Lieutenant Brice Levski commands his Mounty deputies with aloof precision. It's the only way to keep citizens in his corner of the universe safe. When one of his best deputies falls victim to the latest nano-silver tech, all his cool reserve and control is flushed out the space hatch.
Deputy Olivia Celeston dedicates her life to taking down the corrupt, the rich and powerful. After all, they defy the rules the most--that includes her Lieutenant, even if she hasn't found the dirt on him yet.
Accidentally infected with the countdown bug during a bust, Livy gets her shot to work closely with Brice and finally see what makes him tick. If the countdown doesn't kill her first. Or the wild and remote planet Coil, with its deadly volcanoes. Or the drug dealers responsible for tying her life to Brice--unable to be more than a few feet away from him without a painful death.
All that wouldn't be a problem, if being close didn't send them both molten, and the countdown of Livy's life wasn't winding down as fast as their waning control.
The Phoenix Warrior: Space Grit Two: Book One (The Phoenix Cycle 1)
by Ella Drake on 2017-08-15
In the outer reaches, facing the imminent destruction of her ship, Captain Anna Voron accepts help from newly-discovered, space-faring phoenix shifters. Their leader awakens dark memories and makes trust impossible but she's out of choices.
Piotr dom Raven lives for duty. And that duty has two goals: become a full phoenix with reincarnation abilities and win a decades-long war threatening to destroy their kind. The intriguing captain of a derelict ship changes everything. His phoenix wants her, but mating a human means permanent death and deserting his command.
The enemy of old has Anna in his sights and Piotr can't stop the years in the diabolical plans set in motion. If Anna can face her past and Piotr can follow his phoenix instincts, they stand a chance to save the endangered crew. But will they find the key to survival in time?
Breaking the Admiral (Space Grit Book 7)
by Ella Drake on 2017-07-17
When her personal ad for a husband is answered with a deal to secure the position of the alien Scoriah, Admiral Lucinda Ryan takes it. All she wants is a marriage of convenience: a man in her bed, her ex unable to claim legal hold on her family, and a trained killer to protect her daughter. If he growls while she makes him burn, all the better--as long as all that heat stays in her cabin where it belongs.
Tay Bronson sacrifices himself to keep his family safe. If he has to have intimate relations with a human who can't tell him and his brothers apart, at least he can make her beg for her pleasure. Or at least, that's the plan. But when she introduces him to his insta-daughter whose sleep is disturbed nightly by what she claims is a ghost, he gets more than he bargained for. Keeping his family safe now means facing monsters he never saw coming.
This full-length, gender-flipped Jane Eyre in space is a standalone but connected novel in the Space Grit universe. Be ready for action, explicit scenes, and a guaranteed HEA (Happily Ever After).