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#LookingBackat2015 Bloghop: Reading Angela B. Chrysler's Dolor and Shadow

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UPDATE (12/31/25): Angela B. Chrysler's website is down due to maintenance. She is hosting the Looking Back at 2015 Blog Hop at the following Facebook Page:   https://www.facebook.com/ events/941960112546622/ Greetings! For my share of the #Lookingbackat2015 Blog hop, I bring you the final episode of The Underworld TV. Yes, The Underworld TV is coming to an end, simply because it has run its course and it's time to move on and make changes. However, I will be announcing a new webseries and podcast after the new year, one that will allow me to encompass all my interests (or at least most of them). So stay tune for that announcement after the turn of 2016! Now without further ado, in this final episode, I am reading another excerpt from the lovely Angela B. Chrysler's epic dark fantasy novel, Dolor and Shadow . As I said before, it seems like an excellent read, so definitely check it out. :) Check out more of Angela B. Chrysler and her work at http://angela

Festive Spirit Blog Hop, Day 7: Angela B. Chrysler Reads an Excerpt from Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1)

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Greetings! I hope everyone is close to being done with all their shopping for the holidays! And I bring you Day 7 of the #festivespiritbloghop. One of the authors on this blog hop is Angela B. Chrysler. Yesterday, I did a reading of an excerpt from her dark fantasy book, Dolor and Shadow. In return she also did a reading from Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1). I think she did a great job and it is always interesting to hear your words spoken by someone else. She and I will be doing another reading swap for a Looking Back at 2015 bloghop, but for now here is Angela's first reading of Descent:   And check out Angela's interview with me, my review of 2015: http://www.angelabchrysler.com/tiffany-apan/ http://francishpowellauthor. weebly.com/festive-spirit- blog-hop.html a Rafflecopter giveaway ***** For first access to giveaways and other content not seen by the rest of the world, sign up for the free Messages from the La

Festive Spirit Blog Hop, Day 6: A Reading from Angela B. Chrysler's DOLOR AND SHADOW

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Greetings! For this 6th day of the #festivespiritbloghop, I bring you an episode of The Underworld TV. In this episode, I am reading an excerpt from the lovely Angela B. Chrysler's epic dark fantasy novel, Dolor and Shadow . It seems like an excellent read, so definitely check it out. :) Check out more of Angela B. Chrysler and her work at http://angelabchrysler.com http://www.angelabchrysler.com/featured-reads/dolor-and-shadow/ And don't forget to check out the other authors involved with this #festivespiritbloghop: http://francishpowellauthor. weebly.com/festive-spirit- blog-hop.html And enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a signed copy of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) along with a mystery gift! :) a Rafflecopter giveaway

Festive Spirit Blog Hop, Day 4: Christmas Shopping in the 19th Century and at an Alpaca Farm

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Greetings, Here is Day 4 of the #festivespiritbloghop. First, here is an interview that author Francis Powell (who is also part of this blog hop) conducted with me. Check it out at the following link: https://francishpowellwriter. wordpress.com/2015/12/19/ tiffany-apans-2015/ Now, I want to share with you all a couple places I did some of my Christmas shopping at this year. First, we went to Old Economy Village' s Christmas at the Village. Sort of like what we do for the 18th century at the Depreciation Lands Museum, Old Economy Village brings history of the 19th century to life. Their event, Christmas at the Village is an evening event that allows you to walk their cobblestone streets by candlelight while shopping for handmade gifts from some really cool vendors. Definitely looks like something straight out of a Charles Dickens novel. :) Among the very awesome vendors I bought from that night, I met the Burns family, owners of an alpaca farm. They also sell y

Festive Spirit Blog Hop Day 3: Listen to my short story, The Cemetery by the Lake

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Greetings, Welcome to Day 3 of #festivespiritbloghop :) In keeping with the ancient ghost story telling tradition of Christmases long past, I am giving you all the audiobook version of my short story, The Cemetery by the Lake. Narrated by the author. ;) Enjoy! And don't forget to check out the blogsites of the other amazing authors at the end. Also, enter for a chance to win a copy of my novel, Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) along with a mystery gift. :) http://francishpowellauthor. weebly.com/festive-spirit- blog-hop.html a Rafflecopter giveaway   ***** For first access to giveaways and other content not seen by the rest of the world, sign up for the free Messages from the Labyrinth Newsletter! Paperback copies of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and Sacred Atonement:Novelette (The Birthrite Series, # 1.5) available together for the low price of $21.00 at my Official Website My music projects are available at CDBaby My filmwork i

Festive Spirit Blog Hop: Ghost Story Legend from Topeka, Kansas

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Hi everyone, Welcome to Day 1 of the #festivespiritbloghop! Be sure to click on the link at the end of this article to check out all the other awesome authors involved. Also, enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a signed copy of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and a special mystery surprise! Now onto the first posting. This article was originally posted at my online magazine, The Parting of Veils . Since ghost stories and legends were a popular staple in the more ancient Christmas celebrations, I felt this would be an appropriate start. :) One night this passed Halloween season, I was watching Destination America and caught a few programs covering supposedly real life ghostly encounters. One legend in particular caught my attention, one that I had never heard of before until I was watching that program. And that was of a legend from Topeka, Kansas about a specter known as the Blue Albino Woman (or "Witch") haunting Rochester Cemetery, located on the no

Three Widely Spread Historical Myths Debunked: Bathing, Death by Petticoat, and Pregnancy was Gross

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Hey all, I know I've been writing about some pretty heavy topics lately and today, I wanted to still keep to the subjects of what I've been doing but lightening it up a little (but I still want you to to keep Lie Spotting , Generalizing , and the first part of my Morality post in mind as you read these). But before I do, I wanted to announce that I will be participating in another author blog hop starting on the 16th. And I might be raffling off another copy of Descent. So stay tuned... http://francishpowellauthor. weebly.com/festive-spirit- blog-hop.html Now, onto visiting and debunking a few historical myths, these three particularly popular. In past postings, I've mentioned Mary Miley Theobald's book, Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked.   She also has a website, History Myths Debunked , also dedicated to seeing that historical myths are stopped in their tracks. She is a historian who works for Colonial Williamsburg , has writ