THE POLITICIAN’S PAWN
Pawns rarely get too far on the chessboard before they die.
Disillusioned with the D.C. establishment, Kayla Jeateski doesn’t bother with politics until the night that politics mistakenly bother her. When a well-connected senator puts a contract out on the wrong woman, Kayla finds herself kidnapped to swing an upcoming vote. Trapped in a brutal game where her opponent has the distinct upper hand, she’s forced to start out with missing pieces and a rulebook that sets her even further back.
With the help of an unexpected knight or two, Kayla does her best to navigate each play pushed at her. It’s a lot of pressure for a disposable pawn with limited moves, especially when Washington is never a competition for the weak. Every new step has her looking for a way off the board, yet every new step also takes her further into danger. And if the senator has his way, Kayla knows she’s probably looking at her final match.
MOVES AND COUNTERMOVES
Can a Knight Take Down the Whole Game?
Angry at the country he fought to protect, Thomas Evans tried his hand at fighting for a different team. But it only took a few months – and the order to kill an innocent nurse – for him to learn that some games shouldn’t be played. In switching sides again, he’s now pitted himself against an extremely formidable opponent, his ruthless boss, Aaron Greyble.
The senator might know all the dirty tricks on Capitol Hill, but that alone doesn’t stack the board in his favor. Evans’ real problem is how the pieces he’s playing with can too easily become pawns against him. With a traumatized kidnapping victim to protect, a guilt-ridden subordinate to maintain, and his family to guard at all costs, Evans knows he’s one misstep away from a particularly painful checkmate.
AMATEURS PLAY ELSEWHERE
This Game Ain’t for No Little Boys.
With his Mafia relations and work for a shady senator, Rod Andiluigi thought he was made for crime. He was definitely good at threatening people, breaking into offices and stealing files. So it wasn’t until his first kidnapping job that he realized how wrong he was.
Yet reformation turns out to be much easier said than done. Particularly when Rod has a long list of players who want to take him out. Scrambling to protect people who don’t trust him, he’s left dodging a ruthless hitman who’s a master at mind games. Down in D.C., the FBI is deciding if he’s worth backing, and his old boss has already deemed him disposable. The match-up is progressing all over the board in ways he can’t predict, and the timer is ticking. But Rod knew he wasn’t at the kiddy table when he decided to play it straight. So he’s going to see the game through, even if his own teammates end up being the ones to do him in.
In December 1776, the brand-new United States is in peril. Having seized New York, the British are now driving General Washington’s war-weary army from New Jersey too.
Unable to flee Princeton, 17-year-old Abigail Carpenter has to watch her hated enemies take over her town. Then her brother is thrown into prison, leaving her and her sister-in-law alone to care for five boarding officers, including an arrogant captain, an unsettling lieutenant, and an attentive sergeant whom she has absolutely no desire to know better.
That’s hard enough without taking on another unexpected guest: a wounded patriot spy with nowhere else to go. Just like that, she finds herself involved in a world of espionage that could make or break her country. With the threat of a hangman’s noose encircling her neck, and an unexpectedly complicated friendship on her mind, Abigail has to figure out what’s truly important and what she can sacrifice if she has no other choice.
It’s 1781, and the Revolutionary War has been dragging on for years. The British have now moved their main efforts to Virginia, seemingly intent on burning it to the ground.
It’s land that was comparatively safe the year before, hence the reason why Abigail Carpenter and her sister-in-law first moved there. And even rendered homeless by enemy activity, she’s still content with her situation until the day she’s brought to Yorktown to stay with General Cornwallis, second in command of the entire British army in America.
Posing as a Tory for her own safety and that of her family’s, she’s about as well-placed as a spy could ask for. What she’s lacking is a Continental contact. Then again, it might be better that way when she has a suspicious servant to avoid and one of her country’s greatest threats to smile at every morning over the breakfast table. There’s a lot on her patriotic plate this go-around, and only Heaven knows if she’s got the stomach for it.
NOT SO HUMAN
Some things in life are certain. Being human isn’t one of them.
Sabrina might not care for everything about herself, but she’s still used to being a human, an orphan and an everyday average American. However, her life changes forever the day she’s followed home by four unsmiling men in dark suits and sinister shades. A crash-course in reality reveals that she’s actually a faerie princess with a royal family in Scotland and some particularly brutal enemies hunting her down in the U.S.
Fleeing the country doesn’t solve her problems though. It only adds to them. With her new tiara to try on for size and a potential romance that seems bound to go badly before it begins, Sabrina still has to stay one wing ahead of the Human Preservation and Advancement Committee. Which has made its mission to ruin her life. Permanently.
TO ERR IS FAERIE
Martyrdom is all well and good ’til someone loses their mind.
After her last run-in with the faerie-hating HPAC, Sabrina should be content to stay underground in her brother’s kingdom. But it’s hard to appreciate freedom when Dallas is still missing, last seen being dragged away by the very organization that terrorized Sabrina too many times already. Frustrated with the fruitless efforts to find him, she puts herself out as bait in a haphazard rescue plan that quickly crashes and burns.
Finding herself right back on Dr. Stewart’s couch, she fights as hard as possible to stay sane. But one little faerie doesn’t stand a chance against the full force of the Committee. So Sabrina falls for a brutal lie meant to make her betray everything she cares for. Her only hopes are a turncoat doctor, a fellow prisoner and a renewal of courage that could all get her killed.
UP IN THE AIR
Facing fears isn’t easy. But it sure can be rewarding.
Six months ago, Sabrina did some serious damage to the Human Preservation and Advancement Committee. Since then, she’s been busy throwing herself into the role of faerie princess, which includes some crash courses in foreign affairs. And not the fun kind either, thanks to a playboy Italian prince. It’s a good thing she isn’t interested in him considering exactly what his real intentions for her are.
Following the trail of international betrayal leads her back to some shade-sporting bigots she’d rather never see again, along with a startling discovery about her dead parents. When the intrigues just keep coming, Sabrina has to figure out what little faeries are made of… and exactly how much power she has at her disposal when she’s free to fly.
WING AND DAGGER
Keep your friends close and your enemies clueless.
Life is good for Italian Queen Sabrina with her fiancé at her side, her country prospering and the HPAC so crippled as to barely be a bother, much less a threat. But like a bad horror movie monster, the Committee resurfaces, and in the most unexpected way possible. As enemy Intelligence Chief Iver explains, the human world is in danger and Sabrina is the only one who can save it.
Meeting with the charismatic spymaster, she learns about a faerie plot to eradicate the HPAC. And this winged group doesn’t care how many innocent lives it damages in the process. Working with the Committee to stop that threat, Sabrina knows she’s walking a razor’s edge. Sure, she might end up saving the world. The question is at what cost.
Bad circumstances… Worse choices… All forgiven.
Living in 1st-century Jerusalem, Keziah considers herself a Law-abiding Jew, devoted to appearances and propriety. But when her parents announce her betrothal to an older priest who cares nothing for her, she decides to create her own rules. That focus only leads her into further trouble until she’s faced with a new order too inspiring to ignore.
Loyal to Rome but ruing his decision to join the army, Demetrius is sure he hates everything about Judea. That is until the day he meets Keziah. Drawn to her from the start, he fixates on her as some sort of salvation he has to have. Yet while he desperately wants to protect her from her abusive husband, he only ends up putting her in grave danger; and himself down a path he never could have predicted.
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