Thursday, November 18, 2010

All I Want For Christmas Is...


This is a feature/meme created by Danya @  A Tapestry of Words where you choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto your wishlist – and I'd love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get! So if you want to make your own blog post about it, please link up here. :)

My pick for this week is...


"Second Sight" by Amanda Quick
Series: Arcane Society #1
Genre: Historical & Paranormal Romance
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780451230942
Author's website: http://www.krentz-quick.com
Published: March 2007 by Jove

Goodreads Blurb:
Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an alchemist. And the alchemist's descendant-her employer, Gabriel Jones-has the eyes of a sorcerer.

But despite Venetia's intent to seduce Mr. Jones and move on, she is shattered upon her return home to read in the press of his violent demise. Using the sizable fee Mr. Jones paid her, Venetia establishes a new life, opening a gallery in London. Of course, posing as a respectable widow makes it easier to do business, so-in a private tribute to her lost, only lover-she assumes the identity of "Mrs. Jones."

Her romantic whim, however, will cause unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into Venetia's life. And the two share more than a passionate memory-indeed, they are bonded by a highly unusual sort of vision, one that goes far beyond Venetia's abilities as a photographer. They also share a terrible threat-for someone has stolen a centuries-old notebook from Arcane House that contains a formula believed to enhance psychic powers of the kind Gabriel and Venetia possess. And the thief wants to know more-even if he must kill the keeper of the Arcane Society's treasures, or the photographer who catalogued them, to obtain such knowledge.

Why I added this one to my Christmas wishlist:
I chose this book because it has been on my wish list for so long and I hear that its a great series. I really like books about witches and things like that so I think I would really enjoy this book.

3 comments:

danya said...

Haven't heard of this one before but it sounds really different! Hope it makes its way to under your Christmas tree :)

Cherry said...

I have been eyeing this book for so long too... but somehow it got to be one of those things I meant to do but never got around to doing it... maybe this Christmas :)

Hott Books - Gina said...

Awesome pick! It's a terrific book!

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