Backlist to the Future: Dangerously Mine by A.M. Griffin, #ScifiRom #B2F #TBT

Backlist to the Future is a weekly Thursday feature highlighting science fiction romances from authors’ backlists.

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By A.M. Griffin

Dangerously Mine was the first book that I’d ever finished (while I had started many books, I never finished them). I had this vision of an alien invasion and a kick-ass heroine who was trying to survive in the great beyond. I loved this story from the very start which is why I believe it was so easy to finish. Luckily, my acquiring editor loved it as well and I signed with Ellora’s Cave in 2012. Since its original publication I’ve gotten the rights back and re-released it. Many of the same elements are still present in the book, but I’ve learned a lot since 2012 so there’s a fresh new look to it. I hope the new fans will love it just as much as I do!

Dangerously Mine Description

After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave-trading planet. Freedom and escape are her only priorities, but none of her martial arts training could have prepared her for enslavement to the warrior King Taio. Eva finds herself 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 discovers nothing will stop him from protecting his little warrior.

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

Reader Advisory: Eva’s sexual awakening includes voyeurism.

Excerpt

Heavy breathing behind her caught her off guard. She flipped away, landing in a fighting stance facing the intruder.

Taio stood in the doorway, watching. He gave a curt nod her way, the acknowledgement doing nothing to make her feel relaxed. “You have good skills, Eva.” He hooked his thumbs in the waist of his pants and leaned on the doorway.

Her name never sounded better.

“Thank you.” She relaxed and straightened, her eyes still watching him. She didn’t dare move closer. She didn’t move away either. She stood her ground, her body betraying her in the worst way as her name rolled off his tongue. Her heart sped up a little and her breathing became more labored.

I know trouble when I see it. Eva willed her body to fight against whatever mojo he was throwing at her.

Taio sauntered into the room and took a sword off a rack on the wall. He began flexing it, testing its weight. The gesture caused his arm and chest muscles to ripple with each movement.

Jesus.

“Who taught you how to fight?” he asked.

“My sensei, he lived back home.”

“Earth,” he said as a statement, rather than a question.

“Yes, Earth. Ann Arbor, Michigan, more specifically.”

“A male taught you?” He sounded surprised.

“Yes. Thirteen Earth years of training.”

Taio laughed and shook his head in disbelief. Learning about her savior’s culture had been a shock. Ship was very forthcoming with his information on Sonis, and especially how the males and females had traditional duties that Eva thought were straight out of the eighteen hundreds.

“It’s not unusual on my planet,” she said. “A male can teach a female how to fight or even a female can teach a male.”

He laughed harder. “There could never be such a thing on my world.”

She turned her head away. “I earned a black belt, first Dan in Kyokushin Karate. On Earth I’m considered to be a great fighter.”

“Your people didn’t fare well in the war against the Loconuist,” he pointed out.

She raised her chin. “We didn’t know how to fight them. We’d never encountered aliens before.”

“Then it is good that I will take care of you from now on,” he stated as if it were fact.

She glared at him. “I’m not like the women on your world. I don’t need taking care of.”

“You were captured by the Loconuist and the Tresdonians almost killed you.” Another factual statement.

She shrugged. “But they didn’t.”

He smirked. “Because I saved you.”

“Thanks, but I can take care of myself.”

“It doesn’t matter.” His eyes roamed up and down her body, finally resting on her breasts. “You are my responsibility now,” he said in a low tone.

She fixed her squinting and cold eyes on him. “Ship told me those assholes on that planet gave me to you. That doesn’t mean that I belong to you or that I’m yours to protect. I’m not a slave. Not yours or anyone else’s.”

“If this arrangement doesn’t suit you, I could turn the vessel around and give you back to the Tresdonians.” He turned from her and put the heavy sword back on the wall rack.

Her heart pounded. He wouldn’t…

“No. I’m not going back there.” She held her sword tightly in her grasp.

He turned to face her. “Then it’s agreed. You’re mine.” He stalked slowly toward her. He locked his eyes on hers.

She backed away, not because she was scared of what he might do, but because she was afraid of what she would let him do.

He took another step toward her. “You’ll need to get used to the idea.”

“I will never submit to you.” She didn’t know what surprised her more. That she’d finally found her voice or that she sounded convincing.

“We shall see, little one. We shall see.” Abruptly, Taio turned and walked from the room.

