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Life in the undiscovered wilds of space and on planetary colonies

The Lady Is Blue

Series: Atrapako on Eden (#1)
By: Aurora Springer

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What color are your scales?

Dr. Lucy Stannis, the chief biologist in the remote human colony on Eden, is thrilled when their scientists make contact with an alien vessel. Undaunted by the scaled bodies and sharp claws of the formidable Atrapako, Lucy befriends the spaceship captain, the Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak. Her hopes of learning about the aliens are frustrated when they refuse to cooperate.

The Daragh Deception

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By: Kenley Davidson

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A corporate colony world on the outskirts of explored space, Daragh is the perfect place for a woman on the run to hide from her terrifying past. All Emma wants is to do her job and be left alone, but before she can disappear into her new life, she attracts the attention and the suspicions of brusque, handsome corporate soldier Devan Rybeck.

Devan is convinced Emma is hiding something, but finds himself increasingly driven to protect the fragile-looking newcomer from the harsh realities of a colony world. Her distracting presence complicates his mission and his feelings, until a vicious attack reveals that neither Emma nor Daragh are all they pretend to be.

Dragons of Vkani

Series: Atrapako on Eden (#2)
By: Aurora Springer

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Rescue mission to hostile planet of scaly aliens

When Sa Kamizan Veedak, and Dr. Lucy Stannis receive a distress call from his sister, they undertake a dangerous mission to save her from the war-torn planet of Vkani. The exiled Atrapako risk death if they are discovered. They contend with treachery and a hostile environment in the attempt to locate and rescue their lost families. When Sa Kamizan is captured during the search, Lucy musters all her skills and resourceful allies to retrieve her mate from a fate worse than death.

Not In Kansas Anymore

Series: Artecht Alliance (#1)
By: C.E. Kilgore

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Adventure and spaceships and aliens, oh my!

Reckless Recon

Series: Barren Planet (#3)
By: Rinelle Grey

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Following his brother half way across the galaxy seemed like a good idea at the time, but it hadn’t hit him just how much he was giving up. Stir-crazy after three weeks in space, Kerit, professional surfer turned interstellar colonist, jumps at the chance to get off the ship and onto the new planet’s surface—even if it is a little inhospitable.

He expects searing heat. He expects acid rain. He even expects the sunburn from hell. What he doesn’t expect is to meet Folly—the most prickly, irritating, and fascinating girl he’s ever known. And he needs her help if they want to make this planet their new home.

Starlander’s Myth

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By: Melisse Aires

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Asteroid miner Jack Starlander stumbles upon the illegal sale of a woman, Sophie, and her child, who has unusual abilities. Jack once fought to free slaves and can’t abide slavers. In Jack, Sophie finds a man who is more than the myth attached to his last name.

A Tale of Two Colonies

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By: Aurora Springer

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Fight for freedom, fight to survive!
Four hundred years earlier the great spaceships had departed from Terra to colonize distant planets. Sultry Tiger Lily longs for freedom. In her fight to escape the subterranean slums of Terra, Lily competes to join the scout team selected for the next spaceship along with a new set of prospective colonists.

Reclaimed

Series: Nogiku (#4)
By: S.J. Pajonas

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On the road and gaining ground against Fujiwara, Sanaa and her team find the local population hesitant to accept them. Charm and bribes can only get the colonists so far, and no matter what Sanaa does, she is not welcomed amongst the men and women of Yūsei. When Sanaa is denied help again, she reaches out to a Northern clan, the Odas, and bargains for a secret technology that will give her an incredible advantage but comes at a steep price.

Akira’s Choice

Series: Borealis (#9)
By: Vijaya Schartz

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When bounty hunter Akira Karyudo accepted her assignment, something didn’t add up. Why would the TPP want a kidnapped orphan dead or alive? She will get to the truth once she finds the boy, and the no good SOB who snatched him from a psychiatric hospital. With her cheetah, Freckles, a genetically enhanced feline retriever, Akira sets out to flush them out of the bowels of the BOREALIS space station. But when she finds her fugitives, the kidnapper is not what she expects.

Escaping Poison

Series: Diaspora Worlds (#4)
By: Melisse Aires

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Karvar’s gorgeous bride Brielle collapsed on their wedding night and almost died. Before he quietly ends the marriage Karvar will do the right thing and ensure she is healthy and safe. Unknown enemies forced her into drug addiction and blackmailed her to spy on the Protectorate family, so he can’t really be angry with her, but he also can’t imagine staying married to someone who kept such a secret from him.

Torn

Series: Arcadia (#1)
By: Mary Brock Jones

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Two ecological engineers must change their world to save it, no matter the cost to all they love.

Fee comes from the mountains of her world. She grew up with trees, rushing streams and rain. The grasslands beyond the foothills are Caleb’s home. Dry, windblown, a place of endless light and untouchable horizons.

Both are ecological engineers for the Survey, working to save their world from environmental disaster before it’s too late. Because unless something is done, soon, the planet is going to hit back. Storms, floods, drought. Don’t bother taking your pick, says the planet, you’re going to get the lot.

