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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

Just a single, timid smile can stop time.
Alyssa blushes at compliments.
Alyssa was born on the wrong side of the blanket.
Are these the last words Dillon will say to Alyssa?
Dylan loves Alyssa's opalescent skin.

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  • Sexual Tension
  • Just a single, timid smile can stop time.
  • Flirty Banter
  • Alyssa blushes at compliments.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Alyssa was born on the wrong side of the blanket.
  • Declaration of Love
  • Are these the last words Dillon will say to Alyssa?
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Dylan loves Alyssa's opalescent skin.

Publisher's Summary

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence.
For seven years Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side - counseling him from the shadows, healing him, and staving off the worst of his loneliness. Blessed - or cursed - with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him, leading Dillon and his people to believe she is the same wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything - even the wrath of his king - to be with her.
©2000 Leslie Duvall (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
"As in the best audiobooks, it's the joining of Duvall's carefully constructed romance and Potter's consummate voices that yields this excellent production." ( AudioFile Magazine)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cheri on 04-26-16

The Story Was Great but.......

The story was great, but after listening to Dianne Duvall advising this story helped inspired her to write the Immortal Guardians series I was hoping to learn how the Gifted Ones, Seth and the others and how they became into existence and their back stories. Seth, Roland, and Marcus were mentioned in the story but played a very small role. I was left with more questions than answers. :-)

I loved the attraction and love Alyssa had for Lord Dillon years prior to there ever being a relationship between them. I also thought it was priceless when Dillon finally was able to see her and all the scars she bore from healing him throughout the years. One of Alyssa's gifts, is to heal; however, sometimes she has to take the injuries onto herself in order to heal the person fully. After that, Dillon was very protective of her and monitored her closely when she healed others.

Again, this was a great fantasy that involved a few "gifted ones" and was an even better love story between Dillon and Alyssa. It definitely has me ready for the next Immortal Guardians story!

For any Dianne Duvall fan, this is an excellent addition to your collection and Kirsten Potter does a great job narrating the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 07-05-15

Another Great Begining!

While everyone is talking about Seth and Roland's appearance in this story, they failed to recognize that Marcus and Robert are also in this book. If you have not heard any of the Immortal Guardians, then you will not know who these people are. But that will not take away from this book as Robert is the only one that stays with this book and we have not gotten his whole story yet.

This story takes place in the late 1100's and is the story of Dillion and his sorceress Alyssa. The people fear her, call her Witch, and think she is an old lady. Dillion also thinks she is a old lady until the night she heals him from a mortal injury and almost dies. Then he finds out that she is not the old lady he thought she was and his love for her starts to grow. Together they face danger and the people's fear of her as Dillion must find a way to make her his Lady.

I have to say that one of my favorite parts of this book is how Robert begins to change the peoples fear of Alyssa even as he overcomes his own. I hope we get Robert's full story next.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jillian on 12-04-15


I have never read any of this authors books but having listened to this I will seek others out as she spins a enthralling tale that holds the reader or in my case listener captive. It is 04.43 and I have just finished listening to this book unable to stop it to sleep without hearing the end, a truly excellent book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Grandma Julie on 06-17-15

A wonderful book could read it over & over again.

The characters are believable and rich. The author has used the history of the time we'll.

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