Spellbound

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Leave it to number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts to spin a tale that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, modern-day mishaps and ancient curses, obsession and undying passion. She'll have you cheering for love to win the day as a man and woman discover just how deep their bond lies-and how some dreams are meant to be.

Spellbound, "a fast-paced story of spells and consequences" (Library Journal), follows world-famous photographer Calin Farrell on his ...

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Leave it to number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts to spin a tale that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, modern-day mishaps and ancient curses, obsession and undying passion. She'll have you cheering for love to win the day as a man and woman discover just how deep their bond lies-and how some dreams are meant to be.

Spellbound, "a fast-paced story of spells and consequences" (Library Journal), follows world-famous photographer Calin Farrell on his much-needed vacation in Ireland. While there, Calin becomes bewitched by the ravishingly beautiful Bryna Torrence, even if he refuses to believe in the spell that has brought them together-and could destroy them both.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441867315
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2008

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    Captivating Read

    If you, like me, are a fan of Ms. Roberts, and I imagine you are, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this, then you can rest assured she delivers with this gem of a tale. <BR/><BR/>I may be a man, and not just a man, but a manly man, but even I like to snuggle with a Nora Roberts novel in my flannel PJs in front of a cozy fire wrapped up in my afghan sipping chamomile tea. Many a time I recall having finished a Nora Roberts novel, closing the book and then my eyes, lost in the dreamy reverie of the novel's romantic spell, savoring that sweet moment and sighing with both satisfaction and unfulfillable longing. Then I go outside and chop wood. <BR/><BR/>Calin Farrell, the protagonist of "Spellbound", is also a manly man, as well as being Irish. He returns to his enchanted emerald homeland, weary of the demands of the world, and finds the ravishing Bryna Torrence. What looks to be a straightforward magical romance becomes truly magical when we discover ancient secrets and curses which tempt both destiny and fate and leave us wondering in the power of dreams and an undying love. I could go on, but I would not deny the reader the rapture of discovering for him-/herself the harrowing and thrilling twists that will leave you, dare I say it, spellbound.

    53 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

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    Spellbound

    This is the first time I read Nora Roberts. In a few words:
    The positive: The book kept my attention the whole time. I read it from beginning to end in just one morning. It was fun and light.
    The negative: Felt it more like for teenagers. Such "perfect" characters always disappoint me.
    Might be good for a rainy and lazy day.

    30 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2010

    Warning: book only 83 pages long!

    This is the second ebook that I bought which I thought was a good deal, only to find out that it was more like a chapter. . .only 83 pgs. Not worth time or money!

    25 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2010

    Disappointing

    There are some books that I will read over and over again. This will NOT be one of them. I have read several Nora Roberts books and have enjoyed them, but this one was very disappointing. It seemed thrown together, as if the author was only concerned about getting something down on paper, good or bad. There was no real character development and while there was a plot, it was not the engaging story line I have come to expect from Nora Roberts.

    21 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    First of a trilogy

    I didn't realize that I already have this book as it is the 1st book in the trilogy "A Little Magic" which I love!

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Meh

    While I usually like her books, this book was a bit boring and unbelievable not just because it had to do with the supernatural. I mean the guy goes back in time and finds the he girl and has taken her to bed while fall in love with her all in one day!!! There really wasn't any character development and by the time I finished in the book an hours from when I began reading it I wanted that hour of my life back. I mean, it is a fast read but it was kind of boring and the relationship was just so over the top unrealistic that you really couldn't connect to the character at all.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2010

    Absolutely Terrible!

    This was one of the worst books I have read! It is very short and cheesy. I only finished it because I bought it. Don't waste your money or time. Absolutely terrible!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    Not her Best!!

    Not her best!It was like a child's book just with sex! Very disappointed. Nora Roberts is a very talented author. Her books take you and have you craving more.... I highly recommend her books to anyone!!!!!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    excellent

    I enjoyed this book so much! I have read most of Nora Roberts's books and this is one of my favourites! Great characters. Interesting story!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

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    Even for under $3, this is not worth the money.

    The breadth of the novel simply does not match the complication of the plot Robert's attempts to complete. Too, the romance is buried and forced behind the inertia of trying to move a complicated set of events forward in under a hundred pages. While the plot has potential, this is an unrewarding read.

    Too, at times, I find Robert's relentless and often unoriginal returns to Ireland annoying.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    reviews

    if you are going to give me 4 pages for a review could they please be the actual book so i have something to make me want the book

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    Spellbound Sux

    It's the biggest load of crap that has ever been my misfortune to read.
    A terrible waste of paper!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    4 page sample...

    I downloaded the sample for this book to see if i had read it before but the sample was only the first 4 pages which included the title page and all her other books. None of the actual story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    Pretty Good

    Im a newly convinced fan of N.R., and this book doesn't change my mind about her. There's no doubt that N.R. is a beautiful writer, and this book follows her amazing pattern of great reads. It was a little disconcerting, but that's probably due to the fact that the book is so short. All in all, good work once again!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    Should have been longer...

    I like the concept of the short read, and I liked the storyline. Failed to draw me in and fight for the hero and heroine. If this concept had been developed into a full book, I believe it could have been great!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    good

    I enjoyed reading this book. The plot was amazing. Nora Roberts did a good job at making the reader close to the characters in this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Don't Bother

    I have read Nora Roberts for years and have never felt cheated until "Spellbound". I expected a novel and got a short story instead. Shame on your Nora Roberts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2010

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    Fanciful fun

    The plot drew me in from the beginning. I had some inkling as to how it would turn out and wasn't disappointed! I'm not a fan of the kind of a book that kills off the hero and everyone is unhappy at the end so this one was good. I looked up some words and enjoyed finding more about them on Google. Will read more of her work in the future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2010

    slow

    Plot did not capture my attention.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    Nothing New Here

    Disappointed that the promotion and paper was wasted on releasing this older and very short book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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