The Essence

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
In this fast-reading, humorous romance and adventure novel, Sophia Smith Dubonnet struggles to prove her worth as a magazine feature writer. When she finally gets what seems like the perfect assignment -- interviewing a reclusive dictator -- events begin to spiral out of control. Will she get her story, or will the story get to her? More

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About Nancy Deswik MacCreery

I try to write the type of books I love to read -- with action, humor and usually a touch of romance.

Most of my writing is done on the deck of a whitewashed beach house furnished with a jungle of plants, a well trained parrot and several blue-tailed skinks. The skinks are welcome guests as they scurry about keeping the insect population in check.

When not dipping my toes into the water, watching the waves or tripping over shells on the beach, I'm sailing into the sunset with my mysterious man on his 40' teak wood sailboat.
But not for long, as it doesn't have wireless! I'm a bit addicted to the Internet...

Of course, very little of the above is true -- what did you expect from a writer of fiction?
My life is not that interesting, but my characters have enough adventures to keep things lively.

Seriously, I hope you enjoy reading "The Essence" and "Unexpected Impact". To continue the series, I'm working on another adventure for Sophia and Chuck.
Please let me know what you think of my books -- and if you like them, please consider writing a review. Reviews are one of the main ways independent authors can get their books noticed and are very much appreciated.
If you have any other comments or questions about the books, please send them to me at my gmail address, NDESMAC, with "book comment" in the subject line or post on the Facebook page listed below.

Thanks -- and happy reading!

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Review by: Kim Gardner on July 08, 2013 :
I really enjoyed The Essence. It was a quick-read with some romance (a must-have for my casual reading), sexual tension and mystery. I am looking forward to the sequel. No wonder the last page left me wanting to find out more about the characters.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Book Reader on April 06, 2013 :
The Essence is a great read! I purchased this book because I read a good amount of political nonfiction and historical fiction and was interested in the reclusive dictator mentioned in the book's extended description. The book is a unique combination of genres that kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. I found the ending to be both refreshing and pleasantly surprising. In addition, I really enjoyed how the two main characters, Sophia and the General, develop as the story progresses. They are dynamic characters with an interesting blend of positive and negative qualities that make them memorable and relatable. I'd definitely recommend this book and am looking forward to reading more by the author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: SDyszel on May 11, 2010 :
I was looking for the perfect weekend book and found it! "The Essence" totally fit the bill.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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