Would you dare rouse a goddess?
Life wasn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions were rising across the countryside, and the English could be cruel overlords. However, this brutality hadn’t reached the country estate of Strokestown.
Theodosia Latimer and her grandfather Reginald, were on a mission to discover the past. They were determined to excavate some ancient mounds on their estate. But when they discovered an imprisoned goddess straight out of Ireland’s rich mythological history, they were both dumbfounded and frightened.
Tasked with integrating this primeval warrior woman into polite society, they developed both respect and fear for the powerful goddess. Would they be able to tame her lust for violence in the upcoming rebellion? Or would they fall victim to it?
Based on the ancient Irish legend of The Children of Lir
In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fae princess, born to a life of luxury. She knew her duty and loved her family. She missed her mother, who died in childbirth when Fionnuala was but ten years old. Still, she had hopes and dreams of love and a full life.
All her dreams were stolen from her, ripped away in a torrent of envy and magic.
Now she must care for her three brothers while learning to live under an evil curse. Would she find a way to break the spell, or would they remain swans, tethered to three places for nine hundred years?
Ireland was no garden spot in 1846. People were dying from the potato blight. But Valentia McDowell didn’t realize that when she traveled in search of her grandmother’s family and a mythical family heirloom.
Legacy of Hunger won an award! First Place in the East Texas Writers’ Guild Book Awards – Published Historical Fiction First Chapter
Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards – Fiction Adult category, 2016
Gifted with a magical brooch, passed down in her family for generations, Esme finds herself isolated and ill in an unfamiliar land. Her sister plots to steal the family heirloom from her in order to exploit the magical powers for her own gain, and Esme must battle for survival of herself and those she loves.
Legacy of Truth has won Honorable Mention in the
Legacy of Luck: Historical fantasy set Ireland and Scotland in 1745
Irish Traveler Éamonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father. Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.
Legacy of Luck already won an award! Second Place in the East Texas Writers’ Guild Book Awards – Unpublished Historical Fiction First Chapter
Legacy of Luck has won the January 2017 Chill With A Book Readers’ Award!
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Come travel to the land of magic and mystery. My guide will show you how to plan your own trip, and not be a slave to the tour guide!
In 1968, Julie was looking for adventure. What she found instead was herself, alone and pregnant, in a foreign country. She had some tough choices to make.
I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.
Call of the Morrigú – Historical fantasy set in 1797 Ireland.
The Enchanted Swans – Historical fantasy set in 500 BCE Ireland, based on The Children of Lir, an Irish Fairy Tale.
Better To Have Loved – Contemporary romance based on the true story of my parents’ 30-year search for love
Legacy of Hunger – Historical fantasy set in 1846 Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #1
Legacy of Truth – Historical fantasy set around 1800 Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #2
Legacy of Luck – Historical fantasy set in 1745 Ireland and Scotland. Druid’s Brooch #3
Misfortune of Vision – Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #4 (January 2018)
Misfortune of Song – Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #5 (submitted)
Misfortune of Time – Historical fantasy set in 11th century Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #6 (first draft)
Turlough’s Tale – Short Story in The Druid’s Brooch series, set ten years before Legacy of Luck.
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