Today we welcome indie author Heather McCorkle to the blog as part of her To Ride a Puca Tour! Heather has an excerpt to share as well as details on how you can enter the giveaway she’s offering. Take it away, Heather!

I brought chocolate cake to celebrate the birth of my new book, To Ride A Puca. Sorry itโ€™s only a picture, but it has less calories that way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Never fear though, Iโ€™ve brought more. But first to tell you a bit about the newborn. It is a young adult historical fantasy about the last of the druids in ancient Ireland. This one was a bit heartbreaking to write and because of that it became very special to me. I hope it will be to you as well. Before we get to the other goodies I brought, here is a bit about To Ride A Puca:

Invaders are coming to take what isn’t theirs, again.

Neala wants to stand and fight for her homeland, but as one of the last druids, she may be standing alone.

Persecuted, hunted down, forced to live in obscurity, the druids have all but given up. Can the determination of a girl who has barely come into her power bring them together? Or, just when she finally finds her place among her kind, will they end up losing a homeland their very magic is tied to?

And here is an excerpt:

The tender smile he gave her washed away her anger. The fierce protectiveness and pride in his eyes threatened to raise it back up. His fingers traced the line of her jaw and tilted her head up toward him. He leaned in and she closed her eyes. The press of his lips was gentle and perfect, just like sheโ€™d imagined it would be. His lips parted and their tongues touched. He tasted of cinnamon and honey. The sensations, the desire, the day sheโ€™d had, it was all too much. She pulled away. 

Neala reached up and touched his face. Her fingers found their way to his shoulder-length hair. The silky feel of it against her flesh raised bumps along her arms. His eyes closed and his head leaned back. The near euphoric look on his face reminded her of how he looked when he was contemplating. The restrained feel of his power made her wonder if that was what he was doing.

To Ride A Puca on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads.

Iโ€™ll be giving away great prizes, a new one to a new winner every week for the next four weeks. This week Iโ€™m giving away an eBook of BECOME by Ali Cross, a twist on a Norse tale that will leave you breathless, and RUNNING WIDE OPEN by Lisa Nowak, an adrenalin pumping ride with a hot tempered teen who loves car racing. Stop by this link to enter to win. The contest will be open until May 27th, the winner to be announced on the 28th. *passes around cake*