Celtic Guide June Issue is Live!


Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

I am honored to be a somewhat regular contributor to the Celtic Guide, a bi-monthly publication that carries stories and art from the Celtic world.

In June’s issue, I wrote an article based on the theme, Kith and Kin. Please stop by and have a look!



I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

– Better To Have Loved – Contemporary romance based on the true story of my parents’ 30-year search for love

– Legacy of Hunger – Historical fantasy set in 1846 Ireland

– Legacy of Truth – Historical fantasy set around 1800 Ireland. Prequel to Legacy of Hunger, due out July 6, 2016!

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide…

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Audiobook Review: DAIR DEVIL by Lucinda Brant

If you haven’t checked out audio books yet, this might be a good start for you…


Highly recommend this author’s work.  The Roxton Family will remain with me and definitely the whole series will take a special place in my heart.

Dair DevilTitle:Dair Devil Roxton Family Saga, book 4
Author: Lucinda Brant
Genre: Historical Romance, Georgian
Story Setting: London, 1777
Pages: 456
Published by: Sprigleaf; 1 edition
Published Date: April 24, 2014

Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 12 hours, 49 minutes
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Published by: Sprigleaf Pty Ltd

Roxton Family Saga Series (ecopy purchase links):
Noble Satyr: A Georgian Historical Romance
Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance

Autumn Duchess: A Georgian Historical Romance
Dair Devil: A Georgian Historical Romance

Publisher’s Summary:

Winner – Best Historical Novel, 2015 RONE Awards

Opposites attract. Appearances can deceive. A dashing and rugged façade hides the vulnerable man within. He will gamble with his life, but never his heart. Always the observer, never the observed, her fragility…

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7 Viking festivals to let loose your inner warrior

Green Dragon’s Cave…. Check it out 😍

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

What’s summer without a goblet of mead and battle reenactments?

Source: 7 Viking festivals to let loose your inner warrior

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Audiobook Review: THE HIGHLANDER’S CURSE by Claire Delacroix ~ where Fae and men clash in a struggle of wills

Another great review from my friend Eileen! If you’ve never read Claire Delacroix historical romance novels, if you’re a romantic… You’ll love her fabulous work!


This author takes you back to the times of Fae, curses, and where those of honor do the right thing.  Where not all is resolved as you finish the last page, she will leave you smiling eager to pick up the next in the series.

The Highlander's CurseTitle:The Highlander’s Curse True Love Brides, book 2
Author: Claire Delacroix
Genre: Historical Romance
Story Setting: 1424, The Highlands of Scotland
Pages: 276
Published by: Deborah A. Cooke; 1.1 edition
Published Date: January 14, 2014

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 9 hours, 53 minutes
Released Date: October 20, 2015
Published by: Deborah A. Cooke

The True Love Brides Series (ecopy):
The Renagade’s Heart
The Highlander’s Curse
The Frost Maiden’s Kiss
The Warrior’s Prize

Publisher’s Summary:  Cheated of his inheritance and burdened by the legacy of his Fae blood, Garrett MacLachlan believes he’s doomed to be an outcast forever – until he meets Annelise of…

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Kindle Unlimited Pages Read & Global Fund Trends from July, 2015 thru December, 2015

Super interesting look at Kindle Unlimited by my good friend Chris!


KU Trends Jan 2016 GF PR


First, let’s look at the Kindle Unlimited payments for December, 2015. Then we’ll look at trends for the past six months.

What did Kindle Unlimited pay for pages read in December of 2015?

Kindle Unlimited paid $0.00461 per KENP page read in the United States in December, 2015. That’s a 6.3% drop compared to $0.00492 per page in November.

However, this was compensated as…

The KDP Select Global Fund was $13.5M for December, 2015. That’s a 6.3% increase.

The KENP pages read continue to drop somewhat, while the KDP Select Global Fund continues to increase significantly.

This suggests that:

  • More readers are joining Kindle Unlimited and/or on average they are reading more pages.
  • More books are having more pages read each month, on average.
  • Kindle Unlimited is continually increasing its share of the total e-book market.
  • But while Kindle Unlimited readers and pages read are…

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Guest Author Diana Cosby!!

Great book by one of my favorites.. If you’re a romantic, check it out. I finally got my new laptop so will hopefully be able to get back to posting and catching up on friends blogs 😊

Ella Quinn ~ Author

I’m so thrilled to welcome fellow Rom-vet and Kensington author Diana Cosby back to the blog!! Diana is here today with her latest release, An Oath Sworn!! Diana will also give away a copy of her book to one of you. All you have to do is tell her you want it!

First the lovely cover.

1 1aa An Oath Sworn Cover

Next the blurb.

Bound by honor to save a country they love …

The bastard daughter of the French king, Marie Alesia Serouge has just one chance at freedom when she escapes her captor in the Scottish highlands. A mere pawn in a scheme to destroy relations between France and Scotland, Marie must reach her father and reveal the Englishmen’s treacherous plot. But she can’t abandon the wounded warrior she stumbles upon—and she can’t deny that his fierce masculinity, Scottish or not, stirs something wild inside her.

Colyne MacKerran is on a mission for his…

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Cool reboot from my friend Ashley


All Hallow’s Eve begins each year at midnight on October 31st. According to legend, it is the one day when the spirits of the dead return to walk among the living. So, what better time to address the continuing mystery that has confounded and intrigued people for centuries? Namely…

What happens after we die? Do ghosts exist? Do all souls go to heaven? If not, do restless spirits haunt people and places? No matter where you live on this beautiful blue marble of a planet, the possibility of ghosts (or spirits) continues to haunt us.

Between the Shadows #31 Final Front Cover  Pictured is the cover of my Historical Paranormal Thriller, BETWEEN THE SHADOWS. Set in 1813 England and Scotland, BETWEEN THE SHADOWS is a stand-alone novel, but the first in THE LEGION OF MITHRAS series.  Release date for both E-book and Print is 13 November 2015.

BETWEEN THE SHADOWS introduces Patience Sinclair, a 19-year…

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