AMBASADORA BOOK 1: Marked by Light
DESCRIPTION: If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?
Sara Mendoza is captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason by the Embassy, but she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy's intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she's already in love with him.
Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn't value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.
The character which elicits more comments, questions, and interest than any other in the Ambasadora-verse is Rainer Varden. Here's an excerpt where Rainer is blackmailing Solimar Robbins while she lies in a hospital bed recovering from injuries. Oh, and for those of you who read those spicy scenes in Greenshift, you'll think about them a little differently now.
"Do the other passengers aboard the Bard know you have monitors all over the ship?" Rainer asked.
"Of course," Solimar said without looking directly at him.
"Even in their private suites?"
Her blue eyes greyed.
"You see, Solimar, I know more about everyone on the Bard than even you do. And, I know you sell private vids of the passengers to pay for your grand lifestyle. I hear the ones of your pilot teaching his young Socialite how to dock fetch the best prices."
Tears flowed freely from the dull lakes of her eyes. "I don't know what you're talking about."
"Yes, you do, and that's why I'm willing to help you."
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