PRAISE FOR PATRICIA RICE:
"PATRICIA RICE IS A MASTER STORYTELLER."
—MARY JO PUTNEY, New York Times bestselling author of A Distant Magic
Her voice was a curse...
When Dylan "Oz" Oswin's son is kidnapped, the high-powered producer will do anything to get him back. Desperately following an anonymous tip, he seeks help from a former child singing sensation called Syrene, only to find she's vowed never to sing again. Immune to her voice but not her charm, Oz is convinced she holds the key to his son's disappearance—and he'll stop at nothing to make her break her vow.
Only he can make her sing ...
She knows the devastation her talent can bring. There's more than a child's life at stake, but Syrene cannot unleash her dangerous siren's voice upon the world, even for a man who is impossible to deny...
PRAISE FOR MERELY MAGIC:
"A SENSUAL, COMPELLING STORY COMPLETE WITH A CAST OF...REMARKABLE CHARACTERS."
—RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars
"AN AMAZING STORY. A MUST READ...IF YOU LIKE YOUR ROMANCE WITH A TOUCH OF MAGICAL FANTASY!"
—Long and Short Reviews
"INCREDIBLY WELL WRITTEN ... A LOVELY STORY."
—Love Romance Passion
Successful television producer Dylan Oz Oswin has been lured to the California desert town of El Padre by a series of text messages hinting that he ask former tween singing sensation Syrene for help locating his young son, Donal. Oz hides his true intentions from Syrene, now called Pippa, and proposes turning her children s books into a TV series. However, Pippa is reluctant to return to the limelight, despite her attraction to Oz and sympathy for his missing son, because she wants to hide the power of her magical voice. Fans of Rice s original Magic series (Magic Man, etc.) will enjoy reading of the Ives and Malcolm families modern offspring and be intrigued by how the computer age has shaped how they hide and use their magic. While Pippa and Oz s romance lacks chemistry, it s balanced by the unique premise and beautiful California desert setting.