Cover Reveal: PETS IN SPACE (an SFR Anthology to benefit Hero Dogs charity)

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Releases on October 11, 2016 at your favorite e-retailers.(pre-orders begin Oct. 1st)

Even an alien needs a pet…

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Bestselling authors have nine original, never-released stories that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

10% of profits from the first month go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

A MATE FOR MATRIX: CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT

By S.E. Smith (New York Times/USA TODAY Best Selling Author)
Matrix Roma is a member of the elite Zion military Cyborg Protection Unit. Matrix gets more than he bargains for when his cyborg partner, a hybrid Wolfhound named K-Nine, goes missing and ends up finding a mate for Matrix in the middle of a deadly mission on an unknown planet called Earth.

STRAY

By Susan Grant (New York Times Best Selling, USA TODAY, and RITA Award Winning Author)
Interplanetary Marine Lt. Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Capt. Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender — his heart. Lukas’s struggles with PTSD threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing on a mission. Can a scarred marine and his unlikely canine partner find Carlynn and bring her home, or will he lose everything he’s finally found worth fighting for?

SPARK OF ATTRACTION

By Cara Bristol (USA TODAY Best Selling Author)
Memory: intact. Cognitive function: enhanced. Emotion: erased. After becoming a cyborg, Captain Dante Stone didn’t think he’d ever feel again, until a traumatized young woman and a ball of synthetic fur named Sparky helped him to love.

STAR CRUISE: STOWAWAY

By Veronica Scott
Cargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her alien sidekick, Midorri, alert him to the presence of a stowaway. He has no idea of the dangerous complications to come – nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman whose life he now holds in his hands. Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become more interesting – and deadly.

THE REAL DRAGON

By Pauline Baird Jones
Emma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse. Her dad is marrying his boss, her dragon suddenly came back talking and typing, and it’s her fault the Earth, or at least ten square miles of Texas, is going to be destroyed. That’s what happens when you forget something very, very important. Luckily for her, she’s got the love of her life that she can’t remember and her dragon by her side. Who needs to worry when you’re having a day like this?

STARDOG

By Laurie A. Green
Navigator Taro Shall has a mission no one wants – find a way to eradicate snakes on a starship. He never expects to find the answer to his problem in a charming street vendor named Adini. His already unusual mission becomes more complicated when he suddenly acquires an adorable StarDog that soon sweeps him and Adini into the maw of a brewing insurrection.

SPIKE

By Alexis Glynn Latner
Young Roboticist Ten Jaxdown has to deploy, and possibly sacrifice, the swarm of investigative robots that he has invented and cares about more than anything else in the star system. It may be the only hope for those depending on him and his robots to save them. Yet, even as frantic preparations for the unprecedented deep-space rescue mission are set in motion, it could all be threatened by sabotage.

Anastasia Steed is an intrepid young mission designer. She steps forward with an idea that can improve the odds of the mission. Neither she nor Ten expect the assistance they receive from a very unusual pet. A pet that will bring together two alienated human beings who didn’t realize they needed each other. Can Ten and Anastasia discover who is behind the sabotage, save the mission, and discover what is evolving between them? With a little bit of unusual help, anything is possible.

SPACE RANGER

By Lea Kirk
Graig Roble is the Senior Commander of security for the Guardian Fleet. His expertise as a weapons specialist and combat master is his world, what he was born to do – or so he thought until he finds his resolve and focus inexplicably wavering. Even returning to his position aboard the Atlantis can’t save him; if anything, it has left him questioning his own motives. He never thought that could happen until he met Simone Campbell.

Simone’s focus is on her home world – Earth. She thought her life was full with her research as a botanist. After all, she always believed that helping the people of her world become self-sufficient should take all of her concentration – except it doesn’t. There is one man that keeps pulling her attention, and her heart, away from her job.

Graig’s gift of a puppy to keep her company does more than that, it keeps him in her dreams. How can such a simple gift bring her comfort and make her long for more? Graig and Simone are about to find out that sometimes love can blossom from the smallest, furriest ties.

ESCAPE RUN

By Carysa Locke
Teegan’s job as a hunter is to track down the Talented, those driven insane by their gifts. She and Ember, her psychically gifted fox, have tracked dozens of people for Cole, the man who works to rehabilitate and recover these troubled souls. When one of Cole’s most dangerous patients escapes, Teegan and Ember are on a hunt that could prove fatal if she doesn’t keep her focus on her mission. Unfortunately, Cole is proving one distraction that might make this her last hunt if she can’t do that.

