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The Crown Conspiracy is a heroic adventure suitable for both young adult readers and general audiences and is reminiscent of Harry Potter and C.S. Lewis. The main characters are Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater. The two make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats in the murder of the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out…and so begins this epic tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend. The Crown Conspiracy is book one of the multi-book saga: The Riyria Revelations. The series is told through six novels conceived as a single epic tale. Across the entire chronicle, mysteries build, characters evolve, and plots thicken, but each is self-contained and can be read independently of one another. The second book Avempartha is scheduled for release from Aspirations Media, Inc in April 2009. Michael’s work is already receiving acclaim as The Crown Conspiracy was recognized May 30th, at the national BookExpo exposition in Los Angeles when Foreword Magazine named it a 2007 Book of the Year Finalist for fantasy and science fiction.

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Major Rafe Steele lived and breathed the military life. His entire career had been spent in the marines, and he was comfortable in his bachelor life. No wife, no children, and nothing to hold him back from taking the next tough mission. He could ride his motorcycle in the mountains or have a party or three if he had a mind to. He was a lone wolf, and he liked it that way--until one night he came home and there was a package he didn’t expect, in the form of a baby car seat holding a little girl and a note. This is Bonnie. She’s your daughter. What the hell did he know about being a dad? But when he looked into the baby’s eyes, he knew it was the truth, and there was no way he was giving her up. Rafe needed help and decided to enlist his neighbor across the street. Ivy St. Clair was a nurse, and even though he knew she thought he was some kind of playboy, who better to help him learn the ropes of raising a baby? He didn’t expect to be attracted to the shy woman with the brown eyes who had no problem saying what she meant. He certainly didn’t think he would fall for her and dream about her kisses and her taste. Rafe found his life taking a whole new road where fatherhood and the thought of a commitment took center stage. But would his lone wolf ways come back to haunt him? Especially when the threat of losing his daughter and Ivy became a real possibility.

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Isabella Anders has always been the girl that never fit in. Most days she feels invisible, especially when she’s around her older sister, Hannah, who catches the eye of everyone, including Kai and Kyler, the boys who live next door. Isabella has had a crush on Kyler for years, but knows he’ll never see her as anything more than Hannah’s little sister, unless she finds a way to standout. When Isabella gets an offer from her grandmother to travel overseas for the summer, she seizes the opportunity, hoping she’ll discover more about herself. And she does, but not in the way that she expected. Three months later, Isabella returns home an entirely new person. The change is enough to catch both Kyler and Kai’s attention. But Isabella is still struggling with what she discovered over the summer and until she deals with the truth, she’ll never truly be herself.

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The Lux series continues with the fourth installment of this riveting paranormal YA series. No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for Katy, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something she’ll do again and now that they’ve made it through the rough patches, well, there’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they loved. With help coming from the most unlikely source and Adam’s death still lingering with those who loved him, friends will become the deadliest of enemies and the villains will no longer be clear. When each step they take in discovering the truth puts them in the path of the secret organization responsible torturing and testing hybrids, the more Katy realizes there is no end to what she’s capable of. They won’t turn back, even if the outcome will shatter their worlds forever. Review "I loved Opal from page to shining page! An engrossing, sexy, nail-biter! I'm delighted to join the Daemon Invasion," - Nancy Holder, NYT Bestselling Author, Wicked Praise for Obsidian, book one in the Lux series: "The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson's Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." — Romance Times "Top Pick" “Daemon and Katy are combustible…Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more.” — Jus Accardo, author of TOUCH “Powerful. Addicting. Obsidian left me breathless [and] blew me away. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would or could fall head-over-heals in love with a story with aliens. Wipe away everything you have ever thought about aliens from your mind. Obsidian sets a new standard.” — Winter Haven Books Praise for Obsidian: "The beginning of Armentrout’s new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson’s Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." — RT Book Reviews From the Back Cover No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever. Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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The second book in Beyond Blood, a multi-part series, from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Nora Flite: I shouldn't have let them kiss me. Marina: When I'm near Kite and Jacob, the world shrinks. I ache for their skilled hands and warm tongues. I should be thinking about my revenge, but it's so hard to focus. I'm scared of what they'll do to me, and scared to settle on just one of these seductive hitmen. Maybe I don't have to choose. Kite: Getting close to her was a mistake. Dammit. I shouldn't crave the woman I'll be putting into a cold grave. She's so tempting, so cruel. If I can break her, get all I can before this is done, then I will. She's mine. No matter how this has to end... Marina is mine. Jacob: Rules exist for a reason. I've always followed the plan. Together, Kite and I can escape the trap Marina set for us. Why didn't I see that she, herself, was poison? Tasting her has hooked me. I want more, so I'll take it. I'm strong enough to stay the course—and to enjoy her. Is she strong enough to survive us both? Author's Note-- This ends in a cliffhanger! Part 3 is coming soon. This romantic suspense story contains explicit, erotic scenes and themes of violence/mature situations that could make readers uncomfortable. It is NOT a Love Triangle! The second book in the Beyond Blood Series Approximately 200 pages

