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Out of this world, J.D. Robb ... [et al.], (overdrive ebook)

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Out of this world
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Out of this world
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J.D. Robb ... [et al.]
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eng
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Collects paranormal and futuristic romantic stories, including a cop caught up in an off-world murder case, an unusual love triangle, a witch's search for the love of one man, and the longing of a telepath for human contact
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Collects paranormal and futuristic romantic stories, including a cop caught up in an off-world murder case, an unusual love triangle, a witch's search for the love of one man, and the longing of a telepath for human contact
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  • Four novellas by the leading ladies of paranormal and science fiction romance open a view into the lives of both familiar beloved characters and new faces. In J. D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) tale, Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a murder-frame plot at a law enforcement seminar held at an off-planet resort owned by her husband. Susan Krinard abandons her usual werewolf and vampire heroes for a space-traveling telepath who works with a princess to uncover an interstellar political plot. Maggie Shayne's unsympathetic immortal is rescued by a bereaved husband and finds redemption and humanity in his arms. In "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," Laurell K. Hamilton's vampire-slaying Anita Blake intensifies her erotic love triangle with a werewolf and a vampire when they rescue her wereleopards from captivity in a nightclub specializing in dominant and submissive sex. While they won't appeal equally to all readers, these tales do reveal the breadth of the genre and offer a delightful opportunity to sample these popular authors. -- Diana Tixier Herald (BookList, 07-01-2001, p1991)
  • Rendezvous Review: This is a collection of short stories. Interlude In Death by J.D. Robb--Lieutenant Eve Dallas hates being in the spotlight even more than going off planet but she has to do both when her captain sends her to a law enforcement conference where she has to teach a seminar. A police legend and her husband's past soon have her forgetting all about the seminar while she tries to catch a killer who wants Roarke to take the blame. Another yummy mystery with the most infamous couple in romantic suspense. Magic Like Heat Across My Skin by Laurell K. Hamilton--Vampire slayer Anita Blake killed the alpha of the wereleopards and now she's responsible for the clan. Not only that but her two lovers, Jean-Claude, vampire extraordinaire, and Richard, the werewolf, are waiting to see who she chooses. Needing their help to free her clan, Anita's first meeting with them in six months puts the rescue on the back burner as the three of them have a showdown that going to change their lives and the lives of those that follow them. Fans have been waiting a long time to see which one Anita chooses and now that the wait is over they won't be disappointed. Ms. Hamilton creates otherworldly beings and sexy romances like none other and Magic Like Heat Across My Skin is pure unadulterated fun and entertainment. Kinsman by Susan Krinard--With the death of his wife and the loss of his telepathic ability, Jonas Kane VelArban returns to his Kinsman looking for answers. Kori Challinor of the royal family is also looking for answers. Her brother's ship has disappeared and she needs the help of a Kinsman. Not just any Kinsman but one who will look beyond his fellow Kinsman and get to the truth. There is a conspiracy going on and Jonas tries not to believe some of his Kinsman are willing to destroy the peace treaty. However, Kori's deception could destroy them both. Romantic fantasy at its best with a wonderful hero. Immortality by Maggie Shayne--Puabi, a Dark Immortal High Witch, decides she's not ready to die and uses all of her strength to escape the burning house. Feeling guilty about the death of his wife and his lack of love for her, Matthew Fairchild rescues Paubi who resembles his wife. But the feelings he has for her in no way resemble what he felt for his wife and he's determined to save Paubi from whoever threatens her. A fascinating tale of redemption and second chances from an author who constantly gives her fans highly charged books filled with the unusual that leaves us riveted to the pages. Readers will be glad to know that each of these immensely talented and prolific authors have books coming out in a few months and we'll be given more choice reading. Darlene Kendall
  • Although this anthology features some of the most popular names in futuristic and paranormal romance, it reads more like a catalogue than a cohesive book. Robb's "Interlude in Death," featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas, kicks off the collection and is the strongest of the four entries. The story's suspense is as well drawn as the romance, and readers won't have to be familiar with Robb's In Death series (Betrayal in Death , etc.) to enjoy this futuristic thriller. In contrast, "Kinsman," Krinard's (Touch of the Wolf ) tale of two telepaths who try to prevent an interspecies war, falls victim to its own exposition and draws to a conclusion that is steamy but familiar. The remaining two stories are more traditionally paranormal. Shayne's "Immortality" features Puabi, a Dark Witch of Sumer who is reincarnated to right an ancient wrong, and Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin" finds Vampire Hunter Anita Blake in an S/M club with her two lovers, a Master Vampire and a werewolf king. As one might imagine of such a setting, the sensuality is dark and intense, but this will be no surprise to fans of Hamilton's Vampire Hunter novels (Obsidian Butterfly , etc.). Each of the works in this anthology is solid and should please current fans, but as a whole, the stories are only loosely connected and would have benefited from a stronger theme to tie them together. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed July 9, 2001) (Publishers Weekly, vol 248, issue 28, p53)
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TEFOD
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808.8385
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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In Death series
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adult
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J.D. Robb ... [et. al.]
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Out of this World
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<b>Featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella and an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novella, this <i>New York Times </i>bestselling anthology of paranormal romance will transport you to a time and a place you've never been before...</b><br>In J. D. Robb's "Interlude in Death," Lieutenant Eve Dallas is forced to forsake duty to take down a rogue ex-cop at an off-planet police conference&#8212;and save the man she loves.<br>In Laurell K. Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," a kidnapping brings vampire hunter Anita Blake and the two men in her life closer than a woman, a vampire, and a werewolf have ever been before.<b><br></b><br>Searching the universe for a missing ship, two telepaths lose themselves in each other&#8212;mind, body, and soul in Susan Krinard's "Kinsman."<br>And in Maggie Shayne's "Immortality," a man pulls a drowning woman out of the sea, a centuries-old witch with one last wish to share with him&#8212;and one last hope.<br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
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<b>Featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella and an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novella, this <i>New York Times </i>bestselling anthology of paranormal romance will transport you to a time and a place you've never been before...</b><br>In J. D. Robb's "Interlude in Death," Lieutenant Eve Dallas is forced to forsake duty to take down a rogue ex-cop at an off-planet police conference&#8212;and save the man she loves.<br>In Laurell K. Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," a kidnapping brings vampire hunter Anita Blake and the two men in her life closer than a woman, a vampire, and a werewolf have ever been before.<b><br></b><br>Searching the universe for a missing ship, two telepaths lose themselves in each other&#8212;mind, body, and soul in Susan Krinard's "Kinsman."<br>And in Maggie Shayne's "Immortality," a man pulls a drowning woman out of the sea, a centuries-old witch with one last wish to share with him&#8212;and one last hope.<br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
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Contents
  • Interlude in death
  • J.D. Robb
  • Kinsman
  • Susan Krinard
  • Immortality
  • Maggie Shayne
  • Magic like heat across my skin
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
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9781101214411
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