Celtic Storms is a GoodReads.com Best Book of February 2012


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Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series, is currently ranked at #13 in the “Best Books of February 2012″ on www.GoodReads.com.  Celtic Storms has received seven 5 Star Reviews on Goodreads and nine 5 Star Reviews on Amazon. It has also received nine 4 Star Reviews on GoodReads and eight 4 Star Reviews on Amazon.

Please go vote on GoodReads.com before the day is over!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/16355.Best_books_of_February_2012

Celtic Storms among the Best Books of February 2012


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Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series is currently ranked #5 in the Best Books of February 2012 by GoodReads.com. Check it out and go vote!

 

Celtic Shores: Book 2 in the Celtic Steel Series – Excerpt


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“Braeden had managed to stomp in every last puddle of mud and pile of horse dung to be found between the piers and the Inn. If Mavis let out another long aggravated sigh she was sure she would lose her breath altogether and succumb to the breathing frenzies. As it stood, only Braeden’s boots were muddy – not that the crazed excuse for a hunting hound hadn’t tried to sully his truis. Nay – Braeden and the hound had engaged in a sort of ritual dance all along the path to the Inn; with the floppy-eared hound running circles around him as Braeden dodged and ducked and pulled and pushed against the lead to avoid being mauled with muddy paws. It was a sight for sure.”

 

The Celtic Steel Series by Delaney Rhodes has garnered much attention and remains in the TOP 50 Best Selling List on Amazon.com in 3 Romance Categories. Check out book 1, Celtic Storms today.

Celtic Storms’ 5 Star Reviews are Multiplying!


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Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series is picking up more and more 5 Star Reviews on sites like GoodReads.com and Amazon!

Check out some of the comments:

GoodReads – 8  - 5***** Star Ratings!

Amazon – 8 –  5**** Star Reviews!

“What a FUN new author with a fabulous and well written storyline! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but found myself so pulled into the story that I HAD to finish it before I could move onto my daily “to-do’s”; needless to say I recommend doing any and all chores before starting it. I am very much looking forward to the next three books in the series that will come out throughout the Spring-late Summer…so glad I gave it a chance, Delaney, I believe you have the beginning of a very successful new career here!” ~ K. Memmott

“I thoroughly enjoyed Celtic Storms and am way past anticipating the second in the series. I have read historical romance for over twenty years and the way the author transformed the genre and included paranormal elements (witchcraft, ESP, druidism, shape-shifting, etc.) was impressive. Her characters were thoroughly developed and like-able; and most importantly, believable – even considering the type of book it was. I could relate to the story line well and had no need to “look anything up” – even though she used words I wasn’t completely familiar with – and was mindful to include language from the “day and time.”

I could tell right away I would enjoy the read; because the canter of the dialogue was so fresh and realistic – almost like I was there – watching it happen. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical romance with a paranormal twist and has a taste for adventure! I liked how she took her time in setting up the series with her first book – most authors write a second book as an after thought, and then spend too much time in the following books re-canting redundant information in a prologue or repeated chapters. I give this one a definite two thumbs up!” ~ A. Johnston

“As a history major – I was very entertained by this historical romance / suspense / paranormal adventure. There were so many little known facts regarding the culture and life during that time, that were included in this work that made it a joy to read. It’s apparent this author did her homework – and I look forward to the next in the series.”  ~ S. Sinclaire

“Celtic Storms is the first book in a series of paranormal historical romance novels. It is set in the Scottish Highlands, and tells the story of Patrick, the first-born son of the leader of the MacCahan clan, who thinks he will never be able to lead a clan because of his unfortunate stammer – and Darina, the oldest daughter of a family of all girls, and next in line to be clan leader of her own clan, the O’Malley’s. They are to be married to forge a bond between the two clans and provide a male leader for the O’Malley clan, but neither is very sure of this arranged marriage at first. They must learn to trust each other, and in the process discover more about themselves and their family history.

I liked the characters a lot, and they seemed well thought-out. The story flowed fairly well, and even included some surprises I didn’t see coming! The cliff-hanger ending left me ready for the next book!” ~ L. Alexander

Celtic Storms remains in the top 50 BEST SELLING Books on Amazon in 3 Romance Categories. Check it out today:

Night Oil Reviews Interviews Delaney Rhodes, Author of Celtic Storms


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February 7, 2012

Night Oil Reviews Interviews Delaney Rhodes, Author of Amazon TOP Selling Historical Romance, Celtic Storms

Current Release: Celtic Storms – Celtic Steel, #1

Describe your current release in two sentences?

Celtic Storms is a romantic suspense novel filled with mystery, villains, witchcraft, murder and heroes. Set in 15th century Ireland; it has all the elements of a highlander adventure along with the paranormal mystique found in the pagan religious symbolism of the time.

What was your childhood ambition?

I actually spent many years pursuing that dream and worked in the legal field for over twenty years. I never dreamed of writing fiction; although I’ve written plenty non-fiction projects. My husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday last August – and I’ve been hooked ever since. Of course, being the type-A personality that I am (and I’m also a Leo) I thought to myself – I can do that too!

If you could time travel, where would you travel to and why?

I hate surprises – so I guess the future would be great – and bad all at the same tine. At least if I could travel to the future, when I come back and actually experience it the second time – it wouldn’t be as much of a surprise.

Please describe your writing environment.

I tend to write about what I dream about. I draw inspiration from reading myself; as well as watching period films or movies. I love, love, love anything renaissance or otherworldly; and visionaries who have the ability to combine the two are my favorite. I make a deliberate effort to meditate before bedtime each evening on either the subject of a new scene I am writing or my desire for a new idea in my work; and it just so happens – when I sleep – I dream about what should be next in my story. It works every time.

