Read A New Excerpt from My Novel


Artist Michael Vincent Manolo

‘We placed the body where no one would ever find it, not without sadness or regret you understand. We had loved him in our way and maybe never fully realised until we closed his eyes, tenderly closed the earth over him. Making sure to leave it unmarked in any way, making sure it would never be found, unless one of us told it. To never tell was our vow. The others, they would never know the truth of it. To deny him a proper burial, it was hard to do.

We stood there a long time, it was a lonely spot to have died in, where the only sounds the ever blowing wind, the calling of the curlew. ‘We are truly damned,’ I’d said at the time and over the years had we felt it, always questioning our action, our veils of secrecy, but never our vow, we never questioned that.

We didn’t discuss whether x had done this or not and if not her who and why? There was some talk that he’d been involved with the IRA but we thought the Cailleach most likely, not that we could prove it. It didn’t seem possible x would had killed him but it wasn’t impossible either. The quest did strange things to people, we’d learned that the hard way and people weren’t entirely wrong when they said she’d gone mad but we remembered when the aunts had told us all those years ago about what our great aunts had done and we wouldn’t second guess our own or anything she’d done in the name of the quest.

All we knew was what the people reported they’d seen and heard that last evening and that x had no memory of it, that and the fact she had loved him. At the end of the day we had to protect our own, protect the next generation. We were healers and helpers and in a way we were servants of the people, but our first duty was to the house.’


Read the entire first chapter of my novel HERE 


The excerpt above is from Chapter 2. Names have been either removed or replaced with an x so no spoilers! It’s short and, not so sweet, but I hope you enjoyed it and want to read more. Have a great day out there and as always thank you for sharing this journey with me and thank you for reading… xo Jane

P.s. Be sure to visit and follow my new FB page dedicated to gathering the readership for CAILLEACH (Witch) and all things wild and witchy HERE

And as always you’ll find me on my original page That Curious Love of Green HERE

13 thoughts on “Read A New Excerpt from My Novel”

  • Smooth, articulate, engrossing in the sense that I was there, in that place, with those people & I did not want it to end. I want to be one of that family, I want to live in that world. Well done, I say, well done indeed. Please. Ma’am, may I have some more?

    • Yes you may! Just not yet, but soon I hope! Wow Ernie, thank you for that great comment, and for all your support so far, Jane

    • Oh that had me laughing, thank you Barbara 🙂 I’m just happy you wanted more, I would not leave you there, I will satisfy, in time 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting xxx

  • I have only just found you and your two excerpts today. Needless to say I read the second one immediately after the first. There is so much I love about this work…but it’s the visual nature of your style that has me truly mesmerized. Years ago I made a ring of silver with a green jasper stone. I thought of it for the longest time…not until I read this. I’ll try to be patient but I need to read the rest!

    • Wow! Thank you for that great review, and taking the time, much appreciated. Editing is going well so fingers crossed for publication in 2016 🙂

  • Amazing, Jane! Another great piece, It just draws you in. It is not a simple thing, what has happened, the complexity is enticing.

  • Hi Jane, I loved every word, every line, looking forward to reading the whole book, I wait with anticipation.

  • Yes! I definitely want to read more and learn more about these characters. It’s been a long time coming for you as a writer and creator of these beings. Anticipating wildly from across the pond.

  • I am hooked!!! Huge fan here already! Great beginning Jane. Really looking forward to the development of your characters their story lines and watching them come to life. ?

    • Thank you so much JoAnn! You did well to make your way here from fb land, and now I have your name right too. <3

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