New Release: Conditioned Response (Phoenician #2)

I’m proud to announce the release of Conditioned Response (Phoenician #2) by Marjorie F. Baldwin (aka Friday)!

I had the pleasure of working with Friday on this book as an editor/proofreader. I have fallen in love with Raif and can’t wait to read all about him in Book 1! But until then, come meet him and Shayla, and see who’s plan it really is!


The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all life on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all death on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for almost everything on Altair–but they never planned on Raif.


Shayla didn’t ask to be a Councillor. A Phoenician shouldn’t have to live among the humans, let alone take part in their world. She only came here when the Seven Chiefs ordered her to go with Raif, a Proctor from the world Outside. They said they had a Plan. The Seven Chiefs always had a Plan, but Shayla had made plans of her own now, after 13 years of life under the World Council.

Raif had never intended for things to go this far. A few months, maybe a year, and he could send the little Phoenician girl home again, back where she belonged. Where she’d be safe. Even a Proctor couldn’t protect her from the World Council. He couldn’t protect himself. The Seven Chiefs had gotten him started on a quest for answers about his own genetic history and the further he dug into it, the more questions he had. After producing a Designated Heir, Raif finds himself in competition with his own progenitor for control of his future and Shayla seems to be the only one who can save him now.

But nothing is as it seems and no plan survives first contact with the enemy. Who will live and who will die–and whose Plan is this anyway?

Conditioned Response is available at Smashwords:

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