Minder Rising is a Swirl Award Finalist
The Swirl Awards were created to promote romance without color barriers. Minder Rising, the second book in in my space opera series, is a finalist for a 2016 Swirl Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. You can see all the nominees here.
From their website: “The Swirl Awards is the brain child of many, many conversations with several authors who write interracial and multicultural romance. Often overlooked and unrecognized for their contributions to romantic fiction.”
A millennium into the future, the Citizen Protection Service tests all children for minder talents, and recruits the best.
Injured agent Lièrén Sòng is recovering from a near-fatal crash in Spires, the gleaming capital city of the galaxy. He should be preparing to return to interrogating criminals for the Citizen Protection Service, but he's made unexpected friends with a woman and her son. The boy has strong telepathic talents similar to Lièrén's, and his attractive mother makes Lièrén long for the stability of family
Imara Sesay works hard as a road crew chief in Spires and part-time bartender to provide for her son Derrit. For him, she even breaks her ironclad rule never to get close to a customer, when she trusts Lièrén to teach her son how to control his growing telepathic talents.
However, new fatalities in his covert unit make Lièrén suspect he isn't a lucky survivor, he's a loose end. He should pull away from Imara and Derrit to keep them safe. But when the local CPS Testing Center shows a more than usual interest in the boy, Lièrén must make an impossible choice—protect the boy, or run for his own life. Can he stay alive long enough to save Imara and her prodigy son?
Hang on for another action-packed ride through a futuristic galaxy—get your copy of Minder Rising today!