|Plot Summary of HeartMate|
|"Today you will meet your HeartMate. Rand T'Ash's blood thrummed in his temples as he stared at the divination dice....
T'Ash has avenged his dead family and carefully crafted his life. He knows Danith is his future and the future of his clan. Danith, an orphaned commoner, wants life easy too. But one look at T'Ash tells her that he's going to make her life quite difficult. She knows he is noble, powerful and dangerous. Not for her. Yet he pursues her and forces her to grow. Then there's the second prophecy: A woman surrounded by blasers, in peril...through misadventure, Danith becomes involved in a clash of gangs.
All his life, Rand T'Ash has looked forward to meeting his
HeartMate, with whom he could begin a family. Once a street tough but now a respected nobleman and artisan, he has crafted the perfect HeartGift, which, in the custom of the psychically-gifted population of the planet Celta, is the way a man finds-and attracts-his wife...
Danith Mallow is irresistibly drawn to the magnificent necklace on display in T'Ash's shop, but she is wary of its creator, despite an overpowering attraction. In a world where everyone is defined by their psychic ability, Danith has little, and thus is at the opposite end of the social spectrum from T'Ash. But T'Ash refuses to accept her rejection, and sees it as a challenge instead.
"HeartMate is a dazzling debut novel. Robin D. Owens paints a world filled with characters who sweep readers into an
unforgettable adventure with every delicious word, every breath, every beat of their hearts. Brava!" óDeb Stover, Award-Winning Author
"Dara Joy fans rejoice! With HEARTMATE, Robin D. Owens has created a gem of a story--fun, fast, and sexy." Anne Avery, Author of All's Fair"
Robin D. Owens, Resident Scholar
|"Rand T'Ash has found his HeartMate, his soulmate, but he can't seem to connect with her. He grew up Downwind, the worst part of the city, and never learned how to treat a lady as gentle as his HeartMate. Unfortunately, she needs his protection, because there are those who would try to kill her as well as him. His Familiar, Zanth, is only too happy to help T'Ash guard her, but even Zanth wants the three of them to become a family. Being a cat lover myself, Zanth was my favorite character, and the author did a wonderful job writing his dialouge."
Melissa Cookson, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of HeartMate|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- destined love (dream or prediction)
- love among disparate social classes
- fighting a personal illness/handicap
- search for identity/new understanding
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can talk to animals
- can cast many different spells
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- Very much smarter than other characters
- bulging muscles
- an organization
- a teen
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- fire/thunder/weather cntrl
- can cast all sorts of spells
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- humans in a contemporary society
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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