Monday, July 30, 2012

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ July 30, 2012

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #204

Like a tyrant, the Dragon of Confusion rules this week, and part of next week. This is due to many factors, including cosmic-wave influences. Wacky and wacked out events will occur on the world stage and also around you. Ignore what does not demand your immediate attention, what does not demand immediate action.

CONFUSION is the name of evil's game this week, as well. So beware, and as always prepare. This is best accomplished by remaining 'true' to yourself. And by listening to your divine inner voice. Know that the good-side angels will be guiding you through this thick sinister fog.

On the economic front, the fraud-infested economic system takes another big-time tumble downward as 'those' who want to tell the truth come forward. Another fake rally will likely be generated by the dark powers that be, however. And the housing market will likely be propped up on piles of pretend sand.

At this time, there is a raging debate between the bankster gangster factions on how and when to initiate the final death throes of the dollar, and collapse the global economy. Because of this, the casino stock market will likely have wild yo-yo fluctuations for the next three months.

To protect you and your loved ones, purchase every necessity you can manage. Know, too, the GOOD FORCES are intervening as they are able to lessen and change the worst outcomes.

On the truth front, during the coming week, and following month, there will be colossal revelations about the ongoing 'war' against humankind's precious *genetics* by THOSE who despise all of us. The soulless ones believe it no longer matters if you and I know this truth. In fact, THEY are reveling in their horrific acts of cruelty. Because THEY are addicted to watching and 'feeling' others suffer, the more agony the better.

On the war front, the psi ops for massive and continuous chaos spreads worldwide. Dirty tricks via several false flag attacks will be used to get 'the people' of the world in the mood for all out war, both civil wars and World War III. However, the GOOD FORCES are battling back by spreading the LOVE VIBRATION, and by putting major obstacles in the way of the evil ones.

On the AWAKENING front, more of 'the people' will WAKE up to the fact that absolute secrecy for the sake of security creates absolute power, and that this 'power' is being deployed against them by the corp-gov.

As well, SPIRITUAL AWAKENING now soars. Direct contact with the Source Being at ever higher levels is becoming the norm for many.

On the personal front, this week is best enjoyed by taking time to rest and lounge about in your favorite ways. This will give you the opportunity to connect with your soul and spirit. Out of this, new plans on how to improve your life will emerge naturally.

As well, it remains important to organize your household toward stocking up on everything you need. Think in terms of not being able to get to a store for several months.

On the food front, more devastating information about the so-called Franken-foods will be exposed, if you're looking for it. Also, with the slow downward slide of the Big Boy food corporations, there will be greater opportunities for everyone who grows and sells good foods.

While the police state will be used to crush the independent grower and seller, that will not stop humanity in the long scheme of events. Even as land is being stolen, wholesale, from 'the people' all across the country, all across the planet, there are INTREPID SOULS, who will forge ahead despite the dangers. The more these brave ones are supported, the better off the human race will be.

On the paranormal front, the specter of project Blue Beam looms. That is, rumors of a fake space alien invasion are being propagated. While behind the scenes a real sci fi-type of war rages, especially in the northern area of the country, and on other worldwide fronts. It's good versus evil, and the final clash has begun.

On the land changes front, the sun's energies go into hyperdrive, and more devastation occurs around the planet, especially flooding and flash-fires. Everything that has been popularly taught about the universe will now be called into question, and a new science will emerge, one that has been suppressed for the last fifty years.

On the really bad news front, the global purge begins on an enormous scale. At this time, the corp-gov elite will target those in opposition to their new world order agenda, and begin a covert campaign of elimination by any and every means necessary.

Also, there are deadly plans being made to hunt down those courageous souls who are the true whistleblowers, and make them an extinct species.

On the good news front, the moral courage of the human race intensifies. Those of like mind begin standing together to defend and protect each other. The swift rise of Gestapo-like oppression backfires, causing a renewed demand for freedom.

Further, the longtime suppression of free energy devices is coming to an end. There will be many twists and turns, and many who pay with their lives. However, the louder the demand by 'the people' for these devices, the faster they will be available.

Trendwise, the ghost of Rod Serling's words comes back to haunt these times, and further awaken us.

Quoted from the...

The Obsolete Man
Script Written by Rod Serling.

"The Narrator: You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future; not a future that will be, but one that might be. (Camera pans to Narrator)This is not a new world: It is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advancements, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace."

This is a great week to spend time with a best friend. Hangout, talk and simply enjoy each other's company. At this time, sharing music with others will do wonders for your soul.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Music to Write By

Maybe it’s a result of growing up as part of the TV generation, but from the start I’ve always felt most comfortable writing to some form of music. Radio or records or just the TV, I need some noise going on in the background. Not only does it inspire character and plot and get me into the proper mindset for certain scenes, it takes my mind off the writing just enough that I don’t have to think about how crappy the words I chose are or how ridiculous the premise is. When you’re writing stuff like paranormal or science fiction or horror, sometimes you don’t want to pay too close attention to what you’re committing to paper, because one little flash of logic can make it all fall apart. If it wasn’t for background music, I’d probably never get anything done.

