Category MFRW

She needs a Christmas Miracle #mfrwhooks

Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker, a holiday novella, is the sixth installment in my Alien Contact for Idiots series, though it can stand alone. The book opens five years from next November on a dark, rainy side street in Tacoma, Washington. Here’s the opening of the book. “It was the best of times, it was the […]

Ready for a Christmas Miracle? #mfrwhooks

It’s October, so new book today! Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker, a holiday novella, is the sixth installment in my Alien Contact for Idiots series. It’s been marinating in my cerebrospinal fluid for a few years now. While sitting in the orchestra pit, playing for live performances of The Nutcracker, I started wondering what […]

Out of action #mfrwhooks

Today is the last snippet from Love thy Galactic Enemy, — which is now live! I’m continuing with last week’s action scene, where we see Finn’s heroic side. Riding a grav sled while Minta, and a friend are returning from a clinic visit, a Finn is startled when a quartet of men attack. Up to […]

Fuzzy around the edges #mfrwhooks

I’m continuing with snippets from Love thy Galactic Enemy, — which is now live! I’m skipping ahead to an action scene. Returning from a clinic visit, a quartet of men attack Minta and Finn — aiming for her because of her enemy roots. Up to now, Finn has been ill and passive. He’s sweet, sure, […]

She had to, because he was a cop #mfrwhooks

I’m continuing with snippets from Love thy Galactic Enemy, — which is now live! Yes, like Frankenstein’s monster, Love thy Galactic Enemy now stalks the e-readers of the world, spreading havoc (and a bit of romance) across the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy. All my hooks from this book have featured that beloved […]

The rest was a dream #mfrwhooks

I’m continuing with snippets from Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September 9 SFR release — all of them featuring that beloved alien pet, the rat-like mizzet. Lou, our heroine, is taking care of Finn, an ill enemy in a tiny flophouse room on Farflung Space Station, where she is trapped. She has also picked up […]

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes #mfrwhooks

The title of this post is a bit misleading, but I couldn’t help referencing Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band. If you don’t know what song I’m talking about, check out Monday’s blog post. Hint: It’s about kaleidoscope eyes. In this snippet from Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September 9 SFR release, it isn’t a […]

It’s just you and me, Brainless #mfrwhooks

Another hook from Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September 9 SFR release. I’m still focusing on the alien pet — a mizzet. Such was the luxury afforded to the Farflung equivalent of a flophouse—luxury Lou could afford for only three more nights, assuming she lost her appetite. If her secret contact didn’t show up soon, […]

More about mizzets #mfrwhooks

Last week I showed you the cover for Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September SFR release. Now I’m focusing on an alien pet — a mizzet. As dumb creatures went, mizzets were very dumb — but empathetic to human emotions, so surely this one sensed it wasn’t welcome. Although its tiny legs were capable of […]

Alien pets get underfoot, too #mfrwhooks

Last week I showed you the cover for Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September SFR release. Today I’m going to focus on an element that (I hope) adds human interest. Namely, an alien pet. My heroine is trapped on a city-sized enemy space station. She’s trying to avoid being noticed when she finds a small creature […]