Minder Rising: A Scifi Space Opera with Telepathic Spies, Intrigue, and Romance

· Central Galactic Concordance Book 3 · Chavanch Press, LLC
8 reviews

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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.

 A millennium into the future, the Citizen Protection Service tests all children for minder talents, and recruits the best.

 Injured agent Lièrén Sòng is recovering from a near-fatal crash in Spires, the gleaming capital city of the galaxy. He should be preparing to return to interrogating criminals for the Citizen Protection Service, but he's made unexpected friends with a woman and her son. The boy has strong telepathic talents similar to Lièrén's, and his attractive mother makes Lièrén long for the stability of family.

Imara Sesay works hard as a road crew chief in Spires and part-time bartender to provide for her son Derrit. For him, she even breaks her ironclad rule never to get close to a customer, when she trusts Lièrén to teach her son how to control his growing telepathic talents.

However, new fatalities in his covert unit make Lièrén suspect he isn't a lucky survivor, he's a loose end. He should pull away from Imara and Derrit to keep them safe. But when the local CPS Testing Center shows a more than usual interest in the boy, Lièrén must make an impossible choice—protect the boy, or run for his own life. Can he stay alive long enough to save Imara and her prodigy son?

Hang on for another action-packed ride through a futuristic galaxy—get your copy of Minder Rising today!


The Central Galactic Concordance series:

Last Ship Off Polaris-G (Book 1)

Overload Flux (Book 2)

Minder Rising (Book 3)

Zero Flux (Book 3.5)

Pico's Crush (Book 5)

Jumper's Hope (Book 6)

Extra stories with romance, pirates, and pets:

Pet Trade

Cats of War

Galactic Search and Rescue

Escape from Nova Nine

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Keywords: science fiction romance, space opera, action, adventure, telepathy, paranormal, galactic government, republic, corporations, romantic suspense, psychic, love, international, thriller, mystery, interracial, multi-cultural, LGBT

Ratings and reviews

8 reviews
Eva Millien
August 19, 2015
While recovering from a near-fatal crash, agent Lièrén Sòng makes friends with Imara Sesay and her son only to discover that the CPS Testing Center is entirely too interested in her son’s talents and that he’s become a loose end in this thrilling sci-fi romance. With unexpected deaths in his field unit, Lièrén begins to suspect that his crash wasn’t an accident after all and the reader can’t help but get caught up in this story as his eyes are opened to just how naïve and trusting he’s been. The friendship between Lièrén and Imara grows steadily stronger throughout the story as the romance kind of sneaks up on them because neither believes that a relationship is the realm of possibilities and the steady paced plot keeps anticipations high with suspense, turmoil and action while emotional issues adds depth to the story. Intrigue builds lots of tension to the story as Lièrén begins to realize that he’s not a survivor…he’s a loose end and excitement builds as the danger to Lièrén escalates causing some intense attack scenes but with his realization he also begins to see another side to CPS and wonders just how far they will go and he’s running out of time if he wants to help Derritt and Imara. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination while the intriguing events keep the reader glued to the pages and unexpected twists keeps readers guessing throughout. Suspense and expectation of what was coming kept me completely absorbed in the story from the very beginning especially with that thrilling and deadly opening scene although I should mention that some of the story is a little on the slower side but entertaining none the less and I have to say that Imara’s friend Rayle’s outgoing personality adds quite bit of fun to the story.
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Lola R
February 19, 2021
this was another awesome book. It has a gentle pace and slow build romance that totally worked here. The tone and focus of this one is very different than book 1, but I liked how this provided a very different feel of the world and what’s going on. While the main characters took some time to grow on me, by the end I was really fond of them and was sad to say goodbye to them. The slow build romance fits the pace of the book, although I was sad we didn’t get to see more of them as a couple. The storylines surrounding Lièrén and the CPS and some difficult decisions he has to make were very interesting and I also liked how the plot line surrounding Derrit’s minder talents progressed. This book gives another view of the world and I enjoyed my time spent with this book and learning more about this world. All in all this was a great book and I am hoping to pick up the next book soon.
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N. Woo
May 1, 2024
awesome 👍
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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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