Hot Rocks

Hot Rocks

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life...

Overview

When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101171578
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
59,085
File size:
646 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.



Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.



Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."



The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.



Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.


The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.



Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.



Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Hot Rocks 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 152 reviews.
sprice More than 1 year ago
Hot Rocks is a rerelease of the first part of Remember When. If you don't read JD Robb then definitely by this book. If you do, it is the first half of Remember When that takes place in the present, while the 2nd half takes place in the 2050's with Lieutenant Eve Dallas. I'm surprised that this little fact was not mentioned.
begonia03 More than 1 year ago
NR has written so many that the Penguin Group, in an effort to help fans keep track of new books and reprints, places a gold medallion emblazoned with "NR" and the words "Never before published" on the covers of her paperback originals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first half of the previously released book "Remember When". If you like Nora Roberts buy "Remember When" and get this story and "Big Jack" which is the other half and has also been rereleased. I love Nora Roberts and JD Robb but I hate when books are rereleased without notice. No one wants to rebuy a book, even if you might reread it.
RavingReader More than 1 year ago
I purchase most of my books on-line or download them for my e-reader. I'm so frustrated with publishers who re-release a book under a new title and do not mention that in the product description. I downloaded Hot Rocks to my e-reader and after reading the first couple of chapters, realized it sounded familiar. It was a fun read the first time, but I wouldn't have purchased it if I'd known it was a re-release. Publishers need to start adding a "Previously Published As ________ with a date.
brigitotoole More than 1 year ago
I didn't realize this was a segment re-released from another book until I read some of the other reviews. But I did enjoy this story and found the romantic elements very hot. Since Ms. Roberts did a great job of keeping me titillated on several levels, I will be reading more of her books.
twinnels More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when it was released the first time as the second part of a book, "Remember When". I purchased this without knowing it was not a new book, and was upset that it wasn't stated clearly in the description. At the time there were no reviews to tell me this information.
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Could not put it down then had to find a sequel great writing as always with Nora
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This is a fun, fast read. The characters are interesting and the story keeps moving at a good pace. Always enjoy Nora Roberts books!
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TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
Did not read Remember When, and enjoyed this read.
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GHott More than 1 year ago
What if your father was Big Jack O'Hara - thief, scam artist, grifter? Laine chose to change her name and move to a small town where no one knew her. Things were going good for her, too, until her her father's friend manages to get himself killed right out in front of her antique shop. His last cryptic words to her being 'Hide the pooch'.
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