The Climate of Love: The Utuquq Chronicles, Book 1
Sent on a research mission to Utuquq, a planet that’s avoided the pitfalls of climate change, astronaut Lauren Hascamp has one year to learn everything she can in order to help scientists save Earth. Pukak, a member of The Siku, the tribe that inhabits Utuquq, is drawn to Lauren’s stories of a planet with no winter. When their affair is discovered by the priests who expressly forbade it, the couple is forced into the Unknown, a land of brutal cold and limited resources. Trapped in a dwelling made of ice, Pukak and Lauren will be forced to overcome the brutal cold, the lack of resources and the murderous intent of the Siku Priests.
Blaire Edens lives in the mountains of North Carolina. She grew up on a farm that’s been in her family since 1790. Of Scottish descent, her most famous ancestor, John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch and Guardian of Scotland, was murdered by Robert the Bruce on the altar of the Greyfriars Church at Dumfries.
She has a degree in Horticulture from Clemson University. She’s held a myriad of jobs including television reporter, GPS map creator, and personal assistant to a fellow who was rich enough to pay someone to pick up the dry cleaning. When she’s not plotting, she’s busy knitting, running, or listening to the Blues.
Blaire loves iced tea with mint, hand-stitched quilts, and yarn stores. She refuses to eat anything that mixes chocolate and peanut butter or apple and cinnamon. She’s generally nice to her mother, tries to remember not to smack her bubble gum, and only speeds when no one’s looking.