A tale as old as time...in a brand-new world.
Anika Jespers, a homesteader’s daughter on a Gaian colony, thinks she’s destined for a dull existence on her family’s farm. But when her father makes an impossible bargain with their neighbor, one of the alien Zhore, she faces a future different from anything she could have possibly imagined.
The familiar story of Beauty and the Beast takes on new life in this SF romance novella, with the Beauty a homesteader’s daughter and the Beast an alien on a faraway colony world. Includes the bonus holiday short story, "A Simple Gift."
“If you are looking for a story that steams up your glasses, this isn’t going to be your cup of tea. However, if you enjoy romance and mysterious aliens, get a tall glass of iced tea, sit back, relax, and start reading Breath of Life. 5 Stars”–The One Hundred Romances Project