Space Opera

Telling Time in the Future

Telling Time in the Future We’ll need a system for telling time in the future that works on more than just one planet, or we’ll always be late for our birthday own parties. Our most accurate timekeeping system today is based on frequency of electrons in certain atoms (e.g., cesium) to behave with extreme predictability […]

The Year of Having a Plan

The Year of Having a Plan This will be my year of having a plan. I’m more of a look-forward kind of person, so I’ll recap 2017 briefly and tell you about my author-related plans for 2018. I’m a look-forward kind of person. (Good thing I write science fiction, eh?) I’m lamentably bad about remembering […]

Cosplay for My Cat

Cosplay for My Cat, or, Authors Are Daft To promote Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, I decided to come up with a cosplay for my cat. This is a cautionary tale for those of you planning similar endeavors. In my novella, “Pet Trade,” one of the twelve stories in the Pets in Space […]

Lions, Tigers, and Cybernetic Snow Leopards

Lions, Tigers, and Cybernetic Snow Leopards in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 I have cats. More accurately, I’m owned by cats who find me useful because I have opposable thumbs and know how to open doors and work the can opener. I’ve always thought it would be fabulous to legitimately have one of […]

Weekend Sale for Last Ship Off Polaris-G

Weekend Sale for Last Ship Off Polaris-G This weekend, 10-12 November 2017, Last Ship Off Polaris-G is on sale for 99¢. It’s a desperate race to escape a dying planet the heavily armed military blockade. Can a bureaucrat and an independent trader overcome treachery and their own broken past to save a precious cargo of […]

The Future of Pets

The Future of Pets in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Humans love pets. We’ll domesticate anything that will sit still long enough, provide a useful service or food source, or give us companionship. What if you could, for a price, have creatures from history, mythology, or fantasy, such as a Tasmanian tiger, a […]

A Cat Named Ash - Guest Post by M.K. Eidem

A Cat Named Ash M.K. Eidem is the author of “A Grim Pet,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. Ash is a three-year-old Pixie Bob, which is a bobcat hybrid, and totally gorgeous. She has bobcat ears and six toes on all her paws. […]

Pets in Space Is a USA TODAY Bestseller

Thank you to all you readers who helped put Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 on the USA TODAY Bestseller list. Hero Dogs will benefit as much as we will from your support. All the authors in this book appreciate your vote of confidence in our work. In the grand scheme of things, it’s […]

Maintenance Matters - Guest Post by Alexis Glynn Latner

Maintenance Matters Alexis Glynn Latner is the author of “Mascot,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. A lot of writers have had odd jobs which enriched our understanding of the world and supplied us with plot devices. I’m no exception. My checkered career includes […]

The Deadly Tibbar - Guest Post by Jessica E. Subject

The Deadly Tibbar Jessica E. Subject is the author of “Gib and the Tibbar,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. While authors write many scenes in many books, there are some scenes and even some stories that stick with us more than others. In […]

It’s Here! Pets in Spa-a-a-a-a-ce! <Cue intergalactic fanfare> <Cue starship flyover> <Cue planetary cheers> Embrace the Romance: Pets In Space 2 is here! The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in […]

Help Us Help Vets, One Dog at a Time

Buy Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 and Help Us Help Vets, One Dog at a Time Help us help vets! For the price of a cup of coffee, you get twelve great science fiction romance stories, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting U.S. veterans. 10% of all preorders and the first month’s […]

Romance Is the Hope of Life

Romance is the Hope of Life If you read (or write) romance, chances are, you’ve received subtle or overt negative commentary on your choice of genre. You’ve probably hidden the cover, or felt embarrassed, or made excuses, just to keep the peace. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. The reasons for discounting, sneering at, […]

It’s here! New release – Last Ship Off Polaris-G Today is release day for the newest story in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera-adventure-romance series. It’s available at all the major retailers. I’d be very grateful if you’d buy a copy, read it, and tell me what you think. If you’re feeling extra frisky, please […]

Excerpt from Last Ship Off Polaris-G (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet. Note: This snippet starts the first chapter of Last Ship Off Polaris-G. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ SUPPLY DEPOT MANAGER Anitra Helden […]