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The Lady Of The Storm by Kathryne Kennedy

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Also by Kathryne Kennedy:

Shaman's Seduction, October 2018
e-Book
Enchanting the Beast, April 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
Everlasting Enchantment, December 2013
Paperback / e-Book
The Lord Of Illusion, February 2012
Paperback / e-Book
The Lady Of The Storm, August 2011
Paperback
Beneath The Thirteen Moons, December 2010
Mass Market Paperback
The Fire Lord's Lover, July 2010
Mass Market Paperback
My Unfair Lady, December 2009
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Enchanting the Beast, May 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Double Enchantment, September 2008
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Enchanting the Lady, January 2008
Mass Market Paperback

The Lady Of The Storm
Kathryne Kennedy

Storm lord?s daughter Cecily Sutton?s powers over sea and sky have put her life at risk. Giles Beaumont is reluctant to protect her, until he falls under her enchanting spell...

Elven Lords #2
Sourcebooks Casablanca
August 2011
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Featuring: Cecily Sutton; Giles Beaumont
384 pages
ISBN: 1402236530
EAN: 9781402236532
Paperback
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Paranormal Romance

There’s a thin line between duty and desire…

Giles Beaumont is stuck in a role he never wanted, trying to safeguard a woman of incendiary powers who doesn’t think she needs a protector.

Cecily Sutton has no idea of the enormity of her true task and no inkling of the effect she’s having on Giles. But somewhere along their perilous journey together, they’ll have no choice but to uncover the deep, dark connection that binds them one to the other…

Lose yourself in renowned author Kathryne Kennedy’s gorgeous love story set in a lush world made of equal parts wonder and danger.

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103 comments posted.

Re: The Lady Of The Storm

Some of the best stories that I have read are those that are visually engaging. They are not necessarily littered with descriptions and details but use subtle trigger words that are enough for the reader. When I read a story it's a bit of reading and a tad of my own imagination. I like being able to "see" a story which makes the reading experience so enjoyable. You got me curious about a magical mountain now :)
(Na S 2:26am August 4, 2011)

I think the conclusion you came to is definitely correct: each writer has her own method of thinking, writing, envisioning the story. There are probably as many different ways as there are writers. I for one am glad about that; I like a little variety in my books. Sometimes after finishing a book, I realize that I can't remember a physical description of anything in the book, and on checking back, rereading the book, I find that the author hasn't really given any and I don't really mind. Whenever I have to do any writing at all, I'm like you; I need absolute concentration and quiet. I'd love to read your book since I haven't read any of yours yet.
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Sigrun Schulz 5:10am August 4, 2011)

Thank you for the insight. I like the idea of picturing you in the moment of a particular scene.
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Mary Preston 6:19am August 4, 2011)

I see pictures when I read and sometimes I "see" a character differently
than the author. Is that weird? I sometimes think of the book being made
into a movie and who I would pick to play the part.
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Lisa Garrett 6:56am August 4, 2011)

For me, a good story sucks me into the story where I am completely immersed in the story going on and I guess that's what a good picture does too.
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Maureen Emmons 6:57am August 4, 2011)

I love it when the writer is able to mentally transport me to the scene and make me feel I am actually there. Such talent!
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Karen Gervasi 7:01am August 4, 2011)

I like to immerse myself in a story so that when it ends it is like coming back to
reality--a form of meditation, I guess. I come out fully relaxed . Later I can
visualize the surroundings of the story if they are written well.
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Sandra Spilecki 9:19am August 4, 2011)

I enjoy your style of writing and feel that you do paint pitures with your word and I fell as if I'm there, I can't wait to read your new book.
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Vickie Hightower 9:58am August 4, 2011)

Its always interesting to hear how people write.
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Pam Howell 9:59am August 4, 2011)

I love to read different genres...each writer has their own distinct flare of communicating to the reader. Reading books keep me sane. The writer takes me away to another dimension/world...their words help me visualize the scene, and sometimes I feel that I am right there in the story.
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Beverly Beltz 10:08am August 4, 2011)

um - this is a differnt Pam Howell - but I also think its interesting to hear how a writer creates :)
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Pamela Faye Howell 10:09am August 4, 2011)

Magic and legend have always been the foundations of the imagination, and it is best when it is put into a book for all to read.
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Anthonia Sharp 10:21am August 4, 2011)

