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Deb E. Howell

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Deb E could never write a *short* story for English class assignments. She took up writing stories as a hobby in high school, often sharing these with her friends at lunch time, but pushed fiction to the side for the sake of a few serious years of science writing for under- and post-graduate study in Zoology. Then it was time to adult and get paying work. Eventually, she landed a job that didn't occupy her mind fully enough, and soon pen joined paper and a fantasy novel had begun which, after several false starts and some shaping and moulding, turned into Healer's Touch.

Deb lives near Dunedin, New Zealand with her family and a menagerie of pets.

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Deb E. Howell Gosh, well, as I live in the Southern Hemisphere, summer is a loooong way off for me! But for winter, I'll be continuing on with Ben Galley's Heart of…moreGosh, well, as I live in the Southern Hemisphere, summer is a loooong way off for me! But for winter, I'll be continuing on with Ben Galley's Heart of Stone, and then I am really (*really*) looking forward to Sonya Lano's The Ever Spirits... that'll be next.(less)
Deb E. Howell I think I would have to say Jamie and Claire in the Outlander series. At this time, I just can't think of another couple I adore quite so much. Althou…moreI think I would have to say Jamie and Claire in the Outlander series. At this time, I just can't think of another couple I adore quite so much. Although, if we step outside of books for a moment, I totally root for Felicity and Oli... Why couldn't Arrow explore a healthy relationship working together? That being said, I like that they are adult enough to work together after splitting up.
But, yeah, Claire and Jamie. They're passionate about each other, but it's not all passion all the time... they DO stuff as a couple. The romance is central, but it's not ALL. (less)
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Description: For Llew to heal, something must die. For Llew, a young pickpocket living as a boy on the streets of a wild mining town, the real problems begin when she survives the gallows. Forced to run, she persuades a group of fighters escorting a young girl to her wedding to let her travel with them. On the journey Llew faces hostile tribesmen, desperate bandits and, the enmity of her own companions should they find out who and what she is: a girl, a fugitive, and a feared Healer. One of the fighters, Jonas, possesses superhuman prowess as a warrior, and carries the knife with the power to ‘kill the unkillable’; the knife that can kill Llew. Despite being of races at war for centuries, they are drawn to one another. During the journey, they encounter Braph the magician, Jonas’ half-brother and potential nemesis. He pursues them as they journey across the sea to the continent of Phyos and just when Llew finally feels safe, he abducts her. Now he will take what is most precious to him: her blood. Healer’s Touch is a fast-paced mix of fantasy, steampunk and Wild West adventure – and even a dash of romance!
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Deb Hazel G. ( I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Fifty Shades obsessed* wrote: "Hi Deb! Thanks so much for accepting my friendvite. Can't wait to read more of your work. Good luck and happy success!"

Thanks Hazel (o: I really appreciate your review. It's awesome! And I look forward to sharing book 2 with you. It's gonna be good (o;


Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Hi Deb! Thanks so much for accepting my friendvite. Can't wait to read more of your work. Good luck and happy success!


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