Dragon shifter romance, anyone? Check out the Dragon Book Fair!!

If you love dragon-shifter romances, check out the Dragon Book Fair on BookFunnel. My science fiction romance Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1) is the book fair along with 79 other books by amazing authors! Book fair on Book Funnel. The book fair runs until December 31, 2019

Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?

The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.

K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.

Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from the fire of angry king’s retaliation?

Get Under Fyre at the Book Fair or from your favorite vendor.

Under Fyre, the first book in the Alien Dragon Shifter series, is a stand-alone read with an HEA. I’m currently writing the sequel,  Line of Fyre (working title) to be released February-ish.

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Cyborg romance 99¢ sale! #CyberMonday #CyberMondaySale #scifiromance

What’s a cyborg’s favorite day of the year? CYber Monday! I’ve joined with a group of fifteen science fiction romance authors to celebrate “Cyborg Monday” with a BIG 99-cent sale on cyborg romances on BookFunnel. But hurry! This deal ends on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

See the complete lineup of 99-cent deals and claim your cyborg on BookFunnel.

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Recommended Reads: Books I read and enjoyed in November 2019 #amreading #RecommendedReads

It looks like I only finished reading four books this month. That’s true. However, in between reading these four, I’ve also been reading the 3000+page Once Upon a Christmas Wedding: a holiday romance collection. I’ve been reading it since the middle of October, and I’m only 2/3 done. I read a few novellas in the anthology, then another book, a few novellas, then another book… It has become a matter of honor to finish the book!!! But by now, it’s become apparent that I am not going to meet my Goodreads Challenge. I’ve only completed 77 of 100 books pledged. (If I could count the 26 books in the anthology as individual books, I would meet my goal!).

Anyway, here are the four books I did finish reading and highly recommend:

Seven is a ghost-talker, able to sense and destroy malevolent spirit energy. As one of the Conditioned, humans with dangerous psi powers, she’s institutionalized, slated to be euthanized at a young age. Brainwashed and self-effacing, she is complacently facing her death when she goes on one last job: exorcise the ghosts inhabiting the home of widower Ben Lavelle and his two young daughters. Ben is the first one to treat her as a human being. As their romance blossoms and he rushes to find a way to save her from her fate, tragedy strikes and takes Seven away from him, seemingly forever.

Illicit Connections was a gripping read that hooked me from start to finish. The character development was typical for a Rebecca Royce book (I’ve seen it in several of her other books), in which she takes a browbeaten, totally self-effacing character and turns her into a courageous, take-charge kick ass heroine. The Conditioned’s secret powers reminded me a little bit of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, so if you liked those books, you’ll probably like the Illicit Minds series by Royce. And, BTW, Illicit Connections is book 2 of its series, but it’s totally readable as a standalone.

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Torn from her home as a child, Nadelma rises to a position of acceptance as the head cook for the king and queen. A witch of modest power, she flies under the radar, practicing her gentle magic and seeking notice from no one.

Then Halvar rides into the village. The refuge lord commands a band of mercenary soldiers to be of service to the king. He seeks to secure peace and a home for his people by marrying up.

One look at each other and they recognize they could have something special, but it would come at the expense of everybody else. Halvar cannot marry a lowly cook and provide for his people.

Dreams cannot come true…or can they?

Loved taking a trip to this fantasy world just in time for the holidays! This is a gentle romance with nice world-building and magic! A believable fairyland. Although I like xmas stories, a non-Christmas holiday romance was a refreshing change. Highly recommend this one.

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This one is an attention grabbing page-turner! Responding to a distress call from a colonized planet, a security team finds a lone survivor trapped in a ventilation shaft. Blood is smeared everywhere, and she tells wild tales of monsters attacking the colony. Monsters who appear to have vanished. At first, the reader doesn’t know what to believe. Were there monsters? Or had the hallucinating colonists turned on each other? What was real and what was not? But little by little as the team figures out what happened, it becomes apparent that the security team may not get out of the colony alive either.

Awesome sci-fi thriller with romantic elements. A heart-pounding read!

 

 

After invading aliens destroy Earth and capture Eva, they take her and the other humans to a slave market. The martial arts expert does her best to fight them off, but loses the battle.

Taio does not want a slave, but when he sees the valiant Eva fight a losing battle, he rescues her by buying her.

