Happy New Year and Hello to 2020

I’m still not sure where 2019 went, but I *love* the feeling of standing right at the beginning of a new year. All those bright, shiny possibilities.

A huge thank you to all my wonderful readers. As with any year, there are ups and downs, challenges and wins. In 2019, I was so grateful to my long-term readers who’ve been enjoying my action romance for the last few years, and my new readers who discovered my books in so many different ways.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.Melody Beattie

During 2019, I released 12 short novels and two novellas (one in my novella duo Hunter and one in the Pets in Space 4 anthology). These books were across five different series, and I launched a new spin-off series (Galactic Gladiators – House of Rone).

I also had 24 books come out as audiobooks this year (wow!!) That all adds up to over 540,000 words written and over 120 hours of audio 😀

There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. – Hope Hicks

I never get tired of writing a new book, of getting a new shiny cover, of sending a new book out to my readers. I love bringing the characters in my head to life, and I never tire of getting emails and messages from readers who’ve enjoyed my books. I love to hear that my stories have brightened someone’s bad day, made someone smile, left someone inspired.

Hello 2020

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie

I’m ready for 2020! We recently moved into a new house and I have a new office. I am very excited to break it in and write lots of new stories.

This year, expect to see more books in:

  • Hell Squad (the final two books!)
  • House of Rone
  • Eon Warriors
  • Team 52 (the final two books)
  • Norcross — a new series I’m planning to launch later in the year (pending any other bright, shiny ideas barging in!)
  • More audio – expect to continue to see my books appearing in audiobook format as well

If you’re wondering when these books will be arriving, I try to keep the next few release dates updated on my Coming Soon page.

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. – Rainer Maria Rilke

I hope the new year brings you wonderful things! There will always be ups and downs, but like my characters, it is how we react to those that counts. Celebrate the wins and when the tough times hit, we have to pick ourselves up and keep forging on.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

I’m seeing 2020 in with a brand new release! The latest Eon Warriors adventure is here.

Mark of Eon

Eon Warriors #5

Out Now!

Oil and water. Fire and ice. Terran space marine and rugged alien warrior.

Space marine Lieutenant Jamie Park has a reputation as tough as steel…just the way she likes it. A horrible childhood and her marine training have forged her into a strong woman, and she’s never seen a fight she’d back down from. Taking on the voracious insectoid Kantos is her focus, even if that means being assigned to the Eon warship, the Desteron, and working with the one arrogant alien warrior who’s seen her vulnerable and weak.

Medical Commander Aydin Kann-Ath lives to be the perfect warrior and doctor. All his life, he’s worked to restore his family’s tarnished honor. He has no room in his life for anything but his work, and that includes a headstrong, battle-hardened Terran who — even when injured — refuses to follow orders. Yet every minute he spends with Jamie, she ignites both his temper and his desire, and he can’t seem to stay away.

With every interaction, Aydin finds himself fascinated by Jamie’s courage and spirit, and Jamie finds herself consumed by a fiery attraction that terrifies her. On a dangerous hunt to find symbiont lifeforms that have been stolen by the Kantos, the pair can’t ignore their passionate connection. But the evil Kantos threaten not only their lives, but the fate of the galaxy, unless Jamie and Aydin sacrifice it all to stop them.

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Happy New Year!!

Warleader

One of my favorite science fiction romances has been revamped and re-released by the awesome Susan Grant!
 
It has a strong heroine (she’s an admiral!), a sexy hero (he’s a warleader), lots of action, and a steamy enemy-to-lovers romance. Happy release day, Susan!
 
Galactic Rules of Engagement:
#1: Enemies must not become lovers.
Welcome to the Borderlands, where rules are meant to be broken…
 

“A riveting plot, compelling characters, and a heart wrenching love story.” —Linnea Sinclair, RITA winning author

Admiral Brit Bandar is the Coalition’s greatest starship commander. The outlaw known as the Scourge of the Borderlands taunted her in a galactic game of cat and mouse for years, but she never caught him. Now they’re supposed to make peace and serve together on the same starship? Not so easy to do when your sworn enemy turns out to be the hottest piece you’ve ever seen.

Warleader Finn Rorkken doesn’t care how many medals “Stone-Heart” Bandar has. He’s going to show her what it’s like to be pursued and caught by a master. Intergalactic peace is on the line, and if she wants his obedience, she’ll have to pay his price. Challenge accepted, Admiral.

“One of my favorite science fiction romances!” —Anna Hackett, USA Today bestselling author

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Release Day: Embrace the Passion and Mission: Her Rescue

I am SO excited. Today is release day for not one, but two new books!

To celebrate I have a Release Day Giveaway with FOUR different prize packs up for grabs. Scroll down to the bottom to enter.

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology

The pets are back in this new, exciting collection of eleven original stories from today’s hottest Science Fiction Romance authors! My story is the Galactic Gladiators novella, Desert Hunter.

Mersi Kassar is a woman of the desert. Born, raised, and sold into servitude on the desert world of Carthago, she’s finally found her freedom and her place on the Corsair Caravan. She’s the right hand to the caravan master, and works leading travelers from the gladiator city of Kor Magna through the desert. She also works side by side with her friend—the big, silent Bren—a man she’s desperately in love with. But stubborn Bren shuts down her every attempt to deepen the feelings they have for each other and Mersi isn’t sure she can take the pain anymore.

