Guest Post – Regine Abel (PISA 4)

This week I’m featuring another talented author from the USA Today Bestselling Pets In Space 4 Anthology. Welcome, Regine Abel!

It’s such an honor to have been invited to participate in the Pets in Space Anthology this year alongside such a fabulous line up of sci-fi romance authors. Coming up with which story to write has been instantly clear to me.

I had always wished to write my own spin on the transfer of consciousness theme found in The Matrix, but I wanted the whole thing happening in the real world. This led to the creation of the Xian Warriors and their Soulcatchers: the psychic women of the Vanguard capable of holding the souls of fallen warriors until their rebirth. Ever since I published Legion, the first book in my Xian Warriors series, I knew that I needed to write the origin story of the human Soulcatchers. It only made sense to seize this opportunity to introduce Doom and his woman, Victoria, the very first alien and human female couple in Earth’s history. Seeing how most of my sci-fi romance novels have epic battles, and how Doom is a badass, genetically engineered super warrior, my pet in space was bound to be some kind of war creature.

Stran is a Creckel, a warrior beast that resembles a pangolin with a dragon head. Bigger than a Tibetan mastiff, he’s covered with thick, dark scales that protect him from almost any form of damage when he rolls up into a ball. As Doom’s lifelong friend and war companion, he has come to Earth to help free humanity from the Kryptid invaders who had also previously attacked his homeworld. Though he cannot speak, Stran is extremely smart and can communicate through telepathic imagery. The minute he sees Victoria, he recognizes her as his best friend’s soulmate and becomes extremely protective of her.

Here’s a little snippet from Doom featuring Victoria and Stran, shortly after they first meet amidst a massive Kryptid invasion:

Although his companions fought as savagely as he, I couldn’t take my eyes off Doom. I couldn’t say if it was because he’d been the one to talk to me, or the gentle, respectful tone of his voice when he’d addressed me. All I knew was that for the first time in two weeks, since the beginning of the dreadful invasion, I felt a sliver of hope.

A cold wetness on my hand startled me. I looked down to see Stran rubbing his dragon snout on my palm then lowering his head so that my hand would rest atop it. While I’d been busy gaping at his friend, the Creckel had closed the distance between us.

“Thank you for saving me, Stran,” I said in a gentle voice while caressing the top of his head, careful not to cut myself on the sharp horns fanning across his forehead.

He emitted a deep sound, halfway between a growl and a purr, then lifted his chin, exposing the leathery underside of his neck. I grinned and scratched his neck. The Creckel rewarded me with an even louder purr. Although he clearly enjoyed getting petted, he pulled away from my touch, licked my hand with his forked, lizard tongue, then looked around us, keeping watch for possible aggressors.

At last, a sense of safety washed over me. Humans weren’t alone. And maybe, just maybe, we had a chance after all.

Grab your copy of Pets in Space® 4 today! For a limited time, Pets in Space® 4 brings together today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors to help Hero-Dogs.org, a non-profit charity that helps our service veterans and first responders.

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Author Website: https://www.regineabel.com

 

Guest Post – Tiffany Roberts (PISA 4)

My guest author today is a fellow author from the Pets In Space 4 Anthology. Welcome, Tiffany!

We are thrilled to a part of the Pets in Space Anthology this year. It’s an honor to be included among so many amazing sci-fi romance authors, and we had a blast writing our story.

All our books tend to be conceived around their central characters—our process almost always has the characters created and fleshed out first, and then the story is built around them based on who they are and how they mesh together. That was different for Entwined Fates, just as it was for our contribution to Pets in Space 3, because this anthology series forces us to think outside that usual box and make a pet integral to the story.

This year, our pet is a shape-changing robot named Cypher who became very dear to us during this process. Cypher served as the backbone of the love story between our main characters, and he was integral in the evolution of their relationship, providing much-needed support and affection when our characters needed it the most.

