Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer
assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.
But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.
Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.
Can she save the colony and discover her true love?
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If you were born on a colony ship, would you want to be the generation reaching the paradise planet?
Almost everyone on Andromeda’s ship is eager to reach Paradise 21. After so many generations have lived and died on those decks, most people feel so lucky to be the ones alive to reach the destination. Everyone, that is, except Andromeda.
Andromeda doesn’t like change. She’d be happy to live in her cocoon all her life, like her ancestors did before her. Change means so many things to her: the death of her great grandmother, the choosing of her lifemate, the assignment of her job. Most of all: change means the tests; tests that will determine the course of her life on Paradise 21. She hasn’t studied for the tests as much as she should have, and she expects to fail. In fact, a part of her is scared and wants to fail. Doing well means an important job in the colony on Paradise 21 and all the responsibility that comes with it, and the whole thought of landing freaks her out.
You’ll have to read how she overcomes this is Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed.
Now for your comments: if you were born on a colony ship, would you want to be the generation reaching the paradise planet?
"Silver arches floated by the window as the New Dawn shed its outer layers to enable landing. We could never fly in space again. That thought smacked me in the face, and my eyes teared up. We were stuck with whatever awaited us on Paradise 21.
The ship pitched sideways and our dining room turned upside down. Bubbles of water from the faucet glided in the air around me like giant amoebas, and I held onto Mom’s hand
Aubrie Dionne writes science fiction fantasy with romantic
elements. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade,
Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora
Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Entangled Publishing,
Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She’s also a professional flutist in
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