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Linnea Sinclair

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Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair has become a name synonymous for high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades,” earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. Sinclair’s current release is HOPE'S FOLLY and, scheduled for 2010 from Bantam Dell, REBELS AND LOVERS, book #4 in the Dock Five Universe. A former news reporter and retired private detective, Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida (winter) and Columbus, Ohio (summer) with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in h ...more

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Average rating: 3.83 · 13,315 ratings · 1,240 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
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Finders Keepers
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An Accidental Goddess
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Games of Command
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The Down Home Zombie Blues
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Hope's Folly Excerpt (Romance)
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Description: It's an impossible mission on a derelict ship called HOPE'S FOLLY. A man who feels he can't love. A woman who believes she's unlovable. And an enemy who will stop at nothing to crush them both. Admiral Philip Guthrie is in an unprecedented position: on the wrong end of the law, leading a rag-tag band of rebels against the oppressive Imperial forces. Or would be, if he can reach his command ship—the intriguingly named Hope’s Folly—alive. Not much can rattle Philip’s legendary cool—but the woman who helps him foil an assassination attempt on Kirro Station will. She’s the daughter of his best friend and first commander—a man who died while under Philip’s command, and whose death is on Philip’s conscience. Rya Bennton has been in love with Philip Guthrie since she was a girl. But can her childhood fantasies survive an encounter with the hardened man, and newly-minted rebel leader, who it seems has just become her new commanding officer? And will she still be willing follow him through the jaw of hell once she learns the truth about her father’s death?

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“…and suddenly I love you beyond all measure is not just words but a heart, a soul bursting open, a stripping raw of all pretense. It is Sully, it is Gabriel, it is his tears on my face, his body in mine, our minds seamless. It is hopes and dreams and failures. It is apologies and a prayer for redemption. It is heaven and damnation.
All that I am is yours pales beside it.
It is everything.
It is love.”
Linnea Sinclair, Shades of Dark

“Something cascaded lightly through me—a gentling, a suffused glow. If love could be morphed into a physical element, this would be it. It was strength and yet it was vulnerability. It was all-encompassing and yet it was freedom. It was a wall of protection. It was wings of trust and faith.

It was Gabriel Ross Sullivan, answering the questions I couldn’t ask. Not that everything would be okay, but that everything in his power would be done, and we’d face whatever outcomes there were together.”
Linnea Sinclair, Shades of Dark

She didn't understand, I hope to God she never understands what I do, what I am. To be dammed by the darkness that lives inside me.

To be saved by her love.

No more half-truths. No more omissions.”
Linnea Sinclair, Gabriel's Ghost

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message 1: by Laura

Laura Hi, Linnea!
Great to meet another fan/author of pnr and a cat-lover too! Are you talking about the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia the end of Feb.? My favorite event of the year. I usually go on Sunday. If you're there that day let me know, and I'll stop by to say Hi! Happy reading and magickal blessings!

message 2: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the add! Pleasure to meet you! We write in the same genre. I added a couple of yours to read, they look good.
Kelly Moran

message 3: by Gbina

Gbina Okay, call me dork, but when I saw you added me as a friend, the earth stopped spinning for a brief moment and I let out a little squee, and the everything returned to normal. :)

Thanks for the add! My book club read Games of Command last fall and now you are on my favorite new authors list! I don't have them all yet, but I am well on my way.

Linnea Well, OMG! That's so sweet of you to say that. You made my month. ;-) ~Linnea

Hi Linnea, I've added Games of Command, Finders Keepers, Gabriel's Ghost, An Accidental Goddess and you other terrific book The Down Home Zombie Blues to my to-read list.

Julie (jjmachshev) Thanks so much for pinging me. I am a HUGE fan and have read all your books (just haven't updated here on goodreads yet). You're one of my auto-buy authors!!

message 7: by Beth

Beth Hi Linnea,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author, though in my case, I write mysteries.

message 8: by Ida

Ida Plassay Nice to meet you,Linnea!

Thank you for befriending me on goodreads.

message 10: by Kat

Kat Holmes Thanks for confirming me. I can't tell you how many times I've re-read Finder's Keepers and An Accidental Goddess. I love them.

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