Saturday, September 23, 2017

.RANA: TEENAGE QUEEN


FROM 9/23 -25  RANA IS 99 CENTS

New Facts from Liza:
When I wrote this novel, I considered it Sci-Fi. That's because Rana lives on a planet that is not earth. Her people evolved there and thrived for many centuries. As their number grew, most of her people remained kind and loving. However some were mean and with their innate powers, they were dangerous. So they were cast out the village and never thought of again.

However, the evil ones did not go quietly. Instead, they cast a spell that prevented the males' seed from providing children. Over the years, the good people realized children were becoming rare, but they could not find the cause nor a cure. 

When humans escaped their planet Earth after it became non-viable, they moved to a new planet that they named Hope. Over time, the new planet acquired too many worthless rich who had no skills whatsoever, so a group of craftsmen, scientist, miners and other useful occupations left Hope, now called Hopeless by all who lived there, and landed on Rana's planet, which the name Hope, determined this time they would get it right. However, due to a preference to have only male children, there were few women on their ship. 

Thus, the fairies...yes, Rana and her kind are a species called fairies, decided to take advantage of the humans need for females. The taller female fairies tucked away their wings, presented themselves as humans, and took human males as their mates.

Rana is one of the many children born from such a mating. The joining of her mother, a fairy and her father, a human, only strengthened her powers. And now, at 16, she must take control The joining of her mother, a fairy and her father, a human, only strengthened her powers. Now she must take control of two strongholds, acquire a general she can trust, and become stronger than her ministers who plot against her.



The Power of ‘Return’
While Rana has a plethora of spells to make her strong, one of her favorite spells is one that requires no potions nor sprinkling of substances. It is simply stating the word ‘Return’. It is so powerful, that she need only whisper it and whatever was being sent her way would reverse and go back to the sender, only a hundred times more potent.

Thus, when General Hack declared the tower had been overrun by the enemy and ordered his men to fire upon it, sending a massive quantity of arrows into the tower, killing her father, she orders the arrows to ‘return’, then realizing her soldiers had only followed the general’s order, she amended her order, “All to General Hack.” And soon after, the general became a pin-cushion ball of arrows.

BLURB

Rana is only sixteen when she becomes queen. Her first challenge is to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle. Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they’ve never suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want.

EXCERPT
Rana finally got a chance to meet the general’s daughter on the journey back to Stronghold. She, Cara, and Lilth shared the iron carriage.
Cara soon fell asleep, her head in Rana’s lap. Rana’s hand absentmindedly stroked the girl’s hair.
“Is she your pet?” Lilth asked.
“What? No! She’s my maid.”
“You treat her like a spoiled pet.”
“She is very young. Too young for her job, but she has been a great comfort to me during this last month. Thus, I treat her with love and kindness.”
Lilth stared out a window slate. “You treat her better than her mother did, I imagine. With such a soft heart, I wonder how you’ve accomplished so much.” She then faced Rana. “Nor do I understand how Mother failed to defeat you.”
“God protects me.”
She snorted. “There is no God. You know that as well as I. Your power comes from fairy magic. We both know that.”
“Your mother was a fairy?” Rana asked.
“As am I. As are you. Only you seem far more powerful than me, even though I am three years older. I don’t understand why.”
“What sort of things did your mother teach you?”
“Thousands of ways to kill a person.”
Rana felt sorry for the girl. “My mother taught me to be one with God. To help Him heal sickness, grow plants, and protect oneself from harm. My strength comes from God.”
“Yet, you murdered my brothers.”
“No. I simply returned their gift. Had they sent me gold coins, they would be rich now.”

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About the Author
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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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lea Kirk shares MADE FOR HER


Thank you, Liza, for having me on your blog today. I am bouncing in my chair about the release of my first ever paranormal romance, Made for Her!

Writing a PNR is a bit of a shift from my normal SFR. I first got the idea for this story from a particularly vivid dream. I woke up from it with my heart racing because things didn’t look good for the couple who’d eventually become my protagonists. I ran to my computer and typed up everything I could remember then saved it in a file. Admittedly, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with a PNR at that time. Then, Susan Smith invited me write for her Magic, New Mexico Kindle World.

Write a story set in a town full of paranormal beings? (And a few aliens.) Sure! I could that.

But, my post-apocalyptic SFR Prophecy series world just didn’t fit the Magic landscape. So, I pulled up my file marked “Vampire Dream” and got to work. When people would ask me what was next up, I’d tell them I was writing a story about a snake shifter, a vampire, and a barista. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? I get that a lot.

