Book 1 – Working Title:
Update: New Working Title: Incursion
Having escaped the shackles of history, family, and galactic politics, Merika Deveron just wants to be left alone to live her life, quietly, with no fanfare. With three other escapees from an Imperial prison, she inhabits a frontier world, safe, she believes, from the once-mighty Ir’drakhon Empire and her family both.
Smuggling, trading, traveling the outskirts of inhabited space, picking up merc work when necessary, Merika gets by. Her friends don’t make it easy: one a member of a hunted species, another determined to risk his neck to protect him, and a third willing to kill them all herself—Merika struggles to keep them all sane, alive, and most importantly—together.
While Merika tries to keep the peace in her own little world, a disaster on the long-lost human homeworld forces them into Imperial space again, speeding both species toward a confrontation that could rock the foundations of everything they both believe in—and possibly internecine galactic war.
And Merika will have to fight to save her make-shift family from destruction as the human homeworld and the ir’drakhon Empire once more collide.
…ok, not perfect, but it’s a start. I’m trying to hit the genre tags as well as show drama and human interest.