This fall is a very busy time for me! Before I get to this week’s reveal of how I chose the materials for the membership ring for the Order of Witchery Lore, I must remind you all about my big release tomorrow!
It’s big to me because it’s my first supernatural historical fiction story ever. The Haunting of Fury Falls Inn kicks off a new 6-book planned series set in 1821 northern Alabama in a haunted roadside inn. I adore this story and the new series and am a touch anxious to hear how my readers like it. Next week, I’ll be at Second Reads Books in Decatur, Alabama, for a book signing from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. I’ll have paperback copies with me to sell and sign if you’d like to have a physical copy. Or you can order an ebook through most of the online retailers.
Cassie Fairhope longs for only one thing: to escape her mother’s tyranny. Her plan? Seduce the young man, who is acting as innkeeper while her father is away on business, into marrying her. But Flint Hamilton has his own plans and they don’t include marriage, even to the pretty temptress. He quickly learns that running a roadside inn in northern Alabama in 1821 means dealing not only with the young woman and her hostile mother but also with horse thieves and rogues. When tragedy strikes, Cassie and Flint are forced to face unforeseen challenges and dangerous decisions together in order to attempt to rid the inn of its newly arrived specter—who doesn’t have any plan to leave…
Moving on to this week’s topic…
I have already talked about which finger to wear a special ring on and what color the stone should be for the ring designating members of the Order of Witchery Lore in Charmed Against All Odds (Book 5 of Secrets of Roseville). Let’s look again at the Wicca Spirituality site and what they have to say about The Magick of Wiccan Jewelry.
To recap, we have an indigo owl-shaped stone to be worn on the right hand pinky finger. But what metal should the setting be? Silver? Gold? Something else? According to Wicca Spirituality, Precious Metals have the following symbology:
- Gold: Symbol of the Sun and the God, as well as purity of spirit and eternity.
- Silver: Symbol of the Moon and the Goddess, the soul, and the beauty of the Wheel of Life.
- White Gold: Symbol of the pure and eternal Light of the Divine, the union of Goddess and God in One, the Spirit manifest in physical form.
An aside: I realize that other sites may apply different meanings or symbology to the metals used in jewelry. But I have chosen to stick with this set of information for my purposes in my story. Also, this site didn’t assign symbology or meaning to copper, bronze, titanium, or platinum. After reviewing these three, though, I found what I was looking for.
For my purposes, then, for representing an organization dedicated to knowledge and preservation I went through these three metals above.
Silver’s association with the Wheel of Life was tempting. The Wheel as well as the Tree of Life are powerful symbols to me. And the archives surely address everything associated with the knowledge of all life. But linking to the Moon wasn’t the effect I wanted.
White Gold also tempted, mainly because I like white gold! But its link to the Light of the Divine and the Goddess and God made it more religious in tone than I wanted.
Gold wins because of its association with eternity and purity of spirit. To my mind, the archives are kept with a pure intent of preserving the knowledge base of the wiccan believers for all and eternity. And I like the idea of the sun shining on all knowledge.
So the final Order of Witchery Lore ring is a gold pinky ring with an owl-shaped indigo stone. Hmm, I wonder if my local jeweler could make me one? It’s a thought…
Charmed Against All Odds is available for pre-order now and releases on November 11. As a bonus gift, for everyone who pre-orders Charmed Against All Odds, I’ll give a free ebook copy of Book 1, Undying Love! Simply share a picture or screenshot of your order with me on my Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/AuthorBettyBolte) and I’ll send you a link where you can download your gift as a thank you for ordering Roxie and Leo’s story! (If you’ve already read Undying Love, let me know and we’ll work out a different story as a thank you gift!)
I have book signings scheduled in both October and November, so check out my Appearances page on my website for details. At my November signing, I will have paperback copies of Charmed Against All Odds before you can buy them in the store, too! I hope to see you at one of my signings to support the independent book stores as a thank you for hosting my book birthday celebrations!
As always, thanks for reading!
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Charmed Against All Odds releases November 11 and is available for pre-order now!
Loving her brings out the magic in him…
Wedding bells are ringing, but not for Roxie Golden. If she can survive another round of wedding plans, then her life can return to normal. She’s perfectly happy running the bookstore and weaving helpful magical spells. Then one stormy day, her ex-fiancé strolls back into her life with a gift neither of them wants.
Leo King wants to flee the small town for the big city. Forget about the shame he brought upon himself when he abused his magical powers. First, to satisfy his warlock father’s final wish, he must deliver the mysterious box to Roxie’s bookstore.
But when Roxie opens the box, revealing an enchanted bracelet and a quest spell, their plans and their lives are changed forever. Trapped in a reluctant partnership with the woman he once loved, he risks everything—including his heart—for a second chance.