The Mists of Ireland series takes readers to Ireland to meet the families MacGrath and Ballagh.  For eons these two families have been entwined in love, jealousy and the mysticism surrounding an ancient tome called the Book of Fennore.  Entrenched in lore and superstition, this ancient Book wreaks havoc on humanity—but when it falls into the hands of the MacGraths and Ballaghs, it ignites powers within them that make them its most formidable enemy.

Haunting Embrace, the final book in the Mists of Ireland series, is a time-travel love story that spans centuries and reveals the secrets behind the Book of Fennore’s creation.  Áedán Brady—once known as Brandubh, (pronounced Brawn-doov) the most powerful druid of all time—has been trapped in the Book for millennia until Meaghan Ballagh enters his life and sets him free.  Meaghan is an empath who sees beyond the front Áedán presents to the honorable man he once was.  She believes that man still exists, though Áedán himself refuses to even admit to being human anymore.  While Áedán fights to hide the vulnerability Meaghan’s perceptions reveal, he discovers hidden depths inside Meaghan as well.  Her blood runs hot and inflames him.  The more he knows about her, the more he wants to know.  But then he senses the soul of another woman lurking beneath Meaghan’s skin…a woman who betrayed Áedán centuries ago and cursed him to spend eternity in the Book of Fennore.

Now Áedán must decide if love and trust are stronger than fear and revenge or he will everything, including the one woman who was meant to be his.

Watch the Haunting Embrace book trailer:  http://youtu.be/P0SilhfbJmk

Here’s a brief excerpt of a crucial moment when Áedán begins to put it all together.

Meaghan’s eyes widened as Áedán lowered his mouth to hers, but she didn’t turn away, nor did she push him away. He felt the pending rush of fate slam into him as his lips touched hers. Thoughts of the stolen moments on the cliffs that afternoon had all but consumed him. He’d craved the sensation of her arms clinging tight, the softness of her breasts crushed against the wall of his chest, her hips pressed to his. . . .

Now he felt like an anchored ship whipped by a storm that refused to let it idle securely at bay. He ripped free in a powerful surge, back­ing her to the wall, needing that solid surface to keep from hurling himself out to sea.

The eye of the storm was within him, the fury of it all around. It uprooted his convictions, his resentments, his foundation. For a thousand years, he’d loved Elan, despite her betrayal, despite her condemnation. For a thousand years, he’d hated her, bitterly tar­nished every memory, purposefully corroded every recollection until what he felt was a mordant collage of distorted untruths.

Meaghan made a soft sound that was so heartbreakingly familiar, so longed for, so desired that it made his knees buckle. She kissed him back with desperation, begging him with her lips to make Mickey and all the terror he represented go away. Áedán tried, even though he feared it might be futile.

He realized then that she might have once been the woman of his past, the woman who had destroyed him, but she was something else now. She was more . . . and less. Better . . . and worse. Different. Ex­citingly fresh, startlingly distinctive. She might flash glimpses of Elan’s eyes, but her scent, her lips . . . her kiss. Everything about Meaghan was unique.

Erin Quinn is an award winning author. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in the Booksellers Best, WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Readers Crown, Golden Quill, Best Books,  and Award of Excellence. Book four in her Mists of Ireland series, HAUNTING EMBRACE released October 4, 2011.  Also look for A Touch of Twilight—a Halloween anthology (excerpt) featuring Erin Quinn, Calista Fox, and Mary Leo

Thanks for stopping by to see me today!  Have you heard about my Spread the Word contest?  (Click for details).   For more information about me and my books, go to www.erinquinnbooks.com .  I’d also love to give away an autographed copy of Haunting Warrior, the second book in the Mists of Ireland series to one lucky commenter…so talk to me!

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This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Thanks for having me as a guest today! I love Manic Readers! Remember I’m giving sway an autographed book today so talk to me!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing today! I really enjoyed the first book in the series and am looking forward to reading more. Congrats on the new release!!

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  3. Hi Erin, congratulations on your newest releases -The Touch of Twilight anthology and Haunting Embrace. I know I’m going to find out when I read Haunting Ebmbrace. I’m curious if Shealy and Tiarnan (or any familiar faces) will make an appearance in this book. I know they got separated but I’ll find it soon enough! Thank you for sharing an excerpt. I see great chemistry between them.

  4. Hi Donna and Na–thanks so much for stopping by! Donna, glad you enjoyed the first book and hope you’ll enjoy the rest of them too!

    Na, yep you’ll see some familiar faces, but I’m not going to tell you who, lol!

  5. Hi Erin,
    Hope you got your chocolate fix. Put my name in the hat for the giveaway, nothing’s better than a good read and chocolate.

  6. Hi! I’m looking for a fast paced book with some twists and of course some HOT LUVIN! Can’t wait to read this one!

  7. Hi Gwen, I did get that chocolate fix–but of course it only makes me want another, lol.

    Barb, hope you’ll like the Mists of Ireland! 🙂

  8. Hey Erin, Congrats on the new release. I’m currently reading Haunting Embrace and loving it! Not that this is a surprise to me as I loved the first three books in the Mist of Ireland series and have recommended them to anyone that would listen 🙂 Will definitely be picking up a copy of Touch of Twilight asap (Hopefully my husband won’t check my kindle purchases for the month lol)

  9. Thanks for answering my question on another blog about the druids in your books. You have really made me want these books. I’m a total druid nut.

  10. Love all your covers – first time I’ve seen the one for Touch of Twilight. Looking forward to reading them. I enjoyed Haunting Beauty very much.

  11. Congrats on the new release Erin. Have read the other books of the series, but have to wait to get this one. Asking for gift cards to get this for my bday on saturday. I just got Touch of Twilight on my nook, but in my TBR stack. Love the cover of Touch of Twilight. That guy is everywhere. Thanks for the giveaway and would love to win this book.

  12. Congrats on your new release !!!

  13. Holly–thank you so much! Let me know when you finish. 🙂

    Raonaid–there is something captivating about druids, isn’t there?

    Diane–I really hope you like the others just as much. It was really challenging to finish up the series.

    Chris–love those amazon/B&N gift cards for birthdays and Christmas. Since I got my kindle I read so many books that I’ve had to cut back my starbucks habit, lol. Such deprivation should not stand, ha ha.

    Regina — thanks so much!

  14. Hi Erin! Just dropping by to say, “HI!” and to share some love. I love your books and already have the first three in the Mists of Ireland series. I know you say Haunting Embrace is probably the last, but I think you still have a couple stories to tell in that series!! 😀

  15. Today is my first visit to Manic Readers. I’ve been noticing this series & am interested in reading it.

  16. This is the first time i’ve heard of this series but it’s definitely going to the top of my wishlist.

  17. Yes, Erin! My love for druids started when I was sixteen and a friend introduced me to druids and the Celts. That fascination has not waned even reaching 35.

    I love reading books with druids to see how the author captured them, making them theirs.

  18. I am always looking for a good series. From what I have read thus far, this is definitely one that I am going to have to get into. Ireland has always been a place that I have wanted to visit. I am fascinated with it’s beauty and folklore. You seem to capture the charaters and the land’s essence well. I have many books on Ireland and its ancient religions. Kudos to how you use the resources of the past!

  19. Congratulations Diane! You’re the winner of the signed copy of HAUNTING WARRIOR..
    Please check your email.
    Thank you to everyone who participated.

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