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Chilling Effect

(2019)
(The first book in the Chilling Effect series)
A novel by

 
 
'Hilarious and heartwarming . . . my shields are at full strength and my heart is ready for Eva's next adventure' Patrick Weekes, Lead writer at BioWare (Dragon Age, Mass Effect)

A debut space opera that features an irresistible foul-mouthed captain and her misfit crew . . .

Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra cruise the galaxy delivering small cargo for even smaller profits. When her sister is kidnapped, Eva must undergo a series of dangerous missions to pay the ransom. But Eva may lose her mind before she can raise the money. The ship's hold is full of psychic cats, an amorous fish-faced emperor wants her dead, and her engineer is giving her a pesky case of feelings. The worse things get, the more she lies, raising suspicions and testing her loyalty to her found family.

To free her sister, Eva will risk everything: her crew, her ship, and the life she's built on the ashes of her past misdeeds. But when the dominoes start to fall and she finds the real threat is greater than she imagined, she must decide whether to play it cool or burn it all down.

'Jam-packed with weird aliens, mysterious artefacts, and lovable characters... A tremendous good time and an impressive debut'
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

'Mass Effect meets The Expanse in this energetic space opera adventure. Eva Innocente is an unforgettable starship captain and I love every member of her crew-slash-family. This book has enough twists to keep you up way past bedtime, and I can't wait for the sequel'
Michael R. Underwood, host of The Skiffy and Fanty Show

'This engaging space opera debut delivers a story that dances between hilarity and seriousness, with all the joy and frustration psychic cats can bring to the mix'
Library Journal (starred review)

'Imagine if Firefly and Mass Effect got together and had a baby, and that baby were delivered by Guillermo del Toro. This book is that baby. ¡Esto fue un triunfo!'
Curtis C. Chen


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Imagine if Firefly and Mass Effect got together and had a baby, and that baby were delivered by Guillermo del Toro. This book is that baby." - Curtis C Chen

"Mass Effect meets The Expanse in this energetic space opera adventure. Eva Innocente is an unforgettable starship captain and I love every member of her crew-slash-family. This book has enough twists to keep you up way past bedtime, and I can't wait for the sequel." - Michael R Underwood

"Hilarious and heartwarming . . . my shields are at full strength and my heart is ready for Eva's next adventure." - Patrick Weekes


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Used availability for Valerie Valdes's Chilling Effect

Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chilling Effect: Captain Eva Innocente, Book 1
Author(s): Valdes, Valerie
ISBN: 0-356-51442-0 / 978-0-356-51442-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chilling Effect
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
ISBN: 0-06-287723-2 / 978-0-06-287723-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Chilling Effect: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
ISBN: 1-982687-59-2 / 978-1-982687-59-5
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Chilling Effect: Library Edition
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
ISBN: 1-982687-58-4 / 978-1-982687-58-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Chilling Effect
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
ISBN: 1-982687-60-6 / 978-1-982687-60-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Chilling Effect: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Chilling Effect: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chilling Effect: Captain Eva Innocente, Book 1
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Chilling Effect: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Valdes
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA