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A Thief in Time

HE CAN’T STAY — SHE CAN’T LET HIM GO
Halley’s world is full of hand-outs and hand-me-downs. Even her apartment bedroom is shared, with her distant and self-centered mother. Halley has only a battered blue truck to call her own—until she meets Edmund, the second Earl of Shaftesbury.
Edmund has a manor, employs dozens of servants, and has never been close to falling in love—until Halley crashes into his life during an accidental trip to 1598. Now a spiraling series of encounters with a dangerous time-traveling thief will bring their worlds together with heartbreaking ramifications.

Siren Spell

All Giselle Chekhov cares about is securing the principal role in the ballet for which she was named, but her Russian grandmother warns that the ballet, featuring cruel siren-like maidens, will draw the vain creatures back to town. Every decade or so, sirens swarm to Foulweather, Oregon killing indiscriminately and then vanishing again. At the same time that her dreams for the stage are falling apart, Giselle begins to suspect just who the sirens are really after.

Rippler

When Samantha Ruiz turns invisible in front of team mates while rafting, she knows something’s wrong. According to her knowledgeable friend Will, she’s got a rare genetic disorder. Fearing a lifetime sentence as a lab-rat, Sam wants to keep her ability secret. But she also wants to know if there’s a connection between dark Nazi experiments on others like her and her own mother’s death eight years earlier. At the same time that Sam is sleuthing, she’s falling hard for Will. And soon, she’ll have to choose between keeping her secrets hidden and keeping Will safe.

Chameleon

Sam’s troubles are growing. The crush who kissed her seems to have changed his mind. Her BFF thinks Sam is in an abusive relationship. And the evil geneticist who wanted Sam dead now wants her ALIVE. When Sam learns of Helmann’s Nazi-like plan to re-establish a Thousand-Year Reign, she’s determined to fight him. Along with Will and Mickie, Sam flees to France to meet Sir Walter–their best hope for stopping Helmann’s brave new world. But someone invisible follows her to Paris, and now Sam must figure out how to hide from an enemy she can’t even see.

Unfurl

Sam has survived attacks by Helmann’s deadliest assassins. She’s alive, but she’s far from safe. Helmann is planning a second Holocaust and wants Sam to play a starring role. Will,  separated from Sam by an ocean, seeks a way to prevent Helmann’s apocalypse. Along with Sir Walter and Mickie, Will plays a deadly game sneaking into Geneses’ facilities, discovering unsettling clues to Helmann’s plans. The clock ticks down as Will and Sam discover what they must be willing to sacrifice to stop Helmann. UNFURL, the powerful conclusion to The Ripple Series, will leave fans breathless.

Visible

When Samantha Ruiz turns invisible in front of team mates while rafting, she knows something’s wrong. According to her knowledgeable friend Will, she’s got a rare genetic disorder. Fearing a lifetime sentence as a lab-rat, Sam wants to keep her ability secret. But she also wants to know if there’s a connection between dark Nazi experiments on others like her and her own mother’s death eight years earlier. At the same time that Sam is sleuthing, she’s falling hard for Will. And soon, she’ll have to choose between keeping her secrets hidden and keeping Will safe.

Immutable

Seventeen year old Martina, raised as part of Helmann’s elite Angel Corps, wants nothing more than to rebuild the life she lost because of Helmann’s lies. In a single afternoon, she discovers the truth about the woman who raised her and the boyfriend she thought she’d never see again. Meanwhile, her Uncle Fritz Gottlieb has his eye on the Angel Corps, and he has no qualms sacrificing Martina’s dreams to make his own come true.

Knavery

Skandor Dusselhoff uses his ability to vanish purely to make mischief. After he takes a security job with Geneses, though, he meets other ripplers—including one very beautiful girl held prisoner by Fritz. Now it’s time for Skandor to decide what he’ll risk to free her.

Perilous

Sam wants to hold onto the community she’s found in Las Abuelitas, but Georg has plans to change the world forever. While Skandor seeks clues to find Katrin, people are vanishing, and Sam and Will must take action before their peaceful life in Las Abs disappears, too. Romantic and thrilling, PERILOUS brings the Ripple Series to its breathtaking conclusion.

Saving Mars

When the food supply of Mars’ human settlement is decimated, Jessamyn Jaarda–17 and the best pilot Mars Colonial has ever seen–flies to Earth to raid for food. Earth-Mars relations couldn’t be worse, and her brother is captured during the raid. Breaking rules of secrecy and no contact, Jess finds an ally in Pavel, nephew to a government official, but their friendship only makes more agonizing the choice before her: Save her brother or save her planet?

“SAVING MARS took me back to my own Golden Age of Science Fiction. A delightful coming-of-age story set in a richly developed future that tells a very human story in the midst of technical marvels, political intrigue, and a ticking clock. I can’t recommend this story highly enough.”
–Nathan Lowell, creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper

Defying Mars

To save her world, she must defy it…
Jessamyn has escaped Earth with food for her starving world, but her troubles are just beginning. She must rebuild her life without Pavel, the Terran boy whose kiss haunts her. Her success is further tainted by the loss of her beloved brother. Ethan disabled the deadly lasers orbiting Mars, but this has created a fervor to re-open trade with Earth which Jess knows would be disastrous. Add into the mix a secret which could launch an interplanetary war, and Jess finds herself at the center of an intrigue where, in order to save the world she loves, she must defy it.

“The best stories about Mars have always been about people. Cidney Swanson’s Mars series continues the tradition.”

–Nathan Lowell, creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper

Losing Mars

Some Goodbyes Are More Final Than Others…
Jessamyn has survived a terrifying crash but lost her ship, joining Pavel, Ethan, and others in the dissenter settlement of Yucca. Now, Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya believes Jess is out to destroy the Terran government, and Lucca will stop at nothing to find Jess. The trail of tellurium left in the Mars Raiders’ wake makes them vulnerable to discovery, and when Lucca places a spy in their midst, secrets are spilled that could mean the loss of everything–and everyone–Jess holds dear.

Mars Burning

Chancellor Lucca believes Jess and Pavel are dead, and now she’s deadly determined to make certain Mars never interferes with her or her world again. Meanwhile on Mars, Mei Lo pleads with the Raiders to finish their second mission: disabling the Terran satellites. But the satellites aren’t all that threaten the red planet. Cavanaugh Kipling makes plans to contact Lucca’s government–without permission. Now Jessamyn must thwart villains on two worlds before it’s too late to prevent the destruction of Mars.

Striking Mars

Fleeing for their lives, Jess and Pavel make it to the Moon, narrowly avoiding the attack on Space Station 92-AE. They should be safe and happy, but they discover they are not alone on Tranquility Base. The stranger they encounter seems uniquely qualified to leak their presence to Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya, especially when the Marsians contemplate airing Lucca’s political dirty laundry. But Lucca has already shown she would destroy worlds rather than see her secrets exposed.

Mars Rising

In the breathtaking conclusion to The Saving Mars Series, Jessamyn prepares to sacrifice her future with Pavel when Lucca invites her to Budapest to prove she’s from Mars. Jess knows she’s walking into a trap, but if Jess can’t convince Terrans the Mars colonists are real, Lucca will destroy Jessamyn’s family, her friends, and her world.