Depths of Blue

by Lise MacTague

For Torrin Ivanov, life is a bargaining table. Every planet is a new business opportunity. Legality is optional and supplying one side in a local civil war always adds up to profit.

Jak Stowell is at war within a war. A woman hidden in the heart of a male-only army, her brother’s murder has left her desperate for vengeance. Her skill as a sniper gives her both the disguise she needs and paves the way ever closer to her real goal. She kills efficiently, without remorse. Putting down an off-world smuggler will be no different.

A moment’s hesitation. A flicker of doubt. Two women on a collision course set off a chain reaction of intergalactic intrigue—and awaken a dangerous passion that could cost them their lives.





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Genre Science-Fiction, Romance
Length 288 pages
Publication Date April 15, 2015
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594934339e
Editor Medora MacDougall
Cover Designer Sandy Knowles


  • A Bella Debut Novel.
  • Book One of the On Deception's Edge series.
  • Read an excerpt! Click to open a PDF in a new window.
  • View the amazing illustration of the map of the planet featured in Depths of Blue.


Lesbian Reading Room
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters that Lise MacTague has drawn in Depths of Blue. The world building is top-notch and the back stories of the characters are told in such a way as to move the story along and not in a pedantic, expository way. I would recommend anyone who likes a good sci-fi book give this a try.

Rainbow Book Reviews
This is a proper sci-fi/action/adventure story with two very strong female leads and I absolutely loved it! Both Torrin and Jak are kickass women, and that was such a refreshing change—there's no tough butch here rescuing a weak femme damsel in distress. They can both look after themselves and they therefore have a lovely tension between them from the start. This is part one of a trilogy and I cannot wait to get into book two—I love MacTague's story-telling, her narrative and descriptive skills, and the universe she's created. Excellent lesbian sci-fi, of which there isn't enough, so this is a brilliant addition to that genre.

The Lesbian Review
…absolutely a must-read novel. Lise MacTague has a really refreshing take on this genre. Her world is well created and different enough to make it interesting. Her story moves at a good pace, lingering only on important moments. Her characters are both gorgeously written, full of insecurities and real.

Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian
…I rather enjoyed going along on its smooth, well-trod road full of tropes like: mistaken identities, space opera-ish drama, mounting sexual tension, women passing as men in the army, big patriarchal bad guys, and that-thin-line-between-love-and-hate. Oh, and some pretty steamy sex scenes.

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