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

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.

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.

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.

Unbound Instinct

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

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He is unique among his kind. She is the last of hers. They were both born into servitude. Together, they will search for a grasp of freedom, an acceptance of themselves and an understanding of each other.

Bryce

Series: Galactic Defenders (#1)
By: Jessica E. Subject

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A dedicated Defender...
Bryce fell in love once, but after Lalia was ripped away from him, he locked his heart from feeling anything for anyone else. Instead, he devotes his life to the Galactic Alliance, killing every bloodthirsty Erebus he comes across.

A shunned princess…
Lalia Comosova fell in love with the wrong man. When her parents learned of her transgressions, they sent her to Earth to hide her error in judgment from the rest of the kingdom.

A second chance?
When these lovers are reunited after many years apart, they have a chance to find happiness together. But fate steps in and threatens to rip them apart as it did years ago.

Morgan’s Choice

Series: Morgan Selwood (#2)
By: Greta van der Rol

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Somewhere out in space, humanity’s past is about to catch up with its future.

When Morgan Selwood’s spaceship is stranded in unknown space she is relieved to be rescued by humanoid aliens. But her unusual appearance and her extraordinary technical abilities mean that everybody wants a piece of her. Who’s it to be? Autocratic Admiral Ravindra, who press-gangs her to help against a shadowy threat from the stars, or the freedom fighters who think she’s a legend reincarnated, returned to help them throw off the yoke of oppression?

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rebels and Lovers

Series: Dock Five (#4)
By: Linnea Sinclair

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It’s been two years since Devin Guthrie last saw Captain Makaiden Griggs. But time has done little to dampen his ardor for the beautiful take-charge pilot who used to fly yachts for his wealthy family. While Devin’s soul still burns for Kaidee, she isn’t the kind of woman a Guthrie is allowed to marry—especially in a time of intergalactic upheaval, with the family’s political position made precarious by Devin’s brother Philip, now in open revolt against the Empire.

Breathe Into Existence

Series: Corwint Central Agent Files (#4)
By: C.E. Kilgore

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Asha journeys to the Vesparian homeworld, breaking the laws of her sisterhood in a hope to save the life of Merik – the Trexen who nearly lost his mind in his attempts to protect her from herself. As she seeks reconciliation for her past and a reason to hope for the future, she must accept responsibility for Merik’s condition at the possible cost of her heart.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inherit the Stars (Complete Novel)

Series: The Inherited Stars
By: Laurie A. Green

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To escape the merciless Ithian Alliance, Sair, a fugitive slave, makes a desperate deal with Drea Mennelsohn, captain of the prototype ship, Specter. But putting his life in the hands of a woman as mysterious as she is beguiling could turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life, especially when the price on his head begins to escalate.

Drea seems to want far more from the fugitive than just payment for his passage on her ship. Though neither can deny the sizzling chemistry and growing bond between them, Sair must soon make an agonizing decision that could result in the loss of the remarkable woman he has fallen in love with–and their chance to inherit the stars.

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