Stella McCoy never thought she'd fall prisoner to the barbarian Hameji. The oldest daughter of a working class family, all she wanted was to finish her apprenticeship and start a career an astrogator. But when the Hameji conquer her home world with their starfaring battle fleets, she is forced against her will to become a concubine to one of their highest ranking warlords.
Stella would rather die than spend the rest of her life as a concubine. Fortunately, as she looks for a chance to escape, she starts to make friends in high places. But in the dangerous world of harem politics, with new friends come new enemies—ones that have the power to destroy her.
SHOLPAN is a 35,000 word (80-120 page) companion novella to BRINGING STELLA HOME, and follows Stella's storyline through the first half of the full length novel. About 25% of the novella contains new material not included in BRINGING STELLA HOME.
WARNING: Contains some adult content including rape and sexual themes. If this were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13.