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Below the fold, the latest offerings from Book View Cafe: novels from Judith Tarr and Patricia Rice, plus a romance sampler edited by Pati Nagle.
His Majesty’s Elephant, by Judith Tarr
Once upon a time, the Caliph of Baghdad sends the Emperor Charlemagne a wonderful gift: an elephant named Abul Abbas. That gift brings great magic into the royal court, and a great betrayal. With the help of a stableboy who is more than he seems, and the Elephant himself, the Emperor’s daughter Rowan must learn to master that magic and save her father’s life.
The Passionate Cafe II, ed. Pati Nagle
‘Tis the season of romance . . .
Book View Café’s masters of romance offer a new selection of delectable tidbits to tantalize your taste for passion. Lovingly gathered into one convenient ebook, this array of samples from current romance and romantic novels by award-winning and bestselling writers is like a box of bon-bons. A sweet Regency delight, something dark and rich, a touch of the fantastic — which will you taste first?
Since the release of volume one of The Passionate Café in 2010, BVC’s ranks of romance authors have grown. Ever-popular veterans Patricia Rice, Madeleine Robins, and Jennifer Stevenson are joined by the new faces of Sherwood Smith, Patricia Burroughs, Kelly McClymer, Deborah J. Ross, and Julianne Lee.
Trouble with Air and Magic, by Patricia Rice
Dorothea Franklin’s life is sliding toward disaster just as surely as her house is crumbling into the Pacific. Her unusual talent for feng shui can’t bring harmony to her invalid father or prevent her brother from dying in an experimental helicopter crash. Or has he?
She turns to computer genius Conan Oswin, whose brother also reportedly died that day. When Dorothea informs Conan that she didn’t feel the vibrations of her brother’s death, he wants to dismiss her illogic… but his instinct for trouble is already on full alert. His attraction to her is almost as distracting as her nonsense about chi and harmony — nonsense that plants doubts about the deadly crash. If only she would quit twisting his head with temptation, he might be able to save their brothers and her life.
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