science fiction romance

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 reader-centric websites to find favorite-genre books

3 Websites for Favorite-Genre Books You know how sometimes, you just want to find a book in one of your favorite genre without wading through thousands? Booksellers have gotten better about categories, but many of them use the same groupings you’d find in a physical bookstore. And let’s be honest, some put their thumb on […]

Escape with Pets in Space 5!

Escape with Pets In Space® 5! Pets in Space® 5 is back for the fifth amazing year! Escape with 12 of today’s top science fiction romance authors and 12 original, never-before-released stories written just for you. Escape into action, adventure, suspense, humor, and romance—plus pets!—that will take you out of this world. The giving doesn’t […]

Pet Trade, a science fiction romance adventure with pets on a frontier planet

Spotlight on Pet Trade Pet Trade was my first science fiction romance novella for the Pets in Space® anthologies. This book has a spiffy new cover design by the talented Amanda Kelsey at Razzle Dazzle Design. Therefore, in honor of its upcoming publication anniversary and its lovely cover, I’m shining a spotlight on Pet Trade. […]

Revisiting World Domination

Revisiting World Domination: Revised Plans for 2020 This time of year, I usually look back at the grand plan I create in January and make minor adjustments. Funnily enough, while my World Domination Plan hoped no calamities would arise, it didn’t even contemplate the possibility of a global pandemic. How terribly unimaginative of me. So […]

World domination: A plan for authors and their cats

Plans for 2020 🎉 First, happy new year, and may the coming year be your best year yet. I’m making plans for 2020 and sharing some of them with you. Because our planet doesn’t have a perfect orbit, we get an extra day this year to mess up our automated calendars. Some of you may […]

PET TRADE

Celebrating Holidays on Distant Planets In my Central Galactic Concordance space opera universe, society at large has very few holidays. Traditions became fragmented as humans explored the galaxy and found new planets to terraform and settle. Timing became an insurmountable problem. For one thing, 00:00 hours on 1 January on one planet could be 09:43 […]

Pets in Space 4 supports Hero-Dogs.org

Pets in Space 4 is Here! Hooray! The 2019 Pets in Space 4 anthology is here! The best-selling and award-winning Pets in Space® anthologies are near and dear to my heart, and not just because past volumes included my stories Pet Trade and Cats of War. First of all, if I ever get to have […]

Pets in Space 4 - Help a vet - buy a book

What’s So Special About Pets in Space? by Special Guest S.E. Smith PETS IN SPACE 4, the latest Pets in Space anthology, is here! I invited my buddy Susan, better known as NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author S.E. Smith, over for virtual tea and crumpets (and a bit of Baileys Irish) to tell […]