Conscript: Star Defenders Book One

Title: Conscript: Star Defenders Book One
Series: Star Defenders #1
Release Date: 11/14/2019
Pages: 279
Contributors: Pamela Stewart

Conscripted and forced to fight for her life...

Seventeen-year-old Vega Volante was almost done with her mandatory service to the Axis government. Everyone had told her it would be easy--in and out.

Then, the hostile aliens invaded.

Now, she slaves away training and retooling a mining ship for war as part of the Star Defenders. All Vega wants is to get home to her family. So, when a chance at officers training opens up, she jumps at the opportunity for more freedom. But there are only five slots, and Vega must use all her planetborn skill to fight for her place.

As if that wasn't enough, the ship's condition continues to worsen. "Accidents" may not be accidents. The lines between friends and enemies blur, and Vega realizes there's a lot more at stake than her chance at freedom.

Fans of Aurora Rising, Ender's Game, and Brandon Sanderson's Skyward will devour this story of adventure, mystery, and friendship.

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Frozen Hearts

Title: Frozen Hearts
Series: Ionia Chronicles #1
Release Date: 2016
Pages: 239

Frozen Hearts was gripping. Intense and sitting kind of read...Goodreads Reviewer

☆☆☆☆☆Great lead characters! Great world building!

☆☆☆☆☆Fresh and imaginative!

A runaway teenager. A rogue android. A mystery hidden beneath the snow.

Trapped at the South Pole Station( A.K.A the Butt Crack of the World) with her ultra-controlling mom, Ionia Sonberg longs to be free.

To combat the loneliness of the station, Ionia orders a companion droid. His only goal is to keep her safe. Her only goal is to escape the station. by whatever means necessary.
Ionia, with the help of her droid, stows away on an outbound plane and freedom is finally within her grasp, until she hears a report about a terrorist attack on the station.
To save her mother, they must cross the Earth's harshest terrain and uncover a secret that may save or destroy them both.

Fans of Cinder and Star Trek TNG will love the unique vision of the future in this coming-of-age, action adventure that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.

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Title: Destroyed
Series: Ionia Chronicles #6
Release Date: June 15, 2019
Pages: 75

Will spy-droid Zee find her purpose or exact revenge?

The human vs. AI war is raging, and Zee is captured and forced to fight against her own kind. She finds small ways to help her fellow freedom fighters until she’s exposed and faces execution.
Then, with the help of a mysterious new ally, she escapes.

Zee struggles to rebuild her life, find her mom and locate the boy she once protected. But new information surfaces that the general who ordered her destruction is within striking distance.
Can Zee find a way to rebuild everything she’s lost, or will she give in to the desire for revenge?

Fans of Alita Battle Angel and Cinder will love this action-packed, romantic adventure. Grab the last installment of the Ionia Chronicles and start reading now.


Early reviews are in:

***** "This is my favorite of the three Zee short stories in the Ionia-verse,"

***** Engrossing sci-fi tale.

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