Saturday, January 25, 2020

Innocent Explorations . . . ? ? ?

By Maura Donovan from FATAL ROOTS by Sheila Connolly

What could be the harm in letting students explore "fairy forts" on my land?

Find out in FATAL ROOTS.


Some secrets are too big to stay buried...

A few months ago, Boston expat Maura Donovan was rekindled with her mother after more than twenty years of absence. Since then, Maura has been getting accustomed to Irish living, complete with an inherited house and a pub named Sullivan's. But now, her mother has returned--and she's brought Maura's half-sister in tow. To make matters more confusing, a handful of Cork University students are knocking on Maura's door asking about a mystical fairy fort that happens to be located on Maura's piece of land.

The lore indicates that messing with the fort can cause bad luck, and most everyone is telling Maura not to get too involved for fear of its powers, but Maura is curious about her own land, and she definitely doesn't buy into the superstition. Then one of the students disappears after a day of scoping out the fort on Maura's property.

Maura treads carefully, asking the folks around town who might have an idea, but no one wants anything to do with these forts. She has to take matters into her own hand--it's her land, after all. But when she uncovers a decades-old corpse buried in the center of the fort, nothing is for certain.

What would you do? Would you be afraid to explore the fairy forts?

Comment below for a chance to win a copy of FATAL ROOTS!

40 comments:

  1. I didn't realize they had forts! Cute little fairy houses, maybe! I think in Ireland I would tread carefully, but check it out!
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  2. Fairies aren't always the cute things in picture books! Be careful!
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  3. Like Maura, I would have to be checking it out. I might carry a big stick and be looking over my shoulder but I would investigate.

    What a wonderful storyline that has snagged my attention starting with the beautiful countryside on the cover. Can't wait to see how the appearance of Maura's Mom and half sister. It had to be awful finding human remains on her property and even worse yet for a young teen to go missing.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy! Shared everywhere but hoping to be the fortunate one.
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  4. Think I would have to check out those fairly forts. Would be nervous but interesting to investigate.
    Love this series and want to read this book!!
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  5. Oh my now this is my kind of book! I would love to check fairy forts out--how intriguing. lsum1258(at)aol(dot)com.

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  6. I would have to explore. It would be amazing.
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  7. This entry is for Jane Dietz, who cannot post.

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  8. This is one of my favorite series since I am Irish and would love to visit someday. The fairy forts sound quite intriguing so, yes, I would definitely be exploring my property looking for them if I was Maura. I am looking forward to meeting Maura's half sister in this installment of the series.

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  9. No, I say go for it! Thanks for the giveaway
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  10. I love this series, I would love to check them out.

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  11. The fairy forts sound fascinating and exploring them would be exciting and an experience which would be memorable. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. This series is captivating and special. The fairy forts sounds wonderful to visit. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I've never heard of fairy forts! I would definitely have to check it out, but I wouldn't mess with it. I would let the fairies live in peace.
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  14. Ooh fairy forts. Count me in. I might have to explore with a friend tho.
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  15. I've never heard of a fairy fort. Of course I'd have to check it out! Maybe I could find a way to appease the fairies while I look, just in case.
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  16. Never of fairy forts. I never heard of travellers either and that was interesting. I'd want to check out the fords. I'd be A little bit cautious though. It sounds interesting and fun to read.

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  17. Hope the fairies don't get their peace disturbed.

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  18. I’m an explorer and very curious, so I would definitely check out a fairy fort on my property ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Thanks, I've read and thoroughly enjoyed the book.
    "Maura Donovan was rekindled with her mother "--That's very awkward. Maura was rekindled? Reconnected? Reacquainted?

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  20. Sounds interesting, and I would like to explore the forts! Just a bit of folklore that would be fun to learn more about. jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot)com

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  21. I'd explore the fairy forts.

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  22. I’d love to explore! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  23. I would love to explore but not disturb. I wonder what a fairy fort looks like and what it's used to protect from. Hmmm. Thanks for the chance.
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  24. Hmmm.....yes I would.

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  25. Wow, I'm not sure what I would do! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I'd be very wary.

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  27. I know I'd be curious but not sure if I'd actually explore it. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  28. I may be the only one to say this but I would keep away from the fairy forts. As my kids would say that's some bad juju. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  29. Never heard of it but it sounds intriguing !!
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  30. I'd definitely try to do some exploring, couldn't resist. Thanks for the chance to win the book. It sounds like a wonderful blend of mythology and mystery. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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  31. Would I risk exploring the fairy fort? I would. But with some precautions. It is her land. And she should know what is on it. And if there is truly risk of life and limb in the area. Something should be done about it. One could at least put up a sign that says "Please NO trespassing. We are running of out room for the bodies." deepotter at centurylink dot net

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  32. Ahhh...a new book....And the answer is yes. If I could physically do it, I would love to explore....you know...I believe in fairy’s...ever been to puzzle wood in Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire UK? Remarkable and enchanted!

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  33. I would have to check it out to curious not too! tWarner419@aol.com

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  34. I love researching folk lore of various countries and find fairies and forts intriguing. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I would definitely explore the fairy forts, since I love exploring! Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Yes, I would have to check them out. Love this series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I don't think I'd mess with one, but I'll definitely read about someone else doing it. Lol. Sounds so different, I'm very excited to read Fatal Roots! Thank you. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I would still want to explore them, very carefully. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  39. I love your Irish mysteries - and the good food you share with us. I'd be delighted to win, and thank you for the chance to do so.

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  40. I think I'd be careful and maybe not explore. Better safe than sorry.
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