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Free Star Guardians bonus novella Mikolos is ready for newsletter subscribers

Posted by on July 21st, 2017 in Excerpts / Freebies | 44 Comments
Last night, I sent the bonus novella Mikolos out to my newsletter subscribers. It’s not too late to get a copy. It goes out automatically to anyone who signs up for the newsletter. (Find the form on the home page: http://www.rubylionsdrake.com) Here’s a blurb and the cover art for Mikolos: Ruolan the Retriever, best locator of stolen objects on her moon, dreams of joining the Star Guardians, elite law enforcers who fly to the ends of the galaxy to catch criminals and protect humanity. Falling for a hunky but aloof Star Guardian named Mikolos? That was not part of the plan.  But when she joins forces with him to retrieve his captain’s stolen orders, they’re soon embroiled...Read More

Returning with a New SciFi Romance Series — Excerpt from Orion: Star Guardians, Book 1

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 in Excerpts / Freebies | 8 Comments
It’s been a long time since I updated this blog and just as long since I published a new science fiction romance novel (I did publish Dragon Bond, a fantasy romance, last fall, but I know some of you prefer spaceships to dragons). The good news is that I’m launching an all new series this summer: Star Guardians. I think you’ll enjoy these if you liked my Mandrake Company novels. Our heroines come from Earth, but they’re soon whisked away for adventures (and romance) among the stars. Here’s the blurb and the first chapter of Book 1, Orion. (It will go live on Amazon on June 15th.) The heroes Tattooed, muscled, and fierce, they look like felons, but these highly...Read More

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

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 in Excerpts / Freebies / News | 15 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

Mercenary Courage Coming Soon! (And First Chapter Preview)

Posted by on February 8th, 2015 in Excerpts / Freebies / News | 14 Comments
Hi, all! Mercenary Courage is now available. For those who like teasers, here’s a look at the first chapter: Chapter 1 Ankari held up the long dagger, eyeing the gleaming steel and testing the heft of the hilt. It was made from antler, whether fake or real, she could not tell. Etchings of alien runes—or what passed for someone’s interpretation of them—ran along the blade. Shaking her head, she placed the dagger back on the black velvet tray the sales robot in front of her held. “Too frivolous. Do you have anything that looks amazing but is still functional and practical?” “I assure you, all of our blades are amazing, ma’am,” the robot said, its mechanical voice...Read More

The Ruins of Karzelek, Mandrake Company Book 4, Now Available: Excerpt and Preview

Posted by on December 23rd, 2014 in Excerpts / Freebies | 18 Comments
If you’re looking for some new science fiction romance to read over the holidays, then I’ve got something for you. The next Mandrake Company novel, The Ruins of Karzelek, is ready to go. It’s currently available at Amazon (and will be up in other stores later in 2015). Blurb Kalish has been a successful treasure hunter for years, relying on only herself to deal with deadly predators, impenetrable jungles, and diabolical booby traps. But with her father kidnapped, and a notorious pirate demanding an ancient alien artifact that may or may not exist, Kalish needs help. She hires a mercenary company because she needs their combat experience and their piloting skills—the...Read More