Friday’s CWTR: Every woman should embrace her inner goddess

Goddess-Awakened-MEDCWTR: No, it’s not an acronym for an arcane operating system or a clandestine bureaucracy; rather, it’s my shorthand for new books I Can’t-Wait-To-Read (CWTR). And today I’ve got one that will put you in a heavenly mood, ready for a long weekend of reading…

The Goddess Connection Book 1 – Goddess, Awakened by Cate Masters

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.

A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.

Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.

The Goddess Connection Series

Every woman should embrace her inner goddess. What’s your connection?

In each novel of The Goddess Connection series, the heroine is somehow connected to a goddess. Her lifelong quirks will become strengths once she finds her true place in the world, and accepts herself for who she really is.

And in each, the heroine is encouraged to embrace her inner goddess. And the hero treats her like one! As it should be for every woman.

And be sure to check out the book trailer.

goddessad2About the Author

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company.

Excerpt

In starting her life over, Joss had expected some resistance, even some trouble, but not this. The bedroom floor boards trembled beneath her golden-slippered feet. Tendrils of an unseen power curled upward from deep within the ground, tingling through her toes. She paused to steady herself, then continued to put the finishing touches on her costume. The tremors grew into rumbles and their hum seeped beneath her skin. When their tiny wisps twined through her mind, she clenched her hands. Enough. Go away.

Thick as starlight on a clear summer’s eve, sweet as the lavender blossoms she had yet to plant, energy whooshed up through the cracks of the worn wood and out into the October night.

She gripped the bureau until it passed, the vibrations rolling over her in lessening waves. Bubbly, effervescent waves. “Third time tonight, Taz.” Each departure took longer, and more of the essence remained.

When the dog whined, she stroked his fur. “Don’t worry, it won’t hurt you.”

Even if tonight the waves were palpable enough to make her hairs stand on end. Oh, no, please.

Nothing could ruin tonight. More than a party, this event would determine her future. And after three years of grief, she’d never allow anything to trap her in its clutches again.

Book Giveaway and Markets for Myth-Lovers

 

Win an ebook of Playthings of the Gods (Drollerie Press, 2011).

You can enter the ebook drawing in two ways: 1.) leave a comment, along with your email address, on this post by March 1 OR 2.) subscribe to Word Crushes by March 1. A winner will be chosen at random with the help of Random.org.

From the publisher: “Forget what you think you know about Greek Mythology. The Gods are back—if they ever left—and this time they’re using our modern world as their playground. Enjoy fourteen stories that take you from deity-inhabited skyscrapers to cobwebbed, gated manors atop a hill, and everywhere in between.”

And if you’d like to write your own story based on mythology, legends, or fairy tales, then check out these markets for older teens through adults:

Drollerie Press

Cabinet Des Fees: A journal of fairy tales

Dante’s Heart

Enchanted Conversation: A fairy tale magazine

Quail Bell Magazine

Wicked East Press (scroll down to Twisted Fairy Tales)

Know of any other markets for myth-lovers? Then leave me a comment with the publication’s name and URL and I’ll add it to the list.