October 19, 2014

Mysterious Romania (VI) Official Hush-Hush on Hallucinatory Discovery

Part One
Şurianu Mountains, (regional Şureanu), situated in the Alba county, an area interesting both to sports lovers and to paranormal fans. They belong to Romania's Parâng range in the Southern Carpathians. Nowadays it is the newest ski area in the country with beautiful slopes surrounded by wild, breathtaking scenery.

Sureanu  holds secrets

Well, I’m not going to speak about skiing but about an intriguing event, a controversial discovery, that led to many hush-hush actions. During the 90s, the Ministry of Public Works decided to conduct some research in the Orastie Mountains. A vast archaeological project. Some people say that the aim was to  establish, more accurately, the origins of the Romanians within the Carpathian system and also for a better understanding of the fortification  and living system of the people at that time. There are, in fact, two versions of what led to a great discovery and as great  a cover up of it.
Hallucinatory discovery
In fact, people say, that all began with a simple archaeological site on the slope of the mountains. The diggings have just begun when a  young worker dislodged some boulders that started falling over him. Hearing the man’s cry the archeologist leading the research ran to him. The man was safe but the dislodged rocks revealed an entrance to an underground room.
 Cave secret
 Both men entered the cave and discovered  a ventilation area that lead to a passage. Enlarging the passage they reached another room, so tall that they could walk easily along it. Beautiful glittering came from the ceiling, the professor taking it to be crystals or flakes of Mica, a mineral. Walking ahead, the two men reached a vertical wall with an opening in it. Through the opening they heard a sound like a remote thunder. The feeling of powerful energy coming through that opening was so frightening that the professor had no courage to advance further. He decided to study the room they were in, using the lantern he had with him. The place was extremely clean. No speck of dust or  no pebbles. They advanced along another ramification of the tunnel. They were already at about three hundred meters away from the entrance and thirty meters deep. The descent was mild and they went five hundred meters deeper. They reached a kind of crossroads and followed the larger tunnel. 
 Gold patterned walls
Going closer to the wall the archaeologist studied it. To his bewilderment,  he discovered the wall was made of massive gold. The same was valid for the ceiling. He asked the young man to pinch him as he imagined he was dreaming. The tunnel went slowly to the left and they advanced some hundred meters more and saw a bluish light that seemed to flow from the ground. The further they walked the powerful the light became. The archaeologist also noticed something he’d never seen or knew existed on Terra: the run of gold had an unusual form. It is known that, esoterically,  massive gold deposits are to be found in areas where people's spirituality reached a high level. And here we have a whole mountain of gold.
 Mysterious inscription
Another thing they saw there was a  kind of writing on something looking like the Egyptian papyrus. Thousands of unknown letters and signs. The writing was analyzed both in Romania and three famous universities in the world. It seems the writing said :
KR – IO; SAL-MOS, AICI ESTE VESNIC, LUMILE SE IMPREUNA. The Italic words are in the most pure Romanian language ( here is forever, the worlds come together). The translation offered by a French institute for the first part seems to be "I am Cronos”, "I am the Time". Another part of the text was older than this  I displayed here, and couldn’t be translated. As if more people belonging to different times added words to it. The bewildering inscription that was translated  is around  three thousand years.The question remains, how old was the part that couldn't be translated?
Strange planet kidnaps worker
Anyway, the professor and the boy reached a place with a large table surrounded by seven high thrones. All made of gold. Behind the larger throne, at the head of the table, they found a space with the form of an ellipse.  Throwing a glance through it, it was as if they looked to another planet through the porthole of a spaceship. Only that it was no porthole, no window. It was like looking in a  deep well. Getting to the edge of the ellipse the professor had a dizzy spell and retreated not before catching sight of an awesome view. A distant planet with formations looking like those on Terra seen from the Moon.  The planet  had a combination of blue light and shades of yellow and orange. He also noticed  a kind of funnel getting up to the place they were accompanied by increasing light.  The professor got scared and stepped back. After he recovered from the spell of dizziness he saw the digger, who had accompanied him, on the brink of the ellipse and stepping inside. The radiance decreased little by little.while the funnel went to that odd planet carrying with it the man. Then the funnel started coming back towards the professor, the brightness increasing again.
To Be Continued

October 16, 2014

Guest Promo (LXIII)

