An Indie Author’s Lament

 When I started my Aledan Series long before there was an Amazon, I went the traditional route. I sent out four-hundred-page manuscripts typed and double-spaced with what I hoped were brilliant cover letters. I hit slush piles with my book in most any traditional publisher that would look at science fiction.

The Aledan Psion wasn’t right, didn’t fit their criteria, wasn’t commercially marketable, blah blah blah to the tune of some twenty-nine rejections. That was before postage went up. Finally, one small press publisher offered to publish my book at his startup company. But that never happened. What I had written was science fiction romance with heavy emphasis on the relationship between the hero and heroine. 

I wrote several more novels both romance and science fiction romance then finally put them on the shelf after so many rejections. Then I discovered Kindle Direct Publishing. I could publish the books myself.

I took The Aledan Psion off the shelf and remastered it, updating the premise and characters for the twenty-first century. There was no funds for editors and proofreaders. Like most, I am a better editor and proofreader of other people’s work than my own.

Being an Indie author with finite resources, I must do my best to edit my own work. I found even line by line editing I still missed the kind of errors that annoy readers. So, I added a subscription to the Grammarly add-in for MS-Word which catches grammar errors, awkward sentences, and many typos. 

I generally edit everything I publish three times, reading it for content, running it through Grammarly, and proofing it one last time. But I was still not getting everything.

A writer friend told me to read it out loud. That didn’t work so well for me. I needed someone to read it to me. They have a speech to text program built into Windows now, and it’s decent. I already knew about another writer who had a text to speech program to read books. I just needed to find one I could afford.

I found Word Talk via google. The best part is it’s free. It’s never a good sign when a reader mentions your need for an editor in a review. When it happened before, I went back to the word version and scoured the text for typos, missed words, wrong words, and awkward sentences. Then I uploaded a corrected version.

It seems that there are some readers out there that jump at the chance to leave a bad review. I publish my author email address in all of my books now so readers can contact me directly with editing issues. I will recheck it and send a corrected copy to the reader.

Vyken’s story was not changed with the re-edit, but I believe I have produced a much cleaner and more enjoyable read. The revised Vyken Dark is now live.

All except my free books can be found on Amazon and are available in Kindle Unlimited. Anyone kind enough to email me with the location of errors will get a FREE ebook from my list.


Copyright © 2018
by Christine A. Myers

Jolt Somber Just Released

The Cyborg Awakenings Series takes place in the same universe as my Aledan Series, set about 500 years prior to The Aledan Psion. I got hooked on cyborg novels after reading Cynthia Sax’s Releasing Rage. I have since blazed through at least thirty cyborg novels by various authors.

While I have borrowed various aspects of cyborg fiction lore, the back story is my own creation. I called them the Vikings of the Future after some of history’s fiercest warriors. They were exactly what the Federation needed to fight the interstellar war with the Mesaarkans.

A dying admiral in the Federation Defense Force knows that without a war to fight, the cyborgs will need to redirect their talents to peace time. So, he convinces Vyken Dark to take the cyborgs left back to Earth to help rebuilt civilization that was all but destroyed.

Five cyborgs were all that was left of the crew of the Starfire Nemesis. Jolt Somber was second in command. This is his story.

Jolt Somber was the name the cyborg picked for himself. He was created to be a killer and his creators reinforced his killer instinct by flooding him with feel-good endorphins. For eighty years he fought the Mesaarkans at Vyken Dark’s side. He and four genetic cyborg brothers returned to Earth to help restore civilization after the war had ended.

Jolt is supervising demolition in the ruins of Farringay to build a new starport. The war left Earth in ruins with cities ruled by overlords with gangs of thugs as enforcers. Violence against women is rampant.
When Jolt finds his one genetic female mate used and left for dead by gangers, the pleasure he takes in avenging her could have unexpected repercussions.

After what males had done to her, would she ever accept Jolt as her mate?





Iris tried to be tough, and she hated the tears that filled her eyes at the memory of the four men hitting her. As soon as she started to cry bitter, angry tears, Jolt jumped up and scooped her up into his arms and sat back in the chair with her on his lap. He wrapped the sheet snuggly around her and held her close with her face pressed into his shoulder as she sobbed.

