AN ACCIDENTAL GODDESS

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In a scintillating far-future sequel to Wintertide, this is exquisite storytelling that combines delicious romance, a spellbinding plot, and vivid characters into a powerful drama that transcends genres.

A Riftspace accident catapults Captain Gillaine Davri and her sentient crystal-ship Simon forward in time 342 years. After the shock of unintentional time travel subsides, Gillie gets an even bigger surprise. In the intervening three and a half centuries, her quaint aphorisms have turned into holy guidelines and she's been deified. This doesn't stop her pub-crawling, irreverent ways, but it does shadow Gillie's attraction to the space station commander.

Suspicious of this mysterious woman and her partial truths, Admiral Rynan "Mack" Makarian soon realizes Gillie is his soulmate, even if there's something different about her. When miracles start to happen in her vicinity, Mack knows she isn't telling him everything.

In a scintillating far-future sequel to Wintertide, this is exquisite storytelling that combines delicious romance, a spellbinding plot, and vivid characters into a powerful drama that transcends genres. (Oct., 235 pp., $15.99)

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Kelly Rae Cooper