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Guest Blogger: Mary Marvella (Contest)
Friday, February 10th, 2012

Psychics and Seduction

Ladies, I will be rich and sell many books and win tons of money and have love. Bethea and other physics said so. Really. Cool, huh?

Bethea emailed me one evening and said she awoke from a sound sleep thinking about me. She was dreaming about me, yeah, me. I thought for a minute she knew something I didn’t, maybe that I was naked and… Nope, she saw me deliriously happy with all the money I could want, even better. She saw me in love, too, with the perfect man. Now I don’t know about you, but that sounded wonderful to me!

Hmmm, I wonder, why would she dreamed about me, when we’ve never met. She promised me what most of us want, security and love. These seductive promises have been luring folks to fortunetellers and psychics forever.

This woman is good! She has offered me a FREE session and other beautiful totems, some even ancient relics. Well, actually, I can pay for them and she will refund my money if I am not thrilled. She said there were angels watching over me, druid priestesses wanting to help me, and she herself has cast spells for me. BUT there are evil forces keeping me from having the riches I deserve. Well, damn!

BUT, if I send her money to cast a bigger, more powerful spell, she will send me a pendant, or a bracelet, or a statue, or a rearview mirror charm for my car for only $19.99, or $29.99 or $39.99. Hmm, that doesn’t sound free.

Marie the Magnificent, my own personal fortuneteller, said that if I do this, Bethea will have my money and my credit card info, and I won’t EVER see a penny of it, even if I complain. MM suggested that if she had mentioned selling books, we might be inclined to believe her.

Why do I even read these emails? Because I enjoy seeing the predictions that I will have money for all the things I need (maybe a boy toy or three?), that all will be well in the future.

Now, I have a prediction for you. I see you reading Haunting Refrain, a book about a love story in the past and one in the present. Yes, I see you reading the love scenes and sighing or grabbing someone on whom you can try the sexy stuff. I see you straddling a handsome man in the front seat of a Mustang, with the driver’s seat reclined as far back as it will go. I see you riding that man and moaning with….. You can write the rest.

Tell me what you think about psychics and fortunetellers or a story about an experience with one, and you can will a free download of Haunting Refrain. I’ll give away 2 downloads.

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24 comments to “Guest Blogger: Mary Marvella (Contest)”

  1. Karen H
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 9:50 am · Link

    The only fortune teller I ever consulted didn’t have a clue about anything. I was sceptical when I went in and convinced it was all fake when I came out.



  2. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Karen, I’m with you on that. One told me she could see me signing books at a book signing and I was hooked. It was at the visitation the night before my sis-in-law’s mama’s funeral and I had never met this woman. The sis-in-law had never met the psychic before.



  3. Pamela Varnado
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Mary, what a creative post! I delete those kinds of emails without opening them. As a teen I often visited the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Fortune tellers were everywhere, but I’d stroll by them without stopping. Even as a teen, I knew I was in charge of my own destiny. Good thing, my destiny led me to your story. Haunting Refrain is a wonderful novel. It touched my heart at the core and made me laugh and cry. You have a gift for writing emotion. Don’t ever stop sharing it. Lives are made better through your written words.



  4. Sandra Elzie
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Interesting article! I don’t believe in fortune tellers either. I could be wrong, but I figure if they could conjure up the correct answer to my life, they’d have the lotto numbers for themselves & not have to live in a tiny little house with neon signs in their front window.

    Good luck on your sales!



  5. Barbara White Daille
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Hey, Delilah! Thanks for inviting Mary here.

    Mary – loved the post and your gown. And the arm candy’s not bad either. LOL

    I don’t get those e-mails.

    But when I was unpublished, a psychic told me I’d never sell to X Publisher. Book number 5 with them just came out this week. :-D

    So I take what they say with a grain of salt.



  6. Liz Lipperman
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Fun post, Mary. I’ve never really believed in psychics, but I did have a Chinese fortune cookie that make me sit up and take notice. It was at a time when I had given up on writing and had let my RWA membership expire. I opened that sucker open and gasped. It read: “You will be an accomplished writer.”