Now, some people shudder at the “snake-shifter” idea, but the story is mostly about the hero and heroine, and it is a romance. It has to have a happily ever after, right? I think you’ll like how things turn out in the end, trust me on this.

In the meantime, if you all could help me out with a punch line here, please: A vampire, a snake shifter, and a barista walk into a bar….




MADE FOR HER
By Lea Kirk

Vampires and faeries and snake-shifters. Oh, my!

Donnie McAllister’s dream job turns into a nightmare when she discovers her boss isn’t as human as he seems. Racing against time to return a legendary dagger to the land of the Fae, she must rely on a dangerously sexy vampire to navigate a world she never knew existed. Because if she doesn’t deliver, it’ll cost Donnie her life and leave the ancient weapon of untold power in the hands of her corrupt, venomous boss.

Four hundred years ago one man destroyed everyone vampire Mikhail Cherneski held dear. Now his nemesis is after Donnie, the human woman whose blood calls to Mikhail like no other. For she means more to him than a simple snack to satisfy his despicable eternal thirst. When Mikhail comes face-to-face with his enemy, he must risk his immortal life or watch Donnie suffer the same fate as his family.

Another enchanting story from Magic, New Mexico

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Excerpt:

Donnie reached for the other stack of cups, pulled one off the top, and managed to hold onto it this time without causing a minor avalanche.

“M-i-k-h-a-i-l.” GQ spelled out his name, his deep voice blending the harsh-spoken consonants with the softer vowels.

All she could do was nod, wide-eyed like an enthralled child at Disneyland for the first time. By some miracle, the permanent marker was in her hand, but Mikhail still held her gaze. Good thing he was the only customer in the shop because there was no way Rhonda would be able to read the letters she was scratching across the cup’s surface.

What was the next step down from pathetic?

She gave her head a shake and managed to paste a half-smile on her face for Mikhail. At least, she hoped it was a smile. With the way things were going she was probably drooling out of one side of her mouth. “Would you like anything else to go with that?”

Mikhail’s tongue wet his lips. If he kept this up, she’d fall to her knees right here in front of everyone and beg him to take her upstairs. “Not right now, thank you, Donnie.”

No man had ever made her nick name sound so sexy. It was the accent, no doubt about it. She caught her bottom lip between her teeth. Numb, that’s what she was. Numb all over. Her legs, hands, lips…entire face.

He pressed a fifty in her hand. “Keep the change.”

She moved her mouth, but no sound came out. A tip this big would more than cover the cups lost, and then some. He winked and stepped down toward the end of the counter. She gripped the sides of the register and inhaled a deep breath.

What had just happened? 


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Bio:
Lea Kirk loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her science fiction and paranormal romances. She is the author of the sci-fi romance Prophecy series.

Her fascination with science fiction began at six years old when her dad introduced her to the original Star Trek TV series. She fell in love with the show, and may have run through her parents’ house wearing the tunic top of her red-knit pantsuit and white go-go boots pretending to be Lieutenant Uhura. By nine years old she knew she wanted to be a writer, and in her teens she read her first romance and was hooked.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wonderful hubby of twenty-seven years and their five kids (aka, the nerd herd).



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Embrace the Romance: Pet's In Space featuring Star Cruise: Song Bird by Veronica Scott

Note by Liza O'Connor
I've had the honor to read all the stories in this boxset. Veronica Scott's was one of my favorites. A solid 5 star!

And here's Veronica Scott!
Thanks for having me as your guest today to talk about Embrace the Romance: Pets In Space 2! I wrote my first rock star romance novella for this anthology, although of course being me I had to put a science fiction twist on it. Here’s the story summary for “Star Cruise: Songbird” and then I’ll talk a bit more about Valkyr, the pet my hero owns. Although Valkyr is more of a partner than a pet!



Blurb for Star Cruise: Songbird:
Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.

Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.

Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?

I’ve always been fascinated by the practice of falconry, and the bond between humans and magnificent raptors, so when we decided to continue our Pets in Space theme with volume 2 this year, I immediately gravitated to the idea of a man and an eagle. (I wrote a cat and an alien tribble/red panda/sort of pet for last year’s collection.). 

In this excerpt my hero explains some of the background that led to his acquiring Valkyr.

The excerpt:

“Qaazamir eagles bond at birth with their handler. That’s how we have our mental link. Actually, Valkyr bonded with my great grandfather.”

Mouth open in shock, she asked, “How old is he?”

“Two hundred or so. It was common for the birds to be passed down in the same family line. As long as the DNA of the descendants contained certain dominant markers, the bird treated each the same as his original partner. He only bonds to one human at a time, so the new handler must be present at the death of the previous owner, or very close. Of course sometimes birds were stolen by upstarts the elders hadn’t selected. Clan wars were fought over good nesting areas. An egg was the most desired dowry.” Grant smiled. “There was an entire indigenous culture on Qaazamir, rich traditions.”

