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Quicksilver (Futuristic Romance) Mass Market Paperback – September, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Futuristic Romance
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell (September 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505521415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505521415
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,145,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Juelle Shanard's work as a psychologist depends on her understanding her patients. The Terran is on Delphi to help one of the Delphian pythias. Pythias are found only on Delphi and are gifted with psi ability. When a young girl is bitten by a moncat, she becomes a pythia. It is a rare gift that Juelle can never hope to possess because she is too old and a Terran. But she believes she has recreated a formula that will enable her to become a pythia artificially. The Delphians are wary of the Terran technologies and Juelle is forbidden from using the formula. Juelle hopes to convince the Delphians to join the United Planets Republic so that they can benefit from the alliance as well as share their pythias in trade. But one man is determined to see that Juelle does not fulfill her goal. Eron is the new Councilman from Oasis and a firm believer in the traditional Delphi ways. Through his sister, Eron received a prophecy from the Oracle that the Terran technology would destroy Delphi. And he has reason to believe that Juelle will be a key to the destruction or prosperity of Delphi. Eron intends to convince Juelle to see things his way and to preserve his planet. Juelle follows logic and Eron relies on brute force. Thrown together for a long trip to Oasis, Juelle and Eron will try to convince each other of their beliefs. Along the way they will learn to respect one another and to open their hearts to the rarest of all gifts-- love.Pam McCutcheon has created a unique and fascinating world! For a change of pace from traditional romances, Quicksilver is entertaining and fun to read. The moncats will appeal to animal lovers and fans of science fiction will love the plot! Quicksilver is the sequel to Golden Prophecies and if you haven't already read Golden Prophecies, you will want to once you finish this fabulous futuristic! Pam McCutcheon is a bright star in the world of futuristics! A well-written tale of romance and sci-fi! Let your imagination go wild and join Pam McCutcheon on an out-of-this-world adventure! An exceptional book! The genre of futuristic romance could use more authors like Pam McCutcheon! Quicksilver is pure gold!Kristina Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

More About the Author

I've been a reader all my life, starting out with fairy tales and graduating to reading everything in the house when I grew older, including my parents' romances, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and action/adventure.

If a writer can combine romance and humor with a fantasy, science fiction, or paranormal element, I'm hooked. Add action/adventure, and it's even better!

Since I couldn't find quite enough books that combine these elements, I sat down to write some of my own. Read more about my books on http://www.pammc.com

I now live in Colorado with my three dogs: Mo, Daisy and Trixie.

Bibliography

Nonfiction Books for Writers:
Writing the Fiction Synopsis
The Writer's Brainstorming Kit (with Michael Waite)

Paranormal Romances:
Golden Prophecies (futuristic)
Quicksilver (futuristic)
A Little Something Extra (leprechaun)
A Reluctant Rogue (time travel)
Chasing Baby (romantic comedy)
Here Comes the . . . Baby (romantic comedy)
My Favorite Husband (romantic comedy)
Caught in the Act (romantic comedy)
The Mesmerist (time travel, first book in the Hope Chest series--formerly titled Enchantment)
Belle of the Ball (first book in the Three Graces series)
The Trouble with Fairies novella in A Midsummer Night's Magic

I have also written fantasy short stories as Pamela Luzier:
"Chemistry 101" in Witch High
"Make-a-Mortal" in Enchantment Place
"After the Ball" in Rotten Relations
"A Light in the Darkness" in A Constellation of Cats
"The Dragon and the Maiden" in Creature Fantastic
"At Midnight in the Garden of the Gods" in Words of the Witches

Other nonfiction:
An Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion (contributor)
"Trenton: A Great Place for the Family?" in Perfectly Plum, An Unauthorized Celebration of the Life, Loves and Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter
"Synopsis Writing: Summing Up Your Novel For an Agent" in 2009 Guide to Literary Agents

I also write Young Adult/New Adult urban fantasy (the Demon Underground series) and darker paranormal romance as Parker Blue.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BarkLessWagMore (Horror After Dark Crew Member) on April 28, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pam McCutcheon gives us another fast-paced, fun filled read set in her futuristic land inhabited by oracles, moncats and sexy heroes!
Earthling Juelle Shanard wants to bring technology to the planet Delphi for the good of the people. The planet is rather backwoods in her eyes and she feels the only way they can survive is to join forces with the Republic of Planets and accept technology and all of the wonders it'll bring. During her meeting with Delphi's ruling council her biggest and loudest resister to her ideas is Councilman Eron. He's impossibly pigheaded, stubborn and outspoken.
Juelle is a psychiatrist. Several Pythias fear they may succumb to madness and she is the only qualified person to heal them. Because of Eron's strong objections and refusal to listen to her proposal the Council orders him to travel with her as she heads out to heal an ailing Pythia in his home town.
At first she is pleased with this arrangement thinking she will be able to change his mind in the two hours it will take to make the trip. But she underestimates his stubbornness and soon finds out they will be making the trip by horseback, of all the archaic things, and that it will take them two weeks because Mr. Pigheaded refuses to set foot in her aircraft!
As they travel they get to know each other and find it hard to resist their mutual attraction, only they must because they are also traveling with Eron's cousin Hermes and a very sensitive moncat (creatures who bond with Pythias). During their travels they are accosted by the evil Nevan who was banished from Delphi for betraying a Pythia. He has concocted a plan to gain leadership of the planet and he needs Juelle in order to complete his treachery.
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By Margaret Shepherd on May 1, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I truly enjoyed the setting and pace of this book. I enjoy Sci-Fi and romance, and this nicely combined the two. After reading this book, I immediately started looking for the first book, "Golden Prophesies" so I can read it too. Definitely recommend this book!
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