Blogs by Cornelia Amiri
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LONG SWORDS AND HOT HEROES
WEB SITE OF THE WEEK:
LOL. Beware, wild haggis are on the loose. Don’t miss the Haggis Facts in the upper left corner of each page, they update constantly and each one is totally insane. Click on Haggis Myths to clear up common misconceptions such as “A haggis is just a sheep’s stomach stuffed with meat and oatmeal. - The most common mistaken belief about the haggis is that it is some kind of pudding made from sheep innards. This somewhat macabre idea dates back many centuries. Its origins lie in a Pictish fertility ceremony which featured a parade of creatures known to produce large numbers of offspring. The haggis was one such animal. However, as hunting techniques were not as sophisticated as they were then and - for reasons explained in The Haggis in Scotland’s History - haggis numbers were low, the Pictish priests often had to make do with a model for these ceremonies” When you look at the pictures of the male and female Haggis, you will understand why the creatures keep themselves hidden away.
INTERNET ARTICLE OF THE WEEK:
“Taste for bigger turkeys proves too much for British ovens . A LIKING for bigger birds ruined the traditional Christmas Day meal for hundreds of Britons, a report showed yesterday."
ART – Explore the creative ventures of artist, writer and musician, Jolie E. Bonnette:
TARROT –For a tarot reading check out Chulagata's Sacred Space
BLOG - Celtic Stuff http://celticme.blogspot.com/
SPEAKING OF Haggis and Turkeys, here is my Best of the Web New Year Resolutions Sites:
New Year's Resolutions Go to Cats and Dogs!
By Cornelia Amiri
Here's a mix of funny and serious New Year Resolutions for the pets in you life.
1. Benny's New Year Resolutions
Four stars for colorful graphics including a cute picture of Benny the mutt. Doggone it, this pet pooch is ready for the New Year.
2. 10 New Year Resolutions for Your Cat
Ring in 2005 with your pets in mind. Three stars for the top 10 New Year's Resolutions for your cat, from her perspective. Also click on 10 New Year Resolutions for Your Dog in the right had menu.
3. New Year's Resolutions for Pet Bird Owners
Let's not forget our feathery friends. Three stars for gorgeous photos and pet-friendly resolutions for parrots, finches, and doves. Including: Take the time to talk to my bird, letting him know he is part of the family. And, Give my bird a shower a few times a week to keep her feathers healthy and glowing.
4. Cute Cats New Year Resolutions
Three stars for Cute Cats New Year resolutions. Kids this site is the cat's meow. Last, but certainly not least, here is a kitty cat's take on New Year resolutions. http://www.cliveg.demon.co.uk/resolut.htm
Best wishes for a happy new year in 2005 to my readers and all of God's creatures.
MORE - DANGER IS SWEET by Cornelia Amiri
Here is a Blurb
And Rave Reviews
From ancient druid lore, springs the tale of a mysterious, dark warrior, a fiery Pict Princess, and the shadowy secret standing between them.
Malcolm, I am ready," Bethoc whispered.
"To go to Scone?" Malcolm's brows arched.
"Aye. But more. I am ready this eve. To be yours. To share my bed with ye."
He didn't speak. His eyes grew wide and he stared at her. "I want to." Malcolm took a deep breath. "Mayhaps you merely do not want to sleep alone this eve?"
"Nay. I am ready to be yours." Bethoc turned and bid Malcolm follow.
Sounds of night birds and night bugs blended together into a gentle lull. Bethoc glided down the moonlit path. She sensed his heated gaze feasting on the subtle yet sensuous sway of her shoulder and hips.
"Bethoc," Malcolm called in a rough, raw tone.
Slowly, she turned and gazed at him. They stood apart, but his hungry gaze told her all.
Bethoc parted her lips. Malcolm walked up to her, reached out, and took her in his arms. She leaned her head to his. Bethoc's mouth melded with Malcolm's, a mergence of fire and water.
He squeezed her hand in his as they walked side by side to the rath. Bethoc released his hand and pulled the door open. Malcolm strode to the fire, lit a torch, and lighted candles posted around the room. The smell of burning wax filled the air.
She walked up to him and wrapped her arms around his strong, solid shoulders.
He leaned his head down to Bethoc's and crushed her mouth with his. "You taste like a honey comb stolen from a high tree. Wild and dripping with thick sweetness." Malcolm lifted her into his arms; she wrapped her long, lithe legs around his waist. Their lips rubbed against each other. Pressing. Sliding. Pushing. Feeling.
