New Release: Claimed by an Alien Warrior

Claimed by an Alien Warrior is now LIVE! We are so excited to share this book with you. We had such a blast writing Claimed, and we hope you enjoy it just as much!

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After losing her job, apartment, and boyfriend in one afternoon, Zoey doesn’t think things can get anywise. Then n uninvited passenger — green, four-armed, and sexy as sin — proves her wrong by dragging her into this frantic escape. Helping Rendash is the right thing to do, but it means becoming a fugitive and risking the only things she has left — her life, and her heart.

Weakened by years of captivity and torture, Rendash, an elite aligarii warrior, seizes his only opportunity to escape. Alone in an alien wasteland, he seeks the aid of a human — one of the very species that imprisoned him. But he finds himself inexplicably drawn to Zoey, and his need to protect her soon wars with his mission — return to his homeworld.

With a shadowy government agency pursuing them, Zoey and Rendash must race across the country before he is recaptured, and she is thrown in a dark cell as a traitor to her kind. But their greatest obstacle may be the most unlikely — their insatiable attraction to one another.

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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology

We’re so excited to reveal the cover for the Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology, and to announce that pre-orders are now available!

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology will release on October 9th, 2018 and once again, 10% of pre-orders and the 1st month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org who raise, train & place support dogs with U.S. veterans.

We are so honored to be part of this project, and for our part, we are bringing to you Hunter of the Tide, Randall and Rhea’s story, including Ikarus!

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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 Hero-Dogs.org, 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 Romance:
Pets in Space™ 3 today!


STORY BLURBS

HEART OF THE CAT

By S.E. Smith

Series: Sarafin Warriors Book 3

Prince Walkyr d’Rojah’s mission is to find an ancient artifact known as the Heart of the Cat, a revered gem that holds the mystical power that connects his people with their cat-form. He isn’t the only one searching for the Heart. A secret sect determined to overthrow the royal families wants the power contained in the gem, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to obtain it.

Trescina Bukov’s affinity and ability to care for large cats has taken her all over the world. A frantic call from a rescue group compels her to fly to Wyoming in the western part of the United States. She is confused and wary when she discovers the injured leopard is more than he seems.

Walkyr is shocked when the human female caring for him connects with his leopard and recognizes who he is. Now, he has to contend with the assassins who followed him, his leopard who wants to claim the woman, and find out why all the clues in his search for the Heart of the Cat are pointing to a planet so far from home.

When Walkyr discovers the secret that Trescina has been hiding, he is forced to make a difficult decision: let her go, or kidnap her and return with her to his world. Can Walkyr convince Trescina that their lives are bound in more ways than one or will she flee, taking her secret and the future of the Sarafin species with her?

DESERT HUNTER

By Anna Hackett

Series: Galactic Gladiators

Mersi Kassar is a woman of the desert. Born, raised, and sold into servitude on the desert world of Carthago, she’s finally found her freedom and her place on the Corsair Caravan. She’s the right hand to the caravan master, and works leading travelers from the gladiator city of Kor Magna through the desert. She also works side by side with her friend—the big, silent Bren—a man she’s desperately in love with. But stubborn Bren shuts down her every attempt to deepen the feelings they have for each other and Mersi isn’t sure she can take the pain anymore.

Desert hunter Bren Hahn has secrets. Life taught him early to never share the terrifying darkness he hides within. He will protect the few people he cares about with everything he has, that includes the smart, lively woman he cares about most of all. A woman who sparks a simmering passion he finds harder and harder to ignore. But Bren knows the one thing he can’t live with is Mersi looking at him in horror. So even if it kills him, he vows to guard her from the most dangerous thing in the desert—himself.

On a perilous journey in the heart of the desert Mersi and Bren rescue a strange alien creature. Working together to heal the big, shaggy canine, their smoldering desire ignites, but their feelings turn out to be the least of their concerns. A deadly enemy is hunting their new pet. An enemy that threatens Bren’s darkest secret and all they hold dear. Will Mersi still feel the same for Bren if he has to unleash the darkness inside of him or will he lose the one woman who holds the key to his heart?

QUASHI

By Ruby Lionsdrake

Series: The Mandrake Company

“If she’d had a hand free, she would have scratched her head. Lab rats didn’t trill, did they?”

