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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dark Child by Miriam Newman 💕 Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Historical Fantasy Romance)



Born at a royal banquet for King Conor MacNessa of Ulster, Deirdre is predicted by Conor’s own druid to be blessed and cursed with a beauty which will make kingdoms contest over her. He names her “Deirdre of the Sorrows” and urges the king to slay her. But Conor, unwilling to murder a babe, takes her under his protection only to fall prey to the curse when she is nearly grown. Captivated by her youth and beauty, the aging king will go to any extreme to possess her.

When Deirdre innocently falls in love with one of Conor’s chief warriors, it sets in motion a tragedy that will involve kings and countries, famous fighting men and sages alike: Cuchullain, champion of the Cattle Raid of Cooley; King Fergus MacRi of Ulster; Queen Medb of Connaught; Catha the Druid, and others.

Join author Miriam Newman for her bardic-style version of a legend told countless times in Ireland over the centuries—a classic Irish tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, and revenge.


On the fairest of summer days, Naisi sat beneath a tree on a hillock making music yet more fair. It was that which pulled Deirdre in, of course. She could no more resist it than a trout does the lure and when she saw the sheer, pure beauty of the man making it, that drew her more strongly yet, for she knew him from her dreams.

Still, Leabhar had raised her to be circumspect, so no word did she say. Instead she only passed Naisi, eyes downcast like any modest maid’s so that no evil could be said of her. But beauty speaks for itself and Naisi, seeing it, was struck to the heart and he spoke: “How fair a doe my music has called.”

“What use to be a fair doe where there are no bucks?” she responded.

Now the son of Usna was no fool, being himself a chief in Ulster though a young one. He had heard of Felim’s daughter secreted in a fortress of the king and suspected this must be the girl, so he tested her, saying, “I think you have the prize buck of this land.”

“Yet if I were to choose,” Deirdre persevered, “I choose the young buck.”

 


Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. You can see my books at www.miriamnewman.com.


   

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9 comments :

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thank you for hosting me on your blog!

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  3. An interesting cover. Especially the hair & clothing.

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  4. Loved the excerpt!! can't wait to read!! Thanks for this giveaway and Happy New Year!

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  5. I'm here helping my bro out today while he is working on his birthday. He asks me to thank you for the giveaway.

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  6. Really intriguing cover and it sounds like a really interesting read. Adding to my TBR list.

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  7. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Dark Child. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

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