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Gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Downton Abbey in this official Season 4 tie-in book, complete with never-before-seen photos giving fans insight into the making of the runaway hit. Expertly crafted with generous inside knowledge and facts, this book will delve into the inspiration behind the details seen on screen, the choice of locations, the music and much more. Step inside the props cupboard or the hair and make-up truck and catch a glimpse of the secret backstage world. In-depth interviews and exclusive photos give insight into the actors’ experiences on set as well as the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning drama. Straight from the director’s chair, this is the inside track on all aspects of the making of the show.

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An impossible mission... JAG Special Forces agents Huntley Anderson and Melissa Overton are hot on the trail of poachers when they're suddenly saddled with two jaguar shifter cubs. They have to locate the parents, pronto—but who's going to babysit in the meantime? A lifetime of possibilities... Huntley is a rough, tough jaguar shifter and an all-business agent, but he's not going to let two abandoned youngsters come to any harm on his watch. Seeing her super-manly partner try to get the playful cubs under control stirs up some unexpected desires in Melissa, and she begins to feel like Huntley's not the only one who's in over his head... Praise for Jaguar Fever: "Exciting, funny and sexy. Jaguar Fever has a multilayered, sizzling plot that will have readers unable to put it down." –Fresh Fiction "Jaguar Fever lures a reader in with humor, snares their attention with drama, captures their imagination with exotic...

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Citadel Executive Protection (CEP): New York City’s top-rated security agency that hires and assigns only the best of the best for each case. When New York City’s elite are being terrorized, Julia Cooke’s father hires CEP bodyguard Chase Murphy to guard her. Chase takes all his assignments seriously and knows the danger of each situation. In addition, he needs this job to continue his education to achieve his ultimate goal of practicing law one day. How could he know the biggest danger this time would be guarding his heart? Julia Cooke is a young professional who’s convinced that her multimillionaire father’s only concern in having her guarded is to protect his money. Julia is immediately attracted to Chase, but his strictly-business demeanor puts her off. Just how is she supposed to ignore the handsome man responsible for her well being? When a beautiful woman and a hot bodyguard come together to battle bad guys, each other, and their own feelings, someone’s bound to let their guard down.

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Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances ... and the murders. With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man ... or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

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Margo Menlove adores everything Scottish. But when she wins a Highland vacation, she's disappointed by the whirlwind tourist trail she's taken on. She wants to experience the Scotland of warriors such as the legendary Magnus MacBride. When she explores on her own, she picks up a beautiful stone on the shore and awakens to the sight of MacBride himself in the heat of battle. Magnus MacBride has seen many things, but when a soaking-wet naked woman appears out of the surf, he is truly taken aback. Hot passion ensues despite the mortal danger Margo now faces.

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