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$.99 Paranormal Romance Spotlight: Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine Part One by Desiree Broussard


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Vampire Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Futuristic Romance


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Keely was used to fighting to survive. It was the only way to live in the ruined and ravaged remains of humanity. Never in her wildest dreams did she really believe that vampires were real. At least she didn’t until the night she was abducted.

Taken and held captive with four other women, they quickly learn the reason for their abduction. Due to a genetic fluke, their blood contains the V factor… and the vampires want them to repopulate their world.

Expected to participate in a market and pick a mate, Keely is floored by her attraction to the sexy vampire that guards her. But he’s not the only one that wants her. How can any female choose?

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I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. My ideal man evolved from tall, dark, and sexy to tall, dark, and sexy with fangs. And so my fantasy was born.

My first release is Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine (Part One). If you like a safe and neat series, this is not for you. Taken is very dark in nature, with strong sexual themes, dangerous situations, and Gothic undertones throughout it. When you open the pages to my series, you’re stepping into a world ruled by beings that survive on blood. There’s nothing safe about that.

The year is 2050, and Keely has just been abducted from her home in small-town USA. Blindfolded and bound, she is taken into outer space and delivered into a world with three moons and no sun. Almost immediately, she discovers her fate. Due to a rare blood factor she’s been taken and now she’s expected to select a male vampire mate and breed.

The attraction between her and her guard is instantaneous, but where can it lead? Now a concubine, Keely is taken for her grooming. The market is quickly approaching, her future dark and uncertain. She’s destined to be a vampire’s concubine, but which one will she pick?

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Science Fiction Thriller Spotlight and Author Interview: Agents of the Third Party: The Beginning by Arthur David @rubix510


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Near Future Sci-FI/Spy Thriller


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BlackMail has spent her entire adult life dedicated to The Third Party. A secret organization dedicated to moving humanity towards a future where hunger, poverty, and war no longer exist. An organization so dedicated to its ideals that the ends justify the means, no matter how atrocious.
Her dedication has made her one of The Party’s top agents and they have tasked her with training a young woman, Jade, whom they believe has the potential to be just as good if not better than BlackMail. But when The Party sends them on a mission that goes horribly wrong it will forever change BlackMail, Jade, and The Third Party forever.

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A conversation between BlackMail and her apprentice Jade, on what The Third Party is.

“What if it’s nothing to do with The Party?” Jade asks.

“Doesn’t matter. As soon as they got their hands on Party info, they decided that they could try to blackmail us or threaten us with it. Anything they own is forfeit. Anything they have is forfeit. Anything they are is forfeit.”

“Why? Why is it so bad for someone to know about us? Is what we do so bad? Bringing peace? Ending hunger, disease, poverty, stability? That is what The Party stands for, isn’t it?”

I look at her. So innocent, so naive. It’s almost enough to make me feel bad about what is going to happen tonight. Almost.

“Because Jade, we are the thinkers, the planners, the idealists. Sometimes we’re the blackmailers and saboteurs. We are the proverbial man behind the curtain controlling everything. We are The Third Party. And sometimes, sometimes we are petty and we do not like when others try to step onto our turf and dictate terms to us.”

“But the Rand Corporation….”

“Is not what you think it is!” I cut her off sharply. “This isn’t a group of happy-go-lucky people out to save the world. That group does not exist anywhere. Their achievements come at the expense of others. The true innovators, the inventors, the ones who contribute to society? Not from Rand. No. They make it a point to find them, take their ideas, and use them as they see fit.”

“A group of people out to save the world…doesn’t exist anywhere? Isn’t that us? Isn’t that what The Third Party is?”

I look at her sitting across from me, eyes sullen and downcast. I take a breath and calm myself. It won’t do to get myself all worked up before I kill her tonight.

“I said there is no happy-go-lucky group of people, Jade. We are out to make the world a better place. But it cannot be done nicely. We don’t pretend like Rand. We aren’t going to hold the world’s hand and tell them it’ll be all candy and roses. Sacrifices have to be made, deals brokered, sometimes we blackmail, sometimes we assassinate. The world is harsh and cruel. It can be better, it is getting better. But it is a slow process, and not one we can waltz through. No, there is no such group. There is The Third Party, there is us, and that is all. Groups like Rand, Control, FBI, CIA, NSA, KGB, and others have all tried their hands, but we have outlived them all, and we continue our mission.”

