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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Glimmer by Rayna Noire - Virtual Book Tour - Guest Post - Book Sale - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Rayna Noire and her new book, “Glimmer”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post - except the Available on Amazon picture.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a Kindle Fire for U.S. residents OR a $50 Amazon Gift Card for International residents!  Also, come back daily to interact with Rayna and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on sale during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!

by Rayna Noire


GENRE:  Historical Fantasy



For seventeen years, the convent walls kept Meara Cleary from the secret of her own parentage. A bearded stranger claims she’s his niece and promises to take her home. Before he can, a cataclysmic event thrusts her into a war-torn world.

Meara vows to journey to Ireland to find her uncle, unaware of how perilous a journey it will be. Her Druidic father guides her through dreams, explaining her magical heritage. Her dead parent can’t help her with the intricacies of village life, especially when she catches the eye of the very engaged Braeden.

A whirlwind composed of equal parts menace, romance, and revelation sweep Meara across the continent while gathering allies and enemies with equal speed. Her intent to return to her family turns into a fight to survive her own destiny.



England 1915

Even though the sisters accepted that their God took male form, they seldom spoke of the male gender at all. This other sex could roam free outside the walls without worrying about falling prey to the temptations of the world.

“Make haste, Mary.” Mother Superior slapped her hands together, which bespoke her irritation.

Meara shook off her initial fear and strode into the room, stopping short past the door. The smiling man’s expression changed as he sent a sharp look at the Mother Superior.

“You told me her name was Meara.”

Her heart leapt. Outside of Sister Gabriella whispering her name when she asked for details about her birth, she’d never ever heard another person say it. Mentally, she called herself Meara in an effort not to lose that slender thread that connected her to her mother.

The woman swung around so fast her black veil fluttered from the motion. Even though she couldn’t see her expression, Meara knew it would be stern enough to cause trembling in the most stalwart of the sisters. The man did not seem intimidated. Strange.
“Meara is a heathen name. Even though her mother chose to name her Meara, I chose the name of Mary to inspire the child who came from a sinful union.”

A low growl emanated from the man’s throat. The other man placed a hand on his shoulder while speaking loud enough for her to hear. “Careful, Simon, don’t be doing something you might regret.”

He shook off the man’s hand before addressing Mother Superior. “Meara is my mother’s name, a good Celtic name my sister chose to keep in the family. It means the sea. As for my sister, you slander her good name. She was married to one of your kinsmen, an Englishman.” He spat the last word as if it were poison and needed to be out of his mouth. “Meara, come closer.” He gestured to a nearby chair.



Inventing and Developing Mystical Characters

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you may have wondered if J K Rowling created the wonderful creatures on her own or if she used already existing characters. She relied on classical mythology. In Glimmer, I relied on Fairy Folk by Edain McCoy. There are over two hundred different types of faeries including jinns, hobgoblins, and buttery sprites.

Buttery sprites are entities who loved butter. They also hate hypocrisy. They often bedeviled those who take advantage of people by stealing their butter or at least leaving a sign on it. Faeries can also be creatures like Dobbie in Harry Potter.

Many people fear faeries because they’re known for playing tricks on people such as hiding keys and other important items. That might explain some things that have vanished from your house. Faeries aren’t mean. Their habit of moving things around is more in fun. People and fairy’s sense of humors aren’t always the same.
The best way to stay in good with faeries is to honor nature. Organic gardening, planting flowers, especially roses, and feeding the birds, can do this. They appreciate recycling too.

I also chose to use different variations of fairies in Glimmer from bobbing lights to shape shifting. Fairies can take the shape of animals whenever they choose. They usually choose rabbits or birds. If a rabbit or bird seems unusually attentive to you, it could be a faerie.

J R R Tolkien used the elf version of fairies, which are tall, blonde, and beautiful. Most of us can remember Orlando Bloom as Legolas. There are so many forms of faeries and a few are to be feared.

The banshee is a Celtic spirit that wails around the house before the death of a family patriarch. There’s Lob, who appears like a small dark rain cloud, and goes about looking to stir up trouble. The Lorelei are similar to the Sirens because they appear as beautiful young women who lure men to their deaths with their haunting songs.

These are only a few of the mystical creatures in the Faerie Lights trilogy.  I’ve included my own interpretation of evil too. Check it out for yourself.



Rayna Noire is an author and a historian. The desire to uncover the truth behind the original fear of witches led her to the surprising discovery that people believed in magick in some form up to 150 years ago. A world that believed the impossible could happen and often did must have been amazing. With this in mind, Ms. Noire taps into this dimension, shapes it into stories about Pagan families who really aren’t that different from most people. They do go on the occasional adventures and magick happens.








**Glimmer will be $0.99 during the tour.**




Rayna Noire will be awarding a Kindle Fire (U.S. only) or $50 Amazon Gift Certificate (International winner) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. Rayna ~ It is great to have you here! I'm so glad we were able to be part of your rescheduled tour! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! Also, wonderful guest post! Thanks for hanging out with us today :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Thanks for re-hosting Glimmer. Family situation forced cancellation of orginal tour. Apprecaite you being flexible. Stay fabulous.


  4. What is the best book you read in 2016? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com