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STARQUEST
A futuristic adventure

When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is to complete her mission and keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind.
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She turned to face him, although she avoided meeting his eyes. “There’s nothing. I’m not hiding any dark secrets from you, if that’s what you mean. You needn’t worry about the ship any more.”

“I’m not. But there is something troubling you.”

“Even if there were, why should you care?” she asked, a sharp edge to her voice that she hadn’t intended. “You’ve made it fairly clear you don’t like me very much. I’ll try and keep out of your way, until we reach Phidia.” She turned away again, so he would not see the colour she felt once more rushing to her face.

“That won’t be necessary. And...it’s not that I...dislike you.” He hesitated.

She frowned. Kerry Marchant did not normally appear to have difficulty in finding the right words, but for once, he seemed to be struggling.

“Why,” he asked at last, “do you suppose I kept quiet about the gun and risked the safety of this ship?”

“I really have no idea,” she replied uncomfortably, thrown off-balance by his sudden change of attitude.

“I was hoping you would return it, or hand it over to Jon or myself. I didn't want to believe you were plotting some kind of treachery against us, so I waited. When it became obvious you did not intend to put it back, I decided to have it out with you myself. I was hoping you had a good reason for your actions.”

“I know I should’ve told you the truth in the beginning,” she confessed, trying not to let her voice give her away. There was some comfort in the knowledge Kerry’s previous cool behaviour toward her had been mainly because he'd known of her deception. “I realise that now.”

“It would have saved time if you had not been so suspicious of us.”

Interpreting his words as criticism, she hesitated for a moment, unable to cope with the awkwardness between them any longer. She did not understand why he'd come to her cabin like this. He’d said he thought she was concealing something, and yet he no longer seemed to believe she was a threat to the ship. She turned to face him, while still not quite looking into his face. She ignored the heat burning her cheeks. She tried not to think about the strange sensation in the pit of her stomach, spreading until it tightened across her heart, which insisted on playing a perfidious cacophony against her ribs. They could not go on like this until they reached Phidia.

“Look, I know you and I haven’t exactly hit it off. I can understand why you didn’t trust me, but now you know my reasons for not being honest with you in the first place, can we at least attempt to get along? Can’t we try to...just...be friends?”

“Oh no, Jess. I doubt if you and I could ever just be friends.”

So he would not even give her that. She was about to make a sharp retort, when she saw the expression in his eyes, the way he looked at her, and realised with a feeling of shocked disbelief, what he was implying.

(See also the sequel 'Children Of The Mist', below)

OTHER BOOKS BY HYWELA LYN

CHILDREN OF THE MIST

the sequel to STARQUEST

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Two minds united against a common foe. Two hearts afraid to show their love:

Long ago Tamarith fell for a man she knew she could never have, and she is convinced she will never love another. However, she cannot help but be intrigued by the handsome young stranger whose psychic powers exceed even her own.

Vidarh seeks only to find his purpose in life and to win the regard of his father. Thrown together by circumstances, then parted by an evil greater than they could have imagined, can Vidarh save the lovely woman who captivates him, before it is too late? Will he overcome the enemy who threatens to destroy their planet - and will they find the happiness they both seek, or are they fated to live their lives alone?

Also available on AMAZON

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DANCING WITH FATE

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When Terpsichore, the Greek Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit 5th Century Wales, and help the people regain their love of dancing, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost.

But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way.

Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE.

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About Me

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Hywela Lyn has lived most of her life in Wales and the beautiful countryside and legends inspired her to write. Although she now lives in a small village in England, she is very proud of her Welsh heritage and background. She enjoys weaving romantic tales of the future, and distant, mysterious worlds. Her pen name is a combination of her first two names. 'Hywela’ is Welsh and her first name but it was never used and she has always been called by her second Christian name, Lyn. One thing remains constant in her writing: The power of love. Love, not only between her hero and heroine, but between friends and siblings, and for their particular world and the creatures that share it.
She is crazy about all animals, especially horses.


She lives with her long suffering husband, Dave, and has two horses, two ferrel cats and an adopted Jack Russell terrier .
Hywela Lyn’s first novel, 'Starquest', a futuristic romance was released by The Wild Rose in 2008. and is available in print or E-download from the publishers, Amazon, and most on-line publishers. The sequel to ‘Starquest’, 'Children of the Mist' was released on in June 2009.. Dancing With Fate is available now as an individual E-book from the Publisher, or as one of three stories in Book II of the paperback anthology ‘Song Of The muses’, available from The Wild Rose Press or on Amazon.

Testimonials

"Starquest is a fantastical journey about one strong, brave, and independent woman's search for love that will take the reader to places they've never imagined and reveal insights we all know deep inside. I lost myself for hours in her action-packed adventures, and knew that when the book ended, she had indeed succeeded in her quest to find the one true home for her heart."

Liana Laverentz, award-winning author of Thin Ice and Jake's Return
"Get ready to travel the galaxy and visit worlds beyond your wildest imagination. Hywela Lyn’s, Starquest is an extremely engaging read simmering with passion, bold exploration and non-stop action. With an interstellar romance that will keep you guessing until the end, this novel is a true masterpiece!"

Author Sky Purington
The Mac'Lomain series
"If you thrill at the concept of space travel, or crave breathtaking adventure, want to partake of intense conflict with fighting bad guys, and--as an extra plus--discover your one true love, then look no further than StarQuest. The descriptions of other worlds is so vivid you'll actually believe you're there. All the different species of "aliens" are so striking you'll think you've entered the "bar" of Star Wars! Hang on for the ride of your life as you travel the stars aboard the Quest. You don't want to miss this one."

Best Selling Author Miss Mae
'See No Evil My Pretty Lady'
"Starquest by Hywela Lyn is a sweet and wonderful book............... This is a wonderfully written book that will keep you on your toes and end with a big smile on your face. An adventure like no other, this is a book that you don’t want to miss big time."

Reviewed by Amylove
Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction

http://blog.lyndacoker.net
Hywela Lyn's flow of language pulled me into the story from the very beginning and forced me to continue reading. I enjoyed Terpsichore, M immensely. Her independent spirit and sensuality is just what a daughter of Zeus should be. I completely loved the plotting of the story and the true task this Muse had before her. The action was orchestrated with just enough description, the dialogue and description vivid and captivating.

Dancing with Fate is a well-written story.I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it as a memorable read."

CINDY GREEN
Writers & Readers Of Distinctive Fiction
"Hywela Lyn is a skillful storyteller. I'm
impressed by not only how her descriptions are rich, vibrant, and flowing, but how she weaves the qualities of courage, honor and loyalty into the question of how much a woman-mortal or not-will sacrifice to save the life of the man she loves. By the time you finish this book, you'll never look at the legend of Merlin, or the phrase 'dancing with fate'
the same way again!"

~Miss Mae, Author of the best selling "See No
Evil, My Pretty Lady" from The Wild Rose Press.

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Created On: 06/24/2008 07:23:02

Hey Lyn,

Just wanted to stop and say hi while I'm checking PDB. Need to know if their features work.

Have a lovely day.

Aithne


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