I have started a new feature on my blog, called Author Spotlight – Guest Posts. As you can see from the image above, I am looking for themed posts about fairies, myths, and magic. If you are an interested author and would like to be featured on my blog, please click HERE to find out more. ~Colleen~
I was quite excited to find a new friend with shared interests in the fairy realms. Please welcome, Cynthia Morgan.
Here is what she says about her writing:
“My books are about Fey Folk, winged beings very similar to fairies with magical gifts and abilities, and I also write about fairies quite frequently. The story of Dark Fey is set in a fantasy realm of my own creation, but the message is relative to our own reality. The Power of Hope, Acceptance, and Forgiveness can change the world if you take Positive Action to create Change through doing what is Right. Or you might say: The only way to achieve Peace is to become Peace.”
This post on my blog is about the story, how it was inspired and what drives the tale.
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His whispers spoke to her in delicate drops, like water filling the recesses of her mind. Echoes of things half remembered, half heard. She listened in the deepest musings of slumber, his voice an ethereal song only her essence recalled. He reached for her in the soft flickers of candlelight, like shadows scintillating and surrounding the periphery of her perception. A Dream dancing on the borderland of sight and reveries; unseen, unfelt, yet impossible to disregard. She felt his presence as sweetly as the night caressing her cheek and as peacefully as the indigo-ebon shifting tides rocking the ocean of her consciousness.
Fleeting was his song, yet every night he sang as the galleon of restful musings sojourned across the nodding skies; his voice coaxing her into a realm of peaceful tantalization. Ephemeral bliss painted in sighs and smiles; in the tenderest touch of his resplendent wings; in the feather-light brush of his lips upon rose-leaf complexion. Cajoling, persuading, entreating her to follow him into The Nevermore.
Nevermore. His Realm where all once held as treasure had slipped into forgotten lore. His realm where he lingered, alone, trapped, waiting for the essence of one he had lost to be reborn to him and return into his embrace. His realm, fallow and barren, without her.
© 2017 Cynthia Morgan
Nevermore – The Beautiful Original Artwork is by yocif on deviantART
Ayla, a Light-loving Guardian of Childfey, hides more than a few secrets — ones which isolate and set her apart from the rest. Yet Ayla’s veiled confidences entice one who lurks in the shadows. Silent and watchful, this dangerous presence knows all too well the secrets she wishes kept hidden.
The Darkness-revering Fey bids his time, waiting for the ideal moment to step away from the shadows and reveal himself to Ayla. But doing so will irrevocably alter the course of their lives, and shatter both their worlds.
Brimming with magic and mystery, beauty and enchantment, The Reviled is a fantasy novel like no other; an adventure for both mind and spirit.
The Light-loving Fey have rescued Gairynzvl. Now, he wants to return into the dark realm of The Reviled and rescue the innocent childfey trapped there.
But it will take strength, courage and more than one Fey to breach the borders of The Uunglarda, and to slip past the legions of Dark Fey who abide there. The daring mission will shake the foundations of everything The Fey of The Light have accepted as truth for thousands of years, but Gairynzvl knows the secret ways in and out of the dark realm.
Slipping into the darkness is easy; escaping with the childfey is another matter. If captured, his band of liberators will pray for death long before it comes. Even in success, their deeds could spark a full-scale war, unleashing the barbaric hatred of The Reviled upon the peace-loving Fey of The Light.
Will the Fey of the Light risk a savage war to rescue the innocent childfey, and who will join Gairynzvl’s quest to the realm of shadows and fear?
Readers Favorite 5-Star Review: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dark-fey
Readers Favorite 5-Star Review: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dark-fey/1
Cynthia A. Morgan is the creator of the mythical realm of Jyndari and author of the epic fantasy Dark Fey Trilogy, which is based, in part, upon the true-life events surrounding the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and draws readers into a mystical realm of primordial forests, magic and the lives of Light-loving and Darkness-revering Feykind. Not to be confused with pixies or “Tinkerbell” type fairies, the fey folk of Jyndari are winged beings the size of any human who lives in a realm where tradition, magic, and spirituality are fundamentals of everyday life.
Dark Fey has earned many 5 stars reviews, including one of the leading industry review organizations, Readers Favorite. Dark Fey The Reviled was also awarded the New Apple Literary Agency 2016 Book Award for Excellence in Fantasy. Compared to a fantasy version of a play by Shakespeare, Dark Fey is a brutally beautiful story of Love, Hope, and finding Peace in the Darkness. Published by Creativia Publications in January 2015, Dark Fey is already among the top #50 in several Fantasy genre categories on Amazon.
Morgan is also the author of the popular blog “Booknvolume” where her ever-increasing number of followers are regularly treated to Morgan’s own brand of poetry, English Sonnets, and musings about life. She is a current member of the Poetry Society of America; is a monthly columnist for Fresh Lifestyle Magazine; has had poetry published on numerous poetry websites and is rapidly becoming an Author to keep your eye on.
Some of her other interests include a deep love for animals and the environment. She is passionate about music and theatre; is frequently heard laughing; finds the mysteries of ancient times, spirituality, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the cosmos intriguing. Morgan Believes in the power of Love, Hope, and Forgiveness, all of which is reflected in her lyrically elegant writing style.
Blog / website: www.booknvolume.com
Amazon Author Page: Author.to/CAMorganAuthor
All Things Dark Fey Website: http://allthingsdarkfey.wixsite.com/feyandmusings
Creativia Author Page : http://www.creativia.org/fey-folk-and-emeraldine-fens-fantasy-author-cynthia-a-morgan.html
Thanks much for popping in to meet Cynthia. ❤
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.