Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy New Year!

Read them, write them, buy them, borrow them, lend them, review them, recommend them… love them! Wishing you all another year of great books! Advertisements

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Smashwords Christmas Sale

Dec. 25 to January 1 Thousands of free or discounted books  at the Smashwords Store. Among them is my romantic and hot Once Upon a Night https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/776280

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Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas and joyful New Year! Happy reading and writing!

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Dragons – the mythical ancestors of Slavs

Some people believe they could trace their ancestry to Charlemagne; some used to believe they were descendants of dragons. South Slavic heroes, great warriors and sometimes noblemen were thought to be of dragon blood. Dragon (“zmay”) in South Slavic mythology … Continue reading

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The Vampire I Loved

Vampire proper, the Slavic vampire from my previous post, seems to be the progenitor of the entire fictional vampiric race. A piece of documented  history: The first recorded mention of the word “vampire” dates from 1672. In a small village on … Continue reading

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Vampire — the origin of a myth

Myths and legends about blood suckers are known in many ancient civilizations such as Egyptian, Mesopotamian and South American, but one of the most famous such creatures – a vampire – originated in Slavic mythology. Its heritage has been preserved … Continue reading

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Vila – the eternal mythological adolescent

Probably the most poetic beings in Slavic mythology are the vilas, creatures that lived away from people, in forests or near rivers. Immortal, always young, always females, vilas were known for their beauty, grace and magical powers. River vilas, forest vilas, … Continue reading

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