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"brilliant second book from a rising star"

I knew several people who have read The Waterlord and raved it was brilliant, even better than The Ravencliff Bride. Even though I know these are astute reviewers and I trust their judgement, I had to admit I needed to see for myself because I loved the beauty of "Bride". Thompson has the skill to evoke many of the beloved historical romances from the past two decades, yet brings them into contemporary style with wit, originality and imagination. I have to admit "Bride" was an amazing debut. With The Waterlord, Thompson's style has evolved into a writer making her mark, that she is here to stay and a talent to watch. And yes, it's even better than "Bride". This leaves the readers so eager for her next book, and the next, her name alone will see me buy her again and again.

Thompson has a natural voice for the period. Even more so, she has a "British" voice. I don't know how many times I read American writers, very talented writers doing British settings. No matter how well researched and how much I truly enjoy their stories, I can tell they are not British. For readers not understanding the difference, I suggest you read Lavender Blue by the wonderful English writer, Sandra Heath. Then pick any American historical writer. Wow, you will see. I see the same with the amazing Sue-Ellen Welfonder -- cut her and she bleeds Scot. There are only a hand full of writers I read that I do not spot instantly which side of the pond she hails from. Thompson does this. She sounds British. That is a very rare talent, not just to know your subject from research, but to THINK Brit, to make you readers KNOW Brit.

Thompson, once against sprinkles her tale with a wee dram of paranormal. She gives you a sensual tale that draws the reader in immediately. Lady Rebecca is fleeing from her fate. Her despicable father has actually wagered her in gambling -- and lost! She is doing what any sensible lass would doŻgetting the hell out of Dodge...hum... Cornwall. Only, the coach takes a tumble and she lands in the arms of Klaus.

Ah, Klaus...one of the most sensual heroes to come a long in ages!! However, our sexy dude is not mortal, but fey. By ancient ways, he must mate with a mortal woman, but soon he is driven by more than age-old mating instincts -- he loves Becca. Yet, like the Selkies of Scotland, they cannot stay on land.

To say any more, would spoil this brilliantly conceived book, that sets Thompson above the pack. "Some loves you can drown in."...that is on the cover. They hit target on this. You drown in the sensuality of the vivid tale that lives long after you put it down. One of the best books you shall read for 2006.

Thompson is a rising star for the wonderful stable of Dorchester writers.

Reviewed by DeborahAnne MacGillivray
Posted March 12, 2006

Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 23, 2006

SUMMARY

Some loves you can drown in....

**2006 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST FANTASY/MAGICAL ROMANCE

Lady Rebecca's life changed forever in the blink of an eye. One moment she was fleeing her father across a storm- swept Bodmin Moor, in the next, her carriage overturned on a steep gorge. But she did not die. Somehow, she was pulled clear. There was an eerie luminosity about her savior, a fluid silver aura like the lightning filling the night sky. And while his voice was deep, mellow— comforting, like the music of the waterfall he haunted, it, too, held a hint of the Otherworldly. Who was this strange savior, this displaced foreign nobleman? Everything about the Count was an enigma. Becca had heard myths of the Fossegrim: creatures that traveled between the astral and the physical planes through waterfalls, driven to find ecstasy with human women then vanish forever. From their world, humans never returned. This man, Becca was willing to follow.

 

The Waterlord
by Dawn Thompson

Love Spell
March 1, 2006
Available: February 28, 2006
ISBN #0505526735
EAN #9780505526731
320 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Dawn Thompson

Lord of the Forest
The Bride of Time
Lord Of The Dark
Rape of the Soul
Sexy Beast IV
Eros Island
The Ravening
Lord of the Deep
The Brotherhood
Blood Moon
The Falcon's Bride
Blue Moon Enchantment
Blue Moon Magic
The Ravencliff Bride


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