Dragon Lord’s Hope

Series: Dragons of Mars (#4)
By: Leslie Chase and Juno Wells

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Gillian Willis isn’t having an easy time running an ice farm at the Martian north pole. Her father’s missing, the bank is breathing down her neck, and now dragons are attacking! If it wasn’t for one gorgeous dragon shifter who puts himself between her and harm, she’d be in real trouble.He’s the sexiest man she’s ever met, and the bravest. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he claims to own the land her family’s farm is built on. Even though he nearly got himself killed saving her from the other dragons, Gillian isn’t sure she can trust him. But does she have a choice?

Dragon Pirate’s Prize

Series: Dragons of Mars (#2)
By: Leslie Chase and Juno Wells

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Leaving Earth and her disastrous life there behind, Laura Martigan thought that a job as a bodyguard on Mars would be easy. But that was before her client, Adele St. George, started to dig into the secrets of Mars’s newly-awoken dragon shifters and risking their anger. When the dragon pirates of Mars try to kidnap Adele, Laura assumes her identity and takes her place. That’s just good bodyguarding, right? It has nothing to do with how attractive the lead pirate is – at least, that’s what Laura tells herself. Rorax isn’t just frighteningly hot, there’s something about him that’s different from the other pirates. Something that tells Laura she can trust him. But she can’t let on that she isn’t the woman he thought he was kidnapping…can she?

Farewell Andromeda

Series: The Inherited Stars
By: Laurie A. Green

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Fresh off a painful jilting, the last thing deep space pilot Tiharra Bell needs is another romantic entanglement. Certainly not with the galaxy’s most famous astronomer-who also happens to be single, inconveniently handsome, and a resident of the remote Andromeda Station. But Tiharra soon discovers two terrible truths about Dr. Dante “Donner” Dane 1) he’s not the man he appears to be and 2) he doesn’t have long to live. Before her fourteen day layover is complete, she’ll put her life and career on the line to protect his heartbreaking secret.

Beyond Galaxy’s Edge

Series: The Phoenix Adventures (#5)
By: Anna Hackett

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Ambitious Patrol Captain Nissa Sander has spent three years at the galaxy’s edge keeping the law and order, and chasing scoundrel smuggler, Justyn Phoenix. But the charming rogue has always outwitted her and she’s had a hard time ignoring his hard body and handsome face. But when one of the galaxy’s most important documents—the US Constitution—is stolen, Nissa finds herself working with the very man she’s been trying to throw in her brig.

Ghost Planet

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By: Sharon Lynn Fisher

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Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world – a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. But she never expected she’d struggle with the requirement to shun these “ghosts.” She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor. And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.

Starwoman’s Sanctuary

Series: Diaspora Worlds (#3)
By: Melisse Aires

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He is only on the Space Hub for a night. She works endless hours with the orphans and elderly of the Hub. An invasion changes everything.

Kyler lured the Gorvas hunter away from his brother and soon to be sister-in-law so they could escape the space hub to the safety of New Prague. Landing in the middle of mealtime in a utilitarian Starwoman’s Sanctuary, Kyler is stunned by the beauty of the Starwoman, Sister Skyleen. He doesn’t mind spending a night in the Sanctuary if it will give him a few moments with the fascinating Skyleen.

The Protector

Series: Outer Rim
By: Diane Burton

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After tavern owner Rissa Dix rescues two girls from a slave ship, she must rally the townsfolk to prevent traffickers from raiding the frontier colony. She’s met with apathy and disbelief. Because she lost her own baby to traffickers, she’s determined that no other mother will suffer the same heartache. Industrialist heir Dillan Rusteran aids her in rescuing more children. Little do they know they’re about to tangle with a trafficking ring that puts Rissa in danger. Dillan’s loved her for years despite her claim she’s too old for him. As they fight the traffickers, will she finally see him in a new light?

Dragon Guardian’s Match

Series: Dragons of Mars (#3)
By: Leslie Chase and Juno Wells

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She hated being on Mars even before the dragons woke up. Now that the alien shifters dominate the red planet, Amanda Cain can’t wait to get home. Even her sister coming out to scavenge alien technology from the Martian ruins doesn’t give her enough of a reason to stay. When Amanda meets Markath, all of that changes. The tall, brooding alien is different from the rest, and the way he looks at her makes her shiver with desire. As much as she wants to keep away from him, Amanda can’t keep the warrior out of her thoughts – or her dreams. Is his presence in her life enough to overcome her fears and make her stay with him?

Alien Blood

Series: Diaspora Worlds (#2)
By: Melisse Aires

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Kellac ends up on planet Toph in military prison. While not at fault, Kellac must wait for diplomatic solutions while the military keeps him in lock up. Stranded on the planet as a child, Gema is in the Women’s Penitentiary for vagrancy. As a non-PureGen, she cannot be a citizen and is without legal status. Gema and Kellac are chosen to be contestants on the wildly popular Survival Game, and working together for survival and the prize of freedom quickly leads to more.

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