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FREE New Release “Lemurian Medium” December 28 & 29, 2013

Opening Weekend for “Lemurian Medium.” Try it at Amazon.


FREE: December 28 & 29, 2013

New Release:
“Lemurian Medium” a Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery

When a friend vanishes into a painting at a posh Santa Fe gallery, Rachel Blackstone travels the astral plane in search of her. What she doesn’t expect, is to land in an ancient civilization, one intent on keeping her–and her unproven powers. Even more frightening; a Mesoamerican deity who enjoys human snacks. But first, she must survive the “Terror of the Threshold.”

Join Rachel and friend Chloe as they band together again to solve the mystery of their missing coworker. Little do they know it will involve the long ago sunken continent of Lemuria (the Atlantis of the Pacific), crystal power, time travel and dragons!

Can Rachel become a successful astral-naut? Or will she be lost forever in the cosmos?

A big thank you to all who support me. That includes Marilyn, Cherie, Joe and #1! And special thanks to readers who have embraced Rachel Blackstone and her adventures.

Review of “Reluctant Medium:” I really enjoyed this book! This book kept me up way too late. I can’t wait for the next one! — Angela Causey

Name the Reluctant Medium’s Spirit Wolf

Help Name Rachel Blackstone’s Spirit Wolf

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Rachel Blackstone’s spirit animal is a white wolf. He alerts her to danger and stands with her when she needs him. The ghostly lobo can change its size, light its body and intimidate those intent on harming his mistress.

I’d like to name this magical wolf. Help me choose his name. Vote in the poll below.

I’ll announce the wolf’s new name in a week. Thank you for participating.

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Who Is Your Spirit Animal?

How to Meet Your Spirit Animal

In the Reluctant Medium, reporter Rachel Blackstone didn’t go looking for her spirit animal, it came to her. It first appeared the evening she attempted the ceremony to return the dead. She heard it howling in her neighborhood where there are no wolves. And then later, she saw it for the first time on a deserted highway in the middle of the night. At first, it frightened her, but later she began to realize it probably didn’t mean her harm—but did it mean to be helpful?

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth
by Amelia Kinkade
Available at Amazon

We all have spirit animals. You may already know yours. If not and you’d like to, there is a wonderful exercise in Amelia Kinkade’s book Straight from the Horse’s Mouth. It’s called “Contacting Your Spirit Guide” in Chapter 3. I like her books about animal communication very much. When I did the exercise, I visualized going inside a cave and following the twisting corridors underground. You can imagine this however you like. Kinkade gives you several options.

Eventually, I came to an opening or portal where I left the cave and entered a clearing in the woods. To one side of this lovely opening in the forest was a boulder, perfect for sitting. I observed the stream bubble nearby. I marveled at the full moon and the passing clouds, the many stars watching over me.

Kinkade tells you to wait for your spirit animal, rather than go looking for it. It might fly out of the trees, hop out of the stream, or appear in your sanctuary. Mine came out of the trees. While I was certain it would be some kind of cat or a horse, I was wrong. It was a wolf. And because I am familiar with this creature now, I gave my character a wolf spirit animal too.

You may find as times passes, that you have secondary spirit animals. These may help you in different ways. You may already know them. Is there a particular bird, insect or reptile you click with? Do you trap and carry out insects from your home? I keep a glass that I can carefully place over the insect, slide a small piece of cardboard or envelope under it and then release the bug outside. Gandhi said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” I extend that to bugs too.

Animal Speak
by Ted Andrews
available at Amazon

There are other books about spirit animals. I also like Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews. He also does the exercise, but I thought Kinkade did a longer, more detailed one. But Andrews, who has written other books on spirit guides and related subjects, describes animal, bird, insect and reptile totems. He describes the wolf as a guardian who is ritualistic, loyal and spiritual. The wolf’s power is constant especially during the full moon.

Another source I like is Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. It comes with animal cards. I’m so glad I bought their Medicine Cards Just For Today when they first came out. You might locate some used ones on the internet. Every day I choose a card and they have some words of wisdom. For instance, the swan card says: “Accept the gift of grace/ Surrender to the flow/ Don’t give up—give over.” I love beginning my day with these Medicine Cards.

Medicine Cards
by Jamie Sams & David Carson
available at Amazon

Because the wolf is a teacher and pathfinder, if I were lost, I would look out for a wolf to give me directions. For our Reluctant Medium, her wolf is white and sometimes glows. Although she is uncomfortable with having a spirit animal, she begins to realize that his many gifts might help her along the way. Look for more of Rachel’s wolf guide in the forthcoming Lemurian Medium. She faces challenges for which she is unprepared and her wolf will be there to help out whenever he is needed.

I hope you enjoy discovering your spirit animal.


— G G Collins

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Reluctant Medium Flies Off Amazon “Shelves” Free

Reluctant Medium Free: September 2 & 3, 2012

Yes, it’s true. Reluctant Medium has detected a free weekend ahead.  Here’s the quick low-down:

Kindle eBook
Copyright G G Collins

Kindle eBook at Amazon

Paranormal Mystery with Mild Horror Effects–and Humor! Really. Buddy story, two women friends.

Really short synopsis: Don’t bring back the dead. Bad things happen!

If you enjoy the book, would you please take a few minutes and write a short review? Doesn’t matter where: Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, your blog, all good.

To order:

If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has a free program you can download to your computer or other device.

Thanks to all my followers of the Reluctant Medium at Large in Santa Fe. I appreciate you taking a chance on a new blog. Thanks for reading and commenting. There’s more to come. GG

Welcome to the Reluctant Medium at Large In Santa Fe


Reluctant Medium: Paranormal Mystery

All Rachel Blackstone wanted was to talk with her dead father. Using a Native American ceremony given to her by a shaman, she summoned him. Instead, a soul intent on revenge slipped through. Now the Santa Fe reporter must follow the evil spirit, uncover its purpose and send it back. The shape-shifter has horrific powers and threatens the people she loves. There’s more on her plate. She’s seeing dead people, which frankly gives her the creeps. Some are helpful. Others try to lead her away from the truth. One spirit, a lone wolf seems to have an uncertain allegiance. What she, and friend Chloe, uncover is an earthly scam involving both the quick and the dead–and may even involve her brother, the mayor. To save him, she must play a dangerous game of treasure hunt which leads to a powerful climax of earth, wind and fire. Rachel must discover her own powers or die trying.

Forthcoming:  Lemurian Medium


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