“What happened?”

“The Sectors happened. Qaazamir was colonized early on, before many of the laws and protections were developed. If the planet was discovered for the first time now, there’d be no colonization because the planet had inhabitants and the birds would still exist. My people would still exist.” He stared at the horizon. These were matters of which he normally never spoke. “But the colonists pushed the rightful owners of the planet aside, mined the rich ores, polluted the water and the ground…it’s a toxic hellhole now. In fact, what happened on Qaazamir was the primary reason the Sectors established safeguards. But by then it was too late for us. We had a dying planet. My ancestors refused to accept reality for a long time. They thought having won their case at the Sectors Supreme Court meant everything would be fine. But the corporate colonists left and the poisons remained.”

“You—you were the upstart who took the bird? Took Valkyr?”

He nodded. “I could see the way the extinction trend was going. Valkyr had passed to my great aunt and then my father. I was already in the Special Forces when he was dying of amphbagan fever, a wasting disease caused by the poisons leaching from the ground, but I got compassionate leave and made it home in time. I took Valkyr with my father’s blessing, if not that of the elders. I tried to find a female so he could mate, but by then there were no more females. The last few clutches of eggs were deformed and never hatched.  I was banished in absentia for stealing Valkyr from my cousin.”

He turned his gaze on Karissa, who was leaning forward, chin resting on her hand, apparently mesmerized by his story. “My father and I felt that as long as one Qaazamir eagle flew free somewhere in the galaxy, our people, our traditions would not have perished. There are no birds and hardly any people left on Qaazamir. It’s a wasteland. The military was happy to accept Valkyr and me into the Z Command, to carry out unique missions behind enemy lines.”



Blurb for 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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Best Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance author, as well as the “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happy Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances! She recently was honored to read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”






Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cailin Briste shares her story in Cosmic Cabaret Box set.


Bringing the Sons of Tallav to the Cosmic Cabaret

My mind spun in all kinds of directions when I first heard that the SFR Shooting Stars were looking for authors to participate in the Cosmic Cabaret anthology. We were asked to bring our own universe into that of the L.S. Quantum.

Who from my Sons of Tallav Universe needed a vacation? In the end, I chose Master Trey, but his visit to the Blue Star line’s luxury starship isn’t a holiday. He’s been sent on a mission. I’ll get to that in a moment.

The Cosmic Cabaret is just one of the venues on the Quantum, which is the size of a small moon. Lots of space for the thirteen authors in the anthology to add to the world building already provided by the set creator, Jayne Fury. But all stories intersect in some way at the Cosmic Cabaret. Our world building was cross-pollinated through a discussion forum where we shared with one another the details about the Quantum and other venues we were creating in our stories. This was the best part of this anthology experience. I loved hearing what others were doing and seeing how they brought their characters into the setting.

The anthology is in the final prep for release on October 10.

Cosmic Cabaret: 
Where Hearts Collide in the Greatest Show in Space

Come aboard Blue Star line’s crown jewel, the LS Quantum, a luxury starship traveling through space and time. You’ll meet princes and star sultans, solve a murder, track a thief, plan the ultimate jewel heist, and encounter futuristic rock stars on the lam, cirque stars who want the quiet life, and dancers who want fame. Join thirteen USA Today, Amazon best-selling, and award-winning speculative fiction romance authors as they twist their own tales on the decks and in the dance halls of LS Quantum. Embark on a journey to fall in love at the Cosmic Cabaret.

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Educated by the Master by Cailin Briste –
 My contribution to the Cosmic Cabaret


Take one talkative novice to kink. Combine with a master who prefers the silence of meditation. Bake on high heat at the Cosmic Cabaret. Luscious.

Patsy O’Shaughnessy is ready to leave the Quantum and Cosmic Cabaret behind for a new position at a kinky venue on the planet Beta Tau. That she’s a novice to this type of club doesn’t curb her enthusiasm. She needs this job. Trey Johannsen isn’t thrilled to be pulled from his club on Beta Tau to offer her his expertise. Seriously? Burlesque? Yet, the creative director they’ve foisted on him is an intriguing ingĂ©nue that reignites a light within, clearing the cobwebs of his ennui. They’re both going to have to learn some new tricks… and hands-on experience is the best teacher.

Excerpt:
When Patsy first meets Master Trey, she’s amazed. He’s as much of a Luddite as you can be in the distant future. But that’s not all she finds remarkable about Master Trey.

