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Blog Tour: To Dance in Liradon by Adrienne Clarke


Hey guys! Welcome to today's tour stop! I realise I was supposed to post a review, but the dates slipped away from me. So yep, if I have the time, (which I really doubt), I'll update this post with the review. If not, I'll post the review later. It's just that I'm involved in orientation in my school, which takes up the entire day and I'm left exhausted after its over. So yep, my sincere apologies. Do enjoy the tour though, I'm really interested in the book from what I've read so far, which is about a quarter. The author has painted a very magical world for us, that is a joy to read about:)

So yes, there is one cool thing that the author is giving away.

Adrienne will be awarding winner's choice of a Kindle touch, Nook Simple Touch, or a $100 Apple gift card, and one crystal Faerie necklace similar to what Brigid wore to the Faerie ball to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

So yes, do comment and follow the tour for the chance to win this! :)


To Dance in Liradon


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 fiancĂ©’s death, Brigid fears she will suffer the same fate as the other village outcasts, the mysterious Willow Women. Lured into Faerie 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 Faerie, where she must rescue her true love from a terrible sacrifice or lose him forever.





Adrienne Clarke


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 encompasses fairy 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.





Time for a short excerpt!

Brigid allowed herself to be dragged to the edge of the circle before she raised her right foot and kicked backwards as hard as she could. Midir released his hold long enough for her to remove the horseshoe from her bodice. When he tried to seize her again, she shoved him away, the object gripped firmly in her hand.

Midir stumbled backwards, and the smell of burning flesh filled the air. A desperate, keening sound rose up from the circle before it broke apart and every Faerie man and woman rushed towards her. Long slender arms grabbed hold of each of her limbs, and Brigid felt certain they intended to tear her to pieces. A violet-eyed woman sat on top of Brigid’s chest, crushing the air from her lungs. Brigid watched the beauty leak from her face until it was a hollow masque of rage.

“Release her!” the Faerie Queen screamed.

Whining like disappointed children, the Faerie reluctantly retreated, and Brigid rose shakily to her feet.

The Faerie Queen’s eyes flashed cruelly. “If you want him, come and claim him!”



And check out my review of this book!




So yep, that's about it for today! Go here to check out the rest of the tour stops! Thanks for visiting!

21 comments:

Did you always want to write?

jibriel.o(at)web(dot)de

 

Love the excerpt!

galaschick78(at)gmail(dot)com

 

Nice excerpt, is there something you dislike about being a writer?

lennascloudATgmailDOTcom

 

Sounds great, will there be a sequel?

emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

 

Do you have a favorite character in your book?

shadowrunner1987(AT)gmail(DOT)com

 

Love the excerpt, the book sounds great.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

 

Hi Jibriel! Yes I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I never really wanted to do anything else.

 

Yes, the rejection! Unfortunately, it's something most writers have to deal with.

 

Never say never! I'm working on something else right now, but there may be a time that I come back to this story. I do love Brigid and Connell, and there's still so much left to explore.

 

Brigid is definitely my favourite character. I love her idealism and her belief in the infinite power of true love.

 

Thank you for visiting me today!

 

What one piece of advice would you give to an first time writer?

 

That beautiful cover alone got me. The story sounds awesome.

 

Lovely cover.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

 

Love the cover and great giveaway!

Michelle

 

I'll look forward to your review, but "magical" says it all really.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

 

I really like the characters' names. How do you choose a name for your characters?

TCuevas@iccable.com

 

The cover is amazing!

lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

 

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