Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Science fiction giveaway party: day one

In honour of my first sci-fi book release (did I mention that?) I'm giving away some brilliant SF books on my blog this week. And everyone who enters one of the giveaways will have a chance to win the Grand Poobah Prize!! That is, a $50 bookstore gift card! I'll be giving that away when we're good and finished, so get your entries in!

But before we get to the Grand Poobah Prize!! , let me bask in reader adulation for just one moment :) I came home today to a lovely 4-bird review of DRAGONFLY (that's like 4 stars, only cooler!) from Sheila at Dark Faerie Tales!

Sheila says: "A wonderful start to what appears to be the next big story to hit the sci-fi genre. There is love. There is fighting. There is gambling. There is betrayal and redemption. What more could a reader ask for?"

What more, indeed! You know you want one, right?


To celebrate (yay! someone likes my book!! We authors are pathetic that way) here's a quick excerpt, before we get to the Grand Poobah Prize!! part! Our secret agent heroine, Carrie, is working undercover as a cyber-thief stealing data from a living neuro-computer, and her quarry is about to fall into her trap... or is he...?



“Well, if it isn’t the delectable Lady Curious.”

My heart thudded, and my head whipped around before I could stop it.

Dragonfly slouched against the open hatchway, his hands shoved in his pockets, a sweet little smile turning his lips. He wore a grey silk suit, cufflinks glinting, dark hair tumbling about his shoulders, his tie loose like he’d wandered in from the bar.

Flushing, I turned back and flicked away from the pictures so he wouldn’t see. I should shoot him right now, get his irritating face off my radar. Suited me. Only I wasn’t convinced Nikita would let me live if I defied my orders, and I had to admit Dragonfly’s murky plans intrigued me.

“Go away, I’m working.”

“As it happens, so am I. And on the same thing, judging by that set-up of yours.”

He sauntered up to peer over my shoulder, and I squirmed. Scented soap, whisky, a hint of spice. Damn.

He pulled a golden hyperchip from his pocket and flipped it over his knuckles. “You’re full of surprises, Lady Curious. I’m captivated. Now move over, you’re in the way.”

“Stop calling me that. It’s Lazuli, if you must know.”

“Enchanted, Lazuli. You’re still in the way.”

I split the display contacts, and the projection vanished. I stuffed the slim set away into my thigh pocket, but didn’t step aside. “Be my guest. I’ve got what I came for.”

“By grace of my icebreaker, if I’m not mistaken. Leaving now, are you?”

He leaned past me over the neurospace, running his fingers delicately over the bio-skin, probing for the right receptor for his chip. My own skin shivered warm in sympathy, and inwardly I cursed. This was no time to get distracted.

“Dragonfly, right? The insurrection’s favorite armed robber?” No way was I asking his real name. I didn’t care. Vermin didn’t have names. “Kinda thought you’d be taller.”

He grinned, careless, but color brightened his face in the green light. “You’ve heard of me. I’m flattered.”

“Don’t be. They say it’s the vault you’re after, and that makes you either a genius or an idiot. I know which one I’m betting on.”



Cool, eh? Anyhoo... I believe I mentioned giving away some cool SF romance books?

Here's a couple I've enjoyed lately. Leave me a comment by Wednesday night (that's tomorrow!) for a chance to win an e-copy of GALACTIC INFERNO by Mel Teshco and WINTER FUSION by Anna Hackett! And of course, everyone who comments gets an entry for the Grand Poobah Prize!! of a $50 bookstore gift card.

(Shameless self-promo: You get a bonus entry if you pop over to Amazon right here and 'Like' DRAGONFLY. Just let me know in the comments. Thanks!)



GALACTIC INFERNO from Aussie author Mel Teshco.

After a killer virus, a woman thinks she's the last person left alive on earth... until the aliens arrive. Sexy aliens. With guns. Mel is a top erotic writer and I'd recommend any of her books for an intelligent hot read.






WINTER FUSION by Anna Hackett. This is a brand new release I only downloaded today!

A space trader must seduce a rival negotiator to win a new power source for his planet. The world in this one is pretty cool!

20 comments:

  1. I've liked your book on Amazon... and am commenting here, though I probably did not need to tell you that as you are reading the comment...

    I also probably did not need to tell you that I probably didn't need to tell you that...

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    1. Sorry, didn't see you there :) lucky you let me know! LOL thanks for dropping by!

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  2. woot. Love my scifi. In fact I am a space opera nerd. Love my David Weber.

    Congrats on the release of Dragonfly and may the writing gods shine on you ;P
    Kelly Ethan

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  3. This book looks great, will be adding this one to kindle (and liked) =)
    And thanks for offering Galactic Inferno as a giveaway, not to mention the praise! Might have to put that up on my website... =))

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    1. Yeah, who's that GALACTIC INFERNO chick anyway :D thanks for visiting!

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  4. I liked your book on Amazon (#16) and wish you much continued success.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Nice to see you here :)

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  5. Congrats on the release of DRAGONFLY, Erica. It's already on my iPhone (what did I do before I had this handy gadget?) Have Liked it on Amazon and must stop giggling over the term Grand Poobah Prize. It sounds so frightfully British of you!!!

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    1. I just like saying GRAND POOBAH!!!! in big letters :D

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  6. Love the blog. I liked both books. Galactic Inferno #5 and Winter Fusion #19. Galactic Inferno is book number two, can it be read before book number one? Dragonfly sounds like an amazing adventure.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Glad you could stop by. I reckon you could definitely read GALACTIC INFERNO without reading book 1.

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  7. Ohh I love SciFi. I'll toodle over to amazon and have a look at your new book :)

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  8. Excellent! Thanks for visiting :D

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  9. Congrats on your release! I've already 'Liked' it during the Brigade tag party, but as a bonus I can 'Like' and tag on Amazon UK. :)

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    1. Cool! Thanks :D poor Amazon UK gets neglected...

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  10. We authors are not pathetic that way! I don't belive you, giving away our secrets. And I don't want to win your smelly book, because I'm off to buy it right now. So there. And I've got Anna's and Mel's too. Because Australian authors are the coolest.

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    1. Hmph. Fine. Go buy it, then. *secret kermit flail/snoopy dance*

      Anna and Mel are indeed awesome. So many great books. My iPad is bursting...

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  11. So many books, so little time. :) I'm with Kylie (though I'm not going to call it a smelly book), I've got the books but wanted to say cool prizes and again, congrats on the release.

    LOL still laughing over Kylie's comment and the secret kermit/snoopy dance.

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  12. Thanks :) she didn't say what the book smelled of. Jelly beans, with any luck.

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