Galactic Dreams Vol. 3!
Welcome to the universe of Galactic Dreams, where fairy tales are reimagined for a new age—the future.
In The Beast of Arsu, by Bethany Maines, when Bella Glass is thrown 140 years into the future she finds a world she doesn’t recognize and love in Kai Craig, a man fighting against the effects of a bomb that turns him into a rage-filled beast. But someone else has traveled into the past and Bella must choose between preventing a devastating alteration of the timeline and a love she was never meant to have.
The timeline continues to unravel in A Trail of Stardust from J.M. Phillippe. When the Hexx siblings, Rax and Lex, are attacked by their malevolent step-mother, they flee into space hoping to leave behind a family legacy of hatred. But a damaged spacecraft throws them from the frying pan into the oven. Captured by pirates, Lex and Rax are facing certain death and the only way out is to rely on each other, but what will be waiting for them at home?
And in Break the Sky from Karen Harris Tully, the final chapter concludes with Jakarta “Jak” Moon. When Jak climbs up the giant elevator that leads to the low-orbiting space station above her irradiated planet, she has one goal—don’t die. But when she returns to the ground, she finds herself targeted by the winged-dictator known as the Godmother. Now Jak must climb through the clouds and bring back the treasures the Godmother demands or she and her planet face destruction.
Bella, Rax, Lex, and Jak tread the familiar paths of Beauty & the Beast, Hansel & Gretel, and Jack & the Beanstalk, but this time they journey among the stars and their stories are all their own.
Galactic Dreams is a unique series of science-fiction novellas from Blue Zephyr Press featuring retellings of classic tales from different authors, all sharing the same universe, technology, and history. If you liked Marissa Meyers’ Lunar Chronicles or James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse, you’ll love Galactic Dreams.
Galactic Dreams Vol. 2!
Welcome to the universe of Galactic Dreams, where fairy tales are reimagined for a new age—the future. In each Galactic Dreams Volume 2 novel you’ll find an old tale reborn with a mixture of romance, technology, aliens and adventure. But this time, each prince and princess, each band of intrepid heroes, is fighting the same enemy – an entity so vast that he can span centuries and not everyone is guaranteed to survive.
The Little Nebula – (The Little Mermaid) by Karen Harris Tully – Luminous, the most active nebula in the solar system, loves Earth. She loves its reckless tiny humans and their vibrant attempts at self-improvement. But when mysterious alien travelers arrive and all signs point to a system-devastating nuclear war, Luminous makes a desperate deal with the being who inhabits dark Planet IX to become human. Now Luminous and handsome Prince Nik are racing to prevent a war that seems inevitable and create a peace that may cost them not only their new found love, but their lives.
The Glitter of Gold – (Rumplestiltskin) by J.M. Phillippe – Gwynn Flaxenhart is a farmer’s daughter stuck on her family’s space-station algae farm, dreaming about a bigger life as a renowned scientist. Aderyn Ryder is a corporate spy who trades information to help her family. Once close, the two cousins were torn apart when Addy betrayed Gwynn’s trust. But when Gwynn’s desperate deal with a mysterious stranger unlocks a chain of events that could result in the death of millions of people across the galaxy, the two cousins must find a way to put their past behind them and work together to stop an evil mastermind.
The Seventh Swan – (the Six Swan) by Bethany Maines – Keelia Black, seventh child of the Swan Clan, has been captured, silenced and imprisoned by Fang Nazari, undisputed queen of a fantastical asteroid base. Keelia’s only hope for escape may be Jericho Nazari the step-son of her captor. But Jericho, forced to mine for a malevolent artifact by Fang, fears that they are pitted against a fearsome evil that will drive Keelia mad. For Keelia and Jericho the only chance at freedom may be battling being powerful enough to destroy the universe. The Swan Clan is searching for them, but for the Seventh Swan it might not be enough.
