Stars: Hidden Star / Captive Star (Stars of Mithra Series #1 & #2)

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It should have been a piece of cake. All he had to do was pick up some pretty little bail-jumper who wasn't even bothering to hide. But cynical bounty hunter Jack Dakota soon discovered there was nothing easy about spitfire M. J. O'Leary—or about this case.

Someone had set them both up. Now they were handcuffed together and on the run from a pair of hired killers. And M. J. wasn't talking—not even when Jack found a gigantic blue diamond hidden in her purse. Everything told Jack ...

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Overview

It should have been a piece of cake. All he had to do was pick up some pretty little bail-jumper who wasn't even bothering to hide. But cynical bounty hunter Jack Dakota soon discovered there was nothing easy about spitfire M. J. O'Leary—or about this case.

Someone had set them both up. Now they were handcuffed together and on the run from a pair of hired killers. And M. J. wasn't talking—not even when Jack found a gigantic blue diamond hidden in her purse. Everything told Jack this alluring vixen couldn't be trusted...everything, that is, except his captive heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373285624
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: Stars of Mithra Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 4.32 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
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."

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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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  • Posted October 8, 2009

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    Stars

    I have mixed feelings about the book. For the most part, it was well written, as Nora Roberts is an excellent author. But, the storyline is very, very unrealistic. I have nothing against some of the more fantasy type elements, but this book was unrealistic on a romantic level. Both Bailey and M.J meet and fall in love in the time period of maybe a couple of days. Who does that? In Bailey's story, I think that she was trying to emphasize the concept of love at first sight (especially from Cade's perspective), but it just came across as corny, and highly unlikely. M.J irritated me all around. Nora Roberts tends to go for the strong type of women, but M.J was more Butch than anything. There was no softness to her; she might as well have been a man. If you can get past these things, then I would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    ok

    I'm a bit time Nora Roberts fan but was a bit disappointed in this book. It seemed rushed to me. In both stories the characters know each other for less than a day and they are in love and getting married. Not romantic, crazy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    NEW FAN

    WOW! I am a new Nora fan:) This book made me dream about what was next! I love it and I have already placed my order for the next book in this series! WOW! I can hardly wait for it to get here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2008

    Good

    I am a long time Nora Roberts fan and have read just about everything she has written. As always I enjoyed the book but it wasn't as wonderful as some of her others. Just a bit too far fetched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

    A reviewer

    This was a great book that I had trouble putting down. I can't wait for part III!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    A reviewer

    Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors and it took me so long to get into the book. I was not very entertained with the plot and did not believe the characters. I found the book a complete boring read, and it kills me to say but I just could not finish it. Not her best book It was waste of time!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Ahh(sighs)

    This I think is one of Miss Roberts's best books I absolutely LOVED it!!! I can't wait for the last book of this trilogy! Lovely!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    A must read!

    I could not put the book down. Nora Roberts has really made these characters come to life. The only bad thing that I can say is, that I have to wait for the 3rd book in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    Fantastic

    I loved it!!! I can't wait to find the book about Grace so that I can see how the book ends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Great novels!

    I love reading Nora Roberts novels. Suspense, mystery, love and oh what spectacular intimate scenes for the mind!! LOL Love the novels..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2007

    Excellent, Of Course.

    This book, like every other book by Nora Roberts, was outstanding. I got caught up in the stories immeadiately, and couldn't wait to read the third, Secret Star. I just finished reading that one, and i can tell you it was just as good. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in 6 hours. I highly recommend this series.

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