“Well, aren’t the FBI, CIA and NSA still around?”

“There are government groups calling themselves that, sure. But ever since September Eleventh, they became something else. They are no longer trying to make things better, they’re just trying to make sure no one opposes or attacks the U.S., all in the name of ‘safety.’. No, Jade. There is only The Party.”


About the Author:

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Arthur David grew up in the ’80’s and ’90’s. He was instilled with a love for reading at an early age by his mom, as well as for Star Trek, Star Wars and Science Fiction in general. Later he would find comics, video games and movies. At 7 years old, Arthur wanted to be an Astronomer, and later a computer programmer.

Neither of those things happened.

Instead life happened he met his beautiful wife and had two wonderful children, and found a new love of writing.

But Arthur never lost his love for reading, science, or the stars. Now he tries to instill that same wonder and love with his family. Somehow they all put up with his shenanigans, none of them have any idea what he is talking about most of the time.

They love him anyways.

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Author Q&A:

Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey?

I first started writing back around 2000 when a friend encouraged me to start writing. It was then that I first wrote about the Third Party, but that isn’t the book I published. Its still coming in the chronology. I realized after writing it that there was more to the story and decided to go back and flesh out more of it.

How many books do you currently have published?

At the moment I have 1 book published as well as a short story up over at wattpad.

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?

The Beginning has been so far. While it’s the second one I’ve written, but first in the chronology. its also had the most work and the most revisions including a complete POV change. But the reviews have made it all worth it, and I love being able to share it with everyone.

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?

I am currently working on a short story that will be part of a planned anthology. It takes place shortly after The Beginning. I currently have two more books planned for this series which I’m looking forward to getting started on soon.

What do you enjoy most about writing?

Mostly seeing where the story is going to go.  Even as the author I’m not always aware of how things will go or exactly what will happen. I just let the story flow and enjoy being along for the ride.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?

I have gotten writer’s block a few times. Usually, I find it means it’s time to take a break and do something else. That can mean watching tv or movies, reading a book myself, or playing video games. If it’s a clear night and not too cold I may take out my telescope and see if I can find anything interesting. These are all best done with my family. Once I’ve taken a little time, maybe even get a good nights sleep the story starts to flow again.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?

Yes, towards the end of Rooks Game, Rook makes an admission I would never have expected. Yet there it is.

Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why?

So far BlackMail has been my favorite character. Shes a strong woman, unafraid to rush into danger and defend her friends and complete her missions. She believes in what shes doing and will go to any length to get what she wants. But shes not a superhero, she makes mistakes and has to deal with them. Despite being tough, she still has to deal with being human and living with the consequences of her actions. But more than that she still has a full range of emotions and doesn’t try to bury them.

So far, what has been your favorite scene to write?

Right at the start of Rooks Game BlackMail kills a senator right in front of the Governor of Utah. She then proceeds to explain that the Governor will appoint a replacement, and direct him to vote for a program The Third Party wants started. During her conversation, she continuously threatens the governor and his family all while dressed nicely and comparing herself to models in shampoo commercials.

I loved writing this scene, showing how ruthless she could be to get something done, only to walk out later like nothing happened and then get ready for a date.

What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers?

The biggest thing is to just write and not give up. It took me a long time to write The Beginning and the first time I released it did not go well. But going back, revamping it, changing the POV was all worth it. So don’t give up.

Also marketing. I’ve learned that marketing it has been a greater challenge than writing the book ever was.

If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why?

Well since its just The Beginning right now, you should start there. But check out Rooks Game on Wattpad, it’s a quick read and shows more of how The Party operates but it’s only marginally related the following books. And when the anthology comes out, check out my entry there.

Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release,  a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character?

I’ve mentioned working on a short story for an anthology. This will take place after The Beginning but before book 2, which I’m not ready to give details on yet. But this new short story will delve more into BlackMail’s past and we’ll learn more about her former partner Aurora. On top of that we get to see some of what The Party has planned for the future.

Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?