My tastes are pretty broad, so I can write to a number of musical genres. I’ve typed or longhanded to classical, heavy metal, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, and that electronic stuff that never quite caught on. Yes, even to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Everybody of a certain age has a copy of that in their closet, right next to Frampton Comes Alive. I usually trot out SNF when I want to annoy the neighbors. If they wanted to annoy me, they’d play rap. Fortunately they haven’t figured that out yet.

The radio works in a pinch. My preference is rock and its many sub-genres. A lot of rock stations these days have gone classic, which is perfect for writing because it’s so easy to ignore. How many times can you stand to hear “Stairway to Heaven” before you tune it out? I like variety, so I’ve found a station that plays a nice mix of old school and new stuff. It provides those flashes of nostalgia while keeping me up to date.

Some people claim lyrics are too distracting. I don’t have that problem. A human voice provides needed company while I spend all those hours alone at the keyboard creating fictional lives. Who pays attention to the lyrics anyway? Who can even understand the lyrics, if it’s Pearl Jam or Nirvana? The only thing I could never write to was Howard Stern. I’d get listening to him and lose my focus. Once he went to satellite, my production increased.

Like I said, the radio’s plan B. I have an extensive collection of vinyl from back in the Stone Age and a turntable that miraculously still works. I pull a couple albums out, fire up the stereo and I can go for hours. Plus I get regular breaks because I have to get up and flip the record over. Win-win.

For writing, I prefer movie soundtracks. The glory years of ‘80s blockbusters, when John Williams ruled supreme, are my favorites. Top of the list is a tie: Superman: the Movie and Conan the Barbarian (Arnold version, not the remake). Other favorites include Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Robocop, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Moonraker. These are lush, dramatic orchestral pieces with a mix of lyrical romantic movements and driving action music, so no matter what kind of scene you’re writing the matching track is bound to pop up if you wait for it. Classical music serves the same purpose, but soundtracks put it all in one place. The Williams soundtracks have the added advantage of being two-record sets. You can do a whole chapter to Star Wars or Empire. I never checked to see if I type faster during the action tracks. Probably.

If I’m in a different kind of mood I’ll write to soundtracks from musicals. I have a nice set ranging from South Pacific and Singin’ in the Rain to West Side Story and Grease (Broadway cast, not the movie). Or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. There’s a soundtrack you can write erotic M/M to. If the writing goes flat on you, you can always get up and dance.

I can use music to set the mood if I know I’ll be writing a particular type of scene. I used side 4 of Star Wars for the big Spielbergian climax to an apocalyptic fantasy I wrote. I did a fantasy story about a haunted police car with the Robocop soundtrack blasting in the background. It seemed appropriate. There’s a scene in my new one, Temptation and Tights, where Owen, who can fly, recreates the flying-with-Lois scene from Superman with his boyfriend Burke. He even hums the background music while they’re soaring over the city. I made sure that track was playing when I got to that scene.

In the ancient days of tape and cassettes I used to make my own novel soundtracks, drawing from a variety of sources. The songs followed the plots and emotional state of the characters. None of those books ever saw the light of day (thankfully), but listening to those old tapes can bring the whole book back for me. Maybe someday I’ll take another stab at those ideas, this time with the advantage of experience. I know those homemade soundtracks will be invaluable in getting me back to that mindset.

Writing as a profession is lonely enough without having to do it in silence. TV has taught me no action happens without some kind of music to set the mood. Even reality shows use background music to heighten the drama. I should mention that I can’t always write in front of the TV. I get watching the show, especially if the men on it are cute. Maybe I should turn my back on the set and just listen to it. Come to think of it, that’s probably the best way to watch TV anyway.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ July 23, 2012

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #203

This week brings the arrival of the Thunder Dragon energies. This means many of us will now AWAKEN to our inner power in a whole new way. Also, we will have the intuitive knowledge of how to use this ruthless and relentless power against THOSE who would destroy humanity and Mother Earth.

In opposition to this new power, the soulless ones will cause crisis after crisis meant to seize everyone's attention. Thus, tumult will take over the world stage this week.

Along with the Thunder Dragon energies, the rise of the Goddess Nature becomes obvious at this time. This rise in the feminine force will show up as both wrath and compassion. Goddess wrath against THOSE who harm and murder innocents. And goddess compassion for the truly innocent, the truly good among us.

Now, during the year, 2012, in the midst of unspeakable CHAOS and 'berserker' plunder by the bankster gangsters, it is time to open the gates to real peace and prosperity. If you keep yourself open to the possibility, you will discover the step-by-step opportunities that will eventually lead to a better life for you, your loved ones, and for ALL.

On the AWAKENING front, at this point in time, the movement to stop doing business with the 'big boy' corrupt corporations will grow by leaps and bounds. More and more, 'the people' will be coming together and doing business locally with their friends and neighbors. This includes banking. For, whenever the good mom and pop businesses are supported, the better off we will all be in the long run.

