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Release Day for Misfortune of Vision!

Today is release day for Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas Book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to

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Thunderclap Campaign for Misfortune of Vision

Hey, everyone! I’ve set up a Thunderclap for my release of Misfortune of Vision! PLEASE – go and pledge your support. It costs NOTHING! You can share with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or all three! I need 100 supporters for it

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Misfortune of Vision is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Vision book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on pre-order! While this is book 4 in the series, each novel works as a stand-alone. This is the first book in the middle trilogy, set in 12th century

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Misfortune of Time – first draft DONE!

I pushed hard this weekend and got my first draft of Misfortune of Time DONE!   Misfortune of Time is #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. Books #1-3 are published, and #4 is due out January 2018. Book #5 is

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Call of the Morrigú cover is in a contest!

Come vote for the best cover at the InD’Tale Monthly Cover contest! You can only vote once, and you do have to register to vote (unless you’ve already registered). Please give it a go!     CALL OF THE MORRIGÚ

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The Enchanted Swans is getting awards and accolades!

The Enchanted Swans is getting awards and accolades! 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

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Legacy of Hunger is now available IN PRINT!

Yes, that’s right, you heard it correctly. Legacy of Hunger, book 1 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now available in print on Amazon. . You can order it here! .   Excerpt:   Maggie considered herself capable. She hadn’t

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Singing contest – please vote!

My dear friend, Susan Young, is in a singing contest – and the prize is a trip to Ireland! Please go checkout the entries and vote!   She is singing the eternal classic tune, Siúil A Rún   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMDVEST3J_oxoktlgKVfCreqY3J1XIlsSM-8iCDNNBSz8Paw/viewform  

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Turlough’s Tale is RELEASED!

Turlough’s Tale is a short story set about ten years before Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . Get your copy NOW!  And as always, reviews are greatly appreciated! . After his wife dies in childbirth,

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Turlough’s Tale releases TOMORROW!

Turlough’s Tale is on pre-order!   Turlough’s Tale is a short story set about ten years before Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . After his wife dies in childbirth, Turlough decides his children will be better

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Turlough’s Tale is on pre-order!

Turlough’s Tale is a short story set about ten years before Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . After his wife dies in childbirth, Turlough decides his children will be better off with their aunt. He

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Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

It’s a far cry from ‘Way, hey, blow the man down!’ See the full video on thechive.com Source: Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

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Viking Music? New CD of Viking age music climbs the charts – Medievalists.net

Can one recreate the music of the Viking age? A newly released CD called Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia hopes to do so, and has already earned praise from reviewers and risen into the top 20 of the

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The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) | IrishCentral.com

Five archaeological finds that reflect the evolution of Irish music. Source: The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) | IrishCentral.com

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Y Mabinogi – The Verve, Sawing, the Awen, and Autumn – Damh the Bard

Time for an update on the new album. The first words were written in May when me and Cerri travelled to Wales and hired a beautiful cottage. I wrote of the experience here and during that week the … Source:

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Soundweaving: Artist Converts Folk Embroidery Patterns into Paper Scores for Music Boxes | Colossal

How wonderful! Sound out of woven patterns…   Soundweaving is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by translating them into laser-cut punch cards fed through a custom

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Inside Enya’s fascinating life, living alone in a castle with her cats | Wonderwall.com

Enya lives alone in a castle with 12 cats and her 132 million dollar fortune Source: Inside Enya’s fascinating life, living alone in a castle with her cats | Wonderwall.com

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This hilarious joke involving Prince somehow made it past the TV-G censors — RareRare

I definitely remember this bit!   If you’re familiar with children’s shows at all, then you know that the creators of those shows will do damn near anything to get a more “adult” joke past the pretty strict TV-G censors.

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Top Ten Irish songs to keep the party going!

Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Is your liver??   St. Patrick’s Day was a more solemn occasion in Ireland once upon a time. It was a religious holiday, not a drinking one. But America decided to get a

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Neil Gaiman writes fan fiction explaining David Bowie’s origins

Neil Gaiman AND David Bowie? I think I shall explode from the excess fantastical. Over the years, David Bowie’s work and personae have inspired extraordinary art: Velvet Goldmine, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starman, The Venture Brothers, and the greatest of all of

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