    And as they say–the rest if history!! Yeah, right!! :wink:

    And don’t include me in the giveaways. I already have this one and can’t wait to read it.



  7. Cynthia D'Alba (AKA ArkansasCyndi)
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Funny! I love all those “free” things you can get. HAHAHAHA

    Love the picture. Your arm candy is right purdy! :)

    I once had an “angle reading”..what a crock of bull she was passing out. But the good news is that I have the MAJOR guys, like Gabriel and Michael watching out over me. Uh un. I buy that.

    Thanks for such a great post.



  8. Linsey Lanier
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 6:45 pm · Link

    I agree with Sandy, but I loved your post anyway, Mary. Haunting Refrain is on my TBR e-pile. But I did feel what you described when I red Forever Love. :)



  9. Linsey Lanier
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Oops. That’s “read,” of course. (Sorry, must be the nearness to Valentine’s Day, LOL.)



  10. Pepper Phillips
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 9:25 pm · Link

    Yeah, someone wants to give me millions if I’ll only call them. I’m psychic enough to know they’re lying. LOL

    Love your cover. Have your book. Need some spare time to read it!



  11. scarlet
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 9:55 pm · Link

    I suppose we all like to put the work off on someone else. If the psychic says it’s so, then we’re off the hook, right? I subscribe to “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” If they charge money, want a donation or are selling something, I’m not buying!

    Haunting Refrain is one of my favorite stories. Everyone should make time to read it.



  12. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 9:58 pm · Link

    Pam, what a sweet thing to say! If my words bring joy into anyone’s life, I will be satisfied. I have never gone to a fortune teller or psychic. Won’t spend the money!



  13. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:00 pm · Link

    Sandy, that is do funny! The online ones are fun. They are equal opportunity since they will use angels and druids. Say what?



  14. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Barbara, we are all glad she was wrong. Sometimes when I am down, I’ll read a few of those emails for fun. I probably answered another ad and opened the portal that lets the creatures in.



  15. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Hey, Liz.

    What a great fortune cookie! One I got one recently that said I would meet someone who would become important in my life and my career.



  16. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:09 pm · Link

    I’m with you Cyndi. If I have angels, why do I need the psychic?

    I had to return the eye candy!



  17. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:11 pm · Link

    Linsey, I appreciate your comments. (figured what you meant). My fingers miss letters, too.



  18. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Pepper, I predict you won’t get the money. I also predict you will lose money of you respond.



  19. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Thanks for supporting me, Pepper. I predict you won’t get the money. I also predict you will lose money of you respond.



  20. Mary Marvella
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 10:24 pm · Link

    Good evening, Scarlet. I think sometimes people want to believe things will improve and they will get what they need. And yes, If I do what you tell me to do and things go wrong, it’s your fault for giving me bad advice.



  21. bn100
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      · February 10th, 2012 at 11:58 pm · Link

    This was a very interesting post. I believe in psychics and fortunetellers, although I haven’t had any experience with either.



  22. Mary Marvella
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      · February 11th, 2012 at 12:41 am · Link

    bn100, The woman I met at the visitation for my sis-n-law’s mama knew things she had no reason to know. We had a couple of interesting conversations, but the two times I tried to contact her, she didn’t get the notes I send to her. One even had a check in it that never got cashed. (I was writing a book with ghosts and I figured she could aid me with my research.) I don’t think we were meant to meet again.

    We were both going emotional pain at the time and I think she shared too much for her comfort.



  23. red headed hellion
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      · February 12th, 2012 at 5:26 pm · Link

    I am a believer! All it took was two diff psychics telling me I was preggo with each of my kids….They knew….I didn’t. I beleieve because I sense things myself.



  24. Mary Marvella
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      · February 12th, 2012 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Hey, Red, thanks for stopping by and for commenting. I had one suggest i had hidden psychic talent. Not so. Scarlet senses things, but she didn’t mention that. Let’s talk about what you sense.