Joy Nash: A Celtic AwakeningThursday, August 16, 2007 9:28
Hi all! It’s an honor to be a guest on The Good, the Bad, and the Unread. (Hopefully, my books fall into the first category, lol) It’s been a wild summer ride with the release of the Immortals series. I bless the day that my editor at Dorchester called and asked me if I wanted to be part of Jennifer Ashley’s cool project, taking the third slot with a Celtic themed Immortals book set in Scotland. I write Celtic paranormals for Dorchester, including my Druids of Avalon series–those books are historical with a healthy dose of Druid magic, shapeshifters, sorcerers, etc. A contemporary paranormal with a Celtic theme sounded like a huge amount of fun. Best of all, I got to work with Immortals authors, Jennifer Ashley and Robin T. Popp.
And what a payoff! To say that I was thrilled when Immortals: The Awakening hit the USA Today Bestseller list last week would be the understatement of the millennium. For anyone who doesn’t know yet–the premise of the Immortals series has death magic swiftly overpowering life magic in the human world, with horrible consequences. The witches of the Coven of Light realize their only hope is to cast a spell to Call a group of missing Immortal Warriors, half-god, half-human champions, to battle for mankind.
The series started in May with Immortals: The Calling by Jennifer Ashley, and continued in June with Immortals: The Darkening by Robin T. Popp, and Immortals: The Awakening in August. Immortals: The Gathering will be released in September.
In Immortals: The Awakening, Christine Lachlan, witch and starving artist, travels from Rome to Scotland to track down the elusive Immortal Warrior Kalen. She figures that once Kalen understands what dire straits the world is in, he’ll be eager to join the fight against the villains–his own brother, the rogue Immortal Tain, and the demon controlling him. Christine is in for a shock, though–Kalen, ensconced in a magical castle near Inverness, wants nothing to do with battle, humans, or anything invented since the nineteenth century. Why won’t he fight for good? Christine senses Kalen’s hiding something, but Kalen’s not admitting to anything. When Kalen realizes Christine possesses a special muse magic he’s been pursuing for centuries, he decides to keep her as his own and his magical castle becomes a prison. Then Kalen’s vindictive Sidhe ex-lover, a wild pack of Unseelie goblins, and a powerful ancient enemy from Kalen’s past conspire to drive Kalen to a choice that could damn him for all eternity.