Today, it’s my very great pleasure to be hosting Carol Marrs Phipps on the last day of her Spotlight Tour! Read on and enjoy!
Teeuh, the Winged Fairy, Hatches
Nasteuh was Spitemorta’s Damned Baby who was so evil that the Fairy sisters, Celeste, Alvita and Nacea were unable to save her by any other means than to turn her over to the great oak tree Longbark to unmake her. Once Longbark had removed her threat to the world by unmaking her, she created the Fairy Teeuh from her parts
Celeste, the elder fairy, scooped up the small, evil child that had just broken Rodon, the rat fairy’s leg and set his tail afire, and set out for Longbark. Alvita and Nacea were already there with two great baskets of silk. Before long, Nasteuh, who had been dubbed the Damned Baby by all her knew of her, was hanging from one of Longbark’s great limbs in a snug cocoon covered over with leaves. And so began the long communion between the oldest and wisest magical tree and the three most powerful mother Fairies alive. After seven days and seven nights they went to their beds.There was nothing more for to done. The unmaking of Nasteuh had begun.
Snow melted, trickling everywhere in the bright February sun. Far above, a raven croaked. Jays and chickadees called. Bound to one of Longbark’s great branches, a leafy cocoon larger than any hornet’s nest began having twitches. Soon, it was rocking from side to side as a lime green split suddenly ran down its side. A pair of titmice flitted away to a nearby tree, as a young woman pushed out of the cocoon like a wad of wet lettuce.
She climbed onto the outside and held fast throughout the afternoon as her wings unfolded and her thigh length cascades of dark green hair dried and fell free to stir in the hushed air. As the sun westered to the far rim of the crater, her great luna moth wings now felt flat and firm and she opened her emerald eyes and slipped to the ground.
Celeste, Nacea, Alvita and Rodon were sitting at the board having salsify soup when she appeared. Celeste looked up with a gasp at the only winged Fairy she had ever seen and dropped her spoon into her soup. “A!” chorused everyone, “the Damned Babi!”
The gorgeous Fairy held out her arms. “Mamas,” she said with her smile of wee shark teeth.
Teeuh is a character from our Heart of the Staff, epic fantasy series, which takes place in medieval times. Since fairies are eternal beings, this is no problem. Wham! is set in the same fictional world the Heart of the Staff series inhabited, albeit in the 21st century. The above excerpt was taken from The Reaper Witch, Book 5, Heart of the Staff series.
In Wham! Teeuh travels the fairy paths with Daniel, the young elf wizard, to take Tess Greenwood back into the past at the request of her grandfather, Meri Greenwood. Teeuh and Daniel both become major supporting characters from this time onward, and aid Tess in her quest to save the future of her world.
Carol Marrs Phipps is a teacher turned author. She was born in Missouri, grew up in Illinois and lives on their farm in Illinois with her husband and her menagerie: a parrot, a raven, two cockatiels and her Siberian Forest cats. The books she has written with her husband, Tom Phipps include, Elf Killers which takes place a millennium before the books of the Heart of the Staff series: Good Sister, Bad Sister, The Collector Witch, Stone Heart, The Burgeoning, The Reaper Witch, the final book of the series, Doom, and Heart of the Staff: Complete Series boxed set and Heart of the Staff: Complete Appendix. Recently, Carol and Tom launched a new Dystopian/Urban Fantasy series with the first book of a planned trilogy, Wham! (Book1 Timewalker). All their books are available as eBook or paperback except the boxed set and the appendix.
Carol taught with her husband on various Native American Reservations in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, where they learned a great deal from their students, the very first fans of their writing. Not long after they married, she discovered to her joy that he also loved to write. They have been writing together full-time ever since.
*Wham! is currently exclusive to Amazon.*
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