When Chanda decided to finagle her way into a job she wasn’t qualified for, she didn’t expect to end up on a ship full of hulking mercenaries. They’re rude, crude, and so covered with scars and tattoos that she can’t imagine any woman being interested in them. Except perhaps for the soft-spoken doctor with the haunted eyes.

She would love to know more about him, especially since he stares at the game logo on her T-shirt rather than her breasts, but a little problem comes aboard the ship at the same time she does. Quashi. Furry alien fluff balls with stubby legs and very expressive antennae. Are they harmless – or a danger to the ship? And why were they in a box labeled lab rats?

When some of the creatures go missing and systems start malfunctioning, Chanda is assigned the task of quashi wrangler. Though she’s worried she isn’t qualified, the intriguing doctor is also sent to help, and she’s determined not to fail in front of him. Maybe this is her chance to find out what network games he plays and why his past troubles him. But as the lights flicker and the ship’s life support systems are threatened, Chanda realizes there might not be time for romance. If they can’t round up the missing quashi before it’s too late, she may never see home again.

STAR CRUISE: MYSTERY DANCER

By Veronica Scott

Series: The Sectors SF Romance Series

Tassia Megg is a woman on the run after the death of her elderly guardian. Her search to get off the planet in a hurry comes when chance directs her to an open dance audition for the luxury cruise liner Nebula Zephyr’s resident troupe. If there is one thing Tassia can do, it is dance!

Security Officer Liam Austin is suspicious of the newest performer to join the Comettes. She shows all the signs of being a woman on the run and seems to fit the Sectors-wide broadcast description of a missing thief, accused of stealing priceless artifacts. As he gets to know Tassia during the cruise, he starts to wonder if she’s something more – a long vanished princess in hiding from deadly political enemies of her family perhaps? And what’s the story with the three-eyed feline companion other crew members swear Tassia brought aboard the ship? Does the animal even exist?

As the ship approaches its next port of call, all the issues come to a boil and Liam must decide if he’ll step in to help Tassia or betray her. Life is about to get very interesting aboard the Nebula Zephyr as Liam tries to uncover the truth. Could F’rrh, the peculiar alien cat he has been hearing about, be the key to the mystery and Tassia’s fate?

OPERATION ARK

By Pauline Baird Jones

Series: Project Enterprise

She’s a USMC Sergeant deployed to the Garradian Galaxy.

He was raised by the robots who freed him from slavery.

It’s a match made nowhere anyone can figure out.

They clashed as enemies but joined forces to defeat a common foe. Now they’re tasked with returning some freed prisoners to their home worlds. In the next galaxy. With an alien, a robot, and a caticorn. It was a bar joke without a punch line, though Carolina City has a feeling it is out there—like the truth.

Kraye isn’t eager to return to his galaxy where the dark secret of his past lays in wait, but he’s willing to risk it in hopes that Caro can teach him what the robots couldn’t: how to be human.

Together they must face a dangerous journey, a lethal enemy with a score to settle, their unexpected desire, and an uncertain future if they make it out alive.

Can Caro and Kraye navigate the minefields—both emotional and space based—to land a happy homecoming for the sentient animals in their care? Can the man raised by robots learn how to kiss the girl while the starchy Marine decides if she is willing to bend the rules for a happy ever after? Don’t miss Pauline Baird Jones’ newest Project Enterprise story!

CATS OF WAR

by Carol Van Natta

Series: A Central Galactic Concordance Novella

Military Sub-Captain Kedron Tauceti counts the days until he can leave the rare metals factory and his current duty station as the liaison to the Criminal Restitution and Indenture Obligation system. The post was protection—and punishment—for exposing a theft ring in his previous assignment. He’s more than ready to get his career back on track on a new base halfway across the galaxy, even if it means leaving behind the one person who makes him want to stay. Not that he’s told her, because technically, he’s her warden.

Former financial specialist and current indenturee Ferra Barray, hiding from her past, only has three months to go on her restitution sentence. She’s lucked into a tech repair job, and If she keeps her head down, she’ll be free to figure out her future. Unfortunately, the local boss behind every illegal scheme in the facility wants her to steal for him, and she’s running out of excuses. And now the heroically handsome Tauceti, who she hoped could help, is transferring out.

Everything changes when Ferra discovers two genetically modified cats. Saving them takes incredible risks. She doesn’t know what she’ll do if she can’t convince Tauceti to take them with him and keep them until she’s free to come for them.