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Author 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 amgriffinbooks.com

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Cover & blurb reveal — Warrior (Breeder 3) #ScifiRom #Dystopian #Alien

Cover by Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs

Coming in August! The exciting conclusion to the Breeder series!

Warrior

I have not yet decided on exact release or preorder dates, but Warrior will be released in early August. I’ve said that Terran (book 2) can be read as a standalone, but with Warrior, you should read the other two books first, because even though it has a new hero and heroine (Anika and Urazi), it completes the overall story arc of the Parseon people. Many readers have noted how “dark” the world is for the women in the Breeder series; in Warrior they get to see what the future holds for them. No spoilers, but the women finally wake up!

The official blurb:

In a fight for freedom, will love become a casualty?

On an alien planet where women are chattel, Anika must perform her duty and become the breeder of an Alpha Commander. Secretly in love with another man, she’s unable to accept the arrangement and runs away. Bound by his duty, her lover Urazi must bring her back to fulfill her responsibility. But as war breaks out, and their planet fights a desperate battle against a villainous despot, Anika and Urazi unite in determination to save their people. With their lives already on the line for disobeying orders, the forbidden love they share becomes the biggest danger of all.

Don’t miss Warrior, the exciting conclusion to the Breeder science fiction romance series.

If you missed the first two books, you can catch up here:

Breeder (book 1)

She was only meant to be the Alpha Commander’s slave…but she became his everything.

High Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra strictly as a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner, Corren. Any infractions of the rules by her will be harshly punished.

But as Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, Dak begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

Dak has enemies, men who will not hesitate to exploit his fondness for Omra, and use it to portray him as unfit to rule as Alpha. Can he expose the rampant cruelty and corruption in Parseon culture… or will the protocol he’s spent his life defending, be the weapon used to destroy them and their love?

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Terran (Breeder 2)

She’s at the mercy of her alien abductor…

After a vicious attack on Earth, Tara Diehl flees earth for the dubious safety of planet Parseon. A vendor in the marketplace, she’s adjusted to the male-dominated culture better than most until she’s kidnapped by Alpha Commander Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggle for freedom with a little corporal discipline. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out of subterfuge grows a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take a stand that drives Parseon to the brink of a civil war, which threatens their love and their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien and a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude.

Don’t miss this steamy science fiction romance. Get your copy of Terran (Breeder 2) today.

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While you wait for #PetsInSpace #scifirom, get the FREE coloring book now!

Release date: October 10, 2017 ~ Preorder now!

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Universal buy link for all booksellers 

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 is available for preorder for an October 10 release.  Ten percent of the first month’s proceeds and preorders benefit Hero-Dogs.org.

While you wait for your copy of Pets in Space, get the FREE coloring book now. It’s not a drawing–everyone gets one. (And no purchase is necessary).

Get the coloring book here

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 (including preorders!) 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.

My story in the anthology is Rescued by the Cyborg

A cyborg’s haunted past and a Faria’s clouded future entwine…

Hostage and sole survivor Solia waits for death at the hands of vicious predatory aliens when Cy-Ops agent Guy Roarke disobeys orders and charges in. A former medic, he initiates emergency medical procedures before rushing her to Cybermed.

Guy is taken with Solia, but the guilt of a past mistake won’t allow him to plan for a future with the delicate, brave beauty. Life is so uncertain, he can’t even keep Mittzi, the kitten his niece gave him. What he can do is see to it Solia gets the help she needs for a full recovery. But when best intentions place her in greater danger, it’s up to a little kitten to make everything all right again.

Rescued by the Cyborg is part of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series.

 

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#RIP my favorite shirt, I’ll always love you…

You never get tired of your favorite clothing.

No matter how worn they become, you still love them (not like the other clothes in your closet). I had a sky blue silk dress that I loved.  I felt so good wearing it, I wore it until the color faded, and the dress started to look ragged.  Another favorite was a hot pink fringed  flapper style cocktail dress. Oh, I loved that dress. It shrank while hanging in the closet and no longer fit me.

I love my white shirt. It’s a simple 3/4 sleeve, low-hip length shirt. Basically a T-shirt, but I like the neckline, the sleeve length, the way it fits, the comfort. Being white, it goes with everything. It’s gotten a little dingy over the years (seven? eight?) and won’t bleach out, and somehow, I don’t know how, it got stained. I can’t wear it in public.

