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Viola Grace


Viola Grace (aka Zenina Masters) is a Canadian sci-fi/paranormal romance writer with ambitions to keep writing for the rest of her life. She specializes in short stories because the thrill of discovery, of all those firsts, is what keeps her writing.

An artist who enjoys a story that catches you up, whirls you around and sets you down with a smile on your face is all she endeavours to be. She prefers to leave the drama to those who are better suited to it, she always goes for the cheap laugh.

Listening to readers has gotten her this far, and with her 300th short story looming before the end of 2014, she will continue to listen in the future.

Email : viola@violagrace.com

Website : http://www.violagrace.com

Tech Tack

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: Tales of the Citadel #30
Published By: Devine Destinies
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A tech from Resicor meets a bodyguard with sedating spikes. When she wakes up, she is on her way to the Citadel.&n...

Ainora faced her interviewer with all the calm she could muster. She hadn’t been able to adjust the appointment any longer. If she had skipped today’s events, they would have arrested her.

“Yes, I have a talent.”

The security guard and the empath were surprised. Her interviewer blinked as she organized her next question.

“Why haven’t you come forward?”

“There wasn’t any need. No one can tell that I have a talent, so why should I worry about it. I am no threat to Resicor or its people.”

The interviewer tapped her finger on the table. “You are hardly one to judge.”

Ainora cocked her head. “I beg to differ. I am a very good judge of my talent.”

“What is your talent?”

She laughed. “I thought you would know since you went to the trouble to bring me in.”

“The report that your co-worker filed was lacking in detail. He suspected your abilities were more than natural.”

Ainora stretched and put her hands behind her head. “They are completely natural. Urak couldn’t match me on any details even if I don’t use my additional senses.”

“How did you know?”

“That it was him? There is only one person at the firm that hangs over my shoulder trying to discover my secrets as I repair the equipment. It got him into trouble on several occasions. Last month, he stopped following me, so I am guessing that that is when you got the tip off.”

The empath in the corner smirked.

“You really thought that it would work to simply ignore your obligation to declare the talent you had acquired?”

Ainora smirked. “I didn’t acquire it. It is as much a part of me as your toenails are part of you. There was nothing to declare. At no time did I smuggle them through customs.”

The interviewer slammed her hand down on the table. “This is not a joke.”

She sat forward and put her own hands on the table. “Yes, it is. There is another talent in this room and she is allowed and encouraged to use her talent each and every day. For her, it is a job, a part of her that she can use daily. What is the difference?”

The interviewer paused and regrouped. “Your talent is dangerous.”

“Really? What is it?”

Ainora waited while the woman flipped through the files.

She sat quietly and waited.

Finally, the woman sat up. “It doesn’t say. What is your talent?”

A tech from Resicor meets a bodyguard with sedating spikes. When she wakes up, she is on her way to the Citadel.    

Ainora has been spotted by the government of Resicor and identified as an active talent. Her ability to identify the repairs needed for any situation makes her a valuable tool and turns her into a slave for the government.
Her family makes arrangements to get her off world, and when the rescue comes, he simply knocks her out and carries her away.
Lyon has worked as a bodyguard for years but never has he run across a woman who not only recovers from the toxin on his spikes with incredible speed, but also manages to dodge his next volley with surprising instincts.
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Terra Form

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: Emerald Envisage #0
Published By: Extasy Books
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Bio-forming a world goes wrong and leaves her bound to a planet and a species thought long dead.   So...
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Bio-forming a world goes wrong and leaves her bound to a planet and a species thought long dead.
 
Sofee takes worlds and brings them to life using all the tech the Alliance has to offer combined with her own strength of mind. On Nero she meets her first Avatar and falls hard.
Venel-Nero uses every means at his disposal to make Sofee comfortable, even giving his bed to her when she obviously needs it. Of course, he is in it as well, but it is a small price to pay for a good night’s sleep.
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The Christmas Dragon

Written By: Viola Grace
Published By: Extasy Books
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With Sahn-Tah Keelas on his honeymoon, the Christmas Dragon is going to have to deliver all the toys. Too bad he d...
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With Sahn-Tah Keelas on his honeymoon, the Christmas Dragon is going to have to deliver all the toys. Too bad he doesn't have the Oldest Elf's stamina, he collapses on Maggie's front lawn and has some severe explaining to do. Will she believe that the flying lizard means no harm even after he shows her his naked and helpless and hunky human form? Time for strategic application of the Santa hat.
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The Duty of Pain

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: Tales of the Citadel #13
Published By: Devine Destinies
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Taking pain from those in need cost her nothing until her freedom was ripped away and a life of adventure was offe...

