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Thursday, May 22, 2014

A DREAM OF DESIRE by Nina Rowan Spotlight

Talia Hall has long been in love with her adventurous friend James Forester, Baron Castleford. But rather than explore their mutual attraction, James chooses a year-long expedition over Talia. He discovers his mistake when he returns to London and finds himself desperately drawn to Talia's fiery beauty. However, now the storms of their irresistible passion might be too turbulent to endure.

“I…I’ve a confession to make.” She gripped her shawl close to her throat. The heat of the fire filled the air around her. A bead of perspiration rolled down her spine.

“What sort of confession?” James peered at a slice of fruitcake, then exchanged it for a muffin.

“You already know a great deal about me, considering we’ve been friends since childhood.” Talia wiped her brow with the back of her hand. The sound of her heartbeat filled her head. “But there is…there is one thing you do not know about me. One thing you haven’t yet discovered.”

“What might that be, poppet?” James bit into the muffin and glanced at her.


Talia released her shawl and let it fall to the floor behind her. Hot air cascaded across her already-flushed skin.

“I want to marry you,” she said.

The muffin dropped to the carpet. For one awful moment James just stared at her. All the blood rushed from Talia’s head as she waited with heart-stopping fear for his response.

Then it happened. His eyes flickered to the creamy swell of her bosom. And lingered.

About the Author
Originally from California, Nina Rowan holds a PhD in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, with a specialization in 19th century French and Russian art. A librarian-at-heart, she also has an MA in Library and Information Sciences. Nina lives in Wisconsin with her atmospheric scientist husband and two children.
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  1. Wow, Nina. You are a new-to-me author but I have a feeling I will get to know your writing very well. Eloisa James' endorsement on your second story in the series was very she is a fave author of mine. "Beautiful writing and hot sensuality" is a powerful combination, and will put your books at the pinnacle of the fave historical romance authors' pile. :-) I'm so glad I "met" you on your tour.

  2. I cannot wait to read this book, Nina!! I've read the first two of this series, and I love them so much. I love your heroines: the first one w/ brain (math genius), then the music in the second one (though it was the hero), but the way you described music with colours.... Now, I want to read about Talia.
    BTW - thanks so much for the second book (via your special friend in CA whom you dedicated the second book to ;) ), I was going to buy it anyway bec I like the first one waaaaaaay too much, but thank you just the same. ;)