Contest Finalist: Veronica Scott's STAR CRUISE: OUTBREAK is a Finalist in the "I Heart Indie" contest, in the SciFi & Fantasy category.
She saved countless soldiers in the wars … but does she have the weapons to fight an outbreak?
Dr. Emily Shane, veteran of the Sector Wars, is known as “The Angel of Fantalar” for her bravery under fire as a medic. However, the doctor has her own war wounds–severe PTSD and guilt over those she failed to save.
Persuaded to fill a seemingly frivolous berth as ship’s doctor on the huge and luxurious interstellar cruise liner Nebula Zephyr, she finds the job brings unexpected perks–a luxe beach deck with water imported from Tahumaroa II, and Security Officer Jake Dilon, a fellow veteran who heats her up like a tropical sun.
However, Emily soon learns she and Jake didn’t leave all peril behind in the war. A mysterious ailment aboard the Zephyr begins to claim victim after victim … and they must race against time and space to find the cause and a cure! Trapped on a ship no spaceport will allow to dock, their efforts are complicated by a temperamental princess and a terrorist–one who won’t hesitate to take down any being in the way of his target. If anyone’s left when the disease is through with them…
Raven's Heart takes gold medal in contemporary fantasy, Where Light Meets Shadow takes silver in fantasy/other worlds.
The reformed dark mage Corwyn Ravenscroft, Raven, has
finally found his place in the world. He has a fiancé, friends, and meaningful
work. Yet a shadow hangs over everything. His former master, the darkest and
most powerful mage of their time, the man he betrayed, the man he thought he had
killed, still lives. William is determined to destroy everyone and everything
Raven ever loved.
Will Raven find a way to defeat him, once and for all? Or
will he see the life he has built crumble around him as William rises once
again to threaten the Three Communities, perhaps even the world?
The Scathlan elf Kieranjourneys through mortal lands in search of
new songs and tales to renew his people’s dying culture. His most cherished,
most impossible hope is to rediscover the powers of bards from legend in order
to wake the queen, in a stupor since the end of the war between his own people
and the Leas elves.
Kieran accidentally wanders into Leas lands,
and a fall from his horse leaves him injured and at the mercy of his enemies.
discovers that the Leas are not entirely as he believed them to be.He develops a friendship with the Leas
healer-prince, and the two work together to recreate an ancient technique for
melding bardic and healing magic, a technique he secretly hopes will wake his
friendship deepens into love, will they find a way to heal the rift between
Leas and Scathlan, or will the old enmity destroy them?