Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Celtic Fan has a new cover

It's a number one bestseller on every list. It's a love story for the ages. And it's a mystery.

At least its author is. Nick Roberts has never been seen. He doesn't do interviews. He doesn't answer fan mail. He doesn't do late-night talk shows, or book signings, or conferences. No one knows who he is. Everyone is looking for him; websites have been set up offering rewards for finding him.

Four old friends plan their annual road trip. It's been a toss-up every year, with each being different (and some not so good). But this year Russ's idea is to find Nick Roberts. With an address stolen from the accounting files of the publishing house, the four friends set out to find the elusive Roberts and make names for themselves. And as three begin to get distracted - Russ by women, Michael by liquor, and Jim by porn or who knows what - only one stays the course: Steve Riley, a journalist from Knoxville, is determined to find Roberts and land the story of the century.

What he didn't count on was finding Diana Frazier. Soul-sick and grieving, the quiet, simple woman turned the mountains into medicine for her soul. When an attractive stranger literally drops onto her property, he rolls through all of her defenses like a freight train off the tracks, and it never occurs to her that she might fall for him, any more than it occurs to him that he just might fall for her. 

Steve's dedication to his mission is complicated by a deluge, a flash flood, and an obviously incorrect address occupied by the sweet, quiet widow. But as time has its way and the attraction between them flares and ignites, Steve begins to wonder if his trip will be successful in any other ways. How could anything permanent ever come from what he feels? And when his discoveries confirm his suspicions, what will he do?

Even more unsettling is the real question: If he finds Nick Roberts, will he tell?

Set in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, The Celtic Fan is two stories - the story of a journalist following his biggest story ever, and of a wounded soldier and the girl with whom he falls in love post-World War II. Throughout the pages, Bill and Claire's tragic tale winds its way through Steve's story, a story he never thought he'd get a chance to tell.

NOTE: This book contains sensual love scenes and, while only mildly explicit, they are unsuitable for readers under the age of 18. Reader discretion is advised.

About the Author

Deanndra Hall is a working writer living in far western Kentucky with her partner of 30+ years and three crazy little dogs. She wrote for business, academia, non-profits, did graphic design, and worked as an assistant editor and columnist for a local publication, as well as working in visual arts in the area of fiber and textiles. But her writing career took a pivotal turn when, while reading a popular erotic romance trilogy, her partner said, "This is boring. Honey, you write lots better than this!" She decided to try her hand at writing in the erotic romance and erotica genre and never looked back.  Along with writing, Deanndra enjoys hiking, kayaking, working out at her local gym, healthy cooking, reading (of course), and anything chocolate. She maintains a blog at and a website at, not to mention author pages all over the place.

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