How Three Devlins Ended Up In Texas

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.

If youTexas Devlins 4 Book Bundle 2 lg are intrigued, you can now read the entire Devlin saga in this recently released boxed set: Texas Devlins 4 Book Bundle.

 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:// (Barnes & Noble)

Darlin’ Irish links: (Barnes & Noble)

Lyn in cat shirt cropped.smLyn 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?


11 thoughts on “How Three Devlins Ended Up In Texas

  1. Lyn:
    Thanks so much for visiting us again on Ruby on Tuesday. Your Devlin characters are really interesting. I don’t have ESP because I think sometimes an ability to read facial and body mannerisms help me in guessing what a person is not saying.


    • I’m glad to be here, Ruby. You are undoubtedly right about guessing what people are saying and feeling from their facial expressions and body language, something we authors are encouraged to show in our writing. Some folks are easy to “read” but others are good concealing their true selves.


  2. First of all, let me just say that I have t he Devlin books and I am eager to get to them. I like the way you put the Irish in Texas. These are going to be some awesome stories.

    I don’t believe in ESP. I think some people are very perceptive and can deduce what a person may be thinking by their facial expression and body language. I know. For a person who writes time travel, paranormal and ghost stories, I am a skeptic about mind reading, clairvoyance and mediums. I almost believe in Big Foot, but I need some physical evidence first.

    I wish you the very best, Lyn.


    • Hi Sarah, I hope you enjoy the series. You will need to suspend your disbelief, I fear. If you’d ever had one of my spooky precognitive dreams, you wouldn’t have a problem believing. I guarantee it!

      Thanks much for visiting.


  3. Nice interview. I was aware of these books, but this was the first time I got to find out what they were about. I couldn’t help but buy the bundle. Hope to get started reading soon!


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