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Sneak Peek at Vengeance, the first book of the Warships of the Spire series

July 1, 2017

Releasing in Dominion Rising on August 8th, Vengeance is the first book in my co-authored series, Warships of the Spire. Bestselling fantasy author, Lisa Blackwood, and I are excited to offer readers this sci-fi romance/space opera featuring artificial intelligence, telepaths, epic space battles, and come on...it's me. Of course there will be some snark. 

Want a sneak peek at Vengeance? Read on for a preview of what we have in store!

Chapter 1

 

Vengeance glanced down at …

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From USA Today Bestselling Author, S.M. Schmitz, comes Frankenstein reimagined

November 23, 2016

Releasing this weekend is my new sci-fi novel, Genesis Rising, which tells the story of Drake, a young man who has been genetically engineered by a U.S. government financed project to create the perfect special operations soldier.

Drake's behavior is controlled by the microchips that were implanted in his brain as a fetus, and he is the sole survivor of Dr. Mike Parker's decades of research and experiments. But Drake has always resented the life he has been cursed with, and the sequence of …

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Stop by to learn more about Liza O'Connor's Scavenger's Mission

October 10, 2016

Who is most likely to throw up on Flight Test Examiners?

The Corp is 45% macho-men and 55% working hard to be macho-men, 4% not so macho, but skilled males (mostly videographers and strategists), and 1% female.  (West Coast stats.)

When it comes to taking the Captain’s flight test, it turns out that really big, must be on steroids, macho-guys are the most likely to spew their breakfast before they even begin their test.

Why? You ponder. 

Well, they are nervous, really nervous…

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Meet Wicked Legends Author Rachel McClellan

October 5, 2016

 

Run now!

When seventeen-year-old Sage wakes up in a hospital with no memories, her only clue are the words written on her hand. With a deadly disease threatening to wipe out mankind, Sage must find out who she is and why most people would kill to get their hands on her—before it’s too late. This fast-paced, futuristic thriller is a spine-tingling read.

 

Rachel McClellan lives in New Hampshire, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her w…

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A New Cast in the Resurrected Universe (aka When Writers Get Bored)

July 25, 2016

Despite its edgy, and often uncomfortable, content, the Resurrected trilogy has always been one of my favorite worlds I've created. I've long wanted to add to that universe, even though Lottie's story was finished. 

And now, I am.

In September, I'll be releasing a spin-off novel to the Resurrected trilogy featuring a new cast of characters. Lottie's story is still at the heart of this world, and this novel takes place largely during the same time as Final Sacrifice, but the story ce…

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Our first Science Fiction Romance Promo with More to Come

July 19, 2016

This week, we have the pleasure of offering readers 44 discounted or free science fiction romance titles as part of an initiative by the Science Fiction Romance Brigade to increase awareness about all that SFR has to offer. Science fiction romance is still a relatively new subgenre of both romance and science fiction, so authors are exploring possibilities and letting their imaginations run wild - and that means the stories we have to offer are unique, quirky, and sometimes, even a little exper…

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SFR Brigade Showcase Presents Peyton's Light

June 30, 2016

 

With Peyton's Light, the final book of The Cambria Code trilogy, releasing on July 12, Zoe has returned to discuss love, aliens, and reader reactions to her strong personality with me.

 

SMS: Zoe, thank you so much for coming back on my blog.

Zoe: I didn't really have a choice. You created me and control me.

SMS: Right. But you could be a huge pain in the ass about it, and you're not.

Zoe: Wait. I just got here.

SMS: Then I'll make this quick. With only twelve mor…

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Current Promotions and Giveaways

June 4, 2016

I've got a couple of promotions and giveaways going on right now that might interest fellow readers of fantasy and paranormal romance.

The annual UF/PNR Book Fair is hosted by Genre Crave / Free Kindle Giveaway and aims to bring you ONE HUNDRED of today’s best undiscovered Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance titles along with a chance to win TONS of really amazing titles from today’s hottest authors in the genre. There is truly something here for everyone! And when you enter our giveaway…

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Science Fiction Book Giveaway

May 28, 2016

I've got a giveaway running for a free e-copy of the first book in my science-fiction trilogy, The Cambria Code.

Head on over to my Facebook page and read the pinned post for your chance to enter to win a copy of Peyton's Myth!

Good luck!

When a mysterious spaceship appears above Cambria, Zoe remains skeptical that it’s anything but an elaborate hoax. By the time the first spaceship is joined by two others, Zoe reluctantly admits that Earth has been invaded, even though it’s a pre…

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A day in the Life of Literary Characters

February 14, 2016

Ever wonder what happens in the daily lives of your favorite characters? In between the inter-planetary travel and murder conspiracies and finding out your dead fiancee isn't actually dead, they probably have pretty normal, mundane lives like us... right?

Lottie from my Resurrected trilogy sent these to me to prove they're really quite ordinary... most of the time. 

Like when she has to remind her husband he's not getting out of dinner parties he doesn't want to go to...

 

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Keir's Fall, book 2 of the Redemption Series by Pippa Jay

February 8, 2016

A seductive tyrant. A lost hero. And a galaxy about to fall...

It’s been a year in paradise for Keir and Quin, but now the idyll is over. After Quin falls sick, they return to the hidden sanctuary of Lyagnius, and what she learns there will not only change their lives, but set them on a journey that could separate them forever.

When Keir falls victim to a ruthless Nercaandi Empress bent on conquering the galaxy with her cybernetic army, it will take all Quin’s diminishing powers and the …

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