Goddess or Madwoman?
Even she isn’t sure.
Tompa Lee serves as ambassador to the Shons’ planet and is hailed as their goddess … but she has a dead man living in her head, distrusts fellow humans, and fears an imminent attack by Klicks, mankind's greatest enemy.
Ming Mengliev is posing as a mere musician when Klicks destroy the Terran embassy … but although he strives to win Tompa's trust—and her heart—whose side is this secret agent really on?
Lord Keevie, the leader of warlike Klick missionaries, wants to drive humans off Zee Shode … but above all he wants to eviscerate Tompa in person, because killing a goddess will surely make him a god.
A Park Crammed with Carnivores
Can Tompa survive Keevie’s pursuit, the onset of divine madness, the predators of Palla Pelly Park … and conquer her mistrust of humans long enough to shepherd a ragtag group of Shon and human refugees to safety?
About the Author
Edward Hoornaert is not only a science fiction and romance writer, he's also a certifiable Harlequin Hero, having inspired NYT best-selling author Vicki Lewis Thompson to write Mr. Valentine, which was dedicated to him. From this comes his online alter ego, "Mr. Valentine." These days, Hoornaert mostly writes science fiction—either sf romances, or sf with elements of romance. After living at 26 different addresses in his first 27 years, the rolling stone slowed in the Canadian Rockies and finally came to rest in Tucson, Arizona. Amongst other things, he has been a teacher, technical writer, and symphonic oboist. He married his high school sweetheart a week after graduation and is still in love … which is probably why he can write romance.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked this book a lot because it had a great balance of sci fi and yet there’s a smattering of romance in the story too. Tompa Lee is a streetwise girl whose made her mark and earned her keep. She’s tough, smart and likable too. She’s in now for what may be the fight of her life and she struggles to not only save herself but also others. I found Tompa Lee to be a great character and even though she is deemed a goddess (and has some quirky moments) she was very likable and someone I would definitely want in my corner. The romance was not sugary sweet or overwhelming and it gave the sci fi read a nice second layer