Heart Change (Celta's Heartmates, #8)
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Heart Change (Celta's Heartmates #8)

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Signet D'Marigold's lonely life is shaken when a prophet reveals she is a catalyst for change. But to accept her new life-and the charge of the noble child Avellana-means embracing a danger that may be fatal for them both. Especially when Signet's attraction to her new bodyguard signals a secret enemy sworn to destroy them.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Berkley Trade (first published 2009)
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Kat
I've been a big fan of Robin D. Owens since I read Heart Mate four years ago--I've devoured all the books in the series since. She has great technique, her heroes and heroines are unique, and usually she doesn't fall into the rushed-love-story what-the-hey? crap that many romance novelists do. I also appreciate the excessively good world building on Celta that, to me, is incredibly believable and very creative.

I thought this book was not the best of the series, nor even the second best, but a wo...more
Aurian Booklover
Signet D’Marigold is the last of her line, living alone in her lovely sentient Residence. Her personal Flair is for cobbling, making shoes and boots, but what her main Flair is, no one knows. Not even the famous testing stones of T’Ash. Today is her 30th nameday, and she is just so lonely. The friend she made a few weeks ago has left Druida after some major changes in her life. As so many others before her. Signet really doesn’t know what to do anymore. She doesn’t think she can handle another d...more
Melindeeloo
A Change Of Heart Brings An End To Loneliness

Heart Change was a pleasant journey to a favorite world, the wicanish Celta, where magic takes the place of technology and where, if you are lucky, you'll find your perfect love - your Heartmate.

When Signet D'Marigold agrees to aid young seer Vinni's Heartmate, Avellina, through her "passage" - a passage which Vinni `sees' that Avellina will not survive with out Signet's help - Signet suddenly finds her lonely life changing for the better. Not only...more
Linda
Another especially strong entry in the Celta series, best to read in order due to the backstory from previous books.

Two stories, intertwined, the mature later-in-life love between Signet and Cratag Maytree and the tender love of Vinni, the seer of Celta, towards his HeartMate, Avellana are the focus of this book. Vinni is doing all he can to ensure that Avellana grows up healthy and he's seen a future for her, but only is Signet is involved in her life. This turns Signet's lonely well-ordered l...more
Cindy
Book 8 in the Celta Heart Mates series is a good read, although if GR allowed half points I'd mark it a 4.5. The hero and heroine are pleasant and interesting - people you would like to know - but not as vividly drawn as earlier heroes and heroines. Much of their interaction is implied - we see it around the edges of the plot and while one or the other of them angsts about it inside their heads. The driver for the plot is the heroine and hero helping young people mature and embrace themselves. A...more
Cecilia Quick
I enjoyed this book, but it had one major flaw. The hero is supposed to be hired as a guard, and instead of doing his job, he was mooning over his love life like a lovesick teenage girl, practically picking apart a flower and sighing "she loves me; she loves me not" and while he's at it, the person he's supposed to be guarding gets snatched. Didn't he see "Man on Fire" or "the Bodyguard" or "In the Line of Fire"? Ok, it's another planet, they probably don't have cable. Except for the fact he was...more
Martina the Book Fairy
Heart Change is the 8th book in Robin D. Owens' Celta's HeartMates series.

The HeartMate series books take place on the faraway planet of Celta - a place where nearly everyone has some form of psychic power - or Flair. Sometimes the Flair of two people resonate in a particular way to create the much valued HeartMate relationship. Celta is a world with a complex society of classes, including the sentient Residences in the Great Houses and the psychic FamPets (FamCat, FamDog, FamFox - you get the...more
Auden Johnson
This isn't the type of book I usually go for. If my mother hadn't given it to me I'd never have read it. I'm not a fan of paranormal romance or romance in general and I tend to stay away from books with people on the cover especially buff men. That being said, I really enjoyed Heart Change. It's a part of a series but Owens wrote it in such a way that you don't need to have read the previous books to understand what's going on. The world Owens created was very well thought out. I loved all the d...more
Lillian Wheeler
I bought Heart Change spontaneously last weekend, and on Sunday I read it cover to cover. Heart Change is the sixth Celta book I’ve read, and definitely one of my favourites from the series so far. (I haven’t read the series in order– I think each book stands on its own quite well, though there will be references to events and people from other books).

As always with Celta books, I loved the rich worldbuilding, and enjoyed seeing a bit more of how all the families interact and/or are interconnect...more
Michelle
Signet is the last of her house, with an unidentified Flair, and a very lonely existence. Cratag has very minor flair, and works as a guard for a GrandLord family. The young prophet Vinni T’Vine, sees that his Heatmate, Avellina will need Signet’s help to survive her passage and Cratag is asked to act as a guard for them.

