Originally published under the pseudonym Amryn Cross
Princess Emilia Aurelius was only seven when she watched her mother die at the hands of her father—martyred for believing in the God of the Atlas Empire’s Insurgo rebels. At seventeen, exiled to a military outpost where no one knows her true identity, she’s vowed to leave her royalty behind and explore the truth of the Insurgo rebels her mother loved.
When the Emperor of Atlas summons the princesses from each of the provinces to the imperial city to choose a wife for the crown prince, Emilia must leave her military life behind to join a royal court rife with cunning and intrigue. Navigating the waters of court politics and budding love are treacherous on their own, but Emilia fears for her life should anyone learn of her Insurgo sympathies.
With an unlikely ally in the captain of the emperor’s guard, Emilia must uncover the truth of the Insurgos, start a revolution, and learn to become the princess she’s vowed never to be, all while protecting her heart from a prince who could sign her death warrant.
Cade Blackwell never came home from the war, at least not the same version of himself everyone remembers. He’d like nothing more than to be that man again…to be normal, but with physical and mental scars, it may not be possible.
At least he thinks he wants normalcy until he meets Alexandria Holst–cold, blunt, and an absolutely brilliant detective. What begins as nothing but a chance meeting soon rips him from civilian life and thrusts both of them into a murder investigation that has the police baffled and Alex thrilled at the prospect of the puzzle.
He shouldn’t tempt death, not after nearly dying in Afghanistan, but he’s never felt more alive than when he’s running through the streets of Washington D.C. Sometimes toward danger, sometimes away from it, but always with her–a woman who both intrigues and frightens him. The shadows they chase may be nothing compared to the darkness in her head.
Cade knows one thing for certain. If he’s a soldier, Alex Holst is definitely a warzone.
A ghost running for her life…
Emily Fox died ten years ago, but she’s not dead enough for Endriago—head of the Colombian drug cartel who murdered her brother while she looked on.
A past she can’t escape…
Now living in Miami as criminalist Kate James and under the protection of the U.S. Marshals, Emily is explosively reunited with her past, propelling her headlong into a web of corruption.
A man who threatens everything…
Two men stand in her way—one threatens her heart, the other her life. Both underestimate her. Because in the race to solve her brother’s murder, she has nothing left to lose.