Today as part of the SFR Brigade Presents I'm revealing the cover for Morningstar! Morningstar is the second book in my spicy space opera trilogy, Cy'ren Rising. Morningstar will be available from Samhain Publishing in fall, followed by the third book, Sunsinger, just in time for the holidays. (It's the gift that keeps on giving.)
Here is a quick snippet from Morningstar:
The way was clear to the lifeboats, but as they entered the final corridor Bryn spotted two armed men guarding the hatches. The corridor was littered with the bodies scored by laser burns, and the men turned and raised their weapons. Bryn dodged in front of Sabine and took a blast that clipped her hip.
“Get down,” Bryn said.
Bryn charged her attackers with a battle cry. They were humans, and Bryn was a still a Cy’ren shadow sword. Even wounded she was faster, and her newfound blade fit her hand as well as if it had been her own weapon. The men fell as she slashed through the weak spots in their armor. Though she wished she had enough time to steal said armor, she looked for an open lifeboat hatch.
All the boats were gone.
She snarled a string of Cy’reni curses that made the girls shrink back—all except for Sabine, who stepped forward and caressed her face.
“It’s just a graze. It’s the least of our problems.”
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
“They kicked all the lifeboats. We can’t get off the station.”
And now..the cover!
It's so pretty! I love this cover. :)
The first book in the Cy'ren Rising trilogy, Nightfall, is currently available in print and ebook from Samhain Publishing.
Mordacki Loren, shadow sword of House Nightfall, knows the pain of losing a mate. He never intended to take another. But Talena, raised by humans with little knowledge of Cy’ren ways, leaves him no choice. As the mating lust consumes them, Dack promises to honor her wishes—even if that means letting her go.
Scarred and hardened by a munitions accident that sent her Alliance career up in flames, Carmen Hawke joined the Cy’ren resistance as captain of the flagship Talon. When old flame Dack returns from a mission with Carmen’s childhood friend and first love, Talena, in tow, the temptation to allow someone—or two someones—close to her again cracks her emotional armor.
Pursued by an unknown enemy, the trio works together to discover the secrets of Talena’s past, and to uncover a threat that could destroy the fragile peace of the Cy’ren homeworld.