On the economic front, the deterioration of the worldwide economy continues, and the rage of the people rises sweeping non-stop across the globe. There will be mass movements to implement the solution used by the people of Iceland.

In this age of the *above the law* bankster gangsters, in this age of print money on demand, be aware of this recent Greenspan quote: "we can't guarantee the buying power of the money". Remember also, as one globalist stated, 'anything written on paper is worth the paper it's written on'.

For this week, and for the next week, THOSE at the top of the corrupt economic pyramid have several nasty surprises ready to be used against 'the people'. Specifics are difficult because there are many options on the table, and the situation is somewhat fluid. However, it might be wise to have cash on hand and as little as possible in the bank.

On the truth front, a war of division ensues. Those of us who know how valuable the TRUTH is, and are willing to know the whole truth despite the mind-blowing agony we face -- we will now be in direct conflict with those who choose to exist in the world as created by the new world order crowd and their brain-drain media minions. This 'division' will be similar to the American Civil War because it will cause brother to come against brother. At the same time, it will bring some families closer together.

On the war front, the buildup for World War III continues. Boom! Boom! In opposition, the GOOD angelic forces add their energies and strength to any individual and any group standing against the utter devastation of war. As well, the OTHERS who favor humanity are working hard behind the scenes to halt the dark siders as much as possible.

On the personal front, this is the week to pay particular attention to your health, and the health of your loved ones. Check out new strategies to improve your health, and try whatever resonates with your inner knowing. If you use supplements, begin stocking up on the ones you, and your loved ones, use regularly. Also, look for ways to work together with those you trust, so you can help keep each other healthy.

On the food front, with food rationing a 'possibility' on down the road, it is wise for you, and your loved ones, to stockpile good foods, and become as independent as you are able. Around the purchase of food, there are possible 'future' scenarios -- most of them false flags operations -- that will bring about police-state restrictions. However, this depends on how fast humanity AWAKENS, and says 'hell no!'.

On the paranormal front, right now all roads lead to the planet, Mars. The past, present, and future of the so-called red planet is now crucial to how our future plays out on Earth. This knowledge will begin to seep inside the mass consciousness of humanity as events around Mars unfold.

On the land changes front, more catastrophic events are looming beyond the manufactured drought and the weather-war caused flooding that is taking place in several countries. As well, with the active volcanoes beneath the oceans heating up the water, and the fierce activity of the sun, earthquakes, superstorms and volcanic activity will continue. Also, there could be some evidence of an asteroid storm.

On the really bad news front, every excuse will be used by the dark-powers-that-be to dramatically beef up the police state. More false flag events are scheduled to occur so this goal will be accomplished. For, the human spirit must be crushed under the heavy ugly boot of authority. Otherwise, the soulless ones will lose their control over humanity forever.

On the good news front, what was forecast last week will continue -- despite the major white-wash reporting by the presstitute media. To quote: "the real *truth* about the major banks will rain down fast and furious now."

As well, there will be more of a push to bring forth the energy technologies that will free humanity from the evil oil cartel. This 'push' should have occurred already in the timeline. However, several key people involved in providing these energy devices would have lost their lives too early, in accordance with the Divine plan.

Trendwise, as has been mentioned, the rise of the citizen reporter takes off like gang busters. For, the TRUTH will be carried to them by the angels most devoted to Mother Earth and the human race.

Also, guns and ammo will now become one of the new currencies.

Sooner rather than later -- instead of using currency -- any type of skill that benefits others will be in demand. These skills will be traded in many areas of the world, and in our beloved country. This includes the ability to read and comprehend.

This is a superb week to focus on beauty, and contemplate anything beautiful that calls to your soul, and sustains your spirit.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Genre Bending

Here it is, my new cover to my latest release, Temptation and Tights! Back in January I made a bunch of resolutions; one of them was to double my backlist and have 10 stories available by the end of the year. Most of the resolutions fizzled by the end of January, but this one’s working. This is my second release this year, plus I subbed a fantasy story to another publisher yesterday. We’ll see if anything comes of that. Meanwhile, I’ve got another M/M simmering, and I’m fiddling around with a paranormal YA, of all things. Three more acceptances to go!

Okay, back to the topic at hand. Temptation and Tights is the story of a supervillain who falls in love with the superhero pursuing him. It’s not that far-fetched a plot for the genre. Stan Lee introduced romance tropes and soap opera plots to cape-and-cowl books in the 1960s and revolutionized the industry. Rewrite the Superman saga from Lois’s perspective and bang, you’ve got a romance. Heroes and villains in love? I give you Batman and Catwoman. She tries so hard to reform, but c’mon. She is who she is and she knows who she is, and she’s not going to change, not even for him. Half the fun is getting the Bat to chase her, and she knows it. Half the fun for us is watching the pursuit.

