Author Archives: I. Christie

Reluctant Partner

What can a frustrated weekend artist do when an unexpected windfall drops in her life after the loss of her lifelong supporter, her mother? Shelly Abbot’s passion and relaxation was her art, which unfortunately took a backseat to her major distractions and stresses. She had a difficult supervisor at work, was still recovering from a heartbreaking relationship, and wasn’t able to face prospective customers to sell her art. Her mother offered her help as a partner, to sell the art work that was taking space up in her garage. Reluctantly, Shelly agreed, knowing it meant the customers would want to meet the artist. So when her mother died, an unimaginable change in her life occurred.  She inherited more money than she could imagine, which gave her free time to work on her art, have a designed workshop, and hire an art agent. However, with the money came responsibilities and new relationships, as old and new required her to work on her social skills. Also, in both the art world and her new financial world, she has unexpected challenges that are dangerous and sometimes life threatening. 

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19 Aug 2004

Assignment: Sunrise IV — New Friends, Old Enemies

Alex was dispatched to the Los Angeles Federal Building to deliver a packet of documents for Chief Harper of Sunrise. While in the area, Alex had a chance to interview a prisoner in the Orange County jail. She had information on a hit list Alex had been trying to find the owner to. On Alex’s way back to Sunrise she is kidnapped and left for dead. Elizabeth makes friends with someone she meets on the beach and brings her home.

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19 Sep 2003

Foreign Harbors, Part I

Taking up right after the end of ‘Arnica,’ Lt. Commander Lady Alexandra Montran newly married to Major JG Zohra have a one year trip back to their neck of the galaxy with Lt. Megan Vanster along as Commander Montran’s aide. The women refused to spend the year long trip back in sleep pods when there was plenty of unexplored space their respective superiors would be interested in knowing about; or, that was their argument. This is the beginning of their voyage home…and home is an operative word…

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12 Aug 2003


 In the sequel to ‘Merkers’ Outpost,’ Lady Alexandra and Lt. Vanster arrive on Arnica in the middle of a hostile take over. Their assignment was to find some of the hostiles from their side of the galaxy and find a way to neutralize them in accordance to the planets laws. Major Zohra finds herself landing in the middle of a lake at a monastery with a Sha’Kar to guide her to understanding the rules of a honorable warrior by Arnica’s standards. When their paths cross again, there will certainly be fireworks…not to mention a certain dance.

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12 Aug 2003

Assignment: Sunrise III – Cabin Fever

Part III of the hit series. Between Alex’s job and Elizabeth’s need for alone time to write, friends suggested their relationship needed some time by themselves. Alex and Elizabeth head to Alex’s cabin where they expected only the threat of being snowed in. It turned out to be more than what they could imagine as what a bad vacation would be.  

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24 Jun 2003

A Different Dream

Darcy and Celine affirm to each other that whatever is happening out in the desert, they were only observers and would leave the stepping into the unknown for the more willing. However, they were chosen, along with their four-legged companions, Jade, Mandy and Medicine Man.

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13 Apr 2003

Dreaming of a Better Life

Two women are brought together in a storm, somewhere on a long stretch of freeway where even rural homes are hours away. Both women slowly discover an unusual connection, bringing them together as friends and then something more. Unperceived gifts they share come to the foreground and make their bonds even stronger.

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19 Feb 2003

Scandalous Friends

Susan Nikolas, third daughter of Stanton Nikolas of Nikolas Corporation, always had a mind of her own, even when seemingly minding her father’s phobias about public behavior.  The one most annoying to her was his homophobia when out of two sons, he had one openly gay and the other a closeted bisexual. Susan did not know what to call herself, believing that her erotic dreams of women did not necessarily make her a lesbian or bisexual.

Susan was raised in a small California town where her occasional trips out of town gave her a glimpse of what was beyond her father’s imposed boundaries. Until she met Caitlin McKenzie in Arizona, she was perfectly satisfied in taking brief trips out of her father’s reach, still not testing her curiosity about her sexuality.  Once Susan made up her mind to leave home, she felt unburdened as she headed to San Francisco in search of Caitlin.  While she looked, she met amazing people that introduced her to a sensuous world that her dreams hinted at.

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10 Oct 2002