science fiction romance

Pet Trade Release Day is Here! Limber up that one-click finger, because Pet Trade release day is finally here. It’s space opera, with pets! Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet Trade (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) by Carol Van Natta An injured veterinarian and a cyborg with unusual […]

Pets in Space is Back!

Pets in Space Is Back, and I Am One of the Authors Remember I told you that the USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology has left the galaxy forever? Well, it still has, but here’s the good news: Pets in Space is back for 2018… and lucky me, I’m […]

Pet Trade Teaser #2 Pet Trade is a standalone novella that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. In the timeline for my Central Galactic Concordance series, Pet Trade takes place between Pico’s Crush and Jumper’s Hope, but it’s not part of the big damn story arc […]

Pet Trade Teaser #1 Pet Tradeis a new standalone novella that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. In the timeline for my Central Galactic Concordance series, Pet Trade takes place between Pico’s Crush and Jumper’s Hope, but it’s not part of the big damn story arc […]

More Pet Peeves about Romances

More Pet Peeves about Romances Because I include romances in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, and because I’m working on three new secret projects that all involve romance, I read a lot of them to make sure I’m meeting reader expectations. I love romances in my favorite space opera, fantasy, and paranormal genres, […]

Cover Reveal for PET TRADE

Cover Reveal for PET TRADE (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) Pet Trade was my contribution to the award-winning (2018 SFR Galaxy Award, Library Journal Best of 2017) and USA bestselling science fiction romance anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. The limited-edition anthology has since left this universe entirely, leaving us authors free to […]

Pet Trade Preorder is Here

Pet Trade Preorder Available in 3… 2… 1… And we have lift-off! The Pet Trade preorder is up and available at all retailers. Reserve your copy today to have it automatically sent to your ereader on release day, Tues., 20 March 2018. Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet […]

Galaxy Day 99¢ Sale Weekend

Just a quick post to let you know about a weekend sale on 8 fabulous science fiction romance.   Galaxy Day 99¢ Sale — 19-21 January 2018   Galaxy Day commemorates the first successful faster-than-light voyage to the stars. What better way to celebrate than reading fabulous space opera and science fiction romances? I cajoled […]

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays 2017

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays (2017) — Books I Love, and Hope You Will, Too I love to read. Books are my boon companions and the chance to visit worlds that aren’t my own. However, I tank at writing reviews, because I know exactly how much work goes into writing a book, so I can’t […]

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 […]

A Dire Wolf at the Door

A Dire Wolf at the Door in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Cross-posted at author Cara Bristol’s blog on 18 October 2017 I’ve always been fascinated by paleontology, and love seeing artist’s depictions of what long-extinct creatures might have looked like based on the sometimes sparse fossil record we’ve discovered. We know some […]

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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. […]