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"Fantastic fantasy romance"

In 1811 London twins Kian and Dyfed Seymour keep visiting the Red Fox Inn owned by the Goodbodys. Kian realizes that the thirteen years old tavern wench Loris is his unolineth, his soulmate that will provide his oneness. However, he is stunned when the Goodbodys plan to sell Loris to Gregor Foss, owner of a brothel. Kian wins Loris in a card game, but when he goes to leave with her Gregor pulls out a gun and shoots him. Kian uses his magic skills to throw Gregor across the room. Gregor dies so the Guardians punish Kian for using "blood" magic by insuring Loris will detest his advances.

Three years later, Kian remains frustrated while he expects his sibling to end up with his beloved although Dyfed insists he has found his oneness in someone else. Kian needs a miracle to overcome his nightmare, but does not see any forthcoming. He expects to sacrifice his need for his beloved to find happiness with another.

TOUCH OF PASSION is a fantastic fantasy romance starring star-crossed lovers as Kian suffers for the tragedy that he inadvertently caused though he had solid reasoning, but the rules are strictly enforced and he knows it. His dilemma as his beloved soulmate becomes a woman just like he expected makes for an angst-laden deep tale. This is a powerful sequel stronger than the delightful TOUCH OF NIGHT. Now if Susan Spencer Paul provides us with the unolineth of the Great sorcerer Malachi.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 10, 2005

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 20, 2007

SUMMARY

Destiny reveals a powerful magic - and a passion that won't be denied...

My Dearest Reader,

When you hear my story, perhaps you will think me a man unable to control his own hungers...his own temptations. But I warn you that I am no such thing. I am simply a man who knows what he wants, and what he can't live without.

It is only fair to tell you that my clan is one descended from magic. I have learned these powers are both a blessing and a curse—for the magic that flows through my blood controls my fate utterly and completely.

When I first saw the beautiful Loris, I knew she was my unoliaeth, my oneness, the woman I am destined to unite with for all eternity. At that moment, I allowed my passion to lead me to do the unthinkable: I employed a forbidden magic to win Loris's heart.

How did I know that my error would lead to a black curse that still haunts me today? How could I have known that the curse would irrevocably cast Loris' affection for me to another man?

Now I am left to ponder how I might win Loris back—black curse be damned. I believe there must be a way. For while it is the darkest realms of magic that keeps Loris from becoming mine, there is another power at play: the undying, unending love of one man for one woman. And I pray that in the end, that will be enough...

Your obedient servant, Kian Seymour, Castle Tylluan, London

 

Touch of Passion
by Susan Spencer Paul

St. Martin's Press
December 1, 2005
Available: November 29, 2005
ISBN #0312933886
EAN #9780312933883
416 pages
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Other Books by
Susan Spencer Paul

Touch of Night
The Prisoner Bride


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