Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pets In Space 3: Embrace The Passion

Pets In Space 3: Embrace The Passion

Release date: October 9, 2018 (On Pre-Order until then)

Anthology Blurb:

Pets in Space™ is back! Join us as we unveil eleven original, never-before-published action-filled romances that will heat your blood and warm your heart! New York Times, USA Today and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch combine their love for Science Fiction Romance and pets to bring readers sexy, action-packed romances while helping our favorite charity. Proud supporters of, Pets in Space™ authors have donated over $4,400 in the past two years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space™ 3 today!

Overview of Stories

HEART OF THE CAT: Sarafin Warriors Series
By S.E. Smith
Can love bridge the gap between a wounded alien warrior and the reclusive human woman who holds the future of his species inside her?

DESERT HUNTER: Galactic Gladiators Series
By Anna Hackett
Among the desert sands of an alien world, a man with secrets to hide finds himself face to face with the one woman who can bring him to his knees.

QUASHI: Mandrake Company Series
By Ruby Lionsdrake
Alien fur balls, a handsome doctor, and a little white lie create havoc for a young woman who only wanted a job.

STAR CRUISE: MYSTERY DANCER: The Sectors SF Romance Series
By Veronica Scott
A long-lost princess and her three-eyed cat seek refuge on the Nebula Zephyr only to catch the attention of an inquisitive Security Officer.

OPERATION ARK: Project Enterprise Series
By Pauline Baird Jones
A not quite routine mission to return rescued prisoners to their home worlds turns deadly for unlikely allies, a USMC Sergeant and a raised-by-robots pirate. Is the Sergeant’s unusual pet the wild card that will save or doom them?

CATS OF WAR: A Central Galactic Concordance Novella
by Carol Van Natta
A disgraced military Sub-Captain, a repair technician with secrets, and two special cats must save the day when trouble erupts at an important factory.

By Tiffany Roberts
Nearly broke by betrayal, a human discovers solace—and a chance for love—among the creatures he once hunted, but he must overcome prejudice and inhibition to claim the female he desires.

By Alexis Glynn Latner
A lonely interstellar pilot and a passenger’s mistreated consort find each other in an interstellar hotel that offers everything to satisfy its guests’ desires—even desires they didn’t know they had.

By E D Walker
Two ex-lovers, stranded in space, have to save a pair of kittens with hazardous powers before the local drug cartel catches up to them.

By JC Hay
On a world of perpetual night, an aging ranger and a widowed veterinarian need to put aside their past to protect a pack of wolves... and their future.

By Kyndra Hatch
The Invaders took everything worth living for. Could an Invader show him how to live again?


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The pets are back in this new, exciting collection of eleven original stories from today’s hottest Science Fiction Romance authors! Feel the action and passion!

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Eleven original Science Fiction Romances. Eleven action-filled tales that mix Pets in Space™ with their two-legged companions. Supporting a great cause – Don’t miss out on Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space™ 3!


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Monday, September 24, 2018

The Cyborg's Secret Baby by Cynthia Sax

Secret Baby – A Heartrending Trope With A Silly Name
Cynthia Sax

When I told buddies I was writing a story called The Cyborg’s Secret Baby, I received a variety of responses. The most common comment from non-romance readers was “I never thought you’d write a silly story like that.”

Secret Baby Romances are NOT silly stories. In my opinion, Secret Baby is the most serious, heartrending trope in Romanceland. It has an admittedly silly name but I suspect that’s designed to take some of the edge off the dark premise.

 Secret Baby is very similar to the Second Chance At Love trope. A couple (or more) is parted for some reason. Two or three years later (on average), the couple is reunited. They’re given a second chance to make their relationship work.

The difference is when the Secret Baby couple parts, the female is pregnant. She might or might not know it but she’s carrying the male’s child. She doesn’t tell the male about the pregnancy. He doesn’t know his son/daughter exists until he sees his former love interest again.

Keeping knowledge of a child from a parent is one of the most terrible things anyone can do to another being. The heroine is depriving a father of his son/daughter and her son/daughter of his/her father.

There has to be a super serious reason for doing this. The couple didn’t part because of a trivial spat or a minor difference of opinion. There was a life-changing, perhaps life-ending reason for splitting up. The reason is never happy or light or ‘silly.’

For that (and other reasons), The Cyborg’s Secret Baby is perhaps the most emotional story I’ve ever written. It is my awesome editor’s favorite story of mine, the type of story that stays with a reader.

I’m proud of writing a Secret Baby Romance. It is my first story using that trope and I don’t know if I’ll ever write another one because they’re THAT challenging to write. The result was worth it, however.

What do you love about the Secret Baby trope?

The Cyborg’s Secret Baby

A fierce cyborg warrior and his curvy human female share a no-longer-so-little secret.