Recently I decided to purge my closet of all the clothes I don’t like, that don’t fit, that are stained. Alas! My favorite white shirt falls into the latter category.

Because of its condition, I can’t donate it to charity. I can’t bear to consign it to the rag bag to wipe up spills and fall further into disrepair.

I’m going to have to send it to the big closet in sky.

Goodbye, my favorite shirt. I’ll always love you…

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Do you have a favorite article of clothing you can’t bear to part with?

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Sneak peek excerpt for Hunted by the Cyborg…Carter’s story #scifirom

About a week ago, I began writing Hunted by the Cyborg, Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 6! This is Carter’s story. Carter Aymes, the founder and director of Cyber Operations, has been a secondary character in all the Cy-Ops books, but he finally gets to be the star!

When the series started with Stranded by the Cyborg, he wasn’t a cyborg yet. But then something happened in book 3, Captured by the Cyborg, and he was transformed. Readers have been asking with every new cyborg book, “Will it be Carter’s story?”

Now, I can say, yes! Book 6, Hunted is it. No lie, I feel the pressure. I want to make this one really, really good because I know how long readers have been waiting for it.

One of the holdups has been that I didn’t know who Carter’s heroine was. I considered a lot of possibilities, even Mikala Aaron. But, no, it’s not her. The muse finally spoke to me, and I have created a very special heroine for Carter.

I only have 10K written so far, but I figure I’ll have the story complete by the fall. However, I won’t publish Hunted with the Cyborg until  January (Probably Jan. 9). I don’t want to conflict with Krinar’s Desire (release date: Sept. 12) or Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 (October 10), or the holiday season.

So, January it is.

And now, here is a sneak peek, unedited excerpt, fresh out of my brain:

Self-loathing snaked through the human part of him. He didn’t doubt the distress was real, but she had to give him the answers he needed, and until she did, he had to do whatever it took to get them.

“Answer the question, Beth, and we can make all this unpleasantness go away.”

For him, it would never go away. He would always remember how he’d browbeaten a woman to tears. In his line of work, he didn’t deal with the best people, but with the scum of the galaxy—traffickers, slavers, despots, terrorists. He did what needed to be done, and if that called for termination of a sentient life form, he carried it out without remorse or self-recrimination.

This was the first time that he’d felt like the lowest scum of the galaxy, but he couldn’t ignore instinct. His little voice was telling him while Beth may not be a criminal, a strong chance existed she was being used by someone who was.

Watch for more sneak peek excerpts. If you need a cyborg fix before January, keep in mind that Pets in Space will have a Cy-Ops novella, Rescued by the Cyborg. (And after Hunted, I’ll write Alien Mate 2).

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#MeetMyPet: Introducing “Mittzi,” the kitten from Embrace the Romance: #PetsInSpace 2

Meet Mittzi, a little gray ball of fluff, who is the “third character” in Rescued by the Cyborg, my story in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. All twelve stories in Pets in Space feature a hero, heroine and a pet sidekick. Each story is accompanied by original drawings done by artist Artist Nyssa Juneau.

I chose a kitten for Rescued by the Cyborg because I’m a cat person and cats are kind of my go-to pets. Writing about a cat was my first instinct in the Pets in Space 1, but I ended up with a robot dog named Sparky. So when I was invited to participate in Pets in Space 2, this time I had to go with a cat.

In the story, hero Guy Roark, a cyborg field agent, is gifted with a kitten by his little niece, Jessamine. In this excerpt, Guy is on his spaceship when he encounters Mittzi for the first time:

Guy pushed into his cabin. Next to his bags was the gift—a box tied with a big red bow. The carton was moving. And mewing. “Oh, Jessamine, what did you do?”

The box bumped into his foot. Atop the lid his niece had written: LIVE ANAMUL. OPEN IMED IMID SOON!

He ripped off the bow and peeled back the top. Inside, an angry, frightened kitten hissed. Jessamine’s cat had birthed a litter, and he recognized this baby by its gray coat, four white feet, and a blotch shaped like a star on its button nose.

Sighing, he reached into the carton.

The kitten growled and swiped its claws across his skin.

“Ow!” Guy yanked his hand back. The kitten leaped out and dove under the berth.

Great. Just great. How could his niece have done such a thing? She shouldn’t have boxed up a live animal—even if she did punch air holes in the carton. If she hadn’t contacted him and insisted he open the present, the kitten might have remained inside for quite a while.

