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Publisher Description

First in a science fiction romance series from the author of The Afótama Legacy.

As an adamant opponent of Terran settlement on the planet Jekh, Owen McGarry made his family name synonymous with “traitor” on Earth. Lobbyists standing to profit from off-world colonization hinted that the Jekhans were preparing to declare war. Nearly twenty years after Owen’s supposed death, his granddaughter Courtney wants to learn the truth—even if she has to travel to the far-flung colony to do it. 

Court soon learns that not only was her grandfather right about the Jekhans, but that conditions on their world are far more hostile than she feared. Terran forces decimated the population of the resident human-alien hybrids, and the people who remain seem to be all out of fight. That is, except for the pair of men Court finds hiding in her basement. 

Fugitives Murki and Trigrian see a future in Court. On a planet where so few women remain, she has the potential to be the mate the lovers need. And more, she could become the advocate for their people that her grandfather didn’t get the chance to be. 

When the corrupt local government seeks to punish Court’s friends and family for her actions, she has no choice but to make a stand. If it takes a riot to make the people on Earth see that they were misled about Jekh, she’s more than willing to start one. After all, her reputation couldn’t possibly get any worse. 


Erstwhile is a romantic adventure set in the near future that contains dark humor, some violence, and a very needy pair of extraterrestrials.

August 9
Holley Trent
Holley Trent

Customer Reviews

BlueFire#1 ,


Wow! Interesting plot, great story, and characters. Keeps you guessing to the end! A great book!

straighttalker198 ,


The book jumps from time to time. The characters are confusing. The book is repetitive and loses its rhythm. The plot doesn’t hold throughout the whole book.

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