Title: Written in the Stars
Genre: Erotic Adult Paranormal Romance
Release: August 12, 2013
Availability: Kindle on Amazon, Nook on Barnes and Nobles
Chased by evil, two women discover their own magic to fight a villain’s curse on the Posey rings that draw them to the men they are destined to love…
In 1601, Lady Elizabeth York’s star-shaped birthmark proclaims her a child of magic.
When she arrives at Dunham Castle to marry Carlyle, heir to the Duke of Lennox, she finds enchantment in the eyes and touch of Will Grey, the Duke’s bastard son. Bewitched by Elizabeth, Will defies all for their love, and his jilted half-brother places a curse on them both.
Searching for a treasure ship sunk long ago, present-day marine archeologist Cordelia Ward is pursued romantically by both salvager Innis Foley and treasure hunter Morgan Murphy. She is haunted by a
murderous nightmare where one man is the killer and the other the victim.
But which man is her enemy – which one her soul mate?
Can a journal that belonged to her ancestress, Lady Elizabeth York show her the answers… in time to save her true love?
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review by Entangled Publishing.
To me book covers is what first makes me want to read a book and this one screamed for me to grab the book and start reading. Just by looking at this gorgeous cover you can see it tells a tale of two stories at different times that was touched by magic.
I have never read any books of these two authors so when asked to review, I gladly said yes because I am always in the market to find new authors that intrigue my mind. When I started to read this book it began in one time period and flowed towards another as the authors have most likely wanted you to understand what the story is behind the current scenes. I mostly enjoy historical romances and this one not only brought you historical romance but it also had the magical paranormal and of course the danger because there is no such thing as a true historical romance without the danger that you have to overcome. The story also is about believing in love at first sight and the decisions between the characters.
For Lady Elizabeth born in the 1600s, does she follow her honor or what is truly in her heart and risk losing everything for the man she first laid eyes on. She is promised to Carlyle, so both families will build a strong alliance with each other; yet loves Will, who is in charge of the guard. Or for Cordelia, who lives in present day and is born generations later and related to Elizabeth, will she overcome her dilemma on finding out who is trying to steal what is rightfully hers. That is something that you will have to find out when reading!
Sometimes in dual authors you find spots where the story may be missing parts or jumps around but I have to say I did not see any of these issues while reviewing this book and do honestly hope that they co-author again. Authors Patricia Rosemoor and Sherrill Bodine had strong main characters but also did not forget about their secondary characters; which to me is also important in stories because everyone has a part to play. I would highly recommend this book to people to read because it truly is a treasure waiting to be opened!
With 90 novels and more than seven million books in print, Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with “dangerous love” – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, even romantic horror, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.
Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from RT BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she teaches Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing, credit courses at Columbia College Chicago. Three of her Columbia grad students and two students from other venues are now published in novel-length fiction.
SKIN is her first original indie thriller. With 53 Harlequin Intrigues since 1985, she is now writing romantic suspense for Ignite, an imprint of Entangled Publishing.