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This SkyRyder Colonel is one in a million ~ SCAVENGER VANISHES by @Liza0Connor #scifi #romance #sfr

Scavenger Vanishes by Liza O’Connor

How did Marge become a Colonel of the East Coast?

The East Coast SkyRyders are so male dominant that the chances of a female becoming a colonel is about one in a billion, and even if she did make it, all she’d be is bed-fodder for the general and male colonels. That is if she’s pretty and obliging. Otherwise, she’d be dead.

So how did Marge get in?

1) She’s a bombshell and believes men are all the same (alpha male assholes), so she’ll do whoever she has to make progress.

2) As a Secret Service captain, she wrote up a plan to stop the sale of SkyRyder equipment to the enemy, then went around her colonel and submitted it straight to MAC (MAC is the AI that is in charge of the SkyRyders Corp.)

3) MAC approved her plan, promoted her to colonel.
As a colonel, she has shown little competence, but she has warmed the beds of three generals (Generals don’t live long on the East Coast. The colonels will take them out the moment they get too greedy with their cut of their blackmarket business that sells Corps’ guns and equipment to their enemies.

To be honest, until General Logan shows up, she hasn’t been making much progress.

Stationed on opposite coasts, Alisha and Logan must each face their own demons and challenges. On the West Coast, Alisha loses her rank for butting heads with General Powell and soon discovers the life of a private can be utter hell. On the East Coast, newly promoted General Logan discovers his soldiers do not recognize his authority to command. In an effort to retake control of the East Coast Corps, Logan authorizes unthinkable actions. When Alisha faces a life-threatening crisis, will Logan rise above his own troubles, or will she discover love and rescue with her best friend Jack?

The SkyRyder’s Series, Book 3
Scavenger Vanishes

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The more familiar Logan became with the established East Coast officers, the harder the task of winning this war became. Clearly his colonels did not recognize his right to be their general. Having his every order questioned became a routine occurrence.

If he could, he would have replaced them all, but first he needed to have colonels with whom to replace them, and MAC was selective about making colonels now. A full psych test was required. Usually it was required before becoming a general as well, but in times of war, MAC valued expediency over process, and thus had not required Logan to take a new psych test. Since he had more than his share of problems to deal with just now and couldn’t afford the fatigue the test caused, he’d been fine with skipping it.

Beyond the blatant disrespect of his officers, he had other problems. Equipment was missing, but he wasn’t yet certain if the theft was a past or current problem.

Additionally, the troops blatantly ignored his order that the making of dogs was to stop. Since his warning to cease the practice, young cadets now wore dog collars on their necks—a clear message from his captains. Not only were they ignoring his order, but they made certain he knew it.

He needed Alisha to work her magic on his troops and give them a conscience and a soul. Ben was a great flier, but the only squad he could inspire was the BDs. Originally, Logan had planned to split the BDs among the forts, but he feared they would all die of unexplained accidents if he didn’t keep them together and close at hand.

Someone placed a cup of coffee on his desk, pulling him back to the present. His strategist, Colonel Marge Williams, sat down in the chair on the other side of his desk. She looked nothing like a strategist and every bit like a blonde bombshell: gorgeous full lips, sultry eyes, and a curvaceous body that promised much pleasure in bed.

“I looked over the plans you used in your Midwest battles. They’re excellent. I see Jack Sparkes deserves his ranking as the top strategist.” She sighed. “But they aren’t going to fly on the East Coast.”

“Why not?” Logan asked. “The Cartel’s modus operandi is exactly the same here as it is in the Midwest.”

“Because the East Coast has its own way of fighting battles. The squads fly in by their captains’ seniority in service and ranking. We don’t have specialists.”

Logan stared in amazement. This was his strategist?

“So,” Logan said, trying to contain his growing anger and frustration, “In order to maintain the status quo, you’re willing to forego the use of a proven plan and continue to draw up plans that result in high casualties and destruction of Corps property?”

Marge held up her hands. “I don’t like it any more than you. However, the facts are the facts. This place is like a hardcore teamsters union. You do it their way or it doesn’t get done.”

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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#WeWriWa: Drugged and locked away in JAGER #GalacticDefenders #scifirom #sfr

Weekend Writing Warriors personal

Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

I’ve been sharing snippets from JAGER is the second book of my sci-fi adventure romance series, Galactic Defenders. I have a couple more snippets to share before I move on to a new story.

Set-up: Last week Katrina went to shake a Terran’s hand, but ended up on her knees, unable to move. Now that her head has cleared up, let’s find out where she is… (edited from original to fit)


Katrina shivered as she slowly opened her eyes, her head pounding, and goose bumps all over her skin, even on her scalp, making the pain even more excruciating. She moved her leg, her knee brushing across a rough surface. No clothing in between. Her heart hammered as her memories became clear and her awareness grew.

That woman had drugged her, stripped her of her clothes, and shut her away in what felt like a freezer. Katrina stretched her arm above her head, her knuckles scraping against a metal bar. A cage, one too small for her to lie comfortably in.

Examining the area beyond her tiny prison, she spotted many motionless figures standing around her, oddly human looking, though there was something else familiar about them. If only she had more light, she might be able to get a better look. Then one of them drew closer, peering through the bars.


JAGER: Galactic Defenders Book Two

Jager’s new squad of Defenders has completed training, but the spoiled princess who has grated on his nerves since her first day of training is called back to Hemera for a yearly celebration. When Princess Katrina doesn’t show up, Jager must drag her home, where he wishes she would stay.

