Krystina Merkos is reluctant to leave her home planet, but agrees it’s best that her father doesn’t have to concern himself with her safety while he fights a civil war. The journey on an Imperial warship becomes much more palatable when she discovers that Ben Paulsen, an old flame from her high school days, is a senior officer on the ship.

But it’s not all plain sailing. The captain wants to seduce her, Ben’s trying to keep his distance – and pirates want to sell her to the murderous sect waging war on her father.

When the frigate is attacked by a pirate fleet intent on capturing Krys, she faces impossible choices. If she hands herself over to the pirates, she will die a painful death. If she doesn’t, everyone will die.

Unless she and Ben can contrive a way out for them all.

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This short story is a space opera, full of action and adventure, with a romance thrown in.


“Fast paced space opera romance. While short, the world building is handled with a light but effective hand, introducing a world full of large scale conflict that mirrors some of our own current world conflict. The romance of two former classmates aboard an Imperial star ship brings together two admirable people in the midst of difficult times. So many of my personal favorite Space Opera Romance requirements were satisfied I have to give it a 5 star.”

“Only 51 pages, there is still a full story in The Demon’s Eye. It is complete with heroine, hero, romance, villain, aliens, space ships, intrigue and adventure. The Demon’s Eye is just the thing to read if you like Sci Fi Romance and are looking for a short story.”