When firefighter, Ben Murphy, loses his younger brother, Chris, in a warehouse blaze, he's ordered to get out of his apartment and move into an old Victorian mansion. To recover from the shock, Ben is on vacation...whether he likes it or not. And he definitely doesn't like it!
Once he's moved in, Ben finds there's something creepy about his new home. There's an apparition present claiming to be his dead brother, Chris. To make matters worse, a demanding social worker named Kate Donahue just won't leave him the hell alone.
Ben thinks he's going crazy. Kate thinks Ben is already past that point, and Chris...well, Chris is just trying to haunt his brother into getting on with life.
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
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