Can Teegan keep her heart and mind in the game long enough to save an entire planet’s population, or will her distraction lead to heartache – and possibly death for everyone?

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SFR Brigade Showcase: Lancelot & Guinevere in Space

SFRB-ShowcaseBannerWelcome to my blog! Today for Science Fiction Romance Brigade Showcase I’ll be sharing a never before seen excerpt from my Work in Progress (um…that may be a lie. I emailed it to my brother but have no idea if he saw it yet. Haha.) Anyway, this novella presently has no title. It’s somewhere along the lines of Game of Thrones in Space or Lancelot & Guinevere in Space. Enjoy the opening of my new WIP!

Oh, and if you’re a writer and like wine (and what writer doesn’t?) you may want to check out this post.

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Dynariss Ironslayer struggled for breath in the maddening restraints bound tightly around her ribcage and waist. Across the military compound, she watched the spaceship’s iron wings change shape as it descended upon the hard-packed ground like a giant, ugly insect.

“Your executioner has arrived,” her youngest sister whispered so their father and the surrounding guards wouldn’t hear.

In a few moments, Evizon Blaqule, King of the Dark Moon, would take her from her family and her home planet. Her heart pounded as it normally did when standing battle ready, but her combat days were over now. There would be no more warrior for this warrior princess.

The weight of her sister’s gaze bore into her. Dynariss squeezed Skylar’s hand. “Stop staring.”

“I can’t help it. I like your face. I don’t want him to cut it.”

“It’s a small price to pay for saving our home.” How many times had Dynariss repeated those exact words to reassure herself?

“But it’ll be the end of you.”

“I’m not dying, Sky. I’m getting married.”

“Same thing. You won’t be you anymore. And I hate it.”

Dynariss couldn’t argue. Changing her appearance to appease the Dark Moon King’s vanity wasn’t her idea. Neither was dressing in this lung-crushing corset and ridiculous, delicate gown.

The shimmery pink material fit tightly around her torso while the long sleeves and skirt draped loosely to conceal her muscle-bound body. A sensible people would have trimmed the too-long material, but foolish Dark Moon fashion dictated the difference in length be made up with dainty silver straps on four-inch spiky heels.

Impractical for walking, but useful for impaling someone…should the need arise.

The tailor-made clothing didn’t camouflage much, though, she was still twice as broad as a Dark Moon woman and a foot shorter. It was a matter of gravity. Her moon yielded denser bones and stockier, muscular physiques, while theirs produced thin, sylphlike frames taller than her six-foot-one-inch average height.

Nothing but surgery would transform her appearance, and if doing so helped her planet defeat their enemies, then Dynariss would dutifully dress, act, and alter her body as the Dark Moon King desired.

“At least you get to fly in a real starship.” That had always been her sister’s dream. If most advanced technology wasn’t forbidden on their moon, Skylar would grow up to be a fighter pilot.

Her father chuckled. “This is a small transit shuttle. Only holds a crew of eight. It’s nothing compared to the fleet Blaqule promised me upon your sister’s wedding day. Dynariss stop fidgeting. You must be a proper lady. Our Moon’s fate depends on it.”

Nothing like a little pressure to get the heart rate up.

The rumbling engines shook the ground and reverberated through her nearly masking the pounding of her heart. Before the ship’s door slid opened fully, a man jumped out and ran full speed at them.

She reached for the sword hilt on her hip only to come up empty. Stupid Dark Moon costume. She should be wearing her battle armor.

Father took a step forward, sword in hand. “Stop him!” The guards, already in pursuit, grabbed the man. He hadn’t unholstered his blaster or struggled out of their grasp as they physically escorted him to her father. “What is the meaning of this, Blaqule?”

Blaqule? This brawny, good-looking man was Evizon Blaqule, King of the Dark Moon? Her intended husband was much more handsome than she’d been led to believe. Tall and lanky she’d been told. Over seven feet. But this man couldn’t have been more than an inch or two taller than she was and with a build not unlike her countrymen; not as broad in the shoulders, perhaps, but at least broader than she was.

This was an unexpected plus in the arranged marriage column.

“Your excellency,” Blaqule said in Universal while nodding a quick bow. “Acridite craft have entered the atmosphere. We’ve only minutes before they track my position. Chatter is they want the princess.”

“How many ships?”

