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by Dee Gentle
Leslie Tramposch: Managing Editor - Sara Reyes: Marketing and Publicity

 
November 2005 Issue
 

There's Magic in the Air

Spotlight on Magical Romance

Featuring: 
 
 Interviews with: Cheyenne McCray ~ Cat Collins ~ Rebecca Goings
 
Above and Beyond: P.E.A.R.L. Achievement Award Winner ~ Jayne Ann Krentz
                                               
Chat with Featured Authors ~ November 21st  
at PNR CHAT, monthly - 3rd Monday, 8PM Eastern


It's Magic !

"Books are a uniquely portable magic" ~ Stephen King

"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion." ~ Javan

"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice." ~ Anonymous

 "The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!" ~ Lord Byron

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~ Eden Phillpotts

 


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St. Martin's Press
November 29, 2005
ISBN: 031293761X
416 pages
Paperback

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FORBIDDEN MAGIC

by Cheyenne McCray

STRANGERS

D'Anu witch Silver Ashcroft knows she walks a perilous line by practicing gray magic. But it's the only way to protect herself from the evil that surrounds her. After the horrors she has witnessed, Silver thinks she is ready for anything...until the most intensely arousing being she has ever encountered swiftly—and sensuously—proves her wrong...

LOVERS

Hawk is a Tuatha D'Danann warrior—powerful beings descended from the Fae. And for him duty has always come before pleasure. Then, clad only in moonlight, Silver Ashcroft welcomes him to her city of San Francisco and makes his blood sing with a passion beyond compare. She is the embodiment of fantasies he never knew he had, but the terrifying reality of his mission lurks in every shadow...

HEROES

Only the strongest will survive the upcoming battle, and the forces of darkness are more powerful than ever. Now, warrior and witch must trust in their hearts above all else—for to claim victory, they first must claim each other...


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Gale Group (Five Star)
November 2, 2005
ISBN: 1594144192
354 pages
Hardcover

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SLEEPING DRAGONS
by Cat Collins

Jenna Wade had always thought of herself as a cool, aloof and self-contained woman, and definitely not the type to fall easily for any man. When an injured stranger is admitted to the ICU where Jenna works, a series of events are set in motion that find her transported from her isolated existence into a completely different reality— Camarrhan, a parallel world of magic.

Cael, the man she saved from certain death, is one of the land's gifted, possessing Empath's powers. Finding Cael magnetically attractive, Jenna succumbs to her repressed sexuality. Crossing her own social taboos and violating Cael's deeply ingrained cultural conditioning, she takes advantage of him while he lies semi-conscious in her bed. The result is an irreversible Empathic bonding.
Having "stolen" his bond, Jenna finds herself permanently entangled in Cael's life and the problems facing Camarrhan leaders from renegade Alth.
Cael feels angry and betrayed, avoiding Jenna at all costs, trying to ignore the inexorable pull of the Dragon's bond. Together with Cael's Wayfinder, Verra, and his bondbrother, Telsen, the couple find themselves in a battle to save the magics of Camarrhan. And unless Cael can conquer his resistance to Jenna, her future—and the future of Camarrhan— may be grim indeed.


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Medallion Press
October 1, 2005
ISBN: 1932815430
300 pages
Paperback


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THE OLDEST KIND OF MAGIC

by Ann Macela

 

Daria Morgan is a magic practitioner who uses magic and spells to do her everyday job as a management consultant. John "Bent" Benthausen is a CEO who, despite improvements in production, can't make a profit. He needs her help. With her special gifts, Daria gets right to the heart of Bent's problem—crooked employees. Crooked, vicious, employees who are now out to get Daria. Those are just Problems One and Two. Problem Three: An ancient force, an irresistible compulsion, called the soulmate imperative brings together magic-users and their mates in a lifelong bond. And it won't be happy until they surrender to the inevitable . . the Oldest Kind of Magic ...


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Changeling Press
September 15, 2005
ISBN: 1595962271
69 pages
e-Book

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TWIN FLAME

by Renee George

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here...

