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Time is Running Out! #PetsinSpace #bestseller #romance


EMBRACE THE ROMANCE: Pets in Space 2 proudly supports Hero Dogs Inc., and Veterens. 10% of the first month’s profits (which includes pre-orders) will be donated to this fabulous organization. But the first month is almost over. The donation period ends November 11th, 2017, so these are your final days to buy Embrace the Romance in order to support Hero Dogs Inc.

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Pets on Frontier Planets and Space Mining Stations #PetsinSpace #bestseller #romance

Hello everyone! Today, I’m spotlighting the last of the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 stories. They are from authors Carol Van Natta and Alexis Glynn Latner.

Pet Trade by Carol Van Natta
A Novella in the Central Galactic Concordance Series

The vast Central Galactic Concordance strictly prohibits genetic experimentation and alteration of humans on any of its 500 member planets. Unfortunately, animals are not included in those regulations…

Veterinarian Bethnee Bakonin has made a home for herself on a frontier planet in the frozen north. Her minder talent for healing all kinds of animals would ordinarily assure her success, but her unwilling stint in the shady pet trade industry left her damaged and scared.

“Volunteered” for a black-box research project, elite forces Jumper Axur Tragon now has dangerous experimental tech in his cybernetic limbs. He escapes the project and steals a freighter, but ship damage forces him to crash-land in the northern mountains of a frontier planet. He’s surprised to discover the freighter’s cargo contains a secret shipment of designer pets. Determined to do right by them, he enlists reluctant Bethnee’s aid in caring for them—a definite challenge, considering Bethnee is terrified of him.

They will need all the help they can get from their unusual pets to save the day when ruthless mercenaries pose a threat. Can Axur and Bethnee work together to overcome their limitations, or will they lose everything they have vowed to protect – including each other?

MASCOT by Alexis Glynn Latner
A Novella in the Aeon’s Legacy Series

Daya Tattujayan is the manager of a remote and nearly derelict space mining station. She has plenty of problems to deal with even before the interstellar syndicate that owns the station sends an auditor to check up on her work.

Rik Gole is a nomadic interstellar auditor with no roots to tie him down. He is ruthless when he has to be and very good at what he does, but Rik would be the first to admit that a woman like Daya and a place like this station are way outside of his previous experience.

Before Daya and Rik can decide whether they are antagonists, allies, or something more, an unexpected enemy attacks the station. To save their lives, they must dare to trust each other. And they need help from a very unconventional defender—Daya’s mysterious alien pet, the mascot of Star Corner Station.

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Author @MHowardWrites shares her Writing Process #PetsinSpace #scifi #romance

My Writing Process

by Michelle Howard

I’m one of those people who works best in chaos. It might have something to do with 18+ years in a high level corporate role. I need noise- be it music, voices, tv or just general mayhem. Crazy, I know. LOL.  Absolute quiet drives me insane especially when I’m knee deep in a book. I honestly think my muse and creative energy is fueled by what I perceived as social surroundings. Its only in the last few months that I’ve stopped taking my laptop to family functions. (Don’t judge me. LOL) I’d get an idea or see a scene clearly and need to write it down right then and right there. Oft times, I’d get 3k easily at birthday parties or cookouts while people laughed, played and talked around me.

My mom has finally stopped that much to my dismay BUT now I end up with 500 words or more on my phone when I discretely try to squeeze in a scene. For me there is nothing worse than not being able to write at any given moment. I’m a panster and when the mood strikes I’m off to the races.

While working on my story for the Pets In Space anthology, I could be found curled on the sofa with headphones and listening to a mix of heavy metal, pop and French R&B. (yes, in French and yes I understood the lyrics. LOL.)

I’m really happy with the final story titled Wired For Love which is surprising since I’m usually a horrible critic with my own work. Hopefully readers will enjoy this labor of love as well.

Narelle slipped through the opening of the door and closed it behind her before Hunter could respond. Defeat lashed at his senses and the bitter taste of loss filled his mouth. He muttered all the way back to his bedroom, kicking at his clothes on the floor and ignoring the lingering scent of their lovemaking from the tumbled sheets.

Bogan trotted over and nosed at Hunter’s leg. With a sigh, Hunter gave up for now and decided there was no need in chasing her. She’d be back in his bar again. He had to believe that and the next time, he planned to be prepared. Narelle was his and now that he’d had a taste, he wasn’t letting her go.

In the meantime, Hunter took a quick shower unable to focus with the scent of her on every inch of his skin. Afterwards, he settled at the cramp desk shoved in the corner. The click clack of Bogan’s nails followed. He booted up the old computer with its top of the line interior workings. To any who sought to rob him, the would be criminals would overlook this out of date tech, never knowing what he had housed on it.

“All in or nothing.” With that announcement, he keyed in a site he had avoided over the last few years having no need to maintain contact with the information or the people. But niggling concern played at the back of his mind and Hunter refused to let the puzzle sit unanswered. He glanced at the tan and black war mongrel. “I need to find out how you ended up here and how to get you back.”
Mysteries never sat well with him.

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About Wired For Love:

When a young woman is reluctantly drawn into a scarred soldier’s past, they soon find themselves working against an enemy with an old grudge.

About Embrace the Romance:

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. 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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About Michelle Howard:

Michelle Howard like many authors dreamed of writing since reading her first romance novel many years ago. She loves paranormal and contemporary romances and is a fan of the classic romances by Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood.

I love to hear from fans so please reach out to me. If the mood hits you, leave a review.

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Birds and more birds in Embrace the Romance #PetsinSpace #books #scifirom

Hello everyone! I’m back to give you a better look at some of the stories included in the anthology. Today, I’m spotlighting the stories by Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, and Sabine Priestley.

Star Cruise: Songbird by Veronica Scott
A Novella in The Sectors SF Romance Series

Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.

Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.

Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?

Time Trap by Pauline Baird Jones
A Novella in the Project Enterprise Series

Hiding in time is not as easy as you’d think…

Madison lives by the rules of a time travel rebel – never tell anyone your real name, not if you want to remain alive. On the track of a traitor, Madison and her parrot partner, Sir Rupert, time travel into a trap. Their only way out sends them back in time and into the arms of a man that ignites a fire inside her.

USAF Master Sergeant Briggs is in trouble – not the kind he’d like to be, but still in trouble. He is bored out of his mind! Ordered to recuperate on a quiet bay away from the Garradian outpost, he’s ready to mutiny and go back to his beloved engines. When his friends send him a gift from Area 51, he figures it will relieve his boredom for an hour or so – until he turns it on and he gets his second present of the day.

Madison would love to get to know Briggs better, but it is just too dangerous. Unfortunately, she might not have much choice. With a Time Service Interdiction Force on their heels, can the three craft a plan that will save a base full of geniuses and technology and discover a happy-ever-after forged through time?

Sensate by Sabine Priestley
A Novella in the Alien Attachments Series

Marco Dar’s position as an Earth Protector means he spends an incredible amount of time alone in space. His only company is with the talkative com unit. It isn’t until he stops at the Galaxy Spinner restaurant that he discovers his com has become sentient – and it wants a physical form!

Dr. Zara Mancini hasn’t seen Marco Dar in over eleven years. As far as she is concerned, that still isn’t long enough. When Marco approaches her with an unusual request, she is torn between her fascination with the project, and wanting to leave him eating her space dust.

Marco is quickly falling all over again for Zara’s beautiful smile and gorgeous lips. Young and foolish, he sabotaged their relationship years ago. Now he has a second chance. Can he convince Zara to help his AI, and prove to her that he is a different man?

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