Katrina is a Defender, not a Princess. And there is no way she wants to return to a planet she hates for some stupid ceremony. Not when she could be out killing Erebus with her squad.

But when a new enemy threatens both their lives, they must work together to survive.

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Happy Wednesday! Thank you for visiting me for another Mid Week Tease! Sorry I missed you last week. It was a hectic week, and I came down with a yucky cold. I’m still battling it, but it’s definitely not as bad as it was. Today I’m sharing another excerpt from BRYCE, the first book in my Galactic Defenders scifi adventure romance series.

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Setup: Last time Bryce had returned from Niesgoo and had just learned there were survivors on Hemera after the Erebus attack. But, he still doesn’t know if Lalia and Katrina survived…

Bryce hurried off the platform ahead of his squad and weaved a path through Defenders and traumatized Hemera. The survivors walked around in a state of shock and mourning loved ones common to those who’d witnessed so much destruction. But, he was in no frame of mind to help them. Not until he found Lalia and Katrina alive. He searched faces, none of them familiar, the Defenders already on the planet all new, squads he had never worked with before. Likely their first mission.

In the middle of them all, he spotted Pollux interviewing a survivor and receiving reports from Defenders. He had to know if they’d located the princess.

The Warwa noticed Bryce and nodded. “Excuse me a moment,” he said to the Hemera in front of him.

Bryce tensed as he rushed to the other man, hoping he held good news. “Please tell me you’ve found them.”

“No.” Pollux grabbed his arm. “But someone reported seeing them in the forest, running from an Erebus.”

“Fornax!” The news slammed his heart harder.

“There’s more.” Pollux moved his fingers across the tablet with great speed. “They had a little girl with them. And the princess was limping.”

Bryce looked to the sky and screamed. He should have listened to Lalia when she said she didn’t want to go back to Hemera; his fault for not admitting his relationship to the Alliance. He could have refused the assignment, insisted on staying with Lalia and Katrina on the planet. Then he wouldn’t be wondering if they were still alive, unharmed.

“Please tell me there are Defenders out looking for them.” If not, he’d roll the head of the major in charge of this mission.

“Yes, Zulu is out there.” He showed Bryce coordinates on his screen. “That’s where they are now.”

“Thanks.” Bryce pulled out his WHM and plugged in the position.

The hole had barely opened when he leaped through. On the other side, he searched for the first Defender he saw, a Mingot, and grabbed him by the front of his uniform. “Where are they?” He would not rest until he found them.


BRYCE: Galactic Defenders book one

A dedicated Defender…

Bryce fell in love once, but after Lalia was ripped away from him, he locked his heart from feeling anything for anyone else. Instead, he devotes his life to the Galactic Alliance, killing every bloodthirsty Erebus he comes across.

A shunned princess…

Lalia Comosova fell in love with the wrong man. When her parents learned of her transgressions, they sent her to Earth to hide her error in judgment from the rest of the kingdom.

A second chance?

When these lovers are reunited after many years apart, they have a chance to find happiness together. But fate steps in and threatens to rip them apart as it did years ago.

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#WeWriWa: Unexpected meeting with a Terran in JAGER #GalacticDefenders #scifirom #sfr

Weekend Writing Warriors personal

Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

I’ve been sharing snippets from JAGER is the second book of my sci-fi adventure romance series, Galactic Defenders. I posted last weekend, but forgot to sign up. If you want to read that post, you can find it here.

Set-up: Last week Katrina was busy killing Erebus on her own. She was doing quite well until she met a Terran woman who wanted to shake her hand for killing the Erebus…


Katrina wiped her hand on her pants then reached out to take the woman’s hand. “Just doing my job, ma’am.” She went to let go, but the woman’s grip was stronger than she expected.

The woman yanked Katrina forward and jammed something sharp into her neck. The piercing pain was the last thing Katrina felt before her ears started to ring. Her eyes lost focus, and her head spun. The ringing grew louder, so high pitched she slammed her hands over her ears. “What did you do to me?” she screamed.

Vision blurred, she put her hands out and dropped to her knees before she fell down. Through the fog, she could barely make out the woman’s outline. “What did you do?”


JAGER: Galactic Defenders Book Two

Jager’s new squad of Defenders has completed training, but the spoiled princess who has grated on his nerves since her first day of training is called back to Hemera for a yearly celebration. When Princess Katrina doesn’t show up, Jager must drag her home, where he wishes she would stay.

Katrina is a Defender, not a Princess. And there is no way she wants to return to a planet she hates for some stupid ceremony. Not when she could be out killing Erebus with her squad.

But when a new enemy threatens both their lives, they must work together to survive.

Available from:

Buy from Amazon / Kindle Buy from Barnes & Noble / Nook Buy from Google Play Buy from iBooks Buy from Kobo

AMAZON US | UK | Canada | Germany | Australia | Japan

Also available in PRINT:

Amazon US | UK | Canada | CreateSpace


Weekend Writing Warriors is a Sunday short-snippet blog hop in which authors share short excerpts from their books (published or unpublished). There’s a variety of genres–something for everyone! To visit the participating authors, click on the logo:

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If you want to read longer excerpts for JAGER, you can find the Prologue here, the first scene in Chapter One here, and the second scene of Chapter One here.

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