Category The Tribulations of Tompa Lee

Effing Feline burps

As they say in the commercials . . . new name, same great book! I, Effing Feline, thank you for all the cat treats you earned me by voting in Ed’s poll last week . (Burp) We have a winner in the exciting race to replace the name Audra Fleeing Audra Finding. And the winner is […]


Effing Feline Googles himself

I, Effing Feline, figured out last week that I must have sisters. I’ve started searching for them. Imagine how awed they’ll be when they learn that I, the world’s most literary cat, am their brother! But I’m having trouble finding them. Can you believe that Google is utterly useless when it comes to searching for cats […]

Effing Feline practices catching mice

I, Effing Feline, got some Stern but useful advice from one of you last week. When I complained about have no mice to catch, Caitlin said: “There’s always toy mice, Effing. Good practice!” But when I crawled under the love seat to retrieve my catnip mouse, I discovered Ed the Pet Human was right: I need […]

SFR Showcase and Cover Reveal

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. The Trilogy of Tompa Lee The Tribulations of Tompa Lee is part of The Trilogy of Tompa Lee. Below at right is the old cover. The Tribulations of Tompa […]

Think your glasses need cleaning?

Nope, your glasses are fine. As you may have noticed, this blog has a new header image with two changes: First, the cover for Newborn, released in November, belatedly appears along with the covers of my other books. Second, the cover for The Tribulations of Tompa Lee, book two in The Trilogy of Tompa Lee, […]

Now available: The Trilogy of Tompa Lee

Together for the first time in one volume! All three books in one, on sale for only $5.99 through the end of the year. Follow Tompa’s travails through an unfair trial-by-combat, a dangerous national park on another planet, and a flooded alien city as she struggles to survive — and to find the love and acceptance […]

Holiday Hop and a cover reveal

Just in time for Christmas, Mr Valentine (aka Edward Hoornaert) releases The Trilogy of Tompa Lee, complete for the first time in one volume. The trilogy of science fiction with romantic elements includes the following full-length books. Click on a title to learn more about it. The Trial of Tompa Lee (Amazon bestseller) The Tribulations […]

Visit My Worlds

Inspired by NASA’s fanciful travel posters for other worlds, I have designed travel posters for some of my science fiction worlds. I have presented each poster individually, but in honor of the SFR Brigade’s Showcase, all the posters are gathered in one place for the first time on any planet. Go ahead, decide which planet you’d like […]

Exotic Vacation Destinations, part 2

NASA recently released travel posters for a few of the many planets discovered in the last few years, as Mr. Valentine noted while discussing his vacation plans yesterday. You can see examples of NASA’s posters in the previous blog entry. PlanetQuest has identified 1804 confirmed planets outside our solar system, and another 3199 deep space objects […]

The SFR Brigade Presents another Triumph

If you haven’t checked out the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, you really should. This group of writers contains some of the major voices in women’s science fiction, including Catherine Asaro and Linnea Sinclair. Some members write romance set in futuristic settings. Others, such as Mr. Valentine, write more traditional science fiction, but emphasize strong female leads and […]