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The Boy who Lit up the Sky (The Two Moons of Rehnor Book 1)

by J. Naomi Ay

Lydia Kalila, the Princess Royal of Mishnah, is forced into marriage with the son of her country's mortal enemy for the sole purpose of producing an heir. Duty comes before personal choice for a princess, especially when her country has been at war for more than a thousand years. Lydia's pregnancy removes her brother and new husband from their respective lines of succession, placing her yet unborn infant at the head of both queues. No one is happy about this, especially Lydia who dies during childbirth from wounds caused by the talon-like toenails of her very strange newborn son.

Grief stricken at the loss of his daughter, the Mishnese King hastily sends Senya, his infant grandson off to a decrepit inner city orphanage with the intent to retrieve him much later when things got sorted out. At the orphanage, Senya is protected by the invalid Sister Meri who instantly falls in love with the little fellow. She's not bothered at all by his strange telekinetic and telepathic powers, flickering pupil-less silver eyes, or wicked clawed toenails. The House Father takes a shine to the lad too, and when Senya is six years old, he is summoned to the Father's chamber. The Father ends up in flames, forcing Meri and Senya out into a snow storm running for their lives.

Thus begins the tale of Senya, a prince created to be king of a planet but tossed aside until his twelfth birthday when Lt. Taner, a Royal Guard detective is sent to retrieve him. It is unclear to all whether Senya is the product of something good or something evil, but in either case, it is very apparent that he is something more than just Lydia Kalila's son.

 
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An Exaltation of Larks (Venery Book 1)

by Suanne Laqueur

GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the 2017 WRITER'S DIGEST BOOK AWARDS

September 11, 1973: Eleven-year-old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood. Arriving alone in America, he's taken in by the Larks: a prominent family in the town of Guelisten. Though burdened by unresolved grief for his disappeared parents, he becomes fiercely loyal to the Larks, eventually marrying one of their daughters, Valerie.

September 11, 2001: Javier Landes watches from his apartment window as New York City falls to terrorism. As one of Manhattan's top-paid male escorts, this professional lover has never lacked for company and is loyal only to himself. But in the wake of 9/11, Jav is named guardian for an orphaned nephew in Guelisten and must open his carefully-guarded heart to pain he's long suppressed.

Alex, Valerie and Jav meet first in their twenties, with a sudden attraction each finds strange and compelling. When they meet again in their forties, they discover not only is their bond still strong, but their life experiences are strangely similar. Each was shaped by a 9/11, and their unfinished business from the past will change everything they know about love, loyalty and friendship.

"Life has rules. You cannot come in the middle of the night and take what we agreed isn't yours."

Across three decades and two continents, Suanne Laqueur's fifth novel explores the unpredictability of sexual attraction, how family ties are forged, torn and mended, and how love's downfall can turn to exaltation.

 
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Rest For The Wicked (The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1)

by Cate Dean


She's running from her past - and running out of time.

Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop in an ordinary California beach town.

But Claire wasn't always ordinary, and she isn't quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.

A past that is about to explode into her present.

When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past - and become what she left behind in order to save them.

The Claire Wiche Chronicles:
Prequel - More Than A Feeling
Book 1 - Rest For The Wicked
Book 2 - A Gathering of Angels
Book 3 - Carry On Wayward Son
Book 4 - Annie's Song
Book 5 - What Doesn't Kill You

Box sets:
The Claire Wiche Chronicles Volumes 1-3
The Claire Wiche Chronicles Volumes 4-5

 
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Punishing Miss Primrose, Parts I - V: An Erotic Historical Romance (Red Chrysanthemum Boxset Book 1)

by Em Brown


Indulge your inner wanton…

Miss Primrose needs to be punished.

A member of the wickedly wanton Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where the most taboo and illicit pleasures are indulged, Miss Primrose—or Mistress Primrose, as she prefers—left Nicholas Edelton a shell of a man. Now his older brother, Spencer Edelton, the Marquess of Carey, intends to provide her a set-down she will never forget.

Weary from exacting her revenge upon the man who raped her sister, Beatrice Primrose has had her fill of men of privilege and presumption, but she accepts a fateful invitation from a handsome nobleman to spend a sennight at his estate for a grand sum of money. She soon learns, however, that she will not get to reprise her role as Mistress. To her horror, she finds his lordship expects her to submit to him!

But Beatrice won’t give in so easily.

In a clash of wills, fueled by vengeance and lust, Lord Carey and Miss Primrose wrestle for dominance in, and out of, the bedchamber. Their biggest struggle, however, may be against their own desires

Can Miss Primrose take what she dishes? And will Lord Carey succumb or succeed in punishing Miss Primrose?

READER ADVISORY: Punishing Miss Primrose is an erotic regency-set historical romance with BDSM elements and themes of submission and dominance. It is written as a serial of short stories, which can be purchased individually or in bundled sets. For more wickedly wanton tales, visit www.EroticHistoricals.com.

Themes/Elements in this series include erotica, BDSM, domination and submission, bondage, discipline, 19th century Regency historical, a strong heroine, revenge and romance.

 
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How to Marry a Billionaire (Operation Billionaire Trilogy Book 1)

by Elise Sax


“Elise Sax will win your heart.” –NYT bestselling author Jill Shalvis

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Love sucks. Every time Beatrice Hammersmith falls for a guy, he breaks her heart and steals her appliances. It’s no fun sleeping alone and waking up without a coffeemaker. Fed up, Beatrice hatches a plan with two other women to find true love and marry billionaires. First on their agenda is to capture the heart of hottie billionaire, Cole Stevens. Cole is handsome, brilliant, and he owns his own appliances. Operation Billionaire sends the three new friends (and one of their mothers and a passel of children) to Cole’s ranch to make him fall in love with Beatrice. But their plans run into some trouble. It’s not so easy to bag a billionaire. Will Beatrice find love with Cole? Will she marry the billionaire of her dreams? How to Marry a Billionaire is the first book in the hot and hilarious new trilogy by the author of the Matchmaker books.
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This is a full-length novel, perfect for fans of billionaire romance, beach reads, romantic comedy, and chick lit.
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“Elise Sax belongs on every bookshelf.”—NYT bestselling author Melissa Foster

 
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A Christmas Wish (Sapphire Bay Book 3)

by Leeanna Morgan


Can a little girl's Christmas wish come true?

After a tragic accident, Megan Stevenson is determined to give Nora, her five-year-old niece, a loving and stable home. With her fantasy cake business thriving and her niece’s nightmares finally over, her life is more stable than it has ever been--until a stranger knocks on her door.

FBI Special Agent William Parker knows what it’s like to lose the people you love. He’s convinced himself that his job is all he needs to be happy. But while he's protecting Megan and Nora from a brutal terrorist group, his emotionless and solitary life is torn to shreds. With Christmas fast approaching, can Megan and Nora convince him that it’s safe to love again…even if loving them is harder than letting them go?

A CHRISTMAS WISH is the third book in the Sapphire Bay series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:

“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”

Other Novels by Leeanna Morgan:

The Montana Brides:
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)

The Bridesmaids Club:
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)

Emerald Lake Billionaires:
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)

The Protectors:
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)

Sapphire Bay:
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb)
Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William)
Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac)

Santa's Secret Helpers:
Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack)
Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben)
Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven)
Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)

 
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Plague Wars: Infection Day: The First Trilogy: Three apocalyptic technothriller adventures

by David VanDyke


The gripping first three books of the Plague Wars series, for the first time in one 500+-page volume.

When the Eden Plague is loosed upon the world, the forces of order and chaos, good and evil must battle it out in a struggle for control and supremacy. A PTSD-damaged combat medic, a female Marine with no legs and a sniper with no remorse might be its only hope of survival. Can these flawed heroes drive back those who would enslave humanity? Or will the darkness spread and swallow them up?

Begin your journey through the epic saga of the Plague Wars.*

*It's not what you think. No zombies were harmed in the making of these books. In fact, there are no zombies anywhere in these books. Just some great futuristic apocalyptic adventure. Honest.

 
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Connor's Gambit

by ZGottlieb


Brad Johnson, a lone witness to a UFO sighting becomes an alien target and quickly finds himself on an off world adventure, relying on his skills to survive an intergalactic war. As Brad struggles to understand the conflict between the aliens, as well as his place in the universe, he learns one group threatens Earth's security and the other wants something entirely different. All Brad wants is to return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.

 
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The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian

by William Stuart

When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock-hunting with their grandfather, it's just an oddity. But when they discover there is an elf imprisoned in the stone and set him free, they and their grandparents, Nana and Beebop, are attacked by Dark Elves and forced to flee to the magical world of Celahir.

In Celahir, Findecano - the elf the children freed from the fairy cross - leads them on a quest to recover gemstones stolen from the Elven Bow by the Dark Elves. Without the restoration of the gemstones to the Elven Bow, the balance between good and evil in Celahir - and the human world - could tip toward evil.

 
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The Girl in the Scarlet Chair: A Mystery and Spiritual Romance Novel (City of Affection - Book 1)

by Janice Tremayne

 

When an evils chair's only desire is to prosper from the negative thoughts of doomed relationships—will Clarisse be willing to trade her mind for a premonition of love?

They don't have the safety of distance to rely upon—only five days to decide if they are made for each other before Harry leaves back home—or will the mysterious scarlet chair decide their fate?

She was unlucky in love, recently separated and desperately searching for the man of her dreams. For Clarisse, life became so lonely that she fell in love with his picture. For Harry, recently divorced— it carried risk and uncertainty?

In this heart-rending search for passion, he travels to the city of our affection (Manila) to meet Clarisse—a woman of immense beauty and problematic past.In this journey of cross-cultural love, Harry leaves his western-centric norms behind. He is immersed in the city of affection—vibrant, alive, bustling and enjoying the pleasure of being. But will Clarisse have the courage to tell him everything—past secrets, fears, and inhibition.She has never dated a foreign man before, and how will this relationship play out?

The Girl in the Scarlet Chair is the first book in the City of Affection mystery and spiritual romance series by Janice Tremayne. The three-part series takes you on a heart-rending, mystery and spiritual romantic experience. Love is not straightforward in the city of affection—shrouded in old family superstition and tragic tales, there are no shortcuts to an enduring relationship, and love becomes a test of fortitude and devotion. There is constant negative energy at play that threatens to destroy relationships before they can grow into altars of love. For those bold enough to travel to the city of affection in search of everlasting happiness—difficult challenges await.Each book in the series will immerse you in a different long-distance relationship, their challenges and a unique storyline.

Visit the website: www.janicetremayne.com

Contact the Author: author@janicetremayne.com

 

 
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Michael (Path of Angels Book 1)

by Patricia Josephine


There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role–to hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny–give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

 
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The Dead and the Missing: An Adam Park Thriller

by A. D. Davies


A missing girl. An international underworld. A PI who will not quit.

Two years ago, Adam Park was a private investigator at the top of his game, when a bitter ethical battle with his partners sent him into a semi-retirement of surfing and travel around his native Britain. But when his old mentor’s niece goes missing, Adam's sabbatical comes to an abrupt end.

Returning to face his former colleagues, Adam learns that not only is the young woman dating a violent ex-con, but prior to disappearing, the pair ripped off a local criminal on the rise, and fled the country. Now this corrupt individual is demanding revenge.

Using cutting-edge technology, Adam tracks the couple through the Parisian underground, and onward to dangerously exotic locales, where he will confront a ruthless international network that trades human lives like a business commodity.

To return the girl safely, protect the ones he loves, and save his own skin, Adam will need to burn down his concepts of right and wrong; the only path to survival is through the darkest recesses of his soul.

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CORA

by A.L. Hawke

Cora has it all—wealth, loveliness—but she doesn’t have a man. They just keep dying on her.

