by Ann Lawrence
August 14, 2000
Available in: Paperback
He went in search of his honor... and found love.
THE TRUE BEAT OF A WARRIOR's HEART
His silver blond hair blew back from his magnificent face. His black leather breeches hugged every inch of his well- muscled thighs. He was every woman's fantasy; he was the virtual reality game hero Vad. And Gwen Marlowe found him snoring away in her video game shop.
She knew he must be a wacky wargamer out to win the Tolemac warrior look-alike contest. But the passion he ignited in her was all too real. Swept into his world of ice fields and formidable fortresses, Gwen realized Vad was not playing games. On a quest to clear his name and secure peace in his land, he and Gwen must forge a bond strong enough to straddle two worlds. A union built not on virtual desire, but on true love.
I was born in Gillingham, Kent, England, and then moved to suburban Philadelphia where I still live. I have a great husband who always picks up the slack for me! I also have a handsome son and a beautiful daughter . . . they take after their dad!
I love reading and writing both historical and paranormal romance, but whichever genre I choose, I like to include a puzzle for the reader to solve along with the characters.
I’m super excited that my books are being reissued as ebooks. As someone who is addicted to reading, I’m never without my ebook reader. Here’s what’s happening with my books . . .
My “lords” are coming out now. You can download the books by clicking on their titles.
My “Tolemac Wars” series is coming this summer and fall:
VIRTUAL HEAVEN in August
VIRTUAL DESIRE in September
VIRTUAL WARRIOR in October
I want to thank my many readers who kept in touch with me during my hiatus from publishing while I was undergoing a battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I’m happy to say I feel great and am in remission again. If you ever need a charity to adopt, I highly recommend the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The medicines I received did not exist five years before I was diagnosed! They are making strides against blood disorders every day.
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“Ann Lawrence. . . captures the reader on the first page.” —RT Book Reviews
“Ann Lawrence has shown her versatility as a writer,
alternating between a virtual fantasy series and her
medieval historical romances. The common denominator between
the two is the strength of her heroines, and the courage of
her heroes, as they fight seemingly insurmountable odds to
grab the brass ring.”
—Leslie Tramposch, ParaNormalRomance