Friday, April 30, 2010

Beltane Eve!


The Hawthorn trees are in bloom and the Fair Folk ride at midnight! For it is Beltane Eve and, on this night, the walls between the worlds thin and, in places, vanish...
In Faerie mythology, Beltane is known as one of the "Days of the Open Doors" -- one of the four points on the Celtic calendar when the realm of Faerie comes closest to our own. This is a time for celebration -- for lighting bonfires and drinking to the health of your friends and the Good Neighbors. It is a time of high magick!
So, naturally, it is entirely appropriate that this week is the launch of Tracy's A BREATH OF MAGIC. And, as the resident Faerie writer among the Girls, it seems only right and proper that this, the Eve of Beltane, is my day to post! (And -- look everybody! -- I'm actually posting on my day! What sorcery is this??)
I want to wish all good luck and great fortune to Tracy and my fellow Girls and all you marvelous TNG Readers! I think you're all pretty magickal! But be careful!... Sparkly things like you lot tend to attract the eye of the Fair Folk. So don't be at all surprised if you feel the brush of wings on your cheek after sundown tonight, or hear the far-off baying of spectral hunting hounds and laughter on the wind.
Just be careful on the way home. Stick to the paths and don't get caught out in the open near the Faerie Mounds or they may decide that, in honor of the holiday, you should come in under the Hill for a drink and a dance... and that's probably the last we'll see of you for the next few decades...

And then you'd miss out on all the contesty goodness happening over at Tracy's blog to celebrate A BREATH OF MAGIC! You don't want that to happen!! OR, for that matter, you don't want to miss the contesty goodness happening right here! Just leave a comment and you'll be entered to WIN A COPY OF A BREATH OF MAGIC!! Now that's something to celebrate!

8 comments:

ktreads said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! I wrote on your books and linked to your blog here: http://verbvixen.tumblr.com/post/561778503/its-beltane-eve-beware-of-fairies

Maureen Lipinski said...

Did the faeries remind you to post today? Ha ha! :)

Lesley Livingston said...

ktreads! Thank you for the shout out! Enjoy the Faerie fun!

And, Maureen - actually, in a way, they kinda did! ;-)

van_pham said...

fun faerie post :)

CSlater said...

Aweseome faerie post!

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

I want to dance and drink with fairies. How much fun would that be!

Rhiannon said...

hmmm, a decade hey? I might not mind skipping ahead a little.
P.S- just read wondrous strange and loved it, I've a review posting on monday morning at www.thediaryofabookworm.com . I'm reading Darklight for Beltane.

Tracy Madison said...

Awesome post, Lesley! Thanks :)