Sitting next to me right now is a copy of Night Shadow by Nora Roberts, published in 1991. It’s the story of a man who develops superpowers in a lab accident, dresses in black and fights crime. The feisty by-the-book DA trying to bring this vigilante to justice falls in love with him instead. It’s a superhero story in prose, proof it can be done. There hasn’t exactly been a slew of these things, though, not like with vampires and shapeshifters. Yeah, well. I had fun writing it, and that’s the important thing.

The hardest part of writing the book? Coming up with character names that haven’t already been copyrighted. I wanted to call my bad guy “Captain Chaos” but they used that name on South Park. I changed “Icarus” to “Icarius” just to be on the safe side. There are dozens of winged heroes out there already (Hawkman and Angel come to mind right off the bat), so on the powers end I might get a pass. Like plots, there are only so many powers out there. It’s what you do with them that makes them stand out.

In spite of the financial success of The Avengers, and the expected success of The Dark Knight Rises, I don’t expect superhero romances to become the Next Big Thing. If you want to write one, M/F or M/M, go right ahead. Give at least one of your characters powers beyond those of mortal beings, then give them problems to match. Then send them out on a date with the one person in the world who leaves them tongue-tied. Or who wants them arrested. Or dead. Then sit back and watch the fun.

Okay, enough of the capes. I think I’ll go back to the story about the fashion designer. That should be fun. I have no fashion sense and don’t know how to sew. Project Runway, help me out!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ July 16, 2012

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #202

Now the ANGELS OF LIGHT descend en masse upon our Earth, and many of us will sense and glimpse their presence. Often this spiritual force will be observed as unusual rainbows. For, at this time, the battle against evil permeates every layer of our material world.

In opposition to the angelic force, the dark-side global elite will bring forth the FEAR FACTOR. They will use tried and true tactics to punch the fear button inside humanity -- inside us all. There will be manufactured events and elevate-the-fear news stories brought to you courtesy of the brain-drain media.

Also, more CIRCUS CIRCUS entertainments will be doled out, as well as promises of 'bread' for the starving. However, large numbers of 'the people' will no longer believe, and will begin making every effort to get out of the system.

Know this, if you want to secure your personal freedom, and the freedom of the human race, there has never been a more important time to take action according to your conscience, and your skill and ability.

On the economic front, helter skelter rules. Behind the scenes the bankster gangsters consolidate their immense vaults of stolen loot, and plan their total takedown of the worldwide economy. However, there are forces that remain out of the soulless ones' control, and 'some' of their plans will not get off the ground.

For, those known as 'the white hats' have plans of their own. Their timely obstruction will give 'the people' more opportunity to stock up their larders, and prepare for the difficult times ahead. As well, the real *truth* about the major banks will rain down fast and furious now.

On the war front, there will be big nasty moves this week all designed to keep a high level of chaos, and to initiate World War III. With the rise of the drone, of the sky-net war machines, a robotic takeover of the military will occur sooner rather than later. For, the 'new world order' cabal knows a human army cannot conquer the people.

On the truth front, humanity as a whole is fed up with the deception and LIES coming from the top. Because truth is sacred, now THOSE who violate 'the people' with lies, fraud and deception are being exposed by THE LIGHT.

On the AWAKENING front, from this point forward, THOSE of us who truly love humanity will now be recognized. Far too many simply give lip service to caring about their sister/brother human beings -- too many say they care about each and every one of us, but don't.

Actions and deeds by those around you, and by THOSE on the world stage will begin to speak much louder than words. At this time, the cosmic energies are all about 'who loves you, baby?'. As well, the onslaught of propaganda casting humanity as the cause of all that's wrong with and on Mother Earth will continue to be exposed as one more major deception by the soulless ones.

On the paranormal front, once again, this is a complex picture. Basically, the extra sensory perception naturally part of the human race, now takes off like a rocket ship for a whole lot of us. It will be like looking into a darkened room suddenly flooded with bright white light.

As well, other dimensions become a general part of humanity's web of knowledge. This will play out in many ways, eventually coming together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Nowadays, the lunatic fringe is the place to be.

On the personal front, this week is all about protecting what is yours, what belongs to you by divine right. This means guarding your spiritual nature because it is under attack by the dark powers that be. Also, it is time to protect both your good relationships and your possessions. This is important due to the negative societal forces determined to steal them from you.

Also, this is a perfect week to be on the lookout for golden opportunities. They will be as elusive as leprechauns. If you spy one, grab it, and don't let go.

On the food front, extremes in weather will continue across the planet, and more food crops will be lost. There is also the 'possibility' of catastrophic events which will shut down food, water, and medical supplies. Remember, there is only about three days worth of food in any grocery store. Also, it is wise to remain silent about how much food you have stored away.

On the land changes front, the dragon energy of Mother Earth writhes and twists this week, continuing until mid August. How this plays out on the Earth's surface will depend on many other factors, including assistance from benevolent extraterrestrials. However, these 'benevolents' are not allowed to halt certain needed changes. As always, dare to prepare!

Once again, the east and west coast of our beloved country could be affected by land change events, and by the current ferocious activity of the sun. Major flares and CME's will likely be bouncing off the Earth. This could cause superstorms and electrical grid problems.

