Last Stand Collection – Vol 1

Last Stand Series, Books 1-3

Last Stand Collection – Vol 1

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Three classic stories of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak…

Book 1: TRUST ME

Four years ago, Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. But now, her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger–and now he’s is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started…

Book 2: STOP ME

Romain Fornier lost his reason for living when his daughter was kidnapped and murdered. He used a cop’s gun to mete out his own justice and spent the next few years in prison. After being freed, he learns that he might have killed the wrong man. Jasmine Stratford, a psychological profiler, is convinced the same killer kidnapped her sister sixteen years ago. She approaches Romain because she knows he can help her. But searching for the man who irrevocably changed both their lives means they have to rise to a killer’s challenge…

Book 3: WATCH ME

Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died—and the stranger was never caught. When Sheridan’s attacked a second time, it’s only because of Jason’s stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives. Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn’t a stranger at all. But figuring out that person’s identity is easier said than done—especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both…

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Last Stand Collection – Vol 1

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Three classic stories of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak…

Book 1: TRUST ME

Four years ago, Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. But now, her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger–and now he’s is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started…

Book 2: STOP ME

Romain Fornier lost his reason for living when his daughter was kidnapped and murdered. He used a cop’s gun to mete out his own justice and spent the next few years in prison. After being freed, he learns that he might have killed the wrong man. Jasmine Stratford, a psychological profiler, is convinced the same killer kidnapped her sister sixteen years ago. She approaches Romain because she knows he can help her. But searching for the man who irrevocably changed both their lives means they have to rise to a killer’s challenge…

Book 3: WATCH ME

Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died—and the stranger was never caught. When Sheridan’s attacked a second time, it’s only because of Jason’s stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives. Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn’t a stranger at all. But figuring out that person’s identity is easier said than done—especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both…

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Praise

"…a clever, impeccably plotted thriller."


Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

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2018-09-15T16:39:35-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"…a clever, impeccably plotted thriller."
"The second book in Novak’s Last Stand series takes the reader to some terribly dark places—the blackest of all possibly being its hero’s psyche. There’s enough humor and sizzle to keep the proceedings from getting too grim, however."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:11:48-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

"The second book in Novak’s Last Stand series takes the reader to some terribly dark places—the blackest of all possibly being its hero’s psyche. There’s enough humor and sizzle to keep the proceedings from getting too grim, however."
"The suspense, romance, and drama, are all woven together in a way that will make Stop Me a hard book to put down. I highly recommend Ms. Novak’s The Last Stand series to all fans of romantic suspense. It’s sure to find its place on your keeper shelf."

Wendy Keel, The Romance Readers Connection, 4.5 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:09:11-07:00

Wendy Keel, The Romance Readers Connection, 4.5 Stars

"The suspense, romance, and drama, are all woven together in a way that will make Stop Me a hard book to put down. I highly recommend Ms. Novak’s The Last Stand series to all fans of romantic suspense. It’s sure to find its place on your keeper shelf."
"The third book in Novak’s trilogy is creepy and absorbing, and the characterizations are excellent. Plan to stay up very late to finish this one!"

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:13:59-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

"The third book in Novak’s trilogy is creepy and absorbing, and the characterizations are excellent. Plan to stay up very late to finish this one!"
"I guarantee The Perfect Couple will keep readers on the edge of their seat. Each character is completely developed, from Tiffany and Colin to Zoe and Jonathan. The story line sizzles... Brenda Novak has penned a winner."

Romance Reviews Today

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2018-09-15T17:32:19-07:00

Romance Reviews Today

"I guarantee The Perfect Couple will keep readers on the edge of their seat. Each character is completely developed, from Tiffany and Colin to Zoe and Jonathan. The story line sizzles... Brenda Novak has penned a winner."
"Ms. Novak has written another sure-fire winner. Stop Me is fraught with danger throughout, but as it escalates you as a reader truly begin to fear for the characters, and are rooting for the good guys to arrive in time.."

