A Snippet of The Nostrum Conspiracy

A Snippet of The Nostrum Conspiracy

Quote from The Nostrum Conspiracy

“What do you think marriage is?” asked Marguerite.

The lawyer in me spoke up and said, “It’s a legal binding agreement to share one’s life and worldly goods with another person.”

Marguerite raised an eyebrow, but said nothing.  Instead she waited for more.  I felt like there was something better inside of me to give.  It was something more real than the legal bullshit I had just spouted.  I swallowed.  Marguerite wanted more than legalese and Ginny was looking crushed by my comments.

“It’s completion,” I said.  “Like closing a circle.  Ginny completes me.”

Marguerite nodded her approval.

“Dude,” said Eric softly.

Camo Girl dabbed at a tear in the corner of her eye.

Pony Tail gripped my shoulder and said softly, “Yes.”

Ginny closed the gap between us in two quick steps.  At first I thought she was going to throw her arms around me, but she stopped just short and held me with her eyes.

I liked what I saw in Ginny’s eyes and would have been content to gaze into them, but slowly she stretched a hand to my cheek and caressed it ever so lightly with the back of her finger tips.  A spark of electricity crackled between us and some of the tension I had been carrying around for the last few days melted away.

Ginny’s breath quickened.  In anticipation of her touch, my breathing matched pace with hers.  I wasn’t disappointed.  She curled her hand behind my neck and then pulled me into a kiss.  I had never experienced anything like it.  The kiss filled an ocean of loneliness with love and I knew that I would never be the same.

 

Soul’s Completion

Soul’s Completion

When Plato wrote nearly 2,400 years ago that love is nothing more than the desire to be whole again, the concept of soul mates was already ancient.  In an age when divorce rates are disturbingly high, it is comforting to know that our ancestors also longed for love’s completion.  Fairy tales have endured because their message touches a part of us that won’t give up hope.  Happily ever after is within our grasp.  Keep the faith that you can and will be whole again.  Love’s promise is close at hand.

Soul's Completion

Peace out,

Robert

Author Interview of Robert Grant

Author Interview of Robert Grant

On the eve of the publication of Robert Grant’s second book, The Nostrum Conspiracy, Diamante Lavendar interviewed Robert for her blog at http://diamantelavendar.com/.

Here is a brief excerpt from her interview:

  1. What prompted you to write your book?

    As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer.  Like many young people who are called to a creative life, I had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it.  While I have spent most of my career as a successful attorney, I never forgot my dream.  In the meantime, I pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures.  One of those interests was martial arts.  I spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts.  Before his death, I promised my teacher I would someday write that book I always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure.  The hero wants to ensure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it.

You can read the rest of the interview at:

http://diamantelavendar.com/spotlight-naked-tao-robert-grant/

Peace out,

Robert

The Joy of Writing

 

I love writing.  There is something magical about the creative process.  I begin with an empty page and a sliver of an idea.  I get to play with those ideas and let my imagination run wild.  Characters are born in the imaginative fire and soon take on lives of their own.  They become friends to me and will soon be your friends too.

Over 1,000 people participated in our recent book giveaways.  The last of the winners will receive their copies of Naked Tao in a few days.  Some of those winners live half way around the word.  Yes, my friends are traveling far and wide.

My second book, The Nostrum Conspiracy, will be on the shelves of book stores in a few weeks.  Soon I will be starting book three.  Yes, I love writing.

Peace out,

Robert

Signed First Edition Giveaway on Goodreads

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all of the positive feedback on my first book in the Naked Tao series.  Your response has been heart-warming.  I feel truly blessed.

So with a grateful heart I would like to give back tenfold.  My first step is to give away 25 signed first editions of Naked Tao.  For those of you who are interested, please go to Goodreads to enter for your chance.

Here is the link for my book giveaway:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_choose_address/152387-naked-tao

I would appreciate it if the book winners would write a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon.  Of course, this is not required.

The second book in the series, Naked Chi, will be available soon. Enjoy!

Peace out,

Robert

 

All of Eternity is Contained in the Present Moment

All of eternity is contained in the present moment.  The past and the future are illusions.  Living in the past is a sickness, because it was never really the way we remember.  It’s just a story we made up. Hurrying headlong from the present moment into an uncertain future is likewise an illness to be avoided at all costs.  The present moment is everything.  That’s why we say, choose this and not that.

Peace out,

Robert

Winter day in Alaska.

Excerpt from Robert’s Upcoming Book

“You’re wounded,” she said.  “I failed.”

She thought only of protecting me and damn near got herself killed doing it.  Something shifted inside of me.  Without thinking, I gathered her into my arms and held her tight for the first time.  She melted into me like she had been there a thousand times before.

“You did not fail,” I said.  “It wasn’t Slotter who did this to me.  I was shot in the back by one of her minions.”

Unplugged at Angel Falls

 

There are many reasons I adore my wife, Rebecca, and one of them is the pleasure we take in simple things.  A walkabout is a spiritual quest taken by a young Aborigine.  For us, a walkabout is as simple as unplugging for a few days and walking into the backcountry to hang-out with the butterflies at Angel Falls.

Angel Falls

The rhythm of the forest is slow, but it didn’t take long for us to slow down enough to find our still point.  It’s there that the knots can be untied.  At Angel Falls we loosened the stranglehold of our knots.  Maybe someday we will untie them all and set ourselves free.

Rebecca Grant

One of my favorite authors is Joseph Campbell and his most famous line might be, “Follow your bliss.”  Unplugging for a short time gave us the quiet we needed to open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us.  For Rebecca and I, bliss was found among the ancient trees standing firmly rooted in Mother Earth while reaching high for the stars.

Forest Trail

Stand firm, my friends.  Reach high for the stars, my friends.

Dusk in the Red River Gorge

Peace out,

Robert

 

What’s In Your Center?

What’s In Your Center?

Imagine a storm rages all around you.  You hear a deafening roar that resembles a freight train.  Objects that were never meant to fly whiz past your head and you are afraid.  You drop down as low as you can get and hope the storm won’t take you, but the wind is strong enough to lift you a foot off the ground.

Tornado

 

How do you survive?

Shell

Find your center.  Be the eye of the storm.  Let the rage exhaust itself around you, but do not let it in.

Milky Way

 

Peace out,

Robert