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eBook Seize the Fire ePub

by Laura Kinsale

  • ISBN: 0727840533
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Laura Kinsale
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Severn House Pub Ltd (July 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 464
  • ePub book: 1167 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1519 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 817


This book is a work of fiction.

New York, NY. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, scanning or any information storage retrieval system, without explicit permission in writing from the Author. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locals or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Laura Kinsale is the awardwinning and New York Times–bestselling author of The Shadow and the Star, Seize the Fire, The Prince of Midnight, Flowers From the Storm, For My Lady’s Heart, and The Dream Hunter. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas. Shadowheart won the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for best long historical romance of 2004. Kinsale also won best romance novel of 1990 for Prince of Midnight. Kinsale was 1987–1988 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine.

Many of Kinsale's books take plots, characters, and settings to wild extremes - that's kind of her thing, and in truth it's pretty wonderful.

Olympia's scream choked to a squeak, killed by a gag rammed into her mouth as Sheridan's face vanished. by something blacker. by something blacker than the night itself. A merciless grip on her hands held her paralyzed, then just as suddenly let her go. She fell sideways under a hard push, hit the pavement and gasped for wind through the gag and the jolt of pain. The sounds of scuffle filled the darkness. Wait," Sheridan exclaimed amid the confusion.

Laura Kinsale, New York Times bestseller, author of unique and memorable historical romance novels. Look for this beautiful NEW trade paperback cover (shown at left). This is a print re-issue at a special price, published by Sourcebooks.

Seize the Fire - Laura Kinsale Laura Kinsale changed my view on what the romance book genre could be. She was the first writer I'd ever read who was brave enough to shake the norm and give us a hero.

Seize the Fire - Laura Kinsale. Tis in my head: 'tis in my heart: 'tis everywhere: it rages like madness and I most wonder how my reason holds. Laura Kinsale changed my view on what the romance book genre could be. She was the first writer I'd ever read who was brave enough to shake the norm and give us a hero who wasn't perfect. A hero who was, in fact, as far from perfect as he could be.

Laura Kinsale is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling American writer of historical romance novels since 1985. Kinsale has a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked in the petroleum industry before beginning to write. Now, she is a winner and multiple nominee for the Best Book of the Year award given by the Romance Writers of America. She once characterized the oft-derided happy ending in romance novels as an "integration of the inner self.

Laura Kinsale (Author), Nicholas Boulton (Narrator), Hedgehog Inc (Publisher). Author’s Dedication: This book is dedicated to the combat veterans of Vietnam. With respect, and love, and hope for healing. Get this audiobook plus a second, free.

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Exiled princess Olympia St. Leger believes she has found a champion in Sheridan Drake, a blackguard who plays the rescuing knight for her as they cross stormy seas to find a lost island paradise and save her people


I'm not sure I really "love" this book, but I might tomorrow after I recover from the pain I felt for the characters in this story. I think the review given by Mollie Oleyar covers the story better than I could but I wanted to give credit to Ms. Kansale with a good rating. I was reading last night and looked at the clock and suddenly realized it was 4 a.m.!!! That is a good story when I get so engrossed in it I don't even notice time passing. It is definitely a harrowing story but the overwhelming theme is overcoming trials and holding onto love, and the main characters definitely did this. I'm afraid the hero might have an antisocial personality disorder because he tells so many lies so easily, but I'm willing to live in the fantasy that he was able to heal and become a good/honest person. I wish there had been a epilogue telling us they lived happily ever after, but that would have ruined the whole feel of the story, so I'll make one up for myself.
Ces Ces
Sheridan Drake: Honorable Knight of the Order of Bath, highly decorated sea captain, slave, thief, roué, cynic and suicidal madman from post-traumatic stress.

Olympia Francesca Marie Antonia Elizabeth: Exiled Princess of Oriens, sheltered idealist, budding revolutionary, stubborn and highly self-conscious of her body image.

This is a world-wide tromp from Great Britain, France, Spain, South America, Kurdistan and back. A touch and go love story of deception, betrayal, incredible tenacity and humbling experiences.

After leaving his 20+ year naval career, Sheridan is a broken man, morally and mentally He’s cornered into helping the Princess get back to Oriens to start her revolution by the machinations of the British Government, his dead father’s crewel trick with his last will and testament and his father’s scheming ex-mistress.

Timid Olympia is the last person to start a revolution. She starts out small on the first ship they set sail on and instigates a mutiny. In the end, she fires the Oriens revolution. She learns the hard way that revolutions are bloody, vicious work and it damn near destroys her.

In the end, these two scarred and battered souls come together as one to create a great, breathtaking love.

Author’s Dedication: This book is dedicated to the combat veterans of Vietnam. With respect, and love, and hope for healing.
Zeleence Zeleence
I love Laura Kinsale, the only romance author I read and re-read! I discovered her 20 years ago, I think, through The Dream Hunter, which is a truly beautiful live story. Then I moves to For My Lady's Heart, which is even better! So I thought I'd love anything from Ms Kinsale. Alas, I picked Seize The Fire... what a poor choice! The characters and the plot are not the believable. The lead female's character is so inconsistent that I simply cannot relate with her as the heroine of the novel. And the story line about this political instability in a small parch of land called the Oriens, it is not built well, as if it was to serve merely as an distant introduction to the story and nothing more. Sorely disappointed with this one.
Ranicengi Ranicengi
Probably my favorite romance hero ever. Flawed, funny, and falling in love despite himself, a man who fights his own sense of honor but finds himself behaving honorably despite his worst intentions--what's not to love? If the heroine is flawed, that's realistic. It is all believable, and Ms Kinsale's detailed and unerring research into things as trivial as penguins and as important as political machinations is flawless as always. This is one of my very few Keepers. I would love to read a book about Sheridan Drake's early life, for he had some amazing adventures.
Ferri - My name Ferri - My name
It was a pleasure to watch the development of personalities of both of the protagonists. I could totally believe that they were the the way they were, and could also believe in the healing of their hurts. Personal growth is a difficult thing and rarely do I see an author that can really pull it off. This story had imagination, something that this genre has little of. I have read maybe six Laura Kinsale novels and I liked this one the most.
TheSuspect TheSuspect
This is one of my favorite romance books, a definite keeper that I return to from time to time. It's a gritty story about two imperfect people at different ends of the spectrum. Sheridan is a man who is hailed as a hero despite himself. He is cynical and selfish but as the story progresses you start to realise why he us the man he has become. Olympia had been sheltered and kept In virtual solitude all her life and has a rosey and unrealistic view of the world. Their story us moving and sad and deals with the human consequences of war and conflict and the effects of PTSD.
Iraraeal Iraraeal
I found the audio version compelling but the heroine one of the most annoying, stupid ones among the many, many romance novels I have read. So many of the problems the h and h encounter are caused by her total lack of discretion and common sense. I also felt as though there was at least one loose end, not really explained. I won't insert a spoiler here. In general it's a truly preposterous story but the hero and his side kick hold it together and make you want to keep going. The author has that knack.
Not your typical romance story. The hero is dark, complicated and probably needs a mood stabilizing drug. The heroine just needs to be loved. Fun combination