Cornelia Amiri's Druid Bride
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Cornelia Amiri's Druid Bride
I write tales of long swords, hot heroes, and warrior women. I love the ancient Celts and I'm the author of nine Celtic/Romance books: Druid Bride, Timeless Voyage, Queen of Kings, A Fine Cauldron of Fish , Druid Quest, The Fox Prince, The Vixen Princess, Danger is Sweet, and One Heart One Way. I am drawn to Historical/Romance because of the mysteries of the past. I enjoy reveling lost secrets of days gone by, the challenge of making the unfamiliar familiar. I mainly write Celtic/Romance because I am so inspired and fascinated by the culture of the ancient Celts and the mist and magic of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. I 've loved the Celtic Culture since I was five and saw the Disney movie The Sword and the Stone. Speaking of movies, my new release, Druid Bride is set against the same historical backdrop of 1st century AD Scotland as the new movie, Centurion.
Druid Bride is a mystical, romantic tale, full of adventure that will sweep you away to another place and time, 1st century AD Scotland. The hero is a hot, Pictish warrior, Brude, his shoulder length hair is thick from lime wash and spiked like a hedgehog's, with strands ranging from dark brown to a golden hue. Danger shines in his alluring grin and the gleam of his brown eyes. He is tall, young, muscular, well built and his body is covered with blue, Pictish woad tattoos of Celtic beast and curving symbols. The heroine is a Druidess from Britannia, and Boudica (the warrior queen's granddaughter). Tanwen has long, straight, copper toned red hair and large green eyes, she wears the white gold speckled robe of a druidess. They are physically attracted to each other and they respect each other. But they do not trust each other.
Here's the blurb:
She carried the seed of rebirth, so what had fallen would rise again. The ghost of her ancestor sent Druidess Tanwen from Britannia to the strange foreign tribe of the Caledonii to wed Brude, son of the chief. But Brude is not about to marry a druidess, even though she has the most beautiful body he's ever seen. Never mind if his blood boils and he can't stop thinking of her. He will not wed her. Yet the fate of Caledonia rests in the hands of the Warrior and the Druidess. Will they put their differences aside to fulfill their destiny?
I think the best way to describe a historical time period or events is to just bring the reader into it. Here are two tidbit excerpts to take you to the wild world of the Pictish tribes in first century AD, Scotland.
The tattoos covering his arms and legs were similar to the sacred images engraved on the long stones which stood all over Caledonia. The largest swirl began small and curved into a larger loop, with a little one for wings, and long, thin lines as legs. So his patron goddess was Corra--the crane goddess--which revealed his closeness to the otherworld and his gift of prophecy
There she was, standing on the hill, enveloped in a flowing, speckled, white cloak held with a gold brooch, and wearing gold clasps on her ears and a thick gold torque around her neck. Brude watched as the villagers took the nine sacred woods and built the great fire. He felt like he didn't know her. He didn't think of her as Tanwen while watching her there, but simply as a druidess, a human personification of a war goddess. A woman yes, but one who spoke for the gods, and therefore had more power than the mightiest chief of the land. Not the woman he longed for when the Smertae captured her in that botched cattle raid. Not the fiery lady he'd slept with, who filled his dreams.
Cauldron of Fish