Release Day!

Lesserblood Lies has gone live! I'm beyond thrilled.

Please join me Wednesday, December 14 on the Carina Press blog. I'll be blogging about strong heroines. I'm having a contest, too!

Science Fiction Submissions Call by Carina Press

Carina Press has announced a submissions call for a new SF anthology. Carina (normally an e-pub only) will even create limited-edition print copies of the anthology to give to the authors. I want to fondle and admire some solid books with my name on it, so I'm busy refining a story to submit!

Here's a summary of the call:
Carina is looking for science fiction novellas with a winter holiday theme, to be published digitally both individually and as a collection in December 2012. The novellas should be from 18,000 to 35,000 words and feature science fiction elements as integral to the novella. The stories do not need to be romance, or even have romance elements, but can be straight science fiction, or science fiction with romantic elements, and can also feature elements of mystery, thriller, horror or other sub-genres. Additionally, there is no set heat level for these stories, so they can have no sex, or be ultra-sexy, or anything in between.

To submit, please send your completed manuscript and synopsis, along with query letter to submissions@carinapress.com by March 15th, 20112. In the subject line, please put SciFi Holiday: Manuscript Title and Author

Cover Art Reveal


Here's the cover for Lesserblood Lies! I think it's spectacular.

And here's the blurb:

To protect her children from the despotic Trueblood, Merianne defied them by taking her girls and fleeing the planet. Even though Merianne's daughters are Lesserblood, they have the Talents. The Trueblood would train her children to use their dangerous gifts, but their methods are cruel, and Merianne would never see her girls again.

Merianne tries to give her girls a safe, quiet life, but when they befriend Thorne, a brilliant scientist, she finds herself drawn to the kind and captivating man—despite his uncanny resemblance to the Trueblood.

Thorne wants to help the girls control their emerging Talents, and he's intrigued by their mother. But just as Merianne finally accepts Thorne's help, two of her children are seized. To rescue the girls, Merianne and Thorne must risk death at the hands of the Trueblood, who will kill to protect their lies.

Refreshed version of A Greater Art, newly revised by the author.

81,000 words

News: New Title for My SF Romance

I've been crazy busy these last few months finishing up the developmental edits for my SFR book formerly known as A Greater Art. Yes, formerly. The title of the novel is now Lesserblood Lies.

I don't want to brag on editor Deb Nemeth's insight and fabulosity too much, otherwise it will look like I think A Greater Art was crappy. (It wasn't crappy!) But now, because of Deb's editing, my novel is even better!

I'm so looking forward to seeing what the cover art folks come up with.

Happy Anniversary Carina Press!

In honor of Carina's first anniversary, the Carina blog is offering a grand prize of a Kobo ereader (the original model) and 12 Carina Press digital titles. All you need to do to be entered to win is make a comment on the Carina blog. Carina will ship internationally.

The Carina Press team is also doing a blog tour on twenty different Carina authors’ blogs. On each blog, leave a comment and be entered to win a download of a Carina Press title.

2011 EPIC Awards Announced


Winners of the 2011 EPIC awards were recently announced on the EPIC site. Of special interest (to me, anyway) are the best in electronic science fiction, SF romance and SF erotica.

Science Fiction: Massively Multiplayer by P. Aaron Potter—Double Dragon Publishing, Inc.

Science Fiction Romance: Girl Gone Nova by Pauline Baird Jones—L & L Dreamspell

Science Fiction Erotic Romance: Lord Of Thunder Thunder Series Book 1 by Linda Mooney—Whiskey Creek Press


Congratulations to the winners!

News: A Greater Art Contracted

A Greater Art has been contracted by Carina Press! Carina Press is the digital-first arm of Harlequin. Tentative publication date is sometime around the end of 2011.

I learned about the publisher's interest in science fiction romance through SFR Brigade's fascinating interview with Carina Press Editor Deborah Nemeth. Thanks, SFR!

NASA Weighs in on Bad Science Thrillers


NASA names "2012" most absurd science-fiction film of all time

According to NASA, 2012 was an "exceptional and extraordinary" example of Hollywood bad science. The movie featured neutrinos (which in real life can't interact with physical substances at all) causing solar flares, earthquakes, and tsunamis.