Lina O'Kelly, psychic and interstellar transporter, has been accused of mind-controlling her new husband, Valiant. With the galaxy's most powerful superhero under her command, she could conquer worlds.
But she's innocent. How can she make her accusers—and especially her arresting officer, Jae Rallene—believe her? He is the last of his kind, supremely powerful in his own right, and best friends with Lina's groom. Lina is new to her powers, new to being off-Earth, new even to being able to touch and love another person. Now she has to figure a way out of this mess without bringing dishonor to Valiant.Superhero romance and adventure
Jae must stop himself from growing closer to the intriguing woman his commanding officer has named a suspect. To do so defies his duty as a Mega-Legionnaire and as a friend. But when a web of interstellar crises begins to tighten around the two, will he be able to keep a safe distance from her?
Cover illustration by Colleen Doran.
Heat level: Mild.
When you think of strong women and strange worlds, think Carol A. Strickland.
Although born in a small town in Illinois noted for its Nineteenth Century demonic possession cases, Carol claims that all those voices inside her head are a result of having stories to tell and books to write. Even so, her strange devotion to and study of Wonder Woman would seem to indicate an abby-normal brain.
A one-time comics letterhack and outspoken member of various comics message boards, Carol has found herself the basis for two comic book villains (at times her opinions have not been taken well by the books' creators) (both villains were soundly thrashed) (and both, for some perverse reason, were male) and had one superhero wear her costume design. (Light Lass!)
Carol has also become an award-winning painter. Along with her writing, she exercises this skill in her secondary hours (both of them) as she waits for the lottery to free her 9-to-5 time to more fulfilling pursuits.