Tag: mythology

Interview with the berserk warrior Tarn

Today we have the berserk warrior Tarn from Heroes Never Fade by Rick Haynes. So, Tarn, tell me, how old are you?

About thirty, but I feel older, as would you, if you had seen the carnage of war that I have. Tarn’s eyes cloud over.

Do you have any family?

Yes, my wife Tasmina and my beautiful daughter, Lori. My father is alive, but he isn’t around too often, unless there’s a battle to win and he gets paid to join in.

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Myth of the Naupaka Flower


Zora Marie- We have author J.L. Eck here with us today. I hear your novel is based on the Hawaiian myth of the naupaka flower. I must say, that’s one myth I’ve not heard much about, but I’d love to learn! Where did you first hear about this myth or how you stumble across it?

J.L. Eck- I first vacationed on Maui in 2006 and I instantly knew that I had to live in Hawaii. I’ve always been obsessed with beaches even though I was born in Utah and I was living in Arizona at the time. So I moved to Oahu a few months later. And I was fascinated with all things Hawaiian, especially the history of the Hawaiian people and all of the Hawaiian myths and legends.

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Lemurian myth – Betram ritual

I’m fascinated with forgotten cultures and ancient alien myths. There are many archaic structures throughout the globe that align with the stars and the sun on the summer solstice. The most famous is Stonehenge in Great Britain, but also the pyramid at Tikal in Guatemala, and the Osirieon temple in Egypt. How did these ancient civilizations have the technology and knowledge to create these structures to align so perfectly with the sun and the stars? Perhaps we were visited in the past by aliens? Certainly, food for thought.

Mankind has always had a fascination with the moon. Rumors and myths abound about odd behavior happening during the full moon including births, deaths, and random acts of craziness. Just think what could ensue when a full moon takes place during a summer solstice. Occurring approximately every 30 years, this phenomenon happened this year on June 20th, 2016. What did you do to celebrate?

While thinking about my story world, I had to wonder. How would this affect my alien characters that are here from the planet Lemuria to battle over Earth’s water? The answer—the power of the full moon on a summer solstice brings out their beasts along with an uncontrollable urge to mate. The Betram ritual is a Lemurian ceremony created to provide an outlet for all this…ahem…sexual energy.

Unforgettable Lover is about two young Stiyaha who succumb to the force created by the full moon on the summer solstice and partake in the Betram ritual. Hiding behind masks they conceal their identities, but neither can forget their night of passion.

Unforgettable Lover is a prequel novella in the Worlds of Lemuria: Earth Colony series.


The Betram ritual, when the full moon occurs on the summer solstice, is a sexual rite—and a requirement—for all unbonded Stiyaha of age. The irresistible urge to mate drives their inner beasts. Some succumb and transform, while others hide behind masks. None can escape the compelling need.

For Leonna, Betram offers one night of freedom from a destiny she doesn’t want. Eager to participate, she’s drawn to a formidable male whose tenderness burrows into her soul. Despite discovering she’s below his status, she is caught up in their passionate frenzy, and loses her heart to a male she can never have.

Though reluctant, as an unbonded male, Prince Nicholai must participate in the Betram ritual. Because he fears harming anyone he gets close to, he dons his mask and vows to stay in human form. What he doesn’t expect is the intensity of his hunger for a certain honeyed female hidden behind a disguise. As much as he longs to forget her, he can’t, for she’s unforgettable.


After finishing a rewarding career in finance and accounting, it was time for Rosalie Redd to put away the spreadsheets and take out the word processor. She writes Fantasy/Science Fiction Romance inspired by classics from the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres layered with a good, hot dose of romance.
She lives in Oregon, where rain is just another excuse to keep writing. When not at her computer, you can find her at Jazzercise, waterfall collecting in the Pacific Northwest, or relaxing with her husband and their pesky cat, Snookums.

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Other stops on Rosalie Redd’s Tour: 
7/18/16 – Zora Marie Brewer – You are here! 😉
7/19/16 – Jason Nugent – http://wp.me/p5oQEh-eG
7/20/16 – Errin Shanks – https://errinkrystal.wordpress.com
7/21/16 – Angelique Anderson – https://authorangeliqueanderson.wordpress.com
7/22/16 – Kat Caffee – http://wp.me/p4Uq5a-Vy

Indian Mythology : The Story of Durga

Indian mythology is full of stories of love, courage and bravery that have been handed down from one generation to another. As a child, I remember spending many evenings listening to my grandmother and gazing at her in wonder as she told us stories of powerful gods and evil demons; many of these tales form the basis of festivals that are celebrated today.

One such tale is that of the goddess Durga and her battle over the evil Mahisasura. According to legend, there once lived a demon king, Mahisasura, who was half human and half buffalo. In his quest for immortality, he prayed to Lord Brahma, who offered him a boon. With a wicked gleam in his eye, the king said, “I wish that no man or god should be able to kill me.” This meant that he could only die at the hands of a woman, which he believed was impossible. Lord Brahma granted him the boon and Mahisasura deemed himself invincible.

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