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

Mercenary Instinct Now Available — Free Science Fiction Romance Ebook

Posted by on October 12th, 2014 in Excerpts / Freebies | 6 Comments
At long last, the first “Mandrake Company” novel, Mercenary Instinct has been edited, formatted, and is now available in ebook form. You can pick it up for free at Smashwords, Kobo , Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Amazon. Here is the synopsis for the novel: Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters isn’t good for one’s health. But Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her family off the impoverished planet where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she’s captured by a band of...Read More

Mercenary Instinct (Science Fiction Romance) Chapter 1

Posted by on July 17th, 2014 in Excerpts / Freebies | No Comments
I’m posting chapters of my forthcoming science fiction romance here, as well as on Wattpad while I wait for the beta readers and editors to go over the manuscript. If you’d like to check out this early version (and get a free review copy of the final version later this summer), please sign up for my newsletter. Chapter 1 Ankari Markovich dangled from a rope, making faces as she chiseled fossilized gunk from the walls of a twenty-thousand-year-old latrine shaft. It wasn’t as if the bumps and nodules she was scraping into sample containers smelled after all this time. It was just that she hadn’t imagined herself with such a hands-on role when she had incorporated her latest...Read More