Thursday, February 14, 2013

What causes love and attraction by Misty Wright

What causes love and attraction?

Human designed to have two different organs that he or she is going to use. This two has inside our body but has different function, the other is our brain who’s going to think and decide what we are going to do while the other one is the heart whose feelings and attitude are working in it. This two must combined to interact the best way in order to perform the exact idea they are going to decide. In loving, this two has different role. It’s the best way that we must know what it is.

Let’s talk about their main responsibility. First is heart, focuses on love. It is heart where you can fell what love is. And if you love someone, heart never tells us who he/she is, the important is that you love him/her. Heart beats when you see someone special to you, attracts on your eyes not outside appearance but in the inside aspects. If your heart tells that,“this might be my dream boy or my future wife”, it’s not because he’s handsome or she’s beautiful, but because his/her attitude is different to the others you encountered.

That’s the causes of love exist in every individual who felt this feeling.Love with the deepest feeling is always happy and enjoyable. Whatever big mountains upon your way or falling debris above your head, by the power of love, nothing can beat your love. When the relationship creates the true meaning of love, there is something that no one can push them back. But the brain says that it is enough. If you are going to love someone, you must consider what are some factors involving love.

Think something that might be helpful for you when it comes to relationship. It is not just love at all; you must provide a checklist when you looking for something you are going to love. This is how brain works, brain choose someone that can attracts him. He cares about all aspects such as inside attitude and outside appearance. 

Attraction works in the brain when he saw something important from his checklist about love. Connecting with your heart to a brain must be fully aware so that you can choose the correct love you are finding;it will help you understand the wholeness of love. From the first time, if you attract someone you can now say that it is love at first sight and this time love and attraction occur. Heart and brain must combine to achieve the true meaning of love.

Every individual knows this feeling when you go inside in a relationship. Many change their appearance so that many attract him and it also change the way he or she traits to anyone. Girls use make-up and fancy jewelries or clothes to attract boys while boys dressed what’s girl attracts. Physical attractiveness works in this situation. People attract what they saw beautiful and wonderful.

Some people attract to individual if he or she saw someone that is similar to what he like. Whether in attitude or according to what he did every day.  This time, they become more attractive to a person if they are binding each others want. There are so many things that attraction to someone occur until love begin. It is by physical appearance, attitudes, social and cultural background, personality, interests and activities. The most important is you must establish a good relationship.

Misty Wright, the author of this article, is a contemporary suspense romance author and the founder of

“This is more than just an assassin cum romance novel.

The novel fabricates the assassin story of a young female assassin, Diane who had learned to kill at quite an early age. However, this unfortunate young woman falls for a man and the novel has much adventure, suspense and thrill in store for the young reader.

Diane is an assassin on the run. She's good at what she does--in fact, she's one of the best--but sometimes she wishes her life could be different. Convinced that she will die by the hands of another killer, she has anticipated her eventual demise, but will it be sooner than she thinks?

When a hit is put on her, she isn't sure who wants her dead: the man she loves, the family she pledged her allegiance to, or the many enemies she's made over the years.

Living a life of secrets makes it hard to love, but soon, Diane will have to conquer her fears and find her Mr. Right.

When she finds him, though, her career as a killer threatens to tear them apart.

Will their love bloom, or will the sins of her past come back to haunt her?

Will Diane ever escape from her lifestyle of murder with the man she loves?

I hope you enjoyed Misty's post. 
Until next time,

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Author Interview Series - Lee Marcus

Today, I have the pleasure of talking with Lee Marcus. Born in Johannesburg, Lee Marcus started writing early – her first piece was published when she was twelve. She studied commercial art, then combined visuals with words, first in film advertising, then with award-winning documentaries such as The Peace Game, On the Third Day and Visions of the Wind. Lee considers herself fortunate to have been able to apply her deep love of film and the English language to fifty-five years of working in television, radio and film. She was awarded the first drama prize ever given in South Africa for her play A Candle in the Heart , written when she was outraged by what was happening politically in the country. Her feature films, books, documentaries, novels and stories are all a tribute to Lee’s ethics, love of nature and the human community. At the age of 78, Lee’s desire to share the richness of her career was realized when she began teaching creative writing, thereby helping others to write their own stories. She takes immense pleasure in watching them blossom.