Erin Alsace has a major attitude problem. Her family legacy's a curse, passed down through the ages. Erin doesn't just like sex. She craves it. Needs it to survive, to keep the madness at bay. Her choices: endless, meaningless sex, or insanity and death.

Enter Justus Fehr. Against all logic, Justus insists Erin is his soul mate, his twin flame. She'd like to believe him. She really would. Problem is, if she has sex with Justus more than twice, he'll die.

But Justus isn't just any lover. Justus is a wizard of the House of Devon. Justus vows to find a cure for the curse -- even if his search takes him to the underworld and a hellish nightmare of vengeance centuries old.


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Amber Quill Press
October 12, 2005
ISBN: 1592794424
e-Book

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THE WIZARD'S STAFF

 

by Lani Aames

 

 

When Hilary Ewing touches an ancient staff, she unleashes a sexy wizard, Magnum de Brun, who has been imprisoned in the crystal for fifteen hundred years. When their energies combine, the world is thrown into chaos, but for Hilary and Magnum, their union makes perfect sense...

 


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Double Dragon
August 20, 2005
ISBN: 1554042836
e-Book


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BETWEEN WORLDS

by Melissa Mead

For 150 years the Kankenni (Cantrips, to humans) have hidden underground in terror of the humans who once massacred them. Their ability to walk between the worlds of body and mind can't keep their children from dying, or their race from becoming extinct. Miska once had a human grandfather, and she adored him. She can't believe that humans are such an awful threat. Soon Miska finds herself in the heart of the human world. It's just as fascinating and wondrous as she imagined-and far more dangerous. Some humans are slowly, systematically poisoning the Kankenni. They're watching Miska, and she can't find her way home alone. She'll need the help of a Temple acolyte and a girl who knows more about Worldwalking than she realizes to stop the killers. Even then, the worlds will never be the same.


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Love Spell
(Heart Spell)
November 1, 2005
ISBN: 0505526506
342 pages
Paperback


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STRANGE BREWS

by Stobie Piel

A DELICIOUS DRAUGHT...

Eliana Daere was the greatest herbalist alive. Trained by the wizard Madawc, she could brew a potion to bring on a gentle slumber, or a philter to drop a foe dead in his tracks. Only one man existed whom she feared—one man who constantly thwarted her will, one detestably handsome, insolent and gifted sorcerer. It was his power that protected the land of Amrodel. But Damir would never turn down her offer of an alliance, and when he arrived at the Mage's Glade and drank of the Wine of Truce, Eliana would spring her trap.

CALLED LOVE

He'd never trusted Eliana Daere. Her beauty had haunted him since their school days, but she was headstrong and impulsive and had reputedly aligned herself with the enemy. That was why Damir found Eliana's offer hard to swallow—he was well-prepared for treachery—and why, when she fell into his hands, he felt no remorse about teaching her a lesson. But he would not use force; he would be gentle. He would craft a seduction so potent that, in the end, she would have to admit to her own desires. It was a strange brew that had brought them together, but nonetheless the sweetest he had ever tasted.


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Ellora's Cave
October 28, 2005
ISBN: 141995282X
195 pages
Trade Size

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SEASONS OF MAGICK
by Shiloh Walker & Jennifer Dunne

Under Your Spell by Shiloh Walker (originally written in e-book format for the HOT SPELL anthology with Camille Anthony, Shiloh Walker & Jennifer Dunne)

Nicholas Montgomery fell in love with a bewitching woman only months before his sworn obligation to marry another. His beloved's fury cast a spell that lasted hundreds of years...

You will never love another like you love me. You will never know a moment's peace for what you have done. Until you love me enough to forsake everything—your honor, your pride, your own soul, we cannot be together.

Reborn into the body of Sean Concannon, a powerful witch, he has finally found his beloved. Now he has a choice to make, and a sacrifice. One he never prepared for.