It's my pleasure and honor to host the American author and dear friend Paulette Mahurin, winner of several awards for her novel The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. Today she shares with us her latest release

                                        His Name Was Ben

Hearing the words “it’s cancer,” threw Sara Phillips’ life into chaos, until an unexpected turn of events and a chance encounter with a stranger changed everything—his name was Ben. Based on real events, Ben and Sara discover that when all else fails, healing can come in the most unexpected ways. Chilling and heart wrenching, His Name Was Ben is a triumph over the devastating circumstances and fear experienced when faced with a terminal illness. In this narrative,the power of love conquers shadows and transforms the very nature and meaning of what it is to be fully alive. From the award winning, best-selling author of, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, comes a story filled with soul and passion that will leave the reader thinking about it for days after the last page is closed.

Paulette Mahurin lives with her husband Terry and three dogs, Max, Bella, and Lady Luck in Ventura County, California. She grew up in West Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where she received a Master’s Degree in Science.
While in college, she won awards and was published for her short-story writing. One of these stories, Something Wonderful, was based on the couple presented in His Name Was Ben, which she expanded into this fictionalized novel in 2014. Her first novel, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, made it to Amazon bestseller lists and won awards, including best historical fiction of the year 2012 in Turning the Pages Magazine.
Semi-retired, she continues to work part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in Ventura County. When she’s not writing, she does pro-bono consultation work with women with cancer, works in the Westminister Free Clinic as a volunteer provider, volunteers as a mediator in the Ventura County Courthouse for small claims cases, and involves herself, along with her husband, in dog rescue.
Profits from her books go to help rescue dogs.

Snippets of reviews received:
“Paulette Mahurin compassionately renders an insightful tale about love and life in the moment, when a moment is all there is. Both ordinary and extraordinary, Sara and Ben kept me up at night rooting for them, as did Mahurin of course, a writer of exceptional heart, for her tender and wise depiction of love against all odds. A rare pleasure, His Name WasBen is not to be missed.”—Lee Fullbright, author of The Angry Woman Suite  
“Against the biggest of obstacles a couple can face, the positive message is that it is never too late to start living.” –Christoph Fischer author of Sebastian.




October 14, 2014

Guest Promo (LXII)

book blast 
sensual contemporary Western romance

Getting It Right


Christi Williams

Last of a long line of agrarian witches, Selene

Pertunda thinks she will never meet the right man...until with the help of a

little magic, she finds Beck McNeal.

Named for the Goddess of Desire, can she dream of lasting happiness with only one man?
 Selene Pertunda has no trouble attracting a man. She just can’t seem to
find the right one. From abusive husband Robert to tattooed bad boy lover
Kevin, Selene draws men to her like bears to her honeypot. The problem is that none of them proves to be a good fit.
 Sure she will never find a shared happiness, Selene has no way to suspect
she’s drawn the attention of a powerful goddess. So she scoffs at the idea that
the handsome man who begins to  play a large part in her life could be her
destiny.  After all, what could worldly, educated Beck McNeal want with a
small-town girl like Selene?

 Selene and Beck try to their best to resist the inexplicable mutual magnetism flaring between them. But can two ordinary people avoid the decree of the Goddess of Desire?

Getting It Right

is the first novel-length work in the Wyoming Series of contemporary romances by Christi Williams.

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Other books by Christi Williams:

   "To the One I Never Forgot" is a short story that launched the Wyoming Series. Gianna and Zack were too young for love when they were separated. Now, all grown up, can Gianna be reunited with the one she never forgot?

   Christi Williams is also the author of two novels and a novella in the Hawk Point Romances series. Take a Chance on Love is the story of the chance encounter of widow Chancie de Leur and hot Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Micah Taylor. Perilous Promises is Perris and Noah Dalton's story of recovery from breast cancer and the effort to revive their formerly
wonderful marriage. The novella Clay's Quest is the tale of a hot Wyoming cop who comes up with a wacky plan to save his marriage when he just won't accept that his beautiful wife wants to find someone else to father her baby.

Christi writes sensual, entertaining love stories of unforgettable modern Western men and women. Readers say...Sensual: "Taken a touchy subject and made it heartfelt and humorous, but she's made it H.O.T.!!" Humorous: "Cracked me up!" Love: "To be loved like that!" Stories: "Character driven fiction."

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Getting It Right

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