I've been fortunate to visit Ireland three times and my latest book, Call Down the Moon, was inspired by a lot of what I saw on those trips. Although the book, a reincarnation/time romance, takes place mostly in contemporary Denver, it begins (and ends) in Ireland. But a far different Ireland than the one that exists today.
Down the Moon begins in dark age Ireland. People have lived here
several thousand years already, and the land is dotted with tombs and
stone monuments from long-forgotten cultures. Some of the ancient
beliefs linger, but most tribes have converted to the new faith of
Christianity. Years of human habitation has already dramatically altered
But there are still wild places where few people venture. Deep valleys, dark forests, hidden caves.
Aisling and her birth sister Siobhan greet Connar and lead him to the
Sisters' cave, the connection between Aisling and Connar is immediate
and profound. Connar knows he is entering a forbidden, haunted realm,
and normally he would be terrified. But Aisling's gentle manner and
tranquil beauty reassure him. They reach the cave and the older Sisters
begin to work their magic. During the unsettling ceremony, Connar
focuses on Aisling and feels the link between them grow stronger, so
strong that he will be compelled to defy his father and seek out Aisling
again and again.
They are soulmates, their spirits so deeply
bound together that Connar believes nothing can part them. And when the
conflict between the Sisters and his tribe results in Aisling's death,
Connar is desperate enough to do anything to be reunited with her. Even
use magic to travel to the future to reclaim his beloved.
story then switches to 21st century Denver, a distinctly less mystical
and, except for the majestic Rocky Mountains on the horizon, less
picturesque setting than dark age Ireland. But even in Denver, the magic
of that ancient world still lingers, and when Aisling, now Allison,
meets Connar, the memories of her long-ago life begin to return to her,
sometimes with terrifying clarity.
But you'll have to read the book to find out the rest!
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