“This is a toxic relationship! You’re amazing, seductively interesting, and you’re hurting me!” Rick’s physics textbook doesn’t scream back at him, of course. “I can’t take any more headache meds for an hour.” He sets the book down carefully and runs down the hall, to go outside. He needs to focus on faraway mountains so the blazing pain in his eyes will fade a little. He’s stopped by a sound. Not just any sound, he peeks in the door and sees her moaning on the bed.
Cindy Calgrove is in a very revealing position, and very busy. Rick politely looks away. Her scream is primal. “Almost honor night and I’m behind again! Oh God, just gimme one more A plus, I need it NOW!” Everyone in the house knows her brain is exploding in bliss.
Blushing, Rick looks into the astonished face of his dear Scarlett. Pulling him down the hall, she whispers. “I wish you had that kind of scholastic passion.”
Through his headache, Rick teases her. “Be careful what you wish for. We eat and drink what they do. God only knows what’s in it.”
Eyebrows wiggling, Guillermo reminds them. “Your first honor night’s tomorrow. Don’t wanna miss that!”
Holy crap. Could this place get any weirder?
Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.
Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.