Browsing by: Space Opera

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

Shades of Dark

Series: Dock Five (#2)
By: Linnea Sinclair

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With a killer targeting human females and a renegade gen lab breeding jukor war machines, Chaz and Sully already had their hands full of treachery, betrayal—not to mention each other. Throw in Chaz’s Imperial ex-husband, Admiral Philip Guthrie, and a Kyi-Ragkiril mentor out to seduce Sully, and not just loyalties but lives are at stake.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quickshot

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By: Pippa Jay

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Sal, a legal carrier (just about) of whatever comes her way, puts her trust in just two things: her guns.

Keeping out from under Imperium eyes—especially those belonging to a certain Ehi Wahu—while making a living, and trying to keep a lover who can tolerate her twitchy trigger fingers, are the extent of her ambitions.

Then a kiss from a passing stranger, and a promise of the biggest score in a long time, tempt her. Devin fulfils more than one need, but he comes with more trouble than one woman can handle. And this time it’ll take more than her guns to save her. She’ll have to trust a man again.

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.

Starheart

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

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Freighter Captain Jess Sondijk thought she had her life under control until Confederacy Admiral Hudson stops her ship in search of contraband. Although he’s taken with the lovely Jess, Hudson’s after bigger fish than a small-time smuggler; somebody’s trading with the alien Ptorix – and offering them a large enough prize to induce them to part with their beloved starhearts, the jewels they call the windows of the soul.

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.

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.

A Victory Celebration

Series: Morgan Selwood (#3)
By: Greta van der Rol

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What’s good for the gander has to be good for the goose … or so Morgan thinks. The fleet has won a major battle and Ravindra’s doing his celebratory thing with his officers. Morgan gets a rare invite for a girls’ night out.

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.

Terms For Surrender

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

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Ogrridannes isn’t looking for love. She’s been burned before, and she gets that to most, her bulging muscles, mohawk and orange, scaled skin is nothing more than a curiosity. Being just one of the guys, however, is starting to get depressing. When Cassien shows up, needing her help, she has to decide if she’s going to let him in or keep him away to save her mission and her heart.

The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy

Series: Ptorix Empire (#1)
By: Greta van der Rol

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Amid rising inter-species tensions, brilliant systems Engineer Allysha Marten takes one last job to rid her of debts and her cheating husband. On the mysterious planet Tisyphor a security guard wins her trust and her affection. Together, they uncover a plot that threatens to plunge the Galaxy into inter-species war. As they scramble to prevent the coming holocaust, Allysha is horrified to learn that her new lover is ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren, the man the Ptorix call Chozhu the Destroyer, the man responsible for the death of her father, along with millions of other innocent civilians.

Warrior’s Claim

Series: The Warriors (#1)
By: C.J. Gnos

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Will this be the Warrior’s beginning or his end?

Cassie has lost her Allkrum love, Garon. In her pain, she shuts out those closest to her. Kamarsoman, the Malai warrior who has loved Cassie from first sight, seeks to pull her from the sadness that has taken over her life. He also seeks vengance against the cruel, murderous Kelem Phyl – the man who has caused so much death in their universe and nearly killed Cassie. Kelem Phyl, driven by his insane need to possess her, want’s Cassie for his own.

After an attempt by Kelem to kidnap Cassie, she decides to join with Kam in order to stop the mad Kelem once and for all. In their quest to avenge Garon’s death, Cassie and Kam reignite a passionate spark between them. From her sadness over Garon’s loss and her hatred of Kelem, Cassie finds a new strength. In Cassie’s rebirth, Kam finds truth in the love he has always held for her.

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.

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.

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