Around 10 years or so ago I stumbled onto a series called “The Dresden Files” and fell in love with it. Since I’ve read pretty much everything Jim Butcher has put out, and I absolutely loved the “Codex Alera” series he did.

I”m also a huge fan of Kevin Hearne and his “Iron Druid Chronicles” and I’m currently reading his new epic “A Plague of Giants”.

And one of the other great authors I love is Peter David. I was first introduced to him via his Star Trek novels, and then moved on to his King Arthur “Knight Life” series, but my favorite Peter David novels are his “Sir Apropos of Nothing”

What about television shows? Movies?

Star Trek! Star Wars! I love them both. Star Trek Deep Space Nine has been my favorite of the Star Treks, but I’m really enjoying the new series Discovery.  And yes, there is The Orville, which I’m enjoying as well.

I was really enjoying Agents of SHIELD, and Gotham – which seems like such a strange premise, a Batman show without Batman but tuned out to be really good. I dropped off of both series and need to get back to those.

The GIfted has been really good and I’m looking forward to when that comes back on.

Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why?

I don’t think there’s really any one book that’s made a huge impact on me. Its been more of a cumulative thing. I suppose some of the Star Wars books, particularly the X-Wing series and I, Jedi (Best Star Wars book ever) were things my friends and I bonded over. But for me reading is something I do for fun, and I want to share that love of reading with others, my friends, family, and my children. So it’s not any one thing or book, but an overall enjoyment that I get from it.

Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions?

At the moment, no. Well, I’ve made it to a couple of Comic-Cons but not presenting or anything there.  I’m certainly open to doing a signing or showing up to conventions if anyone is interested in having me there.

If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say?

Sleep really isn’t that important. Food is though.

Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers?

I just hope everyone enjoys the story and getting to ride along with BlackMail. And I can’t wait to be able to bring out the next parts of the story.


Science Fiction Romance Spotlight: Crossing Quinn by Gail Koger @Askole


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 Science Fiction/Romance With a Sense of Humor


Crossing Quinn

Coletti Warlords

Release Date: 12/26/17

Quinn Jones is a formidable Coletti warlord. His mission is to capture Xenia and bring her back to Tanith to be mated with a warrior the Overlord has chosen. Problem is, Quinn finds himself falling for the beautiful Farin. Her unusual “psychic powers, combat training and berserker abilities” make her the perfect mate for him. How does he convince Xenia and the Overlord that she’s meant to be his?

Xenia and her parents are relic hunters who just discovered the fabled home world of the Nabateans. She isn’t about to leave the greatest find of the century to hook up with some Coletti. Not happening. Ever. No matter how many threats the Overlord makes or that he’s sending his best hunter to apprehend her. Okay, she’ll admit she’s drawn to the handsome warlord and she loves the way Quinn’s heavily muscled body fills out his black battle suit, but the egotistical jerk is about to get his ass handed to him.

When the galaxy is threatened with annihilation, Xenia and Quinn join forces to stop the murderous Tai-Kok. Fate has brought them together and nothing will stand in the way of their victory or their love.

