When NY Times/USA Today bestselling author and Air Force veteran Susan Grant isn’t driving an 18-wheeler (a 747 jumbo jet) she loves writing romantic, action-packed stories featuring gutsy woman and honorable men. Flying to exotic places and trying every kind of food imaginable helps Susan bring her sci-fi worlds alive for readers. She is a winner of the prestigious RITA award for her book Contact, an alien abduction sci-fi romance.
She was playing with fire...
Jemm Aves battles to keep her dreams alive on a dead-end world. Working for the mines by day, she’s a successful bajha player at night, disguised as a male to be allowed to compete in the colony’s dangerous underworld where club owners will go to extremes to retain the best players. Every win puts her one small step closer to her goal: saving enough to escape Barésh with her family. When a nobleman from one of the galaxy’s elite families recruits her to be a star player for his team, it's because he doesn't know her secret. Her ruse proves to be her most perilous game yet when it puts both their lives—and her heart—at risk.
Prince Charming he was not...
Prince Klark is eager to reverse his reputation as the black sheep of the Vedla clan, a family as famous for its wealth and power as it is for being a bastion of male-dominated tradition. If his bajha team can win the galactic title it would go a long way toward restoring the family honor that his misdeeds tarnished. He travels to Barésh to track down an amateur who’s risen to the top of the seedy world of street bajha, offering the commoner a chance of a lifetime: a way off that reeking space rock for good. But his new player comes with a scandalous secret that turns his plans and his beliefs upside down. He sets out to win a very different prize—his champion’s reluctant heart.
RITA-winner Susan Grant is back with an all-new, stand-alone tale of two improbable lovers, their daring secret, and the gamble destined to alter the course of their worlds forever!
Earth guy Ian Hamilton studying for a finance degree when his mother marries the king of the galaxy. But when his stepfather unexpectedly chooses him as his successor, the new crown prince, Ian is thrust into a world he never envisioned, complicated by a court-load of scheming royals who don't think he belongs there, either. And if that’s not enough, an independent-minded princess-in-peril lands in his arms, on the run from the very laws he’s pledged to uphold. Outmanned and outgunned, he’s a fish out of water. Only allowing himself to be overwhelmed is not an option. It seems that the entire kingdom is hurtling toward war, and he’s the only one who can stop it.
Ilana Hamilton isn't an adventurer like her pilot mother, or a diplomat like her do-right brother; she's a brash, fun-loving filmmaker who'd rather work behind the camera than be a "star princess" in front of it. Heiress or not, she's a perfectly normal, single woman...until Prince Ché Vedla crashes into her life.
With six months to choose a bride, the sexy royal wants to sow his wild oats. Ilana can't blame him—but fall for the guy herself? Not a chance! Hotshot pilot or no, Ché is too stuffy, too arrogant, and too old-fashioned. But when he sweeps her off her feet Ilana sees stars, and the higher he takes her the more she wants to fly. If only her heart would stopping asking where she will land.
Shot down over Saudi Arabia, fighter pilot Jasmine Hamilton encounters a golden-eyed stranger from another world—one that’s light years away. Long after she’s rescued, dreams of the mysterious man haunt her and nearly derail her life. When Earth is contacted by a seemingly benevolent alien civilization, Jas takes off on the journey of a lifetime, and the star-crossed lovers reunite, joining forces against a ruthless enemy determined to destroy both their worlds
Airline pilot Jordan Cady’s life might not have turned out exactly as planned, but since the death of her husband she’s managed to provide a safe, stable home for her six-year-old daughter. Romance? Not on the radar. Then her jumbo jet is snatched from the night sky, taken light-years away from Earth. Rescued, claims the alien military officer acting as an envoy. Not abducted. Even as Jordan begins to trust him, she struggles to buy his story…and with a mutual attraction that’s decidedly inconvenient if not downright dangerous. She won't give up on returning home—and to her daughter.
Space Force Lieutenant Kào Vantaar-Moray expected gratitude and not defiance from the Earth-woman airship commander. No matter how hard he’s tried to convince her that his crew saved her and hundreds of her passengers from certain death, he can't erase her fear that in the eyes of Earth her aircraft has vanished without a trace. His loyalty is increasingly torn. He owes his commander respect, and his very life, but a new life beckons with Jordan—if he can manage to keep them alive before a deadly enemy sells them as slaves to an alien nation.
