By Sharon Shinn, Rebecca York, Carol Berg, Jean Johnson

4 all-new tales of romance, myth, and common attraction. From wizards to weathermen, many understand the powers of the 4 elements-natural forces that could direct the fates, swap future, and unite enthusiasts within the so much unforeseen methods. Now, these magical elements-air, hearth, water, and earth-come jointly in excellent stability, and a superbly particular romance anthology, from 4 charmed authors. In Air locate romance in a breathless retelling of the Cinderella myth from award-winning Sharon Shinn, "an awesome writing talent"(Best Reviews). In hearth blazes event in a parallel measurement of werewolves and love-slaves from united states this day bestselling Rebecca York, "a precise grasp" (Rave Reviews). In Water is living fable and a notable universe of magic, demons, and unsafe ardour from "thoroughly unique" (Starburst) award-winner Carol Berg. And in Earth detect the final word in profound excitement from Jean Johnson, "a clean new voice in delusion romance" (Robin D. Owens).

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I'll feel him. She felt Alroy's anger blaze up again. But then she sensed the shadow of another presence beside him. It might be Scanlon. Or it might not. She had no way to figure that out from where she sat in this cold cell in Sun Acres. But she knew he had brought another man. What's your information? Alroy demanded. Griffin has developed a weapon of great power. She spoke the words mechanically, holding him at the other end of the communications line while she gathered her thoughts, gathered the energy of the flame.

Factions were afraid of each other—and fought each other. People gathered together for protection—which is how the city-states were born. But I think that in the world Falcone discovered, things are different. " She stared at him, fascinated. "I think one of Falcone's slaves found the portal. " "Yes! " "She and Falcone and I were all at school together. " She had been listening intently. " He made a rough sound. "Falcone had alliances—not friends. " Zarah felt her chest tighten. "I acted that way, too," she said in a small voice.

He had given her words. Now he opened his heart. Opened his mind. Made himself totally vulnerable to her. He felt her breathing change. " she whispered. " He leaned down and rubbed his lips against her. Her eyes blinked open and she stared at him. " "Scanlon is… gone," she whispered. "Don't try to talk. Just rest," he murmured. She looked past him and saw Quinn. " Quinn turned and looked over her shoulder. " "Thank you," Zarah whispered. The other woman nodded. "We'll talk later," Griffin said.

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