Harvest Magic by Jennifer Dunne (originally written in e-book format for the HOT SPELL anthology with Camille Anthony, Shiloh Walker & Jennifer Dunne)

A mid-west witch hires a specialist to design a corn maze in her fields for the harvest celebration, as a fund-raiser for her niece's school. She's tied to the land and he's just passing through, but long nights working side-by-side in the fields and getting sweaty in the barn have them both wishing they could find their way to a future together. Only time will tell if her harvest bounty be more than just corn this year.


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Avon Books
November 1, 2005
ISBN: 0060736100
384 pages
Paperback
KEEPING KATE
by Sarah Gabriel
 
 
The brazen beauty is said to possess fairy magic, and has successfully charmed and seduced English soldiers out of their most carefully guarded secrets to aid her kinsmen. But now the infamous Kate MacCarran has met the one man who seems immune to her legendary allure ... Captain Alec Fraser of The Black Watch has no doubt that Katie Hell is trouble. Hadn't she just drugged him, kissed him, then searched through his belongings? Now the elusive spy is his captive, and it is Alec's duty to transport her to Edinburgh. But the Highland hellion challenges him at every turn, determined to escape with her secrets. Soon Alec discovers that keeping Kate out of mischief may be an almost impossible task ... just as Kate realizes that surrendering to his passionate love may be her most dangerous mission yet.

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Double Dragon
September 30, 2005
ISBN: 155404295X
325 pages
e-Book

 

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BOOK OF DAYS

by Sara Reinke

The ordinary and seemingly unrelated lives of Trejaeran Muirel and Qynh Reoder are forever and irrevocably changed when they learn they are brother and sister, twin heirs to the throne of Tiralainn, and the children of a murdered King of Men and Queen of the Elves. By Elfin prophecy, one of them will one day defeat Ciardha, the evil and immortal Queen who now reigns over the realm, and restore the alliance of men and Elves. The twins have been raised apart and in secret for sixteen years to keep them safe from Ciardha and her dark army of Damantas. When their havens are discovered, their families attacked, Qynh and Trejaeran are rescued from certain death and brought among the rebel forces of the Comhar, an alliance of men and Elves who mean to see the twins fulfill their promised destiny. While Qynh has witnessed the butchering of her family at the sword points of Ciardha's soldiers and is more than willing to greet this fortune, her brother Trejaeran is not so eager. His father still lives, abducted by the Damantas, and he would risk his own life--even his very soul--to see his father freed. Trejaeran follows his heart, embarking with a group of Comhar warriors to rescue his father, while Qynh follows the path destiny would seem to dictate for her, riding forth with the Comhar army to wage war against Ciardha. Along each of these perilous and battle-fraught journeys, as new friends are made, unexpected enemies are discovered, and loves are fostered and broken, the twins must ultimately decide whether their fates are predestined, or determined by their own hearts.


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New Age Dimensions
Wolverine Prequel
August 30, 2005
20 pages
e-Book

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THE CRYSTAL OF MYNOS

by Rebecca Goings

The dragon Mynos is on his way to join his mate, Malnan, for the birth of their offspring when he's suddenly hit with a magical shockwave so strong; it leaves no room for doubt what it means. His Crystal has been stolen.

Racing back to Castle Templestone, Mynos rallies every dragon to find it, knowing time is of the essence. Not only is the life of King Timothy in the balance, but whoever wields the Crystal can become a formidable foe. They soon find the talisman, but what they find is more than they bargained for. Not only is one mage focusing his power through the gem, but an entire army of mages has linked their consciousness with it!

Left and right, scores of dragons die in the skies from the incredible magic being wielded. Yet Mynos deftly avoids his own death, knowing that his own creation can never harm him. However, when the mighty golden dragon sees his own mate killed right before his eyes, can Mynos find it within himself to beat the army that's gathered to defeat him? And will he have the strength to go on knowing that he is now the last dragon of Lyndaria?