A prequel in novella format, The Star Queen takes place 11,000 years before the Star series books begin. On the decimated planet of Sienna, two lovers struggle to survive and drive out the ruthless warlords who have enslaved their people for generations. Together, Romjha and Tai will rebuild their demolished civilization…and begin a star-spanning dynasty with their love.
The year: 2006. The mission: routine. Or so U.S.A.F. pilot Bree "Banzai" Maguire thinks. Shot down over enemy airspace, she’s captured and put in bio-stasis. When she wakes, everything's changed. It's one hundred and seventy years later—2176—the world is in crisis, and she's a hotly contested prize. Once, Banzai's job was to protect democracy; now a mysterious voice claims she must bring it back.
Two men vie for her heart. Kyber, her captor, the rich, ruthless Emperor Prince of Asia, has all a man could desire. U.C.E. SEAL commander and would-be rescuer Ty Armstrong has all the right moves. Torn between them, Banzai regrets she has but one heart to give for her country.
Astronaut Andie Del Sarto has everything a woman could want...except someone to share it all with her. Logical and driven, and determined to be the polar opposite of her exasperating UFO museum-owning mother, Andie makes sure no one is listening when she makes a wish on a falling star, confessing her secret longing to fall in love. Except that shooting star isn't a meteorite at all; it's a spaceship carrying an alien hunk of a galactic explorer named Zefer —and she's just brought him down to Earth!
The Kingdom of Asia...
Shot down over Korea, USAF fighter pilot Cameron "Scarlet" Tucker is put in bio-stasis. She wakes 170 years later. Her wingmate and best friend also survived: Now the "legendary" Banzai Maguire, Bree is being held for treason in the country that was once her beloved United States.
Cam has problems of her own—big problems. She’s in the masterful hands of Prince Kyber, the dictator whom her friend thwarted. He won’t get fooled again. With the mysterious Shadow Voice urging revolution, and her friend in chains, Cam wants the sexy emperor on her side—and maybe a whole lot more. But her role in the thrilling mission to save her country has to come first. Banzai wouldn't surrender, and Cam won't either. It's time to give a royal butt kicking, and Cam knows just where to start.
Fighter pilot Lieutenant Carly Callahan was ready for a much-deserved break as soon as her latest mission was complete. She just never envisioned that taking time to sort out her life meant going back in time! But when her F-18 goes down in the ocean during a storm, reality, logic, and time become a tangled mess. Now she’s stranded on a pirate ship in the year 1821 with a man who believes she is a blue-blooded Englishwoman, one worthy of a pirate’s ransom plan.
Captain Andrew Spencer planned on extracting revenge from the man who ruined his life…and the heiress he’s taken aboard ship is precisely the way to do it. Except, the strangely garbed, half-drowned blonde hoisted onto his deck not only refuses to admit she’s his highborn target, she claims to be from another century entirely. Nonsense! Or is it? The more time he spends with her the more he wants to believe, for her talk of flying machines combined with her bravery and fire is enough to melt his cold heart and reconsider his plans. But with enemies closing in all around them, a deadly, desperate scheme may be the only way to save Carly and fulfill their dream of a life together …if they can find each other again through time.
Peace was for little girls
And Coalition starship admiral Brit Bandar was one tough woman. A mere intergalactic treaty could never get her to trust the Drakken Horde. There was too much bad blood between the Coalition and the Horde and, for intensely personal reasons, Brit wasn't sure that she was through spilling it! But now a peaceful accord had made Finn Rorkken, a notorious Drakken rogue, second in command on her starship, and--through some grand cosmic irony--front and center in her thoughts...and her heart.
Either title sat easily on Finn's battle-hardened shoulders. Though second in command to "Stone-Heart" Bandar? That one would take some getting used to. Peace required as much sacrifice as war so he'd comply even if his reaction to the gorgeous admiral fell decidedly outside protocol. But would he end up kissing or killing her if the galaxy's tentative truce turned into all-out war?
With outrageously false accusations piling up against her famous political family and an ex-fiancé in hot water determined to take her down with him, the last thing Jana Jasper needs is more trouble — especially man trouble. But when she heads to the grocery store for an ice cream fix, not only does the muscled hunk in the frozen foods section ranting about spaceships and invasions look crazy, he looks?familiar.
Cavin of Far Star has never forgotten the girl he met during his weeks spent on that quaint little world, planet Earth, the girl who didn't believe he was real. And now he'll risk his future to save her. All she has to do is take him to her leader. Simple enough plan — although Jana isn't so easily convinced. Hell-bent on charming his way past her defenses, he's determined to stay one step ahead of the galaxy's most feared assassin — and may just capture his favorite Earthling's heart in the process.
