Magic Embrace [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is a five star historical romance (rated by Publishers’ Weekly, Romantic Times and Amazon readers) from an award winning romance writer.
This story is:
1. Exciting; rips from beginning to end.
2. Hot, sexy, (very!); full of erotic scenes that will leave you blushing and breathless and like the heroine, begging for more. (Actually, Juliet never begs, as that would be ...
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Magic Embrace

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Overview

This is a five star historical romance (rated by Publishers’ Weekly, Romantic Times and Amazon readers) from an award winning romance writer.
This story is:
1. Exciting; rips from beginning to end.
2. Hot, sexy, (very!); full of erotic scenes that will leave you blushing and breathless and like the heroine, begging for more. (Actually, Juliet never begs, as that would be unattractive and fortunately for both her and the readers, she never has too.)
3. Full of finely drawn characters, especially Lord Garrett Ramon Van Ness or Black Garrett. Larger than life, he is heroic, brilliant, philosophically and metaphysically gifted, sexy as all get out and armed with an arresting and exciting history, and his teasing, wit and courtship is nothing less than exhilarating.
4. Rich with interesting, even fascinating historical detail.
5. Almost always engaging.
6. Let’s face it, contrived. It is what it is, meaning this is… ah, not great literature, but quite simply a fun, compelling read that stays with you long after the last page is turned.
“The sexiest writing in romance!” Lisa Silver

Here is a brief summary:

Black Garrett--pirate, sorcerer, British spy--first mistakes the innocent beauty Juliet for a cold blooded murderer, responsible for his dear brother's death. By the time he discovers his mistake, it is too late to save Juliet. Garrett is forced to imprison the hauntingly beautiful and rebellious young lady against her will. Their warring, entwined fates ignite a passion that has the awesome power to save the world.
Knowing only the confines of her room and the worlds between the covers of books, Juliet Stoddard could hardly believe the unfolding nightmare; she had no idea why this terrifying legend had kidnapped and imprisoned her against her will. Bewildered and betrayed, she knew only that she was powerless to escape the devil's trance and wrest free of his magic embrace.

An excerpt:

Garrett looked up while simultaneously reaching out to catch the brush in midair. He set it lightly on the table. The most maddening thing Juliet ever witnessed was the speed of his reflexes. With a pained gasp, she threw herself against the pillows. "I can't bear it! You have no right to do this to me! You especially have no right to pass a single judgment on Tomas, yet alone make these horrid insinuations about his neglect of me, when all I ever knew from him was a gentle hand, concern, decency! Decency you don't even know, yet alone have! He has more moral fortitude in the small of his finger than you'll ever have in the whole of your life!" Tears misted in her eyes, momentarily blinding her as Garrett came over to the bed. "You're not fit to say his name! Do you hear me? When I think that it's you who has hurt me, you who have terrorized and threatened me, you took my virginity by force when I belong to him by marriage—”
She stopped as he leaned over her, his long arms braced on either side of her shoulders, staring down at the maddening sight of her like that, taking in everything: the blue satin rope beneath the flaming dark silk of her hair, her thin arms raised over her head, the white silk of the night dress doing blessedly nothing to hide the slender curves beneath, the bright fury mixed with tears in her eyes as she returned his gaze, far too furious to be afraid.
"Aye, love, I am laughing at you. For the part of your child's tantrum that is truly amusing is this idea that the reason I got here first has anything to do with a difference in moral character. Because, love," his eyes were wild with the humor he saw in this, "the only reason I got your innocence before he did has to do with a piece of a man's flesh and the ability to use it."
The second she understood the meaning of the insult she raised her arm and landed a hard slap to his face. "I hate you!" Pain shot up her arm from the impact but she never felt it. Instead, every nerve in her body ignited with the long wait for his response. Which came with a low chuckle.
He rubbed the side of his face before his hands came over her raised arms, keeping them pinned to the bed. "You are a fool if you think this has anything to do with hate."
Like a blinding, white-hot crack of lightning, naked rage burst through her as he lowered his mouth to hers…
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Editorial Reviews

