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Dreaming of the Stars: In Love and War, #2
The Oxford Triangle: In Love and War, #2
Proof Through the Night: In Love and War, #1
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In Love and War Series

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About this series

Once, Colonel Brian Mayhew was the deputy commander of the Republican Special Commando Forces. But now he's gone AWOL to take out crime lord Rick Santerna, the man who murdered his family.

 

Mayhew's quest for vengeance brings him to the rim world of Maciste, where he runs into his former protégé Mikhail Grikov, now wanted as a traitor and deserter for eloping with enemy soldier Anjali Patel.

 

Mayhew knows that it's his duty to bring in Mikhail and Anjali. But with Santerna hot his tail, he finds that he needs their help.

 

Mikhail and Anjali know that Brian Mayhew is a threat to their freedom and their new life together. But now they are faced with a hard choice. Should they risk their lives to help a man who could condemn them both to death or should they let Mayhew die in the Great Arena of Maciste?

 

This is a short novel of 57000 words or approximately 200 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone. 

LanguageEnglish
Release dateJul 30, 2018
Dreaming of the Stars: In Love and War, #2
The Oxford Triangle: In Love and War, #2
Proof Through the Night: In Love and War, #1

Titles in the series (18)

  • Proof Through the Night: In Love and War, #1

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    Proof Through the Night: In Love and War, #1
    Proof Through the Night: In Love and War, #1

    Lady Sarah Anne has suffered an injurious wrong in her life she must correct. Forced to leave her ancestral home in England, she sails to America to join her estranged uncle. Patrick Morgan loathes the British and is the first to sign up to become a privateer when war is declared between the young United States and the all-powerful Great Britain. When Patrick captures Sarah Anne's ship, the instant attraction between them is thrilling, but an impossible situation for two people so opposite in background and beliefs. As Sarah Anne adapts to the intrigue and jealousies in her new home in America, she deals with a cruel aunt, obnoxious cousins, and insolent servants. Britain's invasion force loots and plunders, ultimately sacking Washington DC, while Patrick and Sarah Anne wage their own private war of heartache and betrayal. When Patrick risks his life to board a Royal Navy flagship to rescue Sarah Anne, he faces his ugliest nightmare. Sarah Anne resolves the injurious wrong to her family and love endures as two opposing hearts become one. 

  • Dreaming of the Stars: In Love and War, #2

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    Dreaming of the Stars: In Love and War, #2
    Dreaming of the Stars: In Love and War, #2

    Even in a galaxy torn apart by war, the young still have dreams. On Rajipuri, a poor planet in the Empire of Worlds, Anjali Patel and her two younger sisters look up at the stars and dream of escaping the limitations of a traditional and rigidly stratified society. At the same time, in a camp for war orphans in the Republic of United Planets, Mikhail Grikov also looks up at the stars and dreams of escaping a life of pain and abuse. One day in the far future, they will meet and change the galaxy. But for now, they're merely dreaming of the stars… This is a prequel novelette of 8500 words or approx. 29 print pages to the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • The Oxford Triangle: In Love and War, #2

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    The Oxford Triangle: In Love and War, #2
    The Oxford Triangle: In Love and War, #2

    In 1812 Amanda Brewster wants to breed sheep and find a husband but society has strict rules about being a lady and disapproves. The one man who touches Amanda's heart, Thomas Morgan, rejects her because Amanda's father once cheated him.  Amanda finds comfort with the ambitious Senator Weston who needs her dowry. When the British invasion fleet appears on the Chesapeake Bay, Thomas joins the militia and forms a secret society called the Oxford Triangle to fight the British. Amanda helps the militia with a fundraiser, calling it the Chester Town Tea Party where Admiral Cockburn himself, the commander of the enemy fleet, brazenly appears in disguise as a common merchant. Rival loves, deceit and treachery threaten to destroy the growing attraction between Amanda and Thomas until a daring escape inside British headquarters nearly ends in disaster. Can love survive in war? Amanda and Thomas find out.

