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City of Angels

Do you believe in angels? Do you believe in nanotech? Her name is Ellay. She takes it from the city she loves, the city of her birth. She’s smart, she’s fast, she’s the first of her kind. And she knows that very soon, something horrible is going to happen. Ellay is an A.I. — Artificial Intelligence. Machines that thinks like humans, only faster. Some fear they will destroy us. But what if, like all living things, an artificial intelligence starts out just like a baby — cold, wet, lonely, scared, crying for attention? Can she convince the government to believe her or will they hunt her down before she gets the chance to help? From the New York Times Bestselling author of Dragonsblood and Dragon’s Fire, comes an exciting new science thriller with the emotional impact of E.T., and the page-turning power of John Grisham. Ellay will make you believe in the power for good of science and technology … and angels all over again. City of Angels. **

Chosen of the Valkyries

Germany, 1985.
The Reich Council has fallen and the Reich is sundered in two, but the uneasy peace will not last long. To the east, Karl Holliston – now styling himself the Fuhrer of the Greater German Reich – is planning the conquest of Berlin and the destruction of the rebels, while to the west Germany’s former satellites are planning a bid for independence and the North Atlantic Alliance is uneasily considering just what will happen to the Reich’s vast arsenal of nuclear weapons.
As the civil war begins, as the Panzers begin their advance on Berlin, the rebels are forced to fight to save their revolution …
… Or watch helplessly as a jackboot stamps down on Germany, forever.
[Like my other self-published Kindle books, Chosen of the Valkyries is DRM-free. You may reformat it as you choose. There is a large sample of the text – and my other books – on my site: chrishanger.net. Try before you buy.]

Children of the Storm

It was hard for Sonya Carter to believe that she was only half an hour from civilization, for the feeling of isolation from the world on this tiny island in the Caribbean was almost complete. The people in the two houses on the island could have been cast adrift from reality, inhabiting a universe of their own. Sonya had come to Distingue to escape the dark days of her recent past; the offer of a job as tutor to the Dougherty children seemed heaven- sent. And for a time Distingue seemed to live up to the promise of its name–a place of elegance. But there was a darker force on the island, an insane power that sought to bring terror to the most innocent victims of all, the children. Someone was determined to murder them–and only Sonya stood in his way!

Charms & Witchdemeanors

Tillie Winchester’s past is about to come back to haunt her, and what she sees as fun and games someone else sees as a recipe for murder.
When a local woman is poisoned at Hemlock Cove’s senior center, Aunt Tillie is the prime suspect. Bay, Thistle and Clove don’t believe their great-aunt is guilty – although Thistle is fine if the police want to haul her away for a long weekend.
Everyone in town is suspicious, but things spiral out of control when FBI Agent Landon Michaels’ boss believes he can’t be objective where his girlfriend’s family is concerned and sends another agent to lead the investigation. The new agent is gung-ho, headstrong and making witchy enemies at every turn.
When the investigation turns to the past instead of the present, Aunt Tillie refuses to talk and a long held Hemlock Cove secret risks being exposed. Bodies start piling up as old grudges overlap with new clues and the Winchesters are caught in the crossfire.
Bay is determined to clear her great-aunt’s name but even she has her doubts when the victim’s ghost points a finger … directly at Aunt Tillie. It’s all hands on deck for an explosive showdown that proves some secrets are best left buried.
Bay just hopes she won’t end up buried, too.

Cats in Origami

In the origami world, cats were traditionally under-represented, and the few existing models were rather flat and lifeless. But thanks to modern folding techniques, it’s possible to recapture the true charm of our feline companions. This book for origamists of all skill levels offers 20 original designs that range from a grinning Cheshire cat and a snoozing feline to a walking cat, a seated cat, a Halloween cat, and the smug cat that got the cream, as well as cats on an envelope, a bookmark, a greeting card, and other figures.
Along with step-by-step directions and diagrams, each model features a full-color image of the finished cat. Projects are rated according to difficulty, and a brief introductory chapter explains folding techniques and suggestions for how to choose the most appropriate origami paper. These cute kitties, in addition to being fun to fold, make great little gifts for cat-fanciers. **

