Friday, November 6, 2015


She couldn’t get him out of her mind—
and that’s when the trouble started.

FBI Special Agent Alana Matheson is good at her job, despite a past that would make even a seasoned agent cringe. She has no time for the outside help the victim’s family has brought in on a kidnapping case, no matter how good looking he is.

But galactic tracker Gabriel Cruz is no ordinary private investigator, and the skills he brings to the job will save both their lives. Because Lana and Gabriel are not the only ones seeking an unusual little boy and his mother. Their rivals in the chase are not of this world, and only an alliance built on the bonds of love can ensure that Lana and Gabriel beat the alien hunters to their prey.

Yes, dear readers, the day has finally come when I can show Gabriel and Lana to the world! The second book  in my Interstellar Rescue series, Trouble in Mind, launches February 16, 2016. Just like Unchained Memory, it's a science fiction suspense romance set mostly on Earth, but in this sexy, romantic thriller, full of alien bad guys and unexpected allies, we do see a lot more of the alien homeworld.

You can pre-order your copy from Amazon starting November 17, but if you can't wait that long, just COMMENT below or on my Facebook page for a chance to win an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of Trouble in Mind of your very own! (Winners will be announced by noon, Wednesday, November 11 on Facebook and again here next Friday, November 13.)


The teacher turned to him, a glint in his gray eyes.  “I say we owe the galaxy a civilized Thrane to make up for the butcher that is his father.  What is your name, boy?”

“Gabriel Cruz, sir.  And I am human, not Thrane.”

Lana sat bolt upright in the unmoving vehicle, her eyes seeking light, her lungs gasping for breath in the airless void of night.  The child that Gabriel had been had stood up for the part of him that was human, but Lana saw what the others that day had seen—part of him was not of this Earth.  His father was Thrane, his brothers were Thrane, and his memories in her mind showed her everything that meant—the cruelty, the conquests, the centuries of war.  The bloodlines, the psi talents, the laws that held them in check.

Then, more proof, if any had been necessary:  the image she had first seen when she’d touched his scars, of the fight on the dark side of Azreeni VI.  Just one of so many fights on so many exotic planets, the creature dying beneath him just one of so many other unimaginable, inhuman creatures he had seen in his lifetime.  Image after image, place after place, memory after memory flooded her consciousness until she was shaking and weak.  Was she crazy or was he?  Aliens?  Other planets?

And . . . holy mother of God, she had . . .

She clawed open the car door and stumbled out of the vehicle.  It was all she could do to keep her feet—and the contents of her stomach—as she gulped in huge breaths of cold desert air.  They were pulled just off a secondary road onto a flat stretch of hardpan, and she was alone.  Stars wheeled overhead.  God, it was quiet!  Her heart was like thunder in her chest.

A flashlight winked a few paces away and began to bob in her direction.  “Lana?”

Oh, Jesus!  She wanted to run.  She wanted to fight.  She wanted to do anything but talk to Gabriel Cruz.  Who wasn’t human.

Cheers, Donna


  1. Love the cover and a great excerpt! Congrats!!!

  2. Oooh! Donna, I have been anticipating this since I finished Unchained Memory. Great excerpt!

  3. Great cover, Donna! Definitely has your series brand. Can't wait to read the entire story.

  4. Yay, congrats! Great cover. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  5. Thanks, everybody! I do think it's a lovely cover, and I'm excited about the launch. Time will fly until February!

  6. It matches well with your previous cover. Good luck with the launch!


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