SF Romance

I Am Ebony Strike

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-7-0 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00ZQ3Q47O / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower

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.

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Her Scandalous Affair

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-5-6 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00X6I83XY / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Restoration / ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: January 2015)

In politics, is there a place for love?Award-Galaxy

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.

Winner, 2015 SFR Galaxy Award

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Hunted Hermaphrodite Lover

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novella / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-1-8 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00IJZQ1KG / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Prime Suspect / RELEASE DATE: January 2014 (reissue))Award-GaylacticSpectrum

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)

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Shapeshifter’s Saviour

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novella / ISBN: 978-0-9873174-7-6 / (Amazon) ASIN: B00FLY4JUW / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: On Bliss / RELEASE DATE: October 2013 (reissue))

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.

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Seducing the Reluctant Heiress

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Short Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9783174-4-5 / (Amazon) ASIN: B006VRR8U6 / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: The Pirate’s Grand Plan / RELEASE DATE: January 2013 (reissue))

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….

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Publisher: Sandal Press / Length: Novella / ISBN: 978-0-9871445-9-1 / (Amazon) ASIN: B009GIYD7S / Cover Artwork: Sandal Press
RELEASE DATE: September 2012 (reissue)

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

Escape from Enemy Hands

EscapeFromEnemyHands-200x300Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-0-9871445-8-4 / (Amazon) ASIN: B008NBRVIW / Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
REVISED: February 2016 (ORIGINAL TITLE: Balance of Terror / RELEASE DATE: October 2012)Award-Galaxy

Advisory: ESCAPE FROM ENEMY HANDS is the sequel to IN ENEMY HANDS; however, a full synopsis of the first book is given at the beginning of ESCAPE… That should get you up to speed if you haven’t yet read IN ENEMY HANDS.

Save one man? Or save billions? It’s Moon’s choice.

Stellar physicist Moon Thadin and amnesiac savant Srin Flerovs are on their way to possible sanctuary with an old research partner of Moon’s. But between them and safety lie a cunning arms dealer, a suspicious pirate captain, and a universe of unfamiliarity.

Refusing to turn her research into a weapon, Moon and Srin outran the Republic in IN ENEMY HANDS, only to find that the anti-Republic 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?

Winner of two 2013 SFR Galaxy Awards

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Europa Europa

Publisher: Challis Tower / Length: Novelette / ISBN: 978-0-9875440-8-7/ Cover Artwork: Challis Tower
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.

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In Enemy Hands

Publisher: Carina Press / Length: Novel / ISBN: 978-14268-9006-2 / Cover Artwork: John Kicksee

This book is currently IN REVISION

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