Devil Fighters of Titan

      Tara Loughead
Devil Fighters of Titan

Bulays finds out that there really are shapeshifters from another universe eating frozen heads. With beautiful demon fighters from another dimension tracking them down to kill them. However, there are far more dangerous things than demons stalking in the Titan moonlight.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #17.Untold ages ago, two races were at war. The battles raged unchecked, driving them across the universe. Eventually, they reached equilibrium; neither side could gain over the other. When they came across a poor, stone-aged planet that would eventually be called Alluvia, one side chose to alter the terms of the war.The human inhabitants of Alluvia little dreamed of events beyond their skies until the day some of their own were taken by those whom they would call "Sukkers," turning the once-ordinary men, women, and children into Drones, pawns used in the great war. The ravages caused by Drones seemed to decide the outcome of the war until the other side also took some of the humans. The small group chosen by those known only as the Ancients were not made mindless. Genetically altered with the DNA of the Ancients, they became "super-humans", endowed with incredible abilities and able to hold back the Drone armies of the Sukkers.The Ancients disappeared long ago, and the Sukkers still claim hosts at will. Alluvia has grown since that long-ago time, with countries, cultures, religions, and wars of its own. Their own technology rises, looking to rival and supplant that left by the Ancients to their Descendants. And The War still rages.No one remembers why the Ancients fought; no one really cares. Alluvia did not start it, but it is left to them, to the Descendants of the Ancients, to finish it somehow.

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    Wolf Woman of Luna

      Tara Loughead
Wolf Woman of Luna

Ghaavn asks Hannah Kang out – to go werewolf hunting with Bulays on the Moon, just out from Zevon City. Can the relationship between a man’s man and a woman’s woman work, when one is a secret agent superhero, and one a vampire? Plus, Wing meets a new friend.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #10.The series is now complete and all four parts are available for purchase!A mysterious stranger. A full moon. A strange lust.Lenore Anderson’s plain world changes the night she meets the newcomer, Nick Connor. The new owner of a deserted old house, he exudes charm and questions. Why did he move to their small town? How is he so rich? And why does he look at Lenore with such hungry eyes? Those questions lead her into his strange, dark world and into his strong arms, and he’ll never let her go.

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    Shadow Emperor of Phobos

      Tara Loughead
Shadow Emperor of Phobos

Bulays and Ghaavn try and stop a underworld shooting war. First they must get past a Martian Shadowcat, employ surprising combat techniques, and try and reason with Ghaavn's criminal mentor.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #4 (Martian Moon War, Part One)Back in the days when he ran the Anglican Youth Centre in Sydney’s Kings Cross, the Reverend Max Kingsley fell foul of gang boss Leonard Stanley d’Aratzio. Now, Lenny has an incurable cancer and wants to settle some accounts before he dies. When hit man, Mad Charlie Magro, crashes his car on the way to assassinate Kingsley, a team of undercover police is sent to the New South Wales country town of Arajinna. But Lenny is prepared to set up as many hits as it takes to get revenge against the man who helped put him in gaol. To reduce the risk to other people, Max decides to create a temporary residence in the vestry of the church. It is an anxious time for him and for his wife Judith who remains at Banabrook homestead.Meanwhile, Judith’s cousin, Tony Blake, is renovating a property on the river at Arajinna, where he lives with Emily, the mother of Judith’s half-sister Senator Caroline Blake. The renovations uncover evidence of earlier foul play in the district and Tony’s life is further complicated when he manages to get on the wrong side of the d’Aratzio family.While people in Arajinna go about their business, largely unaware of the dramas being enacted close by, the Blakes and the Kingsleys deal with death on several levels.

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    The Gebriahl Setup

      Tara Loughead
The Gebriahl Setup

Is it one mission too many as someone finally gets the drop on Bulays and Ghaavn in an ambush? Plus, what happens when the Death Queen of Neptune goes to a wedding?A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #7.Two men on the same side of the law-with two different objectives. While investigating the same case, the situation turns deadly. Jim Harper has been Sheriff of Lewis County for three decades. But when a drug investigation shatters the harmony of his County, he finds his community questioning his abilities. Alan Bradley is a hard driving Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. A tip leads Bradley to Lewis County where he suspects a drug dealer is hiding. The Phantom file is a mysterious case on the DEA dockets, and solving it would make Bradley a hero. Problems arise, which lead to mistakes and he finds himself unprepared. In order to preserve his credibility, he spin doctors the situation. He resurrects a ghost from Lewis County's past-D.B. Cooper! The public's reaction to the story of this hijacker couldn't be predicted as everyone is caught up in its wake. They clash but there can only be one winner, and it'll be at the expense of the other. Who will find that truth first?

