Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The DARK NEST saga of Space Opera novellas returns!

The DARK NEST saga returns!

Dear Readers,

The rights to my very first piece of published fiction, DARK NEST, and their sequels, have all returned to me, and I'm thrilled to be making all three DARK NEST saga pieces available in separate digital formats, or in a compilation volume that will be available digitally and in print.

The first DARK NEST novella occurred because I was dared, truly, to write it. I've long been entrenched as a staunch historical fantasy author. However writer friends pointed to my great love of Star Trek as a reason why I should try my hand at a futuristic tale. And they were right to dare, as this tale made it into print long before my far more well-known Strangely Beautiful saga did (which is also slated for it's revised new edition! Pre-order Strangely Beautiful now!).

Huge thanks to the visionary and inspiring Kat Tipton whose support and guidance made these books possible in the first place. Kat has been critical in their reinvention in the world. A blessed thanks to the very talented artist Thom Truelove for these really incredible covers! I am amazed by their depth and unique style! Thanks to Anessa Books for further formatting, and thanks to my incredible friends and family who have always had a soft spot for these tales and encouraged their second life. Thanks to you, dear readers, for picking up the individual tales or the compilation! Everything is available either directly or on pre-order via Kindle, with the compilation, the Nook and print editions forthcoming!

If you're interested in all three volumes, I recommend ordering the compilation. (Again, available for pre-order in Kindle, soon in print)
About each book:
Chief Counsel Ariadne Corinth has just found out her long-time lover, the powerfully gifted Chief Counsel Kristov Haydn, has died. Newly evolved psychically gifted humans have been sent by the Homeworld on a space mission aboard two distinct “Nests”.  Relationships between the Light Nest and the Dark Nest have faltered and Ariadne is sure there’s something insidious behind it. In a matter of hours, Ariadne must find out what really happened to Kristov, unite her people to discover vast new powers the Homeworld denied them, or else submit to genocide. 
Here's a fresh new voice on the scene. This romance fantasy novella hits all the right notes. Leanna has created a world that is so descriptive it will dance before your eyes. Set in the future, newly evolved psychically gifted humans are sent by the Homeworld to charter new territory. But as they discover betrayal, they also realize their true potential. I say pick this one up." - Maria of RomanceNovel.tv on Dark Nest 

Order via Kindle - Nook forthcoming
Captain Temesia Elysse has just steered her ship through almost certain death. With the help of her gifted crew, the Dark Nest has survived. Her newly evolved psychic people are targets of Homeworld genocide. Hundreds have been killed aboard the Light Nest. Back on Homeworld soil, her people are being hunted. Her lover may be dead, the gifted teacher Reyn Wolfe. It will take all Captain Elysse's restraint, with vast new psychic powers available to her and her people, not to let her infamous temper get ahead of her. There must be a rescue mission for those still alive. And there must be justice. There will be a reckoning. The Homeworld council has no idea that their persecuted victims are alive, or just how powerful they've become.
Pre-order via Kindle - Nook forthcoming
Professors Brodin and Saire have been tested upon, persecuted, and kept apart for decades, sacrificing their own freedom and happiness to raise a generation of newly evolved humans, the Psychically Augmented, under cruel and fearful Homeworld watch. When what they have always dreaded comes to pass, a planned genocide of their people, they must put every last hidden safeguard they created into place and show their students the staggering scope of their true powers. Whether the Professors can save themselves as well as their people becomes a race against time.   

Pre-order via Kindle - Nook forthcoming


Compiled into a single volume for the first time, discover Leanna Renee Hieber’s award-winning Dark Nest saga of futuristic, paranormal novellas. Known more widely for her acclaimed and award-winning Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels such as the Strangely Beautiful, Magic Most Foul and Eterna Files series, Dark Nest was her very first foray into published fiction via a small boutique press. Dark Nest was awarded the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance (First place, Novella Category)

In the Dark Nest Chronicles, newly evolved psychically gifted humans have been sent by the Homeworld on a space mission aboard two distinct “Nests”.  Relationships between the Light Nest and the Dark Nest have faltered and three distinct sets of commanding officers are sure there’s something insidious behind it. In a matter of hours, in three high-stakes tales told from different perspectives aboard ships and under Homeworld siege, these sets of lovers will be torn apart and reunited, secret survival plans will go into dizzying effect, assassinations and revenges will be attempted and carried out, and death-defying sacrifices must be made. Each of these visionary leaders must do their part to quickly unite their people and discover vast new powers the Homeworld denied them, or else submit to genocide.  

Pre-order via Kindle (This edition will be available in print by September 1)
Order via Nook forthcoming

I'm very proud of these books, they represent a very fun, streamlined, action-packed and stylistically different side of my fiction, a modern voice but the same Spiritualist heart. I hope they carry within their action, adventure and fast-paced plots a certain overarching message of hope and transcendence; tales that encourage those who would be destructive and invasive to leave people their space and dignity, to leave well alone for great souls to live into their own individual best and in doing so, proving there is room to create an uplifting community of celebrated differences.

Cheers, blessings, and as one of my heroines in the series would say, "Choose Joy"....

Leanna Renee

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