- Title: The Psychic's Tale
- Author: Chris Quinton
- ISBN: 9781920484583
- Page: 435
- Format: ebook
I curse you and your children s children, that you shall all live out your allotted years, and that those years shall be filled with grief and loss and betrayal, even as you have betrayed and bereaved me Four hundred years ago in rural England, a mob burned two men to death, but not before one of them, Jonathan Curtess, hurled a dreadful curse at the mob s leader, Sir Be I curse you and your children s children, that you shall all live out your allotted years, and that those years shall be filled with grief and loss and betrayal, even as you have betrayed and bereaved me Four hundred years ago in rural England, a mob burned two men to death, but not before one of them, Jonathan Curtess, hurled a dreadful curse at the mob s leader, Sir Belvedere Fitzwarren The curse has followed the family through the centuries, bringing grief and loss to each generation.Mark Renfrew is a closeted psychic and openly gay When his grandmother discovers a family link to a 17th century feud and a still potent curse, she insists he investigates and do his best to end it When he travels to the village of Steeple Westford, he meets and falls for Jack Faulkner, an archaeologist He also meets the Fitzwarrens, who are facing yet another tragedy.Then Mark learns that the man who cursed them had twisted the knife by leaving three cryptic conditions that would lift the curse, and he knows he has to try to break the curse his ancestor had set.Books in this seriesBook 1 The Psychic s Tale by Chris QuintonBook 2 The Soldier s Tale by RJ ScottBook 3 The Lord s Tale by Sue Brown
Recent Comments "The Psychic's Tale"
4 StarsOther than the set-up being a bit overly dramatic (that spell-breaker is a mouthful, too), I'm really liking the first book to this trilogy. The town isn't all that well set - besides the castle/estate, a few buildings and whatnot are described - but these characters are so well-written, so 3-dimensional & engaging & likable and you can't help but cheer on these outsiders trying to help break the Fitzwarren Curse. The flashback/visions are cool as well.
According to silver’s book details this is: “Contemporary, Gay, Paranormal/Alternate World, Romance”So that is what I was expecting when I started reading it. Overall I really like the book it was 4.5 to 5 stars. The paranormal/alternate world was good but not developed enough IMO. I really liked seeing Mark use his gift and the way the author described his special room was great, it was easy to visualize what mark was doing and how that kept him safe. I had some questions about the parano [...]
I purchased this book (new cover!) because I stumbled on the free short story, The Carpenter's Tale, and I was intrigued to know how closeted psychic Mark Renfrew met his lover, archeologist Jack Faulkner for the first time.Alas, I wasn't feeling the romance *sad panda*. Mark and Jack met and there was instant-attraction, and within a blink of an eye, Jack called Mark his "sunshine" and accepted Mark and his psychic gift, and Mark was thinking of Jack meeting his grandmother so what, they pract [...]
Does anyone else find it a bit weird and kind of awesome how one book kind of relates somehow to the one you read right after it? Like, in this book, Jack's last name is Faulker and in Left of Center (which is what I just read) Brandon's last name is Faulkner, too! Isn't it kind of creepy? That happens to me all the time! I notice a connection between what I 'just' read to what I'm reading 'now' all the time no matter if it's not by the same author or by the same publisher or even the same genre [...]
I have never read any of Chris Quinton's books before and this was an excellent start. I very much enjoyed this story both well written and engaging. This is the first part of a trilogy of books, The Soldiers Tale by RJ Scott (another excellent author) being the second one which I shall be buying in a few moments.
I loved the writing of thisChris Quinton has a wonderful way with words that made this a very enjoyable read. I'm glad that we don't have to wait long for the next book because i'm hooked and can't wait for the other two stories. I think it's an interesting plot and look forward to the next book!
You have to read all three, a) to have a novel of length and b) to see the outcome of the curse. Enjoyed the over-all story, but somehow all three books need padding. Everything happens too quickly. The sex scenes are superfluous, in fact I'd rather they weren't there most of the time. Perhaps its my age, but are all male, gay readers just interested in the sex scenes? They seem to take up more of the novel, whereas the story appears a tadge rushed in order to fill in before the next, drawn out [...]
