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TBR Love February 2021 With Giveaway!

This TBR Love is part audio with my new podcast—Way I See It: eBooks For Travelers.

In the third episode and to celebrate the month of love, I discuss the historical romance A Love That Never Tires, Book 5 of the Spotless series and a special mention of a story I love that’s finally in print.

Don’t forget to check out the fantastic giveaways on Prolific Works, including my own Unsettled and Settle Down Now Part 1. Download both in this giveaway before 2 March 2021:-D

Click on image to find your next read.

Why eBooks For Travelers? Whether on the move or in armchairs, ebooks are lighter by far and—I believe—more eco-friendly!

As usual, I’ll be concentrating primarily on indie-published eBooks plus on a special mention for YA fans.

Little Known, Highly Recommended

Featured in the podcast e-Books For Travelers episode

Edwardian romance with
modern-minded characters.

More crazy fun in Spotless Series
Book 5

Read my interview with Camilla Monk (with small spoilers) over on my other blog. https://leennanaidoo.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/interview-with-camilla-monk-author-of-the-spotless-series/

Special Mention:

We Are The Fire by Sam Taylor

A YA fantasy with dark elements.

Read my review of We Are The Fire

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Also Highly Recommended

Novels

The Grifter’s Daughter by Duane Lindsey

Dani Logan is keen follow in her legendary dad’s footsteps. He’s an ageing conman who’s known by those in the know for his long cons—elaborately set up scams requiring a team with specialized skills and a big pay out. She’s also hiding from her fiancé, Nick, in a strange game that she hopes will end in a commitment. But that’s not what the story is about.
Dani soon grows bored of the small town she’s chosen as her hideaway. She hatches up a long-con involving valuable books and calls on her father’s old team to help pull it off in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. With so many little details to see to, and having to win the team’s loyalty, Dani has her fun and work cut out for her.
This was a fun and engaging read that’s hard to put down. A great read for lovers or heists and intricate hustlers.

Mad Maggie And The Ancients by Rod Raglin

This was a very interesting and satisfying read—one my mum enjoyed immensely, too.

Take a reputed witch who’s treated for schizophrenia, add in British Colombian First People’s spirituality and settings, and mix in a clash between developers and the local community and you have a very unusual and intriguing background for a romance.
The romance is slow with two very mismatched individuals who grow significantly by the end. The paranormal aspects are handled in a low-key and believable way—magic realism done very well. All in all a very satisfying read despite what the cover may say.

Recommended

Novel

Musk Rain by Terri Branson

A more traditional romance (larger than life alpha male meets feisty and overwhelmed woman) set in Oklahoma. A few points makes this a good, unusual read: cross-cultural marriages and family secrets, Native American religious and divination practices, and the strange and tense situation Phoebe finds herself in after the death of her husband.
With numerous twists and turns in a solid plot, this read will satisfy telenovela fans, romance reading fans, and those looking for a story full of local color.

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Closing The Chapter On Your Twin Flame

So, I’ve thought about addressing this topic for a while, but didn’t as I’d closed this chapter of my life in 2019 and didn’t feel the need–until this Mercury Retrograde. I shared with my patrons about my experience, why I believe I had to go through it and how I came out on the other […]

Tarotscopes May to June 2021

Mercury Retrograde is here! And (in a little channeled message for my Patron’s) it’s going to be quite a ride! Rollercoasters and all that. So, eat healthy and eat lightly. Just saying… And apologies for the late posting. With my new job, it’s getting harder to find the time to do your monthlies on time. […]

A Quick Note About This Month’s Tarotscopes

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, […]

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Valentines Messages For Blog Readers 2021

And so we come to the last of our channeled messages for 2021. These messages are for all who read this blogpost. Perhaps some messages, or all, may resonate with you.

Cupid seems to be continuing his message from the general messages, and others also seem to be echoing similar similar sentiments they’ve already expressed. You may want to read the general messages for all readers, too. Be sure not to miss QuanYin’s message at the end of this post 😀
Happy Valentines Day to you, and may the highest frequencies of love and joy always accompany you!

Cupid

Cupid: Self love

The Love Of Self:
It’s not a short-term exercise, this self-love. And it’s greater than you. You see, when you exercise self-love and kindness, it’s easier to be kind and loving to those around you because it’s changing your energy state—your frequency.
Now, I’m not talking about narcissistic behavior, that’s not real self-love. Narcissism is self-aggrandization caused by a lack of self-esteem which is the opposite of self-love. Because, if you really love yourself, others’ view of you don’t matter.
So, self-love is choosing what’s right for your continued high-frequency vibrations of love. That means long-term choices that are good for your future and environment. And one thing that keeps things healthy for you and others is boundaries. Rethink your boundaries.

