2014 Montlake Romance (reissue) | novel | 385 pages
Druids of Avalon: Book Three
A Druid priestess and a Roman blacksmith combine love and magic to forge a weapon no human can control.
- Winner, The Psyche Award, The Romance Studio
- Finalist, Paranormal, Golden Leaf Award, New Jersey Romance Writers
“Not many Druids can sense auras,” Gwen said. “Rhys and I have a strong talent for it. The color we see tells us the type of magic a person is bound to.”
“You see magic whenever you look at a person?" Marcus asked.
“’Tis a magical sort of looking. The colors come into my mind.”
He didn't understand, but then, he hadn't expected to. Magic was beyond his comprehension. “So when you cast your senses toward someone with no magic–like me–you see nothing?”
Sudden mischief danced in Gwen's eyes. “I see many things when I look at you, Marcus Aquila.”
Hidden away on a misty isle, steeped in the teachings of The Lady, the Druids of Avalon use enchantment to deflect Britain’s invaders, while they battle a darker enemy which is not of this world.
Primordial power, older than Light and Dark magic, is the isle’s hope for survival. Such magic is dangerous. Unpredictable. It is a power no human can tame, but to save her people, one woman will try.
Gwendolyn, Druid priestess and Daughter of the Lady, fears her Light alone is not strong enough to protect Avalon from its enemy. She resolves to create a weapon steeped in forbidden Deep Magic—a weapon the isle’s enemies cannot hope to vanquish.
Marcus Aquila, a Roman blacksmith, hates everything magical. But his beloved half-sister possesses Celtic blood and a magical heritage that has turned tormenting. To banish Breena’s terrifying premonitions, Marcus barters his skill at the forge to a beautiful Druid priestess. He does not trust Gwen, not at all. Her magic terrifies him—and yet, it draws him to her even more surely.
Together, Gwen and Marcus forge a sword called Excalibur. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Forbidden. A weapon imbued with power no human can command. But one woman will try.
A PASSIONATE LOVE STORY
“A passionate love story, powerful magic, danger and intrigue, wounded souls, redemption–Deep Magic has it all. If you are a fan of powerful magic and compelling romance in your stories, then Deep Magic is a book for you.” ~CK2 Kwips & Critiques
HISTORY, LORE, AND MYTH SKILLFULLY MIXED
“The story is strong, pulling the reader into the magical world Nash has fashioned. Her world-building allows the reader to walk into this Dark Age period, giving you strong history, lore, and myth skillfully mixed and conjured to satisfy.” ~Paranormal Romance Reviews
MS. NASH MAKES HER READERS WONDER WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PEOPLE EXISTED AND HOW MUCH MAGIC THEY CONTROLLED
“I love the way in which Ms. Nash took the familiar image of the Lady of the Lake and of Excalibur and added a new perspective on the creation of the sword. Ms. Nash makes her readers wonder whether or not such people existed and how much magic they controlled.” ~Paranormal & Fantasy Romance Writers Reviews
LYRICAL WRITING WITH WELL-DRAWN SETTINGS AND CHARACTERS
“Marcus and Gwendolyn’s romance is both forbidden and heartfelt. Strong, lyrical writing with well-drawn settings and characters bring the story alive. Suspense and twists hold the reader’s attention and an intense ending make this a satisfying read. Deep Magic is an enchanting tale.” ~Romance Reviews Today
WILL HOLD YOU IN THRALL FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE
4 Stars! “Another spellbinding tale sizzling with passion, action and intrigue. Finely crafted, richly textured, intensely dramatic, and absolutely riveting, Deep Magic is a terrific paranormal historical romance that will hold you in thrall from the very first page.” ~Single Titles Reviews
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