Ireland Research Trip

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Hello Lovelies,

Just wanted to check in with all of you and see how all of you are. Sorry, I haven’t been around or written lately, been busy writing. I also went on a research trip to Ireland to researching how life was in #VikingDublin. It was extremely informative and it was a ton of fun learning about the feared Northmen, that terrorized  7th – 10th century Britain. Before finally being beaten by the Normans in 1066. Oh by the way does my picture above look #familiar ? It should if you have watched #HistoryChannel #Vikings  #FilmLocations . This is the village of #Kattegat  where #Ragnar  and family lived. The actual place is #GuinnessLake or #LoughTay #WicklowMoutainsNationalPark . Also, not far from where they filmed  #PSILoveYou #FilmLocation  bridge. If you haven’t saw either #Vikings or #PSILoveYou you should definitely #bingewatch #Vikings and watch the movie #PSILoveYou

 

I really wished I had longer than 9 days to explore Ireland this time.  This was my second trip to #Dublin . But I did get some downtime to go on a few tours. I went on a tour to see the beautiful

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#CliffsofMoher

What a spectacular place to see it is so gorgeous. Another must see when in Ireland. If I stare at this beautiful photo long enough, I can almost imagine a dozen or so Viking longboats sailing off the cost looking for a village to pillage. 

 

 

      #GiantsCauseway

Finn Mc Cool Irish Legend basically on a clear day you can see #IsleofMan in Scotland across the sea. The legend goes that Finn didn’t like the giant that lived on the Isle. So he built a bridge so he could walk across and fight the giant. The day he did walk across the bridge the other giant wasn’t @ home. So Finn went back home got drunk and passes out. After Finn’s wife admonished him for starting trouble.

So the giant heard about Finn’s visit when he got home and the next day started walking across the bridge. So Finn’s quick thinking wife decided to dresses Finn up like a baby! 

“Where is Finn McCool?” giant asked.

“I’m sorry…he isn’t here…just our baby!” she replied.

The giant looks over and sees the ugliest baby he has ever seen as he keeps his thoughts to himself.

“You can tell Finn McCool…he knows where I’m at!” he replies and leave.

That is the so called legend but in reality.  What really happened actually  was a resulted from volcanic eruption some 50-60 million years ago, leaving in it’s path a spectacular collection of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. The fast cooling lava fractured the stone into hexagonal pillars, some as tall as 39 feet or more in some places.

 

#DublinMuseumofArchaeology 

Above are just some of the amazing Viking Artifacts they found, from the #WoodQuayExcavation  #DublinIreland done by Patrick F. Wallace in 1970’s.  As #Dublin and #Britain were huge strongholds.  There is also a replica of #standingstone in #Dublin, it was used by the #Vikings to mark a trade port or #safesplace to other #Vikings/Scandinavian .  Most especially Dublin, Ireland was huge in trading port, and was settled by Northmen and or Vikings. Most Vikings were actually farmers, I know hard to believe. They left their homeland in search of resources and new prospects for fertile  farming lands. Yes, some were there for nefarious reason such as pillaging, raping and slaves traders.

But some males especially 2nd sons left home in search of their own fortunes. Most wealth and lands were inherited by the first son of the family. There is also speculations or perhaps just opinion that  most women in their culture were snatched up to by upper nobility and 1st sons.

I really have enjoyed researching #VikingAgeBritain to help with my #Upcoming #HistoricalRomanceNovel  #TheNorthmenandtheScottishLass and really can’t wait to hear what my loyal fans think. I thought I would have it done by years end, but don’t want to rush it to print! It’s very in depth #Novel with #HistoricalFacts even though it’s strictly  a work of #fiction . Worst thing I could do is to rush it and it would be full of #errors . I can tell you right now I’m currently reading three #nonfiction books about #Vikings and what scholars & archaeologist have learned about #Vikings and things that have been unearthed. 

If you are anything like me and love to learn more, here are three amazing books you should read that I’m currently reading;

Nonfiction Books:

  1. Viking Dublin: The Wood Quay Excavations by, Archaeologist Patrick F. Wallace
  2. Viking Britain: An Exploration by, Thomas Williams
  3. Exploring The World of The Vikings by, Richard Hall

Fiction Books:

The Last Kingdom: Saxon Chronicles (15 Books) by, Bernard Cornwell 

Also a  #Netflix Series

 

 

Another thing I saw at #DublinMuseumofArchaeology

 

#BronzeAgeBogBodies

 

I found this was another interesting artifacts these #BronzeAgebodies 

These bodies are found in #Bogs around #Ireland these are particularly from #BronzeAge . As you can see some of these bodies still have skin and fingernails hair. On one of the bodies you can see a leather armband. Some scholars think many of these bodies were sacrificed by Druid Priest to the powers that be, for bog ore. Most of the bodies were found in the middle of bogs throughout Great Britain and Scandinavia the most well preserved of these is

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#TollundManBogMummy

He is 2,400 years old it’s amazing how well preserved this #BogBodies is right down to the expression  of anguish  on his face the beard on his face. This #BogBody is located in #Denmark . I’m hoping to see this body one day myself.  Anyhoo, I also saw many amazing artifacts these are some that stood out to me.  