Cupid Boundaries

About Love in 2021:
It’s a work in progress—a bit of a roller-coaster. Lots of plot twists. Many singles will be changing statuses. Many married will be renegotiating their roles or boundaries, and those that are just out of relationships will have to take the time to heal (mostly themselves).
This is not the year for rebounds. No-one wants to be one any more because that’s not a loving way to treat oneself or another. Ask me later about rebound signs. For now, love yourself first, then others—like in airline safety videos.

Cupid Rebounds

Juno

Juno self image

Self-image is crucial, but it goes beyond Zoom and online profiles. It’s what you see in your mirror. See Cupid’s self-love messages.
Find others who understand your self-image. They just might understand you in a relationship. That said, look to your health when shopping for new clothes and shoes. It will make you feel better. And if your can’t love your skin, how can you expect your partner to do so. Natural is cheaper, healthier and less time-consuming.
Let your partner love you as you are naturally and it’s less likely you’ll fear losing them in five years time because they’ll love the unique in you. Love the unique in them. This is how one finds True Love.

Juno True love

Mercury

Mercury Long Distance

Write a love letter. Even if you don’t send it, they’ll feel its energy. Long distance love is easier than you think. It just takes a little more maturity and trust and fidelity. If you don’t have all three, stay away from it and leave it to those who do.

Shakti

Shakti Love forks in the road.

Love is a many-pronged thing with many forks in the road. Not all decisions will be easy. It takes awareness and attention to realise your paths are too divergent and even more attention and love from you and your partner to make decisions that make your paths convergent, much less walk the same path together. Look always to the future, not the past, and honour all compromises that make your path together easier and full of love.

Shiva

Shiva Count on love

In times of fear and confusion, love should be the one thing that you can count on. If it’s not, it isn’t love.
Love is not meant to be a burden. If it feels like it, you’re miscommunicating.
Love is meant to bring you joy. If your enter a partnership feeling less than joy, it’s not a loving partnership you’re entering. Make sure your feelings are reciprocated.

Lakshmi

Lakshmi Love enhances

If you’re seeking love, don’t let it be at the expense of everything else in your life. Love is meant to enhance, not take away from you.
Some may love you, but not want to be with you. That is their choice; no use in trying to change it. There are others who’d consider themselves lucky to be with you and love you just as deeply. Why give your full attention to those who are stingy with theirs?

Saraswathi

Saraswathi Pretty words

Pretty words don’t always express pretty feelings. Intention does not equal action and is meaningless until action is made in a positive direction. Let actions speak. Let the true meaning of words be revealed by their underlying energy. Why suffer liars when they only bring suffering? And if you lie to yourself, you have only yourself to blame. Recognise this, let go and move on.

QuanYin

QuanYin Love blossom

Love is a blossom in many states, in many dimensions.
It is easy to focus on one state, one dimension, but this is like a flower blooming with only one petal. It is unbalanced. It is incomplete.
Others have spoken of self-love and self-care and producing good, strong petals but it is still not the whole of an abundant, balanced blossom.
There are many kinds of love: love for humanity, love for the natural world, love for Mother Earth, love for deities and other beings, love for things, love for experiences… A healthy blossom has balance and structure, so do not concentrate on only one or two types of love when there is so much more love in your life and around you to help you blossom into the beautiful Love that you are.
Happy Valentine’s Day. May love in all its forms blossom continuously in your heart.

Looking for more Valentines and Post Valentines messages? Listen to your weekly bonus tarotscope, or watch my Pick-A-Cards on YouTube.

TBR Love and Giveaway!

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 […]

Podcasting on Buzzsprout: Three Months Later, is it Worth it?

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.

Tarotscopes March to April 2021

An interesting two months! In addition to your Romance Angel card, I’ve added my Time Machine Cards–just for fun😀 As we leave the confusion and frustration of Mercury’s Retrograde, there’s a bit more progress, though on fronts you may not be aware of, or had neglected for some time. We’re also setting, or preparing to […]

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General Channeled Messages For Blog Readers

What will you learn? Saraswathi

I did say I’d be sharing more channeled messages with you once all were done. And do we have a lot to process!

This year has been significantly different in the channeled messages received, as well as the types of channeling requested. Valentines Channeled Messages were definitely not in demand. I was the only one to request one. So, here is a wealth of messages channeled–first the ones received in personal messages by those who requested general messages, and then for all who read this blog.
Before we get to our treasures, another difference to the previous years is worth mentioning. Like in my personal Valentines Channeled Letter, a couple of the requests were answered by two deities, though their messages were not blended, like mine were. This may mean that most of us are dealing with more than one major issue now, and/or we have more guides/spiritual patrons/benevolent beings available or able to communicate with us at this time.

