#SFRMonday ~ Freedom has a cost in THE KING’S MISTRESS by @RachelLeighGeek #scifirom

#SFRMondayToday for #SFRMonday, I present to you book two in Rachel Leigh Smith’s series, A’yen’s Legacy, The King’s Mistress…

The King's Mistress by Rachel Leigh SmithTHE KING’S MISTRESS

A’yen’s Legacy, Book Two

by Rachel Leigh Smith

Freedom has a cost. Can A’yen pay it without losing his soul?

Liberation of the enslaved Lokmane begins with the king. A’yen and Fae agree to visit the Hidden, a group of escaped Lokmane, to protect his identity while the Shadows make their move with emancipation acts. But he’s not prepared for the prejudice rampant in the Hidden, or their lack of patience for him. And his new linked bodyguard is unstable to the point A’yen fears for the young man’s sanity.

Upon returning to Titan, A’yen is kidnapped and taken to the largest breeding farm in the galaxy. This time he’ll be himself even if it kills him. His resolve to unite his people grows as he wonders if he’ll live long enough to do it.

With A’yen kidnapped, Fae returns to the Lokmane homeworld seeking the final pieces of what happened two thousand years ago when they were conquered and enslaved. Getting as far away from her father as possible is the only way to keep her from disappearing too.

Separated by light years, A’yen and Fae have to stand alone and fight for their right to live in freedom. No matter the cost.

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Fae turned by degrees to face him. She tried to glare at him, but eyes reflecting unshed tears said she’d never been more thankful to see him. More fingers of warmth moved through his body. He went to her, folded her in his arms, stared at Benai Hart. She pressed into the safety of his embrace, her trembling forcing the pain to the back of his mind.

“Do you not know who I am?”

“I do. I bow to no one.”

Hart came forward two steps. Fae let go, turned to face her father, and held her hand up. “Don’t you dare. One thing you do understand is property rights and I forbid you to touch what belongs to me.”

A’yen grit his teeth to keep his mouth shut. Being referred to as property didn’t sit well. Brought his hackles up, in fact. She was right, though. Hart understood him only as property. Never as a person. One touch from Hart and he’d be a heap on the floor, totally helpless.

“What belongs to you?” Hart laughed, a bitter sound devoid of mirth. “We both know he cost more than your yearly salary.”

“I didn’t use one cent from you. It all came out of my inheritance from Mom. Tomorrow will be thirty days since we were in the registry office signing the binding papers. Not even you can undo it.” Her voice picked up strength as she talked and the trembling dissipated.

Hart’s right arm went up, the back of his hand poised to strike. A’yen reached out, grabbed his wrist, and squeezed the pressure points. “Don’t you dare.”

He didn’t have the strength to keep the pressure even and Hart jerked his hand free. “If you ever touch me again I’ll make you wish you were dead.”

“I am not afraid of you.”

Hart stood toe-to-toe with Fae, looking past her as if she didn’t exist. “You should be.”

A’yen shook his head. “You’re the one who should be afraid. Now, if you insist on staying, you will be civil to your daughter, or you’re the one whose mind will get messed with.”

It was Hart’s turn to shake his head as he stepped back, eyes hardening. “I underestimated you.”

“Most humans do.”

“Do not underestimate me.” Hart pointed in A’yen’s face.

“Wouldn’t dream of it.” The warmth receded for a moment. He gripped Fae’s waist, leaning his chest against her back to keep from collapsing. The warmth returned and he straightened again.

Hart’s eyes widened for a moment then a mask of neutrality slid across his face. “I’ll give you some time to think about what I said, Farran.” He brushed past them. The door banged shut behind him.

A’yen let go of Fae and sank to the floor, managing to catch himself on the edge of the couch and rest his head on the cushions. Fae knelt, threaded her fingers through his, stroked the side of his face with her other hand. “How did you make it in here?”

“I have no idea.”

The door opened and shut again. A’yen lifted his head to find Pete in the doorway. “How the hell did you get all the way in here?”

