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Title: Adrift
Author: Isabelle Adler
Publisher: NineStar Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: 01/30/2017

Blurb:

Some jobs are just too good to be true.

Captain Matt Spears learns this the hard way after a mysterious employer hires his ship to hunt down an ancient alien artifact but insists on providing his own pilot. Ryce Faine is handsome and smart, but Matt has rarely met anyone more obnoxious. With tensions running high, it isn’t until they are attacked by the hostile Alraki that Matt grudgingly begins to respect Ryce’s superior skills, respect that transforms into a tentative attraction.

Little did he know that their biggest challenge would be reaching their destination, an abandoned alien base located on a distant moon amid a dense asteroid field. But when Matt learns that Ryce isn’t completely who he says he is and the artifact is more than he bargained for, he is faced with a difficult choice. One that might change the balance of forces in the known galaxy.

Matt doesn’t take well to moral dilemmas; he prefers the easy way out. But that might not be possible anymore, when his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible moment. When faced with a notorious pirate carrying a personal grudge, the fragile connection Matt has formed with Ryce might be the only thing that he can count on to save them both.

What inspired me to write Adrift

I’ve loved science-fiction ever since I was a little kid. My father, also a sci-fi buff, had an extensive collection of the genre classics (Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke), as we as some less-known and foreign books, so during my school years I read everything I could get my hands on. For me, it was a natural progression to want to write a sci-fi story myself.

I’ve always been fascinated with a certain type of sci-fi character—the anti-hero, the charming scoundrel with a devil-may-care attitude and a hidden heart. Han Solo and Captain Mal Reynolds are the perfect examples of this type. That was the inspiration behind the character of Matt Spears—a man running from his past, yet unable to let it go.

As a counterweight to someone who has no qualms about breaking the rules when it suits him, there had to be someone who lives on the straight and narrow, who is used to always being in the right. This is where Ryce Faine comes in—a young prodigy with a stiff moral backbone, who must at some point face the fact that he doesn’t have all the answers.

It is from this standoff between different world views that tension arises and sparks fly. The beginning of their bond is rocky, as each of them must re-evaluate his beliefs in order to better understand the other. But that is also what—hopefully—makes their connection ultimately that much stronger.

The future these characters operate in is one of established interstellar human expansion. Space travel is not a trivial thing, and in Adrift the possibility is explained by the existence of jumpgates—artificial wormholes created by an extinct alien civilization. The legacy if this civilization, called the Mnirians, provides the backdrop for the central plot, together with the threat the humans are facing from another alien race—the terrifying Alraki.

But while it was important to me to create a believable futuristic world, the main focus had to be the romance. In Adrift, it’s a very slow-burn, but intense romance between Matt and Ryce. Hopefully, I was able to create both interesting and emotionally-charged story—but that is for my readers to decide!

Links

Adrift on Goodreads
NineStar Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble

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About the Author

A voracious reader from the age of five, Isabelle Adler has always dreamed of one day putting her own stories into writing. She loves traveling, art, and science, and finds inspiration in all of these. Her favorite genres include sci-fi, fantasy, and historical adventure. She also firmly believes in the unlimited powers of imagination and caffeine.

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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