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#MidWeekTease: Defender vs. the Erebus in BRYCE #scifirom #sfr #GalacticDefenders #MWTease

Get teased, titillated, and tantalized with this week's Mid Week Tease

Happy Wednesday! Thank you for visiting me for Mid Week Tease! In less than a week, the second Galactic Defenders story releases. It’s Jager’s story. Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from BRYCE, the first book in the series, when you first meet Jager.
**BRYCE is on sale for 99¢ until April 19, 2017**

Setup: Bryce has left Lalia and Katrina behind on the Galactic Alliance carrier, and is with his squad on Hoggins to stop the Erebus from eliminating the native population.

Bryce led his squad to the right, plazer at the ready. Erebus tentacles littered the ground. Creatures caught in the explosion. The stench of Erebus waste and the charring of the building burnt his nostrils. Flicking on his helmet, he tried to focus through the tears in the corners of his eyes. He preferred to keep his senses unimpeded by the helmet, but the shield sensors would help him see in the thick smoke. Readings failed to locate any life needing rescue.

Static crackled in his ear from the translator.

“Twenist, is that you?” A member of Delta squad.

More static, followed by a scream. Erebus calls pierced the night.

Cosmos! “Echo squad, move to the left side. Prepare to engage enemy.” His heart raced as he rushed ahead to lead his team into battle.

The smoke thinned on the left side. An Erebus lunged at him. Weapon at the ready, he shot the creature, sending it flying back. Two more charged from the right. Rays of light from plazer fire behind him took them out before he had the chance to shoot.

Yet, the Erebus cries continued. In a line, his squad searched for members of Delta while defending each other. They found nothing but bodies, or what remained of them. Black sludge covered the uniforms and faces of the fallen Defenders, preventing identification. Skin bubbled as it disintegrated into nothing but goop.

Bryce released a heavy breath. An entire squad taken out by adolescent versions of their enemy. While help rested steps away.

Movement in the distance caught his attention. He squinted through his visor while his brain processed the image. A Defender—likely one of Delta, since all of Echo stood around him—darted away from the burning building. Toward a moving line of blackness.

Oh Gaspra! What was the fool thinking? “Echo, out in the distance.” He pointed. “There’s a Defender out there who’s about to take on a cluster of Erebus. Let’s go help, make sure he comes back alive.”

His team dashed to protect one of their own before he’d finished the order. The lone Defender dropped to one knee and fired his weapon, taking out a large number of Erebus. But more kept coming, forming a circle around him.

Bryce fired along with his company. The circle broke as a multitude of Erebus fell. But an agonizing scream from among the creatures postponed any victory.

Two Erebus stood on either side of the Defender, their tentacles wrapped around his arms and legs, like they wanted to pull him apart. Playing. No, tormenting him.

Bryce fired, never letting up on the trigger. He’d seen the creatures kill before but not torture their prey. Absolutely unheard of.

The Erebus dropped the Defender before they slumped to the ground. Dead. But, he hoped the man in the blood-stained blue fatigues between them had survived. The rest of Echo downed any remaining enemies, plowing a path for him to retrieve the fallen Defender.

The lapel on the shredded suit read Jager. No stars, only a private. Bryce touched the kid’s neck. A pulse, thank the universe. Blood covered the private’s face, a large gash from his chin, along his cheek, across his nose, and up the other side of his head. Surface wounds, not life threatening. They had to get him back to the barracks to check for and treat any internal injuries.


BRYCE: Galactic Defenders book one

A dedicated Defender…

Bryce fell in love once, but after Lalia was ripped away from him, he locked his heart from feeling anything for anyone else. Instead, he devotes his life to the Galactic Alliance, killing every bloodthirsty Erebus he comes across.

A shunned princess…

Lalia Comosova fell in love with the wrong man. When her parents learned of her transgressions, they sent her to Earth to hide her error in judgment from the rest of the kingdom.

A second chance?

When these lovers are reunited after many years apart, they have a chance to find happiness together. But fate steps in and threatens to rip them apart as it did years ago.

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#MidWeekTease: He knew her former identity in BRYCE #scifi #romance #GalacticDefenders #MWTease

Get teased, titillated, and tantalized with this week's Mid Week Tease

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a while since I participated in Mid Week Tease, but I’m back. I’ve missed you all! Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from BRYCE, which is the first book in my Galactic Defenders series. The second book, JAGER, releases March 27.

Setup: Lindsay (or Lalia) has just been rescued from the grotesque Erebus creatures by a Galactic Defender. Now, he’s questioning her about what she knows…

Lindsay shivered as the Kalaren Galactic Defender eyed her, his brow ridge prominent in his look of disdain. Glancing away from his stare, she pressed her temples. She never should have escaped to this planet. Her fate was to die like everyone else back home, not to pretend to be a Terran, to have a life when none of her kind survived the Erebus attacks on Hemera. They had to have followed her to Earth somehow, and now they would destroy those she knew, and eventually all of Earth.