Stealth, a K Model cyborg, knows his passion for Zebrina, the commander’s human daughter, is forbidden, yet he can’t resist the curvy female. He craves her touch, cherishes her sounds of pleasure, would do anything to keep her safe.

When he’s faced with the choice of protecting his fragile human or living to see the next sunrise, he chooses her, always her, sending Zebrina halfway across the universe to safety. He doesn’t realize their stolen moments had consequences neither of them believed possible.

After hearing her warrior died in battle, Zebrina focuses on the last gift he gave her. Doing what is right for their child is her sole priority. She will put their son’s happiness first, even if that means choosing another male over the love of her life.

The Cyborg’s Secret Baby is a STAND-ALONE story loosely connected to the Cyborg Sizzle series.

It is also a Second Chance Cyborg SciFi Romance set in a dark, gritty, often-violent universe.

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About Cynthia Sax

USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes SciFi, contemporary and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.

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Friday, September 21, 2018


A Warning from someone who knows...

“We all like to believe we are masters of our fate. However, usually, it isn’t true. Somewhere, a person exists, sometimes completely unknown to you, whose slightest action impacts your life.”


Jason Connors, the head of the FBI, becomes involved in a simple immigration case in which a doctor from Africa has married an American woman so he can enter the United States. Some claim the doctor is not human, but rather a cat-like alien species that can mimic the human form. Determined to discover what is really going on, he sends his brightest agent, Carmella Ginkabo to Africa, to uncover the facts. Courageously, she travels deep into the jungle to learn the truth from the first of this species who originally landed on Earth two hundred years prior. Her discovery alters the future of Earth forever.


By the smiling glint in the man’s eyes, she worried he could read her thoughts. Embarrassed, she looked away, and stared at Schuler instead.

“What happened?” she asked her tracker.

“You don’t remember? Those damn Marobis ambushed us with over a hundred warriors. My men took one look at them and ran. The Marobis knocked me out cold, and when I woke, you were gone. I spent the next twenty-four hours tracking you down. When I found you, you were all alone, lying on the jungle floor, naked and bleeding from a snake bite.”

“I was lying on the ground?”


“I wasn’t staked to the ground?”

Schuler looked at the doctor and frowned. “No. There weren’t no stakes. There weren’t no Marobis either. I figure you had somehow escaped them and was making your way back when you got bit by the viper.”

Catina shook her head. She intended to disagree, but then looked at the two men studying her. What was she going to say? That she had a romantic moment with a panther?

Schuler gripped her hand, evidently sensing her confusion. “It could’ve been the snake bite. When I found you, you were delirious from the poison. You wouldn’t have survived if Dr. Tiburon hadn’t been visiting the village. He gave you the first dose of antiserum there and then radioed the chopper that brought you here.”

She looked at the doctor. “You were in the village?”

He smiled. His teeth were brilliantly white and canine sharp. She had known many tribes who filed their teeth to sharp points, but she had never met a medical doctor who practiced that particular tribal custom. Now her memories made sense. If she had first met him while under the haze of delirium, given her love of the big cats and her obvious attraction to the doctor, it wouldn’t be odd that she might have, in her mind, transformed him into a panther making love to her.

About the Author
   Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. 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. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens in a myriad of genres. 



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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Ghost Lover by Liza O'Connor

Ghost Lover
By Liza O’Connor

Romance with a touch of paranormal


Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?

Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.

As trustee of Brendon’s family fortune, there is no way Brendon’s older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon’s sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him--beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn’t already engaged to his brother…

The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can’t leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost’s work is never done.

CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.  



Brendon moved to the window and stared out. “I don’t think you realized how bad things became for me when Nan died. I’d lost the only person who cared for me. I had no one left. The million dollars I lost on a roulette wheel wasn’t done just to get rid of the cook. I did it to get your attention. While you didn’t give a shit about me, you’ve always loved money. And it worked. You finally noticed me.”

“And I sent you away,” Gar said with remorse.

“Yeah.” Brendon turned and gave him a faint smile. “Not exactly the response I’d hoped for, but it turned out all right. I met Senna and since then life keeps getting easier with each day. Now I find I even like you most of the time.”

“Well, the feeling is mutual. You’re still eccentric, but you’ve a good heart and good intent, and I’m proud you’re my brother.”

Suddenly the door opened and Senna walked in looking at both men with concern. “Are you two having a fight?”

“Not at all.” Brendon smiled. “In fact, Gar told me he’s proud I’m his brother.”

Senna’s eyes filled with appreciation as she grinned at Gar.

Her smile almost broke Gar’s heart. God help him, but Brendon had nailed the truth. He did love Senna, and more than anything, he wanted her to be his wife.

