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Reading The Tain gave me an idea for my own Irish-mythology based book. After much research, I decided to write on the myth of the leanan sidhe, which is a female faery who acts as an inspiration to an artist or musician. Unfortunately for the artist, it often results in madness and/or premature death. In honor of The Tain, I named my leanan sidhe Morrigan Byrne. The Morrígan is an Irish supernatural creature—some believe her to be a goddess. She is rumored to be able to shapeshift into the form of a raven, which she does in The Tain. Thus, my character's last name of Byrne, which means raven. I gave my hero the name of Declan Sinclair. While Declan is an Irish name, Sinclair is actually Scottish. I've just begun writing it, but so far my favorite scene is when Morrigan and Declan are having a debate over when exactly Queen Elizabeth purchased Sinclair Castle in Caithness, Scotland from his family. (That is the true part of the story. The British crown did indeed purchase Sinclair Castle from the Sinclair family.) Morrigan has been around a long time, and believe that Declan's information is wrong. Of course, Declan knows his own family history better than she realizes. It's a fun project to write so far, especially since Declan grew up in Ireland/Scotland and still has a heavy accent. The book is tentatively titled Ravenside, and I hope to have it ready for release at this time next year.
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Imagine discovering that your boyfriend was out to kill you—and that the annoying boy from school was your guardian angel.
Rae Davenport has already lost her mother. The only thing keeping her sane is her new boyfriend, Andrei—that is, until she finds out that he wants to kill her. Andrei is a devil, and he wants to use Rae as a sacrifice to get back into Heaven. The only one who can save her is Logan, her guardian angel. He’s only annoyed her in the past, but now he will be her savior.
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