That support that is so often provided by the animals we bond with is integral to this anthology series and the charity it supports—Hero Dogs. Pets in Space contributes a portion of its proceeds to Hero Dogs, a non-profit organization that works to train and pair service dogs with veterans and first responders. What’s better than giving back to the people who put their lives on the line to keep us safe every day? Not only does it provide veterans and first responders with dedicated service animals, it allows those dogs to make bonds with their new owners that can run as deep as the romances we write about.

We spend our days writing about far-flung worlds and alien species that sprouted from our imaginations, but the most fulfilling aspect of our work comes through the connections we make with people right here on good old planet Earth. And the support we can provide to Hero Dogs through our contribution to Pets in Space is among the most meaningful of all.

Grab your copy of Pets in Space® 4 today! For a limited time, Pets in Space® 4 brings together today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors to help Hero-Dogs.org, a non-profit charity that helps our service veterans and first responders.

CLICK THIS LINK FOR BUY LINKS:  https://petsinspaceantho.com

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Interview with Debra Dunbar

I recently had the opportunity to interview some fellow paranormal authors. Today’s interview is with the awesome Debra Dunbar. Enjoy!

Hi Debra. Thanks for letting me interview you!

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Demons of Desire is book 1 of the Half-breed series, a sexy Urban Fantasy set in a different cool destination for each novel: New Orleans, Maui, Hel (hell), Napa Valley, and Northern Italy. Although Hel is more hot than cool!

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

Writecations. When I know I need to get some serious word-count in, I try to schedule time away from home. Sometimes it’s a local B&B, sometimes it’s a cabin up in the mountains or the lake. Getting away from the daily distractions really fires up the muse. And when I can’t manage even a local writecation, I head to a little pub in town with a dozen microbrews on tap and some amazing Old Bay dry-rub wings and sit up at the bar with my laptop. The bartenders all know me and joke that I should have a little brass name tag on the back of my bar stool.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

Julia Child. The food would be amazing and she always struck me as a fun, interesting person to hang out with. We’d drink a lot of wine, eat rich food loaded with butter, and end up besties, I know!

Anything you want to tell the readers?

If what you’re reading doesn’t make you laugh out loud at least once, find another book! Unless you’re one of those serious literary fiction types. In that case, read on.

 

Some fun fast facts about Debra . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Red. Hides the bloodstains almost as well as black and doesn’t make me look like a middle-aged goth.

What show did you last binge-watch? Alone. I’m not a huge fan of reality shows, but the whole survival thing was intriguing.

Are you a beer or wine person? Both? I like beer in the summer and wine in the winter.

What food helps your writing mojo? Grandma Utz potato chips

What paranormal species is your fav to write? I love to write about Demons. They’re naughty and sexy and complex. Ever since I read Paradise Lost, I’ve had a thing for the Fallen.

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? I’m a pantser until 2/3 of the way through my first draft, then I become a plotter.

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? Boxers. Gotta let that stuff breathe, my man.

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Rob Zombie

 

Meet the Author

Debra lives in a little house in the woods with her three sons, and a Noah’s ark of four-legged family members.

She drives a gigantic diesel SUV, couldn’t carry a tune if you duct taped it to her back, and enjoys an occasional cosmopolitan (heavy on the vodka).

On a good day, she jogs and horseback rides, hopefully managing to keep the horse between herself and the ground.

Her only known superpower is ‘Identify Roadkill’.

You can find Debra at www.debradunbar.com.

 

Interview with Jaycee Clark

Hi Jaycee. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on Deadly Shadows? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Deadly Shadows is the start to my Deadly/Kinncaid Brother series. The beginning of a series that I’d love to get away from sometimes, but find cousins keep popping out of the woodwork and want their stories told as well.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

When I have that celebratory ‘the end’ toast to myself. Or the snoopy dance. As for everyday rituals, just the sound of my mechanical keyboard and the smell of coffee while listening to great tunes.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

My grandmother or my nephew, I miss both horribly. And I’d just love to hug their necks and see their beautiful smiles one more time.

Anything you want to tell the readers?

