Christmas in Caligo – A Special Christmas Gift To You

undefined A very special Christmas gift to all my readers. I wrote this as a present especially for you and is free to read for Christmas. It’s a continuation of the Wings of Caligo story.
My only request is that if you enjoy it, leave a review of it at the link at the back of the novella 🥰
Merry Christmas everyone and may God bless you! Thank you for all your lovely support through the years!

You can read it here: CHRISTMAS IN CALIGO

DIVIDE – Free Today on Amazon!

Make sure to download DIVIDE on Amazon today! It’s free for a limited time only, so get it before it’s gone! Here’s a little bit more about the book:

The Divide will rise…

Where once there was peace, now there was only bloodshed. Lines are drawn and friends turn to bitter enemies as a new age begins: an age of division and hate. But as the Divide rises to forever separate the two fairy races, nothing can prepare the isle of Arestina for the darkness that will fall upon it, or the King that will rise from the shadows…

DIVIDE is a five thousand word prequel short story to the Legends of Arestina series. It can be read as a stand alone book or as a precursor to Wings of Caligo, book one in the series.

Thank you so much for all your support guys! Let’s make DIVIDE a bestseller, so make sure to download it ASAP!

Is There A Difference Between Fairies and Faeries?

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to be answering a question that I get quite a bit about my Legends of Arestina series. What is the difference between a fairy and a faerie? Unlike what most people assume, there is quite a lot of difference actually.

In most cultures, fairies are considered the more amiable of the two creatures; whereas the faeries are known for their mal-intent. The word ‘fairy’ is derived from the Latin word ‘fatum’, which can mean ‘fate’. ‘Faerie’ is a word derived from the Gaelic ‘fear shidhe’, which translates to ‘man of the shee’. Some also say that there is a difference with the faeries being from the realm of the fae.

They also tend to differ in appearance with the fairies being of a more human, and usually more attractive appearance. The faeries, however, usually have an evil intent and are often portrayed as thieving creatures.

So in short:

Fairies – Good creatures.

Faeries – Evil or mischievous creatures.

I kept both definitions and myths in mind when I created my winged world on the mystical Island of Arestina. In that world, the distinction lies between the two fairy and faerie races who discriminate against each other: the lumina fairies vs. the obscura faeries. As the novel plays out between the two kinds of peoples, it begins to beg the question of individuality to decide your true nature, as opposed to what race (or species) you are. To learn more about the Island of Arestina, click here.

Well, I hope this answered your questions. If you have any more, please make sure to drop them in the comments so I can answer them!

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Hope you have a fabulous day,

Author Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

NOTE: the terms lumina fairies and obscura faeries are copyrighted content from the Legends of Arestina series. Please do not use without the author’s permission.

References:

Thedifferencebetween.net

Art by https://pixabay.com/en/fairy-faerie-mushroom-drawing-1606164/

Happy June To All My Readers! * Contest Alert *

Happy Summer everyone! How are all my wonderful readers?

I have some  exciting announcements for you all. I have not one, but three new books planned for release this summer! They are:

Slave to War – Book 2 in the Desting in the Shadows series

Wings of Caligo – Book 1 in the Legends of Arestina Series

and 

Cursed – Book 1 in the Vaktare of All Realms Series

Want to read them in advance before the general public gets to see them? I’m going to be needing a bunch of advanced readers! If you want in on receiving a free digital advanced reader copy of Slave to War, Wings of Caligo, or Cursed, make sure to join my street team group on Facebook!

Facebook.com/groups/destinyintheshadows

I’m so excited to be sharing these new books with you! You have no idea! They’re all fantasy and sci-fi books, so I can promise lots of adrenaline pumping action!

Also heads up authors! I’m teaming up with my publishing company Heron Publishing to bring you some great contests this week! From video teasers, to social media promotion and blog features, make sure to like their page to enter all of their June contests! Like them here at facebook.com/heronpublishingco

Also for my readers on Google Play:

War machine is now available to read on multiple devices. Do you have a specific format you like to read in and can’t find War Machine and Still Death on them? Let me know and I’ll make sure to get it to you! I want my readers to be happy not only with my stories, but also with your reading experience!