Now a Nominee for Best
Contemporary Paranormal of 2000 by Romantic Times
A Romantic Times Magazine
TOP PICK OF THE MONTH (8/00)
4 1/2 Stars
"Readers of Virtual Heaven
will be delighted and enraptured by Ms. Lawrence's return
to Tolemac. Brimming with adventure, danger, humor,
a villain intent on destroying the world, and a love
that defies reality's bounds, VIRTUAL DESIRE will draw
you into the realm of fantasy. Another keeper from the
talented pen of Ann Lawrence."
--Beth MacGregor, Romantic Times
"From the opening sentence, "She
appeared in a glittering column of snow," to the
end (no, I'm not giving away a great ending), the incredible
action grabs the reader, throws her over its broad shoulders
and carries her off into a virtual world of heroes,
battles, betrayal, danger, and intrigue. "
White, Crescent Blues
"AWESOME! That is the perfect
word for this one! To find yourself inside a virtual
reality game with a virtual hero. *Sigh!* Considering
all that was going on, I believe I would pass on the
chance. Ann Lawrence has created a new type of Fantasy
Romance for fans to sink themselves into. For those
of us who love this type of story, I highly recommend
it! One to be treasured!"
(Reviewed by Detra Fitch)
5 Stars "Wow! I've been looking
forward to this sequel to VIRTUAL HEAVEN and can say
it was worth the wait. In VIRTUAL DESIRE, Ms. Lawrence
seamlessly sets up the fictional Tolemac world for both
new readers and returning readers like myself. Anyone
who loves fantasy, great conflict, adventure and of
course hot romance will be delighted with VIRTUAL DESIRE."
Reviewed by Karen Larsen, Scribe's
Ann Lawrence is a natural storyteller. Virtual Desire,
sequel to her debut novel Virtual heaven, is a fantasy
of a fantasy - a paranormal romance lover's dream. Slow
and sweet, hot, spicy, and unpredictable, Virtual Desire
is a testament to the power of love. I was hard pressed
to put the book down even for a moment. The world around
me simply faded away as I too became part of the virtual
"I highly recommend this
read and hope that additional sequels are in the offing."
--Leslie Tramposch, Paranormal
Romance Reviews (2-'00)
Keltic Keeper Exceptional
"Ms. Lawrence takes time travel
into a new realm, that of virtual reality and in doing
so has created a unique niche for her special brand
of romance. Her characters are likable and fun to be
with as they traverse both time and reality through
dangers with both intelligence and humor. Both VIRTUAL
HEAVEN and now VIRTUAL DESIRE are classic examples of
how romance authors continue to strive to provide unique
reading experiences for their loyal readers. Thankfully,
LoveSpell is a publisher who recognizes what readers
want. romances outside the normal realm even if that
includes stepping into virtual reality. Both VIRTUAL
DESIRE and VIRTUAL HEAVEN are destined to be classics
in this new sub-genre' and Ms Lawrence is the reigning
--Jody Allen, Romancing
the Celtic Soul
"Virtual Desire is the perfect
read for anyone who loves the mix of fantasy and romance
elements. Packed with intrigue, adventure, mystery and
magic, readers will be enamored with this world of Ann
Lawrence's creation. Virtual Desire is a spin-off of
her first book, Virtual Heaven, and readers will want
to gobble up both books to get the full enjoyment out
of the story, although it is not necessary to read them
in order. Don't plan on doing anything else when you
read this book. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the
game . . . or story as the case may be!"
-- Jennifer Martin, Writers Club
"VIRTUAL DESIRE is an adventurous
tale that will sweep the reader into the fantasy world
of Tolemac and have you rooting for Vad and Gwen. Ann
Lawrence demonstrates a definite flare for creating
characters and stories that leave the reader begging
--Susan Caraballo, UReviewit
4 1/2 Bells!!
"Ms. Lawrences' talent is
magnificent in this spin-off of the land of Tolemac,
so much so, that you wonder if she knows there is another
World out there. Only time will tell. SPLENDID!!"
--Donita Lawrence, Bell,
Book, and Candle
"Virtual Desire tells a wonderful
tale of love, friendship, faith, honor and courage.
The story is visually stimulating with its descriptions
of the vast ice fields, the caves and pits, and the
cities of the Tolemac world. The love that grows between
Gwen and Vad is timeless and passionate. If you read
Virtual Heaven, you simply must dive into Vad's story.
It's pure enjoyment from the first page to the last!"
--Terry McDermott, Reviewer Old
Book Barn Gazette
"VIRTUAL DESIRE is an exciting
read filled with an alternate universe, humor and a
healthy dose of sensuality. Lawrence's characterizations
are on the mark and I enjoyed them tremendously. VIRTUAL
DESIRE is a book guaranteed to please. VIRTUAL DESIRE
is the delightful sequel to VIRTUAL HEAVEN."
--Lisa Hamilton, BookNook Romance
"Ms. Lawrence's vivid and enchanting
imagination has created VIRTUAL DESIRE, a story you
never want to end. The hero and heroine send out sparks
hot enough to ignite a sensual blaze that will burn
a special place in your heart, and the plot is simply
stunning! I am desperately hoping there will be another
book since I'm into the Tolemac Wars games big time,
now and forever!"
--Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and
Beaux of Romance
DESIRE is a marvelous, romantic adventure. Lovers of
fantasy will enjoy visiting Tolemac, with its purple
skies and exotic inhabitants. Lovers of romance will
bask in the sizzling chemistry between Gwen and Vad
and sigh as they discover their love for each other.
VIRTUAL DESIRE is a romantic and sensual tour de force.
I give it my highest recommendation."
--Carrie Masek, Word Museum