What I read in January: seven books I recommend #SFR #PNR #Historical #amreading

Want to curl up with a good book? Here’s what I read and thoroughly enjoyed in January:

What do you do when you’ve dedicated your military career and your life to fighting the enemy, and now a truce and alliance have been declared, and now you’re on the same side?

Worse, Admiral Brit Bandar finds herself irresistibly attracted to her sworn enemy, former Warleader Finn Rorkken, who now serves under her command.

Amazing characters, tremendous chemistry, an awesome read. Winner of TWO 2018 SFR Galaxy Awards. An absolute must-read!

On Amazon

I can’t recommend the Riley’s Journey series highly enough! In book one, an unsuspecting woman is sent back 40,000 years to provide companionship for a modern man in hiding. Friends come after them. Each book focuses on a particular couple’s romance, while continuing the story of the entire group trying to survive in a dangerous era. Beyond Tomorrow is third in the trilogy. It is so realistic and well done, you forget you’re reading a book. You are there with the characters.

Riley’s Journey
Into the Savage Dawn
Beyond Tomorrow

Another great read in the Fireblood Dragon Romance series. The stories remain engaging from book to book, and I don’t feel like I’m reading the same characters over and over. I didn’t care for Rast as much as the other dragon heroes, but that was just a personal preference and is no reflection on the quality of the story. I loved heroine Amy’s development and growth, and how she takes charge at the end. Each book in the series is a standalone with a new couple getting an HEA, but overall story arc is building, so I recommend reading in order. For dragon shifter romances, these books are surprisingly believable.

Fire in his Fury on Amazon

I like Regency Romances, but they basically follow the same trope: woman of nobility caught in a compromising position is forced to marry. How to Train Your Baron follows that trope, but then offers something fresh and different. Elsinore attempts to bring her new husband to heel by using a dog training manual. Meanwhile, Quin is embroiled in a mystery over the deaths of his late wife and son. So there’s more to this novel than a simple boy-meets-girl. The characters are fun and likable, the dialogue and writing are witty, and the end was exciting. A very enjoyable read!

How to Train Your Baron

Author Michelle Pillow writes humorous sci-fi/paranormal and this book is no exception. The beginning, with the description of the characters, is particularly funny. A quick, fun read for when you don’t want anything too serious or heavy.

Determined Prince

A fun and funny dragon shifter romance. Clever details with likable, engaging characters. The hero finds his beloved, but she refuses to accept she’s his mate–or even that she’s a dragon herself! Loved the beginning when the heroine pepper-sprayed the dragon (not knowing he was a dragon). This is part of the “Not His” paranormal romance series. It’s FREE. Grab it!

Not His Dragon

A woman whose husband and child have died has isolated herself in a cabin. During a blizzard, a stranger with secrets greater than her own, comes knocking on her door. She lets him in. This is a unique, original (long) short story. It has a surreal quality that I found intriguing, but I sometimes had difficulty following the backstory, and I never was sure of the time or place. It has a fantasy and historical feel, but I wasn’t quite sure what genre I was reading.

Still, it was intriguing and I recommend it.

Ice Bound

I’m always looking for great reads. What did you read in January that you recommend? Leave me a comment.

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Announcing the winners of the 2018 SFR Galaxy Awards

Hunted by the Cyborg wins an SFR Galaxy Award!

The Science Fiction Romance Brigade has announced its 2018 SFR Galaxy Award Winners. There were seven SFR reader judges who selected their favorite books of 2018 and bestowed them with unique awards. In alphabetical order, by author, the winners are:

“Best Similar But Different Out of Africa Award” (Judge: Chris Stock)

 Rage (Alien Breed 1-English Edition)by Melody Adams (Translated by Sylvia Corbisiero)

“Firefly Redux Award” (Judge: Marlene Harris)

Entropy by Jess Anastasi

“Hottest Queer Sci-Fi Romance in a Superhero Universe” (Judge: Heather Massey)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow by Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer

“Shoulda Been a Contender Award ” (Judge: Marlene Harris)

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

“Omega Award: Best End-of-Series” (Judge: KJ Van Houten)

Hunted by the Cyborg (Book 6 Cy-Ops Series) by Cara Bristol

“Short, Sweet and Fiesty Award” (Judge: Chris Stock)

A Darkside Interlude: Darkstar Mercenaries 0.5 by Anna Carven

“Best Use of World Building and Back Story to Jumpstart a Plot” (Judge: Jo Jones)

Breakaway by Michelle Diener

“Favorite Dog Hero” (Judge: Riley Moreland)

Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue, #4) by Donna S. Frelick

“Best Improvement After Rewriting” (Judge: Jo Jones) AND

“Phoenix Award: Best Resurrected Series” (Judge: KJ Van Houten)

Warleader by Susan Grant

“Home Again Award (Dance with the One that Brung Ya)” (Judge: Marlene Harris) AND

“Best Start of a New Series and Kidnapping Scene” (Judge: Chris Stock) AND

“Alpha Award: Best New Series” (Judge KJ Van Houten)

Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett

“Most Intriguing Society” (Judge: Lee Koven)

A Treason of Truths by Ada Harper

“Best Bodyguard’s Buddy” (Judge: Lee Koven)

The Protector Series (Dangerous Promise, Wicked Attraction, Forbidden Stranger) by Megan Hart

“Most Unusual Heroine” (Judge: Lee Koven)

Delta V by Elsa Jade

“Potent Post-War Setting Award” (Judge: Riley Moreland)

Aftermath (Hathe, #3) by Mary Brock Jones

“Arachnophobia Award for Creepiest Villain”(Judge: Riley Moreland)

Lost Valyr (Project Enterprise, #7) by Pauline Baird Jones

“Little Green Men Award” (Judge: KJ Van Houten)

Collision by Lea Kirk

“Best Dreams to Nightmare Plot “(Judge: Jo Jones)

An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe


“Arcane History Award” (Judge: Riley Moreland)

Infinity (Horizon, #2) by Tabitha Lord

“Best Serial” (Judge: Lee Koven)

Queen’s Gambit by Jessie Mihalik

“Best Out-of-Space Cop Award-Despite-the-Title” (Judge: Chris Stock)

Beauty’s Alien Beast by Linda Mooney

“Best Steampunk Transport” (Judge: Riley Moreland)

Raven, Fire and Ice (Touch of Truth, #1) by Nita Round

“Meow It Again Sam Award” (Judge: Marlene Harris)

“Best Continuation of an Anthology that Makes You Feel Good” (Judge: Chris Stock)

Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion by S. E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tiffany Roberts, E. D. Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch

“Best Mobile Phone Replacement” (Judge: Lee Koven)

Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau

I’d like to congratulate the winners, many of whom I know personally, and give a big thank you to the judges. This was my first SFR Galaxy Award, and it meant a lot. Hunted by the Cyborg was a special book to me, and I’m honored it was recognized.

To read what the judges had to say about the entries, CLICK HERE.

This was my FIRST SFR Galaxy Award. At left is the old cover (which is on the award page), at right, is the updated cover. Same award-winning book, different cover. Get it here.

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Release Day! Read a new excerpt from ALIEN MISCHIEF (Alien Mate 4)


To escape a painful past, Madison (the heroine) pretends to be a man and gets a job chaperoning mail order brides. She’s been stranded on an alien planet. In this scene, she’s having a conversation with Enoki (the alien hero). He believes she’s a man. We’re in Madison’s POV, and the first line is Enoki’s:

“This time, I felt certain I would get a female. To have someone to share my life, share my kels, have kits with, is worth more to me than anything. I’d trade my position or anything and everything I have for a mate.” He squeezed his hand into a fist. “I thought I had one this time. I was certain. I even added a room onto my hut in preparation.” He lifted his shoulders and let them fall in a dispirited shrug. “I didn’t draw a chit.”

He exhaled. “The disappointment has been…difficult.” His cocked his head as if listening to something, and then his eyes widened. “The whispers have stopped,” he murmured.

“Whispers?”

“Nothing.” He shook his head. “Your friend at the ceremony—you and she seemed to be close.”

I nodded and gnawed on a macha biscuit. “Garnet. She’s my best friend. We were classmates. I’ll miss her when I return to Terra.”

“How old are you, Madison?”

“Twenty-seven.”

“Older than I would have guessed.”

“Old? I’m not old!” I scowled. “What about you?”

His mouth twisted ruefully. “I’m thirty-seven solar rotations—and I didn’t mean to imply you’re old. Just the opposite. Given your level of responsibility with the exchange program, I would have placed your age at twenty-four or twenty-five rotations, although you appear about eighteen or nineteen.”

So I seemed immature, a wet-behind-the-ears kid.

I’d show him what a kid I was. I grabbed my tankard, and, like an adult, took a long pull of alien brewski.

“You and Garnet never considered mating?”

I spit ale all over the kel covers. “No, she’s my friend,” I choked. “We’re close—like sisters—I mean brother and sister. I don’t think of her in a romantic way.” Garnet and I got along so great we used to joke that if we had been gay or bi, we would have married each other. However, both of us were exclusively into dudes.