In the corner of the container, he spotted a slip of paper, partially shredded. He unfolded it.

Dear Uncle Guy,

I know you are sad, and I want you to be happy. I am giving you one of Fluffy’s kittens so you won’t be lonely. I named her Mittzi becuz she has four wite white mittens. Pleez come home again, soon.

Jessamine

XOXO

His sister worried about him, but Carter, too, and now Jessamine? He hadn’t hidden his feelings well enough if his seven-year-old niece could pick up on them.

 Rescued by the Cyborg description

A cyborg’s haunted past and a Faria’s clouded future entwine…

Hostage and sole survivor Solia waits for death at the hands of vicious predatory aliens when Cy-Ops agent Guy Roarke disobeys orders and charges in. A former medic, he initiates emergency medical procedures before rushing her to Cybermed.

Guy is taken with Solia, but the guilt of a past mistake won’t allow him to plan for a future with the delicate, brave beauty. Life is so uncertain, he can’t even keep Mittzi, the kitten his niece gave him. What he can do is see to it Solia gets the help she needs for a full recovery. But when best intentions place her in greater danger, it’s up to a little kitten to make everything all right again.

Rescued by the Cyborg is part of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series.

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 (including preorders!) 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.

Release date: October 10, 2017

Preorder now!

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Backlist to the Future: Zero-G Spot by Mark S.R. Sterling…sex in outer space

Backlist to the Future is a weekly Thursday feature highlighting science fiction romances from authors’ backlists.

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By Mark S.R. Sterling

This book had a comical origin. I was conferring with my beta reader on another book, asking her for title suggestions. Her husband chimed in with, “Zero-G Spot.” This was totally inappropriate for the book we were discussing, but it was a catchy title. Almost immediately, the plot materialized in my brain. The concept of weightless sex has been addressed in SciFi before, but NASA has always said the suggested techniques were untested.

The second woman in space, Svetlana Savitskaya, was rumored to have attempted the feat with her co-cosmonaut, Aleksandr Serebrov, but it was always officially denied.

The only married couple to fly in space is astronauts Mark Lee and Jan Davis. They were secretly married shortly before their mission on Space Shuttle Endeavour. Both have refused to answer questions about the nature of their relationship during the mission.

Rumors circulated about coziness between Elena Kondakova and Valery Polyakov on a mission to the space station Mir after a video showing Valery playfully splashing water on Elena during their time in space.

Anyway, I addressed the issue combined with a sexy alien abduction, and a save-the-world plot. With dogged determination, I wrote the book in less than a week. Earth had been ravaged by the huge blue aliens for several hundred years. Earth’s defenses had been unable to prevent the aliens from abducting women. While the exact reason why the aliens wanted the women remained unknown, rumors of sexual slavery abound.

As the book opens, Leanne has just met her fate. Her attempt to escape an alien raid has landed her in the hands of one of the blue giants, Jax. As his spaceship escapes Earth, she contemplates what his next action might be in the attached excerpt.

Zero-G Spot Description

Weightless—where every action has a reaction.

Leanne had heard many stories of how the aliens humiliate and abuse the young women they capture. And now, after being abducted herself, she helplessly awaits her fate as a slave girl.

Jax had received training about human female anatomy, and had been warned that seeing one naked would significantly disrupt the functioning of the male alien brain. However, nothing prepared him for the erotic Leanne.

In a damaged spacecraft, Jax searches for a solution to save himself and his female captive while Earth’s destiny hangs in the balance.

But all is not hopeless.

Determine to survive, the two isolated space travelers overcome their fears, and find that their journey home leads them to an entirely different state of being.

Excerpt

Leanne had expected the mutant to insist that she indecently expose herself, but he didn’t. Neither did he subject her to a humiliating ‘medical examination’. In the videos, the captive women were strapped nude to examination tables. Their hands were bound over their heads as their breasts were prodded. Their knees were forced up and open, and their ankles were strapped to stirrups.  Defenselessly exposed, they were probed. The virgins were then shaved—down there.  However, this alien did not rip her bikini away. She could, however, clearly see the lust he was containing—in the ‘tent’ that formed in his briefs—as he watched her swim weightless in the air. She imagined that it would not be much longer before he demanded that she service him.