Cape May

**“Inside this mesmerizing tale of sexual desire and discovery, naive newlyweds Henry and Effie are honeymooning in Cape May, N.J., in 1957, tentatively navigating intimacy. Then they meet Clara and Max, hard-partying lovers who dazzle the innocent pair until they’ve lost more than their virginity. Cheek’s sensual first novel leaves you wanting more.”**
**– *PEOPLE***
**”Henry and Effie’s honeymoon is meant to be their introduction to the pleasures of the body, but in the company of Clara and her promiscuous cohort they lose all track of boundaries. A dozy, luxurious sense of enchantment comes over the story, until the rude awakening at its finale…. *Cape May* does something better than critique or satirize: It seduces.”**
**– *The Wall Street Journal***
***Cape May*** **is a raw, provocative portrayal of a young 1950s couple on the cusp of a sexual awakening, and the temptations that upturn their honeymoon and reshape their marriage.**
In this erotic and intimate debut novel, a naïve southern couple is exposed to a group of raucous, debauched urbanites. Arriving for their honeymoon in Cape May, New Jersey, during the off season, Henry and Effie are startled to find the beach town deserted. The abandoned homes and desolate beaches make them shy of each other, and, isolated in their new marriage, they decide to cut their trip short.
But before they leave, they encounter their glamorous, sensual neighbors and become swept up by their drama. Clara, a beautiful socialite who feels her youth slipping away; Max, a wealthy playboy and Clara’s lover; and Alma, Max’s aloof, mysterious, and evocative half-sister, to whom Henry is irresistibly drawn. Slowly, agonizingly, these deeply-flawed, profoundly human characters pull Henry and Effie out of themselves and expose them to a side of desire they never expected.
While they discover new truths in each other and in their marriage, the empty beach town becomes their playground. And as they sneak into the vacant summer homes, go sailing, walk naked under the stars, make love, and drink an enormous amount of gin, Henry and Effie slip from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences.
Seductive and moving, this is a novel about marriage, love, raw sexuality, and the ways in which desire and betrayal can reverberate endlessly throughout our lives.

Building RESTful Web Services With Spring 5

**Find out how to implement the REST architecture to build resilient software in Java with the help of the Spring 5.0 framework.**
#### Key Features
* Follow best practices and explore techniques such as clustering and caching to achieve a reactive, scalable web service.
* Leverage the Spring Framework to quickly implement RESTful endpoints.
* Learn to implement a client library for a RESTful web service using the Spring Framework along with the new front end framework.

#### Book Description
REST is an architectural style that tackles the challenges of building scalable web services. In today’s connected world, APIs have taken a central role on the web. APIs provide the fabric through which systems interact, and REST has become synonymous with APIs.The depth, breadth, and ease of use of Spring makes it one of the most attractive frameworks in the Java ecosystem. Marrying the two technologies is therefore a very natural choice.This book takes you through the design of RESTful web services and leverages the Spring Framework to implement these services. Starting from the basics of the philosophy behind REST, you’ll go through the steps of designing and implementing an enterprise-grade RESTful web service. Taking a practical approach, each chapter provides code samples that you can apply to your own circumstances.This second edition brings forth the power of the latest Spring 5.0 release, working with MVC built-in as well as the front end framework. It then goes beyond the use of Spring to explores approaches to tackle resilience, security, and scalability concerns. Improve performance of your applications with the new HTTP 2.0 standards. You’ll learn techniques to deal with security in Spring and discover how to implement unit and integration test strategies.Finally, the book ends by walking you through building a Java client for your RESTful web service, along with some scaling techniques using the new Spring Reactive libraries.
#### What you will learn
* Deep dive into the principles behind REST
* Expose CRUD operations through RESTful endpoints with the Spring Framework
* Devise response formats and error handling strategies, offering a consistent and flexible structure to simplify integration for service consumers
* Follow the best approaches for dealing with a service’s evolution while maintaining backward compatibility
* Understand techniques to secure web services
* Comply with the best ways to test RESTful web services, including tips for load testing
* Optimise and scale web services using techniques such as caching and clustering

#### Who this book is for
This book is intended for those who want to learn to build RESTful web services with the latest Spring 5.0 Framework. To make best use of the code samples included in the book, you should have a basic knowledge of the Java language. Previous experience with the Spring Framework would also help you get up and running quickly.

