avid reader ever since I was a kid.  I suppose that was part of the onset of my writing obsession.  But, mainly, it was that I had these scenes go through my head of characters and dialogue and I had no choice but to write them down.
  • How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)? I had a few ideas for it, but the credit goes to Kayden McLeod, the cover designer, and Jimmy Thomas, one of the cover models.
  • Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? Yes, sometimes I listen to different artists.  Sometimes, if I am writing historical stories, it helps to listen to Celtic music or love songs.  It really depends on the book I’m working on.  I like a lot of different music.  Some of my favorite artists are Owl City, Paramore, Fireflight, OneRepublic, Switchfoot and Sarah MacLachlan.  I have others, but there are really too many to count.
  • How did you come up with the title for your book(s)? It came from part of the dialogue in the book.  It is something the heroine says to the man she later falls for.
  • Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? In some ways, I am traditional.  I still love to have a paperback or hard copy in my hands.
  • Are you a self-published/Indie author? Yes.  I have self-published fifteen books.  Upon Your Return is the first one that is traditionally published.
  • If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? I had a lot of works I wanted people to see.  And it was fun to self-publish!
  • Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it? I’ve definitely read some of Catherine Coulter’s books over again.  And I’ve read J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood more than once.
  • What is your opinion of novellas? There is nothing wrong with a novella.  It is a short read, but it still tells a good story.
  • Have you ever read a book just based on its cover? The cover is appealing a lot of the time, but mostly I have read a book because of the blurb or because I already follow that author’s work.
  • What is your favorite film based on a book? Jurassic Park is a great movie based on a book.  I have read the book and even though it is entirely different from the movie, both were equally appealing.
  • What is your favorite book genre at the moment? I am really into paranormal romance right now.
  • What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why? Word of mouth is a great marketing tool.  Someone recommended Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series to me recently.  And I had to add another series because I kept seeing tweets about it on Twitter.  I added  Ally Shield’s Guardian Witch series to the list.  I have also made a lot of author friends on Facebook and through my writer’s blog Writing in the Modern Age.  So, I added Linda Lee Williiam’s Elsewhere and C.J. Heck’s Anatomy of a Poet to my wish list on Amazon.
  • What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? Truthfully, it is silly but I am reading Upon Your Return for the first time in paperback.  It was sitting around so I thought…what the heck?
  • If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why? Ooh…can I invite Gerard Butler?  God, I love that man’s accent!  Oh, and Jimmy Thomas, the man who blessed my cover with his beautiful…um, face!  I would also like to bring Catherine Coulter to the table simply because she was the woman who woke me up to the historical romance genre.  And J.R. Ward…simply because I can’t get enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  The brothers rule!
  • What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? Never give up.  Never, ever, ever give up no matter what.  Perseverance is the key to making it in this industry.  If you don’t have that, you can’t weather the storm to get noticed.
  • Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing? Shopping!  Is that related?  Well, I guess it is somewhat related because I can’t ever buy enough books!  But, I love shopping of any kind.  I really need someone to take my credit cards away.  My fiancé knows what a problem I have with that, but that’s a discussion for another day. 

Where can your readers follow you?

I want to thank Marie Lavendar for taking the time to participate in this interview and for allowing us a glimpse into her wonderful world of writing.

As a writer myself I always learn something new from every writer I meet and I hope that all of my readers are able to enjoy and learn from Marie’s experiences.

