Get a free bookmark in the Veterans week #giveaway #VeteransDay #PetsInSpace

You may have heard that 10% of the first month’s proceeds from the sale of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 will benefit Hero-dogs.org. If that’s all you saw, you might think, pets, dogs…animal charity gets a donation.

Not so.

Hero-dogs isn’t about dogs! It’s an organization supporting U.S. military veterans by providing service animals free of charge. It isn’t the dogs who benefit–it’s the veterans.

In keeping with the action-oriented nature of science fiction romance, many of the heroes and heroines are military, and in Pets in Space, the animals support those heroes–just like the canines of Hero-Dogs.

Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, the last day that your purchase of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 can support veterans.

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As my thank you for visiting, if you leave me a comment, I’ll mail you a bookmark for free. Tell me about the veteran in your life, about your pets, about Pets in Space–anything. After you comment, email me at carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com and give me your mailing address so I can send you the bookmark.

This free bookmark offers ends at midnight, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first months profits 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.

 

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#SFR author A.M. Griffin shows where the magic happens #AuthorsInSpace

By A.M. Griffin

Hey everyone!

Welcome to my work/writing space. It’s not much but it’s where all the magic happens. I love my all-in-one computer. It’s big so I don’t have to strain my eyes when I work. Don’t mind the other monitor to the side, that’s for work-work. I got my desk a few years back and it’s probably time to get a new one. I find that I’m stuffing junk into my drawers, in the small cabinet and underneath the desk. Since I use it for writing and work-work it’s serving a dual purpose. What I love most about this space is that I have 2 windows to look out from. I watch the people behind us and my neighbors on the side. Now, what my dog loves about me sitting here most of the day is that I’m right next to the back door. She thinks that it’s my job to let her in and out all day long. I also have another writing space which is on my bed using my laptop. I’m not going to show you that since that’s where all the REAL magic happens. LOL.

A.M. Griffin Bio

A.M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.
For more information please visit www.amgriffinbooks.com | Facebook | Twitter

Dangerously Mine

After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave trading planet. Escape and freedom are her only priority, but none of her martial arts training prepared her for what she faces. She finds herself enslaved to the warrior King Taio. Eva’s drawn  to this sexy alien male who ignites her heart and body.

Taio is disgusted with the idea of  owning a slave—until now. From the moment he sees her, he knows Eva is his for  the taking. Torn between lust and duty, Taio knows nothing will stop him from  protecting his little warrior.

Publisher’s Note: This story was  previously published with Ellora’s Cave under the title Dangerously Mine and has been revised by the Author for re-publish.

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Tasha Black M.K. EidemSusan Grant | Laurie Green | Michelle HowardPauline Baird Jones | Alexis Glynn Latner | Sue Lyndon |  Charmaine Pauls|  Sabine Priestley |  Veronica ScottJessica Subject | S.E. “Susan” SmithCarol Van Natta | Anna Zaires

Did you like seeing A.M.’s office? Leave her a comment so she knows you visited.

Next week’s guest: Eve Langlais.

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The challenge of creating alien main characters in science fiction romance #scifirom #PetsinSpace #cyborg

An inspiration photo for Solia, the heroine of Rescued by Cyborg in Pets in Space 2

“I think if we Terrans had met the Farian people before our languages evolved, we’d use to the word Farian to mean beauty.” – Benson Vincere, Hunted by the Cyborg

Aliens as secondary characters are fun and easy to develop because an author can do anything she wants with them. You can be as creative and “out there” as you wish. But developing alien main characters is a challenge. I love my “slime crawlers” and my six-eyed, sticky-fingered Arcanians, but I could never cast them as the hero or heroine. In science fiction romance, alien main characters need to different from humans, but they still have to appeal to readers. Readers have to be able see them as the hero or heroine.

One main character I created for my Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance cyborg series is the Faria. If the name looks a little familiar, it’s a play on fairy. Faria are winged humanoids, but wings aren’t the only feature that make them different from humans.

Faria have silver skin and a natural luminosity that makes them glow. They don’t blush, they silver. They have musical, tinkling voices. Nature has grated each faria a “special gift” or talent that is unique to that individual.

