Fallibility, A Regency Romance

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Fallibility, a Regency Romance Suspense tale of a desperate young woman who dares to violate class distinctions by falling in love with a "commoner," an angry aunt who will not have it, a kidnapping in famous Doone Valley at Robber's Bridge, a flight across the moors, and a terrible struggle to survive. Will her lover find her in time? A slightly sensual Regency Romance. See sample below. More

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About Rob Shelsky

Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. He has several novels to his credit and two anthologies, with two romances out now, a Regency romance, Verity, along with the sequel, Faith, and soon to come, a time-travel romance.

Rob has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neometropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications. Rob has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. He has a novella coming out in early 2010 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s first hardcover edition anthology, The Awakening. Rob’s novella, Avenger Of The People, will appear there alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, Jana Oliver, Robert Madle, and just so many others. There is even an introduction by Jack McDevitt.

Rob has a short story, Green Waters, now out with Sonar4’s Phase Shift anthology, and a paranormal story, Light On The Moor, coming out with Smashwords and Amazon.com.

Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for Currate.com travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot. He is also a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.

Although widely traveled and continuing to travel, Rob now lives in North Carolina. He enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching the sunsets over the mountains and sipping a glass of red wine, preferably a decent Merlot.

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Review by: Rose Renee Shelly on Oct. 30, 2010 :
I've just finished reading Fallibility by R.R. Shelsky. This is a sequel of sorts to Verity and is every bit as good. For me, the plot and characters really stand out in this book. Faith is real. She's a willful young woman who wants her own way, and can afford it, because she's wealthy and of the nobility. So is her Aunt Penelope, a truly dominating character if there ever was one. Ultimately, she controls Faith's purse strings as her guardian. So the tension between these two women is palpable. And when Faith fall in love with the "wrong sort" of man, the handsome Giles, Lady Penelope has a hissy fit. Now there is three-way tension, between Faith, Giles, and her aunt. Lady Penelope insists they must leave the manor home of Lord and Lady Hazelemere, and journey to Brighton. This is a none-to-subtle effort on the aunt's part to get Faith away from the lower-class Giles,

On the way, they are robbed and kidnapped in none other place than Doone Valley, no less. I didn't realize this setting from Lorna Doone is real, but apparently it is. Even the "Robber's Bridge" is. I don't want to spoil the ending, but let's just say that it is a race against time, for the kidnappers intend to kill Faith and her aunt.

Their only hope is escape or rescue, and neither seem likely. Will Giles come to her rescue? Can she manage to free herself and her aunt and avoid recapture? The answers lie in this fast-paced, entertaining Regency Romance of the first order, Fallibility, by R.R. Shelsky. If you like great plot, solid characterizations, humorous dialogue, love trying to find its way, and gritty problems, you'll love Fallibility. It gets five stars from me.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jana Stevens on Oct. 30, 2010 :
Ah, another great Regency/Historical Romance by R.R. Shelsky. How I enjoy them. This one is a marvelous tale of matchmaking, a formidable aunt who intervenes, and even social class warfare, for the heroine, Faith, dares to fall in love with a man "below her station." Throw in great characters, and a plot set in Doone Valley of Lorna Doone fame, add in kidnappers and robbers, and a desperate flight for freedom--not to mention one heck of a love interest with the sexy Giles, and with just the right touch of sensuality, and you have one good story. This does have one sex scene, nicely crafted, and although you certain know what is going on, it is not explicit. I enjoyed Fallibility by R.R. Shelsky thoroughly. And it makes a great sequel for the author's other novel, Verity. Read and enjoy. Five stars from me for this one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: George Kempland on Oct. 30, 2010 :
Fallibility--now this is a great Regency Romance with suspense thrown in, and just some sensuality. And whether you think of this as a Regency Romance (the time period it is set in), or an Historical Romance makes no difference. Fallibility, by R.R. Shelsky, works just great either way.

When Faith, along with her severe dowager aunt, the Lady Penelope, arrive in Devon to help Faith's cousin, Lord Draken Hazelmere tend to his ill wife, they accidentally meet up with the handsome Giles, a commoner, by all accounts. But unfortunately for Giles, he's digging a ditch when they meet, and the Lady Penelope is not impressed! Faith is. She finds him very handsome and well spoken.

When later, Lady Penelope realizes that the "friend" Verity and Draken are trying to match make with Faith is this same Giles, she goes ballistic. In a fury, she insists they leave, and head for Brighton. Along the way, the are robbed and kidnapped, and from there, events steadily go down hill. It is up to the strong-willed and independent-minded Faith to try and save the day, but this isn't easy, not for herself, and certainly not with an aging aunt in tow.

I found Fallibility to be a darn good book! It kept me intrigued, and I felt the characters were very real--all of them. The dialogue, as with all things R.R. Shelsky, is superb, and the story progresses at a fine rate. When Faith gets in trouble, you feel for her, and think you are there, in the moonlight, running across the moors with her, trying to save your life and that of Lady Penelope. Great Read! This book justly deserves the full five stars!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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