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Misfortune of Time made the Finals! Rone Awards 2019

Misfortune of Time, Book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch series, made the Rone Awards 2019 Finals in the Fantasy Category!   See the listing in the June 2019 issue of InD’Tale Magazine here! Pick up your own copy here!  

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Age of Saints is a Discovered Diamond!

Discovering Diamonds has posted a lovely review of Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. “Equally appreciated is Nicholas’s deep understanding of Irish legend and lore. Her books are rich with these, and they bring the culture

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Beltaine by Lora O’Brien

Watch this fantastic video of Lora O’Brien discussing Bealtaine Beltane is the anglicised version of our Irish word Bealtaine – still in use and meaning ‘the month of May’, and used in association with May Eve or May Day in

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May Day & Butter Stealing Witches

On May Day, or more particularly, May morning, witches are traditionally believed to be able to steal their neighbour’s milk or butter, so that no amount of churning will create butter. These witches, or hags as they were often known,

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Misfortune of Time is a Rone Award Nominee for 2019!

(Buy link HERE!) In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she

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Misfortune of Time is a Nominee for 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards

Misfortune of Time, Book # 6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has been named as a Nominee for the 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards!  

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Age of Saints – Reviews are coming in!

Readers are leaving some lovely comments on Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Now available on all Amazon platforms, including Kindle Unlimited!   “This story has its own unique identity, but also ‘fits’ wonderfully well with

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Legacy of Hunger is FREE!

Legacy of Hunger, book #1 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now FREE! That’s right, totally free! In 1846, on a farm in Ohio, 22-year-old Valentia is haunted by her Irish grandmother’s tales of the family she once left behind

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Age of Saints releases tomorrow!

Tomorrow is release day for Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series! Has anyone read the ARC? Tomorrow would be a fantastic day to post a review! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, it’s on sale

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Age of Saints is on Pre-Order!

Age of Saints, Book #7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order! . Release date is March 6, 2019 . NOTE: This book will ONLY be available via Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days after release. After

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Finalists for The 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards!

Not one, but TWO of my novels from 2018 have been judged as finalists in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Misfortune of Song and Misfortune of Vision were both selected in the Adult Fiction category.       See

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Misfortune of Time is a finalist!

Come check out the 16 different categories of the TCK Readers Choice Awards! Misfortune of Time is on page 14, in the historical fiction section. I need votes! Only one vote per IP address will be accepted. Categories are arranged

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Winners of the Critters Writers Poll!

The tallies are final in the Critters Writers Poll!   Misfortune of Vision came in Second Place in the Magical Realism Novels! Misfortune of Song came in Eleventh Place in the Romance Novels! Misfortune of Time came in Fourth Place

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Age of Saints is on contract!

Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on contract with Tirgearr Publishing. Tentative release date is April 2019. Stay tuned for more details! . Watch my Tirgearr Publishing page for more news, or to catch

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A Samhain Blessing

From Arthur Hinds, Bard Extraordinaire:   I honor my ancestors- those that came before me- those that stand beside me in the eddies of time.   I honor my family- family by fated blood relation- family by recognition and adoption

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Great new 5 star review in InD’Tale Magazine for Misfortune of Time!!

See the review in the September issue!

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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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Snippet from Age of Saints WIP

A snippet from my current WIP, Age of Saints (#7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series)     As he trudged down the path toward the oak grove, the wind whipped up, lashing the dried leaves on the ground into a

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Misfortune of Time – Reviews are coming in!

Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, released July 11, 2018, and some wonderful reviews have been posted so far! . “Christy Nicholas once again weaves a historical tale from old Ireland with the magical gift of

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Misfortune of Time – Release Day!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is RELEASED!   Get your copy before July 15th for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone).  It goes up to normal price of $5.99 after that.     Time cannot heal all wounds.

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