Guest Author Juli D. Revezzo • Druid Warrior’s Heart

DRUIDWARRIORSHEART3flat400The life of a budding druid in DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART
Juli D. Revezzo

In my fantasy romance series, Celtic Stewards Chronicles, a family whose bloodline goes back to the beginning of the world has to oversee a mythic battle. This battle happens at certain intervals throughout time (500 years to be exact), and in each generation, the duty falls to one woman. In the first book in the series, Passion’s Sacred Dance, the steward, Stacy, lived in our time. However, in the second—and latest book—DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART, the story deals with her ancestor, Ruth, who lived in Ireland in the 1500s.

Each time, the women are sent a guardian from the ranks of the Irish gods, the Tuatha dé Danaan. This time, handsome and mysterious warrior Isaac Connel is chosen as her guardian. He too was part of the first book, a very small part, so in DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART, I got to play with him a bit more. What could a man who, when we first met him, was learned, a doctor, no less, spring from? He’s a soldier, at heart, yes, and very much interested in Ruth and protecting she and her family (and does he fall in love with Ruth? Well, that’s a secret the book will tell) but also, it seems he’s very much interested in peace, in scholarly things, even when we first meet him. For, after all, all battles end and 500 years is a very long time. What will he do after the battle’s end?

Isaac helped me answer the question of on what do these guardians spend the bulk of their time. In his case, he wished to study; a lover of stories, and holding the druids of the Tuatha dé Danaan with which he works in high regard, he watches one he admires very closely, and wonders, what might it be like to become a druid. What magics and mysteries might he learn? What will the druid’s decades’ long scholarly career require of him?

That is, after he gets done battling the evil Balor, and securing Ruth’s heart and hand. How does he deal with the battles ahead? Well, you’ll have to read to find out!


As the latest in her family’s long line of stewards, Ruth Macken awaits the arrival of a warrior sworn to the Tuatha dé Danaan, the Celtic gods her family has served since the beginning of time. For on that day, a magical battle will erupt. A war between druids and an evil that will decide the fate of mankind.

Isaac Connel knows the battle is imminent, and is ready to fight, once again but from the moment he sees Ruth flitting around the sacred ground, he’s captivated by her fiery charms and a need to protect her.

Despite Isaac’s assurances and the dreams that guide her, what can Ruth and her lover do to drive off this evil? Despite everything, will the world end at the hands of an evil god?

If you’d like to give DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART a look, the book is available at:
Amazon Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback

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Thank you for hosting me and my hero, Suzanne!

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#countdowndeal • TOURNAMENT OF CHANCE: DRAGON REBEL • #99cents

DragonRebel3Everyone loves a rebel…except the men who make the rules.

If Heather wins the Tournament of Chance, she’ll be the first commoner to earn a place at court. Instead of a glorious victory, however, she’s arrested and marked for execution. After a daring escape, she joins the Dragon Rebels, who seek to overthrow the despotic monarchy and restore the former kingdom of Ormaria. Amongst the rebels are three shape-shifting wizards who claim to be rulers from the past. On a perilous quest to free the wizards’ magic, Heather battles wild dragons, vicious predators, angry trolls, and unexpected traitors. When a horrendous accident sends her back in time to fulfill a mysterious prophecy, she must rely on her warrior skills, wits, and endurance to survive.

pagebreakTournament of Chance: Dragon Rebel is a 99 cent countdown deal (regularly priced at $2.99) at Amazon, from Wednesday, September 30th through Sunday, October 4th. It’s also on sale at!

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#countdowndeal • LORD APOLLO & THE COLLEEN • #99cents

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ApollocoverfinalBlurb: Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall…but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

There’s a 99 cent countdown deal going on now for Lord Apollo & the Colleen, from Tuesday, September 29 through Saturday, October 3rd. Go HERE to download your Kindle copy for less than a dollar! (Countdown deal is also going on at, HERE)

pagebreakAlthough Lord Apollo & the Colleen is a sequel to Larken, it can stand alone. If you want to start with the first in the Graceling Hall series, however, Larken is only 99 cents.


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TRR Nomination Round • Author S.G. Rogers

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The Romance Reviewsholds an annual TRR Readers’ Choice Awards competition, and I have four books up for consideration! I need YOUR help, however, to move to the next level. From September 11 – September 30, my readers and friends can follow the links to nominate the following books:


The sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she’s not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she’s never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

Marked by romantic tragedy and the loss of his brother, Brandon King has forsworn marriage. Obliged to take in a ward, he advertises for a bride to raise the boy. Since the union is to be a marriage in name…

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Last Chance for Pre-Release Price for THE MANNEQUIN

Featured Image -- 5748Tomorrow is release day for The Mannequin, so if you’d like to buy it for the pre-release price of $0.99, go HERE. (Psst…after tomorrow, the e-book will be $2.99!)