Alda-Xeri stared out the window and watched the people below going about their lives. Bright colours, chatting to loved ones and laughing and crying in equal measure. She envied them in every way. They had freedoms that they didn’t even know existed—freedom to live, love and enjoy companionship as they saw fit.

She heard thunder in the distance and raised her head, staring at the incoming clouds. The moment she heard movement at the door, her back tensed.

“Are you ready?” Inor-Thak, the high chancellor was in her doorway.

She nodded and turned. The glittering chains on her wrists and ankles clashed. “I am ready.”

She moved as gracefully as she could in the chains. It was a learned skill that she had never anticipated acquiring. Head high, stomach in and her makeup precisely in place, she walked as if she were equal to the courtiers and stellar visitors in the throne room.

The balcony walk was heavily guarded for her daily stroll to the royal chambers. No one was going to lay hands on the Pain Taker if they valued their lives. The Duke of Olsted was lying on his deathbed, and he needed her to enable him to get through his day.

She couldn’t ask how much longer he would take to die. He was degrading steadily, but her help was extending his life far beyond what he should have lived. Five months of taking his agony into her body was enabling him to make sweeping changes for his people, and for that, she respected him. The chains that the high chancellor insisted on turned her efforts from the gift one would give to a service that was taken.

The doors to the royal chambers opened at her approach, she stepped inside, crossed the huge expanse of the room and sat next to her patient. “Good morning, Duke Ralen-Croth.”

His eyes rolled as the agony of his body consuming itself twisted him into a foetal curl.

Alda-Xeri reached out and touched his temples, finding the parts of his mind that were lit with agony and soothing them into normalcy. Once his brain was calm, she stroked his limbs, placing a block between his nerve endings and the pain he was in. The procedure took five minutes and was hampered by her chains, but when she was done, the duke lay there panting.

“It will not be long now.” The duke took her hand and kissed it.

“I know. I will be here as long as you need me.” She raised her cuffs. “I have no choice.”

“I wish Inor-Thak was not forcing you into those chains, but when the pain takes me, he runs our world.”

Taking pain from those in need cost her nothing until her freedom was ripped away and a life of adventure was offered in exchange.
 
Alda-Xeri enjoyed her life in her small town, helping those who needed surcease from pain during surgery or the last moments of life. When she is taken to the court to attend the duke’s final days, her life is altered forever and her talent twists in a way she never could have imagined.
The Sector Guard helps her leave her home for a life in the stars, helping more than the wealthy. She agrees to an assignment she cannot remember and soon finds herself in the clutches of Raiders, taking pain from victims of experimentation and wondering how she is going to find the freedom promised her when all hell breaks loose and she leads the charge.
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The Oldest Elf

Written By: Viola Grace
Published By: Extasy Books
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Driving through a blizzard was the only way for Anora Snow to escape a holiday party, but on the way home she is t...
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Driving through a blizzard was the only way for Anora Snow to escape a holiday party, but on the way home she is transported and run over by Santa's sleigh. How will she explain this to her insurance company? He takes her home and shows her the workings of his Workshop, and she learns that there is more to Sahn-Tah Kelas than the rotund merry man. He is one sexy elf and he is out to claim Anora with every Christmas wish he can muster.
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The Rapunzel Factor

Written By: Viola Grace
Published By: Extasy Books
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Rapunzel’s strange circumstances led to her being a housing for energy, her parentage made her a princess. W...
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Rapunzel’s strange circumstances led to her being a housing for energy, her parentage made her a princess. With the fate of the next Xefar queen in her hands, Rapunzel must go on a journey with a strange Duke who’s interest in her hair sparks a reciprocal fascination. Arnolth is unlike any man she has ever spent time with…but that would make sense with her being raised underground in an ant colony.
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The Starborn

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: Tales of the Citadel #14
Published By: Devine Destinies
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Powerful, alone and far from her family, Wia has found a path of her own but she is surprised to find it leading h...

She was one thousand five hundred twenty-four years old. It was unlikely that she would find a man her own age.

She shook her head for considering the thought of mating with her father’s choice. “It doesn’t matter now. I will return to Citadel Aria, and Braenar will engage in his own life once you have burned bright.”

“So cold, little one. I wonder what made you so cold?” There was a change in the tone, and she jerked away from the man who was no longer speaking for the star that had spawned her.

“Braenar, I presume?” She moved a few feet away and had a problem looking into his frank and open gaze. His eyes were crystal blue, and they seemed to see far too much.