The Kalaren slammed Katrina’s knife on the table. “Where did you get a zuranium blade?”

“It is an heirloom belonging to my family for generations.” Turning her back to him, she pulled her hair aside, exposing the back of her neck. “I’m the only Hemera to survive the Erebus attack.”

Her daughter gasped beside her. “What the hell does that mean? Mom, you said those spots were just a bunch of birthmarks we shared. What’s going on?”

“Give me a minute, and I’ll explain everything.” The truth wouldn’t be easy for her daughter to hear. Not after growing up believing she belonged on the planet.

“Impossible.” The Defender moved behind Lindsay and ran his fingers along the back of her neck, over her people’s markings, a bold move for a stranger, especially one not from Earth. His touch sent a thrill through her body, one she hadn’t experienced for a long time. Not since Quinn had last made love to her, a year before he’d presented her with divorce papers. Though her ex-husband—visiting to celebrate Katrina’s eighteenth birthday and now dead on the deck outside the patio window—had never been able to penetrate the part of her heart belonging to a man from her past, and from the same planet as the Kalaren touching her.

“You are a Comosova. You’re royalty.” The Kalaren moved in front of her and bent down on one knee with a quick bow of his head. “Lalia, I am very sorry I failed to save your partner. I should have been there to defend him, and I failed.”

Comosova? Lalia? How did he know her former identity? Lindsay hooked a finger under the Kalaren’s chin and lifted until his gaze met hers. She stared into his eyes, looking for something familiar. A long time ago, she’d fallen in love with a Kalaren Defender, but her parents had convinced her she provided a diversion for him, believed Kalarens stole the innocence of women all over the universe before moving on to the next pretty face. Had the man she’d given her virginity to, the one who’d stolen her heart, found her again on this planet?


BRYCE: Galactic Defenders book one

A dedicated Defender…

Bryce fell in love once, but after Lalia was ripped away from him, he locked his heart from feeling anything for anyone else. Instead, he devotes his life to the Galactic Alliance, killing every bloodthirsty Erebus he comes across.

A shunned princess…

Lalia Comosova fell in love with the wrong man. When her parents learned of her transgressions, they sent her to Earth to hide her error in judgment from the rest of the kingdom.

A second chance?

When these lovers are reunited after many years apart, they have a chance to find happiness together. But fate steps in and threatens to rip them apart as it did years ago.

blog available from 2016

 Buy from Amazon / Kindle Buy from Barnes & Noble / Nook Buy from Google Play Buy from iBooks Buy from Kobo

AMAZON US | UK | Canada | Germany | Australia | Japan

Also available in PRINT:

Amazon US | UK | Canada | CreateSpace


Mid Week Tease, a weekly blog hop hosted by Angelica Dawson, where authors share snippets from their recent releases, back list titles, and works-in-progress (WIPs). So, please check out my tease and visit the other participating authors signed up here:

Interrogated by the Defender in BRYCE #MFRWHooks #GalacticDefenders #MFRWAuthor #sfr #romance

Happy Wednesday! Today is my first time participating in the MFRW Book Hooks. Jager, the second book in my Galactic Defenders series releases on March 27. But for those who haven’t ready BRYCE, the first book, I’ve decided to tease you a bit from that book as well. Enjoy!


Setup: Lindsay was outside cleaning up after her daughter’s  (Katrina) birthday party when an alien tried to attack her. Another alien arrived to kill it, but is now questioning her in her kitchen…

Lindsay shivered as the Kalaren Galactic Defender eyed her, his brow ridge prominent in his look of disdain. Glancing away from his stare, she pressed her temples. She never should have escaped to this planet. Her fate was to die like everyone else back home, not to pretend to be a Terran, to have a life when none of her kind survived the Erebus attacks on Hemera. They had to have followed her to Earth somehow, and now they would destroy those she knew, and eventually all of Earth.

The Kalaren slammed Katrina’s knife on the table. “Where did you get a zuranium blade?”


BRYCE: Galactic Defenders book one

A dedicated Defender…

Bryce fell in love once, but after Lalia was ripped away from him, he locked his heart from feeling anything for anyone else. Instead, he devotes his life to the Galactic Alliance, killing every bloodthirsty Erebus he comes across.

A shunned princess…

Lalia Comosova fell in love with the wrong man. When her parents learned of her transgressions, they sent her to Earth to hide her error in judgment from the rest of the kingdom.

A second chance?

