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Dark Minds by Michelle Diener – Book Review November 21, 2016

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Reviewed by Riley


About Dark Minds

The mind is the most powerful weapon of all . . .

Imogen Peters knows she’s a pawn. She’s been abducted from Earth, held prisoner, and abducted again. So when she gets a chance at freedom, she takes it with both hands, not realizing that doing so will turn her from pawn to kingmaker.

Captain Camlar Kalor expected to meet an Earth woman on his current mission, he just thought he’d be meeting her on Larga Ways, under the protection of his Battle Center colleague. Instead, he and Imogen are thrown together as prisoners in the hold of a Class 5 battleship. When he works out she’s not the woman who sparked his mission, but another abductee, Cam realizes his investigation just got a lot more complicated, and the nations of the United Council just took a step closer to war.

Imogen’s out of…

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Pets in Space (Cats, Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures) – Book Review November 16, 2016

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pets-in-space-600x900 About Pets in Space

Even an alien needs a pet…

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 stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth or find 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?

A Mate for Matrix by S.E. Smith
Stray by Susan Grant
Spark of Attraction by Cara Bristol
Star Cruise: Stowaway by Veronica Scott
The Real Dragon by Pauline Baird Jones
Spike by Alexis Glynn Latner
Star Dog by Laurie A. Green
Space Ranger by Lea Kirk
Escape Run

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2176 Freedom Series by Susan Grant – Cover Reveal with Excerpts November 14, 2016

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Tomorrow Susan Grant will re-release her books in the 2176 Freedom Series: The Legend of Banzai Maguire and The Scarlet Empress.  To recognize the occasion, she has some spiffy new covers to reveal.  Keep reading to learn more about the series and check out the new look.

A little background on the 2176 Freedom Series from Susan Grant:

The 2176 Freedom Series is a 2-part sci-fi action romance series/serial that includes The Legend of Banzai Maguire (Part 1) and The Scarlet Empress (Part 2) at approximately 75,000 words apiece. Originally, the “2176” series consisted of five books written by four different authors following a series bible in a world that I created. The publisher subsequently went out of business and the rights to books 1 and 5 reverted to me. Recently, I took on the huge task of modernizing and rewriting both to stand completely…

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Fools Rush In by Donna S. Frelick – Review, Excerpt and Giveway October 18, 2016

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Today is release day for Donna S. Frelick’s Fools Rush In. Book three in her Interstellar RescueSeries has been highly anticipated by this reader!  I was pleased to get an advance copy, so today I have a review of Fools Rush In.  After that, keep reading for an excerpt from the book and a giveaway.

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About Fools Rush In

She thought she had the toughest job in Rescue—until the day she had to convert a pirate into a hero.

Interstellar Rescue “conductor” Rayna Carver is deep undercover on a slave ship bound for an isolated region of space when the ship is attacked by pirates. Her liberator is Captain Sam Murphy, a man known in the spacer bars to love only profit, adventure and women.

But Murphy hates a few things, too, chief among them slavers. Will it be enough to gain his help for Rayna’s mission—ferreting out two spies bent…

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Scavenger’s Mission by Liza O’Connor – Guest Feature with Excerpt October 17, 2016

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Say hello to Liza O’Connor. She will be talking about her exciting new release Scavenger’s Mission, the first book in her new SkyRyders series.  Welcome Liza!

savengers-missionbanner-1The Hard Life of Female Cadets

Only one percent of the West Coast Ryders are female. Almost all leave after their three-year service, if they survive long enough to do so. (That’s the first time they can legally quit the service, and most do. Being abused and gang-raped every night is not what they signed up for.)

General Powell, who runs the main and largest base for Ryders, won’t allow any females onto his base. Not in his ground crew, not as medics, and certainly not as Sky Ryders. All women are shunted to smaller bases that support the minor areas further out from Capital.

In all of the Corps, there is only one colonel who is female, and she got there by ignoring her captain’s…

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What’s In The Crate? Weekend Writing Warriors October 16, 2016

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Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

One more excerpt from my story ‘Star Cruise: Stowaway’ in the PETS IN SPACE anthology, which released this past week. Edited a bit from the published version. Picking up from where I stopped last week:

He hoped Moby hadn’t sampled whatever Midorri was drinking. The alien animal could probably handle anything up to and including nuclear fuel, who knew, but Moby was definitely a terrestrial cat, with a more delicate stomach. He tried to shoo Midorri away from the slowly growing puddle of green goo, dripping from a dented corner of the container. Musta gotten banged when the shuttle crew offloaded the final pallet too fast and had to straighten everything in…

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Nine Adorable Pets In Space Illustrated October 15, 2016

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Veronica Scott

I thought it’d be fun to share the individual pet illustrations that artist Nyssa Juneau did for us to include in the Pets in Space anthology!

sesmithA MATE FOR MATRIX: CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT

By S.E. Smith (New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling 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.

STRAY

susangrant2By Susan Grant (New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling, 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…

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Guest Author Laurie Green Shares a Favorite Scene From StarDog October 14, 2016

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PETS_In_Space_cover_artVeronica sez: I met Laurie in the Science Fiction Romance Brigade and we’ve shared all kinds of fun times as SFR authors. Pauline B. Jones and I were so pleased that Laurie wanted to ‘play’ with our concept of Pets In Space, and here she is today to share a favorite scene from her story:

Laurie: Choosing an excerpt from StarDog was something that took a lot of thought. What snippet might provide a tempting taste of the tale…yet only hint at what’s in store?

I decided on this passage, which I think gives a glimpse into the heart and mind of my star navigator hero, yet clearly honors the non-spoilery clause.

Excerpt from StarDog:

Taro made his way to the nearest street just off the spaceport exit and glanced down an endless row of brightly-colored vendor tents. Where to start?

Young handsome macho man

He ducked his head into the entrance…

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Pets In Space is Here! October 11, 2016

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Today is the day!  The excitement has been building and finally it is here.  Pets in Space releases today.  If you have been following along, you know that Pets in Space is an anthology of pet-centric stories written by a talented group of scifi romance authors.  If you pre-ordered, the book is probably on your e-reader.  Last week I told you the Amazon link was forthcoming, so if that is what you have been waiting for – here it is:  Pets in Space at Amazon.

Scifi romance and pets.  What a great combination!  I just don’t think you can go wrong with this anthology.  I can’t wait to delve into these stories!

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…

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Interview with a Fangirl: Lois October 7, 2016

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I am continuing with my series of interviews with Fangirls that I have met through social media!

Today, it is a great pleasure to interview fellow Fangirl, who also happens to be my favorite author of all time, Lois McMaster Bujold!

I became aware of Lois when my husband and I rented the audiobook version of her story, Shards of Honor, back when these were published by The Reader’s Chair. However, I became more aquainted with her, not only as an author, but as a fangirl, via her blog, which I have been following since she first started posting on MySpace.com.

Welcome Lois to The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl. You are an inspiration to other fangirls, like me, and it is an honor that you took the time to answer these questions about being a Fangirl.

EFG:

When do you realize you were a Fangirl?

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