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National bestselling author Marcella Burnard's first Living Ink novel, Nightmare Ink, was an "outstanding series starter." Now she continues her "truly mesmeric and heart-stopping"* story of magical tattoo artist Isa Romanchzyk... After being kidnapped and forcibly Inked with a Living Tattoo named Murmur, Isa thought she'd survived the worst her enemies could throw at her. She was wrong. Murmur is walking around her world in someone else's body, and without him, Isa is losing control of her magic. Then, in the middle of rush hour, a Live Tattoo comes off its host, killing over a hundred people. Isa discovers that Murmur's nemesis, Uriel--a demon she believed defeated--is responsible. He's seeking the power to force his way back into Isa's world. If he succeeds, everyone Isa loves will be destroyed. There may be a way to stop him, but it will mean sacrificing Murmur--or herself... Includes a preview of the Living Ink Novel, Nightmare Ink Praise for the novels of Marcella Burnard: "Burnard is a genuine gift to the genre!"--*RT Book Reviews "A huge hit!"--Night Owl Reviews "Thrilling!"--USA Today bestselling author Susan Kearney Marcella Burnard, author of Nightmare Ink, graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with the ever-practical degree in acting. She promptly made more money as a musician than as an actor, so it made sense that she switched to writing fiction for Berkley. Her first book, Enemy Within, won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award for Best Futuristic of 2010. The second book in the series, Enemy Games, was released in 2012, followed by the novella, Enemy Mine, set in the same world, in 2012. She currently lives with her husband and their cats aboard a sailboat on Puget Sound, and writes full time.
Fantastic futuristic romance from the author of Enemy Within Kidnapped while combating a plague, Jayleia Durante fights to resist the attractive Major Damen Sindrivik, an officer from a rival government's spy corps. But with her father missing, and mercenaries on her trail, Jayleia must join forces with the magnetic major-for the good of the empire.
It was a priority-two alert for beautiful Commander Cashel Khaleize: a contract put out on the life of Xiao Zhong. Professionally, Xiao was the Captain she reported to. Personally, he was man she desired. But as female Guild Assassin Mekise Tollenga closes in, Xiao wonders if even Cashel can be trusted with his safety. And with a tenuous bond between them, Cashel wonders how far she's willing to go to earn that trust.
An intergalactic cold war-and some heated passion- from an inventive new voice in futuristic romance. After a stint in an alien prison, Captain Ari Rose wonders why she even bothered to survive. Stripped of her command and banished to her father's scientific expedition to finish a Ph.D. she doesn't want, Ari never planned to languish quietly behind a desk. She wasn't built for it, either. But when pirates commandeer her father's ship, Ari once again becomes a prisoner. As far as pirate leader Cullin is concerned, Ari's past imprisonment puts her dead center in Cullin's sights. If she hasn't been brainwashed and returned as a spy, then he's convinced she must be part of a traitorous alliance endangering billions of lives. Cullin can't afford the desire she fires within him and he'll stop at nothing, including destroying her, to uncover the truth.
From "smoking-hot talent"* Marcella Burnard comes a dangerous and captivating new novel that will get under your skin. With her art and magic, Isa Romanchzyk has the power to create or destroy. In her tattoo shop, Nightmare Ink, Isa helps those in need by binding the power embedded in their Live Ink--the magical tattoos that can enhance the life of the wearer, or end it. But binding tattoos has earned Isa the contempt of her fellow artists--including her former lover Daniel. When a friend comes to the shop with a tattoo on the verge of killing him, Isa can't turn him away. For the first time in years, she works Live Ink--something she swore she'd never do again. But a broken vow soon becomes the least of her problems. The real nightmare begins when she's abducted and inked with a Living Tattoo against her will. Now, saddled with a powerful, amoral entity willing to do anything to win his freedom, Isa must fight to keep her Living Tattoo from consuming her completely... Praise for the novels of Marcella Burnard: "A huge hit!"--Night Owl Reviews "Thrilling!"--USA Today bestselling author Susan Kearney *RT Book Reviews Marcella Burnard graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with the ever-practical degree in acting. She promptly made more money as a musician than as an actor, so it made sense that she switched to writing fiction for Berkley. Her first book, Enemy Within, won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award for Best Futuristic of 2010. The second book in the series, Enemy Games, released in 2011 followed by the novella, Enemy Mine, set in the same world in 2012. She currently lives with her husband and their cats aboard a sailboat on Puget Sound, and writes full time.