By day, #MFRWauthor Shari Elder saves cities. By night, she builds them—on Saturn’s rings, under a lilac bush, in a coral reef – then packs them full of shifters, vampires, Olympian gods, extra-terrestrials or whatever else comes into her head. In all these wondrous worlds, romance and passion blossom, since she cannot resist writing a happy ending, especially for those who have given up on ever getting one. Now that's satisfaction.
Race to Redemption,
Green Rising #1
Genre Erotica Sci-Fi/Futuristic
Publisher Evernight publishing
A woman who lost everything.
Intergalactic storm racing champion Elaina Carteret had it all—fame, wealth, men—until a horrific accident took it away. To get it back, she agrees to pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot and corporate spy. Her risk-taking attitude infuriates Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the medical outpost with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet.
A man desperate for redemption.
Unable to forgive himself for a past tragedy, Erik works himself into an early grave. He has no patience for the insubordinate Lainie Carter, who can’t take an order, disrupts routine, and flames his body to ash.
A planet at risk.
When the outpost is attacked, they're thrown together in a race across the desert to stop a deadly biogenetic weapon. As a fragile trust blossoms between two damaged hearts, their pasts resurface and threaten their growing bond.
Be Warned: anal sex, bondage, menage sex, gender neutral characters.
Buy link: Amazon
Thirteen Favorite Villains
1. Roy Batty, the lead replicant in Blade Runner, who rebels and kills humans on his quest to live longer than the four years of life given to replicants.
2. Borg Queen, because she made being a villainess sexy, but so very powerful.
3. Cersei from Game of Thrones, because she might have been great, if the times and her family gave her the credit she was due, but instead she had to take it for herself.
4. Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2 because I love it when traditionally good characters are used as the villain.
5. Gollum in the Lord of the Rings, who didn’t really choose to be a villain, but fell prey to his own weaknesses when exposed to the ring of power.
6. Hans Gruber, the baddie in Die Hard. That was my first introduction to Alan Rickman, and the actor and this villain remain on the top of my list.
7. Khan, especially Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal, in Star Trek into Darkness, because he rocked a villain who loved his followers, even if they thought everyone else was at the level of a gnat.
8. Master/Mistress on Dr. Who because its Dr. Who’s greatest nemesis, and the longing to redeem the time lord crushes Dr. Who’s soul, creating phenomenal conflict.
9. Q from Star Trek, because his unpredictability is what made him do dangerous, reminding us we can’t always out think villains using logic.
10. Voldemort, because he made Harry Potter the hero he was, and the story reminds us that often, it’s the choices we make that shapes the path to goodness or villainy.
11. Loki, because he’s a trickster and an arrogant sod, whoever now and again shows a hint or two of humanity, or at least we think he does.
And the last two are my own.
12. Tij, in Race to Redemption, who is a hero to some, but has an intergalactic agenda most won’t agree with.
13. Amaris, the insane wildling fae in my soon to be released Unnatural Allies, who does it all to create a better future for a children.
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