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DISTANT WORLDS

Science Fiction & Fantasy Giveaway

August 1-21

 

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Under a Mulberry Moon – A Western Romance Anthology

 

UNDER A MULBERRY MOON anthology offers Adventure! Mystery! Romance! Nine award-winning and bestselling authors present sweet

51U0zZKHH8Lwestern historical stories to ignite your imagination and feed your passion for reading. Let us sweep you away from your daily cares and entertain you with our sigh-worthy novellas set between 1865 and 1900. What a line-up we have for you!

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Titles of individual sweet western historical romances are:

A Family For Merry – Caroline Clemmons

A Family For Polly – Jacquie Rogers

Ada and the Texas Cavalryman – Carra Copelin

Comes A Specter – Keta Diablo

Matthew’s Freedom – Cissie Patterson

Millwright’s Daughter – Zina Abbott

The Lady Lassoes An Outlaw – Charlene Raddon

The Widow Buys A Groom – P.A. Estelle

Worth the Wait – Patricia PacJac Carroll

 

A FAMILY FOR POLLY by Jacquie Rogers

Children’s Aid Society authorities don’t exactly know Polly Friday Bird and Merry Murphy Bird are single and neither woman is going to volunteer the information. Polly hated the life she and her sister led after they were adopted by a surly Nebraska farm couple who really wanted free drudges. She would never treat the two children she’s adopted so harshly. In fact, she believes the large boarding house she and Merry purchased is an ideal place to raise children, with a large yard, numerous rooms, and a good school nearby. Still, Polly needs a husband so she convinces Ford (Manford) Daily to marry her and be on his way. The problem is, he won’t go.

Excerpt

“I sent Steve and Ford to the florist shop,” Bea said as they walked down the path that led to the street.  “There won’t be much of a selection but at least you’ll have a bridal bouquet.”

“Thanks, flowers are nice—but not really necessary.  We’ll be saying our vows in private, signing the papers, and that’s that.  No one will know other than Mr. Ecclestone and Ford’s grandfather.  Once my children are truly mine, and Ford’s grandfather signs the deed over, then we’ll get an annulment and we’ll both be free to marry whomever we please.”

They turned onto Main Street.  As they walked in front of the mercantile, Jane Dorchester greeted them.

“Shopping today?” she asked.

“No,” Bea said.  “Polly’s getting married.”

Polly could’ve stuffed her reticule in Bea’s mouth.

Jane put down the tools she’d been arranging and smiled.  “Married?  Oh my, this is quite sudden.”  She gazed at Polly’s midriff.

Lavinia Zimmerman, wife of the bank teller, and her son came out of the mercantile, each holding a parcel.  “Polly, did I hear right?  You’re getting married?”

“Yes, but…”

“How wonderful—congratulations!”  Lavinia grabbed her newly adopted son’s hand.  “I can hardly wait to tell Dennis.  We’ll see you at the church.”

“But…”  There was no use for Polly to say anything else because Lavinia had already headed down the street toward the bank.

“Looks like you’ll be having a few guests,” Bea said.

Polly groaned and picked up the pace.  “We have to get to the church before they do.  I don’t want Ford thinking I invited half the town to a wedding that unites us in name only.”

“Four people isn’t half the town.  But then you know how it is in Mockingbird Flats—any excuse for a party.”

“We’re not having a party.”  The last thing Polly wanted was for anyone to make a commotion about this wedding, especially when the marriage would be over in a few short weeks if all went well.  In fact, she was hoping to keep the whole arrangement quiet, for a big wedding to-do would make explaining why she wasn’t married after a short while all that much harder.  “The whole ceremony will be over in fifteen minutes and after that I have work to do—I haven’t even done my morning chores yet.”

“Fifteen minutes?  I bet it’ll take you fifteen minutes to get through the front door.  And another hour after for visiting if you’re lucky,” Bea said, huffing to keep up with Polly’s brisk pace.  “You know very well that the ladies will be excited to have something new to talk about, and every single one of them will want to meet Ford.”

Bea was right, but Polly still had hopes of keeping the wedding as quiet as possible.  “I don’t want any of them to meet Ford.”

As they passed by the fire station, Fiona Bushnell, the fire chief’s wife, followed behind them saying, “I was in the florist shop a while ago and heard that you’re getting married so I was on my way to the church.  With such short notice, I didn’t have a chance to make you a nice gift, but I ordered some apple turnovers from the bakery to be delivered.”

Polly stopped and Bea had to take a few steps back to stay with her.  Her throat tightened but she managed to say, “Thank you, Fiona.  That was a lovely thing to do.”

