Random thoughts on our impending doom and everyday life, courtesy of a Romance Writer who occasionally feels the need to talk like a Sailor.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

A wee little update on Colonist's Wife...

In response to some queries about what the hell the new cover and story etc is all about... Colonist’s Wife is a novella coming soon from Ellora’sCave. It's a gritty action story with lots of the lovely smutty stuff you've come to expect from me. Look, truth is, I don’t have the blurb for you just yet. So here’s some of the synopsis. Don’t say I don’t try to please you.

It’s the year 2088 and the first off world colonies have been settled as part of the ongoing search for mineral resources. Having testified in a gangland murder trial, nowhere on Earth is safe for Louise. Witness Protection has organized a new identity and a marriage contract for her on the mining colony of Esther, one of the moons circling Jupiter. The man who meets her there, however, is not the groom she expected. 

Adam Elliot, her replacement husband, is neither sweet nor sincere. The man looks and smells like he was recently hosed off a barroom floor. But marriage to a despot in the depths of space still beats being tortured to death back on Earth.

An earlier accident in the mine claimed the lives of two men, one of them Louise’s original husband. It also catapulted Adam to the status of hero and shot him to the top of the waiting list of prospective grooms. A veteran of the Continental War fifteen years back, Adam is ready to settle down. Just not with his new wife. The last thing he needs is a princess with an attitude. So he might have had a few drinks too many. Wasn’t that what a buck’s party’s for?


  1. Can't wait to get my paws on it. Love that "hosed off a barroom floor" description, though I'm a little disturbed that I find it somehow appealing...

    1. Thanks, Rhyll! Yes, I know what you mean about the barroom floor. :) But really, who said disturbed didn't have a fun side?