“Three.”

“General,” her father bellowed over his shoulder. “Ready the clan for battle and prepare the EMP canons.”

“Aye, my Lord.”

“Now wait a minute.” Blaqule shrugged a guard’s hand off his shoulder. “If you fire them, you’ll fry my ship.”

“Collateral damage can’t be helped.” Her father strode away bellowing commands.

“Can’t be helped? This is the Kingship!” Blaqule shouted as if that should mean something to her moon’s Emperor. He strode after her father and she scrambled behind them as best she could in the stupid gown, killer spikes, and uncomfortable bouncing tits. When she became the Dark Moon Queen, she was introducing breastplates. “This is your planet’s only means of communication with mine. I can’t call for backup if she’s fried.”

“You have–” Father checked his ivory watch, “–eleven minutes before my cannons fire.”
“Plenty of time to send your message,” Dynariss said. “Though little good it will do when it takes two sols to get here.”

Like most students learning a new language, she knew the basic conversational pleasantries plus a few choice curse words. At this moment, King Blaqule was not muttering pleasantries. “I’m not getting stuck on this primitive rock for two minutes never mind two sols. I’ve got a fleet to prepare and mobilize.” His meaty grip bit into her arm just above the elbow as he propelled her, too quickly, toward the shuttle. She tamped down the urge to jerk free and slug him. At least he had the decency to steady her after each stumble.

He tapped the small communication device in his ear. “Prepare for takeoff.”

“But, my family–” Craning to see over her shoulder, she searched the dispersing warriors for her father and sisters. The compound wasn’t that large, where had they gone?

Laser blasts erupted from the east. Instinctively, she ducked, but pain twisted through her ankle and hard-packed ground wracked her left side. Stupid, stupid shoes.

Hefted off the ground, Blaqule tossed her over his shoulder and raced for the King’s ship.

“Put me down! I can run myself.”

“Princesses don’t run.”

“Not even when their lives are at stake?”

Blaqule didn’t have time to answer before a laser blasted the dirt and stone fragments at his heels into her face. As soon as her feet touched ground, he shoved her into a tight space under the ships folded wing, and then returned fire before squeezing in behind her. Mostly shielded, the wing gave good cover, as did her betrothed’s strapping body blocking the small opening.

“How the hell did they find us so fast?” Blaqule touched his ear device and asserted commands with calm confidence in his native tongue. If she could have understood all the words, she’d know whether or not his plan had merit.

She forced herself to remain silent, ladies didn’t offer tactical advice. Besides, he wasn’t fighting alone. Her soldiers would get the job done. All she had to do was sit tight and wait it out. She wiped the debris from her face still stinging from the blast.

Blaqule tapped his ear again. “Cover us. I want the princess back inside the compound before I board the ship.”

“You’re leaving me behind?” Had she done something wrong already? Why had she insisted on running?

“Just until I take to the sky and drop these bastards.”

“You can do that?”

“I’m the best damn fighter pilot on the Eight Moons.”

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to insult your competence. I meant this isn’t a warship. It’s a small transport shuttle.” Hopefully those were the correct words her father had used.

“It’s more than a transport shuttle, Sweetheart. It’s an alpha class Mimic. Three ships in one. It’s got firepower.”

“Where?”

“There.” He pointed to a modest piece of artillery underneath the wing. “Among other places.”

“That little thing?”

“It’s not the size of a man’s weapon that counts, it’s his mastery in firing it.” By his sly grin, you would have thought he was the first to utter such thinly veiled innuendo. She came from a warrior nation, a day didn’t pass without hearing a weapon as cock metaphor.

“What good is mastery if your weapon isn’t powerful?”

“Hey, my weapon is plenty powerful!” Blaster at the ready, he rotated left to peer around the wing’s edge before rotating back. “And intense. You better hold on to something, Princess.” His roguish grin and those dark eyes gleaming with brazen mischief sent her traitorous heart skipping a beat. She’d always been a sucker for cool confidence especially amid the heat of battle.

Seriously, was there anything sexier?

Perhaps marriage to this alien king wouldn’t be all bad. Assuming they survived this attack.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post! Feel free to leave me comments…good and/or critical comments are always welcome; nasty comments not so much. 😉

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Wine & Writers Retreat

Join us at Beautiful Old York Cellars Vineyard and Winery for the Write Now Writers Retreat. 

