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Call of the Morrigú

Call of the Morrigú

Release date July 19th, 2017

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?

 

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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.

Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland

More info at Green Dragon Artist :: Home ,

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author , and

Tirgearr Publishing – Christy Nicholas

Green Dragon Artist Blog

 

 

The Enchanted Swans

The Enchanted Swans – available now!

Release date March 8th, 2017

Based on the ancient Irish Fairy Tale, The Children of Lir

Winner – Books and Benches Readers’ Choice Book Cover Contest, February 2017

Winner – InD’Tale Magazine Crème de la Cover Contest, May 2017

Winner – Readers’ Favorite Silver Book Award 2017 (Fiction – Fantasy – General)

Finalist – Book Excellence Award 2017 (Fantasy)

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. Will she find a way to break the spell, or would they remain swans, tethered to three places for nine hundred years?

 

 

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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.

Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland

More info at Green Dragon Artist :: Home ,

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author , and

Tirgearr Publishing – Christy Nicholas

Green Dragon Artist Blog

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The Druid’s Brooch Series

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Legacy of Hunger: Historical fantasy set in Ireland, 1846. 

Legacy of Truth: Historical fantasy set in Ireland, 1800. Prequel to Legacy of Hunger.

Legacy of Luck: Historical fantasy set in Ireland and Scotland, 1745. Prequel to Legacy of Truth.

All now released! Watch for book four, Misfortune of Vision in 2018.

The Druid’s Brooch is a family legacy, handed down through countless generations, granting each holder a specific magical power, unique to them. Follow the stories of these generations.

Legacy of Hunger

Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that.

From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy.

What she encounters upon her arrival in Ireland is both more and less than she had hoped. Valentia finds both enemies and allies, amid horrors and delights, and a small bit of magic. She finds a richer heritage than she had ever imagined, but it comes with a price.

When she finally reaches her goal, a terrible price is demanded. She must pay or forfeit, and both decisions have strong consequences for her and her friends.

First Place Winner in the Historical Fiction Category of Published Books in the East Texas Writers Guild First Chapter Book Awards.

Finalist for The Wishing Shelf Book Awards – Adult Fiction 2016

Legacy of Truth

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.

Nominee for Global eBook Awards 2016

Legacy of Luck

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.

Second Place winner in the Historical Fiction category of Works in Progress for the East Texas Writers Guild First Chapter Book Awards

Winner of January 2017 Chill With a Book Award – Readers’ Award.

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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.

Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland

More info at Green Dragon Artist :: Home ,

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author , and

Tirgearr Publishing – Christy Nicholas

Green Dragon Artist Blog