Last Ship Off Polaris-G: A Central Galactic Concordance Novella

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A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet.

 Frontier planet Polaris-Gamma is dying, afflicted by a suspiciously-timed blight that destroys all crops. Worse, the whole system is now under military quarantine by the Central Galactic Concordance to prevent the catastrophic blight from spreading. The settlers must escape—or perish. 

 Caught behind the blockade, independent trader Gavril Danilovich finds his interstellar trading ship commandeered in the desperate plan to escape. He tells himself that's the only reason he stays, and not because he's worried about the woman he walked out on two years ago—who still lives on Pol-G.

 Supply depot manager Anitra Helden races to gather the last of Pol-G's assets. Her plan to launch a mothballed freighter off Pol-G may be crazy—but it can work, if she can talk Gavril into helping. Their precious cargo? Four thousand stranded colonists.

 Can Anitra and Gavril, and their ragtag crew get past the deadly military blockade?

 It's a desperate bid for freedom in deadly deep space—get your copy of Last Ship Off Polaris-G today!

 Series note: The events in Last Ship Off Polaris-G take place several years before Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance, Book 1). Think of it as an introduction to the series, and a foreshadowing of things—and people—to come.

 

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The Central Galactic Concordance series:

Last Ship Off Polaris-G (Novella)

Overload Flux (Book 1)

Minder Rising (Book 2)

Zero Flux (Novella 2.5)

Pico's Crush (Book 3)

Pet Trade (Novella in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2)

Jumper's Hope (Book 4)

Spark Transform (Book 5 – coming soon)


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About the author

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-news.

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Chavanch Press, LLC
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Published on
Aug 25, 2017
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Pages
150
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ISBN
9781946165039
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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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. 
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“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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