Also, see what readers and fellow authors have to say.
you might want to get your hankies ready, because one of the
world's most beloved series author, Jane Porter, has once again
delivered a beautifully written story full of romance that is
sure to reach deep into her readers' hearts. In
Dante's Debt is the story about the coming together of two proud individuals
who will do anything to save their families and the uncontrollable
passion that they are unable to stop."
Read the entire review
January 16, 2003)
a proud man with an unhappy past, and Daisy's an equally proud
woman with a wounded heart. Will their love finally overpower
what holds them apart? American Presents author Jane Porter's
writing gets better and better with In Dante's
Debt her best
Presents to date. Long-time readers of this Harlequin line will
enjoy her strong alpha hero in Count Dante Galván, and readers
reluctant to try a Presents are urged to try this intense, page-turning,
and sensually-charged romance. In Dante's
Debt begins the Galván
Brides series with book two due out next month."
~ The Romance Readers Connection
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Dante Galván is ruthless when it comes to collecting what he's
owed. And Daisy Collingsworth owes him...big time. Half-a-million
dollars is a high price for a stud fee, but that's what Daisy's
father has agreed to, and now that the debt is due, Dante has
come to collect, one way or another. Daisy is speechless (well
almost) when Dante suggests she repay the debt in his bed, but
is nevertheless forced to make a deal. As she tries to resist
the handsome Count's advances, Daisy soon fears it's her heart,
not her body, in peril.
As with most Harlequin Presents, this
is a tight story. Since the books all come in at about 200
pages, these authors are excellent when it comes to bringing
the reader an interesting story with characters we care about
in such a short format. Ms. Porter's In
Dante's Debt is a welcome
and excellent addition to this category line."
~ Sue Burke, January issue of Old Book Barn Gazette
Dante's Debt GETS A RAVE 4-star REVIEW!
"Jane Porter offers an intense, compelling story that's
hard to put down in In Dante's Debt (4 stars). Layered characters
with tangible, sizzling tension top it off."
Dante's Debt: Jane Porter touches on
many different emotions in this very touching story. She makes
the reader feel the sadness that Daisy feels when she has to
give up the family farm and confusion when she had to marry him
because of his sense of duty. Jane's ability to do this proves
that she is a talented writer. I look forward to reading Daisy's
sister Zoe's story. (excerpted from the January 2003 issue)
Julie Kim, reader, reviewing in her "Interludes" newsletter
BOOKS: In Dante's Debt by
Jane Porter. This book was nominated for a RITA award and is
finally being published in the US this month. I read the UK
version and can highly recommend it.
Boyle, author, on her
Top Ten website feature.
January 1, 2003)
The aristocratic Galvàns of Argentina are a complicated
family, their relationships with each other stretched and tangled
as they struggled to come to grips with their troubled past and
hopes for the future.
In Dante's Debt is
set in Argentina. COMING SOON: Jane will spotlight Argentina. In the meantime visit Jane's favorite destinations to see a list of travel spotlights currently posted at janeporter.com.
half million dollars?" Daisy Collingsworth repeated incredulously,
her lips curving tightly, heart thumping with sickening speed. "You
might as well slit my wrists, Count Galvàn, I'd bleed
faster that way."
A trio of sleek glossy thoroughbreds pounded
past, jockeys sitting high in the saddle, hooves kicking up fine
But Dante Galvàn ignored the yearlings
in training. "I don't want to kill you. I just want my share."
"The lion's share," she retorted
fiercely, grinding the heels of her boots into the soft racing
track dirt, unable to fathom how fate, and her father's mistakes,
had so completely turned their lives upside down. This should
never have happened. Not in a thousand years. The family farm
was not negotiable. Never had been. Never would be.
But he clearly was unmoved by her argument. "I
only take what is mine."
She suddenly pictured him as a lion, a massive
glorious leo sunning on a rock, while a half dozen lionesses
loyally, happily did his work.
mental picture infuriated her. Yes, he was Dante Galvàn,
the son of one of her father's former business associates, an
associate notorious for underhanded business practices, but that
had no weight with her. She wasn't about to be knuckled under. "I
will get a lawyer and fight you all the way."
"Lawyers are expensive, Miss Collingsworth,
and in this case even an excellent lawyer will be a waste of
Her lips parted to interrupt but he held up
a finger, momentarily silencing her.
"And if I might use a cliché," he
continued smoothly, the expression on his handsome face genial,
downright friendly. "Even with a good attorney, you have
no legal leg on which to stand. Your father signed a contract.
My stables provided the stallion. Your mare delivered a foal.
It's time you paid the stud fee."
didn't need to look at the contract to remember the outrageous
amount the Galvàns had charged them for the stallion's
stud fee. It was so outrageous she'd actually laughed out loud
the first time she'd seen the statement. "A half million
dollars, Count Galván? Can we please be serious? No stallion
is worth a half million dollar stud fee."
"Your father seemed to think so."
She colored, her face burning in hot fierce
bands. "My father --" she broke off, swallowed hard,
fighting the wave of nausea that threatened to overtake her.
After a moment she felt calm enough to try again. "My father
wasn't thinking clearly."
It was as close to the truth as she could
admit. Anything else would be revealing too much of their own
personal tragedy, and that she'd never do, especially not to
a man as calculating and self-serving as Count Dante Galvàn.
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