Quickly he realizes she belongs to him. He’s determined to claim his fierce little warrior woman. She’s determined to teach him a thing or two about independent Earth women.

Dangerously Mine is steamier than some of AM Griffin’s later works, but the author still packs in strong character development and detailed, believable world building. The story sucks you in right away.

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Note to readers and authors:

Next month’s Recommended Reads will be my last. I have been cutting back on blogging in general, and due to time constraints, I am not going to be able to continue to do the monthly wrap-up. I will finish out the year, but December’s post will be my last.

I do intend to keep reading, and writing short (er) reviews, which I will post on BookBub and Goodreads. So if you wish to follow my reviews, please follow me there.

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Book Spotlight: Cassie’s Troubles by Liza O’Connor #excerpt

The general laughed softly. “Everyone feels that way at first. Come back in six months and if you still hate it, I’ll get you transferred into a regular Corp unit.”

“Six months?”

“A cadet as determined as you—you can survive anything for six months, can’t you?”

“Yes, sir.”

“You’re not still a virgin, correct?”

Cassie felt her cheeks warm. “No, sir.”

“Generally speaking, did you enjoy your sexual experiences?”

Cassie was certain she was now beet red. “Yes, sir, they were okay.”

“Well, I hope you will find them better than okay during your six months. After all you should get some reward for sticking it out. You were explained the rules of engagement?”

“Yes, sir.”

“Could you tell me what they are, so I can be certain you’ve understood them all?”

“There are to be twenty-four men on my list. I am to couple with no less than two a day until the medic certifies I’m pregnant. No one can force me or take me if I’m not properly stimulated. However, I must allow the men the right to touch me so that I can be stimulated. I think that was all.” Cassie finished through clenched teeth.

“You seem angry now,” he observed.

“I am. I get angry every time I think about this ‘job.’ You know, back before the Terror Wars, women had equal rights. Now, we’ve fallen back to medieval ways. I joined the Corp, so I wouldn’t be sold into a marriage with a man I didn’t even know, so I could breed him children. And yet the Corp expects me to do the same damn thing, except now I’ll have twenty-four damn men to please!”

“Now you see, there is a difference. The Corp doesn’t expect you to please twenty-four men. It expects twenty-four men to please you. You have the upper hand, Cadet Brown. You get to select the twenty-four men you want on your list. You get to decide when and where you want your pleasure. You are the one in control, because you are part of the Corp’s most important project.”

Cassie stared at him in disbelief.

“I can see you don’t believe me yet, but I give you my word, if you sincerely try to do this job, then in six months, you can have a transfer if you want out.”

“In six months, I could be pregnant,” she muttered.

“If you are, once the child is carried to term, you will receive a promotion of one rank and a transfer.”

Cassie was shocked. A promotion—that would be worth six months of torture in itself. “I’ll try it for six months, sir.”

“I hope that means you’ll try with the same dedication you’ve applied to flying.”

“Yes, sir.” She stood up, tugging down her skirt.

“Then, let me help you get off on the right foot before your commanding officer comes in. Underwear is not part of your uniform.”

Cassie blinked in confusion. “Are you saying I’m not allowed to wear underwear, sir?”

“No bra beneath the jacket and no panties beneath the skirt. Both impede the objectives of the program,” he explained. “You might want to get rid of them quickly, or you’ll start your new career off with a hundred demerits when Arial sees you.”

Cassie’s Troubles blurb

The SkyRyders are no longer the best skilled fliers in the sky, and MAC is determined to rectify the situation by breeding better fliers. However, the introduction of an exceptional flier into the project brings an underlying cancer to light. Convinced the Corp removed a maneuver so a female could pass the flight exam, the male cadets in the Academy revolt. Sensing chaos and mutiny at the Fort, the enemy cartel gathers a force to annihilate the entire West Coast forces.

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About Liza O’Connor

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides now available as a boxed set!

Q: What’s better than a sexy-sweet Dakonian seeking his fated mate?
A: Three sexy-sweet Dakonians seeking their fated mates!

Darak, Aton, and Caid, the first three books of the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides (Intergalactic Dating Agency) series are now available in a binge-worthy boxed set! It’s like getting three books for the price of two!

Get the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides Boxed Set Vol. 1 from your favorite online bookseller.

