Chosen by Desire

By Kate Perry (Mass Market, 2009)
Carrie Woods just can't resist temptation. To solve an ancient mystery, she "borrows" a precious, legend-cursed scroll from a Chinese monastery. But with the scroll comes danger: bizarre powers, life-threatening accidents, and, most frightening of all, one sexy Guardian's icy-hot gaze.

Maximillian Prescott is all too happy to strip this innocent-eyed thief of her secrets and the scroll, yet he's determined to fight the undeniable attraction pulling them together. But Max isn't Carrie's only pursuer, and there's just one way to keep the scroll safe. This adventurous blonde and brooding Guardian must dare to join forces and bare their souls to each other . . . before their enemies take not only the scroll but Carrie's life.
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446541015

    • On Sale Date: 10/01/2009

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Forever

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Carrie Woods just can't resist temptation. To solve an ancient mystery, she "borrows" a precious, legend-cursed scroll from a Chinese monastery. But with the scroll comes danger: bizarre powers, life-threatening accidents, and, most frightening of all, one sexy Guardian's icy-hot gaze.

Maximillian Prescott is all too happy to strip this innocent-eyed thief of her secrets and the scroll, yet he's determined to fight the undeniable attraction pulling them together. But Max isn't Carrie's only pursuer, and there's just one way to keep the scroll safe. This adventurous blonde and brooding Guardian must dare to join forces and bare their souls to each other . . . before their enemies take not only the scroll but Carrie's life.

As a little girl, Kate dreamt of many things. Like becoming a ninja. Dressing up in black and carrying a big sword? Seemed like a no brainer.

However, Fate had other plans for her, and she studied Kung Fu San Soo instead. A Kung Fu Master, Kate now has more weapons than she ever imagined-including several swords.

She lives in San Francisco. Voted by her friends as the woman they'd most want to stroll with down a dark alley, Kate's as likely to be spotted at the opera as she is doing tai chi in Golden Gate Park. Usually wearing black-in both cases.

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  • "Monks, monasteries, ancient Chinese secrets and kung fu, along with characters perfectly suited to one another, and plenty of passion make this a book you won't want to miss. Oh yeah, there's danger too (how else would we get kung fu?) as someone besides Max knows Carrie has those scrolls in her possession. Kate Perry shows a deft hand in this book, combining all those diverse elements into a shining, beautiful whole. Her knowledge and research show. I'm happy to say that the deal has been made for the third Guardians book, and I can't wait to read it. In the meantime, I'll be getting a copy of the first book and probably even rereading CHOSEN BY DESIRE." (Lori Ann, Romance Reviews Today).

  • "The Guardians of Destiny urban romantic fantasy (see MARKED BY PASSION) is a fast-paced action thriller from the moment that Carrie questions why she is stealing the scrolls and never slows down as a mutual enemy craves what she took.  [It is] fun to watch Max's agony of falling in love with a person he considers a lowlife academic crook.  The return of the stars from the previous entry enhances an entertaining often amusing taut thriller." (Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner Reviews).

  • "Can't wait for the next in this series...simply great reading. Another winner by this amazing author." (Romance Reviews Magazine).

  • "Kate Perry's Chosen by Desire kept me up all night and left me royally satisfied. I just wonder how she will out do herself on her next novel as this one blew me away. Chosen by Desire is now one of my favorite paranormal reads and Kate Perry is on my auto buy list. " (Night Owl Romance.com).

  • "Spellbinding, sensual, and full of nonstop entertainment, this read kept me on edge...Be prepared to fall into a world of ancient Chinese magic and smoldering guardians you won't wish to escape from anytime soon." (romancejunkiesreviews.com).

  • "A sexy hero and action packed . . I thoroughly enjoyed it!"

  • "Kate Perry has created a sexy world of kick-ass action! You'll want to immerse yourself in MARKED BY PASSION, the first in a thrilling new series, complete with a smoldering hero and the toughest, sassiest heroine around."

  • "Get ready to stay up late, Kate Perry has written a fabulous blend of urban fantasy and romance. MARKED BY PASSION is filled with unique mythology, exciting plot twists, and sizzling chemistry between its characters. I will be impatiently waiting for the next Guardians of Destiny novel."

  • "This is exciting and simply terrific. Original and inventive...[the] story is so exceptional that it can only earn the top rating. Looking forward to the sequel!" (Romancereviews.com).

  • "The paranormal world feels real and the plot is action-packed and super-sexy." (www.bookpage.com on MARKED BY PASSION).

  • "Perry kicks off a first-person urban fantasy series, the Guardians of Destiny, by introducing readers to Gabrielle Sansouchi Chin. This is a great premise with an interesting but stubborn protagonist. Keep an eye out on this author and series." (Romantic Times BookReviews).

  • "The paranormal world feels real and the plot is action-packed and super-sexy in Kate Perry's Marked by Passion. Told through the voice of Gabrielle Sansouci Chin, a bartender and artist, this romance begins with Gabrielle's discovery that her estranged father has died and left her as guardian of an ancient scroll with special powers. Despite her reluctance to take on the role of the artifact's protector, Gabrielle finds she can't turn away from it, nor from the sexy Brit, Rhys Llewellyn, who seems to know more about her and her situation than is safe. With bad guys shadowing her through the streets of San Francisco, not to mention the spirit of her father and the tantalizing sensuality that Rhys exudes, Gabrielle has her hands full. There are secrets to uncover and danger to confront in this story of a woman learning to accept her new duties and the love of a powerful man." (Bookpage on MARKED BY PASSION).

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Chosen by Desire
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446541015
  • On Sale Date: 10/01/2009
Chosen by Desire