Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.2014 National Excellence in Romance Fiction AwardTwo time winner ~ SFR Galaxy Award (for ESCAPE FROM ZULAIRE and WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM).Proud recipient ~ NASA Exceptional Service Medal but must hasten to add the honor was not for her romantic fiction!Happy to be a member of the SFR Brigade writers’ group and the Here Be Magic authors…Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – I’ll improve your process (mwahahahaa)!
Book 2 continues the story of these estranged alien mates on the starship Liberator. Captain Liam Synar and PeaceKeeper Ania Looren are trying to make peace with their turbulent pasts.
Ambassador Ania Looren was content with how she had lived her very long life. If given the choice, she would have chosen death over becoming the Daemon of Synar’s physical host. But compelled to save her life, her questionable mate, Captain Liam Synar, made the decision for her. Now she is fighting her own inner darkness as well the dark alien spirit she carries inside her.
Liam wants her to love him again, but how can she? Ania’s still struggling to forgive what he’s done.
More Books in the Forced To Serve Series
The Daemon of Synar, Book 1
The Daemon Master's Wife, Book 2
The Siren's Call, Book 3
The Healer's Kiss, Book 4
The Daemon's Change, Book 5
The Tracker's Quest, Book 6
*** The Forced To Serve series is humorous space opera along the lines of Firefly, The Orville, and written by a long-time trekkie.
Note from the author -- Just like in space opera TV shows, the characters in my Forced To Serve series reappear from book to book because they are crew members of the same spaceship. Book 1 (64,000 words) and Book 2 (110,000 words) together are the full story of Liam and Ania's adventure. Reading both books is recommended to get a full feel for this series.
Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he'll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.
All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship's malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.
But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he'll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?
Aydarr, the Badari alpha, isn’t sure he can trust Jill but his attraction to her is undeniable. He impulsively claims her as his mate to prevent her death at the hands of the Khagrish.
Can he continue to protect her from the experiments already underway? Will his claiming her put his pack in jeopardy from their alien masters?
As Jill searches for a way to rescue her fellow humans and get them all to safety, she finds herself falling for Aydarr, despite the secrets he’s keeping. She has a few of her own.
The situation becomes dire when Aydarr and his pack are sent offplanet on a mission, leaving Jill unprotected, prey for the senior scientist. Can she escape the experiments he has in mind for her? Will she be able to thwart the Khagrish plans and liberate humans and Badari alike? How will she and Aydarr reunite?
This is the first book in a new scifi romance series and each novel has a satisfying Happy for Now ending for the hero and heroine, not a cliffhanger. Some overarching issues do remain unresolved in each book since this is a series but romance always wins the day in my novels!