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Amanda's Eyes
Waking up is the pits when you come to in a hospital with a broken arm, a colorful assortment of abrasions and contusions, and a face swathed in bandages. It's even worse if you can't remember what hit you.

The bad and the ugly are crime reporter Amanda "A.J." Gregson's business. But learning she had a ringside seat for an explosion that vaporized two federal agents, incinerated an entire block of warehouses, and peppered her eyes with so much shrapnel they had to be surgically removed? Well, that gives the darker side of life a whole new meaning.

Haunted by nightmares, A.J. waits for her transplant and struggles to remember the events leading up to the fateful night of September 4, 2075. Memory floods back in brutal detail the night before surgery.

The Ferrymen. My not-so-magnificent obsession for more than a year. Only a cataclysm could have made me forget. I guess you could call them hitmen. You could also call Einstein a math whiz. Think ruthless. Think unstoppable. Think killers so proficient 'caught the ferry' was fast replacing 'bought the farm' in common usage, and you have the Ferrymen in a nutshell.

A.J. is raring for a rematch but fate has a surprise in store . Before long, her new baby blues reveal a power that turns her world upside down--the power to see hidden dimensions of the human heart.

When the Sight unmasks the mastermind behind the Ferrymen, A.J. realizes she's onto a story no one will believe--least of all the ultra-cynical Iceman--and it propels her toward a second head-collision with evil. Will she survive the final encounter?
Why Live?
"To be, or not to be, the woman I was engineered to be?" is the question third-generation clone Kai-Lee Fox can't help asking herself.

Formore than 400 years, the star cruiser Janus has been a Utopia of
sweetness and light. Life goes on and on and on for the Quingenti, five
hundred souls who fled Earth when the Global Assembly refused to
legalize immortality by human cloning.

Who knew six words asapparently harmless as, “There was only one Ella Fitzgerald,” could trigger a rebellion? But those words no sooner leave Kai's mouth when the light goes on and the trouble begins. Before long the truth that rocks her world makes itself known to a handful of others, and at least one of them doesn't have the sense to keep quiet.

When Dr. Ke-Ling Yan, the Colony's lead geneticist and a member of the ruling Council, announces his intention to move for the abolition of cloning, the mild-mannered Quingenti reveal their dark side. How far will they go to contain the rebellion? As far as the Alpha Genesis Option. The AG microchip, implanted in every colonist's brain at birth, is the excruciatingly painful fail-safe designed to wipe the mental hard drive and prepare it for reprogramming.

But before the mind police can make their move, Ke-Ling does the unthinkable—he commits suicide. His farewell ship-wide broadcast takes containment off the table for good, and life aboard the Janus degenerates into an interstellar witch hunt.

WillKai-Lee and her friends survive the inquisition? Where do you run when you're on a space ship millions of miles from nowhere, and the hounds are closing in?
Hunter's Shadow
(Golden State Hearts Trilogy, Book 2)

Candy Johnson was born to be a PI–sharp, shrewd, and gutsy. Unfortunately, fate didn't get the memo.

Temporarilytrapped in a small-town gym teacher's life, Candy is marking time untilshe can make her big career change, when the mystery that's George Price drops right into her lap. Sure he's got a face and body to die for. He's also got the personality of a three-pound dumbbell and doesn'tknow his volleyballs from a hole in the ground. If Price is who heclaims to be, Candy's Mother Theresa.

When she decides toinvestigate Donnerton High's newest and most aggravating faculty member, she runs across some very interesting quirks in Pinhead Price's personality–flashes of tall, dark, and dangerous she finds almost impossible to resist. Before long and against all good judgment, she starts to fall, and fall hard, for a man who bears all the earmarks of a wolf in nerd's clothing.

But what will she do when she discovers the shocking truth about George?
For Love or Money
(Golden State Hearts Trilogy, Book 1)

Now a semi-sweet romance, sensual but not explicit! (If you want it spicy, check out the 1997 Loveswept edition!)

Whoever said a kiss is just a kiss never locked lips with Brent Maddox.

Small-town practical to the soles of her size fives, high school English teacher Jen Casey has one weakness--she's never been able to resist a dare. Ergo, when her BFF Candy Johnson throws down the triple-dog dare gauntlet, Jen has no choice but to accept the challenge. She e-mails former-classmate-turned-millionaire Brent Maddox, offering advice for the lovelorn.

But, really. Is it her fault Celebrity Magazine published the e-mail instead of forwarding it?

See, that's the problem with dares in Jen's experience--they almost always have dire consequences. Like Brent Maddox showing up on her doorstep--tall and golden and sexy as sin--determined to get payback. Like finding herself a reluctant guest at his sprawling Malibu hacienda, sentenced to a week of the same high life she blames for his romantic snafus. Of course sparks start to fly. She's only human, and Brent is an unexpectedly endearing hunk and a half. Unfortunately, Jen isn't built for quick and steamy affairs. She's been dreaming of that love of a lifetime man, and now she's falling fast. She can run before it's too late, or stay and take the biggest gamble of her life. Brent promises nights filled with passion, but will he ever offer his heart?