Book 4 Underway and a Question for Readers

Posted by on November 28th, 2014 in News | 48 Comments
Hello, science fiction romance fans! Thanks to you, The Assassin’s Salvation and Trial & Temptation have been selling well on Amazon since their releases. I appreciate your willingness to check out a new author, and I’m also thankful to all of you who have left reviews and sent me notes, saying you enjoyed the stories. I’ve decided to continue on with the series, and I’m working on the fourth book now, an adventure that will involve a lady treasure hunter hiring a certain group of mercenaries to help with the project. Val, Gregor, Tick, and Striker will return as side characters, and we’ll have a hero who has had some lines in the previous books, but who...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

Book 3 Coming Soon

Posted by on November 9th, 2014 in News | 2 Comments
Hi folks, Just a quick note to let you know it shouldn’t be long now before the third Mandrake Company novel, The Assassin’s Salvation, is ready to go. My editor said she would get it back to me this week, so we should be able to make any fixes necessary, and then publish it by next weekend. The cover art and everything else is ready to go! Oh, and for those who were hoping for Jamie’s story in this one, you’re getting it! Thanks for following along! Share...Read More

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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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: Book 3, which will be out in early November,...Read More