Since I Was A Little Girl I Ve Been Labeled A Freak In My Small Town There S No Blending In When Your Mom Practices An Ancient Pagan Religion And Everyone Believes She S A Witch On My Th Birthday My Secret Wish Is The Same As Always To Just Be Normal But That S Not What I Get Not Even Close Brigit QuinnInstead, Brigit Is Shocked To Learn She S Descended From A Legendary Celtic Tribe Powerful People Who Serve As Guardians Of The Stone Circles Of Ireland A Spellbound Book Of Family History Reveals The Magical Powers Of Her Ancestors Powers That Could Be Hers If Only She Wanted Them And When Someone Sinister And Evil Returns To Steal Her Family S Strength, Brigit Has To Make A Decision Fight To Keep Her Unique Heritage Or Reject It For The Normal Life She S Always Wanted
Valerie Biel s love for travel inspires her books for teens and tweens Circle of Nine Beltany is set partially in Ireland where Valerie was inspired by the ancient stone circles which dot the countryside Beltany, an actual stone circle in County Donegal, Ireland, plays an important part in this novel There s something eerie and beautiful about these circles which rise up out of the greenest grass you ve ever seen Who built them Why did they build them If that s not enough to start a story, nothing is Circle of Nine Beltany has been honored as a 2015 Kindle Book Award Finalist, a finalist in the Gotham Writers YA Novel Discovery Contest and the Readers Favorite Book Award Contest as well as being a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree.The final installment in this series Circle of Nine Sacred Treasures has also received a B.R.A.G Medallion and was short listed for the Eric Hoffer Book Award grand prize, earning the First Runner Up distinction in the YA category In addition to the young adult stories in the Circle of Nine World, she has also authored two middle grade novels.When Valerie s not writing, she s working on freelance public relations projects, wrangling her overgrown garden, traveling the world, and reading everything she can get her hands on Once upon a time, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in journalism and political science More recently, she moved back to small town Wisconsin, happily violating her teenage vow that she would never do so Valerie s husband and three children are always providing her with new story ideas whether they mean to or not.To keep up with what s happening with her other books or to enjoy some fun stuff inspired by Circle of Nine Beltany like an awesome playlist , go to her website at www.ValerieBiel.com Forfrequent updates, Like her author Facebook page at www.facebook.com ValerieBielBooks or subscribe to her blog at www.ValerieBiel.com blog.
- 307 pages
- Circle of Nine: Beltany (Circle of Nine Series Book 1)
- Valerie Biel
- 15 December 2019 Valerie Biel