He let his head fall. The warmth slipped out of him and the fire roared through exhausted muscles. A groan slid out. Fae’s lips brushed his temple. “Yet to be determined.”

The couch moved as Pete sat on it. “Na’var called as I was getting ready to leave and said to hightail it back because Hart was here. Was that him leaving?”

“Yeah. Things were calm for a couple hours, and he asked all the dutiful questions of someone feigning interest. Then he started getting mad because A’yen was here and…” She sucked in a shuddering breath.

A’yen ignored the pain as best he could, and pulled her into his arms again. “I don’t think he was feigning interest. He really wants to know how much we found.”

Pete nodded. “You didn’t say anything to tip your hand, did you?”

“I don’t think so. He’s not stupid though. Eventually they will figure it out.”

Fae shuddered in his arms and he pillowed his cheek on the top of her head. “If he does, he’ll kill you.”

 

About the Author

Rachel Leigh SmithRachel Leigh Smith writes romance for the hero lover. She lives in central Louisiana with her family and a half-crazed calico. When not writing, which isn’t often, she’s hanging with her family, doing counted cross-stitch, or yakking about life, the universe, and everything with her besties. There may also be Netflix binging…

She’s a member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade and Romance Writers of America. She blogs sporadically at www.rachelleighsmith.com, hangs out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RachelLeighSmithAuthor, and can sometimes be found at http://twitter.com/rachelleighgeek. You can sign up for her newsletter here.

 

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Their secret rendezvous ~ #MySexySaturday from MADE FOR HER #eroticromance #99cents

My Sexy Saturday

Hi peeps! It’s the 76th week of My Sexy Saturday. Here are the details: every Saturday, published and unpublished authors will be sharing 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs from a work-in-progress or an already published story.

Today’s theme is…

Your So Sexy

Here’s seven from MADE FOR HER, an erotic sci-fi romance about clones, which is on SALE for only 99¢ during January to celebrate two years published.

Made For Her by Jessica E. Subject

Set-up: Mikayla and Dare are having a secret relationship. Not only is she his superior officer, but Dare is a clone. On this evening, they are celebrating Dare receiving his pilot wings.

Pulling her against him, he gently kissed her lips, but she felt his hunger grow. His tongue sought entrance, sweeping inside her until the kiss consumed her every thought.

Then he let her go. “The food smells delicious. Let’s eat.”

In an attempt to uncurl her toes, she breathed deep. He always managed to rev her engines with a single kiss. “Yes, but don’t eat too much. We’ll be having dessert after.”

He grabbed her ass as she stood at the oven, placing lasagna onto their plates. “Dessert is looking mighty fine right now.”

His teeth and tongue grazed the side of her neck, making her shiver in anticipation.

“Sorry, I had to take a taste.”

Moisture pooled between her legs. Maybe dessert before dinner isn’t such a bad idea.

~ About Made For Her ~

After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?

Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?

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Is the astronomer a cure for the space pilot’s broken heart? FAREWELL ANDROMEDA by @SFRLaurie A. Green #scifirom

Farewell Andromeda by Laurie A. Green

FAREWELL ANDROMEDA

by Laurie A. Green

Fresh off a painful jilting, the last thing deep space pilot Tiharra Bell needs is another romantic entanglement. Certainly not with the galaxy’s most famous astronomer—who also happens to be single, inconveniently handsome, and a resident of the remote Andromeda Station. But Tiharra soon discovers two terrible truths about Dr. Dante “Donner” Dane 1) he’s not the man he appears to be and 2) he doesn’t have long to live. Before her fourteen day layover is complete, she’ll put her life and career on the line to protect his heartbreaking secret.

Available at Amazon http://amzn.to/1KBquPz

 

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I met the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with ten days before he died. Someday, I’ll look back at that time on Andromeda Station and laugh.