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    I, Lysithea

      Tara Loughead
I, Lysithea

Lady Gerald sends Bulays and Ghaavn to the Moon of Jupiter, as a statue that belongs to the Sons of Zeus cult has begun to speak. It talks of the future, and blue aliens from outer space.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #15SHE SHOT THE SHERIFF!Trixianna Lawless can’t believe the man she’s shot on her front porch is the sheriff. She thought he was an intruder. What was he doing scaring her to death before the sun even rose? She is a proper woman who bakes pies for the restaurant in Grand Fork, Kansas. She isn’t dangerous; she’s simply run to Grand Fork after a misunderstanding with her sister. And she certainly isn’t Mad Maggie West, a notorious bank robber. Can she help it if she slightly resembles the woman on the wanted poster?Sheriff Chance Magrane can’t believe a woman has shot him. He has no choice but to arrest her for bank robbery. In the meantime he has to ignore the fact that she wears the fanciest underpinnings in town and has twinkling green eyes that remind him he is a man.When Trixianna lands in Chance’s house instead of jail, she finds herself in the middle of the biggest mess of her life. As the days pass, Trixianna wishes Chance would believe her. Even as Trixianna and Chance fall in love, he is suspicious. In addition to shooting him, she tries to poison him, stabs him and almost burns down his house. It takes a cast of memorable characters to bring this spirited heroine and stubborn hero together.

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    Heart Breakers of Hyperion

      Tara Loughead
Heart Breakers of Hyperion

Aliens from outer space are stealing parts of our women. And all of our men. Bulays and Ghaavn have to go undercover in the notorious brothel Madame Khan's to stop it. With Emar, the Death Queen of Neptune as their Mistress!A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #6The end is just the beginning.When NASA scientists detect intense solar activity, the warnings go unheeded. Soon communications fail, power goes out, and the world's technological infrastructure collapses.But the solar radiation has also inflicted an unpredictable change--a disruption in the impulses of the human brain. Billions die. And they may be the lucky ones...Prequel to the After post-apocalyptic series. Includes a bonus short story by Joshua Simcox. Look for the other books in the series, After: The Shock, After: The Echo, and After: Milepost 291.Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 20 thrillers, including The Home, Liquid Fear, Disintegration, and The Red Church.

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    Amazon Arena of Mars

      Tara Loughead
Amazon Arena of Mars

A dangerous old friend stalks out of Bulays' past, as she finds herself back-to-back with Erica Joan Stark in the gladiator arena of the Slave Pits of Valkis!A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #11.Terra Branford. Naïve and innocent, yet she caused so much death. Passionate and powerful, yet the epitome of purity.Now a forgotten evil threatens her children, her friends, and her very existence. Will Edgar, Locke, and company stop the madman before Terra falls into the depths of madness?Or will Edgar lose his last chance to confess his love?*(this is a work of fan-fiction; events take place after those of Final Fantasy VI)

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    Desert Empress of Deimos

      Tara Loughead
Desert Empress of Deimos

Bulays and Ghaavn are caught in the middle of a crime family war. The leadership on one side fracturing due to a missing son, and sordid family secrets revealed on the other. A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #5Saraqael hadn’t intended to fall in love with Kate. It shouldn’t have even been possible. His kind didn’t experience emotion, and they certainly weren’t supposed to become attached to humans.When he discovers that Kate’s dying and there’s nothing he or her human doctors can do for her, Saraqael realizes how deep his feelings for her run. And he understands just how far he’s willing to go to save her.He vows to search until he finds a way to save her life. With the help of his best friend, Quincy, he embarks on a quest spanning the Estilorian plane…a quest that will forever change the future of his kind.

