Adventure

Merker’s Outpost

Merker’s Outpost has a secret that spans galaxies. Below its hostile, barren red surface, a once-thriving research complex now lies seemingly deserted, watched over by an entity called Guardian. Lieutenant Harriet Montran, a Collective Space Centurion officer, is betrayed by her shipmates and stranded on Merker’s. She is rescued by Guardian, who enlists her aid to evict a group of smugglers who have set up base in one of the Outpost’s underground cities. Major Zohra, an undercover operative for the secret watchdogs of the galaxy, Naboth’s Vine, is also on Merker’s Outpost. She has infiltrated the smugglers with the intent of ending their illegal trafficking in sentient beings. Montran and Zohra join forces with Guardian to thwart the smugglers and protect Merker’s Outpost. Soon, the bond that joined them when they were cadets flares anew. Confronted by smugglers, renegade soldiers, programmed assassins, and betrayal within their own ranks, Montran and Zohra are caught in a desperate race to discover the planet’s secret before it falls into the wrong hands. Can their feelings survive it? Can they?

 

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01 Apr 2008

Assignment: Sunrise II – Settling Down

Ready for Part II? Alex and Elizabeth settle down to living as a couple in Sunrise, both trying to balance their occupations while learning about intimacy. Elizabeth, no longer bait to a stalker, and Alex no longer working for a covert operations agency find they still have enemies to protect themselves from.

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05 May 2007

From the Chronicles of the Relic Hunters – The Wesley

What does the captain of a space freighter, a mortleige, a covert operator, and a mix of passengers and crew on the Wesley have in common? The Ruger. A relic bent on imposing it’s will over other problems, from pirate attacks, hostile corporation take-overs, disappearing crew and passengers, and chronic system failures, to find the right vehicle to complete it’s mission.

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From The Chronicals of the Relic Hunters – The Wesley

22 May 2005

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

Arnica

 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