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New Age Dimensions
November 19, 2005
ISBN: 1596110627
228 pages
e-Book

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THE WOLVERINE AND THE ROSE

by Rebecca Goings

Arianna, a young farm girl, is swept into the adventure of her life when her entire family is killed by three mysterious men in black armor. She's whisked away from danger by Sir Geoffrey of Emberdale, a knight from the Order of the Wolverine. Appointing himself as her protector, Geoffrey brings her to Castle Templestone to start a new life. But what he doesn't anticipate are his tender feelings toward the naïve girl.

But there's a threat to the kingdom of Lyndaria. A woman who's proclaimed as Queen Darragh is searching for the fabled Crystal of Mynos in order to kill the king. Her brainwashing magic is powerful, and soon half the countryside joins her Dark Knights in a revolt against him!

To beat her, the king must also harness the power of the Crystal, and decides to wake the dragon Mynos from his stony sleep. But Mynos reminds him of one simple fact: only the hand of a woman can touch it.

Will Arianna be able to convince the king that she can wield the magic of the Crystal? And will Geoffrey be able to protect the woman he loves against the malice of the evil queen?


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Luna
May 1, 2005
ISBN: 037380220X
416 pages
Paperback


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GOSSAMYR

by Michele Hauf

 

Disenchantment threatens those who enter the mortal realm...

The Red Lady plots to destroy faeries who linger in the mortal world, by draining their essence. Only those without glamour can withstand the succubus's wicked enticements. So now Gossamyr de Wintershinn, half faery, half mortal, vows to use her wits, fighting ability and hint of glamour to face the Red Lady in her Paris lair.

But this is Gossamyr's first trip to the war-ravaged mortal realm, and it seduces with its own enchantments. With her new traveling companion — a soul shepherd with more than one secret — Gossamyr takes the first steps to save her people. Yet as she strives to defeat the Red Lady, she discovers that incredible power can be found in the truth — and in learning true names. And a danger, as well...


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Berkley Pub Group
July 5, 2005
ISBN: 0425203964
352 pages
Paperback

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HEART CHOICE

by Robin D. Owens

Tracker Straif Blackthorn has returned to Druida City after his last rescue mission, intending to repair his home and resume the noble duties he abandoned at seventeen, when he lost his family to disease. He's futilely searched Celta for a cure.

But he may be too late! A secret enemy is ready to claim his title, his lands, and destroy the woman he loves.

As an interior designer Mitchella Clover dreamt of someone saying "no expense spared." Unfortunately it's a wildly attractive GreatLord who offers her the chance of a lifetime—to restore an ancient showplace. She knows she can never give Straif what he truly wants, but can she resist him?

The job isn't easy. Both the sentient Residence and Straif's new snobbish Fam cat have remodeling ideas, and Mitchella's ward instantly dislikes Straif.


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Berkley Pub Group
September 6, 2005
ISBN: 0425206912
272 pages
Trade Size

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CHARMED AND DANGEROUS

by Candace Havens

 

When Bronwyn turned twenty she took the oath to protect, and for the last five years she's kept that promise, working as a kind of one-witch secret service to the British Prime Minister. Her arsenal includes a combination of potions, spells, explosions, mind-reading tricks, and general butt-kicking skills. But Bronwyn has a soft side, too—especially when it comes to Dr. Sam, the favorite physician of her new hometown, Sweet, Texas. He's smart, funny, adorable, everything she could want in a man. Except he's also a warlock—a big no-no in Bronwyn's book of dating. Being a witch is definitely getting in the way of her sex life. If zapping evil jerks is easy, why is finding a boyfriend so hard?


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Changeling Press
November 10, 2005
ISBN: 1595962607
e-Book


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THE MAGIC TOUCH

by Julia Talbot

Trinity Broussard doesn't believe in magic. Not one little bit, a fact her family finds amazing considering that magic is their livelihood. That lifestyle teeters on the brink of extinction if Trinity doesn't get with the magical program in time for her next birthday. Desperate,Trinity's aunt Lorelei makes a last ditch effort to rev up Trinity's magical sensitivity. She calls in an expert.

