I'm a writer, blogger, tarot reader and designer. I'm also a CRES editor for the Myths Legends And Fairy Tales Department. I self-publish and have most of my eBooks on Apple, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Googleplay, Scribd, and other eBook stores, as well as through selected libraries. More of my audio tarotscopes are on https://www.patreon.com/LeennaNaidoo, search term tarotscopes on my Patreon page.
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As you can see, after a long time, I’m running late with your bi-monthly tarotscopes for what is going to be an interesting May and June 2021. I working on them and will do my best to have them up as soon as possible. So, check back in week or two and in the meantime, […]
This TBR Love is part audio with my new podcast—Way I See It: eBooks For Travelers. In the fourth episode, I discuss the some of the books in the Dead In The Water Mystery and Thriller Giveaway. Don’t forget to check out the fantastic giveaways on Prolific Works, including my own Situation No Win sample […]
On the morning of my first upload, I created the podcast channel complete with branded artwork, filled in the deets with the descriptions, categories etc., then went to the big green upload button and marvelled at how quickly my audio loaded. It was all done in less than 10 minutes. That was the Friday. I scheduled my first episode for that Saturday morning—less than 24 hours.
In which I’m asked to reconsider certain definitions and expectations, and a reminder that I’ve already experienced unconditional love from four amazing beings.
This year, my channeled Valentines Letter was quite different in that I received a blended message from the goddesses Shakti and Juno. I was a little confused and was trying to process these two seemingly very different energies when this came through:
No kidding! Fortunately, most of the message was very positive and about love. As in previous years, letters kept to a main theme. This year, for me, it’s Merging. And suddenly the blended message and energies begin to make a lot more sense! I love how my guides and the universe conveys these themes 😀 Without getting into personal detail, here’s what else came through, some of which I think (and hope) will resonate with some of you.
This, as mentioned before, is the main theme for my love year. I like that merging includes expanding and not contracting, and that it’s not sacrificing my self-growth in order to experience love or vice versa. But that’s not all that was said about merging.
This was extremely interesting to me. I knew they were referring to my past lives. Thinking back on past live regressions and meditations, I can see what they mean and why my soul might be reluctant to risk marriage even though my heart desires it. I was a little disappointed at first as I’ve been clearing and disconnecting and de-cording from past lives, people and experiences for so long that I thought there was no more I could do. Then I realized that Shakti and Juno were asking me to redefine my concept and interpretations of marriage and all that my soul believes it would bring. It looks like a good way of exploring marriage as a merging, instead of a loss of identity and independence.
There is no more waiting for you or by you.
I love this! I’ve been waiting to hear this forever! It’s about time, right? And if they had mentioned patience and Divine Timing one more time…But they didn’t, so this makes for my favorite part of the letter 😀
Wow! They’re right. I do. I’ve been working on not dishonoring myself to be more popular. It’s harder than I thought, but at least I’m aware if I’m about to do that and of the possible consequences. I’m in the process of deleting my FB account. That’s a huge step in honoring myself instead of what society thinks a writer’s platform should look like. I’m feeling hugely liberated and attuned more to my authentic self. It’s opening space to expand my commitment to my writing and what that should look like. I’ll still be on Twitter, but I like leaving those short notes and it feels more like me than FB posts. So, no. I won’t be meeting my guy via FB or other social media. That’s so not me.
…Give thanks to the doggies for all their love and test-running of what harmonious and loving relationships look like—of how unconditional love hurts and how quickly it heals those hurts.
I love this as well, and it’s so true. I’ve been blessed to have the love of four exceptional doggies—none my own and two I didn’t spend all that much time with—all doggie nephews and nieces. It’s not that all doggies love me, but the Big Black Shuck, Ms Snarky, SeeSee and the Little White Doggie have all shown me what unconditional love looks and feels like. It’s forgiving the Big Black Shuck for deconstructing things or biting his sister, and his undying affection despite my scolding and being so strict with him over biscuits. It’s the easy togetherness and understanding of sublime things with Ms Snarky, and the fun exuberance and deep compassion of Miss SeeSee. And it’s the misunderstanding with the Little White Doggie when I carried the Kinda-Big-White doggie (his partner) more than him. Yes, I got the stink-eye and the I’m-hurt-to-the-core-and-how-could-you speech, until the little doggie realized I was only carrying the kinda-cute-but-absolute-bully to give him a rest. The Little White Doggie took just a day to understand and even attempted to rescue my slipper to show we were all good! So, yes, huge thanks and love to the doggies.
