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Character-driven stories, space battles, & sometimes Wookies.

Liberation’s Kiss

Series: Robotics Faction (#1)
By: Wendy Lynn Clark

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The Old Empire has crumbled. Strong factions prey on the weak, and strongest of all are those who ally themselves with the mysterious Robotics Faction…

Cressida Sarit Antiata is twelve years old when her diplomat parents learn that her name has appeared on the Robotics Faction Kill List, a classified document of dangerous individuals marked for execution. Calling in all of their connections, her parents smuggle her to a small but wealthy ore-producing moon where she grows up in anonymous luxury, secure that her data is safe. Until now.

Xan | Arch is an x-class android with one mission: execute the target n81, also known as Cressida Sarit Antiata. Although he possesses biological skin, hair, fingernails, and eyes – and extensive conditioning to pass as a sweating, swearing, rough-and-tumble everyman – beneath the surface, he is all machine.

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.

Ella and the Admiral

Series: Dryden Universe
By: Greta van der Rol

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When Admiral Goran Chandler suddenly turns up in Ella’s restaurant her comfortable world is thrown into turmoil. Ten years ago he’d been a senior commander, and captain of the frigate Antelope. She had been Lieutenant Bulich then, and he’d kicked her off his ship.

With unexpected danger threatening, and a killer stalking the corridors of the Hotel Majestic, Ella and the admiral must work together to escape with their lives before they can consider the events of ten years ago, and what they mean now.

The Rebels

Series: Empire (#2)
By: Elizabeth Lang

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“I am not a rebel, although you make it an appealing alternative.”

Adrian Stannis is a brilliant scientist fed up with an Empire that treats him like an intellectual slave. He’s a man of peace forced to build weapons of war. Not that he doesn’t agree with the necessity. After all, an advanced alien fleet is invading their galaxy, but he sees the dangers inherent in a society that sacrifices the freedom of its citizens, especially his own, for the sake of security.

Bonded to the Alien

Series: Alien Warrior Romance
By: Lia Cole

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Captain Taryn Nephalia was, honestly, a little bored with her current mapping mission. But a freak accident sent her and her crew crashing towards an unknown planet. Captured by alien snake me, Taryn knows she’s on her own to escape, rescue her crew, and get off that rock.

But she’s not expecting help from a fellow prisoner – a hunky alpha alien warrior on mission of his own. And now his mission includes her.

Bonded to the Alien is the first in a linked series of steamy science fiction alien romance short stories about Captain Taryn and her crew.

Pico’s Crush

Series: Central Galactic Concordance (#3)
By: Carol Van Natta

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Trouble comes to paradise when a serial killer chooses a galaxy-famous college campus for his hunting ground.

A galactic security specialist expects a quiet vacation visit to his daughter’s college campus. Instead he finds himself in battling for the safety of the students, with old friends and an ex-military squad-mate fighting at his side. Can they find a cunning serial killer before he finds his next target?

When ex-military sniper and current personal security specialist Jerzi Adams visits his daughter Pico’s quiet college on the paradise-like planet of Nila Marbela, he doesn’t expect emergency evacuations and rogue robots. Nor does he expect to renew a friendship with former squad-mate.

The Demon’s Eye

Series: Dryden Universe
By: Greta van der Rol

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Krystina Merkos is reluctant to leave her home planet, but agrees it’s best that her father doesn’t have to concern himself with her safety while he fights a civil war. The journey on an Imperial warship becomes much more palatable when she discovers that Ben Paulsen, an old flame from her high school days, is a senior officer on the ship.

But it’s not all plain sailing. The captain wants to seduce her, Ben’s trying to keep his distance – and pirates want to sell her to the murderous sect waging war on her father.

Rebel Souls

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By: D.L. Jackson

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Born in the fires of revolution and baptized in the blood of those who fought for a better life, Captain Ava Frost smuggles illegal materials to a war machine that will someday free her people from an oppressive government…until her path crosses with a Regulator commander.

My Name Is A’yen

Series: A’yen’s Legacy (#1)
By: Rachel Leigh Smith

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They’ve taken everything from him. Except his name.

The Loks Mé have been slaves for so long, freedom is a distant myth A’yen Mesu no longer believes. A year in holding, because of his master’s murder, has sucked the life from him. Archaeologist Farran Hart buys him to protect her on an expedition to the Rim, the last unexplored quadrant.

Hot Pursuit

Series: Huntress of the Star Empire (#1)
By: Athena Grayson

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Micah Ariesis is the last free psypath, and Treska Sivekka’s determined to take that freedom from him to ensure the safety of her Union from mysterious alien attacks.

A Matter of Trust

Series: Dryden Universe
By: Greta van der Rol

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Will the Demon Admiral protect her from her family?

Princess Amira is ready to start a new life after the death of her husband, but that doesn’t include marrying the man her father picks out for her. Pursued by his agents, she races across the galaxy in a desperate search for a safe haven.

