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Monday, June 11, 2012

Indelible Release: To Ride a Puca, by Heather McCorkle

My friend and fellow Indelible, Heather McCorkle, is stopping by today, touring her new release, To Ride A Puca (ancient Irish Druids = awesome; just sayin'). Take it away, Heather ...


It’s the last leg of my tour and I’m dropping by to celebrate the birth of my new book, To Ride A Puca. *waves to Susan and all her friends* Before we get to the goodies I’m giving away this week, here is a bit about the newborn. It is a young adult historical fantasy about the last of the druids in ancient Ireland. This one was a bit heartbreaking to write and because of that it became very special to me. I hope it will be to you as well.
Invaders are coming to take what isn't theirs, again.
Neala wants to stand and fight for her homeland, but as one of the last druids, she may be standing alone.
Persecuted, hunted down, forced to live in obscurity, the druids have all but given up. Can the determination of a girl who has barely come into her power bring them together? Or, just when she finally finds her place among her kind, will they end up losing a homeland their very magic is tied to?

Disclaimer: This novel contains some violence and difficult subject matter. It is recommended for mature YA and up.
[Ed note: I always appreciate it when the author puts these warnings up front - thank you, Heather!]

This week is the biggest prize yet, a signed paperback of Saundra Mitchell’s fabulous YA paranormal historical about a girl who can see the future, The Vespertine and a signed hardback of the companion novel, The Springsweet. Saundra’s writing is breathtakingly beautiful and she is the one who inspired me to write historical in the first place, so it only seemed fitting to give away copies of her book. I was delighted when she graciously agreed to sign both copies! The contest will be open until June 17th, the winner to be announced on the 18th. Stop by my blog to enter.


19 comments:

  1. "...about the last of the druids in ancient Ireland."

    Stop.

    That was all you had to say. I want one.

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  2. Heather already knows how much I love the subject she chose for this novel: Druids. ;D Love it!

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    1. I do! And I love you so much for that!

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  3. thanks for this post, susan! and heather! i can't wait to read this newborn novel. it sounds amazing! "...but as one of the last druids, she may be standing alone." that got me! i love that you're giving away the books that inspired the novel. perfect. christy

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    1. Thanks Christy! So glad to hear that it grabbed you. ;)

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  4. I got TO RIDE A PUCA the very first day, and I am so glad I did. Standing alone. We all have to do it at one point in our lives. I wish you skyrocket sales, Roland

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    1. Thank you so much Roland! You have always been such a wonderful supporter. :)

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  5. I've been seeing this book around the blogosphere and it sounds (and looks!) super cool. Best of luck to Heather! :o) <3

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  6. Congrats, and good luck! Sounds like an intriguing story.

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  7. Those are some beautiful covers!
    ~Aidyl

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    1. They are gorgeous indeed. And very much match the story. I love that!

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  8. Congrats, Heather, on your book. It's such a cool concept. :)

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  9. Thanks for having me over Susan!

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  10. I have to say just the title of this post caught my attention - I knew instantly it was something Celtic-y! Being a Celtic mythology nerd, y'know :D

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