A linguist finds herself playing diplomat on a ship crewed by enigmatic aliens in this character-driven science fiction debut. “Thoroughly enthralling, thanks to humanity’s representative—a perceptive, tireless protagonist” (Kirkus Reviews). Recommended for “readers who appreciate deep cultural worldbuilding akin to C.J. Cherryh’s Foreigner books” (Publishers Weekly).
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“so many scenes of luminous beauty”

This has been an unbelievably exciting few days for me and for the Vardeshi Saga! Late last week I was notified that Sherwood Smith, author of my favorite book of all time, had reviewed ASCENDING on NetGalley and Goodreads. She went on to immediately review BRIGHT SHARDS as well. That an established, traditionally published author would take the time to read and review work by a mostly unknown indie author is amazing to me, and I am so grateful that she found my work worthy of attention.

I have posted her full reviews in the “Reviews” section of my website. To see them on Goodreads, click here for the ASCENDING review and here for the BRIGHT SHARDS review. I am stunned and so deeply humbled that a writer of her caliber found something about my work to appreciate!

Want to read Bright Shards now–for free?

I’m looking for readers willing to post honest, unbiased reviews of BRIGHT SHARDS on Amazon and Goodreads close to its official launch date of August 1st. If you’d like to receive an Advance Reader Copy of BRIGHT SHARDS (ebook only), please use the “Contact” page to let me know! I will be sending out ebooks on July 1st.