Monday, November 4, 2013

Excerpt Tour & Giveaway: Selkie's Song By Clare Austin

Welcome to the 
Excerpt Tour & Giveaway for
Selkie's Song
By Clare Austin
Book #3 in the Fado Trilogy

About Selkie's Song

They call her Selkie. Muireann O'Malley often felt she was born of the sea but refuses to let sentimentality stand in the way of her crusade to protect the shore she has wandered since a small child. A patch of West Clare, Ireland, and a derelict building are all that stand between the cliffs she loves and the callous grip of progress.

Tynan Sloane should be content with success, but a dream beckons. O'Fallon's Pub in historic downtown Boston is for sale and Tynan wants to make it his. An unexpected inheritance of land in the west of Ireland could provide the financing he needs. He doesn't expect his quick trip to sell the land to rekindle youthful passion.

Fifteen years ago, they had an adolescent crush. Now disparate ambition and a legend as old as Ireland herself stand between them. Will love and myth collide to bring them together or tear them apart?

Exclusive Excerpt

At a large corner table with bench seats, a tall,

grey-haired crag of a man sat tuning his guitar. Across
the way sat a fiddler with fingers so stubby, if Ty hadn’t
known others like him, he would have wondered how
those hands could coax milk from a cow let alone a
tune from a violin. Simon O’Flaherty, like a man
wrestling an octopus, fitted together the puzzling mass
of tubes and reeds of uilleann pipes.

Soon jigs and reels flowed one into another. More
musicians came and the crowd grew to stretch the
walls. Ty regretted having given up his seat. He leaned
a hip on a barstool and sipped the remains of his pint.
“Can I get you another?” The publican reached for
his glass to refill it.

Ty knew he should wave him off, claiming he’d
had his limit, but he felt a need to fit in here, soak up
the camaraderie, feel his roots. “A whiskey. Thanks.”
He studied the room. Cait was looking fine, and he
wondered if he had drunk her pretty over the last hours.

Fishermen, their faces ruddied by the wind and the sea,
talked of the catch, the price of salmon, the weather.
Farmers chewed over the breeding of sheep or cows
and if the rain would come or go to make a good

Snatches of gossip—whose land was for sale, high
taxes, would Connaught beat Wicklow, who’d been
seen walking out with whom. And everyone, it seemed,
had a comment on the front page of today’s newspaper.
“Feeney was madder than a bag of cats…It’s
throwing apples into an orchard to try to reason with
him…Give Turlough’s girl some credit…Ah, now,
what she needs is a husband and a house full of babies
and she’ll forget about her seals…” Each one had his or
her solution to the problems of the village, if not the

About Author Clare Austin

A word about the author...

Clare Austin submitted her first manuscript to a publisher at the age of eight years. She wishes she still had that rejection letter.

Many years and not a few stories later, with characters knocking at the inside of her cranium and begging to be released, Clare’s romantic comedy, Butterfly, was published. There followed a suspenseful sequel, Angel’s Share, and Hot Flash, a women’s fiction/romance for mature women and the men who love them.

Clare lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoys her horses, playing her violin, and traveling to Ireland every summer.

Clare will be awarding a print (US only) or digital copies (international) of the first two books in the series, Butterfly and Angel's Share to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

To enter the giveaway, simply post a comment below! 

You can earn additional entries by following and commenting on the rest of the tour at: 
Goddess Fish Promotions: Selkie's Song Tour


  1. Thanks for featuring my novel. I hope your readers take a chance and pick up this trilogy. I think they will truly enjoy the romantic adventure, settings, and lyrical style.
    Clare Austin

  2. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  3. Kamron, my sister above, sent me here. Would love to read your book!

  4. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  5. Interesting excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com