“Wiali of Suek. I have looked forward to meeting you. Your father has told me much about you.” Braenar stepped forward and kissed her hand.

Warmth unrelated to the fluctuating sun ran through her. When he released her fingers, she folded her hands in front of her. “I was aware that there had been a transition, but not that Suek had called another Avatar.”

“I was assigned to information gathering and was interviewing Sovalli-Suek when Sovalli faded. Suek asked me to take over, and knowing that there would be an end to the position, I gratefully agreed.”

“Why?”

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not everyone can be a star-born power.” The full curve of his lips was hard to look away from.

“I do not consider myself a power.”

“You are working with the Citadel, are you not?”

She frowned. She was an excellent ancient studies instructor considering that she had access to the entire Archive in her memories. “I suppose I am, but it was the method of my storage that created the desirable talent, not my bloodline.”

“May I question you about your family? Get additional details for the archives?” His hopeful expression made her remember where she was.

“Most of my family is dead, and the last member is dying. This is not the day to talk about it.”

She looked around at the garden and remembered it as it was, her parents standing arm in arm while she played with the flowers and stacked rocks in the centre.

Powerful, alone and far from her family, Wia has found a path of her own but she is surprised to find it leading her to the arms of an Avatar.
 
Born to a star, Wiali faced fifteen hundred years of stasis followed by ten years of work in the Citadel. While frozen, the entire Archive of the Alliance ran through her mind, her education was controlled by her whims.
When her father went nova, she was finally and definitely alone until the moment Suek’s last Avatar came to tell her she was transferred from Citadel Aria to Citadel Lowel, the adjunct to Sector Guard Base Udell.
Braenar knew that Suek had chosen him for Wiali, but the mechanism by which they would meet again was a mystery until she walked into his life with a group of students trailing behind her. From that moment on, he kept tabs on her until the day he could tell her that she was stuck working with him in deadly and dangerous situations.
Planets, power and infinite peril…What girl doesn’t want that sort of thing in her life?
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The Warder's Demon

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #10
Published By: Extasy Books
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Elhara had never imagined her life with a demon, but when an incubus starts a courtship how can she resist? &...
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Elhara had never imagined her life with a demon, but when an incubus starts a courtship how can she resist?

 
Elhara Warder has spent her life surrounded by the warmth of friends and family. Meeting a demon by chance at her local bar surprises her, but when he takes her on the most romantic dates of her life she feels herself falling for his considerable charms.
Solar has lived his considerable life span waiting for a woman whose sexual fantasies would not cause his body to shift into her ideal man. When he meets Elhara Warder, his glamour is stripped and she sees him as he is. To his shock, she does not run from his demonic features but rather speaks to him as if he was one of her own kind.
He wants to get to know her better and when she agrees to start meeting him during the daylight they start a relationship that surpasses any he has ever known.
The moment that they commit, a succubus takes action to destroy their happiness, but can Solar recapture what was lost when Elhara loses all memory of him, or will starting over do the trick?

 
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The Warder's Djinn

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #1
Published By: Extasy Books
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After insulting his own family's honor, Arov is bound to serve the Lakin family as their Djinn. Forever. Albin...
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After insulting his own family's honor, Arov is bound to serve the Lakin family as their Djinn. Forever. Albina Lakin is a supernatural art restorer who is quite happy with the road that life has given her. Until the day her grandfather dies and her life is turned upside-down. He has given Arov one last command, to keep Albina safe no matter what the cost. Arov's freedom will only come when Albina Lakin breathes her last. But what if that is the last thing that he wants? When a demon begins to hunt Alby, Arov has to make a decision. His freedom or his lover. Will he make his choice in time?
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The Warder's Dragon

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #2
Published By: Extasy Books
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Take one hot, sexy dragon and a strong-minded Warder, and you have a story that breaths passion… In the mag...
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Take one hot, sexy dragon and a strong-minded Warder, and you have a story that breaths passion… In the magical land of Realm, where dragons and Djinns take human form, Anryn is being hunted by a demon…a demon bent on her destruction. Decklyn, a dragon who can take human form, is slated to protect her. Things quickly heat up between Anryn and the hot, devastatingly attractive Decklyn… and not only in the bedroom. Against Decklyn’s counsel, Anryn is determined to fight the demon on her own terms, possibly putting her life in danger in the process. Decklyn, unable to talk her out of it, must go along with her plan, and confront the demon in order to save his mate. The forces of sizzling sex, scorching love, and a formidable foe entwine to make The Warder’s Dragon one HOT love story.
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The Warder's Elf