 

I hope you have enjoyed coming along with me on my journey and  research trip to #Ireland . The world is a smorgasbord and a wealth of knowledge for persons wanting the knowledge or learning. I have learned that I enjoy soaking up knowledge. I enjoy learning new things daily and make a pledge that I will always soak up any  and all knowledge and learning. I totally enjoy learning from past civilizations and the knowledge they teach use everyday. The once quiet and forgotten ghost of the past have lessons we could learn from. Remember if we fail to  learn from history or our past mistakes then we will surely be destine to repeat past atrocities  and mistakes. 

If you happen to find yourself in Dublin, Ireland or any countries in Europe and beyond. You happen to be walking around in some very old cities, listen to the ghost that walk alongside you. You just might learn something you never knew. There are many ghosts of the past that begs for someone to pay attention to them.  They just might have a story and or lessons to teach us!!

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger- Author

The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Return ❤

 

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Just Lately

Hello Lovelies,

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Sorry, I haven’t been around much lately been so very busy. Between writing and moving into a new home. Haven’t had much time for myself as of late. Of course that is what happens in life sometimes you get very busy. Also, my son is adjusting to civilian life now but is still in the active reserves with the USAF.
Also, helped another son move into a new place. So been busy then had out of town company. Been also visiting my grandchildren that is always fun for me. Love being a grandparent so very much. Still trying to finish my newest novel “The Northmen and The Scottish Lass” by the end of 2019 fingers crossed.
Getting ready to go on a research trip for my book in August, I love traveling. Meeting new people seeing different cultures and seeing lots of very old buildings. Seeing places that has been around longer than my country (USA). Anyhoo just wanted to check in and let everyone know I’m still around. Hopefully this blog finds everyone happy and healthy. Will try to check in sooner next time. Anyhoo take care everyone and sending lots of love. To my fellow Americans have a “Happy 4th of July” Enjoy and be safe with all those fireworks!! Be good and kind to each other.
Kind Regards,
Nicole Eglinger ❤
The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Return ❤

1 Day Left Free Signed Rogue Vampire Two- Book Saga

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Hello Lovelies,


Just a reminder don’t MISS your chance to enter and win a signed copies of my #RogueVampireSaga !! Hurry before this giveaway ends in ONE DAY!!
Rogue Vampire Saga Holiday Giveaway ☃️
Here is two lucky winners chance to win a signed copies of my two book series ” Rogue Vampire Saga ” 📚
Between November 15th – December 16, 2018 All you have to do is start following me on Instagram (poetgirl39 ) to be entered into a drawing. After December 16, 2018 I will direct message the two winners for their shipping address. You will receive your copies before the New Year depending on the mail!!


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 🤗


Kind Regards,
Nicole Eglinger
The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Returned ❤

Two Days Left Rogue Vampire Saga Giveaway

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Hello Lovelies,
Just a reminder don’t MISS your chance to enter and win a signed copies of my #RogueVampireSaga !! Hurry before this giveaway ends in TWO DAYS !!
Rogue Vampire Saga Holiday Giveaway ☃️
Here is two lucky winners chance to win a signed copies of my two book series ” Rogue Vampire Saga ” 📚
Between November 15th – December 16, 2018 All you have to do is start following me on Instagram (poetgirl39 ) to be entered into a drawing. After December 16, 2018 I will direct message the two winners for their shipping address. You will receive your copies before the New Year depending on the mail!!


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 🤗


Kind Regards,
Nicole Eglinger
The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Returned ❤

Official Heart of Hearts Book Trailer Up

 

Hello Lovelies,

Hope all is well with you and yours. Sorry it’s been a couple days since my last blog. I wanted to Wish Happy Holidays to all of you and yours. I have  been quite busy between Christmas shopping and my family has also celebrated a very important 1st Birthday for my #granddaughter Amy! Happy Birthday darling and we love you so very much. Amy is now walking she and I had a deal that last time #grandma saw her that she would be walking and she did just that. It’s finally up my Official #HeartofHearts #PopstarLoverSeries #BookThree Book Trailer is up on my #BookVideos page. So very excited for all of you to see this beautiful video for a #beautifullovestory. Thanks you very much @SteveRotter on #fiverr! I think the video is beautiful and exactly as we discussed. So do checkout him out on #fiverr if you are in need of video work for your project.