“Why not? She was quite comely, as I recall. She had curves in all the right places. A friendship can be the start of a successful mating.”

So he considered Garnet attractive, huh? He’d noticed her curves, had he? What was I, chopped kel liver? The food and ale curdled in my stomach. I’d accepted I wasn’t voluptuous like Garnet, and the slight curves I did have I’d hidden because I was pretending to be a man, and Garnet had never so much as glanced in Enoki’s direction, so my jealousy came flying out of left field. “For one thing—she has a mate now, if you remember. Kall-Kull-something.”

“Kellian.” He nodded. “He’s a member of my tribe.”

So Garnet would be in Enoki’s tribe where he could admire her attractiveness and curves. I gulped more noxious ale. I belched and wiped my mouth with the back of my hand like a guy. “You said men and women on your planet didn’t become friends.” I recalled the conversation we’d had in the lodge.

“I’d said friendship was rare because the need to save our species makes mating a priority. Friendship between mated pairs occurs afterward, but for those few who are fortunate to become friends first, the bond is doubly strengthened.”

He took a swig of ale. “I would like to have a friend.” He sounded almost wistful.

“You don’t have friends?”

“Ardu, healer for my tribe, is the closet to a friend, but I must maintain a distance because I am the tribe leader, and I can’t allow friendship to influence my judgment—nor allow a perception of favoritism to develop.

“I’ll be your friend,” I said quickly. “I still have to go home, but for as long as I’m here—”

“I would like that,” he said.

Way to go. I was with a hot, handsome alien rescuer lookin’ for love who would have welcomed any woman, and if my stupid disguise wasn’t enough, I’d voluntarily assigned myself to the friend zone. Maybe I should apply to the exchange program or another service matching Earth girls with aliens because obviously I needed help finding romance. Whose stupid idea was it to pretend to be a man anyway?

Oh, yeah. Mine.

Alien Mischief story description

My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life–but he was killed on our wedding day.

Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills. 
Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.

I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.

My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.

Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?

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What to watch for in 2019: an astronomer’s guide to the night sky

There’s a lot happening in the night sky if you know when to look! I ran across a great online astronomer’s guide that tells you what to look for and when. It gives the dates for lunar and solar eclipses, meteor showers, and planetary events. It also tells you how to identify the various planets.

Check out the 2019 Astronomer’s Guide to the Night Sky.

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Coming Soon: Cover Reveal for UNDER FYRE (Alien Dragon Shifters 1)

I can’t wait to reveal the AWESOME cover designed by Jaycee DeLorenzo of Sweet ‘N Spicy Designs for Under Fyre, a new sci-fi paranormal romance about alien dragon shifters. The cover blew me away. It is amazing.

Under Fyre will be a full-length novel. No blurb yet (I’m working on it), but basically alien dragons have threatened to annihilate Earth. To appease them and hopefully forestall an attack, Earth sends a woman to become the dragon prince’s consort.

There will be an Under Fyre Prequel available for FREE to my newsletter subscribers. The prequel should be available sometime in February. Don’t miss out! when you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll also receive a free cyborg romance to read now while you wait for the Under Fyre Prequel. Sign up here.

But first things first. On January 31 Alien Mischief (Alien Mate 4) releases. Have you preordered yet?

She’s pretending to be a man. Will he see through her disguise in time to prove to her that she’s the right woman for him? Or will a little mischief ruin her second chance for love?

Alien Mischief (Alien Mate 4)

Release date: Jan. 31

Preorder on Amazon & Other Booksellers

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Some new science fiction romances from my author friends…

Several of my author friends have released books lately. If you’re looking for a good read, check these out!

Tolstoy: Stargazer Alien Barbarian Brides #1 by Tasha Black

When space-pirate-in-training Anna Nilsson embarks on her first solo mission to plunder an abandoned luxury cruiser, she assumes she’ll be all alone aboard the big, empty ship. She’s hunting for treasure – the last thing she expects to find is a sinfully sexy alien who eyes her with a hunger that speaks of centuries of longing.

Leo’s ancient race has suffered greatly at the hands of the strangers who invaded their planet centuries ago, leaving the barbarians without a home world. When he awakes from stasis to the scent of a blood mate, he is stunned to discover the delectable creature is human. Being close to her sets his senses on fire, but he knows the attraction can only end in misery. What human could ever love a shape-shifting barbarian?