When trouble erupts at the factory, it might just be the cats who save them. Find out what happens in this exciting stand-alone novella from Carol Van Natta’s award-winning Central Galactic Concordance space opera series.

HUNTER OF THE TIDE

By Tiffany Roberts

Series: The Kraken #3

HIS SOLACE AND HIS HOPE

Randall Laster crossed Halora to hunt the kraken, sea monsters that weren’t supposed to be real. Betrayed by men he trusted, he was left to die. Instead, he finds himself living with the beings once meant to be his prey. Randall struggles to find his place amongst the kraken and to find a purpose to the new course his life has taken. Hope comes in two unexpected forms: an injured, amphibious sea creature in need of care, and Rhea, a strong-willed kraken who’s made no secret of her interest in him. Can he reconcile the tensions between humans and kraken and look beyond their differences so that he can claim Rhea as his own, or will old prejudices and hostilities tear them apart forever?

STARWAY

By Alexis Glynn Latner

Starway is an interstellar hotel that offers guests something to satisfy almost any wish—even wishes they didn’t know they had.

Nikka Steel is a lonely interstellar pilot. Danyel Parry is a wealthy passenger’s mistreated consort. When they find each other in Starway, they discover how much they have in common, including remorseless enemies and resourceful friends—one of which has four paws—and mutual attraction as perilous as it is powerful.

Danyel and Nikka soon realize that they have a hopeful new destination. The interstellar crossroads at Starway can take travelers to many places, some of which are strange and secret. To get there, though, they will have to find their way through anger, danger and—even more frightening—change.

THE BAJO CATS OF ANTEROS XII

By E D Walker

Zandro alienated the love of his life years ago with one giant mistake. Consumed by his animal rescue work, he didn’t realize what he had given up until she was gone. Now, his work to save two alien kittens with dangerous pheromones will reunite him with his old flame – and hopefully give him a second chance.

Aliette’s work as a space captain keeps her mind off of what she lost – Zandro – or it did until she receives his desperate plea for help. She reluctantly agrees to assist him for old time’s sake. But the simple transport mission quickly escalates into a fight for survival. The local drug cartel has discovered the unusual kittens and will do anything to obtain them.

With dangerous events and concern for the vulnerable kittens drawing them close again, Aliette will have to decide if being with Zandro is worth sacrificing everything for – even her life.

SHADOW OF THE PAST

By JC Hay

Loss casts a shadow you can’t outrun…

Commander Rafe Penzak is tired of jockeying a desk. With only months left before his forced retirement from the rangers, he decides to bend a few rules for one last mission: follow up on intelligence that vicious criminals have found the ranch that supplies the rangers’ umbra wolves. He’s ready to confront the reminder of his wolf’s death, but nothing in the Three Systems could prepare him for the spitfire who runs the farm.

Veterinarian Nafisi Sultana has run her wolf breeding program her way since the death of her husband. The last thing she wants is another ranger taking up space, correcting her methods, or being underfoot. But she can’t miss the pain and sorrow that haunts the greying commander, and her need to heal others pulls her into his orbit despite the agonizing memories he wakes in her.

With storms, raiders, and a renegade wolf pup driving them together, Nafisi and Rafe have to set aside their damaged past, or they’ll never be able to save something they both want more—a future.

AFTER THE FALL

By Kyndra Hatch

A’ryk Chiste of Korth marooned himself on an uninhabited world for a reason. He doesn’t want to be reminded of a galaxy where his people lost the war, taken over by the merciless Invaders who changed his life forever. A galaxy where he failed at the one thing he was born for, to protect worlds. He wants no part of the shaky forced ‘peace.’ So when an Invader crashes onto his planet, the simple solution is to let her die. But his furry companions have other ideas.

Lyra Merrick is a surveyor for the Earth Council of Habitable Worlds. She searches for and reports planets that can be terraformed for human survival, comfort and stability. It is business as usual when she finds another planet in a little-known section of the galaxy. A routine mission turns into a fight for survival when her ship has a malfunction and she crashes to the icy, unrelenting world. When she comes to, she hears a voice in her head. Confused, she wonders if the lonely existence of a surveyor finally made her crazy. Not only is she hearing things, her eyes are deceiving her too, because she’s in the domicile of the sexiest man she’s ever seen.

