In the sequel to ‘Merkers’ Outpost,’ Lady Alexandra and Lt. Vanster arrive on Arnica in the middle of a hostile take over of the planet. Their assignment was to find hostiles from their side of the galaxy and 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 to make them bondmates.
NOTE: This is an unedited version. When it was originally published the editor removed chapters due to the story was too long. I have added the chapters back and added more to the story, as well as pictures. If you’re sensitive to errors I suggest you purchase the published e-book version. Enjoy. Read story:
It felt like Lonnie led many lifetimes and finally she was settling down where she felt safe enough to call home, however, the call to return to space led her back to dangerous adventures she seemed to have a need for.
A man of wealth and arrogant in all matters of his life had the shock of his life when his only off-spring was born a hermaphrodite. Ashamed, he paid to have his child switched with another woman’s male child. When the child became an adult, both children were told of the switch as was agreed upon by the mothers. There were parties interested in keeping father and true biological son apart, but things happen.
Connie saw the mandatory draft as an opportunity to escape an unwanted life of subjugation in a cult that devalued women. Posted as a tower guard on the border wall along the frontier, she found her life was never dull. Another opportunity came her way when her air cart was shot down and crash landed on the other side of the border wall. While she recovered from her injury, she became an apprentice to a woodcrafting wisewoman, who taught her the ways of the forest and herblore in the Morwea Woods.
At 16 all children of the Realm were conscripted into public service for two years. The ideal was away from family they would acquire self confidence and learn a trade or have an idea of what occupation to pursue after their return home. Connie saw the draft as her escape from a life she didn’t consent to and saw no other way to escape her confinement but through the draft. She was determined to make the most of her two years, and disappear from those that felt it was their duty to return her to a life she had no intention of returning to.
On her way to her vacation campground, Claire Hanson, a detective in the Petima Police Department, picks up the enigmatic MaryLyn Smith. While at the campground, a series of unfortunate accidents befall Claire, and MaryLyn is never around when they happen. Claire chalks it up to coincidence, but when her RV is raided by law enforcement officials looking for planted contraband and Claire is severely beaten in the incident, she knows these aren’t chance events. What she doesn’t know is whether MaryLyn is involved or not.
This is the edited version of Camping Out. It has been published in paperback and for an ebook download 2.99 charge.
Claire Hudson was on her way to a much needed two week vacation. Camping out where few human voices and the incessant noise people always insisted on carrying with them was her dream vacation. However, a lone woman walking on a deserted road adds more intrigue to her job she was hoping for some time off from.
Published under the title: Unfinished Business (That means an editor has gone through it and costs all of 2.99 to read the edited version. )
Calose had three days to stay out of trouble on Dysta Space Station, a small station that did minor ship repair and at a reasonable cost. It seemed a safe idea to keep under the eye of the surveillance cameras so hustlers and pick-pockets wouldn’t bother her, but no loitering was allowed, and cruising through stores without purchasing anything caught the attention of the security bots. Her thought was to sleep the days away with a good reader in a sleeping cubicle but the ones in safe locations were already occupied. While she moved around she spied a potential spot to sleep, and when the station moved into nightshift, she settled for a light nap. Her sleep was disturbed when a relic was dropped in her lap and for the next few days she spent trying to avoid relic Hunters, until she found who the relic belonged to.
Leona Bestolie’s life started when she chose her required time in public service as an ambassador’s courier on another planet. When her service came to an end, instead of returning home, she chose to expand her horizons, most notably on other planets. Her new job as an Observer, provided her training in new professions, expanding on her talents. She became comfortable in her twenty-years as a professional dancer on board a space cruise liner, visiting exotic places and the opportunity to making unusual friends, as well as sending reports to HQ about her observations. In her twentieth year in space she was assigned a new handler in both her Observer role and as a professional dancer. What she wasn’t expecting was that multiple attempts on her life were made after the changes, and her new entertainment agent’s assignment to babysit a diva. Never upstage a diva, was her constant self-reminder. She should also have listened to her friend and guarded her heart.