Rebel Storm Rider

Rebel Storm Rider by Jennifer Macaire

When intergalactic herders Carl and Ruby Cadet find a Raider baby in a wrecked spaceship, they decide to keep her as their own daughter. Raiders are considered the scourge of the galaxy and the Federation, never having captured a Raider alive, demands they give her up. When Carl and Ruby refuse, the Federation declares them outlaws and sends Raider hunters after them.
The hunters have been given an order: capture the baby alive but eliminate Carl and Ruby if necessary. Despite the danger, the young herders decide to go rogue and flee. Their only hope of saving themselves and the baby Raider will be the space-travelling horses, and the mysterious Horse Passages.
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Carl held his hand up. “Shh. Listen.” He froze, and then swore loudly. “By the gods of the eight corners of the universe!”
“What is it?”
“No time to explain. Just start packing! We have to leave!” Carl grabbed Boo’s bridle, slung his saddle over his shoulder, and dashed out into the rain.
Ruby didn’t waste time trying to imagine what was happening. She put Sally in the crib, feathers and all, clipped on her harness and zipped the top closed. She put everything else lying around in a bag, including a half-open pack of hydrolyzed lasagna and Sally’s milk bottles. She rolled up the sleeping bags, grabbed the clothing satchels and Sally’s cradle, and she put everything under a tree right outside. Then she turned to the new tent.
It was a domed construction and folded into a package small enough for one person to carry. First she had to pull the stakes out all around it, then take down the two awnings. The tent then flipped over by itself and all Ruby had to do was fasten the pack tightly, pick it up, and put it on their pile of belongings. She put the campfire out, quickly unstrung the fairy lights in the trees, and shoved them in a bag. Now, under the tree, there was the tent pack, the clothing satchels, Sally’s bag, the supply bag, and her saddle and bridle. Just as she finished, Carl rode up on Boo. He led the three other horses, and had the foal slung over his lap. He wore the corral rope coiled around his shoulders.
“Ruby, you’re a wonder,” he said, sliding to the ground while carefully holding the foal. He set her down and then he grabbed the tent and bags and lashed everything on the pack horses while Ruby saddled and bridled Shade. When she finished, she made sure Sally was securely strapped in the cradle then fastened it to the back of her saddle.
Carl came over, checked the cradle, Shade’s girth, and then boosted Ruby onto Shade. “Be quiet, and follow me.”
“Should I be worried?” Ruby asked in a low voice. “Is it the Federation? Was that a spaceship?”
“Did you hear it too?” Carl lifted the foal onto Boo then mounted. He juggled the pack horses’ leads and then nodded toward the river. “I thought it was thunder, but it is a spaceship. There’s no reason for one to come here unless they’re looking for us. We were camped down by the river—so that’s where they are right now. I saw their lights. They’ll figure out soon enough we left, and they’ll be combing the area. The rain will slow them down. We won’t show up on their scanners. As soon as we get out of the woods, we gallop away from the river, all right? I’m hoping Boo will open a passage for us so we can slip away.”
“I’m right behind you,” said Ruby. Sally was starting to fuss in her cradle, but she wasn’t crying. She was just letting everyone know she was awake, and not happy about being cooped up in the dark. “Hush darling, don’t cry,” said Ruby.
In the rain, in the dark, Ruby could hardly see the horses in front of her. Boo’s nearly white coat showed up when lightning sheeted across the sky, the trees’ shadows zig-zagging across their path. The horses picked their way carefully through the woods, and then suddenly they were out on the plain. The full force of the rain and wind hit them, and Ruby gasped in surprise. She had her new hat on, and the brim kept most of the water out of her eyes, but the rain soaked her collar and ran down her back. It wet her reins and her hands kept slipping.
“The horses see in the dark—don’t worry. Let’s go!” shouted Carl, and he gave Boo his head.
Ruby grabbed her saddle horn as Shade bunched her muscles and launched herself through the pouring rain. Carl may have told her the horses saw in the dark, but she was still terrified. The rain slashed her face, and the dark was only lit by violent flashes of lightning that showed the grass nearly flattened by the wind. The horses pounded through the storm, and Ruby had to pull back on the reins to keep Shade from taking the lead.
“I know you’re the fastest, but stay back!” pleaded Ruby, gasping for breath. She was standing in her stirrups, bent over her horse’s neck, and praying that Sally would be all right.
Suddenly the horses slowed, and instead of a headlong gallop, started to trot. Ahead, Ruby heard Boo whinnying. She rubbed the rain out of her eyes with the back of her hand and tried to see through the dark. Thunder rumbled again, lightning sizzled, and a shimmering mist curtain appeared, waving crazily in the wind.
Carl wheeled Boo around and urged the pack horses in first. Then he came alongside Ruby. “Go, I’m right behind you,” he shouted. “Hang on tight. It’s going to be a rough passage!”
The rumbling grew louder and Ruby realized it wasn’t thunder. A blinding light shined on them, and she heard sharp cracks.
“Go!” shouted Carl.
She went, screwing her eyes closed as Shade careened into the maelstrom of the Horse Passage. They fell through nothing, then there came a jolt hard enough to nearly knock the breath out of her. Shade uttered a sharp whinny and Sally wailed loudly in her cradle. There came another jounce, and Shade scrabbled like mad. Ruby felt her hooves bite, felt a giant lurch, and then they were out—past the last stinging veil of the passage, into bright sunlight.
She dragged air into her lungs and turned to see Boo and Carl surge out of the mist. Behind them, the curtain shimmered and vanished. “Thank goodness. We made it,” she cried.
“Thank…,” said Carl. Then he slumped over and slid off his horse, landing with a sickening crunch on the ground.
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Lost Storm Rider

