Christmas in the House of O'Byrne (Druantia's Children - Book One)

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Adell invites her family to celebrate Christmas. These aren’t strangers. She has known them all her life.

Things start off right with the love and magical shenanigans of those happily carrying on. Then start going terribly wrong. They have a traitor from within whose jealous spite wants to crush them all.

Trapped within the magical house, deep love and silent hate are companions. More

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Words: 109,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9781609030223
About L. S. Fayne

I was born in Norwalk, California in 1960, and grew up in Santa Cruz, California. At the age of ten, our family moved to Oregon.

I married my husband Darrel in June of 1984. We are still together and very much in love. Still happy and wanting more.

My husband and I created our own publishing company, Fayne Artists. In June of 2008, we published my first novel, Christmas in the House of O'Byrne. I was so taken with the storyline and characters of the book that I created a series for it called, Druantia's Children. In these books, the ancestry of their magical family is described. I was inspired to go back in time, and create stories for the original seven sisters who migrated to America. This series is called, The O'Byrne Daughters.

I create all my own covers and artwork. It would be nice if someone else could put on the publishing hat, but for now, I'm satisfied to be so involved. I always have several books in the writing stage. It keeps my ideas fresh and alive to be able to switch around.

At book signings, I'm always asked about my religion, or specifically, if I am a witch. Although that is a rather personal question, I like to answer, "I believe in a little bit of everything, and nothing of everything."

I do fight with Fibromyalgia. It was suggested that I write about it. It took me a while, but it's out there. It's hard to write about something so personal. I wanted it to be as blunt and forthcoming as I could make it. For those fighting with Fibromyalgia, I stress for them to pursue something they are passionate about! Something that will help them get up every morning! I have my husband, a big extended family, writing, and cats. I am passionate about all of them.

We have a Kympco 250. I love riding with my husband. I love the wind in my face, and the smell of blackberries on a hot summer day. I love pointing out the hawks on the power poles as we move along. We do live in a blessed time.

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Reviews

Review by: sharon on July 19, 2012 :
Christmas in the house of O'Byrne

It starts off with an in depth description of the magical O'Byrne house. Where over 70 of the family are gathering for Christmas

There are many characters in this story all related and invited for the 12 days of Christmas, I did find it confusing trying to sort out who is who and who is a daughter grand daughter and so on as they are all very long lived and all at the house for Christmas.
I enjoyed the characters and the ideas in this book a lot, but for me there were too many stories all jumbled together I could see a good 3 books in this one.
There is a half a dozen main stories lines going on in this book, each tale is intriguing and has its own hook. but I felt like some of the plots could have been expanded and explained a bit more
There is a lot of spice to this book,so I will go back and read some of the other books the author has written to see if she has continued or expanded their stories
I loved Tickle the magical floor
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: sharon on July 19, 2012 :
Christmas in the house of O'Byrne

It starts off with an in depth description of the magical O'Byrne house. Where over 70 of the family are gathering for Christmas

There are many characters in this story all related and invited for the 12 days of Christmas, I did find it confusing trying to sort out who is who and who is a daughter grand daughter and so on as they are all very long lived and all at the house for Christmas.

I enjoyed the characters and the ideas in this book a lot, but for me there were too many stories all jumbled together I could see a good 3 books in this one.
There is a half a dozen main stories lines going on in this book, each tale is intriguing and has its own hook. but I felt like some of the plots could have been expanded and explained a bit more
There is a lot of spice to this book,so I will go back and read some of the other books the author has written to see if she has continued or expanded their stories
I loved Tickle the magical floor
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: adele symonds on July 04, 2012 :
This is a very well worked book. There are lots of characters but it does not become confusing.

It is Christmas and all the O’Byrne family are invited back to the very large magical family home for the 12 days of christmas.

There are two unexpected guests who end up being extremely useful.

I loved “Tickle”, the Guardian of the parlour.

The plot is busy but not jumbled, it keeps your interest all the way through. There is magic and relationships, love and conflict, a quest and a mission. There are characters which are cute, strong, loveable, and some that are not very nice – just as there would be in a normal large family gathering.

I loved this book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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