Part of the Borealis novella series published by Desert Breeze Publishing.
This novella ties into Blue Fire, which will be coming out from DBP later this month.
In Syncing, Nureen is a hot young pilot having a major snit because she wants to be participting in the battle on the colony world Mallachrom, supporting her childhood friend, Rhianni (detailed in Blue Fire). Instead, she's stuck patrolling dead space on the other side of the galaxy.
Luckily -- or maybe not -- for Nureen, things get exciting very quickly. What starts out as a rescue mission ends up with her falling through a dimensional vortex, into another universe or reality altogether. There she is taken on board the Borealis, a space station run by the Trans Planetary Protectorate. (NOT a nice bunch of people. Think the evil "Mirror, Mirror" universe in the Classic Trek episode.)
There she meets a man who claims to be Tedrin Creed -- but he can't possibly be. Tedrin Creed was her grandfather's best friend from Academy days. Nureen studied his strategies in the Academy. She had an embarrassing adolescent crush on him. And he died 50 years ago in a massive space battle ... right about in the spot where Nureen fell through the vortex.
Unfortunately, Creed -- or whoever he really is -- is her best bet for getting off the Borealis and escaping the TPP before that vortex closes.
So, what happens? Do they escape? Is he really Tedrin Creed? And how do they get back home?
Read it and see!
While you're at it, check out all the Borealis stories. SF romance -- can't beat it. Especially Vijaya's new Borealis story, Black Dragon!!