Science Fiction Romance
Diane Dooley has packed a lot of romance in a 31 page short story. Mako needs to capture Vin Sainte and collect his bounty to pay off her debt and free her mother. She had spent the last 9 month tracking Vin. She thinks she has him cornered at Madame Eve’s exclusive 1 Night Stand dating agency. But of course nothing is quite what it seems.
We have everything in this short story. A bad girl who is not as bad as she thinks she is, a sexy man who is not a space pirate but is leading a rebellion, an evil corporation and just enough world building to keep the story going. And like Blue Galaxy, a previous Diane Dooley review, there is an unexpected ending. Be sure to pick this one up. It is a short fun read.
Here is what Goodreads has to say about Mako’s Bounty:
For nine long months, at the behest of the evil Ravenscorp, Mako Dolan has been hunting the space pirate they call The Saint. Now she’s finally lured her prey to a one night stand with a mysterious woman—herself. But Vin Sainte is not at all what she expected. Far from being a ruthless space pirate, his main occupation seems to be rescuing nuns, adopting orphans and praying like a champ.
For nine long months Vin Sainte has been fleeing the bounty hunter from one temporary refuge to the next. Now he’s got Mako exactly where he wants her: weak from gravity sickness and ripe for conversion. Problem is he didn’t expect a foul-mouthed, hard-as-nails bounty hunter to be such a devoted daughter. His head on a platter is Ravenscorp’s price for her mother’s freedom.
They have less than twenty four hours. One will win; one will lose. Mako might be a fearsome predator, but Vin has the Lord on his side. Who will win the bounty.
Decadent Publishing released Mako’s Bounty by Diane Dooley in 2012.