Sunday, December 15, 2013

Books With Character

Tired of reading the same story written by different authors?  I know, I am. It's one of the reasons I started writing. I don't want to guess what is going to happen at the end or read about cookie cutter characters that fall flat.
Here are a few recommendations for something different.
Be Adventurous.

A young adult Christmas ghost story in space with sweet f/f romantic elements. 17-year-old Kath Preston and Jen Stenberg are junior damage control engineers on the generation starship Romeo, 582 years into its 800-year journey from frozen Earth to the planet Nirvana. When they were schoolgirl best friends, Romeo’s population was doubled by taking on their fellow survivors from its stricken sister ship Juliet, in the disaster that claimed the life of Kath’s heroic father, Peter.

On a quiet Christmas Eve ten years later, when Kath and Jen have the duty, disaster threatens once again. The lurking ghost of the Juliet and a murderous rogue crewman stalking Romeo’s decks combine to threaten the ship’s safety and the lives of those they love.

Can they step into Peter Preston’s hero shoes?


There’s no easy cure for a love of epidemic proportions.

Araneae Nation, Book 4

Zuri and her mercenary brothers had a simple mission. Transport a captured harbinger to Erania and collect the bounty. But this job turns out to be anything but easy.

Their welcome to the northland is nothing short of frigid. A scuffle with border guards and her prisoner’s attempted escape leave Zuri injured—and she and her brothers stuck in quarantine. Worse, the bounty comes with silken strings attached. Strings held by a scientist with a daring, dangerous plan.

Because Zuri and her prisoner barged in before his fail-safes were in place, Henri had no choice but to lock them all down until he’s sure there’s no risk of spreading plague. He’d planned to study the harbinger, but it’s the mercenary holding the leash who intrigues him the most.

When Henri’s experiment goes awry, they learn they’ve all been pawns in a plan with one goal: bring the Araneae Nation to its knees. Zuri is forced to make a choice that could sign her death warrant—or sacrifice everyone she loves.

Warning: This book contains a chair-bound heroine who won’t let anyone—least of all a man—push her around. Expect tea-drinking, net-tossing, and knife-wielding. Should you feel compelled to indulge in a bear ride, please keep your hands on the reins and your feet in the stirrups. Author not responsible for possible maulings.


Have a happy holidays!

Annie Nicholas


1 comment:

Liza O'Connor said...

These do sound very good.