Better for her to let it out than to keep it bottled up inside, thought Jolt. He just held her and stroked her short hair, wishing he could kill them all again. Eventually, her sobs faded and she shifted in his arms.

Jolt couldn’t resist pressing his lips to the top of her head. She hiccupped a few times as she nestled her head against his chest. He held her firmly and rubbed her back tenderly, wishing he could wipe away all her pain.

She quieted and seemed content to be in his arms. Jolt rested his cheek against her hair and just listened to her breathe. Several minutes later one of the newbies named Axel Rex brought in a plastic crate of clothing for Iris. He had alerted Jolt through their internal network that the delivery had arrived.

The only place to get clothing close to her size was from their battleship Starfire Nemesis in orbit over Earth.  They still had a limited amount of clothing in women’s uniform sizes from when they had females serving on the ship. Their uniforms had been simple in the end, black cargo pants with khaki green or tan t-shirts and black jackets.

Matix Tell hadn’t questioned his request to shuttle down some clothing for Jolt’s female. Matix was well aware that there was nowhere to get any. The Enclave was consistently running short though they had ordered machinery that would make clothing. It hadn’t yet arrived.

Axel came in and left the plastic crate on the bed and left without a word. Jolt felt sure that Iris hadn’t noticed.

She had been quiet for some time, so Jolt leaned back to look at her face. Her eyes were red-rimmed and puffy from crying, but her tears had dried. She looked a little embarrassed, shaking her head.

“I’m not usually such a crybaby. It just makes me so mad that those guys beat on me like that. Bastards!”

“Yes, they were,” Jolt agreed as he brushed the back of his fingers down her cheek gently. “They’re never going to hurt anyone again.”

Iris breathed in deeply and let out a sigh as she rubbed her cheek against his fingers. The gentleness of his touch was soothing and surprising. She looked up into his eyes, her lips parted. They stared into each other’s eyes for endless seconds.

Jolt hardly dared to move. He didn’t want to frighten her with the intensity of his feelings for her. He had waited all his life to find his mate and dreamed in some of his darkest moments of having her in his arms like this. So, he paused to let her make the first move.

Her eyes moved to his mouth, and she moved closer, it seemed a millimeter at a time until her lips pressed to his and moved in a tentative caress. Jolt kissed her back softly, savoring the feel of her lips against his.

It was his first real kiss ever—with his female. He kept it gentle, suppressing his passion for her.

Her body may have been healed, but her battered soul would take a little longer. She needed time to trust him and learn that she was safe with him. He would let her tell him when she wanted more.

“That was nice,” Iris said when the kiss was finished. “You have been really nice. I didn’t expect that from a cyborg.”

“We treasure our females. They are the future of our race. These males preying on women are risking the future of their offspring. Too many of them have never learned what family means to our race,” Jolt said. “Damaging females is evil. They should be protecting them.”





Calan: The Psion Factor Son, Aledan Series Book 6


Calan is a smart, sexy psion with a talent for making people see things his way. Parlor tricks, he calls them.

Ajha Lann, a dawning psion grew up under the wing of an older girl. Together they scrounged for food and avoided capture by the gangers in the ruins of Farringay. Left on her own when Mikki is captured by gangers, the voices in her head seemed to get louder but one presence is stronger than the others. It gives her hope of something better for her future.

Calan Narcaza’s mother, the former Michelle Marlow was born in the ruins Farringay outside the Starport Compound. Little had changed since his father went to Earth to find Chelle and claim her as his mate. Calan knows the dangers, but he has felt Ajha Lann reaching out to him from several years. He knew that for her to reach him over such interstellar distance could only mean that she was his psion mate.

His brother Jamerin brings Calan to Earth in his starship, though he is skeptical about leaving his baby brother on his own. Then they find a cyborg in stasis at the industrial complex that Calan bought to give refuge to the people struggling to survive in the city ruins. They wake him.

Calan and cyborg Rax Ven become allies building the Refuge together and facing off with the Overlords and gangers in a final showdown.