Building Google Cloud Platform Solutions: Develop Scalable Applications From Scratch and Make Them Globally Available in Almost Any Language

**Build cost-effective and robust cloud solutions with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) using these simple and practical recipes**
#### Key Features
* Explore the various service offerings of the GCP
* Host a Python application on Google Compute Engine
* Securely maintain application states with Cloud Storage, Datastore, and Bigtable

#### Book Description
GCP is a cloud computing platform with a wide range of products and services that enable you to build and deploy cloud-hosted applications. This Learning Path will guide you in using GCP and designing, deploying, and managing applications on Google Cloud. You will get started by learning how to use App Engine to access Google’s scalable hosting and build software that runs on this framework. With the help of Google Compute Engine, you’ll be able to host your workload on virtual machine instances. The later chapters will help you to explore ways to implement authentication and security, Cloud APIs, and command-line and deployment management. As you hone your skills, you’ll understand how to integrate your new applications with various data solutions on GCP, including Cloud SQL, Bigtable, and Cloud Storage. Following this, the book will teach you how to streamline your workflow with tools, including Source Repositories, Container Builder, and Stackdriver. You’ll also understand how to deploy and debug services with IntelliJ, implement continuous delivery pipelines, and configure robust monitoring and alerts for your production systems. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll be well versed with GCP’s development tools and be able to develop, deploy, and manage highly scalable and reliable applications. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: * Google Cloud Platform for Developers Ted Hunter and Steven Porter * Google Cloud Platform Cookbook by Legorie Rajan PS
#### What you will learn
* Host an application using Google Cloud Functions
* Migrate a MySQL database to Cloud Spanner
* Configure a network for a highly available application on GCP
* Learn simple image processing using Storage and Cloud Functions
* Automate security checks using Policy Scanner
* Deploy and run services on App Engine and Container Engine
* Minimize downtime and mitigate issues with Stackdriver Monitoring and Debugger
* Integrate with big data solutions, including BigQuery, Dataflow, and Pub/Sub

#### Who this book is for
This Learning Path is for IT professionals, engineers, and developers who want to implement Google Cloud in their organizations. Administrators and architects planning to make their organization more efficient with Google Cloud will also find this Learning Path useful. Basic understanding of GCP and its services is a must.
#### Table of Contents
1. Why GCP?
2. The Google Cloud Console
3. APIs, CLIs, IAM, and Billing
4. Google App Engine
5. Google Kubernetes Engine
6. Google Cloud Functions
7. Google Compute Engine
8. NoSQL with Datastore and Bigtable
9. Relational Data with Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner
10. Google Cloud Storage
11. Stackdriver
12. Change Management
13. GCP Networking for Developers
14. Messaging with Pub/Sub and IoT Core
15. Integrating with Big Data Solutions on GCP
16. Compute
17. Storage and Databases
18. Networking
19. Security
20. Machine Learning and Big Data
21. Management Tools
22. Best Practices

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### Sinossi
**Build cost-effective and robust cloud solutions with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) using these simple and practical recipes**
#### Key Features
* Explore the various service offerings of the GCP
* Host a Python application on Google Compute Engine
* Securely maintain application states with Cloud Storage, Datastore, and Bigtable

