Tales From The Treasure Trove: Volume IV(2008)
(A book in the Jewels of the Quill series)
A collection of stories by Christine DeSmet, Carrie S Masek, Nancy Pirri, Jane Toombs, Cassie Walder and C J Winters
The award-winning Jewels Of The Quill anthology collection includes the following romance/paranormal/suspense/horror, and western stories: (1) Woman Cast in Amber (The Amber Chronicles, Book 1) by Janet Lane Walters: The rulers of the kingdom of Rivand are under a curse because an early king refused to give his heart to the Witch of the Woods. Five hundred years later, Hugh Riva, the prince and only child of the current king is given Emme as a body slave. She was found near the Witch's Woods and though young, has the black hair and blue eyes of the witch. (2) Turquoise Twilight (North of Nonesuch Series, Book 3) Jane Toombs: Talissa Hunter takes her dream-of-a-lifetime trip to European vampire country and is disappointed not to meet any "creatures of fantasy" as her friend calls them. In a romantic encounter on the way home, she rescues what she believes is a wounded man. (3) Blood of Amethyst (Woodcutters Grim Series - Classic Tales of Horror Retold, Book 2) by Karen Wiesner: For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless. (4) Petals of a Topaz Jewel by Carrie S. Masek: Beth Collins, a middle-aged widow juggling career, family responsibilities and personal needs, answers a singles' ad, and finds herself on a date with a charming younger man who may just be the Rose Petal Slasher. (5) Sapphire Dreams (Sapphire Palace Series, Book 1) by Nancy Pirri: James Freeman is Bozeman's new Marshal and has plans to close down every brothel in town, including Kate O'Malley's Sapphire Palace. (6) Saurian Bloodstone (The Saurian Series, Book 3) by Cassie Walder: After being repatriated to Sauria, Mina finds herself overwhelmed by simply fitting into her race's homeworld. Everything she's ever wanted is offered to her. But all she wants is Lucian's love. (7) The Tanzanite Return (sequel to "The Tanzanite Curse") by C.J. Winters: In 2016, on their thirtieth birthday, psychic identical twins Tabitha and Tanya Beaufort spot an expensive pair of tanzanite earrings. They recall the fabulous cursed tanzanite once owned by their mother, but mesmerized by the glorious gems, they buy the earrings and have them reset as pendants...Tabitha, however, worries that if she remains quiet, she may be responsible for thousands of deaths. What if her prediction is right? And what if it's wrong? (8) The Moonstone Fire (Men of Moonstone Series, Book 1) by Christine DeSmet: They're tall as the oaks, bold as the bulls they've ridden in rodeos, and they don't talk about the past. They're three buddies who've seen the worst the world has to dish out. One by one, they ride into Moonstone for missions impossible and women improbable.
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