Stifled Squeal

Posted in Romance on August 31st, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

I’ve got an interview and excerpt material up at Stifled Squeal–and one commenter will win an autographed copy of Secrets, Volume 18: Dark Passions! So, get thee to Stifled Squeal!!

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Posted in Romance on August 30th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

I’ve been recently tagged by the talented Lauren Dane, so, here’s my info:

Four jobs I’ve had or currently have in my life:

1. Writer
2. Counselor
3. Catholic School Teacher
4. Editor

Four countries I’ve been to:

1. Mexico
2. Jamaica
3. Cayman Islands
4. And, here at home, so US

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1. On a beach
2. On a cruise
3. On a hammock
4. In the kiddie pool with Jack

Four foods I like to eat:

1. Catfish
2. Pizza
3. Fried rice
4. Watermelon

Four personal heroes, past or present:

1. My mom
2. My grandmother
3. Harriet Tubman
4. Melton Copeland (grandfather)

Four books you’ve read or are currently reading:

1. The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
2. Edge of Midnight by Shannon McKenna
3. Silver Master by Jayne Castle (okay, haven’t read it yet–but I will soon!)
4. Dark Possession by Christine Feehan (another that I haven’t actually read yet, but I will as soon as possible!)

Four words or phrases you would like to see used more often:

1. Temperatures in Alabama will top out in the mid-70s today…
2. You made the bestseller’s list!
3. (And I’m gonna steal Lauren’s answers for 3) Thank you
4. Please

Four reasons for ending a friendship:

1. Lies
2. Too many fights
3. Behavior that’s far too petty
4. Backstabbing

Four smells that make you feel good about the world:

1. The smell of Jack’s hair
2. A cake baking in the oven
3. The smell of the beach
4. A live Christmas tree

My question: Four Faces Who Bring Inspiration:

1. Nick
2. Orlanda Bloom
3. James Marsters (Spike!)
4. Vin Diesel

Okay, so, now that I’m done, who do I tag? Well, any person who has just read this blog–consider yourself tagged!

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Psychic talents: Clairscent

Posted in Romance on August 28th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

My mother and I were talking about the psychic talent of clairscent earlier tonight, so, before I went to bed, I thought I’d put up a quick post about the phenomenon also known as clear smelling.

What is clairscent? Is that what you’re wondering (and you know you were!)? Well, clairscent has been described by researchers as the ability of an individual to pick up the fragrances or odors from a spirit or from another realm/world.

Since my grandmother passed a few weeks ago, my mother has told me several times that she can “still smell” my grandmother. If she gets very upset, she says she can smell her, and the scent comforts my mother.

So, is that an example of clairscent? I like to think so. I like to think that my grandmother is trying to help my mother in the only way that she can.

Perhaps in the future, you should pay much closer attention to the scents that you catch in the air–you never know when someone may just be trying to send you a sweet-scented message.

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The Bradford Bunch

Posted in Romance on August 28th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

Today’s post is at The Bradford Bunch.

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Psychokinesis: When the mind makes things happen

Posted in Romance on August 27th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

Today, I’m going to talk a bit about psychokinesis, or, the ability to use your mind to influence and/or move inanimate objects.

Let me give you a very simple example: Have you ever been at a traffic light? And the dang thing just stays red? And stays red? And you start thinking, “Change to green. Change. Change.” Well, when you start going through the change matra, you’re trying to use psychokinesis.

Bet you didn’t even realize you’d been doing it, huh?

Wanna see a clip of a person reportedly using psychokinesis to move objects across a table? Now, I’ve made salt shakers and matches move, too–back in my magician days, but I always used a very clear, very thin piece of fishing wire. Or small magnets–those worked, well, too. But the idea that someone can move objects at will–without any tricks, well, that just intrigues me.

Psychokinesis is also known by the, perhaps, more familiar name of telekinesis.

And, in case anyone out there was a fan of Firestarter with Drew Barrymore (I so enjoyed that movie and the use of psychic powers), well, little Drew’s talent was a variant of psychokinesis. The ability to start fires using only one’s mind is called pyrokinesis.

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