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IS ALEISHA GOOD FOR ANYTHING? – From The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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“Don’t lie to me, Aleisha, I have some small skill myself. What do you know about the Khekarian Empire?”

“Nothing.”

“What about the ruling families?”

“Nothing.”

“Politics?”

“Nothing.”

Sturn gave a meaningful pause, hoping she’d fill the gap with something. She didn’t.

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THE KILLER WANTED HER – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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“You think I’ll work for you and not for Stephen, is that it?”

“That’s exactly it. I was the one who sent for you. I chose you for a reason. While you are on this planet, you will fit in with Stephen’s work plans and perform the duties assigned to you. When I leave here, if you’re any good, you will come with me. Your time here is a test period.”

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HAVE YOU KILLED HIM TOO? – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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Sturn gave her another featureless stare.

“Where’s Stephen?” Aleisha asked. “Have you killed him, too?”

“No,” he replied, unfazed. “Stephen hasn’t pissed me off.”

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FEAR ON DEMAND – from the Khekarian threat, out now on Amazon.

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Listen,” he was suddenly harsh. “Until I want your fear it’s useless to me. Ditch it.”

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Carnivores in the Dark – True Life!

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When the dingoes came around that evening, I was alone. I was stranded on a hillside out in the middle of nowhere with no vehicle, no torch, no weapon and no retreat. My husband had taken the car to go and get a caravan, which would be our temporary home, leaving me by the side of the road with an open trailer of our belongings and two cats to look after.

He was already hours late and the dingoes arrived as the last light was going out of the sky. They moved fast and silently, using the dirt road as their track, not a yip, not a bark, nothing. They were a pack on a mission.

I saw them coming and stood up, not sure what my best option was. They detected me at the same moment. I knew that because, although they kept coming and did not change their pace, they slipped off the edge of the road and disappeared into the dense foliage on the side opposite mine.

I never saw or heard them as they circled around me and kept going. I know they kept going because I would see them again, on other days, coming from the other direction. But on this night, I did not know what they intended or where they went.

Then the night landed for real, and out there, when you’ve got no shelter at all, no light, no distant glow from civilization, and not even a box of matches, you are very aware of carnivores in the dark.

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“ONLY ONES THAT KILL.” – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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It all looked so opulent, but then that’s what a Bastion was about. Aleisha didn’t care what a Bastion was about. She wanted off this ship. Even here, in this huge generous room, he was too close.

“Sit down.”

She dropped into one of nests.

Sturn chose a place opposite her, making Aleisha want to run again.

“You’re frightened of Khekarians?” he asked.

“Only ones that kill.”

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SUCKING IN THE FEAR – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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“What did Sevi tell you?” He still spoke quietly, but Aleisha could sense him sucking in the fear that rolled off her in great waves, relishing her anguish. He terrified her. She’d been given no time to prepare, no room to evade, no chance to think. Her answer betrayed her panic as she fought to come to terms with this sudden situation.

“Nothing, she just… ambushed me!”

“Kristi, then,” he said. “Someone made you scared of me.”

“No one. I’ve only met her. Sevi. I thought you were some kind of monster in the city. I saw, but I didn’t know you were Khekarian.”

Sturn analyzed her answer. “Saw what?”

“What you did.”

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