Faria have starred as the heroines in two Cy-Ops books.  Illumina—whose name means light—is the heroine of book 3, Captured by the Cyborg. She is a computer sensate. She has the ability to mentally integrate into computer code. She can hack into any computer system.

Solia—whose name mean sun—is the heroine of Rescued by the Cyborg, my story in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. Her special gift is languages. She can speak or at least understand just about any language. In addition, because her mother was an empath, she inherited a moderate amount of empathic ability.

Both Illumina and Solia make a reprise as secondary characters in Hunted by the Cyborg, book 6, which will be released in January.

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Help me pick a new Authors in Space logo & enter to win an autographed #SFR

I need your opinion!

Authors in Space is a weekly blog feature in which science fiction romance authors show off their offices. I want to change the logo for the feature. Give me your feedback on the new logo options, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for free autographed paperback of Claimed by the Cyborg.

This is the old logo:

Here are the new options. Which one is the most interesting/attention-getting? Which one would makes you the most curious about the feature?

Option 1, laptop with computer code:

Option 2, woman on the moon:

Option 3, laptop on the moon:

So…which one do you prefer? Tell me your choice in the comments.  Be sure to leave your email either in the sign-in box or in the comments so I can notify you if you win Claimed by the Cyborg.  Visit my blog on Saturday to find out which logo I selected, who won the prize, and to see the office of author A.M. Griffin.

Check out these author offices:

Tasha Black M.K. EidemSusan Grant | Laurie Green | Michelle HowardPauline Baird Jones | Alexis Glynn Latner | Sue Lyndon |  Charmaine Pauls|  Sabine Priestley |  Veronica ScottJessica Subject | S.E. “Susan” SmithCarol Van Natta | Anna Zaires

This is what you could win:

March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.

The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty. Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.

More info on Claimed by the Cyborg

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Freebie Friday Winners Announced!

Over the weekend I held a prize drawing for two pet toys. The winner of the dog toy is Sharon Extine and the winner of the cat toy is Louise Haring. Congrats, ladies!

Thank you everyone who answered the question and entered the drawing. Freebie Friday is always the fourth Friday of the month on carabristol.com. The next one will be November 24 — the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t know what I’ll give away, probably a book or some swag.

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A ‘creative’ writing office for author Sue Lyndon #AuthorsInSpace #ScifiRom

By Sue Lyndon

My home office is for more than writing, as you can see from the scrapbooking area to the right and the sewing desk to the left. I do all sorts of creative things in my office, although most of my time here is definitely spent at my writing desk. If I hit my word count goal for the day early enough, I’ll sometimes reward myself with a little crafting time.

On my cork board, I have some postcards from Montana, one of my favorite places to vacation, especially the Flathead Lake area. To the right of my desk is my treasured Captain Janeway action figure that Mr. Lyndon got me for Christmas many years ago. I’m a big Star Trek Voyager fan, and I find Captain Janeway’s character super fascinating, so of course she has a place of honor right next to my desk.

 

I do most of my writing during the day, but I often sneak down to my office to read and crochet in the evenings. Here is my reading/thinking/crocheting corner. My office is pretty much my favorite place to hang out, whether I’m writing or crafting or reading.

Sue Lyndon Bio

USA TODAY bestselling author Sue Lyndon writes steamy D/s romance in a variety of genres, everything from contemporary to historical to fantasy. But no matter the genre, her heroes are always HOT dominant alpha males. She’s a #1 Amazon bestseller in multiple categories, including BDSM Erotica and Sci-Fi Erotica. She also writes non-bdsm sci-fi romance under the name Sue Mercury. When she’s not busy working on her next book, you’ll find her hanging out with her family, watching sci-fi movies, reading, or sneaking chocolate.

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A new MFM fantasy romance from Sue Lyndon…  

Claiming Their Slave (Barbarian Mates, Book 3)

Though she dreamed for years of escaping her cruel master, Ava never expected that when she finally left her village it would be in the company of a huge, roughly-handsome barbarian who just purchased her at auction. Despite his stern demeanor and his promise to spank her for any misbehavior, however, her new owner’s firm-handed dominance arouses her deeply.