Overload Flux

Series: Central Galactic Concordance (#1)
By: Carol Van Natta

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Two loners fighting to stay alive discover they must now save the galaxy.

The only vaccine for a deadly galaxy-wide pandemic is missing … and the only ones who may be able to find it are a powerful talent on the verge of a meltdown, and a security specialist hiding her extraordinary skills in a menial job.

Brilliant investigator Luka Foxe must act fast if he’s going to save the civilized planets of the Central Galactic Concordance. For as a pandemic sweeps across the galaxy, someone is stealing the vaccine. To make matters worse, Luka’s hidden mental talents are out of control, leaving him barely able to function in the midst of violence and a rising body count. The convoluted trail leads to a corrupt pharma industry and the possibility of an illegal, planet-sized laboratory. In the face of increasing threats, he must rely on an enigmatic, lethal woman who has secrets of her own.

Eye of the Mother

Series: Dryden Universe
By: Greta van der Rol

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A distant star has exploded. The ripples of its passing will rock the Empire.

When fate throws Brent Walker and Tian Axmar together, it’s strictly a business arrangement. She’s an Imperial agent with a problem to solve, he’s a space jockey with an empty bank balance and a tramp freighter for hire.

According To Plan

Series: Corwint Central Agent Files (Side Story)
By: C.E. Kilgore

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One last mission to run, then she’d be a Central Director. All Jehdra’s well-laid plans falter when a ghost from her past shows up. When her old flame, a lousy smuggler named Trent, is around, nothing ever goes quite as expect. Trent is determined to show Jehdra their flame never went out, and that there’s more to him than their rocky past.

Constant

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By: Elizabeth Munro

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As a Core Alliance soldier, Rye knows the grind of skirmishes on one forgotten planet after another. Then six years ago he discovered loss when the woman who meant everything died in his arms. Now, a chance meeting brings her back into his life. Under pressure to hide her from his superiors and rocked by the truths hidden in her past, Rye can only take one path. Follow his heart until every piece of it, and hers, heals.

Rescuing Romila

Series: Morgan Selwood
By: Greta van der Rol

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The Misfits are off on another planet-hopping adventure.

When Jirra and Toreni rescue Romila from a raid on her antiques business the Misfits start off on a mission to uncover a drug-smuggling operation. A new, very potent drug is on the market, hidden in statues of ice warriors carved on a remote world.

But all’s not well within the team. Toreni and Chet have fallen out, Toreni has received an offer that might be too good to refuse, and Jirra has doubts about her future. When the drug-smuggling operation morphs into something even more dangerous, the Misfits must resolve their differences. If they don’t act together, and quickly, many lives will be at risk. Including their own.

Action and adventure, with a little bit of romance.

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About The Author

Greta van der Rol loves writing action-packed adventures with a side salad of romance. Most of her work is space opera, but she has written paranormal and historical fiction. She lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn’t bent over the computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavors.

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Hope’s Folly

Series: Dock Five (#3)
By: Linnea Sinclair

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Admiral Philip Guthrie is in an unprecedented position: on the wrong end of the law, leading a ragtag band of rebels against the oppressive Imperial forces. Or would be if he can get his command ship—the derelict cruiser called Hope’s Folly—functioning. Not much can rattle Philip’s legendary cool—but the woman who helps him foil an assassination attempt on Kirro Station will. She’s the daughter of his best friend and first commander—a man who died while under Philip’s command and whose death is on Philip’s conscience.

Across Our Stars: Victor

Series: Across Our Stars (#1)
By: A. Payne  & N.D. Taylor

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Doctor Victor del Toro rose from nothing to escape poverty and a childhood on the streets. He serves the galaxy as one of the Navy’s leading cyberneticists and views the Royal Marines as his family. Few know that his career is a comfort from his turbulent past.

Born to influential parents, Zoe Raines’ childhood dream was to make a difference without her father’s money. Her chance came when she sacrificed a limb to save a fellow marine. Now, Zoe’s new prosthetic places her under Doctor del Toro’s watchful eye – and his talented hands.

The Iron Admiral: Deception

Series: Ptorix Empire (#2)
By: Greta van der Rol

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Grand Admiral Chaka Saahren has the rewards of rank

…but he doesn’t have Systems Engineer Allysha Marten. Determined to keep her safe, Saahren will go to any lengths to win back the woman he loves. Allysha agrees to temporary employment by the Fleet, hoping to avoid at all costs the man she believes responsible for the death of innocent civilians, including her estranged father.

Her Cyborg Awakes

Series: Diaspora Worlds (#1)
By: Melisse Aires

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Her gentle, docile servant has changed!

Sabralia lives a lonely but luxurious life in Emperor Sirn’s Harem, her only companion is her obedient servant, Qy, a cyborg. Her life has largely been controlled by others, but when Sirn demands his Harem pleasure his Commanding Officers at a victory celebration, Sabralia makes a daring plan to avoid Sirn’s cruel demand.

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