Interview with Maureen A. Miller

What inspired the BEYOND series?
Truth be was because I had a crush on Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica when I was a wee young one. Oh yes, all the practical young females liked the single father, Apollo. But no, Starbuck and his reckless space adventures (and damn good looks) fascinated me. He fascinated me so much that I carried the three-ring spiral notebook with his face on the cover through school. Too much information, right? I used to daydream that he would take me from my back yard in his Colonial Viper and whisk me away into outer space, where I too could go on those reckless adventures.

Funny thing about those childhood daydreams...sometimes they stick with you. Even when you get to be as old as me! So I thought, heck, I'm an author now. I have the power to make that daydream actually happen.

And so, Aimee Patterson walked into the woods one day, and returned five years later with a tale she could never share....
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I started out as an indie author with my Golden Heart-nominated Romantic Suspense, WIDOW'S TALE. I was later published for the next romantic thriller, ENDLESS NIGHT. I made many friends in the indie world, and coming back there was like coming home.
Published 2013-08-22.
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Books by This Author

Series: BENEATH. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Stella Gullaksen joins her best friend, Jill, and her family aboard the STARKISSED. A violent storm capsizes the boat over a hundred miles off the New Jersey shore where a rogue current drags her into a sunken cavern deep in the underwater canyons of the Atlantic. She is not alone down there. There are other survivors in this subterranean grotto–survivors spanning decades of maritime disasters.
Beyond: Four Worlds
Series: BEYOND, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,670. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Zak and Aimee are expecting a child. Fearful of the doctors on Earth detecting any genetic anomalies, they return to the safety of the Guardianship Horus. Upon arrival, however, they learn that the Horus is not as safe as they anticipated. The massive craft is deteriorating, its structure crumbling after a series of celestial hits. Quite simply, the Horus must land…and fast.
Series: BLUE-LINK. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
As a young girl, Amanda Newton witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. As an adult she is targeted by their murderer. Ray Gordon, a former Navy SEAL is looking to open his own security firm. One more contracting job with BLUE-LINK would complete the funding. When he is hired to protect Amanda Newton, the Ice Queen herself, he never bargained on falling for her.
Series: BLUE-LINK. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,490. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A mysterious footlocker washes up on Livvy McKay's shore. Minutes after recovering it she is assaulted by an intruder. Someone doesn't want the world to know what is in that trunk, and they will do anything to keep it that way. Now Livvy must learn who to trust if she wants to survive the Atlantic's frigid clutch.
Series: BLUE-LINK. Price: Free! Words: 67,840. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sophie Diem's boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm. Now a stranger is stalking her. In an attempt to flee him she seeks a new London. Surely crossing the Atlantic would be enough to deter her Shadow. But what Sophie learns is that the Shadow does not have evil intentions. In fact, he may be her only ally--her only protection.
Beyond - Series Bundle
Series: BEYOND. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 200,530. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
From USA Today Bestselling author, Maureen A Miller comes her thrilling BEYOND SERIES boxed set! Did you ever wonder what it would be like if an alien spaceship took you from your backyard? Did you ever think that you would experience an adventure full of danger and romance in a distant galaxy? Aimee Patterson was about to start college in North Carolina, but then this happened...
Beyond: Three Paths
Series: BEYOND, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,670. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
After spending years in space on an alien ship, Aimee Patterson is finally coming home. But this time she is not alone. Her lover Zak wants to meet her parents, and her friend Raja wants to experience life on Earth. Both get more than they ever bargained for. It was supposed to be an innocent trip to Earth.... now Aimee, Zak, and Raja are fugitives of the ultimate kind.
Beyond: Two Suns
Series: BEYOND, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,910. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Alone in a desert world, Zak is now a damaged man. Reckless in his battle against the creatures that destroyed his family, he roams under the glare of the two suns, seeing phantoms--seeing Aimee. Five years had passed since Aimee Patterson left the man she loved. For five years she traveled the path of life, always waiting and looking to the stars, hoping that one day he would return for her.
Series: BEYOND, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,010. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee Patterson realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe. The planet Earth.
Jungle Of Deceit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,940. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mitch Hasslet is the sole witness to a heist of Mayan artifacts. Mitch is sent to Guatemala, the last location the shipment was tracked to. Acting as the museum staff photographer, Mitch joins a group of archaeologists headed by Dr. Alexandra Langley. His goal is to locate the artifacts as swiftly as possible so that he can collect his compensation and get the hell out of the jungle.
Emotional Waves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,530. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Hoping to put her recent car accident behind her, Jill Perry boarded the Neptune Majesty for a week long Caribbean cruise. Brent Coales was aboard the Neptune Majesty with the sole intention of locating the criminal blackmailing Brent’s famous friend. In a near fatal collision, the paths of Jill and Brent’s lives cross.