Thursday, February 4, 2016

An Incredible Feat of Architecture

The rare book library at Yale University has no windows because the walls are made of translucent marble.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Now Available in Print! FITS LIKE A GLOVE

Fits Like a Glove
Contemporary Humorous Erotic Romance

by Linda Mooney writing as Carolyn Gregg
Word Count:  17.4K
e / $6.99 p

When Charlotte Skye was suddenly thrust into the position of CEO of a company that makes condoms, she discovered her late daddy’s company was about to declare bankruptcy.  It fell on her shoulders to come up with some new and innovative products that would revitalize sales.  All she needed were actual men to do the testing.

Guy Stenson desperately needed the money, and word was this unusual job paid top dollar. But to model and test condoms?

How hard could it be?

Excerpt and buy links.

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Release and Giveaway Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! THE GIFTING, Star Girl Book 2

It's a new release and giveaway tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Come listen as I read an excerpt from The Gifting, Star Girl, Book 2, a sensuous sci-fi romance novel, and the sequel to The Gifted.

One lucky listener will win a copy!

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

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Her world had sent her into space to die. Now it wants her back to make sure she does.

Six months after Sah'Reena's arrival, a strange object crash lands on Earth. A device she's positive came from her home planet, Murrall. At the same time, NASA scientists discover a strange new body orbiting the sun exactly opposite of Earth. It's only when a Deathship appears close to the Johnson Space Center in Houston that she and Robin learn the truth: Murrall was caught up in the same anomaly as her space pod, and has been brought into this solar system.

Once again her life is in jeopardy as her planet wants her back to fulfill the original death sentence placed upon her. But when Robin travels back to Murrall to present himself as her true mate, and to ask them to spare her life, they witness the horrible devastation caused when the planet was ripped from its galaxy.

Knowing it may be his only chance to save the woman he loves, Robin offers a possible solution to save both Sah'Reena and her dying world. But first, he has to prove to everyone that he and the woman he’s taken to wife are compatible by undergoing a proving ceremony.

Regardless of the outcome, one man is determined to see the powerful Gifted dead, no matter what the cost.

Warning: Contains dangerous rock slides, paint balls, arrogant men in high positions of authority, alien food, see-through tents, skimpy uniforms, in-laws, and a transference of power that shocks both Robin and the woman he loves - a woman who may be the most dangerous creature in the universe.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Foraged Works of Art Inspired by Mother Nature, Created by Botanist Bridget Beth Collins

Bridget Beth Collins is an artist from Seattle who creates unique art by foraging natural elements and choreographs them into beautiful signature pieces inspired by Mother Nature. A lot of her landscapes are imagined from Katsushika Hokusai’s  The Great Wave at Kanagawa; such the waves swelling over the sea and trees beckoning sinisterly and kites remotely gliding in the sky.
Collins muses about her art and the how nature inspires her every day, “I love to adventure into the wildflower woodlands, mossy waterfalls, and grey sand starry expanses of the Pacific Northwest… I forage almost all of my creations from foliage and flowers plucked from our sidewalks, meadows, and woods in our neighborhood. I have a small garden in the city, and my mother has a big rambling secret garden filled with old English roses in the sea town of Edmonds where I grew up. I graduated with honors from Seattle Pacific University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. I grew up in the wings so to speak, and am a product of all its dark, magical, sparkly world. ”
The artist picks out a fresh selection of scavenged material from her backyard and fashions the wide variety of petals, seeds, leaves, mosses and even spices into organic works of art. The well-balanced color palette, which naturally comes forth from her resources,  brings out the magic in the Bridget Beth Collins sees in nature. Her lively imagination and respect to the environment sets her work apart it gives it originality. You can find her work in her Etsy shop.