Fluctuations: Book One of the Connemara Chronicles
By Nancy M. Griffis
Published: June 23, 2012.
A state-of-the-art cruise ship with wealthy vacationers out for a thrill travels into The Fluctuation, a dangerous region of the galaxy where anything can happen. When an heiress, a telepathic feline alien, a sarcastic robot, and a young runaway get left behind after a catastrophic event, the Fluctuation is a chance to find out exactly what they're made of... if they live through the experience.