SCAVENGER’S MISSION blog tour ~ 10 things that rile Alisha into action @Liza0Connor #scifirom

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Top ten things that rile Alisha into action

10) Not retreating when there is no hope of winning.  The first day as a captain, Alisha challenges the general because his stupid plan is going to get everyone killed.

9) Generals who berate her when she says she has specialized flying skills, assuming a woman can’t fly. Thankfully MAC and her colonel insisted she could fly into the wind, even though everyone believes that to be impossible.

8) Colonel Logan, who makes love to her one night then declares it a mistake that won’t happen again.

7)Stupid regs that are used to punish a Ryder after the fact when all they did was obey orders. Yes, Ollie tried to kill her, but he was only following the orders of a demented captain. So the fault was Colonel Logan’s for allowing a demented captain to lead his squad.  (She is so pissed about this reg, she refuses to go on her next mission until MAC removes this reg forever!)

6) The way everyone assumes Alisha is sleeping around. She was a 21-year-old virgin until she and Logan got it on one time. But rumor has it she and Colonel Sparks are lovers and no one will believe her when she tells them that’s not true!

5) Alisha is really angry at her parents. First and foremost because they abandoned her gramps and when she found him living in a dangerous apartment in Capital, he was almost dead.

4) Alisha’s also angry at her parents because they planned to drug her so when she woke up she’d be the new wife of the President of the Americas. Sounds like a great marriage for a debutante, but the guy made her skin crawl every time he’d stop by to enjoy her mother, so Alisha climbed out a window and ran away instead.

3) When Alisha discovers signs on two showers declaring them the private use of the former captain and his lieutenant, leaving the rest of the squad to use the third stall that has no door, she loses it!

2) Alisha hates that she can’t visit her gramps. Colonel Logan has moved him to Broadtown and assures her that her grandfather is fine, but she won’t stop worrying until she can see for herself. So many people have lied to her: Her parents, Colonel Logan…

1) The person Alisha hates the most is the SkyRyder who killed her best friend, when she lived on the streets of Capital. He beat Betty to death because she refused to ‘service’ him if he wouldn’t pay. Needless to say, Alisha is not happy when she discovers he is her new captain. When he nearly kills her the first day she flies with the squad, finally Colonel Logan realizes he has a demented captain. But until MAC reassesses DC there is little Logan can do, and since the General likes DC, matters look very dangerous.

Scavenger's Mission by Liza O'Connor


By Liza O’Connor

Meet Alisha: A young woman who refuses to live the life her parents want.

In a single month, Alisha Kane has gone from a wealthy debutante to street girl to scavenger.  While testing her new flying skills in the Cully Canyon, Alisha incurs a near-death crash landing. She’s “rescued” by a colonel of the SkyRyders and her life changes forever.

Meet Logan: A SkyRyder colonel in charge of a sleepy fort with little to do other than arrest the occasional scavenger.

For the first time in his life, Logan’s attracted to a young woman, only she’s probably a scavenger and he’ll have to arrest her.  But first he offers her a shower and food while he checks on his crew. His videographer has captured her extraordinary flight through the Cully and her flying is astounding!

He forgoes arresting her and puts his career at risk by asking MAC to assess her skills and integrity as a potential SkyRyder. If he can get Alisha into the SkyRyders, it will be his greatest contribution to the Corps.

Meet MAC: The Artificial Intelligence that runs the SkyRyders Corps.

Upon seeing her arrival, MAC upgrades Alisha’s test. Her flying skills are not just excellent; they exceed what was previously thought possible. MAC classifies her as its top asset and soon she proves her value.

But…the SkyRyders remain a male dominated Corps where Alisha’s sense of right and wrong often clashes with her superiors. How long can a rebellious young woman survive in a regimented Corps?

blog excerpt 2016

“If the men can learn this drop, it’s a much better attack plan,” Sparkes said.

“That’s a big if, and if they can’t, then we’ve let half the drugs fly off pissing the morning away.”

Ensuring her voice remained respectful, she replied, “No, sir. You’ll lose no more than ten percent, and it’s just black market medicine. The dangerous drugs will still be there.”

“We could send a squad out to pick up the morning dealers after they buy,” Sparkes offered.

