Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where they are at now--Diaspora World's Couples

I am working on Diaspora Worlds bk 4, Neon Orchid, which is the youngest brother's story. It begins with Karvar's society wedding to Brielle in which all the other brothers and families are guests. A wedding is usually the HEA for a romance couple, but sadly, Karvar and Brielle end up on the run for their lives on the  rainforest continent of New Prague, Mist. Mist produces the poisonous spores that require humans to live in protective domes. The wedding takes place seven years after the end of Starwoman's Sanctuary.

I thought it would be fun to provide an update on the couples in the other books.

Her Cyborg Awakes: Sabralia went back to school on New Prague, while having three children--all natural, no labs involved. Kaistril went back into the military as part of the planetary protection force. Later, Sabralia accepted  the position as the New Prague ambassador to Chin Chin, a luxury world, the Monaco of the Terran Alliance planets. Kaistril is now a representative for New Prague's powerful shipping and weapons export business there. They have one son, two daughters.

Alien Blood: Kellac and Gema live on Farradae not far from their old dugout. Farradae sold them a large swath of acreage. Gema raises grain to export, and they built a lodge style home near a small lake. Kellac oversees the small military base and security force New Prague sent to assist the Farradae, so they do have neighbors. They have identical twin sons with some obvious Zh Cle' characteristics--barbed tails-- known for being a bit of a handful. No plans for more children.

Starwoman's Sanctuary: Skyleen  and Kyler returned to New Prague. His mother Judith added a large suite to the palace to accommodate all the children they brought with them, and the son and daughter born on New Prague(also not lab created). Kyler went back to his position as assistant to the Protectorate until his mother stepped down and he became the Protectorate of New Prague by popular vote. Skyleen opened a Starwoman's Sanctuary  and raises funds for it as it serves the immigrant and temporary factory worker population, while functioning also as the consort to the Head of State and mother to their large family.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors--Bridal Faire

“Bridal Faire-- why do I have to go to that now? Why doesn't he wait until I am done with my training?” Spring was a busy time for potions and herbal knowledge.
He frowned. “And what happened to that Lesser Giant girl, Bufindlia? I thought that was all but settled. I thought my mother was sending over a marriage contract to discuss.”
Not to speak ill of your Lord Father and our benefactor, but decisions like that cause one to wonder if he is perhaps sun touched.” 

Nebula Nights, 11 books, .99!

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11 Sci-Fi Romances that’ll sweep you away! 
If you like your science fiction blazing with adventure and your space opera spiced with romance, this boxed set is for you. From first contact to battles for survival and love on war-torn planets, this collection from bestselling & award winning authors, including Cathryn Cade, Veronica Scott, PK Hrezo and more, will leave you sighing with satisfaction. 

Her Cyborg Awakes by Melisse Aires
Her gentle cyborg servant helped her escape violence--but now he's changed into a warrior! Is he safe? 


Removed (The Nogiku Series, #1) by SJ Pajonas 
In this Japan-inspired tale, one woman’s family destiny is key to the survival of the last city on Earth. 

Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by PK Hrezo 
Welcome to Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands. 

Noelle In His Heart by C.E. Kilgore 
Noelle wishes for someone who understands she has love to give but commitments to honor. Stranded on Earth, Steve longs for someone who will understand that his alien heart can love just as deeply. 

Stark Pleasure; the Space Magnate's Mistress by Cathryn Cade 
Kiri te Nawa survives the perils of the galaxy on her wits ... although when it comes to space magnate Logan Stark, she’d rather use her body. 
But can she trust him with her secrets? 

Birth of an Empire: The Beginning by Catrina Taylor 
Three former genetic experiments chose peace over war in a sector that's known only war for a century. As each one squares against their governments they will question the experiences that guide them. 

Escape From Zulaire by Veronica Scott 
When the planet erupts into war, Sectors Special Forces Captain Tom Deverane must decide whether to save Andi Markriss, the intergalactic businesswoman he loves, or sacrifice her to save Zulaire. 

Solia's Moon by Lyn Brittan 
SFR Galaxy Award Winner! When Dr. Solia uncovers her company's foray into creating humanoid life, she enlists the help of her handsome ex, Sheriff Sable, in bringing a little justice to the universe. 

The Key by Pauline Baird Jones 
Her orders are simple: do the impossible and do it yesterday. But this time the impossible might actually be impossible. The only way it could get worse? If her heart starts beating for the wrong guy. 

The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy by Greta van der Rol 
The Galaxy teeters on the brink of war. Can ex-admiral Saahren persuade the woman who hates him to help him prevent the coming conflagration? And perhaps even love him? 

Mirror Image by KG Stutts 
Maddie's entire world is turned upside down when she finds out that she is a clone. Now she must work with her counterpart to protect Earth. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Starlander's Myth For Sale Now!

A steampunk, space western romance with with a good guy, bad guys, a young widowed mother, paranormal elements and a family legend!



$2.99 on **Amazon**!