Carl isLost-storm-rider-evernightpublishing-JayAheer2016-smallprevew a herder, one of the elites who follow their horses through the galaxy in search of new planets. During a passage, Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he falls off his horse. He ends up on Planet Earth, lost for nine centuries and now nearly empty because of a deadly virus.

He’s rescued by Ruby and her father, who nurse him back to heath, because Carl isn’t immune and nearly dies when he catches the virus. He tries to adapt to “Mother Earth”, a planet run by robots, where everyone is either a breeder or a sterile worker. As time passes, he becomes more attached to Ruby. He doesn’t know if he can leave Ruby to her fate, or if she’d consider leaving her family and everything she knows to follow him.

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Angels on Crusade

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Blush: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic)

A condemned criminal in the far future is sent to the past to try to save the crown of France. Isobel was a carefree student one day, and in prison the next for the accidental murder of a child. Her fate, life in prison. But she’s offered a way out – through time. The crown of France is in peril. A young boy, who never should have left Paris, has gone to join the ill-fated 8th Crusade. Isobel’s task is to talk young Jean de Bourbon-Dampierre out of joining the Crusade so that he can sire a dynasty. Isobel chooses to go back to the twelfth century, although she knows she will be left to spend the rest of her life there. At least it will give her a chance to redeem herself, she believes. If she fails…it’s erasure and certain death, and someone else will be sent. In any case, she will never see her own time again.

Note: This book was published under my pen name, Samantha Winston

Reviews:

 “Angels on Crusade was an absolute delight to read. Rich in history, but never intrusive, it tells a fascinating tale about the Crusades and the way of life in the mid-1200s. The details are so vivid that you’ll feel as if you’re walking right along beside the ragged Crusaders.

Not only does the story teach you a lot of history, but it also tells a terrific story about one woman’s quest to get history back on the correct path—while facing her own demons and searching for forgiveness and happiness from within. I highly recommend Angels on Crusade. It’s an adventurous love story that I couldn’t put down—one of the best e-books I’ve read all year.” 

~Margaret Marr for Nights and Weekends 

“…Angels on Crusade is well worth reading for those looking for a good historical fiction novel. Sexual descriptions make the book more suited to older teens and adults, however. This book can help us all think of our place in the flow of time and how small things we do may alter the future incredibly.”

~Reviewed by Bill Pottle, author of DreamQuest

“ANGELS ON CRUSADE is an exciting time travel tale that seems so realistic especially when Isobel meets the teenage Jean and finds he is nothing even remotely close to his dossier. The story line is exhilarating as Isobel seems like a displaced person moving back over fifteen hundred years yet is the perfect selection by the omnipotent TCF because her prison time has made her submissive enough to fit at home in the past. Fans of medieval tales with time travel twists will appreciate this powerful story that hopefully leads to more TCF angels on the prowl.”