Galactic Dreams Vol. 1
A Sci-Fairy Tale Anthology
Bethany Maines, Karen Harris Tully and J. M. Phillippe collaborate to bring you a sci-fi anthology like no other. Featuring three novellas inspired by Mulan, Thumbelina, and Sleeping Beauty, all set in space, this collection reimagines fairy tales for a new age—the future.
Soldier, Princess, Rebel Spy – (inspired by Mulan) by Karen Harris Tully – Ruled by the Royals from their distant moon, colony planet Lyric labors under the burden of outrageous tithes and a deadly plague. Rebel soldier, Wei Meilin experienced both struggles first-hand when, unable to pay the tithe and purchase the cure, her family was destroyed by the plague. Meilin survived, but not without receiving a powerful plague “gift” all her own. Now she’s out for revenge and to dethrone cruel Empress Ming-Zhu. But when Meilin infiltrates the gilded moon palace disguised as a bride candidate for annoyingly handsome Prince Cormorin, she discovers that he may not be the monster she thinks, and the Rebels may be aligned with a force that will end them all.
When Stars Take Flight – (Thumbelina) by Bethany Maines –Alliance Ambassador Lina Tum-Bel knows she’s up against a galaxy full of trouble as she attempts to rebuild the Interstellar Alliance, but she never thought a simple mission to reconnect with the space bases of Nebula Six would have her fleeing for her life with an army behind her. Kidnapped by the To’Andans, tortured by the Moliter, and rescued by Sparrow Pandion—the spy who hides a secret pain—Lina must battle for her freedom, her survival and her heart. Her training says that she can’t trust her handsome rescuer, but her telepathic gift says there is no one she can trust more. Maybe together, she and Sparrow can learn to fly.
Aurora One – (Sleeping Beauty) by J.M. Phillippe – Chavri Aisling should have died on her naming day. Instead, after being poisoned during an assassination attempt, she lives her life hiding behind masks, veils, and force-fields, never able to share the same air as anyone else. But the princess of Moarga Province is determined not to let her illness stop her from finding the one thing her planet desperately needs—metal that can be used to make more space ships so that her people can find the other lost colonies of Earth. Her search takes her into an unexplored corner of her solar system where a terrifying discovery leaves her frozen. Resuscitated by the least-likely prince over three generations later, Chavri has one chance to save what’s left of Moarga from invasion, and the love of her life from a fate worse than death.
Release Date: February 13, 2018!
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Break the Sky – by Karen Harris Tully
(based on Jack and the Beanstalk)
Years after an apocalyptic attack radiated planet Epiphany, pick-pocket Jakarta “Jak” Moon wants nothing more than to protect her younger brother—and survive. But when an old ally steals her last prized possession, Jak is out of options. Desperate, she breaks into the Tower, the home of Epiphany’s winged-dictator, the Godmother, and ends up on a dangerous mission—to climb the enormous elevator and retrieve the last working transport to the giant space stations in orbit. If successful, the Godmother promises Jak one life-changing wish, a wish Jak is determined to win or die trying.
Forced to team up with Gill Cuvier, the hunky crush she’s not sure she can trust, Jak ascends the elevator three times, each with a mission more dangerous than the last. Can Jak and Gill retrieve the treasures the Godmother demands, discover the secret of the Golden Eggs, and protect their planet from an evil, time-travelling scientist? Can they learn to trust the love they’ve found to escape the giant space station and certain death? Or is that all too much for a pick-pocket to ask?
The Little Nebula – by Karen Harris Tully
(based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen)
Luminous, the most active nebula in the solar system, loves Earth. She loves its reckless tiny humans and their vibrant attempts at self-improvement. But when mysterious alien travelers arrive and all signs point to a system-devastating nuclear war, Luminous makes a desperate deal with the being who inhabits dark Planet IX to become human. Now Luminous and handsome Prince Nik are racing to prevent a war that seems inevitable and create a peace that may cost them not only their new found love, but their lives.