From The Ashes gets blurbed

Hi all,

Couldn’t post this yesterday because WordPress was down. Probably doing maintenance. And by the time it came up again, I was off to karate and then Ceroc class.

I posted my sob story about my difficulties in summarizing my space opera From The Ashes in 4 sentences on Writers Gone Wild. It’s a requirement for Red Sage’s CIF and CAF forms. And I haven’t quite got it down to my satisfactionyet. But the blurb that I did isn’t too bad, so I figured I’d share it here, too.

Et voilà:


Calista’s a freelance space courier recovering from a disastrous marriage during which her ex tried to sell her as a slave. Sure, she’s emotionally damaged, but you should see the state of her ex! She’s also an expert pilot who can illegally reprogram and augment all manner of tech. She’s been ripping off the system and flying under the radar her entire life…. Until now.

Asher’s her “cargo”, the mouthwateringly gorgeous Phoenixae alien who accidentally hatched from the egg she was transporting, and bonded with her. He’s been bred as a sex slave and he can read her mind. Which wouldn’t be so bad if 1) she didn’t abhor slavery and everything it represents, 2) she wasn’t horny as hell, and 3) he wasn’t doubly tempting because of his extra er, male parts! Oh, and then there’s the small issue that if Asher is killed and his body burnt, he can be resurrected. He’s one hot commodity that illegals will kill to possess.

Take one sex-deprived space courier who’ll risk everything to save an alien from a life of slavery. Add one mouthwateringly hot alien sex-slave who knows her deepest desires, feels her pain, and lives to please her in every way. Mix with a ruthless ex-husband intent on vengeance. And stir in a sadistic Libertine noble who will do anything at all to get his hands on a Phoenixae. Thank the gods that from the ashes, an unexpected hero will emerge…. And he’s full of surprises!

That’s it from me. Back to the 4-sentence-long summary. And I’ve just turned in revisions for another manuscript, Kat On A Hot Tin Roof, so I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Cheers, and have a great weekend,


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2 Responses to “From The Ashes gets blurbed”

  1. Sandi Lomonaco says:

    OMG Maree and your leaving us with only this! Sheesh I am panting here – I CAN’T wait for this book. I am so intrigued about the extra male part! The story line sounds fantastic… you by chance know when this will be published?

    • Maree says:

      Sandi, I always like to leave ’em begging for more, LOL!

      Seriously tho, just as soon as I get the Cover Info Forms back to Red Sage, they’ll be able to look at scheduling. Only trouble is, I keep having to put them aside in favor of edits for Kat On A Hot Tin Roof, because we’re time poor on this one! It was a “put everything else aside, write your butt off and let’s see if we can swing this” request for a novella.

      But I’m nearly there with Kat. We’re on final tweaks with emails back and forth. So hoping to get Asher’s story info off this weekend. I’ll let you know soonest, I promise!