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Coming Soon! “O’Ceagans Legacy” Book Release


Yes!  The book is ready to launch.  It is now up on Amazon for the Kindle, but the official release date will be Tuesday, March 29th.  For those of you who supported my campaign,  the book is available TODAY for a FREE Kindle download on March 28th, one day only, so be sure to get out and download a copy on Monday.  Thank you for your support.  A notice will be sent from Kindle Scout on March 28th telling you the book is ready to download.

If you are on Kindle Unlimited, you may read the book for free at any time for the next few months, and possibly beyond.

My book launch page will be active on March 29, 2016.  You will find it this link after midnight PDT.

The paperback copy of the book will be coming in about a week.  It takes a little longer to process through CreateSpace and then to Amazon before it will be on Amazon’s sales pages.

Please Review

Please, please… if you download a free copy and read the book, please post an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, whether it is favorable or not.  Amazon policies request that you state you are reviewing a free copy so readers know you received a preview copy.  Thank you.

Last 2 Day to Nominate My Book!


First off, a big thank you to everyone who has already gone out to the Kindle Scout website and nominated “O’Ceagan’s Legacy” to be considered for a publishing contract.  I really appreciate it.  Unlike some of these “vote for me” things, you can only nominate once so if you’ve already done it, hurrah!  It means a lot to me.

If you haven’t yet nominated my book and would like to give me an assist toward publishing it, then please go to O’Ceagan’s Legacy and nominate my book.  You can read the first three chapters if you like.  If it is selected for publication, then you will receive a free Kindle download of the book.  But you need to do it before midnight on March 11.  This ends at 12:01 am on March 12!  So do it now while you’re thinking about.

Even if it is not selected by Amazon, I will still be publishing it on Kindle and I will have a free download day, which I’ll tell you about when it’s time, so that everyone who did vote for me (and some others) will have a chance to download it.

Support My New Book


Banshee image by Michael 1010, licensed through Wikimedia Commons. Book cover image by FantasyArt, SelfPubBookcovers.com

I need your help to have success with my new book, O’Ceagan’s Legacy! I am hoping to get enough nominations on Kindle Scout to get the opportunity to have it published through Amazon. What this means to me is possibly a publishing contract and promotion through Amazon rather than an independent writer publishing through the usual stream of self-published authors via my small publishing company, Pynhavyn. I will publish that way if this doesn’t work out for me, but I would sure love to be with a bigger house.

How can you help? Simple. If you haven’t yet nominated my book, simply go to:


Look at the information on my book and read the first three chapters if you’d like, then click on the Nominate button. If you aren’t logged in to your Amazon account, it will ask for your email address. Enter that and you’ve nominated me.

Here’s the bonus: If my book is selected for publication, you will receive a Kindle copy free from Amazon when it’s released as a thank you for scouting the book.

I was on the hot list for over a day, but I need more votes to continue to hit that list. You can nominate from now until March 12. Getting a publishing contract would be an awesome birthday present for me!

You can do three nominations over the month, so while you’re at it, check out the details for some other books that you might like and help another author out. One that is out there now is a Young Adult by Shaunta Grimes, the author of Viral Nation called Wasted. Shaunta is a great author, so check it out.

“O’Ceagan’s Legacy” on Kindle Scout NOW!

Grania’s first time as captain of her family’s interstellar freighter plunges her ship and crew into dangerous space.

My Kindle Scout page for O’CEAGAN’S LEGACY is live now! To read about my new book, read the first three chapters, and VOTE for the book, just click on the book’s title, which is highlighted above.

The Scout program allows readers to preview an unpublished novel and vote whether they would like to read the rest of the book or not. If enough people vote for it, then Scout will review the book and consider an Amazon publishing agreement.

I I am successful, this means that the author will be published through Amazon. The readers will get a free Kindle copy of the book if they voted for it. So it’s a win-win; I get the book published with Amazon promotion behind it and you get a free copy of the book.

“O’Ceagan’s Legacy” is the first book in the “O’Ceagan Saga”, which is a planned series about a family of Irish-heritage spacers from Erinnua or New Ireland who have a family-owned and crewed cargo ship called Mo Croidhe (My Heart, in Gaelic). It’s a story I’ve thought about writing for several years and it all came together in the past year and a half.


My Scout page has a little information on the book, but the length of the entry was limited, so here is the full teaser for it:

A bain sidhe’s calling is to warn family members about impending death. For Sheilan, it’s complicated when her last charge in Ireland dies and the rest of the family are now across the galaxy. If she is to have any purpose for existence, she must cross the stars to them.

The routine run from Erinnua to Earth is Grania O’Ceagan’s first time acting as captain of the family’s space freighter. Delays at the station allow her to shepherd her youngest brother to the family seat in Wicklow and to acquire an unusual passenger at London Spaceport. Meanwhile, her middle brother Rory books a merchant with cargo who’s willing to pay handsomely for the ride.

Once underway, Grania’s easy trip home transforms into a nightmare as unexpected perils threaten the integrity of the ship and thrust them into deadly circumstances that test the mettle of Grania and her crew. Can they save the ship and their lives?

In case you didn’t catch it, the story does involve a bain sidhe or banshee in more modern terms. Drawing a little on Celtic legends and myths, this story is a fun ride from start to finish. As one of my beta readers, Nancy Sorbets, put it;

“The Rolling Stones with Space Banshees and a healthy dose of cozy mystery stirred in, done up in a style reminiscent of Mercedes Lackey! I look forward to watching this world unfold.”

Please check out my Scout page for “O’Ceagan’s Legacy” and vote for my book. I would be ever so grateful for your support. You have from now until midnight Eastern time on March 12th to read and vote, but do it early, please.  Thank you!