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"This Series Finale Exceeded my Expectations!"

Susan Grant's The Scarlet Empress is a pulse pounding, heart stopping, and spectacular conclusion to the 2176 Series. Definitely an author unafraid to blaze a new trail in the romance writing world as Ms. Grant enlists three other very talented authors to share in this fantastic action romance series. By the time I finished this book I felt completely satisfied.

Capturing my attention from the start, The Scarlet Empress, returns us to the humble heroine 'Banzai' Bree Maguire, a fighter pilot lost 170 years in the future where freedom has been destroyed. But a voice speaks out calling her to a destiny only she has the power to fulfill. In the first book by Ms. Grant, The Legend of Banzai Maguire, it closed with Bree accepting the challenge to help return the once proud United States, now called the UCE,to its former glory of a freedom loving nation. Not having a clue as to how one woman from a past long gone could make a difference she draws on the knowledge of the forefathers who founded the United States to inspire and drive her on. However there are those who like to see her dead for they are happy in the chaos that reins supreme.

Bree does not travel this path alone as Ty Armstrong, a Navy SEAL, embraces the challenge with her. And as the relationship grows, our very independent Bree realizes if she is going to survive this she will need his love and support. As for Ty, he sees Bree as a legend/woman he has searched for all his life. And now that he has finally found her, no one will be allowed to take her away, even if it means severing ties with family. As Ty's father, General 'Ax' Armstrong is the right hand man to the UCE's President.

And if that isn't enough to capture your attention, Ms. Grant opens a whole new dimension to this amazing story by awakening Banzai's thought to be lost wingman. Cameron 'Scarlet' Tucker a very southern, blond and long- legged woman who knows the meaning of true grit and how to handle a man. Qualities she will need if she is going to try and enlist the very sexy acting Emperor, Prince Kyber to find and possibly save her best friend Bree Maguire.

I completely enjoyed Cameron's character; she was saucy and unafraid to speak her mind. However, I do not want to disclose much more as The Scarlet Empress needs to be experienced first hand to truly appreciate it.

Ms. Grant's mastery of weaving two amazing stories into one is to be commended as she does an excellent job demonstrating the power and price of true patriotism by utilizing wonderful quotes from our forefathers. And while the book reminds us not to take our freedom for granted, it also carries a fantastic plot with great twists, turns, hot romance and nonstop action. Oh and if your not sold yet. She throws a real mind blowing reveal in the end! I think it is safe to say I totally and unequivocally, 100% recommend this book!

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006

SUMMARY

The Kingdom of Asia:

Shot down over Korea, modern-day USAF fighter pilot Cameron "Scarlet" Tucker is put in bio-stasis. She wakes 170 years later. Her wingmate and best friend also survived: Now the "legendary" Banzai Maguire, Bree is being held for treason in the country that was once her beloved United States.

Cam has problems of her own. She’s in the masterful hands of Prince Kyber, the dictator whom her friend thwarted. He won’t get fooled again. With the mysterious Shadow Voice urging revolution, and her friend in chains, Cam wants the sexy emperor on her side--and maybe a whole lot more. But her role in the thrilling mission to save her country has to come first. Banzai wouldn't surrender, and Cam won't either. It's time to give a royal butt kicking, and Cam knows just where to start.

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The Scarlet Empress
(2176 Action-adventure: Book 5)
by Susan Grant

Love Spell
December 1, 2004
Available: December 7, 2004
ISBN #0505525976
EAN #9780505525970
384 pages
Paperback
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Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred: Season 1
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The Star Princess
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Contact
A Mother's Way
The Star Prince
The Star King
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