Nora Roberts The Sign of Seven Trilogy [NOOK Book]

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The “deliciously chilling” trilogy (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author tells the stories of three men and three women who join together to fight a demon threatening their small town—and discover newfound passions in the midst of supernatural danger… Blood Brothers The Hollow The Pagan Stone
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Nora Roberts The Sign of Seven Trilogy

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Overview

The “deliciously chilling” trilogy (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author tells the stories of three men and three women who join together to fight a demon threatening their small town—and discover newfound passions in the midst of supernatural danger… Blood Brothers The Hollow The Pagan Stone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101531334
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 14,344
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
One of the most prolific and popular writers in the world, Nora Roberts (who also writes as her edgier alter-ego J. D. Robb) publishes multiple books a year. Not that it’s enough for her fans, who tear through her unconventional romances. With her trademark mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance, Roberts has created her own genre -- and romance fans are grateful for it!

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Highly recommend

    As a paranormal and romance junkie, this is easily my favorite NR trilogy as both are the main storyline. You must read all three in order to fully understand the story. Some graphic sex, but even at my age (50), not offensive to me.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2012

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    Loved this trilogy! could not put it down!

    Loved this trilogy! could not put it down!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    I highly recommend any of Nora Roberts books, great stories!

    This book is in line with the quality of stories Nora Roberts is famous for and you laugh out loud, and hate to put the book down for even a minute. Please read this one!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    connie

    a little spooky, a little funny one of Nora Roberts BEST.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Definitely recommend.

    This is really good! I was truely engaged throughout; hard to put down. Storyline definitely held my interest and the romances were thrilling. Ending read like a movie. Loved it! This is one of Nora Roberts best, I highly recommend THE SIGN OF SEVEN trilogy. I also recommend THE INN BOONSBORO trilogy. Check it out, one of my favorites as well.

    S.A.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Loved

    A favorite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

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    Such a disppointment! I have just about all her books because they are always a delight to read.. But this story was so predictable it became boring. She's a talented writer andI expected the best but didn't get it. A shame.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    OK

    Boy meets girl, solve mystery and get married or just sleep together very perdictable

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