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #7
Published By: Extasy Books
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Alora was bound by her ancestor's promise to become a bride for a Dark Elf lord. Caldur was that lord. Having...
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Alora was bound by her ancestor's promise to become a bride for a Dark Elf lord. Caldur was that lord. Having waited in his underground caverns for centuries, he finally made his move. Grabbing the wrong Warder the first time--The Warder's Unicorn--had the interesting effect of bringing Alora to him, but that one error would cost him. Bringing Alora into the full bloom of what her bloodline carried would be a challenge, but he has ways of keeping her from fighting him all the way. With his help, the Magic of the Warders would come again to Realm.
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The Warder's Gryphon

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #5
Published By: Extasy Books
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Timmon has been sent by the Warder’s to find their missing cousin. After a few weeks of watching this extrao...
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Timmon has been sent by the Warder’s to find their missing cousin. After a few weeks of watching this extraordinary woman, he decides that she is the one for him. The problem is that he has been watching her in a non-human form. Now he needs to get onto her radar. That can mean only one thing. Moving in next door. You have never seen a house-warming this hot.
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The Warder's Leprechaun

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #9
Published By: Extasy Books
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A Warder, a leprechaun and a bargain for exchange of services, any services, is just what is needed to unite two s...
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A Warder, a leprechaun and a bargain for exchange of services, any services, is just what is needed to unite two souls parted by magic.
When Asha’s cousin Elhara is struck with a memory-eating spell, Asha knows just who can help. She travels to the leprechaun city, deep in the woods, and faces the man she has been dreaming of for over a decade.
Tuartha has undergone a few changes since he first kissed her in the forest and now, she has to negotiate with a male who blames her for her desertion and agrees to help her cousin under one condition. She is to give herself to him, body and soul.
Asha isn’t sure which part of her will give in first, but she hopes they are in private when it does.

 
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The Warder's Merman

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #8
Published By: Extasy Books
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Beatrix Warder has spent her adult life avoiding this precise moment. In a flurry of panic, she made a choice and...
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Beatrix Warder has spent her adult life avoiding this precise moment. In a flurry of panic, she made a choice and it landed her neck deep in the ocean, facing her worst nightmare. Hector was very good looking, for a merman, but he was also her husband and she had now come to him. When they had wed, she had been young and he had been willing to wait until she made the effort to join him under the sea. Bea isn't happy with the end of her dry land life, but with a little bit of effort, Hector is willing to show her there is more to the wet world than fins and a tail.
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The Warder's Unicorn

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #6
Published By: Extasy Books
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With her parents setting her up with a variety of paranormal men, Sephany just wants to go to her cousin's wed...
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With her parents setting her up with a variety of paranormal men, Sephany just wants to go to her cousin's wedding shower and have a good time. But surprise, her escort for the evening is none other than the unicorn, Malksis. Together they attend the function in Realm, and that is where it all hits the fan. Sephany is kidnapped by dark elves, and in an effort to get her back Mal will have to deal with a most deadly creature of Realm, Seph's father. The dwarf lord Gorven Dremlock is not happy that the unicorn has lost his daughter, and this is the pony boy's last chance to claim Sephany as his own or leave her forever.
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The Warder's Vampire

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #4
Published By: Extasy Books
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Serafina was born a dhampir. The offspring of a Warder and a Vampire. The first in centuries. She has no idea that...
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Serafina was born a dhampir. The offspring of a Warder and a Vampire. The first in centuries. She has no idea that an ancient spirit is plotting to take over her body and use it for a purpose she couldn’t imagine. Franc has been a vampire since he was born. He has never been exposed to magic in this form, and being dragged into Realm, fighting with dragons and goblins is so far off his personal scale that he might have to consult a therapist after it is over. Together, they make Halloween a night to remember for all the Warders and the inhabitants of Realm.
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The Warder's Wolf

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: The Warders #3
Published By: Extasy Books
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When Ruana, half warder, half werewolf, goes into heat, she needs to find a wolf to release her sexual torment. Wh...
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When Ruana, half warder, half werewolf, goes into heat, she needs to find a wolf to release her sexual torment. When she meets Zan, an alpha werewolf, he satisfies the ache within her, but then the hunt is on! Ruana is highly desired by the werewolves due to her ability to bear Alphas. In order to keep her safe from the werewolf clans, Zan will offer to make her his. Soon a host of magical creatures, including the warder Anyrn, and the dragon Decklyn, will show up to help Zan with the battle.
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The Wench and the Giant

Written By: Viola Grace
Published By: Extasy Books
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Anya has kept herself hidden for so long, she doesn’t know what to do when she finds the man of her dreams,...
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Anya has kept herself hidden for so long, she doesn’t know what to do when she finds the man of her dreams, but she figures it out pretty quickly.
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Thunder Struck

Written By: Viola Grace
Series: Tales of the Citadel #27
Published By: Devine Destinies
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Stirring a tempest is the easy part, controlling it is the issue and depending on a jerk of a healer is annoying. ...

