The Heaviness of Knowing
Roxal is desperate to stay alive. So desperate that she pretends to obey her gods even though she knows they are false. But now her gods are hunting down and executing the non-believers, and Roxal fears her pretense may no longer keep her safe. Overachiever Lauren is on the verge of a brilliant technological breakthrough when an unexpected illness stops her in her tracks. Urgent visits with a hypnotherapist reveal an alien named Roxal is responsible. Is the alien a symptom of the illness? Or worse, is she real? Two women are in danger on two different worlds. Can their connection to each other be the key to saving them? Or will only one survive?
Knox defends his own. Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That’s why he’s so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town–a town that’s earned Knox’s guarded friendship–he’s going to do something about it. Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection from any and all pirates, for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.