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"Amanda Bouchet blasts off with a series that's full of heart, humor, romance, and action."—JENNIFER ESTEP, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Kill the Queen

Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted.
Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear…

Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm…and that special something that makes you want to kick him.
With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it's too late.

Nightchaser Series:
Nightchaser (Book 1)
Starbreaker (Book 2)
Dawnmaker (Book 3)

Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles:
An NPR Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Best Book of 2016 and 2017
An Amazon Best Book of 2016 and 2017
A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month
A Bustle Best Romance of 2016

Everyone is raving about Amanda Bouchet's Kingmaker Chronicles: 
"A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestseller
"Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestseller
"I love these books!"—CHLOE NEILL, New York Times bestseller
"A sparkling read."—Washington Post
"Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestseller
"I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book."—Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 22, 2018 – Bouchet (the Kingmaker Chronicles series) artfully weaves romance through this delightful space opera comedy-drama. Tess Bailey is running from her past, her family, and the galactic Overseer's Dark Watch army. Okay, she stole an entire laboratory, but she did so to help those in need. When she and her crew are stranded, Tess must do everything she can to protect the people she loves. If only Shade Ganavan, the rakishly handsome mechanic and space rogue who offers to fix her ship, weren't so tempting... or hiding secrets of his own. Bouchet's storytelling is a bit over the top, describing feelings so intensely that it's difficult for the emotional stakes to escalate. However, the characters are fun and likable, humor abounds, and the sex scenes are searing as well as sentimental. Bouchet, clearly planning on a series, ends the story on a cliff-hanger, and readers will be eager to know what happens to Tess and her friends.

Customer Reviews

Nonstop Action

This book was hard to put down. This fast-paced story still has time to comment on the perils of family, the costs of indecisiveness, and the many ways people protest oppression. It’s a fun read with a lot of heart. Highly recommend.


What a fantastic read! Amanda Bouchet is quite the story teller and I loved this futuristic space world she has created!

Tess, the female lead was so fierce and brave. She has such a sense of right no matter the consequences. She's a true rebel at heart. The mystery surrounding her has me anxious to find out more about her and what she can do.

Shade is just plain awesome. He struggles with a huge decision in this first book and he fights his attraction to Tess. That didn't stop him from protecting her from the first moment he layed eyes on her. He is going to make for a great hero in this series.

The suspense around Tess and her crew's fight for survival had me at the edge of my seat. The side characters were great and brought more to the story.

This was a fun book to read. It doesn't end on a huge cliffhanger but it does set up the story for the next phase. I will be anxiously waiting for book two.

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  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Jan 01, 2019
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Seller: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
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