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About Joanna Gawn
Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson write together as The Lazuli Portals. They share a longstanding interest in spirituality, synchronicity, and the metaphysical (The Celestine Prophecy has been a key influence!)
Their writing tends to follow these themes - particularly in The Lazuli Portals series of novels - however alternative genres pop up in their other stories now and then, just to keep them on their toes, and enabling them to explore their 'shadow sides'.
They are both keen readers and enjoy listening to music - although not always the same sort!
Joanna has a maths and science background (she has a thing for spreadsheets) but discovered Reiki and 'subtle energies' when she developed a challenging health condition. That changed her life, and indirectly led to her starting to write again. She is also partial to cake, chocolate, and Breton cidre. She has a TBR list that will probably outlive her.
Ron Dickerson is proudly Cornish, with a background in rugby, business, and Round Table/Rotary. Writing enables him to explore the less 'logical' aspects of his personality. Ron is an intuitive healer, which has made for some deeply interesting discussions and experiences!
Titles By Joanna Gawn
While some of the tales incorporate themes of the paranormal, suspense, or day-to-day life, many reflect The Lazuli Portals' themes of spiritual awakening, the metaphysical, and inspirational (or visionary) fiction.
Some of the shorter stories are:
- Yin and Yang
- The Crystal Cave
- The Day Edward Met Helene
- Sun, Sea and Sphinx
- A Cordello Memory
- The Angel Thinks
This book also contains four longer stories of around 1000-1500 words:
- The Restoration of Conover House
- Delights of the Dart (set in South Devon)
- The Haunting of Melton Grange
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"Love, Keira," Morwell reminds me with a kind smile. "Look for the gaps between your thoughts, the stillness there, the essence of the universe which is pure love and light. Draw in the frequencies from the quartz here, too, let them build within you and lift your thoughts and energies higher."
The deposed lord finds himself in Exile - all alone, and with the terrible deeds of his past seeking acknowledgment. Shadows and torment plague him, threatening to consume all that he is.
If the dark power roaming the Lands of Exile is not curtailed, it will spread across the dimensions, transforming everything in its path ... until the light is no more.
Keira, Jason, and Shannon are integrating the insights they gained in the Crystal City. Life is good - but they miss the magic and mystery of being in parallel worlds.
The exile's blade brings the two dimensions together in an inexorable collision - but will the blade align with the dark or the light?
With stone circles, crystalline and subtle/life-force energies, Ascended Reikans, and a vital dual quest, the inspirational Lazuli Portals trilogy reaches its conclusion.
The Lazuli Portals trilogy comprises The Cordello Quest, Mosaic of Light, and The Exile's Blade. The trilogy is 'fiction for the awakening', incorporating themes of synchronicity, unconditional love, Reiki and life-force energy, crystals, and accessing intuitive messages from within.
Among the stories in this volume
*~ you will delve into our legends of other worlds;
*~ you will discover love lost and found, hope reborn, and emotional courage;
*~ you will read of telepathy, prophetic visions, magic, otherworldly power, and subtle energies;
*~ you will witness individual conflicts of light and shadow.
While some of these tales cover our familiar themes of healing and natural magic, or of personal or spiritual growth, not all of the stories in Dark Perfume have a happy ending … that’s simply how the characters played it. We dance to their tune! Perhaps they like to keep you, our readers, on your toes ... or perhaps the light simply balances the dark … a delicate dance of yin and yang ...
[Length: 190 pages]
Unknown to Keira and Jason, the fates have prepared new friends and new spiritual challenges for them. There is much to achieve on their everyday plane - and beyond.
The Roundlight Guardian stands as the last defence of a crystal city devoid of souls, a city at the mercy of a dark energy intent on devastation and destruction.
The loss of light.
The loss of hope.
The loss of heart.
Preying on human vulnerabilities, the dark entity’s power grows ever stronger. Already so much has been lost; how will Keira, Jason, and their friends discover the knowledge and insight to change its path?
What will it take for faith to conquer fear?
Where will the team find the inner strength to work with the lovelight needed to eclipse the darkness?
Mosaic of Light is Book Two in The Lazuli Portals Trilogy, a journey of spiritual awakening, metaphysics, and natural magic which began with The Cordello Quest.
Length: 384 pages
While some of the stories incorporate themes of the paranormal, suspense, or day-to-day life, others reflect The Lazuli Portals' themes of spiritual awakening, the metaphysical, and inspirational (or visionary) fiction.
- POWER GAMES: A remote farmhouse; three people; one desiring power.
- THE MAGIM'S STAFF: A short tale of resistance and endurance.
- THE HOUSE OF THE STORMWIND: How far would you go to help your landlady remove a curse?
- ABANDONED: Is hope enough?
- MIDSUMMER BEAUTY: A letter results in a surprising awakening for Maddie.
- LADY OF THE LAKE: Where mist reveals your heart’s desire.
- ASSIGNMENT: HUMANITY: Is the human race worth saving?
- RED MIST: A darker tale of power and revenge.
- KNOCK, KNOCK: Things that go bump in the night.
- BONUS: Chapter One of The Cordello Quest, Book One of The Lazuli Portals Trilogy
Jason -- her boyfriend, whose decision could tear them apart.
Lord Charls -- the Cordellan lord desperate to secure the precious resource that is lovelight.
When Keira's daily life becomes the stuff of legends, when rivals are readying for war, when she doesn't know if she’ll ever get home to her own world . . . who can she trust? How will this affect her relationship with Jason? Integrating storytelling with love and light, The Cordello Quest is a fantasy-adventure suitable for open-minded readers aged Young Adult and upward.
Stone circles, ancient symbols, crystals and subtle energies, magic, working with synchronicities and intuition, and love and friendship are gently woven into an absorbing journey of awakening.
The Cordello Quest is book one of The Lazuli Portals Trilogy. The second book of the series, Mosaic of Light builds on the spiritual growth already achieved. The Exile's Blade brings the story of Keira, Jason, Charls, Karn, and Cordello full circle.