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Celtic Fire

(Highland Celts #1)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published November 2018 by Elessar Books LLC (first published January 31st 2017)
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
I am part of the blog tour running for Celtic Fire with Xpresso Blog Tours. As part of the tour, I was sent a copy of the book for read and review. My overall star rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars. This is a Historical Paranormal Romance set in the Scottish Highlands during the time in history with the conflicts between the Celts and the Romans.

This story follows three characters: Rowen, Eochaid and Caddaric. Rowen and Caddaric have always been made in heaven but when the Lady of the Lake asks Rowen
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Celtic Fire
Liz Gavin
(Highland Celts Series, #1)
Publication date: January 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Paranormal, Romance

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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, k

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KelticKat
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can Avalon be saved? The Goddess has plans of her own.

A Priestess, torn between her past as she knows it with a druid and the future that could be before her with a warrior.

Rowen is a priestess to the Goddess and is committed to fulfilling the purpose to with which she is assigned. She cares for the people in her charge by healing them both physically and mentally and guiding them in the ways of the old gods.

While she abides in this world for this lifetime her soulmate, Caddaric remains in Avalo
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Laila Viking
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written story with nice storyline and plot. The characters are well described. Sometimes I found the language was way to modern for this story. The main character was a brat at times. But apart from that it is an enjoyable read.
Shannon
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with reincarnation! Would have liked to see a little more suspense, but it was a great read.
Kimmie
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow simply WOW. I am of Irish and Scottish decent. And know
there were Celts in my past as well. I picked up this book as I
enjoy those stories. Always drawn to them. This one is so well
written and the fact that she motioned the reincarnation that most
live out of the story about Celts. I was pleasantly surprised.

This is a story of love and rebirth and how Karma and reincarnation
gives us the chance to correct the sins of our pasts. This is the
story of Eochaid and the high preistes Rowen and h
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Jaime
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical, arc, ku
I was fortunate to be an alpha reader for this story. Although I was frequently wrong with my guesses of where the plot was headed, I loved the story and its characters. It also offered a really interesting look at the Celts and their religion. Rowen and Eochaid were a great pair - with his strength and her fire.

This was a great story and I can't wait for the next one.

Carissa Janes
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always had a thing for the Celts and so I was intrigued by this book. I loved Rowen and how strong she was, and she was a leader to people and respected by everyone. Eochaid was humble yet dominating, and he definitely enjoyed getting under Rowen's skin. Caddaric was an interesting side character that I think I would like to see more of. I loved the different viewpoints and the discussion of past lives and how it leads to the current story. It was fantastic and I can't wait to read the next ...more
Adrienne Swiatkowski
A very enjoyable storyline..This book has taught me some interesting things about the Goddess based religion too. It contained romance, humor and knowledge of Wicca. I really loved the pairing of Eochaid and Rowan, and the blossoming love between them.

This was an interesting and fast paced story. Definitely...a Good read! Looking forward to Book 2 and hoping to read more about the lives of The High Priestess and her beloved Warrior.
Atlanta Whitlock
Each book of Liz Gavin’s I’ve read have been amazing and when I heard that she was going to be releasing Celtic Fire I was well excited. This book isn’t like any of her previous books, but I can tell you now that you’ll be drawn in by the historical romance story that takes place. Normally I don’t read anything that’s historical but I knew that with Liz writing it I had to try it as I have loved everything she has written to date. Now being honest I honestly have no clue when it comes to books b ...more
Sharon
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Historic Highland Romance

An interesting travel back in time, the situations seem very real and the characters draw you in
Thinxsphinx
This was a tough read because it lagged. Not interested in the rest of the series.
Tiffany
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I typically don't go for this kind of book, the kind that takes place with one character in another realm. However, I have enjoyed other books by this author and jumped at the chance to be an Alpha reader for this one. I was drawn into the story and even decided to purchase a copy when it released in finished form. Although I feel bad for Caddaric, I was rooting for Rowen and Eochaid the whole time. I loved the character of Eochaid! I also loved how strong Rowen was for herself and those she lov ...more
Colleen  (The Book Lover Blog)
I have never read a historical/paranormal romance before but Liz provided enough detail and description that I could easily follow along and understand the background. Celtic Fire was an engaging read and she created a cast of characters I couldn’t help but fall in love with.

