Diane Burton combines a love of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and romance into writing romantic fiction. She met her own hero on a blind date and it was love at first sight—for her. It took a little longer to convince him. They have two children and three grandchildren. After following her husband's job from Detroit to Missouri, Detroit again, Southwest Michigan, and Chicagoland, Diane and her husband currently live West Michigan.
Switchedby Diane Burton
Wise-cracking mechanic Jessie Wyndom gets the surprise of her life when she's accidentally transported aboard an Alliance of Planets starship. Then, she learns an identical twin who was raised on an alien planet has taken her place on Earth. They are victims of a scientific experiment that separated Terran twins before birth. Jessie doesn't believe it. This is all
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Wise-cracking mechanic Jessie Wyndom gets the surprise of her life when she's accidentally transported aboard an Alliance of Planets starship. Then, she learns an identical twin who was raised on an alien planet has taken her place on Earth. They are victims of a scientific experiment that separated Terran twins before birth. Jessie doesn't believe it. This is all a gag perpetrated by her brother and his nerdy friends.
Years of discipline enables Captain Marcus Viator to maintain the austere, emotionless persona prized on his planet, Serenia. Until he meets the bold, impertinent Jessie. She must go back to Earth before she disrupts his well-organized life. When he tries to return his unwilling visitor, he discovers the ship has left Earth's orbit--supposedly at his command. When more sabotage crops up, Marcus and Jessie must work together to protect the crew and themselves. As their attraction grows, treachery and violence force them into decisions that could separate them forever.
Revised version of book published in 2001.
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Captain Marcus Aurelius of the Alliance Starship Freedom wanted to kidnap Cindy Crawford so the men on board can look at her in person. Instead, they have taken Jess Wyndon, a mechanical fix-it person who thinks she is the victim of her brother¿s practical joke. By the time she learns that she really is on a spaceship, all she wants to do is go home. However, she can¿t because the Praetorium, a band of hooligans and rebels from many different planets are in the vicinity and want to capture the Freedom. To escape these vermin and keep military secrets out of their hands the captain orders the ship into hyperdrive, taking them even further away from Earth. During the journey Marcus and Jess develop feelings for one another that they try to fight when they are not engaging the Praetorium. In the end they give into their feelings but they realize the future is not for them since they come from two different worlds. Diana Burton¿s first novel is a very well written futuristic novel complete with quirky and humorous technology and an action sub-plot that is fascinating. The aliens and their homeworld seem so real one feels as if the author has visited them sometime in the past. SWITCHED is a great futuristic novel with so many surprises that readers will want to finish it in one sitting. Harriet Klausner
It's a surprising book... don't give up..... you will love it!! I have never read a SciFi book, but with the romance, suspense and a little comedy combined; I really enjoyed this book. It had a sassy main character, a hunky captain of a starship (with a great surprise), some quirky aliens,some conniving aliens. The beginning had me backing off... but it had me wanting to see what was going to happen. I was completely surprised with the rest of the book. I got so caught up in the story, I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. It had lots of twists and turns that kept me interested in the story. It kept my mind occupied with trying to figure out who was gonna be the bad guy. Great story. I am definitely going to read Switched Too!!! Thanks for the great read.
Jessica 'Jessie' Wyndom lives on the family farm and has her own repair shop. It is all that she has ever wanted in life. The next thing Jessie knows she is aboard an alien spacecraft and learning a family secret. The family secret is so secret that no one in Jessie's known family even knows it exists! (You will have to read the book to understand how that can possibly be true.) .......................................... Captain Marcus Viator of the Alliance research starship 'Freedom', is upset when he learns Jessie is beamed onto the ship by mistake. Jessie looks very much like his lieutenant, Veronese Qilana, who disappears about the same time Jessie appears. Scanners swear that Jessie IS Veronese, but that is impossible. Or is it? Before he can send Jessie back to Earth a Praetorium ship arrives. (They are renegades who prey on peaceful ships and 'Freedom' is research, not military any more.) The captain is forced to flee with Jessie still aboard and one of his crew members missing. ................................. Jessie wants only to return home. Until this is possible she is determined to keep busy. When her skilled mechanic ears hear an engineering problem, she meets Chief Engineer Luqett (who sounds much like 'Scotty' from the original 'Star Trek' show). Thus Jessie becomes a temporary crew member. Shortly thereafter, mechanical problems turn out to be sabotage and the Praetorium are not finished with them yet. ............................... ***** Science Fiction and Romance blend together flawlessly in this novel. Some of the crew watch too much Terran TV, such as Luqett sounding like Scotty. There is also a sub-plot on Earth concerning Jessie's brother, Tim. However, I cannot even touch upon a partial synopsis of it without giving out major secrets. ...................................... All-in-all, this is a fun romp through space that will give you adventure, romance, and humor. What more could you want? Excellent! *****