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Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick-Or-Treat-Read-A-Book





I am so happy to participate in Patricia Lynne's Book Blog Hop. What a terrific idea she has. Giving away a book. Since I love to read and enjoy a variety of genres, you bet I'll be going around to each author's site.

Here's a little bit about the book I'm giving away. Switched was my first published book so it holds a special place in my heart. It was also my very first science fiction romance--even though at the time that wasn't what the genre was called. Back then, it was a futuristic romance. Whatever it's called, I hope you'll find it's a fun read. According to author Nancy Gideon "who knew science fiction could be so sassy, sexy, and fun?"

Blurb:

Kidnapped by aliens? By mistake?

When wise-cracking Jessie Wyndom is beamed from her farmhouse in Ann Arbor, MI aboard an Alliance starship, she meets a regular Mr. Spock. Captain Marcus Viator's well-organized life is turned upside down by a free-spirited Terran. Fate brings them together. Treachery tears them apart.

Use Code  SG25S
Coupon expires December 31, 2015 

After you pick up your free book here, visit the other 42 sites for more books. HAPPY READING!

1. Patricia Lynne  16. Heather M. Gardner  31. Eliza Green  
2. Marie Landry  17. Kelly Marsden  32. Farah Oomerbhoy  
3. Lilly Avalon  18. Julie Flanders  33. Deborah Coonts  
4. M. Pax  19. The NoteBook Blogairy  34. AD Starrling  
5. Echo Fox  20. Dean K Miller  35. H.M. Jones  
6. Faith McKay  21. Wittegen Press  36. Kat Vancil  
7. James Drummond  22. C.D. Gallant-King  37. J Lenni Dorner  
8. Decadent Kane  23. Sophie Duncan  38. Lindsay Fischer  
9. Mia Epsilon  24. Yolanda Renee  39. Amy Keeley  
10. Melissa Barker-Simpson  25. Connie B. Dowell  40. Cassandra Giovanni  
11. Jemima Pett  26. Tui Snider  41. A Book a Day Reviews  
12. Stephen Tremp  27. Oops Comic Adventure  42. Robert McKay  
13. N. R. Williams  28. After Daylight - A Vampire Comedy  43. Z.A. Waterstone  
14. Natasha Duncan-Drake  29. D. Wilder - Fantasy Novels and Dragons For Adults  

15. Diane Burton...Adventure and romance  30. Kate Tilton  





Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nancy Gideon's Haunted Open House Blog Hop


http://nancygideon.blogspot.com/p/haunted-open-house.html

Congratulations to Tricia D. for winning a copy of THE PILOT.

Welcome to my friend Nancy Gideon's 5th annual Haunted Open House. Have you gone before? If so, you know it's 5 days of chills, thrills, and treats.

SCARY STUFF

I've made no secret that I do not like scary books, movies, creepy crawlies, and roller coasters. I don't like being scared. If I wanted to be frightened, I'd watch the news. But for Nancy, I'll swallow my fear and talk about scary movies.

I don't seek out scary movies, but sometimes I'll get caught unawares. Like the movie Wait Until Dark. Suzy (Audrey Hepburn) is blind. Three guys are trying to find a heroin-filled doll given to Suzy's husband. If you've seen the movie, you'll understand why the guy opening the refrigerator made me jump out of my skin.

Talk about jumping out of my skin . . . When my kids were 8 and 9, my sister insisted we see the movie Gremlins. She thought it sounded like fun. Hah! That was back in the day before PG-13. My kids spend most of the movie huddled against me or on my lap. That night they asked to sleep in my bed. It sounds silly now, but I was so glad because I knew I'd have nightmares of those creatures jumping out of Christmas trees and from under the bed.

When I tell people I write science fiction, they give me that look, like "you've got to be kidding, I hate sci-fi." So I tell them no creepy aliens. I'd rather write adventure, romance, and humor. No scary stuff. And that's what I call fun.


THE PROTECTOR is the 3rd book in my Outer Rim series. Like the first two, it's about a strong woman on the frontier of space. Also like the other two, THE PROTECTOR is a standalone book. There are recurring characters, but any of the books can be enjoyed without reading the others--although I hope you will.


Blurb:


After tavern owner Rissa Dix rescues two girls from a slave ship, she must rally the townsfolk to prevent traffickers from returning. Mining heir Dillan Rusteran has loved her for years. Little do they know that by rescuing more children they're tangling with a trafficking ring that puts Rissa in danger.


Excerpt:


“To what do I owe this honor?” The pleasure house owner laughed. “Finally going to take me up on my offer to sample my newest provider? He’s absolutely delish. And what stamina.”
Though her cheeks flamed, Rissa brushed aside the offer then quickly explained her need for small clothing.
“Slavers?” Fortuna screwed up her face in disgust. “I heard rumors of disappearances in cities like Rhadaman but not in the colonies.”
“About the clothes?” Rissa needed to return before the girls decided to explore. Or, worse, leave.
Fortuna led her up the back stairs to the sleeping quarters. “SeeMee isn’t working right now. She’s the smallest.”
A few mins later, Rissa had a bundle of clothing from the generous SeeMee who was only too happy to help the escapees. “I chose this life,” the tiny pleasure worker explained. “Nobody should be forced into it.”
And that, Rissa thought, made the difference between pleasure houses and prostis. Choice. She had to make sure those girls bathing in her sanitary could make their own choices.
“The other girl is taller than you,” Rissa said to Fortuna. “About this high.” She leveled her hand near her own shoulder.
Fortuna nodded. “Wait here. Don’t want to interrupt anything.” She grinned.
When she returned to the tavern with the clothes, Rissa found the girls wearing what she’d left them. Her shirt hung almost to Anaris’ ankles. On Pela, it reached her knees. They’d been sitting on her settee, Pela brushing Anaris’ hair. They jumped up when Rissa came in.
Both eyed her warily.
Pela broke the silence. “What are you going to do with us?”
Rissa sat on the end of her bed across from them. “I can find transport so you can return home.”
“No.” Pela’s sharp response surprised her. “I won’t go back.”
Anaris looked even more frightened. “Please don’t,” she whimpered.
With delicate probing, Rissa got their stories. Both girls had been sold by their fathers to the traffickers. Her heart twisted for them. How could a parent not appreciate the gift of life given to them? To sell their flesh and blood was unconscionable.
Rissa reined in her anger. “You have a choice where to go, what to do. Nobody will force you. Now try on these clothes, and when you’re ready come down to the kitchen.”
Pela stood in front of Rissa. “Why are you helping us? What’s in it for you?”
“Repentance.”


The Protector  is available at: Amazon ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords ~ B&N ~ iTunes



Now for the treat. You don't have to do any tricks, just leave a comment.

 What is the scariest movie you've ever seen?

A lucky commentor will win an e-copy of THE PILOT, the first book in my Outer Rim series.

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