Melanie Nilles recently designed a book cover for me. And through that, I discovered that she is a prolific author. She’s written multiple series, using her full name for “young adult and/or more romantic type stories” and her initials, M. A. Nilles, for “darker/morally challenging/more violent stories.” Here’s an intro to Starfire Angels: Forgotten Worlds, her space opera series. (RELATED: Here Are the Books Featured on the Latest The Loftus Party Podcast!)
Nilles’s Forgotten Worlds is well-established at this point. She’s already published eight novellas in this universe with a ninth one coming soon. A New Beginning starts the series.
On a remote mining station, Nyalin hides a secret that would make her a hunted woman—she is a Crystal Keeper, a protector of a shard of the powerful Starfire crystal. However, when a strange shuttle falls through a portal near the mining station, she can no longer avoid her responsibilities. The human pilot, Vellin, is part of a research team that has developed gateways for instant travel anywhere in the universe without requiring a Starfire crystal, and he has been followed through the portal.
To stop dangerous forces from possessing the gateways to spread destruction, Nya must team up with Vel and risk exposing her secret. In their race to destroy the gateways, they will find allies and enemies… and a new reason to worry.
Head over to Nilles’s site for more info about her, her Forgotten Worlds series, and the rest of her fiction. And be sure to go to any of the multiple booksellers (see the bottom of this page) to purchase her books.