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Calcite – The Fairy Stone in the Heart Stone Chronicles

One of my favorite things about writing my first YA novel has been all the collaboration I’ve received from my blogging community. In many ways, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy encompasses the theme of family and what it feels like to belong to something bigger than life itself, which is how I feel about this community. Thank you. You have all made me feel like I belong. Abby and I seem to have much in common. 😉

It is with my greatest pleasure that I want to introduce Irene, from IreneDesign2011.com. She is one of the first bloggers that I met when I started on WordPress, and she has become a good friend. If you don’t know Irene, you will want to check out her blog. She is one of the most creative jewelry designers, and I love her work.

As I was writing the Heart Stone Chronicles, I came up with a brilliant idea. You see, in the book, Abby Forester inherits two precious things from her mother: swamp land that has been in her family for generations and a calcite pendant which is a piece of a calcite heart stone found in that very swamp.

Calcite is considered to be a fairy stone, and it is believed that it bestows upon the wearer, the magical properties of prophecy and healing.

My idea was to offer a calcite pendant similar to the one that Abby wears in the book for an affordable price. I knew just the person for the job… Irene. Now, I can’t promise fairy visitations or that you will suddenly possess the ability to prophesize the future – but you never know!

My friend, the amazing author, Eloise DeSousa, created a video (I love her accent) to introduce the pendants. (I told you this was a collaborative event). You can find Eloise here: http://amazon.com/author/eloisedesousahttp://eloisedesousa.wordpress.com.

Even though the book is not available until January 3, 2017, I wanted to share the necklaces with all of you because I think they will make an excellent Christmas present. Here are the links to the two necklaces (small calcite & large calcite):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/480852170/black-silk-necklace-with-silver-wrapped

https://www.etsy.com/listing/480852682/black-silk-necklace-with-silver-wrapped

This would be a fabulous gift for a teen who loves fantasy books and believes in the possibility of magic. In fact, I put these same links in the back of my book so that my readers could have the opportunity to experience the healing properties of calcite, firsthand.

I hope you will check out this unique gift idea. My granddaughters can’t wait to get their own calcite pendants.

to my blog family! <3

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  3. The necklace is beautiful!!!

  4. Fantastic post Colleen. I love natural stones and have many different ones with different healing properties. I wasn’t aware of calcite properties, and Irene’s work is beautiful. I’ll check it out. And wishing you much success with the book launch! <3

  5. What a fab collaboration. Love that necklace! <3 Not long before your book is out!

  6. Lovely idea. Beautiful necklace!

  7. I just had a chance to read this! Yes, calcite for the fairies, selenite for angels, and labradorite for the magic! Love this!

    Belinda Miller, Author The Phillip’s Quest and Ragwort Chronicles Series 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist http://www.theworldofwinterfrost.com belindamiller1@me.com (703)895-3478 “Follow your dreams.”

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  8. What a wonderful marketing idea, Colleen. I’m sure the pendant is going to appeal to lots of people.
    Love the video as well. Had no idea Eloise made them, although I do remember one for her last book which I’m sure her daughter made.
    Not long until publishing day. Wishing you lots and lots of luck with the book launch.
    xx

    • Thanks, Hugh. I’ve got an email from CreateSpace saying my book and cover has been accepted… lots of excitement here this morning. Eloise made a book trailer for me too. I am really excited! <3

      • That’s wonderful news, Colleen. I know how you feel. When I got that email from CreateSpace, I was shouting ‘Yipee’ for at least a few minutes. 😀 I think I even did the can-can. Then I calmed myself down and had a cup of tea. 😀

        • LOL! Good for you, Hugh. I did much the same thing. How hard was it to set up Amazon and the Kindle? I heard it is rough???

          • CreateSpace offers the option of creating the Kindle version of the book for you, Colleen. I’d already set the Kindle version up, so did not use it. Yes, it takes time, but it was far easier than I thought it was going to be. I’m sure you’ll sail through it. You know I’m here if you have any questions or need any help with it, so please do.
            xx

  9. Love the pendants, love the video, and I’m sure I’ll love the book. Happy Holidays, Colleen! xx

  10. What a wonderful idea! My niece in San Diego is a young teen and voracious reader and when your book is available, I will buy a copy for her! But a pendant to go with it? GEEN-YUSS, Colleen!

  11. What a beautiful collaboration you have created here on WordPress and congratulation to you both for your imaginative book and crystal jewelry x barbara

  12. Wow, Colleen, this is the most amazing collaboration I have seen here on WordPress! Two such appreciated blogger friends creating something so beautiful and bringing it out into the world the way you do is very moving! Irene truly is perfect for this with all her intuition. I am amazed!

  13. Beautiful – and a brilliant marketing idea.

  14. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Brilliant concept and collaboration between creative people. And it has resulted in a wonderful gift for anyone with a love of natural stones.. Head over and read about Colleen Chesebro’s new book released in January and the unique piece of jewelry designed by Irenedesign2011 to mark the occasion.

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  16. Lovely idea, such a wonderful community of bloggers working together. Love crystals and the necklaces are gorgeous. 🙂

  17. Beautiful post Colleen and I’m very happy to be a part of your new book too 🙂

  18. You have a generous and inclusive nature – such a wonderful collaboration.

  19. What a wonderful collaboration and a fab idea to begin with. 🙂

  20. I love this way of giving your reader an opportunity to connect and identify further with your readers. And the necklaces were executed beautifully!!!

  21. Great post Colleen and great marketing idea! I love the pendant. Congrats❣️

  22. The book won’t come out until January 3, 2017. I chose the date: 1/3/17… it’s got 3’s and 7’s in it. I know…. 😀 I am so excited about the story and Irene did such an excellent job. I am working on book 2, now. It is going to be better than the first book! LOL! Thanks so much for making my day. I think you will love the message. The necklaces are so affordable. Irene is the best! <3

  23. I’m not a teen but I SO want this! In fact I sent the link to the Hub and said this is my xmas (along with the book) so thank you! Totally sold (:

    I love Irene too btw she was one of the first bloggers I followed as well (on my other acct). Very sweet and talented lady. And congrats to you on the amazing networking! And the book! And that necklace bc omg!
    K done gushing now lol. Sorry 😜

  24. Reblogged this on A Mindful Journey and commented:

    Calcite is a magical stone… read about it here. <3

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