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Fresh Pick | ENEMY WITHIN by Marcella Burnard
Fresh Pick / June 28, 2011

November 2010 On Sale: November 2, 2010 Featuring: Alexandra Rose; Cullin 384 pages ISBN: 0425236854 EAN: 9780425236857 Paperback $15.00  Add to Wish List Romance Paranormal, Fantasy Buy at A very bright future, 1st book RITA Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard There are only three rules to live by: Contain. Control. Command. An intergalactic cold war-and some heated passion- from an inventive new voice in futuristic romance. After a stint in an alien prison, Captain Ari Rose wonders why she even bothered to survive. Stripped of her command and banished to her father’s scientific expedition to finish a Ph.D. she doesn’t want, Ari never planned to languish quietly behind a desk. She wasn’t built for it, either. But when pirates commandeer her father’s ship, Ari once again becomes a prisoner. As far as pirate leader Cullin is concerned, Ari’s past imprisonment puts her dead center in Cullin’s sights. If she hasn’t been brainwashed and returned as a spy, then he’s convinced she must be part of a traitorous alliance endangering billions of lives. Cullin can’t afford the desire she fires within him and he’ll stop at nothing, including destroying her, to uncover the truth.   Previous Picks

L.J. Sellers | The Fear Factor
Author Guest / June 28, 2011

In my personal life I try to be optimistic, but in my fiction I write about my fears. It’s been true since I sat down to write my first novel. At the time, Jeffrey Dahmer was in the news and my greatest fear was that a sexual predator would kidnap and kill one of my three young boys. So I wrote a story about a woman who tracks down her son’s killer. The experience was cathartic, and I continued the practice in future novels, because as it turns out, many readers share the same fears. Being kidnapped and held against my will is another dominant fear for me and millions of other women as well—because it happens!—so the theme occurs often in crime fiction novels, including two of mine (THE BABY THIEF,  SECRETS TO DIE FOR). Most of my stories though have elements of fears that are very personal to me. For example, when I wrote THE SEX CLUB, the first book in the Detective Jackson series, my son was in Iraq and I worried constantly that he would die. My sister had just succumbed to cancer and I grieved for her and worried for other members of my family….