“The Blarmling Dilemma, Hearts in Orbit Vol. 1” by S.C. Mitchell is an instantly captivating story of love on the run. Through space.
Phoebe Callista steals a pair of old Earth cute-as-a-teddy-bear Blarmlings from the research facility she works at. Worked at. Knowing the silver furry creatures with purple eyes are really people, she is determined to return them to their home planet on the far side of the galaxy. And her plan might have worked if interstellar bounty hunter Rigel Antares had not captured her.
As luck has it, Rigel is a Blarm sympathizer, having spent time on their planet before. He is easily recruited to help Phoebe get the Blarmlings back home, at the loss of the substantial bounty on her head. Seems there is something much more appealing about Phoebe then his financial gain, no matter how much he needs the money to repair his derelict spaceship.
Now toss in a corrupt galactic marshal determined to capture Phoebe and fry Rigel plus a few powerful space pirates and the action never ends. Each time Phoebe, Rigel and the Blarmlings solve one more problem and it seems like it’s finally going to be smooth sailing to Blarm, you look at the remaining pages and know it can’t be done already. And it’s not. Something else is waiting ahead to challenge the furry Blarmlings and their human helpers–turned lovers.
And that’s okay, because you will not be ready to say good-bye to them just yet. This is the story you think about each time you must put it down and can’t wait to get back to.