Venetian Victoria was the model for my photo project for October. Here are a few samples from her story:
See how the story ends here: Venetian Victoria
In anticipation of the December 15th publication date of In Lonely Exile: Book II of the Hallowed Treasures Saga, I am hosting a Giveaway at GoodReads for one week only. Beginning at midnight on October 25th and ending at midnight on November 1st, you can enter the Giveaway at GoodReads.
The three winners will receive a copy of The Path to Misery as well as an advance reader copy of In Lonely Exile.
Kirkus Review called “The Path to Misery”: “A page-turning fantasy set in a richly textured world, made all the more delightful by a thoughtful yet spirited heroine and her wonderfully oddball companions.”
Centuries after an apocalypse, Princess Eluned leaves her father’s kingdom in search of adventure and romance. Instead, she finds herself accumulating a band of compatriots for a divinely-led quest to reunite the Thirteen Hallowed Treasures in an effort to bring peace to the Thirteen Kingdoms.
Enter the Giveaway here: In Lonely Exile
Naturally, Nevermore made the trip to Ireland with me. Here are a couple of photos from that trip:
Nor dread nor hope attend
A dying animal;
A man awaits his end
Dreading and hoping all;
Many times he died,
Many times rose again.
A great man in his pride
Confronting murderous men
Casts derision upon
Supersession of breath;
He knows death to the bone
Man has created death.
~~William Butler Yeats
To see more photos from Nevermore’s trip to Ireland see my website here: Nevermore
I have the habit upon first entering a hotel room (or vacation rental) of going to the windows and checking out the view–a characteristic I gave to my heroine, the Princess Eluned, in my fantasy series: The Hallowed Treasures Saga.
Usually, the views are meh, but on this latest trip to Ireland, I lucked into numerous good views. Here’s a quick overview of the trip:
Not only was Ireland’s landscape continually awe inspiring, but the plant life was nearly overwhelming. I felt that every other second I was photographing another flower. What I loved the most, though, was the abundant fuchsia. There was so much in Glencolmcille that the hedges that lined many roads were fuchsia.
I’ve long been a fan of the plant, which is difficult to grow in the south. I like it so much that I named one of my characters in The Hallowed Treasures Saga for it (and in homage the character of the same name in The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake).
Heather and ferns were also ubiquitous. To see more plant life, you can visit my website here: Ireland