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I closed the door and turned to face the warrior. The direct approach was usually the best option when dealing with Coletti warlords. I took one look at the Coletti’s arrogant expression and decided to have some fun. “What did you say your name was again? Troublesome?” I shook my head. “No. That wasn’t it. Sorry, I’m not good at remembering the names of Zarek’s servants.”
“My name is Quinn Jones. I am Zarek’s hunter and I hold warlord status,” he responded with a dangerous glint in his eyes.
“Whatever.” I hid a smile. The egotistical ass really didn’t like my dismissive attitude. He had expected me to be in awe of his amazing good looks and the fact he held the prestigious rank of warlord. “My father wishes to know how you managed to circumvent our security protocols.”
Quinn shrugged. “I have my ways. Give me your coordinates, and I can help with your guests.
“Papa doesn’t need your help.”
“Four warriors against one? Not good odds.”
“You haven’t met my father, and it’s not your problem.” I severed the link.
The screen popped back on. “It is my problem if you’re injured or killed.”
“Let me set you straight. One. Papa is quite capable of dealing with our guests. Two. I might look harmless, but I’m not. Three. I. Am. Not. Going. To Tanith. Go start a war or steal some other female.”
“I will find you, and I will take you to Tanith,” Quinn promised in a quiet, scary voice.
Gak! Typical stubborn male. “Do you always do what the Overlord tells you?”
“Yes, and I never disappoint Detja.”
A smart male never did. “My father says Coletti warriors mindlessly follow orders and are ball-less. Is he right?”
Quinn raised an inquiring eyebrow. “Curious about a warrior’s body, are you, darlin’?”
I blinked in surprise. I had expected more threats, not for him to start flirting with me.
He grinned, pure devilry in his eyes. “Want a peek at my goods?”
For a brief second, I was tempted. His black battle suit displayed his heavily muscled form to perfection, but Papa hadn’t raised a fool. I plastered a love-stricken expression on my face and gushed, “Oh, I know exactly what you look like, lovey.” I projected the image of a wrinkled, hairy body with sagging male breasts and thick clumps of fibrous warts obscuring the groin. “Dead on, right?”
Quinn laughed. “Clever girl. Detja said you were full of surprises.”
Why was he being so charming? Was it a delaying tactic? Did Quinn have a way to track my transmission? “A word of warning. No one messes with my father. Not even the Overlord.”
“Zarek’s eager to add a fire-starter and illusionist to the Coletti gene pool. What the Overlord wants, the Overlord gets. We can do this the easy way or the hard way,” Quinn stated, dropping his flirtatious manner.
Quinn had finally revealed his true self. A relentless hunter with a bit of a temper.


About the Author:

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Howdy. My name is Gail Koger and once upon a time I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Too many years of wild requests, screwy questions, bizarre behavior and outrageous demands have left me with a permanent twitch and an uncontrollable craving for chocolate. I took up writing science fiction romance to keep from killing people. So far, it has worked.

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Paranormal Romance Feature: The Old Dragon of the Mountain’s Christmas by S.E. Smith @sesmithfl


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Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Christmas


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Born prematurely, Christoff wasn’t as big or as strong as his older brother or the other younglings in the village. Unable to fit in, he does the best he can, helping his father and mother on their farm. His life changes when the mountain near their farm awakens. Believing he is the only one who can quiet it, he retreats to the mountain to watch over the village that shunned him.

A hermit for centuries, he dreams of the day he can move on to his next life; a life that he hopes will give him a chance of finding his true mate. He knows his time has come when the mountain begins to tremble again. What he doesn’t expect is a group of younglings who suddenly appear in the hopes of saving a thing called Christmas. When the mountain erupts, he never expects to awaken on a strange planet light years away, or to meet an unusual woman who sees beneath his deformity to the warrior hidden within.

Can the love of a special woman and her family heal Christoff’s tortured soul? Find out what happens when the Goddess Aikaterina gives The Old Dragon his very own special Christmas.

Series: Dragon Lords of Valdier (#9)

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Christoff’s watched as she continued to tenderly stroke the small furry head lying in her lap. He swallowed at the love and fear in the little girl’s eyes. The only one that had ever looked at him that way had been his mother.

“He’s hurt?” Christoff asked in a husky voice.

“Yes. He try to helps Jabir,” she whispered. “I’s thoughts Roams was goings to die. He’s don’ts knows it’s yet, buts we’s goings to always be’s togethers. The goddess showed me we weres.”

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Aikaterina had remained behind after the dragonlings, Roam, and Alice’s parents had rescued them. She had been curious when the old dragon had turned away from the entrance. She had planned to give his symbiot a touch of her blood to regain its strength so that it could help Christoff escape, but hesitated as a new thought came to her.

While her species normally tried not to interfere with the circle of life, she found it increasingly difficult to stay away from them. She had followed the dragonlings and their friends on their journey. They had each captured a special place inside her with their innocent love. It wasn’t until she saw their gift of friendship and love that she knew she needed to help Christoff.

She had once again been torn when the entrance had caved in. It has been his symbiot’s quiet plea for mercy for it’s friend and companion that had sealed her decision. The flashes of the old dragon’s life had pierced her resolve. She remembered two other dragons, twin brothers who had felt the pull of the loneliness. It was in part her fault that they had never found their true mate. As her consciousness grew for this species, so did the understanding that she needed to help them if she could.

