Celtic Out & About

Posted Thu, 04/28/11

Okay, I've taken the plunge. Eschewing a publishing contract for Celtic Remnants to go solo, the book is now available in both Kindle (Amazon) and Nook-Book (Barnes & Noble) editions.

So why am I so bloody nervous? Likely because I'm sticking my toes into the water without quasi-protection from a publishing company. However, I know I'll regret it if I don't give the self-roll option a whirl.

So here it is:

"Celtic Remnants" by Deborah O'Toole released in Kindle and Nook-Book editions.

The book is priced at $2.99 at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I've also provided extensive excerpts on my web site, from Chapter 1, Chapter 5, Chapter 10 and Chapter 24. The book is not a short read by any means, coming in around 383 pages in text (manuscript) format.

As I've said before, I've always been partial to lengthy book reads, which is probably why I write in the same fashion. Quick "airport novels" are not my style. I prefer abundant, well-written stories that carry the reader through several days rather than just a few hours. What's the point of settling down with a good book if you can't enjoy it for a period of time?

Story description for Celtic Remnants:

Can Ava Egan relinquish her political convictions, even for love?

A young girl is shaped by horrific events that change her life forever. After Ava's brother and parents are killed by British soldiers, she vows to avenge their deaths as she picks up the pieces of her shattered world.

Before she can move on, Ava falls in love with a handsome nobleman named David Lancaster, eldest son of a belted Earl. Their relationship ends dramatically when his family refuses to accept her. Afterward, Ava sets her life on a course of violent revenge in the name of political justice with her childhood friend, Tim O'Casey.

Unable to forget Ava, David hires a private investigator to look for her years later. When he finds her, Ava is hardened by more than a decade on the run and wants nothing to do with him. However, after being injured during an ambush in the English countryside, Ava and Tim go to David for help. He spirits them off to a remote Scottish hunting lodge to heal.

Momentarily safe amidst the rugged beauty, Ava begins to wonder if she can give up her deeply-felt political beliefs to build a normal life with David.

I'm truly interested in feedback on Celtic Remnants, from any and all who may read the book and have something to say about it, good or bad.

Wish me luck!

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