Friday, June 29, 2012

The Puca Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway: The Secret of Spruce Knoll & To Ride a Puca by Heather McCorkle

Hi everyone! Today, Heather McCorkle will take over my blog as I’m in school, madly researching and whirling around dusty shelves in the library for my thesis. Stick around for an Irish giveaway later.

Irish Legends

Ever since I was very little I’ve been drawn to Irish legends. Visions of fairies, leprechauns, and sprites filled my days as a child. There is just something magical about Ireland and her rich culture. As I grew older though I learned there was much more to the legends than pixie dust and dreams. There was a darker side filled with creatures that would have made Lovecraft sit up and take notice. Those creatures fascinated me and I knew that one day I would have to write about them.

A few years ago, while researching for a weekly reoccurring post that I do on my blog, Friday Creature Feature, I came across the puca. As I read this “A horse that takes it’s rider on a wild ride that forever changes their life,” the character struck me. Not literally, such is not this character’s way, but figuratively speaking of course.  There is much more to the legend of the creature but to find that out, I hope you’ll read the book. ;)

Here is a bit about my new release, To Ride A Puca, a historical fantasy:

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?

To Ride A Puca is available in eBook and hardback at 
B&NAmazonThe Book Depository and other retail sites. 

Giveaway: To Ride A Puca, The Secret of Spruce Knoll


Anyone can enter. No following required but it’s an extra entry. J
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  1. I've always drawn to Greek myths. I just love the stories even the romantic ones.

  2. So excited about Heather's book. I've always been fascinated by Druids. Love that her story focuses on that.

  3. I have always love the Norse gods and the myths associated with them.