Saving Mars Series

Saving Mars: Book 1 of The Saving Mars Series

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  • 4.99 eBook
  • 12.99 paperback
  • 379 pages

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: Book 2 of The Saving Mars Series

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  • Available as ebook and paperback
  • Sequel to Saving Mars, named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012
  • 365 pages

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: Book 3 of The Saving Mars Series

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  • Available in ebook and paperback
  • Book Three in the Saving Mars Series
  • 386 pages

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: Book 4 of The Saving Mars Series

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  • Available as ebook and paperback
  • Book Four in the Saving Mars Series


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: Book 5 of The Saving Mars Series

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  • Available as ebook and paperback
  • Book Five in the Saving Mars Series

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: Book 6 of The Saving Mars Series

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  • Available as ebook
  • Book Six in the Saving Mars Series

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.