Revisiting Earlier Books

I’m revising my very first published novel, Circle of Light. This title won the 1995 HOLT Medallion Award and blends my love of science fiction with romance. When I was a fledgling writer, it gave me great joy to let my imagination go wild and create this soaring fantasy. This story began a trilogy and was one of four books I did with Dorchester writing as Nancy Cane.
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The story follows the hero’s journey in that first we see attorney Sarina Bretton in her natural habitat. She is kidnapped from Earth by Captain Teir Reylock of the Coalition Defense League. His mission is to deliver her to the alliance for her marriage to Lord Cam’brii, a stiff politician. Through this union, Sarina will become the Great Healer and save the galaxy from a devastating plague. Sarina, unhappy about being forced from her home, refuses to cooperate. But after an encounter with one of Teir’s enemies, she crosses the threshold and accepts the challenge. Along the way, she falls in love with Teir instead of the councilman she’s destined to wed.
Oh, what fun I had creating this tale! It brings me great pleasure to reread this story and make it even better. It’s amazing how much a writer’s skill advances over the years. Revising may be a tedious job, but it’s necessary to polish a book to perfection. I might be writing mysteries now, but these stories were my first love. They’ll be available to you again with new covers and bonus materials in my revised Author’s Editions.
Tropes: abduction by a hot alien, space travel, starship captain, political intrigue, betrayal, psychic ability, strong female lead, royalty, star-crossed romance, legends & prophecy, secret identity.
What are your favorite elements in the books you read?
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JULY BOOK LAUNCH CONTEST

July celebrates the debut of my new paranormal romance, SILVER SERENADE, set to launch on July 16!        Silver Serenade

My Book Launch Contest will run from July 1 to August 1, 2010. Winners will be announced on my website and blog during the first week in August.

PRIZE: Copy of SILVER SERENADE (your choice print or digital) plus a silver heart necklace.                                                    

To enter the contest, please send an email to: contest(at)nancyjcohen.com

In the Subject line, put Contest .

In the Body of the message, put the following: Silver Heart Necklace

Your first and last name

Your email address

And the answer to this question:  What do Jace and Silver discover in the cave on Al’ron?

Answer can be found in the excerpt on my website at http://bit.ly/9Yk8nI                                                                     

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