Winner of 2006
Protector of the Realm
The Supreme Constellations Series: Book One
By Gun Brooke
A space adventure filled with suspense and a daring intergalactic romance.
When fired upon during a space journey, resolute Commodore Rae Jacelon of the Gamma VI space station apprehends a stunning, but decidedly lethal, Gantharian woman fleeing from her home planet together with an unusual young boy. Kellen O’Dal is prepared to cut any deal or commit any crime to carry out her duty and keep the child with her.
Having lived for her career in the Supreme Constellation, a vast union of planets, Rae risks her future and offers Kellen a solution with unanticipated ramifications. High-stake power games among bitter planetary rivals further complicate the unexpected attraction that develops between the women. While the powerful Council debates how to take advantage of the politically explosive situation, Rae and Kellen embark on a dangerous mission to save the child, and ultimately, each other.