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Monday, June 27, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
A parallel universe is a separate reality coexisting with one’s own. They branch off from ours. Physicist Brian Greene says recent discoveries in physics and astronomy points to the idea that our universe may be one of many universes populating a grander multiverse. The key to understanding these multiverses comes from string theory.
Now I’m not going to bore you with this whole string theory, scientific, mathematical jargon that will make your head spin. The point is, there's a good possibility other universes exist.
In Dark Spirits, Carrie tells Paige and Nathan about the “old one” telling her there are portals to other dimensions on earth. Scientists believe the earth only possess twelve-dimensional doorways, but Nathan knows they’re wrong. There are more than a dozen. He then decides to go into detail with Carrie about it and this is what he says: “When the electromagnetic process of the earth creates a distortion in those areas and the connecting lines of the electromagnetic force activate, the portal opens, allowing whatever is on the other side in.” There’s a reason why I wrote that into the story, but of course, you’ll have to follow the trilogy and read The Devil’s Third to find out. :)
As most of you know, I grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal world, and parallel universes was a subject we talked about around the dinner table. I think that’s why I’m so interested in it. I don’t know if they exist; however, I believe there’s a good possibility they do.
Life is a mystery, and if we keep an open mind and believe that anything is possible, one day we might be able to uncover something that can change our world and us forever.
Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? I guess that would depend on the situation. We once thought the earth was flat and now we know it’s not. I think we have an innate need to advance ourselves. With that said, if the earth doesn’t get demolished by outside forces such as a meteorite or we don’t destroy ourselves, I think eventually we’ll discover things that will answer some of our deepest questions. But until then, all we can do is speculate and allow our imagination to run wild on the possibilities that have been hovering in the minds of mankind for thousands, if not millions of years.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
by Ruth Silver
Released: June 15, 2016
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
At seventeen, Aria Stone has broken the laws of her kingdom by refusing to come to court and offer herself as a courtesan. When guards storm Aria's house and murder her mother, she is drugged and dragged from her home, taken to the royal palace. Aria must accept her fate: be chosen by a prince of Brayleigh or die.
Prince James is third in line for the throne and forced to follow and obey his father's rule. King Gideon is known for running the country and his household with a strict hand. When the prince discovers the young woman brought in by the royal militia, she peaks his interest, and his desire to bring her to his harem.
Aria awakens at the palace and is forced to strip down and bare herself to the king and his four sons. Humiliation is just the beginning of her journey to survive.
In a tale of murder, heartbreak, lust, and betrayal, Aria must come to terms with the life forced upon her, just as a prince of Brayleigh must recognize his power to change a corrupt system and discover the world outside of their kingdom.
Recommended for readers 16+
Aria sneered at James. “Tell me you don’t believe it.” Emeralds, people with green eyes, were known to be power and money hungry. Did James think that about her? It was not true. No part of the belief system created to destroy the world in genocide was true. How could James think of her like that? She may not be easy or pleasant at times, but she wasn’t what the enemy said.
James shifted in his seat. “Of course not, but you are trouble. I can see it in you, the rebellious streak. My father will beat it out of you if you are not careful.”
She did not let his words hurt her. They were mere threats. King Gideon did not have to know of her struggle or her disloyalty to the crown. “So what? I’m supposed to pretend it doesn’t bother me that he ordered the execution of my mother and dragged me from my home, drugged me, stripped me naked, and stole my freedom? No part of what you and your father are doing is okay.” Did he not see the problem or was he too blinded by the gems and riches that he was given?
James grimaced. “I am sorry about your mother. I can’t change our world, but I can protect you here. If you will let me.”
Aria stood. The longer she spent time with James the faster he seemed to be growing on her nerves. “I don’t need your protection.” She thought August or Henry would have been a poor choice to be paired with as a courtesan, but James seemed to be the winner in pissing her off. She would have been happier not discussing her life, pretending to be another girl like Lucie or Adalyn.
“Where are you going?” James asked. He stood and followed after her as she headed inside.
“Back to my room. Which is where?” Aria asked, feeling turned around. Aria hadn’t learned the halls of the palace. It wasn’t as though she was freely allowed to explore the area.
James reached for her arm, pulling her closer, his hand grazing her hip as he leaned in to kiss her.
How dare he! The nerve of him. She elbowed him away, forcefully, before smacking him across the face. “Do not dare touch me ever, without my permission!”
About the Author:
About the Author:
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time.
She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.
Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.
She currently also writes adult romance novels under the name Allison West.