“Oh, and I invited Jessica.  I hope you don’t mind.”

Polly certainly did mind but since Polly hadn’t invited Fiona either, she could hardly say that she objected to Fiona inviting her sister-in-law, the town doctor’s wife.  “Of course not.  That was very neighborly of you.”  She nearly choked on her words.

Jessica Bushnell hailed them with a wave.  “I’m so happy for you, Polly!”  She held up a basket.  “Baby things.  I’ve been saving them for our town’s next wedding.  First baby can come anytime—the other ones take nine months.”  She giggled.  “We won’t mention how many first babies in this town were premature.”

“Thank you, but I’m not in a family way.”

The matronly lady winked.  “You will be shortly, then.”

Polly tugged on Bea’s arm.  “We best be on our way.”  She set off for the church once again, this time with several ladies and a few gentlemen following.  So much for her secret marriage.

 

Meet the author! 

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Jacquie Rogers is a former software designer, campaign manager, photographer, deli clerk, and cow milker. She was a Golden Heart Finalist. Her 2007 release, FAERY SPECIAL ROMANCES, won the Fall NOR Award for Best Print Sci-fi/Fantasy Romance. She has donated all royalties from this collection to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, helping to end neurofibromatosis through research.

She has contributed to several anthologies and series.  In addition to numerous other awards, her Hearts of Owyhee Series has won acclaim as well as a Laramie Award Grand Prize. Her first two Honey Beaulieu novels, HOT WORK IN FRY PAN GULCH and SIDETRACKED IN SILVER CITY, won four Will Rogers Gold Medallion Awards in 2017.  Jacquie teaches several workshops both online and in person.

Website http://www.jacquierogers.com

Blogs: http://jacquierogers.blogspot.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/jacquierogers

Scifi Fantasy Week at the TBR Pile!

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Join us at the TBR Pile for Scifi Fantasy Week!  The schedule is as follows:

July 20th:

8 am: Introduction Post

  • Prize: $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

1pm: A Deliciously Bothersome Cyborg by Anne Kane (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Dark Thoughts by Cynthia Sax

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 21st:

8am: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Transcending Fire by CR Moss

Alien Mate Experiment by Zenobia Renquist

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Evernight Publishing gift card

1pm: Transcending Fire by CR Moss (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Call me by Katerina Knights

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 22nd:

8am: Surrender by Sarah Marsh (m/m/f)

  • Prize 1: Dragon Trap by Sarah Marsh

Calling All Villains by James Cox

  • Prize 2: James Cox Otherworld Series

1pm: Rapture by Jessica Marting (m/f)

  • Prize 1: The Dragons Lion by Taryn Jameson

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5 Amazon gift card

 

July 23rd:

8am: Shelter The Beginning by Peri Elizabeth Scott and Allyson Young (m/f)

  • Prize 1: In Search of Pride by Taryn Jameson

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

1pm: Vanquished by Allyson Young (m/f)

  • Prize 1: The Road to Alexander by Jennifer McCaire

Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 24th:

8am: The Gathering by Jacey Holbrand (m/m)

  • Prize 1: My Outside, My Inside by Bronwyn Heeley

The Forest of Dark Delight by James Cox

  • Prize 2: James Cox Sons of Outlaws series

1pm: The Tiger Queen by Raisa Greywood (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Her Cyborg Lover by Anne Kane

Lie to me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 25th:

8am: The Great Cock Hunt by James Cox (m/m)

  • Prize 1: Outside Sanity by Bronwyn Heeley

The Gathering by Jacey Holbrand

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Evernight Publishing gift card

1pm: Rena and the Alien Warrior by Jessica Coulter Smith (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

Prize List Book (readers choice)

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

 

July 26th:

8am: Bred by Niki Cluff (m/f)

  • Prize 1: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

Prize List Book (reader’s choice)

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

1pm: Alien mate Experiment by Zenobia Renquist

  • Prize 1: Lie to Me by Christine Anna Kirchoff

Prize List Book (Reader’s choice)

  • Prize 2: $5.00 Amazon gift card

3pm: Scfi Fantasy Week End Post

  • Prize 1: $10.00 Amazon gift card
  • Prize 2: James Cox Otherworld Series
  • Prize 3: Prize List Book

 

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Her Cyborg Champion

 (Terras Five – Book Four)

By Anne Kane

Genres: Sci-Fi, Cyborgs, romance, humor

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Blurb:

An intergalactic game of hide and seek, with a sexy human female as the prize.

Zoe is five feet, six inches of green-eyed, red-haired militant activist. A deeply ingrained need to help those who can’t help themselves — human and otherwise — motivates her every move. She snuck into the Mailon research facility to investigate rumors of experiments being conducted on a rare and highly intelligent species of sentient mammals. Now she finds herself in need of help to rescue one very sick little battle rat.

