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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Powerful Destiny by Tricia McGill - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Tricia McGill and her new book, “Powerful Destiny”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Tricia and to increase your chances of winning!

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

Powerful Destiny
by Tricia McGill


GENRE: Historical/Reincarnation



Can love span time?

It is 850 AD and Norse warrior Rolf lands on the shores of East Anglia determined to take revenge on a Celtic clan. Following a fierce battle, where the Celts are savagely killed, Rolf comes face to face with the daughter of the slain Celtic leader. So stunned by the beauty, along with the courage of Brigid, he is convinced that his Three Fates of Destiny brought them together. Resolved to make this woman his own, he spares the lives of the captured Celtic women and children and takes them back to his homeland across the ocean.

Strangely drawn to the Norseman who is so sure they are destined to be together, Brigid must fight against succumbing to the wishes of the man who killed her father. Nevertheless, to save her fellow Celtic captives from slavery or worse, Brigid must keep a bargain with the Norse leader—a bargain that will see her tied to him forever.

In present day Cornwall, naturally shy Rolf shares his secluded lighthouse with his wolfhound. An artist, he delights in the rugged scenery and ever-changing weather. While in the nearest bookshop one day, he meets a newcomer to town. Brigid’s unusual personality strikes a chord with him. Not only are both convinced they have met before, but their fascination for Viking and Celtic history forges an unusual bond between them. Outspoken and forthright, Brigid sets out to break down the barrier of reserve and caution Rolf has erected over the years. Is it simply whimsy or can lovers across centuries be reunited?



The woman stood straight and proud, long hair as black as the night falling to her middle. A band around her forehead secured its flowing beauty. Her clothing was no different from that worn by any other Celtic female encountered in his past, but something about her bearing proclaimed that she was very different in some way. As she touched some sort of talisman at her belt, she muttered what could have been an incantation. Perhaps she was praying to her gods.

In all his life and many travels, never had he seen such a vision of loveliness. Then Rolf cursed beneath his breath. What was he thinking? This was a Celtic female, only fit for becoming a slave. Nevertheless, there was something about this female that told him she would be no man's slave, no matter how he tried to break her spirit.



This book will make you believe in true love, soulmates, destiny, and fate!!

This book takes you on a whirlwind romance of two characters across two different time periods that shows no matter what setting they’re in – they were always meant to be together!!

At first, we see Rolf and Brigid in a more complex backdrop, during 850 AD.  Rolf is a Norse warrior that just invaded Brigid’s homeland.  Rolf killed the Celts there, including Brigid’s father.  However, after seeing Brigid, he is instantly drawn to her and decides to make a deal with her.  If she agrees to be his, he will spare all the captured Celtic woman and children.  She of course agrees, always thinking of others, even though she at first repulses Rolf.

Okay skip ahead a bit and now we are in present day Cornwall.  Rolf and Brigid bump into each other at a local bookshop.  Now, they don’t know that they are reincarnations of those two earlier characters, but they are drawn to each other and feel like they have met before.  There is serious instant attraction and it’s super cute to see the chemistry and how well they fit back together.

The second half was definitely more my favorite part of the story.  I loved the characters interaction trying to figure out how they knew each other and just how well they fit back in each other’s life – like no time had passed.  It made me think about those times when I meet someone and have that instant spark and feel like I know them from somewhere...  Maybe I’m going to have to take that more seriously next time lol.

Although, as I just stated I like the second half best, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the first half being done exceptionally well with regards to creating the Viking ambience. The author did a remarkable job setting up the scene for the Viking raid on the Celtic village.  It was very historically detailed, bloody, gory, ruthless, and fierce!  Very Viking-ish if I remember my history lol.

It is clear that the author is well versed in her historical references which ups the ante to her romance writing as it gives them real-life and hard fact context.

The writing style is fluid, well developed, and at a steady pace.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in a romantic, historical, reincarnation book.

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”



Wow – 3 Generations!!!  Tricia’s adorable furbabies, Kim, and her baby, Susie, and Susie’s baby!!!  Such a happy little family!!!




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  1. Tricia ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  3. Thanks for this blog and the intro to Tricia McGill and her work. I love that she loves animals. The dogs are so cute. I can't wait to read more of her work. (Audrey Stewart / jozywails@gmail.com)

  4. Thanks for hosting me, Ally, and many thanks for your lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed my story. And thanks for adding my dear little furries. I have had many other pets since them but Kim was my first.

  5. How long do you wait after completing a book before you start writing your next one? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. It all depends on whether I have other ideas waiting in the wings or not. I am currently working on my next release which will be out in March 19.