Jane Agosto wants to leave her lonely, dysfunctional past behind when she gets a job as a nanny at Miles Hayes’s mansion. It only takes a few encounters with Miles for her to feel drawn to him, but Jane refuses to be THAT nanny, the stupid one who falls for her boss. She’s no Cinderella. She won’t break her heart on a wealthy player, or raise the hopes of the little girl she cares for. But when attempted murder shakes up the family, Jane’s heart falters. Should she trust Miles, or hit the road?
Nineteen-year-old Sam Locklear grew up on the alien homeworld after being conscripted into their training program as a child. He became one of the their favorite cadets through his charisma and hard work, but now they’re sending him back to Earth to work in their Los Angeles headquarters.
Sam hopes to find a compromise between doing his job and his loyalty to Earth, but then his homecoming speech sets off a string of violence from both humans and aliens. First there’s a hate message scrawled in blood, then a drive-by attack, and a riot that ends in fire.
From the slums of Los Angeles to a treacherous space station, Sam’s increasing fame brings increasing danger. He may be able to change the balance of power, but he may not survive the aftermath.
Sixteen-year old Akemi has escaped death in such an unorthodox fashion that even her sister fears for her sanity. Akemi is now part of an alien computer system, installed in a space station orbiting Earth. The position is both uniquely powerful and uniquely isolated.
When the space station explodes in the night sky, sabotaged by unknown enemies, Akemi survives yet again, but this time suspicion for the catastrophe falls upon her. Determined to discover who is truly responsible for the attack, Akemi and her sister set out to track the other suspects to a foreign world far from Earth.
Accompanied by capable Sam and irrepressible assassin Shara, they find themselves drawn into a political game with one of the most powerful aliens in the galaxy. Akemi and her friends must uncover the truth about the sabotage, but in the process they may expose Akemi’s fragile existence to greedy, alien hands…
In the thrilling conclusion to the Alien Cadet series, the girl-turned-computer Akemi is trapped at the secure planetary estate of Faal, a socipathic, alien overlord. He is preoccupied with his plan to implement a sanctioned genocide, but he still finds time to torment Akemi.
Akemi’s sister, Nat, along with Claire, Basher, and Sam, are each determined to rescue Akemi, and if possible, to halt the extermination. But to defeat Faal, they must find allies among his other enemies, who are at least as dangerous as he is. While Sam and Nat lure Faal to an ancient palace with one of these dubious partners, Basher and Claire plan to infiltrate his estate to retrieve Akemi.
But there are few game players as accomplished as Faal. To win against him, sacrifices must be made.
But Eto is torn over his evaluation on Earth. His task should be simple: Prove the humans have an adequate survival drive, both individually and corporately, to join the Galactic Council and make money for his people.
It would be easier to prove if they would stop killing themselves in droves. The humans will be labeled ‘malignant,’ if they don’t. No rights. No cultural franchise. Open to plunder, slavery, eventual eradication.
Eto doesn’t love the humans, but there are a few he would like to respect. They are brave, at least. Whatever he recommends, he’ll have to live with the repercussions for the rest of his life…
When fifteen year old Dara is accepted into an elite boarding school, her first weeks are ruined by a strange illness… Throwing up in front of your crush? More than once? Emphatically not fun. As Dara gets to know her school and the school’s creepy doctor, she begins to realize that she wasn’t recruited for her grades, and her illness isn’t innocent.
John is only pretending to be a student, and he knows exactly why Dara is sick, but he can’t risk telling her. When someone is playing with time, altering anything can be disastrous, and John has a very specific mission. But when Dara’s life is at risk, they both must learn to navigate the intricacies of time… without destroying the school or losing each other for good.