Jaxon has no intention of keeping Ava as a mere slave, but a human girl would not be safe on her own, and when she attempts to run away he takes her over his knee for a painful, humiliating chastisement. The fact that his strict correction leaves her soaking wet and quivering with need confirms that she will be a suitable mate, and before long she is writhing in ecstasy as she is brought to a helpless, blushing climax over his lap.

Upon arriving at the home shared by Jaxon and his brother, Ava is informed that the two battle-hardened warriors plan to claim her as their shared bride. Her mates make it clear that they will expect her complete submission and will not hesitate to punish her as thoroughly and shamefully as necessary to teach her obedience, but in spite of everything, will she soon find herself longing for the moment when they will claim her completely?

Note: Like all the books in the Barbarian Mates series, Claiming Their Slave can be enjoyed as a standalone title.

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Freebie Friday: win a toy for your dog or cat #Scifirom #PetsInSpace #FreebieFriday

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The Freebie Friday drawing is now closed, and the winners have been selected.

The winner of the dog toy is Sharon Extine and the winner of the cat toy is Louise Haring. Congrats, ladies!

Thank you everyone who answered the question and entered the drawing. Freebie Friday is always the fourth Friday of the month on carabristol.com. The next one will be November 24 — the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t know what I’ll give away, probably a book or some swag.

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This month’s Freebie Friday prize drawing is all about pets!  Answer a pet question to enter the drawing for a dog toy or a cat toy.

I’m dedicating this post to the USA Today Bestseller Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, an anthology of 12 science fiction romances, each one featuring a pet sidekick (Disclosure: I’m one of the authors).

To enter to win a pet toy answer the question below. Also, tell me whether you would want the dog toy (the big one) or the cat toy (the little one). Please don’t say either one; please pick your preference. Two winners by random draw will be selected, one for the squeaky dog toy and one for the “bouncy” cat toy.

Be sure to leave your email address either in the sign-in box or in the comments so I can contact you if you win. I will ship internationally.

You have until Sunday evening, October 29 to enter the drawing. The winner will be selected and notified Monday morning.

And the question is:

If you went to outer space and could bring an animal, what kind would you take?

(Note: “space” can be a spaceship, a space station or another planet, however you want to define it)

Freebie Friday is held on the fourth Friday of the month on carabristol.com. Each month I have a different question and a different prize.

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 description

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first months profits 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.

Universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/3L9aYM

 

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Backlist to the Future: The alternate reality of The Space Colonel’s Woman by Jay Shaw

By Jay Shaw

Have you ever watched a TV series, fallen in love with the world and its characters, and wanted to escape there?

What if the plotlines portrayed on our TV screens and movie theatres are actually based on the top secret missions of real people, living real lives, in a galaxy of an alternate reality?

That is the premise for THE SPACE COLONEL’S WOMAN, book one of my Dragonus Chronicles science fiction romance series.

I was at a crossroads where great changes were afoot, and I was left wondering what the next chapter of my life would entail.  Then, as I made my kids’ school lunches, an image of a woman walking along the beach with the sea breeze playing in her hair, came to me. I imagined the scent of the ocean and the sand under her bare feet.  It was as I walked past my computer, I knew I had to write her story down.  From the moment I began to type, it flowed.  It felt right and I began to wonder if writing was what I was meant to do.

As I continued to expand on my first imaginings, an entire universe full of amazing characters was opening itself up to me, inviting me along for the ride.  But it was a conversation with my best friend that convinced me I was writing not only a book, but many books.  I was taking the first steps down a path which was feeling more right the longer I stayed on it.

I wanted to share that sense of being beside characters as they went on their journey, to smell the air of an alien world, and feel your heart pound with the excitement of flying a space fighter through a nebula.  For me, there’s nothing like a scifi story packed full of action and smoking-hot romance.  I hope following Julia, meeting her space pilot Colonel, and seeing the Dragonus Galaxy through their eyes, is as thrilling for readers as it was for me to write.

The Space Colonel’s Woman blurb

Helicopter pilot, Julia Swift, lives her life from one rescue to the next. Unlucky in love, she longs for a lover who resembles the hero of her favorite space show, Phoenix Rising.

When an injured man falls through a portal and lands on her local beach, it seems the universe has granted her wish. Not only does Colonel Mark Holden resemble the fictional military commander, he also bears his name.