Sandi, A Romance Review

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2018-09-15T17:08:14-07:00

Sandi, A Romance Review

"Ms. Novak has written another sure-fire winner. Stop Me is fraught with danger throughout, but as it escalates you as a reader truly begin to fear for the characters, and are rooting for the good guys to arrive in time.."
"Trust Me is a page-turner... sure to become a much loved keeper shelf read. I can hardly wait for book two. I highly recommend Trust Me and suggest Brenda Novak be added to your "to buy" list today. You won’t be disappointed, trust me."

Wendy Keel, The Romance Reader’s Connection, 4 1/2 Stars

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2018-09-15T16:44:05-07:00

Wendy Keel, The Romance Reader’s Connection, 4 1/2 Stars

"Trust Me is a page-turner... sure to become a much loved keeper shelf read. I can hardly wait for book two. I highly recommend Trust Me and suggest Brenda Novak be added to your "to buy" list today. You won’t be disappointed, trust me."
"Gripping, frightening, and intense... a compelling romance as well as a riveting and suspenseful mystery... Novak delivers another winner."

Library Journal

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2018-09-15T17:41:07-07:00

Library Journal

"Gripping, frightening, and intense... a compelling romance as well as a riveting and suspenseful mystery... Novak delivers another winner."
"Trust Me is fast, exciting, and very suspenseful. This is one series I will definitely be following."

All About Romance

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2018-09-15T16:56:54-07:00

All About Romance

"Trust Me is fast, exciting, and very suspenseful. This is one series I will definitely be following."
"No one can send chills down my spine as Brenda Novak can!"

Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

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2018-09-15T16:51:51-07:00

Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

"No one can send chills down my spine as Brenda Novak can!"
"…generates genuine thrills."

Publishers Weekly

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2018-09-15T16:40:30-07:00

Publishers Weekly

"…generates genuine thrills."
"Once again Brenda Novak has proven that she knows how to write romantic suspense! Trust Me is the perfect beginning to what appears to be another must have series by Brenda Novak. I can’t Joyfully Recommended Trust Me highly enough!"

Melissa, Joyfully Reviewed

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2018-09-15T16:46:58-07:00

Melissa, Joyfully Reviewed

"Once again Brenda Novak has proven that she knows how to write romantic suspense! Trust Me is the perfect beginning to what appears to be another must have series by Brenda Novak. I can’t Joyfully Recommended Trust Me highly enough!"
"Brenda Novak has out done herself with this series. The suspense is full, rich, and tense. The sexual tension is sizzling and multi-faceted. The plot is believable and keeps you guessing until the very end. This author keeps the story flowing and tight — she is a great story-teller."

Once Upon a Romance

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2018-09-15T17:19:46-07:00

Once Upon a Romance

"Brenda Novak has out done herself with this series. The suspense is full, rich, and tense. The sexual tension is sizzling and multi-faceted. The plot is believable and keeps you guessing until the very end. This author keeps the story flowing and tight — she is a great story-teller."
"Ms. Novak has proven with this series that tackling hard issues does not mean romance can’t be sparked. Watch Me is a very intense read, from all sides because we are taken into the killers mind. This is a series that is sure to leave readers tingling on the edge of their seats and eagerly awaiting the next suspense-filled story."

Wendy Keel, The Romance Readers Connection, 4.5 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:22:22-07:00

Wendy Keel, The Romance Readers Connection, 4.5 Stars

"Ms. Novak has proven with this series that tackling hard issues does not mean romance can’t be sparked. Watch Me is a very intense read, from all sides because we are taken into the killers mind. This is a series that is sure to leave readers tingling on the edge of their seats and eagerly awaiting the next suspense-filled story."
"...this thriller kept me up all night. Taut and tense. A real mind teaser... What a tale."

