Eva Caye


After a health crisis forced Eva Caye to re-evaluate her life, she took up her favorite hobby, writing, to find meaning and inspiration once more. Five years of obsessive writing, research, and finding ways to pay for an editor led to thirteen books in the To Be Sinclair series. Eva's current works-in-progress are two prequels set about 100 years in the future.

The To Be Sinclair series consists of science fiction romance novels that focus on a future some 600 years from now. In the Sinclair 'universe', humanity has spread to over 100 planets, with all the concomitant travails such as how colonies set up governments, how they travel and trade among the stars, and how they unite, and fight, for power. Yet one of the most important decisions anyone can make is choosing a life-partner; these novels specifically address the personal needs of the main characters, to show how progressive, benevolent rulers struggle to find the love and support of people willing to live with the dangers of being Imperial.

Eva lives with her magnificent husband in Louisville, Kentucky.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting these characters out of my head! Sometimes they pester me until I get up and write the scene they're acting out. I've come to the conclusion my brain is connected through some kind of portal to a future parallel reality, and I just watch TV and write the scenes down. The real crafting is in how to describe the scene, as well as using the most efficient vocabulary to convey everything.

The second-best thing about writing is knowing you're going to blow people's minds, or give them a hard giggle, or make them cry. I often wish I could be inside the reader's head as s/he gets to this part or that, wondering if they'll get my in-joke or subtle reference or play on words.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had written seven books in my series before I could afford an editor. Once my first book was polished, I began shopping it around to traditional publishers and agents. I collected twenty rejections before deciding, what the heck, let's see what happens if I go indie.

I'm so glad I did! I love how indie authors gather together and share stories and help each other out all the time. I went to an 'author forum' on Facebook that principally assumed you were a traditionally published author, and I asked one question there about writing blurbs. Next thing I knew, I had seven or eight people messaging me to offer to edit my blurb for anything from $20 to $100, with no word on how to write or rewrite it. No, thanks; I have an editor already!
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Where to find Eva Caye online


To Be Sinclair
The To Be Sinclair series occurs some six hundred years in the future, in which Earth has survived an ecological near-apocalypse and discovered a way to travel to the stars by developing jump ships that jump through wormholes to other star volumes. The series focuses on the development of the greatest ruling family in the history of the galaxy, starting on the planet Sinclair Demesne, which is down to its sole surviving scion. The light to moderate science supports the world-building without overwhelming the reader, and the series revolves around the lady who creates stargate science, opening up the galaxy to an unlimited future of human expansion and growth. Subsequent books about her children and grandchildren make for compelling romances while the importance of and need for stargate science is a theme common throughout the books.
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To Be Sinclair Series Omnibus
Series: To Be Sinclair. Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 1,702,470. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What will the most important ruling family in the galaxy be like? Find out in the To Be Sinclair series of science fiction romances! The series omnibus contains all thirteen books over three generations of Sinclairs and the mark they make on the galaxy. Plus, several 'Easter Egg' short stories and novellas are included!
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Thirteen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,130. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Assigned to renegotiate the treaty with the Attican Empire, Princess Elizabeth Sinclair is subtly influenced by the alien chalates, while her niece and lady-in-waiting Captain Princess Alea Sinclair tries to determine the extent of the actual alien threat. Meanwhile, Commodore Lord Kieran Renois, Alea's C.O., is ready to throttle her while worshiping Elizabeth in turn...!
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Twelve. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 148,870. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Three Imperial scions unexpectedly brandish their hidden brilliance for their cousin the Emperor, redefining the safety of their stargate scientists, the extent to which the Imperial Family owes obedience to the Emperor, and the influence the Imperials hold over the Royals.
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Ten. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,210. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Prince Richard Sinclair tries to win lady Meredith to his side while being true to his principles, despite his anger issues, her fear of being controlled, and the questionable integrity of Emperor Matthieu.
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Eleven. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,690. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
While on liberty, Lieutenant Princess Brielle Sinclair must rescue Zak, her former high school lab partner, from a disastrous undercover assignment. Then the Emperor assigns her and Zak to investigate the mysterious planetary influence that has subsequently overcome her ship and crew! What will it take for Brielle to deal with the stelluric problem they've nicknamed the 'hellbeast'?
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Nine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 189,780. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Princess Grace Encino-Sinclair's relentless duties have her scrambling to meet the Imperial demands of the day, although she would dearly love a private life. Her grandmother and mentor, Empress Felice Sinclair, has trained her in so many sciences and secrets that, when the unthinkable happens, Grace finds herself indispensable to the Emperor as the unofficial power behind the throne....
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Eight. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 199,740. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Prince Matthieu is the near-perfect Heir Second, a tremendous support to his grandparents, but how can he find a lady who will support him mind, body, and spirit? And when turmoils arise over the Attican Reparations Project, will his multitude of skills help him overcome devastating loss? From lessons in authority and responsibility to taking on secret missions, what will he need to do to survive?
Evan's Ladies
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Seven. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,460. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Science, sex, sorrow, solidarity, scandal, sympathy, and sense deprivation are hallmarks of this add-on novel to the To Be Sinclair series! Prince Evan Sinclair may be a brilliant stargate scientist, but his love life has soared to incredible heights and plunged to unbelievable depths. Who will stay by his side forever?
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Six. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 167,840. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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The danger of being Imperial means Princess Anne, Prince Christian, and Prince Brian must cultivate mindful paranoia as their lifestyle. Yet how can they hope to find and keep spouses who are equally vigilant? Zealous in their chosen careers, they survive multiple disasters only through the faith and love they hold with each other, lest the Empire be torn apart by their tragedies. Diligence rules!
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Five. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,830. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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The struggle of three Imperial Sons to learn Empress Felice Sinclair's dangerous stargate technology comes at a cost. Hemmed in by their protectors, Princes Stefan, Josef, and Evan must also evaluate their personal relationships for their own safety, as well as their sanity! Will they succeed in assimilating their roles as stargate providers before their mother risks her life one last time?
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,930. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Crown Prince Zhaiden Sinclair has found the lady of his dreams, child psychologist Renee Delacorte. Yet intelligence, education, and deep understanding cannot mitigate her fear to be in the public spotlight, a legacy of childhood trauma. Hard-pressed with Imperial duties, Zhaiden's private life suddenly comes under horrific public scrutiny when his fiancée is abducted. Has he lost Renee forever?
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Three. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Who can you trust with your love? With your friendship? With your life itself? Prince Phillip Sinclair is lucky he can depend on Lord Alex, the best friend a man can have! Learn how Phillip and his brother Crown Prince Zhaiden overcome the paranoid tendencies of their parents Emperor Victor and Empress Felice, to build friendships with Fight Brothers who help them find the ladies of their dreams!
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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What will the greatest ruling family in the history of the galaxy be like? Take a morbidly paranoid Emperor who barely survived a coup at a young age, introduce him to a dedicated lady scientist in their heavily patriarchal society, add social, political, and scientific intrigue as well as an interstellar war, and you have a recipe for the strongest, most passionate romance in time and space!
Series: To Be Sinclair, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,710. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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The greatest scientific discovery of all time leads to the deadliest weapon ever devised! How can Empress Felice Sinclair develop a dangerous technology vital to galactic expansion, yet still sell it safely? During political upheavals, does Emperor Victor Sinclair have her step up as a scientist or as Empress? When invasion is imminent, what must she do to deploy her weapon in secret?

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