Sometimes a makeover is just what the doctor ordered. When we published the second book in Donna Maree Hanson’s fun, flirty YA/NA cross-over speculative fiction series, Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures, we noticed the book 1, Rayessa and the Space Pirates, wasn’t looking as fresh and cool as her sister. So we gave her a hot new cover, and now we think they both look great.
What do you think?
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Sixteen-year-old Rae Stroder lives in a hollow asteroid, a defunct refuelling station, with only a brain-damaged adult, Gris, to keep her company. Low on supplies, they’ve been eking out an existence for years. Everything changes when Alwin Anton, ultra-clean, smart and handsome AllEarth Corp company auditor, arrives to find disarray. Full of suspicion, he interrogates Rae, threatening her with prosecution for theft. He uncovers the fact that she is not Rae Stroder at all, when space pirates attack.
During the attack, Rae is taken prisoner and Alwin Anton escapes in his space ship. Rae is earmarked for sale into slavery, and it looks like it’s all over when she is purchased by a mysterious Ridallian.
Meanwhile, the space pirates are out to kill Alwin Anton, who holds the secret to Rae’s true identity. It’s a race against time to unravel the intrigue of Rae’s past to secure her future.
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?