Despite the incredulity of their situation, Mark and Julia share an inexplicable connection. They realize they have spent their whole lives searching for each other. But when Mark’s team comes to rescue him, Julia must choose. Will she stay behind? Or will she travel with a man she hardly knows, to the fictional Dragonus Galaxy?

A world brought to life in an alternate reality…

Excerpt

The scene that started it all, Julia’s walk along the beach.

The time glowed red in the otherwise pitch black room.  She lay amid rumpled bedding, the echo of a scream lingering in her ears and her heart racing.  A fine sweat shimmered on her skin and the hairs on her arms stood on end.  Her dark-haired lover with whiskey-colored eyes nothing more than a fading image in the back of her mind.

“Wow!” She panted, flopping back against her pillow. “Good dream.”

Watching Phoenix Rising before bed wasn’t conducive to a restful sleep, it seemed.  Julia groaned, rolled over, and went back to sleep.  Now if only there was a man like Mark Holden out there for her.

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Julia felt revived as she strode along the beach, accompanied by the ceaseless thunder of crashing waves.  She relished the taste of salt spray on her lips and the scent of a wild fresh wind as it caressed her skin, and whipped her hair from her face.  The rugged end of the beach with its boulder-strewn sand, caves, and overhanging forestry, was her favorite place for solitude.  Tourists, families, and dog-walkers preferred the flat wide expanses of the southern end.  But today, the entire beach was hers.

Seated on her chosen rock she shrugged out of her backpack and folded her long legs under her.  It was fantastic to be still, to have no demands on her time.  Calm had settled over her, easing away the restlessness of the previous night and she closed her eyes to fully appreciate it.

A blinding white flash jolted her eyes open as it lit the entire area.  Electric-blue lightning arced across the dome of the sky, crackling and hissing as it contacted with moisture in the salty air.  Its silhouette burned dark on her retinas, overlapping with itself time and again as she tried to blink it away.  The hairs on her arms danced, charged with a static that sent an army of goosebumps marching across her skin.

What the hell had happened?

No time seemed to have passed, and yet she sensed something had definitely changed.  A shudder ran down her spine, releasing the breath she’d unconsciously held.

A sound like someone having the wind knocked out of them made her jump.  Julia turned and saw a man lying motionless on the sand a few meters from where she sat.  He hadn’t been there before the flash, she was certain of it.  Whatever had just happened, only the two of them were aware of it.

He groaned in pain, but didn’t move.  Whoever he was, he was hurt and she was the only person around to help.

She knelt in the sand at his side.  He was a soldier.  That much was obvious from the weapons he wore on his waist and thigh.  His tall muscular frame clad in a military vest, black tee and BDUs, and combat boots.

“Hello.”

“Are you okay?”

There was no response.

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Author bio:

Jay Shaw is a New Zealand author, a mum of two teens, and a lover of books. She’s an incurable romantic who stays up early and sleeps in late, and survives on a diet of M&Ms, bottled water, and steak with mushroom sauce.

She has a preference for tall, dark-haired, military men in thigh holsters and combat boots, but isn’t opposed to the occasional shirtless cowboy in tight denim.

Jay’s favorite books to write are sci-fi, paranormal, and contemporary, romance stories.  Her characters will, through trial and tribulation, adventure and discovery, ultimately find their one great love.  A love that all of time and space will lie down and be still for.

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S.E. Smith: Where does all the love come from? #PetsInSpace #ScifiRom

The single greatest gift for me is to be able to give to others. I am honored to share my talents to bring joy and offer support through the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Project. ~ Susan

By S.E. “Susan” Smith

 I’ve heard it said that love is the universal language. If that is the case, then it is definitely talking up a storm in my stories. If you were to ask me do I believe in love at first sight, I would have to answer ‘Yes, absolutely.’ Why? Because it happened to my husband and I – 31 years ago.

I am a true believer of not having to make the reader wait until the last few pages of the story to find out that the characters care about each other. Some might complain and call it Insta-love, but in reality, it happens. Does this mean that life is all emus and roses? Absolutely not! Yes, there might be some Insta-love going on, but there is also a lot of learning how to deal with it as well.

