Space Opera

The cat who cosplays books

Author Cosplays Cat for Book; Lives to Tell the Tale Once again, your author correspondent had the bright idea to cosplay her cat to promote her latest book. As the headline says, I lived. 😸 Galactic Search and Rescue, the latest story in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera romance series, has pets. Specifically, an […]

Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., when we remember the fallen who died while in military service to our country. It’s human nature to remember loved ones who have died. Funeral services give us closure and give us a chance to write “the end” for that person’s story. I suspect we […]

Galactic Search and Rescue to the rescue

Get Rescued Today with Galactic Search and Rescue Galactic Search and Rescue is alive at all ebook sellers today. Yeah, I admit it it’s a cheesy headline, but books can be a great refuge from stress, so maybe you’re in need of getting rescued right about now. This story is an expanded version of the […]

Galactic Search and Rescue Cover

Cover Reveal – Galactic Search and Rescue This is the excellent cover for Galactic Search and Rescue, which is slated for release on Thurs., 20 May 2021. The talented Amanda Kelsey designed it, and I love the eye-catching colors that hint at disaster. The story originally appeared in 2020’s science fiction romance anthology, Pets in […]

The Tropes Less Traveled - illustration of a book, a compass, and a path toward a tree

The Tropes Less Traveled A reader on Facebook asked the authors in the science fiction and fantasy group about tropes for their books, which sparked a lively discussion. We discussed hot trends, old favorites, and those we hope never to see again. This got me thinking about my own books, and how some of them […]

Hot Deal on 4 Great SciFi Books

Hot Deal on 4 Great SciFi Books With the “Our Heroes SciFi” story bundle, you get a hot deal on 4 great SciFi books for only $5. Or, if you go for the premium bonus bundle, you can upgrade to 11(!) space opera, time-travel, and exploration books for only $15. And best of all, your […]

A Look Ahead to 2021

A Look Ahead to 2021 In retrospect, my plans for 2020 seem so quaintly innocent. Write a few stories, travel to writer and book conventions to teach and learn things, plus meet new friends and readers, and get my author business back on track after the previous summer of calamitous life events. Little did I […]

New Captain at Pets in Space - Illustration of a woman and a cat standing in a spaceport

New Captain at Pets in Space You may have noticed that I’ve absolutely adored Pets in Space® concept and the charity it supports, Hero-Dogs.org. Enough so that I’ve contributed stories to three of the five anthologies since it started, including this year’s Pets in Space 5. Today, I’m announcing that starting in 2021, I’ll be […]

Photo of an e reader with an anthology box set and the title Anthologies Make Great Gifts

Anthologies Make Great Gifts Anthologies are like holiday smorgasbords, where you can nibble all day long and try a little of everything. When life is stressful and you don’t have a lot of time, short stories and novellas are perfect mini-vacations to escape with. Therefore, anthologies make great gifts for friends, family, and you. Here […]

Box Set Bonanza 2020

Early Black Friday Box Set Bonanza 2020 On the theory that everyone welcomes a bargain now and then, especially this time of year, I’ve put both of my box sets on sale for 40% off through the end of November. I’m calling it the Box Set Bonanza 2020. They make great gifts, too — no […]

Help us help veterans and first-responders and Pets in Space

Veterans, First-Responders, and Pets in Space Outside of the lovely stories, my favorite part of the Pets in Space® anthologies is their support of the Hero Dogs charity. Every year, the anthology has donated at least 10% of the first month’s profits to this excellent cause—over $15,000 in the last four years. Hero Dogs provides […]

3 favorite paranormal romance themes in science fiction romance

3 Favorite Paranormal Romance Themes in Science Fiction Romance I read a lot of paranormal romance (PNR) and science fiction romance (SFR). Certain themes (some people call them tropes) in romances call to me, no matter what flavor of romance we’re talking about. I bet you have your favorites, too. I grew up reading science […]

4 Reasons Paranormal romance fans will love SciFiRomance

4 Reasons Paranormal Fans Will Adore Science Fiction Romance If you’re a paranormal romance fan, I invite you to venture into the new worlds of science fiction romance. You’ll find all the elements you love about paranormal romances, plus fresh stories to read. Here are 4 reasons why paranormal romance readers will enjoy SFR. Discover […]

Buy Pets in Space 5

Buy Pets in Space 5 Hooray, hooray, Pets in Space® 5 is here! Twelve brand-new, fabulous science fiction romance stories (with pets!) to take you out of this world. And best of all, 10% of the first month’s sales benefit Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that trains service dogs for disabled veterans and first-responders. It’s a limited […]

Illustration of an alien pet

Guest Post: Nice Frog Hello, Carol here. I may have mentioned that I’m one of twelve authors in this year’s Pets in Space® 5 limited-edition science fiction romance anthology. I invited my fellow author and buddy Pauline Baird Jones over to my blog to tell me about her story and how she came up with […]