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Whether you long for a quiet place to work without interruption or you crave the inspiration & energy that ignites when writers gather, you’ll enjoy writing in a scenic outdoor environment sure to spark your muse.

Indoor provisions also available.

Spend the day working distraction-free or participate in these optional activities:

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  • Group walks through the vineyard.
  • Recharge with a relaxing neck & shoulder massage free!
  • Sample wine in the tasting room.
  • Brainstorming & craft help.
  • Critiques: get feedback on your project and then get back to work right away.

Retreat also includes a delicious picnic lunch and snacks.

Coffee, tea, and water are available throughout the day, as well as encouragement from your retreat hosts, authors Stacey Wilk, Chris Redding, and K.M. Fawcett.

You could even win a bottle of wine!

Write Now Writers Retreat 2016

  • WHEN:    Saturday, September 10, 2016 (rain or shine)
  • WHERE:  OLD YORK CELLARS VINEYARD
    •          80 Old York Rd,
    •          Ringoes, NJ 08551
  • CHECK-IN:  8:00 – 8:30 AM (coffee and tea provided)
  • END TIME:   5:00 PM
  • REGISTRATION: $115.00

Book now! August 8th is the last day to register!

Click here to Register

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New #Free Release – PORTALS: Volume Four

PORTALS: Volume Four is now available (for FREE) at all e-retailers! Download your copy today.

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Welcome! You have arrived at a portal to the galaxy.

Enter, and you’ll be transported to exciting new worlds where you’ll meet sexy heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot…at their enemies and at romance!

PORTALS: Volume Four is a FREE first-chapter sampler of 10 different out of this world Science Fiction Romances including my tortured alpha hero, alien abduction story, CAPTIVE (#1 in The Survival Race Series). Links to purchase the full stories you enjoyed are available.

What better way to discover more books you love then in this collection by award winning authors from the Science Fiction Romance Brigade? If you’re new to Sci-Fi Romance this is a great risk-free way to sample the same sexy and exciting romances you already enjoy but in a new setting!

Available Now:  All Romance eBooksAmazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play  | iBooks | Smashwords

While you’re there be sure to pick up Volumes 1-3 as well. That’s 40 story samplers for FREE! I’ve discovered great stories, too, including Laurie A Green’s Inherit The Stars from Volume One.

Please let me know in the comments if you read sci-fi romance. If not, I’d love to know what stops you from giving it a try?

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Cover Reveal for MIND: The Reckoning by Jenn Nixon

Sci-fi romance author Jenn Nixon reveals the cover for  MIND: The Reckoning

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Baldwin Bates has only wanted one thing since joining MIND, to take care of his friends and keep them all safe. While the MIND team is busy dealing with an emergence of psychic and alien activity, Bates takes his first solo assignment searching for a woman who claims to see the future, only to botch it up and let her get away. 

After helping to destroy an alien device called the Transcender, Lexa Quinn wakes from a two-week coma a very different person than she was before. While her abilities grow stronger, her feelings for Bates begin to interfere with the MIND team’s mission putting everyone at risk. Secrets from her past threaten the present and future, forcing Lexa to decide who she is and where she belongs.

When a powerful, ancient enemy lays claim to the Earth and brings his judgment upon the population, Bates, Lexa, and the entire MIND team must do whatever it takes to save the human race before the reckoning is complete.

Release Date: October 2016


Jenn Nixon often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

You can visit Jenn on Facebook, Twitter, and her Website.

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BROTHER MINE by Jolie Mason

Jolie Mason joins us today with an excerpt from her Science Fiction Romance, BROTHER MINE. Release date is May 31, 2016. Available in ebook and paperback at ARe     Amazon     ibooks     Kobo

cover225x225Mal Renata was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, but it never stopped her from becoming the voice of the Braxian people. As an activist fighting off mankind’s inevitable slide into cruelty and prejudice, she wants to stop the Scourge bill from becoming law, but how can she do that, if the bill’s supporters keep dying? Public outcry wants someone to pay, so she intends to give them someone.

Until she tracks down, Adame Sacha, a Braxian freedman and one of the notorious Brother Assassins, she thinks the brotherhood is her problem. Instead, she finds they may be the best allies she could hope for. Together, she and Adame search for those who are eager to profit from the suffering of the Brax, and they track their prey in a world where lives are held cheaply, but death is expensive.

They may be able to elude the dangers of his world for awhile, but they can’t run from the attraction to each other. No matter what their differences.

