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Touch If You Dare

Touch If You Dare

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by Stephanie Rowe
     
 

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"Rowe is a paranormal star!"
-JR Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

He's just about the hottest warrior she's ever seen...

Reina Fleming really appreciates a man who's on a mission-especially when he's a badass warrior doing his best to impress her. And Jarvis is charmed by the way Reina's magic touch can soothe

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"Rowe is a paranormal star!"
-JR Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

He's just about the hottest warrior she's ever seen...

Reina Fleming really appreciates a man who's on a mission-especially when he's a badass warrior doing his best to impress her. And Jarvis is charmed by the way Reina's magic touch can soothe his dark side.

But when Jarvis's attention puts her job, her home, and her family in danger, Reina has to decide whether love is worth the price...

Enter the nonstop, action-packed world of Stephanie Rowe's love stories-you'll never think of the manly arts in the same way again.

"Rowe carves out her very own niche-call it paranormal romance adventure comedy."
-Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The mismatched lovers in Rowe's complicated sequel to Kiss at Your Own Risk are challenged by nigh-impossible quests and an overly busy story with too many characters and contrived plot lines. Jarvis Swain, a nearly immortal warrior and Guardian of Hate, has survived 150 years by channeling the effects of his destructive emotion into power and an aversion to the opposite sex. Death's assistant, Reina Fleming, has successfully escorted souls to the other side, but is struggling to meet her boss's demand that she actually cause a being's death, even though advancing her position is crucial to keeping her last remaining sister alive. A depressed vampire teen, an immortal assassin, and a man who gives women deadly orgasms further clutter the story. Confused readers may give up before discovering how Reina and Jarvis combine forces to handle their supposedly insurmountable problems. (July)
RT Book Reviews
Vivacious characters and witty dialogue... Those who like the works of authors such as J.R. Ward and Laurell K. Hamilton will love Touch If You Dare. 4 Stars
My Bookish Fairy Tale
Rowe has an amazing talent with her writing. A paranormal romance rock star.
Fresh Fiction
Be prepared to laugh, love, cheer, and laugh some more...
From the Publisher
"Vivacious characters and witty dialogue... Those who like the works of authors such as J.R. Ward and Laurell K. Hamilton will love Touch If You Dare. 4 Stars " - RT Book Reviews

"Rowe has an amazing talent with her writing. A paranormal romance rock star." - My Bookish Fairy Tale

"Be prepared to laugh, love, cheer, and laugh some more..." - Fresh Fiction

"Wow what a book, action upon action, revealing the fine line between love and hate. You cheer the characters over and over again, and at the same time want to give them a good slap. All I know is that I want a Jarvis all to myself." - Book Loons

"You cheer the characters over and over again, and at the same time want to give them a good slap. All I know is that I want a Jarvis all to myself." - Book Loons

"I think Rowe's strength in this series remains her wonderful character development. Readers will find her characters different, edgy and refreshing." - Debbie's Book Bag

"You'll find yourself rooting for some characters and hoping others fail; the story line grabs you and makes you care about those you're reading about. " - Long and Short Reviews

"A disturbingly charming novel that encourages readers to look on the bright side of the disaster about to unfold and enjoy the show. " - That's What I'm Talking About

"Quirky, funny and with a lovely, twisted plot, Touch If You Dare is a fiery, passionate love story." - Star-Crossed Romance

"Passion and romance that threatens to explode off the pages." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

" Stephanie Rowe writes with a wit reminiscent of bestselling author J.R. Ward, and an imagination that authors envy." - Romance Fiction on Suite101.com

"Rowe has a wonderfully creative talent in her writing, which draws me into her hysterically funny mythical world. " - Night Owl Reviews

"Amazing... Stephanie Rowe is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite authors." - Sizzling Hot Books

"A very sexy and steamy read that had quite a lot going for it. " - One Book Shy

"I'm telling you this book is one wild ride and I'm now anxiously awaiting book 3 in the series to see what happens next! " - Hanging with Bells

"The best novel [Stephanie Dare]'s ever written" - Literary Escapism

"Wickedly steamy and action packed... " - Urban Girl Reader

"A rip-roaring ride from start to finish with action packed scenes along the way" - Seriously Reviewed

