“One more job” meant that Crow, a notorious thief, could retire with Tarsha, the woman of his dreams, but “one more job” may just mean his life.
When he sets out to abscond with that last brilliant treasure and seek a life of ease and pleasure with the jewel of his heart, Crow seriously underestimates his mark, the Baron Duzayan. Under threat of death by poison, Crow is coerced into stealing an improbable, mythical prize. To satisfy the wizard’s greed and save the life of his lady love, he must join forces with Tanris, the one man he has spent his entire career avoiding.
But what’s a man to do when stealing that fabled prize could level an empire and seal his fate?
From a dungeon black as night, to the top of a mountain peak shrouded in legend, a man’s got to do what he must.
Until, of course, he can think of a better plan…
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I was born in Maryland, but spent several years in Oregon and did a short stint in upstate New York before moving to Utah. I married an artist, and together we have four wonderful children. Reading and writing have always been a part of my life, and I am particularly drawn to fantasy. Before I managed the art of the pen I dictated my first fiction—a tale about a rabbit—to a scribe (my sister). My mother often headed up expeditions to the library, from which the entire party invariably returned laden with a stack of books guaranteed to make the arms longer. I read everything voraciously, and when I finished my stack, I’d start on my mother’s’… and then my sisters’. Today I write tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places and extraordinary journeys.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve had a life-long affair with reading and writing. The latter was mostly dabbling until I set out to write my first novel. It was an amazing experience that taught me I really could accomplish the goal of writing a book, beginning to end. The finished product was also rather terrible. Although it had good characterization and (incredibly to me) a style to keep my poor beta readers turning the pages, the plot was weak and trite. I set it aside and did more dabbling. Sold a short story. Then, after reading another story about a thief, a new idea started percolating, and when I needed something for NaNoWriMo, I took that seedling of an idea and ran with it. The writing was every bit as much an adventure as the story itself.