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A Month in the Life of Irish Firebrands.

Our voyage to the Parallel Universe begins soon! I hope you’re ready to go! 🙂

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

They look like they’re colliding, but these parallel galaxies are having a near miss. Source: NASA

Attention Literary Time-Space Travelers!

On May 1, 2017, we will travel to the Parallel Universe to witness how the month of May, 2007, happened in the lives of the characters in Irish Firebrands. This trip constitutes the first 11 chapters of the novel (about 1/3 of the book), on pages linked to posts made on separate days.

Here’s our itinerary (click to enlarge):

Each day another chapter is posted, a linked image of the first page of the chapter will be added to the master post for the project. That way, if you haven’t finished reading the previous chapter, all you have to do is click on the image for your unfinished chapter and continue reading, until you’re done and ready to progress. No hunting around the blog to find the prior chapter! …

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A Month in the Life of Irish Firebrands.

They look like they’re colliding, but these parallel galaxies are having a near miss. Source: NASA

Attention Literary Time-Space Travelers!

On May 1, 2017, we will travel to the Parallel Universe to witness how the month of May, 2007, happened in the lives of the characters in Irish Firebrands. This trip constitutes the first 11 chapters of the novel (about 1/3 of the book), on pages linked to posts made on separate days.

Here’s our itinerary (click to enlarge):

Each day another chapter is posted, a linked image of the first page of the chapter will be added to the master post for the project. That way, if you haven’t finished reading the previous chapter, all you have to do is click on the image for your unfinished chapter and continue reading, until you’re done and ready to progress. No hunting around the blog to find the prior chapter!  🙂

The linked images will take you to the attachment page for each chapter. Just use your right-hand scroll bar to move down the page. When you’re done reading a page, all you have to do is hover the pointing finger cursor over the text, click, and the next page will load in the same tab. No need to download any files to your computer! 🙂

These are standard-length chapters that take an average of 30-40 minutes to read. They replicate the pages of the paperback book in the current international edition (Commonwealth English), but are large enough for comfortable reading from the average distance when seated at a desk or table, and the font is clear. No pixelated enlargements! 🙂

No need to pack anything for this trip! Just find your favorite portal to Parallel Universe (armchair? supper table? bed?) and get comfortable. 🙂

I hope you’ll join us on this adventure!

 

 

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Birthdays and Irish Firebrands.

Characters of Irish Firebrands

Main Characters:

Tomorrow, May 8th, is the birthday of main character Dillon Carroll. The year and some of the circumstances of his advent are found in Chapter 3 of Irish Firebrands. Other details are not revealed until Chapter 30.

Lana’s birth date is not given, but she admits to being “over 50,” and not long after meeting Dillon, she estimates that he’s about ten years older than she is.

Secondary Characters:

Frank’s birthday is September 1, which we learn in Chapter 16. In Chapter 8, Lana estimates that Dillon may be about five years older than Frank.

Medb tells Lana, in Chapter 8, that her birthday is at the “end of December.” When she turns 18, she makes it her excuse to misbehave, as she reports to Lana in Chapter 26.

The Book:

I began writing Irish Firebrands sometime in mid-February, 2009. The last plot hole zipped shut at 11:28 pm on January 27, 2012. The current edition was released on May 19, 2013.

In honor of Dillon’s birthday and the publication of Irish Firebrands, for a limited time curious readers can sample the first half of the book in PDF, available on the dropdown menu under SAMPLE CHAPTERS, on the main menu, above. After May 19th, the 50% preview will revert to Chapter 1, matching or approximating most of the other samples now available online.

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Irish Firebrands
is available in digital and paper
through  libraries and booksellers, worldwide. 

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