When she finished her business, the blue web strand holding her wrist spontaneously retracted and she was once again pinned to the wall. With this movement, the knot that she had hastily tied behind her back, when the aliens had attacked the swimming pool, spontaneously released. With her left hand bound to the wall, she frantically twisted as she struggled to gather the loose strings with her right hand. Spinning in the zero-g cabin, her reward for this effort was that the bikini top came completely off. In a flash, her breasts were floating free in the weightless spaceship cabin.

She stretched her free arm across her chest to conceal what she could. Sensing his movement, she glanced up to see what the alien’s response would be. She anticipated that the unfortunate accident was to be the trigger that unleashed his passions. His manhood had swollen into a full erection. It pressed through the containing flap of his briefs to reveal its pinkish color and true size.

At least it’s not blue.

Leanne forced herself to relax. She would submissively allow him to do what he wanted.

He’ll want oral first.

She mentally prepared herself to provide fellatio. She would willingly take his long, thick member into her mouth. She reasoned that, if she sucked him submissively, then it would be over faster. And he wouldn’t hurt her or demand more of her. She lowered her arm to reveal herself to him.

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Author bio

Mark S. R. Sterling is a semi-retired industrial safety engineer who left full time employment during the recent surge in unemployment. {Yes, you may read between the lines.} Now, when not actually gainfully employed, he spends his time trading stock market index options, or traveling and visiting his children in the I-95 Corridor along the US Southeast coast.

Mark’s entertainment is the ocean. He enjoys the beach, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and the ever popular barstool warming in waterfront taverns. It is in this last activity where he enjoys his all time favorite pastime of simply meeting people. You see, while Mark’s stories are fictional, the specific incidents and characters are built from somebody’s real life.

So the next time you are in a waterfront tavern and someone engages you in conversation open up and tell something interesting about your life. Then, you will be a character in Mark’s next book.

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Where did the year go? My plans for the rest of 2017…

Can you believe half the year is gone ? When 2017 rolled around and I looked ahead at the books that needed to be written, published, and promoted, I didn’t know how I would accomplish it all. I filled up my whiteboard, worked through it, erased it, and filled it up again.

With half the year over, I feel work has slowed a bit and I can relax. (No, Fate, that is not an invitation for you to strike me with some calamity!).

Here’s what you can expect from me in the second half:

August

Warrior, the conclusion of the Breeder trilogy will be published, the exact date is TBD (the date on the whiteboard is tentative). It will probably go on preorder in late July.

September

Krinar’s Desire, a Kindle Worlds romance based on the Krinar Chronicles (by Anna Zaires) will be published on September 12. There won’t a preorder, and since it’s Kindle Worlds, it will only be available on Amazon.

October

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 will be released October 10. The anthology includes my story Rescued by the Cyborg, a Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance. Rescued will give Cy-Ops fans a fix to tide them over until Carter’s story is published. PISA 2 goes on preorder everywhere on July 15.

October 19-22, I’ll attend and sign books at the Ozark Indie Bookfest in Springfield, Missouri. I’ll be participating in a panel discussion about newsletters and street teams (Oct. 20).

Post October

The next new book published will be Carter’s story; I started writing it last week. The working title is Hunted by the Cyborg. It will probably be finished in the fall, but it won’t be released until January 2018. I don’t want it to compete with the release of Krinar’s Desire or Pets in Space (and contractually I can’t release a book within 30 days of the release of PISA anyway), which would put the next available release date into the middle of November. By then we’re into the holiday season, and historically, that’s a bad time to release a nonholiday book. So I’ll hold Hunted by the Cyborg until January.

After Hunted, I’ll begin writing the Alien Mate 2 for an early spring release. I’m considering turning Conversations with DH into a book, and publishing maybe February-ish.

Did I say I was relaxed?

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It’s my anniversary and a book birthday! Terran is LIVE

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Today is my 24th wedding anniversary, and I’m celebrating with a book birthday! Terran (Breeder 2) is now live on all sales channels.

Book description:

She’s at the mercy of her alien abductor…

After a vicious attack on Earth, Tara Diehl flees earth for the dubious safety of planet Parseon. A vendor in the marketplace, she’s adjusted to the male-dominated culture better than most until she’s kidnapped by Alpha Commander Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggle for freedom with a little corporal discipline. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out of subterfuge grows a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take a stand that drives Parseon to the brink of a civil war, which threatens their love and their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien and a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude.

