QSFer MB Austin has a new FF Fantasy book out in the Trencadis series: Henna’s Hearts.
The last person Coreopsis expected to see upon disembarking in Alcudia was Rilla. Why is the most alluring, infuriating, and unforgettable person waiting on the docks for Core? Whatever Rilla wants, Core won’t run away again.
Finding Rilla waiting on the docks at Alcudia Harbor brings back so many memories to Coreopsis, from the joy and innocent play as children to the awkwardness of unrequited crushes and a mortifying kiss in adolescence. Now a naval cadet with shore leave, Core finds Rilla still makes thon’s heart leap with delight and trepidation. Can eight days together mend the old misunderstandings and overcome the current obstacles their two very different worlds put between them?
MB Austin, a mild-mannered civil servant by day, spends her discretionary time playing with imaginary friends on the computer and real ones in the dojo. She also enjoys cooking, eating, reading, dancing, and laughing as much as possible.
MB’s Maji Rios novels, Strictly Need to Know (2017), Running Off Radar (2018), and Double Down (2019), are inspired by real people, in and out of uniform, who work to make their communities and the world safer for all. And by the people who feed them.
MB lives with her fabulous wife in Seattle, an excellent town for coffee-fueled writers who don’t need too much sun. Learn more at www.mbaustin.me.