Nicole Bessam had finally found him. After long, fruitless years of searching, after countless missteps and mistakes, she had at last reunited with the man she had pledged her heart to. He was right there in front of her. But he didn't remember her face. Commander Jon Paxton was transfixed by the woman before him. He'd had lovers in the past, certainly - women who eased his loneliness. But none had ever called to him the way Nicole did. None had ever fit into his life as neatly as a key fits into its lock. And there seemed to be so much more beneath the surface - but he just couldn't reach it. Nicole had to move as carefully as a cat negotiating a rocky ledge high above a desolate abyss. One reckless step, one shift in the wrong direction, and the love they had shared could be forever lost. This book contains all four parts of the Collective Saga sequence: Aquarian Awakenings, Betelgeuse Beguilings, Centauri Chaos, and Draonis Discord. This adventure romance is set in a sci-fi fantasy future, one where countless disparate races coexist in a tenuous truce. Only the strength of the Collective military keeps the peace and guards against invaders. These stories are presented in a gentle manner, with no explicit violence or intimacy. All proceeds from the Collective Saga series benefit battered women's shelters.
Some of Lisa Shea's earliest memories are of watching reruns of the original Star Trek show. She loved dreaming about far off planets and exotic species. When she was seven, Star Wars hit the big screen, and she went to see it ten times in the theater. Her obsession was fully hooked. Lisa loves stories that demonstrate how humans in all eras of history share the same basic fears and dreams. It doesn't matter what type of technology we develop or how far we roam. We still have the same core hopes - to love, to feel cared for, and to find meaning in our existence. We might live longer. We might travel further. We might tap into senses we barely knew existed. Still, at our core, our souls will remain the same. All proceeds from the Collective Saga benefit local battered women's shelters. Lisa Shea has written 39 fiction books, 79 non-fiction books, and 36 short stories.