I crash landed into Dr. Dante Dane six steps inside the hatch of Trajectory Virtual Pub 7. I knew his name and a good chunk of his bio before he even spoke. I had the advantage.

But he had the element of surprise. “Dance with me, boonie.”

He had me pegged at a glance. Boonie. Independent deep space charter pilot. Good guess on his part, but an easy one with his IQ. You didn’t get much deeper in space than Andromeda Station—perched on the extreme outer fringes of the Milky Way—and I was still sporting my non-standard issue flight jacket and independent star wings. I’d been making my way to the Station Berthing Office when the Pied Piper of a stiff drink called to me.

Running into Tall, Dark, and Smiling hadn’t really been in my game plan.

He settled his warm hand low on the small of my back, inviting me to accompany him to the packed cydosonic dance floor. A heavy bass thumped beneath the trill of a wild counter-melody. My instincts shouted Abort launch! but my curiosity overrode my internal warning system. I was too flattered by his crafty smile and seeking eyes.

On the dance floor, he turned to face me. “What’s your name, boonie?”

“Captain Bell.”

“Captain.” He made a slight bow. “Less formally known as?”

“Tiharra.”

“Tiara?” That smile again. “Like a princess wears?”

“Tee-hara. Like the Egponna tree.”

“Ah, the Tiharra tree. Egponna Maximus heraldi angelus. Also called the Angel Willow. Known for graceful, weeping foliage that resembles feathered wings.”

“That’s the one.”

“Angel fits you better.” He gave me another generous smile. Nice, even white teeth.

I threw him my patented lopsided smirk. It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was definitely intrigue at first contact.

 

About the Author

Laurie A. Green is a three-time RWA® Golden Heart® finalist and science fiction romance enthusiast who founded the SFR Brigade community of writers, which now totals over 500 members.

Her extended family includes her husband, David, four dogs, three cats and several horses, all who reside on a ranch in beautiful New Mexico. When she’s not writing, networking, or searching out the perfect cup of Starbucks, she’s usually busy exercising her left brain as a military budget director.

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Announcing #LOVESPANKS 2015! Prizes, #FREEreads from award-winning authors & tons of fun!

Love Spanks 2015ANNOUNCING LOVE SPANKS 2015!

Curious what Love Spanks is about? Below is the information with the list of prizes. There’s also a flash fiction contest (deadline January 21) and special events February 5-8 plus an afterparty on the 14th (most likely in the afternoon EST) to celebrate the release of Love Spanks 2015 the anthology.

If you visit ALL story blogs February 6-8 and earn a VIP distinction, you will receive a FREE copy of the anthology! The anthology will include extended versions of the story not available free.

Plus, we have a wonderful lineup of authors, publishers, cover artists, and others to chat. Let’s have fun!

Prizes, FREE stories from award-winning authors, and fun!

Don’t you wish you could find more books written about women who love women? We do! Come and join us for a short story extravaganza. Nearly 20 F/F authors will showcase romance, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and kink fiction. Chat with your favorite authors, meet new-to-you authors, find great new books, and make new friends! Absolutely free!

Visit Governing Ana February 6-8, read stories, and leave comments to enter a drawing for a brand-new Kindle Fire/Nook HD, sex toy, or other prize from a pool valued at over $800!

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Unknown Futures by Jessica E. SubjectUnknown Features by Jessica E. Subject
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*Available to US and/or Canada residents only
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N.B. Many authors will also offer prizes on their individual blogs.

RULES:

  1. Read stories between Friday, February 6 and Sunday, February 8.
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  3. Sign up for FIVE bonus entries Ana’s blog if you comment on all the stories.
  4. If you completed a previous challenge (Spank or Treat 2014/13/12, Love Spanks 2014/13, SciSpanks 2014, or Spankee Doodle 2013), add “VIP” to your comments for THREE bonus entries.
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Become a Love Spanks 2015 Ambassador! Earn an extra prize entry AND still play! Email ana_stasia2007 at yahoo dot com with the subject line “Love Spanks Ambassador.”

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