Friday, January 27, 2017

•٠•● Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠• Release Blitz For Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin •٠•● Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠•

Celtic Fire
By Liz Gavin
(Highland Celts Series, #1)
Publication date: January 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Paranormal Romance

This is a standalone, historical/paranormal romance.
Its mature themes – violence, religious war, and
pagan rituals – might not be appropriate for
audiences under 18.

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 

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.


Although my heart is heavy and my thoughts are gloomy, I take a deep breath and focus on the task at hand. I search for the sacred oak, the oldest tree in the grove. Finding it, I lie on the ground, face down, in front of the revered tree. Earth’s energy radiates from the ground, traveling through my body and limbs, filling me with a potent magnetism, and making my skin tingle as I say my prayer.
“Forgive me, Great Mother. I have failed you yet again. I am your vessel on this realm and as such I should never doubt your ways. Nevertheless, when the time came for Caddaric to go back to Avalon, I despaired and fought against the inevitable, as I always do.
Please, give me strength to control my weak heart, wisdom to understand your signs, and courage to do your bidding.”
The wind picks up around me making the dry leaves and little twigs swirl. Faint whispers come in the breeze. A thousand gentle fingers move over my body caressing, soothing me.
“Oh, Mother, you are too kind and never abandon me. I promise to serve you faithfully and perform my duties accordingly from now on.”
The wind blows stronger, molding my clothes to my body, covering me in dry leaves. I feel faint and when I open my eyes, I’m not in the sacred grove any longer. I’m lying on a sunny field, there’s a gentle breeze blowing from the distant line of apple trees, bringing the sweet smell of their flowers in full bloom. Recognizing my beloved isle of Avalon, I get up and look around. I see the Lady of the Lake standing just a few feet away. I go to her and offer a curtsy. The Lady gently holds me by my shoulders, smiles serenely and holds my gaze. Not for the first time, I wonder if her eyes can read my soul.
“Rise, Rowen, my child. And do not cry. You should rejoice over your successes instead of mourning what you perceive as failures. Your apprentices look up to you and seek your guidance, because your advice is wise and respectful. The villagers worship the Great Mother according to the old traditions, because they follow your firm yet kind leadership. Despite being so young, my beautiful Rowen, you are wise and your people respect you.”
I am touched by her words. I never expected the Lady of the Lake herself would answer my prayer and come talk to me, comfort me.
“You are too kind, my lady. I am honored and, although I think I do not deserve your comfort, I am thankful.”
“I speak only the truth, Rowen, as all true servants of the Goddess shall do. Now, you will not like what I need to tell you. You have always been loyal to your vows and I count on that loyalty to see you through the task I need you to undertake.”
“You frighten me, my lady. What do you need from me? You know I would never deny you, or the Great Mother, anything.”

·٠•● Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠· Liz Gavin ·٠•● Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠·

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. 


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