A quick glance over her shoulder assured her every inch of the giant with piercing deep brown eyes was following her to the shuttle gate. Oh my gosh, he’s checking out my ass. Her cheeks heated. Why oh why did she have to have pale skin that showed even the slightest blush? Why couldn’t she have been born with dark amber skin like the delectable man behind her? Pull it together, girl. It’s a guy thing. Their eyes are naturally drawn to tits and ass.

An announcement stated boarding for their shuttle flight would commence in five minutes. Inside the gate seating area, Patsy turned to face Trey. “We have a few more minutes. Shall we sit, and ya can double-check that your bags have been loaded.”

Trey pulled a hand-comm from his pants pocket, held it to his ear, and made the call to the automated baggage handling system. After assuring the comm was off, he put it away.

“Ya use a hand-comm? Ya don’t see many people that do. I’d probably lose one, so my internal comm is a true blessin’. I don’t know how people lived in the past without an EBC. All my data is there at the tip of my thoughts. I was told everyone received nanite injections to build their internal server when they were infants.”

“I’m not a fan of tech. I like to keep things simple.”

Trey Johansson was even more intriguing than she’d imagined. “So, ya don’t have an EBC. Where do ya store information? How do ya know when someone is tryin’ to contact ya? Goodness. How do ya exist without bein’ able to connect with governmental systems? Bankin’ systems? Will there be a problem boardin’?” Why hadn’t he or Mr. Meryon told her this?

“Stop.” Trey narrowed his eyes and raised his hand. “Stop. Let me answer one question at a time.” In the pause that followed, Trey raised an eyebrow.

Oh, he wants me to acknowledge him. “Yes. Understood.”

A flush of pleasure went through her when he smiled. “Good girl. I have an EBC. Every child on Tallav receives one. I use it when necessary. My work-related data is kept on servers like most of yours is. You access it through your EBC. I use a vidscreen.” He patted his pocket. “My hand-comm signals me when I have a message. It tracks callers, just like your internal comm. I don’t like cluttering my mind. It destroys inner peace.”

He dropped his chin and looked at her as though he were expecting her to say something. But for a change she kept quiet. Her thoughts were bustling with everything she had learned about this man. That good girl was patronizing but so very BDSM master–like, especially coming from a hunk of handsome with a voice like smooth dark chocolate. She’d liked it. File that away for future reference on female reactions to Doms.


About Cailin:
Cailin has been writing fiction for six years and non-fiction for two decades. Her non-fiction work has been published in magazines and in a non-fiction anthology. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the RWA Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter, and the RWA Passionate Ink Chapter.

Cailin loves science fiction and romance, so combing the two came naturally. She is currently writing the third book in her Sons of Tallav sci-fi erotic romance series. Shane: Marshal of Tallav and Maon: Marshal of Tallav were released in 2016 by Loose Id. She’s also working on a novella for an SFR Shooting Stars anthology tentatively title Educated by the Master.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

For the Greater Good by Greta Van Der Rol


Meet Puss, a very intelligent auralfang
 That's her in the picture. You might think she's a very beautiful oriental black cat, but she's not – well – not in the Dryden Universe, anyway. In my latest story set in a slice of our own galaxy, that's an auralfang who has been dubbed Puss by her doting Human, Tian Axmar.
Auralfangs are, as you've probably guessed, a species of feline. Many feline breeds are scattered around the various worlds of the Empire, some simple companions, others – not. The auralfang developed in the jungle reaches of the obscure planet Diddimus Four, but they are now extinct in the wild. They are highly prized by exotic animal collectors, but it takes an expert to pick them from more common species. Although they are all basically black, they have a small white patch on their chests which is as unique to an individual as a Human fingerprint, and their tails are prehensile. They communicate with each other, and Humans, by broadcasting colors and impressions that another mind can perceive.
Although Puss is a very smart feline, she also has those traits that drive cat owners crazy – and very much a mind of her own. Like in this little scene, where Tian is trying to figure out a way of getting into a gated community.
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Excerpt
Tian opened her coat so the cat could jump down to the ground, where she stretched, then trotted over to the gate and slipped easily between the bars.
Shit. "Puss, don't."
The cat presented Tian with a view of her retreating backside.
Oh great. What now? Tian grabbed the bars at the gate like a prisoner wanting to escape. "Puss. Come back here! Right now!"
She was about to press the call button at the gate when a head rose from among a row of vegetables. The dratted cat sauntered toward the figure, her tail waving. The woman stood, dusting dirt from her hands. She glanced at Tian, then, her smile softening her face, she beamed at Puss. "Hello. Aren't you a pretty cat?" She bent to pat the sleek head presented to her, thought better of it, and wiped her hand on her pants first.
Puss preened. Shit shit shit. Maybe she'd decided she didn't want to be a space cat. The flash of red came back instantly. Well, that's telling me. How did she know I thought that? Telepathic cat.
The woman had straightened. "Is she yours? She's beautiful."
"Yes, she is. And she's very naughty. I'm so sorry. She just slipped away." And she's very smart and this is exactly what she intended.
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Puss becomes an important member of the team as Tian and her partner, Brent Walker, investigate the massacre in which Puss's Human was killed.
Although For the Greater Good is a sequel to Eye of the Mother, in which Tian Axmar and Brent Walker become a team, it is a stand-alone story.
 A Human settlement is destroyed and all signs point to an Yrmak raid as Imperial agents Tian Axmar and Brent Walker scour the site for clues. One thing they never expected to find was a survivor, a rare alien feline with unusual talents.
As tensions between Humans and Irmak ratchet to the point of no return, Tian and Brent must bring all their cyborg skills to bear as they follow a dangerous trail of deception and misdirection.
 The feline, now dubbed Puss and strongly bonded to Tian, holds the key to many of the questions driving the investigation. Unfortunately, that bond drives a wedge between Brent and Tian’s working relationship, leaving Brent with second thoughts about his decision to become a cyborg.
 As the evidence unfolds, it becomes clear that a devious plot to incite an interspecies war will strike at the very heart of the Empire. With lives at risk, there's no time to waste. Racing against the clock, Brent, Tian, and Puss must stop the planned carnage, and this time for Brent and Tian… it’s personal.

