A standalone novel coming March 2020
Just one step away from Earth is Tyger: home to a humanlike race of aliens ruled by a colourful and brutal dictator…
As a resident of Tyger’s only human colony, Astrid Townsend has spent three years hearing fascinating tales of the locals, but has never had the chance to meet them in person. The not-quite-human locals reluctantly trade gold, gems and precious ambrilene with the colonists, but don’t allow anyone inside their cities.
Until now. The young Tyger emir, Raka, has invited one small human delegation to attend his New Year Festival. As Astrid’s supposed to be heartbroken due to a recent breakup, she’s invited along as consolation.
In her short visit, she finds that the locals ARE just as interesting and exotic as she imagined; that they’re rabidly protective of their women… and that her brother is an idiot. Did he really think it would end well if he took off with the emir’s gorgeous, nun-like sister?
That one choice sets off a whole chain of events that affect both planets. Then right when this entire world is on the brink of war, Astrid herself has caught the attention of someone who really believes in an eye for an eye…and she finds the truth behind the gold and jewels is ugly enough to die for.
Royals, races, and absolute monarchies meet their match in one young human woman. Anything’s possible when you’ve got a portal that spans galaxies.