  • Evacuation Order: In Love and War, #1

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    Evacuation Order: In Love and War, #1
    Evacuation Order: In Love and War, #1

    When the test of a planet killer weapon goes awry, the light cruiser Fearless Explorer is ordered to the planet Jagellowsk to evacuate the scientists in charge of the test before the planet breaks apart. But in defiance of orders, Captain Brian Mayhew and his crew decide to aid the civilian evacuation efforts instead. Meanwhile, on Jagellowsk, thirteen-year-old Katya Grikova is desperate to get herself and her little brother Misha to safety from the ever stronger seismic shocks that are rocking the planet. The Fearless Explorer is Katya and Misha's only chance to get away from Jagellowsk. But Captain Brian Mayhew and his crew cannot evacuate all the children waiting for rescue… This is a prequel novella of 29000 words or approximately 100 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Baptism of Fire: In Love and War, #3

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    Baptism of Fire: In Love and War, #3
    Baptism of Fire: In Love and War, #3

    Cadet Anjali Patel had hoped for something more exciting than guard duty for her first mission with the legendary Shakyri Expeditionary Corps, the best fighters in the Empire of Worlds. However, this boring job quickly turns hot, when an enemy convoy comes up the mountain pass Anjali is supposed to guard. This is a prequel story of 4500 words or approx. 18 print pages to the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone. Nominated for the 2018 eFestival of Word Best of the Independent eBooks Award

  • Graveyard Shift: In Love and War, #4

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    Graveyard Shift: In Love and War, #4
    Graveyard Shift: In Love and War, #4

    While docked at the civilian space station Unity for repairs, the Republic of United Planets battlecruiser Great Endeavour undertakes a trial flight with an inexperienced bridge crew. Disaster strikes and the Great Endeavour crashes into Unity's shopping concourse, killing more than three hundred people. A tragic accident, but in times of war, the public is not willing to accept tragic accidents. And so the Republic's government sends its best troubleshooter, Colonel Brian Mayhew of the Republican Special Commando Forces to initiate a cover-up. This is a prequel novelette of 15500 words or approx. 48 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Collision Course: In Love and War, #6

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    Collision Course: In Love and War, #6
    Collision Course: In Love and War, #6

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together. Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living as mercenaries on Metra Litko, an independent world on the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them. Anjali and Mikhail are working a routine bodyguard job. But things quickly go awry, when an assassin bypasses all security measures to shoot the wrong target… or does he? Anjali and Mikhail set off in pursuit, only to find themselves confronted with a figure from Mikhail's past who could threaten their newfound freedom. This is a novelette of 8000 words or approximately 27 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Courting Trouble: In Love and War, #8

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    Courting Trouble: In Love and War, #8
    Courting Trouble: In Love and War, #8

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   But when Anjali and Mikhail stumble upon a protection racket during a routine shopping trip, they have to make a choice: Lay low to avoid attracting attention or stay true to their personal ethics and intervene?   This is a story of 6700 words or approx. 23 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.  

  • Neutral Ground: In Love and War, #5

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    Neutral Ground: In Love and War, #5
    Neutral Ground: In Love and War, #5

    Two old soldiers share a coffee and fight for their lives   The Republic of United Planets and the Empire of Worlds have been at war for eighty-eight years now. But nonetheless, Colonel Brian Mayhew, deputy commander of the Republican Special Commando Forces, meets with his Imperial counterpart General Roderick Crawford to discuss an incident that's a problem for both of them. For two of their elite soldiers fell in love and ran away with each other, an embarrassment to the Republic and the Empire both.   However, this secret meeting is not as secret as the two men think. And so Mayhew and Crawford are soon fighting for their lives side by side…   This is a novelette of 9500 words or approximately 32 print pages in the In Love and War series by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Freedom's Horizon: In Love and War, #7

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    Freedom's Horizon: In Love and War, #7
    Freedom's Horizon: In Love and War, #7

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   After a run-in with a Republican spy on the rim world of Metra Litko, Anjali and Mikhail need to get off planet fast. So they sign on as security aboard the freighter Freedom's Horizon, which is supposed to transport a valuable cargo through pirate infested space.   But they have far bigger problems than pirates, for the Republic of United Planets sends no less than three battlecruisers after them, commanded by none other than Colonel Brian Mayhew, Mikhail's former superior and now their most determined pursuer.   The chase culminates in a stand-off in orbit around Metra Litko, where Anjali and Mikhail have to make a fatal choice. Fight and endanger the innocent crew of the Freedom's Horizon or surrender and face death and worse at the hands of the Republic.   This is a short novel of 55000 words or approximately 185 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone. 

