Award-winning author Robin D. Owens returns to the futuristic world of Celta with four original romantic fantasies...
Heart & Sword: Captain Kelse Bountry leads a colony fleet in search of a habitable planet. His ship is far off course and his crew is on the verge of mutiny, circumstances that threaten both the success of Kelse's mission and his marriage. But Fern Bountry is not about to give up on either...
Heart & Soul: Genista Furze, scandalous ex-wife of Tinne Holly, has created a new life for herself working for a clockmaker in small Gael City. Content with simplicity, and learning to value herself, Genista is in no hurry to risk her heart on another man--no matter how attractive her neighbor is...
Noble Heart: Walker Clover is experiencing Passage--the dreamquest to free his psi power--and learns he possesses a flair for magic. When his parents learn of his abilities, they reveal that his real mother was a noblewoman. Now, Celta's First-Families scheme to forge an alliance with Walker through offers of marriage--a prospect he finds abhorrent until he meets the mysterious Sedwy Grove...
Heart Story: A year has passed since Blush Willow's domineering and murderous mother died, and Blush has drawn her hidden HeartMate, Dri Paris, to her. All should be well. But when they finally meet, unresolved anger at the past--and each other--flares between them. Yet they must work together to find a treasure and save Dri's family.
About the Author
Robin D. Owens is an award-winning author. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
In this charming quartet of romance shorts, Owens expands her futuristic fantasy universe of Celta (Heart Search, etc.), filling in the backstories of the worlds and people therein.
Heart and Sword follows a starship colonist who finds himself unexpectedly tasked with choosing a planet to settle. Heart Story focuses on mature lovers destined to be HeartMates, who meet for the first time in decades and attempt to overcome pains of youth and an ancient family feud.
In the collections strongest piece, Heart and Soul, an unconventional young woman reforges herself during a Halloween/Samhain celebration and creates the nucleus of a new family.
In Noble Heart, a man undergoing a late development of his psychic abilities is assisted in his transition by an attractive woman with issues of her own. Owenss characters thrive on their emotional connections, and their stories are both pleasurable and moving. (Dec.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.
Bowing to reader requests, Owens has gifted her fans with a stunning quartet of Celta-linked pieces (three novellas and a short story) that include everything from the long-awaited tale of the colonization of Celta to the rare raising of a commoner to the noble ranks. A ship's captain must deal with mutiny and treachery in his efforts to find a livable planet in "Heart and Sword," a novella that beautifully lays the foundation for many of the concepts in the novels to come.
In the humor-laced "Heart Story," a woman is reunited with her true HeartMate after 25 years apart, but past anger and present challenges threaten their relationship. A noblewoman tarnished by scandal and divorce carves out a new, simpler, more satisfying life for herself but is still wary of men in the touching "Heart and Soul"; and, in "Noble Heart," a commoner with uncommon Flair for dealing with people struggles with his heritage and all it means. VERDICT Four compelling stories answer questions, fill in some blanks, reprise characters, and add new dimension to Owens's fascinating Heart Universe in this must-read for series fans. It's also a good way for the curious to sample planet Celta's intriguing, magical culture. Owens ("Heart Search") lives in the Denver area. Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.
Series: Celta Novels
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 6th December 2011
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.372