Don't try to edit a novel, attend RT Booklovers Convention, and do your taxes all in the same week.
If you do, make sure to maintain your sense of humor and relax.
If you can't relax, then watch NCIS.
Pampered companion or tough adventurer? The harsh desert world of Persis developed its own customs in the years without galactic contact. The Keeps developed complex methods of dealing with the environment and now, Keepers are cherished as caregivers and helpmeets. Emerald Keeper Teeka is no exception. Graduating at the top of his year, Teeka is prepared to take his first Contract with Senior Hunter Brant.
When Brant is killed while out on Stake, Teeka is stranded, surrounded by strangers. When it comes to light that Brant may have been murdered, Teeka wonders who he can trust. A dark and moody Hunter steps forward with an offer of partnership and protection. Teeka wonders what motivates the scarred and solitary Senior Hunter Quill. When Quill admits that he is Brant’s heir, Teeka worries that his attraction for the quiet Hunter is misplaced.
Both have hidden motives for agreeing, and both are suspicious of each other. But the Great Valley will force them to work together and build a trust born out of necessity and survival. Will Teeka be proven wrong and put himself in harm's way, miles from any help? Or will Quill help him discover the real killer before he can strike again?
Between the dangers of the harsh desert and the malice of a hidden enemy, Teeka and Quill relationship seems doomed before it can grow and flourish. Only by believing in each other, will they be able to find the truth.