Munchkin Books, Swanton, OH

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2018-09-15T16:55:06-07:00

Munchkin Books, Swanton, OH

"...this thriller kept me up all night. Taut and tense. A real mind teaser... What a tale."
"In the first book in a new trilogy loosely linked to her previous Last Stand books, Novak delivers another expertly crafted work of suspenseful intrigue heightened by white-knuckle danger and realistically complicated romance."

Booklist

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2018-09-15T17:37:26-07:00

Booklist

"In the first book in a new trilogy loosely linked to her previous Last Stand books, Novak delivers another expertly crafted work of suspenseful intrigue heightened by white-knuckle danger and realistically complicated romance."
"Trust Me is a page-turner with many twists and turns as well as tension, with romance added for flavor. The first in a new series has this reader eager to delve into her next release."

Nancy Lepri, ReadertoReader.com

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2018-09-15T16:56:01-07:00

Nancy Lepri, ReadertoReader.com

"Trust Me is a page-turner with many twists and turns as well as tension, with romance added for flavor. The first in a new series has this reader eager to delve into her next release."
"When I open up a Brenda Novak story, I feel like I delve headfirst into a scene so vividly portrayed that I am with the characters each step of the way.... Watch Me is a tense, magnetic and passionate drama."

Sarah W., Romance Junkies, 4.5 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:15:41-07:00

Sarah W., Romance Junkies, 4.5 Stars

"When I open up a Brenda Novak story, I feel like I delve headfirst into a scene so vividly portrayed that I am with the characters each step of the way.... Watch Me is a tense, magnetic and passionate drama."
"In Trust Me, the first book in a planned trilogy, Brenda Novak expertly blends realistically gritty danger, excellent characterization and a generous dash of romance into a chilling, thrilling novel."

John Charles, The Chicago Tribune

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2018-09-15T17:03:56-07:00

John Charles, The Chicago Tribune

"In Trust Me, the first book in a planned trilogy, Brenda Novak expertly blends realistically gritty danger, excellent characterization and a generous dash of romance into a chilling, thrilling novel."
"This is my first Novak book and I am happy to say it won’t be my last. I’ve been fortunate to read some good romantic suspense released this month and this was right up there with the best of them."

Dear Author

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2018-09-15T17:04:40-07:00

Dear Author

"This is my first Novak book and I am happy to say it won’t be my last. I’ve been fortunate to read some good romantic suspense released this month and this was right up there with the best of them."
"Two emotionally damaged protagonists find much-needed healing and unexpected love in a chilling, sensual tale that features a host of skillfully developed characters and intricate, multilayered plotting. Sacramento-based Novak writes gripping romantic thrillers. This is the latest in her "Last Stand" series."

Library Journal Romance

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2018-09-15T17:52:06-07:00

Library Journal Romance

"Two emotionally damaged protagonists find much-needed healing and unexpected love in a chilling, sensual tale that features a host of skillfully developed characters and intricate, multilayered plotting. Sacramento-based Novak writes gripping romantic thrillers. This is the latest in her "Last Stand" series."
"...A well-written book that kept me glued to my seat page after page."

Sandi, A Romance Review, 5 Roses

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2018-09-15T17:33:26-07:00

Sandi, A Romance Review, 5 Roses

"...A well-written book that kept me glued to my seat page after page."
"Stop Me is an arresting presence in the romantic suspense genre! It is the kind of atmospheric bayou story that will have tingles racing up and down your spine..."

Sarah, Romance Junkies, 4.5 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:13:03-07:00

Sarah, Romance Junkies, 4.5 Stars

"Stop Me is an arresting presence in the romantic suspense genre! It is the kind of atmospheric bayou story that will have tingles racing up and down your spine..."
"Chockfull of suspense, tension, and downright terror, Trust Me is a story... you won’t want to miss!"

