Port Townsend, WA, April 17, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- “You’re a menace, Padraig, an’ I see no hope o’ you changin’. Is there?” Quinton McCoy paused, giving his son a gimlet stare out of eyes as green as the serpentine in Connemara marble. “Is there?”
Padraig pretended to think, then shook his head. “No, Da, I don’t believe there is. I’m enjoyin’ it too much.”
“Ah!” Quinton threw up his hands, then recovered. He stalked back around his desk but didn’t sit. “I’m afraid you leave me no choice.” Briefly his anger fell away. His gaze wavered, then he appeared to force himself to speak. “Padraig, lad…I’m turnin’ you out.”
“You…you’re disownin’ me?” Padraig’s voice trembled.
“Ah, I’d ne’er do that.” Quinton said. “What I’m sayin’ is…I want you t’ leave this house, indeed this country, an’ ne’er come back.”
Thus begins the story of Padraig Aloysius McCoy, third son and bad seed of Tipperary’s branch of the McCoy clan. Unlike Books 1 and 2, set in Regency England and Ireland, The Man from Tipperary ranges from the gracious homes of landed gentry in Tipperary to an isolated cattle ranch in the American West in the years prior to and including the War Between the States. Settling in Nebraska, the misplaced young Irishman learns the hardship and heartache of being a cowboy in the mid-19th century, as well as the adventure of living in a time of social transition. He sees the Nebraska Territory gain statehood and discovers Love when it steps off a Wells Fargo stage.
Full of history, humor, and romance, Padraig’s story embodies the traits of many who went West and fought for their destinies instead of waiting for Life to hand it to them.
The Man from Tipperary is author Toni V. Sweeney’s fifty-third novel published by Class Act Books.
Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Ms. Sweeney divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone. She has reviewed books for Two Lips Reviews and recently join the review staff of the New York Journal of Books and also the Paranormal Romance Guild. She is an amazon reviewer with over 570 reviews listed on the American amazon website, a professional reader for Netgalley, and is in the 1% of reviewers for Goodreads. Her Western novel NEBRASKA: Walk the Shadow Trail was award 1st Place in Historical Romance for 2015 by the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewers Choice, and also was voted #2 in General Genre by the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for 2015.
She has two new scifi/space opera series upcoming for 2016-2017.
In 2013, Class Act Books came under new ownership. Based in Port Townsend, Washing, their goal is to supply quality fiction in all genres for the discerning reader. Their novels are available in paperback and electronic form on amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and on the publisher’s website.