Ked stepped off the shuttle, holding the hand of Taedra, the Citadel rep.

 

Ked held tight to the bag of suits she had been given while bots zipped past her with ration packs stacked on pallets. The food was for her. Iskan did not need it.

 

“Kedna, do you see that city?”

 

Ked nodded. “It is empty.” She looked around and the entire world was silent. “Why is it so quiet?”

 

“Iskan is renovating. He is changing his surface for a new species, and he is willing to delay the process to help you gain control over the elements.”

 

Kedna looked up at Taedra. “When do you think I can go home?”

 

“Let’s see how fast you can learn. Your talent seems to be atmospheric. You can learn and practice here without worrying about damaging anyone or yourself. Iskan’s Avatar is a healer. She can keep you up and running.” Taedra was trying hard to keep the mood light.

 

A figure in robes walked toward them, a staff in one hand. When it got closer, Kedna saw the reptilian skin and wide yellow eyes swirled with scarlet.

 

Taedra stopped and inclined her head in respect. “Avatar, thank you for your offer of assistance in this special case.”

 

The Avatar smiled, her flat lips curving upward. “It is an honour to assist with such a worthy matter. Hello, Kedna Kencort. My name is Halwis-Iskan, but you can call me Halwis.”

 

Kedna released Taedra’s hand and put her palm over her heart. She bowed low. “Thank you for your offer. I hope that it will not be for too long a duration.”

 

Halwis gave Taedra a chiding look before she turned kind eyes back to Kedna. “It will take as long as it takes.”

 

She knew in that kind look that she wasn’t going home. Tears started and she lifted her chin. With determination, she stepped toward the Avatar before turning back for a moment. “Thank you for your help, Representative Taedra. I believe that Halwis-Iskan will take over my care now.”

 

Taedra stepped forward and extended her hand before she slowly lowered it. “The bots have food, and we will send someone to check on you every six months. Avatar Halwis has a com unit that you can use to call home. The contact codes are in your bag.”

 

“Thank you, Representative. I believe that Kedna needs some time to acclimate to her new home. The instructive holograms are all ready for her and her education has been planned for the foreseeable future. There is nothing more you can do here, but you are welcome to come and inspect her lodgings.”

 

Taedra inclined her torso in a short bow. “I will return in six months. Kedna, if you need anything, send me a message. I can have it delivered by drone.”

 

Ked wanted to wail that she wanted to go home, but that wasn’t the right thing to do. Lira was in control training on Thoola after she pushed Nilko into spending his university money on a pony. Finally, their parents had to face facts, and those facts were that their two youngest were exceptionally powerful and both needed help.

 

They had dropped Lira off on Thoola before coming to Iskan, and now, all members of her family were where they needed to be. Kedna could start working on herself.

 

It was quite the burden for an eleven-year-old, but she was up to it.

 

Stirring a tempest is the easy part, controlling it is the issue and depending on a jerk of a healer is annoying.
Kedna has been consigned to fostering on the empty world of Iskan when her power and her health become dangerous. Being mentored by a planetary Avatar is difficult, but moving the weather for an entire world is second nature.
When she is older and her skills are needed off world, she is paired with her first member of the Sector Guard. He is a pain in the butt and harbours resentments toward her for hogging his ancestral planet. She simply concentrates on the job and earns his respect in the bargain.
Fast forward to her twenty-third birthday and they cross paths again. This time, she knows his measure and he knows hers. Respect turns to fascination and progresses into a flirtation that crosses the stars.
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Tilting Rose

Written By: Viola Grace
Published By: Extasy Books
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Trained to be a knight, to protect her father’s lands and earn enough to pay their taxes, Rose is astonished...
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Trained to be a knight, to protect her father’s lands and earn enough to pay their taxes, Rose is astonished to find that her demented parent has promised her in marriage to a Lord she does not remember meeting. Osgood has been waiting for her father to accede to the betrothal and does not waste time in claiming his bride. How does a man court a woman who has no idea of what courtship is? When she is armed, he does it very carefully.
Price: $4.99