A story that grabbed me

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The book “Hope’s Folly” by Linnea Sinclair, is a science fiction love story set against a backdrop of political upheaval and looming war. The narrative follows Admiral Philip Guthrie, a rebel trying to oppose the tyrannical Tage while dealing with personal and physical challenges, including a romance with assassin-turned-rebel Rya Bennton. The story combines intense character development, political intrigue, and subtle humor, enhanced by realistic sensory details and rich secondary characters.

The Mystery of the Crimson Lady: A Spacefarer’s Tale

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The blurb. One hundred years ago the pirate ship Crimson Lady terrorized the space lanes, then she disappeared without a trace, leaving behind nothing but tall tales and legends. Until Tara Wyndham finds an artifact from the lost ship Rys … Continued

Some don’t like it hot

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Whether you like it or not, sex, love, and romance are a part of life. It can be a powerful driver. But ‘soppy stuff’ didn’t fit into the blokey world of science fiction. Admittedly, James T. Kirk cut a swathe through the ladies in Star Trek, ‘alien’ or not. In the original Star Wars trilogy, though, there was hardly a female in sight, apart from Princess Leia. And the Big Romance with Han Solo was all bickering and one kiss. I thought I could do better than that. So I did.

An Imperial Family in Space

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Lady Felicia Sorensen, a brilliant microengineering student, finds herself pressured to date Emperor Victor Sinclair, for he has fallen madly in love with her! Despite being showered with extravagant gowns and attention, she longs for a fascinating life as a … Continued

Science fiction romance – caught between a rock and a hard place

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Talking about what constitutes ‘romance’ seems to be a bit like climbing over the fence into the lions’ compound knowing they haven’t been fed for a while. But I have to say I find the debate a little bit perplexing … Continued

The aliens in ‘Crisis at Validor’ #amwriting

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By now you all know I’m in the final stages of writing a new Ptorix Empire book. The title is Crisis at Validor and it features my decidedly non-humanoid alien species, the Ptorix. Readers will learn more about them in … Continued

Let’s take a short cut

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More from Kuralon Rescue. Siena and Jirra have made it to Crossmar, where they’re going to have the ship repaired and pick up some much-needed supplies. ********************************* “This is wrong, isn’t it?” Siena said. Jirra nodded. “These look like warehouses. … Continued