It’s my pleasure to welcome Lyn Horner back to talk about her books about the Texas Devlins. Don’t forget to leave a comment, like her on facebook, tweet about her books and pin her on Pinterest.~~~
Thank you for inviting me back, Ruby. It’s a pleasure to be here. Today I’d like to explain how the three siblings in my Texas Devlins series came to be in Texas.
Jessie, Tye and Rose Devlin are offspring of Irish immigrants who fled their native land for the U.S. in the late 1840s during the Irish Potato Famine. After a brief stay in New York, the family settled in Chicago. At first glance they seem like others following the American dream, but they harbor a secret. The three siblings and their mother are descendents of a line of Celtic Druids reaching far back in time. Each possesses a unique psychic talent they keep hidden for fear of ridicule and persecution.
A few years after the death of their mother, for which young Rose blames herself, causing her to retreat to a convent, Jessie, Tye and their father live through the Great Chicago fire of 1871. You can read about their terrifying ordeal in White Witch, a prequel novella. This story also showcases Jessie’s second sight, the ability to look into the future.
In Darlin’ Irish (Texas Devlins, Jessie’s Story), Jessie leaves home to find a man she has foreseen in dreams and visions. Traveling west with her prospector brother she meets Captain David Taylor, a Texan exiled from home after fighting for the “wrong side” in the Civil War. Their stormy romance takes them to Utah, then to the Lone Star State, where a battle between good and evil reaches a shattering climax.
Book two, Dashing Irish (Texas Devlins, Tye’s Story), begins in Bosque County, Texas., Tye Devlin is an empath assailed by emotions from everyone around him. He has learned to block out most of the “racket,” but when he meets cowgirl Lil Crawford, he has no defense against her hidden pain, for it echoes his own. Feuding families and a perilous cattle drive test their love as they fight their personal demons.
Book three, Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, Rose’s Story) also begins in Texas. Baby sister Rose leaves the convent and is now staying with Tye and Lil on their ranch. She possesses the power to heal with her mind, but because she is burdened by a far more terrible secret, she despairs of ever knowing love. Half-breed cowboy Choctaw Jack accidentally learns of Rose’s healing ability and kidnaps her in a desperate attempt to save his dying mother. As he spirits his lovely pale face captive north into the Indian Territory, their mutual attraction heats up, but fears and cultural differences hold them apart. Add in sinister enemies and Rose’s furious brother, and it makes for a wild romantic ride.
So you see, placing Irish Druids on the Texas frontier isn’t such a stretch. Not if you believe in ESP, those mysterious powers of the mind most of us never access. Having experienced precognitive dreams such as Jessie does, I have no choice but to believe.
An Amazon reviewer has this to say: 5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry It Ended January 10, 2014
Texas Devlins 4 Book Bundle
White Witch links:http://http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070ZDPF0
Darlin’ Irish links:
Lyn Horner grew up in Minnesota, married her high school sweetheart and had two children, a son and daughter. They are now adults. After shuffling around the central time zone for several years, she and her family settled in North Texas. She and her husband live in Fort Worth along with several very spoiled cats.
Prior to her writing career, Lyn was a fashion illustrator and art instructor. Her love of historical research grew until she found herself crafting stories based on that research. Lyn published her first book in 2010 and has since published six more. The recipient of several awards for her western historical romance series, Texas Devlins, she is now at work on her next book.
Lyn’s question to readers. Do you believe in ESP?