Don’t miss this steamy science fiction romance. Get your copy of Terran (Breeder 2) today.

Excerpt:

Alpha Marlix, a very powerful (and feared) planetary ruler, has gone to a bazaar to purchase uniform fabric. He’s forced to deal with a vendor from Earth. Urazi  is the commander’s “beta.”

“Do you doubt me?” She responded to Urazi’s question but scowled at Marlix. She so much resembled a hissing feleen cub, Marlix would have laughed, except for the warming in his loins. In contrast to this Terran, Parseon breeders were meek creatures. He’d never taken a female who’d demonstrated as much fire as this one. What would it be like, he wondered? Would she claw at him, or would she submit?

Had she been a breeder, he would have been within his rights to shove her to the floor and find out. But the treaty prevented him from using Terran females in that manner, and Parseon faced enough problems without causing a diplomatic incident. But he did take full liberty to study again the softness of her skin, the length of her legs, and the points of her nipples tenting her uniform. She dressed like the people of her race, covering her entire torso. She didn’t bare the right side of her chest the way Parseon people did to reveal their insignia.

As unbelievable as it seemed, Terrans didn’t recognize status. They considered all people to be equal, one of many issues shaking an already uneasy alliance. Who could trust a race that lacked discernment?

He inspected the vendoress’s chest again. Given the breast-baring construction of the beige shifts breeders wore, female mammary glands held few secrets. But the fact that this vendoress had hidden hers aroused his curiosity. Did she have round breasts or conical ones? Long, thick nipples or small ones?

“Hey, buddy. My eyes are up here!” She snapped her fingers in front of her face.

Marlix frowned in confusion. “I’m aware of the location of your eyes. Besides your pink hair, I noticed them right away. Tell me, are all females on your planet similarly hued?”

“You don’t get out much, do you?” She planted her hands on her hips. The motion drew his attention to her mammary glands again.

“I am out now,” Marlix answered in all honesty but got the impression he’d annoyed her again when she tsked.

“I’ll get the rest of your order.” She stomped away, muttering something about a pig. She disappeared behind a curtained entrance.

“What is a pig?” Marlix consulted with Urazi.

“Let me research it on the translator.” His beta tucked the bolt under his arm, unclipped his Personal Communication Device, and tapped into it. He raised his head. “A domesticated porcine mammal indigenous to the planet Terra.”

“What about a jackass?”

Urazi tapped and peered at his PCD. “A domesticated member of the equine family. Male.” He looked up. “I’m not sure, Commander—” His beta exhaled. “But I suspect pig and jackass are derogatory terms.”

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Terran can be read as a standalone. The romance between Marlix and Tara is resolved at the end. The story of the Parson women continues in book 3, Warrior, to be released in August.

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This was us, 24 years ago today

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#8Sunday: From Breeder…how simply and unexpectedly change begins…

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Woo hoo! Terran (Breeder 2) releases on Tuesday. For now, I’m continuing with excerpts from Breeder (Book 1). I’m going to give you all a break from the darkness. Sival, the BCF director, is flogged nearly to death. Dak picks up Omra to take her home. They are traveling on a beast-drawn conveyance. This is a simple scene, but it’s one of my favorites.

A branch of a large, bushy plant slapped against the conveyance as they passed, and she plucked off a tender leaf. She stroked it, marveling at the smoothness, and raised it to her nose.

“What are you doing?”

“I-I am smelling a leaf.”

“Why?”

Because she hadn’t been outside the BCF walls in a year…because she hadn’t danced in a meadow, raised her face to the rain, woven a garland of flowers, or watched fallen leaves soar on the wind.

Before she could devise a response, he asked, “What does it smell like?”

Emboldened by his question, she held up the compound leaf by its petiole. “Do you wish to smell?”

She expected him to take the leaf, but he grabbed her hand and raised it to his nose; her breath caught in her throat, and a flutter of whisperflies circled inside her stomach.

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She was only meant to be the Alpha Commander’s slave…but she became his everything.

High Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra strictly as a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner, Corren. Any infractions of the rules by her will be harshly punished.

But as Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, Dak begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

Dak has enemies, men who will not hesitate to exploit his fondness for Omra, and use it to portray him as unfit to rule as Alpha. Can he expose the rampant cruelty and corruption in Parseon culture… or will the protocol he’s spent his life defending, be the weapon used to destroy them and their love?

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