Constance is a good girl, the daughter of a priest in the High Church. All her life, she’s believed it’s God’s will for her to have a child, but when her application for a reproductive license is refused, and her best friend is arrested for circumventing her state-mandated contraceptives, Constance does the unthinkable: puts her untouched, fertile body up on the auction block to give God a little help.
By the middle of the 21st century, fertility is yet another commodity controlled by the wealthy few. Riella’s family has the wealth, political power, and genetics to easily secure a reproductive license for her, but there’s a condition: that she marry the son of her father’s business partner. In defiance, she runs away…and straight to the Auction House.
Everyone knows the fierce, powerful Xu’aard have an unorthodox style of negotiation, but their planet contains riches unknown in other parts of the galaxy. Avril Morheim wants those riches – and the beautiful trader is banking on the Xu’aard weakness for human women to get her what she wants.
Kennedy Drake is an expert at first contact negotiations. When a newly-encountered humanoid race demands the best Earth has to offer, the arrogant ice-queen is the obvious choice. To Kennedy’s shock, the Xu’aard have a hot and shockingly raw negotiating style, one that thaws the aloof professional and reveals the inexperienced woman beneath.
While hitchhiking across the galaxy to escape her cheating boyfriend, Annabella Rose books passage on The Wraith. Her deluxe accommodations suddenly become creepy and her relaxing trip hot when she discovers her suite haunted by the ghost of the ship’s former captain. Annabella soon learns that alien ghosts come with a lot of sexy advantages.