The story captured my interest from the beginning, the characters were compelling and well developed, and the relationships were believable. Rowan and Eochaid were quite the pair! I loved her fire and feistiness and he exude
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Michelle
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-read, 2017, arc
I don't usually read Historical/Paranormal books but this one caught my interest. It started out a little slow but then takes off. This is a very well written suspenseful read. I loved the authors clear descriptions of everything from religious ceremonies to the characters in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is new to this genre. It was an interesting great read.
Sherry Westendorf
Very well written. It gets and keeps your attention right away which makes it a nice relaxing read with lots of excitement, fun and suspense. I recommend it. I was very pleased with the book. It has some twists and turns which make it interesting. I was given a review copy and voluntarily review it.
Ola Adamska
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2017
This book Has a very intriguing way of saying a story. But still it's nice read.
Don't let slow beginning make you stop! Later IT gets really well and its worth for sure reading IT!
We have 3 characters that we get to know from their POVs: Rowen a prisesses that is one of the last; Cadderic a previous lifes companion; Eoachid a worrior that has something in himself.
The story goupes around Rowen and Eoachid and its really enjoyable to get to know them, their reasons, past and what is going on on th
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Lynn
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, good history, old religion

I really liked this book.. The characters are well thought out. The author did a great job. The only thing I did not like, Is usually when you read something that is-- like historical (?) they use the language used at that time.. This author did not do that at all except for a few words.
Lori Hoffman
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book, it deals with an ancient religion when a priestess prays the the ladyog the lake for everything that was bestowed on them and for guideness. To day if they did it they would be called witches. They were called the old ways not slot of people believed in it
Anne Richardson
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an interesting book. Abit slow to start but it really is good. It's about the old Celts religion .
Edith Dunning
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved the imagery that this book described from lush country side to the clothes, the author paint's a vivid picture while describing holidays and the beliefs surrounding the old ways.
Claire
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

Rowen is a High Priestess of an ancient religion in the highlands of Scotland. It is her responsibility to keep the villagers belief in the goddess strong, she looks after their health and wellbeing, trains apprentice priestesses and is well loved. She is also deeply in love with her soul mate, Caddaric, who is not part of this world but still in Avalon (their version of heaven), as High Priestess she is able to travel there in spirit to spend
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bookslovegina
The description of this book was promising. I love a book that embraces Avalon and ancient times in Scotland. I am an Arthurian legend nerd so I was excited.
Truth be told, I wasn’t in love with Rowen right away. I thought she was just being difficult to be difficult. She was good with her people but when it came to be open, I felt her a bit cold. Yes, she has a past but I felt like her interactions with the male characters seemed one dimensional. It wasn’t until I was over halfway through the bo
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Angela Cramer
This was the first book I'd read by Liz Gavin. Celtic Fire is a mixture of a history lesson, fantasy and every girls dream. Rowan is beautiful. The center of a triangle between the physical and the spiritual, Rowen, Caddaric and Eochaid do as the Lady of the Lake and the Goddess bid.

However, I found the mixing of past and present difficult to follow. Having read this type of thing in other books with no issue. I am not sure if it was the more formal language for the time period, or something as
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Leopardwolf
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book....I didnt love it. As it was too much concerned with the setting up of the way the characters were being pulled in different directions by their hearts and their obligations. But once that was all set up I started to warm more to it.
Basically keep reading and you'll get a good book. There was a lot of intricate back story and the setting up of the story. But like I said, once you've got that into your mind, then it does pick up.
A good book to read over a weekend. ...it can't b
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
I absolutely love a story that I can learn something from and this is one of those. The research for this story was very detailed and the characters were spot on. As a librarian you have my thanks for keeping close to the culture of the time and the significance of their religion. It is refreshing to always read from a historical background ingrained in truth. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Susan Harrowa
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating read!

An intriguing tale mixing the legend of Avalon and the Celts with bits and pieces of history. It explores the concept of soul mates, though maybe not quite as one would expect. There's a few darker scenes that are relevant to the storyline and to the lessons being received at that time. But the overall message is love, in all its forms, is neverending.
Tanya
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
she is the center of a war which has been going for many centuries. she a loved one but now she is in the mortal world while he is not. she is in 2 minds about what to do as she has a choice to make but what will she do. see what she does. see if she will make the right choice. can her love become split between them
Angie Arnold
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this beautiful love story!! the high priestess and the warrior both have misgivings about each other for personal reasons but the lady of the lake has ordained for them to be together and have a child. once they give the relationship a chance they grow very close. couldn't get enough of this story. I definitely recommend it
Kim F
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book. Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong, intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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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 opport ...more