Excerpt:

For the second time, she let her eyes drift open once then twice. This time when she opened them it was in her own apartment with the view of the windows overlooking the street that was her first sight. Beside them in the darkness, she saw the man, Adame, watching the street below.

There was grace in every move he made. There was even a kind of grace in the way he stood silently watchful in the night like a sentry. She tried to moisten her lips, but her mouth was dry as a desert. Without turning, Adame informed her, “There is water on the table beside you.”

She raised up to reach for the glass and guzzle the liquid. Finally, he turned, “You shouldn’t drink so fast.”

“You shouldn’t assassinate people. The whole world is full of people who shouldn’t.” She continued to drink like a dying woman.

“You are being watched,” he said menacingly.

“I know. It’s the Coalition. They’ll make a move soon.”

His eyes left the street to meet hers in the darkness, glowing like coals. She knew he could see her just as if there were light. It was a Braxian trait. “You sound as if it’s not the first time.”

She laughed weakly. This dose had taken a lot out of her. “It’s not.”

Mal sat upright slowly. “What time is it?” she asked, rubbing her eyes.

“It’s late. You should sleep. I will keep watch.”

She cut him a cheeky look. “An assassin for a bodyguard?”

“Can you think of a better person to guard your body?”

She took a breath. He hadn’t meant that as a sexual come on, of course he hadn’t. He probably had no idea how it sounded, but, damn, if it didn’t put ideas in her head. She stood as slowly as she’d sat up. “I’m feeling just sick enough to take you up on that. You had to hit me with that shit twice?”

“It was procedure for such occasions.” He came around the table to stand near her. “You are very unusual for a human.”

“Thank you. I guess.”

“No, I mean you don’t appear have the usual prejudices your species normally do. There is something in your eyes when I’m close to you. Almost as if you wouldn’t….”

“Wouldn’t what?” She knew. He had an expression of curiosity on his face. She’d seen it before; in Braxian children, on the home world, in strangers and friends. They always wanted to touch her hair, her skin. It fascinated them without end to be so close to a human. “Go ahead. You can touch my hair.”

He startled at her permission, but, rather than deny it, he smiled that half-smile. His hand curled, but it lifted to the cloud of dark auburn waves around her face. More black than red, she had their father’s dark hair and skin, unlike her fairer siblings.

His hand unfurled to bury itself in her hair. “Soft,” he whispered.

Adame pulled his hand back almost as soon as he touched her hair. She shook her head. “It’s natural to be curious. I was curious the first time I was this close to a Braxian.”

His mouth twitched. “It’s not the first time,” he confessed. “You’re just the first human I have been curious about.”

 

Pick up your copy of BROTHER MINE in ebook or paperback on May 31, 2016 at: ARe     Amazon     ibooks     Kobo

 

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Jolie Mason lives, works and plays on the mighty Mississippi in the infamous New Madrid, Missouri. Coming home again has allowed her time to write and chase the dream she’s always harbored in her heart, making people smile with fairytales.

Jolie has been a fangirl to almost every scifi franchise out in her lifetime, and follows every possible scifi romance author out there. Nothing has ever captured her attention like scifi, and she’s put all that day dreaming to good use.

She began publishing Home in the Stars in 2015, and has since added a novella series called the 47th Lancers to that number. Jolie is currently working on two brand new scifi series, including the Brother Assassins.

Visit Jolie Mason…

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SABOTAGED DESIRES by Rebecca Airies

Please welcome Science Fiction Romance author Rebecca Airies to the blog today to share her new book SABOTAGED DESIRES.

Hi, KM, thank you so much for hosting me. I’m so excited to be here.

Sabotaged Desire.final.niinaSuz Lore thought she had everything she wanted, a job as an engineer and a position on a colony ship headed to another planet. That was before her arranged ménage marriage with Robert Smith and David Bradford turned into a disaster. She’d thought they were building more than a sizzling sexual relationship, but all they do is argue now. She isn’t surprised when they’re sequestered in a room in order to reignite the passion between them and learn to trust again.

Robert believes she betrayed him while David is stuck in the middle of their conflict. Getting Robert to talk about what made him angry is difficult, but they discover there’s far more behind their problems than a message with misleading information. A virus has overtaken the ship’s computers, put them on a different heading and cut them off from all communication. They must work together to find a way to survive and rebuild their relationship

Buy SABOTAGED DESIRES at Red Sage

Excerpt:

“Get your ass to the hatch and let us out now,” Robert yelled.

