Colliding Forces [NOOK Book]


Deborah Stark is a newscaster with ambition to spare and a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to love. Her latest whirlwind affair with the darkly sexy Marcus ends with D. never expecting to see him again. Then her mother dies right before Thanksgiving and Marcus shows up on the doorstep of D.?s childhood home in New Jersey--and the ice around her heart cracks a little.

But for D., work comes first.  She?s deep into a story about ...

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Deborah Stark is a newscaster with ambition to spare and a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to love. Her latest whirlwind affair with the darkly sexy Marcus ends with D. never expecting to see him again. Then her mother dies right before Thanksgiving and Marcus shows up on the doorstep of D.’s childhood home in New Jersey--and the ice around her heart cracks a little.

But for D., work comes first.  She’s deep into a story about corruption throughout the highest levels of the company that owns her Philadelphia television station, and not even the hint of true love can distract her. 

Marcus has secrets--about the mysterious Foundation he works for, about his ability to shape-shift--secrets D. isn’t ready to hear.  But when D. realizes that Marcus is too aware of what she’s investigating to be an innocent bystander, she knows she must accept his truths. For only with Marcus’s help will D. survive long enough to expose corruption . . . and claim love.

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“She proves that love is timeless.”—Nora Roberts

"Shifting Love read like Deb Smith’s Alice at Heart crossed with Touched by a (Sexy) Angel. Something about the atmosphere and tone reminded me of the Waterlilies series, and not just because of the heroine’s ability to change her form. The dual heroes in the book—Julian and Marcus—will leave you guessing until the very end."—Science Fiction Romance on Shifting Love

"Shifting Love is a tale that is magnificent with vivid storytelling and charm. Ms. O’Day-Flannery returns to fiction with a story that is timeless and fiction at its finest. It is a powerful creation of fantasy, paranormal and romance that offers so much for so many readers. It is something that all readers should have on their keeper shelves. Welcome back—with a hit!—Constance O’Day-Flannery…your fans are glad to see you back!"—The Road to Romance on Shifting Love

"After a well deserved rest, mega-talented author O'Day-Flannery is back to launch Tor's hot new paranormal romance line. Shifting Love is unique, thrilling and chock-full of emotion, proving O'Day-Flannery is still at the top of her game!"—Romantic Times BOOKreviews, 4 1/2 stars on Shifting Love

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429912044
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 338,065
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Constance O'Day-Flannery is The New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen works of romantic fiction. Her popular works include Once in a Lifetime, a New York Times bestseller, Second Chances, for which she received the Best Contemporary Fantasy Romance Award from the Romantic Times BookClub Magazine, and Shifting Love, a USA Today bestselling paranormal romance for Tor Romance. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005


    Deborah Stark 'D.' is a newscaster with high ambitions. Right now she is investigating corruption within the company that owns her television station. When the story is finished, D. will prove that the corruption is not minor at all. The rot runs throughout the top positions. Of course, this puts D.'s life in danger. ......................... D. never expected to see Marcus Bocelli again. But when her mother dies near Thanksgiving, Marcus shows up. D. thinks he is a bit odd with his talk of dimensions and such, but she is still very attracted to him. When he begins talking about the mysterious Foundation he works for and about being able to shape-shift, she has second thoughts again. She soon finds out that there really is no time for rethinking any situation, because only Marcus's special help can keep her alive until her story is finished and released to the public! .......................... ***** I have always thought Constance O'day-Flannery was a fantastic writer. This story simply proves it. I had to keep reminding myself that this story is a piece of fiction. But the author makes the characters come alive and gives enough depth to make it all believable. Extremely, highly recommended! *****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2005

    Good but very preachy

    I enjoyed the novel, although I enjoyed Shifting Love a lot more. The main characters had lots of chemistry but they would inevitably get into New Age discussions that dragged on and on and were pushed on the reader. I also enjoy New Age books but I bought this book because I wanted to read a ROMANCE novel. Also, there were many loose ends at the end, many unanswered questions and unresolved issues.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fast-paced romantic suspense thriller

    Thirty-six years old Philadelphia TV six o¿clock newscaster Deborah Stark has never and will never allow her feelings especially that second hand emotion of love to get in the way of her career ambitions. Her latest lover Marcus Bocelli is perhaps more of a hunk than any of them and she admits she wants him as never before, but he remains like those before him, a temporary itch ¿scratcher¿. --- Deborah returns to her Hadley, New Jersey home when her aunt calls to tell her that her mother died. Marcus arrives shortly after allegedly to offer her solace. She appreciates the gesture but fears falling in love with him so she dives into a story that should dampen her lust. She has found that the company that owns her Philadelphia television station is corrupt and seemingly breaking the law she plans to prove this and air her findings. However, Marcus has kept some secrets from his beloved that he knows he must share with her if he wants anything permanent with his reluctant disbelieving beloved. The least is his ability to change physical shapes while the most is the agenda that sent him following her to Hadley. --- COLLIDING FORCES is a fast-paced romantic suspense thriller that contains some supernatural elements, but for the most part those paranormal skills take a back seat to the love story between two reluctant warriors and to the corruption investigation. The story line is action-packed, but driven by doubting D. who questions the motives of the man she is falling in love with from the moment they connected at the wedding of the stars of SHIFTING LOVE (Marcus was a secondary character). Fans of supernatural romantic suspense will appreciate Constance O'Day-Flannery¿s fine tale. --- Harriet Klausner

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