Review of For the Greater Good
 by 
Greta van der Rol


This was a fabulous, well-constructed story with rich complexities. There are many emotional and relationship issues that need to be addressed.

There are humans, who for personal reasons, have set upon a course of killing humans via deadly, ‘tweeked’ beast of other worlds, all for the greater good, of course.

And, of course, there is a simmering love story between Brent and Tian throughout the story. Brent actually gets jealous of the ‘not a cat’ cat who is far beyond earth cats.

I quickly grew to love this cat, and I was very happy her time in the book was far more than a cameo appearance.

I won’t give away the story line, but for me, the story just kept getting better with each chapter. 


Until, the very end. I got my HEA between Brent, Tian, and Puss, but my HEA gets a bit dinged by what happens at the very very end.  I cannot fault the turn of events, but now I’m going to fret until the next book is available.
I give this 5 stars




About the Author
 Greta van der Rol loves writing action-packed adventures with a side salad of romance. Most of her work is space opera, but she has written paranormal and historical fiction.
She lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn't bent over a hot computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavours.
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Star Hero by Susan Grant



Star Hero by Susan Grant
New York Times/USA Today bestselling,
 RITA® winning author


First, he had to rescue her. 
Then he’d try to win her back.

Space Marine Lieutenant Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender—his heart. Lukas’s struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing tests them more than when Carlynn goes missing on a mission. Now the rugged, emotionally scarred Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.

Don't miss this sexy, fast-paced sci-fi romance—get your copy of Star Hero today!
**ONLY 99 CENTS!**
  
(a stand-alone novella in the Star Series, expanded from the novella Stray, originally published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology)

 Reviewer Comments: 
"A heart-pounding space adventure!" --Goodreads

"Wow!!!! I downloaded the book and started reading, I couldn't stop.... I finished the book in one day” —Goodreads

“I haven't been so absorbed in a book, the characters, and plot in a long time. I love this book!" --Amazon

"I have never read anything by this author before and I have been missing out. What a wonderful story that kept me reading right to the end. It grips you from the first words" --Goodreads

"This is a sweet tear-jerker involving an alien "street dog" and two lovers dealing with PTSD. It may have an alien setting, but it's very relevant to many couples in the US today. Susan has a great imagination, and you will enjoy her alien world-building. So don't deny yourself this treat.....just make sure you grab the tissues!" --Goodreads

“Sparks fly when Lucas, the Marine hero, meets Carlynn, the star pilot. A few months later different sparks fly and Lucas learns what it's like to lose everything he always wanted. Can he find Carlynn and win her back?" --Goodreads

"I am once again spell-bound by Susan's thoughtful literary approach of bringing into play Bang-Bang to examine the risks associated with an unfolding love story and the way our past history opens as well as cloaks the heart to direct our present and future." --Goodreads

"Beyond the romance it dealt with the very real issue of PTSD really well, covering not only the person who has it but how it can effect those who love and care for them. I absolutely adored Bang Bang and cant wait to read Puppy's story." –Goodreads
  
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