Nel Bently - Starsedge
STARSEDGE is a shared universe with Urban Fantasy author Cameron J. Quinn. We share crossover events, settings, and characters (and borrow each other's protagonists too!) See if you can find all our Easter eggs!
Nel Bently Books
NO ONE FIGHTS DIRTIER THAN AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Foul-mouthed Dr. Nel Bently has every archaeologist’s dream: a pristine site, new crew, and a private patron to fund her passion for dirt. With her trowel barely into the dry earth of Chile’s coast, however, Nel learns their work is being sabotaged.
The local activists Los Pobladores take issue with anyone brave or stubborn enough to set boots on their land. Nel refuses to give up the site that will make her career to vandals and looters, but she must protect both her friends and her life’s work. With a benefactor playing chess with their lives, radiocarbon dates that are downright supernatural, and angry militants who may actually have a point, Nel is ready to fight dirty.
THE ONLY PERSON ON EARTH SHE TRUSTS... IS IN SPACE
Archaeologist Nel Bently left Chile in the wake of murder, vandalism and UFO sightings. She already dreads facing the fall semester without her best friend, but now cops are at her door. Accused of a murder she’s not certain is her fault, Nel has no choice but to run. Following her gut and vague directions from her elusive alien-benefactor-turned-almost-girlfriend, Nel finds herself the target of a extraterrestrial man-hunt.
Running from the law isn’t easy with only her field pack and a handful of scorned exes to depend on. Between starvation, untraceable texts, and a harrowing journey through the wilderness, Nel is forced to question everything about the science she loves and the people she trusted.
IF SOUND KILLS, HOW CAN NEL GET THE WORLD TO LISTEN?
Archaeologist Nel Bently dreamed of finding a ground-breaking site--she just never thought it would be on another planet. When she arrives on Samsara however, Lin confesses the trip took longer than Nel thought. Two years longer. Throwing her anger and homesickness into her work, Nel wonders if she just made the biggest mistake of her life.
Then one of her team's lead officers takes a walk without his atmosuit. Once again, grief and confusion rock Nel's dig. But this time, she's determined to fix it--even if it means mutiny. Lightyears separate her from home and as Samsara's body count rises, the more it looks like Earth is next.
CAN LIN SAVE THEIR LIVES WHEN SHE'S FORBIDDEN TO GET INVOLVED?
Lin wakes from cyrosleep orbiting Earth. Her brother has a mission for her: monitor their organization's newest investment, an archaeological site. It proves the existence not only of extraterrestrials, but their human students abducted from South America 13,000 years ago. Students that include Lin and thousands of others scattered among the stars.
Then Lin's glorified babysitting turns into a web of conspiracies, violence, and complex cultural heritage. She must choose between her brother's orders and the lives of the archaeologists she put in danger.
STARFURY (Season 1)
When journalist Andromeda (Andy) Gull is caught in an explosion, she loses more than just her leg. Now a biomech--someone with mechanical prosthetics--she is shunned from "real" human society. Her job, her apartment, and everything she worked for is ripped from her hands.
And then she meets Jem, the non-binary pilot of the spaceship Starfall. Jem is a biomech too, but only on the inside. Together they decide to prove being human is more than just the sum--and material--of your parts.
Starfury is a serial and takes place between the events of Drifters and Strangers. Based on the short story "Starfall," originally published in the January 2016 issue of Vitality, the LGBT magazine.
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