It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Monday, March 19, 2012

Our SPOTLIGHT is on GLANCING THROUGH THE GLIMMER ... by Pat McDermott



In the modern Kingdom of Ireland, few mortals believe in the fairy folk. Without that belief, the fairies are dying. Finvarra, the King of the Fairies, would rather dance than worry—but he must have a mortal dancing partner. 

When Janet Gleason’s grandfather becomes the new U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, the sixteen-year-old orphan must leave Boston and her friends behind. Janet is lonely in Dublin and unused to her grandparents’ stuffy social life. An invitation to a royal ball terrifies her. She can’t even waltz and dreads embarrassment. Finvarra’s fairy witch overhears her fervent wish to learn to dance. 

Seventeen-year-old Prince Liam Boru loathes the idea of escorting another spoiled American girl to a ball. In fact, he detests most of his royal duties. He dresses down to move through Dublin unnoticed and finds himself on his royal backside when Janet crashes into him. Intrigued, he asks to see her again, and she willingly agrees. Unaware of each other’s identities, they arrange to meet. When they do, the fairies steal Janet away. 

Liam’s attempts to find her trigger a series of frustrating misadventures. Can he and Janet outwit a treacherous fairy king who’s been hoodwinking mortals for centuries?

*PURCHASE GLANCING THROUGH THE GLIMMER*


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 *Pat will be GIVING away an E-copy of GLANCING THROUGH THE GLIMMER to one lucky commenter! Leave a comment to win! Entry must contain your E-mail address. No address NO entry!!! WINNER will be drawn at Random once the SPOTLIGHT is over on March 23, 2012! *

Good luck!!!!

Check back with us tomorrow when we will MEET the Author, Pat McDermott!

39 comments:

B.J. Scott said...

Best of luck with this and future works!

Pat McDermott said...

Thanks, B.J. And thank you, Chicks, for your hospitality this week. The post looks great!

marjowil said...

sounds good, I can't wait to read it.

Archie Standwood Author said...

Sounds delightful! hope you have enormous sales and reach a wide audience...YA rocks!

Pat McDermott said...

Marilyn, thanks for stopping by. You too, Archie. I agree, YA rocks!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Lovely setting and great sounding characters, Pat. Can't believe I haven't read it yet! ros_gemmell(at)hotmail(dot)com

HM Prevost said...

Sounds intriguing. I haven't read a good fairy story in a while.

HM Prévost

helene_prevost at live dot com

Cheryl said...

Everyone loves fairy tales!

Pat McDermott said...

Rosemary, if your TBR pile is anything like mine, we'll both need years to catch up with all the books we want to read! Helene and Cheryl, I'm fairly certain that anyone who loves a good fairy story will love Glimmer. Thank you all for stopping by!

hotcha12 said...

HI PATRICIA! DEFINITELY ADDING TO MY TBBL!!

linda_bass@sbcglobal.net

Pat McDermott said...

Hi Linda. Thanks for popping in to say hello!

Dana Rodgers said...

Best of luck Pat!

Chicks of Characterization said...

Thank YOU, Pat for allowing me to feature Glancing through the Glimmer this week!!!

I love YA, and will be adding this to my TBR pile!!!

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and showed Pat your support!!!!!

We have a great week planned!!
~Andrea

Cate Parke said...

I loved this darling prequel to your other books, Pat. It held me straight through to the end. Okay, okay--all I want to know is when the next book in your series will be released??? I can't wait to run out and grab it.
~Cate

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Good luck with the stories, Pat!

Victoria Roberts said...

I love hearing and reading about your Irish tales, Pat! Please keep them coming!

J Q Rose said...

I doubt I will make a trip to Ireland so the only way I will experience an Irish adventure will be to visit through your stories. Best wishes.

Pat McDermott said...

Dana,thanks for the kind words. Same to you, Cate. No word yet on when the sequel, Autumn Glimmer, will be ready. I subbed it nearly two months ago but haven't heard yet. Hopefully I'll have good news soon!

Pat McDermott said...

Hey Dawn, thanks for the good wishes. Victoria, glad you like the stories. I plan to keep 'em coming for a while :-)

Pat McDermott said...

JQ, thank you so much. I hope you do get to visit Ireland some day. I know it would fuel that wonderful writer's imagination of yours. Meanwhile, I'll do my best to "show you around" :-)

Marva Dasef said...

I've been eyeing this one. Let's see if I can snag a freebie. Huh, Pat, huh? I'll swap!

My email is available on my blog profile.

Natalie Murphy said...

Sounds interesting!

Pat McDermott said...

Thanks for the smile, Marva. You do that so well, among other things. Your books are high on my TBR list. As for 'Glimmer', I hope you win this time. Heck, I hope everybody wins! The fairies like that.

Pat McDermott said...

Thanks for stopping by, Natalie!

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Pat, I love fantasy and this sounds like a wonderful read. Good luck; I hope everyone will take the time to read your story.

David Duford said...

I truly enjoyed Glancing Through the Glimmer. As a young adult of 45 years, this tale kept me engrossed right through with so many great characters and beautiful scenes. I look forward to Autumn Glimmer Pat!

-Dave D.

Pat McDermott said...

Penny, wouldn't that be lovely?Thank you for those happy thoughts. I hope you'll be one of the readers!

Pat McDermott said...

Why thank you, Dave! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. We'll get Autumn Glimmer out as fast as the fairies allow :-)

J K Maze said...

Absolutely fascinating - a book I must read.

Joan K. Maze

Vonda Sinclair said...

Ooh this sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

Pat McDermott said...

Hi, Joan. Thanks for stopping by!

Pat McDermott said...

Vonda, I think you'd enjoy it. It's lots of fun for sure. Thank you so much for visiting!

Linda said...

A fairy tale set in Ireland that comes with a prince no less! Would love a copy pls.....*fingers crossed*

thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

Pat McDermott said...

Linda, I feel the same way about fairy tales and princes. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck with the contest!

Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Pat McDermott said...

Will do, Tore. Thanks for stopping by!

hotcha12 said...

DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLING PAT!! LOL

linda_bass@sbcglobal.net

Pat McDermott said...

Hang in there, Linda!

hotcha12 said...

IT SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER PAT! MANY SA;ES!!!

linda_bass@sbcg;pbal.net

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