M. A. Nilles is the darker side of Melanie Nilles. Her published works under the name Melanie Nilles are young adult and adult romantic science fiction and fantasy, including the Starfire Angels series, the Adronis series, The Luriel Cycle trilogy, and other romantic-leaning works. As M. A. Nilles, she writes dark fantasy and science fiction, including Tiger Born, Spirit Blade, and the Legend of the White Dragon epic. More can be found at www.melanienilles.com.
Nya has discovered a new secret about the Issan plans, and L'Ni isn't about to let the opportunity for key intel slip away from them. Meeting a contact with the information they need to fight the Issan is risky, but it's a risk that everyone on the Cartegos is willing to take. Unfortunately, the best planning can't account for all contingencies, but L'Ni isn't about to leave anyone behind.
Seeing the famous Orast Belt space racing up close is exactly the break Nya needs, but she isn't prepared for trouble. When a criminal organization decides to take the chance on collecting a bounty, not even L'Ni can stop them from taking her. What Nya's captors don't anticipate, however, are her flying skills and the persistence of her friends. The race is on, and there can be only one winner.
After discovering a beacon transmitting from the Cartegos, Zaer is determined to find answers. Her solution is to seek out an info jockey, but nothing ever goes as planned. They are led to an artifact that reveals a clue about the presence of Nya's people in that galaxy. However, they're not the only ones who seek the secrets of the angels. No one is ready for the revelation it unlocks.
When she wakes up at Starfire Tower, life is almost perfect for Nya. Being the child of a Crystal Keeper is awkward, but it has its benefits. When her father is called to a first-contact situation with a new race, Nya is included in the meeting, but there is something sinister about the emissary. She doesn't know how she knows about the Feri, only that she can't ignore a warning from a dream...
While the Iludrin has been floating in empty, interstellar space, Shen's experiments have left the ship vulnerable. Two groups of boarders are discovered on the Iludrin, each with their own purpose. By joining their forces they have a chance to strike a blow against the Issan. The key to success depends on Nya, but her success depends on L'Ni, if he can overcome his hatred of the An'shel.
Nya is anxious to finish her mission, but Zaer has a delivery to make. What should be a simple exchange on the quiet, lowly world of Kurtuz turns out to be a trap. A group of Issan supporters are ready to stop the little black box from reaching its intended recipient. When her friends are taken, Nya must join forces with a mysterious stranger to save them before the Issan capture everyone.
Returning to Ethal wasn't what Nik wanted. His leaving wasn't on the best of terms—he defied his family and abandoned his responsibilities. But he has sworn to help Nya complete her mission. Unfortunately, confronting his past is only the beginning of their troubles; Nya's life may be in danger on Ethal.
Despite their narrow escape from the Issan, Zaer's starship, the Da'Nelgur, was severely damaged. Vel and Shen have tried to fix the hyperdrive, and Nya is sound asleep. Their only chance to repair the ship to continue their journey to Ethal is a crime-syndicate-run remote city in interstellar space. What could go wrong?
On a remote mining station, Nyalin hides a secret that would make her a hunted woman. However, when a strange shuttle falls through a portal near the mining station, she discovers that there are humans who have developed gateways for instant travel anywhere. To stop dangerous forces from using them, Nya must team up with the shuttle's pilot, Vel, and risk exposing her secret.
Since stealing Raea from Valdas and her team of Shirukan, Leksel was never on good terms with the Shirukan general. When circumstances bring them face-to-face, a truce is tenuous at best. Two former Shirukan working together to cut out the heart of the Shirat Empire might be a powerful alliance, if they can overcome their loathing for one another.
Nadia wants no part of the shevoru, the dark spirit blade that has gained power by possessing the souls of raging half-bloods and monsters and is finally ready to make the journey to rid the world of its evil. Amid games of intrigue and blood, demons from a forgotten era rise again. The shevoru may be the only hope to save the world from annihilation and reveal to Nadia who she really is.
Je'Rol is a man destined to die. Each day is a blessing and a curse on a world where he and those like him are feared and hunted. Like all half-blood demonlords, he is prone to blood rages in which he loses his humanity a little more each time. Before the end, he hopes to find peace, but his quest for a legendary talisman to control the demon inside has far-reaching implications.
Before his death, the white dragon made a prophecy–that he would return to unite all beings of magic in a time when he was most needed. That time has come.
Lives will be changed and the future set for a showdown thousands of years overdue.When legends arise, no one is safe.
A shadow lurks in Corou Daris, something even darker than his past service as a Shirukan soldier. He thought he could escape it by serving the humans in watching and understanding the Inari; but a troubling scan of Earth sends him, Nare, and Agent Cross to the Inari homeworld for an explanation. The secrets they uncover could tip the balance in a war they didn't know they were fighting.
Before meeting Keeper Korali, I was Commander Rajeun Leksel, one of the best of the Shirat Empire’s elite soldiers, a Keeper killer. Korali changed me in her life and in her death, but in all that we shared, even she wasn’t aware of the dark secret lurking inside me. The time has come to confront that secret, even if it breaks me.
Coulter is supposed to be an agent working with Anita Cross to observe the Inari on Earth, but he reveals a different side following the battle at NeoGen Labs. When he takes her prisoner with the Shirukan escaping to the stars, she realizes that the alien in their agency might have been deceiving them all along, waiting for the opportune time to return to his former loyalties.
Magic is everything to a priest or priestess, inherited by the descendants of the Creators. Over time, Ayali's abilities have weakened, threatening to expose her tribe to the power of the darkness befalling their lands. Beneath the pressures of her family and tribe, Ayali turns down a dark path. She must face the shadows within her before it consumes their world and destroys her life.
Chaos is unleashed and the Darklord calls his servants forth to extinguish all life. Once before the Darklord was nearly destroyed but survived. This time the forces of Light intend to finish the task.
The time has come for them to unite, but old scores must be settled before the world can know peace, whether the peace of extinction or the end of a war that started with the creation of the world.
The servants of Darkness amass after thousands of years of waiting, ready to purge the world of life at the command of their master.
Calli and Jayson must convince the First Race to unite with the Second Race and the magi they despise, or all will fall one by one. But the First Race holds dark secrets that could destroy them all.
The beginning of an epic of many individuals whose lives have been linked in the battle for the fate of their world.
The sorceress Lusiradrol, exiled to human form thousands of years earlier from her life as the black dragon, has awakened her Red Clan.
Only one being can unite all who serve the Light, but he is not ready. His fate rests in the hands of those who waited.