Release Blitz: Starfall Ranch by California Dawes
Starfall Ranch | California Dawes
Release Date: October 26, 2019
Two women seeking refuge from trauma on an alien world meet in a storm under the unlikeliest circumstances. At the edge of the galaxy, under the apple boughs, can they reach out and take hold of their happily-ever-after?
Thisbe Vandergoss is a London socialite on the run from her controlling family. With all her assets frozen and her friends on Earth just as likely to sell her out than help her out, Thisbe signs up to be a mail-order bride on the lush moon world, Sirona.
Shiloh Kerridan left Earth five years ago, seeking to put a galaxy between herself and the people who hurt her. Shiloh has thrown herself into the creation and maintenance of Starfall Ranch, a cozy piece of farmland that boasts juicy apples and the best goats cheese on Sirona. She’s vowed never to let anyone in again, and she certainly has no patience for rich off-worlders who show up on her doorstep unexpectedly.
Especially when Thisbe shows up in the middle of a streak of bad luck: her fruit trees have succumbed to disastrous blight, her farm bots keep mysteriously malfunctioning, and a local mining company is breathing down her neck to parcel out her land. If Shiloh’s bad luck keeps up, she’ll have no choice but to sell her beloved farm and sanctuary. Thisbe is determined she won’t let that happen, but will Shiloh open her heart enough to trust again?
“Shy! Welcome to the Galactica!” The bartender sidled up to them on the other side of the bar as they approached.
He looked like a porn star version of a lumberjack, dressed up in a sleek holographic purple pair of trousers and waistcoat on top of a crisp white shirt. His elegantly trimmed beard was a matching shade of purple, and he had had his eyes augmented to be UV reactive; they glowed soft lilac in the dim light of the club.
“Taryn, congratulations on your big opening. The place looks great.” Shy smiled, but her voice held the same rigid tension Thisbe could sense in her entire body.
“Wait ‘til you try the drinks!” Taryn smirked boyishly as he reached for a series of bottles and ingredients. “And who is this?”
“This is Thisbe!” Shy had to shout as more people poured into the club and the DJ turned up the volume.
“A pleasure, Thisbe! New in town, I take it?”
“Arrived with the storm!” Thisbe said before Shy could reply. “It’s so good to finally get out on the town for a night!”
“Well, welcome to Banidavale! I’m so glad you two could make it out for tonight! Cheers!”
About the Author
California Dawes is a lover of romance, fantasy, mystery, and the allure of the open road. Her romances are always set in queernorm worlds where complex characters explore the depths of their desires, pursue the truth of their hearts, and sometimes fight some demons along the way.
She lives in the San Francisco area with two highly opinionated cats and the sweetest dog in the universe. When she’s not writing swoon-worthy romances, California enjoys RPGs, running, road trips, and good coffee shops.
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