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Fresh Pick | SILVER SILENCE by Joy Nash
Fresh Pick / September 30, 2010

Druids of Avalon #3 November 2009 On Sale: October 27, 2009 Featuring: Rhys; Breena 336 pages ISBN: 0505527170 EAN: 9780505527172 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Paranormal, Romance Historical Buy at Silver Silence by Joy Nash Dark Magic dooms Rhys to wander the endless roadways and wild forests, searching for druids strong enough to battle the coming evil. Duty demands that he lead a solitary life, taking women to his bed but not into his heart. Dark Passion drives Rhys to commit acts that shame him, especially when he believes they’ve been witnessed by the innocent druidess he’s sworn to protect. Breena is young and pure, and Rhys hates himself for his dark longing. A Dark Spell steals Breena away, leaving Rhys to follow her through the Lost Lands to Britain’s grim future, when the danger Breena has foreseen threatens to extinguish the Light of Avalon. Only together can Rhys and Breena unravel the secret linking their past with a future King, and break the… Silver Silence. A powerful, passionate and intense story in the Druids of Avalon series. Excerpt Breena’s voice trembled. “I don’t want anyone else, Rhys. Can’t you understand that? I love you. I…

Fresh Pick | A LITTLE LIGHT MAGIC by Joy Nash
Fresh Pick / July 26, 2010

June 2009 On Sale: May 26, 2009 Featuring: Nick Santangelo; Tori Morgan 336 pages ISBN: 050552693X EAN: 9780505526939 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at A Fresh Fiction favorite is a finalist for the 2010 RWA RITA category Contemporary Single Title. A Little Light Magic by Joy Nash When a girl with no family meets a guy with too much… For Tori Morgan, family’s a blessing the universe hasn’t sent her way. Her parents are long gone, her chance of having a baby is slipping away, and the only thing she can call her own is a neglected old house. What she wants more than anything is a place where she belongs…and a big, noisy clan to share her life. For Nick Santangelo, family’s more like a curse. His nonna is a closet kleptomaniac, his mom’s a menopausal time bomb and his motherless daughter is headed for serious boy trouble. The last thing Nick needs is another female making demands on his time. But summer on the Jersey shore can be an enchanted season, when life’s hurts are soothed by the ebb and flow of the tides and love can bring together the most unlikely prospects….

Joy Nash | A Letter From Rhys
Uncategorized / October 27, 2009

To the Once and Future Readers of my tale, I left Avalon as a lad of fourteen winters. It was not my choice. The sacred isle was my soul-home. It was there I learned the magic of the Goddess. The white mists cast by Cyric, my grandfather, hid my clan from its enemies. To my mind, there was no reason a Druid should venture into the outside world. Cyric knew differently. My grandfather’s visions showed him a time when the Light would fade from Britain, when war and chaos would threaten the survival of our people. Only on Avalon, hidden in the teachings of The Lady, could the Light survive long enough, grow strong enough, to influence that grim future. To read more of Rhys’ letter and to comment for a chance to win please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Joy Nash | Birth Order and Writing
Romance / May 26, 2009

Oldest? Middle? Youngest? Only? Does your position in your birth family determine aspects of your personality? May psychologists believe that it does. A glance around my own birth family (6 siblings), as well as the family I gave birth to (3 kids), tells me there’s a nugget of truth in birth-order/personality theories. An added bonus: yet another character-creation aid for writers. When I dreamed up the various members of the Santangelo family in A Little Light Magic (Leisure Books, May 26), I kept birth order personality traits in mind. Here’s a quick rundown: Nick Santangelo (hero of A Little Light Magic): The classic oldest child. Conservative, responsible, workaholic, protector, doesn’t like to take risks. Nick’s a business owner, which is not unusual for an oldest child. He’s used to making decisions and giving orders (having practiced in childhood on his younger brothers). He doesn’t often let loose and just have fun – everything’s tied up in work and responsibility for Nick. Click here to read the rest of Joy’s blog and to comment. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Joy Nash | October Favorites
Uncategorized / September 26, 2008

Apples – I just can’t get into eating apples in the summer. Once fall comes, it’s like I’m discovering apples all over again. I like the tart kind. Braeburn and the new Honeycrisps. Hot, homemade soup – Something else I don’t make or eat in the summer. It’s a great easy meal for autumn. (Today’s soup is split pea.) Fall foliage – I lived in Florida for a while as a teenager, and I really missed seeing the leaves change. Now I’m lucky to live in an area with lots of trees and lots of fall color. Crunchy Leaves – All that fall foliage leads to crunchy leaves! I love stomping through them. First frost – So pretty. Time to get out the big, comfy sweaters! My wedding anniversary – Twenty-three years this October. I can hardly believe it. Pumpkins – Sometimes I grow my own. Not this year, though, so I’ll be picking up some big ones soon. Jack-o-lanterns – Some pumpkins eventually become Jack-o-lanterns! I was a little disturbed when the supermarket started selling pumpkins with pre-painted jack-o-lantern faces a few years ago. I’m a purist. Gotta carve my own, usually on the day before Halloween. Costumes –…