Aliens have come to Earth! They’re hot, they’re horned, and they’re looking for their fated mates…

Darak: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1

Pastry chef Lexi Sutterman has lived in the shadow of her wealthy, hypercritical family. When her uber-successful little sister nabs a well-heeled fiancé, Lexi joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency, intending to bring a huge, purple, tentacled alien as her plus-one to the wedding.

Darak of planet Dakon isn’t purple or tentacled—he’s just seven feet of horned alien hotness. He recognizes Lexi as his true mate, but realizes convincing her they’re meant to be together forever will be no cakewalk.

Aton: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #2

Attorney Toni Sutterman’s success is on the fast track to success when she joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency, hoping to find her alien mate. When Aton arrives, he proves beyond all doubt to be the man of her dreams: tall, sexy, romantic, and devoted to her.

Aton of planet Dakon didn’t intend to pull a fast one. But when false accusations got him escorted off the spaceship, he broke the law and made his own way to Earth.

When Toni’s rival discovers the truth and threatens to administer some rough justice, will she be willing to become Aton’s partner in crime to save their future…or will she play by the book?

Caid: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #3

Matchmaker Jessie Hancock has a perfect record helping others find true love through the Intergalactic Dating Agency until Caid arrives. When none of the dates she sets up meet with his approval, her boss gives her an ultimatum—find Caid a match or else!.

The instant Caid from planet Dakon lays eyes on Jessie, he knows she’s his mate. He plays along with her attempts to match him with someone else while doing his best to charm her. Now time is running out, and if he can’t up his game, he’ll lose her forever.

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Enter to win 12 alien romances in the BookBub giveaway! Enter by Nov. 21


Do you follow me on BookBub? Here’s a little contest where you can win 12 alien romances. 😍I joined forces with a group of remarkable authors and organized a BookBub Giveaway where one winner takes all: 12 steamy, exciting Alien Romances to warm up your November evenings! 🚀🛸💥Go right here to enter >> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/267782f05/

All that’s required is to follow us on BookBub!GOOD LUCK! ✨

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Alien Romance book fair on BookFunnel!

🔥 WARNING 🔥: A fleet of science fiction romances featuring sizzling hot, yummy alien heroes have landed on BookFunnel in the “Delicious Aliens” book fair.

You can shop and compare from more than three dozen alien romances all in one convenient location. But hurry…the aliens will return to their home planets on November 30.

See the Delicious Aliens Here.

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Release day! BRAXX: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #4 #IntergalacticDatingAgency

Braxx has been released and is available on all major booksellers.

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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She’s given up on love, but love hasn’t given up on her…

If there’s anything Holly Hansen has learned, it’s that falling for a persuasive charmer is a sure path to a broken heart. It happened when her fiancé abandoned her just when she needed him most. Everything about the smoking-hot alien, Braxx, reminds her of her ex: his good looks, his confidence, his persistence. He won’t take no for an answer and shows up night after night at the restaurant where she works. It’s enough to wear a girl down, make her doubt her convictions, maybe hope that love can conquer the heartbreak of the past…

Dakonian Braxx is a simple man with simple needs: find a good woman and have a big family. With females in short supply on his planet, he heads for Earth through the Intergalactic Dating Agency. The instant he meets Holly Hansen, his horns begin to throb, and he realizes she’s the ONE. His Fated mate. He can’t wait to settle down with her and make beautiful babies together. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to recognize they’re meant to be together. But he didn’t come this far to give up easily, and he hopes that with patience and baby steps, he’ll win her heart.

Just when it seems he’ll succeed, Holly’s past comes back to haunt them. Can a heartbreak be too deep for love to fix?

Braxx Excerpt

Where the hell was he? I scanned the restaurant floor through the window of Barb’s office. My gaze skidded off the vacant table, normally occupied by one particular customer with a standing reservation for 7:00 p.m. It was 6:30, but he always arrived early.

“Spying on anyone in particular?” asked Barb as she fed her four-month-old daughter. I could see her reflection in the window. She cooed at the baby as she rocked in her swivel office chair. My chest tightened.

“I’m not spying! I’m managing your business,” I said. Customers without reservations packed the vestibule. Tables were no sooner vacated than another customer slid into the spot. The seat didn’t even have time to cool off. I moved away from the window.

“Why don’t you admit it? You like him.”

“Like who?”