This series has had some hits and some misses for me. The more recent ones have fallen a little more on the miss side, but I was always intrigued by the glimpses of Vinni T’Vin...more
Crystal
Actually, this one was pretty good - once you got past things that made no sense like "anyone who wasn't of Earthan descent". Uh... I was under the impression that everyone was of Earthan descent. For sure there has been no mention of restless natives (and wouldn't they have had more "flair" anyway? And of course the inevitable "she'd be better off without me" thing. Why is it that books with heroes suffering from terminal testosterone poisoning coupled with male asshole syndrome never have thes...more
ms bookjunkie
3.5 stars

*happy sigh* I do enjoy Celta so much, the culture is unique. Flares, fams and all sorts of complications.

There were issues with the ebook, formatting issues that the publisher should have dealt with. There were spaces in the middle of words all through the book and the character "fi" instead of "fi"—same with "fl" though I couldn't find the character for that. Inferior product, it was enough to make my eyes cross. >:(


(I'm so happy to be able to continue with this series, thanks to Ko...more
Darcy
I loved this book but I don't know if it was for the reason the author wanted me to. Since they have first shown up I have really liked Vinni and Avellana, both little kids in age but not in their minds. I loved how these 2 were at the heart of the story along with Signet and Cratag. They seemed to form an odd family unit, one which they all needed. Signet and Cratag needed to be needed, while the kids needed a little freedom and someone to trust them. I also loved that there wasn't a lot with t...more
Juana "Darkness" Duran
Signet is trying to find a way out of the loneliness encasing her in it's grip. When signet finally figures out that she is catalyst for chamge. So in finding out her special gift, Signet gets assigned a young girl and a body guared. They are helping the girl named Avellana with getting her gifts, she is having problems because of an accident that happens when she was a little girl. Signet and their body guard Cratag start falling in love. They go on as lovers and doing their duty at the same ti...more
Therinia
I really liked this book. The tone was the same as the first book, but I liked the story better. It delved a bit into what Flair is and revisited--albeit briefly--familiar characters. I also liked how the story centered around the protagonists of this story, and the romance between them was constantly at the forefront. I also liked how the author was considerate of the reader. There was one scene in the book that could have touched on the icky, but she handled it so well that most readers probab...more
Nancy
GrandLady Signet D’Marigold’s lonely life changes when she’s asked to help young Avellana Hazel through her First Passage. Concerned for the highborn child, Signet accepts, fully aware of the danger involved. Cratag Maytree is assigned as their guardsman, but can she guard her heart against this rugged warrior? He’s attracted to her, and yet their social stations set them apart. Will they unite in time to identify the killer whose target is the child under their protection?
Cindy
As always, I enjoyed the people of Celta. Their "Flair" is a kind of magic that is unlike any other. Signet and Cratag both feel like misfits or outsiders, and slowly they see their self worth, and worth to their world. As their confidence builds, so does their feelings for each other. I would recommend this series for anyone that is tired of the usual shift shaper, or Vampire story. It is fresh and original.
Tiffany
Really have to point this out: what the HELL was the cover artist thinking?!?!?! Look at the way this guy is holding his blades. No one ever trained in combat, martial arts or warfare would hold a blade facing towards his body the way the one in the cover hunk's left hand is.

That said, it was NOT the half-assed cover that merited the one star. I think Ms. Owen's writing has run its course with me.
Emily
Fun! I really do enjoy this series. The basic plot is essentially the same each time (it is romance, after all) but the details are excellent. I think I may a bit tired of the pets; they're getting overused a little in the stories, even if they do provide a bit of comic relief.
Holly
I was really anxious for this book as I've been getting caught up with this series the last month or so. Although I enjoyed it, I was left somewhat unsatisfied at the end. Mostly I think b/c of some threads Owens left open with one of the secondary characters.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

I really enjoyed this book, mostly because it had lots of appearances of favorite characters from other books, Vinni, Cratag, Avalanna etc.

Signet and Cratag were interesting, likeable characters.
Natalie
This book took me forever to read. I felt lost and confused most of the time. It just didn't hold my interest. I guess I should have started on book one instead of 8. I am sure it's good from the beginning.
Jacqueline
This one was okay. Kind of convoluted. Too many cats. I know the cat thing is just me. I do love this series and intend to keep reading as long as Ms. Owens keeps writting them.
Nunung
Finished the book with a big question, since Cratag has his HEA, what's happening to Laev (and Camellia)? Hardly can wait the Heart Search. Please Robin, may you give me an ARC? XOXOXO
Alicia
This author has such a way with damaged characters. These two have a loneliness that is actually tangible and watching the two find each other and connect with others was a joy.
Joycrazy
Magic seriously magic. Brillantly Continues the overall storyline of Druida and made me love two little known characters. One of my favorite books in the series
Kay Webb
Usually, I read the Celta books fairly quickly. Somehow, this one dragged for me. I liked the characters, but the pace of the action was very uneven.
Slynne
Toss up as to whether to give this 4 or 5 stars. Since I devoured it quickly and have only minor complaints, I'll err on the side of beneficence.
Estara
I really, really enjoyed this installment of the Celta Series. So much so, that I've re-read it already. I don't usually do that so fast.
Nikita Williams
Was waiting for the installment involving these two particular characters, but loved the additional mains - Vinni and Avellana. Awesome!
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