#### Book Description
GCP is a cloud computing platform with a wide range of products and services that enable you to build and deploy cloud-hosted applications. This Learning Path will guide you in using GCP and designing, deploying, and managing applications on Google Cloud. You will get started by learning how to use App Engine to access Google’s scalable hosting and build software that runs on this framework. With the help of Google Compute Engine, you’ll be able to host your workload on virtual machine instances. The later chapters will help you to explore ways to implement authentication and security, Cloud APIs, and command-line and deployment management. As you hone your skills, you’ll understand how to integrate your new applications with various data solutions on GCP, including Cloud SQL, Bigtable, and Cloud Storage. Following this, the book will teach you how to streamline your workflow with tools, including Source Repositories, Container Builder, and Stackdriver. You’ll also understand how to deploy and debug services with IntelliJ, implement continuous delivery pipelines, and configure robust monitoring and alerts for your production systems. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll be well versed with GCP’s development tools and be able to develop, deploy, and manage highly scalable and reliable applications. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: * Google Cloud Platform for Developers Ted Hunter and Steven Porter * Google Cloud Platform Cookbook by Legorie Rajan PS
#### What you will learn
* Host an application using Google Cloud Functions
* Migrate a MySQL database to Cloud Spanner
* Configure a network for a highly available application on GCP
* Learn simple image processing using Storage and Cloud Functions
* Automate security checks using Policy Scanner
* Deploy and run services on App Engine and Container Engine
* Minimize downtime and mitigate issues with Stackdriver Monitoring and Debugger
* Integrate with big data solutions, including BigQuery, Dataflow, and Pub/Sub

#### Who this book is for
This Learning Path is for IT professionals, engineers, and developers who want to implement Google Cloud in their organizations. Administrators and architects planning to make their organization more efficient with Google Cloud will also find this Learning Path useful. Basic understanding of GCP and its services is a must.
#### Table of Contents
1. Why GCP?
2. The Google Cloud Console
3. APIs, CLIs, IAM, and Billing
4. Google App Engine
5. Google Kubernetes Engine
6. Google Cloud Functions
7. Google Compute Engine
8. NoSQL with Datastore and Bigtable
9. Relational Data with Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner
10. Google Cloud Storage
11. Stackdriver
12. Change Management
13. GCP Networking for Developers
14. Messaging with Pub/Sub and IoT Core
15. Integrating with Big Data Solutions on GCP
16. Compute
17. Storage and Databases
18. Networking
19. Security
20. Machine Learning and Big Data
21. Management Tools
22. Best Practices

### L’autore
**Ted Hunter** is a software engineering consultant who with fortune 500 companies to design cloud-native solutions and drive public cloud adoption, primarily within the Google ecosystem. He has a background in full stack development, DevOps transformation, and designing enterprise data solutions. Currently, he is a solution architect at Slalom Consulting, serving clients in the Southeastern United States. **Steven Porter** is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Google Certified Cloud Architect, and a consulting technology leader for Slalom Atlanta’s Software Engineering practice. His major focus for more than past 5 years has been IT modernization and cloud adoption with implementations across Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and numerous hybrid/private cloud platforms. **Legorie Rajan PS** has an experience of 12 years in software development, business analysis, and project management. Currently, he works as a cloud consultant on cloud migrations on AWS, Azure, and GCP. He has a rich multicultural experience working in India, the United States, and France. He is a certified AWS solutions architect, RHCE, CEH, and a consultant for application migration to the Cloud. He has a good understanding of full-stack development, and has also been a technical reviewer for Packt Publishing.

Build Better Chatbots

Learn best practices for building bots by focusing on the technological implementation and UX in this practical book. You will cover key topics such as setting up a development environment for creating chatbots for multiple channels (Facebook Messenger, Skype, and KiK); building a chatbot (design to implementation); integrating to IFTT (If This Then That) and IoT (Internet of Things); carrying out analytics and metrics for chatbots; and most importantly monetizing models and business sense for chatbots.
*Build Better Chatbots* is easy to follow with code snippets provided in the book and complete code open sourced and available to download.
With Facebook opening up its Messenger platform for developers, followed by Microsoft opening up Skype for development, a new channel has emerged for brands to acquire, engage, and service customers on chat with chatbots.
**What You Will Learn**
* Work with the bot development life cycle
* Master bot UX design
* Integrate into the bot ecosystem
* Maximize the business and monetization potential for bots

**Who This Book Is For**
Developers, programmers, and hobbyists who have basic programming knowledge. The book can be used by existing chatbot developers to gain a better understanding of analytics and the business side of bots.

Build a Drone

Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.
*Build a Drone* will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have-and are starting to have-on our everyday lives.
Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.
Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book.
Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), *Build a Drone* will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and ’60s

In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book covers cars in the over-3-litre class from the biggest names in British luxury motoring including Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, and high-end models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar. It examines the features and characteristics of these classic cars, as well as explaining why they fell from prominence in the 1970s. Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.