~ S.G. Rogers

Blurb: When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund pulled the Duke of Swanhaven back from the brink of despair…only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy-tale ending?


Kindle #Freebie • LARKEN • Sweet Victorian Romance!

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LarkenMonday, August 31st through Wednesday, September 2nd, my sweet Victorian romance, Larken, is a freebie at Amazon! If you like sweet historical romance with a touch of mystery and suspense, this one is for you. ~ S.G. Rogers

Blurb: The sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she’s not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she’s never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

Marked by romantic tragedy and the loss of his brother, Brandon King has forsworn marriage. Obliged to take in a ward, he advertises for a bride to raise the boy. Since the union is to be a marriage in name only, his criteria are youthful age, a certain level…

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Countdown Deal • A Gift for Fiona • #99cents

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AG4Fcover With one sister married and another soon to be engaged, Fiona Robinson worries she’ll be on the shelf. She pins her hopes on a handsome viscount, but his unexpected proposal to another girl hands her a stinging and demoralizing defeat. A new acquaintance awakens all her senses–until she realizes he’s related to the girl who stole her beau. On the heels of her public humiliation, should Fiona instead consider marriage to a much older man whom she could never love?

Fiona’s unconventional, earthy looks and mischievous personality appeal to Rory Braithwaite much more than any other woman he’s ever met. Unfortunately, his sister has been the means of ruining Fiona’s happiness. Can he convince Fiona of his sincerity before she makes a mistake she’ll regret for the rest of her life…and his?

This sweet Victorian romance, set in 1876 England, is having a countdown sale! From Tuesday, August 25th to…

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Excerpt from THE MANNEQUIN

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MannequinFINALBlurb: Aubrey Whittingham lost everything when his family drowned in a ferryboat accident, including the will to live. His neighbor, Rosamund, tries desperately to bring him back from the brink of despair, but the beastly young duke fights her every step of the way. His feelings for her deepen, and when she departs for London, he vows to regain his health and woo her properly. Unfortunately, she disappears before he has the chance.

Rosamund is admired and praised as a mannequin for an exclusive London modiste, but her life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Now, just when happiness seems within her grasp, jealous rivals conspire to ruin her dreams.

Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever achieve a fairy-tale ending?


“The best physicians in London can’t find anything wrong with him physically, but his emotional state is extraordinarily precarious,” the vicar…

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Yeah, it’s #FREE • KIRA

NEWKIRACOVERFINALKira is a coming-of-age tale, a sword-and-sorcery saga, and the prequel to my Yden Trilogy. It’s also absolutely free, on Amazon,, Smashwords, iBook, and Kobo. Follow the links, below, for your free download. If you enjoy the story, don’t forget to leave a review! ~ S.G. Rogers


Poisoned by an enemy, a young female warrior struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and a legendary cure.


At the hot spring, Kira stripped off her clothes, loosened her tight braids, and dove into the pool. Since men were required to bath in the river on the far side of the encampment, she was assured of privacy. The crystal clear water was warm enough to release curls of steam into the air, and Kira felt her muscles relax and her aches lessen. She rubbed liquid soap into her scalp and skin, letting the clear water carry the bubbles away. The fragrant lilac soap was her own concoction. Infused with various essential oils, it left her skin and hair clean and allowed her to comb her hair afterward without snarls.

Once she’d scrubbed away the dirt and blood, she floated on her back with her eyes closed and tried unsuccessfully to forestall a crushing sense of loneliness. Although she’d devoted herself to training as a warrior her entire life, she’d begun to chafe at the role. Lately, she’d begun to notice men and to wish they’d notice her. But I’m a warrior, and the only thing I know how to do is to fight.

Never before had Kira felt the lack of maternal guidance so keenly. Kirana Teryn Szul had died giving birth to her, so Kira had no memories of her mother whatsoever. She pictured the small painting of her mother next to her bed. As a child, she used to talk to the image when nobody was around and wish her mother would respond. Eager for advice about men, Kira would have even welcomed the counsel of a water nymph at the moment. The few nymphs who’d lived in the hot spring had decamped for the river, however, when they realized where the males could be found. Usually she avoided the flirtatious nymphs, but they did have a knack for displaying their charms. Although she wasn’t about to prance around stark naked, she could stand to make a few changes. For one thing, she could wear her long dark hair loose and unbraided. Furthermore, Kysandra was right; she didn’t have to wear her combat binder all the time. Her sister had given her a binder designed to enhance her blossoming femininity instead of hiding it. Reye was a lost cause, evidently, but he wasn’t the only handsome Nomad warrior in the Territory. Perhaps she could also learn to conduct a pleasant conversation about something other than swordplay or combat.

An unfamiliar masculine voice shattered her reverie.

“Are you a water nymph?”


Exciting novella-length prequel to the Yden trilogy, available FREE from Amazon, Smashwords,, Kobo, and iTunes, too!

Written flights of fancy, historical romance, and adventure from author S.G. Rogers


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