A Marine serving in the galactic frontier, Lieutenant Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive--and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender--his heart.
Lukas's struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing in action. Now the rugged Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.
(Expanded from the novella "Stray", originally published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology)
What readers are saying about Star Hero:
"This is a sweet tear-jerker involving an alien "street dog" and two lovers dealing with PTSD. It may have an alien setting, but it's very relevant to many couples in the US today. Susan has a great imagination, and you will enjoy her alien world-building. So don't deny yourself this treat.....just make sure you grab the tissues!" --Goodreads
"Wow!!!! I downloaded the book and started reading, I couldn't stop.... I finished the book in one day. I haven't been so absorbed in a book, the characters, and plot in a long time. I love this book!" --Goodreads
"I am once again spell-bound by Susan's thoughtful literary approach of bringing into play Bang-Bang to examine the risks associated with an unfolding love story and the way our past history opens as well as cloaks the heart to direct our present and future." --Goodreads
"Beyond the romance it dealt with the very real issue of PTSD really well, covering not only the person who has it but how it can effect those who love and care for them. I absolutely adored Bang Bang and can’t wait to read Puppy's story." --Goodreads
Star Hero is a Star Series Glimmer—a shorter, stand alone story in the Star Series world.
It was previously published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology