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Tales From The Treasure Trove 1
Jewels Of The Quill
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BOOK SYNOPSIS
TWELVE DISTINCTIVE AUTHORS offer new, short, exciting Tales from the Treasure Trove--each featuring a sparkling jewel!

TWELVE COMPELLING CHARACTERS discover romance, magic, suspense, second chances, true love, and the supernatural.

TWELVE ENTERTAINING SITUATIONS feature reincarnated lovers, thieves, vampires, angels, musicians and blind dates, mysterious jewels, masks, worlds...and even dragons!

BOOK EXCERPTS
THE BEST KIND OF OPALS by Alice Blue western romance
The Bayer folks have sent their three sons to Utah in search of a rare, precious gem--the opal. As soon as they step off the train and find themselves in an unexpected fist-fight, Luke Bayer realizes that Ma and Pop have something sneaky up their marriage-minded sleeves. The only opals in sight are of the warm-bodied persuasion: Opal Louise Ness, Deena Sue Opalla and Melinda Opal Cooke. The Bayer boys' are about to discover which opals are the kind worth pursuing.

-DIAMOND MAGEE by Sherry Derr-Wille over-the-hill romance
Diamond Magee, Di to her friends, has returned to Minter after 30 years. Kate is more than willing to set Di up with her brother-in-law, Mel, on a blind date. When Di takes over Mel's Christmas shop to be run year-round, the fur flies.

-SEX WITH THE MAN IN THE MOON by Christine DeSmet romantic suspense
The night is cold and his "family jewels" are hot. During a white-out on Christmas Eve in the remote wilderness of northern Wisconsin, young widow Claire Mickelson finds bloodied, frozen Jack Eberhardt dumped in a snow bank near her cabin. Unfortunately she's taken in what appears to be a notorious, murderous jewel thief. And while he thaws out, he asks her to thaw a little toward him. And his jewels.

-EMERALD by Debbie Fritter contemporary romance
Emerald Braun won't settle for the Knight in Shining Armor and white picket fence. As a young songwriter, she wants to have a hit song. The only way to get her lyrics out there is to pick up and move to Nashville. Utah Sheridan has lived in the shadow of his famous father for most of his life. When his band, the Night Ramblers, get an invitation to perform at the Opry little does he know that on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium is a treasure he never wanted, or expected to find.

-GARNET'S LIGHT by Liz Hunter romantic suspense
Heir to a manufacturing fortune, Miriam Hubbard loses her parents in a boating accident and receives a diagnosis of a debilitating illness. A long-time friend talks her into attending a masquerade ball and, in the antique store where she searches for a costume, she finds a stunning garnet. Does it really have magical powers that can cure her disease? And is the charming stranger in town the love of her life, or a con man intent on possessing that magnificent jewel?

-THE TOPAZ LOCKET by Carrie S. Masek paranormal romance
Will Connor, a cynical antiques dealer, buys a stolen locket and discovers the picture of a beautiful woman inside. She haunts his sleep, becoming more vivid with each dream. Driven to meet her in person, he tracks her down only to discover she's hospitalized in a deep coma, the victim of an apparent mugging. Convinced the attack was no random act of violence, Will must hunt down her assailant before he can strike again.

-JADED by Barbara Raffin reincarnation romance
With the help of doomed, eerily familiar lovers from days gone by, Hannah Calder and Jake Griffin learn that scars don’t need to wall a person off from life and that it takes more than wealth to create happiness. This time around, they ignore the nay saying, and the rich man and the waitress take a leap of faith beyond their fears and prove that love can overcome all.

-THE RUBY KISS by Jaye Roycraft contemporary vampire romance
Radio intern Alena Grace would rather spend Halloween with friends, but she has no choice but to participate in the station's annual Halloween scavenger hunt. Even more dismaying is being partnered with "the spook," late night DJ Ray McClay, who's given her chills since her first day on the job with his pale skin, blond hair, and yellow-green eyes. Designated as the "Vampire Team", Alena and Ray battle each other and the elements to be the first to locate all the items on their list of treasure, including the mysterious Ruby Kiss.

-PERIDOT MOON by Julie Skerven futuristic romance

BOOK REVIEWS
4 1/2 Stars! TOP PICK!

"From the enchanting Jewels of the Quill comes a delightful anthology filled with a dozen short romances. From contemporary to western to paranormal, there's something for every reader.

"Barbara Raffin kicks things off with a clever tale of reincarnated love, "Jaded." An offbeat take on the popular vampire theme is presented by Jaye Roycraft in "The Ruby Kiss." A bounty hunter and his boss take center stage in "Peridot Moon," a futuristic tale from Julie Skerven. Fans of mature heroines will enjoy Sherry Derr-Wille's "Diamond Magee." And Carris S. Masek tell "The Topaz Locket," from the perspective of an antiques dealer whose every move is being haunted by a woman in a coma.

"The remaining seven stories--by Christine DeSmet, Karen Wiesner, Debbie Fritter, Alice Blue, Cassie Walder, Liz Hunter and Jane Toombs--are just as fun

"Jewels of the Quill founding member Wiesner did well when she got these fabulous authors together. These dames rock!"

~Karen Sweeney-Justice for Romantic Times BOOKclub


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4 stars! "Twelve stories from twelve talented authors. There are stories with restless spirits reincarnated, suspense, and romance. If you like historical romances, no problem. If you like modern contemporary, it's in here. Want a bit of magic? This book will deliver. No matter what type of romance you prefer, chances are that you will find it within this anthology. As I finished reading I found myself wanting more. So I visited the web site HERE to see if "Vol. II" would be forthcoming. YES! The next volume is due September 2006, exactly one year from the release date of the first volume. I can only hope that this will be an annual collection with many years of releases. Many, if not all, of the authors have several novels already in print. So do not think you will be reading second rate stories. For example, I, personally, have several books (Gothic Romances) on my shelf by author Jane Toombs. So my advice is to get Volume One quickly. It may become a Collector's Item someday." ~Detra Fitch for Huntress Reviews http://www.huntressreviews.com/especial.htm


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These talented authors have managed to compile a collection of contemporary, paranormal, suspense, western, and futuristic tales that all have one thing in common, romance. Whether down the road, on an unknown planet, or in the past; these stories come to life with characters that have a love to find. The use of jewels as an additional element to differentiate each story and yet provide a consistent theme for the complete anthology was exceptional. It was an added lure to an already outstanding read to see how each author would incorporate her "jewel". Tales from the Treasure Trove: Jewels of the Quill Anthology Volume 1 is not to be missed and has this reviewer anticipating the next offering from the dames from Jewels of the Quill. Reviewed by: Amanda 5 Angels


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"Like a box of chocolates, this wonderful anthology offers many different and tasty treats. No matter what type of romance you like, you'll find it here. Each story is captivating and well written, bringing you deep into their characters' lives. This group of talented writers has created a treasure filled with magic, love, and happy-ever-afters. Don't miss adding this impressive lineup to your reading list."

Susan Biliter EcataRomance Reviews www.ecataromance.com 4 Stars


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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 1593743726
ISBN(13-digit): 9781593743727
Copyright: 2009
Book Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 356
Paper Weight (lb): 15.0



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