Tag Archives: The Tribulations of Tompa Lee

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph of Writing Sequels

My last post, Top Ten Thing Readers Hate about Books, has turned out to be the most popular post I’ve ever done on this blog. That popularity inspired me to follow up with a related article I wrote recently for Savvy Authors  (which is a great resource for writers–I recommend it). You see, many of […]

Release Day! Tribulations of Tompa Lee

If you’re a writer, you know what the release day of The Trial of Tompa Lee (a science fiction novel packed with adventure, romance, and humor) means to Mr. Valentine.  If you aren’t a writer, think opening presents on Christmas. Or slipping the keys of your first car into the ignition for the very first time. […]

The SFR Brigade Presents (plus music that will leave you thunderstruck!)

Today, Mr. Valentine presents another instalment from his brand new novel, The Tribulations of Tompa Lee–and share some music he finds both enjoyable and hilarious. First, the writing! Tompa and a small band of war refugees are pursued by bloodthirsty alien Klicks as they race across Palla Pelly Park. Palla Pelly is this planet’s equivalent of […]

Agent Oboe Seven

Today, Mr. Valentine presents another instalment from the soon-to-be-released The Tribulations of Tompa Lee. Last week you read about Tompa’s meeting with an important alien visitor: a Detchvilli who has chosen the name Sir Charles for his dealings with humans. Detchvilli’s adore human music, and he has brought his woodwind quintet to the embassy in […]

A Touch of Futuristic Humor

Most everything Mr. Valentine writes includes touches of 1) love and 2) humor. The love element may provide a character’s motivation (it’s one of the most powerful human emotions, after all), or it may be the focus of the story, as in my early Silhouette romances. The humor element … well, it just keeps creeping […]