Operation Lionhearted

Operation Lionhearted was born late one mid-October night after a good, hard, bitter cry. I’d just suffered my first romantic heartbreak: all the hopes and dreams of the past six months had been crushed, and the tender beginnings of a fantasy story that I’d shared with my ex-boyfriend felt tainted by my grief. But lying in bed that night, exhausted and miserable, I had one thought: “What if I just wrote whatever I wanted to write tomorrow?” Immediately, an image popped into my mind of a fierce young woman and an equally fierce but tiny old lady…

And that image was the seed of my debut science-fiction novel, Operation Lionhearted. This book is the fulfillment of my childhood dream to be a storyteller and become a published novelist–and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Front cover designed by Josh Griffin

Her planet’s future is at stake…but her past is on the line.

Lindy Tremaine is proud of her work with the Meridian Intelligence Department. Clever, courageous, and armed with an uncanny intuition, she is determined to protect the planets of the Kellan Star System from villains and schemers, even if it means going undercover as a fashion journalist.

Tragedy, however, lies beneath Lindy’s self-possessed demeanor. She is an empath, a native of the war-torn Valya, and the man responsible for her mother’s death—the former prince Rael Navorre—still rules her home planet with an iron hand. Haunted by fragmented memories of bloodshed, Lindy refuses to revisit Valya or embrace her heritage, preferring to invest in her career and her adopted family.

But now Lindy and her best friend, Jo Camrin, have received the most daunting assignment of their MID careers: they must protect Valya’s exiled royal family during peace negotiations with Rael. Committed to this mission despite her fears, Lindy soon uncovers a web of lies and technological horrors…as well as the best-kept secret in the Star System.

2022 Realm Awards Double Finalist (Debut & Science Fiction Categories)
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What readers are saying about Operation Lionhearted…

“This book is five years in the making, and it shows in the quality of the writing. The story is well-polished, perfectly paced, and the characters draw you in from the first.” — Caroline Williams
“In a captivating, heart-wrenching story that powerfully explores the themes of friendship, courage, and facing one’s past, the reader is whisked away on a wild ride that leaves you wanting more!” — Kristianne Hassman
“If you’re looking for a mature-but-clean sci-fi novel with themes of family, friendship, overcoming fear and living bravely, and an intricate plot with lots of political intrigue and just enough action—you should absolutely read Operation Lionhearted.” — Elisabeth Grace Foley