An Angel Turned Santa Claus ~ Mistletoe Madness

Hello, everyone!

Yesterday, That’s What I’m Talking About posted a Bound by Wish and Mistletoe outtake of the snarky angel Skorpius on a Christmas shopping excursion.

Please see below for the beginning of An Angel Turned Santa Claus and click on the link to see the rest.

Plus there’s a giveaway! Enter to win a signed set of Amazon Best Sellers Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe.

MistletoeMadness

Kat Bastion

Book: Bound by Wish and Mistletoe
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published

An Angel Turned Santa Claus

In the crisp night, perfect rare snowflakes fell over Santa Monica Boulevard, and traffic two blocks down either direction had miraculously detoured, when I felt a gentle tug on my right wing. I huffed out an annoyed sigh and glanced down, meeting Gunna’s big blue eyes. Cherub cheeks, rosy from the sudden freezing temperatures, plumped as her cute smile widened.

Dropping my gaze further, I found one of my still-attached feathers between her fingers. Her tiny thumb brushed down its coal-black length.

“Skorpius, can I have one?”

I snorted. “Can I pluck a blond ringlet from your head?”

Indignant, she dropped the feather. “No! You canna have my hair!” She glanced at Connell then back to me, the three year old incredulous at the suggestion.

(Click here for the rest of An Angel Turned Santa Claus & Giveaway!)

Thank you for taking the time to read the outtake. I hope you enjoy.

Happy Highland Holidays!

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2013 by Kat Bastion

Morgan Locklear: Wordslinger…Squeegee

talktotheshoe:

I wanted to share with all of you a spectacular piece by Morgan Locklear on editing. … Thank you, Morgan. You’ve eloquently put to words exactly how I feel about editing. It’s where writing magic happens and my favorite part of the writing process.
~ Kat

Originally posted on Bookish Temptations:

While I have offered some good advice in my Wordslinger posts, (and we’ve all had a few good yucks in the process) I think that this month’s essay has the potential to do the most good for any and all writers in any and all mediums.

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Watching Over Him

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The best photo I have ever seen. I love the story that goes with it. Priceless.

Originally posted on Miracles Unleashed:

Watching Over Him

At a reunion held in an old family church, I found the two boys by themselves in a corner of the room. I nearly ran over people to sneak a shot of their innocence. I overheard the older one say how he would protect the younger one and stand up for him if anyone messed with him. No alterations were made to the photograph and no filters were used.

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Angel’s Reflections

talktotheshoe:

Breathtaking photo! Love it!

Originally posted on Miracles Unleashed:

Angel's Reflections

At a reunion held in an old family church, I found the two boys by themselves in a corner of the room. I nearly ran over people to sneak a shot of their innocence. This close-up of the younger boy captured his thoughtful reflection. No alterations were made to the photograph and no filters were used.

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Illuminated Surprise

talktotheshoe:

What a gorgeous photo. Fall leaves. Iridescent cobweb. Beautiful Lighting.

Originally posted on Miracles Unleashed:

Illuminates Surprise

As we were ending our rare outing through the backwoods in the country, I turned the corner around a large oak tree. The sun broke through the towering trees to illuminate the presence of the web to keep me from walking straight into it. No alterations were made to this photograph and no filters were used.

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Giveaway Winners ~ Embracing Sensuality

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Congratulations, ladies!

Enjoy the Amazon gift cards and pamper yourselves. Might I suggest a little Embracing Sensuality…

And thank you again, Bookish Temptations and Tamie for inviting me to guest post. What a fabulous One Year Blogiversary celebration!

~ Kat Bastion

Originally posted on Bookish Temptations:

We have 4 lucky winners today…

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Embracing Sensuality

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Tamie, thank you my friend for inviting me to guest post celebrating your One Year Blogiversary. Congratulations!

Originally posted on Bookish Temptations:

Today’s blogiversary guest post comes from Kat Bastion…and it’s a good one peeps.

Read and enjoy…O…and there’s a giveaway at the end :)

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Sweet Saturdays…October by Robert Frost

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I love your love for fall, Tamie. I love fall, too! {AutumnalHugs} ~ Kat Bastion

Originally posted on Bookish Temptations:

Sweet Saturdays

Well peeps…it’s the first official day of my vacation…Yay me…and the first weekend in October as well. I’ve been taking a fall holiday for years now because it’s one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is cooler…which I love, the mountains where I live go from fluffy green to fiery reds, and oranges. To celebrate both my holiday and October I have a poem by one of my favorites…Robert Frost, and a few photos as well.

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Death Is Never More Beautiful

talktotheshoe:

Such beautiful words for an amazing time of year. Lovely poem, Mit. I can’t wait to see more from you.

Originally posted on Miracles Unleashed:

Death Is Never More Beautiful

 

© 2012 by Mit Maras

 

In unwavering reverence,

We watch as she dances,

Hues of autumn adorn her ever reaching branches.

 

With a natural pluck,

Each canvas spirals down,

Until nothing but death now blankets the ground.

 

For so long we have sought,

The solitude of her darkest places,

Forced from shadows we now bare our own faces.

 

Death has now befallen her.

Yet, death … has not beaten her.

 

She stretches exposed arms,

Void of those she held dear,

Rooted against all threatening new life next year.

 

Standing bare and vulnerable,

Her loss is witnessed by all,

Heaven’s perfect example of our choice to stand tall.

 

Held captive in a place

Where heartache and darkness rule,

She towers the world,

All proof … death is never more beautiful.

 

© 2012 by Mit Maras

 

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delicately delectable

talktotheshoe:

Deidre, this is so brilliant. You color our world beautiful. :)

Kat Bastion

Originally posted on The Red Velvet Chair:

I hear your keys unlock the door
just home from work
your briefcase lands
thud
on the floor
and I,
I am waiting for you.
You find me sitting at the counter
my back to you
wearing only your white dress shirt
not looking up,
stilled, imbued
with a sense of desire.
Walking slowly through the room
behind me you stand
brushing my hair to one side
to lean in and whisper,
in me you confide.
Featherlight kisses behind my ear
your arms surround
entrapping me,
making promises
I know you’ll keep.
A hunger is there
felt in your touch
heard on your breath
and I,
I turn to see
to look in your eyes.
Mesmerized.
I hold in my hand a ruby red fruit,
a ripe raspberry
delicately
brought to my mouth
to burst inside.
And you,
you reach around
there’s warm chocolate there
dark, delectable
to dip your…

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