When these lovers are reunited after many years apart, they have a chance to find happiness together. But fate steps in and threatens to rip them apart as it did years ago.

blog available from 2016

 Buy from Amazon / Kindle Buy from Barnes & Noble / Nook Buy from Google Play Buy from iBooks Buy from Kobo

AMAZON US | UK | Canada | Germany | Australia | Japan


Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. So, please check out my tease and visit the other participating authors signed up here:

MIND Freebie and New Release Blog Tour with @JennNixon #sfr #romance #FREEread

MIND: The Beginning (Bk1)

After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her twin brother, Duncan, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people.

Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina inside an alien escape pod and narrowly saves her after she trips the alarm.

As the mystery and their relationship deepens, Liam helps Dina learn the truth behind her abilities while uncovering a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon, exposing dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth that may change the future forever.

FREE on Kindle March 2-6, 2017

MIND: The Message (Bk4)

After years of trying to fit in, Casey Wu made her own path, her own way, working as a private security consultant in New York City. When Casey’s apartment is broken into and she and her mother become targets of powered individuals with ties to her long-missing father, reality is turned upside down as she’s pulled into an exciting and treacherous world she’s more connected to than she realizes.

Former General Theo Struck left the military behind to shore up the strength of the MIND team, worried about the significant emergence of psychic and visitor abilities on Earth. While trying to recover from the trauma he suffered during The Reckoning, and attempting to keep the entire team safe, he learns a mysterious private investigator is tailing him. The moment Theo confronts the powerful descendant sparks fly, but her story, almost too unbelievable to consider, isn’t something he can ignore.

Determined to uncover the truth about her extraordinary powers, Theo agrees to help Casey, and when they uncover connections between her father and a government chip his former unit used on human psychics, their blossoming friendship is tested as the dangerous investigation puts the entire MIND team at risk.

Available for Kindle March 4, 2017

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“I had a feeling I’d see you again,” the voice called.

Dina looked around the wooded area, feeling confused for a moment. It seemed familiar. Across the marsh, Liam was leaning against a tree, casually dressed, hair slightly less shaggy than it had been last time, hands shoved in his skinny jeans. A light mist lingered over the grass, a taste of salt in the air. How did she get here?

“What?”

“Didn’t think it would be this soon,” he replied with a shrug.

The Gut surrounded her. She didn’t remember coming here, yet she was in the Bay Hook. Solid ground beneath her feet and the stench she breathed in, all real. “Why, uh . . . did you come back?”

“The real question is why did you call me here?”

“What are you talking about? You were already here, and I didn’t call. I don’t even have your number.”

“Want it?” he asked, smirking, then shook his head. “No, wait . . . oh. Uninhibited speech, foggy backdrop, extra flirty. I get it.”

“Get what?”

“We’re dreaming. You’re asleep right?”

“No,” she spat, spreading her arms, twisting in place. She pulled a cattail-punk out of the ground and shook it at him. “We’re in the Hook, hello, don’t you see the trees? Can’t you smell the marsh?”

“You must have been thinking about me, which is normal, frankly, given the circumstances. But how the hell are you keeping me here?”

“I’m not doing anything.”

“Dina, did both your parents have psionic abilities?”

“Only my father, why?”

“Curious,” he said, moving toward her, gray eyes sweeping up and down. “What about his parents, either of them?”

“I don’t know. What does it matter?”

“People don’t normally share dreams. You’re strong—”

“Why does everyone keep saying that?” Dina threw her hands up in the air and walked away. “Who cares if I am or not? There’s some dude out there burning up people, and I don’t have time to tramp around the swamp with E.T.”

“What did you say?”

“Nothing. Doesn’t matter. I’m outta here.”

“Wait, Dina,” he said, catching up and surpassing her. He grabbed both her arms to stop her. “You really are dreaming.”

Everything around her was too real to be a dream. She felt the pressure of his fingers, even the sinking feeling of her feet on the soft ground. “So this isn’t the Gut, it’s a dream? Right, and you’re sharing it with me, sure.”

“You’re amazing!” He laughed boyishly. “Even after all you’ve seen, you’re still questioning everything.”

“Then prove it to me. Call me, here’s my number,” she said, mentally sending the digits to his head.

Liam smiled at her. A sweet, sincere smile that made her smile back before shrugging.

“Dina—”

Her eyes popped open. The ceiling of her bedroom stared back. “Oh, what the hell?”

Dina sat up, brow furrowed. She reached toward the nightstand for her phone. Was it going to ring? It had felt as if she had been there, standing in the grass with Liam. She shut her eyes, trying to bring the images back, but they were already fading.

Had she just shared a dream with Liam?

Jenn Nixon’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.

She often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

Jenn Nixon is a member Liberty States Fiction Writers.

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