"An inventive paranormal romance..." - Dark Divas Review

"A rompin' good thrill ride that any paranormal romance lover can appreciate... " - Lovin' Me Some Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402241963
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Soulfire Series, #2
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Four-time RITA Award nominee and Golden Heart Award winner Stephanie Rowe is an award-winning and national bestselling author of paranormal romance and has written more than twenty-five novels. Stephanie has charmed reviewers with her unique blend of humor and otherworldly magic. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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Touch If You Dare 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
AAR More than 1 year ago
TOUCH IF YOU DARE by Stephaine Rowe is an exciting paranormal romance.It is Book 2 the "Soulfire Series",but can be read as a stand alone. See "Kiss at Your Own Risk". It is fast paced,action paced from the first page to the last. It has demons,vampires,a secret society,Death,the Guardian of Hate,Guardian of Love, Satan,demons,nearly immortal warriors, vampires,adventure,comedy,romance,sweet sensuality,and kick butt women. Jarvis Swain,sexy,dangerous,is the Guardian of Hate,immortal warrior, who has survived 150 years of tortureby women, by channeling his emotions into not only an aversion to the opposite sex by into destructive emotions not could destroy not only him but the world as we know it. Reina Fleming,is beautiful,Death's sexy assistant,a kick butt warrior,has a magic touch,trying to save her sister from a horrible death and just as Jarvis needs her,she needs Jarvis. Together they kick butt,find love,save the world and Jarvis learns that he can feel something other than an aversion to the opposite sex. While Jarvis' brother is the Guardian of Love,he also wishes for Death,so Death offers him a bargain he can't refuse,or so he thinks.Reina and Jarvis is on a time schedule before everything is destroyed including Jarvis. Who just might explode.While this is a paranormal story with dark tendencies it is also hilarious at times.Who knew Death,and demons could have a funny side. With an adventure full of comedy,love,some romance,a few kick butt females and dangerous,sexy males how could any reader go wrong with "Touch If You Dare".A must read for any and all paranormal readers who enjoy a trip through comedy demon style.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher.Details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc. and My Book Addiction Reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
She's working hard on trying to be a reaper for death. He's trying to stay alive and not explode from the hate and anger he carries around in him. Ideal couple, don't you think? Ms. Rowe enjoys using her imagination and has created a story of magic, love, hate, and death that is total fantasy and great fun to read. She creates strong characters who care more about other people than they do themselves. She gives all them psychological hang ups of some kind that they must work through. And you just keep reading happily along to see where her story takes you next and what odd thing they must overcome next. You have vampires who don't attack people anymore with women who will stake them because they wish to be bitten. You have a Godfather of love who makes any woman around swoon in ecstasy. A real strange assassin who uses pink Ninja stars to take people out. And there is a whole lot more going on in this story. It's busy, it flows well, the two main characters are falling love with each other but are too busy to consummate it, and you'll keep flipping those pages to see how it ends. This is fantasy at its best, the plot holds together well and Ms. Rowe has some surprises for you. I didn't anticipate the ending. Of course, I didn't anticipate a lot of what happened in this book, but I sure did enjoy reading it! You'll find yourself rooting for some characters and hoping others fail; the story line grabs you and makes you care about those you're reading about. It's also a good romance story. If you like a fun fantasy story with a touch of Abbott and Costello and with lots of action and odd situations salted with a touch of love, you'll love this story. Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Guardian of Hate Jarvis Swain fears for his brother who wants Death to take him after his woman rejected him with a stake to the heart. Although he thinks Rocco is insane as Jarvis spent an undesirable tortuous century and a half incarcerated at Angelica's Den of Womanly Pursuits, he is obsessed with saving his sibling's life. After eight years of failed prevention, D-Day has arrived for Death's Assistant Reina Fleming who remains obsessed with saving the life of her sister. However, she has no earthly idea how to do so until she meets Jarvis. She believes he possesses the skills she needed to rescue her sibling. His agenda to beat Death fits hers. They team up to try to save their siblings while falling in love, but though she soothes the savage beast she has doubts he is the right person for her even as Death has an appointment at Fenway Park. The latest Soulfire jocular romantic urban fantasy (see Kiss at Your Own Risk) is an over top of the Green Monster satire that continues the lampooning of the sub-genre. Jarvis and Reina are fascinating characters while the support cast (to include their siblings, Nigel, Napoleon, Death and a horde of other odd paranormal like Reap) enhance the romance between Hate and the Reaper in training. Fast-paced from start to finish, readers will enjoy the affirmation of basic algebra in which two negatives make a positive Harriet Klausner
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Loved it.
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This book is filled with quirky characters you just have to love. The story reflects Ms. Rowe's amazing imagination. Nothing and no one can be labeled "typical". Lots of laughs, some tears and the perfect happily ever after.