System Nanites are a medical marvel. These tiny computers cure disease and heal injuries beyond a doctor’s skill. They save millions every year, and they’re broken.

Liana thinks the glitch is beneath her expertise. She’s focused on a fix for chronic overpopulation – terraforming nanites – while her fiancé dreams of a future in the stars. He wants to book a berth on a generation ship, and bring her with him. When nanites attack their hosts, they must make a choice: stay, or go? Without a cure, humans could be wiped out.

If you like impossible choices and dizzying stakes, then you’ll love this heart-wrenching prequel to Holly Ice’s page-turning Courage Colony books.

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If a day came where all the monsters were real, I'd love it (as long as they weren't out to kill me). I write speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and horror) and I have an insatiable longing to be entertained by the unknown. To fill this need, I write about new species, cultures, frontiers, and strange mysteries. I also watch a hell of a lot of TV, from The Originals to Rookie Blue

A number of my short stories and a horror novella have been published by small presses. Currently, I'm working on a series of YA science fiction novels which I plan to self publish. The series title is 'Courage Colony'. The first book, The Approach, will be released this November while the prequel, Fatal Glitch, is exclusively available to my mailing list subscribers.

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