The Fitzwarren Inheritance series, three books written by three different authors focusing on an ancient curse. In Part 1, four hundred years ago, Sir Belvedere Fitzwarren caused two men to be put to death, supposedly to take over Jonathan Curtiss' estates. Curtess curses the Fitzwarren family as he is burned to death. Now in the present day, Mark Renfrew, a direct descendent of Curtess and a gifted psychic, is trying to discover how to break this vindictive curse that plagues the Fitzwarren fam [...]
4.5 stars. My first Chris Quinton book and I am so glad to have given this author a try. The writing is smooth as glass and the story and romance fascinating. I have to admit that "breaking the family curse" is a favorite plot for me, as it gives the mystery a spooky feel. Generations have suffered from this curse, so there is an urgency to find a way to remove it.Mark, a psychic, and Jack an archaeologist, are great together in the field and in the bedroom. The action in the story trying to sol [...]
I enjoyed this start of a series with psychic Mark pushed by his Grandmother to break the curse one of his ancestors set on another family. While checking things out, he meets Jack, a free-lance archaeologist and connects with him, but when he tries to explain his abilities to Jack, he's less than impressed and it takes some time for him to believe Mark.I liked that even though he thought Mark was a bit "off" he stood by him until it became clear he wasn't making it up. It's left with a three pa [...]
Very good paranormal m/m romance trilogy reminiscent of the Nora Roberts trilogies that involve a different couple getting together in each book, all as part of breaking a curse or fulfilling a prophecy. Chris Quinton, RJ Scott, and Sue Brown have done something similar here, skillfully creating the m/m version of the three curse-breaking couples.
I really like the premise of this book and the reading was easy going. Good characters but it left me thinking that more could have been done with them, perhaps I need to read the following novels to fully appreciate this book. Watch this space.
Loved this little story, and am looking forward to reading the other two. While the relationship was clearly inst-love, I liked both of the characters, and the idea of the curse was intriguing to me. The setting was quite appealing, and the paranormal aspects of the story compelling.
Nice start to the trilogy and interesting characters all around. Looking forward to getting into the next one.
An intriguing start to a series. Psychic medium Mark discovers that 400 years ago, his ancestor put a curse on another family for all eternity. His grandmother insists that he find out if the curse is in effect and, to his horror, he discovers that it is. He then makes it his mission to break the curse before it can claim any more victims. Along the way, he meets archaeologist, Jack, and the two are instantly drawn to each other. I found the curse and the backstory interesting and look forward t [...]
Mark Renfrew can see ghosts, he can even communicate with them to some extent. Depending on how you look at it, such a talent can be a gift or a curse; for the members of the Renfrew family, it has been either and both over the course of the centuries. As for Mark, it is a pressing urge he needs to give in to on a regular basis, but he learned to make the best of it. Using his abilities, Mark makes his living from sniffing out paranormal phenomena for a popular TV show, and he’s gotten really [...]
Book- The Psychic’s Tale Part 1 of the Fitzwarren InheritanceAuthor- Chris QuintonPublisher- Silver Publishing (Novella)Genre-Paranormal Rlements, M/M RomanceRated- MatureIn the Autumn of 1644 Johnathan Curtiss cursed Belvedere Fitzwarren saying “I curse you and your children’s children, that you should live out your allotted years and those years shall be filled with Grief, loss and betrayal even as you have betrayed and bereaved me” Mark Renfrew reads these words as he visits his elder [...]
Reluctant Psychic, Mark Renfrew, works as a researcher for a phony paranormal investigative show. He adores his eighty-six year old grandmother, Alice, and faithfully visits her once a month. Alice is no pushover, she has a good mind, loves Mark, and wishes he could find a nice young man and settle down. Her newest hobby is genealogy and she has discovered that one of their ancestors, Sir Jonathan Curtess, placed a curse on the Fitzwarren family after Sir Belvedere accused him of witchcraft and [...]