Each of my stories is different because the characters are all unique in their own way. In the case of Pearl’s Dragon, Pearl St. Claire is a sixty plus year old woman who has loved and lost. She knows how fragile life can be and how quickly it can be taken away from you. She has experienced the highs and lows from her first love to betrayal to dealing with the death of a love one. When you have a character who understands and has lived life, they are not going to handle it the same way a younger person would.

In Pearl’s case, she is fiercely independent, but she also recognizes that she is still a woman who can love and who can be loved. She isn’t going to go through the angst that a younger woman might. Realizing this, I wrote her the way she should be written, as a strong woman not afraid – nor ashamed – to go after what she wants and Pearl wants a hunky, battle scarred dragon shifter named Asim.

So, whether you are young or old, don’t be afraid to grasp life and live it. You only get one shot at it – make it the best one you can. Love isn’t about age, it is about being willing to embrace it with both hands and being strong enough to say yes.

Excerpt from Pearl’s Dragon:

No time to get drunk, we have mate to court, his dragon gleefully retorted.

Court? Asim asked, distracted.

Remember what Ariel say? Mandra court her if he make her mad, his dragon reminded him. I court my mate. She like me then.

“We don’t have a ma….”

The words died on Asim’s lips when he stepped around the bushes and onto the path. He jerked to a stop, his gaze immediately locked on the slender figure of a woman standing near a table laden with food. She was turned slightly away from him so all he could see was her profile.

I told you. I find us mate! His dragon gloated.

Asim swallowed, blinked, and nodded without realizing he was silently agreeing with his dragon. From her profile, he could tell that she was older than the other princesses – a fact that sent a wave of relief through him. She was like finely aged wine that a man could appreciate.

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first months profits 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.

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S.E. Smith is an Internationally Acclaimed, Award-Winning, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away. Readers can join her at:

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Did you miss Susan Smith’s story  A Mate for Matrix: Cyborg Protection Unit? The story was published in the first Pets in Space anthology that is no longer available. Susan will send you a copy of the story FREE if you send a copy of your receipt or a screenshot showing proof of purchase of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 to getmybookoutthere@gmail.com.  This is a limited time offer.

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Sneak peek excerpt from HUNTED BY THE CYBORG (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 6)

Release date: January 9, 2018
Preorder: November 2017

Having finished the first draft of Hunted by the Cyborg, (Carter’s story) I’m working on revisions. Here’s an unedited snippet I’d like to share:

“I’m not known for sugar-coating the truth,” he said as they boarded the vertical transport. He palmed the GenScan screen, waited until the light signaled his identity had been authenticated. “Lobby,” he instructed the computer.

“What are you known for?” she asked.

His rep credited him with achieving the impossible.  However, close associates like Brock and Mikala knew of the near-misses, the times when he’d pulled success out of the drink at the last second, and of his abject failures. He obsessed over the losses. In the dead of sleepness nights, doubts lurched out of the shadows to torment him. What if Cyber Operations couldn’t defeat Lamani? What if the planets fell one by one until the balance of power tipped to Lamis-Odg? How many trillions would die?

Cy-Ops had stolen a Terran woman right from under the nose of a Lamis-Odg general, saved a Faria from her murderous AOP ambassador ex-husband, and rescued hostages from the predatory Ka-Te. Saving individuals wasn’t so difficult.

Protecting a galaxy from an alien race bent on annihilating entire worlds when the alliance of nation planets was in denial over the extent of the threat? There weren’t enough nights left in his life to figure out how to do that.

Except somehow he had to.

“I’m sorry. I asked a wrong question,” Beth said.

Wrong? She’d hit a bullseye. “It got me thinking, that’s all.” He forced a smile. “I’m known for getting things done.”

Hunted by the Cyborg blurb

Are the secrets that bind, the secrets that will destroy?

Billionaire Carter Aymes, director of Cyber Operations, a covert cyborg force, devotes his wealth and life to saving others, rescuing hostages and other victims from desperate situations. His ultimate mission is to hunt down and eliminate Lamani, the alien terrorist mastermind, before he conquers the galaxy.

When Carter hires Beth O’Shea, a vulnerable but courageous woman with connections to his past, their attraction is immediate and strong, but he knows getting involved with her is a bad idea. He’s her boss, and he has way too many classified projects to protect to risk letting someone get close.