Floating down, she sat on the edge of the bed. Her gaze softened at Christoff’s calm acceptance of his death. Lifting an invisible hand, she soothed it over his brow, knowing what she had to do.

“Not yet, my warrior,” she softly whispered through his consciousness. “I hope you accept my Christmas gift to you.”


About the Author:

S E Smith

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International and Award-winning Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Western Time Travel, and Paranormal Romance. Her addictive story lines bring action, adventure, and suspense-filled tales mixed with humor and romance to readers around the world.

She has also written emotionally charged, action-packed stories for Young Adults and children that will take them on a journey they will never forget. Her stories cross a variety of genres and she is proud to share these amazing adventures with readers.

~ A story is only limited by the imagination of the reader, not their age or the genre of the adventure. ~ S.E. Smith

S.E. Smith Awards

New York Times Bestselling Author
USA TODAY Bestselling Author
International and Award winning Bestselling Author
2014 & 2015 RomCon Reader Crown Award Winner
Indie Reader Top 10 Author
2014 International TKH Science Fiction Writer of the Year Award Winner
2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner Best New SFR Series
2014 IRC Nominated Best Author

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Science Fiction Book Spotlight: Tumbleweeds by Louis Psaltiras


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Science Fiction/Horror


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In 1960 an alien object crashes from space to a remote rural farm in a sparsely populated town of Yarrawonga, Australia. Strange and macabre unexplained incidents begin occurring amongst the town’s population— murders, humans undergoing alien mutations, and zombie attacks are frequent, then the incidents abruptly stop!
Decades later the macabre murders and alien mutations resurface. The Pappas siblings Olivia, a forensic coroner; Daniel, a physics professor; and Addison, a law enforcement officer begin to investigate. They suspect an alien conspiracy involving innocuous looking Tumbleweeds.
Is the alien object the catalyst for all this evil? Or is this part of an invasion involving a sophisticated alien race? Who will believe Olivia, Daniel and Addison? Who will stop this evil? Government super powers are alerted around the world, to do battle against the annihilation of the human race…

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Science Fiction Spotlight: Edge Of The Future by Andria Stone @andria_mavrek


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Space. Military Secrets. Scientists. The Enemy Lies in Wait.

Edge of the Future is an action-packed Sci-Fi military thriller, with a Female Villain who’s a triple threat: smart, vicious and deadly.

 • One hundred-fifty years after the last war, humanity has united to explore space with colonies on Luna and Mars. But the Europa Mission has just failed and 152 people died in space. No one knows why.

• When military bioscientist, Captain Mark Warren’s hidden research installation gets attacked, he meets armored assault Sergeant Axel Von Radach. They become entangled in a deadly fight to stop the theft of classified military secrets by a lethal female adversary.

• Her plan to use enemy cyborgs posing as humans, plus unsuspecting high-ranking military personnel with neural implants altered to accept her commands, has every chance of succeeding. Unless…Captain Warren and Sergeant Von Radach get a chance to end her first.

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“No, Mark,” Eva said. “He didn’t imply anything. You don’t know him. I do. He was spelling it out. Neuroscience. Plain and simple.”

“Don’t you think I know that? I just didn’t want it to be true.” Mark looked squarely at Eva. “Here’s my epiphany: I helped save the woman’s life who was instrumental in my brother’s death.” He hung his head, fighting back a lump in his throat. His eyes stung. If Mark ever got near that woman again, he vowed to rip her heart out. “It wouldn’t surprise me if she masterminded the whole damned thing. Kidnapping the real Beth Coulter. Engineering the metal cyborgs. Recruiting terrorists. Stealing research. Sabotaging Eric’s mission and killing 152 people. All while she’s hell-bent on her way to world-building and terraforming the outer reaches before anybody else gets there.” He wanted to tell her the rest of it. He just didn’t have the strength. “Does that about sum it up?”

Eva stared at him. The color ebbed from her face. “I need a drink.”


About the Author:

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Andria Stone has traveled to four continents. Some of the things she’s seen and a few of the people she’s met might even have snuck into her novels. She is a full-time writer and now lives in sunny Florida with her two Siamese cats. Science Fiction has always been her favorite genre, with mystery and suspense coming in a close second. She’s combined them in her stories, hoping you will enjoy the fusion of these two styles as well.

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