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The Eilan Water Trilogy by Cherime MacFarlane is on virtual book tour. The historical romance stops at Readeropolis with an au...

The Eilan Water Trilogy by Cherime MacFarlane is on virtual book tour.

The historical romance stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

On writing. 

Rule number one. Never let someone discourage you. Develop a thick skin, you will need it. I attended a writer’s conference, and it was a gigantic waste of money and time. It cost me about fifteen years. I hear lots of tales from newbie writers who got the critique that almost shut them down. Turn that stuff off.

It’s one thing to have someone tell you where you can improve your story, it’s another to have them trash it so thoroughly you want to quit. That mindset seems to come from a couple of places, where doesn’t concern me. What does is forgetting about the criticism which serves no reasonable purpose but to tell you to forget it because you aren’t good enough.

The more you write the better you get. Last month I gave a book to someone who made disparaging remarks years ago. After reading they read it, I got a nice email telling me how much they liked the book. With a grin on my face I sent them a reply and reminded them it was the book they got in manuscript form and handed back to me with a scowl. I got better because I kept at it and now that person plans to read all my books. The moral of the story, keep writing, get people you trust to have your back read your work, but don’t stop.

The Other Side of Dusk
The Eilan Water Trilogy Book 1 
by Cherime MacFarlane
Genre: Historical Romance

The Romans are already there in force. The Antonine Wall stretches from the firth of Clyde to the firth of Forth. While the Romans pursue conquest on a grand scale, the Scotti are infiltrating Pictish territory slowly.

Ualan’s people are a mix of Pict and Scott. They face the Romans on one hand and the Picts on the other. Their hold is tenuous. Things take a terrible turn when Ualan’s someone kills his mother and sells him into slavery to a Roman woman.

She needs a stud, a young one who won’t challenge the master. Her life depends on producing an heir. Ualan hates her and all she stands for. Her plot backfires when an old soldier mentors the boy. He helps Ualan escape with their son. At home, his troubles are far from over. War with his Pictish kin looms, and the master seeks the child he declares is his, not Ualan’s. 

"A story of kinship, hard men and a constant readiness to face conflict are key ingredients in this superb story. The romantic interludes are painted with a deft hand and given the story, I would credit the sexual scenes as ‘hot’, rather than ‘cozy and heartwarming’.5 stars

McGrath House Indie Book Award Finalist 2017

NOTE: May contain triggers.

A Bard's Desire 

The Eilan Water Trilogy Book 2 

A tale of the twilight of the Roman Empire.

Aed’s dreams of Muirne fill his heart with yearning. She is his desire, all he hopes for. Sending the message alerted her father and uncle, but he and Muirne did not part as lovers. He thought to give her hope that he would return. Curse the land. Curse his kin, she is his heart’s wish.

Muirne believes Aed. Come spring, he will come. While she waits, Muirne must thwart her father and uncle’s plans and avoid her cousin. Grainne’s seduction of Aed should have earned her a slit throat. Muirne must wait on Aed. All hinges on his ability to evade his uncle and cousins, snatch Muirne and avoid Grainne.

Ualan agreed to go with the bard on a raid to take the woman from her kin. The two young men set off in a skin boat for Eire. They need a band of warriors and have only themselves and a determined woman who waits in Eire. 

A Wanderer's Dream 
The Eilan Water Trilogy Book 3 

She is a prisoner here, but still in the north, far from the fat trader her father would have bargained her away to. Since she manipulated Aed into bringing her along, she cannot complain. Things are not as bad as they could be for Grainne until Ualan takes steps to keep her from his father. Insisting she become the Roman’s woman, Ualan forces them together against all advice.

Roman by citizenship, Berber by birth, smith by choice, Aghilas has exchanged one master for another. Ualan gave him no choice. Die or submit, he became Ualan’s man. Forced to take Grainne as his woman, Aghilas is angry and frustrated.

The Picts of Corda are an ever-present threat. Torcuil, chief of the mixed band of Scotti and Pict fears all-out war. While he spirits away more settlers from Eire, Ualan is in charge of Eilan Water. The chief of the small band hopes more warriors will equate with victory. Two smiths should help increase the weapons of war for they will need them. 

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Meet Cherime MacFarlane, Award Winning, Best-Selling Author. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been there-done-that life. Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction Fantasy, Paranormal and Inspirational novels, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination.

As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Cherime MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting. She was part of the Amazon Best Selling in Anthologies and Holidays, Fantasy Anthologies, Short Stories, and Mystery. The Other Side of Dusk, historical romance, was a finalist in the McGrath house awards of 2017.

Two $15 gift cards and Ebooks of the first two in the series!

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1 comment

  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:


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