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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 | 19 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

The Assassin’s Salvation Available at Amazon (and first chapter excerpt)

Posted by on November 14th, 2014 in Excerpts / Freebies / News | 17 Comments
The Assassin’s Salvation, the third novel in the Mandrake Company series is now available at Amazon. It’s spending a quarter in the KDP Select program, but will be up in other stores in February, 2015. Blurb When Jamie Flipkens signed on as a pilot and engineer for a small medical research company, she never expected to end up on a mercenary ship full of hulking soldiers who want to make her their latest conquest. The captain has been good to her—it doesn’t hurt that he’s her boss’s new beau—but she’s on the verge of quitting when a strange man shows up at her shuttle door. Sergei Zharkov claims to be an old friend of the captain’s. He neglects to mention that...Read More

Trial and Temptation Now Available at Amazon (and first chapter excerpt)

Posted by on October 18th, 2014 in Excerpts / Freebies | 7 Comments
As the headline says, the second book in the Mandrake Company series, Trial and Temptation, is now available at Amazon. I’ve decided to try out Amazon’s KDP Select/Kindle Unlimited programs with this title, because it offers some book-promotion benefits, so it’s only going to be available there for the next 90 days. (Amazon requires exclusivity for books that are enrolled in KDP Select.) For those who read the first book from another platform and don’t shop at Amazon, I’m still offering free review copies of Book 2 to anyone who leaves a review of the first and sends me the link (email: rubylionsdrake@gmail.com). Book 3, which will be out in early November,...Read More