22 August 2014

SFRB Presents: Yours to Command

Yours to Command (available for pre-order now) is out in a couple of days! Here's a snippet from the book.
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He needed to fill the silence, or she might dismiss him without saying whatever it was she wanted to say. He wanted to hear it. She had treated him like a person and not a thing, and he missed that. If she used his name, he was pretty sure he’d do anything she asked. “Do you watch the Rounds often?”

She shook her head, her curls bouncing around her cheekbones. “I’d never seen the attraction before today.”

His lips curved before he could stop them. “I’m glad you enjoyed it.”

“Do you?”

“I like the fresh fruit I can buy.” He stuck to the safe answer, not the one that tattled on an officer for coercing men to fight. 

Her lips parted in surprise. What did she think he spent the token on? But he knew the answer as soon as he’d thought the question. 

She took a step closer. “Isn’t there anything else you’d rather spend it on?”

“Some things shouldn’t be bought or sold.” His voice came out huskier than it should have. He fisted his hands until it hurt, glad she couldn’t see the nail marks forming on his palms.

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Blurb:
He would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

Corporal Sienna Jade wasn't given a choice about joining the mission to Unity. Seen as a troublemaker after reporting an assault by a senior officer, the army wanted her gone. Sienna resents the army for assigning her to Earth Ship Siren, and suspects the fleet's Unity mission will fail. But others would do anything to escape Earth ...

Alex Tariel knew his only chance to get a place on ES Siren was as a prisoner, so he stole water rations. As a former construction foreman, his skills make him a valuable prisoner on board, but still a prisoner unable to control his own life. Instead of keeping his head down, he gets involved in the fights set up for gambling privilege tokens, the only currency aboard ship among the prisoners.

Getting patched up by Corporal Jade might be the best thing that's happened to Alex on the trip so far, but becoming her ship husband puts him between her and the lieutenant who tried to kill her for kicks on Earth. While Sienna tries to keep control of her feelings for Alex, Alex would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

As ES Siren faces its first crisis, a little trust and love goes a long way.

pre-order links:
Amazon iTunes Google Play
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15 August 2014

SFRB Presents: Yours to Command

Release date is drawing closer. This week I can share the very hot cover as well as a snippet from Yours to Command (available for pre-order now). How pretty is the cover :)
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Sienna watched as Alex pocketed his privilege token with no public display. He gave a nod to the spectators and picked up his shirt. Job done. In that second she knew he wasn’t here for the glory, just the payment. She wanted to know how he’d spend his token. Then he glanced in her direction, and for a moment his cool mask of indifference was gone.

He knew she’d come to watch him fight.

Her heart gave a couple of erratic beats. It was only lust. Lust that had suddenly been given a jumpstart by a construction foreman turned thief. A man she might have walked past in her own neighborhood without ever realizing it. He’d lived in the same suburb as her parents, according to his file.

Yet here they were, one quarter of the way to nowhere.

Perhaps he had an itch that needed scratching. With Alex there’d be no risk. She could lock him down. He wouldn’t get the chance to get his hands around her throat the way Zane had.
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Blurb:
He would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

Corporal Sienna Jade wasn't given a choice about joining the mission to Unity. Seen as a troublemaker after reporting an assault by a senior officer, the army wanted her gone. Sienna resents the army for assigning her to Earth Ship Siren, and suspects the fleet's Unity mission will fail. But others would do anything to escape Earth ...

Alex Tariel knew his only chance to get a place on ES Siren was as a prisoner, so he stole water rations. As a former construction foreman, his skills make him a valuable prisoner on board, but still a prisoner unable to control his own life. Instead of keeping his head down, he gets involved in the fights set up for gambling privilege tokens, the only currency aboard ship among the prisoners.

Getting patched up by Corporal Jade might be the best thing that's happened to Alex on the trip so far, but becoming her ship husband puts him between her and the lieutenant who tried to kill her for kicks on Earth. While Sienna tries to keep control of her feelings for Alex, Alex would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

As ES Siren faces its first crisis, a little trust and love goes a long way.

pre-order links:
Amazon iTunes Google Play
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11 August 2014

Meet my Character

Victoria Scott  tagged me so you could meet Alex Tariel from Yours to Command (ES Siren 2)

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Alex Tariel, prisoner 1789, is a fictional character from the future.

2) When and where is the story set?