Certain themes came up more than once, sometimes from the same deity. Anger, and transmuting it into love or care was one theme, as was expansion of self and perception. Health and well-being was another strong theme, but as most of it was personal and specific to the recipient of the letter, I’ve left most of those messages out.

All in all, a very interesting and enlightening time for us all! I must admit, some of these messages I’m still pondering 😀

And now, on to those channeled messages.

From Personal Messages

Mercury

Perceive your space. Mercury

Perceiving in limited dimensions limits you. Limits Space. Limits Life.
Limits have limited time-spans and your limits are up. Expand your perception.
Perceive your space. Perceive you.

Juno

You are beautiful.

You are beautiful. Let’s keep it that way 😀

Saraswathi

True wisdom. Saraswathi

It is time to let go of wishes that are not yours. This is true wisdom.
It is time to let go of teachings that past their time. This is true wisdom.
It is time to be yourself.

Not all writing needs to be permanent.

We all have different paths in love—some short, some long, and only the unwise don’t see that.

Humour. Saraswathi

It is better that you find the humor before it finds you. This I leave for you to contemplate. Hopefully, with a smile.

Returning to the start does not always offer re-dos. Sometimes, brand new beginnings are healthier, but for whom?

Now, we come to the time of practical application of your innate and accumulated knowledge—the practical application of your hard-won wisdom.

You will learn whatever your choice, but the choice of what you learn (or teach), is up to you once again.

QuanYin

It is time to be still. It is time to be quiet.

Remember at the heart of everything is energy.

Make a list, but not of your goals.
Make a list, but not of your tasks.
Make a list of possibilities. Recognize them. Recognize your true potential is greater than what you currently see.

Remember Fear feels like Excitement, yet true excitement holds no vibrations of fear, only anticipation and curiosity.

Shiva

Warriors can heal. Shiva

Remember, a warrior can heal as well as destroy and protect. And now your warrior self must heal and so help others heal.

After all, anger carries you only so far and, like a steam engine, runs out. But clarity lets you see if it’s the right track for you—all this while healing you and helping those in need. That is the true mark of a noble warrior.
Find your peace. Bitterness is not your way 🙂

For General Blog readers

Shiva

Be strong, but know that strength lies deeper than the physical and mental. It lies in your heart. It’s not the same as courage. Courage is found. Strength is grown. Allow your heart to grow strong.

Lakshmi

Create your own luck. Laksmi

It is time to create your own luck. Only then can I double it 😀 Otherwise, you have zero for me to work on!

Love
Uyour
Created
Kind(ness)

Saraswathi

Remember all that you’ve learnt so far. Then discard the outdated, unkind, unhealthy and short-sighted tenets. It’s time to revise and update your books, theories and working models.

QuanYin

Be not faint of heart. You will see many feints, and a strong heart will show you the truth of actions previously hidden. See with your heart when your mind is confused.

Vesta

Burn the fuel of anger. Vesta

Fires burn brightest when there’s much fuel to burn, much like truth burning the fuel of lies. Let the truth burn away the fuel of your anger.

Cupid

Time to feel love, Cupid

Those who tire of love, tire of life. Those who think love is hard work are right. And, yet love invigorates like no other. Yes, love is contradictory. Understanding and dissecting love that is felt will never make sense to those who only think and imagine what it is to feel it. It’s time to feel love, if only for yourself.

Mercury

Intelligence.Mercury

The Universe is vast, but your intelligence is vaster. Use your intelligence: emotional, mental, artistic…It will vastly improve your life, and of those around you, too.

Juno

Houses. Juno

There is much to do to set our houses right. Start small. Think ahead. Fix things from the bottom up. And ask for help.

And that’s it. Many, many thanks to those who requested channeled messages and granted permission to share parts of their personal messages with you.
There’s much to contemplate, isn’t there?
And if you’re looking for more of those Valentines/Love channeled messages, they’ll be up by Valentines Day 😀

Catch you then.

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Your Weekly Tarotscope + Bonus: 14-20 February 2021

And with that promised bonus on Love and relationships. Enjoy! Listen On: Apple Spotify Stitcher iHeart Radio Deezer Overcast Podchaser Or subscribe to my Patreon for early access, 45 minutes per sign Birthday to Birthday readings, and over 150 downloadable Pick-A-Cards.

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Get Your Channelled Valentines Letter Or General Message

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 😀

May love light your away!

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PAC Video: Where Is This Connection Going?

That big question…

Is this relationship/friendship ever going to happen or progress in the direction you’re hoping for? The cards have some insight.

