The Elementals Book 1

"With her debut paranormal romance, Martine delivers an ingenious plot filled with plenty of unexpected twists." —Chicago Tribune

Magic is Corporate America's best-kept secret

Gwen possesses the unique ability to pick up any language in an instant—a power that will globally expand the profitable family business. As dutiful future leader of her race of water elementals, she'll do anything to protect her people's secrets and bloodlines—including enter an arranged marriage. Inside, however, she yearns for forbidden human men.

Reed is a mercenary addicted to the money and adrenaline rush of his work. After he inadvertently saves Gwen's life, he ignites her taboo desire for men without magic—and with bodies of gods. Just as things heat up, Reed discovers that Gwen is exactly who he's been hired to kidnap. He resolves to put work before lust, yet her luscious beauty and fiery spirit unravel him...

But there is a terrible truth behind Gwen's family business—and now, caught between the kinsmen she no longer trusts and an enemy bent on vengeance, the only ally she has is her abductor...

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Praise for Liquid Lies

Chosen as one of's July 2012's Top Romance Books by Jules, B&N's "Romance Expert"

"There are a lot of twists in this book, and I loved discovering each one ... Overall this is a really fun, sensual book. I'm excited about this world and I'm already eager to get the next one." 

"Martine is a fresh new voice with an unusual story premise that is both captivating and darkly disturbing, featuring a race of people hiding in plain sight and selling their magic to the upper echelons of corporate America. Treachery and lies permeate this tale and the relationship between hero and heroine is no standard love story. If this first book is any indication, this series has the potential to be a winner!" 4 Stars!
   —RT Book Reviews

"Liquid Lies is an intriguing beginning and I wonder what will happen next in this alternate world" 4 Blue Ribbons!

"There is a great deal of potential in the storyline crafted here and I am excited to read the next book. Grade: B"
   — A Dear Author "Recommended Read" for July 2012

"Complicated and compelling ... If you're feeling feisty and looking for a book to break up your rotation of old favorites, try Hanna Martine's Liquid Lies."
   —Melanie Murray, Heart to Heart, the Barnes & Noble Romance Blog

Berkley Sensation, July 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0425257241