Sometimes the world can seem a little bland but there is no doubt that Ailsa Abraham brings a great deal of colour and fun into all our lives. This has not been a great year health wise and it is with much relief that we see her witty and straight from the hip comments reappearing on social media.
Ailsa retired early from a string of jobs, ending up with teaching English to adults. She has lived in France for over twenty years and is married with no children but six grandchildren. Her passion for motorbikes unfortunately resulted in a serious accident this summer and she is currently in recovery and thankfully as feisty as ever. She copes with Bipolar Condition, a twisted spine and increasing deafness with her usual wry humour – “well if I didn’t have all those, I’d have to work for a living, instead of writing, which is much more fun.” She has no intention of stopping writing.
Here are two of her books that would make a great combined Christmas gift for any lover of books but especially Fantasy followers.
A world without war? Professor Sawhele Fielding stumbles across an invention that would change the world; something so monumental, it could spell the end of environmental disaster and conflict. With the help of her father, a shadowy figure in the world of international banking, she begins to set into motion the biggest upheaval the planet has seen. But in a changed world, dark forces are threatening the fragile peace. Where modern technology is proving useless, old magic from a bygone era might just save the day. Adrian Oliver, expert in ancient religions is sceptical until faced with incontrovertible proof that ancient evil is abroad once again. How could a Utopian dream of free fuel and peaceful co-existence turn into a nightmare? Iamo, a priest of the Mother Goddess and Riga, a Black Shaman assassin captain, are thrown together – reluctantly at first – to face a threat that nobody could have imagined before “The Changes”. ALCHEMY is the prequel to Shaman’s Drum which features the adventures of Iamo and Riga through their world in the near future, where the established religions of our own days had been banned.
England in the near future.
Mainstream religions have been outlawed, and the old gods rule again.
Iamo has been a priest of the Great Mother and is sworn to celibacy, but his love for Riga, a Black Shaman, a magical assassin, caused him to break his vows. After being imprisoned apart from each other for three years, Iamo accepts an offer to earn them both a pardon and the possibility of marriage. If they survive.
Iamo and Riga must discover why demons are breaking through from the other side. Which of the cults are renegades who allow the demons through? Who can they trust?
Combining their powers, they face the ordeal with the help of a band of eclectic pagans, spirit creatures, Riga’s Black Shaman brothers, an undercover Christian granny, and three unusually energetic Goths.
It’s a tough assignment, but the hope of a life together keeps them fighting.
As Ailsa Abraham : Shaman’s Drum published by Crooked Cat – (Nominated for the People’s Choice Book Prize)
Four Go Mad in Catalonia – self-published, available from Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/271948
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ailsa.author
Amazon Author Page – www.amazon.com/Ailsa–Abraham/e/B00AYKUBQ4
Web page – ailsaabraham.com
Blog – http://www.ailsaabraham.com/blog
You can read Ailsa’s interview in full.