I’m still pondering the first part of this message. I guess I have to weigh some of that merging and expansion against my life path and decisions in the future. The second part I got at once. I’d carried so much baggage that wasn’t my own (an empath’s burden) that it took me a long time to clear myself of others’ energy, draining of my energy (the can-you-just-do-that-for-me’s and, of course, it’s never just once) and baggage dumped on me. I don’t have to do that any more, unless I really, really want to! Also, I think it means that if I travel soon, or at all, that I should only carry light bags that I can walk with from one end of a terminal to the other without feeling I’ve run an 80-mile marathon.
Ah, yes…I’m happy and looking forward to this merging and expanding in love. Thank you, Shakti and Juno!
This TBR Love is part audio with my new podcast—Way I See It: eBooks For Traveler. In the second episode I discuss three books from series I’m currently enjoying, including more about Native Bones mentioned in my December TBR post as well books by Iris Chacon.
Why eBooks For Travelers? Whether on the move or in armchairs, ebooks are lighter by far and—I believe—more eco-friendly!
Death Valley Mysteries by Melissa M Garcia Stranger and Next Of Kin
Stranger (Book 1) was an unusual, atmospheric read for me. The characters were revealed gradually and the animosity and empathy between detective Stellar and ex-convict Alex was intriguing. The plot twists and turns in an engrossing way, while the ending was both satisfying and memorable. I highly recommend Stranger.
So, I was excited to read Next Of Kin a few months later. The story works well, even as a standalone, the crimes are horrific, and the mystery engaging. However, as the story unfolds and draws closer to the reveal of the killer or killers, the plot unravels. This might be partly because the story starts to set up the next book and then continues to do so until the last word. In doing so, I think it weakens the initial plot significantly. Nevertheless, most of the characters are still interesting and Stellar’s moral dilemmas grow even more conflicting. I would have liked to have seen more character development in Alex this time, like when she meets Stellar’s mother. Perhaps, Garcia intended exploring Alex’s character growth more in the next book. I don’t recommend this book as highly as Stranger, but it’s still worth a read if Stellar, Alex and the town appeal to you.
The Absolver by Gavin Reese (a Prequel to the Saint Michael Thriller series) This an almost stereotypical missionary tale set in a poverty-stricken parish in Colombia. Despite the moral questions and usual depictions of the Roman Catholic church and themes of faith vs justice and the refusal to listen to the ever more disenfranchised, this is a good, well written crime read.
The plot holds together well with intelligence and, by the end, doesn’t leave you with a feeling a loss of faith in humanity. The characters were strong, especially our anti-hero priest, as was the setting that doesn’t flinch in showing the realities of surviving in such neighborhoods. A very good short read, in my opinion.
Happy reading! Let me know what’s on your TBR or what you recommend for readers interested in the Native Americas.
It’ that time of year again when I offer my patrons and blog-readers a free channeled Valentines Letter from one of the deities I work with. For 2019 and 2020, I hosted this feature on my writer’s blog, but now I think it’s time to move it here.
This will the third year running that we’ve offered this, and looking back I’m still blown away by the wisdom and group messages that have come through since 2019. Have a look at last year’s Valentine’s Messages for us all. Many thanks to those whose requests for letters and messages brought out these pearls of light for us all!
Previous letters and channeled messages posts are on my other blog:
This year Angus Ogg and Vesta will not be writing us back. Instead, Shiva and Juno are available instead, so I think many of whom will be requesting letters have concerns about marriage and safe, long-term relationships this year 🙂 Cupid ranted to me in a poem this week, so I’m especially eager to see what he has to say to us singles besides his message in that poem 😀 Stay tuned for it. I’ll be posting a link in February.
Like last year, I’d like to offer those not interested in Valentines and love issues the General Channeled Messages. I’m prioritising letters in this way: my patrons, essential services/health-workers, then other blog-reader requests. I’ll only be accepting the first ten requests from this post.
How it works
1) Fill in the form below to request a channeled message or Valentine’s Letter. The message and the letters will be answered randomly in a meditation by one of the following: QuanYin, Cupid, Mercury, Juno, Shiva, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. There’s an off-chance that you may get a message from Shakti or Grandfather Time. I can’t tell you beforehand who will respond to your request. If, in the unlikely event, I receive no message or letter for you, I’ll do a mini tarot-reading for you instead.
2) Indicate on the form if you’ll allow me to share anonymously some of your messages in posts as I’ve done in previous years.
3) If you’ve requested a Valentine’s Letter, I’ll email it to you on Valentine’s Day. If you’ve requested a General Message, I’ll email it to you as soon as I have your message ready.
4) I’ll be taking requests until 2 February 2021.
5) Once I’ve emailed all the letters and messages, I’ll share some of the messages that most stood out to me in a post on this blog.
Request Your Channelled Letter Or Message
I can’t wait to see what this year’s messages will be 😀
Woah! 2021 is here! And while it may not be starting off in the most optimistic or predictable way, neither did 2012 and 2000—the previous years (I can remember) that most resemble the type of changes we’re been experiencing.
