Monday, October 10, 2016

I Want One! Guest Blog by S.E. Smith

I'm beyond enthused to be one of nine authors contributing to the Pets in Space anthology, a wonderful collection of novellas and novelettes. After all, pets + space. What could be more fun than that? But along with the fun comes adventure, aliens, intrigue, excitement and compelling romantic mayhem. We're also very proud that part of the proceeds will be donated to who provide trained service dogs and companion animals free of charge for our veterans. For the next several weeks, my fellow Pets in Space authors will be guest blogging to share insights into their stories, pets, experiences and favorite things.

I'm very honored to host Pets in Space author S. E. Smith for a guest blog today.  
What is your favorite space toy/weapon/aircraft & why?

My favorite space toy/weapon/aircraft would have to be the golden symbiots from my Dragon Lords of Valdier series. They can change into just about anything and are incredibly powerful. They also have an amazing sense of humor that brightens the world around them. Their ability to change into a fighter to carry their warrior away or into a lovable puppy makes you want to take them home. They are also very protective and will do everything in their power to keep you safe. The symbiots are incredible.


Balint and Alice from the Dragonlings of Valdier. Alice is holding a symbiot.

What is your favorite scene in your story & why?

One of my favorite scenes is when the landlord comes to offer Jana a ‘deal.’ She isn’t impressed. She is doing a pretty good job of taking care of the situation by herself, but when Matrix and K-Nine step in, LOL, it turns priceless. I love it when a man – and his cyborg partner – come to the rescue, even if the damsel in distress doesn’t need it. I think it is the thread of humor that runs through the scene, yet it is a powerful moment of awareness as well when the characters recognize that there is something between them.

Here is a teaser from A Mate for Matrix from Pets in Space:

“Yes...I do eat,” Matrix drawled in a low husky tone.

“Oh!” Jana whispered. She wiped her suddenly trembling palms down along her thighs. Another flush turned her body to the consistency of melted chocolate when his eyes followed the movement. “I’ll just, you know, go fix something,” she forced out, waving her hand toward the kitchen. “Now. Right now.”

Jana turned and briefly closed her eyes as she called herself every word for stupid she could think of. She was acting like a horny twit! Sure, it had been a while since she’d been in a relationship. Well, okay, she’d never really been in a relationship, but she had imagined enough of them to know what it must be like. She had more book boyfriends than most girls would ever dream of having! She had dated every single one of them – in her dreams.

“That’s what I get for living in a little town,” she muttered. “My hot romances come from books and movies.”

S.E. Smith, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense- filled story to transport readers out of this world.
Readers can check out her website at and chat with her on Facebook at

Pets in Space Anthology
Release Date: October 11 2016
ISBN: 978-1-942583-40-0

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story giving readers nine amazing adventures that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

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