“Are you sure about this, Calan?” Jamerin asked skeptically.             “This place is barely civilized even now—hardly any better than when I got Lara and Xaver out of here five years ago.”

“It’s never going to get any better if nobody tries to make it better,” Calan said. “All they ever did was rebuild little pockets of civilization here. They never went any farther in Farringay after they finished the starport and residential compound.”

“What do you think you’re going to do by yourself?”

“First I’m going to set up the clinic in that industrial complex I bought and see what develops.”

“The gangs in Farringay are just as bad as when Dad came here to get Mom before they ever dreamed of us.”

“I can deal with them. I’m not hindered by any stupid psi laws like they used to have on Aledus. I’m strong enough to protect myself with psi.”

“Except against Tregans,” Jamerin reminded.

“Telepathy doesn’t work, but telekinesis will work.”

“Calan, I know you’ve got skills. I just hate leaving you here on your own. Most of these people are barely civilized.”

“You taught me everything you learned for Aledus. I’m not as strong as you were then, but I’m strong enough to fend off a bunch of thugs.”

“These are not nice people.”

“Some of them are. Those are the ones I want to help. You got a couple days layover before your passengers get here. Why don’t you come out to the complex with me and have a look around?”

“And help you set up the solar array and the power storage cells.”

Calan grinned. “It did cross my mind… But I want you to get a look at the place as well.”

“Sure, why not? Not much to do on the ship while we’re waiting. We didn’t come to Farringay the last time. We landed out west to get Lara.”

The three of them took the pedestrian belt through the starport to meet the hovercraft that was being towed to the hover lot outside. This was no sleek little flyer. It was a six-passenger hover tram with three-ton cargo capacity.

Calan had to be prepared for anything from scavenging for material and supplies to moving people. He had bought the industrial complex from the Federation. It had been used by the cyborg warriors for two centuries while they were building the Farringay Starport and complex.

Things had started to turn around until the cyborgs had put in their time and left Earth for the cyborg colony. The cyborgs did a lot, but they ran out of support after five hundred years. The Federation abandoned the cyborg project before they finished so Cyborg Command invited all their active cyborgs to come to Phantom. Some stayed at Starport City, but most had left.

Calan had only seen holographic pictures of the facility and read the assessment reports. That complex would provide refuge for a lot of people, and the building was reasonably secure.

After all this time it would need a good cleaning, but he had bots for that. Getting power to the building was first on the agenda. Then they could check to see if the well was still operational. Calan knew from the start that public utilities were a thing of the past in Farringay except for the starport compound.

It had been no different where his family built their home on Oltarin. Their farm complex was entirely self-powered. Calan’s bots could probably restore water to the complex if there were still water available from the aquifer it tapped.

The hover tram was waiting for them when they left the starport, and the doors opened automatically as Calan approached the pilot side. The three climbed in, and Calan gave the command for the preset coordinates of the complex.

It was a ten-minute flight from takeoff to touch down in front of the main entrance to the sprawling building. There were also some outbuildings. Since the building had been abandoned for centuries, they weren’t surprised to find the front door opened. No doubt the building had been scavenged more than once in all that time.

Structurally, the building was sound because the cyborgs had made sure of it. They were designed to be efficient at whatever task they were given.

The three psions stood before the entrance and scanned the building telepathically for mind signatures. All three of them frowned then looked at each other.

      “I felt it, too.” All three expressed at once.

      It’s faint—like maybe he’s in stasis. He’s definitely male.” Calan indicated. “But where?”

“One of those outbuildings on the east side,” Jamerin said.

Calan concentrated his consciousness in that direction. “Yes, I think it’s that one.” He pointed to one about a quarter mile away. “I’ll unload the runabout, and we can scoot over and have a look.”

Calan gave a command, and the back of the hover tram lowered into a ramp exposing the roomy cargo compartment. The runabout was a small wheeled vehicle that held four people and ran on crystal power. It rolled down the ramp on command, and the three of them climbed onto it. It wasn’t speedy by any means, but it was faster than walking.

The building was a nondescript gray steel building two stories high probably used as a shuttle port. Its front door was locked, though not for long. Calan took out his mini tablet and scanned the lock mechanism. A holographic image popped up from the tablet showing the lock in detail.

