A series set in the far future, where Gaia (Earth) has aggressively colonized a significant section of the galaxy. The Gaians are not the only humanoid race in the galaxy, however, and humanity's interactions with the other races range from peaceful to openly hostile. The Gaian Consortium seeks to continue its outward expansion...sometimes with less than positive results. As with the Tales of the Latter Kingdoms series, these books are connected by setting rather than by characters.

 

Although these books are written as standalone titles and are shown below in order of publication, here is a chronological listing as well:

 

BLOOD WILL TELL

BREATH OF LIFE

THE GAIA GAMBIT

THE MANDALA MANEUVER

THE TITAN TRAP

THE ZHORE DECEPTION (est. publication date Summer 2015)

 

If you'd like to learn more about the history of the Consortium and its worlds and tech, visit Gaianconsortium.com!

  • BREATH OF LIFE

     

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    Anika Jespers, a homesteader’s daughter on a Gaian colony, thinks she’s destined for a dull existence on her family’s farm. But when her father makes an impossible bargain with their neighbor, one of the alien Zhore, she faces a future different from anything she could have possibly imagined.

     

    The familiar story of Beauty and the Beast takes on new life in this inventive SF romance novella, with the Beauty a homesteader’s daughter and the Beast an alien on a faraway colony world. (The Gaian Consortium Series, Volume 1)

     

    SF romance • 32,000 words

    Publication date: June 2011

     

             

  • BLOOD WILL TELL

     

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    Welcome to Iradia, where the Gaian Consortium looks the other way if enough money changes hands, and the best way to ensure a long life is to secure passage off-world....

     

    When Miala Fels’ father is murdered by a vicious crime lord, she decides the best way to get her revenge is to hack the accounts of the man responsible and bleed his hoard of ill-gotten loot dry. Her plans go awry when Mast is killed by a rival, and she ends up nursing one of his men, the notorious mercenary Eryk Thorn, back to health. Her only thought is to have Thorn help her get off-world in exchange for half of Mast’s treasure. The last thing she expects is to lose her heart to him...or to have the consequences of that love change her life forever. (The Gaian Consortium Series, Volume 2)

     

    SF romance • 112,000 words

    Publication date: May 2012

     

             

  • THE GAIA GAMBIT

     

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    Humans and Stacians have been sworn enemies for centuries, so Gaian Captain Lira Jannholm has no reason to trust Stacian starship commander Rast sen Drenthan when he proposes a bargain that will end a dangerous confrontation over a resource-rich planet. When Lira finds herself disgraced and discharged from duty through no fault of her own, she joins forces with Rast to discover the truth behind her reversal of fortune.

     

    Running from rapidly multiplying enemies in a ship stolen from one of the most powerful criminals in the sector, Rast and Lira discover they are pawns in a conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of government and has put them in mortal danger. The secret they uncover could change the balance of power in the galaxy forever...not to mention destroy their own future together. (The Gaian Consortium Series, Volume 4)

     

    SF romance • 82,000 words

    Publication date: August 2013

     

            

  • THE MANDALA MANEUVER

     

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    Ambassador Alexa Craig has earned herself the nickname of "The Ice Queen" for her cool negotiating skills and unflappable demeanor. While traveling to a diplomatic meeting, her ship comes under fire, and she is forced to escape in a shuttle, accompanied by another ambassador, one of the mysterious alien Zhore.

     

    As Alexa and Lirzhan, the Zhore ambassador, struggle to locate Mandala's sole science station to access the communications equipment there, they face the harsh environment of an alien planet. When they stumble upon a secret facility on the supposedly uninhabited world, they find themselves in a fight for their lives...and the future they've just begun to imagine together. (The Gaian Consortium Series, Volume 5)

     

    SF romance • 82,000 words

    Publication date: February 2014

     

            

     

  • THE TITAN TRAP

     

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    Cassidy Evans inherited the Titan run when her father died and left her a broken-down cargo transport and a regular gig hauling supplies to the maximum-security prison located on Jupiter’s moon. When convicted murderer Derek Tagawa hijacks her ship and demands her help in clearing his name, Cass can’t help but wonder if there aren’t easier ways to make a living. But Derek has those amazing…eyes…and she begins to believe there may be more to his story than she originally thought.

     

    Running from the authorities, they head to the heart of Gaia to unearth a conspiracy so far-reaching that exposing it could rock the Consortium to its very foundation…and change the future course of both their lives. (The Gaian Consortium Series, Volume 5)

     

    SF romance • 89,000 words

    Publication date: November 2014

     

            

     

  • THE ZHORE DECEPTION

     

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    Psychic Trinity Knox has felt like a freak her entire life, and has done everything she in her power to make sure no one learns of her very special gifts. But when she trusts the wrong person, only to have her secret betrayed to agents of the Gaian government, she finds herself drafted against her will, sent on a mission that only someone with her talents can possibly hope to undertake.

     

    Disguised, she finds herself on the mysterious alien world of Zhoraan, where she is tasked with learning more about the secretive aliens who call it home. But the longer Trinity stays, the greater her chances of discovery...and the greater the chances of her losing her identity, her soul...and her heart.

     

    SF romance

    Projected publication date:
    Spring 2015

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