JET:  Can you tell us about your most recent book?

Lee: I had a tremendous urge to write about this woman (Basha) and recently, having read a review on it, I felt the reviewer didn't understand that men who were born in the 19th century had a very different take on life.  They felt that they were head of the household and that the woman's place was in the kitchen.  Jane Austen also noticed this and wrote about it.  My David, in the story, is a typical 19th century male.  He is unknowingly tough on Basha.  After the break between them, after he came to SA and she was still in England, the meeting was very difficult for her but she tackled whatever life had to offer her with spirit, good sense and a tremendous amount of humour and eventually, towards the end of the book, he recognises her for who and what she is, and pays tribute to her.  It's a nice book. 

JET:  What drew you to historical fiction? 

Lee: I think the fact that from the time I was a little girl, I admired my grandmother.  This is not her story, it's pure fiction, but it's based on a woman like her and inspired by her.  I was driven to write it and driven to finish it, even under the most difficult conditions for me.

JET:  What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication? 

Lee: When I found out that the book had been corrupted by a psychopath, I wanted to do myself in.  With Susan Stos' help, we disinterred the book from the very bowels of the computer, my brain, and old files.  I don't wish such a situation on any other writer who is living or is still to come, because it was a nightmare. 
I also became blind during the years it took to complete the book.

JET:  What was your favorite moment in the journey?

Lee: I think when it came to the end of it and it worked out the way I wanted.

JET:  Which authors had the most influence over you growing up? 

Lee: We all started in the same way with Anne of Green Gables, but during my adult years Simone de Bouvier had a tremendous influence, and I took out of her writing what I needed. 

JET:  When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?

Lee: When I was 6 years old.  This is when I started to write. 

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered? 

Lee: Don't know about the craziest thing I've done, but I think one of the most daunting was the fact that 75,000 new titles are printed every year in America.  That's daunting.  The whole world wants to write - to tell a story - its own story or someone else's. 

JET:  Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite?  Why?

Lee: This last one (Basha, Baby) is my favourite.  I have only written two books but I have written hundreds and hundreds of films and that includes writing film ads.  If you can write a story in 40 seconds and can sell a product in that time, you can use the film medium. 
Basha, Baby is my favourite because it gave me a very warm feeling about this evolving woman who took shape on the page.  In some ways I could relate to her from my own experience. 

JET:  Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?

Lee: If you want to write, write.  Take expert advice where it's given, don't fight with your editor and hang onto your dream.  This is my advice, from a very youthful 90-year old. 

JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten. . . starting with:  Paper or Plastic?

Lee: paper

JET: Classics or Modern?

Lee: I loved most of the classics I read and some of the moderns made me very thoughtful even if I didn't always like them.  But I admired them; I admired the writers.

JET: Beach or Mountains?

Lee: beach

JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?

Lee: country

JET: Leather or Lace?

Lee: depends on the occasion

JET: Angels or Demons?

Lee: angels, definitely

JET: Paper or Digital?

Lee: paper, and a pencil  - they were once an extension of my being but I learned to make friends with my computer

JET:  Silent Film Classics or Cheesy B Rated Horror?

Lee: silent film classics.  Give me silent Chaplin anytime.

JET: Twilight or True Blood

Lee: Haven't read either but real twilight, I like, and people who have real guts I like.

JET: Coffee or Tea?

Lee: coffee

JET:  Thank you for indulging me.  Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what you're working on now?  What's next?

Lee: It's a very different, little kind of detective, with a very different kind of detective aged 13. 

JET: Thank you so much for taking the time to chat on my blog.  Folks, you can find out more about Lee Marcus and her work at the following places:

Thanks for swinging in.
Until next time,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Author Interview Series - Clifton Coetzee

Today I have the pleasure of talking with non-fiction author Clifton Coetzee...

JET: Can you tell us about your most recent book?

Cliff: My new book is a non-fiction. It cover various topics and technologies relating to the art and skill of detecting deception. I discuss the theories behind the three main techniques of statement analysis (written and spoken words). There are sections on the two principle technologies, being Voice Stress Analysis and Polygraphy. I introduce my new obsession, facial analysis and how it can be used to identify people with anti-social and sociopathic tendencies.

JET: What drew you to (genre)?

Cliff: Many years of working as a fraud investigator led me to acquire all the tools necessary to detect and expose fraud and deception.

JET: What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication?

Cliff: Fixing typo’s and learning to write properly. Thank you Jayne Southerns.

JET: What was your favorite moment in the journey?

Cliff: Seeing the end in sight. Checking the final edit.

JET: Which authors had the most influence over you growing up?

Cliff: Louis L’Amour, Mickey Spillane, Charles Dickens. Many others.

JET: When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?

Cliff: I started writing poetry at the age of fifteen. Some were published in family magazines.

I progressed to short stories by age of eighteen. At that time I was inducted into the SA Military.

Two years in the military and witnessing some horrendous action had a profound effect on me for years.

My imagination and creativity died. Many, many years later I started writing poetry again.

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered?

Cliff: The craziest thing was finding unconvicted murderers and robbers for interviews. Naturally, there was a great deal of suspicion regarding my questions, but I believe that ‘everybody wants to talk about themselves’ and this belief worked for me. People told me some pretty hair raising life stories.

The most interesting fact I discovered is that a very high percentage ( approx. 95%) of criminal psychopaths share several common facial and cranial features.

JET: Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite? Why?

Cliff: I am writing two novels presently. The latest one resonates deeply with me. I unwittingly incorporated aspects of my own life into the story. Once I started it, the story began to write itself. In the story, a family falls apart after a tragedy. My personal life is also falling apart currently, so the sadness and heartache is very real.

JET: Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?

Cliff: Write. Write. Write. Then edit, edit, edit. Get people who read a lot to give you critique. But write your stories. Start now. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten. . . starting with: Paper or Plastic?

Cliff: Paper. Plastic is generally not bio degradable and it ends up on our beaches in micron sized nurdles.

JET: Steak or Tofu?

Cliff: Steak. I love steak salads. Tofu reminds me of plastic

JET: Beach or Mountains?

Cliff: I love the mountains and am lucky to live in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. I can handle a quick walk on the beach, but if it’s windy, I stay far away from beach sand.

JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?

Cliff: Actually, neither. I’m a full on Blues fan. I like old style jazzy blues.

JET: Leather or Lace?

Cliff: Reminds me of the song by Stevie Nicks. Leather reminds me of cowboys. In my dreamworld I’m sometimes a cowboy.

JET: Angels or Demons?

Cliff: Angels please, just as long as they’re not coming to fetch me.

JET: Horror or Comedy?

Cliff: I love laughing. Laughing is a tonic. It relieves stress. Give me comedy anytime.

JET: Spring or Fall?

Cliff: Spring signifies that summer is on the way. Fall is the frontman for Jack Frost. I don’t like Jack unless it’s Jack D.

JET: Kick-ass name-taker or Scream for help?

Cliff: Bruce Willis is a KANT. I like his bad ass attitude. I would rather be a KANT than a screamer.

JET: Sword wielding ninja or Gun toting momma?

Cliff: Ninja movies are boring. A gun toting momma is always gonna get my attention.

JET: Mint gum or Bubblegum?

Cliff: Blowing bubbles is for teenage girls. Mint gum has obvious benefits. But, if you catch me chewing away like a Alex Ferguson, please punch me.

JET: Thank you for indulging me. Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what you're working on now? What's next?

Cliff: I’m writing the 2nd series of a novella – Conversations Of A Killer and a new novel, Revengilante (The Day Katelyn Died)

I’ve also started a research project for my next non-fiction, which will concentrate on facial and cranial analysis. I intend to interview and hopefully photograph 200 convicted criminals that confessed to violent crimes.

