This sci-fi series tells the stories of the Galaxia, a pirate ship traveling the vastness of space, and the romantic connections that happen among her crew. Stories are listed in order of timeline and publication.
Abroad in the Stars
Tony ran from the arranged marriage his greedy parents set up for him. He meets and joins the Galaxia pirates, making a home amongst the worst of the solar system. Craig, first mate of the Galaxia pirates, returns after a personal vacation to find a new and interesting face amongst the crew. He instantly sets his sights to capturing the feisty navigator. Tony and Craig’s awakening relationship is pulled into turmoil when mercenaries corner the Galaxia, demanding they hand over Antonio Santiago – Tony’s past has officially caught up with him. Craig works to keep his lover out of the mercenary’s hands, but there is a traitor on the ship that wants Tony gone. When Tony is handed over to the mercenaries, at the cost of one crewmember's life, Craig is frantic to find him and discover the traitor. Tony isn’t just going to sit back either. He’s determined to get out of the situation and back to the Galaxia and Craig’s arms.
When Sandy climbed into a crate, he hadn’t expected it to be filled with supplies for a pirate ship. Now he’s being forced to work for his trip. No big deal though, at least he's not dead. While he tries to adjust to being free from his old life, he starts to grow feelings for the man put in charge of watching him, the third mate, Brian. Brian knows he shouldn’t get close to Sandy. The guy is a temptation he can’t afford to let himself indulge in. He plans to keep their interaction to an absolute minimum, even if they’re sharing a room. Too bad it seems Sandy has other plans. The Navy hunts down the Galaxia and crew demanding the release of a hostage. As they make a run from the Navy, a third party arrives, Crane and the Red Falcon, and suddenly the crew is fighting to protect their little stowaway. Brian needs to find a way to protect his new roommate.
Steven, the head mechanic of the pirate ship of the Galaxia, is frustrated that he is unable to repair the ships engines on his own. He’s further irritated when his captain hires outside help to assist him. Chris is one of the two original creators of the engines used on the Galaxia, but he’s been retired—of sorts—for years now. When Steven arrives requesting his help, Chris is instantly intrigued by the young man and takes the job just to get a chance at him. Before they can even start the Galaxia comes under attack by the military and Chris is identified as a deserter. With no choice, Chris joins the crew and sets out to find a way to fix the engines and avoid his own arrest. During the trip Chris and Steven must come to terms with their mutual attraction, and whether to act on it or not.
Darrel has been after Toby since he first stepped foot onto the Galaxia. He can see the longing in the communication officer’s eyes, and he wants to bring it to the surface. Th problem is every time he gets near the other, Toby flees like a scared kitten, or shows his claws. Toby has never told anyone that he likes men. The scars from his upbringing still haunt him and make him reject who he really is. Due to this he can’t accept Darrel, no matter how much he wants to. When Samuel Jones approaches Sidney with a new job, he wants them to smuggle a couple of crates to Neo-Terra, a planet torn by civil war, it presents a turning point for Darrel a Toby. Will Toby let Darrel in? Will they even make it off the planet alive?
This is a brilliant story, HOWEVER if you are looking for rainbows and unicorns, then you're probably going to be disappointed! Personally, I loved the rough and tumble of it. Tony wanted exactly what Craig wanted to give. Both of them understood each other with no miscommunication. The steamy scenes are intense and brilliantly written. ~ 5 Stars
There were parts of this book that I loved - the longing from afar between both Toby and Darrel, and Toby's mastery of knives, for example. ... This was well written, don't get me wrong. The pacing was smooth, and it was action-packed. There are moments of steam, as well as tenderness. ~ 3 Stars