Tales from the Edge
In The Black

When Sam Keller left the military, she ran to the far end of the galaxy. Now she captains the Bonnie Belle, a spaceship full of courtesans who
bring a little pleasure to hard-up men on mining colonies. When one of her girls turns up dead, it’s Sam’s job to find out who killed her, fast.

Marshal Daniel LeClair is hot as a star and quick on the draw. When his vacation gets replaced by an assignment to help find the killer, he can’
t help angling for a little action with the saucy, hard-charging Sam. She’s got brains, attitude and a body he wouldn’t mind investigating.

Sam, six months lonely, might just indulge him. But the Guild that owns the Belle wants the case closed yesterday. With pressure coming from
all quadrants, Sam and her marshal clash over false leads and who’s on top. But when the killer threatens the Belle again, romance will have
to wait. It’s a captain’s job to save her crew, no matter the cost.
Four out of five stars from RT Book Reviews!

"... a fast-paced, well-crafted tale of murder and mystery in outer
space...the author's worldbuilding- or in this case ship-building- is spot on
and the literal lack of gravity takes the story to new heights." -
RT Book
Reviews, May 2014
Catherine Rodgers doesn’t like Mercy ships, or the courtesans who work on them—not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after
her yacht gets blown up to prevent her from cracking the lid off a corporate scam that’s left hundreds dead and a few people very rich, the only
ship around to save her is the Bonnie Belle.

Sean Harrison has worked as one of the Belle’s courtesans for years, bringing happiness to countless women along the space lanes. When he’
s asked to care for Catherine while the Belle brings her to safety, it should be just another job.

Somehow it’s anything but. Sean is captivated by Catherine’s sense of justice and responsibility. And Catherine finds a softer, more
emotionally intelligent man in Sean than she expected. Drawn together in darkness under the threat of death, they find the beginning of
something lasting. But with pirates after the Belle and a price on Catherine’s head, that beginning might be all they get.
Four out of five stars from RT Book Reviews!

"...a well-crafted romance set on board the Bonnie Belle. The
Mercy ship is even more of a character in this outing, which
brings the crew together in ways they never imagined.
...Nantus raises the stakes with this fast-paced tale."
- RT Book Reviews, November 2014
I'm pleased to announce that IN THE BLACK received THREE SFR Galaxy Awards!

Best Shipboard Mystery
Most Elegant HEA
Most Mysterious SFR