Ever the demanding Captain. Robert expected people to follow his orders immediately. He’d behaved like an ass lately. That arrogance set her nerves on edge. His tendency to bark out commands even when on personal time made her want to rebel or strike out at him.

The argument hadn’t stayed within the confines of their quarters. Suz didn’t know how he was surprised that they’d been placed here. At the moment, his yelling was getting on her nerves.

“They won’t let us out. Not until they’re convinced our problems are solved.” She eased to the edge of the big bed. At least, she wasn’t nauseous from coming out of stasis or have a headache any longer.

David strode to the side of the bed, sat beside her and put an arm around her shoulders. “Are you all right?”

His dark blond hair stuck up in spikes, looking delightfully mussed. She only wished she’d been the one to run her fingers through it. Concern turned the corners of his full lips down. His muscled chest was bare offering yet another lure for exploration and he wore only loose, light blue pants which most men chose to wear into the stasis pods.

“The pain has faded. I sort of expected this after our last rotation, although waking up from stasis in this room scared me and for a little while, I didn’t realize what had happened.” She relaxed against the strength of his arm for a moment. Normally, they were left in the open cryopods until they were able to walk. She’d almost panicked when she woke here. Her heart had felt as if it were going to burst through her chest.

The feel of his muscled body against hers soothed a little of the tension and worry. Between David and her, they would find a way to get through to Robert. Even though they couldn’t get out, she didn’t fool herself that this would be easy.

“So did I. I think he’s the only one who thought things could go on as they were.” David smiled and used his free hand to brush the silver blond hair away from her face.

“They should stay out of our business.” Robert glared at her.

His dark brown eyes moved from her to David. He didn’t look mussed or even sleepy as David did, but then again, his close-cropped black hair always seemed to be in perfect order. The dark brown skin of his chest gleamed. Her eyes hungrily trailed over the expanse and down to the white shorts at his waist. Even though anger pulsed through her at his stubbornness, she hungered for his touch. Her body remembered the pleasure he’d given her.

“Our business is everyone’s concern. We’re on a colony ship. There are only married groups here. There aren’t extra women and men and our group will be the only people on the planet until more colonists are sent, which could be years. The crap you’ve been doing can’t continue.” David straightened a little and his eyes locked on Robert.

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A voracious reader since childhood, Rebecca Airies has always enjoyed getting lost in the fantastic worlds of science fiction, horror, fantasy and romance. When she began to write her own stories, they always had a romantic edge.

Rebecca currently lives in Texas and writes with the help of a couple feline critics. She’s a multi-published author whose muse loves fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal, as well as strong heroines who are sometimes as stubborn as their heroes. She loves to here from her readers. Email her at contactme@rebeccaairies.net or visit Rebecca:  Website  Twitter  Facebook  Google+   RHAcafe FBpage   Blog 

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The Birth of Adam by Liza O’Connor

Birth of Adam Blog Tour

Let’s get married!

In Birth of Adam, Amanda wants to marry at once…in France. That causes everyone at the table to laugh and she demands to know why. Pinchot reminds her the word “bureaucracy” is French.

So I wandered off and investigated several issues.

Is bureaucracy a French word? YES

Are they known to practice that particular word? YES

If you have no relatives who are citizens, and neither partner is French, can you get married in France? While it’s not impossible, generally the answer is NO. You would require a special dispensation and it is rarely given.

So Amanda and Adam must marry in England, since he is a British Citizen. And it turns out he won’t have to fake the blood test, because UK no longer requires that. One fine step for Artificial Intelligences.

Birth of Adam

Book 2 of the Artificial Intelligence Sci-Rom Series

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Liza O’Connor

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With a new identity, Amanda believes she has left her past behind. Then she acquires a stalker. She contacts the FBI and in doing so alerts a program she once created to her location. Now ensconced in the internet, the program is safe from harm, smarter than ever, and sentient. Presenting itself on her phone as a handsome face with a sexy British accent, “Adam” ingratiates himself into Amanda’s life. To ensure her safety and happiness, the sentient program proves there is absolutely nothing he can’t and won’t do.

 

 

Excerpt

“I don’t want a wedding. Can we not get married by a French bureaucrat?”

The whole table laughed at her request.

Andrew entered at that point, and upon noticing Sondra laughing so hard she was in tears, asked, “What’s so funny?”

Simon repeated Amanda’s question, and Andrew laughed as well.