Thank you. Seriously, without you guys, I’d just be telling stories to myself that gathered dust on my hard drive.

 

Some fun fast facts about Jaycee . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Black 

What show did you last binge-watch? I don’t know. I haven’t really watched anything lately, I’ve been reading. Justified? Several months ago, I think.

Are you a beer or wine person? Wine, unless I just ran a 5K in July in Texas, then ice-cold beer they give you for being dumb enough to run in Texas in July, is AWESOME.

What food helps your writing mojo? Chocolate covered coffee beans

What paranormal species is your fav to write? Vampires and fae

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Pantser

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? For myself or consort? LOL. Boxers.

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Depends on my mood honestly. The Beatles are a great go-to though.

 

Meet the Author

An NYT and USA Today Bestseller, I write romantic suspense. I enjoy playing with imaginary people in my head. Sometimes those people are nice, sometimes they’re not, but in the end, the girl gets the guy so all is well.

I live in Texas with my family. They put up with my strangeness and appreciate my weirdness–or so they claim. We promote weirdness. We have three bossy Aussies who, in truth, rule the family.

When I’m not chained to my keyboard, I’m doubling as the wife of my trusted consort, the proud mom of two young men, a flailing housekeeper, a master plant eliminator, and I’m probably burning dinner.

You can find Jaycee at www.jayceeclark.com.

 

Interview with Renee George

Hi Renee. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Gone With The Minion is about kicking demon butt, saving the family, and falling in love, and kicking more demon butt. It’s part of the Madder Than Hell series, and it follows the Madder sisters as they try to navigate their jobs as minions while trying to do the right thing. And the men are pretty to look at, too.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

I don’t know that I have a favorite ritual unless it’s drinking copious amounts of black coffee. That, and writing, “The End.”

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

Dean Winchester. We would eat pie!

Anything you want to tell the readers?

Never leave toilet paper where the cats can reach it, unless you like wiping with confetti. And, on a less serious note, thank you, Readers! Without you, what would be the point?

 

Some fun fast facts about Renee . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Green

What show did you last binge-watch? The Doctor Blake Mysteries Seasons 4 & 5 on BritBox

Are you a beer or wine person? Beer (if I have to choose one)

What food helps your writing mojo? Assorted nuts

What paranormal species is your fav to write? Shifters

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Plantser – (I try to plot but then it ends up in a big ol’ pantsing mess.)

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? I’m a fan of the man wearing them.

Who’s your favorite band or singer? I don’t really listen to music much. But if I could only hear one group/singer for the rest of my life, I would pick Queen/ Freddie Mercury.

 

Meet the Author 

USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird.

Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.

When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she is preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to those sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!)

She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.

You can find Renee at www.romance-the-night.com.

 

Interview with Eve Langlais

Hi Eve. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Hybrid Misfit is a fun mash of romantic comedy, with erotic romance and a whole lot of paranormal fun. It is book one of a three book series. Siren Misfit is coming this December. And Bunny Misfit next March. If you like a giggle with your steam, then check out the stripper who specials genes might just change the world.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

Um, does that mean I have to socialize? LOL. Any of my author peeps are my fave for dinner because you never know what strange idea we’ll start discussing.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

Quiet. I like no noise–lol.

Anything you want to tell the readers?

May your snorts be strong enough to soak your tablet.

 

Some fun fast facts about Eve . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Red

What show did you last binge-watch? Leftovers

Are you a beer or wine person? Neither. Water. If it must be booze then tequila.

What food helps your writing mojo? Salty, crunchy snacks. Used to be chips, now it’s the protein version.

What paranormal species is your fav to write? The moose because his rack is sooooo big.

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Pantser

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs 

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Nine Inch Nails

 

Meet the Author 

Eve Langlais is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author.

Readers around the world have declared her books laugh-out-loud funny.

She offers paranormal and science fiction romance, usually with a twist and very alpha heroes.

She currently lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children.

You can find Eve at www.evelanglais.com.