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Circle of Nine – Beltany (Book 1)

Since she was a little girl Brigit Quinn’s been labeled a freak in her small town. (There’s no blending in when your mom practices an ancient pagan religion and everyone believes she’s a witch.) On her 15th birthday, Brigit’s secret wish is the same as always—to just be normal. But that’s not what she gets. Not even close.

Instead, Brigit is shocked to learn she’s descended from a legendary Celtic tribe— powerful people who serve as guardians of the stone circles of Ireland. A spellbound book of family history reveals the magical powers of her ancestors. Powers that could be hers—if only she wanted them.

And when someone sinister and evil returns to steal her family’s strength, Brigit has to make a decision. Fight to keep her unique heritage or reject it for the normal life she’s always wanted.

Awards & Reviews

  • 2015 Kindle Book Award Finalist (YA)
  • Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest Finalist (YA-Fantasy)
  • Gotham Writers’ YA Novel Discovery Contest Finalist
  • B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

“…truly a beautiful read…a wonderful blend of present and past, mixed with a healthy dose of Celtic mythology.” – Five-Star Review Readers’ Favorite

“This book had me captivated and spellbound.”

The author weaves it all into a magical, mesmerizing, haunting comingofage tale full of beauty, treachery, and danger.

Valerie Biel has a captivating, almost lyrical quality to her work.” “A magical tale of a powerful female legacy — Breathtaking!

Book Information for Circle of Nine: Beltany

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Publication Date: 9/2014
  • Paperback: 307 pages Size: 6”x9”
  • Paperback Price: US $13.99
  • e-book Price: US $3.99
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780990645009 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780990645016 (e-book-Kindle)
  • ISBN: 9780990645023 (e-book-epub)

Circle of Nine – Novella Collection (Book 2)

Descended from a legendary Celtic tribe that guards the secrets of the ancient stone circles, the Quinn women have a great responsibility to protect their pagan rituals and way of life. As members of the formidable Circle of Nine, they celebrate the holidays of the year from Yule to Samhain, keeping the traditions of the Tuatha de Danann alive through the centuries against insurmountable odds. We first met these women in Circle of Nine – Beltany, and now a set of three novellas reveals more of their en- gaging stories.

In Bressa’s Banishment the power struggle between Father Banan and village healer Bressa Gormley unfolds amidst accusations of treachery, heresy, and murder. Can the Circle protect their trusted healer and the path of the Tuatha against a growing religious fervor?

Dervla’s Destiny brings us to medieval Ireland where the beloved character Dervla Quinn learns of her gifts and fights tremendous loss, betrayal, and violence, all the while never giving up on finding the love she deserves.

In Phoebe’s Mission, when an evil force on a quest for ultimate power threatens the Circle of Nine, Phoebe Quinn must leave Ireland for the first time and travel to the United States to protect their way of life. Along the way, she meets the handsome Macklin Scott, taking her mission, and possibly her future, on a far different course than expected.

Book Information for Circle of Nine: Novella Collection

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Publication Date: 3/2016
  • Paperback: 222 pages Size: 6″x9″
  • Paperback price: US $13.99
  • e-book Price: US $4.99
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780990645061 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780990645078 (Kindle)
  • ISBN:9780990645085 (e-book-epub)

Circle of Nine – Sacred Treasures (Book 3)

Brigit Quinn has survived a year full of both good and bad surprises after learning the truth of her unique heritage as a descendant of a powerful Celtic tribe. As she trains for her eventual place in the Circle of Nine that guards the ancient stone circles of Ireland, Brigit embraces the rich, mystical history of her people and the responsibility to protect their extraordinary way of life.

But everything Brigit holds dear is in jeopardy when a mysterious packet warns of an evil force seeking to steal the legendary weapons known as the Sacred Treasures and use them to destroy the Circle of Nine. Plagued with worry about her own magical capabilities, the motivations of those around her, and her family’s lineage, Brigit is catapulted on a mission to discover exactly who is threatening her people. Can Brigit and the rest of the Circle learn the truth in time to destroy this enemy for good?

“The first time I summoned a portal, I didn’t understand how I accidentally opened a doorway to another realm. The second time wasn’t a mistake. I was ready and stepped through with a clear vision of my destination and the grim resolve that my mission must succeed.” – Brigit Quinn

Awards & Reviews

  • B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
  • Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Short List
  • Eric Hoffer Award Runner Up – YA Category

“Great writing, enthralling plot, fastpaced, and utterly seductive.”

“This is an extraordinary story with a fantastic setting and characters that remind readers of the sacred in them. I enjoyed the way the author explored the struggle between good and evil in this work and how the conflict reaches every aspect of the story. The protagonist is well designed to represent a whole tradition and readers will love to see her transformed from a neophyte into a confident guardian of her tradition.” — Five-Star Review Readers’ Favorite

Book Information for Circle of Nine: Sacred Treasures

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Publication Date: 10/2016
  • Paperback: 288 pages Size: 6”x9”
  • Paperback Price: US $13.99
  • e-book Price: US $4.99
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780990645092 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780998173603 (Kindle)
  • ISBN: 9780998173610 (epub)