Tag Archives: Edward Hoornaert

Maybe She Should Run #MFRWHooks

Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you. I’m continuing to highlight Rescuing Prince Charming, a science fiction romance that will be released December 4. Last week I showed you the back cover blurb. Today, you’ll see the very opening of the […]


Effing Feline runs a shredding service

I, Effing Feline, am considering starting a manuscript evaluation service. I think I’d be good at it, because my claws are so very, very sharp. I’ll rate stories by dead mice: 3 dead mice is good, 1 or 2 dead mice means I couldn’t get my claws into it. In theory, it’s a 5-mouse scale, but […]

Effing Feline was naughty (heh, heh, heh)

I, Effing Feline, was naughty. My pet human, Ed Hoornaert (aka Mr Valentine) went out back to mow the lawn yesterday, while my visiting Cousin Lee (at right) watched birds through the window and licked his lips. When Mr V came in for water, I batted a catnip mouse against the jamb … and when he went back outside again, […]

April Fools for Love #2

If you haven’t yet entered the raffle for the great prizes in the April Fools for Love blog tour, you still can–but don’t put it off, because time is running out. <<< === >>> April Fools is a perfect theme for my brand new release, Alien Contact for Idiots. Why? Here’s the opening of the book: […]

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 Perfect Exotic Vacation for YOU

With the Christmas holidays over and the winter blahs setting in (even here in Arizona), Mr. Valentine’s fancy turns lightly to thoughts of … vacation! But where to go? Maybe you folks can help me out. I can’t decide between these glorious vacation spots: The travel posters are courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech, for planets that have actually been […]

Do-it-yourself Science Fiction Cat Humor

More Science Fiction Cat Humor, and a contest Awhile back, I posted a cat picture for readers to suggest their own caption.  The wittier the better!  Here’s the pic:   The best suggestion wins a free ebook of The Trial of Tompa Lee, the first book in Mr. Valentine’s science fiction trilogy starring science fiction’s […]

SFR Brigade Showcase 1

As part of the SFR Brigades showcase, I give you a short excerpt from The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, to be released October 21. The setting is Farflung Space Station, an old and rather decrepit station handling trade to and from the planet it orbits.  It’s a city in space, housing four thousand people–and, as […]

Shiny Grey Wisdom

Shiny! All you Browncoats out there know the secret meaning of the word ‘shiny,’ right?*  No, I’m wrong–that sentence shouldn’t have a question mark, but an exclamation point!  Maybe two! All you browncoats out there know the secret meaning of the word ‘shiny,’ right! ! To me, this is the all-time best piece of invented […]

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 […]