Greyson is six and a half feet of ruggedly muscular cyborg with a penchant for violence. He loves to fight, and he fights to win. What he hates is being sent to the Mailon research facility on a petty errand. When he catches a glimpse of a former lover flitting around the facility like an impossibly sexy cat burglar, he is intrigued. What is the saucy little wench up to, and why is she stalking him through the corridors of the alien laboratory?

EXCERPT

“So what’s the plan?” Greyson swiveled the command seat to look at his passenger. Passengers, actually. Since bringing the bedraggled little bundle of fur aboard, he’d come to realize that the battle rat was definitely a sentient being, and understood most, if not all of what was being discussed.

She might not look like much, and he certainly didn’t expect the battle rat to be an asset in an actual battle but she was starting to grow on him. Who would have believed he had a compassionate side? Certainly none of his platoon mates in the outer rim battalion!

Zoe let out a long sigh. “I hadn’t actually got past the part where I used your trip to the research facility to facilitate getting her out of there. I’d like to take her back to her home, to her own kind but I have no idea where that is.”

Greyson titled his head to study her. “So how did you find out she was in the facility?”

“Mailon carelessness. They did a news release on some new tech development and she showed up in the background of one of the info shots. One of my contacts sent me a still frame of it, and the location of the facility. They knew I’d find a way to get her out of there.”

“So why didn’t you just go for the usual media route to get her freed?”

Zoe shook her head. “Wouldn’t work. The Mailons have a lot of clout with the big stations and they’d be leery of airing anything that might cut off the gravy train. These little critters might be cute, but they don’t have any hard currency to barter with.”

Greyson reached down to scoop up the battle rat. The little creature cooed at him. She sounded happy, although for all he knew maybe that sound was her battle cry. She batted her eyelids at him, and he chuckled. If he didn’t know better, he’d think she was playing coy.

He looked over at Zoe. “You should give her a name. We can’t keep calling her ‘the thing.’”

Zoe shrugged, her attention on the star chart dancing in the air in front of her. “I would imagine she has a name. We just have no idea of what it is.”

“Well, she needs a name we can pronounce.”

Zoe let go of the star chart and it blinked out of existence. She glided over to his side with a graceful movement that set his libido in gear. It took more than a little self-control to quash the urge to take her in his arms and ravish her.

Again.

They’d done little else in the time they’d been cooped up together on his shuttle. In his defense, there wasn’t a lot else to do as the ship hurtled through space on auto-pilot. It wasn’t outfitted for entertaining. As a bonus, Zoe seemed to derive as much, or more, satisfaction from their erotic activities as he did.

She cocked her head and studied the creature. “How about Joan? As in Joan of Arc from the stories from Old Earth? I don’t recall the whole story but she was a female warrior of some sort. It seems suitable for a battle rat.”

Greyson still had his doubts about the thing’s ability to defend itself, let alone wage battle but he saw no reason to bring that up. He reached out to ruffle her fur. “Joan it is. What do you think of your new name?”

As if she understood the conversation, the newly named Joan chortled happily and bounced up his arm to drape herself across the back of the command chair.

“I think she’s adopted you.” Zoe grinned at him.

“You might try explaining to her that you were the one who rescued her.” No way was he going to admit that he enjoyed the little fur ball’s company.

“Nope. Too late. She’s bonding with you. Maybe we won’t have to worry about where her home is.”

“Well right now we’re on course to the supply station in the Gliese system. Once we get there we need to figure out where we’re going next. “

“Where were you heading before I interrupted your plans?”

“Terras Five, but I’m not sure you want to go there with me.”

Zoe wrinkled her nose.

Gods. Even that small gesture went straight to his groin.

“Have to say you have a point there. Maybe you could drop me off on one of the human space stations? There must be one in the vicinity.”

“There is, but it’s a military facility. I’m not sure you’d pass their security clearances. I seem to recall you have a bit of a checkered history.”

She waved her hand dismissively. “I have a couple of alternate sets of I.D. I’m sure I’ll be fine.”

He arched his brow. “There’s also the other problem with that idea. What if I don’t think it’s a good idea to leave you on a base crowded with testosterone-driven males?”

She laughed. “Are you serious? You think they’d be worse than you? We barely keep our clothes on long enough to eat.”

“On the contrary, I think they’d be exactly like me — which is why I object.” He leaned back in his chair and grinned up at her. “Although they wouldn’t be as proficient at the sensual arts of course. I’m sure you’d be disappointed.”

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