Category The Triumph of Tompa Lee

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 […]


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 […]

Cat humor winner and breaking news

Today, a little bit of this and that, from submissive puddy cats to a bunch of breaking news about books. Breaking News #1: Cat Humor Update A little while back, I posted some science fiction cat humor, along with a captionless photo.  The best caption so far, submitted by a friend who wishes to remain […]

Book Tour: The Triumph of Tompa Lee

Mr. V has dipped his virtual toes into the virtual waters of book tours.  This tour promotes my most recent release, The Triumph of Tompa Lee.  A bunch of good stuff is going on, including reviews, excerpts, and an in-depth interview with my heroine, Tompa Lee herself.  I had to keep telling her to tone it down, […]

The Triumph of Tompa Lee — now available!

Tompa Lee finally gets her happily-ever-after Toss some confetti! Blow a trumpet fanfare! The Triumph of Tompa Lee is now available! Yes, my underdog heroine, who has been compared to Lisbeth Salander inthe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,  finally gets her happily-ever-after in this, the final book of The Trilogy of Tompa Lee. The Trouble with […]

The SFR Brigade Presents One Last 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 […]

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 […]