Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
|Cover artist Jessica Hildreth's work!|
The fifth book in my Interstellar Rescue series is available for preorder now on Amazon for a December 14 release date. Click here to make sure you get your ebook for Christmas (and for all your book-reading friends!). Check out the blurb!
One planet, two worlds. And only
Fate could unite them.
Trevyn Dar was once a Hunter of Thrane, feared throughout the galaxy as the son of the Butcher of Four Systems. But he clawed his way free of that bloody legacy to find his true path, as captain of a ship serving the anti-slavery goals of the Interstellar Council of Abolition and Rescue.
Lael Saphora is Hinarr, shapeshifter, sharing her skin with a snow cat Companion, but, like all her people, hunted, and oppressed because she lacks the telepathic skills of the genetic Thranes of her home planet. Since she witnessed the brutal death of her father as a child, Lael has been fighting for her people. She leads the Uprising against the iron grip of the Thrane Ruling Houses.
When Trevyn receives unusual orders from Rescue to seize a ship smuggling weapons for slavers, he discovers the darkly compelling Lael at the helm—no slaver, but a political prisoner, whose extradition to Thrane means torture and death. His journey to uncover what’s behind her false arrest takes him back to a home planet he had hoped to never see again, reveals an ugly conspiracy at the heart of Rescue, and rips open old wounds. But Trevyn and Lael share a common past, and only love can heal two hearts broken by an ancient pain.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Josh Brolin makes a great Gurney Haleck, and adds a bit more understated humor to the stern character. He's stepping into Patrick Stewart's shoes, after all, and I love how he made Gurney his own. I've been a huge fan of Brolin's ever since viewing Only The Brave, where he played the no-nonsense chief, Eric Marsh, in the story about the ill-fated Hotshot team from Prescott, AZ.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Hmm...I have no idea what happened in the rest of the episode, as I was busy cogitating a new story idea.
In creating the technologically advanced aliens, called the Hyboreans, I combined American and Scottish folklore. The Hyboreans are a cross between Sasquatch and Am Fear Liath Mor (The Great Grey Man).
The Survival Race is a blood sport where the last gladiator alive wins. My husband and I own a dojo in New Jersey where we teach Isshinryu karate and Ryukonkai (Okinawan weapons). Side note: sparring is great marital therapy . My training in martial arts and knife fighting adds authenticity to the Survival Race fight scenes. In RENEGADE, book 3, the female gladiator, Katana, uses an improvised weapon at one point. The techniques she uses comes directly from one of our weapons kata (a sequence of prearranged techniques).
When coming up with the name for my hero, I wanted to make sure it had the connotation of being a dog's name to drive home to the reader that he is a human pet. Rex was too obvious, so I decided on Max. I forget where the idea for Addy's first name came from, but when thinking on her last name, I looked over at a stack of videos by the TV. Titantic was sitting on top. I liked Rose Dawson's last name so Addy became Addy Dawson.
Ideas really do come from everywhere.
Authors - Where did you come up with your ideas? Feel free
to share in the comments.
She can escape her alien abductors, but she can’t escape her destiny…
or the gladiator prisoner who captured her heart.
Rookie cop Addy Dawson must escape her alien captors. Caged with a gladiator prisoner claiming to be her mate, Addy refuses to breed warriors for the Survival Race—a blood sport where the last man alive wins. No one will stop her from getting off this planet, including the sexy alpha male determined to turn her on.
Years of killing for entertainment have turned Max into a hardened beast. The only time he feels human is when at stud. But when a fiery female from his home world rejects him, her rebellious spirit awakens a part of his soul he thought long dead.
Bound together by a desire for freedom, Max and Addy will risk torture and worse to break out. But the hunted pair will never find refuge unless they can learn to trust each other with their lives…and their hearts.
*Alien abduction, Brooding alpha male, Strong heroine, Enemies-to-lovers, Stand alone book in a series, HEA, No cliff hangers.*
“Fawcett delivers a suspenseful and captivating science fiction romance. A must read for all, but especially for fans of The Hunger Games.” -Caridad Pineiro, NY Times & USA Today bestselling author with over a million romance novels sold.
Stay safe out there!