Altar of Belphegore now Available – with #free #soundtrack!

April Landry had always been drawn to Ten Peaks. When she moved there with David, she never expected him to die on her, and leave her battling his sister, Miriam, for the family estate. Her only solaces are her paintings and the kind check-ins from the young, hunky Brad Peterson next door.

When April plants a rosebush in David’s garden, next to an unfortunate slab of stone, something deep within the mountain awakens and uncovers David’s darkest secrets. She belongs to Him now…

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And make sure to look for the first in Dalliances with Demon series: Temple of Lilith by Anne O’Connell!

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And as a special treat for my readers, here is a mini-version of the soundtrack that I mentioned in my last post. Music is truly magical for me. At a very young age, I learned to travel to the astral plane thanks to the strains of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I refined my technique when I picked up a drum and began to explore core shamanism over twenty years ago. I still use song (and dance!) frequently in my rituals, and sang praises to Belphegore during my time working intently with him just like the main character in my novella, April. Now that spring has passed and the heat of summer has claimed my city, I leave Belphegore offerings before I go for my walk in the cool of the mornings, often with music that reminds me of him streaming through my headphone. Hail to the Mountain King!

Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson

The Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails

I Touch Myself – The Genitorturers

Oh My God – Pink (Featuring Peaches)

Teeth – Lady Gaga

Crushing Close – Garbage VS Nine Inch Nails

Marry the Night – Lady Gaga

Hall of the Mountain King – Apocalyptica

Enjoy – and if you like these artists, please consider picking up their albums!

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Journey to the Town of Ten Peaks

I’m so excited! All of the work for Belphegore comes to fruition tomorrow with the release of my novella and the debut of my new pen name. Right now, I am “rush and scurry” mode, like I’m trying to prepare for the arrival of a very important guest. The thing is, that guest arrived well over a month ago, and my head is still reeling from his visit!

Although my story for him is done, I find Belphegore still frequently on my mind. The soundtrack I created for the novella remains on my phone, and it seems like the shuffle function brings its tracks up over and over during my morning walks. Through their lyrics, I feel like my main characters are still interacting with one another—aching for one another. I can only hope that desire made it onto the page. Is that what every romance writer wants?

One thing I definitely want: to return to the setting of The Altar of Belphegore someday. I don’t mean by setting another story there, either, though that is a possibility. The town of Ten Peaks is based on a real place, a beauty of a vacation spot nestled in the Canadian Rockies. It attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to the glacier-fed, startlingly blue lake at the center of its nearby valley. The little hamlet itself if no secret… but I will let you figure out its true name yourself. All the better to preserve a little of Ten Peaks’ mystery.

Yet the Valley of the Ten Peaks is more than just a tourist spot. Before white men renamed the summits of the Rockies, those around the great blue lake were known only by the numbers one through ten by the Stony tribe indigenous to the area. They rode their horses in the shadows of these great silent giants, paying homage to them and the rest of nature. Even today, you can still hear the spirit of these immense beings of stone if you take the time to listen. Their voices are in every gust of wind coming down the mountains, in every drop of rain. May your life be full of their blessings!

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The Charge of the Dark Goddess

Listen to the words of the Dark Goddess, She of Many Names.

Whenever you have need, take yourself to a private place and call upon me. Better yet, adore me when the moon is new, for I am the Queen of Shadows.

You will know no shame. You will tell no lies. As a sign of your freedom, let your soul be naked in my rites. Sing, dance, feast, make music, and make love in my presence. I take joy in your joy, and all acts of pleasure are my rituals.

My law is that you love all beings. I am the darkness of the womb, and I am the darkness of the tomb. All comes from me, and all returns to me. In this all creatures are united, from the smallest to the greatest. I am the beauty of the soil and earth. I am the depth of the oceans and the space between the stars. I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe, and I have breathed life into every being in existence. I need no sacrifice but self-compassion and kindness to one another.

Contemplate this, and you will know the greatest of my Mysteries: what you cannot find within yourself you will never find without. I have been with you from the beginning, and I will be with you to the end and beyond. I am the peace that is attained at the end of desire.

(Original Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente, adapted by William Briar. Image by lightstargod on pixabay.)

Can You Face the Horror of the Abyss?

Into the Abyss collects eleven tales of suspense and horror written by some of today’s most formidable magicians. From the toad rite, to chthonic gnosis, to witches, werewolves and ghosts, to gods, daemons, and madmen, these stories are sure to have something for every reader. Pull up the blankets and turn on the lights – take a journey up the river Styx, Into the Abyss. Pre-order now and receive on November 30 !