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Smashwords Edition December 2011

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This story is a big thank you to my readers, who have stuck with me through thick and thin. Your support through the rough times is something I will always treasure. Your willingness to try new worlds and different genres is a source of continuing wonder to me. Without you I would never be able to write what I love, whether it’s in the paranormal sub-genre of romance, science fiction sub-genre—as this book is—or the fantasy sub-genre. You’ve let me explore many different aspects of my imagination and encouraged me to try new things, keeping it fun for me… and I hope for you as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I also want to thank a couple of special people who’ve helped me with this series in different ways... Peggy McChesney and fellow author, Lexxie Couper gave me great advice and support when I needed it. You gals are truly special. Author buddies Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr have been a great source of support, inspiration, and most of all laughs when I really needed to laugh. Super artist, Valerie Tibbs, also did a dream of a job on the cover for this story and the first in the series, King of Swords. Thanks, friends. I couldn’t have done it without you.

And as always, I dedicate my work to my best friend and partner in hijinks, now gone from this world... I miss you, Mom.

Alexander is the proprietor of a working class bar called The Rabbit Hole. One of its best features, in his opinion is the petite woman who deals cards and sometimes foresees the future.

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