“I’m serious,” she insisted, which only made everyone laugh harder. Even Martin laughed.

“What’s so funny about my request?” she asked Martin.

“I don’t know. I’m laughing because they’re laughing.”

“All right, will someone please tell Martin what’s so funny about my request?”

Simon offered to do one better, and asked Sondra and Andrew to pretend to be a couple wishing to be married.

Andrew and Sondra stood up, and Andrew politely tried to get Simon’s attention, but Simon declared himself on break. They waited and waited.

Bastion grew tired of waiting. “Let us assume you have kept them waiting an hour.”

“Two!” Simon declared. “I had a fight with my lover this morning and I’m in a bad mood.”

Pinchot’s eyebrow rose at that claim.

Simon turned to Andrew. “Well, what do you want? I do not have all day!”

“We wish to be married,” Andrew replied.

“Where is your paperwork?”

“Paperwork?”

“Yes, paperwork. You do not think you can get married without paperwork? Three meters! Do not return with less than three meters of paperwork.”

 

PUBLIC SECRETS

(Book 1 in the Artificial Intelligence Series)

is available at AMAZON  ~Free with Kindle Unlimited

BIRTH OF ADAM

(Book 2 in the Artificial Intelligence Series)

is available at AMAZON  ~ Free with Kindle Unlimited

 

About Liza

Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved nicely. But all those bad behaviors have given her lots of fodder for her books. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.

You have been warned.

 

Mostly humorous books by Liza:

A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary Odd Romance)

Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.

Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.

Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.

Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.

The Hardest Love Is to love oneself. Sam’s story.

 

The White Oak-Mafia Series: (Spunky, strong women who have given up on love, but find it anyway)

A Fortune to Die For — Megan wins the Mega Times Lottery and discovers it comes with a curse. Soon even the Mafia wants to kill her.

Unexpected Love — Coming Soon: What could be stranger than a British Prince falling in love with a Mafia Princess?

 

Requires Rescue Series: (Contemporary Romance where even the strong needs help.)

Saving Casey — Cass wakes up in the body of a troubled teen who has burned every bridge imaginable. Her only choice is to turn this life around, but that’s much harder than she ever imagined.

Saving Molly — Coming soon: Sean rescues a young woman who smiles too much, and she saves him and his child in return.

 

Humorous Singles:

Ghost Lover Two British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. And there’s a ghost cat that roams about the book as well. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)

 

Humorous Sci-Fi series

The Gods of Probabilities — In the Multiverses, anything can & does happen. Join the bickering Gods and the sentient beings they oversee.

Surviving Outbound — Earth is doomed, but the odds of surviving outbound isn’t much better.

Surviving Terranue — Welcome to Terranue. Prepare to be baked, pummeled, and frozen. But first you’ll have to survive the black death growing in the cliffs.

Surviving Sojourn — You know you have reason to worry when a hyper-grown one-year-old is made captain of the ship.

 

Sci-Fi Romance with Artificial Intelligence and Suspense

Public SecretsCarla Simon is a best-selling novelist besieged by death threats and lawsuits because her stories keep turning out to be true.

Birth of Adam —  Carla changes her identity and enrolls in college, but the AI program finds her and ensconces its life into hers.

 

The Adventures of Xavier & Vic Sleuth series: (Late Victorian/Mystery/Romance)

The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.

The Missing Partner — Opps! The greatest sleuth in Victorian England goes missing, leaving Vic to rescue him, a suffragette, and about 100 servants. Not to mention an eviscerating cat. Yes, let’s not mention the cat.

A Right to Love — A romantic detour for Jacko. Want to see how amply rewarded Jacko was when he & Vic save an old woman from Bedlam?

The Mesmerist The Mesmerist can control people from afar and make them murder for her. Worse yet, Xavier Thorn has fallen under her spell.

Well Kept Secrets — The problems with secrets is that they always come to light, no matter how you wish to silence them.

Pack of Trouble — Changes are a part of life, but these changes almost kill Vic.

The Darkest Days — Muddled cases make Vic very grumpy.

 

Disturbing Historical:

Untamed & Unabashed The youngest of the Bennet sisters, Lydia, tells her story. A faithful, yet provocative spinoff from Pride & Prejudice. (Warning: Lydia is frisky.)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LIZA O’CONNOR Investigate these sites:

The Multiverses of Liza O’Connor

Liza’s Blog and Website   Facebook   Twitter

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