Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pre-Order Mirror Shattered

Now available to pre-order! Fans of Mirror Image can rejoice. After months of waiting and wanting to know what happens next, Mirror Shattered will be available in all formats on August 15th for $3.99

BUT ...

You can reserve your copy now over at Smashwords for $.99! Not familiar with Smashwords? This is a terrific site (better than Amazon, in my opinion. Oops, can't anger the Amazon gods) where you can get the eBooks you want at several different formats. For Kindle, Nook, iBooks, PDF, however you choose to read. There is also a smartphone app where any purchase you make on the website gets sent to the library on your phone. It's really handy.

Check out the latest installment in the Mirror series, Mirror Shattered, by clicking on this link.
And we're going to be organizing the launch party! Invites will go out soon for the Facebook party. Tons of prizes, grab bags, games, and so much fun! We all had a blast with the first party. This one promises to be even better.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

30 Days of Summer: Pippa Jay



Title: Terms & Conditions Apply Series: Venus Ascendant #1 Author: Pippa Jay Word/Page count: 37 pages



“Welcome to Venus Ascendant, a Public Grade space station in the Andromedan Sector. With our open-to-all policy, any being in the universe can find their perfect R & R, romantic getaway or dangerous liaison at our purpose built resort. The on-board empathic AI Ganesa ensures that anyone coming to Venus Ascendant will find their heart’s desire, with suites that transform from luxurious boudoirs to sunset-lit beaches to dark BDSM dungeons. So come to Venus Ascendant and find exactly what you’re looking for!”

It was meant to be a romantic getaway for Marie and the love of her life Jaisen; a chance for him to get to know her better after months of her denying him more than a few stolen kisses. Instead, Marie finds herself dumped and alone on Venus Ascendant with no credit for a transmat and the next starship home not due for another hour.

But the all-seeing AI isn’t going to leave anyone aboard the space station with their dreams unfulfilled. Marie's boyfriend might not have made it to the station, but there are others willing and able to take on the role - even if they aren’t entirely human.

A 2013 Gulf Coast RWA Chapter Silken Sands Self-Published Star Award Finalist



Amazon US - Amazon UK - ARe



Marie jerked her gaze up to meet that of the man before her, then reassessed her first thought. This was no normal man. Although the impossibly deep, almost indigo blue of his eyes held her, she noted the silvery sheen of his skintight one-piece with the logo VASA at the shoulder that marked him as one of Venus Ascendant’s subsidiary avatars. Her distress at Jaisen’s message had no doubt sparked the AI into an immediate response—that kind of emotional hit on its empathic sensors wouldn’t have been missed, although it was probably equivalent to no more than a poke in the eye. For Marie, it was like someone carving out her heart with a blunt instrument.

“No intention of mine,” she snapped.

Not now. Not ever!

“Perhaps I can be of service?”

Marie stared at him…at it. She’d heard about the VA avatars but never been so close to one. She’d learned from the space station’s blurb that the main AI took the form of a young Indian woman called Ganesa, spoken of with as much reverence as the bronze-cast deity behind her. This particular avatar had been crafted into a ruggedly handsome, if stereotypically human, male. Thick blond hair left a shade too long framed his face perfectly; darker brows arched over eyes the most glorious shade of deep blue she’d ever seen. He was broad shouldered and athletic, and the thin, snug- fitting one-piece in gray outlined the well-defined musculature of his torso in a way no doubt intended to draw attention and tease the imagination of potential clients. A shapely hint of what lay beneath without full disclosure, like the metallic foil used to cover chocolate treats. Also a complete contrast to the man she’d hoped to see, and all too perfect to be real.

“I don’t need your service, thank you very much.” She jumped up and tried to shove past him, but the dense composition of an avatar meant she only jarred her arm and had to sidle past in an embarrassingly servile fashion. He made no attempt to stop her, and she headed blindly down the nearest access corridor.

Tears blurred the curious faces as she passed them. She wasn’t sure where she was going or why. A starship home perhaps, or to the quarters Jaisen had booked and that no doubt held her meager luggage as this moment…

Someone caught her elbow and steadied her as she swayed with indecision. “I really don’t think you want to go that way.”



