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Hello, everyone! Although I don’t plan to get into the guest post business again, this new project is too cool not to share. Nine excellent authors have put together a book about space pets. Is that creative and interesting, or what? And some of the money earned on book sales goes to a great pet charity. I’ll be among the first readers snapping up this book. Read on for more information.


Pets in Space

Pets in Space

Out October 11th, 2016

Even an alien needs a pet…

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Bestselling authors have nine original, never-released stories that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

10% of profits from the first month go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

A MATE FOR MATRIX: CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT

By S.E. Smith (New York Times/USA TODAY Best Selling Author)
Matrix Roma is a member of the elite Zion military Cyborg Protection Unit. Matrix gets more than he bargains for when his cyborg partner, a hybrid Wolfhound named K-Nine, goes missing and ends up finding a mate for Matrix in the middle of a deadly mission on an unknown planet called Earth.

STRAY

By Susan Grant (New York Times Best Selling, USA TODAY, and RITA Award Winning Author)
Interplanetary Marine Lt. Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Capt. Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender — his heart. Lukas’s struggles with PTSD threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing on a mission. Can a scarred marine and his unlikely canine partner find Carlynn and bring her home, or will he lose everything he’s finally found worth fighting for?

SPARK OF ATTRACTION

By Cara Bristol (USA TODAY Best Selling Author)
Memory: intact. Cognitive function: enhanced. Emotion: erased. After becoming a cyborg, Captain Dante Stone didn’t think he’d ever feel again, until a traumatized young woman and a ball of synthetic fur named Sparky helped him to love.

STAR CRUISE: STOWAWAY

By Veronica Scott
Cargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her alien sidekick, Midorri, alert him to the presence of a stowaway. He has no idea of the dangerous complications to come – nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman whose life he now holds in his hands. Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become more interesting – and deadly.

THE REAL DRAGON

By Pauline Baird Jones
Emma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse. Her dad is marrying his boss, her dragon suddenly came back talking and typing, and it’s her fault the Earth, or at least ten square miles of Texas, is going to be destroyed. That’s what happens when you forget something very, very important. Luckily for her, she’s got the love of her life that she can’t remember and her dragon by her side. Who needs to worry when you’re having a day like this?

STARDOG

By Laurie A. Green
Navigator Taro Shall has a mission no one wants – find a way to eradicate snakes on a starship. He never expects to find the answer to his problem in a charming street vendor named Adini. His already unusual mission becomes more complicated when he suddenly acquires an adorable StarDog that soon sweeps him and Adini into the maw of a brewing insurrection.

SPIKE

By Alexis Glynn Latner
Young Roboticist Ten Jaxdown has to deploy, and possibly sacrifice, the swarm of investigative robots that he has invented and cares about more than anything else in the star system. It may be the only hope for those depending on him and his robots to save them. Yet, even as frantic preparations for the unprecedented deep-space rescue mission are set in motion, it could all be threatened by sabotage.

Anastasia Steed is an intrepid young mission designer. She steps forward with an idea that can improve the odds of the mission. Neither she nor Ten expect the assistance they receive from a very unusual pet. A pet that will bring together two alienated human beings who didn’t realize they needed each other. Can Ten and Anastasia discover who is behind the sabotage, save the mission, and discover what is evolving between them? With a little bit of unusual help, anything is possible.

SPACE RANGER

By Lea Kirk
Graig Roble is a Senior Commander with the Guardian Fleet security. His specialty as a weapons specialist and combat master is his world, what he was born to do – or so he thought until he finds his resolve and focus inexplicably wavering. His new position aboard the Atlantis can’t even save him; if anything, it has left him questioning his own motives. He never thought that could happen until he met Simone Campbell.

Simone’s focus is on her home world – Earth. She thought her life was full with her research as a botanist. After all, she always believed that helping the people of her world become self-sufficient should take all of her concentration – except it doesn’t. There is one man that keeps pulling her attention, and her heart, away from her job.

