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HelenRuthDavis

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Well nice to meet you Setsuko. Sad to say, my experience with Japan is limited to the Zelda and Final Fantasy series that I play as a hobby.

Dan, beware. I think I hear rumblings from the Underworld coming to join us. Octavian is still bitter.

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CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED by Helen R. Davis - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

 

 

"Cleopatra Elder particularly enjoyed sitting with her youngest daughter, reading aloud the stories and history of ancient Egypt in Egyptian from scrolls taken from the famous Library of Alexandria to the wide-eyed youth. She read to her in Greek about the country they ruled, and about glories of Greece, especially Macedonia where the Ptolemaic Dynasty had originated, and in Latin of contentious Rome, the newest empire and Egypt's current principal debt-holder. From earliest age, Cleopatra VII Philopater also heard of her personal protector, the Goddess Isis. When the Queen Mother tired, she would have her teenage maid, Charmion, a beautiful, ebony-colored Nubian slave who would later become Queen Cleopatra VII's personal maid and cosmetic advisor, recite hymns and sing praises in Egyptian to Isis. The first day she saw the young princess, Charmion fashioned an image of Isis made of soft cloth and dressed Egyptian-style in a linen sheath dress, along with a baby that attached to Isis' arm, meant to represent the both the Goddess' mythical son, Horus, and, at the same time, her newest daughter, Cleopatra Younger."

 

What reviewers and book festivals are saying: (pending)

 

Based on the PACIFIC RIM BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDED manuscript

 

Helen Davis has a long interest in history, religion, politics, and all nations. She has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for this era kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied many other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.

 

"Cleopatra's story has been sensationalized to the point where she is has become as much legend and myth as history," says Davis. "In writing this story about what our world might have been like had she and Mark Antony won the dreadful Battle at Actium, it is my hope that readers will begin to appreciate her genius and ultimate impact on the world. The novel begins with a largely historical account of her life, and ends with her, unconquered, after the decisive Battle at Actium. The story is one about triumphing over insurmountable obstacles. It is my sincere hope that this first book in my Cleopatra trilogy will be a fun and enlightening read—one that readers won't want to put down."

 

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (2015)

by Helen R. Davis

330 pp - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book

ISBN 978-0-9963255-2-3

 

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com

 

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine bookstores everywhere.

 

Helen R. Davis

Award-winning Author of CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015)

Author website at http://helendavisbooks.org/en/

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I just saw your post, Helen, and wanted to reply before I leave. I have a number of clients awaiting me on Saturdays. 

I explored and do some aromatherapy, as it satisfies all the criteria of a true somatic therapy. I do it with caution, however, as there seems to be an increasing number of people with scent sensitivities. Also, scents can be quite evocative in regard to past trauma, and it can be exceedingly difficult to identify them prior to the client's experiencing them, so I typically offer my clients a "smell" choice including no scent. It's proven to be a quite interesting approach. I would guess your Cleopatra would have immersed herself in a world of scents, meaning, I would guess, that the royalty of Egypt were outstanding aromatherapists even in antiquity. 

Please forgive me, as I must return to my clients. I look forward to chatting again soon. 
HelenRuthDavis

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They were. And I've found aromatherapy really is the thing for me. I love perfumes and oils and always wear them. I'm wearing a scent now that i made to honor one of my favorite cartoon characters.

There is really only one smell for me that evokes anything bittersweet. It's a blend of chamomile and neroli that when I smell it, brings back memories of Spain. My visit to that country was not a pleasant one. Still, it is one that helps me fall asleep and dream deeply.


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I think I might have been able to get it! We shall see. I came in through a back door after giving a secret password. DRONE ZONE. ah.
HelenRuthDavis

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Unregistered, who are you?
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THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik- Excerpt #2 (Family Rated)

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"Chapter 3 - Home

Isla was a natural surfer, having not just one, but two permanent surfboards—one above and another below her body. The top board was a shiny green and brown that, from above, made her look like an ocean rock, hiding her from the preying eyes of ravenous seabirds and killer whales. Her lower board, viewed from below, was a creamy sunshine white. Against a bright ocean sky, it made her near-invisible to any sharks or killer whales swimming below... Suddenly she felt the water surge beneath her, and settled inside the crest of the wave, steadying herself using her four flippers and tail for balance and position. Riding the wave, she lifted her head out of the water and smiled with pride. "

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What are the reviewer’s and book festivals saying?

ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD

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Mulit-award-winning author and USA Dancesport Competitor Daniel S. Janik is a former resident of Alaska currently residing in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his wife and competition dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya. Together they welcome the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles to Hawaii throughout the year.

"I've long been fascinated by children's reactions to sea turtles—they seem to instinctively identify with them, viewing them without fear, even wading in and swimming bravely alongside them...This book came to me imagining what a sea turtle might think of the fearless, curious, shell-less, upright land-dwellers wading among them. Mightn't a particularly observant and fanciful turtle take things a step further if she clambered onto a beach and happened to see two humans dancing?" says Dan. "Naturalists at heart, the illustrator and I endeavored to keep the appearance and life history of our heroine, Isla, and her turtle-friend, Surf, reasonably true to life."

THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik
80 pp.  8.25" x 6" Softcover Tradebook
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2

Daniel S. Janik
Multi-Award Winning Author of
     THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013) - Available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0988664011 in softcover, Kindle and Audible Audiobook format
     A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009) - Available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442105062 in softcover and Kindle format

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Well, I am still stuck in Hades thanks to that awful woman and her drunk lover.
Whenever I try to rest I see myself sinking into the sea gasping for breath. How could I lose to that woman and Antony. the gods must have conspired against me.

On the positive side I have just learned that Crassus is also here. He is very thirsty a
like everyone else here and Pluto keeps offering a cup of molten gold to drink.
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Hey, everyone -- While THE TURTLE DANCES continues selling well, I would like to invite readers to take moment and review the work on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0988664011 when the opportunity presents itself. 
HelenRuthDavis

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Oh, hello Octavian. Maybe Crassus should take Pluto up on that molten gold. It's better than nothing, right?

What do you think of the gods of Rome favoring an Egyptian queen and an American woman from the future over you?
Mike Davis
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I think little Octo stole my password to keep whining about his loss to Cleopatra on line.
That has got to be him gloating about Crassus drinking molten gold. How is everyone in Hawaii?
HelenRuthDavis

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hi Mike. i guess Octavian is like some people today-- whining about his loss on the internet.

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Well, it is most unfair that a little girl like Helen Davis can rewrite such an august history as mine!!! Who would have thought it could happen???????

Still it is fun to see Crassus turn down gold, his god when he was alive!
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Just got a call from A. G. Hayes, saying he's having trouble logging on. FYI, if you've already registered, you shouldn't have to reregister or logon. The Chat server should simply recognize you and let you join in both reading (lurking) and posting. There are many different computer systems out there these days, so I can't guarantee that it will work this way for everyone, but it should for most. Oh, and don't forget to refresh your browser every few minutes or it'll seem like there's no one responding to your postings!
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But, Octavian, do tell us what DRONE ZONE is. Do you have a manuscript in Hell being prepared?
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