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If you’d like to check out my new novel, Rediscovery, there isn’t much time before the Moonscapes bundle disappears. And my short story, Moonfall.

Here’s a brief blurb about Rediscovery, a romantic space opera:

In all the fueling stations in all the galaxies, his ex-girlfriend had to be the only medtech available for a deep space mission—to search for his missing wife. But someone doesn’t want her found. Or his team to leave this unexplored world alive.

Hurry! Only a few hours left!

Two days left!

If you’re interested in the first look at my new novel, Rediscovery, pick up the Storybundle Moonscapes. My romantic space opera is only available here. And not only do you get more stories from some amazingly talented writers, but you help out AbleGamers charity, a group that provides assistive technologies to allow people with disabilities to game. How cool is that?

One more look at those covers:

 

 

Moonscapes StoryBundle

I was super excited when Dean Wesley Smith bought my SF short story, Moonfall for Fiction River: Moonscapes. Moonfall had been a story in my head for a long time (and a few false starts on paper). It’s my tribute to those intrepid little rovers on Mars, still carrying on a vision that began on July 20, 1969 with the Apollo 11 crew’s first steps on the moon. Moonfall reunites two scientists (and former lovers) that develop and launch DOV, an artificially intelligent rover on a one-way mission to the moon, Io to gather data. But the little rover affects its creators in unexpected ways as it unlocks Io’s secrets. 

And I was even more excited when Dean invited me to contribute an SF novel to a new bundle he is curating called MoonscapesThe bundle features work from several writers that contributed stories to the Fiction River anthology (Annie Reed, Maggie Jaimeson, and Matt Buchmann) and some other writers you might recognize: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, Ron Collins, Blaze Ward, and Dean Wesley Smith.

 

My first SF novel, Rediscovery, is a romantic space opera. This is my second novel and it is only available through StoryBundle. It will launch in electronic and print versions from Elusive Blue Fiction in July. But if you’d like to read it early, it’s available for a short time through StoryBundle.

Here’s a short summary:

When his wife’s first contact mission falls apart in the Rim, Captain Quinn Sayre prepares to embark on a search and rescue mission to find his missing wife. Until the search and rescue mission turns into a grim recovery mission. Determined to bring her body home at all cost, Sayre must sign a third medtech to his crew or abort his mission to the uncharted world. And the only medtech up for reassignment in the whole damned quadrant is space shy ex-girlfriend Tarateal Roberts who hated him more than space travel. She’d rather shove him out an airlock than give him medical attention, but this deep space mission is her last chance to save her failing career. And get back home—to Earth.

And on top of all these awesome SF stories, a portion of the proceeds from this bundle goes to an awesome charity: AbleGamers. AbleGamers is an amazing charity that provides customized and assistive technologies to people with disabilities, allowing them to join their friends and family in playing video games. Bringing people together with technology and gaming. I have been a lifelong video game player since the days of arcade games and Pong. From Sierra Games and Infocom. Wing Commander to Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Wolfenstein and Doom to Bioshock and Mass Effect. And several MMOs. So I just LOVE that this bundle is supporting this charity and helping people with disabilities experience the joy of gaming that I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy my whole life.

But if you’d like to read some wonderful SF stories by some very talented writers and help out your fellow gamers, check out this bundle! But hurry! The clock’s ticking on this collection.

Escapist Bundle and Story News

Just got back from a wonderful workshop on the Oregon Coast!

First up, some bundle news. Storybundle’s Escapist Bundle is in its second week of availability. My first novel, Isabel’s Tears (a paranormal romance) is just one of the many offerings in this bundle of stories. And a portion of the sales goes to Oregon’s wonderful education program called SMART which provides tutoring and books to thousands of young Oregon readers. So escape into new worlds and support a young readers with this offering from Storybundle!

Next, Fiction River: Tavern Tales (edited by Kerrie L. Hughes) is out with one of my latest stories, One Last Round at Cozy’s Tavern!

Struggling with the break up of his marriage, a disillusioned cop investigates a missing persons report at the local tavern. But something isn’t quite right about the sultry piano player or the mysterious bartender that knows a little too much about him.

 

 

 

 

And…I have five new short story sales to report (wow, can you believe that? Five!). More news about these stories and publications later.

Safe Like Cedar, romantic suspense, sold to Fiction River: Summer Sizzles edited by Kathryn Grayson
Combination, crime fiction, sold to Fiction River: Editors Choice 
Death’s Other Cousin, contemporary fantasy, sold to Fiction River: Feel the Love edited by Mark Leslie
This Magic Moment, Young Adult fiction, sold to Pulphouse Magazine (yes, it’s back!) edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Trafficking Stops, crime fiction, sold to Fiction River: Spies edited by Kris Nelscott

Also, I have four more stories that will be published this year, so stay tuned for the next anthology, No Humans Allowed, edited by John Helfers—with my SF short story, Sense and Sentientability.

Escapist Bundle!

Everyone, at 10 PM PST, a new bundle will be available from Storybundle: Escapist Bundle! My novel, Isabel’s Tears, will appear in its first bundle. 🙂

This bundle was built around the Fiction River anthology, Recycled Pulp with stories from the following authors: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Erica Lyon, Rebecca Senese, Annie Reed, Cat Rambo, Tom Carpenter, Dayle Dermatis, Kelly Washington, and me. My short story, The Delicatessan on the Edge of the Monolith, appears in Fiction River: Recycled Pulp (also included in the bundle).

 

Isabel’s Tears is a contemporary fantasy novel about a magical inn and a century-old curse that keeps two lovers apart.

Haunted by a crippling fear of water, Cassidy O’Connell checks into an old Washington State inn to fulfill her best friend’s last wish of touching the Pacific Ocean, but she awakens the inn’s magic—and a curse.

When a prominent family claims ownership of his dilapidated 1909 inn, Griff Perry struggles to keep his paternal promise to never sell it. Jaded by a lifetime of loss, he trusts no one in his search for the lost deed and anyone trespassing on his property

Sparks fly when Griff confronts Cassidy, assuming she works for his rivals. Anger turns to enchantment when he discovers that she sees the inn just as it was in 1909. Enemy becomes ally when Cassidy communicates with the ghostly innkeeper, learning the deed is tied to a curse that forever separates her from her fiancé.

To break the curse, Griff and Cassidy must unravel the mystery of Isabel’s Tears without unleashing a hundred-year storm that will consume everything in its path.