Published September 19th 2012 by Soul Mate Publishing
Seventeen-year old Brigid O’Flynn is an outcast. A chance encounter with the Faerie Queen left her tainted in the eyes of the villagers, who blame the Faerie for the village’s missing women and children. Desperate to win the village’s acceptance Brigid agrees to marry her childhood friend: Serious, hardworking, Connell Mackenna. But when Connell disappears before their wedding Brigid’s hopes are shattered. Blamed for her fiancé’s death, Brigid fears she will suffer the same fate as the other village outcasts, the mysterious Willow Women. Lured into Liradon by their inhuman lovers, and cast out weak and broken, the Willow Women spend their lives searching for the way back into Faerie. When Connell suddenly reappears Brigid is overjoyed, but everything is not as it seems. Consumed by his desire for beauty and celebration, Connell abandons his responsibilities, and Brigid soon finds herself drawn into a passionate, dangerous world of two.
When Brigid discovers the truth behind Connell’s transformation she’s forced to choose between two men and two worlds. Brigid’s struggle leads her into glittering, ruthless Liradon where she must rescue her true love from a terrible sacrifice or lose him forever.
“Connel put his hands around Brigid’s waist, lifted her off her feet, and twirled her around the cotaage. <<Of course you must wear your new shoes. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see you dance in them, and as soon as I can manage it you shall have a new silk gown as well, the same shade of violet as your eyes.>>”“Every dau she spent with Connel brought some fresh surprise. A clutch of blue flowers with silver veins she’d never seen before, a gold broach inlaid with tiny glowing pearls, a silk chemise that was greener than the darkest leaf in the forest, and a veil of such snowy whiteness it might have been made of dove feathers.”
“Come away, maiden fair, to a place so lovely and green. // Come away, maiden fair, stay a night and a day and forever live a dream.”