Star Hero: A Star Series Novella

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An imperfect hero battles his inner demons in a race against time to save the woman he loves...

First he had to rescue her. Then he’d try to win her back.

A Marine serving in the galactic frontier, Lieutenant Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender—his heart. Lukas’s struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing in action. Now the rugged, emotionally scarred Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.

(Expanded from the novella “Stray“, originally published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology)

“A heart-pounding space adventure!” —Goodreads

“I have never read anything by this author before and I have been missing out. What a wonderful story that kept me reading right to the end. It grips you from the first words” —Goodreads

“Sparks fly when Lucas, the Marine hero, meets Carlynn, the star pilot. A few months later different sparks fly and Lucas learns what it’s like to lose everything he always wanted. Can he find Carlynn and win her back?” —Goodreads

“I am once again spell-bound by Susan’s thoughtful literary approach of bringing into play Bang-Bang to examine the risks associated with an unfolding love story and the way our past history opens as well as cloaks the heart to direct our present and future.” —Goodreads

“Beyond the romance it dealt with the very real issue of PTSD really well, covering not only the person who has it but how it can effect those who love and care for them. I absolutely adored Bang Bang and cant wait to read Puppy’s story.” —Goodreads
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Sep 7, 2017
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Susan Grant
RITA® winner and New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Susan Grant sweeps readers away to exciting new adventures in another romance and action-packed story!

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Praise for Once a Pirate:

Two-time Golden Heart finalist *** PEARL Award Winner

“Once a Pirate is the best romance I have read this year!” —The Romance Reader

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“No cliffhangers - yea!! Passionate sex - oh my yes, just descriptive enough that I thought I was going to have to take my blood pressure pill.”

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“Still one of my all-time favorites. I think the updated book cover does the book justice, too! Both Andrew and Carly (Amanda) were wonderful together. Carly was a spitfire. “Damn woman, I never know what is going to come out of your mouth!” She was a tell-it-like-it is 21st century female and I admired her spunk. The love story was amazing! Be still my heart!”

“I would absolutely live out the tiring times of Carly’s life if I could have my Andrew.”
Book 2
RITA® winner and New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Susan Grant sweeps readers away to exciting new worlds in another romance and action-packed story!

He’s sworn to uphold the rules
She’s hell-bent on breaking them

Crown Prince Ian Hamilton fights to stay one step ahead of the schemers who don’t want an Earth guy in line for the galactic throne. A mission critical to galactic peace forces him to hire a cute but tough pixie of a pilot he can’t help falling for–until he discovers she is on the run from the very laws he pledged to uphold.

Princess Tee’ah Dar has everything except freedom. After learning to fly starships in secret, she flees the stifling rules of the palace for the wild frontier, and promptly gets hired by a man from Earth. Her thrilling new life threatens to crash and burn when she learns her sexy employer is the one man she needed to avoid. Only one problem–when it comes to Ian, her heart may already be past the point of no return.

But dark forces are on their trail and closing in fast. Soon, an Earth-born Harley riding prince, his rebellious alien princess pilot, and their motley starship crew may be all that stands between the galaxy and all-out war.

***WINNER Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence*** WINNER RT Reviewers Choice Award ***

“Once again, Grant gives us a perfect pairing of hero and heroine, both strong, courageous and loyal. They compliment each other brilliantly. I found myself transfixed by the story of these two unlikely lovers from different worlds, both bound by heritage, duty, and honor.”

“I read this book first, not knowing of the Star King. I still have this book in my “Sacred Pile,” the actual books that will be buried with me!”

“Intelligent science fiction romance...once again Susan Grant takes the topic women’s traditional roles in society and weaves an action packed romance with the struggle within individuals to challenge what is expected of them as opposed to what they want to do with their own will cheer the success of her characters.”

“Funny, edge of the seat, and [the] true love elements have not, in my opinion, been matched by any author in this genre yet. Being able to tell a story, a real story, is a gift that few have and I believe that Ms. Grant is probably either extremely under appreciated or the best kept secret in the Genre.”

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Book 1
RITA® winner and New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Susan Grant sweeps readers into a dangerous and thrilling world of the future in this romantic and action-packed series...

Part 1 of a two-part series

The revolution begins....

The year: 2016.While flying a peacekeeping mission over North Korea, Air Force pilot Bree “Banzai” Maguire is shot down. Instead of the North Korean troops she expected, she finds herself captured by a mad scientist and put in bio-stasis. When she wakes, everything has changed. It’s 2176, the world is in crisis, and she is a hotly contested prize. Once, Banzai’s job was to protect democracy; now a mysterious voice claims she must bring it back.

The year: 2176.U.C.E. Commander Ty Armstrong is a decorated SEAL, combat veteran, and part-time treasure hunter. Seeking one elusive prize has become a personal obsession for him: Banzai Maguire, who was never found after her mysterious disappearance 160 years earlier. His quest to find her remains takes him into enemy territory where he discovers that not only is she very much alive, he might have already fallen in love with her. But before he can bring her to safety, they are captured by the charming, yet ruthless, Emperor of Asia. Ty vows to escape with Banzai at his side. But his captor has other plans for him—and for Banzai Maguire.

“If Grant’s faithful fighter jet descriptions don’t snag readers from the outset, her fierce, funny, tough-as-nails heroine will. With its cliffhanger conclusion, awe-inspiring characters and droll humor, this book is a strong launch for a very promising series.” — Publishers Weekly
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