Summon the Stars: A Science Fiction Romance Anthology

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Summon the Stars is a thrilling space opera anthology dedicated to badass heroines on action packed science fiction adventures, and the scoundrels—that is, heroes—who love them.

An Unforgiving Desert by S. J. Pajonas

When their class ship is hijacked during the final exam, and Skylar and Kalvin are marooned in the desert, they have a long way to go to make it to safety, if they don't kill each other first. Will they make it out of the unforgiving desert in one piece?

Pirate Spark by Carysa Locke

Vashti has spent her entire life trying to prevent the war she foresaw in her nightmares. Having failed, she must now find an advantage for her people, or watch as it rips the galaxy, and her people, apart.

Outer-Rim Rescue by Libby Doyle 

Ex-cop Jane Mwanda is in over her head as she tries to rescue a runaway teen from a criminal gang on a dangerous planet. When a man she'd thought was her enemy offers help, they embark on perilous adventure to bring the girl safely home.

The Rogue's Heart by Erin Hayes

Faced with a failing heart, space pirate Clementine Jones and her crew must come up with the cash to buy her a new one in a brutal, unforgiving galaxy.

Spacer's Third Law by Christina Westcott

Stranded at an isolated space station, Bru Thorsson must hire a second licensed pilot for her salvage ship before she's allowed to undock, but the only candidate for the job is a burned out ex-marine who is still reliving the horrors of the war and doesn't want the job, leaving Bru one last desperate option—shanghai him.

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About the author

Carysa Locke is a pseudonym. Carysa loves to write, and she and her best friend, MaLea Holt, have been creating imaginary worlds together for more than twenty years. Some of the books Carysa writes start out in the worlds MaLea creates for the tabletop role-play games they play. Carysa has a degree in English, and another in teaching, but she’d rather spend time writing wonderful stories and sharing them with readers. 

You can find more about her books and the Telepathic Space Pirates series on her website,

Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author. She loves summer, downtempo beats, yoga pants, foxes, owls, dogs, sushi, pasta, and black tea. She lives outside NYC with her husband, two great kids, and her dog who always wants to play. When it comes to her work, she writes about everyday women and uncommon worlds. 

You can read more about Skylar in her cousin Vivian’s story, the bestselling Flyght series. 

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Libby Doyle escapes real life by writing extravagant tales, filled with intrigue, sex, and violence. When not tapping away at her fiction, she’s been known to work as a book editor, attorney, and journalist. She loves absurd humor, travel, hiking, and music.

Writing fiction is Libby’s latest adventure in a life that has been filled with them. She knows she’s lucky. She’s stood atop a hill in Connemara in a cold wind, watching sunlight sparkle off the pristine sea below. She’s been followed by a howler monkey in a Mexican jungle and been bruised by a martial-arts test in Japan. She’s trekked for days among the Himalayas, mountains so high and timeless they made her feel completely insignificant, a wonderful feeling. And the best luck of all? She’s married to a man who is funny and kind and patient enough to welcome her characters into their lives.

New York Times Bestselling Author Erin Hayes writes what she wants to read, which includes paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and urban fantasy sprinkled with vampires, billionaire princes, mermaids, steampunk and all the stuff you love.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and a giant cat, along with too many Sailor Moon figurines and pieces of art she brought back from her travels. When she’s not writing, well, she’s planning her next big trip or watching sci-fi movies.

And if you like Star Wars, we’re already best friends.

You can find more about Erin and her books at her website.

Growing up, I was the kid with my nose always in a book. As soon as I got some allowance money, I’d ride my horse several miles to a little shop that had a soft drink machine and sold used books—mainly science fiction. I’d get a cola and spend the rest on reading material. I couldn’t wait to escape into those fantasy worlds. Good thing my horse knew the way home. That was my introduction to Andre Norton and Robert Heinlein. Not much has changed since then—except for the horse. I take a beat-up Toyota to the bookstore now.

For more adventures in the universe of The Dragon’s Bidding check out “A Hero for the Empire” and “Cypher”, available on Amazon.

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Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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