Desert hunter Bren Hahn has secrets. Life taught him early to never share the terrifying darkness he hides within. He will protect the few people he cares about with everything he has, that includes the smart, lively woman he cares about most of all. A woman who sparks a simmering passion he finds harder and harder to ignore. But Bren knows the one thing he can’t live with is Mersi looking at him in horror. So even if it kills him, he vows to guard her from the most dangerous thing in the desert—himself.

On a perilous journey in the heart of the desert Mersi and Bren rescue a strange alien creature. Working together to heal the big, shaggy canine, their smoldering desire ignites, but their feelings turn out to be the least of their concerns. A deadly enemy is hunting their new pet. An enemy that threatens Bren’s darkest secret and all they hold dear. Will Mersi still feel the same for Bren if he has to unleash the darkness inside of him or will he lose the one woman who holds the key to his heart?

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Mission: Her Rescue (Team 52 #2)

The next high-octane installment of Team 52 is here! They are a covert, black ops team known only as Team 52. Their mission: to secure and safeguard artifacts deemed highly dangerous and classified…and protect the women who capture their hearts.

When archeologist January’s plane is shot down over the Guatemalan jungle, she knows she’s being hunted for the invaluable Mayan artifacts she’s carrying. Only one man and his team can save her…the covert, black ops Team 52, and the distrusting former CIA operative who drives her crazy…

Dr. January James has a motto: live life to the fullest. A terrible incident in her past, where she lost both her mother and her innocence, taught her that. Now she spends her days on archeological digs doing the work she loves. When her team uncovers a pair of dangerous artifacts in an overgrown temple, she knows they need to be secured and safeguarded. But someone else knows about the artifacts…and will kill to get them.

Working for the CIA, Seth Lynch learned the hard way that people lie and will always stab you in the back. He has the scars to prove it. He lives for his work with Team 52—ensuring pieces of powerful ancient technology don’t fall into the wrong hands. When he learns that the feisty, independent archeologist who works his last nerve has died in a plane crash, he makes it his mission to discover who the hell is responsible.

Deep in the jungle, Seth rescues a very-much alive January and it is up to him to keep both her and the artifacts safe. Hunted from every side, their attraction is explosive and fiery, but with January’s life on the line, Seth must fight his own demons in order to rescue the woman he can no longer resist.

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Release Day Giveaway

Two wonderful reasons to celebrate! The Release Day Giveaway includes:
 
– 2 x Team 52 Signed Book Packs (includes a signed copy of Mission: Her Protection AND an Aussie romantic suspense novel I picked up at the Romance Writers of Australia Conference!)
 
– 2 x Galactic Gladiators Pets in Space Swag Pack (includes a tote bag, mug and magnet featuring my alien canine Fiend and a signed Galactic Gladiators paperback
 
 
Enter using the Rafflecopter below (you don’t have to do all the options, just pick the ones you want!). Giveaway ends on Sunday 14th October. FOUR winners will be selected randomly. Open internationally.
 

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Meet the Warriors of the Wind

The first Warriors of the Wind are now live! I am so, so excited to re-release these short, sexy stories. I’ve had a lot of fun revisiting some of the first stories I wrote and published (and giving them a little polish, and adding and extending some scenes).

The Warriors of the Wind are the only thing protecting humans from a centuries-old evil, but with their potential mates, the Aurae, long gone, these alpha warriors are in danger of becoming the very evil they hunt.

So, here are the five Italian Venti Brothers and Warriors of the Wind!

 

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One of five brothers granted the power of the wind, Lorenzo Venti is Keeper of the Winds. A loner at heart, he’s fine that his duty to keep the evil Tempest Winds trapped on their island prison, keeps him isolated and alone. After seeing his father murdered by the Winds, he’s made an oath to keep them locked away. Besides, he prefers his work with his horses to annoying people anyway. But his powerful foes are rising, and when one infuriating, tempting woman arrives on his island, she threatens everything…

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Storm: the last thing he expects on his hunt is an alluring assassin out to kill him.

Seduction: trapped, naked, and chained with a beautiful woman who can never be his.

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August 2017

Galactic Gladiators Giveaway

To celebrate the release of the latest Galactic Gladiators book, Barbarian, I have a giveaway of a set of three signed gladiator paperbacks!

— Congratulations to the giveaway winner, Kylie G! She told me she startled her cats with her happy dance 🙂 —

Abducted by alien slavers, experimented on, and left blind, the last thing doctor Winter Ashworth needs is a big barbarian gladiator in her life, especially an annoying one who thinks she’s small and weak. Rescued by gladiators on the desert world of Carthago, Winter is doggedly working to embrace her new life. But two of her friends are still missing and she’ll do anything to help get them back…even if she has to work alongside Nero Krahn: hunter, barbarian, gladiator. The scowly, brooding man is too big, has too many muscles, and pushes all her buttons.

Nero is the House of Galen’s best hunter and tracker. Raised on a barbarian world, where strength and might are prized, he was bred to hunt and fight. Now the arena is his home and his loyalty is to his imperator. He knows he can use his skills to find the two lost women, even if that means protecting a small blind woman who takes every chance to misjudge his words and lash him with her sharp tongue.

But as they follow a dangerous trail to save their friends, a new enemy emerges—one who wants Winter. The pair find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, uncovering a scorching desire that shocks them both. As Nero fights to protect Winter, the barbarian gladiator will discover the true meaning of strength from the small Earth woman he wants to claim as his.

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Galactic Gladiators Giveaway

One winner will receive a set of signed paperbacks of Gladiator, Warrior and Hero! Just enter below. You don’t have to complete each option, but each option nabs you an extra entry.

Giveaway is open internationally and will close Sunday 2nd July 2017. Winner will be notified via email by Wednesday 5th July.

 

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