Malcolm rolled the back of her skirt up to her waist, so her bottom was bare. With her arms wrapped about his shoulders and her legs wrapped about his waist, Malcolm carried her to the kitchen. He sat Bethoc, bare bottom down, on the hard wooden table.
She grabbed the honey pot beside her, and dipped two fingers in the sticky sweetness. Bethoc rubbed her fingers, dripping with thick golden honey, across Malcolm's mouth. She spread succulent honey all over his lips. With the tip of his tongue, he lapped the sweet honey off his lips and swallowed it down.
Malcolm poked his finger in and stirred the honey in a slow circular motion. He stroked her lips then thrust his finger into her mouth. Clamping her lips down, Bethoc sucked the thick sweetness.
"Danger Is Sweet combines romance with duty, pride, honor and a little bit of the paranormal. It is a delightfully enchanting tale about the mysteries of romance and the sea." Rating: Highly Recommended – five stars, Reviewed by Juanita Reynolds with Betsie's Literary Page
"Ms. Amiri's flair for fantasy, coupled with historical facts and an eye for detail, make Danger Is Sweet an emotionally charged and spellbinding novel." Reviewed by Faith V. Smith of MyShelf.com
"DANGER IS SWEET is a story of one my favorite times in history; the Celtic era. Cornelia Amiri has obviously done her research into this subject before ever setting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, whichever the case may be. Every time I pick up one of Cornelia's books and begin reading, I learn something new about this period in history. Cornelia brings this period to life as we follow our hero and heroine through the beginning of their "forced" hand fasting. I really love the paranormal element woven throughout this story as we discover the secret Malcolm is holding close. This is a wonderful story and I highly recommend it to all lovers of anything Celtic." Reviewed by Chere at Paranormal Romance Reviews
"The plot was (an) interesting mix of romance, humor, and myths that blend together like fine wine. Ms. Amiri gives a wonderful story (with) multidimensional characters that draw the reader in and don't let go until the end of the book. This reviewer gives high praise to Ms. Amiri for a wonderful story set in a time when men were men and women were women" Reviewed by Dawn of Love Romances
"Journey back to a wilder Scotland, where the old and new faiths mingle freely and passion spans two worlds. Strong characters make this fantasy believable and quick to read." Reviewed by Amanda Killgore at HuntressReviews
"A wonderful love story that takes the reader past the normal man and woman relationship and shows the power of total commitment that two people can have for each other, A commitment that knows no boundaries and life itself is worth nothing without the other to share it with. Be it myth or truth the love Malcolm and Bethoc have is truly beautiful." Reviewed by Louise at Denise's Pieces
"Cornelia Amiri has done a fine job of interweaving the paranormal and mythical into this action-filled romance. Rich in historical detail and descriptive battle scenes, Amiri impressively captures the tone of 843 AD Scotland (or what we might imagine it to be). If you like your historical romances touched with the paranormal and filled with plenty of action, then you are sure to enjoy DANGER IS SWEET.” Reviewed by Nancy of Romance Reader At Heart
"Danger Is Sweet is set in medieval times, but also contains references to mythology and the paranormal. These elements don't overpower the plot, but enhance it. Malcolm and Bethoc are strong-willed, but their personalities are not exaggerated to the point of parody as they can be in many tales of the paranormal. Secondary characters are strong, especially Bethoc's woman servant Riona. Myths such as Stone of Destiny are interwoven in the story to great effect. A smoothly written and enjoyable tale by Ms. Amiri." Reviewed by Jade at Fallen Angel Reviews
“Cornelia Amiri's story of ancient love and myth is enchanting. She presents Bethoc as a warrior with a strong case to seek vengeance. When she clashes with Malcolm her new feelings and desires are at odds with all that she knows. This reader also came to love Malcolm. Ms. Amiri has created a man who is strong, virile and attractive. Protective and willing to die for his woman and beliefs; he also has a mysterious element. The sex scenes sizzle!” Reviewed by Naomi at Fallen Angel Reviews
“I really enjoyed the characters in this paranormal historical romance, especially Bethoc. The story held my attention and I thought all the characters were well developed.” Reviewed by Michelle Castle at Science Fiction Romance
“It is a truly sweet story of a love that grows from people that are from radically different worlds. Bethoc and Malcolm’s romance was truly engaging; and I enjoyed the book quite a bit.” Reviewed by Kara Hash at Simegen.com
“This was a wonderful story. Very creative and well laid out. The ending is pleasant and quite surprising.” Reviewed by Shannon Leigh at Ebook Reviews Weekly
DANGER IS SWEET is available from the publisher at http://www.awe-struck.net/AUTHORS35/danger.html
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