The Beetle

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The Scarab Beetles have arrived...And what a NICE introduction we got to Axel!

The blue-eyed/green-eyed MARC, so commanding! (I'll do whatever those eyes tell me to do.)

Love Raven's tattoos, and his "Don't give a *#&$%!" attitude.

Why are your eyes so sad, Brandon

So happy and fun-loving, just wanna hang with you all day, Corey.

The Academy is monitoring one of Charleston's richest playboys. Why does he stay out all night and roam the worst parts of town What nefarious deeds is he up to Is he working with the local drug dealers To find out, and prevent future drug wars, the Scarab Beetle crew enlists pickpocketing thief, Kayli, to crash Rich Boy's party and nab his wallet with his security card. While they go search out his office, all goes according to plan, except now their target has his sights set on Kayli and she has become HIS target.

This was a fun and exciting read from the very first page. Your heart pounds as you pick pockets with Kayli. You're stunned and mesmerized by Marc's different colored eyes (one blue and one green). Raven will leave you craving for more after roughhousing play and then warming Kayli's feet. You'll wonder what makes Brandon's blue eyes so sad. And the fun and happiness Corey evokes makes you feel like you're floating on cloud nine. Being introduced to Axel.... enough said.

If you're a fan of C.L. Stone's other Academy series, you won't want to miss this one. This is a NEW ADULT series, so be prepared for mature themes and situations.

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P.S. We weren't expecting this, but CL has given us another hottie to fawn all over. (view spoiler)[

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‘The Beetle’ tells the story of a fantastical creature, “born of neither god nor man,” with supernatural and hypnotic powers, who stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through fin de siecle London in search of vengeance for the defilement of a sacred tomb in Egypt.

In imitation of various popular fiction genres of the late nineteenth century, Marsh unfolds a tale of terror, late imperial fears, and the “return of the repressed,” through which the crisis of late imperial Englishness is revealed.

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of historical documents that situate the novel within the contexts of fin de siecle London, England’s interest and involvement in Egypt, the emergence of the New Woman, and contemporary theories of mesmerism and animal magnetism.

The Beetle