Her friend Denny would be buying in the morning, and if she didn’t do something, he’d probably die out there. She had clearly heard the general give clearance to kill anyone involved. He didn’t want arrests; he wanted eliminations.

“You go anywhere near one of the morning dealers and we’ve lost the advantage of surprise. The little dealers are used to test the lanes and make sure everything is okay. All it would take is one squeak, and these guys would be ready for World War Four.”

“So you’re saying we should just let these criminals fly out of there with their newly purchased drugs?” Powell asked in outrage. “You seem to have an odd idea about what the Corps stands for!”

Matching his outrage, she volleyed back. “I’m focused on getting ten thousand kilos of Phantasia off the market. And the Ryders we’ll save in a surprise attack. If letting a black market dealer selling arthritis medicine slip through is the price we have to pay to succeed, I think it’s a damn low cost.”

Everyone fell utterly silent. She might be the first captain ever to have yelled at a general. It would probably cost her big time, but to save Denny, she had to try.

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The SkyRyder’s Series, Book 1 ~ Scavenger’s Mission


blog about the author 2016

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.


The Multiverse Series ~ Sci-Fi Soap Opera, humor, romance, & science

The Gods of Probabilities

Surviving Outbound

Surviving Terranue

Surviving Sojourn

Artificial Intelligence Series ~ Sci-Fi/Romance

Public Secrets

Birth of Adam

The SkyRyders Series ~ Sci-Fi Romance

Scavenger’s Mission

Scavenger Falters-coming 2017

Scavenger Vanishes-coming 2017

A “fight for love” ~ 5-star #review for BEYOND REACH and last stop on tour & #giveaway

Beyond Reach blog tour

Today is the last stop of the BEYOND REACH blog tour. Plus, there’s a great giveaway that goes along with it. The contest ends at the end of the day October 21, 2016.

At today’s stop, you can learn more about the planets of Beyond Reach, and read an excerpt. Be sure to check out the 5 STAR review that Liza O’Connor posted as well.

“Betrayals, surprises, pain and sorrow and finally a happy ending.”

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to visit Liza’s blog.

Beyond Reach is now available!

Regret Hollow’s Newest Bad Boy ~ The Bad Boy’s Commitment by @SSaraDaniel #romance #newrelease

Regret Hollow series by Sara Daniel

The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow are BACK. That means an all new irresistible bad boy, loads of steamy romance, and a dash of small town shenanigans are coming your way. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. If you’re new to the series, you can dive into the first one, The Bad Boy’s Gift, for free at your favorite e-retailer. And for the month of October, book 2, The Bad Boy’s Guilt, is on sale for only $.99!



by Sara Daniel

The Bad Boy's Commitment by Sara DanielHe’s supposed to be the town hero. He’s not!

Haunted by comrades he was unable to save, Drake Miller walks away from his military career for the relaxed, quiet life of running his father’s bar in Regret Hollow. Too bad no one tipped him off that his father sold the bar.

While the townspeople treat him to a hero’s welcome that he doesn’t want and doesn’t deserve, he finds one person who doesn’t fall at his feet, calls him out for bad behavior, and kisses like a fantasy. Unfortunately, she also owns the bar that was supposed to be his.

As a single mom and small business owner, Mallory Marquette takes her commitments and responsibilities seriously. She can’t give away her livelihood just because Drake thinks he’s entitled to it—even if he is the town hero and the first man in a decade who gets her blood flowing. Besides, she needs a reliable bartender much more than she needs a lover.

Can this hero turned bad boy step up to a lifetime commitment, or will the freedom he sacrificed so much for cost him everything?

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blog excerpt 2016

“Wait a second.” He held up a hand. “I know you. You’re the stuck-up high school princess who was too good to give me the time of day. Mallory Yates.” His lips curled into a sneer.

In what universe did a pizzeria waitress have anything in common with a princess? Whatever. She couldn’t reason with guys like him. She didn’t bother to correct him on her name, either. If not for Ryan, she’d have returned to the Yates surname after her divorce. “I don’t know what you’re talking about and neither do you, but thanks for showing me you’re still the same insensitive jerk you’ve always been.”