When a third occupant of the not-so-abandoned cruiser shows itself, the two realize they must work together if they want to get out alive. Then they uncover a baby who just might be the priceless clone of a famous cultural icon, and things really start to get interesting…

Get Tolstoy on Amazon | Other Booksellers

Snow: A Qurilixen World Novella by Michelle Pillow

Tushar (aka Snow Chaos) knows there is little chance of finding a wife on his ice-ball of a home planet. Few can survive the subzero temperatures. When Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides offers to introduce them to women eager for love, he and his brothers can’t resist, but Earth is far from welcoming.

He knows he should focus on getting home, but all he can think about is laying claim to the sexy scientist who works for the bad guys.

Jennifer works for the Milano Foundation in an attempt to undermine their efforts. When Snow and his brothers land, it’s like a dream come true for her diabolical alien-kidnapping coworkers. Now she has to make a choice–keep her cover, or betray a dangerous corporation to save the alien she’s falling in love with.

Snow might be a blue humanoid from another planet, but life with him might be worth the risk.

Get Snow on Amazon | Other Booksellers

Deb and Demon by Honey Phillips

Deb is ripped away from her comfortable life on Earth and sold as a slave to a vicious alien. Six months later, all she has to live for is the child now growing inside her. Her child’s safety is worth any price, even submitting to the disturbingly attractive alien who has just purchased her.

Rastrath hides a sharp mind behind a careless facade. He may be a Prince of the Royal House, but he has always been despised for his mixed blood, even by his own mother. A female who values her child more than herself is an unexpected prize – one that comes wrapped in a luscious package.

When an unexpected danger forces them into a marriage of convenience, the stakes are raised. Can Deb trust Rastrath’s feelings for her are more than a desire to protect his investment? Can Rastrath follow his duty and build a family of his own at the same time?

Get Deb and the Demon on Amazon

Alien Protector by Sue Mercury

When Deza rescues a human female in peril, it’s love at first sight and he immediately announces his desire to mate with her.

The only problem? Annika refuses to mate with an alien she’s only known for five seconds. Not easily deterred, he sets about wooing the adorable little human, eager to win her affections and finally claim her as his mate. Annika plans to return to Earth ASAP and can’t allow herself to develop feelings for the hunky Vaxxlian who saved her life…even if he is the hottest, kindest, and dreamiest alien male she’s ever met. Despite her hesitation, his kisses make her melt and his arms are the sweetest refuge. When he makes a heartfelt gesture on Christmas Day to cheer her up, she starts to wonder if maybe, just maybe, mating with Deza isn’t the most impulsive idea in the universe…

Get Alien Protector on Amazon

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ALIEN MISCHIEF (Alien Mate 4) is coming SOON! #Preorder now

Alien Mischief releases in just 2 weeks — January 31. Have you reserved your copy? Preorder is available now.

Amazon | All Other Booksellers (BN, Kobo, GooglePlay, iBooks)

Will a little mischief jeopardize her second chance for love?

My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life–but he was killed on our wedding day.

Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills. 
Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.

I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.

My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.

Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?

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Meet “Bob” our new house boy…life with a robotic vacuum

Bob’s a little blurry because he was in motion. He was working!

My husband and I recently got a robotic vacuum, a Shark Ion 725. We got it primarily because we have dark hardwood floors, which show every single white speck, every grain of sugar, every piece of lint. I swear, you can sweep an area, and when you get to the end and look back, the first part you swept has stuff on it already. Vacuuming is more effective, but it’s a hassle to drag out the big vacuum every single day (or multiple times a day).

Hence…Bob the house boy. I’m very happy to report that Bob does exactly what we wanted him to. We let him zip around for about an hour day, and our floors have never looked better. He does a good job on carpet, too, and doesn’t have any trouble moving from floor to rug.

Some other observations about Bob:

  • He moves in a random pattern, and changes direction when he (gently) bumps into things.
  • If you have a lot of clutter, a lot of stuff on the floor, a robotic vacuum would not be a good choice for you. Conversely, if you have minimalist style with large open areas, a robotic vacuum would be a great choice.
  • We have an open floor plan and our house is uncluttered, and only occasionally does he get hung up on something and needs assistance extricating himself.
  • Bob comes with magnetic strips you can lay down to keep him out of areas where you don’t want him to go (or from falling down the stairs). They’re useful, because Bob is kind of like a dog or cat. He tends to go where you don’t want him to. We’ll want him in the kitchen, and we’ll find him scurrying down the hall toward the guest bedroom.
  • He goes over wooden floor grates just fine, but gets hung on the flatter metal ones.
  • He can handle short fringe. We have a large area rug with a 2-inch long fringe. He goes over it fine. But another rug with 4.5-inch fringe hangs him up every time.
  • Bob came with a programmable remote, but we haven’t scheduled him because we want to activate him ourselves and keep an eye on him when we’re home.
  • He’s pretty quiet. You can watch TV just fine while Bob works.
  • His battery charge lasts for a hour before he has to take a nap (recharge himself). Bob puts himself to bed (docks himself).

