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.
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
“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!