While I can’t say 2012 was my favorite year, 2000 is one of those I’ll always cherish! So, personally, I’m staying very, very optimistic about 2021 and beyond—especially with Father Time (ol’ Saturn) and everyone’s favorite celestial benevolent uncle (ol’ Jupiter) talking to each other again—this is time to expand, in particular your mind and possibilities! Let’s be honest, after over nine whole months of practicing these very things during lockdowns, we should be very good at this now.
But as usual it’s a mixed bag of news for most signs. Avoid them ol’ circles. If Saturn and Jupiter can move forward, so can you!
Happy 2021, and Age Of Aquarius! Except for my ol’ friend who’s still waiting on the Age Of Taurus! Never mind, your news is still good, El Toro!
PS. Scroll down to the end to get the links for your weekly tarotscopes and for my special offer to new Patrons 😀
A bumper post to make up for one I missed. I intended posting about some of these in November and didn’t! This TBR Love is part audio with my new podcast—Way I See It. In the first episode featuring eBooks For Travelers, I discuss three books from series I’m currently enjoying. And as it’s a vacation time for most, I’m adding a few more recommendations that I meant to tell you about, too.
Why eBooks For Travelers? Whether on the move or in armchairs, ebooks are lighter by far and—I believe—more eco-friendly!
Spotless Box Set by Camilla Monk (available on most eBook vendors including Apple Books). Previously featured here, and soon to be featured again once I’ve gotten my hands on the last book of the series 😀
Novel Shrouded (science fiction romance) Frances Pauli I confess, I was more intrigued by the cover than by the blurb as alien-themed romances aren’t really my thing. To my pleasant surprise, the story engaged me from Chapter 2. The Shrouded are an interesting culture contrasted against the morally corrupted world. I loved the whole idea of The Shroud and the navigation system. The plot-twists were at times predictable and at others very surprising and satisfying. The romance is well handled and believable. So, if you’re looking for a classic feel romance set on a mysterious, isolated planet with no superhuman powers—just a wise crystal—I highly recommend this read 🙂
Novel Scratch Deeper (crime thriller) Chris Simms This police procedural set mostly in Manchester, England, is fill of surprising twists and candor. The tension is expertly manipulated so it’s maintained to the end. Relationships also grew and changed in interesting ways and most characters are well drawn and engaging. The terrorist plot and attitudes of those in charge of the officers investigating is, sadly, all too believable. Iona Khan makes for a wonderfully tenacious investigator, one you know who—with the aid of her friend, Jim—will continue scratching deeper until they unearth the truth and perpetrators. A highly satisfying read.
Novel Native Bones (crime, small town mystery) Mark Reps This murder mystery, set in a small town in Arizona, USA, is the fifth in a series. I haven’t read any others in this series, but found it a satisfying standalone. Though my early guess as to who the killed was proved right, the characters and the quirks of this small county and Reservation proved addictive. The plot is well structured and pieces of superstition, belief, traditions and inter-cultural interactions make for a good weekend read. However, there were times when the repetition of some information proved a little annoying. Nevertheless, crime lovers and small town mystery lovers, as well as the modern Western readers, will want to give this story a look-see.
Novella Come On, Steal The Noise (Holiday, crime, humor) Adam Maxwell One of those quirky, fun reads, this makes for a different holiday read. Set in a country hotel in England over the festive weekend, Zoe needs to retrieve a cassette from a hacker for her employer. Her colourful gran, and her repressed sister are her cover which makes for some hilarious moments. Very, very British in its humour and look at festivities (yes, Slade is mentioned) this story is a great, light-hearted fill-in before and during the holiday period. Particularly, if you’re snowed in, or stuck with family dramas.
Have you read any of these books yet? What did you think? That’s all for this month. Happy reading!
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So, I’ve been working on getting out my first box-set of stories out before the end of 2020. With the technical bugs that had to be sorted out on the epub, I had some time to finally mess around on Blender and get a video on the book out!
It’s my first video in forever (the last I edited video was on iMovie back in the early 2000s) so it was a steep learning curve.
Thanks to the tutorials by Ducky 3D and Blender, it wasn’t too difficult (just time consuming) to get back into the vid-ed seat 😀
I created the map visuals on GIMP and am so chuffed that both programs work so harmoniously together without crashing my system! Interesting fact, I also created the 3D box image on GIMP. More about that in another post.
Next stop, animation! But only when I have the time:-(
Check out the video (and the book just published today) and let me know what you think. Is it too long? Would you watch it to the end?
Thanks, and happy creating!
PS. Routes To Love will be at a special price with $2 off from mid December 2020 to early February 2021.