A Galactic Holiday: How the Glitch Saved Christmas\Galileo's Holiday\Winter Fusion

A Galactic Holiday: How the Glitch Saved Christmas\Galileo's Holiday\Winter Fusion

by Stacy Gail, Sasha Summers, Anna Hackett
     
 

Do androids dream of electric sugar plums?

A detective who refuses to modify her body teams up with her cyborg rival to track down a burglar who is putting toys into homes. A solitary ice miner finds love and friendship while stranded on the surface of Galileo. And two hardheaded negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin

Overview

Do androids dream of electric sugar plums?

A detective who refuses to modify her body teams up with her cyborg rival to track down a burglar who is putting toys into homes. A solitary ice miner finds love and friendship while stranded on the surface of Galileo. And two hardheaded negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin and save their planets. Enjoy these visions of Christmases yet to come with three science-fiction novellas from Carina Press.

Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:

How the Glitch Saved Christmas, by Stacy Gail
Galileo's Holiday, by Sasha Summers
Winter Fusion, by Anna Hackett

Stories also available for purchase separately.

86,000 words

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This trio of holiday stories feature halosuits and blasters instead of sugarplums and stockings. Hackett’s “Winter Fusion” brings trade negotiator Savan Bardan to the ice planet of Perma. He knows that Perma’s fusion crystals will benefit Rendar but isn’t sure whether pitting himself against Brinn Fjord will end up with him in the deep freeze. Brinn holds him responsible for her father’s death, and all she wants is to finish the deal and get home for the holiday. But when the negotiations fall prey to accidents and icy weather, Brinn and Savan discover they have enough heat between them to counter any cold. In Stacy Gail’s “How the Glitch Saved Christmas,” Det. Reina Vedette finds that her unwillingness to perform body modifications and enhancements is a detriment to her position on the Chicago police force. When she is partnered with “bod-mod” enthusiast Edison Wicke to investigate a “reverse Grinch” during Christmas, Reina discovers that even cyberenhancements can be hot in the Chicago wintertime. Together, Reina and Wicke explore the idea that technology and humanity can coexist. In Sasha Summers’s “Galileo’s Holiday,” Riley finds herself marooned on Galileo after her ice mining ship is destroyed by raiders. Usually a solo flyer, Riley isn’t sure that she wants to be assisted by trader Leo and the rest of the settlers. Yet the settlers are a close-knit family, and as they prepare for Galileo’s holiday, Riley finds herself drawn to the group, especially Leo. When it is revealed that Leo has something the raiders will return for, Riley will stop at nothing to defend her new friends and her new love, no matter the cost.

Verdict As holiday tales delight many during December, having something a little more “out of the box” than the usual romantic collection is a wonder to behold. Each one of these stories features a strong female protagonist, a smart plot, and sex scenes sure to melt any ice. These tales will please romance readers who enjoy galactic encounters.—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Memorial Lib., Easthampton, MA(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426894787
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
12/03/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
734,543
File size:
805 KB

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Meet the Author

A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.


Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, romance, and travel. Whether it's an easy-on-the-eyes cowboy or a hero of truly mythic proportions, Sasha falls a little in love with each and every one of her heroes. She frequently gets lost with her characters in the worlds she creates; forgetting those everyday tasks like laundry and dishes. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and helpful.


Anna Hackett is a mining engineer by day and a writer by night. She delights in combining action, adventure and a healthy dose of romance in her stories. A globe-trotting Australian, she currently lives in Australia with her English-American husband.

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