Thanks to the fabulous BookSmugglers, we have three digital copies to giveaway of their newest release. Luminous by A.E Ash is a sci-fi romance at 8K words. Marlene and I enjoyed Luminous very much. It’s a short story featuring a heroine in her 60s stranded on an alien planet. It had me at *grabby hands* from the moment I read about the blurb on the BookSmugglers’ website.
Entry number 3333. Vanguard Station Reckoning. All systems stable. Nothing new to report.
It’s been nine years since the war started; nine years since she has received acknowledgement or contact from anyone. Marooned alone on proto-colony planet Hestia, aging xeno-geologist Jyothi Agarwal still continues her routine transmissions in the hopes that someone, somewhere, is listening.
Then one day, out of nowhere, a brilliant light illuminates Hestia and something falls from the sky.
In the west, he wakes up in pain and alone. There is light everywhere. A new sense of weight. A broken body. Words. Knowing. And he realizes that against all odds, he is inexplicably alive.
On a planet far removed from everything, the last human and a fallen star find companionship in each other–and perhaps something more. Something beautiful, shining, lasting. Something luminous.
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