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Space Trippers Book 1: Trippin'

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approx 68828 words  genre: SciFi, Adventure, Series, NA, touch of romance

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Space Trippers is a space adventure series with humor.

The story revolves around the main character, Valesque, but you get to see things from all of the character's perspectives.

Book 1 starts out with Valesque walking around her unfinished project, smiling and happy.

Her good mood is suddenly interrupted when she spots groups of people with crew commission duffel bags congregating in the ship's halls.

Her world starts to spiral out of control as she realizes a corrupt Earthian organization, the I.P.A, has overtaken her unfinished ship and ordered it out to the war zone!

Worse yet, they shanghaied her as part of the crew.

Valesque must now figure out what has happened, while protecting her defenseless ship and the rest of the involuntary crew.

Her troubles compound when she discovers that someone has also secretly installed her most regretted invention onboard; a space warp generating device, the Space Tripper.

Soon she is befriended by a very flirty, ex-fighter pilot, a shy science officer and an air-headed android girl. But after the facts behind the sabotage have been revealed to her, she is unsure who she can trust and so must try to thwart the enemies' plans on her own, while keeping her actions secret from everyone else onboard.

The story has a serious plot but also contains a lot of humor, especially when Tim tries all of his pick-up lines on Valesque and gets shot down cold every time.

Join the adventure with Book 1 in the series. All the books are episodic, building on each other in succession.

 

Short Summary:

Exiled Virrillian Engineer Valesque Rhaugh has been hiding out in Earthian space while working on her newest project, when suddenly her unfinished ship is commandeered by an old enemy, with her on board! To make matters worse she is getting blamed when her long lost device is found on the ship and strands them all in uncharted space. Can she figure out what is happening in time? Or will they all be destroyed by her own hand?

 

Valesque burst through the doors of the room and into a chaotic mess of people running and shouting amid ship systems starting to go haywire. Lights began to flicker; control panels began to flash off and on randomly
as the powerful drumming of the engines became louder and louder.

The crew was panicked, a Viper ship was about to fire on them and their own ship was suddenly out of control, their destruction seemed imminent. Valesque heard the engines switch as her ship shuddered, feeling as if it were preparing for an abrupt jump, just as the other vessel fired off its weapons. Either way, there was only one thing to do. "Brace yourself!"

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Space Trippers Book 2: Just Passing Through

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approx 83532 words  genre: SciFi, Adventure, Series, NA, touch of romance

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The adventure continues as Tim rescues an alien damsel in distress. With the ship in need of food stores, thanks to Lola and her fiasco in the hydroponics lab, the green girl leads them to a nearby trade planet. But the trade aliens seem a little too interested in Valesque for Tim and Sanic's comfort. When she goes missing it is up to them to retrace her last few hours aboard ship, and they become quite disturbed when they find much more than they bargained
for in the secret recesses of the ship's twisting corridors.

"Who dares disturb my lair?" an eerie, watery voice demanded from behind them. Tim and Sanic spun in alarm at the unexpected sound, only to be confronted
by an even more unnerving sight.
Floating in the air was the dark figure of a woman, hands raised with pointed, claw-like nails aimed at them as they stood in shock below her.

Space Trippers Book 3: A Frosty Farewell

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approx 65657 words   genre: SciFi, Adventure, Series, NA, touch of romance

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The ship is in need of water, so, using the map Valesque found on Capecea, the crew sets off to icy Glidz, the nearest water trade planet. Meanwhile, Valesque has unlocked some disturbing secret files on one of the upper crewmen. Long hidden secrets that could change the entire life of one person onboard.
With their record in the area so far, will our heroes be able to get the water they need from the temperamental Water Princess?
And if they do, will they be going home with one less crewmate?

Merena pursed her lips together as she gave the argonaut Engineer a loathsome glare. "I doubt the people would appreciate your ruining their trade by revealing the secret of the waters either." she disapproved.
"It's not like I am going to publish a paper." the Virrilian dismissed, as she pushed the rolled up sweater sleeves further up her arms. ?I just want to see how it works...
and see if we can get some water so we can be on our way." she justified.
"What you are likely to get is the rest of us in trouble." Merena grumbled in annoyance.

"Uh, oh." Valesque shrugged apologetically to Sanic as arms reached down to seize them.

Space Trippers Book 4: Will Work For Parts

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60190 words. genre: SciFi, Adventure, Series, NA, touch of romance

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As the ship makes its first jump home, the tracker Valesque found points her to a nearby planet. Making an excuse to stop for repair supplies, can she find her contact on the mysterious supply planet where all the technology keeps disappearing?

Brass Hearts

A Steampunk Fairytale

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60777 words

Genre- Romance, NA, Old-fashioned Romance, Clean Romance, Light Steampunk

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All Dulcy Spry wants in life is to inherit her father's small, family business, and help run it while she waits. But after a fateful encounter with the snobbish Mr Pridget on the roadside Dulcy's best friend, Alise, and younger sister, Rosa, drag the reluctant Miss Spry into high society, where lies, manipulations and family secrets threaten to ruin her peaceful life and cast her into the dismal prison of an unwanted marriage.

Brass Hearts is a Cinderella-esque type story. It is a sweet, old fashioned romance, complete with bad impressions, lies, misunderstandings and social divide.

I would call this light steampunk, it does not focus on tech and gadgetry or air pirates and there are no weapons ever fired in the book. The characters live in a steam powered world that is a mix of Victorian, Early 1900's, Modern day and futuristic.

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Space Trippers Book 5: Don't Even Ask

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54302 words. genre: SciFi, Adventure, Series, NA, touch of romance

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Valesque is only one step away from meeting her mysterious contact!
All she has to do is follow a map to a certain planet and talk to a guy named Melwesúl. Sounds simple enough?
But how do you find someone on a planet where the answer to every question comes from the barrel of a gun? Our heroine's only chance is to butter up the planet's chauvinistic leader. But can no-nonsense Valesque, who couldn't even manage to flirt with peaceful Skmead, really fool the macho gunslinger?
Or will she end up as just another notch on his well-worn grip?

 

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