August 11th, 2015 from Lands Atlantic. Available from Amazon.com.
Sentient is based on an uninhabited planet nicknamed Colossus. Seventeen year old Palamourah de la Croix, a female cadet marshal, and her team embark on a routine escort mission. Once there, they are attacked by their own machines as well as a deadly virus. Over two-thirds of her team, including her boyfriend, are killed. Struggling with the betrayal of those she trusted, Pala must keep charge of the mission and discover the truth behind it while she saves two planets, Colossus and Earth.
The unpublished manuscript won 2nd Honorable Mention Sci-Fi/Horror Frontiers in Writing
Praise for Sentient:
“Great book with a kick butt minority female lead. Pala is cadet marshal in charge of a crew on a mission to the planet Colossus. At first her team is bored by what they think is a babysitting mission while escorting scientists. But during the boring sample collection, they are attacked by their own machines and then it’s a race to survive and find out who is behind the betrayal. This is a page turning mystery that has a great message about trust and doing what is right. Pala is smart, tough, independent and caring. Her crew members are great adds and the creature that lurks is awesome.”
“Will have you begging for part 2. I am so in love with this book. I read it in one sitting, from start to finish and was completely captured. Amazing read, will literally have you begging the author for a part 2. I got the paperback copy and had to go to my Kindle Unlimited for the Ebook as well. Absolutely worth the buy and read.”
“I love that this has such a great minority lead character!”
“This is an exciting, fast read for fans of science fiction and/or military novels. I enjoyed meeting the characters as the plot unfolded. This is definitely not one of those formula stories. I hope to meet up with Cadet Pala de la Croix again soon (just not in a dark alley, because she kicks butt)!”