As an undercover operative for the Constellation League, Marcos Starlaw’s current assignment is a dangerous mission. Posing as a low-end gem merchant, he must infiltrate the Delta Seven mining colony to discern whether pirates have overrun the planet as his superiors suspect. Still, he expects to return home soon, back into the arms of the many women who eagerly await his return.
Burned and scarred by torture, Nova Drayton has lived the past two years in a cave, waiting for someone to help her people. The governor of her home world is a lying, thieving traitor who has taken up with the Limaxian pirates that have overrun her society. They’ve killed many innocents, including her parents and fiancé. Realizing law enforcers may never come—that they’ve likely forgotten their promise to so much as patrol her beleaguered colony—Nova now hates everything having to do with the vaunted Constellation League and its pretentious officers.
When Marcos comes face to face with the pirates and a weapon of mass destruction, he makes a critical mistake, blowing his cover. If Nova doesn’t help Marcos escape the pirates … well, he’s already one heartbeat away from taking his last breath. How can he convince a girl who’s lived through hell that he’s the one she’s been waiting for?
With nothing left but their own ingenuity, the pair must find a way to ally or die at the hands of cutthroats.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Darius Starlaw is the commanding officer in control of the starship Titan. He’s charged with bringing back a murderous space vampire and will do whatever it takes to see his mission succeed. With him, the operation is less a matter of duty than a sworn vendetta. Every moment his suspect remains free is one more he has to live with memories of what that killer did. He and his intrepid crew have chased their man to one of the most primitive planets in existence: Earth. Still, orders are orders and Darius will see his suspect in irons.
San Diego Police Officer Laurel Blake doesn’t know aliens from other worlds exist. Like almost every other cop on the planet, she’s got her plate filled with other, more important, day-to-day matters like chasing down and arresting thieves, drug dealers, and murderers. One night as an undercover operative in Balboa Park utterly destroys her well-ordered concept of the universe and everything in it.
When Darius’s and Laurel’s duties force them to work together, their lives drift from one adventure to the next. Laurel doesn’t trust the so-called spaceman who’s so bombastically dropped into her life. And Darius believes Laurel, as an Earth denizen, is far too technologically backward to do her job properly or to be of any use at all.
The pair has two choices: They can work together to take their mutual suspect back to Darius’s home planet of Luster, or they can remain enemies and risk seeing a murdering savage go free. It’s not only a battle for justice but a war between hearts.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Dillon Greenleaf is a member of Mythreal royalty and head of his planet's security. Debutantes have been chasing him his entire adult life in order to wed a man of power, and he's totally off women in general. But when he meets Keira Foley, an Earth officer, who he suspects is a pirate spy, he finds he quite likes the Plain Jane female. Keira has been pegged brilliant and unattractive by her fellow officers, something she doesn't mind until she meets the hot, royal stud-muffin who believes she is capable of treason against her own world. When they meet again at the Earth Embassy's Valentine's Day ball, Keira however blows Dillon's mind. Yet, in the midst of trying to find the real traitor, Dillon's match-making grandmother, and a night made for love, Keira and Dillon must decide if they can put aside their differences in time to find a love that will be ever after. As a pragmatic cop, Kerry Blaine doesn't believe in aliens from outer space. When she's told they exist, and that she's to work with one to save the planet from total annihilation, her worst nightmares become reality. Using an Earth moniker, Regin Adams wants nothing more than to make a home for his parents, siblings, and his entire race. If he can't block deadly gamma radiation in Earth’s atmosphere, there’ll be no life left at all; no home for anyone. Despite Kerry’s fears, Regin means to do all he has promised. He vows to not only forge a home for his space-weary people, but win the heart of a very skeptical police officer—a woman he’s come to love more than anything in the universe. All it takes is an alignment of faith, hearts, and minds. Harder than saving humanity is the quest to win Kerry’s love.