Once he knew how it worked, he manipulated it telekinetically, and the door popped open.

The interior was mostly dark with dim shafts of light penetrating the few dirty windows in the building. All three of them engaged the flashlight features on their tablets as they stepped into the darkness. Their innate psionic ability already told them there was no other living being inside other than the faint consciousness signature they had all sensed.

As they shined their lights around the building, it was mostly empty. There was a room with a locked door at the back left corner of the room. Calan strode across the concrete floor and opened the lock the same way he had the lock on the building. The entity they had sensed was in that room.

The inside of that room was even darker than the rest of the building. Against the wall, there was a tall cabinet covered with a tarp. One tiny light blinked intermittently behind the tarp, so Calan reached up and pulled the canvas off the chamber.

“Sweet Mother of Life!” all three of them exclaimed at once. “A cyborg!”


End of Excerpt

New Cyborg Romance Series – Cyborg Awakenings Book One


Cyborg Vyken Dark came back Earth after fighting for eighty years in the Procyon War against the Mesaarkans. He came to help restore order out of chaos in old Chicago USA. The world is in a post apocalyptic state after the aliens destructive attacks left every major city on Earth is in ruins. Most cities, including Chicago are now run by gangs of thugs ruled by overlords who take everything of value and prey on those who are just trying to survive. Vyken and his four brother cyborgs are all that’s left of their star ship crew of three hundred.

He didn’t want the job, but when his old mentor Admiral Carson Gregor asked, Vyken Dark could not refuse. If he could have chosen a man to call father, it would have been Carson Gregor so he felt bound to grant his last wish.

Vyken chose the name Dark because the darkness in his soul drove him to kill the enemies of the Federation with a ruthlessness that few natural humans possessed. Sometimes that darkness overwhelmed his humanity and made him weary of his life… Until he came back to Earth and found her and he learned how to love…

Review of The Aledan from RED HEADED BOOK LOVER BLOG

The Aledan Psion, Christine Myers

No Comments February 16, 2018

When Michelle Marlow, a latent telepath, first touched Hankura Narcaza’s mind when they were children, he barely knew what psi-mates were. But as an adult he could no longer deny their connection. When she is nearly killed in a street fight on the dystopian Earth of the distant future, Hankura knows he must go there and find her for his soul to ever know peace, no matter that it could very well cost him his life

Compelled by his family to return to Aledus, Hankura takes Michell with him. Life on Aledus is complicated by family dynamics and discriminatory laws against psions. Life on Aledus for the psi-mates is more difficult than they ever dreamed. 

The Aledan Psion is a science fiction tale with a twist as it has a prominent theme of romance… a very compelling theme I may add! The themes woven throughout this book are quite naturally sensational; Christine Myers manages to weave ideas I never thought would be able to mesh well but she does so in the most sound of ways, and this characteristic is just one of the many concepts that make The Aledan Psion so remarkable.

The Aledan Psion follows the male protagonist of the novel, Hankura Narcaza, a young man who we meet as he wakes from a nightmare that involves an exceptional young woman called Michelle Marlow. Michelle Marlow is a telepath and over twenty years ago, she mind-linked with Hankura because she felt a connection that she could not shake. Hankura, despite being older is still connected with Michelle so when he awakes from a terrifying nightmare, one that panics him he knows he must do something. In his dream he envisions Michelle, only Michelle is not safe and is in fact in grave danger… or is she? In his vision, he feels Michelle needing him and it unsettles him as something does not feel right and so he must embark on a dangerous mission to find and help Michelle before it is too late.

The reader will be taken on a breathtaking journey to a dystopian Earth in which crime is rife and back again to Aledus. The result is an extremely engaging, fast-paced journey that will take readers on a voyage through space and time and this book lovers, is the general premise of the outstanding tale that is The Aledan Psion.

The story of The Aledan Psion is one that delighted me early on, and I believe this is down to the expressive powers courtesy of the excellent author, Christine Myers and her flawless creation of both Hankura and Michelle. When I first started to read this book, I was lost in Hankura’s easy to read but in-depth narrative. Hankura’s personalty jumped right off the page and into my heart, and I knew from that point onwards that I was invested in his story, but also the general plot of the book.

