Lucinda was a "designer child". Given genius level intelligence in an embryonic Thieves Guild lab, she learned survival in a harsh world. At twelve, she was rescued and adopted into a loving family. As an adult Lucinda chose to fight her former masters by joining the police force. She works hard to earn her place among Vensoog's law enforcement community. On her first assignment, compassion impels her to protect an alien mother and daughter fleeing off-planet bounty hunters. To ensure their safety, she must defeat a deadly Soturi warrior in hand-to-hand combat. Then she rescues a 'designer child' who is a younger double for herself from a sex trafficking ring. To solve this case and rescue the other children trapped by those same criminals, she must capture a vicious Thieves Guild assassin. But even with the help of the best private eye on Vensoog, these are tough cases for a rookie cop.
Spell of the Magi: Portal World Tales (Portal Worlds Book 2)
by Gail Daley on 2018-01-14
An amnesiac Merc on the run falls for a sorceress hiding deadly secrets. In the Kingdom of Askela being born a Magi means slavery to the Shan's Witch Proctors or a death sentence. Rebecca will do anything to save her family from them, including accepting a forbidden marriage to a Merc with a price on his head and no of Magi talent. She doesn't expect to fall in love with him, or he with her, but when the unexpected happens, Andre and Rebecca will start a war to remake their entire world. Can They do it?
From This Day Forward: The Handfasting - Book 4
by Gail Daley on 2017-10-15
When she finds the body of a retired shopkeeper on the beach, a series of mysterious events draw the new shop owner into a web of passion, terror and murder. Jayla must find the killer and discover what he wants because she is his next target. She also must contend with her nosy boyfriend, her overprotective family, interplanetary jewel thieves whose loot has vanished, and a Interplanetary and local police detectives who think she was a part of the theft.
Warriors of St. Antoni: A Portal Worlds Tale (The Portal Worlds Book 1)
by Gail Daley on 2017-08-22
On the frontier world of St. Antoni, you got tough—or you died. The awareness that man could open a doorway to other worlds was the poorest kept secret of the late 22nd century. As soon as Portal technology leaked to the general public, unregulated gates began to pop up like fleas in the summer and thousands jumped at the chance to emigrate to a brand new world. Unlike the new citizens of formally sanctioned colonies, who received every advantage their sponsors could provide, immigrants who came through an illegal gate had only the supplies and technology they could carry to build a new world. Forced to depend on their own resources to deal with the alien plants and bizarre animals they found, humans survived using their wits and ingenuity. But settlers continued to come through the gates because of man's lust to explore, and because they wanted freedom and adventure. With intelligence, strength and courage these men and women built new societies, shaped by the lands in which they found themselves. This is the story of sisters Bethany, Jeanne and Iris, and the choices they make to survive on the world of St. Antoni. Bethany marries a mercenary warrior to shield her family from a predatory neighbor. To her surprise, the marriage of convenience turns into a love match, but Bethany and Alec must learn to trust as well as love each other. Iris chooses an arranged marriage with a beloved old friend, but did Carlos marry her for love, or to please her father? Jeanne and Samuel, the son of her family's greatest enemy, run away to a distant city to build a new life, but discover you can't run away from who you are