An arranged marriage bridging two nations that loathe each other…A galaxy tumbling toward galactic recession and war…Jewel doesn’t want to be part of any of this, but she’s still the only person who can possibly avert an apocalypse on a galactic scale.
Armenium is the rarest, most valuable, resource in the galaxy, making
faster-than-light travel possible. Its only known source is controlled by the
militant Hegemony of Armen, a brutal and uncivilized people who maintain their
monopoly through blunt force and intimidation. The ultrasophisticated,
intensely capitalistic, Cartel Worlds have built their fortunes refining and
distributing the armenium for the Armenites, but the alliance between the two
peoples is not a match made in heaven. The two cultures are vastly different,
held tenuously together by marriage alliances between the leading Houses of
Armen and the mightiest of the Cartels. Now a second source of armenium has
been discovered, threatening the tenuous relationship between the two powers as
forces within the hegemony fight over the implications of the find for
themselves and their pseudo-religious Unity. For the Armenites have a far more
intense relationship with the armenium than the rest of the galaxy could
possibly understand. Now the future stability of all human space depends upon
one young Cartelite woman’s ability to use her arranged marriage to penetrate
the mysteries of the Hegemony and find a path that preserves the peace for
The Unity Book 1 Fugitive
Deep in the Fringe on a tramp freighter, Jewel Aurora is about to discover that there are much worse things than being forced into a marriage to secure her parents’ fortune. On the edges of human space, where no one can be trusted with your back, the young woman is about to stumble upon a fortune that star nations will go to war to possess. It’s a treasure that has already killed two sets of colonists who tried to claim it. And if anyone learns she and her crewmates have found it, it is absolutely certain to attract the attention of the two influential families she turned fugitive to escape—assuming, of course, that she and her shipmates are not the third set of victims to die on a cold little world far from the core of galactic civilization.
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The Unity Book 2 Prisoner
days as a fugitive are over. She wakes from cold sleep, captive on an Armenite
warship with her past rapidly catching up to her. Her parents are arriving soon
to force her to marry Kole Delling, the Armenite man she fled into the Fringe
to escape. And if that fate isn’t bad enough, some of the Armenites want to
execute her and her surviving crew members for their legitimate salvage
operations in the Valkyrie system. The walls are closing in, but Jewel isn’t
ready to give up. It’s time for the galaxy to learn just how difficult it is to
keep a Cartelite Princess prisoner.
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The Unity Book 3 Bride
arranged marriage, designed to bring peace and prosperity to the Hegemony of
Armen and the Cartelite Worlds, is instead stoking the furnaces of
inter-galactic warfare. From the moment of her marriage, the enemies of her
Armenite husband—a stern and rigid man she barely knows—seek to use her to
prove that the Cartel Worlds are unworthy of an alliance which monopolizes the
fuel that makes faster-than-light travel possible. Complicating Jewel’s efforts
to protect herself and her people are disturbing changes in her very cell
structure—changes she doesn’t want or understand but that place her squarely in
the targeting reticle of the Armenite opposition. Jewel finds herself having to
use her wits and her lifelong training in negotiation and intrigue to preserve
a marriage she never wanted to be part of in order to prevent a civilization
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The Unity Book 4 Empyreal
Jewel’s new husband wants her to be a properly low-key and obedient
Armenite wife. Her brother-in-law wants to humiliate her and steal her fortune
to further his own ambitions. Her old crewmates want her to rescue them from
their sentence of servitude. And worst of all, the microscopic menites swarming
inside of Jewel want to transform her into something her husband’s enemies
believe is an abomination against The Unity while his allies hope they are
fashioning her into its salvation. With no one to truly depend upon but
herself, the Cartelite princess must withstand these competing demands, and—In
order to avoid galactic war—learn what it truly means to be an Armenite
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