Christy Nicholas

Biography

Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She loves to draw and to create things. She says it's more of an obsession than a hobby. She likes looking up into the sky and seeing a beautiful sunset, or seeing a fragrant blossom or a dramatic seaside. She takes a picture or creates a piece of jewelry as her way of sharing this serenity, this joy, this beauty with others. Sometimes this sharing requires explanation – and thus she writes. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.

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Series

Druid's Brooch
Series based on a legendary Irish brooch

Books

Past Storm and Fire
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,320. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Escape can embolden your soul - or destroy it. Val Masterson created Vigdis in order to escape the drudgery of her life. Instead, Vigdis starts living it. Can she find vicarious solace and satisfaction in her fictional creation? Or will the escape take over and subsume her?
Misfortune of Time
Series: Druid's Brooch, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. When Airtre's paranoia and jealousy spiral out of control, Étaín has no choice but to escape in the night. Ultimately, she must make decisions that may result in disaster for her, her grandson, and everyone she loves.
Misfortune of Song
Series: Druid's Brooch, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Even a soldier cannot fight love—In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan wants is to do his duty to his Chief and maintain his family’s good name. However, his granddaughter, Orlagh, is hell bent on wreaking havoc, with no care for the consequences. Maelan must make some difficult decisions and bargains with the Fae to save his granddaughter’s life and future. Can he save her happiness as well?
Misfortune of Vision
Series: Druid's Brooch, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to her king for 40 years. After dismissing her efforts to warn him of war, she decides to fulfill her own quest: to find a worthy heir for her magical brooch. During this time, she passes judgment on a thief, escapes a Norman war camp, and battle wits with a Fae lord. She enlists the help of a grizzled old warrior, who happens to be a long–time friend.
Turlough's Tale (Druid's Brooch short story extra)
Series: Druid's Brooch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » General
After his beloved wife dies in childbirth, Turlough leaves in the middle of the night with his son, Ruari, traveling west to find music, Turlough’s other true love. Unwittingly sleeping under an ancient stone, they wake up in Faerie, amidst enchanting music. When they return, Turlough finds two years have passed, though he’s only been gone two weeks. His mother is waiting for him with a gift.
Call of the Morrigú
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
1798 Ireland—Theodosia Latimer and her grandfather Reginald are on a mission to excavate some ancient mounds on the Strokestown estate. But when they discover an imprisoned goddess straight out of Ireland’s rich mythological history, they're both amazed and frightened. Will they be able to tame this primeval warrior woman into polite society, or will they fall victim to her lust for violence?
The Enchanted Swans
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,140. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fairy tales
away in a torrent of envy and magic, and forces to live under an evil curse—she and her brothers having been transformed into swans. Will she find a way to break the spell, or will they remain swans, tethered to three places for nine hundred years?
Legacy of Luck
Series: Druid's Brooch, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,560. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Irish Traveler Éamonn is a rabble-rouser. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn goes to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and his father’s magical brooch. Their quest takes them to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.
Legacy of Truth
Series: Druid's Brooch, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 123,030. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Gifted with a magical brooch, passed down in her family for generations, Esme finds herself isolated and ill in an unfamiliar land. Her sister plots to steal the family heirloom from her in order to exploit the magical powers for her own gain, and Esme must battle for survival of herself and those she loves.
Legacy of Hunger
Series: Druid's Brooch, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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It’s 1846, and Valentia is bored with the life of a spinster on her father’s prosperous Ohio farm. She is haunted by dreams about Ireland, so vows to travel to find her grandmother’s family and a long-lost family heirloom. On the way, she loses many precious things, but gains far more than she imagined.
Scotland: Stunning, Strange, and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,700. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore, & legend
Do you find yourself drawn to the magic of Scotland? Would you like to see places beyond the typical tourist traps? Come, join me on a journey through the mists of legend, into the hidden places of mystery. Immerse yourself in the legends and myths, the history that has made this island precious in the hearts and minds of millions.
IRELAND: Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore, & legend
Do you find yourself drawn to the magic of the Emerald Isle? Would you like to see places beyond the typical tourist traps? Come, join me on a journey through the mists of legend, into the hidden places of mystery. Practical information on planning your trip to Ireland.

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  • The Golden Lands, Volume 1 on Aug. 25, 2015

    Lots of action and interesting philosophy on good versus evil, with a nice set of mysteries. The battle scenes are well-described., and am looking forward to further stories.