Barb made a wry face over the top of Clementine’s head. She rubbed the baby’s back, and Clementine let out a loud belch. I resumed my observation of the floor, focusing on the entrance. Where is he? Did I get through to him? Or did something happen? In a year, he’d never missed a dinner. What if he’d been in an accident? He didn’t drive, but his Uber could have crashed.

If I’d learned anything since Braxx had started stalking me, it was that he was a creature of habit. He never missed a night, arrived early, always ordered the same meal—the cattleman’s beef brisket dinner (hold the sauce), a pint of dark beer, and an ice cream sundae for dessert—and then stared up at the office until I caved and went to talk to him. Except he’d changed his pattern. He hadn’t ventured in in three days. Thank goodness. Still, it was nerve-racking waiting for the other shoe to drop. He could pop in at any time.

Barb’s chair squeaked as she buttoned up her denim vest then wiped little Clementine’s face. “It would be nice if my best friend and my brother-in-law called a truce.”

“We’re not fighting.”

“Well, he isn’t, anyway.”

“I’m not, either!” I said. “I don’t care enough about him to fight.”

“Whatever you say.”

I bit my tongue, refusing to rise to the bait. She should talk. I vividly recalled how she’d insisted she harbored no feelings for a hot Dakonian named Kord—Braxx’s brother—but I—and everyone else at work—had suspected she had. Time had proven us right. The two of them had mated, married, bought a house in the suburbs, and had a daughter. They’d even adopted a cat.

However, when I said Braxx meant nothing to me—I meant it. There would be no mating, no marrying, no rancher in the burbs, no pets, no kids.

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Learn to speak Dakonian! Words from the Dakonian & Alien Mate sci-fi romance series

Language both reflects and defines the world we live in. For my Alien Mate and Dakonian Alien Mail Order Bride series, I had to create words to describe the Dakonian world/experience.


Obah – an exclamation or cheer expressing pleasure.

Kel – An animal on planet Dakon or anything made from the animal such as kel coats and bedding.

Tripta – a unit of distance measured by how far a man can walk in a hour. A tripta is about three miles or 5K. Until the Earthers came and gave them snow skimmers, Dakonians had to walk everywhere.

Kit – a baby or small child

Illuvian ore – the rock covering planet Dakon. This energy-rich ore is prized by Earth.

Macha – a grain used to make biscuits, gruel, and ale.

Harebit – an animal that looks like a cross beween a cat and rabbit.

Phea – a Dakonian fowl

The Fates or the Winds of Fate – a spiritual presence

Wheestile – a native herb, harmless to Dakonian, but that causes intestinal distress to humans. Beware jealous female Dakonians bearing wheestile-laced macha muffins.

Hut – An English word, but to a Dakonian, all buildings are called huts, even office buildings or Earth skyscrapers.

Mythra – a false belief. Something one believes with absolute certainty, but that turns out to be false.

Abjat – The worst possible curse/insult a Dakonian can utter

There are four books in the Alien Mate series and six books in the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides series. Both series are alien mail order bride romances. In Alien Mate, Earth women go to planet Dakon. In the Dakonian series, the aliens come to Earth.

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Reserve your copy of Braxx: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides, Nov. 7 release, #IntergalacticDatingAgency

She’s given up on love, but love hasn’t given up on her…

If there’s anything Holly Hansen has learned, it’s that falling for a persuasive charmer is a sure path to a broken heart. It happened when her fiancé abandoned her just when she needed him most. Everything about the smoking-hot alien, Braxx, reminds her of her ex: his good looks, his confidence, his persistence. He won’t take no for an answer and shows up night after night at the restaurant where she works. It’s enough to wear a girl down, make her doubt her convictions, maybe hope that love can conquer the heartbreak of the past…

Dakonian Braxx is a simple man with simple needs: find a good woman and have a big family. With females in short supply on his planet, he heads for Earth through the Intergalactic Dating Agency. The instant he meets Holly Hansen, his horns begin to throb, and he realizes she’s the ONE. His Fated mate. He can’t wait to settle down with her and make beautiful babies together. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to recognize they’re meant to be together. But he didn’t come this far to give up easily, and he hopes that with patience and baby steps, he’ll win her heart.

Just when it seems he’ll succeed, Holly’s past comes back to haunt them. Can a heartbreak be too deep for love to fix?

Preorder available from all online booksellers.

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