• 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!

     

     

Full Moon in Scorpio – Gaela horoscopes from Kim Falconer

Full Moon in Scorpio:

L.A. – Wednesday 5.20
N.Y. – Wednesday 8.20
London – Wednesday 13.20
Sydney – Wednesday 22.20

Throw back your head and howl ...

Throw back your head and howl ...

RAM: Scorpion’s full moon puts you in contest of wills. Part of you is going to have a blast. The other part of you might blast the doors wide open. Ask if you are fighting to assert your ideas, or if you are fighting for others to condone them.. ~Conformity and rebellion…both ways are simple-minded–they are only for people who cannot cope with contradiction and ambiguity. Neal Stephenson

AUROCHS: The Scorpio full moon puts such a focus on your personal one-to-one relationships that you may do just about anything to get what you want. This works well if it entails letting go of habits, thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you. It’s a bit of a monkey wrench if, in the process, you give you who you are. The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart. ~Lois McMaster Bujuold

TWINS: The full moon might have you feeling like escaping into your favourite fantasy world. This can be soothing, restorative even, as long as it’s not at the expense of the body. Get some physical challenge into your life to boost your Qi – gym, yoga, swims, long walks, cycle or sport. You’ll feel much better for it. A book’s alright when the weather’s foul and there’s nothing else to do, but why sit and read when the wind is calling your name? ~Mercedes Lackey

COBRA: The moon is your ruler and of them all, the Scorpion offers the most profound creative wisdom. If you’re working on a project, take a few moments to release expectations and assumptions and go where the heart takes you. If there’s nothing on the table, get out the Crayons and play. Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm, but if you close your hand, one way or the other, it–and its choice to be there–are gone. ~Barbara Hambly

LION: Striving for perfection may cause some sparks this week. If it’s action you want, a kind of boxing match of the mind, go for it. All is well. But if you really are trying to make another person into someone else, someone you think would be better, less flawed, sit down with a cup of tea and have a rethink! I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. ~Madeleine L’Engle

CERES: With a full moon in your house of communications AND your ruler still retrograde in motion, what you say may not be heard the way you intend it and what you hear may not be what was actually said. It makes for potential misunderstandings! The best approach is postpone any crucial conversations, contractual agreements, public speaking engagements or debates for at least two more weeks. Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late? ~Lewis Carroll

BALENCIA: The full moon in your 2nd house of core values will be one of two things–exquisite peace and contentment or combative agitation. It won’t be b hard to tell which is which. What does it mean? If you’re feeling the former, your life is a playground of authentic expression. If you’re feeling the latter, there’s still some ways to go. Hint: Stop fighting the things you do not like and be yourself. Only yourself. To oppose something is to maintain it. ~Ursula K. Le Guin

SCORPION: The full moon in your own sign can be a time of reckoning. There is a lot of Qi simmering beneath the surface, energy you can use in self reflection. The thing is, if you don’t take your own inventory, significant or not so significant others will take it for you. Suggestion: go for a walk, meditate, sit in nature. Be with yourself and ask some questions that count, like is this life a true reflection of me? Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself. ~Margaret Atwood

ARCHER: This full moon is a call to the wild side. Can you hear it? The urge is to extend your mind past the boundaries of your comfort zone and the prescribed confines of social norms. In the outer reaches of your imagination, there is a whole new world waiting. Honour it with a visit via active imagination, lucid dreaming, intentional paradigm traversing and spontaneous declarations of exuberance. ‘Normal’ is a dryer setting. ~Elizabeth Moon

SEA-GOAT: This Scorpio full moon is designed for goal setting of the social variety. It’s a time to look at who your friends are and where they are going. (Studies show this is a strong indication of your own future.) If that doesn’t make you smile, get out and mix it up. Meet new people! It could bring a dream come true opportunity. When one is in the presence of the seemingly impossible, that which is merely unlikely becomes more plausible by contrast. ~C. S. Friedman

WATER-BEARER: The Scorpio full moon is at the apex of your chart, highlighting career, mission profession, and your relationship to society. There is one question to ask and only one. Are you doing what you love? If you can not look in the mirror and say YES, YES, YES, what is the point? Freedom is nothing if it is not to live as you wish! Exactly as you wish! ~Isaac Asimov

FISHES: The Scorpion full moon beckons you to explore new and untried ground. It can seem like the call of a siren, compelling and terrifying all at once. It might be easier if you stay on the sofa, but at what price. You’ll know yourself when you step out the door.  Experience comes from doing, not from being told. Experiment and discover. Seek and find. It is not machinations of others that compel us to do so; it is our need to know. It is, in the end, the way we learn. ~Terry Brooks

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, both of which are set in the world of Gaela, as well as on Earth. The first book in the new series is called Path of the Stray and will be out in August this year.

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