Tuesday, July 22, 2014




Megan Denby is my Woman In Horror today! As of the moment, Megan has one novel to her credit, but that will change when the sequel comes out this year. A Thistle in the Mist is a grand tale. From highland Scotland, the setting moves to a mystery house in Nova Scotia. This fast paced read takes place in the early nineteenth century and is certainly not for the faint of heart.

Megan's book is self-published but don't let that have you think she did not have it professionally edited. She most certainly did. Megan also believes in promoting herself through all avenues available, but she doesn't jam her book down people's throats. Facebook is her friend, and she says she has been able to connect with some fantastic authors. Twitter is also included in her arsenal. Also, she takes the good and the bad from every review.

A book description and review for A Thistle in the Mist:

Book Description

December 3, 2013
Meara isn’t thinking about death, that morning, when she kisses her mother good-bye, but hours later she is, as her fingers slide into the back of Mother’s shattered skull. Empty eyes – the empty eyes of her mother – stare right through her and Meara thinks her world has ended. She has no idea.
Ebullient and feisty, eighteen-year-old Meara MacDonald lives an idyllic life with her family, on the mist-enfolded Isle of Skye, dreaming of the day when she will wed her heart, the gallant Duncan MacLeod. But fate has other plans and when Aunt Deirdre and Uncle Sloan seep into their midst, Meara’s family is taken, one-by-one, for reasons she discovers are both personal and nefarious.
Mother is found dead, Da disappears, Duncan is taken by the Napoleonic Wars, Meara’s younger sister, Hannah – with child by Uncle Sloan – takes her own life and while Meara sleeps, her newborn son is snatched from her arms.
Unable to rein in her spirit or her tongue, Meara finds herself catapulted from Scotland to a household steeped in mystery in Nova Scotia where, guided by her strength of will, she will fight her way back to the remains of her family; her heart and soul.

Warning ~ This novel is NOT suitable for the faint of heart. It is NOT a fluffy romance but a gritty tale of tragedy, betrayal and deception with true love, faith and justice. The dialogue throughout is authentic Scottish dialect with true-to-life swearing, violence and sex.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Riveting Scottish Tale... January 22, 2013
By kim
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I lost my heart and three days of my life to A Thistle in the Mist. It is the fastest read I've ever had!
The tale begins with the fiesty Meara MacDonald frisking about the Isle of Skye in Scotland. With the appearance of sinister family members, her world quickly crumbles as her mother is murdered and she loses the rest of her family.
Cramming her story with betrayal, deception, tragedy, danger and true love, Denby is a master storyteller.
The supernatural element was an added bonus that I adored.
Bottom line? This is a well-crafted book! You will find your self running a gamut of emotions with the shockingly, lush cast of characters.
I can't wait to dig into the sequel.
Megan's Amazon bio:

Megan Denby is an award-winning novelist who grew up on a farm with two older sisters and a younger brother. Once she discovered the world of books, she was lost, often reading to the wee hours of the morning.
Megan has been writing for over thirty years. Her debut novel, "A Thistle in the Mist" was described by one agent as having a "hypnotic, fairy-tale-like quality" and was inspired by the turbulent life of her feisty, Scottish great-grandmother.
A true Canadian, Megan is an avid dragon boater and a rookie goalie for the local women's hockey league. She draws inspiration from the tranquility of her secluded cottage in Northern Ontario and lives in the enchanting, lakeside community of Port Perry, Ontario with her family. In the works, is a disturbing sequel, "Lost to the Mist", that she hopes to have completed by the end of 2014.

Megan Denby is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob

A Thistle in the Mist by Megan Denby (Dec 3, 2013)


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