On the really bad news front, the global green religion is being rolled out full force. Religious symbols have been, and are being co-opted to serve this bankster-gangster, manmade religion. In the name of FEAR and GUILT, you must now bow down to 'their' green god, and submit to totalitarian rule. From a historical perspective, this is the same ruthless strategy used by many regimes to subdue populations. Sacred symbols and sacred days were taken over by another brand of religion.

On the good news front, the true American spirit is being revived. As the UN crackdown on guns goes viral, more and more Americans will be openly and lawfully carrying their sidearms. Out of this return to America's roots, crime in general will lessen, and an independent, can-do nature will be established in certain outlying areas.

Trendwise, several trends heighten this week. Foremost is the 'rise of the robot technocracy' as it was described yesterday. Of course, this means THOSE warriors/warrioresses who know how to defeat the machines will rise in skill and prominence.

At this time, the virtual world is now in competition with the real world. This means some in the population have no idea how to interact with a group of people or how to have a one on one relationship. They are clueless about how to negotiate in the real world. This will have far reaching consequences for society.

Another trend, now corruption begins feeding on itself to such a degree, many who were oblivious wake up and take action. In the near future activism on a wide scale becomes the norm.

This is a great week to form a partnership either for business or personal reasons. As well, go have a fun with a special friend.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pedal to the Metal

The upside to being a writer is you get to work at home, you pick your own hours, you can wear whatever you want, and, if Fate is kind, you get paid, sometimes handsomely, for making stuff up. The downside is you spend a lot of time on your butt, staring at a screen. In my case it’s usually more TV screen than computer, but the bottom line’s the same, and I do mean bottom. Sit for long periods without moving around and the pounds start piling on.

After one particularly slack-jawed stare at the bathroom scale, I decided maybe it would be a good idea if I got a little exercise. Walking is supposed to be best, but I don’t like walking. It’s boring and it’s tiring. You start out all energetic but by the time you’ve put some distance in you’re not only tired, you’re a mile or more away from the house or the car and you have to walk all the way back. Not fun.

So last night I got the bike out of the shed for the first time in a couple of years.

I like biking better than walking. For one thing, I get to sit down. If I get tired, I can coast while I get my breath back. Biking generates a breeze that cools me off while I ride. I can get off the bike and walk it for a while and get the benefits of both activities. I stay at it longer and burn more calories, to the benefit of the heart muscle. There’s all that traffic to dodge, but if you go on back streets at the right time of day, it’s not so bad. Plus, there’s a park with a paved path and a paved rail trail, both at least a mile or two in length and both within blocks of my house. No reason not to exercise.

Yeah, right.

So I haul the bike out and pump up the tires. They’re still okay after at least two years of disuse. So far, so good. Then I got on. Everybody’s right, you never forget how to ride a bike.

You just forget what a literal pain in the ass it is. The bike seat must have shrunk while it was sitting in the shed. Good thing I know how to ride standing up. You never forget that, either.

Let me explain about the bike. It’s a golden oldie from the late ‘70s, a Schwinn Suburban five-speed with hand brakes. At least it had five speeds when it was new. Now it tends to switch speeds randomly while I’m pedaling. I’ll be going along and suddenly it clicks up by itself and I go from an easy pedal to a fight to the death. Thank God the brakes still work, because this is a hilly area. I miss the old Stone Age bikes, where you shoved backwards on the pedals to stop it. I never trusted hand brakes. Imagine zipping down a steep hill, you squeeze the brakes, and nada. Did I mention there’s a major thoroughfare at the bottom of the hill?

About those hills. Ephrata grew up around a river, and the river still winds through the western end of town. This means the whole town’s in a river valley. This means no matter which direction you go or how near or how far, you’re going uphill. The library’s less than a quarter mile from my house. In between the house and the library lies the Cocalico Creek. To get to the library, I stroll down to the bridge, then scale a steep hill. To get home, it’s the same in reverse.

I got on the bike and did okay for the first half-block or so. Then I rode away from the river, and the upgrade kicked in. I adjusted the speed bar for an easy pedal. Thirty seconds later it adjusted itself right back. I was sweating like hell and I was barely out of sight of the house.

Oh yeah, along with the too-tiny seat, my knees kept hitting the belly I picked up from those two bikeless years of sitting around. So now I’m getting discomfort at both ends. Plus it’s hot. Plus I’m out of shape. Plus there are cars whizzing past me and every direction’s uphill.

Now I remember why I stopped riding the bike in the first place.

I guess it’s like any exercise program, you start out easy and gradually increase the time and distance. The street in front of my house is level. I can do laps on that until I build up some stamina. The 2.5 mile rail trail is paved, and level. I can do laps on that. Except it’s three blocks away, and those blocks are uphill. This is better than walking how?