Yours to Command is set in 2202 on the Earth Ship Siren as it makes its way to the habitable planet of Solitaire. A research base was set up there ten years ago and Alex is part of the first fleet of settlers. He is part of the prisoner labor force.

3) What should we know about him/her?

He deliberately stole water to get on the ship because he knew there was no other way he’d be able to leave the heavily polluted Earth.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

During the book Alex gets invited to fight in the rounds. He doesn’t want to, but he given no choice. When he gets injured he meets Sienna, an Army medic, falling in love was definitely not part of his plan to keep his head down and work hard. When Sienna’s ex-lover starts making trouble Alex finds out just how much he sacrificed to get on this trip as a prisoner.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

Alex wants to serve his short sentence and become a free man again. Because he was a construction foreman on Earth he brings that experience and hopes to use it to get ahead of the pack.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

Yours to Command is the second in the ES Siren series written with Mel Teshco and Denise Rossetti.


He would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

Corporal Sienna Jade wasn't given a choice about joining the mission to Unity. Seen as a troublemaker after reporting an assault by a senior officer, the army wanted her gone. Sienna resents the army for assigning her to Earth Ship Siren, and suspects the fleet's Unity mission will fail. But others would do anything to escape Earth ...


Alex Tariel knew his only chance to get a place on ES Siren was as a prisoner, so he stole water rations. As a former construction foreman, his skills make him a valuable prisoner on board, but still a prisoner unable to control his own life. Instead of keeping his head down, he gets involved in the fights set up for gambling privilege tokens, the only currency aboard ship among the prisoners.


Getting patched up by Corporal Jade might be the best thing that's happened to Alex on the trip so far, but becoming her ship husband puts him between her and the lieutenant who tried to kill her for kicks on Earth. While Sienna tries to keep control of her feelings for Alex, Alex would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.


As ES Siren faces its first crisis, a little trust and love goes a long way.


7) When can we expect the book to be published?

Yours to Command will be out on August the 28th along with Yours to Uncover and Yours to Desire. They are all available for pre-order from Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

 

08 August 2014

SFRB Presents: Yours to Command

Release date is drawing closer!
Here's another snippet from Yours to Command (available for pre-order now). Next week I'll have a cover to share!
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Zane smiled, his teeth a perfect white that only money could buy. “I don’t have all day.”

Alex swallowed down the loathing at being forced to obey. “1700 hours, Sir. I’ll be there.”

Zane turned on his heel and walked away, his shoes clanging on the metal floor. For a moment Alex thought he wasn’t going to release the magna-cuffs, but Zane pressed the button just as he reached the door. Alex let his hands fall to his sides and listened until he could no longer pick Zane’s footsteps from the others.

Alex knew he was yellow clothed bacteria in the belly of a metal beast flying faster than he could imagine toward Solitaire. He was insignificant in the grand scheme of the new colony. The three ships traveling from Earth carried thousands of prisoners, all sent to build the new town and work the fields. Some would die before finishing their sentence and tasting freedom. He didn’t want to be one of them. His plan shifted from surviving the twelve-month trip and serving his time in the colony to become a free man in four years. Now, it was just about surviving the Rounds.
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Blurb:
He would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

Corporal Sienna Jade wasn't given a choice about joining the mission to Unity. Seen as a troublemaker after reporting an assault by a senior officer, the army wanted her gone. Sienna resents the army for assigning her to Earth Ship Siren, and suspects the fleet's Unity mission will fail. But others would do anything to escape Earth ...

Alex Tariel knew his only chance to get a place on ES Siren was as a prisoner, so he stole water rations. As a former construction foreman, his skills make him a valuable prisoner on board, but still a prisoner unable to control his own life. Instead of keeping his head down, he gets involved in the fights set up for gambling privilege tokens, the only currency aboard ship among the prisoners.

Getting patched up by Corporal Jade might be the best thing that's happened to Alex on the trip so far, but becoming her ship husband puts him between her and the lieutenant who tried to kill her for kicks on Earth. While Sienna tries to keep control of her feelings for Alex, Alex would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

As ES Siren faces its first crisis, a little trust and love goes a long way.