She is the immortal Greek goddess Persephone, living in a Malibu beach house in the twenty-first century. And no matter how much therapy she undergoes, nothing can ease her pain after the recent murder of her husband.

Until she meets Mr. Gabriel Cartwright, a prim and proper young East Coast realtor who’s hired to arrange transfer of her things to her new home in Toronto. Cora likes him. He’s tall, dark and yummy.

But Gabe holds a secret. He has Napean nymph blood, an ancestry that Imada, a despicable secret society of gods and goddesses, has been hunting for centuries. Cora knows this. That’s why she hired him. She wants to be close to him. She wants to care for him. But Imada cares about him too—they want him dead.

Cora can heal wounds and move clouds, but she can't bring back her husband. Can her attraction to this new guy help her forget her loss? She has her ancient brutish lover Hades, the God of the Underworld, on her side. And Gabe has such a kind, sweet heart and is so handsome. Yeah, she’ll keep her man or tear Imada apart trying.

 
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Lethal Seasons (A Changed World Book 1)

by Alice Sabo


In the near future, a virus has whittled down the human race. The remaining population struggles to survive in a world ravaged by extreme weather. A reticent government provides food, vaccines and keeps the ultra-fast trains running. Cities are empty, farms deserted, factories abandoned. The world is running on a skeleton crew.

Nick lives at High Meadow med center. The people there stay hopeful as they work toward self-sufficiency. He counts survivors for Angus’s research. He wants his life to stay as normal as possible in a world he barely understands.

Wisp is a fugitive. He lives off the land, moving from town to town, hiding his extrasensory skills. He is a Finder and will accept the right kind of job. Silence and subterfuge keep him alive.

Lily is a young girl with long brown hair and eyes the color of ripe cherries. She is searching for her brother. They were separated while fleeing armed men. She is part of something that started before her birth.

When these three lives intersect, a chain reaction of death and violence will change the course of the future and impact the very survival of the human race.
 

 
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Better When It Hurts: A Stripped Standalone

by Skye Warren


A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together...

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.

And my foster brother.

Now he's back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It's payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

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BETTER WHEN IT HURTS is a full-length romance that does stand alone. Fair warning: Blue is a cruel bastard and a dirty talker!

 
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Wanderer's Escape (Wanderer's Odyssey Book 1)

by Simon Goodson

 

The Empire will kill him for stealing this ship… but they have to catch it first!

 

To the Empire the Wanderer was just another booby-trapped ship to claim, and Jess was just another worthless slave who could be sacrificed in the process.

Things didn’t go to plan.  Jess survived the dangers, and when he sat in the pilot’s chair the ancient ship came to life for the first time in centuries.

Acting on instinct Jess seized the chance, firing up the engines and fleeing the Imperial forces.
Now Jess and the ancient self-aware ship are on the run, their freedom and their very existence on the line.

The smart thing to do would be to run like hell and never stop, but Jess finds he can’t ignore pleas for help from those in danger.  With the powerful Wanderer at his command he can truly make a difference… but at what cost?

Get Wanderer’s Escape now and see why tens of thousands of people have loved following the Wanderer’s journey, leaving comments including “In the end, I was gripping the arms of my chair as I rooted for the heroes.”, “A fast-paced, can't-put-it-down Sci-fi.” and “One of the best books I've read this year.”

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Ruined: A New Adult and Billionaire Romance (His For A Week Book 5)

by Em Brown

 

Tony:

She didn’t heed my warning.

 

I told her that I ruin things, especially people. She’s so innocent and good. I gave her the chance to walk away.

 

She didn’t.

 

Now she’s going to pay the price.

 

 

Desperate to support her family and pay for college, Virginia Mayhew Porter, a Southern fish out of water in glamorous San Francisco, decides to auction her virtue. Only the man who claims her is having second thoughts!

 

International billionaire Tony Lee doesn’t want to grow a conscience and do the right thing with Virginia, but his dark desires might overwhelm her and leave her forever ruined. Can he hold back? Or will he unleash the full force of his passions?