As a decorated soldier, the young General Tao knows only one kind of honor—to his people. But when his own king betrays him, he discovers that his sacrifices, his successes, may not have been for the good of the country at all.
Fate—and his enemies—throw him together with Elsabeth, a red-haired beauty who has served as the royal tutor. Her loyalties, though, remain with her father's people, the rebellious Kurel, who worship the old ways, even harboring the forbidden arks that brought the Kurel to this planet ages ago. When a threat greater than their peoples' war looms, intent on destroying the world they both know, the fierce warrior and the sensitive scholar must unite. Together, they must fight for their planet, for their world and for their love.
Torn apart by lies and deception....
Five years ago, rival space pirate captains Val Blue and Dake Sureblood stole one incredible night together. But their brief, passionate history ended with the assassination of Val's father and the condemnation of Dake's clan. Now, Val struggles to prove her mettle-to herself and to the dissenters amidher own people. Every successful raid is a boot-heel ground in the burning memory of Dake Sureblood -- and their secret son is a constant reminder of their shared past...
Ambushed and captured before he can clear his name, Dake Sureblood returns from hell to expose the true killer of Val's father. But as the identity of their enemy becomes chillingly clear, the former lovers must put aside their mistrust and join forces to protect their clans--and their precious son.
The war is finally over. But Wren's life is in tatters. The only living offspring of the notorious Drakken Warlord, her genes could very well start a new dynasty of terror. And the Coalition can't have that.
She alone holds the key to finding a legendary treasure. Having seen enough bloodshed, shy, petite Wren vows to destroy it before anyone, Drakken, Coalition or Earth, can get their hands on it—but she'll need help.
The Drakken's ruthless evil turned Aral toward the Coalition years ago. War is all he knows, until he finds passion and love in the most unlikely of women—the Warlord's daughter. But will trusting each other with their secrets risk not only their hearts, but their lives?
Return to a town of bewitching seduction and sensual demons. There's a spellbinding witch of love who wants to make one man hers; a vegan having trouble adapting to vampirism; Satan's emissary, who is looking for steady work in Colorado; and angelic triplets feeling a wee touch of the devil.
His internal computers are offline, his former employers want him dead and the Men in Black are after him. Without his cyberpowers, Reef is as weak as a lowly Earthling. He's tried to kill every human he's met-so why on Earth would they help him?
Evie Holloway needs a bodyguard! Her fledgling chocolate business is mistaken as a money-laundering scheme for the mob and the bullets have started flying. But does the suburban soccer mom really want to shelter the alien hit man who almost offed her future brother-in-law?
She is desperate, and Reef is incredibly sexy. "Ten days," she tells him-but it turns out that ten days just might be long enough to spark a love that's truly out of this world.
Even a goddess can have a bad day . . .
Keira, warrior-queen of the galaxy, is as famous for her beauty as she is for avoiding marriage. But when an upstart little planet called Earth threatens her world with its fleet of spaceships, the fate of her people lies in her hands. She must bind herself to a barbarian from the rogue world . . . or face the destruction of her own!
She's what he never knew he always wanted . . .
Confirmed bachelor Jared Jasper knows that the trick Earth pulls on the alien invaders isn't a permanent solution. What they need is a peace treaty. It just never occurs to him that he will wind up on the bargaining table. Playing the pushover groom to a mouthy alien babe who knows how to use a plasma sword is not exactly his idea of fun. But with six billion people depending on him, he doesn't have much choice-sleep with the enemy . . . or bring on interstellar war.
Strange bedfellows? You bet. But this alliance may turn into a romance the likes of which this galaxy's never seen!
MOTHER KNOWS BEST
Was it the king who commanded Lord Jonathan to wed, or was it the diabolical scheme of his marriage-minded mama?
After escaping her convent schooling, Miss Evelina Johnson wanted to sow her wild oats. Mrs. Johnson was planting different ideas.
Andie never expected the man of her dreams to fall from the sky-but when he did, her mother would make sure the earth moved!
Jennifer Martin always wanted to marry the man she loved, but her mom knew the only ones worth having were superheroes.
UM, DOESN'T SHE?
Well, those things Mom doesn't know, she can learn. Right? And whether you're a medieval lord or marketing liaison, whether you're from Bath or Betelgeuse, it never hurts to have some help with your love life. Come see why a little meddling can be a wonderful thing - and why every day should be...