Star Crossed: 7 Novels of Space Exploration, Alien Races, Adventure, and Romance

Sci-fi to fall in love with…

7 full-length novels that explore the future without forgetting that the most dangerous battles will always be within the human heart. Aliens, AI, cyborgs, galactic empires, space battles, and romance...you’ll find them all here, along with heroines and heroes you’ll cheer for.

Space doesn’t have to be cold! Download Star Crossed today.


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Blood Will Tell - Christine Pope

When hacker Miala Fels makes a deal to split the hoard of a dead crime lord with the notorious mercenary Eryk Thorn, events take an unexpected turn....


Archangel Down - C. Gockel

Commander Noa Sato is arrested and interrogated for her part in the Archangel Project. A project she knows nothing about. Professor James Sinclair awakes in the snow knowing only that he must find Noa, a woman he’s never met. In the face of genocide they must hatch a daring plan with a ragtag crew to save the lives of millions—and their own. Every step of the way they are haunted by the final words of a secret transmission: The archangel is down.


Overload Flux - Carol Van Natta

Someone is stealing the vaccine for a galaxy-wide pandemic. Investigator Luka Foxe’s hidden mental talent is out of control, and security specialist Mairwen Morganthur hides a dark past. On a convoluted trail of corrupt pharma corporations, murderous mercenaries, sabotage, and deadly space battles, their only hope for survival lies in trusting one another.  


Star Nomad - Lindsay Buroker

The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold.


The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy - Greta van der Rol

Thrust together in a race against time, ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren and Systems Engineer Allysha Marten, must resolve their personal differences to prevent an inter-species war.


Hurricane Moon - Alexis Glynn Latner

With Earth wracked by climate change, an ambitious private foundation launches a starship to discover a new world. The astronauts and scientists of Aeon are prepared to cope with every known outcome and every foreseeable unknown.  But what they encounter on the other side of the stars is the unknown unknown.


The Key - Pauline Baird Jones

The key will unlock more than an unknown civilization; it will define who one woman will become…Elite pilot, Sara Donovan and resistance fighter, Kiernan Fyn must stop those that would use the key for their own agenda. Don't miss out on this Independent Book Bronze Medal and Dream Realm Awards Winner! 

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About the author

A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Christine writes in several sub-genres of romance, including paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and science fiction/space opera romance. The Land of Enchantment cast its spell on her while she was researching her Djinn Wars series, and she now makes her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

C. Gockel got her start writing fanfiction, and she is not ashamed! Much. She received emails, messages and reviews from her fans telling her she should 'do this professionally'. She didn't; because she is a coward and life as a digital designer, copywriter and coder is more dependable. But in the end, her husband's nagging wore her down: "You could be the next '50 Shades of Gray' and I could retire!" Unfortunately, the author writes science fiction and fantasy, not erotica. She is sad about this; she'd love for her husband to be able to retire and just work for her so she could nag him.

Carol Van Natta is a USA TODAY bestselling science fiction and fantasy author. Works include the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, paranormal romance, and retro science fiction comedy. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a sometime mad scientist and various cats. Find her on the web at Author.CarolVanNatta.com or facebook.com/CarolVanNattaAuthor. Sign up for her author newsletter at http://bit.ly/CVN-new

Lindsay is a full-time independent fantasy, science-fiction, and sci-fi romance author who loves travel, hiking, tennis, and vizslas. She grew up in the Seattle area but moved to Arizona when she realized she was solar-powered.

Greta van der Rol is a writer, photographer, animal lover, and self-described space nut. She loves writing space opera with a dollop of romance - but she's written two paranormal novels featuring weretigers, and one historical fiction. She lives with her husband not far from the beach in Queensland, Australia.

Alexis Glynn Latner has written the science fiction novel "Hurricane Moon" (Pyr 2007, Avendis Press 2014) and more than two dozen stories in science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery magazines and anthologies. She has a sailplane pilot's license, so she understands the calculus of risk and reward when people undertake adventure. She works at Rice University's Fondren Library in Houston, Texas, and teaches creative writing through the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice. Her Website is http://www.alexisglynnlatner.com.

Pauline doesn't love reality so she writes books. She tends to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla (they were born the same year) through her characters lives, mixing peril and humor into her romance. However, whether she's writing science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, or cozy mystery she always delivers a happy ending.

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C. Gockel
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Published on
Oct 5, 2018
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Language
English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
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Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
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An injured veterinarian and a cyborg with unusual pets must join forces to save their town.

The vast Central Galactic Concordance strictly prohibits genetic experimentation and alteration of humans on any of its 500 member planets. Animals aren’t so lucky.

On a frontier planet, veterinarian Bethnee Bakonin made a home for herself in the frozen north. Her minder talent for healing all kinds of animals would ordinarily assure her success, but her unwilling stint in the shady pet trade industry left her damaged and scared. She works around her limitations as best she can, and rescues pet trade castoffs.

“Volunteered” for a black-box research project, elite forces Jumper Axur Tragon now has dangerous experimental tech in his cybernetic limbs. He escaped and crash-landed a stolen freighter in the northern mountains of a frontier planet, only to discover a secret shipment of designer pets was part of the cargo. Determined to do right by them, he enlists reluctant Bethnee’s aid in caring for them—a definite challenge, considering Bethnee is terrified of him.

When greedy mercenaries come raiding, can Axur and Bethnee work together to overcome their limitations, with help from their unusual pets, and save the day?

It's a deadly adventure—with pets—in the fringes of space. Grab your copy of Pet Trade today!

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Series note: Pet Trade takes place between Pico's Crush and Jumper's Hope in the Central Galactic Concordance series timeline, but is a standalone story. Originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2.

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"...a poignant romance… I loved watching as these two individuals start to heal, and find love together.”

-- Kathy Andrico - KathysReviewCorner.com

 

 

Come along, a millennium into the future… if you dare.
The Central Galactic Concordance government boasts 500 member planets and 200 years of prosperity, thanks to the sprawling Citizen Protection Service. The agency uses any means necessary to keep the peace, from allying with giant pharma corporations and political maneuvering, to secret black-box projects with darker purposes.
The CPS also employs minders--people with telepathic and telekinetic talents--for service and security, and covert operations.
Being a minder isn't easy--they are followed by fear and prejudice. But being a "person of interest," or of use to the CPS is even worse. Throw in corruption, hidden agendas, planet-sized secrets, and space battles…
Your only hope for survival is to know who your friends are… and keep them close.
Jump on board for the interstellar ride of a lifetime—read the first three books of this award-winning series today.
The Central Galactic Concordance collection includes three full-length novels of space opera, adventure, mystery, and romance:
Overload Flux - Two loners fighting to stay alive discover they must now save the galaxy.
Minder Rising - A covert agent asked to train a prodigy telepath discovers he must first keep the boy and his mother alive in a gleaming city full of danger.
Pico's Crush - Trouble comes to paradise when a serial killer chooses a galaxy-famous college campus for his hunting ground. 
"Space opera packed with diverse characters, intricate world-building, and plenty of intrigue" ~ Anna Hackett, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Hell Squad series
More books in the CGC series:
— Zero Flux (novella, Book 2.5)
— Jumper's Hope (Book 4)

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