• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



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What’s your favourite romantic fantasy book?

What are your most romantic fantasy books? If we’re going for sexy romance then I think most people wouldn’t look past Eric and his cohorts in the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I know my personal favourite would be The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee, one of the most romantic and lovely stories ever written (in this writer’s humble opinion). Also rather lovely are the romantic stories in Kristen Cashore’s Graceling and Fire. But don’t stop there, there’s a beautiful story about growing into relationships in Legends of Australian Fantasy … turn to Sean William’s story ‘The Spark’.

What are your romantic picks? And why? Is it the male or female character you love? Is it the build up of romance? Is it the moment they realise? What makes it romantic? Can you see it happening a mile away? When did you read the book? Why hasn’t anyone delivered me twelve dozen red roses this morning?


12 Responses

  1. It’s no news flash that you and I have similar taste, Captain! The Silver Metal Lover is a favourite of mine too. I reviewed it here a few years back! It’s about growing a heart, and a soul. Tanith Lee at her finest!

    For sexy-vamp-edge-of-your-seat-dangerous-romance, you got my number as well. Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries, AKA True Blood! Team Eric, what can I say? Hook, line and sinker 🙂

    I also love the free spirited, post modern romance between Stacia Kane’s Chess and Terrible and the classic ‘romances’ between dragon and rider in Anne McCaffrey’s ‘Dragon Riders of Pern’ series.

    My next book soon to come out is laced with deeper romantic threads than I’ve ever written before. Must be something in the air!

    I will think of more favs as Valentines Day rolls on.


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  3. Haven’t read the Tanith Lee – one day I’m sure I will 🙂

    My first ever taste of romance was the appendix of Lord of the Rings that told the story of Aragorn and Arwen – sooooo romantic 🙂

    I’ve just gone through a wonderful period of practically inhaling Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson book – fabulous romance, including a very good dealing with a love triangle 🙂 And I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Tracey O’Hara’s new book – loved the first. Oh, and I’ve got Tymon’s Flight on my TBR shelf. Oh, and –

    Dammit, too many books!

  4. Kate Elliot – Jaran. He wanted her and ‘tricked’ her into getting married. It is the classic love/hate thing.

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