Amy Cunningham, Romance Reviews Today

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2018-09-15T16:41:39-07:00

Amy Cunningham, Romance Reviews Today

"Chockfull of suspense, tension, and downright terror, Trust Me is a story... you won’t want to miss!"
"Trust Me kept me engrossed right up to the last page. The ending makes sense and leaves you hoping that the wait for the next two segments will come out in time for that titillating summer read."

EZineArticles.com

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2018-09-15T16:59:07-07:00

EZineArticles.com

"Trust Me kept me engrossed right up to the last page. The ending makes sense and leaves you hoping that the wait for the next two segments will come out in time for that titillating summer read."
"Strong characters, edgy plot, vivid scenery – what else could a reader want? Trust Me is so good that you won’t want to put it down."

Once Upon a Romance

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2018-09-15T17:02:30-07:00

Once Upon a Romance

"Strong characters, edgy plot, vivid scenery – what else could a reader want? Trust Me is so good that you won’t want to put it down."
"Once again Brenda Novak has given readers a wonderful cat and mouse story. We know who the main villain is, but reading how Kaylna got to be the way she is makes for a fascinating story... The only problem with The Perfect Liar is that when I closed the last page, I didn’t have the final book in the trilogy to immediately turn to."

Sandi, The Romance Review, 5 Roses

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2018-09-15T17:40:11-07:00

Sandi, The Romance Review, 5 Roses

"Once again Brenda Novak has given readers a wonderful cat and mouse story. We know who the main villain is, but reading how Kaylna got to be the way she is makes for a fascinating story... The only problem with The Perfect Liar is that when I closed the last page, I didn’t have the final book in the trilogy to immediately turn to."
"This gripping suspense novel will have you at the edge of your seat from beginning to end."

Maura, Coffee Time Romance

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2018-09-15T17:23:20-07:00

Maura, Coffee Time Romance

"This gripping suspense novel will have you at the edge of your seat from beginning to end."
"Brenda Novak hit this one dead on. Brenda has a real knack for well-paced writing and creative scenes."

Once Upon a Romance

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2018-09-15T17:10:40-07:00

Once Upon a Romance

"Brenda Novak hit this one dead on. Brenda has a real knack for well-paced writing and creative scenes."
"Trust Me is the first book in Brenda Novak’s new series and it is obvious her storytelling talents continue to grow... This book is downright creepy at times, while at other moments, it is romantic and sensual... Violence, love, and trust emerge as strong themes in Ms. Novak’s new romantic suspense story. Brenda Novak is one of the most interesting, and chilling, voices in romantic suspense writing today."

Sarah W., Romance Junkies

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2018-09-15T16:53:24-07:00

Sarah W., Romance Junkies

"Trust Me is the first book in Brenda Novak’s new series and it is obvious her storytelling talents continue to grow... This book is downright creepy at times, while at other moments, it is romantic and sensual... Violence, love, and trust emerge as strong themes in Ms. Novak’s new romantic suspense story. Brenda Novak is one of the most interesting, and chilling, voices in romantic suspense writing today."
"As always, Novak’s plotting is flawless, and her characterizations are rich and multilayered. What sets this story apart from the rest is the intensity of the romance between the two wounded protagonists–it simply sizzles. A keeper."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

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2018-09-15T17:50:34-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"As always, Novak’s plotting is flawless, and her characterizations are rich and multilayered. What sets this story apart from the rest is the intensity of the romance between the two wounded protagonists–it simply sizzles. A keeper."
"Realistic and gritty, this story grabs the reader by the throat on the first page and never lets go. The characters are all handled well, but the villain stands out."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:36:14-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

"Realistic and gritty, this story grabs the reader by the throat on the first page and never lets go. The characters are all handled well, but the villain stands out."
"Brenda Novak pens... a gripping mystery that... keeps you glued to your seat. With vivid imagery, magnetic characters and a poignant love story wrapped into a thick plot, it is sure to please romantic suspense lovers everywhere. I anxiously await Brenda Novak’s next tale in this trilogy."

