Temptress [NOOK Book]

Overview

A bloodied warrior is brought to the Castle Calon, battered, nearly unrecognizable. And yet Morwenna sees that he resembles Carrick of Wybren, a man who not so long ago broke her heart. Is he friend or foe? Lover or enemy? As the days pass and the unknown soldier revives, Morwenna senses that, together, they will face a new peril. For the Redeemer, a mysterious man who stalks the halls of the castle is moving now-and in his wake he brings with him destiny, desire and death. ...
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Temptress

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Overview

A bloodied warrior is brought to the Castle Calon, battered, nearly unrecognizable. And yet Morwenna sees that he resembles Carrick of Wybren, a man who not so long ago broke her heart. Is he friend or foe? Lover or enemy? As the days pass and the unknown soldier revives, Morwenna senses that, together, they will face a new peril. For the Redeemer, a mysterious man who stalks the halls of the castle is moving now-and in his wake he brings with him destiny, desire and death.
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Lisa Jackson, best known for her bestselling contemporary thrillers, deftly applies her signature blend of suspense and passion to this historical romance set in medieval Wales. This is the story of Morwenna, first introduced in Impostress, where she was betrayed by Carrick of Wybren, who left her pregnant and deserted her for his brother's wife. The family died in a fire, and Morwenna delivered a stillborn baby. So, two years later, when her men bring to the castle a savagely beaten warrior wearing a Wybren ring, she does not know if it is really Carrick -- and whether she should treat him as an enemy or a guest. Worse yet, as the soldier recovers, she finds herself falling in love with a man who might have been the cause of her deepest sorrows. Jackson's castle is full of secrets and darkness, mysterious deaths, and a dangerous, shadowy figure called the Redeemer. Readers will also enjoy meeting Morwenna's younger sister, Brianna, who has the gift of second sight and deserves her own book someday. Ginger Curwen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101117828
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2005
  • Series: Medieval Trilogy Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 117,774
  • File size: 374 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Shiver, Fatal Burn, Deep Freeze, and The Morning After. She has over ten million copies of her books in print. She lives with her family and an eighty-pound dog in the Pacific Northwest.

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Interviews & Essays

Heart to Heart Interview with Lisa Jackson

Heart to Heart: You're so well known for your contemporary romantic thrillers -- what are the special joys and challenges of writing a romantic thriller set in medieval Wales? And what's the research process like?

Lisa Jackson: I had a blast writing Temptress. It's a rush to write about medieval Wales and create my own world with castles, killers, crime, and lust. How fun! Of course, getting the historical part right is a trick. Fortunately, over the years I've collected tons of books on the Middle Ages and Wales, so my personal library really helps me out. Then, of course, there's the Internet, which is a fabulous resource for research. Too fabulous sometimes. I've been known to surf the Web for hours, as I get caught up in the intrigue of whatever topic I'm researching. One night I kept clicking away and ended up in a unique and kind of scary vampire site. I clicked off fast! The challenge of writing the medieval books is historical accuracy; the joy is the unique world created, the characters who inhabit it and, of course, the lack of forensic science. The killers can get away with a lot more crimes without the authorities looking stupid, as there was no forensics back in the 13th century, in which Temptress is set.

HtoH: We love the main character, Morwenna, but her younger sister, Bryanna, is very intriguing. Will you be writing a novel about Bryanna and her special gift, the ability to see into the future?

LJ: Oh, I would love to write Bryanna's story. I think she's an incredible character and practically leaped off the pages as I wrote Temptress. I loved how she grew up from a self-involved girl to her own woman within the pages -- the special vision only adds to her allure. Right now, I'm conjuring up a plot worthy of her gift and trying to come up with a killer who is a match for her. I've got some interesting twists gelling, but so far nothing's set in stone.

HtoH: Some of your longtime fans may know this already, but the rest of us want to know how and when you decided to become a writer. Was it really a fluke?