Christine Myers is a force to be reckoned with because she has accomplished the impossible… a brilliant science fiction, romantic tale that is not cheesy! Sadly, I read a lot of sci-fi romance novels that are generic and lackluster so to read a book that manages to blend the two themes supremely is phenomenal and I have Myers to thank for this. Not only is Myers an expert at weaving ideas, she is also extraordinary at developing the world of Aledus and the world of dystopian Earth to an incredible amount and placing the reader right in it. The reader will be able to entirely set themselves in the futuristic worlds and the result is pure excitement and awe.

As The Aledan Psion is a dramatic science fiction tale with hints of romance laced throughout, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book a stellar Five Stars! So please, if you are looking for an exceptional science fiction tale then read this book and get lost in an incredible world!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Aledan Psion; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!




Earlier last year I had debated whether to draft the fifth book in the Aledan Series. Then I revised and re-branded the series with new book covers and new scenes. I also published a free prequel to tell Hankura and Chelle’s stories from the beginning.

Now I have completed Psion’s Children, the fifth book in the Aledan Series:

Jamerin Narcaza was the strongest human psion alive. They called him the Promised One; his mission was to free the Psions of Aledus. Only the Wholaskans of Velran were strong enough to control him, so they taught him to control himself by following the strict Psion Code of Ethics.

Because he revered the Wholaskans Jamerin adhered to those principals until he met her. Parei was his psi-mate, and they were going to take her away. That’s when he went against everything he had been taught to control his parents’ minds and make them let Parei stay.

How could a boy so bad be destined to perform a task so honorable? Can the Wholaskan’s reform him where his parents can’t? Will he destroy their minds like his grandmother nearly had years before he was born?

Can he really free the minds of Aledus?

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Excerpt from Psion’s Children:

Three children were not so happy to be coming back to Oltarin: Jamerin, his sister Lara and Parei.

“We are psi-mates,” Jamerin said to Parei. “We will be life mates.  We should stay together.”

“And you’re my best friend,” Lara added.  They were alone in the tiny playroom of the Sential Trader.

“And you both are my best friends,” Parei replied.  She and Jamerin were eight and Lara was five. “But Mommy says we are too young.  We have to be grown up to be life mates.”

“Our parents said the same thing,” said Jamerin. “But, I already knew that. Mesgar told me. He knew we would meet and said that we would be together forever—someday. But I want it to be now so we can play and do school, ride our horses, and have fun together.”

“I know,” Parei sighed. “I want that, too. But we can’t.  Mommy said that your Dad told her we will still be connected in our dreams when we are apart—like your dad and mom.”

“That’s not enough,” Jamerin asserted. “We can take you with us, and they won’t even know you’re gone.  I know how we can do it…”

“Parei is so upset.  I don’t know what to do,” Rona mused.  “She wants us to let her stay on Oltarin with Jamerin.  They’re only eight. I don’t want to be apart from her that long. We only come around here every two years.”

“We feel the same way,” Chelle said. “Jamerin and Lara are upset too.”

“We reminded him of Mesgar’s teachings and told him about our psi-mating,” said Hankura.  “Chelle and I never met face to face until twenty years after we touched minds. I even shared the memories with him. He said it was different because we didn’t get to spend six months playing together and then get split apart.”

“He’s right,” Chelle agreed.  “We were never quite real to each other until we met.”

“So, what do we do?” Parei’s mother asked. “Put them into stasis until they turn eighteen?”

“That would only solve one problem and restrict their natural development,” Hankura said with a rueful grin. “We could sedate them for a few days to give them time to adjust to the separation.”

“What about stasis for just a couple months?” Captain Otian, Parei’s stepfather, suggested.

“Their separation anxiety would still feel just as fresh as it does now,” Chelle said. “Mild sedation could take the edge off. Then after a few days taper it and encourage them to connect with telepathy.  Psi-mates can do that.”

“We should start the meds today since we only have three days until we touch down.  I’ll bring you enough for a few days before we turn in tonight.” Hankura said.

