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Midsummer’s Eve in Ireland – thefadingyear

Midsummer’s Eve- 21 June; A hundred years ago, and for many centuries before, Midsummer’s Eve was celebrated throughout Ireland on the 23 June, that is, on Saint John’s Eve. The bonfire was central… Source: Midsummer’s Eve in Ireland – thefadingyear

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Living Liminally: An Amadán na Bruidhne – The Fairy Fool

Source: Living Liminally: An Amadán na Bruidhne – The Fairy Fool

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Legacy of Truth is a 2016 RONE Award nominee!

Legacy of Truth, book two in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has passed the first round of nominations for the prestigious RONE Awards for books published in 2016. The second round is up to you! On the week of May 1

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Folklore of Archaeology: Of Giants, Fairies, Megaliths and Menhirs – #FolkloreThursday

There is so much to say about megalithic tombs: of their function, carbon dating, about morphological typologies, and catchment areas. I could tell you about function and materiality, about labour and material costs. I could tell you about the magic

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The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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Legacy of Luck won an award!

January 2017 – Chill With a Book Award Readers’ Award for Legacy of Luck! Want to see what all the fuss is about? Buy it now!   ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary

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Imbolc is coming!

Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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WHO WANTS SOMETHING FREE?

Everyone likes free!   In honor of my new book, The Enchanted Swans, I’m going to be sending out a titillating excerpt from the book. Not the front, where other excerpts have come from, but from the juicy middle!  

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Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

A blog about books, life in Taiwan, writing, teaching, and anything else I feel like posting about. Source: Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

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