Browsing by: Space Opera

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

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.

A Hero for the Empire

Series: The Dragon’s Bidding
By: Christina Westcott

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Commander Kimber FitzWarren is running on borrowed time. The cybernetic augmentations that give her superhuman strength and speed have also shortened her life. The success of her next mission is imperative, not only to save her Empire, but because this operation could be her last. She and a cabal of idealistic officers are plotting to topple the corrupt Imperial government. The key to placing missing military legend Arianne Ransahov on the throne lies with the one man who can find her, mercenary Wolf Youngblood.

Minder Rising

Series: Central Galactic Concordance (#2)
By: Carol Van Natta

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A covert agent asked to train a prodigy telepath discovers he must first keep the boy and his mother alive in a gleaming city full of danger.

A millennium into the future, the Citizen Protection Service tests all children for minder talents, and recruits the best.

Injured agent Lièrén Sòng is recovering from a near-fatal crash in Spires, the gleaming capital city of the galaxy. He should be preparing to return to interrogating criminals for the Citizen Protection Service, but he’s made unexpected friends with a woman and her son. The boy has strong telepathic talents similar to Lièrén’s, and his attractive mother makes Lièrén long for the stability of family.

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.

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.

Fealty

Series: To Be Sinclair  (#3)
By: Eva Caye

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Prince Phillip Sinclair is what you would call a ‘properly’ paranoid Imperial scion, mistrustful of everyone but his family. He finally discovers a true friend in Lord Alex, and together they start a Fight Club of trustworthy Royal men. Just how much they trust their Fight Brothers is evident when they inevitably begin dating each other’s lady relatives!

The Andromedans

Series: Empire (#3)
By: Elizabeth Lang

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Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find out who you really are.

After being kidnapped by a bounty hunter and getting mixed up with a band of rebels, Adrian and Kali are finally together. They find a quiet corner of the galaxy to live in peace and…who are we kidding…

Just when they think it’s safe, the unthinkable happens.

The King’s Mistress

Series: A’yen’s Legacy (#2)
By: Rachel Leigh Smith

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Freedom has a cost. Can A’yen pay it without losing his soul?

Liberation of the enslaved Lokmane begins with the king. A’yen and Fae agree to visit the Hidden, a group of escaped Lokmane, to protect his identity while the Shadows make their move with emancipation acts. But he’s not prepared for the prejudice rampant in the Hidden, or their lack of patience for him. And his new linked bodyguard is unstable to the point A’yen fears for the young man’s sanity.

The Demon’s Eye

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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.

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.

Gabriel’s Ghost

Series: Dock Five (#1)
By: Linnea Sinclair

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After a decade of piloting interstellar patrol ships, former captain Chasidah Bergren, onetime pride of the Sixth Fleet, finds herself court-martialed for a crime she didn’t commit–and shipped off to a remote prison planet from which no one ever escapes. But when she kills a brutal guard in an act of self-defense, someone even more dangerous emerges from the shadows.

Gabriel Sullivan–alpha mercenary, smuggler, and rogue–is supposed to be dead. Yet now this seductive ghost from Chaz’s past is offering her a ticket to freedom–for a price.

Captured By The Hawk

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By: Aurora Springer

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A Space Operetta: Follow the adventures of interstellar spy Grey Kat and space pirate Black Hawk in fast-paced action, mystery and romance. Grey Kat is an undercover agent with the dual identity of Mistress Trina Sligo, wealthy daughter of the Solarian Ambassador to the Emperor’s court. When Kat escapes with secret codes from the Emperor’s spaceship, she is captured by Black Hawk, renegade captain of the Rogue Star. What secret does he hide under the black mask over his face?

The Space Merchants

By: Wendie Nordgren

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Teagan Green leaves her abusive father behind as soon as she turns eighteen. In Union Port City, she is homeless until she becomes a reclamation worker. Teagan’s only dream is to one day make it up into the stars. She gets her wish when she is hired as a domestic assistant on Tora, a merchant starship. On Tora, Teagan meets Yukihyo Lee, an alien who survived the brutal slaughter of his entire clan at the hands of the Parvac Empire. Yukihyo is of a race in which the males require emotional bonds with their females in order to control their aggressive tendencies. He finds that bond in Teagan. While exploring the Galaxic Expanse with the crew of Tora, Teagan discovers true love and her own personal worth.

The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station

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By: Edward Hoornaert

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When pirates conquer Farflung Space Station, security chief ‘Duke’ Dukelsky fights back with only two allies. One is Lockey, a kick-ass princess who lusts for Duke’s body. The other is Sandrina, a mysterious and alluring waif with more secrets–and secret powers–than the rest of Farflung Station put together.

Crisis at Validor

Series: Ptorix Empire (#4)
By: Greta van der Rol

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Newly-promoted Captain Brett Butcher is about to achieve his life-long ambition to command a battle cruiser. But before he takes up his new posting, he goes home on leave, hoping to perhaps catch a glimpse of his first love, the unattainable Lady Tarlyn.

When the queen is assassinated in a terrorist attack, Tarlyn’s life is thrown into turmoil when she, too, becomes a target. The last person she expects to rescue her is her childhood sweetheart, Brett Butcher.

Starheart

Series: Ptorix Empire (#3)
By: Greta van der Rol

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(Starheart is set in the same universe as the Iron Admiral but the events occur a little before the Iron Admiral books)

Freighter Captain Jess Sondijk has her life under control until the Confederacy’s Admiral Hudson boards her ship in a search for contraband. Sondijk and Hudson have their own set of questions.

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.

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.

Tracing The Stars

Series: Corwint Central Agent Files (#3)
By: C.E. Kilgore

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Hankarron Eros has loved Tara since she had pigtails, but his fear of losing the strength and support that their friendship provides leads him to keep his heart’s desires locked away. When the truth about his family is exposed and leaves him grasping to hold onto his ship, his crew and his sanity, words are spoken that can’t be taken back and the presence he had grown so used to having at a convenient reach is gone.

Violet Haze

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

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Caleb finds himself evolving beyond the boundaries he was programmed with as the planet Corwint struggles to find stability during the Mechatronic Automaton rights movement. Meeting Violet, a rare female Mecha, encourages him to follow the evolution to its fullest potential, while violent events surrounding the rights movement pushes them both to stand up for acknowledgment of their existence and their right to live equally.

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