A stay-at-home mum of three who spent twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay bases her stories on a lifetime addiction to science-fiction books and films. Somewhere along the line a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moments trying to learn guitar, indulging in freestyle street dance and drinking high-caffeine coffee. Although happily settled in historical Colchester in the UK with her husband of 20 years, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the SFR Brigade, a community of science fiction romance authors and publishing professionals committed to writing and promoting the very best in the genre.



WebsiteAdventures in Scifi - Spacefreighters Lounge - Romancing the Genres</ a> - SFR Brigade - Twitter - Goodreads</ a> - Facebook - Pinterest - Google+</ a>



Twelve (12) $5 Amazon Gift cards Six (6) Romance Paperbacks Swag & Jewellery

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Organized By:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cover reveal: Ed Hoornaert

In the beginning, there was hardcover.



Then ebook and softcover.



Along came a sequel.


And then there was...
 long last...




...after many trials and tribulations...









The third book in The Trilogy of Tompa Lee is available July 29.


Preorder it now!


Tompa Lee—orphan, anti-social loner, and homeless street meat—has clawed her way up to the stars. There, on planet Zee Shode, she finds the galaxy’s greatest treasures: friendship and love.


Happily ever after? Not if the Galactic Trading Council has its way. Tompa commits the unforgivable crime of ‘forgery’—that is, forging an alliance between humans, Shons, and Klicks—and the Council rules by divide and conquer. The Council hires Lily Kilsing, earth’s most feared bounty hunter. Kilsing lures Tompa to a deserted alien city by kidnapping her fiancĂ© and her best friend.


 Can Tompa kill the huntress—or will she be forced to sacrifice her own life trying to save her loved ones?


About the author


Edward Hoornaert is not only a writer, he’s a certifiable Harlequin Hero; he inspired N.Y. Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson to write her favorite Harlequin Desire, “Mr. Valentine”, which was dedicated to him. In the past, he wrote contemporary romances for Silhouette Books, but these days he writes science fiction adventures—usually with elements of romance. In addition to novelist, he has been a teacher, technical writer, salesman, waiter, janitor, and symphonic oboist.

After having 30 different addresses in his first 28 years, his rolling stone slowed in the mountains of British Columbia and stopped in Tucson, Arizona. His high school sweetheart has been his wife for more years than he has fingers and toes to count.


What people are saying about Tompa Lee:

·         "Ed Hoornaert is a marvelous writer: a terrific, engrossing storyteller and a consummate stylist." – Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author

·         "A leading lady worth rooting for..." – San Francisco Book Review

·         " attractive, ambitious vagabond." – Arizona Daily Star

·         "I love Tompa Lee! She grabs me in many of the same ways that are so captivating about Lisbeth Salandar in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo." – Pamela Keys, author of The Jumbee

·         "Reminiscent of the best of classic Star Trek." –

·         "...a rollicking romp on a distant planet, full of adventure and heart." –  Amber Belldene, author of the Blood Vine series


So what are you waiting for? Preorder it now!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Mirror Shattered

Time for a cover reveal! Mirror Shattered is the second book in a sci-fi romance series by new author KG Stutts. The first book, Mirror Image, introduced us to Maddie, a brilliant scientist who finds out she's a clone. Maddie gets swept into a secret world of the Intergalactic Security Commission, an organization which works to keep Earth safe. The primary goal with the ISC is to keep the secret that we aren't alone in the galaxy and not all other planets are as friendly as we are. Maddie works with her counterpart who goes by the name Mack to keep a powerful weapon from falling in the wrong hands. Maddie goes beyond expectations of a clone, and even falls in love.

But now it's two years later. As the team struggles under the leadership of a new commander, news is uncovered which shakes Mack and Maddie to the core. Everything they believed in is shattered, including a loved one. Before they could recover, the team is on a mission to protect a planet from an ogre-like race. The world is attacked by an alien race long thought exist, the Synth. They barely escaped with their lives but not without some heavily losses. On the way back home, the ISC's most trusted ally, the Isgurd, delivers more bad news. They can't return home. In fact, home never existed. The Synth managed to go back in time to kill their former commander, Charlie Westlake, before he could befriend the Isgurds and for the ISC. They must go back to 1965 and stop the Synth, even if it means with their lives.

