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Book 1 of 4 in the Diezian Empire Series

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Product Details

  • Series: Diezian Empire (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Select (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620610310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620610312
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,810,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

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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 challenge—seduce, 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 ancestors—magic he must wield if he’s to protect his people—but 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 decision—complete her job and kill the man she loves, or fail and forfeit both their lives.

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Fast paced, and great character depth.
Alicia K Rankin
So when an Alpirion slave girl manages to escape from chains and kill her abusive master her best hope is a life on the run and in the shadows.
Shauni
This book was quite long but every page was worth reading.
Arianne Cruz

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Book Butterfly on August 18, 2013
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This is going to be a short review strictly because I have read so many books like this. This review DOES contain SPOILERS but I'll alert you ahead of schedule and put them in between ** for those who want to read the book without too many hints!

Tangled Web managed to hit one of my favourite reading topics: Assassin Novels! (Can you see why it's going to be a short review, I review ALOT of these books) And within the Assassin Novel realm, it was pretty cliche. Now I am not saying thats a bad thing, there IS a reason its been done before, it works, so if it ain't broke, why fix it? However, when you're like me and you read so many assassin novels, the same story can sometimes get old.

So, yes, it was extremely predictable. A girl escapes slavery to be taken in by a master assassin to learn the trade. In turn, she becomes one of the best assassins in the world and people fear even her name "The Rabbit" because she's quick to come in, quick to kill you, and quick to leave without a trace. And, of course, she has been contracted out by someone who is next in line for the throne, so all she has to do is kill the Emperor. Easy, right? Wrong, because she accidentally falls in love with him, and now she has to choose: do her job and live a long life with guaranteed security? Or, follow her heart and possibly have a target on her back for the rest of her life?

That was my own little blurb for the book, and while I don't usually do that, I wanted to do that here just to show you how predictable this book may be to you. SPOILER AHEAD: **The part I disliked the most was how quickly she falls in love with him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Snyder on July 21, 2013
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It seems that every other page is filled with lust and sex in general. Character development is missing and the story gets lost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jen719 on October 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is the first in a new series by author Crista McHugh and seemed to have everything for me. Tangled Web was an action-packed adventure with a beautiful female assassin and a romantic love story that brought me to tears by its conclusion. Azurha was a very strong character that had been born as a slave and abused by her previous master before she was able to gain her freedom through violence. After this, she had been trained as a deadly assassin known only as "The Rabbit", who struck fear into the hearts of her potential victims.

I felt so sorry for Azurha because she had been through so much before meeting Titus and she never wanted to be in a position where she was vulnerable and couldn't protect herself. She loved Titus with every ounce of her being and would give up her own life to protect him instead of being the one to kill him, which was very touching. She couldn't believe that Titus would give up his entire empire to be with her because no one had ever cared for her or tried to protect her in that way before. Their love had changed Azurha from a cold-hearted assassin to a strong, caring woman and it was nice to watch the transformation of this character throughout the book. I understood her reasons for not telling Titus the truth about her identity because she was afraid that he wouldn't love her anymore and she just wanted to hold onto that relationship for as long as she could. In the end, Titus didn't care about her past because he knew how she felt about him just by looking in her eyes and watching her actions around him.

Tangled Web is a great read and I have a feeling that this book will stay with me for some time. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series which is Claudia's story, a character that made a brief appearance in Tangled Web.

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received this book free as part of the blog tour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jess @ From Me to You ... Book Reviews on October 3, 2012
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4 out of 5 stars!! This one intriguing sci-fi-ish novel will keep you tangled in its web until the very end! It's like an alien-type of ancient Rome mixed with the political agendas of the "Game of Thrones" which is what creates the backdrop for this fascinating new series!! I LOVED the characters, especially Titus & Azurha!! So much so, that I wish this novel had an epilogue so I could find out what happened not long after the last scene. However, since it doesn't I'm hoping that book 2 of this series will be able to keep us readers updated with their antics!

The only flaw I found in this novel was how long Azurha pushed off informing Titus of who she was. I mean I understand why she did it, and I liked the way everything played out within the novel. Nevertheless, it made me not like Azurha a bit, because of how she acted. But oh wells ... everything turns out for the best. =0)

I recommend this series and novel to anyone who likes sci-fi/fantasy romances!

Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews
(read more of this review and two teasers on my blog during and after my blog tour stop on October 11, 2012)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 18, 2012
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Azurha knows she is an assassin and she knows what has brought her to her profession. A life of slavery at the hands of the Deizian Empire. When she is given the assignment to kill the next Emperor of the Empire before his coronation it seems a job well suited to her not only because she is the best but because the Empire symbolizes every evil which has brought her to this point in her life. Imagine her surprise when she meets Titus and instead of reminding her of the cruelty of the Empire he reminds her that she is a woman. Again and again. But far beyond a talented lover Titus is what the Empire needs to change. Now Azurha is put in the position of protecting the man she was paid to kill. She thought her last job would bring her enough coin to retire her days as an assassin. She never imagined she would fall in love with her target.

Tangled Web deftly pulls you in with the intense emotion and passion between Azurha and Titus. You are caught in their web and McHugh does an excellent job of unravelling the knots that keep these two apart and weaving a tantalizing tale of romance within the walls of the exotic Deizian Empire.
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More About the Author

Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary.

Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.

She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she's had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she's also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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