Rejected by the progenitors who cloned her, Beth is determined to live a normal human life, beginning by getting an ordinary job with a security firm. But, from the start, she questions the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the organization. She can’t help but wonder about the tall, muscled, larger-than-life director who gave her a chance when she desperately needed one. Could he ever be romantically interested in a woman like her, in a clone?

When Beth is attacked, they both realize how short and tenuous life is, and their mutual attraction becomes too powerful to resist.

As their relationship heats up, so does the urgency to capture Lamani before he can unleash a stealth weapon at a critical planetary Summit meeting. With time running out, Carter discovers that stopping Lamani may require sacrificing Beth’s life.

Will Carter be able to rescue her, or will his new love be the one person he can’t save?

Coming in January 2018: Hunted by the Cyborg, an exciting standalone novel in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series. Get notified of the release and get a free Cy-Ops story while you wait.

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Carter has been a secondary character in every single  Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance, including Married to the Cyborg, the free novella newsletter subscribers get. Married to the Cyborg is the standalone sequel to book 1, Stranded with the Cyborg, which is free to everyone.

Carter also appears in Rescued by the Cyborg, my novella in the recently released science fiction romance anthology Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

 

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Books and a bass violin dress up author Tasha Black’s office #AuthorsInSpace #PNR

By Tasha Black

Although I’ve got several spaces in the house that I use for writing, my favorite writing spot occupies the same territory that the rest of the family uses for music and books! I always feel extra inspired when I’m writing between a bass violin and a hundred-year old piano. (Though I often wonder whether my laptop feels self-conscious…)

You can probably see the little carved wolf to the right of my laptop. He came from a recent trip to the Pocono Indian Museum. On the left is a miniature reproduction of Rodin’s sculpture, The Kiss. I love sculpture and especially Rodin. The Kiss never fails to leave me feeling the romance!

Our house is an old Victorian. It’s full of nooks and crannies and extra doors and odd-shaped windows, so we have to be creative to make it work. Mr. Black built me this wall of bookshelves soon after we bought the house. As you can see, it is overflowing and two rows deep in some places. (Time for more shelves, Mr. Black!) Although I’m a big fan of eBooks I still love my paperbacks and hardcovers. Mr. Black likes to tease that one day I will come home and all my paper books will be gone with nothing in their place but my kindle and iPad all alone on the middle shelf!

Always at my feet is my self-proclaimed assistant, Sookie (named after the True Blood heroine). She looks very dignified in this picture, but in real life she’s a goofball, constantly leaping around and barking at squirrels out the window, or even just the reflection of her own tags against the wall. Sookie is dead serious about her true vocation though, which is reminding me when it’s time to get away from the computer and take a walk. (Or time to terrify the mail man with wild barking – she’s easy about the what, as long as she gets me out of the chair!) Sookie was an inspiration for the German Shepherds I wrote about in Lobo, though the dogs in the K-9 training program are much more disciplined.

Thanks for visiting my writing lair!

Tasha Black Bio

Tasha Black is a USA Today bestselling author of SciFi and Paranormal romance. She lives in a big old Victorian in a tiny college town. Tasha loves reading anything she can get her hands on, making up stories, and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. 

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Tasha Black is the author of Lobo

Her life has gone to the dogs… literally.

After a bad break-up with a long-term boyfriend Veronica can finally devote herself fully to training search and rescue dogs for the local police department. The only problem is that she has to train the humans too, and they’re not as much fun as the K-9 officers.

Until Lobo…

Lobo has arrived on Earth with nothing but the brand-new human body he inhabits and the mission to find a mate and annihilate her with pleasure until she accepts him. Although nearly every Earth female he meets seems most eager to get to know him better, Lobo finds himself drawn only to Veronica. And she refuses to acknowledge their mutual attraction. The only way to her heart is through the dogs.

When one of the K-9s is in trouble, it’s up to Veronica to help him but there’s only one problem – dogs can’t talk. And while the rest of the department is ready to give up on the canine, Lobo offers to help solve the mystery and save Veronica’s best friend.
Can Veronica accept Lobo’s help while hanging onto her feelings? Or will the sexy alien bring her heart to heel?

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