Welcome to the first of the 2017 Book Promotions here on Smorgasbord.. New on the Shelves is for authors who are not already in the Cafe and Bookstore offering an opportunity to get to know the author and their work in more detail.
Delighted to showcase the debut YA Fantasy novel – The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy by Colleen M. Chesebro. As you will see Colleen has come up with a wonderful way to add sparkle to the launch of her book with a specially commissioned piece of jewellery by Irene Design.
About the book
Fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester, recently orphaned and a ward of the State of Illinois moves from Chicago to Florida to live with her aunt, her last living relative. Magnolia Forester becomes her legal Guardian, and together they claim an ancient inheritance; land that belonged to Abby’s mother’s family for generations.
Holding onto the only piece of her mother Abby has left, a calcite pendant and her mother’s most sacred possession, she discovers the truth of her legacy. The pendant is more significant than she could possibly imagine. Forged from a giant mystical heart-shaped stone found on the very swamp land Abby now owns, it holds the power of her ancestors.
But with that power comes greater responsibility, one that pits her against Rafe Cobb, a greedy land developer, who will stop at nothing to own Abby’s swamp land.
As Abby learns to be part of a family again and explores her love of horses with friends, Savanna, and Blake, the swamp slowly gives up some of its secrets. She is summoned by a primeval nymph, who teaches Abby that her true destiny is to protect the nymphs from evil in an ever-changing modern world.
Can Abby save the swamp and the Naiad Nymph Clan from certain destruction before it is too late?
Buy The Swamp Fairy in print and Kindle versions: https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Stone-Chronicles-Swamp-Fairy/dp/1541015967
Something to accompany the book.
To accompany the book it would make a lovely gift to also buy the specially designed necklaces.
And, if you or that special “tween” in your life would like to experience a bit of their own fairy magic, The calcite fairy stone necklaces, made by https://irenedesign2011.com/ are available to order. One look at these magical pendants and you too will want a fairy stone like Abby wears in the novel.
Where to buy the necklaces.
The small calcite heart stone pendant is in the photo below. Here is the link to Irene’s Etsy site where you can buy your own jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480852170/black-silk-necklace-with-silver-wrapped
The large calcite heart stone pendant is shown below. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480852682/black-silk-necklace-with-silver-wrapped
About Colleen M. Chesebro
Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series is called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy.” The novel reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.
Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.
A retired bookkeeper, she has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her love for all things creative.
When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of art. She lives in the United States with her husband, Ron and her two Pomeranians, Sugar and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website
Connect to Colleen.
Thank you for dropping in and it would be great if you could share the news about Colleen’s debut novel.
If you have a recent book and have not yet featured in the Cafe and Bookstore… then here is the link.
See you again soon I hope.. Thanks Sally