I am pleased to be a part of this Halloween themed box set.
Halloween is huge for Celts everywhere, and I am no exception to that truism.
The Celts call Halloween, Samhain (sow-in). It is one of the largest of the Celtic Fire Festivals, and it marks the beginning of the Celtic New Year - a time to honor our dead, reflect on the past year, and embrace the coming year with hope and renewed energy.
It is also a time of faerie magic.
In Scottish lore, if you had a loved one taken into the faerie realm, you could go into that realm on Samhain and retrieve them.
My contribution to the Entranced Box Set is: MIDDAY MASQUERADE - A Shute Pond Novella. It is filled with faerie magic and lore. I love this season and its mystical, magical, and mysterious elements, many of which are woven into MIDDAY MASQUERADE.
Here's a short blurb:
Thanks to an ancient curse, for Primrose Scott, finding love and not keeping it, could prove deadly. So, Prim chooses to hide behind the fire burning within her, behind her plain exterior and “not interested” vibe. Keeping herself in check, and potential loves at bay, is easy, if less than satisfying, until she meets Lorcan Flynn.
Lorcan Flynn loves hard when he loves, without thought and without fear – at least he used to. Left broken from his first wife’s defection, Lorcan fled Ireland and settled far away, from Dublin’s busy streets, in Shute Pond, Wisconsin. It is there he practices his eco-architecture and creates leather masks he is compelled to bring to life by a cloaked woman who haunts his dreams. Lorcan is content in his quiet life, until he meets Primrose Scott.
Can two lost people conquer a curse? Can a mask help release their inner desires? With a little push from a long-dead fallen faerie, two interfering demi-faeries, and one Irish father, will Primrose and Lorcan shed their masks and find happily ever after? Will they find a way to conquer fear, open their hearts, and let love in?
Both of these were taken last weekend. Left, I'm with my daughter at a Samhain celebration in Madison and on the right, I'm dressed to go to the pumpkin farm with my son.
Every year I wear a Witch's hat. This is my newest complete with butterflies underneath and on top. I love it!
For a chance to win this lovely Entranced wine glass, join Leigh Morgan's Minions on Facebook and tell me about your favorite Halloween tradition, memory, costume or anything else you love about this last harvest festival. In the alternative, in honor of the Celtic New Year, join Leigh Morgan's Minions on Facebook and tell me your goal, desire or hope for the coming year and what you wish to leave behind from the past year.
Good Luck! Happy Halloween! Much love to you all! Blessed Be!