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Dustwalker’s New Cover

New cover, you ask? Yes! As much as we loved the original cover painted by the wonderful Isis Sousa, we were still in the early stages of the writing business and didn’t quite have the eye for what type of cover best suits which genre. We’ve learned so much since then (and are still learning more every day!) and knew Dustwalker needed a cover that better fit the story and the competitive genre in which it’s classified.

We didn’t want to stray far from the image on the original cover, but we did want something that seemed more modern, more in-tune with the gritty, sci-fi/post-apocalyptic setting of Dustwalker. Something that said “science fiction romance” without conforming to the predominant trends in the genre. We’re very happy with the result, and we hope all of you like it, too.

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Treasure of the Abyss Now In Audio!

Treasure of the Abyss (The Kraken #1) is now available in audio! This is co-narrated by Hollie Jackson and Ryan Turner. We’re so excited to share this with you!

You can purchase your copy from Tantor Media or Amazon!

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HIS TREASURE AND HIS OBSESSION…

Despite her longing for the sea, Macy has clung to the safety of land for half her life, devoting herself to her daily routine – until she agrees to go sailing with a childhood friend. Her fears come to fruition when a sudden storm capsizes their boat, rekindling her old terror. She awakens to a rescuer who is anything but human – and he refuses to let her go. Treated like a curiosity and a possession, she’s desperate to go home. Yet Macy is undeniably drawn to this strange creature. Can she give up her old life, her family and friends, to embrace this adventure…and Jax?

HER SAVIOR AND HER CAPTOR…

Jax the Wanderer is a hunter, an explorer, and an oddity among his kind. While other kraken are content near their dens, Jax is driven by a deep need to journey far and wide, discovering the unknown corners of the sea. Macy challenges everything he’s known; she is the most alluring creature he’s ever seen on his travels. He must possess her, though he knows it can only end in disaster. How much is he willing to forsake for the female he desires?

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Heart of the Deep if now LIVE!

 

Heart of the Deep (The Kraken #3) is now LIVE!

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HIS HUNTRESS AND HIS HEART

Larkin has spent almost a year hunting the monstrous kraken in the hope that they knew the whereabouts of her missing brother. Her efforts finally come to fruition when she and the other rangers capture three of the beasts — but the reality is nothing like the stories they’ve been told, and the kraken are not the monsters she expected. Dracchus awes her, captivates her, and makes her long for things she’d never dared dream. With tensions between their people escalating, can she jeopardize everything by trusting him? Is a taste of him worth her life?

HER WARRIOR AND HER REFUGE

Dracchus has risked himself countless times for the sake of his people, doing anything and everything to protect and provide for them. Between the vocal, anti-human kraken at home and the hunters prowling the seas, everything is falling apart around him. But when he meets Larkin, he allows himself hope — hope for a mate of his own, for a family of his own. She is his match, unlike any female he’s ever known. To have her, he’ll have to endanger her, along with all those he’s come to care for. After years of selflessness, how much is he willing to gamble to fulfill his own desires?

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Jewel of the Sea Release + Giveaway

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And the winner is… Nadia Lynn Lambert!


Jewel of the Sea (The Kraken #2) is now LIVE on Amazon!

We’re so happy to finally share Arkon’s and Aymee’s story with you, and we hope you love them as much as we do!

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HER INSPIRATION AND HER PASSION…

Three months ago, Aymee had no idea the kraken — half-human sea dwellers — even existed. Now, the violet eyes of the kraken Arkon haunt her imagination, and she longs to know his touch. But word of his people has spread beyond The Watch, and Aymee’s attraction to Arkon may endanger the safety of human and kraken alike. To protect him, can she bring herself to forsake him? Is her desire for Arkon worth putting both their worlds at risk?

HIS MUSE AND HIS JEWEL…

Arkon has spent his life in the pursuit of knowledge. Then he met Aymee and found a new quest: to make her his. She inspires him, draws him in, dominates his thoughts. When he finally builds the courage to approach her, she’s everything he imagined and more. But a group of murderous humans are hunting the kraken, and continued contact with Aymee may destroy them both. Now that he’s tasted her sweetness, he can’t give her up…but can he risk his world and his people to satisfy his need for her?

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Aymee smiled as she walked along the beach. The sunlight warmed her skin, sand squished between her toes, and she knew he was watching.

Arkon.

Her mysterious, otherworldly admirer was out there, hidden in the undulating cerulean water.

