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An unexpected romance. A space-heist gone wrong. A galactic catastrophe in the making.
Meet Rowland Hale: cyber-thief and captain of the Luck of the Draw, except his luck’s just run out. A sure-fire bet backfires and now his crew’s life is on the line as he faces first contact with two warring alien species locked in a death match to the end.
Meet Toar Grithrawrscion: A big ol’ bear of a man, his tough exterior conceals a bruised soul. He had it all once – a family, a naval career, the accolades of his people – but that’s all been ripped away. Much like his home world, he is wounded, but he refuses to be beaten.
When fate brings these two men together, they face challenges not just from without, but from deep within: an Allure that dare not be risked, but cannot be refused. If they give in, they fail – if they give up, they fail – and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
In Allure of Oartheca, Book 1 of the Oarthecan Star Saga, James Siewert brings us an epic 188k word love-song to the science fiction genre, and a new twist on m/m romance: high adventure, deadly, universe-altering peril, masterly world-building, with compelling and memorable characters in the furthest reaches of unexplored space. He takes us to vivid new worlds, and introduces heroes from very different backgrounds, each wrestling in very different ways with the universal question of what it is to be a man amongst the stars.
Join the adventure in Allure of Oartheca, and discover how hatred and war are not the only ways to destruction.
*****5 stars***** “Author James Siewert tells a truly epic adventure in this meticulously crafted and gorgeously penned space opera, delivering emotional hardship, thrilling high-octane action, danger around every corner, and steamy romance in its more mature scenes. For anyone seeking an accurately represented presence of LGBTQIA+ in their science fiction, you need to look no further than the authentic and non-gimmicky presence of Siewert’s characters, who are beautifully drawn, realistically damaged by their difficult lives, and very admirable for what the plot puts them through and how they rise to each challenge.” – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite Review
Advisory: this book contains scenes of explicit male/male romance, sex and sexuality, is recommended only for readers ages 18+.
About the Author
James Siewert and his husband live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Part-time office drone, part-time storyteller, full-time sci-fi and fantasy enthusiast (and some spooky ghost tales), James couldn’t find enough stories involving guys like him and his hubby are: big men with big hearts, full of big ideas!
Taking matters into his own hand, James seeks to share high adventure, low-angst stories where the heroes are solid blokes who take centre stage. Come join the adventure and explore bold new worlds full of authentic characters, gripping scenes, lush imagination and a touch of mushy stuff – there’s a whole galaxy waiting for you to discover!