Part of our reasoning to do this is to bring more attention to the Indie authors we love to read. With so many books out there now it's hard to figure out what is a good, well-written book...or not. Keep in mind, these are our opinions, things we like to read.
Today's offering is ORION by Ruby Lionsdrake. Here's the blurb:
Tattooed, muscled, and fierce, they look like felons, but these highly trained agents are humanity’s protectors, the only ones standing between Earth and the threats of the galaxy. They are the Star Guardians.
A born geek, Juanita has dreamed of exploring the stars for as long as she can remember. Getting kidnapped by slavers from another planet? Not so much. If she’s lucky, she might be able to convince the hot guy protecting her from the others to help her escape.
A bounty hunter allied with the Star Guardians, Orion is undercover on the slavers' ship, plotting to end their kidnapping trips to Earth. He didn’t expect to meet someone as funny, sexy, and determined as Juanita among the victims. He wants to protect her from the thugs molesting her, but that could blow his cover and jeopardize his mission. He must choose between keeping her safe and dooming Earth to be a target for slavers forever.
I got this book free on Amazon and thought I'd give it a try after reading the blurb. I wasn't disappointed. I liked this book for several reasons. First, it's set in Flagstaff, Arizona where I went to graduate school so I recognized the landmarks. Second, her character Juanita wasn't a wilting flower. She was afraid, yes, but that didn't stop her or make her give up. Third, the dialog was snappy and fun to read, and I felt like I was there on the ship with Juanita, Orion, Captain Sagitta, and the slavers. If you like hot, sexy, smart sci-fi romance, this is a great new author to take a look at. I'll be getting her other books in this series for sure.
Right now, this title is only available on Amazon, but it's only $0.99: