I’m participating in a 99 cent ebook sale with a bunch of other authors. Some of their books are below. NOTE: The Baby Race isn’t part of the sale.
Lutus is a hunter and leader, slowly watching his people die. Shah-een is a plant gatherer, hoping to reseed her dying world. Each offers the other a solution to their problems, but others’ self-interest might destroy everyone.
The Catch is a short story that packs a lot of punch. With the talent of a master, Ms Lee crams a lot of world building in a small space. Both Lutus and Shah-een are caring sentients that are fighting to save their families. But they’re not using weapons, they’re using compassion and cooperation–a truly unique twist indeed.
If you’re looking for a quick break, I’d recommend The Catch!
A year ago, Gellen gambled on a man to get her what she’s always wanted. Now, she finds herself hunted by the very man and about to be sold. Her only hope lies with those she betrayed last year. Perran Roan is hiding his true mission behind friendship and he’s about to meet the woman who’s fascinated him for the last year–Gellen. Can he allow her to be used as bait and when all is said, who will have been lured into a trap?
The Lure is the second short story in the series and once again Ms. Lee’s world building skills sparkle (and so do some of her characters). Both characters are well developed and there are several unexpected twists.
If you’re looking for a way to spend a pleasant lunch hour, The Lure is sure to hook you.
Thanks to her wandering parents, Claire Jenkins never knew a permanent home. Now that her parents are dead, she’s determined to make sure her half-sister doesn’t endure the same fate. But her bid for custody may be short-lived unless she marries the grandson of the town’s most powerful matriarch. Abused and neglected as a child, Race Reed rehabilitates mistreated animals and places them in loving homes. That dream is coming to an end if he can’t make his mortgage. His grandmother offers him a monetary windfall if he marries and has a son before his cousins.
But what starts out as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes complicated.
Will they remain safe in their cage of protectiveness or take a chance on love?
The Baby Race is a poignant retelling of a classic theme. Ms Hendricks does a wonderful job of slowly unveiling Race’s scars and deepest desires. Trusting and naive, Claire is an excellent foil for Race’s darker past. While the heat between the two is sometimes scorching, it is the little moments of caring and respect that make The Baby Race a true romance that will last through the ages.