Nicholas Deveraux is a man with a mission, summoned by Lorelei to do her bidding. He's willing, as long as he gets his payoff in the end, and he sets about making magic real for Trinity, any way he has to. Trinity thinks Nicholas is an arrogant jerk. Nicholas thinks Trinity is an intriguing mix of magical talent and independence. Both of them feel the attraction between them, but neither of them counts on falling for the other, or on how their lives will change when Trinity begins to believe.


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Venus Press
November 3, 2005
ISBN: 1598362178
e-Book

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THE DRAGON LAIRD

by Deborah Lynne

An Evil Sorcerer has cracked the hidden gate to the Dragon Lair deep underground, aiming to force Rhiannon from her hiding place. He seeks revenge before the Power of Two forever destroys his plans.

Lady Rhiannon is placed on a dangerous path, for evil draws near. She must bind with a Warrior, marked with the flame of the dragon, only to find him an enemy of her clan.

Laird Dylan is as a shadow in his own keep. Dark forces branded him at birth with a dragon's head mark, shackling him to a cursed life. He is a target of superstition, chained to loneliness, and every evil laid at his door. Now dragons lay havoc to his land. It's left for him alone to seek them out, yet in their midst he finds love more powerful than dragons and sorcerers. Together they have a chance to defeat them all.


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Wings Press
October 12, 2005
ISBN: 1590884558
441 pages
e-Book

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THE WIZARD'S WIFE

by Becky Gauger

Marela's travel group has mysteriously vanished in the forest. Alone and afraid, she stumbles upon an isolated cliff top keep, the home of the wizard AErin. Over the snowy, winter months Marela learns that magic makes more sense than she thought and there's more to AErin than meets the eye.

By the time spring arrives AErin and Marela have wed and she joins him on his yearly jaunt throughout the kingdom, but what happened to her travel group? Even AErin doesn't have the answer. But soon, distractions, like a Roc falling out of the sky, and a dragon that needs slaying, divert them from their search for answers, until Marela is kidnapped.

Who would want to kidnap the wizard's wife? And why does the kidnapping seem to have more to do with Marela herself than with the wizard?

What secret does Marela hold? And what does it have to do with being abandoned in the forest? And why is suddenly everybody involved?


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Liquid Silver Books
August 16, 2004
ISBN: 1595780289
e-Book

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OUT OF THE BROOM CLOSET

by Cyndi Redding

 

High Priestess Michele Ericksen won't harm others with spells—even if it's the only way to save herself from a stalker wielding black magic.

Ex-NFL player Vic Matthews didn't believe in magic until late in the game. Once he understands the power at Michele's fingertips, he must convince her to use everything in her arsenal to save herself.

He'll lose Michele, his ultimate lover, if he can't persuade her that self-defense won't compromise her Wiccan principles. It's time to come OUT OF THE BROOM CLOSET, and come out fighting.


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Love Spell
August 30, 2005
ISBN: 0505526182
320 pages
Paperback

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ENDANGERED BY MAGIC

by Gloria Harchar

 

The strange, musical, magical land of Jubilant will fade without the power of human love. That is why its pixies, Allegro and Largo, continually strive to make the necessary pairings: couples such as the tormented Nolan Monroe and spy Tessa Ballard—an unlikely duo whose swords will kiss before they do. But when Allegro’s rogue of an uncle, Diminish, calls the faeries into his confidence, it is not to make a match. No, there is a new danger, one that threatens England, the whole of Europe and Largo’s fiancée, too! The only solution is to see that true love conquers all. Until then, they are all...ENDANGERED BY MAGIC.


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Draumr Publishing
July 29, 2005
ISBN: 1933157046
332 pages
Hardcover

 

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MOON CHILD

by Simone Maroney

The stars at Hanna's birth predict greatness, but she experiences precious little of it as the only girl growing up at an all male Monastery. Everyone there learns the same skills: how to perform basic magic spells and how to access the Memories, a pictorial historical system embedded into the brains of humans by the Ancients, a now defunct race. Even as she studies the Memories, Hanna wonders what could be so great about accessing them. Yet this ability is more exceptional than Hanna believes; most humans have lost the ability to access the Memories.

