Starshine (Aurora Rising Book One)

Starshine (Aurora Rising Book One) Summary

Space is vast and untamed, and it holds many secrets. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.

The year is 2322.

Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds across a third of the galaxy. Though thriving as never before, they have discovered neither alien life nor the key to utopia. Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets and free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.               

Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero and her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space and has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars.

Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life— not to mention the entire galaxy—upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle and a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not.

When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?

Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.

Book Reviews

wayne the insane

Sci Fi5 star

An excellent story revealing the incredibly stupidity of mankind due to the desire of power.55

Skip in Vermont.

A nice change of pace for me!5 star

Local library closed between Christmas and New Year holiday so I turned to I book reading. Not too far out, and an enjoyable read! Looking forward to continuing with the next selection.55

Consuming reader

Rousing start for a series5 star

This story is quite a twist on several themes that are familiar. The characters are well developed and usually sympathetic. I look forward to more of this series55


Great read5 star

Before reading this book I read a review that was posted which seem to indicate that this was a crappy book. I have to disagree. I’ve personally hated to quit reading the story until the end. Oh I thought it was great. Love the characters love the action love the pace of the action. Can’t wait to read the next book!!55


“Arf, Arf!”1 star

This book is a dog! Cardboard cutout characters in a poorly-conceived James Bond in Space episode. Don’t waste your time on this.15


Thumbs up5 star

I liked it.55

Skeeter an

Starshine4 star

Good series, but for me too long. Could have shortened it by a book.45


Star shine -Aurora rising4 star

Entertains and complex plot45


Intrigue and Romance!5 star

I enjoyed the development of the characters and the plots within plots. First story went fast, so now I'm ready for the continuation! It's a small joy to find a new author and share their stories! Looking forward to the rest of the story!55


Outstanding5 star

Storytelling at its very best! Wonderfully crafted characters. I'm waiting impatiently for Book 2 to download. Thank you for the experience👍🏻55

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