Beltane Bliss (Pagan Pleasures Book 1)
by Lilliana Rose
Edi Court is training to be a modern-day white witch, her unique ability is healing. Emotionally wounded from her ex, Anto, she has run away from the covenant with a need to heal herself. Following her psychic ability, she finds herself south, along the coast from Melbourne Australia, where she decides to set up her own healing shop, Crystal Sands.
Voltaire is a down to earth guy, a plumber by trade, he believes only what he sees in the physical world. The loss of his mom and sister to breast cancer and his ex, who stole his money and left him with a debt to work off, has caused him to close his heart.
Can Edi stop herself from rescuing another man and landing in deep water? Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, can this be the start of a new relationship between two wounded souls?
Volt must become a believer in the Magiks and allow his heart to heal. And Edi must learn to trust herself again.
Will a non-believer and a believer find love over Beltane?
US – https://www.amazon.com/Beltane-Bliss-Pagan-Pleasures-Book-ebook/dp/B07P6C1K1N
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beltane-Bliss-Pagan-Pleasures-Book-ebook/dp/B07P6C1K1N
By Lilliana Rose
One thing I’ve learned as a writer, is that it’s important to treat myself, as it impacts on my creativity levels and wellbeing. So easy to do, but also so easy for me to forget to do.
“You treat yourself a lot,” a friend said to me recently.
“Well no one else will,’ was my reply.
This is the reality of adult life. Sure, I get gifts at my birthday, Christmas, and throughout the year from family and friends, but it’s the little spontaneous treats that can lift my spirits and help me to be motivated to keep persisting with my creative projects. If I don’t treat myself then it won’t happen. But despite knowing this I also forget to treat myself, or try new treats, or mix it up for myself.
What do I mean by treats? My dog get treats all the time. He gets the same food treat all the time (he has a sensitive belly!) and each time he reacts with surprise, joy, and gratitude. That’s the outcome I’m trying to create within myself. (But I’m not always wanting food treats.)
Part of the key is for me to come up with a treat which is inexpensive, fun and spontaneous. Like when I’m at the supermarket and blueberries are on special and in season. A perfect treat for no reason except that I deserve it. Peonies are in season and their flowery faces call me, so I buy a small bunch and the cheer they provide in my home lasts for days. I walk bare feet along the beach right at the point where the sea wets the sand. I try a new café. I have a bath. I bake myself a banana cake and smear icing on the top, and then I eat it (not all at once!).
There are so many ways I treat myself yet I forget to do it. I get busy, or I’m consumed by deadlines, or I’m exhausted. I’ve got all the excuses but really during these times I’m not in my natural life flow and so I’ve forgotten about me. That’s all right because at some point I’ll remember and I can adjust my pace, re-find my flow, and get back to giving myself the treats. For me that’s part of giving the treat to myself because it shows I’m in the flow of life. I’m relaxed, chilled and I see something that has meaning and will lift my spirit, even if it doesn’t need lifting.
Not only do I forget to treat myself even though I have a variety of ways to spoil myself, the act of rediscovering a treat I’ve not used for a long time is particularly up lifting and rejuvenating for my soul. For instance, recently while on holidays from my day job, feeling unmotivated to write, I decided I’d read even though it was before 9am and reading is what I do in the afternoon. I set my phone to play music and I read. Then I remembered another treat I used to have. Spending the entire day reading. How decadent! A top shelf treat, I’d long forgotten how to reach for – one that’s taken years to remember. Now I’ve remembered this treat in particular I’ll be aiming to do it more often. Like I need an excuse to buy more books!
About the Author:
Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
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