Billie Jo Case, Romance Junkies, 5 Stars

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2018-09-15T16:50:36-07:00

Billie Jo Case, Romance Junkies, 5 Stars

"Brenda Novak pens... a gripping mystery that... keeps you glued to your seat. With vivid imagery, magnetic characters and a poignant love story wrapped into a thick plot, it is sure to please romantic suspense lovers everywhere. I anxiously await Brenda Novak’s next tale in this trilogy."
"Wow. Watch Me is a spine tingling, edge of your seat read! It is a goose bumps kind of read and keeps you sucked in from the start. Such suspense and secrets that come to light keep the pages turning. Ms. Novak has once again given readers a chance to shake in their shoes while thoroughly enjoying the process. Exceptionally written characters with such depth and emotion keep you guessing who the real killer is until the last few pages and what a shock that is. So get out there, get reading and find out who did it in Watch Me by Brenda Novak."

Matilda, Coffee Time Romance

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2018-09-15T17:24:28-07:00

Matilda, Coffee Time Romance

"Wow. Watch Me is a spine tingling, edge of your seat read! It is a goose bumps kind of read and keeps you sucked in from the start. Such suspense and secrets that come to light keep the pages turning. Ms. Novak has once again given readers a chance to shake in their shoes while thoroughly enjoying the process. Exceptionally written characters with such depth and emotion keep you guessing who the real killer is until the last few pages and what a shock that is. So get out there, get reading and find out who did it in Watch Me by Brenda Novak."
"The newest installment of Novak's Last Stand series is disturbing and occasionally macabre, with a sociopathic villain who's as fascinating as she is repulsive. Haunting and thought-provoking."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

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2018-09-15T17:42:45-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

"The newest installment of Novak's Last Stand series is disturbing and occasionally macabre, with a sociopathic villain who's as fascinating as she is repulsive. Haunting and thought-provoking."
"I know one thing when I open a Brenda Novak novel; I will be pulled in from the first page and will not be able to put it down until I am finished. The Perfect Couple was everything I was expecting and so much more. Novak pens another spine-chilling suspense wrapped in a commanding romance that had this reader grabbing for a tissue at the end. The characters are charismatic and the imagery so vivid you feel like you are part of the story."

Romance Junkies, 5 Ribbons

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2018-09-15T17:31:27-07:00

Romance Junkies, 5 Ribbons

"I know one thing when I open a Brenda Novak novel; I will be pulled in from the first page and will not be able to put it down until I am finished. The Perfect Couple was everything I was expecting and so much more. Novak pens another spine-chilling suspense wrapped in a commanding romance that had this reader grabbing for a tissue at the end. The characters are charismatic and the imagery so vivid you feel like you are part of the story."
"...A fantastic start to what promises to be another great trilogy by Brenda Novak. Trust Me is an intelligent, well-constructed mystery which is populated with everyday and believable characters that allow the reader to easily identify with their situations and feelings. The plot is tight and fast-paced, propelling the reader to an exciting and satisfying conclusion."

Mary Menzel, AllTheseBooks.com

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2018-09-15T16:45:51-07:00

Mary Menzel, AllTheseBooks.com

"...A fantastic start to what promises to be another great trilogy by Brenda Novak. Trust Me is an intelligent, well-constructed mystery which is populated with everyday and believable characters that allow the reader to easily identify with their situations and feelings. The plot is tight and fast-paced, propelling the reader to an exciting and satisfying conclusion."
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Last Stand Series by Brenda Novak (Books)

Other Books in the Last Stand Series

Trust Me Cover Art

Book 1

Stop Me Cover Art

Book 2

Watch Me Cover Art

Book 3

The Perfect Couple Cover Art

Book 4

The Perfect Liar Cover Art

Book 5

The Perfect Murder Cover Art

Book 6

The Last Stand Vol. Two Cover Art

Books 4-6

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