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    Skathi-Tooth

      Tara Loughead
Skathi-Tooth

Ministry intelligence suggests a Karshi raiding party has an interest in an ancient object on Skathi, a small moon of Saturn. Bulays and Ghaavn will need to learn how to fight flying aliens from the ground, fast!A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #13.A tragic childhood left Ellie Coulter with a supernatural gift that tells her a person’s true intentions. But even that didn’t protect her from a cheating husband with his own self-destructive secrets. After finding the strength to leave, she retreats from the world to heal. She’s drawn out of her protective shell when a friend insists on playing matchmaker. After some persistent coaxing, Ellie warms to the idea that she may have found a reason to let her walls down, and his name is David Mitchell. With things looking up in the romance department, Ellie finds herself the caretaker of the Bradford mansion, an impressive home that is also rumored to be haunted. Curious about what happened to the mansion’s former owners, Ellie finds herself entangled in the events that happened over a hundred years ago. It’s all part of the trap set by the one hiding in the shadows, and Ellie fell right into it. The complete Shadows trilogy:Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1)Shadows Deep (Shadows #2)Veiled Shadows (Shadows #3)

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    A Taste For Death Queens

      Tara Loughead
A Taste For Death Queens

The Death Queen of Neptune and the Head of the Ministry know the danger is growing. The Secret Defenders of the Solar System need both help and a bond if they are going to prevail against an unknown alien threat. The High House Htapele can provide this, with a five-way royal ritual of blood and sex.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #16.Santa’s Ninja Elves: two short stories depicting elite elves whose missions are to protect Santa against all enemies using an assortment of cinna-bombs, candy cane bullets, tinsel traps and throwing bells and intelligence from the fortune-telling Mrs. Clause. After years of dedicated service, Santa decides to reward them by helping them find love on Christmas.Past retirement, Natasha is sent from the North Pole to Ohio on a final mission to identify a threat to Santa. Natasha runs the lead to ground, only to find Santa sent her there for an entirely different mission. She’s been set up with a handsome stranger, a final gift from Santa to his favorite Ninja Elf.Hunter gets drunk on eggnog one day and beheads an innocent snowman. His punishment: he’s banished from the North Pole to work at a mall in Arizona, managing a fake Santa’s long line of kids. When the fake Santa sheds the fat suit to reveal a beautiful woman, Hunter falls fast for the woman who makes him feel the thrill Christmas Eve with one look.

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    The Saturn Mistress

      Tara Loughead
The Saturn Mistress

A nasty shock for the Death Queen of Neptune and her sisters combines with Bulays and Ghaavn finding out what really was going on within the Slave Ship of Space.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #20.Wil Litang, first mate of the tramp freighter Lost Star, reluctantly accepts the job as acting captain for a voyage, replacing the dying Captain Miccall. Unknown to him, the Lost Star has a mysterious and dangerous past. A past that has caught up with it. Haunted by this deadly past and driven by economic necessity, Litang and the crew of the Lost Star must venture far from their comfortable orbit – out into the lawless asteroid drifts of the Nine Star Nebula.The Bright Black Sea is not your typical space opera. While it has space battles, it's not military SF. And while it's a tale full of mystery and danger, star empires are not falling and the fate of the galaxy is not hanging in the balance. Rather, The Bright Black Sea is a lighthearted, character-focused adventure novel. Set in a small nebula of nine stars, hundreds of planets and vast lawless asteroid belts, it takes classic space opera motifs – space pirates, sentient robots, and rockets – and incorporates them into a rich, episodic adventure. For mystery, danger, and romance, join Captain Wil Litang and the crew of the Lost Star as they sail the black and bright space of the Nine Star Nebula in this first volume of the Lost Star Stories.The adventures and misadventures of Wil Litang continue in volume two of the Lost Star Stories – The Lost Star's Sea, which takes as its model the planetary romance, the type of story made famous by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and fondly reinvents the classic story of a stranger stranded in a strange land for the 21st century. Also available from this ebook store.Other books by C. Litka:A Summer in Amber A post-apocalyptic, steampunkish adventure/romance set in Scotland after a series of powerful solar storms has thrown the modern world back into the 19th century.Some Day Days A new adult romance/science fiction story set in Oxford and Cambridge prior to the solar storms that set the stage for A Summer in Amber.Available from this ebook store

