If you don't know Rebekah Jonesy, boy are you missing out. A spitfire if there ever was one, Rebekah is not only all sorts of kooky and ballsy, she's also two very important things:
A) A very humble, caring, giving, and sincere human
B) A great writer.
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Moss and Clay Blurb:
A doll, crafted and given a mission by Danu. Given life by human and Fae blood. First daughter of Mab, Queen of the Fae, Gillian must track down the rogue fae in the Americas and bring them back under Fae Law with only a volunteer kelpie to travel with her.
And no one knows what they’re in for. Not even the gods that sent them.
Get the free prequel story here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/g7cjknwe9p
The golem is an interesting creature. The concept of a golem is as amorphous as the golem itself. But most Americans call them by the same name, golem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem
By user Thander - http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Golem.JPG, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8873104
While the name golem refers to the Jewish legends, there are dozens if not hundreds of similar stories about animated dolls in different cultures. Almost all are made out of mud or clay, with a few being made of wood or even raw rubber. They are etched with symbols and then a ritual of some kind brings them to life. Several myths even claim that clay is the origin of man.
By sculpture: Tadeusz Kowalski, photo: Karol Kowalski - Sent to OTRS by Karol Kowalski, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17784850
My story focuses on one such creature, Mab's doll. But unlike the golems of old, this one is given a real life and soul. Blessed by Danu and the sky, she is made into a real, living fae, the first of her kind. Imbued with the memories of Mab and a human blacksmith/warrior through their blood sacrifice, she knows everything they know. She also gets better at using those memories every day while she learns how to be a real person living in America as well.
After realizing that their children are missing, the three Queens of the fae cry out in anguish and prayer. Danu, their goddess mother, answers their prayers. She makes a rare face-to-face appearance and tells her daughters what they need to do. They have to collect moss, clay, and obtain a blood sacrifice from a human and a fae queen. The human, Ardan, vows he will give his blood and even his life in order to save his adopted people. And he will endure any pain.
Those are the key ingredients, in most cultures, to craft a living doll and that is how my story of Mab’s Doll, Moss and Clay, starts out. From there, well like a proper golem, it takes on a life of its own.
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Rebekah Jonesy knows stuff about things and isn't afraid to talk and write about it. Outside of the literary world, she is a mad scientist cook, gardener, Jill of all trades, and military spouse. Inside the literary world she is a devourer of books, publisher, and mentor.
“Rebekah has the best kind of rabies”- JD Estrada
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And of course you can find her books here for the free prequel to Mab’s Doll or grab your copy of the first book of the series, Moss and Clay
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