LM JohnsonCSR
I first read this book about 20 years ago. I fell in love with the characters like I never had with any romance novel ever before. I read the book again a few months later; I wanted to experience their story again. Every few years, I read it again. I had never, ever done that with a book before. And this isn't the only one of Ms. Horsman's books with which I've done that, just the one that I've read the most. She really knows how to draw you into the story where you can't put her books down!
A Customer
This book is so good! The writing is exceptional!! I have read this book many times since buying it!!
Dina Garret
I read this book around 12 yrs ago, and it still has stuck with me. Luckily another site looked up the name for me (after I gave them what I remembered of the plot), so I can re-purchase this item. I am not an avid romance reader so it is interesting that after all these years I still want to re-read this book.
L Reeves
Wow! As an avid romance novel reader I have to say that this is my favorite book ever! I read this book years ago but lost the copy. The book was so good that I actually searched for another copy just so I could read it again. The book has everything a great romance needs: passion, sexual suspense, laughter, and a hero that you would just die for! This book is a must read.
Jam Brown
Horsman has out done herself with this romantic adventure. "Magic Embrace" is just that. A magic embrace that will take you along on a fantastic trip of love(both physical and emotional), mystery, and adventure. After I read this book I wanted to read it again. This book is a MUST READ.
Amazon.com - LM JohnsonCSR
I first read this book about 20 years ago. I fell in love with the characters like I never had with any romance novel ever before. I read the book again a few months later; I wanted to experience their story again. Every few years, I read it again. I had never, ever done that with a book before. And this isn't the only one of Ms. Horsman's books with which I've done that, just the one that I've read the most. She really knows how to draw you into the story where you can't put her books down!
Amazon.com - A Customer
This book is so good! The writing is exceptional!! I have read this book many times since buying it!!
Amazon.com - Dina Garret
I read this book around 12 yrs ago, and it still has stuck with me. Luckily another site looked up the name for me (after I gave them what I remembered of the plot), so I can re-purchase this item. I am not an avid romance reader so it is interesting that after all these years I still want to re-read this book.
Amazon.com - L Reeves
Wow! As an avid romance novel reader I have to say that this is my favorite book ever! I read this book years ago but lost the copy. The book was so good that I actually searched for another copy just so I could read it again. The book has everything a great romance needs: passion, sexual suspense, laughter, and a hero that you would just die for! This book is a must read.
Amazon.com - Jam Brown
Horsman has out done herself with this romantic adventure. "Magic Embrace" is just that. A magic embrace that will take you along on a fantastic trip of love(both physical and emotional), mystery, and adventure. After I read this book I wanted to read it again. This book is a MUST READ.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012708731
  • Publisher: Zebra Books/Kensington
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 446
  • Sales rank: 1,131,258
  • File size: 358 KB

Meet the Author

I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I moved south to finish my college degree at the University of California at Irvine. Here I fell instantly and madly in love with one of my professors, who I finally convinced to marry me. While most of my life force was sucked up by a steady stream of kids, dogs and cats, I managed to write a few books. (I included a picture of the love of my life, Osea, a nutty and funny Newfie. She's not really a dog, but rather an extension of my personality.)

I currently live in Laguna Beach, California. Things I love: life, the ocean, good books, Ashtanga yoga, redwood forests, most people, all animals, long walks and stormy nights. In addition to historical romance novels, I write children's novels and non-fiction, plays and screenplays.

Now, about e-publishing: I am a voracious reader,(favorite authors: Toni Morrison, JM Coetzee, David Mitchell, Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood) and between my friends and I, we have sony readers, kindles, nooks, and quite a few Ipads. Ebooks are an amazing development in the ancient art of reading and writing. I wanted to be a part of it. Fortunately, historical romances never go out of date or fashion.

I am currently working on a novel The Weight of God.

I love hearing from readers--contact me at jaejflowers@gmail.com!
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  • Posted November 8, 2008

    My favorite romance novel of all time!

    I read this novel for the first time ten years ago and lost my first book to a fire. I have read many romance novels, and not one of them have left me so impressed and so interested in a book like Magic Embrace has left me. I search for hours recently for a copy of the book and was so excited that I was able to find it! I cannot put the book down! The way Jennifer Horsman captivates the reader and how eloquently and beautifully written this book is, I am surprised it is out-of-print! I am going to buy the rest of her collection of books if this is any indication of her writing. I hope she continues to write and inspire!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Highly recomend

    Great book a must read

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Just loved this book,Have had it for years and read it several times

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Mediocre

    This book was rather hard for me to finish due to the convoluted writing style. It would also have helped the overall quality if someone had edited the pages for typographical errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2010

    This is a can't put down, stay up all night.

    I stayed up all night reading this and missed work the next day. I literally have to be careful not to read it, because I end up dropping everything just to keep turning the pages. And I am a busy person. I bought two more of Jennifer's books, but I am saving them for vacation. Garret was my favorite hero ever.

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