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Honor Bound (Historical Paranormal Romance)
     

Honor Bound (Historical Paranormal Romance)

4.0 119
by CJ Archer
 

AWARDS

Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award (under the title Her Majesty's Spy)
Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Single Title and Loving It! contest.

REVIEWS

This story was quick to grab my interest, and I remained enraptured as it unfolded page after page. I thought it was uncommonly well conceived and beautifully

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AWARDS

Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award (under the title Her Majesty's Spy)
Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Single Title and Loving It! contest.

REVIEWS

This story was quick to grab my interest, and I remained enraptured as it unfolded page after page. I thought it was uncommonly well conceived and beautifully constructed. ~ Coffee Time Romance & More. 5 "cups"

I could not put down Honor Bound. ~ Once Upon A Chapter reviews. Rated A (a keeper).

DESCRIPTION

Isabel's quiet life as an assistant to one of London's famous apothecaries hides a deadly secret. A secret that could see her put on trial for witchcraft if the authorities uncover the truth. But when the authority figure who turns up at her shop is Sir Nicholas Merritt, she's at risk of losing more than her life. She could lose her heart and soul, and the man she loves.

Royal spy Sir Nicholas Merritt can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon Isabel during an investigation. He's been searching for her for seven long years and now he has her again, in his bed and his life. Except she's resisting all the way. Worse still, she's somehow tangled up with a plot to assassinate the queen. To hold onto her this time, he must find out why she left him while hiding a secret of his own that could tear them apart forever.

NOTE: This ebook is included in a 2-book bundle with the sequel, Kiss Of Ash. You can purchase the 2-book "boxed set" of the Witchblade Chronicles at a cheaper price than buying the ebooks individually.

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

If you've read my book REDEMPTION, you may notice the similarities between Tilda, the heroine in REDEMPTION, and Isabel, the heroine in HONOR BOUND. They both have the same supernatural powers—telekinesis, healing, pyrokinesis and finding things with a talisman. This is entirely intentional and stems from my fascination with paranormal phenomena. Stories about people with these "abilities" have been around for centuries and I've often wondered if there's any truth in them.
There are other similarities between these books - a strong heroine and a sexy hero whose outward persona masks deep pain. It made them a challenge to write, but very rewarding too. I hope you agree!
~CJ

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011193620
Publisher:
Oz Books
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Series:
Witchblade Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
451,005
File size:
349 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two with her writing. Under her other name of Carolyn Scott, she has published contemporary short stories in women's magazines, and she also writes romantic mystery novels under this name.

She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. She has won and placed in romance writing contests including winning RWAustralia's Emerald Award in 2008 for the manuscript that went on to be released under the title HONOR BOUND. C.J. spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and two children.

To be notified when C.J. releases a new book, send an email to cjarcher.writes@gmail.com

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Honor Bound: Book 1 of the Witchblade Chronicles 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
Once_Upon_A_Chapter More than 1 year ago
I could not put down Honor Bound. Isabel is a strong woman in a time where men ran the world and all those in it. She doesn't get on your nerves though. She is a smart woman who has supported herself for the past six years. Isabel's decisions are made based on those around her and never for herself. She's a kind and thoughtful soul. She helps the working girls that no one else would bother with. Nicholas has looked for Isabel for the past six years. He never gave up hope and he didn't seek the annulment that his mother kept trying to pressure him into. Nicholas hoped and prayed that one day he'd find Isabel. He just never imagined that it would play out with his investigation into treason and attempted murder. The secondary characters were also awesome, for lack of a better word. They were there to support the main couple but never overshadowed them at any point. Ash, Meg and Old Man Shawe wormed their way into my heart with very limited page space. Particularly Shawe. The mystery was good. I didn't figure out who the baddie was but I have to think that it's because the chemistry between the hero and heroine took up most of my attention. Isabel and Nick don't have to be introduced to each other. They have a history. It's fascinating to watch them work through it and realize how much they mean to each other. It's also nice to watch them work together to try and find the bad guy. Nick also treats Isabel with respect even after all they've been through. The only issue that I encountered is at the end of the book I kept thinking that I was hitting the happily ever after and this was going to be IT. Each time though, there was another issue that popped up only to be taken care of within the next page or two. This is very minor compared to the story that awaits the reader. For $2.99 you shouldn't hesitate to read this book. I'm very much looking to the second in the series. Ash grabbed my attention in the first book and I am very eager to meet the woman who will be his match!
ladkid More than 1 year ago
I bought All of her books on line and consumed them! Waiting impatiently for the next one.
k8rt0t More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I read it in a day....I simply couldn't put it down! You immediately fall in love with the characters, and there is some humor throughout the book. Definitely a must-read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In fact, after posting rhis, I'm off to see what else this series has to offer. While I do enjoy a good "rough and tumble" story, this one was refreshingly free of the blatant, "nothing left to the imagination" scenes from some of my more recent reads. I hope this author's muse never leaves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to skip some parts and still get to the whole but all in all, I enjoyed the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read, not to much nosense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was enjoyable, however I found it more of a romance than anything paranormal. The "witchcraft" was the least part mentioned in the story, and the majority of the plot lolled around lost love and reconnecting the relationship. Overall, not a bad read, just not at all what I expected from the description or name. I'd read more of the series; just not right away.
cosquilladora More than 1 year ago
Isabel is an apothecary expert with secret healing powers to boot. She established a fine reputation at her apothecary shop. She finds the man of her dreams named Sir Nickolas Merritt, marries him but her mother- in- law Lady Merritt and her apprentice Mr. Fox at the apothecary shop plot against her. Lady Merritt leads her son to believe that Isabel doesn't love her son anymore and Isabel and Sir Nickolas Merritt separate for six years under false pretenses. They discover each other again at the apothecary shop and the romance rekindles but her apprentice Mr. Fox wants her seniority position at the shop and plots to ruin her reputation. Danger and intrigue are at every corner but truth, justice and a romantic heart win out and her husband becomes the hero rescuing his dear wife from peril. This is a true love story and powerful lesson in how justice will reveal itself to conquer all that is right in the world.
NookLover77 More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for people who like romance and paranormal - it was well written and captivating. I can't wait to read more of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down... lots of twist and turns... keeps you thinking!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good story. It was different from what I expected given both the book cover and the title. The romance side of the book is really great and I would say more of the main topic than either the paranormal or mystery parts. I would recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started the plot line quickly and continued to keep you in suspense until the end. I will definitely be reading the follow up chronicles and more of this authors material! Grrst read, quick if your into reading enjoyable material and enjoy great endings to a story well told! DeeBeckman
ch79 More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book but it is short!
carterk002 More than 1 year ago
At first I was a bit hesitant to read but somewhere along the way got really drawn into the book! I was so mad I couldn't finish it before I had to go to work. If you like historical romances dashed with spies and danger you will love this book. It even has some paranormal stuff thrown in...I would love for her to continue even just their story. Maybe they could work together to solve a crime?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Likable characters, romantic, heroic. Fun to read the romance and intrigue in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author did a great job well developed characters interesting mystery betrayal intrigue and romance over 500 pages yet still held my interest for the entire story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was great and the characters came to life for me! I am looking forward to the next read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isabel and Nicks love story is so full of murder, treason, and revenge it keeps you from wanting to put the book down. A great read and I can't wait to read book 2!
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Great characters and a great read! I'm worried I'm suffering a book hangover. I didn't want it to end!
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j2smith79935 More than 1 year ago
Good novel about being a witch in regency period England. Loved it!