Think ahead. If I put the time in now, I’ll be in shape enough in the fall to cart the bike over to one the area’s real rail trails, the ones that run beside rivers and under trees for 10 to 20 miles. There’s one in York that runs all the way down to the Maryland border. I’m going to need a bike rack, though. I’d better get back to writing so I can earn the bucks to buy one. There’s a bike shop across the street where I can probably get one fitted to the car.

Wait, that’s why I wanted to bike. It gets me out of the house so I don’t have to write. Every cloud has its silver lining. Even the ones with tiny seats.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ July 9, 2012

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #201

At this point during the pivotal year of 2012, All THOSE of good heart will move into the magick. The vibrational patterns on Mother Earth are gradually transitioning toward a time where each one of us will be able to fully express who we are as magickal human beings. For an idea of humanity's possibilities think: the legend of Camelot meets the inventive arts explosion of the Renaissance.

To counter our magickal 'rise' as individuals and as the human race, the soulless ones will use every diabolical trick in their ages-old play book to diminish and enslave everyone. FEAR is always their favorite weapon of choice with GUILT a close second.

This battle between GOOD and evil can be compared to Darth Vader emerging from his movie grave with ten Death Stars circling the planet. Now is the time to honor your inner rebel, and take action in accordance with your spiritual nature.

On the AWAKENING front, the masks are falling away. Those who have been considered 'above the rest of us' in intelligence and ability, and the so-called leaders of the corp-gov, will now experience a fall from grace. For, this grace was merely manufactured propaganda, and 'the people' now AWAKEN.

On the truth front, once again, obscure historical truths rise like deadly serpents to attack those who despise humanity. In the coming times, history, as it has been presented, will be shattered over and over again.

On the paranormal front, the ancients speak. What was, before recorded history, now surfaces in the words of what some have called the gods and goddesses. These powerful ancient ones will, once again, begin to walk amongst some of us. Even now, their eons-old battle against enemies continues to rage. However, most of these powerful ones come to help humanity reclaim the paradise that is Earth.

On the economic front, during the month of July there will be a permanent earthquake of events 'designed' to further manipulate the dwindling worldwide economy. However, more TRUTH about the bankster gangsters breaks loose like a super-fierce dragon confined for far too long.

Out of these revelations, many more will take responsibility for bringing forth new ways of trade, of doing business with each other. Many more of us will realize all true wealth comes from the land -- and from the skills, talents, and smarts of 'we the people'.

This week, or the next week, look for wild fluctuations in the banking system. As well, top bankers will continue resigning in droves, and leaving the planet due to untimely deaths. Likely, this major story will be kept from the people by the presstitute media.

On the war front, misdirection rules this week. As the drumming-hype continues to start a major war in the Mideast, the real war ramps up against 'the people'. Those who love liberty worldwide are now the primary targets of the dark-side elitists, and THEY own the armies.

Also, on the near horizon acts of 'possible' terrorism and false-flag attacks will be the big-fear stick used to beat humanity down, and into submission. Thus, to bring in the one world corp-gov.

On the personal front, this is the week to pay particular attention to the homefront. Do you have a way to stock more food, water, and other necessary supplies? Any nook and cranny will do. Take time to make plans with others to help each other out during a crisis. The superstorms are not over.

Also, this is a special week to have fun with family and friends, pets included.

On the food front, everyone who knows how to store seeds and has a place to store them, make this one of your missions. With the ongoing contamination by the GM/GMO franken-foods, any viable seed will be appreciated and needed in the coming times. As well, preserving the summer bounty of fruits and vegetables by canning, drying and freezing is a wise move.

On the land changes front, Mother Earth is continuing her growth, her needed changes. However, most of the danger comes from the continuing weather wars. As well, artificial manipulations of the land are being done by mad scientists types with their secret, planet-killing tech toys. One is the leviathan machine at CERN, which is 'not' for discovering the so-called "God particle" as is being advertised.

On the really bad news front, behind the scenes there is a gold war between several of the most technically advanced factions of the global elite. For, he/she who controls the vast amounts of gold on planet Earth rules the flow of world commerce and the endless amounts of fiat currency. This is because the uses for gold are far beyond what has been told to the public.

Further, in truth, the world is not broke. There is enough for All. The economic collapse is all a giant fraud, and is simply being used as a means to control humanity.

On the good news front, despite the downside of human nature, which has been amplified by those on the dark side intentionally for age upon age, the GOOD inherent in us all, the good that is the human being, now rises up as never before. Take heed however, and always use discernment in a situation when any good deed is offered. Is it GOOD that is really being offered?

There is a special opportunity with your name on it this week. Even the smallest opportunity will mean a better and brighter future for you.

Trendwise, at this time there are several major splits or schisms taking place in the population. Groups who are fed up with the establishment are forming their own communities, their own tribes, so to speak. One of the future schisms will be between those who are city dwellers and those who refuse to be herded into the cities. Even now, there is no more 'mainstream' in our beloved country. Only a facade remains, and is meant to fool as many as possible, for as long as possible.

This is the week to contact a friend you haven't spoken to for awhile. Catch up and enjoy each other's company.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Legacy in Print!