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    Blood Demons of Titan

      Tara Loughead
Blood Demons of Titan

The warriors Bulays and Ghaavn hunt demons and their master through the dim and dusty streets of Barnes, on Titan, Saturn's moon. Can they stop him before he completes a devastating ritual?A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #1In the real world, Adrian Ocampo is a high school junior with a Mohawk, an eyebrow ring, and a crew of nerdy friends. But when he and his buddies get together to play their favorite role-playing game, he is transported to the world of Kazala, a world of elves, wizards, and monsters, a world in which Adrian is a mighty elf warrior fighting for the good of the land.To add to the fun, Adrian recently started dating the handsome Jesse, one of the guys in his gaming circle. In the past, every attempt they’d made to be alone had been thwarted by overly present parents. But one day, after wrapping up the game, Jesse invites Adrian to his house and explains his mother will be away all night. Excited by the possibility of finally having sex with Jesse, Adrian’s mind catapults back and forth between the real world of Jesse’s kisses and the imagined world of Kazala, where he and Jesse must battle a terrible enemy.Conjuring the Shroud is presented as part of Brent Hartinger’s Real Story Safe Sex Project, whose mission is to encourage safe sex among gay and bi teens and twenty-somethings while also providing some entertaining reads.

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    Rent Boys of Jove

      Tara Loughead
Rent Boys of Jove

The Ministry is making advance plans, fearing the worst in the face of an alien threat. This means making a deal with the top crime organisation in the system. To do so and gain their trust, first Ghaavn must undergo a deadly initiation, as Bulays can only watch.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #14.Apocalypse follows survivors of a worldwide catastrophe. A meteorite that was supposed to miss the earth completely, hits and becomes the cap to a series of events that destroy the world as we know it. Police, fire, politicians, military, governments: All gone. Hopes, dreams, tomorrows: All buried in a desperate struggle to survive. From L.A. To Manhattan the cities, governments have toppled and lawlessness is the rule. The dead lay in the streets while gangs fight for control of what is left. Small groups band together for safety and begin to leave the ravaged cities behind in search of a future that can once again hold promise.Los Angeles: Billy and Beth start out with a small group and wind up on their own as they make their way across America trying to find others and safety.Manhattan: Adam leaves the safety of his apartment to find his way out of the dying Manhattan, gathering others as he makes his way.Old Towne New York: Conner is alone for the first few weeks, but then he finds Katie and a reason to live again. They set out to survive and find much more than survival.Watertown New York: Mike Collins goes to sleep thinking about his first vacation in many years that he will start in the morning. He awakens to destruction.The Earth's Survivors series of books follow the people that survive and set out to rebuild their lives. At first hoping only to make it day by day, but ultimately looking to the future and rebuilding a society where fear does not rule...This is the original series that has found new life and new writers to take the story to completion.

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    Miranda Blaze

      Tara Loughead
Miranda Blaze

A squadron of Karshi singleships make an exploratory strike near Uranus. Bulays and Ghaavn are on the ground, and so, it seems, is one of Ghaavn’s old friends. And speaking of old, the Death Queen of Neptune has relatives?A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #9 The Karshi Imperative Part 1Space ship Lieutenant Matthew Ferris has desired Daniel Peters, his ship’s newest recruit, from the moment he saw him. But Peters is a lowly private and as the senior officer, Ferris knows he must wait for a sign that his feelings are returned before making an approach.When Peters follows him into a two-man capsule after a mission, Ferris thinks all his dreams are about to come true. What he doesn’t expect is to discover a scandal that could tear his ship apart. Some call it rough play, he calls it unacceptable.A novella in the Aurigan Space Saga. Gay sci-fi romance.

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    Slave Ship of Space

      Tara Loughead
Slave Ship of Space

Gerald’s political enemy asks for help and she can’t refuse. The Senator’s party girl niece is missing, and she wants her back. Bulays and Ghaavn are undercover again but this time they are the masters, and the Omega Twins Zed and Zee are the slaves. They’ll need all of their talents and an old acquaintance to get out of this one alive.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #19Dear readers, this book is free for you to download. I have enjoyed writing it and I am very interested in your comments. Please review this book by clicking the review link at the bottom.

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    Last Day In Leda

      Tara Loughead
Last Day In Leda

The partnership is split. Bulays and Emar undertake a revealing interrogation on the Slave Ship on Space to try and get a lead on the Death Queen of Neptune’s cousin. Ghaavn takes a junior agent with him to ensure Hypatia’s safety—but they disappear. Lady Gerald finds help for Bulays—in the form of hired gun Norawest Smith. A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #21The Betwixt is a sci-fi soap opera with a dash of philosophy. It follows a space diner waitress as she sets out to discover her true origin, an adventure that sees her set against the most legendary of foes, takes her to the edges of the galaxy, and finally into the arms of one very handsome but stern Commander Cole....Mini is a diner waitress in a space bar. She has a flouncy skirt, a holopin, and a pretty little apron. She also, apparently, has a mysterious alien past; a past that comes knocking on her door in the form of a tiny red creature called Od. According to Od, Mini is all that stands between the galaxy and an invasion by terrible, soul-sucking creatures from the in-between dimensions. As Mini's galactic experience to-date revolves around serving drinks and picking up after customers, she finds that very unlikely.The only problem is that Od is right. So Mini reaches for the closest thing at hand – which just so happens to be a frying pan – and gives saving the galaxy a go. She isn't alone, however; she's caught the eye of a rather handsome Galactic Military Commander, and he isn't going to take his eyes off her until he knows exactly what's going on.

