{Story Diary} Zenith: Part 1 by Sasha Alsberg + Lindsay Cummings

Jun 21, 2016

zenith Zenith Part 1 by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Young Adult Science Fiction Fantasy
June 21, 2016 from Mirabel Inc.

There is darkness sweeping across the stars.

Most know her as the Bloody Baroness, the captain of a fearsome glass starship called The Marauder. Androma and her crew strike terror in the hearts of those who cross them amongst the many corners of the Mirabel Galaxy.

When a routine mission goes rogue, the all-female crew is captured by a bounty hunter from Andi’s past and forced into a job that could, quite literally, start a war that will devour worlds.

Meanwhile, on the far side of the galaxy, the ruthless ruler Nor waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time. The final pieces are about to fall into place, liberating a plan that will tear Mirabel in two.

As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, there is one lesson that proves to be true: No one can be trusted in a galaxy that runs on lies and illusion.

From internet sensation Sasha Alsberg and multi-genre author Lindsay Cummings comes a new serialized space opera, full of action, intrigue, and steamy star-crossed romance.

ZENITH: THE ANDROMA SAGA will be released in small sections at a time.
The adventure begins June 21st, 2016, wherever ebooks are sold.


The Mirabel Galaxy

[Map created by J.D. Netto | Image Source]

Arcardius: The hub of Mirabel's government.

Tenebris: The planet where the military is based.

Solera: Minor planet that focuses on education and science.

Adhira: Terraformed farming planet.

Xen Ptera: The oldest planet in the galaxy that separated itself from the others in rebellion.

The Marauders

The Marauder is a sleek, beautiful, deadly and delicious beast of a starship that looked to be made of the stars in which it swam, that is led by the Bloody Baroness herself Captain Androma Racella (aka Andi), and run by a group of girls that had run from every hellish corner of the galaxy. And they were as sharp as Andi's blades. They are the Marauders.

Androma Racella (aka Andi): Captain of The Marauder.

Lira Mette: Pilot of The Marauder.

Breck Niles: Main gunner of The Marauder.

Gilly Ferris: Second gunner of The Marauder.

Dex: Bounty hunter, works for Mirabel.


Krevs (n.): currency; payment.
Holoscreen (n.): a holographic screen, projecting maps and radars and such.
Fike (adj.): swear word.
Godstars (adj.): a curse word of sorts.
Starshine (adj.): another colorful curse word.

"Her nightmares were like bloodstains. . .
On the darkest nights, they clung to her like a second skin."
--Sasha Aslberg and Lindsay Cummings, Zenith (Loc 54)

"We will see where the stars lead us."
--Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, Zenith (Loc 113)

"A female captain was one thing. But a whole rutting ship full of girls?
They flew like demons sprung from a pit of fire."
--Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, Zenith (Loc 225)

Hell yeah -- GO LADIES!!! Show 'em who runs the galaxy.

"Hearts were pathetic things, too easily broken.
The Bloody Baroness couldn't afford such a weakness."
--Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, Zenith (Loc 725)

There would be another tally added soon, accompanying the others on her blades.
It had Dex's name written all over it.
--Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, Zenith (Loc 728)

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lindsayLindsay Cummings is the 24-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX duology and THE BALANCE KEEPERS trilogy for HarperCollins. She lives in North Texas, where she writes full time.

Lindsay is represented by Pete Knapp at New Leaf Literary.

Find out more about Lindsay and her books, and get writing/publishing advice on www.lindsaycummingsbooks.com

sashaSasha Alsberg is currently attending Emerson College as a Writing, Literature & Publishing major.

When she is not writing short stories for class or obsessing over Scotland she is making YouTube videos on her channel Abookutopia.

Sasha is represented on YouTube by Collective Digital Studios.

For her writing, she is represented by Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary.

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