science fiction romance

Photo of a yellow cat surrounded by yellow ducklings on a pink blanket

May You Live in Interesting Times, or Reordering My Ducks Funny how life likes to make a shambles of human plans every now and then. Probably to keep us silly humans from becoming insufferably conceited about thinking we have everything in control. It’s like the famous Chinese curse*, “May you live in interesting times.”  In […]

Cats of War Excerpt #3

Cats of War Excerpt #3 I love the idea of pets in space. Humans are hardwired for pets. I’ll bet you a small moon that when we humans finally make it to the stars, we’re taking our pets with us. And if we find other alien lifeforms that don’t eat us, we’ll try to make […]

Cats of War Excerpt #2

Cats of War Excerpt #2, in Honor of the New Release Cats of War released yesterday—hooray! My Central Galactic Concordance (CGC) space opera series has a grand, sprawling plot going on about evolutionary change and rebellion. I love all its twists and turns, but sometimes I like to take a break and visit the unexplored […]

Cats of War Excerpt #1

Cats of War Excerpt #1 CATS OF WAR is a standalone novella in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera series. In the grand timeline, it takes place after the events in Jumper’s Hope, but is not a part of the big damn story arc. It debuted in the limited-edition science fiction romance anthology Embrace the […]

My Cat Cosplays Cats of War

My Cat Cosplays Cats of War In case it hasn’t been blindingly obvious from my previous posts, authors are crazy. When I wrote Cats of War, a space opera romance novella, for last year’s limited-edition Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology, I commissioned a costume. For my cat.  My muse is from outer […]

Star Crossed: 7 Novels Anthology is Free

Star Crossed: 7 Novels Anthology is Free Star Crossed: 7 Novels of Space Exploration, Alien Races, Adventure, and Romance is a science fiction romance anthology with first-in-series novels from bestselling and award-winning authors. My entry in the anthology is Overload Flux, from my Central Galactic Concordance series. Right now, the Star Crossed: 7 Novels anthology […]

2018 SFR Galaxy Awards - logo

2018 SFR Galaxy Awards The SFR Galaxy Awards are unique. They are awarded by seven judges who select outstanding science fiction romance books published in a given year. Nominations are secret (just like the Nobel Prizes!), and the winners are announced at the end of January. The 2018 SFR Galaxy Awards represent the best of […]

Snippet from Overload Flux

Snippet from Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance Book 1) Since the book is on sale for 99¢ for the holidays, I thought I’d share a little snippet from Overload Flux, the first book in my space opera, adventure, and romance series. In this scene, Mairwen Morganthur, a security guard with a lot of secrets, is […]

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform I’m thrilled to finally be able to post the cover reveal for Spark Transform (Central Galactic Concordance Book 5). I’d hoped to have this book out in December, but life kicked the ass of every deadline I set for this book. I’m probably tempting fate by telling you this book […]

Jumper's Hope Is Now an Audiobook

Jumper’s Hope Is Now an Audiobook Jumper’s Hope is now an audiobook. It’s the fourth book in the series, after Overload Flux, Minder Rising, and Pico’s Crush. If you like to read with your ears, a.k.a. listen to audiobooks, this is for you. The audio version is the second-most requested item from readers, right after […]

Pico's Crush Is Now an Audiobook

Pico’s Crush Is Now an Audiobook Pico’s Crush is now an audiobook. It’s the third book in the series, after Overload Flux and Minder Rising. If you like to read with your ears, a.k.a. listen to audiobooks, this is for you. The audio version is the second-most requested item from readers (the first is “write […]

A Day to Honor Veterans

Pets in Space Celebrates a Day to Honor Veterans ✪ I love that we have a day to honor veterans. ✪ My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had distinguished careers in the U.S. Army. The resident mad scientist enlisted and went to war. I deeply respect anyone in the military, and do my best to honor […]

Minder Rising Is Now an Audiobook

Minder Rising Is Now an Audiobook Minder Rising is now an audiobook. It’s the second book in the series, after Overload Flux, to be made available for folks who like to read with their ears. These are the second-most requested items from readers, after “write more books.”   As I mentioned in a previous post, […]

Pets in Space 3 Launched!

Pets in Space 3 launched today! And we have liftoff for EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE 3! Hooray, hooray, Pets in Space 3 launched today!   Reasons you should buy Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3: You love science fiction romance by award-winning and bestselling authors such as S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby […]

Guest Post by Ruby Lionsdrake, About Her Pet in Pets in Space

Guest Post by Ruby Lionsdrake, About Her Pet in Pets in Space Note from Carol: I’m thrilled to be a part of the Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3  science fiction romance anthology, in part because I get to work with fabulous authors such as Ruby Lionsdrake, author of the Mandrake Company series. Well, […]