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Jonas Quarrel has the ability to touch an old object and see and feel what the person who owned it did, but only if the item is associated with violence. After nearly killing someone, he has given up teaching renaissance history or working with his gift and wanders the world. He discovers Verity and realizes she might help him even though they have never met. He follows her 2000 miles and takes a job as dishwasher in her resturant. They start an affair and he finally tells her who he is. She has the abilty to enter his visions and help him control them. Neither realize that someone else is using her to draw him into a revenge plot.   
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   feelings growing up with special abilities If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   scholar Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   can read emotions Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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