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Woohoo! Once Upon A Curse
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6 pm by

Thank you guys! Once Upon a Curse is the #1 bestselling fantasy anthology on Amazon right now and we’re selling pretty good elsewhere too! We’d like to keep this going so if you’ve thought about getting a copy but haven’t yet, take a run over there and grab it while it’s still on special pricing!

17 Dark Faerie Tales From 17 Authors

**Special release pricing for a limited time only** Seventeen magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumplestilstskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old traditions.

Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you’ll find enough happily-ever-afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of adventure, dark powers, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.

AMAZON

KOBO

IBOOKS

NOOK

GOOGLEPLAY

(E-BOOK ONLY).

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The Year to Clear: Making Changes in Perception
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4 pm by

Year to Clear notebook

I had a rough past week, but I’m determined to make the next one so much better. What with allergy reactions and the fallout from them, it was not easy this past week to maintain my equilibrium. And I often find a residual reaction tends to be that I spiral into depression. I have come to believe this is physical, based on my body attempting to recover. The depression usually lifts within a couple days unless I let it continue — and I don’t intend to. So I’m tired, and sleeping more than I usually do — which is a good thing—sleep is healing. I have pulled back from a lot of online interaction because — even with friends — there are times when I just need a little extra cushion of space.

I have mentioned often over the past weeks that I am working through a year-long program called Year to Clear. A friend and I are doing this together, holding each other accountable. We check in weekly and Skype about what we’ve learned.

We’re on something like day 95, and I have to tell you — this is made a huge difference in my life already. It’s a deceptively simple program. At first I thought it might be a little fluffy or superficial for me, but I’m amazed by how much effect even small changes can have. And when you think about the butterfly effect, it makes sense.

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ONCE UPON A CURSE RELEASE DAY
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10 am by

onceuponacurse

 

ONCE UPON A CURSE

17 Dark Faerie Tales From 17 Authors

**Special release pricing for a limited time only** Seventeen magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumplestilstskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old traditions.

Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you’ll find enough happily-ever-afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of adventure, dark powers, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.

AMAZON

KOBO

IBOOKS

NOOK

GOOGLEPLAY

(E-BOOK ONLY).

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Reactions, Again…and Fried Chicken Recipe
Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2 pm by

It’s been one hell of a past few days on the allergy front. Long post here, with the fried chicken recipe at the end.

A week or so ago my niece came to visit for a few days. She has some severe food allergies of her own, worse than mine, and at dinner, she asked me what was in the margarine to see if she could use it. I began reading the label off and — lo and behold — discovered that it contains pea protein. I am severely reactive to pea protein, it tears my stomach to shreds, causes severe toxic gas (I know, I know — TMI), and makes my joints hurt for days. That level of reaction happens if I eat a muffin containing it, or two or three cookies at one sitting.

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Cicely’s Wedding Dress from Night Vision
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8 am by

And lastly, for Cicely’s wedding in Night Vision, here is the dress and circlet I based her wedding outfit and crown on.

The circlet I based Cicely's crown on.

The circlet I based Cicely’s crown on.

 

wedding dress

 

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Happy ‘Ruptaversary Mount St. Helens
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1 pm by

36 years ago today, Mount St. Helens erupted here in WA State. I was in a walking cast, at Evergreen State College. I still have a little bottle of ash from then. Today, our volcanoes are still just as active and dangerous as ever. Hundreds of thousands of us live near Mt. Rainer, who poses a potentially deadly threat, but we love the area and she’s our snow-capped natural goddess. A little info for those interested:

Cascade Volcanoes Observatory

And:

And a couple pictures from when Sam and I went up there in 1999. One thing I noticed was how ALL the trees were the same height…and then I realized, it was because it was all replanted–millions of trees were blown down when St. Helen’s erupted…and the forests up there were gone. Now, all those young trees are still growing. 🙂

Mt. Saint Helens 1999 Mt. Saint Helens 1999

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Iris’s Wedding Dress from Otherworld
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8 am by

I decided to continue wedding week here on the blog. Here are the two dresses I based Iris’s wedding dress on.

The dress I based Iris's wedding dress on.

The dress I based Iris’s wedding dress on.

 

I based Iris's bouquet and the beading on her dress on this picture.

I based Iris’s bouquet and the beading on her dress on this picture.

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Darkness Raging Wedding Dresses
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 3 pm by

Some people were curious about what dress models I used for Menolly and Nerissa’s wedding dresses in Darkness Raging, so I thought I’d show you. Here you go:

The dress I based Menolly's wedding dress out of Darkness Raging on.

The dress I based Menolly’s wedding dress out of Darkness Raging on.

 

The dress I based Nerissa's wedding dress on from Darkness Raging.

The dress I based Nerissa’s wedding dress on from Darkness Raging.

 

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The Yard Rebounds
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 pm by

Last year most of our yard was scorched by the heatwave. Flowers didn’t do well, blooms didn’t open, everything kind of just…lingered. This year, we’re having a massive resurgence in the yard, so thought I’d show you a few pictures. The rhododendrons are huge–last year, almost no blooms, this year the bush is covered. I planted a few foxglove out back a couple years ago. We have a good dozen volunteers this year in the front yard–they somehow migrated! They’re my favorite flower, so I’m quite happy. Bulbs that we had to dig up in late 2013, that vanished in the great septic system replacement trench warfare mess–well, they suddenly are popping up in all sorts of unexpected places.

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Yeah, it’s been awhile
Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11 am by

Short note here–we’ve been busy, very busy, and then my computer decided it wanted a few new parts so it made a four-day trip to the Computer Doctor Hospital people. (Mercury Retrograde, what can I say?).

We’ll be re-doing my site soon–so expect a brand new look and format eventually. The blog will stay, the forums will go for good this time. I’m looking at creating a magickal blog, too, for posts about my magickal work.

Anyway, I need to get back to work, trying to catch up for the lost time when my computer took a hiatus.

Cheers and more soon!

Yasmine

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