Book one of Tales from the Edge
When Sam Keller left the military, she ran to the far end of the galaxy. Now she captains the Bonnie Belle, a spaceship full of courtesans who bring a little pleasure to hard-up men on mining colonies. When one of her girls turns up dead, it's Sam's job to find out who killed her, fast.
Marshal Daniel LeClair is as tough as steel and quick on the draw. But when his vacation gets replaced by an assignment to help find the killer, he can't help angling for a little action with the saucy, hard-charging Sam. She's got brains, attitude and a body he wouldn't mind investigating.
Sam, six months lonely, might just indulge him. But the Guild that owns the Belle wants the case closed yesterday. With pressure coming from all quadrants, Sam and her marshal clash over false leads and who's on top. But when the killer threatens the Belle again, romance will have to wait. It's a captain's job to save her crew, no matter the cost.
About the Author
In 2011 she won two Second-Place Prism Awards from the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. In 2013 she won a Third-Place Prism Award for the first book of her paranormal series, "Blood of the Pride"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The first volume in Nantus' new Tales From the Edge series is an excellent story, filled with fascinating characters and rich details. Think of this as "Firefly" meets "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" with a murder mystery driving the plot. Sam and Daniel are a great couple: honorable, and trying to do the right thing inna bad situation. Nantus put a lot of thought into this fictional universe; like the fact that the ships usually run without artificial gravity, necessitating such things as sealed food packs. My only complaints center around the odd typographical errors (eg, words out of order) and the slow denouement after the murderer was caught. I look forward to the next book in the series. Highly recommended to fans of Zoe Archer and Leigh Wyndfield and Jess Granger. -- lyradora