Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Now Available in Print! MINE UNTIL MIDNIGHT, a Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Western Romance

Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Western Romance
Word Count: 39.9K
$2.99 e / $9.99 p

He gambled and won something more valuable than money. He won love.

It started off as a little R&R on a backwater planet. All Ruce Haulk wanted was a place where he could breathe some fresh air, have a stiff drink, and perhaps while away a few hours at a game of chance. He should have known better. Before he's aware, he's embroiled in the middle of a flesh-peddling scheme, and the woman he "wins" is someone he never expected to find.

The moment Remi Clysonne saw the stranger take on Yarnell and his men single-handedly, she knew he was her only chance at escaping. She doesn't blame him when he doubts her claim that she's there to bring Yarnell to justice. What's more, she suspects there may be another reason why he's reluctant to offer aid.

What should have been a brief layover quickly becomes an all-out struggle for survival as Haulk and Remi battle their way out of an increasingly tangled mess. But the secrets they're keeping from each other may tear them apart before they manage to get away from this world and to safety.

Warning! Contains a clothes swap, levitating locomotives, watery soup, a pretty silver star, thousand-degree heat, attack dirigibles, and two people totally unprepared for whatever the future might hold for them.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Finally Breaking My Silence

Once again I've read a post by a blogger/reader who is lamenting the sameness in all sci-fi/paranormal/fantasy romances. I've read countless posts like it, where they are wondering why every book has the same Alpha alien/shapeshifting male, the same captured Earth female, the same vanilla plot, etc., etc., etc. And they pretty much swear off reading any more of these "cookie cutter" books.

Too many times I've held my tongue and tied my fingers to keep from replying and asking them, "Have you tried any of MY books?"

I feel blessed that I have so many readers who have written me, or left reviews that often say the same thing. That every one of my books is different (with some leeway given to series, where there should be a bit of commonality included.) They tell me the story wasn't what they expected, and that they were very surprised and happy. And they end up trying another book...and another book...

Even my editor comments on how every one of my books is totally unique to everything else she's edited.

I don't follow a pattern. I don't use the same formula for every book. You can even tell by my covers how much of a non-conformist I am. 

So please stop lumping all authors who write sci-fi, paranormal, and fantasy romances together. Don't give up on those genres you love. If you are a reader or blogger, ask around for recommendations for new and different reads and authors.

By the way, have you read anything of mine?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I'm Guest Blogging Over at Dawn's Reading Nook Blog Today!

I'm guest blogging over on Dawn's Reading Nook LRC blog today!

Check out what I have to say about the mish-mash of genres
now available to readers, and why most authors are no longer
sticking to a single genre when writing their stories.