Tag Archive | sf romance

New Cover art

I’ve got two stories coming out this spring and recently got the cover art for both. I am so excited.

The first story, a short contemporary paranormal with shapeshifters – not werewolves. 🙂  WHO’S YOUR ALPHA is a reprint – but completely re-edited and with new work. I think you’ll like the new version better. It will be out from Liquid Silver Books on March 31st, 2014. It’s a sweet romance that will leave you panting for more.

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Sunny always thought she was the only shifter in her hometown. What a surprise when she discovers not only is the majority of the town like her, but so is her childhood crush. Can they overcome the remnants of the past to make a new future?

There’s a new alpha in town and the claws are out to see who will be top dog.

turnofacard_msrThe second story – THE TURN OF A CARD – is a short futuristic romance coming from Ellora’s Cave Blush (the non-erotic side of the house).

When the turn of a card seals your fate, you need to stack the deck.

Jessica Windemere loses her freedom when her father bets her in a poker game. But she isn’t willing to accept her fate without a fight. To have her revenge, she first  must survive an unknown world while contracted as some stranger’s wife. She wants nothing more to do with men until a huge, dark god rides into her camp. Can she risk losing her new love on the turn of a card?

 Kiernan Randall is on his way home from a trading mission. The group of abandoned women he finds were definitely not expected, especially their feisty, red-haired leader. She is contracted to his enemy, but gives herself to him and firmly entwines his heart. Can he trust her enough to let her wager their future together on her skill with cards?

Today’s Notes: March 5

dangeronxyone_msrIn addition to the birthdays, quote and tips, I’m happy to announce the print version of my futuristic romance, Danger on Xy-One, is available from Ellora’s Cave Blush. It’s been available as an ebook, but now will be in print format as well. The publisher is Ellora’s Cave found in their “Blush” line (the non-erotic portion of the site). It is a futuristic romance full of danger, mystery, and, of course, romance. A story in the Hunters for Hire series.

Aleksia Matthews is an asteroid assayer who would like nothing better than to be left alone. Her life is soon turned upside down when a band of ruthless pirates attack her ship. Shemanages to escape, but fears the worst for her brother. Ali swears revenge. Although well-trained by Fleet Security, she knows she can’t do the job alone. When she literally runs into a stranger, Jason Cole she knows she has met the perfect partner — in more ways than one.

Special agent and Bounty Hunter, Jason has spent the past year tracking the pirates who killed his brother Zack and Zack’s family. He’s always one step behind, too late to help the victims. There are never any survivors — until now. It is up to him to keep Ali alive and out of trouble until the gang can be captured, and maybe longer. Buy here: http://www.ellorascave.com/danger-on-xy-one-1.html#

Birthdays: Mark Handley, Michael Resnick, Howard Pyle

Tips and Teasers: Go to your nearest public library and browse the stacks. Check out areas you don’t normally go. What can you find that’s new and different for you?

Thought for the day: “When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. I think it’s a wonderful way to spend one’s life.” – Erica Jong.

A Real Live Book

I am a lover of electronics. And all they can do for us, especially in the realm of books. Or e-books. Carrying an electronic library around is a heck of a lot easier than hauling boxes of books from place to place. I know during our last move, my husband would have preferred more of my books to be in electronic form than the dozens of boxes we packed and carried.

But, that being said, there’s just something about holding an actual book in your hand. Especially when that book has your name splashed across the cover.

Last Friday, after an especially bad week, when I was feeling the lowest I’ve felt in a very long time, I got a box from my publisher. My shipment of the book PRIME TIME – my latest futuristic romance. I opened the box, tore out the packing material, and smiled for probably the first time all week. My book. With its gorgeous cover and my name.

I can tell you, it was a pretty good feeling. And it continues as I show the book around.

Yes, PRIME TIME, like all my books, is available as an ebook. And I am as proud as punch when each book comes out no matter the format. But still, there is something to be said for that feeling when you’re holding your own book in your hand.

May the feeling never go away. 🙂