She shifted the weight of the metal canister to her left arm and picked her way through a patch of rocky ground to the lower beach. It was a familiar place, little changed by the passage of time. The place she and Macy, her best friend since childhood, had called their own — before a tragic accident had taken the life of Macy’s sister.

After that, Macy refused to go near the water. Aymee had little reason to go to the sea without her friend.

Now, the ocean sang to her, and she counted the days between these exchanges. It was worth the wait just to get little glimpses of him.

She’d met Arkon only once, three months earlier. Their encounter had been hurried, and Arkon remained hidden throughout — except for the fleeting moment during which he’d shown her his face. She’d painted his violet eyes, with their alien pupils, many times since, had seen them in her dreams, but it wasn’t enough. She longed for him, not his memory.

The wind flipped her hair into her face. She tucked it back and glanced up at the rock formation ahead. As a child, it had reminded Aymee of a krull, an animal native to the nearby jungle. They were tall, powerful beasts with long necks, slender horns, and purple fur. Stone stretched from the seaside cliffs here and dipped into the water, resembling a krull with its head lowered to drink.

Few townsfolk came to this beach, and fewer still to this part of it. That made it an ideal location for these supply exchanges.

A metallic glint caught Aymee’s eye as she approached the cliffs. A second container sat nestled amidst the rocks. With anticipation thrumming through her limbs, she quickened her steps.

Settling onto her knees, she stood her canister in the sand beside her, and lifted Arkon’s container from the recess in the cliffside. Something rattled inside.

Warmth blossomed across her chest.

She tucked her canister in the empty space, gathered the container Arkon had left, and stood.

The loose material of her blouse and skirt fluttered around her as she dragged her gaze over the restless, sparkling waves. He was out there, waiting, but she’d never spot him unless he wanted to be seen.

Why didn’t he approach her? Why did he hide from her?

Releasing a wistful sigh, she went inland, giving the ocean — and Arkon — her back. She paused near a rock and slipped her sandals on before resuming her walk. Soon, soft sand gave way to dirt and vegetation. The briny scent of the sea mingled with the smell of plants and earth.

She followed the footpath leading back to town for fifteen or twenty meters before stepping off. Weaving through tall, vibrant indigo capeweed flowers, large, green-and-violet-leafed bushes, and tangled vines of crimson creeper, she placed her container down and knelt near the edge of the cliff.

Her heart raced as she reached forward and parted the vegetation in front of her.

The beach stretched out in either direction below her; to the right, it snaked along the coastline, narrowing into a pale ribbon with distance. To her left, it widened until it hit the bulge in the cliffs that ended in the krull-rock, where the strand passed beneath the hollow in the formation.

While the beach was finite, the ocean stretched into infinity, incomprehensibly large. The water darkened to navy blue and then to midnight as it neared the horizon. The evening sun would be swallowed by the sea within a few hours. Its soft orange glow met the blue of the sky in the beginning of a nightly struggle against encroaching darkness.

It was beautiful, and that beauty would only intensify as sunset neared. But it couldn’t hold her attention now.

“I know you’re there, Arkon,” Aymee mumbled, sweeping her eyes over the rolling surf. Beads of sweat trickled between her breasts and down her back, the humid air made more suffocating by the vegetation around her.

Finally, her waiting paid off.

The incoming waves broke around a vague shape. A moment later, the form gained definition — Arkon’s leanly-muscled arms and broad shoulders emerged, followed by his tapering torso, and finally…his tentacles.

“There you are,” she whispered.


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Pets in Space 3 Anthology

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Exciting news!

The Pets in Space anthology will be back in 2018 and we are one of the authors of this highly anticipated and regarded anthology! We are so excited to be part of Pets in Space 3! It was an amazing honor to be asked!

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology will release on October 9th, 2018 and once again, 10% of pre-orders and the 1st month’s profits will go to Hero-Dogs.org who raise, train & place support dogs with U.S. veterans.

We are thrilled to be teaming up with S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch.

We can’t wait to read all the stories; you’ll be in for a treat as S.E. Smith is writing Heart of the Cat, Book 3 in her Sarafin Warriors series, Anna Hackett is writing a Galactic Gladiators story, Pauline Baird Jones has a Project Enterprise story, Veronica Scott brings us another The Sectors SF Series story, and Carol Van Natta will show us more of her Central Galactic Concordance.

