1. Anne McCaffrey
raves about the fantasy of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, "Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories. Start at the beginning, dear reader, and you will be rewarded with a sanctuary you can escape to, as I do when this world we're stuck with is impossible to endure."
2. Mary Balog
, author of Slightly Dangerous
, heartily agrees: "I was mesmerized, awed, and totally entertained. I am hooked by the Liaden world. Bravo "
3. Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's The Sword of Orion
(Phobos Books) was a Locus
4. Lee and Miller have published ten novels (from Ace and Meisha Merlin) in their popular Liaden series.
5. Lee and Miller have a huge internet presence and a rabid fan base, as determined for their best-selling series for the Liaden series e-books on Baen.com..
6. Will appeal to readers of Mercedes Lackey and Lois McMaster Bujold.
7. Advertising in Locus
, Romantic Times
8. Includes teaser chapter for the sequel, Longeye
Rebecca Beauvelley is a ruined woman.
In a moment of girlish folly, she allowed a high-flying young man to take her up in his phaeton, not realizing that he was drunk. When he dropped the ribbons, she recovered them, but not in time to avoid disaster. The young man was killed in the accident. Rebecca survived, with a withered arm to remind her of the wages of folly, and a reputation in tatters.
Against all expectation, her father has found someone, an elderly rogue, who will marry her. Rebecca's life seems set, and she resigned to it, when Altimere, a Fey, appears and uses his magic to show her two futures: In the first, she is abused and neglected as the dutiful wife; in the second, she is dressed and bejeweled like a princess. Rebecca chooses the second future and elopes with Altimere.
Unfortunately, Altimere has an agenda of his own.
The first of a two-book series. Watch for the sequel, Longeye
, coming April 2009.