An Explosive Loch for the New Year

an explosive loch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The loch seemed to look explosive yesterday when I walked down to its banks.

I do like the pink and blue colours of January. It’s so mild, too. Not a hint of frost or ice left.

In the woods:

trees by the explosive loch

And, just before sunrise, at the beach:

beach at sunrise

Sisters has a lovely new review from Ashley over on the Adventures in Literature Blog.

Told in first-person, all from Morragh’s perspective, be prepared to experience everything as she does. From her awakening out of muteness, to her embracing of her role as the spiritual leader of their tribe and eventually to her transition to the next stage. I will admit the final chapters had me emotional.See the whole review here.

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16 Replies to “An Explosive Loch for the New Year”

  1. Greetings, Ailish. What beautiful photos!
    I’ve gotten some book money over the holidays, and I very much want to buy at least one of your books. All your historical novels are very tantalizing to me; all seem to deal with some dark topics and I wish to avoid too much darkness just now, but your books seem to offer hope as well. Which one might you recommend I start with?
    Also — I’d like to order your book through my local independent book shop if that’s possible. Is there any disadvantage to you if I do so, rather than through Amazon?
    By the way, thank you for visiting my blog! That must have been how I discovered yours, and I am so glad I did!

    1. All my books go into the dark but, hopefully, they lift you back out too. Mermaid would be the darkest, with the witchcraft accusations. I think Fireflies is the least dark. Independent bookshops can get them in the UK, but I think it’s trickier in other countries. Amazon is probably the easiest and quickest, to be honest. I hope you enjoy the book, anyway 🙂

      1. Thank you so much, Ailish! I will see if my local bookshop can get Fireflies, and if not, I will try Amazon. I’m eager to read it.
        Another question if I might ask: how is your first name pronounced? I suspect I’m doing it wrong in my mind (being from the US), and I don’t like mangling people’s names, even mentally.

  2. It’s a lovely name!
    I’m happy to say that my local indie bookshop was able to order Fireflies and Chocolate; it may just take a little longer than average. But I’m happy to wait for it.

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