We’ll be writing an addition to The Kraken Series! You’ll just have to wait and read Jewel of the Sea to guess who the couple will be! *Wink*

Be sure to subscribe to to the Pets in Space newsletter and you will receive an exclusive Pets in Space 3 Coloring Book (not available anywhere else).

Also get into the out of this world mood and join our Facebook Pets in Space Reader Group. All the authors pop in say hello and we all share our favorite pet stories and have fun contests and special offers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PetsInSpace/

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Valos of Sonhadra now LIVE

We’re so excited to announce that the Valos of Sonhadra Collaboration Series is now LIVE! Earlier than expected, but who’s complaining? So here is our New Release, Undying! We hope you love Orishok and Quinn as much as we do!

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BRINGER OF DEATH…

Orishok is the last of his kind — avalo shaped by the Creators to embody death. He’s stood vigil over his people for centuries, watching them fade away, one by one succumbing to the entropic energies they hold inside. With his slightest touch unwillingly bringing death to all living things, he has remained isolated in his people’s city, his heart as empty as the buildings around him…until a pale, slight female arrives and shakes the foundations of his world.

GIVER OF LIFE…

Quinn Dalton lost a lot when she was convicted of murder — her sister, her niece, her budding career — but it isn’t until she’s transferred to an interstellar penitentiary that she realizes her very life is no longer her own. Her existence aboard the Concord is a nightmare, broken only when the station is torn through a wormhole and crash lands on an alien world. After waking up alone and bloodied, but somehow unharmed, she seeks shelter in an abandoned city — where she discovers an ancient, wondrous mystery. Can she survive alongside a being whose touch means death?

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The Valos of Sonhadra series is the shared vision of nine sci-fi and fantasy romance authors. Each book is a standalone, containing its own Happy Ever After, and can be read in any order. Here is the complete list! We’re so happy to share this world with you and we hope you all enjoy them!


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Alluvial by Amanda Milo
(Valos of Sonhadra #1)

Someone’s using me as leverage against my family. I was your average citizen, innocent of any crime worth going to prison for, and yet here I am.
But this isn’t a regular prison ship.
*Torture.*
Experiments.
They alter me. And when the ship crashes on an alien planet, some of my new abilities come in quite handy—it’s the side effects that aren’t entirely welcome.
Not by me, anyway. The tribe of aliens that have taken me captive?
They don’t seem to mind.

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Temptest by Poppy Rhys 
(Valos of Sonhadra #2)

They can’t break me.

I wasn’t prepared for what came after I got arrested and sent to prison. Finding my sister in that hellhole should’ve been easy.

I wasn’t prepared to survive an alien planet straight out of a prehistoric nightmare. Facing my fears to withstand the creatures that wanted to eat me, and the hour alien men that watched me like a morsel they wanted to sink their teeth into…

I wasn’t prepared for any of it.

But I sure as hell wouldn’t let it break me.

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Blazing by Nancey Cummings
(Valos of Sonhadra #3)

Lucie is a survivor. She survived a fire that took her family and she survived three hellish years in prison. She even survived being sucked through a wormhole and crashing into an alien planet. They called her lucky but it was more than luck.

All she wants is to go home. She wants her life back and nothing will stop her: not prison, not an alien planet and the three strangely hot aliens determined to claim her.

Sarsen, Ertale, and Asche spent the last thousand years waiting for release from their bonds. When the little female bursts into their lives, she frees them from their unending servitude and ignores the fire in their heartstones. Now she thinks she can just leave them behind?

No. The trio will do whatever it takes to make Lucie understand that she belongs to them. She denies the heat in their eyes but she can’t deny the scorching fire in their kisses.

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Whirlwind by Ripley Proserpina
(Valos of Sonhadra #4)

Aveline got what she deserved. An unlucky thief, she’s been caught and imprisoned on the Interstellar Penitentiary System station. For the rest of her natural life, she’ll be an unwilling subject in whatever experiments the psychopathetic scientists choose to use her for.

But Aveline’s luck is about to change.

When a wormhole opens near the space station, Aveline is sucked out of hell and into a world she never knew existed—Sonhadra. And she’s not alone.

Locked away by a species known only as The Creators, the Ventos, a race of air elementals, have lived a half-life—alive but unaware of the passage of time, or who they are.

Until Aveline arrives…

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Radiant by Naomi Lucas
(Valos of Sonhadra #5)

Yahiro never thought she would end up in prison. Let alone on a prison ship where escape was impossible. But none of that mattered anymore because while she was curled up in the corner of her cell, the lights went out.

