from Novel Books, Inc.
TITLE: THE GUNN OF KILLEARNAN - The first book by author Dorice Nelson, set in 1650 Scotland, is a tale of treachery and danger and was published by Novel Books, Inc. in October 2001.
"Because of his mother's lies, Gerek Gunn does not trust women. So when he runs smack dab into a fiery little lassie poorly disguised as a lad, he knows better than to believe a word she says. Even if she is intriguing. Still, Gerek has one goal, to become "The Gunn of Killearnan". And no once will get in his way."
"Catriona McFarr escapes her cruel father and brothers and thinks she has foiled them when she runs into the biggest, most handsome man she's ever seen. Knowing all men must be like her family, she doesn't trust this man. Still he might be better than returning to wed her intended, The Beast of Battle. Anything would be better than that. Catriona fights for her independence at every turn."
REVIEWS: "Dorice Nelson brings us a tale of two fabulously detailed characters, that are meant to be together, yet yanked apart at every concievable turn, usually by their own stubborness. She goes into great depth to bring out every aspect of her heroine's fiery temperment and uncertainies. She also brings out the all male, yet somehow vulnerable character of Gerek. In short you'll sigh when they come together and scream when they part, you'll live through this adventure that pulls out all the emotions. Dorice has done an exceptional job of making this an adventure you won't soon forget. And there is one character that all will fall in love with..."
Thanks for the marvelous read, another one added to my collection of favorites.
- Rita Hestand for Romancing the Web
THE GUNN OF KILLEARNAN is a fast moving, action packed Historical Romance filled with excellent writing, credible characters and a good story line. Writer Nelson has crafted an entertaining work that grabs the writer from the opening page and holds interest right on to the past paragraph. This work is filled with excellent descriptive language, detailed characters the reader feels they might like to know and plenty of intrigue.
Writer Nelson deftly weaves a narrative around the chance meeting between the two main characters along with the intertwined with the underlying circumstance each is facing. The surprise ending may sneak up on you if you are not careful.
- Molly Martin for Scribes World Publications
THE GUNN OF KILLEARNAN is a non-stop Highland adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is plain to see that Gerek and Cat are made for one another, but are constantly torn apart. They both must learn that it is possible to trust the opposite sex. Cat is continuously fighting for her independence as she flees her family; her strength and determination help her through many ordeals. Gerek wants nothing more than to become the Gunn of Killearnan. He is brave and strong and has a lot to overcome--being a bastard and having a cousin who would love nothing more than to see him fail.
Ms. Nelsonís descriptive narrative brings to life the gritty dark time in Scottish history. The secondary characters add depth and dimension to the story and to the main characters. The story is fast-paced and doesnít miss a beat in keeping the action going.
THE GUNN OF KILLEARNAN is full of action and likeable characters with things to overcome. It is a perfect story to curl up with and enjoy with a hot cup of tea on a cool fall night.
- Carol Durfee for Romance Reviews Today
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UNLAWFUL, is a medieval, which takes place in 852 A.D. Ireland during the time of the Norse raids, concerns the mix of Norse and Irish, legends and the making of one and will be published by Novel Books, Inc. in January of 2002.
PAY THE PIPER, another Irish historical, starts in Ireland, moves to New York City and on to Saratoga, New York and goes back to 1868. It is a tale about the beginnings of thoroughbred racing in the Saratoga area.
NovelBooks, Inc. will publish most of the historical novels.
Review from: Novel Books, Inc.
Submitted by: Dorice Nelson
Published by: Capital Celtic Network
Year Written: 2001