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Matrix Crystal Hunter by @janiceseagraves is a Stress Busting Festival pick #scifi #romance #win

Title: Matrix Crystal Hunter: the first of a four-book series

Author: Janice Seagraves

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Book Blurb:

Team Alpha Three’s spaceship is out of power after fighting a wormhole and parked on the primitive world of Zenevieva. With half the team sick from radiation poisoning, the team commander entrusts geologist, Maya Gladstone, to find enough matrix crystals to power up their spacecraft, so they can go home to Earth.

Vach Namaste of the powerful Clan Namaste, a native of the planet, has desire the lovely Maya since she stepped off the spaceship on that astonishing day a year ago. He’s hounded her every step since. As Hymeneal Night approaches, he makes plans to take her as his bride… willing or not.


As promised, Maya bought another cheap tote so she wouldn’t damage her prize. Then she worked her way through the bazaar, buying supplies for the next day’s trip. As she went from tent to tent, hunting down the few veggies, fruit and other types of food that she could digest, she caught glimpses of the Zeeman following her. She tensed. What does he want with me?

She stalked completely round one of the tents to come face to face with him. Now’s my chance. “Why are you following me?”

“What? I don’t know what you mean.” He took a step back.

Maya grabbed a fistful of his dark brown robes. “Yes, you do. You’ve been dogging my steps from moment I set foot on your planet.” She suddenly noticed that the young man was bigger than she’d thought. His chest was deep and his shoulders broad. His arms were larger than Bobby’s and he worked out. And here I am, holding him by his clothes.

He stared at her hand. “I like you and want to get to know you. If you were one of my people, I would woo you.”

She realized his robe wasn’t made from the rough, homespun fabric used by the common Zeeman. Is he a clan lord? Maya loosened her grip on the silky material. “Who are you?”

He moved back and swept his arm down in an elaborate bow. “My name is Vach Namaste of the Namaste clan. It would please me if you remembered it.”

With a flutter of his robes, he hurried away, weaving through the crowd. It wasn’t until he had disappeared that Maya realized that he’d been speaking to her in English.

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What’s your favorite way to combat stress?

Gardening, reading, photography, wood burning, pen and ink drawings, taking a walk.

Why is your featured book a stress busting read?

I, myself love reading. And for me, reading as a mini vacation. I would love my readers to forget their surroundings for a while and allow my books sweep them away, to where a happily ever after is a must.


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Open internationally

Runs May 1 – 31, 2021.

Drawing will be held on June 1, 2021.

Author Biography:

Janice Seagraves grew up with a deep love of science fiction and adventure stories. Always the consummate artist, she traded in her paint brush for a desktop to write breathless life-affirming novels that celebrate enduring love.

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N. N. Light
N. N. Light
May 17, 2021

Thank you, Janice, for sharing your book in our Stress Busting Book Festival!

Janice Seagraves
Janice Seagraves
May 19, 2021
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Thank you, Mrs. N. for having me on. :)

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