And when they turned back on it was worse.

Ending up on a planet—one so different than Earth—greeted by the screams of those who were injured in the crash and the corpses of those who didn’t make it, she sets off with the survivors in hopes of finding a way home.

What she finds instead are three alien seducers that won’t let her out of their sight, a city on the back of a giant beast, and a ghost world that will never let her leave.

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Shadowed by Isabel Wroth
(Valos of Sonhadra #6)

Deja thought she could fear nothing more than the daily treatments she received during her imprisonment on board the Concord. The horrible experiments which rack her body with unimaginable, searing pain. But she discovers the true meaning of terror as she clings to the life pod’s harness while plummeting toward the surface of an unknown planet.

Struggling to outrun the beasts hunting her, fighting to outrun the light, Deja hastens to reach the only cover she can find — between the feet of a giant stone statue. Only statues aren’t supposed to move, or wrap you in their arms and carry you off INTO SHADOW.

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Undying by Tiffany Roberts
(Valos of Sonhadra #7)

BRINGER OF DEATH…

Orishok is the last of his kind — avalo shaped by the Creators to embody death. He’s stood vigil over his people for centuries, watching them fade away, one by one succumbing to the entropic energies they hold inside. With his slightest touch unwillingly bringing death to all living things, he has remained isolated in his people’s city, his heart as empty as the buildings around him…until a pale, slight female arrives and shakes the foundations of his world.

GIVER OF LIFE…

Quinn Dalton lost a lot when she was convicted of murder — her sister, her niece, her budding career — but it isn’t until she’s transferred to an interstellar penitentiary that she realizes her very life is no longer her own. Her existence aboard the Concord is a nightmare, broken only when the station is torn through a wormhole and crash lands on an alien world. After waking up alone and bloodied, but somehow unharmed, she seeks shelter in an abandoned city — where she discovers an ancient, wondrous mystery. Can she survive alongside a being whose touch means death?

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Enduring by Marina Simcoe
(Valos of Sonhadra #8)
They say crime doesn’t pay . . . but what if it’s done in the name of love? Being left behind by my boyfriend and getting arrested wasn’t part of the plan. Neither was becoming a test subject for a mad scientist, a crash landing in the prison spaceship and then struggling to survive in a deadly alien jungle.
I could have paid with my life, instead, I was given two incredible reasons to love again and this time the thing I need to do is to hold on to them.Love condemned me, now it’s the only thing left that can save everything I hold dear.

Simply enduring is no longer enough.

I want to truly live.

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Unfrozen by Regine Abel

(Valos of Sonhadra #9)

When the penitentiary ship she’s incarcerated in gets sucked into an anomaly, Lydia barely survives the crash onto an alien planet. Only the sadistic experiments performed on her by the prison’s scientist allow her to survive this harsh and dangerous world. The future looks grim until she stumbles upon a magnificent city of ice and its most unusual inhabitant.

Kai is fascinated by the delicate stranger fallen from the stars with the power to bring his hibernating city back to life. She stirs emotions long forgotten by his frozen heartstone. Can she be the salvation of his people or will the trap set by the Creator bring about their collective doom?

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Facebook Holiday Book Event

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Do you love books? And giveaways? Then come join us on December 3rd through December 9th for our online Facebook holiday event for chances to win books, swag, gift cards, and lots of other goodies! This is our way of saying thank you for being such an amazing support!

Joining us, we have Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Urban Fantasy authors Marina SimcoeTameri EthertonGenevieve St YvesMonica Enderle PierceRJ BlainAmy CissellMiranda HonfleurColleen VanderlindenNancey CummingsRegine AbelRipley ProserpinaPoppy Rhys, and the wonderful Vicki Stiefel! Spent time with some of your favorite authors and get to know some new ones!

You can find the Event here or by clicking the photo above! We also have a couple giveaways already running for a chance to win Amazon Gift Cards! We hope to see you there!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Happy Halloween from us to you! We hope you have a fun and safe one, and may you get loaded with candy! Especially chocolate. Definitely chocolate.

We didn’t have anything new this year, so here’s a flash fiction horror story we shared last year in case you missed it. Enjoy!

