Interview with S E Gilchrist, Author of Star Pirate’s Justice

Please give a warm welcome to special guest, S E Gilchrist!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.

[SE Gilchrist] Compulsive, passionate, curious, determined and animal lover.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Star Pirate’s Justice?

[SE Gilchrist] Star Pirate’s Justice follows on from where Legend Beyond the Stars finishes. In this book the heroine, Carly is determined to bring in a fugitive from justice for its believed he holds the gate-way maps back to Earth. Her younger sister, still on Earth, is terminally ill and Carly hopes a cure will be found in this more technologically advanced world. But of course, what she thought would be a simple mission goes pear-shaped once she has the criminal on board her ship.

This book has action scenes, a gun fight in a market, a space battle, a bounty hunter on their trail and re-introduces some characters from previous stories. And of course, a gorgeous and determined hero with his own agenda.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[SE Gilchrist] I wanted the Earth women to be given the option of returning home so a story based on the search for the gate-way maps was born. I also liked Carly who was a very minor character in Legend and thought she’d make an interesting heroine. When thinking on how to advance the Darkon war, I decided a traitor who’d been framed would make a good hero. All I had to do then was throw them together and watch the story unfold.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

[SE Gilchrist] I really enjoyed writing the hero, Volkar. He has charm and oozes a bad boy charisma that plays havoc with my heroine, Carly’s, intention to remain aloof. And he’s not backward in using every advantage he has to attain his goals even when he is emotionally conflicted.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?

[SE Gilchrist] For this book? Definitely ‘Rescue Me’ from Madagascar sound track by Hans Zimmer. I’m playing it now.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing you won’t leave home without.

[SE Gilchrist] A handkerchief.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.

[SE Gilchrist] Machine gun pencil sharpener, two dragon ornaments and photo of my dogs.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name some books that you enjoyed recently.

[SE Gilchrist] Bronwyn Jamieson Dark Country

Shona Husk The Goblin King

Bob Mayers     Area 51

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[SE Gilchrist] I enjoy bushwalking and walking my dogs. I’m also a hopeless TV series addict: Walking Dead, Stargate, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Gallactica, Midsomer Murders are a few.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[SE Gilchrist] website –
Twitter – @SEGilchrist1
Facebook –
Goodreads –
F2F writing group –

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

About the book:

A brand new installment in SE Gilchrist’s bestselling erotic Sci-Fi series about a dark and delicious alien race on a desperate quest for survival — and the human women who can cure their years-long curse.

Carly has one focus in her life: to return home to her terminally ill younger sister. When she learns that a Darkon traitor possesses gateway maps to Earth, she uses all her skills to track him down. But capturing the charming star pirate turns out to be trickier than she  anticipated…

Volkar is determined to prove his innocence to those who drove him to a life lived on the Outer Rim, and he will overcome anyone who gets in his way. But his surprisingly sweet captor has some skills that will come in handy, so he strikes a deal: the maps for her help. Neither expect their partnership to turn into more, but as dark secrets are revealed, their lives become forfeit — and the relationship blossoming between them nothing but a starburst of happiness in the deep shadow of the sky…