GENTLE CHAINS by Nazarea Andrews is available now! To celebrate the release of this stunning book, we have a guest post from Nazarea today! Check out the book on Goodreads
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.
Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi's lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.
A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can't forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.
Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.
The Closet Geek Girl.
I spent a lot of time denying things. Like, that I'm, at the heart of things, a romance writer. I spent almost a decade denying that.
But the biggest thing I ever denied was that I'm a geek girl. Maybe because I never got into fandoms--I'm an anti-social geek girl--or maybe because I never labeled myself. But the fact is--I am.
I grew up watching Star Trek episodes with my brothers at my grandma's house, and the movies with my parents. My grandpa introduced me and my twin brothers to Star Wars when I was twelve--late, I know--and my library set aside new fantasy books for me to read.
I grew up on dragons and magic, spaceships and intergalactic politics and maybe because I did it never occurred to me that I *was* a geek girl, because that's just who I was. So when it was time to write Gentle Chains, it felt like my roots and it took me almost the entire first draft to realize. It was. In the end, I think the only person who was surprised by my inner geek was me.
And I kinda love it. <3
About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.