Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1 of the Trilogy, is 99c
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young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an
empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s
pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is
tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand
Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the
culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the
griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies,
she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy.
The Lady is Blue, Book 1 of Atrapako on Eden,
is FREE Aug 31-Sept 1st.
Intrepid scientist solves mystery of scaly aliens.
Chief biologist Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life until a
mysterious spaceship lands on the remote planet
of Eden. She is thrilled to meet the captain, the impressive Blue, Sa Kamizan
Veedak, despite the scaled bodies and sharp claws of the formidable Atrapako. But
when conflicts threaten the entire colony, Lucy must employ all her skills to
discover the aliens’ secret.
superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies
quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle
Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked
unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse
with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman
University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of
the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but
who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky
Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but
falling in love is not in their plans.
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continuing the scene from my latest release: Starrella Falls, Book 2 in the Secret Supers. You can read the
Background: The wanted murderer, Croaker, attacks
Estelle and Toby knocks him out. Mark and Diane arrive in his car and Mark
offers to take Croaker to the police station. I skipped the part where they
searched him and removed a gun and poison darts.
The final sentence was: Toby stepped aside and rubbed his hands together, “Better tie his
“Okay, give me the belt,” Mark
pushed their prisoner onto his side, wrenched Croaker’s hands behind his back
and wrapped the belt around his wrists.
When he had finished the job,
Toby drawled, “Lock him in jail pronto. Don’t know how long he’ll be out and those
belts ain’t strong.”
“Correct.” Mark tapped on his
phone, “I’ll call Inspector Parkins. He’ll want to see our catch.” After
speaking into the phone, he swiveled round to scan the parking lot. Diane and
Estelle stood side by side, watching anxiously from a safe distance next to the
motorcycle. Mark gestured to the girls and asked, “Will you see them home,
The British Isles have many lovely regions, but I grew up in the Southeast and visit every year. Last summer, I stayed near Bristol and hiked in the countryside nearby. Here are some typical scenes. There are public footpaths where you can hike across farm fields and wilder regions with gently rolling hills.
You can find great views over the surrounding countryside from the hilltops.
Here is a view down to a farmhouse and fields with "retired" horses.
Ponies grazing in a field near a river. This picture was taken in the evening as the sun was setting - notice the deep shadows.
One of the highlights of the British countryside must be the local pubs. We had lunch in this one, the White Hart Inn. Notice the stone walls and slate tiles on the roof.
Another common attraction for foreign visitors may be the old churches and graveyards.
What are your favorite places?
I write adventures and romances in science fiction and fantasy worlds. My newest story, Grand Master's Cat, is set on various planets throughout the galaxy. A feisty kitten helps fight alien invaders.
The complete list of my published stories is HERE.
final sentence was: “What guy?” Mark strode over
and stared at the body.
[Slightly creative punctuation to fit]
“Croaker, the man wanted for
murder,” Estelle explained; “we recognized him when we were in the pub.”
“He was bothering Estelle,” Toby
growled, pulling her protectively to his side.
“Are you all right?” Diane asked,
running to Estelle and catching her hand.
“I’m fine; Toby is looking after
Kneeling by the unconscious Croaker,
Mark examined his face, “You’re correct, Ryan, it’s Croaker in a simple disguise.”
He looked up at Toby, “I’ll take him to the police station. Give me a hand to
shove him in my car.”
Grabbing hold of his arms, Toby
lifted Croaker’s upper torso and Mark seized his legs to carry the unconscious
man to the car. Toby stepped aside and rubbed his hands together, “Better tie
Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?
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A MATE FOR MATRIX: CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT
By S.E. Smith (New York Times/USA TODAY Best Selling Author)
Matrix Roma is a member of the elite Zion military Cyborg Protection Unit. Matrix gets more than he bargains for when his cyborg partner, a hybrid Wolfhound named K-Nine, goes missing and ends up finding a mate for Matrix in the middle of a deadly mission on an unknown planet called Earth.