 ~Harriet Klausner

“…Author Jennifer Macaire’s books are outstanding for their vivid characters and fast pace.. Isobel’s perceptions and emotions were so clear to me as I read, that I could almost see a web of connections between my nerve system and hers. When Isobel realizes what special punishment her assignment was designed to inflict on her, I had tears in my eyes. In spite of all, there are people who bring goodness to Isobel’s new life. Chief among them are Jean, who boyishly wants her to marry him, and Charles, the youngster who becomes their servant. Macaire describes the closeness of their three-way friendship in such a way that, even as readers, we rely on their mutual dependence.

Because Macaire’s time-traveling heroines feel such culture shock, entering historical worlds from the remote future, we are led to wonder at things which the people born in those times rarely even notice. Readers take note, ANGELS ON CRUSADE is not the place to look for pageantry. Thirteenth century France has come down to earth.

 ~Reviewer’s Choice Reivew 

Riders of the Lightning Storm

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Riders of the Lightning Storm
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Voyagers from earth have not only found haven on a faraway planet, but vast herds of horses that seem to vanish as if by magic. In reality the horses are able to open passages through time and travel from planet to planet. Settlers on the “Home Planet” learn to tame these horses and accompany them on their journeys, following the herds through the universe. Their life, their existence, is idyllic but for the scourge of the alien Raiders, who stalk and capture the herders and their horses.

 Twins Carl and Meagan Cadet are the youngest herders in the Federation. Though they savor their privacy and the bond with their horses, they eventually join forces with the rowdy Jeffries brothers. Just as they are learning to live and travel together, however, tragedy strikes.

…No one has ever escaped the Raiders. But when Luke Jeffries and Meagan, long ago orphaned by the cruel and barbaric aliens, find themselves slaves on a mining planet, they know they must try.Yet to do so, they must first discover the key to unlock the mystery of the marvelous Horse Passages.

“Horse Passages by Jennifer Macaire is the story Carl and Meagan Cadet and the Federation, a group devoted to saving the beautiful and magical horses who travel through galaxies. Readers will follow Meagan and Carl as they choose to join forces with the Jeffries brothers and pursue battle with the Raiders. Meagan and Luke Jeffries find themselves have to escape from the captivity of the barbaric aliens, something that has never before been done. An engaging novel taking place on a world far away, featuring an intimately detailed plot, Horse Passages is very highly recommended as action/adventure science fiction novel and an altogether entertaining read.”

~Midwest Book Review 

Virtual Murder

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In virtual reality, nothing is what it seems…and no rules govern this futuristic world of cyborgs and sex, mutants and murder.

Andrea Girt, owner of Virtual Tours, knows something’s dreadfully wrong. Someone, somehow, is killing her tour guides. But who—or what—can suck someone’s life from inside a computer program? Net Security believes it’s a virus. Andrea thinks it’s sabotage. Only an expert can help, and who better than the program’s creator?

The problem is, mutants created the program. Half human, half machine, they are beings so secret that only the upper echelons of the government know they exist. To solve the murders, Net Security takes one of the mutants out of his glass cage to have him fix the program, telling everyone that “Monkey” is a programmer. But Monkey isn’t your typical programmer, and the virus isn’t a virus at all. It’s murder—and they may not catch the killer before it’s too late.

“In the not too distant future, the Net has become such a vital part of day to day living that it has it’s own governing body and police force. One of the hottest places on the net is Virtual Dreams; a site where people can take a virtual vacation that lasts two weeks in net time but only two days in real time. It is the ultimate in virtual reality and participants can do anything on his or her own except have sex.

The owner of the business, Andrea Girt, has a waiting list a mile long and both she and the net, which takes a cut, believe their site can only get better. When the first tour guide gets killed while within the tour, net officials believe he had a heart attack but Andrea thinks somebody killed the tour guide. When a second attempt is made, the Net police are forced to look for answers to the creators of the program, mutants that don’t officially exist and have never left their cages in an underground top secret scientific laboratory. Only the mutant (who can pass for human) Monkey can stop the killer but that means turning against his own kind.

This science fiction mystery has a fascinating premise that readers will find pulls them into the story line almost from the start. The characters are well developed and believable, but the star of VIRTUAL MURDER is Monkey, a mutant with a human heart and soul, who can operate independently of the net. Jennifer Macaire is a talented writer who has found her niche in futuristic mysteries. One hopes that readers haven’t seen the last of Monkey.”

~Harriet Klausner