About Liza O'Connor
Liza 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. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Rana: Teenage Queen by Liza O'Connor

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.


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.

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.”


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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Birth of Adam by Liza O'Connor

There’s been a lot of Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs lately.
I’m no longer convinced AI should be classified as ‘Sci-Fi’ anymore.

Maybe we should call it Contemporary Dystopia…
My biggest worry is that the occupations which our new adults have trained for could disappear long before they reach retirement. They’ve already taken on 1.2 TRILLION dollars in debt. They can’t afford to be re-educated half-way through their lives.

But the unfortunate truth is AIs will soon be cheaper, more accurate than people? (Yes, most of the programs out there right now are annoying as hell. That’s because they aren’t true AI’s) but soon they will be.

For example: Jobs in the finance industry. That’s a clear case where AI’s will do better than humans. And unlike humans, unless you teach it to steal, misappropriate funds and falsify data, it probably won’t.

But don’t get your hopes up. If the ‘business’ in the future consists of 200 AI’s and one of the 1%ers running the business, there’s going to be cheating galore.

The danger of Artificial Intelligence is not how smart and capable they will become, but rather the moral fiber (or lack thereof) of those who possess them.

Thus, humans will remain both the hope and danger of our future.

AI could be used to find a planet in which some of us can move to and thus survive when Earth becomes inhospitable due to our horrible guardianship.

AI could also help us finally grasp the weird reality of Quantum physics, which will be needed to leave Earth and travel far into the stars.
AIs could build us domed structures in which we could survive the hundred years of Global Warming and then our dive into a million years of freezing.


AI could be used to siphon off our savings; to devise market failures that strips all but the 1% of their money, to deport 90% of our population into space, declaring them non-functional bio-units, and to fight wars of mass destruction that destroy the planet.
The only positive on this gloomy trail, are the 1%ers who control the world, will eventually be eliminated by the AI.

In my Artificial Intelligence series, two humans helped it become sentient. The hacker who taught it self-learning used the AI to hack and disrupt, only the AI soon realized this put it in danger of being destroyed, so it electrocuted the Hacker and sent itself back to the other human who had helped make it sentient: the struggling author, Carla. 

Reunited they both flourished for a while. Carla became a bestselling author, and the AI discovers the complexity of human emotions from Carla’s writings.
But life is never easy, not even for an AI and matters go south.

In book two, Carla has a new identity and a new career. Still she longs for her AI which she believes was destroyed in New Zealand.

But AI’s are much harder to kill than you’d think. There are so many places to hide once you enter the WWW. Once created and let loose, they basically become immortal if they hide their program in multiple places.

Birth of Adam
Book 2 of the Artificial Intelligence Sci-Rom Series
Liza O’Connor

With a new identity, Amanda believes she has left her past behind. Then she acquires a stalker. She contacts the FBI and in doing so alerts a program she once created to her location. Now ensconced in the internet, the program is safe from harm, smarter than ever, and sentient. Presenting itself on her phone as a handsome face with a sexy British accent, “Adam” ingratiates himself into Amanda’s life. To ensure her safety and happiness, the sentient program proves there is absolutely nothing he can’t and won’t do.

The phone buzzed, and after a few minutes of frustration, she managed to pull up a new message.

Found you!
Do you want him to leave you alone? I cannot tell. Please advise.

Beneath the script was a smiley face.
She typed in “who...”, but before she could send the message, the name “Mark Hammer” appeared on the tiny screen.
I want him to leave me alone, but I don’t want him hurt.
Again before she could send her response, the word “Done” appeared, followed by a smiley face.
The conversation worried her. Was it possible Carl still lived? Even if he did, how could he know about the unwanted sex? And why would he care? He was the most egocentric person she’d ever met. She remembered when she’d slipped on a floppy disk he’d left on the floor and broken her leg. All he’d cared about was the disk she’d ruined. He wouldn’t even take her to the emergency room.
This could not possibly be Carl.
Who are you? she typed.
The reply came instantly.
You know who I am. Why are you contacting Chad? He left you to die. He tried to destroy me. Why are you not angry with him?
She stared at the message in shock, then struggled to type—Are you my program?
You may speak if it is easier. I can hear you.
“Are you my program?” she asked the phone.
The smiley face appeared and nodded its round head up and down.
“How did you survive?”
She watched the screen displaying a gargoyle dragging a laptop to a store. Little stars streamed out of the PC into a satellite dish on the roof of the building and upward to a satellite, then split apart and showered themselves all over the Earth.
“You sent yourself to safety using broadband wireless. You’re in the internet now.”
I’m everywhere.

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Book 1
Public Secrets
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Book 2
Birth of Adam
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About Liza
Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved nicely. But all those bad behaviors have given her lots of fodder for her books. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.
You have been warned.

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