Wednesday, December 12, 2012

By Blood or By Bond Release!!!!!

Which ties are stronger—those of Blood or those of Bond.

Caolán, the son of a Celtic chieftain, awaits his first pitched battle against the Roman invaders, knowing that this is the moment in which he will truly become a warrior, of the tribe.

Viggo Callias is a seasoned centurion in the Roman army on his first deployment to Britain with his newly enlisted son, Aulus. Serving under an incompetent commander, he wonders whether victory will be theirs.

But fate takes a hand in both Caolán and Viggo’s lives when Viggo’s son is killed by a spear meant for him. Enraged at the loss of his son, Viggo seeks vengeance on the man responsible: Caolán’s father. As the chieftain breathes his last, Viggo vows to take Caolán as a slave to avenge Aulus’ untimely death.

Torn from his country and people, Caolán’s only comfort is the hope that one day he will be able to avenge his father. But can the greatest wrongs be righted? Brotherly bonds, gladiators, old enemies, corrupt politicians and a young woman who captures Caolán’s heart, take a role in the physical and emotional journey that binds Caolán’s and Viggo’s fates together. Can the two wounded parties work past their hatred of each other and find what they have lost: a father and a son?

This new novel by Hazel West, explores the familial ties that bind us all, whether by blood or by bond.


It's here! By Blood or By Bond is finally released! Just in time for buying as a Christmas gift for your historical fiction lover (hint,hint) I'll be posting all the purchase links here as they are available. Currently, it's only available in paperback from Createspace, which is a wonderful thing! Later it will be up on Amazon and I'm getting the e-book ready as well while I will let everyone know about as soon as I do. I'd also like to let everyone know that I'm working on the hard copy version of my backstories, so I'll let you all know about that when it's up for purchase as well.

Createspace Paperback:

Amazon Paperback:

Smashwords Ebook:


Another thing: I am trying to get a blog tour together to promote Blood or Bond, and if you would like to host a stop, please let me know! I'm trying to find at least three more stops. If you'd like to, please email me at For those of you interesting in following the tour, and you should because there's going to be some (hopefully) awesome guest posts by me about Roman and Celtic history/culture and writing the book, interviews, and not to mention promotions and giveaways that you're going to have to comment to get! I'll be posting the itinerary soon once I get all my stops together.

I do hope that By Blood or By Bond might be a book for you. If you get it, I hope you enjoy!

Slainte, Hazel