LJ: Welllll . . .. I have to credit my sister Nancy Bush with my success. About a billion years ago, in 1981, when our children were toddlers, Nancy and I had both read about young women with children putting their kids to bed and dragging out their typewriters (you know, it really was the dark ages) to make their fortunes writing romance novels. Nancy thought we could do it. I, forever the naysayer, didn't believe it. To that date we'd never read one. However, Nancy wasn't about to be talked out of it and I went along with her. Our success wasn't overnight, but it came with time. To date I've written over 80 books, and Nancy has written around 50, I think -- plus she dabbled with television, eventually becoming a breakdown writer for the ABC soap All My Children before returning to writing books. Now she's launched the Jane Kelly series of mystery novels, the first one being Candy Apple Red from Zebra Books, published in October 2005 -- the same month as Temptress hits the stands. Is that karma or what? So, yeah, the long and the short of it is, that my career was a fluke or, as I'd rather think of it, fate.

HtoH: What's coming up next? What books are you working on? And what will be published next?

LJ: My next big book will be Fatal Burn in February [2006] from Zebra Books. It's the sequel to Deep Freeze and as hot as Deep Freeze was cold. Currently, I'm working on Shiver, set in New Orleans with Reuben Montoya from Hot Blooded and Cold Blooded as the hero. My fans have been clamoring for Montoya's story for years, and in April 2006 they'll get their wish. For excerpts from these books and, of course, Temptress, or for a special view into Castle Calon, the medieval world set in the book, just visit www.lisajackson.com There's a gallery of all of the characters in Temptress and cool contests. Also you may even guess the identity of the Redeemer, the villain in Temptress.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    ific medieval one sitting thriller

    In 1287 the Christmas Eve fire at Wybren Castle set by Carrick killed his family while he fled into the night. Two years later, Carrick¿s betrayed lover Lady Morwenna of Calon dreams of him or in her estimation she suffered a nightmare starring him. Not long afterward, hunters bring a near dead viciously battered stranger to Castle Calon. --- Morwenna decides to try to save the unconscious male until she notices the Wybren crest on his ring. Though she believes her ¿guest¿ is her cowardly former lover Carrick, Morwenna reluctantly cares for her patient and notifies the current Lord of Wybren who is her guest. She detests him for sleeping with her and deserting her to birth their child out of wedlock, but she refuses to think the womanizer would commit cold blooded murder. Morwenna can not accept how fickle she is because though he lies near death she wants him even after what he did to her. As he begins to recover, someone wants him dead and does not mind killing anyone in their way. --- The mysteries starting with who the nearly dead soldier is and the who-done-it make for a fine historical suspense thriller. The romance takes a back seat to the mystery though Morwenna¿s doubts about her feelings and about saving the reprobate¿s life bring the relationship between her and Carrick to the forefront of solving who the arsonist was as she knows her beloved is a rat but not a murdering rodent. The strong cast especially the lead couple leaves fans of Lisa Jackson with a terrific medieval one sitting thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted November 8, 2012

    I can't believe this is sold as a romance novel. The two main c

    I can't believe this is sold as a romance novel. The two main characters don't spend any real time together. I would pass on this book.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    This book is a great example of the fight inside oneself, whether we should do whats in our hearts or what we are duty bound to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2006

    Good book

    This was a great book and fun to read though it got slow at certain parts adn the younger sister did kinda irritate me but other then that all in the end it was a great book adn do recomend it. i have seen this book in stores and always debated wether to get it or not and finally did and dont regret it. Lisa Jackson is a great author and hope to find more of her books in this time of era setting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    Temptress

    This is the first time I read any of L. Jackson's novels, I really enjoyed the picturesque characters and how the author mixed passion and suspence. I was a bit dissapointed with her choice for the Reedemer but was still satisfied. I look forward to reading Impostress and Enchantress... and to see the character of Bryanna develop in another novel. MF.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2006

    Don't Waste Your Money

    How can this be considered a romance? The two main characters never even have a conversation. They have one night of sex and suddenly there is a strong love between them. The writer spends way too much time in people's heads and not enough time building relationships and creating action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2005

    Temptress

    A man so badly injured that he is unrecognizable and has lost his memory shows up at Castle Calon. The only clue to who he is is a ring, the very one that belonged to the lady of the keep's, Morwena, supposedly dead fiancee, Carrick. He stole something precious from her and broke her heart, but now, he seems different. Morwena does not know whether he is the same man, if he can be trusted, or if she still loves him, but when an evil being stalks the halls of her home, striking down victims at will, this man who might be Carrick could be her only hope. Or he might be the killer. ....................... In whatever era, Lisa Jackson is an expert at romantic suspense. Somewhat like Sommersby in flavor, this book will keep you guessing until the end, about many things.

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