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TO FIND, AND NOT TO YIELD - CALCULATED RISK By Mary Ann Steele
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Lacey, formerly a captain in Arlen’s Special Force, finds the idle life of a wealthy ship-owner boring. When he seeks information regarding the issuance of government shipping contracts from... More > Darley, an official, Darley offers to introduce him to Adrienne. Lacey’s preconceived notions having shattered when he attends Adrienne’s nightly gathering, he becomes her lover, displacing Marcus, the corrupt Minister of Internal Resources, thereby making a dangerous enemy. Lacey grows to love the legendary courtesan.< Less
TO FIND, AND NOT TO YIELD - DARING REWARDED By Mary Ann Steele
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Having purchased a second ship, Lacey hires Gaean women. Rafael, now Captain, appoints as second officer Matesi, a Gaean ex-rockhopper spacer. Lacey hires four Gaean women and two Gaean men. Adrienne... More > fears that if these likeable new shipmates find out that she was once a courtesan, they will withdraw their friendship. When a misunderstanding arises between Liam and Hilary, a Gaean crewmember, Adrienne reconciles the pair. When Liam marries Hilary, Rafael weds Matesi, and Ian marries Norah, Lacey throws a party ashore.< Less
DANGEROUS ADVERSARIES - NO TURNING BACK By Mary Ann Steele
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In this second volume of the two-volume sixth novel of the series, Marianne marries Sebastian, despite harboring troubling misgivings about doing so. Sebastian, now a teaching fellow at the... More > University and a consultant to the Ministry of Internal Security, and Marianne, a full-time student, begin an arduous regimen of work and study. Marianne observes with dismay that Gavin, a swordsman capable of besting Sebastian in a duel, lusts after her.< Less
DANGEROUS ADVERSARIES - BATTLE JOINED By Mary Ann Steele
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In this first volume of the two-volume sixth novel of the series, Sebastian, Chief of Internal Security of the Military Complex, captures and interrogates Marianne, a Gaean spy who accessed secret... More > data. Knowing that if Milhauss discovers that she entered the Arsenal, he’ll confine her in a military penal work force, Sebastian conceals evidence. He offers to confine her in his aunt’s home, but demands that she engage in sexual exchanges in which he’ll indulge his penchant for inflicting pain. Marianne agrees only after he lets her see her wounded brother Merrill.< Less
Dark Bargain By Mary Ann Steele
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Aubrey, brother of Islara, a female broker, unwittingly causes Regan, a former Second Corps Captain turned broker, a huge financial loss. To prevent Regan’s pressing charges, Islara offers to... More > work for Regan for a mere pittance. The irate broker offers a counter-proposal: if she’ll marry him, and accept his unorthodox means of gaining sensual satisfaction, he’ll hire her, and prove a generous, considerate employer/husband. Appalled, Islara yet agrees, to protect Aubrey. Finding that Regan does treat her as his intellectual equal, and does prove a pleasant companion, Islara comes to enjoy a new life spiced with exciting professional challenges.< Less
DANGEROUS ADVERSARIES - BATTLE JOINED By Mary Ann Steele
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In this first volume of the two-volume sixth novel of the series, Sebastian, Chief of Internal Security of the Military Complex, captures and interrogates Marianne, a Gaean spy who accessed secret... More > data. Knowing that if Milhauss discovers that she entered the Arsenal, he’ll confine her in a military penal work force, Sebastian conceals evidence. He offers to confine her in his aunt’s home, but demands that she engage in sexual exchanges in which he’ll indulge his penchant for inflicting pain. Marianne agrees only after he lets her see her wounded brother Merrill.< Less
BIRTH OF A NEW BREED: ATTAINMENT By Mary Ann Steele
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Volume Two At the headquarters of the Interworld Corps, the matching of couples continues. Theo instantly warms to his prospective bride, until she frankly makes a confession that scandalizes the... More > morally upright Gaean. Managing to control the violent emotions unleashed by her candid admission, the Captain narrowly avoids disaster. Jassy falls in love at his first sight of his prospective wife, but fails to realize that she endures bitter disappointment owing to his inability to rouse her to passion. Arlen gives Dahl crucial insight into the thinking of the woman matched with him. Dahl makes an astoundingly gallant gesture that profoundly reassures the lonely widow he marries. Having docked in Columbia on routine business, Evan, accompanied by Talley and two experienced spacer-fighters, negotiates with a demented hostage-taker levying demands the Interworld Corpsman knows he cannot grant. Utilizing techniques learned from Arlen, Evan resolves an incendiary crisis.< Less
TRIAL BY FIRE - SURVIVAL By Mary Ann Steele
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In this first volume of the two-volume fifth novel of the series, Merline, a Gaean spacer-fighter, crash-docks a lifeboat in Columbia, and gets captured, after learning that Slade, a Second Corps... More > captain, deals in illicit drugs. Callously and secretly, Slade confines the prisoner of war in a military penal work force, figuring that she won’t survive incarceration with fifteen hardened male criminals. Hogar, a former Second Corps captain serving a twenty-Earthyear sentence for a murder committed in a red haze of rage, fights the other inmates, and prevents gang rape. Unable to protect Merline from assault by lecherous guards, he nonetheless teaches her how to survive a ghastly situation. Hogar deals cannily with a guard, so as to tip the Commander of Second Corps that a potentially explosive political problem exists. The investigators arrive too late to save Merline from suffering a heinous assault by a sadistic officer.< Less
Warrior-Woman: The Forging of the Legend By Mary Ann Steele
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A charismatic rebel commander of legendary fame, Signe drives a force of rapacious Columbian invaders off Main World of Gaea. Her patriotic, cooperative, intensely loyal fellow citizens unfailingly... More > give their world’s leader their full support. During a succession of lightning strikes launched at military installations in the heart of Columbia, the warrior-woman parlays a single space ship captured during a raid, into a fleet. A brilliant strategist, Signe fights Arlen, Commander-in-Chief of Columbia’s military forces, to a draw. Warrior, statesman, and man of sterling honor, Arlen wields dictatorial power over his male-dominated, militaristic, fiercely competitive society. Besieged on two fronts, he cleverly outmaneuvers the four ruthless rivals seeking his downfall, even as Signe raids military bases on his populous world. A scientist as well as a master of political infighting, Arlen engineers a scientific breakthrough that renders Columbia impregnable to attack.< Less
BIRTH OF A NEW BREED: GENESIS By Mary Ann Steele
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After founding a new world on Wheeler, as described in the third novel in the series, Partnership of Equals, Signe and Arlen begin implementing their plan to create a computer program that will match... More > some seventy couples for compatibility. Having consigned that task to a committee that includes Jess, the Co-Commanders find that Conor’s second officer seizes on an opportunity to solve her unique dilemma: finding a husband willing to wed the Corps’ only female lieutenant. Equally wary of what sort of bride a computer program might deliver him, Brant pounces on an unexpected opportunity to avoid having to rely on the program. Evan does likewise, when a hint passed by Wong prompts that shy warrior to take a bold, direct route towards attaining a bride.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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