pre-order links:
Amazon iTunes Google Play
~~~
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19 July 2014

8 sentences from Yours to Command (ES Siren 2)

Yours to Command (ES Siren 2) comes out on August 28. It's book 2 in the sci-fi romance series, ES Siren, I'm writing with Mel Teshco and Denise Rossetti.

Here are my 8 sentences:
The prisoner, 1789, looked as though he’d seen better days. His cheek was split open and blood was trickling down his olive skin and into the scruffy, not-quite-a-beard that was becoming popular among the prisoners, as it meant less shaving. Her gaze flicked to his hands. His knuckles were red and grazed.
 
“What happened?”

“I tripped and fell down a few stairs.” 1789 looked her in the eye as he spoke. His voice was perfectly modulated, but she knew it was a lie.

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Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Yours-Command-ES-Siren-2-ebook/dp/B00LKVFAJY
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11 July 2014

SFRB Presents: Yours to Command (ES Siren 2)

On August 28 Mel Teshco, Denise Rossetti and I launch our new series ES Siren. The first 3 books will be out on that day, the next 3 in November 2014. I'll have a cover to share very soon :)
Here's a snippet from Yours to Command.
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However fighting in the Rounds didn’t exactly conform to Alex's plan to study hard and survive. People would notice him for all the wrong reasons.

Zane smiled, his teeth a perfect white that only money could buy. “I don’t have all day.”

Alex swallowed down the loathing at being forced to obey. “1700 hours, Sir. I’ll be there.”

Zane turned on his heel and walked away, his shoes clanging on the metal floor. For a moment Alex thought he wasn’t going to release the magna-cuffs, but Zane pressed the button just as he reached the door. Alex let his hands fall to his sides and listened until he could no longer pick Zane’s footsteps from the others.

He was yellow bacteria in the belly of a metal beast flying faster than he could imagine toward Solitaire. He was insignificant in the grand scheme of the new colony. The three ships traveling from Earth carried thousands of prisoners, all sent to build the new town and work the fields. Some would die before finishing their sentence and tasting freedom. He didn’t want to be one of them. His plan shifted from surviving the twelve-month trip and serving his time in the colony to become a free man in four years. Now, it was just about surviving the Rounds.
~~~
Blurb:
He would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

Corporal Sienna Jade wasn't given a choice about joining the mission to Unity. Seen as a troublemaker after reporting an assault by a senior officer, the army wanted her gone. Sienna resents the army for assigning her to Earth Ship Siren, and suspects the fleet's Unity mission will fail. But others would do anything to escape Earth ...

Alex Tariel knew his only chance to get a place on ES Siren was as a prisoner, so he stole water rations. As a former construction foreman, his skills make him a valuable prisoner on board, but still a prisoner unable to control his own life. Instead of keeping his head down, he gets involved in the fights set up for gambling privilege tokens, the only currency aboard ship among the prisoners.

Getting patched up by Corporal Jade might be the best thing that's happened to Alex on the trip so far, but becoming her ship husband puts him between her and the lieutenant who tried to kill her for kicks on Earth. While Sienna tries to keep control of her feelings for Alex, Alex would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.

As ES Siren faces its first crisis, a little trust and love goes a long way.

pre-order link:
Amazon
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22 June 2014

8 sentences from The Changeling Soldier

Here are 8 sentences from my latest release The Changeling Soldier. 99c for a limited time.

His fingers curled at the mention of iron. Iron; as in wrought iron or cast iron. Steel didn’t give him any problems, but iron burned. He remembered running his fingers along a wrought iron fence on the way to school, the old red paint flaking off and his fingertips burning as though he’d touched a hot saucepan.

As a teen he’d discovered that iron filings in science class had the same effect. His skin would redden and sting as though burned. He didn’t like where his thoughts were heading. Who was his father? Or more correctly, what was his father?

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Her time in the mortal world is running out…
After fleeing Annwyn three centuries ago, Ella built a life in the mortal world making gowns for European royalty and playing in mortal intrigues. Now those Courts are long gone, and she dresses Hollywood starlets. Mortals come and go, but Ella always ends up alone. She longs for the home she left behind.

He’s been dreaming of the coming battle all his life…
Isaac Norton is a returned soldier. Now home, he’s restless and his recurring dream is becoming more frequent: he’s fighting on a snow-covered field stained with blue blood. When he sees Ella, he knows she isn’t human. And she knows what he is, a changeling.

Ella can give Isaac the answers he needs, but there will be a price to pay: his soul.

Buy links:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-changeling-soldier/id867308013?mt=11 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/the-changeling-soldier-1 https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thechangelingsoldier-1490614-143.html http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1119556060?ean=9780992423919 http://www.amazon.com/Changeling-Soldier-Annwyn-Shona-Husk-ebook/dp/B00KNKP8CC
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