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Cover Reveal — The Saint of Quarantine Island

A Hard-Fought Book Title My next book, a near future speculative fiction with elements of romance, is currently gnawing away at my South African editor’s free time. It only took ten or eleven years since I started the blinking book. This is Progress! I also have a cover for the book. More progress! I even […]


A cover, a blurb and a constellation #mfrwhooks

Happy belated New Year! I’m back after a hiatus for the holidays. All four of my children came home to Arizona for Christmas, even the ones in Toronto and Amsterdam. Great times! But now back to everyday life . . . sigh. (Nothing personal about that sigh.) Today’s hook isn’t a snippet, but rather a […]

Headers Up!

The header image of this blog has proved to be a a maintenance nightmare. You see, it shows the covers of all my books. Actually, that’s not true. It doesn’t show my computer programming books, nor the contemporary romances I wrote for Silhouette Books. But it does show my science fiction and sci fi romance books, […]

Runaway moms revealed #mfrwhooks

In anticipation of the  September 1, 2018 release of Alien Contact for Runaway Moms, I have some something a bit different today: A new, longer blurb. A new cover. The Blurb The first paragraph has been around a while. The second is new. If you have any editing suggestions, let me have them. When her […]

Travel poster reveal – Alien Contact for Runaway Moms

Visions of the Future Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has  been instrumental in discovering many exoplanets — that is, planets outside our solar system. To catch the popular imagination, they also produce travel posters for these worlds. (Click a thumbnail for a larger version.) Since readers visit a new world every time they read a […]

Rescuing Prince Charming cover #mfrwbookbooks

Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you. I’m highlight Rescuing Prince Charming, a science fiction romance releasing December 4 and available now for pre-order. Three weeks I gave you the back-cover blurb, and two weeks ago you got the opening of the […]

Cover Reveal: Rescuing Prince Charming

The unveiling of Rescuing Prince Charming At last, after months of a placeholder, here’s the real cover of Rescuing Prince Charming. This science fiction romance releases December 4, 2017, but it’s available now for pre-order. Director’s Commentary (just like on DVDs!) Since this is the fourth book in the Alien Contact for Idiots “universe,” the […]

Cover reveal — Alien Contact for Idiots

Shakespeare says: “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” To which I respond: “What’s in a cover? that which we call a book Inside any other cover would read as sweet” Shakespeare was was wrong, of course–or rather, he deliberately misleads us here, because the […]

Mirror Shattered

In the spirit of book releases, and seeing that Ed Hoornaert’s The Triumph of Tompa Lee is only weeks away from release, Mr. Valentine is hosting a cover reveal for a great new science-fiction romance by KG Stutts: Mirror Shattered. Mirror Shattered is the second book in a sci-fi romance series by new author KG […]

Triumphant Cover Reveal

And now, alas, for some shameless commercialism. Amazing how different it feels, though, when it’s my commercialism … noble, almost, or at least artistic and marvellously important, as opposed to crass. Without further apology, here’s the cover reveal for The Triumph of Tompa Lee, my upcoming science fiction adventure with dollops of romance. Leave a […]