If you’d like to see Bob in action, I took a short video when Bob first came to live with us, which I posted on Instagram. See Bob go!

I chose a Shark Ion, because my main vacuum is a Shark, and it works really well. So I had confidence in Shark, and Sam’s Club had a great deal.

The Shark 725 is fairly simple model. It comes with a programmable remote. Other Robotic vacuums can be programmed with your phone or work with Amazon’s Alexa. Some will wash your floors in addition to vacuuming them. Some run longer before needing a charge.

To see Bob’s bros at Sam’s Club, go here: Shark 725 

Amazon has a lot of robotic vacuums available:

Lastly, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have is what to name your robotic vacuum! I call mine Bob the house boy. My husband calls Bob Fifi the French maid. I think it’s obvious Bob is Bob.

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Reunited with my favorite film version of Cinderella…

I was a teenager in the 1970s when I caught “Three Wishes for Cinderella” (also called “Three Nuts for Cinderella”) on the CBS Children’s Film Festival hosted by Kukla, Fran, and Ollie (Fran was an actress, Kukla & Ollie were puppets).

I fell in love with this feminist Czech-made Cinderella. In the film, Cinderella beats the prince in a bow hunting competition. She rides her horse to the ball, and makes the prince answer a riddle before she’ll accept his hand in marriage. The stepmother is the mistress of hamlet where they live. Instead of a fairy godmother, Cinderella gets three magic hazelnuts, which grant her the wishes. (One of her wishes was a hunting outfit!).

The actress playing Cinderella is so spunky & pretty, and the prince, of course, is handsome. I fell madly in love instantly with this version of Cinderella. It first came out in 1973, and I managed to catch it two or three times in reruns as a teenager. Alas, this was in the era before VCRs, before computers, before the internet. I taped the music from the movie with a reel-to-reel tape recorder. But after watching the film those first few times, I was never able to see it again.

Over the years, I kept an eye out on TV listings, hoping for a rerun, and when the internet came into being, I Googled it. I never could find it again.

And then this past December, probably 40+ years after I last saw it, author Sandra Sookoo asked readers to share their favorite Cinderella movie version on Facebook. I mentioned “Three Wishes for Cinderella” and how I was never able to find it. Resa Haile replied to my post and said a DVD was available on Amazon and posted a link.

OMG. I couldn’t click fast enough. I bought the DVD from someone in the UK. The video is in Czech, but came with English subtitles (I think when I saw it on the Children’s Film Festival, English had been dubbed in).

Anyway, thanks to the miracle of the Internet and few Facebook friends, 40+ years later I was reunited with my favorite Cinderella. It was just as wonderful as I had remembered. However, the actress playing Cinderella looks so young! She was 19 when the movie was made (and looks even younger to me now).

By the way, the version I bought is HERE. I paid $15.28 US, plus a few bucks for shipping. There are other ones available, but watch the price! Also, I could not make DVD work with my DVD player, so I watched it on the computer. It worked fine.

What was your favorite movie version of Cinderella?

Did you ever see “Three Wishes for Cinderella?”

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What I have planned for 2019…dragons, Dakonians, prizes & more

The starting pistol fired at midnight on January 1, and I’m off. I have big things planned for my readers this year!

On the publishing front

  • Alien Mischief (Alien Mate 4), on preorder now for a Jan. 31 release.
  • A brand new, alien dragon shifter series. I’m writing book one now. Watch for the preorder in February and the release in the spring.
  • More Dakonians! I’ll be writing another Dakonian Mail Order Bride trilogy for the Intergalactic Dating Agency series, to be released in the fall.
  • A summer romance, most likely book two of the dragon shifter series.

10-year Authorversary Celebration

Soon I will be rolling out all sorts of fun for my 10-year authorversary. Ten years ago, I became a published author. I signed my first book contract in July 2009, and had my first book published in September 2009. The celebration is still in the planning stage, but readers can expect:

  • An exclusive, free prequel to the dragon shifter romance
  • Flash giveaways — keep watch for surprise giveaways you won’t want to miss
  • A really big authorversary prize drawing probably in the summer

Don’t miss out! To be sure you get notified of all the 10th Authorversary goodies, subscribe to my reader newsletter. You’ll get a free book (Married to the Cyborg) to read in the meantime.

My first release of the New Year

My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life–but he was killed on our wedding day.

Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills. Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.

I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.

My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.

Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?

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