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What books were your favorite as a youth and why?
I usually enjoyed adventure books as a child such as The Black Stallion.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A forest ranger because I love being out in nature
What would you write in a letter to your teen self?
Enjoy your current time. Accept yourself. You’re okay just the way you are.
What candy do you give out at Halloween?
Chocolate candy bars because I always hated it when I got the cheap stuff as a kid.
What superpower would you love to have? Why?
I would like to be able to speak and understand all languages. It would allow me to communicate with people all around the world.
Favorite TV show from your childhood?
Which of your characters would you most like to meet IRL? Why?
Nana because she is so opinionated and colorful.
What four literary characters would you most like to have over for dinner?
I would invite Sherlock Holmes, Scarlett O’Hara, Count Dracula, and Bilbo Baggins.
Create an ice cream flavor. What’s it called?
Peanut butter, pecan and dark chocolate. I’d call it Perfection.
You’ve just won a million dollars and you’re not allowed to save any of it. What do you spend it on?
I would give part of it to the animal rescue shelter. The rest of it, I would make into college scholarships for average students.
Favorite class in high school. Why?
English class because I was able to read all these great stories.
For seventeen years, the convent walls kept Meara Cleary from the secret of her own parentage. A bearded stranger claims she’s his niece and promises to take her home. Before he can, a cataclysmic event thrusts her into a war-torn world.
Meara vows to journey to Ireland to find her uncle, unaware of how perilous a journey it will be. Her Druidic father guides her through dreams, explaining her magical heritage. Her dead parent can’t help her with the intricacies of village life, especially when she catches the eye of the very engaged Braeden.
A whirlwind composed of equal parts menace, romance, and revelation sweep Meara across the continent while gathering allies and enemies with equal speed. Her intent to return to her family turns into a fight to survive her own destiny.
Want a taste of the book? Try this excerpt:
Meara glanced back the way she had come realizing nothing looked familiar. How far had she’d wandered from the path. The rustle of movement and the snapping of nearby sticks sped up her heartbeat. A week ago, she’d panicked, sure, someone had followed her only to have a deer wander into the clearing, but this time two large shadows grew out of a nearby underbrush. People. She hadn’t expected this. Could they see her? One gestured in her direction and said something in a guttural language she couldn’t comprehend. The other answered in the same tongue. By the time, it took her to realize the men were after her, one had slipped behind her and grabbed her arm, pinning it painfully behind her back.
He spoke, as his companion reached out for her hair. "Kriegsbeute“
Meara twisted, knowing at an instinctual level she needed to get away from these strangers. The man holding her captive laughed, then muttered something before releasing her arm. She stumbled away recognizing an opportunity. A quick glance back showed the two of them being attacked by the bobbing lights. An occasional yelp assured her the attack was painful. They must be some type of glowing bees.
One hovered in front of her. Follow me. The musical voice sounded in her head. Besides the strangers behind her, there was no one else here. Certainly, no one with a voice as clear and bell-like that it reminded her of a raindrop or dew glistening on a flower. Somehow, this bobbing light placed the voice inside her own head. Her impulsive foray into the woods had landed her into a situation she didn‘t know how to handle. The shimmering light blinked, indicating a need to hurry.
Rayna Noire is an author and a historian. The desire to uncover the truth behind the original fear of witches led her to the surprising discovery that people believed in magick in some form up to 150 years ago. A world that believed the impossible could happen and often did must have been amazing. With this in mind, Ms. Noire taps into this dimension, shapes it into stories about Pagan families who really aren’t that different from most people. They do go on the occasional adventures and magick happens.
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