Today I’m welcoming author Janice Horton to Jera’s Jamboree as part of her blog tour to celebrate the release of How Do You Voodoo? (you can read my review here).
Janice Horton lives in Scotland and writes contemporary romance with humour. Her novels Bagpipes & Bullshot and Reaching for the Stars (you can read my review here) are both Amazon Kindle bestsellers. Her latest title How Do You Voodoo? is a romantic novella for Halloween and is out now for Kindle!
Fitting in perfectly with a theme in How Do You Voodoo? Janice has concocted the following spell for my readers …
Talking Voodoo Spells with Janice Horton
Janice says: There is a lot of pressure on us women these days, to maintain our perky youthful looks into middle age. TV commercials show twenty-something’s with baby skin, demonstrating ‘stay-young-looking creams’ while in magazines, we are bombarded with ads for ‘youthfulness’ serums and potions that come with a serious price tag and a fancy bottle.
Well, I don’t hold with any of it. I’m convinced that if you want to stay forever youthful, you need only three things:
1) A sense of humour.
2) A perspective on life.
3) A magic spell.
Item 1. If you laugh a lot, it goes without saying that you’ll produce laughter lines – but hey, have you seen the alternative – frown lines…? See item 3.
Item 2. Maintaining perspective is all about remembering what’s important in your life and giving it priority – this can be totally exhausting! See item 3.
Item 3. No girl should be without her voodoo spell for youthfulness.
The Forever Youthful Voodoo Spell
You will need: a quiet private space, a candle, a photo of your younger self and a fresh rose.
Light a candle in your quiet space and sit staring at it. If you can sit in the lotus position, all the better, otherwise just cross your legs.
Contemplate the meaning of age and youth so you can rid yourself of preconceptions.
Do some deep breathing. Imagine a white light surrounding the space that will keep you safe for the duration of the spell.
Close your eyes and say out loud the words that you associate with aging; for instance: “wrinkles, brown spots, stiff joints, hair loss, hot sweats and areas of dryness”.
Open your eyes and stare into the flame. Imagine its energy surrounding you. Say: “I banish [the words you've associated with aging].” Then say: “I invite [and say all the words you associate with youth - like smooth skin, thick glossy hair, supple joints and a rampant libido.]“
Repeat these two sentences. Build strong feelings inside you. Allow yourself to feel the symptoms of aging being expelled from your body.
Spend some time in quiet meditation. Feel the positive youthful energy replacing the banished negativity you associate with aging from your psyche.
Then pick up the rose and pick off its petals one by one. Cover the picture of your younger self with the rose petals. Feel the beauty of youth fill you. Blow out the candle.
That’s it! And, wow, you really do look fabulous!!
Thank you Janice! I think this really will work
Loveless fashion model Nola Nichols thinks being beautiful is a curse; that is until she is cursed and her looks begin to fade just a week before the most important photo shoot of her career.
Nola rejects all rational explanation on what might be causing her lost looks and decides she has to find a way to get uncursed. This imaginative quest takes her from the Caribbean to Glasgow’s own City of the Dead. Along the way, she finds herself taking part in a rather unconventional funeral, involved in a voodoo ritual, reveals one or two unrests in her own past and falls madly in love with a doctor. Erm, that would be a witch doctor, right…?
Find out more about Janice and her novels:
Link to her ebooks on Amazon.co.uk
Link to her ebooks on Amazon.com