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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nice Words about Newborn

Just a quick post today to share a great magazine review of my science fiction romance, Newborn, that I received today.  Here are some highlights: This tense science fiction thriller is a delightful surprise from beginning to end. The characters are beautifully layered and complex, and the love story is romantic in the best sense […]

SFR Brigade Showcase, November 2017

Once a month, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase enables the brigade’s authors to highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. This month I want to do two things: 1) crow, and 2) advertise. Crow I attended last month’s InD’Scribe conference, run by InD’Tale Magazine, a good resource for indie and […]

Effing Feline seeks his roots

I, Effing Feline, haven’t managed to track down any of my sisters yet (click here for the background), but I’ve discovered some cats who surely must be related to me. Today I’ll show you the first of my famous relatives. Joan of Arcat is one of the most famous European cats. She’s considered a heroine […]

Call me a Prairie Vole #mfrwauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For  week 41, the writing prompt is: My First Love Scientists have found that some prairie voles are genetically programmed to be monogamous. They’ve even located the gene that controls this. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that natural selection drives some […]

Effing Feline Is not Nasty!

I, Effing Feline, need to clean up my act. Not my litter; my public image. You see, last week Ed commented that I was ‘The Cat Called Ove,’ a take-off on the name of a novel about a nasty man called Ove.  I am not nasty! To prove it, I’ll be sharing some cat jokes. […]