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 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!!
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GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 🤗


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

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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 !!
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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.

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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 ❤

Giveaway Reminder

 

Hello Lovelies,

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 ❤

Rogue Vampire Saga Holiday Giveaway

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Hello Lovelies,

Okay, what you have all been waiting for! In spirit of this Holiday Season I’m proud to present #RogueVampireSaga  #booksgiveaway. You will receive personalized signed paperbacks of  The Darker Side of Me: Book One & The Human Side of Me: Book Two. From November 16, 2018 – December 16, 2018 if you start following me on  Instagram here  Poetgirl39 your name will go into a drawing to win a signed copies of Rogue Vampire Saga Book One & Two. I really hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season. The only thing I ask in return is if you would review my books on Amazon and or goodreads. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for your chance to win a signed paperback copy of #RogueVampireSaga. 

Please follow me on twitter and Facebook for upcoming novels and contests. Thank you for being amazing fans of my work! Hope everyone are enjoying the sneak peeks of my novels and my upcoming #HistoricalRomance #TheNorthmenandTheScottishLass  ! Please be kind to one another. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday Season!

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 ❤

 

The Northmen and The Scottish Lass Sneak Peek

The Northmen and the Scottish Lass (e-book)

Hello Lovelies,

Just like I promised a new peek at my upcoming #historicalromance of #TheNorthmenandTheScottishLass enjoy! Please be sure to follow me on Twitter: @PoetGirl37 and follow me on Instagram: poetgirl39 

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Bree checked her look in her handheld mirror before grabbing her shoes and her cloak. Trying to keep out of sight so no one would know what she was up to. Bree stopped in her tracks when she heard soft talking coming down the hall, she ducked out of sight behind a wall. Slowly she made her way to the back of the castle checking to make sure the kitchen was empty, she exited.


Finally, making her way to Leif he took her hand, without him knowing Bjorn had followed them. He pulled her into an embrace and kisses her lips, then he took her hand and started making his way through the woods to where her surprise was. They passed by his cabin and headed deeper into the woods to where they came to a clearing and saw a waterfall that emptied out into a hot spring. You could see the heat rising up from the pool.


“How lovely…I didn’t even know this was here!” she replied with excitement as she leaned her head on his shoulder as he pulled her to him.


“Shall we get in and warm up!” he asked and walked over to the edge of the rocky pool.


Without saying anything Bree watched as Leif started stripping out of his clothing, all the way down to his birthday suit. From behind a tree Bjorn watched as Bree followed Leif’s lead and stripped after he helped her with her laces on her dress. Her dress was loosened enough to step out of her dress that pooled at her feet, leaving her standing there in her shift. Her anticipation started building as she untied her shift. 

Please don’t use without Author’s permission!

Until next time Take Care of yourself and Be Kind To One Another ❤

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger

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

 

New Vlog Update

 

 

 

Hello Lovelies,

Just wanted to let everyone know that a new #VLOG is up, so please be sure to check it out. Be sure to subscribe to my #blog  and be the first to be notified of #updates and #giveaways . Feel free to share this #PressThis !  Also, follow me on #twitter; @PoetGirl37 and follow me on #Instagram; poetgirl39 who knows perhaps one of my #giveaways might be I pick someone who follows me after a  certain date I set up on #socialmedia .

Also, I will be putting up another #sneakpeek for my upcoming #historicalromance

#TheNorthmenandTheScottishLass #TheHeathenLoverSeries ! I will be putting that up on October 1st. 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 .

On a more personal note my grandson turned two today, and got to see one of my #grandbabies Happy 2nd Birthday Little Man grandma loves and misses you tons. I will not be around October 9th-16th, but if I have time will  try to do updates. I can’t promise anything. Anyhoo chat with you next time.

Be Kind To One Another ❤

Kindest Regards,

Nicole Eglinger

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

NEW POETRY ADDED & NEW SNEAK PEEKS

 

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Hello Lovelies,

 I wanted to let you know I added another page to this site now : Nicole’s Poetry Corner, please feel free to check my poems out will be adding more soon. I’m also going to add a shop to this website so everyone can purchase signed copies of all my books that are available in paperback. So please do check back if you are interested.
Also please be sure to follow me and  be sure to subscribe to    Nicole’s You Tube ChannelGoodreadsLinkedIn , Instagram and PoetGirl37
Thank you all for keeping up to date with me and for being amazing fans! I Heart All Of You! Please help me grow my following with telling your friends about my books, I would be very grateful. Be sure to keep checking back as I will be doing some cool things for this holiday season.
Please Take Care and Be Kind To One Another ❤
The Greatest Thing You Will Ever Learn Is To Love And Be Loved In Return!!

Kind Regards,

Nicole Eglinger