"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." -- RT Book Reviews
"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!" -- Joyfully Reviewed
From the Back Cover
The deadliest assassin in the empire just got too close to her target
Azurha, a former slave turned deadliest assassin in the empire, has just been offered the ultimate challengeseduce, 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.
Titus Sergius Flavus has yet to master the powerful magic of his ancestorsmagic he must wield if he’s to protect his peoplebut his father’s death has left him no choice. Rule the Deizian Empire and attempt to right his ancestors’ wrongs, or watch her fall to his greedy kin.
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 decisioncomplete her job and kill the man she loves, or fail and forfeit both their lives.