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The Merculians by @carosoles | Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #SciFi #Adventure

The Merculians Series by Caro Soles is on virtual book tour. The scifi adventure stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt from ME...

The Merculians Series by Caro Soles is on virtual book tour.

The scifi adventure stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt from MEMORY DANCE.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

The Danger Dance
The Merculians Book 1
by Caro Soles
Genre: SciFi Adventure 

Life and death action and intrigue aboard a military space vessel!

A startling command from the dreaded Praetan brings chaos into the tranquil lives of hermaphrodites Eulio and his lover Orosin. Using the tour of the Merculian National Dance Company where Eulio is a star as cover, they board the Wellington, a militaristic starship that values nothing they believe in. Someone is passing secrets about fleet movements and weaponry to the enemies in the Troia, but the efforts of the two Merculians to unmask the spy only stir up a toxic mix of hatred and violence. Who will have to die before the Praetan is satisfied? The Danger Dance is a futuristic space adventure with enough swashbuckling action and intrigue to keep even the most jaded science fiction addict enthralled.

A crackerjack SF novel––moving, eloquent, and richly textured. I recommend it highly.” - Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning science fiction writer

“…a tingling subversity of gender, sexuality and goosebumping excitement. Even better, Soles can rally write, with wit, sensuosity and depth.” - Perry Brass, author of The Harvest, Angel Lust, etc.

A well written novel, full of sexual and political intrigue, it grips from the very first page and is difficult to put down….” - Annette Gisby, author of Silent Screams.

The Abulon Dance
The Merculians Book 2

While on tour to the mysterious planet Abulon, the pleasure-loving hermaphrodites of The Merculian National Dance company are intrigued by the virile patriarchal society they discover there. The natives seemed friendly enough at first but when the star’s young lover is kidnapped, the Merculians find themselves plunged into a brutal alien Civil War they are ill-equipped to survive.

The Memory Dance
The Merculians Book 3

Merculian is usually a peaceful world of artistic, fun-loving and sensual hermaphrodites. The planet has always been safe, most Merculians blissfully unfamiliar with the dark powers that lurk beneath the surface of familiar things.

The trouble starts when the aliens arrive. Celebrity dancer Triani picks up a mysterious Terran male in the Pleasure Gardens, and an Ultraati rope dancer dies. Seemingly unrelated, these two events unleash powerful forces that disrupt the lives of everyone around him. Secrets from his carefully hidden past boil to the surface, flooding him with fear. When his beloved Giazin is threatened, he risks his life to save his child. Yet the mysterious group known as the Watchers will not let go. Can Triani free himself from the grip of these formidable beings or will they force him to betray his human lover?

Caro Soles' novels include mysteries, erotica, gay lit, the occasional bit of dark fantasy, and science fiction. She received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada, and has been short listed for the Lambda Literary Award, the Aurora Award, and the Stoker Award. Her  latest mysteries include, A FRIEND OF MR. NIJINSKY, and PEOPLE LIKE US, which came out last year. THE DANGER DANCE is  the first in an sf series featuring the pleasure-loving, dual-gendered natives of the planet Merculian. THE ABULON DANCE is book 2 in the series. Book 3, THE MEMORY DANCE, has just come out. Caro lives in Toronto, loves dachshunds, books, opera and ballet, not necessarily in that order. After 25 years of teaching writing at George Brown College, Caro is staying home to write.

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Oh, shit!” Triani caught his breath. Five burly Elutian guards burst through the door and surrounded Victor.

I'm sorry!” Triani cried, backing away.

Victor put up a good fight, but it was useless against those odds, and they dragged him off moments later. Just before the door closed, one of the Elutians turned back and grabbed Triani.
No! Not me! I was just supposed to bring him!” Triani shouted, struggling against the scaly grip of his huge captor.

Shut up your face,” the Elutian remarked, casually lifting the Merculian off his feet and swinging him down the hall after the still-fighting Victor. At the first door they came to, his captor paused, pushed him against the wall, and holding both wrists in one hand, reached for something in one of the many pockets in his black jumpsuit. Triani had just opened his mouth to protest again when a filthy rag was stuffed into it. Shocked, he concentrated on breathing through his nose, trying to ignore the putrid smell that threatened to nauseate him. Suddenly, he was afraid. He could die here, choked to death in his own vomit. At the very least, if this Elutian decided to hit him, he could be severely injured.

The big alien seemed satisfied now that his prisoner was silenced. He stretched his scaly neck up about a foot, then retracted it.

You be good now?” he asked.

Triani nodded vigorously. They're going to kill me, he thought bleakly. Why? It occurred to him that they would not go to all this trouble for a mere courier. Who was Victor? 


  1. Being an avid reader of science fiction novels, these books pique my interest.

  2. kinda creepy and drugs from sixties feel

  3. I like the cover. It def draws me in. Thank you

  4. I think the cover is intriguing. I'd want to read it just based on the cover alone. :)

  5. I like the covers and synopses. This sounds like an awesome sci-fi series. Thank you for sharing the book and author details

  6. The cover definitely draws me in to wanting to read it!


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