My oldest series, Atrapako on Eden, is now available at most retailers.
What color are your scales? Intrepid scientist solves mystery of scaly aliens.
Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life as the chief biologist in the remote human colony on Eden, until an alien vessel makes first contact with the colonists. She is thrilled to meet the spaceship captain, the impressive Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, despite the scaled bodies and sharp claws of the formidable Atrapako. Conflicts arise, threatening the whole colony as well as Lucy’s tenuous friendship with Sa Kamizan. Lucy must employ all her skills to discover their secret and save the colony.
If you like feisty heroines and mysteries where deceptions abound, then you’ll enjoy this science fiction adventure with a surprise twist at the end. Start this tale of culture clash and sweet romance today.
Rescue mission to hostile planet of scaly aliens.
When the Atrapako Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, and Dr. Lucy Stannis receive a distress call from his sister, they must undertake the dangerous mission to rescue her from the war-torn planet of Vkani. As an exile, Sa Kamizan risks death if he is recognized. Their motley crew of Atrapako and human scientists will need all their skills to combat treachery by brutal warlords and survive the hostile environment.
If you enjoy science fiction adventures with battles and betrayals mixed with romance and scientific explorations, read Dragons of Vkani, Book 2 in the series, Atrapako on Eden.
Although it was published in 2014, I wrote The Lady is Blue several decades ago while I was a postdoc at Yale. At that time, the Kline Biology Tower had a cafeteria on its top floor. This cafeteria, and the research labs on the lower floors, appear in my story. The aliens mix, or not, with scientists in my fictional cafeteria. The story is set on a distant planet called Eden with a colony of humans isolated from the rest of the galaxy.
The original title was “What Color Are Your Scales?” because the alien Atrapako have scales in colors representing their caste system. Leaders are blue, scientists and people with technical skills are green, solders are red, and everyone else is yellow.
One of the reviewers of this book has an apt description of the plot: “A sassy human female and an arrogant, scaled alien spaceship Captain collide. What could possibly go wrong? Or go right?”
Can you guess the surprise ending? I left clues, and the heroine, Dr. Lucy Stannis, fits the pieces of the puzzle together before the denouement and twists it to her advantage.