Blurb

Asteroid miner Jack Starlander stumbles upon the illegal sale of a woman and child with unusual abilities. Jack once fought to free slaves and can't abide slavers. In the ensuing shoot out, two important men die. Jack, Sophie and her daughter and Jack's close neighbors are forced to flee to safety. Their journey takes them into deadly danger.
An Antiquarian with her own ancient secret, Sophie knows old stories may seem fantastical but have core of truth. She recognizes the mythic thread in the old Starlander legend. Perhaps his family's myth can save them.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Surprise! A Release Next Weekend!

I unexpectedly got the rights back to a steampunk spacewestern novella! I was expecting the rights to revert in November so did a little preliminary work. Steampunk covers are HARD! It's hard to find couples that look Victorian  and attractive, forget about actual hair color.

WHY do I like red head and blond heroes? The stock photo options are scarce.

I like how this has turned out. My hero is dressed more formally than I would like, but other than paying for a shoot and spending thousands, I'm pretty satisfied. I did it poster-ized since the background is a painting. Showing my age, but it reminds me of the old TV show, Wild Wild West.



The book was originally title The Starlander Frontier: Starlander's Myth, which was the publisher's idea. I always thought of it as Starlander's Myth so I decided to retitle it a bit. It is a novella with supernatural and paranormal elements. And robots. Also moms and children.

Fun Fact: My hero and heroine are named Jack and Sophie. Heather Massey has a steampunk story, Steambot Rampage in the antho  Dreamspell Steampunk  Volume 1 that came out around the same time frame--and her hero and heroine were also Sophie and Jack!

Known only to the author fact: The universe in my Diaspora Worlds books and in the Starlander Frontier are the same universe, just different times. Diaspora Worlds takes place after many planets are colonized and form an Alliance. Starlander's Myth takes place much sooner, just a couple hundred years in our future.

The planet Starlander's Green, a hospitable world that is difficult to find, makes an appearance in Starwoman's Sanctuary under the name of Arden. It has changed drastically.

Evil Plan: This was supposed to be a trilogy but I held back due to the crazy issues of publishing--the novella was priced way too high. Now that it is once again in my clutches, I think I will dust off the plans I originally made.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cover Reveal--Sabine Priestley!
















Fellow SFR Brigade Member has an upcoming release! Delighted to announce her cover reveal today!





Alien Attachments Book One


Blurb:

Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian dreams of. Too bad Ian’s family and society would never allow him to bond with a human. And even if he could, Dani would never let some alien voodoo tell her who she was going to spend the rest of her life with. No matter how hot he is.


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Excerpt:

Waves of pleasure radiated out from his touch. She looked up into his eyes. They truly were the greenest eyes she’d ever seen and as she watched, they began to glow.
Oh, shit. Dani took a slow, shaky breath. She stood in the arms of an alien and this was the point of no return. Did she want to return? 
His thumb brushed her lower lip.
The heat in her grew. 
“Dani?” 
Her name was a rumbling growl that reverberated deep inside. She tingled everywhere. 
He leaned forward, his mouth brushed her ear. “I’ll leave if you want me to, just say the word.”
He kissed her neck, tentatively, questioningly.  The heat of his lips melted any resolve she may have harbored. The thought of him leaving her now, in this state, was unbearable. Aroused on every level, she reached her arms around his neck and pressed against him. 
This must be a dream. She moaned as he nipped his way down her neck causing little sparks of pain. Her entire body rippled with the effect. If I wake up now, I’m killing the person responsible. 


Bio:

Sabine grew up in Phoenix, but has lived in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Massachusetts and Florida. She has a BS in Electrical Engineering Technologies and did everything but her thesis for a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology, looking at the nexus of culture and technology. She was a Project Manager flying back and forth between Tucson and Boston when she met her very own alien. She spent a year running the QA department for a seriously cool and under appreciated computer telephony system then moved to California where she ran a small tech support group for a company making DSL routers before anyone knew what DSL was. A life long fan of Science Fiction and Romance novels, Alien Attachments naturally gelled in her imagination. Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and whole mess of characters in her head. 

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Email: SabinePriestley@gmail.com


Friday, July 11, 2014

#SFRBRIGADE Snippet from Neon Orchid

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I've been sharing from my upcoming release, Neon Orchid. I've been sharing from what I call the Mud scene, and if you scroll back through my blog you'll find a couple previous Mud entries.

“But it did have a tongue,” Karvar said. “That feathery thing.”
Brielle felt stupid in front of her famous scientist husband. “Oh. Right, the plume. When it first came out I thought it was a piece of plant it had eaten.”
“Certainly like nothing I’ve seen before. We don’t want the salp to hit the flitter with that tongue. A crash would be too dangerous. I wonder how long that tongue is?”
They checked the entry about the mud salp but it had no information on how far the tongue could strike.
 “I think we are stuck here for a while. I can’t push the flitter forward, and if I reverse it we are too close to the salp. We can’t risk damage to the ship.”
“Can you anchor us? So we’re more level? Leaning sideways like this is uncomfortable.”
“Sure.” Karvar jimmied the ship in increments until the flitter was level, then sent out anchors. "We should be safe enough here for a while.”
Brielle watched the salp on her view screen while he maneuvered the ship. “I’m not so sure. Does it look the the drone is coming back up? I think it is closer to the mouth.”