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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


I'm excited to share with you news about the next Pets in Space anthology. Have you read the previous three books? They were awesome. Several science fiction romance authors get together to share stories featuring animals who . . . Why don't I let Cassandra Chandler, who is one of the authors, tell you more.

From the moment I heard about the Pets in Space® anthologies, I thought it was such a great idea. An anthology of science fiction romance stories that feature pets? 1-clicked! I love seeing the variety in worlds, characters, and authors’ voices. Plus getting to meet the different pets is always such fun.

Then I discovered that Pets in Space® supports Hero-Dogs.org, a non-profit charity that provides service animals to veterans and first responders in need. At that point, it became a bucket-list item for me to be part of this wonderful endeavor.

I’m thrilled to be one of thirteen authors in the Pets in Space® 4 anthology releasing on October 8, 2019!

It seems both far away and right around the corner to me. I’m so excited for these stories to be out in the world! And just in case it seems like a long wait for you, too, there’s a sampler of short stories and preview chapters that you can download right now when you sign up for the Pets in Space® newsletter at PetsInSpaceAntho.com/Sampler (but sign up quick — the sampler goes away October 7, 2019!).

In the meantime, please enjoy this expert from my Pets in Space® 4 story, Import Quarantine. It’s book 11 in my Department of Homeworld Security series!


She grabbed her phone from her bedside table and ran to the door, stepping up on her tiptoes so she could see through the eyehole. The motion sensor light had tripped, and through the fish-eye lens, he looked…

Pretty cute, actually.

He had greenish-blue eyes, sandy brown hair—shorter on the sides than on the top—and a strong jaw and nose. Nice lips. Really nice lips. His arms were braced on either side of the doorframe and his shoulders were broad enough that he looked totally capable of knocking down her door.

“Wow, he is buff,” Caitlin whispered.

He lifted his fist and hammered on the door again, hard enough to make the pictures on the walls shake. She yelped and jerked back.

“Caitlin O’Rourke!”

“I’m here,” she yelled. “You can stop knocking.”

His tone hadn’t lost any of its urgency when he said, “I need your help.”

“I’m not a doctor.”

He went quiet.

She was about to look through the eyehole again when he said, “Brigid told me you were.”

“Brigid,” Caitlin murmured. “Of course.”

Brigid, the quieter twin who somehow lived the more interesting life. Brigid, surrounded by celebrities that hired her to cook for them. Brigid, the valedictorian, who could do no wrong in their parents’ eyes.

“I’m a veterinarian,” Caitlin said.

“A what?”

“An animal doctor.” Caitlin raised her voice so he could hear her clearly.

“That’s what I need. Please, my cat needs help.”


For a limited time only! Pets in Space® 4 is proud to present 13 amazing, original new stories! Join the adventures as today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors take you on a journey to another world. Pets in Space® proudly supports Hero-Dogs.org, a non-profit charity that provides service animals to veterans and first responders in need. Join New York Times, USA TODAY and Award-winning Bestselling authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Donna McDonald, Regine Abel, Alexis Glynn Latner, JC Hay, E.D. Walker, Kyndra Hatch, and Cassandra Chandler for another exciting Pets in Space® anthology. Get the stories before they are gone!

Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $7,100 in the past three years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders. 10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s royalties of Pets in Space® 4 will again go to Hero-Dogs.org. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Pets in Space® 4 today so together we can continue to assist this worthy charity!



Cassandra Chandler uses her vivid imagination to make the world more interesting, spawning the ideas she turns into her whimsical Science Fiction romcoms and darkly evocative Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Romances. Fast-paced and funny, lighthearted or dark, her stories will introduce you to characters you want to be friends with and worlds where you’d like to build a vacation home.

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  1. Wow...sounds like a great anthology!
    Congrats on your story
    Good luck and God's blessings

    1. Thanks! It is an amazing project and I’m so fortunate to be part of it.

  2. Sounds like great stories for a great cause!

    1. I’m so lucky to be working with such amazing authors and benefiting this wonderful charity.

  3. Oh, that’s delightful, and love the idea of a pets in space anthology, so different 🤗

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post! I’ve been a fan of the anthology ever since I found out about it. I’m thrilled to be one of the authors this year!

  4. That's awesome it helps that dog organization.

  5. Gotta love a guy who cares about his cat!

    1. Indeed. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he’s also gorgeous and treats his love interest well ;)

  6. Fun post! Glad to have you on board this year!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! There’s plenty more where that came from in my story in the anthology ;)

  8. Such a cool and unique concept and a fantastic cause. Thank you for your giving nature. That's wonderful! Sounds like a great read. Best wishes!

    1. I am such a fan of both the anthology and the charity. It's a wonderful project to be part of <3 I hope you enjoy the stories!

  9. I so appreciate everyone taking the time to comment. And thank you, Diane, for having me!


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