By Susan Grant (New York Times Best Selling, USA TODAY, and RITA Award Winning Author)
Interplanetary Marine Lt. 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 Capt. Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender — his heart. Lukas’s struggles with PTSD threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing on a mission. Can a scarred marine and his unlikely canine partner find Carlynn and bring her home, or will he lose everything he’s finally found worth fighting for?
SPARK OF ATTRACTION
By Cara Bristol (USA TODAY Best Selling Author)
Memory: intact. Cognitive function: enhanced. Emotion: erased. After becoming a cyborg, Captain Dante Stone didn’t think he’d ever feel again, until a traumatized young woman and a ball of synthetic fur named Sparky helped him to love.
STAR CRUISE: STOWAWAY
By Veronica Scott
Cargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her alien sidekick, Midorri, alert him to the presence of a stowaway. He has no idea of the dangerous complications to come – nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman whose life he now holds in his hands. Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become more interesting – and deadly.
THE REAL DRAGON
By Pauline Baird Jones
Emma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse. Her dad is marrying his boss, her dragon suddenly came back talking and typing, and it’s her fault the Earth, or at least ten square miles of Texas, is going to be destroyed. That’s what happens when you forget something very, very important. Luckily for her, she’s got the love of her life that she can’t remember and her dragon by her side. Who needs to worry when you’re having a day like this?
By Laurie A. Green
Navigator Taro Shall has a mission no one wants – find a way to eradicate snakes on a starship. He never expects to find the answer to his problem in a charming street vendor named Adini. His already unusual mission becomes more complicated when he suddenly acquires an adorable StarDog that soon sweeps him and Adini into the maw of a brewing insurrection.
By Alexis Glynn Latner
Young Roboticist Ten Jaxdown has to deploy, and possibly sacrifice, the swarm of investigative robots that he has invented and cares about more than anything else in the star system. It may be the only hope for those depending on him and his robots to save them. Yet, even as frantic preparations for the unprecedented deep-space rescue mission are set in motion, it could all be threatened by sabotage.
Anastasia Steed is an intrepid young mission designer. She steps forward with an idea that can improve the odds of the mission. Neither she nor Ten expect the assistance they receive from a very unusual pet. A pet that will bring together two alienated human beings who didn’t realize they needed each other. Can Ten and Anastasia discover who is behind the sabotage, save the mission, and discover what is evolving between them? With a little bit of unusual help, anything is possible.
By Lea Kirk
Graig Roble is a Senior Commander with the Guardian Fleet security. His specialty as a weapons specialist and combat master is his world, what he was born to do - or so he thought until he finds his resolve and focus inexplicably wavering. His new position aboard the Atlantis can't even save him; if anything, it has left him questioning his own motives. He never thought that could happen until he met Simone Campbell.
Simone's focus is on her home world - Earth. She thought her life was full with her research as a botanist. After all, she always believed that helping the people of her world become self-sufficient should take all of her concentration - except it doesn't. There is one man that keeps pulling her attention, and her heart, away from her job.
Graig's gift of a puppy to keep her company does more than that, it keeps him in her dreams. How can such a simple gift bring her comfort and make her long for more? Graig and Simone are about to find out that sometimes love can blossom from the smallest, furriest ties.
By Carysa Locke
Teegan’s job as a hunter is to track down the Talented, those driven insane by their gifts. She and Ember, her psychically gifted fox, have tracked dozens of people for Cole, the man who works to rehabilitate and recover these troubled souls. When one of Cole’s most dangerous patients escapes, Teegan and Ember are on a hunt that could prove fatal if she doesn’t keep her focus on her mission. Unfortunately, Cole is proving one distraction that might make this her last hunt if she can’t do that.
Can Teegan keep her heart and mind in the game long enough to save an entire planet’s population, or will her distraction lead to heartache – and possibly death for everyone?