But now it's two years later. As the team struggles under the leadership of a new commander, news is uncovered which shakes Mack and Maddie to the core. Everything they believed in is shattered, including a loved one. Before they could recover, the team is on a mission to protect a planet from an ogre-like race. The world is attacked by an alien race long thought extinct, the Synth. They barely escaped with their lives, but not without some heavily losses. On the way back home, the ISC's most trusted ally, the Isgurd, delivers more bad news. They can't return home. In fact, home never existed. The Synth managed to go back in time to kill their former commander, Charlie Westlake, before he could befriend the Isgurds and for the ISC. They must go back to 1965 and stop the Synth, even if it means their lives.
Mirror Shattered is a powerful story with a lot of heart. It's a roller coaster ride with huge implications. If you had the option to change the future, would you do it? That's a question Maddie is faced with...
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The ship rocked as a blaster shot from the enemy ship hit but had no damage.
"Shields still holding," Seth announced.
"Someone have a brilliant idea?" John asked.
The ship fell silent. Seth had managed to maneuver the ship to avoid the second blaster charge.
"I think I have it. Fly into that star," Maddie instructed Seth.
"You've got to be kidding me," David said, exasperated.
"The shields will hold," Maddie assured Seth.
Seth looked to Jackson who nodded in agreement with Maddie.
"I hope you know what you are doing," Seth muttered, setting in the coordinates.
Me, too. Maddie thought. But she knew she couldn't lose her nerve now.
"What's your plan?" Jackson asked.
"We can actually use our shields to deflect energy toward our attackers," Maddie responded.
"That sounds dangerous," John warily said.
"It will take everything we have in shields to do this. We'll only get one shot at this. If my math is wrong, it could destroy us," Maddie admitted.
The crew looked on as Seth punched in the coordinates to the nearest star. The attacking ship began to follow suit. Maddie pulled out her data tablet and connected it to the ship.
"Maddie, please be correct," Seth prayed.
Her entire body shook as she turned on her tablet. If she was off in her calculations were off by even a fraction…
"Maddie..." John encouragingly said.
"A minute." She shook her head.
"We don't have a minute, Madison," Jackson sharply said.
"Got it!" she exclaimed, just as the ship entered the star.
The ship began to hum as the shields started pushing back against the star's energy. The enemy stopped its pursuit.
"It's waiting for us to come out," Chris said.
"On my mark, Seth," Maddie said, loading up her newly-written program into the ship's control panel.
"The temperature in the hull is rising," David alerted her.
"I'm aware. We're almost there," Maddie replied.
"I think we have it," Seth said.
"Fire!" Maddie shouted.
Growing up in Texas and later South Carolina as the youngest in a house full of science-fiction fans, K.G. Stutts had her natural curiosity and imagination nurtured since birth by family movie nights where they would watch Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even timeless Disney favorites.
A prolific writer of sci-fi, romance and mystery, K.G. draws much of her inspiration from those amazing works that gave her an appreciation for telling rich, compelling, character-driven stories for all audiences.
Book one in her science-fiction romance is out now by the wonderful group at http://distinguishedpress.com in eBook and paperback and a romance eBook launched at the beginning of June from http://lazydaypub.com and http://blushingbooks.com. There is also more sci-fi and romance books in the works to come out later this year. She is also a contributor to http://iwassociation.com and http://thewritingnetwork.com
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