New Release–Bewitching Book Tour–Faerie Lights: Glimmer by Rayna Noire

Faerie Lights by Rayna Noire, Historical Fantasy

It’s my pleasure today to bring you what looks to be a very interesting read. Rayna Noire’s written an historical fantasy that I hope you will enjoy. She’s here today to talk about the Everyday Magic that inspires her, so do read on. And don’t miss the giveaway at the end!

Everyday Magic

I was fortunate to have taught for the last twenty plus years. One of my favorite things to do is talk to children. Their imaginations are limitless. The younger they are, the more they see magic in life. Too often, as adults we lose that ability too caught up in work stress and financial woes. For just a moment, take a cleansing breath and let’s examine some everyday magic moments.
1.     Dawn. Primitive people rejoiced when the sun came up since they never took it as a given.
2.     Nature. A simple ten-minute walk beneath the trees and beside water will elevate your mood.
 Cut flowers also help you think and remember better.
3.     Art. Ever wonder why the adult coloring books are so popular? Coloring lowers stress levels and creates something magical.
4.     Seeds. Every year, I plant Gray Russian Mammoth Sunflower seeds. They often grow to twelve feet tall. This is incredible.
5.     Music. It heals and uplifts.
6.     Pets. There’s no love quite like a pet’s absolute adoration.
7.     Stars. They’re excellent for wishing.
8.     Dancing. Twirling around and waving your arms can banish a bad mood.
9.     Bubbles. The iridescent gleam of the bubble and the way it floats on the breeze reminds us of the magical ball Glenda, the good witch, used in The Wizard of Oz movie.
10.             Fireflies. Their tiny flashing lights in the night are reminiscent of faeries.
11.             Love. Ask any mom who has experienced a tight hug from her child or lovers who whisper endearments in the dark, they’ll tell you love is magical.
Reading a good book is everyday magic too.

Yep. It sure is. Can you tell us a little about yours?

Faerie Lights: Glimmer

Faerie Lights

Book One

Rayna Noire

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Publisher: Sleeping Dragon Press

Date of Publication: August 31, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-944712-99-0


Number of pages: 278 (est)

Word Count: 84,059

Cover Artist: Dawne Dominique

Faerie Lights by Rayna Noire, cover art, historical fantasy, cover artBook Description:

Historical fantasy set against the backdrop of WW1.

For seventeen years, the convent walls kept Meara Cleary from the secret of her own parentage.The sisters regard her with a cross of disdain and fear. Only among the trees by the gurgling creek does she find acceptance. 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 Douglas.

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.

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England 1915 A snap of a tree branch signaled Meara wasn’t alone. Her breath caught in her lungs and swelled her belly as she waited. A tiny thrill danced up her skin, leaving the hairs on her arms upright. Mother Superior strictly forbade the sisters from entering the woods. She called it going into the world, and they’d renounced the world when they entered the convent walls. The rule was for the sisters, not her, an orphaned child who by chance had been born within these same walls. A speckled fawn stepped into the sun-dappled clearing, allowing Meara’s breath to escape in a whoosh. A deer, a baby, which meant the mother wouldn’t be far behind. The doe stepped out from the brush, giving the girl leaning against the tree a speculative glance before foraging the mosses and delicate wildflowers. If she stayed still, the skittish forest inhabitants would ignore or possibly accept her. It meant a great deal that they accepted her in an offhand way. Birdsong accompanied the play and the chuckle of the nearby creek. The area around the convent walls drew her. Here, she felt at home. It certainly felt more right than walking in straight lines with the sisters chanting somber words to an unseen male deity who demanded constant homage in the form of prayers six times a day. Her hand covered her mouth, hoping she hadn’t said such a thing aloud. Even thinking it was a sin, but speaking it would result in excommunication and horrible punishment. Sister Thomas reminded her, anytime she’d made the mistake of complaining about the endless monotony of convent life, that her mother died a painful death in childbirth due to her sins. A few sisters whispered bastard, changeling, dark whelp within her hearing. Perhaps, they needed to point out she was different, as if she couldn’t have figured that out herself.

Outside the walls, she’d slip off her shoes feeling the cool spongy moss under her feet. It tickled, but more importantly, it lived and touched her. The lack of physical touch within the cloistered walls intensified her yearning for something to touch her, even if the touch was passive as she trod upon it. The tiniest shift of light motes moved through the air, forming and reforming, flying or tumbling through the air. The grass beside her pushed down similar to something landing beside her. Although her eyes did not convey such information, she knew, the same as she knew her mother did not die from any great sin. Dozens of Hogstead village women died in childbirth as Sister Gabriella explained when she found Meara crying in the garden shed.

A warmness crept over a body, a comforting peace that somehow came from the unseen presence beside her. To speak of it would destroy it. Even Sister Gabriella, who was bolder than the other sisters—since she took an angel’s name as opposed to a saint’s—wouldn’t understand.

The lengthening shadows indicated the vanishing afternoon. Soon the bells would toll for the three o’clock service, and her absence would be obvious. She stood, brushing the leaves off her plain brown tunic before giving a head bob to the area where she’d been sitting.”

“Good day to you.”

Even though no human words rode the air, she felt a response, one of respect and care. Her measured footsteps allowed her to move past the wildlife without sending it fleeing. Once she cleared the woods, she grabbed the hem of her tunic and ran.

About the Author:

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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