Hanna earns exile for her father and herself when she inadvertently reveals that she knows the secret language of the Priests—a crime normally punishable by death. As Hanna and her father embark on their journey over frighteningly unfamiliar land and sea, searching for a safe place to make their new life, she ruefully longs for the security of the Monastery. Facing seasickness and walking distances greater than she has ever imagined, Hanna's doubts grow that she is bound for anything but despair and banishment.

But the stars did speak the Truth. Greatness does await Hanna—if only she can survive being kidnapped, betrayed time and again, and can outrun a flood such as her world has never experienced before.


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Jove
June 1, 2005
ISBN: 051513953X
384 pages
Paperback

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OCEANS OF FIRE

by Christine Feehan

Seven sisters...
and a legacy of magical secrets.

As the third daughter in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with a mystical affinity for water, and possessed a particularly strong bond with dolphins. She spent her entire life studying them, learning from them, and swimming among them in the waters off her hometown of Sea Haven ... Until the day Abby witnessed a cold-blooded murder on shore, and found herself fleeing for her life—right into the arms of Alexsandr Volstov. He's an Interpol agent on the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, a relentless man who gets what he goes after—and the man who broke Abby's heart. But he isn't going to let the only woman he ever loved be placed in harm's way—or slip away from his embrace...

Drake Sisters #3


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Berkley Pub Group
October 4, 2005
ISBN: 042520863X
112 pages
Paperback

 

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MAGIC IN THE WIND

by Christine Feehan

Originally published in the anthology, LOVER BEWARE, 07/03.

New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan presents the story of Sarah, the eldest of the extraordinary—and magical—Drake sisters, now rewritten and expanded, in this very special collector's edition.

"Sarah Drake has come home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name-a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's cliff-top home, and seeks to shelter him there. But Damon has not arrived alone. A killer has tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House. But Sarah has her own secrets, and danger—as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known-is just a whisper away...

Drake Sisters #1

Read Drake Sisters #2 in The Twilight Before Christmas


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Del Rey
June 1, 2005
ISBN: 0345476891
352 pages
Hardcover

 

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STOLEN MAGIC

by M.J. Putney

Heir to an ancient title, Simon Malmain, the Earl of Falconer, is well known among the Guardians, humans with magical powers derived from nature. Well known, but not always well loved . . . for those who enforce the law are rarely embraced by those whom they protect—and this is equally true whether the law is magical or mundane.

A routine mission to confront a rogue Guardian who has misused his powers turns disastrous when Simon's quarry, Lord Drayton, captures his pursuer in a transformation spell that can only be released by Drayton—or death. Aid arrives in the form of Meg, a fey young woman who first traps Simon, then frees him.

As they flee together, Simon recognizes that Meg is also a victim of Drayton's evil enchantments, and he restores her nature and innate magic. Though her memory is still clouded, she is freed at last from a shadowy world of fear and lost identity. She agrees to help Simon bring down Drayton.

The need for each other's magic binds them together—and releases the more ancient magic of passion. But desire cannot be satisfied until the rogue mage is stopped. For Drayton has a diabolical plan that will profoundly alter the course of Britain's future. Even the combined power of Simon and Meg may not be enough to stave off catastrophe. Only a desperate act of love may win back the future—or destroy all they hold dear.


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Spectra
May 31, 2005
ISBN: 0553587080
528 pages
Paperback
 

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HAUNTED

 

by Kelley Armstrong

 

Eve Levine made a bargain with Fate, and now she's come to collect, sending Eve off on a quest to retrieve the soul of an escaped demi-demon.  Playing ghost world bounty hunter isn't exactly what Eve had in mind for an afterlife career, but a deal is a deal.  Eve never breaks a promise...even when the cost of repaying that debt turns out to be more than this ghost can afford.