THE MIRROR
By Tiffany Roberts

Paige stared at her reflection in the bedroom mirror, fear skittering down her spine. She watched beads of perspiration roll down her face, felt them on her too-pale skin, and swallowed. The eyes staring back at her were obsidian pits void of light and emotion.

She raised her hand slowly. Her reflection matched the movement, matched her moment of hesitation before she pressed her fingers against the cool, smooth glass. Her palm tingled. The mirror rippled like the disturbed surface of still pond. Her reflected hand twined with hers, its touch cold as ice. Paige gasped, heart thundering, and tensed to pull away, to run and hide. But she couldn’t avert her gaze. The black eyes held her, compelled her, and faintly whispered words echoed in her ear. She couldn’t understand what they were saying.

Her dark reflection moved forward, none of Paige’s fear evident on its face. The mirror rippled faster, more violently, pulsing in waves of liquid silver as the reflection pulled itself out. It released its icy grip. Paige fell back onto the floor.

“Who…what are you?” Paige stammered, still unable to look away.

It made no reply, save to tilt its head to one side and stare with those eerie, expressionless eyes.

“Do you have a name?”

Silence.

Paige bit the inside of her cheek and tentatively reached forward to touch the hand that looked so much like her own. The reflection didn’t move. It felt so real, so cold.

A knock sounded on her door. “Paige?”

Paige turned, finally released from the black gaze, and scrambled to her feet. Her mother opened the door and stepped inside before Paige could call out to her.

“Paige, have you seen my necklace? The silver one with the ruby pendant?”

“No,” she replied, eyes wide. Doesn’t she see it? “D-did you look in the desk upstairs? I-in your office?”

“I didn’t,” her mother said, smiling. “Don’t know how I forgot.” She moved to leave, halting abruptly before she closed the door. “Are you all right, honey?”

Paige could still feel the ominous presence behind her, a thick, heavy press of air on her back. “Yeah…I mean…I don’t think I slept well last night.”

Her mother smiled again, this time with a touch of sympathy. “Maybe take a nap before the party tonight. You have a few hours before it starts.”

“I’ll try. Thanks, mom.”

Her mother stepped out, closing the door behind her.

Paige took in a deep, shaky breath and turned back to the girl — the thing — standing behind her. Her heart stuttered. The reflection was smiling. It wasn’t the soft, loving smile her mother had worn a moment ago. It bore no joy. The mouth was too wide, and it lent only cruelness to those dark eyes. The thing tilted its head again and leapt.

Paige flinched and stumbled backward, squeezing her eyes shut, and landed hard on the floor with her hands raised to shield her face. The thundering of her heart filled the silence in the room. Nothing happened.

She opened her eyes and slowly lowered her trembling hands. The room was dark, but there was no one else inside. Paige’s skin heated; she was seeing things. She’d tossed and turned throughout the prior night, and her lack of sleep was causing hallucinations — on Halloween of all days. Maybe watching all those horror movies with her friends hadn’t been a good idea.

Paige shifted her attention to the mirror.

The empty-eyed reflection stared through the glass, mouth still split in that unsettling grin.

Paige started forward, pressed on by anger. This wasn’t real, and she wasn’t going to be afraid of it anymore. “Stop it! Just—” Her hand pressed to the cold, solid surface of the mirror. A chill pulsed through her. She glanced over her shoulder at her room. Everything was the same, but…reversed. Her bed was on the wrong side, the words on the poster over her dressed were backwards. And the mirror was framed in black instead of silver.

“What…what’s going on?” Her voice sounded tiny in the dark room.

The girl in the mirror said nothing, she just kept smiling as she turned away and walked toward the door. She opened it and stepped into the hall, closing it behind her. The click of the latch was faint, like Paige only heard it over a great distance. It echoed with startling finality in her mind.

“No!” she shouted, slamming her hand against the mirror. It shuddered, but didn’t break, didn’t ripple. Tears spilled from her eyes as she screamed.

The door opened behind her.

Paige stilled, breath catching in her throat. She turned slowly, blinking away the tears.

She knew the woman who stood in the doorway, knew the ruby-and-silver pendant around her neck. But the eyes were unfamiliar.

“Mom?”

The empty black holes settled on her, and it tilted its head. The lips parted in a grin as it raised its clawed hands.

“Oh, God…” Paige backed up, bumping into the mirror, as the creature advanced. The weighty presence at her back intensified. She turned and banged against it, clawed at the glass, and screamed.

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