Seventeen-year old Brigid O’Flynn is an outcast. A chance encounter with
the Faerie Queen left her tainted in the eyes of the villagers, who blame
the Faerie for the village’s missing women and children. Desperate to win
the village’s acceptance Brigid agrees to marry her childhood friend:
Serious, hardworking, Connell Mackenna. But when Connell disappears before
their wedding Brigid’s hopes are shattered.
Blamed for her fiancé’s death, Brigid fears she will suffer the same fate
as the other village outcasts, the mysterious Willow Women. Lured into
Liradon by their inhuman lovers, and cast out weak and broken, the Willow
Women spend their lives searching for the way back into Faerie. When
Connell suddenly reappears Brigid is overjoyed, but everything is not as it
seems. Consumed by his desire for beauty and celebration, Connell abandons
his responsibilities, and Brigid soon finds herself drawn into a
passionate, dangerous world of two.
When Brigid discovers the truth behind Connell’s transformation she’s
forced to choose between two men and two worlds. Brigid’s struggle leads
her into glittering, ruthless Liradon where she must rescue her true love
from a terrible sacrifice or lose him forever.
I think I became a writer because the world inside my head was so real and
vivid, sometimes more so than the outside world. In some sense I have lived
parallel lives, present in my real and imaginary lives in different ways.
Because much of my childhood was spent searching for faeries or reading
about them, it is natural that my work would encompass faerie tale themes
and other magical elements. In the words of Tennessee Williams, forget
reality, give me magic!
Adrienne has previously published short stories in The Storyteller,
Beginnings Magazine, New Plains Review, and in the e-zines A Fly
in Amber, Grim Graffiti, Les Bonnes Fees, The
Altruist, The Devilfish Review, and Rose Red Review. Her
short story, Falling was awarded second place in the 2008 Alice Munro short
fiction contest. To Dance in Liradon is her first published novel.
An avid reader of fairy tales and other magical stories, a thread of the
mysterious or unexpected runs through all of her work. When she’s not
writing Adrienne can be found searching for faeries along with her
daughters Callista and Juliet.
– / Barnes
& Noble / Kobo
The author is giving away a $100 Amazon GC, Swag, and 2 ebooks
Fill out the form below to enter
a Rafflecopter giveaway