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Kay Hooper - The Wizard of Seattle

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22. The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper (1995)
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 24 November 2008
Finished: 30 November 2008
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 12 October 2008
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Kay Hooper is a new author for me

For my #9 challenge (Title With Place in it), I read The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper. When Richard Merlin first sets eyes on Serena Smyth - the bedraggled sixteen-year-old runaway who shows up on his doorstep one stormy night - he can sense the barely restrained power within her. Guided by pure instinct, Serena has come over three hundred miles in order to find a Master Wizard to teach her a forbidden art. For Serena's sake, Richard will teach her his art, despite a taboo so ancient that the reasons for its existence are all but forgotten.

Nine years later, Richard never expects to risk all that he has and all that he is in order to save Serena, and in th…

Valerie Parv - The Princess and the Masked Man

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21. The Princess and the Masked Man by Valerie Parv (2003)
The Carramer Trust Series Book 2
Length: 192 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Started: 16 November 2008
Finished: 24 November 2008
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 12 October 2008
Why do I have it? I like contemporary romance and Valerie Parv is a new author for me

Giselle de Marginy is a very headstrong princess, bound and determined to get what she wants: a chance to become Keeper of the Castle of Carramer. However, according to the country's charter, she only stands a chance if she marries. Bryce Laws has recently arrived at the castle to take up the job of Royal Park Ranger with his lovely daughter Amanda. The widowed father takes this chance to attempt to heal both their hearts after the death of his wife Yvette two years before.

Giselle endears herself to the grieving family by showing an interest in Amanda's drawing. What starts out as simple interest turns ou…

Shannon Drake - The Awakening

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20. The Awakening by Shannon Drake (2003)
The Alliance Vampires Series Book 5
Length: 384 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 8 November 2008
Finished: 15 November 2008
Where did it come from? From Walmart
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 January 2008
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Shannon Drake is a new author for me.


For my #8 challenge (Spooky Story), I read The Awakening by Shannon Drake. In an attempt to save their failing marriage, New Orleans musicians Megan Merrill and Finn Douglas have come to Megan's hometown - Salem, Massachusetts to play a weeklong series of concerts, culminating on All Hallow's Eve. From the moment they arrive in Salem, however, Finn begins to change; loving and attentive one moment, cold and ruthless the next. The locals - even Megan's own relatives - regard him with distrust bordering on hatred.

As the time of the full moon draws nearer, Megan has terrifyingly real nightmares which make her begin to doubt her sanit…

Ana Seymour - Moonrise

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19. Moonrise by Ana Seymour (1995)
The Harlequin Historical Series Book 290
Length: 296 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started: 4 November 2008
Finished: 8 November 2008
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 12 October 2008
Why do I have it? I like historical romance and Ana Seymour is a new author for me


For my #6 challenge (Author 'S' for September), I read Moonrise by Ana Seymour. In the time of Charles II, Mistress Sarah Fairfax is playing a dangerous game; she has become a highwayman sworn to fight back against the injustices of the king - injustices that caused her Puritan father to give his life in the war, and left her to raise her younger brother alone. She faces off against Lord Anthony Rutledge - a man bound to deliver king's justice to the mysterious thief who targeted wealthy lords. Anthony Rutledge knew he would soon catch the striking highwayman who prowled the king's highway at night, and he was not above…

Joanna Wayne - Mystic Isle

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18. Mystic Isle by Joanna Wayne (2002)
The Harlequin Intrigue Series Book 675
The Hidden Passions Series Book 2
Length: 251 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 28 October 2008
Finished: 3 November 2008
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 12 October 2008
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Joanna Wayne is a new author for me

Kathryn Morland receives a desperate phone call that sends her running from Dallas to New Orleans in search of her sister Lisa. Lisa Morland has mysteriously disappeared before she is to inherit twelve million dollars on her 25th birthday. Kathryn's search leads her to Mystic Isle, a holistic healing store run by Roark Lansing, an enigmatic follower of cult leader Devlin Tishe and his wife, Veretha.

The stakes are raised when the body of another follower of Devlin's is pulled from the river. Now, Kathryn must watch her step as she's drawn deeper into a dark realm of magic and spiri…