To See the Sun

Survival is hard enough in the outer colonies—what chance does love have?


Life can be harsh and lonely in the outer colonies, but miner-turned-farmer Abraham Bauer is living his dream, cultivating crops that will one day turn the unforgiving world of Alkirak into paradise. He wants more, though. A companion—someone quiet like him. Someone to share his days, his bed, and his heart.

Gael Sonnen has never seen the sky, let alone the sun. He’s spent his whole life locked in the undercity beneath Zhemosen, running from one desperate situation to another. For a chance to get out, he’ll do just about anything—even travel to the far end of the galaxy as a mail-order husband. But no plan of Gael’s has ever gone smoothly, and his new start on Alkirak is no exception. Things go wrong from the moment he steps off the shuttle.

Although Gael arrives with unexpected complications, Abraham is prepared to make their relationship work—until Gael’s past catches up with them, threatening Abraham’s livelihood, the freedom Gael gave everything for, and the love neither man ever hoped to find.

“Jensen captures the true spirit of the West in this futuristic update on the mail-order bride story. Fans of sweet romance and salt-of-the-earth leading men will find a lot to love.” — Nicole Kimberling Lambda Literary Award-winning author

“I’ve never read Kelly Jensen before but after reading To See the Sun I definitely will again. 5 Stars!” — On Top Down Under Reviews

“It’s as if ‘Sarah, Plain and Tall’ and ‘Red Rising’ were made into a hybrid story, and the heroes of each are way cooler and fall in love with each other. That is definitely a good thing, by the way. A very good thing.” — Rachel Hyland, Romantic Intentions Quarterly


Paradise Not: Five Inhospitable Planets (

Come Die with Me (The Book Smugglers)

Twisting Tropes with Queer Sci-Fi (The Portalist)

The shuttle down to Alkirak (Excerpt)

Behind the Book

Behind the Names


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