The Celtic Stewards Chronicles series consists of the following works (with more on the way):
Druid Warrior Prince:
(Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book 1)
Genre: Historical fantasy romance
Gwenevieve Macken’s well-ordered world falls into chaos as encroaching interlopers scheme to possess both her and her land. Although she’s been trained to spot the signs of inhuman evil in men, the amassing armies take on guises she never expected.
When a foreign guardian presents himself as her only option for salvation, Gwenevieve must make a choice between her desires, and fulfilling the mythic fate to which she was born. A forced marriage to a Tuatha dé Danann warrior isn’t part of her plan.
~~This book concerns a heretofore unknown group in the Stacy Macken’s family tree (see below) , and the harshad battle that took place on the original Irish family homestead in the year 513.~~
Druid Warrior Prince is a fast-paced medieval romance with neat magic and interesting characters. It’s the first book in the Celtic Stewards Chronicles (coming 500 years before Druid Warrior Heart and 1000 before Passion’s Sacred Dance). It’s a pagan story about Tuatha dé Danann warriors, Druid heroes, and evil Harbingers. The climax in the story happens on Samhain, where our modern-day Halloween comes from.
It’s a coming-of-age story with a strong female protagonist named Gwenevieve. She has misplaced ideals when it comes to choosing a husband. I don’t like to give any clues away, but I was disappointed that her newly realized ability and recently acquired weapons weren’t used in the main battle.
This book was lots of fun to read. Please be aware that there is some sexual content without being overly explicit. For this reason, I would suggest that it’s more appropriate for new adults.
Posted on Amanda’s Books and More/Amazon.
Next in the series is:
DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book two)
genre: Historical fantasy romance
Available at Amazon and in ebook and paperback.
Add DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART to your Goodreads shelves here.(FYI , weirdoes that they are, they still insist on showing the old covers–as if you can actually purchase those anywhere.)
As the latest in her family’s long line of Stewards, Ruth Macken awaits the arrival of a warrior sworn to the Tuatha dé Danaan, the Celtic gods her family has served since the beginning of time. For on that day, a magical battle will erupt. A war between druids and an evil that will decide the fate of mankind.
Isaac Connel knows the battle is imminent, and is ready to fight, once again but from the moment he sees Ruth flitting around the sacred ground, he’s captivated by her fiery charms and a need to protect her.
Despite Isaac’s assurances and the dreams that guide her, what can Ruth and her lover do to drive off this evil? Despite everything, will the world end at the hands of an evil god?
~~This book concerns Stacy’s (see below) ancestor Ruth, and the battle that took place on the original Irish family homestead in the year 1513.~~
If you wish to add this book to your Good Reads lists you may do so here.
Book trailer for DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART.
“Juli D. Revezzo has written a magical love story to take the reader on a Celtic wild ride!” ~Ind’Tales
“Juli D. Revezzo … has created a wonderful blend of fierce battles, powerful determination and romance that will leave her readers waiting for more! I was lost to reality as each page revealed great imagination, perfect character interaction and the power of love.” ~ Dii @ Tome Tender
“Her work is masterfully woven and absolutely delightful.”– Debi Allen, on Amazon.
Thank you, Debi!
Ms. Revezzo writes soft and lovely prose…all wrapped up in a Celtic tale. ~Babs Z, on Amazon.
Thank you, Babs!
The author has a deep knowledge of Celtic antiquity and has imbued her story with authentic details about gods, practices and beliefs, which was one of the things I most enjoyed about this book along with the hero, a warrior of an ancient Irish race. Not only is Isaac one of the most attractive heroes I’ve encountered in a while but he harbors magic, a potent combination.” ~Laura Hartland, Amazon
November 30: Other Worlds of Romance blogtalk radio. Totally fun interview. I enjoyed chatting with Linda!
November 22: Sassy Book Lovers. October 21: Guest blog at Marsha A. Moore’s Illusions of Intimacy.
October 21: Guest interview on Mary Morgan’s blog
October 19: Realm Explorer’s interview at fantasy author Annie Douglass Lima’s Realm Explorers.
October 6 Child of Yden October 2: Guest blog on Marketing For Romance Writers Blog. September 20: Victoria’s Pages of Romance August 15th, 2015: Friday Night Romance August 22: Romance Lives Forever August 25: Romance author Jessie Cleaver’s blog August 15th: Friday Night Romance
And the related novel:
genre: fantasy romance
Available at Amazon(for Kindle) and in ebook and paperback from Amazon.
Add PASSION’S SACRED DANCE to your Goodreads shelves here. (FYI they still show the old covers)
Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her renowned history center. Yet she knows in her heart that the center is sacred and what a catastrophe losing it would be. How much of a catastrophe, she hasn’t a clue.
Until Aaron Fielding arrives with his tales of magical guardians and the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction.
Is the end of the world imminent? What can she, a modern woman and her warrior lover, possibly have to offer when a long-prophesied druidic mythic battle explodes around them?
Bonus: Includes brand new flash fiction piece, “About A Warrior”
Please add Passion’s Sacred Dance to your GoodReads shelves here.
“The author’s love for Celtic history and mythology shines in this story, and I thought she incorporated clever updates to ancient themes.” ~Suzanne G. Rogers, Best selling Author
“I couldn’t put this book down. If you like breathtaking, spellbinding, intrigue, compelling characters. This is your book and you will be looking forward to many more as I am. ” Debi Allen, Amazon
Aww…Thank you, Debi!
(You can read more of the reviews of Keeper of the Grove below or at Amazon.)
Click here to read a sample chapter of Keeper of the Grove.
In the novel I play around with Celtic Mythology. The hero of the novel is one of many nameless immortal warriors in the Tuatha dé Danann’s army. From them I created the Harshad Warriors, a group of warriors who battle the evil god Balor for the fate of the world…. Tuatha dé Danann means “Peoples of the Goddess Danu”. And Balor, well, Balor leads the Formorians, and my characters? Not too fond of the lot of them, at all.
Bitter Thorn Grove History Center, the sacred ground Stacy keeps, is based on a combination of the Tampa Bay History Center, The Dunedin Historical Museum, and an art gallery I worked at in college. That’s why she works where she does…because, yep, I have some experience in that. That’s also why she’s so curious about history. 😉 A harshad number is a number divisible by the sum of its digits…for instance, 500. You’ll have to read the novel to find out the significance of the number. 😉
“When fantasy becomes reality, the battle of good versus evil could be epic! Ms Revezzo has done her homework, rounded up her characters and set the stage for some great reading from start to finish! All you add is your own imagination.” ~Dii, Tome Tender
I love Celtic mythology (although I am no expert) and thought the legend of the Harshad Wars and warriors was well-created. The old myths and creatures blended very well in the modern-day setting and established a good base for future books…. Overall the book is well-written and edited.. and I was satisfied by the end…. I’d recommend this to romance fans who like a strong fantasy story with lots of historical connections, and obviously fans of Celtic myth. A great read! ~Kelly, Friday Night Romance
“The beauty of the mythology mixed with the weaving of past and present create a unique tale that one cannot help but savor slowly, as reading too fast you tend to miss out on the smaller details that help to construct the what and why as it happens…. This is a smoothly paced story that mixes myth and reality perfectly with the romance… with quite a bit of paranormal elements to add even more enjoyment to this first book in a series.” ~Jackie, House Wife Blues and Chihuahua Tales
“Juli D. Revezzo is a very talented lady! I felt like I was the character in her book! Great action, great story line! Will definitely be looking for her next book! :-)” Alice Dent, at Amazon.
“This book has handsome warriors, battle of good vs. evil and a love story all rolled into one great book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Who doesn’t love a good love story?” ~Melanie A. Ramey, at Amazon.
“Fast paced and something that is not done everyday. I enjoyed the story and characters very much. Well worth the effort.” ~Mando Tim, at Amazon.
Shucks! Thank you all!
I’ve set up a few little guests posts now, to support this book, and some are still forthcoming. A few more goodies regarding the story:
A post at James DiBenedetto‘s blog: May 22, 2015.
A post at Butterfly-o-Meter, June 12, 2015
An interview at Lady N.’s Den of Indie Awesomeness. June 29, 2015
Earlier guest spots:
September 9, 2013: Kayla Curry’s blog.
July 2013: Mia Hoddell’s blog.
July 2013: Fantasy, Mashup, and Mayhem Alesha Escobar’s blog
and Henderson Files: All about the fantasy, labeling in publishing My book page at Savvy Authors