Cygnus Five Series

You might be saying to yourself “Lioness of Cygnus Five sounds like a m/f romance! That’s not what I expect from Alex, and it’s not my cup of tea. How is she claiming this is a queer book?” Well, firstly, Bryant is bisexual, and Aurora spends a not inconsiderable amount of the book as a man. Secondly, it’s the start of a series that will also feature a f/f couple and an asexual m/m couple as lead characters, so it is queer even if it is not gay.

Lioness of Cygnus Five – Blurb

Aurora Campos’s days of heroism are behind her. Deemed a shameful failure, she now captains Froward, a prison transport filled with criminals sent out to colonise new worlds for the Kingdom.

Bryant Jones, technocrat and falsely accused ‘murderer’, is not going to let his future be taken away by this low-tech luddite of a woman and her backward society. He’s staging a break out from Aurora’s brig when the Froward is shot down around them.

Cygnus Five is a failing colony. Starving convicts have taken over and found themselves a spaceship wrecker among the ruins of an abandoned alien city. The only way off-world is the Governor’s launch, sealed in its silo beneath the convicts’ headquarters. But as they team up to capture it, Aurora and Bryant discover love, institutional betrayal and the lurking remnants of a self-destructive alien civilization. Soon they have bigger problems on their hands than their own survival.

When they arrived, Aurora thought she had only her crew to rescue. As it turns out, she has to save the whole planet.


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Heart of Cygnus Five – Blurb

The survival of the colony teeters on the edge. The alien city in which they have taken refuge turns out to be not so abandoned as they’d thought, and Bryant finds himself torn between his love for Aurora and his driving need to restore some of the ancient defences before the Kingdom attacks.

Starvation is beginning to bite as the Kingdom forces tighten their stranglehold around the colonists, forcing them to turn to treasure-hunters and pirates for aid. Needed on site to spearhead the military resistance to Kingdom invasion, Aurora must send her most trusted people into the heart of enemy territory to beg for supplies and to rescue her baby, with no guarantee that when they return there will be anyone left alive to come home to.

Yet survival may come at too great a cost if Bryant cannot control the secret he is awakening at the heart of Cygnus Five.

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Has Aurora’s decision to deploy the Doomsday weapon made the extinction of all intelligent life in the galaxy inevitable? Find out in Pride of Cygnus Five – coming soon.