And


Just a reminder don’t MISS your chance to enter and win a signed copies of my #RogueVampireSaga !! Hurry before this giveaway ends THREE DAYS!!
Rogue Vampire Saga Holiday Giveaway ☃️
Here is two lucky winners chance to win a signed copies of my two book series ” Rogue Vampire Saga ” 📚
Between November 15th – December 16, 2018 All you have to do is start following me on Instagram (poetgirl39 ) to be entered into a drawing. After December 16, 2018 I will direct message the two winners for their shipping address. You will receive your copies before the New Year depending on the mail!!


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 🤗


Kind Regards,
Nicole Eglinger
The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Returned ❤

Holiday Vampire Saga Giveaway

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Hello Lovelies,

Just wanted to check in and say #HappyHolidays I hope you have a lovely Holiday Season. This time of year we gather with our loved ones and reflect on the passing year’s achievements and our not so glorious moments. As you gather please take a moment and give a thought or two to our many military men and women whose spread out across the globe keeping us safe. Many of whom will be away from their loved ones for the Holidays.

If you might think of possibly making a gift to the #USO  you small gift ensures our troops aren’t forgotten and their sacrifice is not in vain. The #USO gives our troops a little piece of home when they are far from home. They give things such as phone cards to call home, also gives them entertainment from many of today’s biggest names in sports, actors and music figures. Also, gives them a friendly and recognizable place to greet them in many airports around the world. Your gift does a world of good for many Troops around the world. All donations are tax deductible.

Also, would like to remind everyone that there is still time to be entered in a drawing. You will receive signed paperback copies of my two book #RogueVampireSaga. Two lucky winners will be picked. How do you win? Good question all you have to do is start following me poetgirl39  on #Instagram !  Oh and leave a review of my books on goodreads and amazon. Very simple right! I look forward to your follow.  I will be putting up a new book trailer of my latest  novel. Please tell your friends I will greatly appreciate your support! Authors love reviews and greatly appreciate the support. Hurry this giveaway is ending soon on 12/16/18. Take care of yourself and each other. Remember kindness doesn’t cost anything.

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger

The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Return ❤

Rogue Vampire Saga Holiday Giveaway

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Hello Lovelies,

Just a reminder don’t MISS your chance to enter and win a signed copies of my #RogueVampireSaga !! Hurry before this giveaway ends!!

Rogue Vampire Saga Holiday Giveaway ☃️ Here is two lucky winners chance to win a signed copies of my two book series ” Rogue Vampire Saga ” 📚

Between November 15th – December 16, 2018 All you have to do is start following me on Instagram (poetgirl39 ) to be entered into a drawing. After December 16, 2018 I will direct message the two winners for their shipping address. You will receive your copies before the New Year depending on the mail!!

 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 🤗

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger

The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Returned ❤

 

Happy Veterans Day

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Hello Lovelies,

Just wanted to make sure we acknowledge our amazing Veterans. Happy Veterans Day to all who has served  and currently serving in our Military. I’m proud to be a #MilitaryMom I have a son whom served US Navy and a son curretly in the USAF. My family has many Veterans and some currently serving. Anyway we give our #Thanks to the many current #Veterans and many whom has serve this wonderful country.

Please keep our serving and many whom has served in your thoughts this weekend. Remember #FreedomIsn’tFree there is always sacrifices whether it may be the families that are separated for months and or years and long deployments. Please take a few minutes and gives #thanks for our #Veterans  and currently serving. I guess for my family #VeteransDay means more than just an extra day off. So Happy Veterans and be sure we thank all our #Veterans. From me to all  Veterans #ThankYouForYourService. Take care of yourselves and be kind to one another until next time.

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger

The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Return ❤

 

 

 

Checking In

 

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Hello Lovelies,

Just wanted to check in with everybody and see how all of you are doing?

Sorry, I haven’t been around as of late just been very busy, between writing and went on a trip to hang out with my three grandbabies and my sons.

 

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Aww, how do I stand all this cuteness, love my grandbabies. My family means the world to me. Without family you have nothing the most precious gifts you could ever receive. Given that the Holidays are almost here, I really hope you get to spend time with your love ones. I truly have been blessed with an amazing husband, family and a career I love. 

