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By Diana Peterfreund

ISBN-10: 0062006169

ISBN-13: 9780062006165

From Rampant and Ascendant writer Diana Peterfreund comes this exciting better half to For Darkness exhibits the Stars.

Centuries after wars approximately destroyed civilization, Persis Blake's international is once more within the throes of rebellion.

For Persis, her public existence is that of a socialite, choked with events and ball robes. yet whereas she looks a frivolous aristocrat, inside of Persis beats the center of a spy--the related center that's falling for the enemy, Justen Helo.

Persis's middle belongs to Justen, yet sooner than she will inform him the reality, she discovers he has a mystery as well--one which can plunge their tropical paradise into one other darkish age. And Persis realizes she's not only risking her center, she's risking the area she's sworn to protect.

Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic, science-fictional reimagining of the vintage The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Or send a text? I felt another sudden flash of anxiety. Maybe this was a mistake. I didn’t know exactly why she’d left. I mean, why that particular night, literally hours before my birthday? My dad claimed that she’d wanted to take me with her, but there really wasn’t much evidence to back that up. So, we were about to knock on the door of someone who maybe didn’t even want us—well, me—there. “Besides, it’d be better if this looked more like a surprise visit instead of us fleeing town,” Ariane was saying.

He’d taken off his shoes, one white-socked foot resting on top of the other. The cuts and remaining smudges of dirt on his face showed up even more clearly against the white of the pillowcase. He seemed so much smaller. So vulnerable. So human. The sight of him like that hit like a punch, and the protective shell around my heart shattered, breaking my heart along with it. Tears welled hot and fast, pouring down my cheeks and dripping off my chin. I wanted to crawl in behind him and curl up as tightly as possible, like maybe if I could get close enough we’d disappear into each other and the rest of the world would just fall away.

I could give her some privacy, at least. I grabbed a couple of the small towels from the counter and soaked them in warm water, working very hard to concentrate on that, blocking my worst impulses that were urging me to watch her undress in the mirror. “Okay,” she said a few moments later, and I faced her. Her injured arm was carefully balanced on her leg, her discarded shirt piled on top of it. A white sports bra covered her breasts. Her hair was more tangled and mussed than before, and her shoulders were curved inward, her free arm wrapped around her waist protectively.

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