Saskia Book Tours – Featuring Nikki Broadwell and “The Wolf Moon”

Saskia Book Tours – Featuring Nikki Broadwell and “The Wolf Moon”

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Welcome!  I’m happy to be hosting a stop on Nikki Broadwell’s Virtual BookTour for Book 3 of her Wolfmoon trilogy, “The Wolf Moon”.  This tour is provided by Saskia Book Tours (read below for more about the great services they can provide for you!)

First things first, here’s Nikki…

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Nikki’s college education centered on English and Art and she graduated with a B.A. in both. While her children were in middle school she began a greeting card business and then later, when they were out of the house, she began painting on silk, selling her scarves and wall hangings to high-end galleries in California and Oregon .Now she writes full time, working on a sequel to Wolfmoon as well as a fictionalized version of her parent’s life based on journals her father kept during his time as a POW duringWW2.

Having recently located from Portland Oregon, Nikki has become a resident of Tucson, Arizona where she lives on a hill at the base of the Catalina Mountains with her husband, and standard poodle, Buddha and Eesa, the cat.

And you can follow her at her Website, her personal blog and on Goodreads.

I’m happy to turn the blog over to Nikki for a little bit…here’s a guest post she’s been gracious enough to provide for us:

The Celtic peoples of the very early pre-Christian British Isles or Brigid’s Isles, had a long list of revered gods and goddesses. However, when I was researching them for my book, Wolfmoon Trilogy, I found instead many references to the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses who go by different names– for instance Venus, the Roman goddess of love is known as Aphrodite to the Greeks. In my search I had to look hard to find the Welsh, Irish and Scottish goddesses and gods. For the purposes of my book I didn’t differentiate these geographical separations since the places they harkened to didn’t exist in the early days when tribes roamed freely across the moors.

In the Celtic list there is little crossover with the Greek or Roman deities and many of the names have been lost in the mists of time that existed before Christianity when the patriarchy took hold. But in this current world where masculine energy dominates, the acknowledgement of the goddess is even more important than in that distant past when women rode into battle alongside the men. In the early days of Scotland, inheritance came through the mother’s line–reference:  Matriliny of the Picts written by Frank Battaglia: “For some time I have been interested in the idea that native Pict and Brito-Welsh culture was more matrilineal than the Anglo-Saxon societies which overran it in the fifth and sixth centuries. My concern is with matrilineal culture in the broadest sense, the economic, social, sexual and political practices of a people whose blood ties were primarily determined by relationships among women. That such a culture survives in Britain until almost 900 A.D. is a very neglected fact of the country’s early history. A complex texture of evidence offers some clear clues that the practices of matrilineal culture are hidden riches, to be rediscovered as our human background 

In the pre-Christian past these lands were ruled over by Brigid whose name originally meant goddess. In early times when land ownership had not yet been established and exploited, the land belonged to everyone and it was female–Mother Earth, the source of all life. When neolithic peoples were building barrows, stone circles and standing stones, the land itself was sacred, the body of the goddess, and all was born from her womb. She represented the maiden, the mother and the crone, all three aspects of our time on earth.

Now more than ever we are being asked to acknowledge the sacred feminine. The Dalai Lama has said that it will be western women who will save the world. In order to do that we have to recognize the damage that’s being done. With men in charge, there will be little left to pass on to future generations–oil exploration, mining and global warming has reached a critical point. We must find a way to embrace   the hidden parts of ourselves that we know intuitively but are afraid to speak about, our connection to the mother.

So take a look at what these goddesses have to offer and find the one you resonate with–Celtic goddesses–Is it Arianrhod, goddess of the moon, who shapeshifts into an owl? She sits alone in her castle of ice guarding the magical realm of the Caer Sidi–re: The moonstone. Or is it Rhiannon, the horse goddess whose lover is Pwyll, a mortal? Or maybe you favor the healing goddess known as Airmid who presides over a sacred spring that brings the dead back to life.

Go to Mothers&daughters and read more about the relationships that bind us to one another and call to our better natures in this fast-paced, modern world.

As I mentioned, Nikki’s got a new book out, the third book in her WolfMoon trilogy, titled “The Wolf Moon”

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It is close to the winter solstice when Maeve Lewin’s simple trip to Scotland to re-unite with her mother throws her headlong into a dangerous world.

A prophecy written centuries before seems to describe her as ‘the one’, and despite Maeve’s insistence that this couldn’t possibly be true, her mother and grandmother both agree.

What Maeve doesn’t know is that her boyfriend is part of her destiny, mentioned in the ancient text as ‘the one of noble birth who will stand by her side’. But Harold’s only plan is to join Maeve Scotland for the New Year before the two of them fly home to the States.

The night of the winter solstice brings Maeve face to face with a terrifying reality, but it’s Harold’s arrival that forces her to come to terms with the truth. He seems to have lived in this parallel world before and his part in future events has been sealed as surely as hers.

With dark forces hunting her relentlessly and confronted with a fate  she didn’t choose, Maeve must come to terms with her future and somehow find the strength to fulfill the perilous task set before her.

You can view the book trailer, and you can buy it at Amazon (print or Kindle).

You can also purchase the first two books of the trilogy:

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at Amazon and at Smashwords.   Definitely check them out!

Finally, if you’re interested in learning more about Saskia Book Tours,…

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