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat on my blog. Folks, you can find out more about Cliff Coetzee and his work at the following places:

Thanks for hanging with us today.

Until next time,



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sample Sunday - Night Hawk Excerpt

Sample Sunday - Night Hawk Excerpt:

“You’re more than welcome to join me,” I said when she showed no signs of moving.

Her mouth opened and she glanced back toward the living room. “When?”

“Right now,” I said, knowing she wasn’t referring to my offer.

She rolled her eyes. “When did you paint that mural?”

“A long time ago,” I said. “Now, are you going to join me or not?” This time I turned toward her, giving her the full view and I smiled at the way her gaze bounced, her eyes widening a fraction before inching their way back up my chest to my face. Her cheeks bloomed and I cocked an eyebrow at her.

She pressed her lips together and slammed the door, marching out of the room in a huff.

I chuckled and ran the soap over my chest, running my fingers over what was left of the welt on my skin. The vampiric healing powers still amazed me enough that I missed the shift in the air around me.

Nails scraped my back and I jumped, swinging my head in the direction of the disturbance. Her wide eyes met mine and I turned, drinking her in from head to toe. Exquisite was the only word that popped into mind and when her fingers touched my chest I reached, covering her hand and holding it against my skin.

“What are you doing?” I whispered because having her undressed and this close put me at a major disadvantage.

“I’m saying thank you,” she said and her hands moved lower.

Catching her wrists, I warned, “Naomi, don’t start something you can’t finish.” My body responded anyway and she closed the distance. Her lips grazed my chest and I closed my eyes, releasing her and surrendering to her exploration.

When her tongue trailed lower, I recalled the memories of her ex and my eyes snapped open. As much as the thought of her taking me in her mouth thrilled me, I didn’t want to be that memory and I grabbed her by the shoulders, pulling her up to face me. She wasn’t one of the common harlots from my past that I let drop to their knees before me.

No, Naomi was different and I wanted more.

“You do not have to do this just because you aren’t ready for anything more.”

Her dark eyes met mine and I traced the frame of her face with my fingertips, studying every curve. Leaning down, I took her lower lip in my mouth, sucking gently before shifting and delivering a kiss that started as tender and rich as her blood, but it soon escalated into an all-consuming heat and I could envision living in this bliss for the rest of eternity.

I had lied to her today.

Fear wasn’t the only deep emotion I had encountered since I plucked her out of the sky, this need to connect, to love again overwhelmed me. The irony of her name and the form she turned into added to the feel that fate had prepared this feast just for me.

Coming April 2013!

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I've been invited by a fellow writer to take part in a Blog Hop – it sounds exciting! All I have to do is answer some questions about my next book and then link to some other talented authors I know who will carry on the Blog.

What is the title of your next book?

Night Hawk. This is scheduled to be released in the March/April timeframe.

Where did you get the idea for the book?

I had written the untitled opening a while ago and then forgot about it until recently. I’ve done ghosts, werewolves, demons, angels, death, fate and psychics in my fiction and I thought it was time to tackle the vampire lore. It’s a very different spin and I hope my fans enjoy this romp into the night.

What genre does your book fall under?

Urban fantasy.

What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I really have no idea here, I haven’t formed more of a visual outside of the Naomi – which the cover captured to a tee.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Something sinister steals Naomi Hawk out of the night, sacrificing her forever to the shadows and now Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published through my own publishing label – Novel Concept Publishing, LLC.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

As of this moment, it isn’t done yet. It usually takes me close to two months to write a novel and then another month of edits before it’s ready to go to my editor for a thorough copy edit.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I found the first two sentences tucked away in my work in progress folder and BAM the entire story line formed in an instant. It took all my focus away from the three other books I have in process. When a story grabs you like that, you have to follow it.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?

It’s a very different take on the vampire lore and my main vamp character goes back to ancient times. There’s also a very special bloodline, a building romance, angels, demons and of course Lucifer to round out the fun.

Now please follow these links to some other very gifted writers I know:


Ellis Hoff:

Dominic King:

Cat Connor: