Synopses & Reviews
Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. Sheand#8217;s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, sheand#8217;s determined to protect her people from her brotherand#8217;s would-be tyrannical rule.
Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesnand#8217;t stop him from defending his people, at least until Koraand#8217;s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. Heand#8217;s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identityand#151;a secret kept even from him.
When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Erosand#8217;s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.
"Ava Jaeand#8217;s Beyond the Red
is a sand-swept fantasy of court politics, rebel attacks, and forbidden romance. While reading, I had flashes of Star Wars
and#151;a new planet, a fascinating culture, a fresh look on a ruler struggling to keep her powerand#151;and I had to know what happened next. Dangerous, exciting, and fast-paced, Beyond the Red
is a story not to be missed." and#151;Francesca Zappia, author of Made You Up
"Packed with political intrigue and smoldering romance, Beyond the Red left me craving more of Kora's and Eros's story and the unique, fascinating universe that Ava Jae has created." and#151;Sarah Harian, author of The Wicked We Have Done
"Beyond the Red is a sweeping, compelling romance in a complicated and gritty world. Intrigue and heart on every pageand#151;I couldn't put it down. I'll be following Ava Jae to see what comes next!" and#151;Kate Brauning, author of How We Fall
"I loved this book! I couldnand#8217;t put it down! What a fantastic debut, perfect for fans of Firefly and Star Wars. Ava Jae's Beyond the Red packs a punch, a total thrill ride that will keep readers turning the pages. Jaeand#8217;s writing style is a perfect mix of stop and go, and her world comes to life within the first few pages. The action was power-packed, and the star-crossed romance had me begging for more by the end." and#151;Lindsay Cummings, author of The Murder Complex series
About the Author
Ava Jae is an author, blogger, YouTuber, college student, and assistant editor at Entangled Publishing. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BA in English in April 2016, Ava will probably find a bookstore to live in, where she can write her next novel surrounded by the smell of new books and coffee. She can be found on Twitter at @Ava_Jae or at her website avajae.blogspot.com. She resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.