The Chosen Ones are seven modern day humans, each with their own special abilities to fight a darkness that threatens to take over the world. Chains of Ice features John Powell, a man with a particularly angst-filled beginning. It is his horrific childhood and his special ability that draws him to sign on to be a member of the Chosen Ones where he can use his powers for good. But while on a difficult mission something goes awry and much of his team dies, leaving John feeling guilty and unworthy. His only choice is to separate himself and seek refuge in a remote corner of the world. Isolated, alone, and hiding his powers, John never imagined he would discover the one woman who could change everything: Genny Valente.

Genny has also suffered a loveless childhood, spending most it in a vain attempt to gain her father’s love. When he unexpectedly offers her the chance to pursue her passion of documenting the almost extinct Ural Lynx, there is a price. She can have her few precious months with Lynxs, if she persuades John Powell to return. There is always a price.

This is a story of treachery, deceit, adventure, and passion. The author is a master at the slow build, revealing bits of information as you turn the pages, keeping your interest at an almost unbearable peak as you discover the players and their motives. The author surprises you with twists you didn’t see coming, a fiery romance, and a well crafted mythology that beckons the reader to want to know more about the world and what’s to come.  

 

I’ve read Christina Dodd’s historicals, paranormals, and contemporary romantic suspense. What authors do you read who write in more than one genre?

 

Until next Thursday, read lots of romance and lay off the chocolates.

 

 

 

Maria Lokken is an avid romance reader and an award winning television producer.

Comments
by Moderator dhaupt on ‎07-15-2010 11:40 AM

Maria, great article. I also love all of Christina's romance novels in all her genres.

I also like, in this category, Jayne Anne Krentz, Jennifer Ashley, Brenda Joyce, Nora Roberts, Heather Graham, and I'm sure if I gave it a little more time I could think of more.

Deb

by Gannon_Carr on ‎07-15-2010 11:03 PM

Loved this one!  I love all of Christina's books, but I really think that paranormal romance is her niche.

by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎07-16-2010 06:42 PM

If I like an author, I'll try them in any genre. Off the top of my head, those I read cross-genre are Elizabeth Hoyt, Jennifer Ashley, Claire Delacroix, Lisa Kleypas, Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz...There are more. My brain, not so good.

by Blogger Maria_Lokken on ‎07-18-2010 09:47 AM

Hi Deb and Melanie -  I just discovered Jennifer Ashley and am hooked! And I think Jayne Ann Krentz is amazing in the way she weaves the Arcane Society through all her books, whether it's Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle or Jayne Ann Krentz.

 

Hey Gannon - Yes, this was a great read!  I'm so looking forward to Chains of Fire.

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