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"What a debut book!"

I cannot say enough good things about this book. I was absolutely riveted to every page. The paranormal aspects absolutely blew me away!

Delilah Reese also known as Dela vacations in China when she goes to market and is persuaded to buy an intriguing puzzle box by an ancient Chinese woman. She goes back to her hotel room and tries to figure out how to work it. When a seven foot hunk of a warrior appears in her room, Dela is intrigued but not especially surprised considering who she and her family are and what they can do.

Hari tells her he was imprisoned in the box ages ago by a very powerful magi who killed his sister and now he is hers to command. Dela doesn't want to command Hari but she doesn't know what to do with him. She knows she will never imprison him in that box again and she will do everything in her power to try to figure out how to free him. With that in mind, she contacts the Roland Dirk, head of Dirk and Steele, the family owned company and tells him to send her a passport and a birth certificate for Hari so he could come home with her. Before they can get back home, they are attacked several times but Hari assures Dela that he will not only protect her but he's immortal and cannot be killed. What Dela doesn't understand is why she's being attacked.

When Dela and Hari arrive back to Dela's home, they step up their investigation along with several of Dirk and Steele's employees with very special talents to figure out what is going on and how to free Hari once and for all from his curse.

This book satisfied my craving for action, adventure and the paranormal aspects just astounded me! I am putting Marjorie M. Liu on my list of authors to watch! I predict she will be going places and very soon! I know I for one will be eagerly awaiting her next book! She can't write it fast enough for me!

Kathy Boswell © July 2005
for TBR and PNR Reviews

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 18, 2006

SUMMARY

**2005 PEARL HONORABLE MENTION - BEST SHAPESHIFTER ROMANCE**

He looks completely out of place in Dela Reese’s Beijing hotel room—like the tragic hero of some epic tale, exotic and poignant. He is like nothing from her world, neither his variegated hair nor his feline yellow eyes. Yet Dela has danced through the echo of his soul, and she knows this warrior would obey.

Hari has been used and abused for millennia; he is jaded, dull, tired. But upon his release from the riddle box, Hari sees his new mistress is different. In Dela’s eyes he sees a hidden power. This woman is the key. If only he dares protect, where before he has savaged; love, where before he’s known hate. For Dela, he will dare all.

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Tiger Eye
(Dirk and Steele: Book 1)
by Marjorie M. Liu

Love Spell
March 1, 2005
Available: March 6, 2005
ISBN #0505526263
EAN #9780505526267
342 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Marjorie M. Liu

Within the Flames
In the Dark of Dreams
A Wild Light
Inked
Never After
The Fire King
Darkness Calls
Huntress
Wild Thing
Hotter Than Hell
The Wild Road
The Iron Hunt
The Last Twilight
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
Holidays Are Hell
Soul Song
Eye of Heaven
Dark Dreamers
The Red Heart of Jade
Shadow Touch
Dark Mirror
A Taste of Crimson


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