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Tears of the Dragon by Carol J ParsonsTears of the DragonIf she succeeds, she will lose her reputation, her self-respect, and the man she loves. If she fails, 2 million people will die.

Retrieving a priceless artifact from the Imperial vaults, Michiri embarks on a perilous journey to restore the artifact to its rightful owners: her own people’s enemies.

Caught between the opposing forces of the Laughing Rains and the Iron Mountains, can she survive long enough to end the centuries old rivalry and bring a lasting healing and peace to both lands?

From the Author: Tears is a radical departure from my usual action adventure scifi novels. It blends my love of Japanese anime with more traditional western fantasy storytelling. The hardest struggle for this book was in trying to maintain the more Eastern culture I wanted in the book without falling back into the strong Western cultural influences that I’m more familiar with. It took more than a few questions to friends and family, and quite a bit of fact-checking, but by the end of writing Tears, I feel I succeeded in crafting the world I felt the book deserved. 

Red Sands series

Redline by Carol J ParsonsRedline: Cold and arid, Mars is the perfect test of humanity’s mettle against the elements. After three generations, life on the Martian frontier is still raw and marginal. The lifeblood of this new world is laid down in the form of mighty rail lines. Jefferson Brodie believes extending the maglev rails south to the polar cap would alleviate most of the hardships by bringing needed water and ice to the settlers; an expansion plan that places the unregulated settlements on thin ice with authorities on Earth.  Life gets complicated when a nosy reporter from Earth shows up along with the Regional Planetary Environment Control breathing down his neck to halt the rail construction, threatening not only Brodie’s dream, but the settlers’ very survival.
Vindictive anger brings destruction into the already fragile web that holds the Mars colonies together. Two extremes do their best to end efforts for a free life through demolition and bureaucracy while those close to the center are forced to re-evaluate what they believed to be right. Curiosity leads to doubt and then fear of discovery as ideals are traded underneath new skies.
Redline brings the Old West frontier onto the surface of Mars in an effort to recapture the age old search for freedom to think, live, and breathe clean air. Facing an impossible task in surmounting fear and clashing micro-cultures, enjoy the blending of views and lives that start in separate worlds and must ultimately blend together or be forever lost.

Journals of the Peregrine series

Time of the Phoenix by Carol J ParsonsTime of the Phoenix (former title: Advent Phoenix): Morgain Treleyne leads a double life. To most of the galaxy, Treleyne is a shadowy figure who specializes in hard to obtain cargoes. It is a personae that allows Treleyne to pursue a far deadlier prize – the downfall of those who would destroy the peace-loving Patriots.. When the past collides with the present, Treleyne is torn between friendship and duty. Allies demand answers Treleyne is unable to give and the enemy ruthlessly exploits those friendships; as both sides seek to use Treleyne to destroy the other. Time is running out as the Imperium spring its most deadly attack against the Patriots. With the heart held hostage, Treleyne takes a desperate gamble for love’s sake. Walking a razor-thin edge between light and dark, Treleyne’s pursuit pits allies against each other, brings age-old loyalties into question and threatens the very survival of the Patriots.

Dictates of Conscience by Carol ParsonsDictates of Conscience: A character driven novel, Dictates of Conscience puts ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances where courage, loyalty and faith are tested to the nth degree. How far would you go to save children slated for destruction? Brietta Moran risks everything to protect the children under her care. She and her fellow Guardians are hard pressed as the government enacts stricter controls over birth rights. When her uncle and leader disappears after sending a request for help from the Patriots, Brietta takes charge. But a spy in their midst threatens to scatter the Guardians and undo all their efforts. When Kynan Craig and Ganet rescue two of her charges, Brietta is suspicious of their motives. Can she trust them enough to save the children and help take down Governor Gaillon? Before there was Star Wars, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers traveled the universe. The Golden Age of Science Fiction focused more on characters and stories than hardware and technology. So if you like swashbuckling adventure set in the far reaches of outer space where heroes were of sterner stuff and heroines had brains as well as guts, dive into a brand new universe with a familiar feel.

Raklin: Secret of the Crystal Key by Carol ParsonsRaklinA mysterious crystal and a dead amateur archaeologist plunge Kynan Craig and Ganet IV once more into danger and galactic intrigue. When the Patriots receive a garbled communique from tenuous allies on the planet Raklin, Kynan and Ganet are dispatched to stop an Imperium takeover. A renegade desert prince and a hired assassin from Kynan’s past complicate matters, leaving the Patriots unsure who is the real threat to the Vori home world. Before there was Star Wars, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers traveled the universe.The Golden Age of Science Fiction focused more on characters and stories than hardware and technology. So if you like swashbuckling adventure set in the far reaches of outer space where heroes were made of sterner stuff and heroines had brains as well as guts, dive into a brand new universe with a familiar feel.

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