I am very happy to be back on the Tule blog today. It’s been really wonderful promoting the first two books in The Irish Witch Series as well as working with Meghan and Lindsey to get Book Three ready to be released. Because it was such an active summer, it seemed to pass very quickly.
It’s hard to believe that September is now almost over. The distinct scent of fall is in the air, the nights have grown cold, and there’s even been frost on the ground a few mornings. The trees are beautifully displayed with the many different shades as the leaves are rapidly changing color.
The changing season seems really fitting to me this year as I have some major changes happening in my life as well. Besides all the excitement that has come with having my books published by Tule, my husband and I are in the middle of moving. We are selling our condo in the city of Edmonton and moving to a small town. I’m so grateful to be moving to be closer to my daughters and four grandchildren. I’m also thankful being an author ensures I can relocate quite easily.
Along with the joy and anticipation, come all the numerous tasks that are involved with moving such as packing and sorting, cleaning and organizing. I’d forgotten just how much work is involved in moving and how much “stuff” we tend to collect through the years.
Besides preparing for our move, we also have an extremely busy October ahead of us with events planned almost every weekend.
I’ll be attending the unique and interesting Pumpkin Fair and weigh-in October 1, in Smoky Lake. It is an annual event and turns a small Alberta town into a booming centre for the day with nearly 10,000 people attending. I’ll have all three of my books in The Irish Witch Series for sale there, and I’ll be signing books as well.
Thanksgiving in Canada is in early October so that’s always a special time spent with family. I am also registered to take my level two Reiki which I have been waiting to do for some time. Plus, the book launch for The Chieftain’s Daughter is scheduled for October 29th at Audrey’s Books in Edmonton, so I’m very excited about that as well.
Not to mention, Halloween, of course, which is one of my absolute favourite times of the year. A person simply can’t write about magic and witches without loving Halloween. I spent one Halloween in Salem Massachusetts. I thought what better place to spend Halloween than in the witch town, unfortunately about a gazillion other people thought so, too. I went back a few years later in May, and it was much more enjoyable as you could actually get in to see all the many interesting little shops and historical sites related to the witch hunts and hysteria of that time. I’m writing another series (a branch of The Irish Witch Series) that takes place in Massachusetts during that perilous and chaotic time, especially if the heroine is a descendant of Alainn’s and possesses similar magical abilities.
I’m really thrilled for The Chieftain’s Daughter’s release today. The first two books have been getting great reviews and I am so happy to hear that readers are enjoying them. There seems to be great anticipation for this instalment and I hope fans of the series are really pleased with what is in store for all the characters.
Book three continues the story of Alainn and Killian who were recently married. However, as you may expect life is never smooth for these young lovers. Once again, they are forced to battle many enemies, human and supernatural to be allowed to remain together. Alainn has a most disturbing encounter with the Chieftain’s priest, and Killian must face his uncle in an unfair and deadly challenge. All the while they race against time searching for a way to prove Alainn is the daughter of a chieftain in attempt to dissolve the curse on the O’Briens before it claims another life…this one very dear to them.
I can’t wait to hear what readers think of The Chieftain’s Daughter, and whether they’ll be eager to read more about the lives, love and magical adventures of Alainn and Killian O’Brien.
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Since she was a child, Leigh Ann Edwards has always had a vivid imagination and lots of stories to tell. An enthusiastic traveler and author for over twenty years, her adventures in Massachusetts, Ireland, and the UK inspired The Farrier’s Daughter and its sequel novels in the Irish Witch series. Edwards adores animals, history, genealogy, and magical places—and Ireland is filled with many magical places. She lives with her husband and two cats in the lovely city of Edmonton, Alberta.