Release day: Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures
Today is the official release of Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures by Donna Marie Hanson (ebook, Escape). Here’s the blurb:
Essa Gayens is starting to accept her sister, Rae, into her life, sharing a dorm room in their swanky private school on Earth. Smarter, savvier, and more in touch with the world than Rae, Essa’s feelings of superiority and advantage are shaken when their mother goes missing, along with Rae’s boyfriend, Alwin. When Rae takes off after them—into outer space, Essa is spurred into action. Very soon, Essa is hot on her trail, sneaking out of school, bribing officials, and begging Captain Thorn Hanover to take her on his ship.
Thorn is a hunk, and Essa is thrilled with the prospect of an interesting trip, but Thorn has no interest in a spoiled rich girl. Not only does he reject her advances, he sets her up on the chore roster and expects her to work for her passage.
Essa has never been anything but a pampered princess, but both Rae and Thorn are challenging her to dig deeper, to be more. But to aspire is to risk failure, and Essa has never really risked anything before. Can she start with her heart?
Donna dropped by the blog today to tell us more about this book:
I always knew I wanted to write more in this universe, but the timing of Rae’s life in Rayessa and the Space Pirates was a unique circumstance—she could only be that innocent and ignorant once. This put me into a bit of a quandary as Rae had moved on and was no longer as amusing to follow on her adventures. In this story, spoilt, rich kid, Essa, her twin sister takes over the story telling, pursuing Rae as she boldly chases after Alwin Anton and their mother who has gone missing. Then there is Captain Hunk to contend with and the space pirates… I hope you enjoy this SF romance. I just love the cover!