“I don’t think we have a choice,” Parei’s mother said.  “They can’t be together for ten more years.  It’s bad enough they will only see each other every two years—but Otian’s life—our life is out there. She gestured toward the stars.”

“It will be fine,” Chelle told her, “this is different than for Hankura and me.  They have us to take care of them until they can be together.  It will give them something to look forward to.”…..

Hankura, what are we going to do? They won’t let us in, and we can’t make them. Everything was going fine until they met Parei.

I know. It was bad timing all around. They’ve had six months to bond, and now we want to separate them, and they are resisting—punishing us for keeping them apart.

Should we have let Jamerin stay with Parei?  They’re only eight—not ready for a psi-mate bond.

We can’t break the psi-mate bond….

We wouldn’t if we could.

Perhaps we can convince him to put it away for when he is older.

First, we must get him to listen to us, and neither Jamerin nor Lara are letting us in right now. And he is stronger than both of us combined.

This was damned bad timing for psi-mating.  Everything was under control until this. I think we should sedate them at bedtime for the next few days and then try to reason with them. We can’t force them to do anything. Medication is a temporary solution. Jamerin must remember that psi-mating is for mating and having children which must wait until he is an adult. He’s years from puberty, I doubt he is motivated by the mating instinct.  I never felt it until I became sexually active at nineteen.  Only then did I start having sex dreams about you.

But we never met face to face as children. There was no time for the bond to strengthen before you were whisked away to Velran.

This was so unexpected. We shouldn’t have let them spend the last six months together. Then, how long would we have waited for another transport back to Oltarin? Besides, we already have millions invested in the Sential Trader.

…And been through so much with Otian and the rest of the crew. They are our friends. They came back to Velran just for us.

We should have foreseen the problem we’re facing now.

We just wanted to come home.

And here we are.

Jamerin and Lara were apparently asleep when the hovercraft set down at their mountain home.  They were still blocking their parents’ telepathy so they couldn’t be sure.  It was past their bedtime.  Orin Hart, the big Tregan they’d saved on Zevus Mar was waiting just inside the hoverport when they touched down. He carried Jamerin, Hankura carried Lara, and Chelle carried baby Calan into the house to put them to bed. They had been dressed in comfortable lounging clothes in anticipation they would fall asleep before arriving home.

Hankura and Chelle decided to administer the sedatives to blunt their emotions temporarily until they could resolve the issue of separating Jamerin from his psi-mate.  Once they put their children to bed, they fell into bed exhausted. They didn’t discover anything amiss until breakfast the next morning.

Neither Hankura nor Chelle surprised that Jamerin and Lara didn’t wake up to share the morning meal with them due to the sedative administered.  It was Orin Hart’s question that puzzled them.

“Where is your hovercraft?”

“It’s not in the port?” Hankura frowned.

“Nope.” Orin shook his head.

“But everyone is here. Lara and Jamerin are still asleep,” Chelle said.

“Did you check on them?” Orin asked.

“I did,” Hankura said. “Go see for yourself,” he added, suddenly not so sure he saw what he thought he saw.

Orin nodded and strode down the hallway, stopping first at Jamerin’s room then Lara’s. “They aren’t here,” he called back.

Both Hankura and Chelle jumped up from the table and ran to their children’s rooms.  They saw two beds occupied with sleeping children.  “Orin, they’re right there,” Hankura insisted.

Orin shook his head, uncertainly. “They are not.”

Though he couldn’t read the Tregan’s thoughts, he could tell by his facial expression that he wasn’t joking.  Hankura went and looked again into Jamerin’s room and still saw his sleeping son in the bed.  He blinked and shook his head, but the vision didn’t change.  He knew that Chelle was seeing Lara sleeping in her room. A frisson of fear crept up and down their spines as they suspected what was happening.


PSION FACTOR Aledan Series Book 4

The story opens with the introduction of Captain Otian and his crew, forced to land on the backwater planet of Oltarin because of a blown star drive with no funds to replace it. Enter Hankura, who needs passage for himself and his family to Velran to help their son who’s been in a catatonic state since his psionic powers started dawning. No other starship will take them because their children are both dawning psions. Otian and his crew are leery but agree to take the chance in exchange for funds to repair their ship.

