• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:


    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!

     

     

Your Gaela horoscope – week beginning 9 March

 Your weekly horoscope, taken from the Gaela stars of Kim Falconer’s Quantum Enchantment trilogy.

RAM: This week you need to play, dance and explore life with another being all while letting yourself ‘fall’. It’s a matter of deliberately losing your balance in the face reality. Once again desire/ That looser of limbs and bitterly sweet / Makes me to tremble/ You are irresistible. –Sappho

AUROCHS: Open to intimacies of all kinds, the physicality of this week is vital for wellbeing. Risk spontaneity. Blushing with light, thy votary shroud/ And on those wings that sparkling dance/ Waft, oh waft me hence away!/ Love, my soul is full of thee /alive to all thy sumptuousness. –Sappho

TWINS: Dialog has a mind of its own this week so don’t be surprised if it leaves the realm of academia and becomes more intimate. I lose my colour, I lose my breath/ I drink the cup of a costly death/ Brimmed with delicious draughts of warmest life./ I die with my delight, before/ I hear what I would hear from thee. –Lord Tennyson

COBRA: Risk is not in merging with others as it may seem, but the opposite—the certainty of a perceived separation. That is what triggers self-protection. I am all that has been, that is, and that will be. No mortal yet has been able to lift the veil that covers me. –Inscription over Neith’s temple at Sais

LION: There’s a chance to make a difference and you want to jump in. At what risk? At what cost? Investigate that first. Imagine that you are creating destiny with the object of making men happy……but it is essential to torture one tiny creature to do so…would you consent to be the architect? –F. Dostoevsky

CERES: Are you concerned about losing control? One sign might be a barrage of tasks preventing intimacy. Can you unwind? Let the dust settle for a single day? The melting voice through mazes running/Untwisting all the chains that tie/The hidden soul of harmony –John Milton

BALENCIA: Fluctuations in your social identity—career, mission profession—have you scratching your head. Even if things don’t go as planned, the risks you take now will offer new vistas. You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. –Albert Camus

SCORPION: There is an intense new relationship or friendship on the horizon and in this case, quality trumps quantity. The risk is in whom you trust–ultimately it must be yourself. I was born of darkness. My father’s eyes closed before mine opened. I am not of this world or the other, and I have the right to be what I am. –Alice Borchardt, The Silver Wolf

ARCHER: A new romance or creative venture hovers. Reject such ‘times of your life’ at your own risk! Imagine . . . silver leaves waving above a pool of gold filled with singing fishes. Twin moons in an alien sky. Come with me and you’ll see things never dreamed of. Or stay behind, and regret it until your dying day. –Dr. Who

SEA-GOAT: Sensuality lies along side caution, pragmatism and reserve. The risk is in choosing ‘doing’ over ‘being’. It’s no crime to be a Romeo or Juliet/ It is not a crime even to die for love;/ What counts is whether you can be a Romeo or Juliet—I mean, it’s all a matter of your heart. –Nazim Hikmet

WATER-BEARER: Desirous of the weird, wonderful and unusual, you luxuriate in situations that make more traditional people squirm. The risk is conformity, in not being who you really are. Moving about in worlds not realized/ High instincts before which our mortal nature/ Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised. –William Wordsworth

FISHES: You have little difficulty with imagination or vision. You probably know ‘there is no spoon.’ The only risk this week is not following the path beyond where it leads. Twice or thrice had I loved thee,/Before I knew thy face or name; So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame,/ Angels affect us oft, and worshipp’d be. –John Donne

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Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two gorgeous black cats. She runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is working on the Quantum Encryption trilogy, the follow up to Quantum Enchantment.

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2 Responses

  1. Love the fact that my sign has a Doctor Who quote – always wanted to be his assistant…

  2. Glad you like, Karen. It’s one of my fav Doctor Who’s!
    🙂

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