Would you risk your life for the truth?
Genevieve O’Riordan is the only news blogger living in humanity’s most remote and dangerous space settlement populated by criminals, refugees, and obsessive online gamers. She’s determined to find a story that will put her at the top of Interstellar News Corps and expose Asteria Colony as an oppressive, corporate-controlled dumping grounds for the unwanted riff-raff of Earth. But then she meets Duin.
How far would you go to help another?
Armed with only audacity, a translator, and a stolen spacecraft, Duin is an alien freedom-fighter desperate for humanity’s aid. Mysterious invaders kidnapped his family, destroyed his village, and are stealing every drop of freshwater they can find. Asteria Colony is as close as he can get to Earth, but with Genny’s help the Stellarnet will get him even closer.
What happens when you fall in love with someone trying to save the world, and that world isn’t your own?
Their relationship begins with a blog post and becomes a dangerous web of politics, prejudice and passion as Genny and Duin struggle to survive not only a war but the darker side of humanity in STELLARNET REBEL by J.L. Hilton, the first book in the Stellarnet Series published by Carina Press.
What would you do if you had to choose between love and freedom?
Her alien lovers call her J’ni, the sacred flower of their world. The Glin call her Truth Teller, one of the magical human travelers from beyond the sky ocean. But humanity calls her Genevieve O’Riordan, interstellar blogger, Net celebrity and sometimes “unnatural whore.”
When J’ni brings her husband Belloc and her soulmate — rebel gunrunner turned ambassador — Duin from Asteria Colony to Earth, they are met with millions of adoring followers and vicious anti-alien attacks. Meanwhile, thieves, kidnappers, sex traffickers and the U.S. military rush to exploit their home world. Without weapons or communications technology, the Glin cannot defend themselves.
Duin discovers the real reason behind the Tikati invasion, but cannot tell anyone, not even those he loves most. Belloc’s true identity threatens to fracture the Freedom Council and propel Glin into civil war. And J’ni must deal with the high cost of fame and loyalty in STELLARNET PRINCE by J.L. Hilton, the second book in the Stellarnet Series published by Carina Press.
“Stellarnet Rebel stimulates both the mind and the heart.” – SFR Galaxy Awards 2013
“I loved this story… gutsy—popular fiction with real bite… (Stellarnet Prince) is quite simply an excellent book.” - Tahlia Newland, author of Run, Lethal Inheritance
“These are brilliant books… Clever worldbuilding? Check. Fascinating aliens? Check. Fun three-way love story? You got it. I can’t imagine a SFR fan not liking this series.” – Robert Appleton, award-winning author of Prehistoric Clock, Cybersparks
“(D)espite the… ‘romance novel’ cover — which for me was a regrettable choice after the much more all-readership-friendly and frankly better first novel’s cover — (Stellarnet Prince) stays true to the well-balanced science fiction first tone that the first novel so successfully put forward. I’m looking forward to what’s next.” – Sam Montgomery-Blinn, founding editor of Bull Spec magazine
“…vivid details and magnificent world… I was swept away into a wonderful story. 5 Stars.” – Tome Tender
“Stellarnet Rebel… so unique and more emotional and, dare I say it, political than I expected.” — Angela Campbell, author of Cry Wolf
“Excellent world-building, both of the future human colony of Asteria and the alien Glin. Engaging characters and plot.” — Nicole Luiken, author of Gate to Kandrith
“By far my favorite thing about this book is the world building. It’s outstanding. The level of work J.L. Hilton must have put into it, I can’t even begin to contemplate. It will blow you away. Stellarnet Rebel is also full of laugh-out-loud lines, with top notch humor infused in every page.” — The Sisters’ Tale
“Stellarnet Rebel was an amazingly unique book with some deep themes and a great love story to boot… I really loved the story, the romance, and courage of its characters.” — Fiendishly Bookish
“Social/political issues, xenophobia, language, tech, adventure, romance… So good!” – Kait Gamble, author of Liar’s Game
“I’m really impressed. Stellarnet Rebel is a fictional galactic adventure laced with reality that makes one question how we’d behave in an interspecies environment without the comforts of mother Earth.”– Michael D’Ambrosio, author of Night Creeps, the Fractured Time Trilogy and Space Frontiers Series
“STELLARNET is a complex and engrossing read… this isn’t a romance novel, though it has adventurous romantic elements… If you are looking to be entertained and challenged, this is definitely a worthy read.” — Heather Hiestand, Romance Reader at Heart
“…(E)xtremely hard to put down and was full of twists and turns… I found myself caring about what happened to the characters next and feeling what they were feeling when they were feeling it.” — Everybookhasasoul
“Not only do the Glin fit seamlessly into the story, but all the technology and the way the colony functions is blended into the plot without weighing down the reader and making them feel as if they’re reading a science textbook.” — Shelley Munro, author of Middlemarch Mates, Talking Dog series
“Stellarnet Rebel highlights what a blogger can accomplish when she takes on injustice… I was immediately drawn into the story.” — Mixed Book Bag
“I love this world and the Glin, will definitely read the next one…” — Book Travels
“I really felt as I was narrating this novel that it would make an excellent film because the characters are strong, the plot spins along, and it’s a very visual world.” — Gayle Hendrix, audio book narrator