Meanwhile, their friend Delmran from Hankura’s childhood with whom they served on the Searching Star arrives on Velran to become Security Chief of the Federation Embassy there. On arrival, Delmran meets Lishaad, a covert agent for the Federation operating as the Emperor’s mistress. As soon as he shakes her hand there is an instant attraction which Lishaad tries to deny, so Delmran backs off. But, Lishaad is not unaffected as she tries to make him believe and trying to hide her feelings makes Delmran believe she is a double agent.

Will Jamerin get the help he needs? Why are the Tregans so interested in Hankura’s family? Can Delmran trust Lishaad to help protect them?

Available now at Amazon .

Aledan Series Book 3 – Surviving Zevus Mar

What if you could share love in its purest form mind to mind all in the span of a thought? What if you could feel what they feel when you touch them and know beyond all doubt that you are loved as well? What if someone took that person from you and did unspeakable things to hurt them—and you felt all that pain as though it were your own? What would you do to make it stop? How do you go on with your life afterward?

As we left psion mates Hankura and Chelle at the end of Oltarin, Hankura was Chief Medical Officer and Chelle was Med-tech on the Searching Star exploration ship.

The ship is captured by a Tregan invaders at Zevus Mar . The takeover is violent and bloody. Hankura must surrender or watch them kill his wife. He feels her anguish through their telepathic bond when she is raped and tortured. He vows to free her, watching and waiting for his chance. (Note: Rape and torture are not discussed or depicted in detail but instead the emotional impact on those victimized.)

Hankura feels her torment and her despair. He knows she is on the brink of either being killed or killing herself. There’s no more time to wait for rescue. He makes his break by killing every Tregan soldier who gets in his way.

Orin Hart, created of genetically engineered Tregan fighting stock, was stolen from the breeding program and raised as a normal child. Appalled by the atrocities done by his fellow soldiers, Orin kills them to save a little boy and his governess from being murdered. The boy, Lanimer, is the son of Hankura’s old friend Mikal who was killed before Orin could stop them.

The memories of what Hankura and Chelle suffered at the hands of the Tregans continue to haunt them after it is over. It begins to tear the psion mates apart. Is love enough to bring them back together?

This was not an easy book to write and parts may be difficult to read. I think you will find parallels ripped from the headlines, but there are also many stories of how the human spirit triumphs in the face of adversity. This is one of those stories.

Available now at Amazon.

Aledan Series Book 2 is Live! OLTARIN The Horse Clans Colony



Hankura and Chelle continue their life together joining the crew of the Searching Star. This is an exploration ship with a mission to find new worlds for colonization and reconnect with lost colonies. Their lives are on an intersecting course with the horse clans of Oltarin a lost colony in the midst of a 500 year old blood feud primarily between the mountain clans and the lake clans. Their society devolved from space faring into rival clans who rode horses and fought each other with swords, knives, and crossbows.

On his way to send the message from the ancient shuttle, Brandt McKell, son of the Mountain clans’ chieftain rides to help a lone rider being chased by four renegades. He can hardly believe his luck when that rider turns out to be the daughter of the Lake clans’ chieftain—his deadly enemy. It’s not exactly love at first sight, but sparks fly and passion ignites.
It’s up to the crew of the Searching Star to determine if these people can settle their differences and claim their rightful place in the Federation.

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PSION The Aledan Series Book 1

When Michelle Marlow, a latent telepath, first touched Hankura Narcaza’s mind when they were children, he barely knew what psi-mates were. But as an adult he could no longer deny their connection. When she is nearly killed in a street fight on the dystopian Earth of the distant future, Hankura knows he must go there and find her for his soul to ever know peace, no matter that it could very well cost him his life

Compelled by his family to return to Aledus, Hankura takes Michell with him. Life on Aledus is complicated by family dynamics and discriminatory laws against psions. Life on Aledus for the psi-mates is more difficult than they ever dreamed.

The Aledan Series is romance set in space opera, part science fiction, part adventure and part family saga. It starts with Hankura and Chelle whose love story is carried through the series plus a new romance in each subsequent book of the series.

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