Irresistible Forces came out of Catherine’s efforts to gather authors from multiple genres to write romantic stories in speculative fiction. This ground-breaking book brings together New York Times bestselling authors Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, and Lois McMaster Bujold with award-winning authors Jennifer Roberson, Deb Stover, and of course Catherine Asaro. These original novellas prove that love can conquer all—even the boundaries of time and space. From sixteenth-century Britain to the farthest reaches of outer space, from medieval adventures to star-spanning love stories, here is a compilation that explores the wonderfully kinetic forces lovers share—forces too great to resist…
Table of contents:
- Winterfair Gifts, Lois McMaster Bujold.
- The Alchemical Marriage, Mary Jo Putney.
- Stained Glass Heart, Catherine Asaro.
- Skin Deep, Deb Stover.
- The Trouble With Heroes, Jo Beverley.
- Shadows in the Woods, Jennifer Roberson.
Catherine’s novella tells the love story of Havyrl Valdoria, the Ruby Prince, and Lily, his childhood sweetheart. Their charming tale begins events that someday will change the course of history for the Ruby Dynasty and the Skolian Imperialate.