By: Anne Stuart
Publication Date: 2007
Anne Stuart has created a story that should be on the silver screen. With well-developed characters, fast-moving plot, and an exotic location, this could be a movie similar to the James Bond films.
Ice Blue is the third book in the Ice Series.
Hana Hayashi hid a Japanese ice-blue ceramic bowl in the care of her charge, Summer Hawthrone, a museum curator. After Hana Hayashi was killed in an accident the bowl held great sentimental value for Summer. The bowl, a ceremonial kimono, and a handmade kimono were all that Summer had left of Hana.
Lianne Lovitz promised the bowl to the leader of the True Realization Fellowship without asking her daughter and Summer was bound and determined the man wouldn’t get it. What she didn’t know was there were more than just the True Realization Fellowship after the bowl and both sides were ready to kill for it.
After a museum exhibit which featured the ice-blue bowl, Summer is kidnapped then rescued by Takashi O’Brien, an international operative for The Committee. His orders were clear, keep the bowl out of the hands of the True Realization Fellowship and kill anyone who knew the whereabouts of the Hayashi mystical location. Did Summer know the whereabouts of this location? Takashi thought so.
Author Bio: (From author’s Amazon page)
I’ve been writing since the dawn of time. A child prodigy, I made my first professional sale to Jack and Jill Magazine at the age of 7, for which I received $25 (admittedly my father worked for the publisher). Since then I’ve written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, historical romance, series romance — anything with sex and violence, love and redemption. I misbehave frequently but somehow have managed to amass lots of glittering prizes, like NYT, PW and USA Today bestseller status, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America, and a decent smattering of Romantic times and RITA awards.
I live on a lake in Northern Vermont with my incredibly fabulous husband. My two children have flown the coop, but the three cats do their best to keep us from being lonely.
In my spare time I quilt and play around with wearable art, and the rest of the time I write write write. Apparently, women of a certain age get a rush of creativity, and I’m currently enjoying it. Too many stories to write, not enough hours in the day.