12.22.2006

HH Com 328 (327 is in Loch Ness)

Touched is a Regency-set historical with a Dead Zone twist. The story opens when our reluctant superheroine is plucked from her comfortable lesser-gentry world and tossed into the soap opera-like drama of the haute ton. Skeletons leap from closets at a country house-party as the aristocrats turn on each other when one of them turns up dead...


(your hook starts here)
Evangeline Pemberton is a recently orphaned twenty-year-old with a scandalous past and an even more shocking talent -- she can glimpse both the future and the secrets of anyone with whom she has skin-to-skin contact. In her hunt for the man who destroyed her mother, the last thing Evangeline needs to get mixed up with is murder... or the dark, brooding recluse suspected of the crime.



Gavin Lioncroft is Society's wealthiest and most infamous black sheep, who hasn't been accused of murder... since his father died. With both a secret of his own and a sister to protect, the last thing Gavin needs is a nosy little minx who believes she's psychic -- or a houseful of lying, maniupulative representatives of the beau monde, hell-bent on saving their reputations by destroying the last remaining shreds of his.


Fun characters of course but not much in the way of plot or stakes. The mother is already dead. Finding who killed her is justice but it's not "stakes". For that you need "If you find out I did it I'll send you to Scotland" kinds of threats.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dislike regency romances pretty much more than any other genre of book out there. However, I thought yout hook was entertaining. It had a fun 'feel' to it.

RT

Tattieheid said...

What's with Scotland????

Anonymous said...

When I read "Lioncroft" it filtered through my brain as "Loincloth."

Might want to rethink that moniker.

Please send me to Scotland. Studs in kilts. High winds in the highlands. Me being appreciative. Sean Connery. Ewan McGregor. I could go on....

Eviltwin said...

I love regency historicals, and I hate to say it but this sounds very, very similar to a lot of Amanda Quick and Candace Camp (and probably others as well). Also, "Lioncroft" just screams "made-up Englishy hero name." That said, I'm always hungry for a good new romance...so don't be discouraged. How about changing it up a bit? Something besides spunky heroine vs. brooding hero or humble gentlewoman vs. haut ton.