BLOG TOUR: CELTIC FIRE

 

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours.

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PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DATE PUBLISHED: 25th January 2017

PAGES: 220

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BLURB:

When ancient gods ruled and Druids kept Faith alive, the Celts thrived as a democratic, matriarchal society. Then savage Roman soldiers swept across Europe, killing and enslaving. The Celts did not succumb without a fight. Their Old Ways survived centuries of ruthless domain until another menace loomed: a tortured god worshiped in cold stone buildings. The sacred shores of Avalon began to drift away, the mists threatened to hide the island from mortal eyes forever.

Against the bleak backdrop of war, the gorgeous Scottish Highlands stood tall, sheltering its inhabitants from greedy invaders. Yet the reach of the eagle banners was long and the highlanders turned to the Goddess for protection. However, the sacred groves felt silent and grim as Avalon faded away. Once sad, pealing bells began to sound strangely comforting while the high walls of monasteries offered an alluring barrier from violence. Caught in the middle of this centuries-old war, a young High Priestess might be Avalon’s last chance.

Wise beyond her years and powerful like no other Priestess in her lifetime, Rowen had served the Goddess faithfully, forsaking her family and the company of her soulmate. When the Lady of the Lake asks for another sacrifice, it might be one too many for her scarred heart. How could she obey the Goddess without betraying Caddaric? Could she trust Eochaid, who embodied everything she despised and hated? Would she be able to fulfill her duties without losing her soul?

Caddaric had been Rowen’s companion in countless lives; but, now, they existed in different realms. Beautiful Rowen lived in the mortal world while sweet Caddaric remained in the sacred isle of Avalon, watching over her. Could he step aside to allow another man – a flesh and blood man – to become her protector?

Eochaid had sworn to protect the Old Ways. The rude warrior never quite understood his faith yet his loyal heart belonged to the Goddess. A gorgeous, fiery High Priestess was not in his plans. He would risk his life to protect Rowen; but, would the Goddess safeguard his heart? Could he defend the bewitching maiden from himself?

When stakes were so high that a simple mistake could cost their very world, a priestess, a Druid, and a warrior must learn to trust each other and the mysterious ways of the Goddess. Their success would save Avalon. Their failure would tear the island from the human realm forever, condemning it to oblivion.

Failure was not an option.

 

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REVIEW:

This is a historical fiction novel with paranormal elements. Celtic Fire follows the first person points of view of Rowen, Eochaid and Caddaric. This book is based in the Scottish highlands during the time when there was conflict between the Celts and the Romans. This was an easy and quick read for me and I did enjoy the plot. I just did not feel engrossed in the storyline. This is definitely a book for mature audiences as there are mature scenes through the story. I feel this would appeal to readers that thirst for historical fiction. While I enjoy historical fiction it is not what I primarily read. Overall, this is a very well done book that I enjoyed it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I am giving this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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International best-selling author Liz Gavin, has accomplished much in her short career. Her books have made to #1 and Top Five best-selling ranks in her home country Brazil and others as diverse as Japan, the UK and the US; both in English and Portuguese, collecting 5 and 4-star reviews. Nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award in 2016, and again in 2017, this RWA member constantly seeks new opportunities to improve her craft.

This thirst for knowledge propelled Liz to leave the comforts of family and friends in Brazil and move to California to pursue a Master’s degree in late 2015. She lives in sunny SoCal, where she’s researching the writing process, for her thesis, in hopes to figure out why she creates in English instead of her native Portuguese.

Liz Gavin writes in contemporary, paranormal, and historical genres. In her sexy stories, one finds smart, independent women, who don’t need rescuing by knights in shining armor, but indulge in steamy action with swoony Alpha males with big hearts. She also writes about women discovering their sexuality and finding happiness in unconventional setups.

Author Links:
Blog – http://lizgavin.wordpress.com
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/lizgavinauthor
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LizGavin_author
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360069.Liz_Gavin
Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00F5BJC7Q
B&N Author Page – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/liz+gavin?_requestid=513766
Email – lizgavin@elessarbooks.com

 

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LINKS:

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32869942-celtic-fire

Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Fire-Highland-Celts-Book-ebook/dp/B01M6BLPVR/
(Free on Amazon from March 5th to 9th)

 

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GIVEAWAY:

 

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
3x $25 Amazon gift cards

 

If you are interested in entering this giveaway, click here.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

 

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