“Suspenseful sci-fi with complex world-building and a tough-as-nails heroine you’ll want to root for!”— Elizabeth Briggs, New York Times Bestselling Author of Future Shock
“In this bleak world, one spark of hope soon turns into an inferno. And just like a fireball, once this story is ignited, it just doesn’t stop.” — Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Navigating the Stars.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin
In an all-too-plausible future where corporate conglomerates have left the world’s governments in shambles, anyone with means has left the polluted Earth for the promise of a better life on a SpaceTech owned colony among the stars.
Maité Martinez is the daughter of an Earther Latina and a powerful Aunare man, an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion. When tensions turn violent, Maité finds herself trapped on Earth and forced into hiding.
For over ten years, Maité has stayed hidden, but every minute Maité stays on Earth is one closer to getting caught.
She’s lived on the streets. Gone hungry. And found a way to fight through it all. But one night, while waitressing in a greasy diner, a customer gets handsy with her. She reacts without thinking.
Covered in blood, Maité runs, but it’s not long before SpaceTech finds her…
Arrested and forced into dangerous work detail on a volcano planet, Maité waits for SpaceTech to make their move against the Aunare. She knows that if she can’t somehow find a way to stop them, there will be an interstellar war big enough to end all life in the universe.
There’s only one question: Can Maité prevent the total annihilation of humanity without getting herself killed in the process?
“Erin’s world-building is excellent and her characters are big and bold…” — Escape Into Worlds
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This gripping, of-the-moment science-fiction novel centers on a Latina alien on the run. Earth’s evil ruling megacorporation SpaceTech is at constant war with the banished Aunare aliens. Twenty-year-old Maité Martinez is half human, half Aunare, and totally captivating. She definitely makes SpaceTech uneasy: She’s a courageous and fast-as-lightning fighter, and she glows when she’s stressed out. It didn’t take long for us to feel completely invested in Maité’s quest to save herself, and Earth, from SpaceTech. Author Aileen Erin—best known for the Alpha Girl paranormal romance series—is biracial, and her novel plumbs issues of borders and boundaries with finesse and humor.
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Addictive, easy read
I loved this new series first instalment! (I was sent an advanced copy) Being a fan of alpha girls series, I trusted Alieen to produce great books, but I normally don't read about AI and aliens. Having said that I loved this ❤️👌🏼 I found this book addictive, entertaining and easy to read. I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want it to end. Now I am craving more!!!! 😍😍😍 highly recommended!