 

 


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Hard Shell Word Factory
May 30, 2005
ISBN: 0759941645
e-Book

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A TENDER MAGIC

by Linda Madl

The Heiress...Out of necessity Leandra of Lyonesse knows more about archery than the fine art of pleasing a man. She paces the castle's battlements with an archer's bow clutched in her delicate hands. Constantly threatened by brigands, she has accepted the proposal of a powerful, older earl who can protect her homeland. But, she is woefully ignorant of the ways of men and women. Fearing this marriage might fail without help, she does the only thing she knows to do... she secretly seeks the help of a potent potion of love. The Knight... Handsome Sir Garrett Bernay values honor above all. He is enraged that, instead of fighting beside the king, he must escort Lady Leandra to wed his liege lord. His disposition does not improve when the lady and her archers mistakeningly fire on his ship. Nor is he pleased that the lady's eyes flash with emerald fire and her skin is as smooth as ivory. She belongs to another. But he is strong. He's certain no power on earth can make him steal even one tender kiss. The Love Potion... It was meant to inspire selfless love and seal a marriage. But the mists of fate swirl around Lady Leandra and Sir Garrett. Now the elixir, brewed to bind two hearts forever, sweeps a knight and lady toward a rendezvous with desire...and to a destiny decreed by an irresistible love.


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Ballantine Books
May 20, 2005
ISBN: 0345481259
320 pages
Paperback

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ENCHANTED, INC.
by Shanna Swendson

ENCHANTED, INC is a magical story featuring Katie Chandler, a 20something, small-town Texas girl, who finds that being average in New York City is anything but. Katie loves the energy of Manhattan, and if she finds some of the people odd, well, that's New York, right? Where else would you see a person on the subway wearing fairy wings?

Katie is still adjusting to life in the big city while working a for a nightmare boss when she gets a fantastic offer to work for a mysterious company, MSI, Inc. Through her new job and the magical folk she meets, Katie comes to find out she isn't quite as average as she thought; and the fairy tale life she has longed for begins to come true in surprising ways.

What Katie doesn't realize is how rare and important being ordinary can be. In fact, it is her ordinary characteristics that make her the perfect secret weapon for MSI, Inc. Now she has magicians and fairies meddling in her attempted romances, a secret life she needs to keep hidden from her non-magical friends, not to mention that dangerous pull she feels for Owen, an attractive but shy wizard who might be the most powerful magic man since Merlin.



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Ace Books
March 5, 2005
ISBN: 0441012469
448 pages
Hardcover

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MYSTIC RIDER

by Sharon Shinn

 

In the land of Gillengaria, ill feeling toward magic and those who use it rises to a dangerous level. The king dispatches the Mystic woman Senneth on a journey to see first-hand how dire the situation is. Accompanying her are Shapeshifters and Riders-unlikely allies who will enter a land under the sway of a fanatical cult that would purge Gillengaria of all magic users.

They will face death-and worse. And they will come to realize that their only hope of survival lies in standing together, Mystic and Rider, side by side.

 


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Loose ID
December 7, 2004
ISBN: 1596320567
e-Book

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SILVER FIRE

by Jeanne Barrack

Mirelle Hartman has split with her two-timing boyfriend. Instead of the brave knight, he turns out to be the croaking frog. The only place her fairy tale hero seems to be is in her dreams. Enter "Prince Charming" - Jareth setMorath, Royal Mage from the magical world of Hearthome. Jareth is handsome, virile, commanding. But he is also dying. What Mirelle doesn't know is that, is that she's actually a treasured Princess of Hearthome. On Hearthome, "lanbeth" -- a powerful rainbow dust that enhances and increases magic -- is created when a princess and a royal mage mate. Since, there are few princesses left, lanbeth is a rare commodity, and as such Mirelle is highly valued. Especially by Jareth, for she is his soulmate. And he must make love with her to go on living.


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