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Violet Haze – Caleb’s side-story

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In Violet Haze, we follow Caleb’s path to emotional self-awareness during the time period surrounding the Mechatronic rights movement. The events begin thirty years prior to the start of the series, and will follow Caleb all the way to his reawakening by Jenadri and Trip in Book 3, Tracing The Stars. His struggles to understand Organic emotions and the fight for equal recognition among Organics collide as he falls in love with Violet and learns of her connection to an underground Mechatronic movement.

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Excerpt:

The street outside Franklin’s shop was vacant, the marketplace a block over nearly just as empty. Eyes followed them as they boarded the bus in silence. One expression held judgmental anger, but most held unexpected compassion. It was clear, from the whispers Organics forgot Mecha were quite capable of hearing, that the citizens of Easton were both appalled and unhappy with the rioters’ actions.

In a daring move, Caleb met one woman’s eyes as he openly took Violet’s hand in his. The woman’s gaze darted to the hands then back up to Caleb’s face as he let the expected wall of indifference fade. His bold statement was awarded by the woman’s smile. The whispers he heard as he left the bus, hand-in-hand with Violet, uplifted his hope that things would improve, despite the horrible actions of a few.

“Caleb,” Violet looked down at their joined hands as they walked. “People are staring.”

“Let them stare.” Caleb no longer cared. “Let them see, Violet. Let them know that it wasn’t just machinesthat were destroyed last night, but living beings with consciousness, emotions and people who cared about them. Let them not forget that it was murder.”

Violet took in a sharp breath, coming to a halt. He stopped with her, afraid he’d gone too far. Her grip tightened around his fingers as her other hand raised to his face. With a swift, graceful movement, she elevated to her tiptoes and kissed his cheek.

As her heels touched pavement again, Caleb felt his feet leave the ground. It was the most incredible sensation he’d experienced so far – beyond the strong heat of anger or the deep well of sorrow. This was something unimaginable. Indescribable. Wonderful.

“I-I…” Violet stammered, her fingers touching her lips. “I don’t know why I did that. It was an automatic response to the pride I felt at the words you spoke, and the way you hold my hand so openly. Is… Is thisaffection?”

Pulling their joined hands to his lips in a gesture he’d seen before, he kissed her fingertips with a smile. “I believe so, yes.”

His gaze dropped to her mouth as her thumb traced his bottom lip. The peck on the cheek wasn’t enough. He wanted more.

Pinning her hand against his chest, he slipped his arm around her back and lifted her upwards. The brilliant purple within her irises glistened in wide-eyed shock, her electronic pupils dilating as he held her close. With a sighing release of air from her core and the most elegant tilt of her head, she offered those lips to him freely, and he took them without a thought concerning the crowd who had gathered to stop and stare as two machines became more than the sum of their parts.

There was nothing mechanical in the nature of that kiss. No script written by the hands of Organics could so eloquently form such a perfect symphony. And, there was music. It filled Caleb’s every process, firing across his synapses in an electrical storm that seemed without end.

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Looky Looky – I’m in an awesome Sci-Fi Romance anthology!

I’m so excited! One of my novella series, Celestial Seasons has been included in Nebula Nights, a brand new anthology full of science fiction romance. This anthology is AWESOME! It features eleven Science Fiction Romance stories.

Oh – and it’s only ONE FRIGGAN DOLLAR!!!  These books would cost $25 to buy separately!

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Isn’t it pretty?! O_O And, look at those names I’m included with! We’re talking some serious Science Fiction Romance, people! So, dig through your couch cushions or raid your cuss-jar and get reading!

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All These Pieces of Me is now Free…

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Book 1 of The Stables series is now available FREE on all major outlets, including:
Amazon,
Kobo,
B&N and
All Romance.

I hope to reach and share Emma and Brandon’s story with as many readers as possible, so making the book free is the best way to do this.

In other news, The Stables book 3, If You Still Want Me is now available.

So, what’s next?

Side-Story-CalebAReI’ll be taking a break from The Stables for a short time to refocus my attention onto my space opera series. I have been working on Caleb’s story, Violet Haze, and hope to have it published by end of August. It’s going to be another exploration into the development of love within an artificial intelligence, but it is also going to look at Corwint’s past and the Mecha rights movement. I feel that the discrimination and struggles for recognition that the Mecha went through is an important part of Corwint’s history to examine.

More information and excerpts for this new story coming soon!

If You Still Want Me…

…is coming, just not exactly when I had hoped.

If-You-Still SMALLDue to some personal and family matters that have garnered much of my attention this month, I’ve had to push back the release of book #3 in The Stables series, ‘If You Still Want Me’. Despite my desire to get this out there and into the hands of readers, I don’t want to rush it, either. I am nearly done with it, and am now shooting for a mid-July launch.

I do have some good news, though!

The book will be just $0.99cents during its first week of publication! As soon as I have a more solid release-date nailed down, I will let everyone know, and I’ll also be releasing a three-chapter sneak peak at that time.

Sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience!

UPDATE: Chapter 1 sneak peek has been posted! Click Here to read.

Breathe Into Existence Now Available!

Book 4 in the Corwint Central Agent Files

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Side-Story-Og-ARAsha journeys to the Vesparian homeworld, breaking the laws of her sisterhood in a hope to save the life of Merik – the Trexen who nearly lost his mind in his attempts to protect her from herself. As she seeks reconciliation for her past and a reason to hope for the future, she must accept responsibility for Merik’s condition at the possible cost of her heart. 

Merik awakens to an alien world and the silver eyes that have come to haunt his dreams. Fighting against his Trexen nature, his heart begs him to protect Asha while his carnal spirit calls him to claim her as his and no one else’s. 

Bonds will be forged and broken. Trust will be lost, love tested and the strings of Fate pulled taught. The universe will tilt as two Vestrasa collide and Ethan learns a truth that has the power to change everything.