The winner will be announced at the RWA Conference in Orlando in July.
Kyrie is the Mistress of Justice on Sirene, able to judge a person’s guilt or innocence with a mere touch. She is invaluable to the planet’s dictatorial leader, Galen, but Kyrie is dying. Abandoned as a child by her people, the Ouri, when they mysteriously fled Sirene, she’s grown up among the planet’s “other” race. Now, at age twenty-five, she must find an Ourian to mate with or die.
Proteus is sent back to Sirene to rescue a child accidentally left behind when he and all the Ouri fled the threat of uprising. But through a trick of time, what he finds instead on his return is an Ourian woman he is forbidden by law to mate with, even if it means saving her life. And when Galen forces Proteus to sexually service Kyrie, Proteus uses every trick at his disposal to keep her alive, all while plotting their escape.
Galen and Proteus are desperate to save Kyrie for very different reasons--but they both know the fate of the planet depends on her survival.
If this book sounds interesting to you, it is currently "on sale" at the LooseId website at: http://www.loose-id.com/in-the-court-of-love-and-loss.html?___SID=U
Writing is hard work and it is often a lonely, solitary pursuit, so when recognition like this comes along, it makes an author's effort seem worthwhile. (Of course, good sales help justify our work, too, LOL.)
I would love to hear what you think of In The Court Of Love And Loss if you've read it!