The Final Frontier

Posted on May 12, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

Author Chandra Ryan

Author Chandra Ryan

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and gotten lost in the magnitude of it all? Stared at the stars and pondered the planets that revolve around them? Wondered if there are intelligent beings living on those planets?  And if there are intelligent life forms, what are their struggles and their victories?

 I hope you do. Because it’s what I do all the time. And it’s a huge universe. If I were the only one staring up, it’d be pretty lonely for me. It’d be lonely for all the characters who are going about their daily lives on those planets as well. They’d be struggling against unknown crises but no one cares.

That’s what keeps me up at night. Well, that and a dog who needs to go out at three o’clock in the morning. I’m not complaining. He’s not so bad. He’s actually pretty darn cute. And most mornings, my husband actually takes him out. But it still wakes me up. But if I’m awake and staring out my bedroom window, I’m thinking about those planets and those people.

It’s how my series Universal Defiance was born. It all started with a woman on a small settler planet who was about to have everything she loved taken away from her. As the series progressed there was war and genetically enhanced soldiers. And when the enhanced soldiers started rebelling, the military had to create a better soldier. One that couldn’t ever leave the military because they were the military’s property.

 But what happens when there’s peace and what was once property is given rights? And what about the enhanced soldiers who fought against the military? Can they be accepted back into the fold? Those were a couple of questions I found myself asking in Subservience.



Universal Defiance, Book Five

Harlow is a Subservient, created to serve the military’s needs. Even though her kind’s been freed and she’s managed to become a military captain, she still struggles with relating to humans, many of whom hate or fear her. So when a hot new navigator comes aboard her ship and she can’t stop imagining him naked above her, she has no idea how to handle the pleasurable distraction.

Parker is a genetically engineered soldier, modified to be the strongest, brightest and fastest. But not even he is strong enough to fight the pull between him and his new captain.

As their attraction grows and the affair deepens, they have to work together to stop a political coup. If they fail, Harlow will lose the ship she loves. Parker doesn’t know if she’s capable of sharing his feelings, but he’s willing to risk it all to protect her.

A Romantica® sci-fi erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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