Monday, January 30, 2012

Maybe…Strange Things are Possible by F.L. Bicknell

This world is full of unsolved mysteries, enigmas that tantalize us and force us to pause and wonder if something is possible. I love the weird, the paranormal and the bizarre. However, some people just can’t deal with anything extraordinary. I suppose it’s fear of the unknown that threatens them. Personally, I’d hate to live in a boring, nothing-special-is-possible world.

Reincarnation is one such “what if?” that I find fascinating. Growing up as a minister’s daughter, I never believed in such a notion. However, as I’ve grown older and have experienced various places, things, and happenings, I’ve changed my mind about whether or not it’s possible for a soul to be born again.

Recently I watched a program on the History Channel about the soul. Science is trying to determine if a soul is real and where it’s located. The program also delved into children who have perfect memories of past lives right down to some astonishing details.

I have two theories on reincarnation. One is that perhaps memories are inherited just like having blue eyes or red hair passed through the genes by a parent or grandparent. My other theory isn’t that we’re all reincarnated as much as it is that some are given a second chance to do what The higher power feels is necessary. Maybe a woman’s life was cut off unexpectedly and she’s given the chance to live as long as she should have before her sudden death. Perhaps a man is reincarnated because he was supposed to carry out something important in his life but there was an unforeseen obstacle that stopped him.

Could this also tie to the expression, ‘history repeats itself?’

It really makes me wonder, and if I think about these things too much it boggles my mind, lol.

Ruby Nutter, my heroine in Ruby, the White King and Marilyn Monroe tackles these issues. My mother’s maiden name is Nutter, and one of my ancestors in 1612, Alice Nutter, was hung for witchcraft. These things, as well as the legend of the Nephilim, serve as the premise of my novel. Mix it all up with a romance that transcends time, and you’ll be swept into an incredible “what if?” world. Be careful, you might have to return as someone else. {wink}

Paranormal romance that takes off full throttle as demonic motorcycles and their beautiful riders chase Ruby to the rocky shores of Key West for a battle of epic proportions.
Are they angels, demons, or something else entirely? Ruby must send them back to a hell unlike anything the world has ever imagined. But will she allow herself to love the White King who has found her again over one thousand years later?
Reincarnated over the centuries. Stuck with a ditzy Marilyn Monroe lookalike. Falling for a rich albino guy. It’s just Ruby’s luck for Hell’s “real” angels to ride into this life and screw it all up.
Kindle: and print! Click the amazon book graphic and read the first three chapters of “Ruby.”

F.L. Bicknell's work has appeared in a wide range of genres and publications such as: Would That It Were, Touch, GC, and Ohio Writer magazines as well as with publications in Canada and Turkey. Under her pseudonym, Molly Diamond, she was a regular contributor to Gent and Ruthie's Club and has had fiction published in Hustler's Busty Beauties, Penthouse Variations, and Twenty 1 Lashes. Ms. Bicknell is the author of several e-book and print titles, also writing as Azura Ice. She has served as co-editor and managing editor for three different publishing houses. She is represented by TriadaUS Literary Agency.


Anonymous said...

Reincarnation? An interesting subject that I've tackled as well. I've believed in the concept since a child with unusual things that happened. I finally wrote a story based on my experiences, but in a fictional setting. Several publishers have said just not their "cup of tea", so I keep at it, writing what fits their desires. Maybe one day. At least I know I'm not the only one questioning the possibilities. Thanks for the post.

Faith said...

Hi there! Thank you for chiming in on this topic. I find it very interesting and I totally relate to what you're saying because I've had dreams about people and places that I've never met nor have I been to and yet they were so familiar like I did know them or the place. From what I've learned, that's one of the man signs of either reincarnation or inherited memories. Either way, I think it's marvelous!

Kari Thomas said...

Ive always found this topic intriguing too. As a Southerner, you grow up not believing. But as an adult, your mind tries to make sense of the mysteries in the world. I agree with you 100% on your summation. Its the same exact reasoning I came up with too, years ago.

Your book sounds great! Wishing you lots of Sales!

Hugs, Kari Thomas,

Faith said...

Hi Kari. It's fascinating how our viewpoint changes as we grow older, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

Janice Seagraves said...

I did't believe in reincarnation, until I had a series of dreams were I was a mute Scottish lass who was drowned by the English.

It could be racial memories or I tapped into something strange, but I'm not sure.

Good luck with your book, it sounds like a great read.


Julie Lynn Hayes said...

Very interesting blog! Personally, I believe that as matter is neither created nor destroyed, there are only so many souls, not an infinite number. And when a person dies, their soul is reborn to another body. It's been shown that we only use about 10% of our brains. I think that locked within the other part are the memories of our past lives, and that some people are able to get beyond the barrier into that part of the brain, and remember them. That would help to explain child prodigies who perhaps lived other lives developing the same talent they display at such a young age.

Food for thought, anyway.

Your book sounds very interesting, btw. I wish you well with it.

Faith said...

Wow, that's interesting, Janice!

Julie, I agree. Sciences hasn't even begun to figure out the human brain.

Melissa Jarvis said...

I definitely think reincarnation is possible, as well as many things we categorize as supernatural. There are just so many unanswered questions, and I too saw the special you were referring to. I write time travel, and I think some people who have an affinity for a certain time and place may have experienced it at one point. There is growing proof that parallel universes exist, so why not other things? As writers, I believe we're more open to the unusual.

Faith said...

Wonderful viewpoint, Melissa. Thank you for reading and commenting!