A novel of the Dream’verse
Joss Ravid works security for a major tribe on Kari’s Star, but he’ll tell anyone that he doesn’t actually care if the ruling families kill each other off. He’s not interested in politics; he just likes getting paid to hit jerks, and also the many opportunities for hitting on straight men. The Galactic-imposed Interdiction may keep Kari citizens stuck on their war-torn world, but Joss has connections. If the situation gets too messy, he can leave whenever he wants.
He’ll also tell anyone he doesn’t care about girls, but that doesn’t stop him from rescuing 12-year-old Paige Carlyle, newly arrived on the planet and newly orphaned by tribe violence.
If Joss were making a “don’t care” list, though, at the very top would be Zeke Cayden, Heir to powerful Tribe Cayden. Never mind that he and Joss were lovers; that’s long gone. Saving Zeke’s life when the shooting starts is just business. Some tribes don’t want peace, and killing a Galactic citizen like Paige—or controlling Cayden through the Heir—would serve them well.
So Joss is on the run, risking his life, his pretty face, and his precious liberty to keep Paige and Zeke alive and the peace plan that can lift the Interdiction on track. Why? Because…how often does a guy get to piss off half a planet while displaying his talents for woodcraft, cross-dressing, and scaring straight men?
When Paige is kidnapped, though, the lives of Paige and Zeke, the leadership of Cayden and the future of Kari’s Star all ride on the wrinkled shoulders of Joss’ work suit and he has to decide—does he care, or not?
What are readers saying?
“Joss is more appealing with each page. Always ahead of the game.” MandyM
“I really liked Joss. It was great to have a character that responded to challenges by beating them up and singing “What’s next?” rather than getting defeated.” Lire
“KD has written a classic theme in sci fi, a war torn world and a single hero being selected to defend the key to peace, but has given it her own twist. Her humor is very much in evidence in this book and the character development is dynamic. Joss’ world is vibrant and fascinating, and the characters that populate it move the story along at a brisk pace.” Annikka Woods
“Joss is such a character, larger than life, that you can’t help but be like everybody else – you’re captivated. You feel sorry for Zeke for you can sympathize how enthralled you can be by Joss. Throw in a snarky teenage girl, death threats all over a planet, drag queens, bomb baking grandma and some more and you’ll get the mix just right. I read it in one day and the only thing I don’t like about this book is that it ends …I want MORE….MORE” Sunne