When is death not death? Or Welcome to the 2016 #OctoberFrights Blog Hop--paranormal and horror author blog hop--day 1
The month of Halloween's usually my favorite time of year. Candy and costumes and spooky stories (like just about all of mine). I have yet to set one story exactly on the date of Halloween. There was an opportunity for the LADY OF THE TAROT (which, yes, does have its spooky moments). But for real? The tarot isn't spooky.
But although some of the cards, though not trying to be spooky, have the right wake up call feel. And that worked nicely for my book LADY OF THE TAROT. You can't deny some of the cards have a very Gothic feel (case in point, Death). Artists through the ages have depicted them in various ways, today, we have some that are laden with Renaissance imagery, some that have hippie sensibilities, some pagan, some very "inclusive"... Well, the cards come in all kinds of depictions. Heck, there's even one deck out there based on Hello Kitty.
So, needless to say, for us there are a lot of decks to choose from; for my heroine in Lady of the Tarot, her choices were rather limited to say, the Marsailles deck, Le Tarots Marseille de Jean Dodal,(circa 1712) and others of that era. But Death is still Death, the Lovers are still the Lovers, the Court Cards, all the same. The way one reads them, also, I gather hasn't changed. Clear your mind, draw a card, take a look at it and make note of what its imagery says to you.
Meanwhile, if you'd like to check out LADY OF THE TAROT, here's the synopsis:
WHAT THE CARDS FORETELL MAY BE REAL, AFTER ALL
Scottish-born Linton Morrison spent his entire life in luxury, whiling away the hours in intense study of the tarot and the cards' hidden meanings, but until he met the lovely Emilie Maigny, he would never have guessed how important his study might be--to his life and Emilie's survival when terrible evil strikes.
A Cypher is all Emilie needs, but what is it? Is Linton the key? He may charm her heart--and he may be her only salvation.
Available at Amazon.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Welcome to the blog of author Juli D. Revezzo