Moon’s Odyssey (digital)
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Two Novels / ISBN: 978-0-9875441-5-5 / (Amazon) ASIN: B07DCF9Z4Q / RELEASE DATE: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Balance of Terror / RELEASE DATE: May 2018)
Both heart-pounding novels in a single edition.
Two talented scientists, one a savant, attempt to flee the repressive Republic with a solar ignition technology that both their government and its rebel faction want. When there are no good guys, what are the alternatives?
In Enemy Hands
The Republic had taken everything from Moon—her research, her privacy, her illusions. They thought they had her under control. They were wrong.
Srin, Moon’s new research partner, is a maths genius whose memory is erased every two days. He’s charming, fascinating…and attracted to her anew after each memory loss. But when disaster strikes, they find themselves facing a power that will not hesitate to destroy them, leaving them with only one option: run!
Escape from Enemy Hands
Save one man? Or save billions? It’s Moon’s choice.
Refusing to turn her research into a genocidal weapon, Moon Thadin and Srin Flerovs outran the Republic in IN ENEMY HANDS, only to find that the rebels they’re heading for want her knowledge for the same reason. And they’re willing to trade critical gene therapy for it. Withhold the therapy and Srin will die. Share the research and billions will die. Can the needs of one ever truly outweigh the needs of many?
Moon’s Odyssey (paperback)
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: 560 pages / ISBN: 978-0-6481290-4-2 / RELEASE DATE: May 2018
Bookshelf Safe: Occasional swearing but no explicit sex scenes
Tags: SF Romance, Scientist Heroine, Aliens, Intrigue, Space Opera, Republic, Amnesia, Multicultural
Winner of two 2013 SFR Galaxy Awards
I Am Ebony Strike
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-7-0 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00ZQ3Q47O / RELEASE DATE: May 2015
A long time ago, a determined young woman escaped the despair of her homeworld, turning herself into one of the galaxy’s best martial artists, Ebony Strike.
Decades later, the people of her homeworld have tracked her down. They need money and, in order to get that money, they need the old Ebony Strike back. But Ebony has moved on since that time. She is now Xin Dell, a respected government security trainer. And what her people are asking of her is insane: to participate in a corrupt official’s underground fight tournament…and win. Nothing less will do.
To Ebony, it means training a body that’s out of shape, honing disused skills, spending her own time, effort and money, for a planet she’s all but forgotten. But, faced with the alternative–the death of thousands on her world–does she have a choice?
Ebony needs to be focused and ruthless. She needs to win the tournament. Little does she know that she’ll end up losing her heart.
Her Scandalous Affair (digital)
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-5-6 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00X6I83XY / RELEASE DATE: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Restoration)
In politics, is there a place for love?
Van Motaff, renowned philosopher and Rahfonist, is looking ahead to Retirement, but the planetary government has other plans. Something unprecedented has happened—a young, male Rahfoni has been raised by aliens for the past thirty years—and Van has been chosen to restore him to Rahfon society.
Even though the eyes of two worlds are on her, Van thinks the job will be straightforward enough. But when her charge, Eton Abless, is injured, an irate governor interferes, demanding that the young man be neutralised as a potential political threat. Van resists and finds herself falling into a forbidden romance with her student…a romance that may mean the end of her reputation and career, and his permanent exile. As her options narrow, Van is forced to face the conclusion that the only way to save Eton may be to lose him completely.
Her Scandalous Affair (paperback)
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-6481290-5-9 / RELEASE DATE: December 2018
Winner, 2015 SFR Galaxy Award
Tags: SF Romance, Older Woman, Sweet, Ageism, Sexism, Developing Planets, Philosopher Heroine, Multicultural
Both editions are Bookshelf Safe: Occasional swearing but no explicit sex scenes
Hunted Hermaphrodite Lover
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novella / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-1-8 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00IJZQ1KG / RELEASE DATE: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Prime Suspect)
A lonely being in a lonely galaxy…
Heron Meed has two strikes against it. It is a hemaphrodite in a galaxy dominated by two-gendered beings. And it’s a convicted criminal.
After six years of incarceration, Heron is trying to start a new life, but that isn’t easy when so many avenues are closed to it. It finally finds a refuge of sorts on the Castor Xeni Orbital and a surcease from its pain in the arms of voluptuous Subah Doisson, but then various systems on the Orbital start getting sabotaged. With a small engineering population, and Heron the only newcomer to the station, how can the hermaphrodite prove its innocence amid a sea of entrenched prejudice?
2008 Gaylactic Spectrum Award Recommended Short List (Short Fiction)
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novella / ISBN: 978-0-9873174-7-6 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00FLY4JUW / RELEASE DATE: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: On Bliss)
Hoara has fallen in love with a man…who’s not a man
Junior Commander Hoara Felin of the Republic Space Fleet has crash-landed on a planet. Her ship is inoperable, her shipmates are dead. The only thing that can make a bad situation worse is finding she has crashed on the notorious prison-planet of Bliss–a place where condemned criminals are sent, but never leave.
She finds an unexpected ally in Toh, a and caring man who treats her injuries and hides her from those who would hold an officer of the Space Fleet for ransom. But, as Hoara is about to find out, Toh is keeping a terrifying secret of his own.
Seducing the Reluctant Heiress
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Short Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9783174-4-5 / (Amazon) ASIN: B006VRR8U6 / RELEASE DATE: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: The Pirate’s Grand Plan)
A Republic future historical
Gilthen Ahn is captain of the Darck Banks cartel, a pirate band working deep in Republic space. He has six ships under his command and, unless he finds money to pay off his substantial debts, he’ll lose everything.
Tera d’Olzon is a privileged member of Republic high society, tryiing to make a difference by thumbing her nose at everything her family stands for. Unfortunately, things haven’t quite turned out the way she anticipated and, while running from Security Forces, she is “rescued” by Gil’s cartel.
The reasonable thing for the cartel to do is to ransom her. But that won’t bring in enough money. So Gil hatches a plan….
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novella / ISBN: 978-0-9871445-9-1 / (Amazon) ASIN: B009GIYD7S / RELEASE DATE: September 2012
In a new world, there are new challenges, new dangers…new ways to die.
Carl Orin, Basement Five’s first cybernaut is lost in a universe of bits and bytes. His rival, Dr. Tania Flowers, should be happy that karma has bitten Carl in the backside, but she’s itching to get into cyberspace herself and what better excuse than a one-woman rescue mission?
Tania thinks she’s prepared for what she’ll find, but she’s about to discover that the digital world is more dangerous than she imagined. When she finds Carl, she faces a bigger issue than her injured pride. An AI-fuelled botnet is devastating the digital landscape, and only a suicide mission into its core will avert total disaster. In the midst of their rekindled passion, hard decisions need to be made. Who will attempt the impossible? Who will stay behind? And what happens if either of them fails?
This book is currently IN REVISION
Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novelette / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-8-7 / RELEASE DATE: October 2015
Can a manufactured being mutiny against her creators? Dare she?
Salvia is a being like no other, crafted from the genes of several Earth species. She is on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, to work for “the company”, finding new materials that will be used for commercial applications. She is young, intelligent…and lonely; so much so that she demands that her employer send her a companion, or she’ll never work for them again.
Rhus is the brash male that the company sends from Mars, and he stirs something deep within Salvia. But Rhus has been crafted with another objective in mind. Working closely together, they begin falling in love, but what Salvia doesn’t know is that the company wants her head, preferably on a platter, and they’re going to use Rhus to get it.