When the book that I am reading takes me into it, that I can picture what is going on, that is the kind of book I enjoy, totally immersed in it.
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Jean Patton 10:52am August 4, 2011)

Great post, very interesting.
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Wilma Frana 11:33am August 4, 2011)

Hi Na S! What happens in the mountain is actually very important to the plot. Hope you get to 'see' my magical world. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:52am August 4, 2011)

HI Sigrun Schulz! Glad to meet a new reader! I agree, your own imagination makes the book come alive for you, and makes it a personal experience. Best wishes with your writing!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:55am August 4, 2011)

My pleasure, Mary Preston. Glad you enjoyed the post!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:55am August 4, 2011)

Hi Lisa Garrett. No, I don't think it's weird at all, I think the author did her job. You will see your own version of the story and characters, and that's what makes reading so special.
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:57am August 4, 2011)

HI Maureen Emmons. That's my definition of a good book as well. Doesn't matter what it's about, but if the author can suck me in, can make me forget my own problems for a time, I'm a loyal reader.
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:58am August 4, 2011)

Hi Karen Gervasi! I hope I can manage to do that for you. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:59am August 4, 2011)

That's a great way of putting it, Sandra Spilecki. Thank you for sharing!
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:00pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Vickie Hightower! Lovely to hear!!
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:01pm August 4, 2011)

Glad you found it interesting, Pam Howell!
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:02pm August 4, 2011)

Let me start out by saying that I am absolutely in love with the cover of your book!! The artwork is over the top. It doesn't look hastily thrown together. As for your writing style, I don't know much about writing per se, but I would say that it sounds more "old school." Yours are the type of books I gravitate towards, because I know that when I read them, I will automatically connect with the characters, and feel as if I'm actually living the story - not just reading the words. That's what a good author does. An "old school" author writes, and the story flows from the heart. I connected with your style, as well as the excerpt, and can't wait to read the book!! Congratulations!!
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Peggy Roberson 12:02pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Beverly Beltz. I loved your comment about keeping sane. I often feel the same way. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:03pm August 4, 2011)

Hi different Pam Howell. :} Good to hear!
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:03pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Anthonia Sharp. Magic & legend are my passions. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:04pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Jean Patton. I try very hard to do that, especially with fantasy, since I have to make a world of magic somehow believable. I hope I manage to do that with you. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:06pm August 4, 2011)

Thanks much, Wilma Frana!
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:06pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Peggy Roberson! What a pleasure to read your comment. I haven't thought of my writing as old school, but perhaps you're right. Not much training here, just a passion for telling a story. Or living it, I guess. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 12:10pm August 4, 2011)

I am not sure I wold be very good at writing....but I sure do love to read what someone else writes....Reading is my stress reliever..my relaxation...I love it..Thank you for writing!!!
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Leisa Prater 12:15pm August 4, 2011)

GREAT POST..I AM IN IT TO WIN YOUR BOOKS!
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Silvana Moscato 12:31pm August 4, 2011)

Your books always seem to unfold in my mind like a movie.. Thanks for writing -- I know it's hard work!
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Cate Sparks 12:59pm August 4, 2011)

I have a running film in my head when I read created by the author and I as we create the story together. I love that feeling!
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Renee Brown 1:20pm August 4, 2011)

I always think it amazing that someone can create an entire world inside there head. Thanks for sharing!
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Tammy Sommervold 1:32pm August 4, 2011)

My pleasure, Leisa Prater. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 1:32pm August 4, 2011)

LOL, Silvana Moscato! Good to know. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 1:34pm August 4, 2011)

What a lovely compliment, Cate Sparks. Thank you kindly.
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Kathryne Kennedy 1:34pm August 4, 2011)

Me too, Renee Brown. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 1:35pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Tammy Sommervold! So very glad to.
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Kathryne Kennedy 1:35pm August 4, 2011)

I love a story that I "see". This makes it very memoriable to me. I have noticed that what I see visually isn't always what someone else "sees" and it is so much fun to compare those pictures.
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Cindy Olp 1:49pm August 4, 2011)

Great post and exactly what I love with books I love being
able to see myself there wherever it may it be. its important
at least to me to connect not just with the characters but
their world as well.
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Donna Newman 2:13pm August 4, 2011)

I cannot imagine having the discipline to write during commercials or while my children are involved in a sports activity.

Love your description of the horse ride, been there, done that, and you have brought back some enjoyable memories
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Ellen ONeill 2:35pm August 4, 2011)

It is always so interesting to read a book that engages my "inner eye". I love a book that makes me picture part of the story for myself. I think that any author that can make me do that is truely talented.
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Denise Boyd 2:47pm August 4, 2011)

I always like to read books that I can picture the characters and settings in my mind---and tbe transported to a different place that where I am.
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Sue Farrell 2:55pm August 4, 2011)

I love to be able to see a place in my mind. I love descriptions that can suck me into the book like I'm standing against a wall or looking from a short distance watching it happen. I love authors who can help me really step inside the book.
Thank you. :)
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Patti Paonessa 3:39pm August 4, 2011)

I love when a book comes to life for me... If I can picture everything in my head as I read, then I know that the author has done a wonderful job on making the book come to life for me the reader...
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Colleen Conklin 3:43pm August 4, 2011)

I love a book that's descriptive and I can picture the place and people. I feel as if I'm right there in the story with all the characters.
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Ntzee Thao 3:51pm August 4, 2011)

The human mind is yet still at great mystery and I as many others see characters in books as we choose too, I would believe. When I read a book and feel as though I am standing with the characters, then that book is a 5 star........sounds great!
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Joanne Bozik 4:09pm August 4, 2011)

That's so true, Cindy Olp! Thank you for sharing!
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:10pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Donna Newman. Thank you so much!
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:11pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Ellen ONeill. Glad I could do that. There's something special about the sound of a leather saddle.
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:12pm August 4, 2011)

I hope I can manage to do so, Denise Boyd. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:13pm August 4, 2011)

Me too, Sue Farrell.
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:14pm August 4, 2011)

A truly good book is one that draws you into the story. I love a book that I feel like I am actually watching the scenes instead of reading them. I love your style of writing.
(
Kris Bowers 4:14pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Patti Paonessa! I feel the same way.
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:15pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Colleen Conklin! I seem to have struck a common chord with many readers here. Thank you for commenting!
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:16pm August 4, 2011)

That's the magic for me too, Ntzee Thao!
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:16pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Joanne Bozik! My sentiments exactly. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:18pm August 4, 2011)

Thank you, Kris Bowers. Very, very kind of you.
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Kathryne Kennedy 4:19pm August 4, 2011)

Great post and I can't wait to read one of your books.
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Mary Worley 5:00pm August 4, 2011)

Don't enter me but just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed both books in the Elven series and am looking forward to the next one!!
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Jeanne Sheats 5:00pm August 4, 2011)

Wow, this is a new to me author! Would love the chance to win and read her work! Cover and blurb look and sound amazing!
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Annie Tegelan 5:19pm August 4, 2011)

I really enjoy reading your books because they are different! I can't wait to read this one.
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Gail Hurt 5:30pm August 4, 2011)

I always love your covers.
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Patricia Kasner 7:43pm August 4, 2011)

i had to add to wish list it looks like a great read!!!
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Jennifer Beck 7:48pm August 4, 2011)

Your book sounds good. I don't think i ever read any of your
books yet
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Lynn Lanzon 8:05pm August 4, 2011)

This looks like my kind of "read". Reading your thoughts on picturing yourself in the scene before you write it makes perfect sense. You manage to capture your surroundings so well. I can't wait to read your latest book.
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Angela Bartlett 8:25pm August 4, 2011)

You paint scenes with words, too. I like how you included all the senses in your vision of the magical mountain.
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Alyson Widen 8:38pm August 4, 2011)

I am so excited to dive on into this book. I tend to be biased
on my authors and novels, but something about this work grabs
me and won't let go! (Not sure what's up with the comment
above mine, though!;) )
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Angela Thomas 9:25pm August 4, 2011)

The excerpt is great. :) Sounds super descriptive and interesting too. :0 Good luck with your book. :)
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May Pau 9:54pm August 4, 2011)

One of the reasons I love your books so much is because they are so descriptive without being TOO detailed. It's easy to follow and get lost in the magic without being bored silly with descriptions about each blade of grass and such. I also love how much you care about your readers and are always helping us to learn about your creative process :) Just bought TLoTS and I can't wait to read it!
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Alyssa m 10:20pm August 4, 2011)

