Summary: On an island teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people....+
On an island teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people of The Way. She escaped a past of danger and found respite in beautiful Ephesus, a trading center on the Aegean coast, serving as tutor to Lucas, the wealthy merchant who rescued her. But the darkness she fled has caught up with her. The high priests of Artemis once controlled the city, but a group of sorcerers are gaining power. And a strange group of people who call themselves followers of The Way further threatens the equilibrium. As Daria investigates Lucas’ exploits into the darker side of the city, her life is endangered and she takes refuge in the strange group of believers. She’s drawn to Paul and his friends, even as she wrestles with their teachings. When authorities imprison Lucas for a brutal crime, Daria wonders if even Paul’s God can save him. Then she uncovers a shocking secret that could change everything — Lucas’s fate, her position in his household, and the outcome of the tension between pagans and Christians. But only if she survives long enough to divulge what she knows.
Summary: Enslaved in a world of money and power, Tessa dares to be free. Raised as courtesan....+
Enslaved in a world of money and power, Tessa dares to be free. Raised as courtesan to wealthy and powerful men, Tessa of Delos serves at the whim of her current patron, the politician Glaucas. After 10 years with him, Tessa has abandoned all desire for freedom or love, choosing instead to lock her heart away. But when Glaucas meets a violent death in his own home, Tessa grasps at a fragile hope. Only she knows of his death. If she can keep it a secret for long enough, she can escape. Tessa throws herself on the mercy of the Greek god Helios, but finds instead unlikely allies in Nikos, a Greek slave, and Simeon, Glaucas’s Jewish head servant. As Simeon introduces her to a God unlike any she has ever known and Nikos begins to stir feelings she had thought long dead, Tessa fights to keep her heart protected. As an assassination plot comes to light, Tessa must battle for her own freedom -- and for those to whom she has begun to open her heart -- as forces collide that shatter the island’s peace.
Summary: The untold story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s daughter. For seven years the Babylonian....+
The untold story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s daughter. For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world. Since her treaty marriage at a young age, Tia has lived an opulent yet oppressive life in the palace. But her husband has since died and she relishes her newfound independence. When a nobleman is found murdered in the palace, Tia must discover who is responsible for the macabre death, even if her own freedom is threatened. As the queen plans to wed Tia to yet another prince, the powerful mage Shadir plots to expose the family’s secret and set his own man on the throne. Tia enlists the help of a reluctant Jewish captive, her late husband’s brother Pedaiah, who challenges her notions of the gods even as he opens her heart to both truth and love. In a time when few gave their hearts to Yahweh, Tia must decide if she is willing to risk everything--her possessions, her gods, and her very life--for the Israelite’s one God. Madness, sorcery, and sinister plots mingle like an alchemist’s deadly potion, as Tia chooses whether to risk all to save the kingdom--and her family.