Science Fiction CONNECT WITH MY NEWSLETTER Loading... Exiled Publisher: Mary Brock Jones Publication Detail: Release date: 23 June 2022 Sentenced to exile by his home world, he’s hungry for revenge. Only he isn’t innocent and Alliance space is no safe haven. Release date: 23 June 2022 After Seolta den Coille is falsely imprisoned by the corrupt Ecological Survey bosses then saved by his sister and her husband, he wants one thing only. Revenge. When offworlders offer him a way to get back at those who threatened him, he grabs hold with both fists. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t end well and he’s banished into exile. All that does is give his hunger for vengeance a few more targets. Top of the list, the two off-worlders who lured him into betraying his home world. Anyara a Prithand2 wants only two things in life: to be left in peace to manage the biota systems of her space station, and to avoid giving her uncle an excuse to kill her. When a newcomer to her home world offers to help her escape, she accepts. Now she just has to survive the adventure. Chased across Alliance space by their enemies, Seolta and Anyara’s only chance lies with the Alliance Council, the overall governing body of settled space. An organisation as riven with political strife as the enemies they are fleeing. Can the cleverest of the den Coille’s and the habitat worlds’ best biome scientist stay alive long enough to save their worlds? Resistance: Hathe Book One Publisher: Publication Detail: When two worlds clash in a fight for survival, what chance have a pair of duty-plagued lovers caught in the middle? Five long years ago, the Terrans invaded Hathe and life on a once peaceful and wealthy world changed forever. Major Hamon Radcliff is one of those Terrans. He does what he can to mitigate the brutality against the Hathians yet knows the Terran occupation must succeed. Earth cannot survive without the urgonium found only on Hathe. But all that changes when Hamon falls for a woman of the long-lost Hathian ruling class. He suspects Marthe asn Castre of being an undercover agent, but she’s so much more. She’s a key player in a secret resistance force. Now Hamon must choose. Protect the woman he loves and watch millions of his people die. Or break her, find out what she knows, and save Earth from a long and torturous end. Taken Publisher: Mary Brock Jones Publication Detail: B08ZM9B8C5 Fix your planet or we'll do it for you, warns the Alliance - and take your home world from you. All Ethan Winter ever wanted was to run his family's solar energy business. But that business has been attacked, he's been imprisoned and brutalised, his planet threatened, and to save them he must work with a woman set on fighting him every step of the way. The planet Arcadia's environment is dangerously unbalanced and the Alliance is demanding they fix it or lose their home world. The Alliance of Human Worlds doesn't make empty threats. Union organiser, daughter of a workshop supervisor and a fiery politician, Sarwenna Beren is set for battle from the moment Ethan Winter arrives at her remote desert town surrounded by rumours of change. He's rich, powerful and heir to the family that owns the town's main business, a massive solar field stretching deep into the desert. His arrival threatens the jobs of all those who have put their trust in her. Sar isn't about to let him shut down the one place keeping her town alive. Then a frightened boy runs off into to the desert. Ethan's flyer is his best hope of rescue, but he needs Sarwenna's local knowledge. Together they try to trace the boy's flight--only to come under attack from a strange beam and an unknown flyer that nearly kills them both. Ethan and Sarwenna must find out find out who is behind the mysterious attacks and why before they succeed. It doesn't help that both have their own suspicions about who is helping their attackers. Suspicions that must be kept secret, especially from each other. You don't betray family. Pay the Piper: Hathe Book Two Publisher: Mary Brock Jones Publication Detail: B00XN1IEQK Secrets are revealed; questions must be answered, as two lovers caught in a maelstrom of opposing loyalties face their toughest fight yet. Hamon Radcliff of Earth has just lost everything he ever valued; his job, his freedom, his home world—and his wife. The woman who betrayed him and cost him the rest. But when she nearly dies giving birth to their child, he discovers that there is one thing he values above all. His family. Marthe an Castre of Hathe has betrayed and lost the only man she will ever love. She would give almost anything to have him back – except the freedom of her people and the child she carries. But he wants to take that from her too, he says. There is nothing left for her, she thinks. Can her husband prove her wrong? A "brilliantly woven loyalty-torn tale" (Ind'Tale Magazine), PAY THE PIPER was a finalist in the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY awards. This gripping conclusion to part one of the Hathe series is a must read for fans of epic science fiction. If you like scifi laced with adventure, romance, and cutthroat politics, you’ll love this book by Mary Brock Jones. Torn Publisher: Mary Brock Jones Publication Detail: B01IT5ZKR0 Two ecological engineers must change their world to save it. Eons ago, ecological engineers like Caleb and Fee designed their world. But even the best designs wear out eventually. Now, Arcadia is threatened with environmental collapse, and only the men and women of the Survey can save it. "Storms, floods, drought. Don’t bother taking your pick," says the planet, "you’re going to get the lot." When the Survey sends tree-loving Fee to help make a lake smack in the middle of Caleb’s desert plains, he’s less than thrilled. His family has deep ancestral and economic ties to their dusty land. If they knew what Caleb and Fee were doing, they’d run them out of town. So, the two must work in secret, altering entire landscapes before the locals find out and try to stop them. An impossible task, surely, when the only thing they have in common is a love for the very places they must change. But why Fee and Caleb, and what does the Survey truly plan for them? Toil and Strife: Hathe Book One and Two Publisher: Mary Brock Jones Publication Detail: B079WJVTBQ When two, opposed worlds fight for survival, what chance have a pair of duty-plagued lovers caught in the middle? Five long years ago, the Terrans invaded Hathe and life in a once peaceful and wealthy world changed forever. Major Hamon Radcliff is one of those Terrans. He does what he can to mitigate the brutality against the Hathians yet knows their occupation must succeed. Earth cannot survive without the urgonium found only on Hathe. But all that changes when Hamon falls for a woman of the long-lost Hathian ruling class. He suspects Marthe asn Castre of being an undercover agent, but she’s so much more. She’s a key player in a secret resistance force. Now Hamon must choose. Protect the woman he loves and watch millions of his people die. Or break her, find out what she knows, and save Earth from a long and torturous end. Aftermath: Hathe Book Three Publisher: Mary Brock Jones Publication Detail: B07D36WTWS When you’ve already lost too many of your own to war, how can you risk losing- or loving- one more? War or Peace. It doesn’t matter. There is always an enemy. Jacquel des Trurains, acclaimed hero of the resistance, has been charged with overseeing the restoration of Hathe after the Terran occupation. But it won’t be easy. Years of oppression have left their mark on every dirtsider who stayed behind. And what of the Hathians who fled to the moon? The greed of a few for the sparkling jewel of the colonial worlds could destroy everything when they return. So, Jacquel’s bosses decide he needs some help, and they send him Rheia asn Postrova. Rheia spent the war embroiled in twisted diplomatic games to protect the secrets of Hathe from the Terrans. Now she’s been sent to teach a stubborn man how to play nice with his fellow Hathians. Together, they must find a way to heal their home. But Rheia has secrets of her own, and Jacquel soon discovers that diplomacy is just a subtler war with a different enemy.