 

Ruined is the fifth standalone book in the His for a Week sexy contemporary romance series. If you like dark heroes, scorching heat, and taking Fifty Shades of Grey to a whole new level, then you’ll love Em Brown’s fiery tale.

 

Get Ruined today to discover an offer too tempting to refuse!

 

 
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Wolf's Bane (Moon Marked Book 1)

by Aimee Easterling


Secrets are my specialty.

I’m Mai Fairchild --- fox shifter, sister’s keeper, and bane of the local werewolf pack. In a world where different is dangerous, my sister and I must pretend to be human at all costs. Too bad I just lost the job that lets me live under the radar while putting food on my sister's plate.

Enter an enticing werewolf who offers enough cash to upgrade our diets from ramen noodles to salami if I join him on a magical hunt. But can I afford to accept the opportunity when the risk of working closely with every fox shifter's sworn enemy is so great?

This first book in USA Today bestselling author Aimee Easterling's newest series dives into a world of magic, danger, and romance.

 
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The Friessens Books 1 - 5: A Big Family Romance Series (The Friessen Legacy Book 3)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


This special boxed set edition includes 5 Contemporary Romance Books from a big family romance series fans have fallen in love with. Follow the Friessen men and the women they love as they stand by their families through thick and thin.

The Reunion (The Friessens, #1)
The Bloodline (The Friessens, #2)
The Promise (The Friessens, #3)
The Business Plan (The Friessens, #4)
The Decision (The Friessens, #5)
 

THE REUNION


The family you thought you knew.
A reunion you’ll never forget.
A love that lasts forever.
 

THE BLOODLINE


Andy Friessen has two guarantees in life:
1.His wife, Laura, and his children are safe from the control of his family.
2.A safety deposit box holds evidence that could blow his mother’s world apart.
But nothing is ever simple or easy, and one night tragedy strikes, yanking the rug from under him. This time, secrets and lies could destroy the solid foundation he’s built for his family.

 

THE PROMISE


Falling in love with Jed Friessen was a dream come true.

Married to Jed, Diana has a family and is living her happily ever after. She knew heartbreak and suffering as a child, and the pain of rejection, but she now understands what it means to be loved.

However, when the past comes knocking on her door, reminding her of everything she’s left behind, everything she was, and everything she’s lost, her guilt and doubt threaten the life she’s built with her husband.

 

THE BUSINESS PLAN


Neil Friessen has almost everything he’s ever wanted:
•His wife, the woman he’s always loved…
•His children, whom he never believed he would have…
•And an empty bank account.
Until one day, that is, when he comes up with the business plan.

 

THE DECISION


The Friessens, stars of the bestselling series, are back with THE DECISION, another heartwarming fan favorite romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart.

Emily Friessen has everything a woman could want: a husband who’s the love of her life, a family that stands together, and children she wouldn’t trade for anything. To everyone around her, she’s confident and strong—but then, she has to be with a man like Brad, who is all about family and too handsome for his own good.

Emily isn’t as together as she appears, though, and when life throws her and Brad a curveball, it tests their relationship, leaving Emily scrambling and feeling very much alone as both are faced with a decision no parent should have to make.

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Candy Savant

by A.L. Hawke


In 2234 men are extinct, having been deemed unnecessary.

This is the story of Candice Harlow, a brilliant young scientist arranged by Arkite’s supreme ruler, Elise Jackson, to lead the Savant project. A.I. is forbidden to experiment with human genes, so it enlists researchers—Savants. Savants work to create a human being from scratch to serve as a blueprint for immortality.

Candice likes her newfound wealth and status, but she’s not sure she likes Elise. Elise is unhinged. She’s manic, has a furious temper, and seems to care more for Candy’s dollface than her scientific aptitude. By day, Candy flies her bike to HQ laboratory. By night, she’s whisked off to fancy restaurants and nightclubs.

The project’s genesis is not unlike Frankenstein’s creature. Though not hideous, the creation is shunned by the all-female society. Candy shelters and cares for the creation, but not before she’s unfairly betrayed and accused of the worst possible crime.

 
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