Kelly Bradley is convinced she doesn't need to worry about falling in love when she comes up with her plan to marry Jack Sutton. She's dated so many great guys over the years, but hasn't fallen in love once. Not with any of them. It just isn't in the cards for her. So, when she approaches powerful, sexy Jack Sutton and proposes a temporary marriage-of-convenience, she's not one bit concerned that her heart will be on the line.
When Jill Walsh's first husband's love for her simply fizzles and dies, Jill knows she'll never again trust that love can last, and the pain you go through when that love dies isn't something she's willing to go through again.
"Penalty Clause by Lori Ryan"
The Wizard: Furthering the plots of the Red Wizards of Thay while spinning his own webs, he works in the shadows, manipulating the highest reaches of power. The Woman: Tormented by the ghosts of the past and her own passions, she walks the fine line between sanity and madness, and her obsession may destroy the one thing she loves most. The Man: A visionary who cares nothing for the petty squabbling of those in power, his one desire is to accomplish his greatest work.
When the true mission of the Thayan Enclave is revealed, the richest man in Innarlith decides he wants to be the most powerful too, a once promising young man is transformed into a twisted undead assassin, and a quiet genius finally makes his stand, the explosive fury of decades of boiling rage explodes from the heart of a city at war with itself.
The New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation tells an epic tale of intrigue, dreams, war, and love on the shores of the Lake of Steam. One man struggles against deadly nagas, powerful men, seductive women, and a Red Wizard bent on his destruction, all to realize a dream greater than the Realms has ever known.