Welcome! Either by accident, design, or coercion from an author (wink, wink, nudge), you’ve found my home. Who am I? Science fiction romance author, Ruby Lionsdrake.

Some of you may have seen my first novel, Mercenary Instinct, being posted in bits and pieces on Wattpad. Well, now it’s available in ebook form (for free everywhere), and a second novel is now available on Amazon too (click for the blurb and excerpt). If you sign up for my newsletter, I’ll send you a note when I have new Mandrake Company novels ready to go, and I’ll also give you the heads up on how to receive early review copies.

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The Tracker’s Dilemma, a New Mandrake Company Novel (excerpt)

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 in Excerpts / Freebies, News | 10 Comments
Hello, all! I’ve just published a new Mandrake Company novel, The Tracker’s Dilemma. If you’re looking for some science fiction with a little romance, it might be for you. Here’s the description and the first chapter for you to check out: Blurb Sergeant Heath “Tick” Hawthorn, the best tracker in Mandrake Company and the captain’s right-hand man, has been admiring microbiologist Lauren Keys from afar for months. Unfortunately, she’s dedicated to her science and doesn’t seem to have any interest in relationships. He’s not even sure she knows his name. Determined to change that, Heath develops a surefire plan: he signs up to be a specimen in her latest...Read More

I’m a part of Story Bundle’s new Sci-Fi bundle — check it out!

Posted by on November 11th, 2015 in News | No Comments
For those of you who enjoy science fiction of all sorts, please check out Story Bundle’s offering this month. You pay what you like to get a big collection of science fiction titles by a variety of authors (my Ruins of Karzelek is in there!): https://storybundle.com/scifi Thanks for taking a peek. I hope you find a new author or two that you enjoy! Share...Read More

Frost Station Alpha, the Complete Series Now Available (and Pirate Captain’s Daughter available solo)

Posted by on September 16th, 2015 in News | 2 Comments
For those of you who have been waiting to read my latest science fiction romance adventure, Frost Station Alpha, but didn’t want to wait on the serialized installments, you can now pick up the complete series in one ebook. Also, if you didn’t grab the Romancing the Alphas boxed set this summer, you can now pick up The Pirate Captain’s Daughter individually at Amazon. It’s another installment in the Mandrake Company universe. For those who have already read both stories (thank you!), I’ll be working on a new Mandrake Company novel next, and I also have a fantasy romance series in mind, so look for some new adventures this winter. Thanks for reading! Share...Read More

Back in Kindle Unlimited (and exclusive with Amazon) for the Time Being

Posted by on August 19th, 2015 in News | 14 Comments
As many of you know, Amazon entices authors into joining its KDP Select program, which offers exclusivity, in exchange for some promotional benefits. Among other things, you can put books into Kindle Unlimited, where you’re paid for borrows as well as sales, and you can put books on sales while being paid at the usual 70% royalty rate. You also get preferential treatment insofar as sales ranking and visibility go, because currently, all of those borrows from KU count as sales. For a newer author (and even many older authors), it can be a good opportunity. Despite the perks, I tried the MC books in the other stores for a while. I don’t really like the idea of being exclusive...Read More

New Science Fiction Serial and Stars Across Time Audiobook Available

Posted by on August 8th, 2015 in News | 21 Comments
A few months ago, I decided to write something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time: a serial. I figured that in the science fiction romance genre, this would entail putting some adventure in every segment… and some naughty bits, as well. The end result was a big six-part story that ended up being longer than any of the individual Mandrake Company novels. It’s set in the same system as the MC books, but brings us some new characters. I hope you’ll enjoy it. The first two episodes of the serial are ready to go on Amazon now (I’m enrolling them in KDP Select for starters, but I’ll move the story out to the other stores later in the year). The following...Read More