It’s here! My first-ever ménage and sequel to Belonging is now available in print at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s got mystery, action, excitement, two guys making out and a woman joining in, and one of the guys is a vampire. I always try to give my readers their money’s worth.

I realize Kindle and its kin are the wave of the future, but I really, really, really like print. There’s just something immensely satisfying about holding your novel in your hand and seeing your name printed on the cover. It’s so permanent.

In brief: Colleen Brenner is being stalked by vampires. Wallace and Jeremy, the vampire/human couple from Belonging, offer to help her out. Through the twists and turns of the story she falls in love with them both. Who wouldn’t? I liked these guys so much I had to write another book about them. I love this job.

Serena, if you’re here, I haven’t forgotten about Preacher’s story. I’ll get to it eventually, I swear. Right now, though, something from Legacy’s last chapter sparked another idea, and I’m currently fiddling with that. If anything comes of it, you’ll hear about it here.

Legacy is available in print here: and here:

You can also get Belonging in print from Amazon and B&N. If you prefer to live in the 21st century, both are available as e-books from Amazon, B&N, and at


“Oh. Oh God.” Jeremy clutched at Wallace’s arms to maintain his balance. He glanced at the clock on the wall and swore afresh. “Gus will be here any minute, and I don’t even have dinner started.”

“Gus will run late like he always does, and you know he’s not staying for dinner. I’ll bet you’ve got time for a shower.” He slapped Jeremy’s naked ass. “Go on, go make yourself pretty. We’ll hold down the fort.”

“You’re monsters. Both of you.”

“Just the way you want us, you bat-loving slut. We’re always happy to oblige. Right, sweetheart?”

Colleen wiped her mouth to buy time. “I’ll make dinner. I was planning to anyway.”

“You heard the lady. Go get yourself cleaned up.” Wallace smacked a wet kiss on Jeremy’s cheek. “Better hurry, before we muss you up again.”

“I hate you both,” Jeremy said, though with a sated smile that proclaimed just the opposite. He paused to brush Colleen’s tousled hair away from her face before he tugged his briefs and slacks back up over his hips. He stumbled from the kitchen without bothering to zip up. At the doorway he paused. “Nobody touches anything until you wash your hands.”

“Yes, Mom,” Wallace said. Jeremy made a face at him and headed for the stairs.

“I should clean up, too.” Colleen started to scramble off the floor. Wallace caught her arms and lifted her easily and set her on her feet. “Thanks,” she said, with a little too much heartiness. “I left groceries by the front door. I hope you guys like Swedish meatballs.”

“I’ll tell you what I like.”

His mouth attacked hers like a predator. Colleen stiffened involuntarily, instinctively. Wallace didn’t seem to care. He took his time, fully exploring her mouth, all the places Jeremy’s dick had been only minutes ago. He withdrew at last with a half growl, half chuckle.

“You and Scarecrow,” he rumbled. “Two great tastes that taste great together.”

Taste. She had the taste of Jeremy’s blood on her tongue now, stolen from Wallace’s mouth. “I saw what you did,” she said. “You made him drink your blood.”

“I can’t make him do anything. You should know that by now. He only took a gulp or two, same as I did. We do it all the time.”

“You’re turning him into a vampire.”

“No way. I’d have to drain him for that to happen. A sip every now and then won’t hurt him, and he knows it.” He leered at her wickedly. “In fact, it gets him horny. Want to go surprise him in the shower?”

“Don’t you ever quit?”

“Never. When you quit, you die. I’ve been fighting dead for way too long.” He pulled her more tightly against him. His lips teased a line down her cheek to her neck. He made no attempt to bite down. His hand crept under her blouse and found her nipple through the thin barrier of her bra. Colleen gasped and pressed into his caress.

“This is why I keep going back to chicks,” he murmured. “Dicks are a blast, but sometimes I just miss tits.”

“You’re so deep.”

“Don’t get all self-righteous with me, sweetheart. You’re not any different.” He scraped his teeth along her throat while his hand continued to torment her breast.

Colleen knew she ought to be terrified. She’d just seen him bite and drink from Jeremy. Right now, though, terror of him was the furthest thing from her mind. She made no effort to escape, even when he released her breast and transferred his hand to her thigh. His palm slid brazenly inward and upward, stopping just short of the spot that ached the most for his touch.
She tightened her legs to trap his hand. Without meaning to, she growled aloud.

Wallace answered in kind. His finger pressed against her panty-shielded slit. “I know you, sweetheart,” he rumbled against the pulse in her throat. “I’ve been in your head. There’s a predator inside you. She likes to play with fire. You’re as close to a bat as a breather can get. No wonder Scarecrow’s so hot for you.”

The reference to vampires doused the fire Wallace was playing with. She pushed at his chest. “I should get dinner started.”

He caught her arms. “Stay.”

“Gus is coming over. We need to get ready.”

“I meant when this is over. Stay with us—him. Will you stay with him?”

Taken aback by his intensity, Colleen stumbled over her answer. “You mean live here? With both of you?”

