Sunday, November 3, 2013

Giveaway: In Dreams Begin by Skyler White

In Dreams Begin
by Skyler White

"Close your eyes tightly--tightly--and keep them closed ..."

From a Victorian Ireland of magic, poetry and rebellion, Ida Jameson, an amateur occultist, reaches out for power, but captures Laura Armstrong, a modern-day graphic artist instead. Now, for the man or demon she loves, each woman must span a bridge through Hell and across history ... or destroy it.

"Every passionate man is linked with another age, historical or imaginary,
where alone he finds images that rouse his energy." W.B. Yeats

Anchored in fact on both sides of history, Laura and Ida, modern rationalist and fin de sicle occultist, are linked from the moment Ida channels Laura into the body of celebrated beauty and Irish freedom-fighter Maud Gonne. When Laura falls--from an ocean and a hundred years away--passionately, Victorianly in love with the young poet W.B. Yeats, their love affair entwines with Irish history and weaves through Yeats's poetry until Ida discovers something she wants more than magic in the subterranean spaces in between.

With her Irish past threatening her orderly present and the man she loves in it, Laura and Yeats--the practical materialist and the poet magus--must find a way to make love last over time, in changing bodies, through modern damnation, and into the mythic past to link their pilgrim souls ... or lose them forever.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN my ARC copy of this book!
note: the ARC does not have image on the cover

Open to all.

Offer ends: November 17, 2013


TELL me an Irish joke, limerick or trivia in comments.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


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  1. Told to me by experienced Irishmen!

    Guinness travels badly to any country. In fact, as soon as it leaves the distillery it starts to get poorer.
    The only country to drink Guinness is Nigeria, because they have their own distillery (but the alcoholic level is doubled!).


  2. OK: A limerick by me:

    There was once a dog from Carlin
    Who was obsessed with fishing for marlin
    Until one day,
    He was stuck in the bay
    Now he drinks beer with O'Farlin.

  3. A limerick:

    There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
    Who never had more than a penny;
    He spent all that money,
    In onions and honey,
    That wayward Old Man of Kilkenny."

    darkworld_cutie at yahoo dot com

  4. I must admit that I googled this one, it's a trivia : Did you know that ...The Harp is the official Emblem of Ireland, not the Shamrock. The handheld Harp was played by our Celtic Forefathers.
    I didn't know that but now I do lol :) Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. A true Irishman has so much respect for the truth that he uses it only in emergencies.



  6. St. Patrick was actually Scottish.

  7. There once was a person from Lyme

    Who married three wives at a time.

    When asked, "Why a third?"

    He replied, "One's absurd,

    And bigamy, sir, is a crime!


  8. Billy stops Paddy in Dublin and asks for the quickest way to Cork.
    Paddy says, "Are you on foot or in the car?"
    Billy says, "In the car."
    Paddy says, "That's the quickest way."

    39.5susy AT

  9. An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.
    He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?"
    "Just water," says the priest.
    The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?"
    The priest looks at the bottle and says, "Good Lord! He's done it again!"

    Fingers crossed! :D

  10. You've conquered the aging disease
    that brings lesser men to their knees.
    You're a vigorous man
    and you've proved you still can
    blow your candles with only one wheeze.


  11. At an Irish wedding reception someone yelled:

    "Would all the married men, please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living."

    The bartender was almost crushed to death!

    zeuksis [at] gmail(dot)com

  12. Bloke at a horse race whispers to Paddy next to him, "do you want the winner of the next race?"
    Paddy replies "no tanks, I've only got a small garden."

    (I am a horse racing fan! :))

    Thank you for the book giveaway. x

    My Email is ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  13. Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
    Because they're always a little short.

    joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

  14. From Edward Lear, a Leamerick:

    There was an old person of Ware
    Who rode on the back of a bear
    When they asked, 'Does it trot?'
    He said 'Certainly not!'
    He's a Moppsikon Floppsikon Bear!

    ritambsilva AT gmail DOT com

  15. Learning the Irish jig involves two simple steps: 1) serve people a lot of alcohol and 2) make sure that you have locked the bathroom door.


  16. There was an old person of Dundalk,
    Who tried to teach fishes to walk;
    When they tumbled down dead, he grew weary, and said,
    "I had better go back to Dundalk!"

    paginas DOT memoria AT gmail DOT com


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