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Celtic Fire
A Druids of Avalon Novel, Book 1
Montlake Romance (May 01, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1477806717

Winner, Readers and Bookbuyers Best Laurie Award, 2006
Winner, CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award, Single Title Historical, 2005

In the wilds of Britannia, a fierce battle rages. Rhiannon, rightful ruler of the Celts, longs to see the invading Romans driven from her land. But when she is taken by the enemy, she can’t deny her reaction to their compelling leader. His dark eyes promise endless nights of wicked delight, yet Rhiannon is haunted by an eerie feeling of recognition…

THE CONQUEROR Having to look upon the ghost of his murdered brother is torture for Commander Lucius Aquila, but the woman he’d captured in battle has the power to make the visions disappear. Lucius knows Rhiannon can help him solve the mystery of Aulus’s death. He doesn’t know she guards a terrible secret — the killers are her kinsmen, and the Druid curse that binds the dead man’s soul will not be easily broken.

» CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award for Single Title Historical Romance: “All lovers of historical and paranormal romance will thoroughly enjoy Celtic Fire by Joy Nash. I was immediately absorbed in the vivid descriptions of the life and people of 117 AD Britannia and the storyline was so fascinating that I found it hard to put the book down. Kudos go to Joy Nash for an excellent job of researching the era and bringing it to life for her readers in this wonderfully entertaining novel.” ~Donna Zapf, CataRomance Reviews (posted 8/05)

» Top honors: Five Roses! “This book was wonderful! It contains everything one could want in a romance and even a touch of the paranormal…In fact the only downside to this book is that is was over way too soon.” ~Jen, A Romance Review (posted 7/01/05)

» Top honors: Five Angels!  “[Lucius and Rhiannon] are both strong and have uncompromising beliefs of their worlds, and yet they find that love has no boundaries. The choices that Rhiannon will eventually have to make will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next page, but Ms. Nash will not disappoint you.” ~JoAnn, Fallen Angels Reviews

» “Five Cups! Celtic Fire is an excellent book with great characters and wonderful dialogue...a great romance, a great historical novel, and an overall an excellent read.” ~Anya Khan, CoffeeTime Romance (posted 6/21/05)

» “4 Stars! A suspenseful, haunting and high-tension romance between conqueror and captive in a sensually realistic setting. A top-notch read.” Gerry Benninger, Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine (June 2005 issue)

» “Ms. Nash has added a liberal dose of historical detail on the early Britons and Roman military life… and embroidered a lively mystery around it. Readers of historical and paranormal romances alike will find great appeal in this offering from Ms. Nash.”  Lisa Baca, Romance Reviews Today  (posted 5/27/05)

» “4 Hearts! Celtic Fire is a rare treasure. The characters are well written and fascinating. You are sure to find your emotions tugged by someone in this story… I would recommend this story to anyone who likes historicals, a touch of paranormal and the Druids.” Wendy Keel, The Romance Readers Connection  (posted 5/26/05)

» “4 Hearts! Not once during the course of [Celtic Fire] did I feel I could guess what would happen next, and once I got into the story, I had trouble putting it down.”  Tara Black, The Romance Studio  (posted 5/26/05)

» “Joy Nash is definitely one to be watched. She has great world building skills, and her own personal magic with the pen is guaranteed to make hers a very strong name on the market in the not too distant future.” Kelley A. Hartsell, Love Romances (posted 5/23/05)

» “Joy Nash has created a lush world for senses of all kinds. Rhiannon is a wonderfully strong and feisty heroine, while Lucius is an enigma of strength, love and honor. Together, these two lovers are destined to capture the hearts and minds of the reader as their Rhett and Scarlett feud lights up the pages with a kind of magical Celtic fire... This is a wonderfully fast-paced read full of romance, love and fantasy that will continue to burn in the hearts of readers after the last page is turned.”  Anne Barringer, Fresh Fiction (posted 5/15/05)


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