Despite a looming deadline, I stopped working on the Daughters series and wrote Captured. Took me three short weeks from rough draft to fully edited version. The story pretty much wrote itself since I simply recorded the dream, dialogue and all. I sent it off to Siren and voila! Accepted and published fast as lightning! It continues to be my bestseller and my best regarded book. The story has won numerous awards in RWA contests, including the 2011 Booksellers Best First Book, announced at the RWA convention this past summer in NYC. It’s just a great read.
Mari never expects to find herself caged in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she’s headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him see her as a sentient being or she will end up as dinner.
Ekkatt has never spoken to any human. They are valued for one thing, the money they bring at auction. The Attun race is vegetarian, but other species prize human flesh and bring in good money. Then the female with red hair speaks to him and forces him to admit she has a name. Mari throws Ekkatt’s entire life into question, the biggest question…can he watch her sold to the highest bidder?