Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Release: MechMan, SFR

L.J. Garland

Raven is on a suicide mission. Jex is a biomech on a mission to save humanity. Together, they discover their mutual passion to destroy the enemy isn't their only desire.

A war against the Darch has raged for years, and humanity is on the verge of extinction. Scientists have created biomechs to supplement as warriors, but it's just a temporary fix on what appears an insurmountable problem. One desperate scientist injects JXS241, a biomech warrior, with what he hopes is the solution for mankind's survival. But the biomech is captured by the enemy.

Raven Nirvanni survives on the fringes of a shattered culture. While on a self-imposed suicide mission to annihilate an enemy destroyer, she encounters the imprisoned biomech. Realizing the fate of humanity far outweighs the destruction of a single ship, she rescues him and decides to ensure he reaches his destination.

With the enemy anticipating their every move, Raven is completely taken aback when she realizes she's falling for JXS241. But can she really love a machine? And if so, can he reciprocate?


The needle slid between the third and fourth vertebrae in his neck. A flash of heat shot through him. More pressure was exerted to penetrate the synthetic cartilage of his neurospine. Accessing his internal response center, he raised the pain threshold, but not so high he couldn’t monitor the procedure. Immobile, he waited for it to be finished.

“Done.” The doctor stepped back. “JXS241, system check?”

“No change.” He reset his pain threshold. “As you said, Dr. Mechins. Just a pinch.”

“Good.” The doctor made a note on his techpad. “There are three biomechs just outside the lab, waiting to escort you and the information I implanted into your neurospine to the planet Altaiga.”

“Give me a ship, doctor. I’ll get myself to Altaiga.” Taking three biomechs away from the station’s defenses to act as escort was a waste of resources.

“The information you carry is critical to the war effort.” Dr. Mechins tapped the techpad. “You’ll take the escort.”

JXS241 rose from his chair. The decision was illogical, but, sometimes, humans determined situations based on feelings rather than sound military strategy. He yanked a black shirt over his head then shrugged into his military-issue jacket.

Without warning, the science lab shook, equipment toppled, and assorted paraphernalia crashed to the floor. Alarms barked to life, an alert the base was under attack. Dr. Mechins’ reserved manner morphed to terror. His gaze rolled toward the ceiling.

“They’ve discovered us.” He grabbed JXS241’s arm and dragged him to the lab door. “You’ve got to get out of here. Take the other biomechs, commandeer a ship, and go to Altaiga. The fate of humanity may very well depend on you.”

JXS241 stepped through the doorway. Three heavily armed escorts awaited him. One shoved a pulse rifle into his hands. He grasped the familiar weapon, glanced at it, and toggled the setting to kill.

“Wait.” The doctor clutched his shoulder. “You may notice some changes—”

The lab exploded. Hot twisted metal and glass missiled through the air, spiking everything in its path. A rush of heat shoved Dr. Mechins against JXS241, and they tumbled into the outer hallway.
Hands grabbed the biomech, lifted him to his feet, and propelled him away from the lab. JXS glanced over his shoulder. On the floor lay the doctor, ripped metal and shards of glass jutting from his back, blood pooling beneath him.

“Medic required at lab, level seven,” the tallest biomech said into his com-band. His gaze shifted from the doctor to JXS241. “In line, soldier. Primary objective is to obtain a ship and fly out.”
JXS moved behind the other biomechs, and they hastened to the hangar where pilots scrambled to their fighters.

Scattered throughout the bay, sparks of light appeared and stretched into beings. Six-and-a-half to seven-foot men and women materialized, graced with flaxen hair and beatific smiles. Immense gossamer wings protruded from their backs, spreading wide, while, with a serene facade, they surveyed the hangar.

The enemy had arrived.

Biomech and human soldiers responded. Yellow pulse fire whizzed through the air. The lithe demons twisted and jumped, dancing clear of injury with frenetic speed. Several laughed, avoiding the hot electrical blasts as if it were a game. The Darch possessed great beauty but enjoyed playing with their food.

In two long strides, a male demon towered over a soldier. Before the man raised his gun, the demon’s wings spread, swooped around, and encased him. JXS241 fired on the Darch but with little effect. A look of bliss on its face, the demon closed his eyes and, a moment later, his wings relaxed. The skinless remains of the soldier sank to the floor, a quivering crimson mass.

The male Darch turned an intense blue gaze on JXS241. He stalked across the floor, his gossamer shroud spread wide. A biomech fired, but, having just fed, the demon ignored the direct hit. The Darch smiled, spikes glistening in an unnaturally wide maw.

Across the bay, a panicked soldier tossed a sonic grenade toward two Darch.


The explosion sent JXS tumbling across the bay by floor. Ships flipped like toys tossed from a child’s hand, absorbing the brunt of the shockwave and crushing three additional Darch and several soldiers. Rolling to his knees, JXS located his escort and noted two of them inactive. The third pointed toward the fighter they intended to procure, took three steps, and collided with a female Darch. The huntress gathered him in her wings, her face enraptured with the feeding.

JXS241 sprinted to the ship. The battle would have to be fought without him. His primary directive was reaching Altaiga.

He strapped himself into the pilot’s seat, lifted from the bay floor amid a hail of pulse fire, and turned toward the exit.


