Fairies, Myths, & Magic by Colleen Chesebro

#NewBook: Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Solstice Celebration!

My Sister of the Fey Colleen Chesebro has just released her new book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic, and I’m thrilled to have her as a guest on my blog.
Colleen is the author of The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy, the story of fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester, who discovers her true destiny is to protect the nymphs from evil in an ever-changing modern world.

The Heart Stone Chronicles by Colleen Chesebro

Buy the book HERE

Colleen is the founder of The Sisters of the Fey, the blogging collaboration of nine women whose “magic is inspired by a secret order of fairies that existed hundreds of years ago [and] which has been reborn in our spirits.” She offers weekly poetry and Tanka challenges on her blog, and is an avid reader who book reviews are outstanding.
Please join me in welcoming Colleen ❤️ 

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HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!

I’ve planned this day out in my mind for over a year… Today, as a tribute to the Summer Solstice, my first book of poetry and short stories has become a reality. Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration is now available on Amazon.

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From June 21st through June 27th, this book will be featured at the introductory price of $.99! Grab your copy today!

 

Here is the Country Tagged Universal Book Link: Smarturl.it.FairiesMythsMagic

Blurb:

Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.

What’s Litha ~ the Summer Solstice?

Litha is the celebration of the Summer Solstice—June in the Northern Hemisphere, and December in the Southern Hemisphere. Here in North America, the Litha Sabbat honors the longest day of the year with the most hours of sunlight.

Pagans celebrated Litha by observing and honoring the power of the sun. The sun’s influence reminded the people that the summer months represented fertility, ensuring the survival of the species.

During midsummer, magnificent fruit burst forth from the flowers, shrubs, and trees, providing ample food for all. Summer was also the most favorable time for the birthing and survival of animals, birds, and insects. This also included humans where the most births occurred during the months of July through October, which still continues today.

For the ancients, nothing represented the power of the sun more than fire. On the Solstice Eve, huge bonfires were erected on hilltops celebrating the link between the earth and heavens. Festivities lasted for days before and after the main event.

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Yet, the primitive people recognized the need for balance between fire and water. Some celebrations included setting a wheel on fire, then rolling it downhill into a body of water, signaling the power of the sun at it’s mightiest, and also the day the sun’s power begins to diminish.

For me, a Summer Solstice celebration was the perfect day to share my collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the magic of the ancient pagans. I hope you’ll enjoy this collection. ❤️

Colleen Turquoise

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist writing YA fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet.

A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams.

Colleen won the Little and Laugh Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the CarrotRanch Literary Community.com in November 2017 for her piece, called “The Bus Stop.” Her debut novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy won gold in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com cover contest.

Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband, Ron. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

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You can find Colleen in all the usual places. Drop by anytime.

colleenchesebro.com Author Blog     Amazon Author Page

Facebook          Twitter          Facebook Author Page

Sisters of the Fey Group Blog

Pinterest         Google+         Instagram         LinkedIn   

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I hope you enjoyed learning more about Colleen, her writing, and the Summer Solstice. Thanks so much for stopping by ❤️
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80 thoughts on “#NewBook: Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Solstice Celebration!”

  1. Sounds like a fantastic book – and i mean that literally. i’m a fan of fairies and magic and witches.
    and the timingLitha – a word i’ve only vaguely heard before and thought was greek – that was perfect.
    Congratulations, Colleen.

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  2. So nice of you to share Colleen’s new book! Of course I had to get one. All these blogger’s books coming out, Jacqui’s, Colleen’s; Hugh working on his…what ever did I read when I wasn’t blogging? I still have to finish yours, Miss Tina, and plan to write a round-up review this fall highlighting a slew of bloggers/authors! Between reading, and yes..writing my own book (finally), my summer is bizzee!!

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    1. Wow, Ter, good to hear you’re writing another book! I’d love to help with your launch, so keep me posted. I’m thrilled to help Colleen with hers. Authors supporting authors… Enjoy your bizzee summer! ❤️

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        1. Thank you for thinking so highly of my work, Terri. I edit my own books but I don’t do it for a living. I recommend Emily Gmitter at Sunrise Editing (SunriseEditing1@gmail dot com) and Susan Uttendorfsky at Adirondack Editing (adirondackediting@gmail dot com). They both have been guests of Chris Graham and have ads on the sidebar of his blog (https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2018/06/23/caturday-funnies-3/). You’ll get excellent editing from either of them ❤️

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  3. Lovely to read about Colleen and her new book on your blog, Tina. I purchased the book at the special introductory offer. Thank you, Colleen. (Note though that the URL didn’t take me to the book. I still needed to search for it.) I’m looking forward to getting some more reading done soon. 🙂

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    1. Terrific, Norah. And thanks for the heads up about the URL. I had trouble with SmartURL in the past and switched to Bitly to create universal URLs. Thank you for taking the time to search for Colleen’s book ❤️

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  4. Congrats, Colleen! I just downloaded my copy. Will add to my TBR list. Look forward to reading. Thanks, Tina, for sharing this info. 🤗😘💕 love to you and Colleen. Will share news.

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  5. What a fun post! I love all the fairies and whimsy that Colleen shares. How fun! I also love that photo up there about the important times of the year with regard to Solstice, Imbolc, Beltane, etc. I was in the throes of finishing my coursework and printing my portfolio that I didn’t really get a chance to celebrate the Solstice last week. But I did think about it all day Thursday. I still want to light some sage and sweetgrass in celebration. Perhaps this evening. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this author with us. What fun! I love me some fairies…

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    1. Hello, Sageleaf! I love your name. Happy Solstice. I lit incense this year and not sage or sweetgrass. I just had too much going on. Thanks so much for stopping by in sharing in the joy of my new book. Hugs to you! ❤

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