Graig’s gift of a puppy to keep her company does more than that, it keeps him in her dreams. How can such a simple gift bring her comfort and make her long for more? Graig and Simone are about to find out that sometimes love can blossom from the smallest, furriest ties.

ESCAPE RUN

By Carysa Locke
Teegan’s job as a hunter is to track down the Talented, those driven insane by their gifts. She and Ember, her psychically gifted fox, have tracked dozens of people for Cole, the man who works to rehabilitate and recover these troubled souls. When one of Cole’s most dangerous patients escapes, Teegan and Ember are on a hunt that could prove fatal if she doesn’t keep her focus on her mission. Unfortunately, Cole is proving one distraction that might make this her last hunt if she can’t do that.

Can Teegan keep her heart and mind in the game long enough to save an entire planet’s population, or will her distraction lead to heartache – and possibly death for everyone?

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The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley…

[Transl.] The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew…

Robert Burns, “To a Mouse.”

My plan, as of June 1 this year, was to teach and put writing aside for the foreseeable future. But, as Robert Burns said (to paraphrase) plans don’t mean much in the real world.

Recently, in discussions with one of my publishers — in this case, Blushing Books — it came to pass that they miss me. Aw. Made me feel good. I needed to be missed. They asked me to write for them again. I thought about it. I wondered if I had another erotic spanking romance in me. I told them I’d get back to them shortly.

I went through my files and my outlines of book ideas. I keep all my book ideas, just in case. Good thing I did! One of my outlines was exactly the kind of book Blushing was looking for from me.  I told them I’d do it, we all hugged (virtually) and off I went.

Now, I’m half way through the first draft. Thought you’d like to know that I’m working on something you’ll like. Something juicy and historical, a bit like The Blacksmith’s Bride and a bit like the Journey Family series, but not part of a box set. My goal is to make this the first book in a four book series. I need to get finished with book one first.

Blushing Books gave me a deadline, and if I meet it, the book will be published in October.

I hope you’ll look forward to it as much as I do.

I’ll give you some hints and details along the way. Stick with me; I’m baaaack!

Trish

 

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Trish Venetian 2015Hello, everyone. Thank you for continuing to buy my books and come to my site for information and to read the free short stories here. I promised I’d get back to you after my six month sabbatical, so I’m doing so today.

I’m not the sort of person who can sit idle and vegetate for long periods of time, so during the six month away period, I did a number of things.

I knitted and crocheted;

I restarted my embroidery hobby;

I outlined a new story, which, if ever published, will be under a pen name;

I read books (mostly non-fiction);

I sat in on many industry-related webinars and asked questions;

I started a new website for authors and editors, working with two other people, and wrote articles about what I’ve learned over the years plus current industry trends (it’s called BookMarketMaven.com);Maven Icon White Bknd

I began packaging some re-releases of older adult fairy tale-style books, and hope to offer them on the market as a two-story volume in the near future;

classes for writers logo-medand, I started a new business, offering online classes for writers and editors (it’s called ClassesForWriters.com).

So, as you can see, in many respects, I’m working just as hard as I did while writing fiction books, but now my focus is on non-fiction. I was a technical writer before my fiction career took off (and, in the beginning, during), so I have a lot of know-how to fall back on.

With all of this in mind, and mostly owing to Classes for Writers, I’m going to continue my move away from fiction for the time-being. I might change my mind and write the story that I outlined while on sabbatical (I couldn’t resist as the story was firmly in my head), but I don’t have a plan to do so right now.

If you miss me — maybe a few of you do — write to me. My email address is on the “Contact Info” page here on the site.

I will continue to keep you informed of my peregrinations, and I hope you’ll keep returning to Patricia Green Books and telling your friends about my work, both fiction and non-fiction. Because I can’t stop being productive with words, I’ll keep providing new material in the form of reporting industry trends, marketing tips, and fiction advice on Book Market Maven, and will offer my experience and insights to the classes at Classes for Writers. You and your friends are more than welcome to come see what’s on offer at these sites. If you’re a writer or editor, I have no doubt they will prove helpful to you.

I truly appreciate your patronage.

Thank you!

Trish

 
 

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