Ben and Aaron Cooper’s life had never been one of ease. Deserted by their mother and raised by a drunken father, they fought to survive on the Kansas farm where their father worked. Life deals them a horrendous twist when they are kidnapped by an alien trader and sold. Ben, the oldest by sixteen months, convinces the aliens who enslave them that he and Aaron will die if they are separated. It is the only way he can think of to keep them together and protect his younger brother.
The next fifteen years prove to be the most challenging of their lives. They do what they have to in order to survive. They are convinced their time has come to an end when the freighter they are on is attacked by a species known for their lust for blood and killing.
Evetta and Hanine Marquette are Marastin Dow; a species whose leaders thrive on living in the old ways where only the strongest, most ruthless are allowed to live. The life expectancy for most Marastin Dow is short, especially on one of the warships that all Marastin Dow, male or female, are expected to serve a mandatory service. Advancement usually comes by murder.
Evetta and Hanine want a different life and work together to stay alive in the hopes of finding a life away from the constant threat of death. Life changes for them when they encounter two strange and unusual alien males.
When the males’ lives are endangered, there is only one thing these warrior women can do to save them… run!
Asim Kemark has lived a long, lonely life. It is only his pledge to his former king and to Mandra Reykill that keeps him, his dragon, and his symbiot from going crazy. He has given up on ever finding his true mate and devotes himself to caring for the wide assortment of creatures on Mandra and Ariel’s mountain retreat. The last thing he expects when he visits the palace is to lose control of his dragon and his symbiot when they sense their true mate. Before he knows it, he has kidnapped her!
Pearl St. Claire is enjoying a new adventure – learning to live on an alien planet. As a mature woman in her sixties, she thought she had experienced just about everything life could throw at her – only to discover she really hasn’t experienced anything yet! She is both amused and exasperated when one of the dragon-shifting aliens kidnaps her, believing she is his true mate.
Life is no longer boring or lonely as Asim courts the spirited human woman who has enchanted him, but he isn’t the only one who has noticed Pearl or the unusual animals under his care. When poachers attack, determined to steal the exotic creatures under his protection – including Pearl and a new clutch of alien eggs from Earth – he will do everything he can to protect them. Can one dragon keep the most precious creatures under his care safe, or will he lose the biggest battle of his life?
Four years ago, Earth received its first visitors from space, and the planet was thrown into a panicked chaos. The Trivators came to bring Earth into the Alliance of Star Systems, but now they are forced to take control of Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in their fear.
As you can probably tell, I’m running—okay, more like crawling—behind on Core and Runt. The good news is that Dust 2: A New World Order has been released, Core is smoking up my computer which means Runt is going to be even better. I promise both stories are coming and will be worth the wait.
I’m hoping to have Core’s Attack done by the end of August and Saving Runt has been moved to October to give me some time to rest and get my strength back. I struggle with Vitamin D deficiency which is a royal pain considering I live in the Sunshine State. It often leaves me tired. Anyway, I’m trying to push through but it has slowed me down a bit so please bear with me as I get back up to full speed again.
It has been a brutal summer as far as temperatures and the heat and humidity are draining! My thoughts and tons of hugs go out to those who have been suffering from the fires. Even my UK readers have had a fierce time with wildfires—something you don’t expect, then the floods on the upper east coast. I am so looking forward to the cooler weather. Maybe we should all become Australian Snowbirds! LOL. Who’s in with me?
New dangers, old enemies, and more follow Dust as a new world order is established, one that will pit one species against another. Life is about to become very hazardous—for anyone who gets in his way.
Dust’s increasing uncertainty of the changes inside him, the treacherous journey to Portland, Oregon in search of his aunt and uncle, and his growing feelings for Sammy have him on edge. He is reluctant to tell his adopted family that the power inside him is growing again and that he isn’t sure when—or if—it will ever stop. When they reach Portland, Dust discovers a line has been drawn between those who have been changed and the unchanged ones who want to control them.
Can Dust protect his new family from being used or will the power growing inside him become a force that will not only destroy his enemies, but also the ones he loves?