  • Ballroom Blitz: In Love and War, #10

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    Ballroom Blitz: In Love and War, #10
    Ballroom Blitz: In Love and War, #10

    Anjali and Mikhail go on a Valentine's Day date. Trouble ensues.   Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   It's Valentine's Day and so Mikhail and Anjali enjoy a well-deserved romantic dinner. But their date is rudely interrupted, when they find themselves caught in the crossfire of a turf war between two rival gangsters.   This is a Valentine's Day novella of 23200 words or approximately 78 print pages in the "In Love and War" series by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Dead World: In Love and War, #11

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    Dead World: In Love and War, #11
    Dead World: In Love and War, #11

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   When they are hired to retrieve a weapons prototype from an abandoned planet, it seems like a routine job. But it quickly turns out that the planet is not as empty as they had thought. And soon, Anjali and Mikhail find themselves caught in a deadly chase across a radioactive wasteland.   This is a novella of 27500 words or approx. 95 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Bullet Holes: In Love and War, #9

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    Bullet Holes: In Love and War, #9
    Bullet Holes: In Love and War, #9

    Bullet Holes   Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together. Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them. When a seemingly routine courier job turns out to be a trap, Anjali is hit by a so-called smart bullet, a Republican weapon that slowly and inevitably kills its victims. Mikhail is given a choice by his former commander Brian Mayhew: Surrender or watch the woman he loves die in excruciating pain. It is a choice between two equally horrifying fates. But maybe, there is a third option…       Bonus story: Shipbound   Pilot Pietro Garibaldi is angry to be stuck aboard the freighter Freedom's Horizon, holding the fort, while everybody else gets to enjoy themselves on the rim world of Varishka. What annoys him most is the sneaking suspicion that he wasn't chosen to keep watch at random, but because he is considered unreliable, someone who cannot be trusted in port. But when trouble comes calling, it becomes clear just why Pietro and his crewmate Sabrina Cho were exactly the right people to stay aboard the ship.   These are two interconnected stories of 10000 words or approx. 35 print pages altogether in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as standalones. 

  • The Taste of Home: In Love and War, #14

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    The Taste of Home: In Love and War, #14
    The Taste of Home: In Love and War, #14

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   Mikhail is on his way home, an anniversary present for Anjali in his pocket, when he suddenly finds himself irresistibly drawn towards an unremarkable storefront and comes face to face with his past.   Meanwhile, Anjali is preparing a special anniversary dinner for Mikhail, only to find that he is late to come home.   This is a novelette of 9300 words or approximately 32 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Double-Cross: In Love and War, #12

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    Double-Cross: In Love and War, #12
    Double-Cross: In Love and War, #12

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   When they are hired to retrieve a shipment of bootleg medical nanobots, it seems like a routine job at first. But it quickly turns out that they are not the only ones who are after the nanobots. And their client has an agenda of her own.    This is a story of 5100 words or approx. 20 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone. 

  • Mementos and Memories: In Love and War, #15

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    Mementos and Memories: In Love and War, #15
    Mementos and Memories: In Love and War, #15

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   At a market on the tropical ocean world of Sentosa, Anjali and Mikhail come across a dagger for sale. This dagger is the signature weapon of the Imperial Shakyri Corps, and Anjali knows that no Shakyri warrior would ever willingly part with their dagger. So Anjali and Mikhail go in search of the lawful owner of the dagger and come across a long forgotten tale of forbidden love…   This is a story of 7300 words or approximately 25 print pages in the In Love and War series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Hunter and Hunted: In Love and War, #13

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    Hunter and Hunted: In Love and War, #13
    Hunter and Hunted: In Love and War, #13

    Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.   Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.   On their way back from a mission, Anjali and Mikhail are ambushed by a squad of bounty hunters. Wounded and hunted through a frozen landscape, they find shelter in a mountain lodge.   But their pursuers are still out there, tracking them. And with Anjali too injured to fight, Mikhail must face down seven bounty hunters on his own…   This is a novella of 21000 words or approx. 75 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Honourable Enemies: In Love and War, #16

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    Honourable Enemies: In Love and War, #16
    Honourable Enemies: In Love and War, #16

    Once, Colonel Brian Mayhew was the deputy commander of the Republican Special Commando Forces. But now he's gone AWOL to take out crime lord Rick Santerna, the man who murdered his family.   Mayhew's quest for vengeance brings him to the rim world of Maciste, where he runs into his former protégé Mikhail Grikov, now wanted as a traitor and deserter for eloping with enemy soldier Anjali Patel.   Mayhew knows that it's his duty to bring in Mikhail and Anjali. But with Santerna hot his tail, he finds that he needs their help.   Mikhail and Anjali know that Brian Mayhew is a threat to their freedom and their new life together. But now they are faced with a hard choice. Should they risk their lives to help a man who could condemn them both to death or should they let Mayhew die in the Great Arena of Maciste?   This is a short novel of 57000 words or approximately 200 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone. 

Author

Cora Buhlert

Cora Buhlert was born and bred in North Germany, where she still lives today – after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen and is currently working towards her PhD. Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published stories, articles and poetry in various international magazines. When she is not writing, she works as a translator and teacher.

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