Archive for February, 2011


Starkissed micro-sequel: Starlight

February 21, 2011

Here’s the micro-sequel to Starkissed I promised a few days ago. It runs about 2000 words, and it’s permanently archived on a page to itself, link to the right. I’ll also be putting it up other places over the next few days, such as Goodreads and Smashwords.

If you haven’t read Starkissed, I hope you take a few moments to check out the excerpt. There’s a link to the right. Or click here: Starkissed.




This vignette picks up a few days after the ending of Starkissed. For those who have read the book and wonder why I don’t mention certain things, it’s because I don’t want to put in too many spoilers for those who haven’t read it. (Rest assured, all is well!) And if you haven’t read it, I hope you find Leith and J’Qhir’s happily-ever-after intriguing enough to follow along on the journey of how they reached it in Starkissed.


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July 2308 TST (Terran Standard Time)

Earth confined her, Leith thought as she walked through the gardens surrounding her parents’ home. Their home, not hers, not any longer. In a few months, she would go to Zi, a hot, arid world many light years from where she stood at this moment. The thought thrilled and frightened her at the same time.

Gazing up at the night sky, she studied the panorama of diamond dust stars scattered across the midnight velvet sky. A thicker band of dust trailed off-center–the Milky Way. She missed traveling among the stars, though she had done so only a few times in her life. Her last trip hadn’t been pleasant in many ways, but she wouldn’t go back and change it for anything. The outcome was worth any of the horrors she had endured. She had met J’Qhir, the Warrior of Zi. How could she want to change that?
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Starkissed cover roasted in UK

February 16, 2011

Starkissed coverThe cover of Starkissed was roasted at a Uk site. But it’s all in good fun!

It’s in good company with a lot of other sci-fi/fantasy classic and vintage covers. This is from last October, but I only ran across it a couple of weeks ago.

BTW, I’ll have a little flash fiction “sequel” to Starkissed up in a few days. It’s only about 1500 words and takes place a few days after the end of Starkissed. Just a thank you to those who enjoyed the book and wanted a little more. And, hopefully, a bit of a teaser to entice those who haven’t read it to give it a try. 🙂


Immortal Ecstasy FREE for a while

February 8, 2011

Immortal Ecstasy coverImmortal Ecstasy is FREE at Smashwords (and the other retailers as the price change filters through) for a limited time.