Special Lieutenant Jewels Enbran, a human telepath unable to shield her mind from thoughts, uses telepathic anchors who protect her vulnerable mind. Her current anchor, Colonel Jeremy Lingley, is nearing burnout. An alien race is seeking an alliance with Earth and the pair are assigned the mission of discovering the aliens' secrets.

Crown Prince Dex LoudRoar is a Gatoan warrior and a royal with a terrible secret. His people wage a constant war against their enemy, the Lupinious empire. But the tide of battle is turning and his people seek help from a new source: the humans of Earth.

With an interstellar war looming, Jewels and Dex seek salvation for their planets and find their destinies changed forever.


The Story Behind This Book
Jewels was written first as novella for a Space Opera anthology contest that Samhain Publishing put out a call for submissions. It didn't make it but I took the rejection as a stepping stone and expanded Jewels from a novella to a novel. The idea for Jewels came from a blog post where I was experimenting with the use of first-person point of view.

Praise and Reviews
"If you are looking for a read that combines a variety of issues and layers that will have you running through the pages, then JEWELS by Lakisha Spletzer is just the right kind of book for you. At a time when series like those created by Stephanie Mayer, J. K. Rowling and others are dominating the bookstores and now the movie theaters, this is one that I can see headed in that direction. When talent and skill are the requirements for success, then you won't be able to go wrong with this literary adventure."  -- C.A. Webb "Conversations Book Club"

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Lakisha Spletzer
I'm an indie author who began writing at the
tender age of 8. I've written everything from poetry, to fan fics, to novels.

After high school I went to college and g More...
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