Author Archives: Dr. M

Discussion Questions Lover Eternal CHs 34 – 51

One of the great themes of Lover Eternal is the way in which low self-esteem creates barriers to an intimate relationship. Such barriers are based on false assumptions people have about themselves, and they often prevent us from living our lives to … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions Lover Eternal CHs 24 – 33

1. Z bolted for the door, but the Scribe Virgin got there first, forcing him to spin out to a stop so he didn’t run her over. Trapped in front of the diminutive figure, his legs trembled and his shoulders shook. … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions Lover Eternal CHs 14 – 23

1. “Mary put her window down, letting the air rush in. The blast tangled in her hair and chilled her cheeks and woke her out of the numbness she’d been in since she’d left the doctor’s. She started laughing, and … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions Lover Eternal CHs 1-13

1. “So, again, I have to ask myself, are you worth it? You’re only three years into the society. You’re strong, you’re effective, but you’re proving impossible to control. I put you with Primes because I assumed you’d fall in … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions Lord of Scoundrels CHs 11-14

1. “’You call that romantic? Byron’s a complete cynic.’ “’In my dictionary, romance is not maudlin, treacly sentiment,’ she said. ‘It is a curry, spiced up with excitement and humor and a healthy dollop of cynicism.’ “She lowered her lashes. ‘I … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions Lord of Scoundrels CHs 6 – 10

1. “’It seems we have an audience, Miss Trent,’ Dain said. His voice dripped scorn. Coolly he pulled her bodice back up and yanked her skirts back down. There was nothing protective or gallant in the gesture. He made her … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions Lord of Scoundrels CHs 1-5

1. “Her accents proclaimed her a lady. Worse–if there could be a worse species of humanity–she was, by the sounds of it, a bluestocking. Lord Dain had never before in his life met a female who’d even heard of an … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions The Sheik CHs 8 – 10

1. “Diana paused for a moment framed in the entrance, then, with head thrown back and swaggering, boyish stride, she moved across the thick rugs leisurely and halted in front of the chief, looking straight at him with haughty, curling … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions The Sheik CHs 5 – 7

1.    “For the first time since she had shaken off Gaston she began to think seriously. What she had done was madness. She had no food for herself or her horse, no water, and Heaven alone knew where the … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions The Sheik CHs 1 – 4

1. “By contrast the girl at his side appeared vividly alive. She was only of medium height and very slender, standing erect with the easy, vigorous carriage of an athletic boy, her small head poised proudly” ( 9). How does … Continue reading

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