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Also, I have to admit that indeed I’m growing older, as of a week and a half ago now have to wear glasses to read and computer work. How do I look? Well I guess now I really do look like an author. LOL!! So who caught the premiere of Season 4 of Outlander. I can’t wait to see where Outlander takes us this season. I have a clue of what to expect as I have read up to Book Seven (still reading). Wow, I really have to say how much I love #DianaGabaldon for creating such and amazing story. You rock #DianaGabaldon and thank you! 

You inspire me everyday as an Author myself and I hope that maybe one day my books will be half as good as yours. Thank you so much Mrs. G!! I have met some really nice people because of your story. 

Also, I have been very busy taking care of an orphan calico kitten. My hubby found her in an alley in the trash and save her just as a big truck almost ran her over. She has to be bottle fed and slowly we are weaning her off of milk to solid food. Callie is so adorable and it’s so hard, to wrap my head around people who just throw a little life away without a thought. Honestly, people please take the animal to a no kill shelter there are so many other options out there. Better yet if you don’t want kittens or puppies then do the responsible thing and spade or neuter  your animals. Throwing them out in the garbage is not only appalling but heartless. Do The Right Thing!!

 

 

I want to thank my fellow Americans who stood in line and voted yesterday. No matter who you voted for. Use your voice its your right!! Every vote counts this is how we settle our difference at the ballot box. Not by using violence or getting in people’s faces or sending things through the mail or shooting people. All this violence needs to stop on both sides! Violence only leads to our fellow Americans getting hurt or killed. It’s not that hard to respect everyone’s opinions and feeling and thoughts. Anyhoo, I will step off my soapbox. Also, I wanted to say #ThankYouVeterans and say Happy Veterans Day! And  simply say Be Kind To One Another!! Until next time lovelies take care of yourself and each other.

Kind Regards,

Nicole  Eglinger

The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Returned ❤

 

Have A Lovely Autumn Weekend

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Hello Lovelies,
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend, where ever your weekend takes you. I will be spending my weekend writing naturally. But do checkout my Instagram page for those sneak peeks from The Northmen and The Scottish Lass; which is my upcoming historical romance. As you can properly figure out that it’s going to be about a Viking and a badass Scottish Lass. Will they fall in love amongst the castles and The Scottish Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. In the Viking age of raiding and pillaging along the coastline of Europe and beyond. Will Bree become a causality and live out her life as a Viking captive. Or perhaps maybe sparks of romance blossom between Leif and Bree. I really hope you subscribe to Subscribe To Blog

Also, I wanted to share my Book Blurb on my upcoming #historicalromance #TheNorthmenandTheScottishLass   I really hope you all are enjoying the #sneakpeeks so far. If you can’t wait for my next novel then be sure to checkout my available novels such as #PopstarLoverSeries #RogueVampireSaga #TalentAgencySeries all of them are available on #Amazon #BarnesAndNoble #Kobo many others in many formats #Ebooks #Paperback #POD . Please feel free to #PressThis to your blog and be sure to follow me on Twitter: @PoetGirl37  and on Instagram: poetgirl39

Book Blurb:

I use to think my life was pretty boring. Well, about as boring as ye can get being the daughter of Laird of Clan Donald. I live on the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. To be honest I have lived a very sheltered life at Armadale Castle. Being a daughter of the Laird wasn’t that glorious it was good though. My father’s name was Liam MacDonnell. I was always the apple of my father’s eye he wanted to teach me all he knew. Really, had a good life well that was until that fateful brisk autumn evening. The terrible night when my life took a drastic turn for the worst. That would be the night that we were attacked by a rival clan the Clan Grant they slaughtered my family.

 

The only people that rushed to my Faither’s and I aid was a group of heathens, they had shipwrecked on our beach. My faither had given Leif, Bjorn, Soren, Johan, Luka, Oskar and Axel a few acres and a cabin. In lewd of protecting our family.
They were known to my father and I only ever seen them a few times before. As I recall it I saw them a few times around the castle. My father had used them several times to help guard against rival clans like the Grant’s and many others. But what I didn’t expect was that I my future would be tied to a heathen named Leif.
Apparently, the story was much different the group swore allegiance to my father during one of our many gatherings. But alas, that alliance would end up being my saving grace and destiny and most amazing adventure. Let us go back to the beginning.

On a more personal note I will be away and I will try to keep up with my blog. If I don’t no worries I will be back before you know it. Will put up new #sneakpeeks for all my books. So keep following me on Instagram you never know if that might be part of my upcoming #giveaway #signedbookscopies . Anyhoo, enjoy my blurb and have a lovely weekend.

Take Care and Be Kind To One Another ❤

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger

The Hardest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Return ❤