Category Repelling the Invasion Series

Quick Quiz about Earth’s new neighbor

Q. Quick quiz: What’s the nearest star to our sun? A. Proxima Centauri — a red dwarf that is too faint to be seen with the naked eye. It’s part of a three-star system, the brightest of which is Alpha Centauri. Q. Interesting! The villains in Ed’s Repelling the Invasion series are called Proximanians; I wonder […]

Keep that thing away from me #mfrwauthor

After missing a couple weeks, I’m back with a hook from Escapee, a re-release of an award-winning science fiction romance. Catt Sayer and Hector Dukelsky are fleeing an enemy invasion, in an airship. They have company — an ugly creature called a skoot, which was described earlier like this: “Except for sparse fur, its head […]

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, […]

Effing Feline gets serious #Wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, would like to be serious for once, so no laughing or sniggering. Today, November 11, is the anniversary of the end of World War One. That war had a huge impact on the family of my pet human, Ed Hoornaert. A hundred years ago, the family lived outside of Roeselaere, near Ypres and […]

Effing Feline Meows his Mind

I, Effing Feline, have a free rein with this week’s post! Mr Valentine (i.e. my pet human, Ed) won’t be looking over my shoulder. He’s spending much of the weekend at the local Comic Con, speaking on panels and selling books — although maybe I should make that ‘book,’ singular. Snort. Yay, I got away […]

Effing Feline isn’t to blame #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, wished you a Happy Halloween last week, even though that was too early — but it’s not my fault. Twiggles the dog is to blame. She tried on her costume and wanted a picture, and that confused me. It’s all her fault! I’ve selected another snippet from Escapee, book 2 of the […]

Defenseless at my feet #mfrwhooks

We’re switching today to the sequel to The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station. The series is called Repelling the Invasion, and it follows members of the Dukelsky family as they get caught up in an  interstellar conflict with the humans from the Proxima star system, aka Proxies. Guardian Angel saw Priam “Duke” Dukelsky find the […]

Effing Feline has a word #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, have a word for you. Just one little tiny word. To see what it is, though, you’ll have to read on. I’ve selected another snippet from Escapee, book 2 of the Repelling the Invasion series. (Minus the African Queen subtitle, you’ll notice!) Enemies from the Proxima star system have invaded the isolated […]

From somewhere under her long skirt . . . #MFRWhooks

More today from The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, a science fiction romance that’s among my personal favorites because of the heroine. Sandrina is far and away the best character I’ve created — best in the sense of morality, goal in life, and good intentions. But she also has a less-than-perfect side. Here she’s a Peeping […]

Effing Feline finds a man #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, think October is the best month. Why? Because Halloween gives you humans a chance to do what you should be doing every month — pretend you’re something else. Like , oh, perhaps — a cat? Today I’m moving on to the sequel of The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, Escapee is book 2 of […]