Your book looks great!
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Robin Daily 10:29pm August 4, 2011)

I love Jacqueline Carey because she describes her worlds so beautifully. I would love to read The Lady of the Storm. The description is interesting.
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Jennifer Beyer 10:33pm August 4, 2011)

The story paints a picture much the way going to the movie does
for others. In fact I usually have such a firm idea what the
character looks like that if the book goes to the big screen
I'm constantly challenging in my head what he SHOULD look like
with what he DOES look like.
(
Lisa Richards 10:55pm August 4, 2011)

I love reading a good book,where I can go into the book and
not having to think about all the other worries of life.
Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book.
(
Linda Hall 11:07pm August 4, 2011)

Thank you, Mary Worley!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:09pm August 4, 2011)

You're one of my favorite readers, Jeanne Sheats! Such a loyal follower. :}
(
Kathryne Kennedy 11:10pm August 4, 2011)

WOW
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Deb Pelletier 11:10pm August 4, 2011)

Great to hear, Annie Tegelan!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:10pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Gail Hurt! So great to hear from another reader of mine! Thanks so much!
(
Kathryne Kennedy 11:11pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Patricia Kasner! I have to say, this one is my very favorite. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:12pm August 4, 2011)

Thank you for the kind comment, Jennifer Beck!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:13pm August 4, 2011)

Then I'm glad we met, Lynn Lanzon. :}
(
Kathryne Kennedy 11:14pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Angela Bartlett! Loved reading your kind words!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:15pm August 4, 2011)

Very kind, Alyson Widen.
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:16pm August 4, 2011)

I'm grateful it grabbed you, Angela Thomas! I hope the book does the same. :}
(
Kathryne Kennedy 11:17pm August 4, 2011)

Thank you so much, May Pau!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:18pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Alyssa m! So glad to hear I strike the right balance for you! Great to hear you picked up The Lady of The Storm, and I'm hoping you want a Giles for yourself. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:20pm August 4, 2011)

Thanks much, Robin Daily!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:21pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Jennifer Beyer! She's one of my favorite authors, and for one of the same reasons! I'm reading Namah's Kiss right now, and loving it, of course. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:24pm August 4, 2011)

Me too, Lisa Richards! I can never match the vision in my head with the casting. I think it's because whatever I imagine is always better. ;}
(
Kathryne Kennedy 11:25pm August 4, 2011)

Your covers are very unusual. Electric even. Sounds like a good read!
(
MaryAnne Banks 11:27pm August 4, 2011)

Hi Linda Hall! Reading has always been an escape for me, as well.
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:28pm August 4, 2011)

Short & sweet, Deb Pelletier. :}
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:29pm August 4, 2011)

Hi MaryAnne Banks! Thank you for commenting!
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Kathryne Kennedy 11:31pm August 4, 2011)

Yes, writers paint pictures with words. I travel about a half an hour each way to work and I used to enjoy audio books as I drive. The vivid pictures that some authors produced vere so vivid that I was distracted in my driving. I now have to limit myself to reading books in a nice comfy chair.
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Kathleen Yohanna 4:41am August 5, 2011)

You must be a visual as I am. I think in pictures. In the fantasy
romance genre you write it's important to get the same visual you do.
Your words do paint a picture for us. You are a word painter, I paint
with pigments and beads. Your words have a texture just as mine does,
just in a different way. Thanks for sharing your talent with us :-)
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Lenna Hendershott 4:00pm August 5, 2011)

Thanks for the giveaway. Your book sounds very interesting and I would love to read it.
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Kara Lepard 12:45pm August 6, 2011)

i love your work - and i just picked up another book by you - somehting lover :)
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Pamela Faye Howell 4:30pm August 6, 2011)

A picture is worth a thousand words, a few
words can paint a picture. That is talent, the
ability to captivate the reader and transport
them, giving life to people, places, dialogue, and
actions. I love that journey.
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Carla Carlson 12:05pm August 7, 2011)

A very wonderful insight you have given. You have painted a picture for sure with the you have written this. Your books sounds great. A have to read for sure.
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Diane Castiglione 1:26pm August 7, 2011)

I find I can get lost in your books. The right amount of description and the interesting characters. I love a book that takes me away from my surroundings. Can't wait to read this one!
(
Constance Biller 4:42pm August 7, 2011)

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