The Ring and the Bridle Chp. 8

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

He left her before the sun rose that day, on the shore, alone in the mortal land where death dwelled.

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp.7

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

[She] laid her head on Sarah’s shoulder as she forgot everything else. Who they were. Where they were. And what midnight would bring.

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp.6

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

They watched the eternal dance of the stars across the sky, together and in understanding.

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 “I guess the thing about regret is, it only happens after the fact,” Eddie mused at last. “You don’t know if you’re going to regret something until after you’ve done it.”

“Aye,” Naoise rubbed the back of his neck as he recalled Rhona’s waning. Naoise closed his eyes and kept the truth from Eddie. I don’t want to regret having fallen in love with you.

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp. 5

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

It would have been easier to move the stars.

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White Women, Please Take a Seat.

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[Image description: A white woman with short red hair in a red dress seated on a desk chair. She as her hands crossed over her chest and is looking at the camera with a small smirk on her face.]

…And I am a white woman. A disabled one, a neurodivergent one, a bisexual one, but still, a white woman. And more over an author. I am not a YA author, honestly the drama in this genre has scared me off ever wanting to write for it, but like most aspiring authors I had my love affair with it and I don’t begrudge adults to read whatever genre they want.

So why am I speaking up? Well because people have made the point they need white allies to speak up as well. White women control the industry. And unfortunately white people tend to only listen to other white people, and especially when they’re racist. Whether they realize this or not.

I’m not going to say “racism is bad” because, honestly, the people making the trouble don’t see themselves as racist.

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