Award winning author and Michigan native, Kelly Aten brings heroines to life in a variety of blended LGBTQ fiction genres. She specializes in speculative fiction, focusing on extra-ordinary women who are as flawed as they are compelling. She’s not afraid of pain or adversity, but loves a happy ending. Kelly’s goal with each new novel is to make people #Think, #Feel, and #Discuss.
“Some words end the silence, others begin it.”
2019 GCLS Goldie winner
Waking the Dreamer – Science Fiction/ Fantasy
2019 GCLS Goldie Finalist
The Fletcher – Debut
What happens when a roboticist loses her memory but finds a conscience?
Doctor Alexandra Turing is a brilliant roboticist whose intellect is unrivaled in the field of artificial intelligence. With a very small circle of friends and coworkers, she dedicates her life to the Synthetica project at her father’s company, Organic Advancement Solutions (OAS). While science has always come easy, Alexandra continuously struggles to understand emotional cues and responses.
Alexandra’s life is completely rebooted when she gets struck by a car in front of her favorite coffee shop and wakes from a coma six months later. Traumatic brain injury has caused damage to multiple areas of the brain leaving her with various after-effects. She has spotty memory of her past beyond the most recent two years, she has no memory of taste, touch, or smell, and her personality is noticeably different. Despite the changes, Alex feels reborn as she navigates her way back into her old life, returning to the Synthetica project and re-learning all the things she used to know. Part of her new journey includes dating the alluring Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Emily St. John.
Emily is both intrigued and enamored with the brilliant and the strangely naive scientist. Alex feels the same way as they grow closer emotionally the longer they remain a couple. But there are things about Alex and OAS that ring alarm bells to Emily. With Emily’s prompting, Alex undergoes testing that leaves her with more questions than answers. What she discovers changes more than her life, it will change the world around her.
As the heir to the throne, Royal Connate Olivienne Dracore cannot escape having a Shield team protecting her wherever she goes. But with the addition of Shield Commander Castellan Tosh, she has a team that doesn’t just guard her person but also aids in her job as a historical adventurist. She knows without a doubt that together they can unravel the Divine Mystery of who the Makers were and why they created the great temples.
With the conclusion of their last mission, Olivienne acquired the map needed to find the mysterious third great temple of Psiere. And there is no one better to accompany than her beloved Cmdr. Tosh. But before they can leave to brave the dangers of the unknown, first they must brave their own oathing ceremony. They will need each other for the coming mission because as with all things related to the Makers, mystery often begets mystery and danger is always just a wrong step away. Especially when the prize is something that could change Psiere forever.