Hello friends! What some of you know, if you’ve been with this blog for a while, is that I’m an author. A scifi author, to be precise! I try to keep my author life and blogger life separate to avoid bias, but today is an exception: I’m a part of the TRAVELER blog tour, and will be telling you more about some of the characters you’ll meet in this third installment of the Starstruck Saga! Are you ready? Here we go!
Sally’s search for Earth isn’t off to a good start: chased out of her hotel room and into the broom closet of a spaceship, she’s accidentally become a stowaway on the Alliance Flagship, Traveler.
But when sabotage and murder show the crew’s true colors, Zander and Blayde are forced to stay and help them out of their mess. Lies, drama, and deceit lead them light years away to a mysterious planet on the edge of the galaxy, where the crew must band together just to stay alive. Which would be much easier if they didn’t have to deal with a diva first-mate, a droid with a religious obsession, and Blayde’s Ex whose brain is a spaceship.
Finding Earth has to be put on the back burner, as Sally’s stuck tending alien boo-boos – and she still has no idea what she’s doing. And she might live long enough to get off the planet in one piece.
Sally, Zander, and Blayde are on a spaceship in this book. And not just any ship: the eponymous Traveler, the flagship of the Alliance fleet, gem of the stars. It’s also where the Alliance films its greatest victories. A camera crew follows the crew night and day, showing the viewers back home the true story of how glorious war can be. That is, if it isn’t all scripted, of course…
Let’s meet the crew!
Meet the Planetary Alliance’s greatest asset, the defeater of the Hillons, protector of justice and our most basic rights, a true hero, Captain James T. Kork. Fifteen years ago, he was the sole survivor of the Battle of the Pluveht. Attacked by pirates, last alive and sure to die, he sent his ship straight into the belly of the enemy, thus accomplishing his mission and upholding the standards of the Alliance with what would have been his dying breath. After being pulled from the wreckage, he was awarded the grade of Commander and quickly rose to the ranks of Captain. He has been part of the Traveler Crew for fourteen years, seven of them as captain. Ladies, he’s single!
Lieutenant Crandle has been Captain Kork’s loyal first mate for as long as he has been captain. Though she hadn’t always been destined for a life of galactic adventure: you may know her better as superstar of the holofilms “Warped Woman” and “Stars Align.” After her father was killed in a brutal attack by the vile Consortium, Crandle quickly dropped her life as an actress and immediately enlisted in the fleet. Traveler has been her first and only assignment, where she has served for over two decades. Her initial training was as an exolinguist, but she proved to be a reliable asset on away missions as muscle as well. Beneath her composed exterior lies a core of strength and determination. Consortium enemies, beware!
Ensign Cara Doesso is a rising star in the Alliance. With only five years of service under her belt, she is already responsible for unraveling over 350 different languages and dialects, which have been added to our translators as a result of her diligence. Her work with base linguistics has enabled her to grow the code used in modern translator work. Thanks to her, new allies have been brought into the Alliance and new treaties are being signed daily. Many have compared her to a younger version of the great Crandle herself: Look out, lieutenant, someone’s gunning for your job!
Artwork created by Emily Anderson.
Traveler comes out new Friday, April 27th. Preorder now!