Mirror Shattered is a powerful story with a lot of heart. It's a roller coaster ride with huge implications. If you had the option to change the future, would you do it? That's a question Maddie is faced with... head over to to check out news, excerpts and more for this and her several other books. The first book in the series, Mirror Image, is on sale for $.99 now through the 20th! Catch up with the series before this book comes out on August 30th.

Here's an excerpt from Mirror Shattered:

The ship fell silent. Seth had managed to maneuver the ship to avoid the second blaster charge.

"I think I have it. Fly into that star," Maddie instructed Seth.
"You've got to be kidding me," David said, exasperated.
"The shields will hold," Maddie assured Seth.

Seth looked to Jackson who nodded in agreement with Maddie.

"I hope you know what you are doing," Seth muttered, setting in the coordinates.
Me, too. Maddie thought. But she knew she couldn't lose her nerve now.
"What's your plan?" Jackson asked.
"We can actually use our shields to deflect energy toward our attackers," Maddie responded.
"That sounds dangerous," John warily said.
"It will take everything we have in shields to do this. We'll only get one shot at this. If my math is wrong, it could destroy us," Maddie admitted.

 The crew looked on as Seth punched in the coordinates to the nearest star. The attacking ship began to follow suit. Maddie pulled out her data tablet and connected it to the ship.

"Maddie, please be correct," Seth prayed.

Her entire body shook as she turned on her tablet. If she was off by even a fraction...

"Maddie..." John encouragingly said.
"A minute." She shook her head.
"We don't have a minute, Madison," Jackson sharply said.
"Got it!" she exclaimed, just as the ship entered the star.

The ship began to hum as the shields started pushing back against the star's energy. The enemy stopped its pursuit.

"It's waiting for us to come out," Chris said.
"On my mark, Seth," Maddie said, loading up her newly-written program into the ship's control panel.
"The temperature in the hull is rising," David alerted her.
"I'm aware. We're almost there," Maddie replied.
"I think we have it," Seth said.
"Fire!" Maddie shouted.
About the author:


Growing up in Texas and later South Carolina as the youngest in a house full of science-fiction fans, K.G. Stutts had her natural curiosity and imagination nurtured since birth by family movie nights where they would watch Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even timeless Disney favorites.

A prolific writer of sci-fi, romance and mystery, K.G. draws much of her inspiration from those amazing works that gave her an appreciation for telling rich, compelling, character-driven stories for all audiences.
Book one in her science-fiction writings are out now by the wonderful group at and a romance ebook launched at the beginning of June from She is also a contributor to , The Sci-fi Romance Brigade and

Keep up with her on Facebook at or follow her on Twitter at She also is on Tumblr at She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brad and works for a customer service call center full time. She's a lover of Star Wars, Star Trek (original, TNG, and Voyager), Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Muppets, Garfield, Disney, Indiana Jones and is a big football, wrestling, and hockey fan.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: Juli Valenti

Today, I once again open up my blog to another author and introduce a new book coming out on July 15th. Welcome, Juli Valenti and her new book, Greatest Distraction!

My name is Ryen Macek. I’m twenty-eight years old, live in Atlanta, Georgia and live a fairly normal life.

Anyway, like most women, I’ve dated and it’s always turned out badly. Most recently that would be Aaron, who decided to trample on my heart in the form of a woman wearing a sheet. Not that I’m bitter, mind you, but, well, I sort of am.

I decided I needed a distraction. I needed to get away from this city, the men in this city, and just… live for awhile. Helllooooo, New York City. I’d stayed here with my best friend while we went to college, and, lucky for me, she kept our apartment.

In true Ryen fashion, what I’m looking for, I find… but is it more than even I could ask for?

Between the paparazzi, high society events, and mob connections, join me while I find the greatest of distractions.

Pretty cool, huh?
Greatest Distraction will be available on July 15th! Also, here is the GoodReads link:
About the author:

Juli Valenti grew up in a small town in Arkansas, known for Wal-mart, which is no longer small but is still known for the grocery store. Lucky for her, she didn’t retain an accent, despite her overuse of ya’ll when talking.  She currently resides in sunny Florida with her husband and two young boys. If her world wasn’t crazy enough, she also works a full time day job, as well as owns her own editing company (Juli’s Elite Editing). 
You can connect with Juli via the following: