Smorgasbord Book Reviews – Fairies, Myths and Magic – A Summer Celebration by Colleen M. Chesebro

I’ve been in my faery writing cave so you can imagine my surprise when I found this lovely review of Fairies, Myths, & Magic. Sally Cronin made my day (month)! ❤

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I am delighted to review the lovely book by Colleen M. Chesebro, Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration.

About the collection.

Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the…

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Book Review – Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen Chesebro

Dorinda Duclos of Night Owl Poetry has written a marvelous review of my newest book. (Don’t forget this book is still on sale until December 31st, 2018). Many thanks to Dorinda. ❤

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As a follower of all things magical and mythical, Colleen Chesebro had me at the title. “Fairies, Myths & Magic” is a wonder-filled collection of poetry and prose, ending with the Summer Solsti…

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#Poetryreadathon #Bookreview – Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen M. Chesebro

I’ve received a stunning review from Robbie Cheadle. It makes my heart sing. ❤

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I purchased and reviewed Fairies, Myths & Magic by Colleen M. Chesebro as part of the Poetry Readathon and Poetry Blog Promotion series I am currently hosting.

I follow the author’s blog and find her poetry to be beautifully written, diverse and intriguing. My enjoyment of the author’s blog led me to purchase her poetry book, released earlier this year.

Colleen runs a weekly poetry challenge where poets are encouraged to express themselves using different poetry forms such as haikus, tankas and cinquains. Colleen proves so excellent instruction on how to writes these poetic variations. You can experience Colleen’s blog here: https://colleenchesebro.com/

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Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an…

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Miriam’s Book Review – “Fairies, Myths and Magic” by Colleen Chesebro

Whenever I get a review of one of my own books, I get a thrill running up and down my spine. Sometimes we wonder if all this hard work is worth it… Well, today I can say it most certainly is! Thank you, Miraim Hurdle for the lovely review. ❤

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The Author’s Words

Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future. 

My Recommendation

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#BadMoonRising: Fairies, Myths, and Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen M. Chesebro #paranormal #shortstories

I had a spooky time at Teri Polen’s blog today featuring in her #BadMoonRising October Spooktacular. Stop by and say hello! ❤

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Books and Such

Today’s author is a familiar face to many of you – maybe it’s from her poems and weekly poetry challenges, her author interviews, or her Carrot Ranch writing challenges.  If you own a rocking horse, many of you may be pushing them to the curb after reading this interview.  Welcome Colleen M. Chesebro!

Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, or zombies – which would you least want to meet in a dark alley?

I would have to say that I would be terrified to meet a zombie in a dark alley. There’s just something about the zombies that makes my skin crawl!

Think about it… zombies are reawakened corpses who become human eating machines. And once you’re a zombie all you want to do is bite someone else, so you can infect another person with the same virus that made you a zombie. It’s a terrifying proposition. A chance meeting with a zombie…

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Fairies, Myths, & Magic- A Summer Celebration by Colleen M. Chesebro #Fantasy #BookReview @ColleenChesebro

I am honored and thrilled to share a lovely review from an author I love, Jacquie Biggar. Please stop by and say hello. Her books are great! ❤

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Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.

Biography

Colleen

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, poetry, and…

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Fairies, Myths, & Magic: Book Review

I was thrilled that Diana featured me on her blog, Myths of the Mirror. (Named after a favorite book of mine) Please stop by and say hello. Don’t forget my new book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration is on sale for $.99 Kindle, and $5.99 for the paperback through this summer. Hugs on the wing! ❤

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Colleen Chesebro has a new book of poetry and short stories. The tagline is “A Summer Celebration” and how perfect that it was released on the summer solstice. I snapped it up and read it while the sun lollygagged overhead.  Rather than quiz Colleen, I asked her if I could share my favorite short story from the book, and she agreed. Her gorgeous story “The Pond” struck a deep chord, as if she’d written it just for me. My review for the collection follows. ❤

The Pond

by Colleen Chesebro

My journey brings me to a nearby prairie slough where prescient reflections shimmer under the summer sun. Today, I am in pursuit of mythical enlightenment. You know, the kind where magic resonates in the shriek of a hawk and in the howling yips from the coyote pups that play on the sandy shore under a full moon…

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Fairies, Myths, & Magic – Now Available in Print!

I’m happy to share that Fairies, Myths, & Magic is now available in a paperback version for the low price of $5.99 each on Amazon. I’m still in that 72-hour window on Amazon, so here is my Amazon Author Page where both editions are listed.

This book would make a great gift for all those summer birthday parties you still have to attend. By the way, There will be a second volume dedicated to the Winter Solstice, available in early December. ❤

I would like to thank D. G. Kaye, Diana Peach, Dan Greenwell, Andrew Joyce, and Balroop Singh for their rave reviews of Fairies, Myths, & Magic. Your kind words found their way into the advanced praise section of this book and on the back cover. Thanks for your kindness! You guys are the best! ❤

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Do it SO… what are you waiting for? Get your copy now!

 

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Fairies, Myths and Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen M. Chesebro

What an honor to be part of Sally Cronin’s Book Shelf. Please stop and say hello. ❤

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Delighted to feature the new book by Colleen M. Chesebro, Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration. And great news…the collection isthe No. 1 NEW release in poetry anthologies on Amazon.

About the book

Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

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Celebrate International Fairy Day: June 24, 2018

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE & International Fairy Day!

As a tribute to the Summer Solstice, my first book of poetry and short stories has become a reality. Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration is now available on Amazon.

From June 21st through June 27th, this book will be featured at the introductory price of $.99! Grab your copy today!

Here is the Country Tagged Universal Book Link: Smarturl.it.FairiesMythsMagic

Blurb:

Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.

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From the Summer Solstice Eve through International Fairy Day, (June 20th – June 25th) the veil thins between our existence and that of the fairy realm. This is the best time of the year to experience magic in all its forms.

On International Fairy Day, we honor these supernatural creatures who have enchanted us for generations—the fairies, the fey, the sprites, and pixies of lore. Everywhere you look, fairies have permeated our culture through movies, stories, and even in our gardens!

In my research, I’ve discovered that fairies or some similar creature appear in the written and oral traditions of most cultures. Often there is a connection between the good or evil deeds the tiny beings to perform. The fairies, sprites, pixies, brownies, all fall into the category of mischievous little beings. The myths and legends are filled with sightings of these ethereal creatures performing both good and bad deeds.

Almost like parables or myths, fairy sightings were also used to teach lessons. Many a mother warned their offspring not to venture near the creek alone or the fairies would get ye! In reality, the warning was meant to scare children away so they wouldn’t drown.

My own experience in meeting a swamp fairy is recounted in Fairies, Myths, & Magic. I believe they reveal themselves to us for a reason. Fairies are elementals, the protectors of nature. As humankind wreaks havoc on the environment, these beings are alerting us to the damage we have caused. Their message is clear—fix the destruction before it is too late. An apropos message for the times, wouldn’t you say?

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Celebrate International Fairy Day with me by grabbing your copy of Fairies, Myths, & Magic. You can also bring the love of fairy lore into your family by reading classics like Peter Pan together. Attend an outdoor summer play like A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Better yet, create a fairy garden with flowers that attract the bees. Enjoy your day! ❤

Colleen Turquoise

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist of YA fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, 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 Fairy Whisperer 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 CarrotRanch Literary Community.com in November 2017 for her piece, called “The Bus Stop.” Her debut novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy won gold in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com cover contest.

Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband, Ron. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

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You can find Colleen in all the usual places. Drop by anytime.

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Hugs n kissesfor sharing in my joy! Happy International Fairy Day! ❤