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Teenaged Marianna Sanders is left alone to care for her younger brother after her mother is savagely raped & murdered. She is the lone survivor to carry the secret knowledge of the Jedalar, a stained glass masterpiece. When Jordan Draken discovers Marianna & her brother hiding in an abandoned village, he soon discovers that she is the key he has been searching for. He takes them with him, sure in his mind he can eventually get her to tell him what he needs to know. He pretends he is her guardian, & so it goes for a few years, as he restrains himself from his natural inclinations. By the time their relationship changes, they are in love...but how will they resolve the issue of the Jedalar without losing that love?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   threat of harm to loved one Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   after his/her money Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   artist Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Eastern Europe Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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