Because these three stories all work together to make one complete story, I'm reading all three of them together, back to back. Individually the book isn't that satisfying, but as a set, I'll be much happier with the overall plot of breaking the curse against the Fitzwarren family. The stories are all short (1-2 hour reads each), so you can read the whole thing in a day.The curse has 3 parts which need to be broken (hence the 3 stories to cover each part). The first part sees Mark Renfrew, a psy [...]
3.5 starsThe book suffers from being the first in the trilogy - it was necessary to create the setup for the entire story, explain the past and give us the glimpse of the future books. The book did all that, but the romance (or, more accurately, beginning of the romance) suffered. The protagonists were likable, but the connection between them simply wasn't convincing. While I cared about them individually (especially about Mark, cause he suffered due to his visions), I couldn't bring myself to c [...]
It's important to read all 3 in this trilogy. They are all short and follow right on the heels of one another, so you really do have to read all 3 to get the whole story. This one comes closest to standing on its own, but Mark and Jack's story is very much a central part of the next two books.The Psychic's Tale is the first in the trilogy, and definitely the strongest. The romance takes a bit of a backseat to the mystery/ghost story but Mark and Jack make the best couple of the three, I think. T [...]
Oh yes, enjoyed this a lot, and looking forward to the story continuing in the other two books.I enjoyed Mark's psychic abilities, and his safe room was very visual. I'd have loved to read more about the research/back ground, especially the current Fitzwarrens. Maybe that will come in the following books. As it is a story told in 3 books I suppose a lot of what I would expect in the early part of a one book story, has to be spread out over the three.Anyway, enjoyed Jack and Mark together, though [...]
3.5 stars. This book, being a first part of a trilogy, actually didn't feel like a complete book on its own. Other than learning about the details of the curse and the tragedy surrounding it (which was well written. I think I was perhaps more concerned for the guys in the past than the ones in the present, and felt so sad for all involved), nothing's really concluded at the end.I guess I'll need to read books 2 & 3 to get the whole story. I'll put them on my potential buy list, for when my t [...]
This first book in the Fitzwarren Inheritance trilogy was ok. It dealt mainly with Mark Renfrew, a psychic, with familial connections to the 400 year old curse laid on the Fitzwarren family. Mark meets Jack Faulkner and the two fall for each other which leads to a partial lifting of the curse. The story could have flowed better if the sex scenes didn't break the story up. Both Mark and Jack were interesting characters as were the secondary characters. I'm hoping that book two will flow better no [...]
An excellent start for The Fitzwarren Inheritance story arc. This story pushes all my little buttons - there's a PLOT far beyond 'will they won't they' and the protagonists are both likeable men. It's very good that there are also secondary characters who are interesting and a real world environment. I really like the way the backstory is leaked a drip at a time. This is fun.On the The Soldier's Tale and thanks Chris, RJ and Sue for an exciting reading experience.
The set up for the Fitzwarren Inheritance series. I liked it. I've never read a series that had a different author for each book. Mark goes to track genealogy for his grandmother when she finds a curse from their ancestor onto the Fitzwarren family. I wanted to know what happened. It was interesting how the curse came to be and the hurt it caused through the generations up to the current time. I couldn't wait to read book 2 to see if the curse could be lifted.
The story was interesting, that I enjoyed the MC's battle with his talents but it ended awfully abruptly. I just discovered that it is the first in a trilogy. Oh. The MC secretly uses his talent to find sites for a fake psychic show. I hope that we get to see the star in action. That might be fun. :)
3,5 stars!Interesting paranormal story. A psychic wants to find out the solution for a curse one of his ancestors used on a feuding family, who has tragical deaths in their family ever since.It would have been nice if the story had been longer and there is an instant attraction, which explains of course why after one day the love-interest does accept the ghost seeing abilities pretty fast.
3.5 stars (rounded up)Interesting premise and a good start. I'll be excited to see how the different authors handle the story. Chris Quinton is at a bit of a disadvantage with the start of the story, having to set up the curse, the prophecy, the players, and figure out the game and how to end the curse, which left little time for romance. Still, I enjoyed reading this book.
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