Breath of Earth

After the earth’s power under her city is suddenly left unprotected, a young geomancer must rely on her unique magic to survive in this fresh fantasy standalone from the author of the acclaimed *The Clockwork Dagger.* In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation— the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong secretary Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer wardens who have no idea of the depth of her own talent—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills. When assassins kill the wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic. But the pair is far from safe. Without its full force of guardian geomancers, the city is on the brink of a cataclysmic earthquake that will expose the earth’s power to masterminds determined to control the energy for their own dark ends. The danger escalates when Chinese refugees, preparing to fight the encroaching American and Japanese forces, fracture the uneasy alliance between the Pacific allies, transforming San Francisco into a veritable powder keg. And the slightest tremor will set it off. . . . Forced on the run, Ingrid makes some shocking discoveries about herself. Her already considerable magic has grown even more fearsome . . . and she may be the fulcrum on which the balance of world power rests. **
### Recensione
“Where *Breath of Earth* really shines is in its detail and relevance. Cato’s exhaustive research of the time and place gives the book texture and grit…[and] she embroiders it richly with gorgeous period setpieces, imaginative speculation and the charismatic Ingrid herself.” (NPR)
“The acclaimed Cato creates an alternate early 20th-century San Francisco of stunning detail. Drawing on the power struggles of the refugees and women’s work, this vivid reality will keep readers intrigued to the very end.” (Library Journal **(starred review)** )
“Cato, author of the Clockwork Dagger books, begins a new steampunk fantasy series with supernatural creatures, action-packed adventure, mystery, humor, a touch of romance, and more to come.” (Booklist **(starred review)** )
“ *Breath of Earth* is that rare gem, a thought-provoking, imaginative adventure of the highest order, chock full of wonder as well as heart-wrenching what ifs. It’s reminiscent of Jules Verne at his best, with brilliant characters who linger in the mind and heart. Bravo!” (Julie E. Czerneda, author of The Clan Chronicles on BREATH OF EARTH)
“Beth Cato gives steampunk a magical, global twist in an action-packed adventure that keeps the pages turning in anticipation. And if you don’t fall in love with Ingrid Carmichael after reading this, you have no soul.” (Michael J. Martinez, author of MJ-12: Inception and The Daedalus Incident on BREATH OF EARTH)
“Cato cleverly brings her colorful Barbary Coast-era San Francisco to life, highlighting the neglected perspectives of the outsiders and the dispossessed who made up the majority of its populace.” (Publishers Weekly)
### Sinossi
After the earth’s power under her city is suddenly left unprotected, a young geomancer must rely on her unique magic to survive in this fresh fantasy standalone from the author of the acclaimed *The Clockwork Dagger.* In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation— the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong secretary Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer wardens who have no idea of the depth of her own talent—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills. When assassins kill the wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic. But the pair is far from safe. Without its full force of guardian geomancers, the city is on the brink of a cataclysmic earthquake that will expose the earth’s power to masterminds determined to control the energy for their own dark ends. The danger escalates when Chinese refugees, preparing to fight the encroaching American and Japanese forces, fracture the uneasy alliance between the Pacific allies, transforming San Francisco into a veritable powder keg. And the slightest tremor will set it off. . . . Forced on the run, Ingrid makes some shocking discoveries about herself. Her already considerable magic has grown even more fearsome . . . and she may be the fulcrum on which the balance of world power rests.

Bound for Survival

In 1929, at the beginning of the Great Depression, six young women tragically lose their parents and are given the opportunity to grow up in the privilege and safety of a distant boarding home. They are given an education and every comfort, and are kept at a safe distance from men. When their eighteenth birthday arrives, the women are given a choice: they can go into the world and seek their own destinies, or stay for seven more years in the home’s secret wings, unknown to them until now, and receive lavish sums that will support them for life. The offer comes from a cabal of wealthy men with a taste for innocent young women. The men savor the reluctance and embarrassment of well-bred young women surrendering to an older, demanding man—or, is more often the case, older, demanding men…and women. What will the six women choose as their birthdays draw near? For those who choose to stay, the unknown desires of their experienced partners open up a world they never knew existed. These men and women use their wealth to satisfy their lust and desire—and nothing is taboo. Each time, the young women are taken deeper into the fantasy world of their rich patrons. The shocking end will surprise you.

