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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Eva Gordon's Crazy Alphabet : Letter E is for Epic list of European Words for Werewolf

E is for Epic European list of the word Werewolf in various European Languages

You have probably seen this list before, but I wanted to post it to show how universal the concept of the werewolf happens to be.

 Albania (oik) , France (loup-garou), Greece (lycanthropos), Spain, Mexico (hombre lobo), Bulgaria (valkolak), Turkey (kurtadam), Czech Republic/Slovakia (vlkodlak), Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia (vukodlak / вукодлак), Russia (vourdalak , оборотень), Ukraine (vovkulak(a), vurdalak(a), vovkun, перевертень), Croatia (vukodlak), Poland (wilkołak), Romania (vârcolac, priculici), Macedonia (vrkolak), Scotland (werewolf, wulver), England (werewolf), Ireland (faoladh or conriocht), Germany (Werwolf), the Netherlands (weerwolf), Denmark/Sweden/Norway (Varulv), Norway/Iceland (kveld-ulf,varúlfur), Galicia(lobisón), Portugal (lobisomem), Lithuania (vilkolakis and vilkatlakis), Latvia (vilkatis and vilkacis), Andorra (home llop), Hungary (Vérfarkas and Farkasember), Estonia (libahunt), Finland (ihmissusi and vironsusi), and Italy (lupo mannaro). 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eva's Crazy Alphabet: D is for Danger

My characters often have interesting lifestyles, have  character flaws or inner demons and experience conflict with the character he or she is passionately in love and or in lust with.  However, if they happen to live in my novels, they face grave danger. Demons, evil werewolves, werewolf hunters, mad inventors, mobsters, and flesh eating zombies are but some of the dangers, my characters must face. Danger is a given in a paranormal romance/suspense or fantasy novel. 

If you are a character in my novel be prepared for an adrenaline rush before you get your happily ever after. That is, if you survive long enough for a happily ever after.

For a quick look at all my books and the danger my characters face click on logo of your favorite bookseller below:
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Eva Gordon's crazy alphabet: C is for Coffee

C is For Coffee

Rich dark roast with a little cream. 
When writing my novels, coffee is my drug of choice. The aroma sets me in the mood for creativity and intellectual pursuits.  The taste awakens my muse.  Coffee. Write. Edit. Edit. Edit. More Coffee.

Monday, April 18, 2016

My Crazy Alphabet Musings: B is for Beta

Eva Gordon's Crazy Alphabet (B)

B is for Beta 

In wolf packs the beta is second in hierarchy after the alpha. If the alpha dies, the beta will take over and often mate with the alpha female. In my books, the beta is second in hierarchy as well, but doesn't necessarily take over if the alpha dies. In my stories it's more of a born-into-your status sort of thing. Learn more about alphas and betas in my books. Here

B is also for beta reader. A beta is pre-reader who reads an author's novel and points out issues with the plot, grammar or inconsistencies, or more depending on what stage of the manuscript the author is on. I love my beta readers! In my case, the betas read my book after editing and proofing. they make sure my critique partner, editor and proofer didn't miss anything. Quality control crew. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Eva Gordon's Crazy Alphabet (A)

The Alphabet letter of the day according to my books, zoology, or any other nonsense that spills from my brain. This will not necessarily be a daily blog, but one where I can sneak out of the cave or forest and make an entry. Feel free to comment what your letter represents.

A is for Alpha

In my books the top dog male or female. Leader of the pack. Hot sexy brooding hero. Slade, Book 1 (Team Greywolf series) is my best example. Click below pix to learn more about his stoty.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Goodreads Giveaway April 3 until May 3rd :Signed Copy of Hand of Miriam.

Sign up to win a signed copy of trade paperback, Hand of Miriam, Book 1 in the Bayla and the Golem Novel duology. In honor of book 2, Her Majesty's late Spring Release. Cover Release coming soon.

Blurb for book 1:
On an archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, is widowed by a supernatural force and branded with the Hand of Miriam or Knowing Eye. Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem; a mythical man of clay, who protected the Jewish community over three centuries ago. 

The golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom –by a beautiful, enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain his status as an avenging angel. Yet, Bayla challenges his mind, body and soul. Would he risk his return to the heavens for her? 

Besides, dealing with the otherkind, mad inventors and an unrelenting matchmaking aunt, Bayla is equally determined to resist her steamy attraction to the striking fallen angel. 

Thrust into a malevolent war, which includes facing Jack the Ripper, they must resist the magnetic pull toward each other, while protecting the world from encroaching evil. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Trailer and Blurb for White Wolf of Avalon, Werewolf Knight, Edition 2


Pre-order Coming Soon Everywhere, Edition 2 (Revised and updated, and a new cover by Sassy Queens Designs)

Bledig, a knight of King Arthur, carries a deep secret. He’s lycan. A beast he controls with a strong iron fist. He will not turn beast. He will not mate a wolf maiden and father lycan children. He will not leave his king.
Annora, a wolf maiden, is grounded in tradition. A wolf maiden must mate a lycan. Romance and her continuing intellectual pursuits as a scribe and historian are at the discretion of her future mate. 
In the wilderness, Annora and Bledig meet. She is the beautiful woman he has dreamt of nightly. He is the knight in shining armor she had fantasized aboutbrave, handsome, and chivalrous. Their attraction is instantaneous. Her gallant knight is not just lycan, but the white wolf destined to unite all lycans of Britain.  
Will Bledig reject his true destiny as the prophesied lycan leader of Britain and remain a knight of the Round Table? Can he deny his desire for the lovely wolf maiden, Annora, who has already captured his inner wolf’s heart?

Will Bledig find a cure to rid himself of his inner beast or submit to his wolf and claim Annora? Can they combat an evil pack that means to enslave all lycans and destroy King Arthur’s Britain?