What really happened that night Nyelle was transformed?
Why were shapeshifters hunted to near extinction?
How did Kira meet Master Tyrrus?
And what happened to Kira and Galen when the book ended?
It contains a deleted scene, two brand new stories, and an epilogue to The Tears of Elios.
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Recommended for those who enjoy: Epic fantasy romance, sword and sorcery, plucky heroines, witches, elves, magic, and the occasionally lewd chaos god.
Azurha, an assassin known as the Rabbit, has just been offered the ultimate challenge—seduce, then murder the new Emperor. But Titus is not the tyrant his forefathers were, and his radical ideas might be the glimmer of hope the empire needs.
More than just Titus’ ideas hold Azurha captive. Night after night, he awakens desires she thought lost, and uncovers the magic of her hidden lineage. As her deadline approaches, Azurha is forced to make an impossible decision—complete her job by killing the man she loves, or fail and forfeit both their lives.
Recommended for those who enjoy:
Sexy, Suspenseful Thrillers
Multicultural and Interracial Romance
Here's what reviewers are saying about Tangled Web
"Much more than an ordinary sci-fi novel, book one of The Deizian Empire is a story of war, survival, and love. From the beginning, McHugh shows us how strong the connection between the hero and heroine is, and their hunger for each other is insatiable. Easily read in a single sitting, this spellbinding tale will be welcomed with open arms by readers, who will thank the gods there is a sequel." -- 4 Stars, RT Book Reviews
"The book is so hot it will leave you breathless as Titus and Azurha burn the sheets, but it will make you sigh over the emotion that comes from them both." -- Annetta Sweetko, Fresh Fiction
"Crista McHugh’s Tangled Web is sinfully delicious! This erotic feast features one fascinating couple and a killer plotline. It’s impossible to turn away from this story after reading the first few pages!... Tangled Web is a keeper!" -- Recommended Read, Joyfully Reviewed
For nearly fifteen years, the people of Elgeus have believed the Raven Bringer was dead, the chaos and destruction of his reign a distant memory.
They were wrong.
Now he’s returned, intent on finishing what he started, beginning with the assassination of the young king. And this time, he’s not alone.
It’s up to a disgraced knight and a semi-reformed thief to save the king, but in doing so, they risk exposing themselves to the executioner’s ax. And even if they succeed, will it be enough to pardon them from their pasts?
She's not what she seems.
He's determined to uncover the truth.
After nearly being assassinated a few weeks ago, King Aerrin has reason to be on edge. The Raven Bringer has returned, and Aerrin knows he’s the fiend’s top target. So he’s naturally suspicious about the new student at the Academy of Arcane Magics. She's too good, too advanced, and too polished to only be a young student learning her craft. Hellbent on discovering Seroney's secret, Aerrin sets out to investigate her.
King Aerrin is perceptive--and right. She's not who she claims to be. Pretending to be a student, the half-elf master mage, Seroney, has been placed at the Academy on a covert mission. The closer Aerrin comes to uncovering the truth about her, the more danger they are both in. But when the Raven Bringer retaliates against her, Seroney must decide what's more important: duty or revenge.
Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace.
Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe in The Battlemage, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.
Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award and the Bookseller's Best Award