Author Interview – Arlene Lagos

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  • What is your name and where do you call home? My name is Arlene Lagos and I live in Medway, MA
  • Do you have a pen name? I don’t have a pen name
  • What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? “Beyond Earth” just launched two weeks ago. It’s a young adult science-fiction fantasy novella
  • Is the above book part of a series? Yes, it is Book I in the Beyond Earth Series. Book II “Beyond Planets” will be launching in August.
  • What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? I’ve been writing my whole life, mostly poems, plays and short stories. When I moved to Charleston I began writing a tv pilot and a few short films. I didn’t write my first novel until two years ago and it was “Beyond Earth”.
  • How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)? I was looking for a model for my cover and a friend of mine suggested her friend’s daughter. The minute I saw a picture of her (Rayn) I knew she was the one to play the character. My good friend Angela Cannistraro took the photos of both the cover and of my headshot. Then my boss Almont Green designed the cover for me!
  • Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? There’s always Aerosmith playing in the background. In fact, you’ll find a lot of Aerosmith references throughout the book as they are my favorite band still.
  • How did you come up with the title for your book(s)? I went through so many different titles. Then finally I asked some teenagers I used to teach theatre too and they said, “keep it simple, how about just calling it Beyond Earth?”
  • Do you have a book trailer? If so where can we watch it? Yes, I have a book trailer, the URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2IyOtVOyug

  • Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? I like the convenience of an eBook, but nothing beats holding a book in your hands and that new book smell of course!!!!
  • Are you a self-published/Indie author? Yes!
  • If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? The industry is so crazy right now. I didn’t want to spend the next year of my life begging people to read a query when I could spend that time begging readers to read my book!  I think people don’t realize how much they really can do on their own. It’s a lot of hard work and you need to be committed; but if you are, you’ll see the fruits of your labour.
  • Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it? “The Alchemist” and “Tipping Point”. I’ve read them both several times. “The Alchemist” moves me and the “Tipping Point” really makes me think.
  • What is your opinion of novellas? I think every new author should consider starting with a novella. All the great writers of the past started that way. In my opinion, readers are more likely to take a chance on you if it’s a quick and easy read with low prices and little investment time. Then if they like you, they’ll come back for more.
  • Have you ever read a book just based on its cover? Absolutely. Covers are very important in this highly visual world!  That’s why I put so much time and energy into my cover. I think that aspect is often overlooked and that’s another reason I self-published. I wanted more creative control.
  • What is your favorite film based on a book? That’s a tough one. My first instinct is to say “Hunger Games”, it was really done well.
  • What is your favorite book genre at the moment? I love to write Sci-Fi but I love to read Historical Fiction.
  • What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why? “30 Pieces of Silver” was recommended to me by my brother-in-law and we both always enjoy the same books so if he is loving it then I know I will. I also want to read “Creatura” by Nely Cab and “Inferno” by Dan Brown.
  • What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? I actually just finished “Wanted: Wife” by Gwen Jones on my nook and plan on starting “Creatura” next.
  • If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why? Johnny Depp because he’s a creative genius, Steven Tyler because he’s a musical genius, Joss Whedon because he’s a creative genius and because he believes in writing strong female characters and I want him to direct “Beyond Earth” as a feature film, and finally Alice Paul who of course is no longer with us but she was a strong voice in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and a key player in us winning our right to vote. I wish I could’ve met her.
  • What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? Keep writing.
  • Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing? I am a karaoke junkie (I love to sing) and I also love to dance although I don’t move quite as well as I used too.
  • Where can your readers follow you? See below!

Blog: http://www.beyondearthseries.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BeyondEarthSeries

Goodreads author pagehttp://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5819544.Arlene_Lagos

Twitter: BeyondEarth_

LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=32317937&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Arlene-Lagos/e/B00DH829PQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Createspacehttps://www.createspace.com/4198095

YouTube Book Trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2IyOtVOyug

Behind Locked Doors – The Dancer

On the edge of the cliff she does dance. Exposed to the world both heaven and earth her body she does not cover. For strength and love do guide her. Fear and regret have no place in her life. As the earth moves below her feet she will turn… As the fire burns hot within her soul she will not fall… As the wind blows around her she will follow… As the water crashes on the rocks below she will dive…

Into the icy water below she submerges her whole being. She lets go of all worldly restraints, and gives herself freely to all her passions and desires. A connection she does form as she spins and twists making love to the ocean itself. For her beauty is timeless… Her love is eternal… And her passion is as hot as the sun.