Timestamps

2010s: 01:38
2000s: 07:55
90s: 14:40

Timestamps above. Please rate this reading below 🙂 Thanks,!

Cards Used

Romance Angels
Time Machine Cards
by Leenna
Gilded Reverie LeNormand

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Tell-tales of Mr Rightly Wrong

This article first appeared on Queentoo Magazine in 2015—my first magazine article sale!

Tell-tales of Mr Rightly Wrong

Blinded by rose-tinted glasses, or mellowed out by good Merlot, it’s often difficult to spot Mr Rightly Wrong until you’re in a little too deep, and he’spawned dependence into your life. Sometimes we ignore little (and some pretty big) tell-tale signs that would otherwise be deal-breakers, just so we don’t have to dine alone.

But dining alone won’t result in the long time regret that only Mr Rightly Wrong would bring.

Here’s ten tell-tale signs that should warn you to make a break for it before it’s too late.

It’s been two years since you’ve introduced him to your dog, two years in which your dog still barks at him every single time.
That doggie sense must be picking up some strange vibes…

Your cat hisses at the space just behind him, no matter where he stands.
That kitty sense must be picking up some seriously bad vibes…

His car is worth more than his house, whichever way you look at it.
Not a man you want to be depending on in the future.

He quotes religious text at you with a disapproving eye whenever you voice your own opinion but he never once (to your knowledge) practices what he preaches unless he gets acclaim and bragging rights for years.
Selfish hypocrites are never fun, quite the opposite.

He never gets your jokes.
Do you really want to be minutely explaining every single joke you tell; only to be rewarded with an insincere smile, fake giggle or blank stare?

He thinks he’s smarter than you in every way.
Oh yeah? Who thought shipping sand to Timbuktu was a good idea, uh? We’ll say no more except for: Respect.

You remind him of his mother.
Ohhkay…let’s not go there.

When it comes to friends and family, he never supports you in debates and arguments, nor does he defend you from unjust behaviour.
You can’t count on him. Not now, not in the future, not when the aliens invade. He’ll be the first to sell you out to save his own skin.

He drives like a maniac, delighting in your screams of terror and exhortations to slow down.
This guy is an accident waiting to happen—a serious, painful one with scars that will take too long to fade, if ever. Besides, death from old-age is more your thing.

He’s a tattle-tail and a gossip.
Every private thought, conversation and action of yours will be fodder for his social media accounts. It would probably be more fun being stalked by the FBI or CIA. At least they won’t gossip about your life.

There you have my totally subjective top ten.
Have I forgotten a major tell-tale? Put down that glass of Merlot and let us know.

If you like this, you may also like How Not To Meet The Man Of Your Dreams 😀

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8 Channeled Love Letters: Is one Yours?

I finally got around to channeling love letters. These are for your entertainment and enlightenment and are a part of my video reading in two parts.
These are quite specific readings and letters, so take what resonates or be inspired to write your own to the one you love. Maybe, you’ll even hit send this time 😀

Below are the channeled love letters in their entirety. On the videos, you’ll get a further mini-reading on the situation between the two of you or the dynamic between you and your future partner.

Choose your crystal for channeled love letters Leenna naidoo

Choose your crystal if you haven’t come here from the YouTube video, and scroll down to your letter. Read it and take some time to process them. I was both delighted and shocked to see so all eight have distinct energies and messages. Whatever you get from the letters and the readings, I hope it helps you see your person in a new light and helps your relationship grow stronger, or helps you understand what your person/future person will find most amazing about you.

Enjoy and may love and understanding grow!

Channeled love letter for amethyst
Amethyst Love Letter. See Part 1 of the video for your mini read.
channeled love letter wood
Wood Love letter. See Part 1 of the video for your mini-reading.
channeled love letter Acorn
Acorn Love letter. See Part 1 of the video for your mini-reading.
channeled love letter sapphire
Sapphire Love letter. See Part 1 of the video for your mini-reading.
Rose Quartz channeled love letter
Rose Quartz Love letter. See Part 2 of the video for your mini-reading.
channeled love letter green tourmaline
Green Tourmaline Love letter. See Part 2 of the video for your mini-reading.
Channeled love letter lace agate
Lace Agate Love letter. See Part 2 of the video for your mini-reading.
honey calcite channeled love letter
Honey Calcite Love letter. See Part 2 of the video for your mini-reading.
Video Part 1
Video Part 2

Additional Love Letter

Preview of Your Weekly Tarotscope: 31 Jan to 6 Feb 2021

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Valentines Letter 2021 From Shakti And Juno

This year, my channelled 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:

eBook For Travelers 2–The Americas

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. As usual, I’ll be concentrating primarily on indie-published eBooks. […]