“Forget about me for a minute. Think about him. You care about him, right?”

Care sounded so inadequate when she considered her feelings. “It hardly matters, does it? He belongs to you. He loves you.”

“That’s because he’s an asshole. A stupid, stubborn, human son of a bitch.” He looked away from her to the corner where he’d tossed Jeremy’s shirt. “He’s going to die.”

Monday, July 2, 2012

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ July 2, 2012

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Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #200

The time has come to reclaim your dragon spirit. For, the following month of July will be mind blowing on many levels. To overcome requires a return to what has been called the 'maverick true human', where real freedom is the nectar of your soul.

At this time, the more you tap into your individuality while respecting another individual's rights, the more assistance the angelic realm can provide to you, and also to your loved ones. The Divine will shelter you during the challenges ahead. For, human freedom is the wellspring from which all GOOD on Earth can be created, and is essential to ALL in the universe.

Now, the crash and smash begins, both literally and figuratively. Many of the artificial constructs that have been forced upon humanity by the soulless ones will begin to fall away -- eventually falling away like an avalanche. It will be as if once dirty windows have been cleaned to sparkling.

As well, outdated belief systems become like houses built on sand. Watch these giant piles of sand slip-slide away forever. Then look, as the truth is revealed.

On the paranormal front, beings/entities thought to be the stuff of myth and legend are being seen/discovered by more people at this time. Many of these beings have chosen to remain hidden until these cyclic endtimes. Others will be used by the 'dark powers that be' against humanity on a small scale, the idea being to keep them a secret for as long as possible.

On the personal front, for a lot of us, the upcoming week will be a spooky one as far as paranormal experiences. This is normal. As the cosmic energies increase, everything is breaking loose, making its presence known.

As well, this week is perfect for understanding one another. Great gains can be made by having heartfelt conversations, and by cooperatively looking for solutions to life's everyday problems.

On the AWAKENING front, there will be several colossal events this week that will cause a mass awakening of the people as never before. The depth of the AWAKENING may not be evident at first. What begins as a small vocal tide swiftly changes into a tsunami surging over the entire globe.

On the economic front, the bankster gangster's worldwide con game continues with less and less of 'the people' buying into it. Now many will begin to understand the true nature of money. Slowly, real value -- a product, a skill, a helping hand -- is being rediscovered.

As the economy gradually crumbles into dust, a panorama of possibility opens up. The new currency becomes what you have to offer, and what others have to offer you. Remember, land is wealth. Your relationship to the land, and caring for Mother Earth, is the key to a good future on Earth.

On the truth front, as the slick propaganda continues about so-called 'singularity' or mankind joining with machines, the REVOLT begins full force, and humanity as a whole rises, refusing to be part of this 'sky net' world.

As we move deeper into the Aquarian Age, we 'the people' are in the process of becoming magnificent rainbow beings. We will possess powers only dreamed about. However, the idea of the rainbow human has been co-opted by the elite dark siders. This will be demonstrated by the 2012 Olympics.

On the war front, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM... 'those' in global cabal who want a world war will be causing chaos and situations that grab the presstitute media's spotlight. As usual, lies will be their stock and trade when dealing with the public. Meanwhile, major moves are being made throughout the country, and worldwide, to go against 'the people' using military force.

On the food front, make a huge effort to stock up on the best food you can find. With all the weather changes, and other factors piling up, the food supply will dwindle. Remember preserved foods and bottled water can be a means of barter when necessary.

Once again, make every effort to join with others involved in gardening, farming and ranching -- those who know and love the land. Every basic skill is likely to be needed and wanted as the economy is intentionally driven into the ground, and the new economy rises.

On the land changes front, coming up there are several events on the horizon. With the convergence of timelines occurring, some of the most devastating land changes are being mitigated. However, not all. Soon it will be superstorm after superstorm across the globe, including earthquakes, fire, flooding, and wind.

Also, there have been four giant sunflares within the past forty-eight hours. This space weather as it's labeled, is creating much of the weather havoc on Earth.

On the really bad news front, events are being orchestrated to convince humanity that tyranny is a good thing, and necessary for safety and survival. For, THEY know fear is a mind killer.

On the good news front, at this time, those who have *perpetrated* immoral and/or unlawful crimes of any kind against others, believing the end justifies the means -- or if they believe they have escaped justice -- these perpetrators will now be on the receiving end. They will be cut down by the world they brought about by their actions. This will be happening with greater speed as the year, 2012, comes to a close.

Trendwise, the 'MacGyvers' of the world, and those who know how to fix or make mechanical devices, including pre-electronic cars/trucks, will be needed in the near future, and this need will only escalate. With current cars being priced out of the market for many, and unavailable due to factories moved offshore -- and other draconian measures -- there will be a resurgence in the use of older cars/trucks, farm machinery, etc.

Eventually small factories will emerge as the American spirit rises, then soars like the eagle. There will also be a large market for handmade machine products.

This week take some time to simply lounge and relax. Practice your daydreaming skills, then share with those who will appreciate you.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

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