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Release day: Legend Beyond the Stars

1 January 2013

Today is the official release of Legend Beyond the Stars by SE Gilchrist (ebook, Escape Publishing).  Here’s the blurb:

Legend Beyond The StarsEarth is struggling with disastrous climate changes and an exploding population. When the United Earth Corporation is offered a proposition from alien traders to transport the first wave of colonists to a new-earth in exchange for precious metals and minerals, they accept with few questions asked. But the traders have another agenda.Alana Knight, a captain in the United Defence Force, whose only child was still-born, has focused on her career. She volunteers for this mission, seeking redemption from a disastrous mission where soldiers died under her command. On board the space ship, she learns of a war raging for supremacy of the Seven Galaxies and possession of a renewable energy source that powers intergalactic space travel. A power that can be transformed into a terrible weapon.

The former Darkon Guardians are determined to fight to the death rather than reveal the secret of conversion.When the colonists are betrayed and sold, her mission is re-defined. Nothing will stop her from keeping those in her care safe and from finding a passage home.But her new captor is nothing like she expects.Embroiled in a cycles long war and the consequent unleashing of the retro virus, Commander Tarak El Rajan of the Darkon fleet, is human, male and equally determined to retain his payload.With his race on the brink of extinction he is under strict orders to transport all females to the planet Isla for research purposes. His duty is to ensure the continuation of his race and the defeat of his enemies, despite his weariness with war and death. In a world of uncertainty, where the wrong decision could mean the death of an entire race, the last thing either of these two soldiers expects, or needs, is to fall in love. A love that may be destroyed by a fanatical ruler and a dark, dirty secret.

SE Gilchrist dropped by today to tell us about this book:

I loved writing this book. It gave me the perfect excuse to research all sorts of nerdy/techno stuff; like life on space stations, how space ships could be powered, different formations of planets and the life that could evolve on them, futuristic weapons etc. The idea came first rather than a character–what would a race do to ensure it survived another generation? On one hand, a futuristic Earth with a desperate need to find a new home for its people and on the other hand, a race facing extinction. A protagonist from each, both soldiers, both determined to save their people. Legend has changed somewhat since it placed third in the RWA Emerald Contest of 2011 but it still contains a great love story and the hero of my heart. I hope others like him just as much as I do and enjoy reading Alana’s struggle to save her friends and find the happiness she deserves.

You can find out more about this book at SE Gilchrist’s website and buy it at Escape Publishing, Amazon, Smashwords and iTunes.

All ARRA members who leave a comment on this article will go in the draw to win a copy of this book. The giveaway will close on 22 January 2013. (The winner was Louise)

  1. 1 January 2013 4:51 pm

    Thanks Aimee and Barbara for dropping by. 🙂

  2. 1 January 2013 3:17 pm

    sounds another good book…. there are so many on this blog… will never not have a book to read

  3. aimskye permalink
    1 January 2013 10:19 am

    Congratulations on your release!!


  4. 1 January 2013 7:44 am

    I had a look at your website to see what else you had and I have to say they all sound great. Love the covers too. Good luck!

    • 1 January 2013 8:44 am

      Thank you, Louise, glad you like my stories. So far I’ve been really lucky with the cover gods. Thank you for dropping by.

  5. beverleyeikli permalink
    1 January 2013 6:40 am

    What an amazing, intricately plotted ‘into-the-future’ story this sounds. An appropriate story to write my first comment for 2013 about. I can’t believe we’re rocketing into the future so quickly!

    • 1 January 2013 8:43 am

      Last year flew past, Beverley. Love how your comments reflect the sci fi world :). thank u for dropping by. h

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