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    The Impossible Venusian

      Tara Loughead
The Impossible Venusian

Bulays and Ghaavn take Wing and her friend Jacqui the werewolf girl to the Space Circus. For the Space Family Alynbard, the Topless Aerialist Trio of Titan, it is a good thing they did as Karshi assassins are on the prowl.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #18This is the short story version of Spin the Plate. The full novel-length version of this story was released January 1, 201, and is available from iTunes (free), Smashwords (free), and Amazon.Spin the Plate is the story of Jo, a woman who has come through a traumatic childhood not battered and broken, but powerful and enraged. A tattoo artist by day, she roams the streets of Boston nightly to forget her past and feed her two passions: rescuing mistreated creatures and inflicting bodily harm on their perpetrators. Unassuming and unafraid, Francis, a man harboring his own back story, is the one person Jo can't seem to scare off. Right from the start, he sees clearly the caring soul buried deep within Jo's hard exterior and puts into motion a succession of life-altering happenings for them both. A compelling, Christian-themed story on living as an incest survivor and the how-to's of love, faith, and healing.

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    Vampire Masters of Mercury

      Tara Loughead
Vampire Masters of Mercury

Someone is killing the Thermpires of the Twilight Belt, on Mercury. A delicate situation that means requesting the talents of Ghaavn and Bulays to solve the problem. And where is her cousin, Bulayd?A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #8Elder Tull is a Puke, one of the few unconverted. Without a stem, he's been discarded by society. Forgotten. Those converted now fed directly on electricity, through a power socket attached to their sternums. This cybernetic implant has transformed mankind: everyone is beautiful, everyone is healthy, everyone is thin. The stem regulates everything.Meanwhile, the Pukes are left to scavenge in the gutter, their minds burned out by starvation. Forced to squabble for what few crumbs remain, they've resigned themselves to living like the walking dead, shambling through a world of the eternally young...Until the day it all comes crashing down.One tiny glitch in the stem and the world goes insane. The few Pukes left now face a new threat: the mindless, snarling jaws of those Stems that had once seemed so perfect. With the lights out, they're searching for a new source of energy.... hungry for human flesh...Zombpunk: STEM is a postmodernist reinterpretation of the classic zombie genre, where the ranks of the walking dead are not filled with filthy, rotting corpses, but the young, forever perfect empty husks of a collapsed consumer culture.When the world finally runs out of food, will the living envy the (un)dead?**Available Now: Zombpunk: ARROW the exciting next chapter in the Zombpunk series.**

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    Zombie Mafia of Tavros

      Tara Loughead
Zombie Mafia of Tavros

The best gunwoman in the Solar System comes looking for Ghaavn, to settle an old slight. The only man with a chance to beat her is another of Ghaavn’s enemies. The only problem is that he is also dead!A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #12Clarissa Farrell awakens one morning with the certain knowledge that a friend has died. Was it a coincidental dream or precognition? Investigating the phenomena leads to recognizing more of her own uncanny perceptions. But when a reporter interested in her story turns out to have fraudulent motives, she is left to question all of her new found abilities. Looking ahead, she faces a choice: retreat to her old safe ruts or jettison her middle aged holding pattern.

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    Death Queen of Neptune

      Tara Loughead
Death Queen of Neptune

Bulays and Ghaavn are called in to investigate why a frontier base on Neptune has gone silent.Ice monsters and an ancient, beautiful evil await.A series planetary romance.Bulays and Ghaavn #2Nobody suspects little old ladies of doing bad things... like sedating their house guests and strangling them with a machine knitted garrotte! Hilda Hopkins hits the road and outwits the police and everyone chasing her, but no one can run forever, especially not at her age and in those stockings!Hilda can't help knitting a lifelike effigy of each of her 'Gentlemen' and it could be her passion for wool brings her undone.

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