MechMan in paperback at Amazon 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Sunday's Child - a Regency Novel by Rosemary Morris

Despite loss and past love, self-sacrifice, brutality and honour, will it be possible for Tarrant and Georgianne to find happiness?

Title:  Sunday’s Child 
(Heroines Born on Different Days of the Week Book 1)

Author:  Rosemary Morris

Cover,  Sunday's Child

Date of Release: 
September 4th, 2016

Genre:  Regency Romance

Publisher:  Books We Love, Ltd.
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Georgianne Whitley’s beloved father and brothers died in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. While she grieves for them, she must deal with her unpredictable mother’s sorrow, and her younger sisters’ situation.

Georgianne’s problems increase when the arrogant, wealthy but elderly Earl of Pennington, proposes marriage to her for the sole purpose of being provided with an heir. At first she is tempted by his offer, but something is not quite right about him. She rejects him, not suspecting it will lead to unwelcome repercussions.

Once, Georgianne had wanted to marry an army officer. Now, she decides never to marry ‘a military man’ for fear he will be killed on the battlefield. However, Georgianne still dreams of a happy marriage before unexpected violence forces her to relinquish the chance to participate in a London Season sponsored by her aunt.

Shocked and in pain, Georgianne goes to the inn where her cousin Sarah’s step-brother, Rupert, Major Tarrant, is staying, while waiting for the blacksmith to return to the village and shoe his horse. Recently, she has been reacquainted with Tarrant—whom she knew when in the nursery—at the vicarage where Sarah lives with her husband Reverend Stanton.

The war in the Iberian Peninsula is nearly at an end so, after his older brother’s death, Tarrant, who was wounded, returns to England where his father asks him to marry and produce an heir.

To please his father, Tarrant agrees to marry, but due to a personal tragedy has decided never to father a child.

When Georgianne arrives at the inn, quixotic Tarrant sympathises with her unhappy situation. Moreover, he is shocked by the unforgivable brutal treatment she has suffered. Full of admiration for her beauty and courage he decides to help Georgianne.

Author Bio:

As I write historical fiction, I am fortunate to be only a 20-minute train journey from London, which offers endless possibilities for research about times past. Many things spark my imagination. One of them was an open bus tour around London. Amongst the sky scrapers and modern buildings Old London can be discovered, including the street that J.K.Rowling used as a model for Diagon Alley in her Harry Potter series.

For as long as I can remember, I enjoyed studying history, reading historical non-fiction, historical fiction and its sub-genres. Today, I enjoy novels in which the characters’ behaviour is appropriate for the era in which they live.

The more I read the more fascinated I become, and the more aware of the gulf between historical periods and my own. Our ancestors shared the same emotions as we do, but their attitudes and way of life were different. One of the most striking examples is the position of women and children in society in bygone ages.

The characters in my novels are of their time, not ones dressed in costume, who behave like 21st century women. Of course, it is almost impossible to completely understand our ancestors, who did things differently in the past, but through extensive research I ensure my protagonists observe the social etiquette of their lives and times.

Although my published novels are set in the early 18th century and the ever popular Regency era, I plan to write fiction set in other periods of history.
Apart from writing, I enjoy time with my family and friends, classical Indian literature, reading, vegetarian cooking, growing organic fruit, herbs and vegetables and creative crafts.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Her Dominant Billionaire

Love 'that' book? Don't miss HER DOMINANT BILLIONAIRE by Lily Harlem.
*please note, previously published with different cover art and the title IN EXPERT HANDS*


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bad Idea

BAD IDEA  - M/M MC BDSM from Lily Harlem

*previously featured in the HIS RULES anthology*

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Seducing the Baker, contemporary romance by Janet Lane Walters

What happens when business and a wedding collide?

Title:  Seducing the Baker
(Book 6, At First Sight series)
Author:  Janet Lane Walters

Date of Release:  June 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Books We Love
Buy Links: Amazon


She was the only girl to turn him down. What will happen when business and a wedding bring them together again.

Jules Grayson was a player as a teen and that hasn’t changed. Business and a friend’s wedding join to bring him to the place where his life had imploded and where his trust issues began. A Ponzi scheme and a suicide forced him into a group home he hated. For ten years he has avoided returning.

Grace Sutton is faced with a dilemma added to by the appearance of Jules in her Sweet and Spicy Cupcake bakery. Years ago she turned Jules down but she had a crush. His appearance erodes the vow she made years ago. Men had used her mother and led the woman into drugs and alcohol. Grace vowed to forego relationships with men until she could support herself. Though the bakery is making money, she doesn’t feel secure. When Jules arrives with a contract for a magazine feature, she is conflicted and attracted. 

Author Bio:

Janet Lane Walters is experiencing her 48th year of being a published author. She doesn't mention the ten years she returned to work as a nurse to help children through college. She began with short stories and poetry then advanced to novels when an editor remarked her short story sounded like the synopsis for a novel. She was published by NY publishers but in 1998 discovered electronic publishing and has continued there.

She calls herself an "eclectic writer" since she writes a number of genres or sub-genres. Cozy mysteries, suspense, contemporary romance, historical, fantasy for YA and adults, paranormal romances featuring alternate worlds or reincarnation. She also has several non-fiction books to her credit. She is an award winning author and shares an EPIC award with Jane Toombs for a non-fiction book on writing.

Find her on the web at: Twitter     Author Web Page     Facebook   
At Books We Love