Bondage Rescue

*Kyle’s best friend Marshall resurfaces and he’s in a lot of trouble. Can the men at Kiss of Leather convince a former Dom to take on the mouthy sub?*
Master Derek and his new sub Corey have signed a contract and enjoy their first scene together. The love between them is strong and Derek is as protective of his boy as ever. The only thing left that would make their world perfect would be to bring Corey’s ex-Dom and abuser to justice.
The legal firm that represents Kiss of Leather is charged with hiring a private investigator to flush out the man who orchestrated Corey’s gang rape. Stone Manning is hesitant to take the job, though. He was once wrongly accused in the death of a sub and swore never to enter a BDSM club again. But he owes attorney Glen Sharp his life after the lawyer got him acquitted.
Their meeting is disrupted when Kyle’s missing friend Marshall calls for help. Master Josh promises to help the mouthy Marshall get back on his feet under one condition—Marshall must sign a six month D/s contract as a full-time sub and prove he can fully submit to a man as well as learn to respect those around him.
Stone Manning suddenly finds himself charged with taming the brattiest sub ever. In truth, the bigger the brat, the more his heart races with excitement. Marshall promises to be just the type of challenge to inspire Stone to be a Master again. As Stone learns more about him, he sees the pain that Marshall has always tried to numb with drugs and alcohol. Stone also sees a man he could love—if he can ever reach him.
In the meantime, Stone and his investigative partner, Chuck, continue to search for Corey’s attacker. The abusive Dom appears to have gone underground. But what they don’t realize is that the closer they get to their prey, the more dangerous he becomes.
*Reader Advisory: This book contains references to drug and alcohol abuse.*
*Pre-Order Date: 5th January 2016
Early Download Date: 19th January 2016 (available exclusively to Pride Publishing).
General Release Date: 16th February 2016*
[https://www.pride-publishing.com/book…](https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/Bondage-rescue)

Bloodtraitor

**In this unforgettable finale to the Maeve’ra trilogy, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has crafted a heart-pounding story about destiny, loyalty, and the many shades of betrayal.**
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Malachi Obsidian has been his guild’s prophet ever since he was a child. Years ago, he envisioned a future in which his sister, Misha, ruled and the vampires’ empire was destroyed. His people have made many questionable decisions to keep their dream alive, and now Misha is finally on the verge of becoming queen of the serpiente, just as Malachi predicted.
When a mercenary from the vampires’ inner circle proposes a daring plan to bring down the empire of Midnight once and for all, Malachi knows the shameful truth about Misha, but he must feign support for his unstable sister so his prophecy can be fulfilled. He must do it for his family, for his people—and for their freedom.
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Praise for Bloodtraitor:
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“An intense cap on an already engrossing adventure. Atwater-Rhodes excels at multipart epics with complicated characters and histories, and fans will be sad to see this story end.”– * **Booklist ** *

* *Praise for the Maeve’ra trilogy:**

“Atwater-Rhodes made a splash with her first novel. . . . Since then she has continued writing lush fantasies of fully realized, well-conceived worlds, and the first volume in the new Maeve’ra series is no exception.” — ** *Booklist ** *

“Edgy world building, with cultures and societies based loosely on real history, is compelling. This book is highly recommended for Atwater-Rhodes fans and urban fantasy or alternate reality readers.” — *** VOYA***

“A satisfying read.” — ***SLJ* **

“Plenty of fun ahead for the author’s many fans.” — ***Kirkus Reviews** *
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Blood Risk

Four men waited on the narrow mountain road for the Cadillac carrying 341,890, the biweekly taking of a Mafia cell. Four men who had never failed in a heist before, on their fourteenth operation in three years: Shirillo, watching in the long grass; Pete Harris with a submachine gun; Bachman in the getaway car; and Mike Tucker, art dealer and professional thief; the perfectionist. As the big Cadillac slewed round the bend, none of them realized that this time Tucker had made a fatal miscalcuation that would plunge them all into a blood war against the Mafia.