He laughed. “You’re ever so welcome, princess. Now are you going to spray me with that pepper spray or just intimidate me by waving it around?”

She glanced down at the tiny bottle in her fist. If the rumors about his capabilities were true, he could disarm her in the blink of an eye. Regardless, he sure wasn’t the least bit intimidated.

“Neither.” She shoved the canister in her back pocket and advanced on him. “I want you to think next time before you do something stupid.” She shoved his chest, which proved as solid and unmoving as a brick wall.

He grasped her hands before she could withdraw them, trapping them against his heat. His eyes glittered in the growing darkness.

“Sometimes thinking is overrated. I like to do and deal with the consequences later.” He lowered his head toward her.

No way. He wouldn’t. He had as much disdain for her as she had for him. She glared at him, refusing to call his bluff and pull away.

His lips pressed against hers, hard and demanding. He plunged his tongue into her mouth. She gasped as fire raced through her veins. Clenching her fingers around the fabric of his T-shirt, she met the demands of his mouth.

She refused to be intimidated just because he was sexier than sin and could kiss a hell of a lot better than anyone in recent memory or, um, in ever. Oh God, she couldn’t remember anyone else. She couldn’t even remember her own name.

A moan tore from her throat. She bit down on his lip then thrust her tongue, tangling it with his.

He bracketed her ribs, sliding beneath her jacket and the hem of her shirt then over her waist and up, cupping her breast.

Holy hell. Who knew being groped could feel so good? With one touch, she nearly believed she could leave behind stress and responsibility and reclaim her femininity. “Fondle me, you bastard, and make it good.”

Regret Hollow series by Sara Daniel - FREE and 99¢ titles

blog about the author 2016

Sara Daniel writes what she loves to read—irresistible romance, from sweet to steamy and everything in between. She grew up in a small town and was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. She has no regrets about turning her back on her accounting degree to write romance, but she deeply regrets her inability to keep track of her car keys. Subscribe to Sara’s newsletter: Visit her website:

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#8Sunday: Jumping through the portal ~ Excerpt from COSMIC SUTRA #scifirom #lesfic #romance

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Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Hello! I’m going to start sharing excerpts for COSMIC SUTRA, which releases November 7th. It’s a lesbian sci-fi new adult romance that takes place on another planet. In fact, it takes place at Thanh Academy, a university for beings across the universe. Victoria is the first student from Earth to be offered a scholarship there.

Set-up: This snippet is from the beginning of the second scene of the first chapter, when Victoria is leaving for Thanh.

The multi-colored mass swirled in front of Victoria, churning and spinning, ready to suck her in and spit her out in another galaxy. She’d already stepped through one portal to meet up with the other new students from the Milky Way, a greater variety of non-humanoid creatures than she’d ever imagined. And those were the few types of extraterrestrials allowed to attend Thanh Academy. Many others would eat all the undergraduates if permitted to visit the school.

While in the space station, she had to take one last march into another gateway before landing on campus, ready to complete her fourth year of university studies with creatures from all over the galaxy. Since Earth—along with many other planets—couldn’t afford to build a portal all the way to the space academy, they used the station as a stopover. One-by-one, the individuals in front of her disappeared, on the platform one second, and gone the next. Their bodies seemed to stretch and bend before they vanished, like some sort of cartoon from Earth’s ancient past. The being in front of her jumped into the circular bulk, fading away much faster than those ahead of him.

Victoria treaded forward.

Cosmic Sutra, a sci-fi lesbian romance story by Jessica E. Subject


When Victoria is offered a scholarship to attend Thanh Academy for her last year of university, she jumps at the opportunity. Nothing could be more practical in her psychology studies than to travel to the other side of the universe and live amongst the life forms she strives to learn from.

Upon her arrival, she is met with hostility. Convincing the other students she is not like those from Earth who came before her takes time, but eventually she is embraced by a small group of friends, including a sexy female alien she fantasizes about on a daily basis.

Based on past experience, will Victoria keep her lust hidden deep inside to prevent losing a friend? Or will she confess her feelings to Kaye and possibly find her one true love?

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Jessica E. Subject is the author of sexy sci-fi romance, bringing to life a wide variety of characters including aliens, clones, androids, Galactic Defenders, and more.