What are you working on?

I am currently finishing up the second book in my Celtic Steel Series, Celtic Shores. It will have some definite surprises and twists most won’t see coming. The scene digest for my third book, Celtic Skies is also coming along nicely.

Where do you want to travel?

I am planning a trip to Ireland this summer. My great grandfather was from Galway, Ireland and I have always wanted to visit there. Perhaps one day I will own my very own Irish castle!

What are your plans for the summer? Any books you are looking forward to?

Yes! I am so excited to be attending the RomCon 2012 Convention in Denver, Co this year in June. I am particularly looking forward to meeting all the wonderful romance novel fans and mixing and mingling with the hot male cover models. Yummy!

What has been the best way for you to engage readers? Face to Face / Chatting Online / Twitter / Facebook / Blogging

I’ve really enjoyed connecting with readers on Facebook – it’s so easy to reach out and connect. I am hoping to schedule some actual chat sessions by subject matter in the future. I am also tinkering with the idea of having an advisory counsel assist on one of my future works – like having my fan base actually steer the story line. I think that would be a great experiment in creativity!

What is the best thing about being an author?

I’m still in my pajamas!

If you could live in a world created by an author, which book / world would you jump into?

Gone with the Wind. My absolute favorite work to date. I would hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of people struggling for their own rights as well as the rights of others. To see our country during that time period would be most humbling.

Thank you so much for your interest in my work! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my series.

Delaney Rhodes

You can find the interview online at: http://romance.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Interviews/Tamazon-interviews-Delaney-Rhodes-on-Feb-07-2012.aspx

5 Star Reviews for Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series


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Celtic Storms is enjoying several 5* Star Reviews and is still among the TOP 30 BEST SELLERS on Amazon in 3 Romance Categories!

Check out these excellent reviews:

5***** I couldn’t put this book down – and I can’t wait for the next in the series. Combines all the best of highlander romance with a paranormal twist that will leave you breathless! ~ J. Thompson 

5***** ”I thoroughly enjoyed Celtic Storms and am way past anticipating the second in the series. I have read historical romance for over twenty years and the way the author transformed the genre and included paranormal elements (witchcraft, ESP, druidism, shape-shifting, etc.) was impressive. Her characters were thoroughly developed and like-able; and most importantly, believable – even considering the type of book it was. I could relate to the story line well and had no need to “look anything up” – even though she used words I wasn’t completely familiar with – and was mindful to include language from the “day and time.”

I could tell right away I would enjoy the read; because the canter of the dialogue was so fresh and realistic – almost like I was there – watching it happen. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical romance with a paranormal twist and has a taste for adventure! I liked how she took her time in setting up the series with her first book – most authors write a second book as an after thought, and then spend too much time in the following books re-canting redundant information in a prologue or repeated chapters. I give this one a definite two thumbs up!” ~ A. Johnstone

5***** “An EXCELLENT beginning to what is sure to become a best selling series. Celtic Storms wonderfully and seamlessly crosses the genres of romance, historical fiction and paranormal adventure. I can’t wait for the next one!” ~ C. Chase

5***** “Celtic Storms by Delaney Rhodes is the first book in the series and it does what any good start to a series does…it leaves you wanting more.” ~ M. Hardy

5***** “I simply couldn’t put it down. Alluring, spell-binding, captivating; if this is a debut novel, I will have a long happy relationship with this author!” ~ J. Knowland

4**** “I recommend this book for anyone that loves historical romance with a bit of paranormal flare in it. It truly is a fantastic and intriguing read and I can’t wait for the next in the series. I was captivated from beginning to end…” ~ D. Felthauser

4**** ”I LOVED this book so much. I read it in less than twenty-four hours. All around this was a great read. I didn’t want it to end and I definitely can’t wait for the second installment.” ~ Red Heads Review It Better

4**** ”Celtic Storms was a story filled with mystery, villains, witchcraft, murder and heroes.  The book ends leaving you wanting more. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.”  ~ K. Wong

4**** ”A spectacular paranormal romance novel.  The author did a great job developing the story and making this a great read, I look forward to reading more from this author.” ~ G. Gina

 

Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series

Celtic Storms is a best seller on Amazon


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As many of you already know; I’ve received tremendous response from the Amazon audience. I am currently in the TOP 200 PAID books on Amazon, and on the TOP 10 PAID in 3 romance categories. Check it out:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

  • #2 in Books > Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
  • #3 in Books > Romance > Historical
  • #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Historical Romance
     

Let’s keep going!

Delaney

 

Celtic Storms in Amazon TOP 10 PAID in 3 Romance Categories!


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As many of you already know; I’ve received tremendous response from the Amazon audience. I am currently in the TOP 200 PAID books on Amazon, and on the TOP 10 PAID in 3 romance categories. Check it out:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

  • #2 in Books > Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
  • #3 in Books > Romance > Historical
  • #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Historical Romance
     

Let’s keep going!

Delaney

 

Celtic Storms made it to the TOP 100 on Kindle!


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I am so very pleased to announce that my debut novel, Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series has made it into the TOP 100 PAID list under historical romance. Since publishing on the Kindle Platform on Friday night, February 3rd, the book has received a lot of attention by the Amazon audience.

Thanks to all of my fans for your support.

To purchase the book for $2.99 or to borrow it on the Kindle Lender’s Library, click here:  

Delaney

Night Owl Reviews – Author Interview


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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the wonderful review site – Night Owl Reviews.

Check out my interview here: Author Interview.