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Publisher:  SynergEbooks ISBN-10:  0744310016


Copyright:  October 2005

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Welcome to Historic Oberon California

Tis the season to be jolly, but Jasmine Quinn is far from happy about her mother’s upcoming wedding. In fact, there’s only one thing about her future stepfather that Jasmine can’t help but admire, no matter how much she’d like to--the graduate student he’s hired as an intern.

Brandon Ablemarle is also finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit. His dream job has just become a nightmare, thanks in part to the unpredictable redhead with some of the goofiest ideas he’s ever heard of.

Can the magic of the season help the pair to see beyond their differences?


Professional Reviews

"a delightful story"
Author: P.G. Forte
Title: The Spirit Of The Place
(Bk 6 in Oberon series)

Marsha Quinn may be psychic, but she is unable to tell her own future. The one person she trusts to read the future for her, Celeste, is dead. In three weeks, Marsha will be walking down the aisle to marry Sam Sterling and pre-wedding jitters are making themselves known. Marsha loves Sam with all her being, but worries, as all good parents do, about how her children will handle it. Seems the boys, Frank and Jesse, are not having any trouble at all. They approve of Sam and already feel close to him. However, the daughter, nineteen-years old (for another month anyway) Jasmine, is not as happy.
Jazz wants nothing more than to break up her mother and Sam. If her life has taught her nothing else, it has taught her that men are unable to be trusted. Once the man gets what he wants he walks away, leaving the woman broken hearted. Jasmine refuses to see her mother hurt again. So Jazz turns to Brandon for help in stopping the wedding. Problem is that Brandon causes her head to become cloudy. It is hard to focus on what needs to be done, when she is too busy needing what the man could make her feel just by kissing her.
Brandon Ablemarle is the assistant to Sam. Brandon believes Sam, an ex-Wall Street guru, to be a genius. In fact, Sam already has two books out in print. Now book three is about to go to the publisher. Problem is that since Sam met Marsha and fallen for her fake psychic act, his recent manuscript is all nonsense. If the book is released to the public Sam will become a laughing stock and Brandon's career will go down the drain before it ever has a chance to begin. If Brandon and Jasmine can stop the wedding and help Sam see Marsha for the phony she is, perhaps Sam will come to his senses.
Sam Sterling wants nothing more than Marsha's happiness. Frank and Jesse seem to instinctively know this, but Jasmine is a problem. No matter how hard he tries to understand her or get through to her, Jasmine rebels. Brandon is another problem. Sam is not sure what is going on between his assistant and Jasmine, but if things become rough Sam will not hesitate to fire Brandon.
**** This story is set in December, modern day. It is book six of a series, but you do not need to read the previous books to fully understand what is going on in THIS one. Each novel is a story in and by itself. Even though Marsha is psychic, do not go assuming (like I did) that this is a supernatural romance. No, this story is more than that. In fact, Marsha's psychic ability is a very minor part of the story. Ana/Celeste comes forth to let Marsha know that she will be visited by three spirits, sort of like the old tale of "A Christmas Carol". These visits not only help Marsha understand the people she loves, but also gives the reader a few things to think about. (You may find a moral or two as well.) All-in-all, I found this to be a delightful story, perfect for the Christmas season. Recommended reading! ****

(Reviewed by Detra Fitch)


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"intrique at its best."
Jasmine Quinn and Brandon Ablemarle. Harbouring an intense dislike for
Sam Sterling, the fiancé of her mother, Marsha, Jasmine's life is
complicated enough. That is, until she meets Brandon, who, she discovers, is working for Sam. Brandon, on the other hand, despite being intensely attracted to Jasmine, discovers she's the daughter of his own arch enemy, Marsha. He believes that Marsha has helped to corrupt 'one of the finest financial analysts Wall Street has ever known'. But are Jasmine and Brandon seeking the same thing?

Marsha Quinn and Sam Sterling. Marsha as a self-proclaimed psychic,
receives visits from three spirits who inform of Jasmine's feelings for
Sam and advises her as to how she can help fix the problem. Sam is
battling to convince Marsha that he has no intention of hurting her, ever and that he's doing his best to keep on the right side of Jasmine. It's
hard for him, though, when he feels he's dealing with a spoilt child
without a forgiving bone in her body.

What a tangled web we weave, but this is intrigue at its best. Complex
and romantic in all the right proportions, The Spirit of the Place
keeps the readers interest for sure. Set in the vague style of 'Scrooge' by
Charles Dickens, its festive feel and portrayal of the complexity of
human relationships is magic in itself. The four main protagonists have a
strong network of supporting characters to make this novel a gem for
Xmas, especially.

Go buy!

Carrie White, Erotic Author

"a warm and wonderfully moving tale."
ISBN: 0-7443-1001-6
Synergebooks Publishing
290 Pages
Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4 cups

Jasmine Quinn is home not only for the holidays, but also for her mother’s wedding. And as much as Jasmine loves her mother, she does not want her to marry former financier, Sam Sterling. Jasmine is sure he would eventually leave like all the other people her mother has loved have done. But how can she stop this wedding? Then Jasmine meets handsome Brandon Ablemarle, and even though he worked for Sam, there is something about him she is attracted to.

Brandon Ablemarle has been a disappointment to his family for as long as he could remember. This job with Sam, writing a book, would hopefully help bring him up in his parents' eyes. But when he realizes Sam is writing about Finance and Psychic, he is stunned. He would be laughed at. Sam actually believed his fiancée’s psychic. When he meets beautiful Jasmine, he is immediately attracted to her. When he finds she is the daughter of the psychic, he tries to keep his emotions down, but there is something about this sexy Jasmine that just keeps him wanting her.

After Brandon learns who Jasmine is, he tries to back off, even though he thinks she is the hottest thing he has seen since the Sahara. But then he learns Jasmine wants to break up Sam and her mother. Maybe if he helped, he could stop the book from hitting the press. But with the help of a ghost, everything went in a totally different direction. Soon Jasmine is in love, and Brandon is gone. Can Jasmine ever find the happiness she wants for herself and her family?

This is a warm and wonderfully moving tale. Filled with many colorful characters, even a ghost, this story lets you see through the eyes of a young woman who has been hurt by people she has loved. Exceptionally woven in are the psychic abilities and the care of a certain ghost who wants her family to be happy. Then there are the tender moments that will bring tears to your eyes, when finally it is all tied together with understanding. The sixth book in this series, this one easily stands alone, but you will want to get to know the characters you have met in this story.

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