Thursday Threads – Pirates of the Dark Nebula

This week on Thursday Threads…it’s me!

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Title: Pirates of the Dark Nebula
Author: S.C. Mitchell
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Heat Level: Sizzling

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-Dark-Nebula-Hearts-Orbit-ebook/dp/B0109O7VMQ/

Blurb:
It can’t fall into the wrong hands.

Luna Callista holds the key to a galaxy-changing new technology. Captured by a ruthless band of deep-space pirates, she’s rescued by a man filled with dark secrets of his own. Who is Rik Mazar?

Galactic protector or rogue pirate?

After three years undercover among the Brotherhood of the Dark Nebula, Rik Mazar isn’t sure what side of the law he’s walking. In a world of murder and betrayal, his life goes on the line every day. But, protecting Luna Callista means putting his heart in as much danger as his hide.
A rusting service droid, a Ferang fortuneteller, and a ship full of back-water refugees are their only allies, as two hearts go into orbit to save a galaxy in peril.

HEARTS IN ORBIT: VOLUME 2 – PIRATES OF THE DARK NEBULA is a science fiction romance set in the far-flung space-traveling future, continuing the series’ course across a galaxy filled with love and adventure.
Available now at: http://www.amazon.com/Blarmling-Dilemma-Hearts-Orbit-Book-ebook/dp/B00QHND71S/

Excerpt:

He took a step closer and tucked his fist under her chin, raising her lips to meet his. Warm, firm, and enticing. The thrill shot through her core once again as his mouth took her to another place, another world.

Time stopped. Her whole focus was him. Only him. His lips on hers. His hard body pressed against her.

His arms wrapped around her, a comforting cocoon—protection from the cold, dark galactic sector about them. It would be so easy to say it was just comfort and protection she was seeking in this man, but there was so much more to it than that. So much more to him.

His eyes promised safety—his lips heaven.

Still, she barely knew him. Who was he? What was he?

An actor and a con man, to be sure. So, was this all an act too?

His tongue tangled with hers, plundering ever so sweetly. Damp heat built in her core. The bold press of his erection against her stomach betrayed his arousal. This was no act. He wanted her as much as she wanted him. Did there need to be anything more to it?

“I am tracking an ion storm entering the quadrant, Captain.” Harvey’s monotone intruded into the passion of the moment. She’d all but forgotten the droid was standing behind her.

Rik broke off the kiss. Reluctance colored his gaze. “Thank you, Harvey. Continue tracking. Let me know if it gets near enough to bring us under its influence.” He shook his head. Lowered his voice. “That was probably a huge mistake.”

He sighed, looking deeply into her eyes.

“Oh, I don’t think so, sir.” Harvey’s retort took Luna by surprise once again. “Those storms can get quite intense.”

Rik chuckled, his heated stare still locked onto her. “Yes, quite intense.”

***

Bio: Hidden strengths, adventurous hearts.

S C Mitchell

S.C.Mitchell grew up an avid reader of comic books, science fiction and fantasy literature. He’s been writing stories for over thirty years. In 2010 he left his job as a computer desktop support specialist to pursue his passion for writing full time. He is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as the Wisconsin chapter.

As a writer of paranormal and sci-fi romance, fantasy, and science fiction, Steve crafts unique and wondrous worlds where his characters explore, romp, and fall in love. Whether traveling through dark, demon filled dimensions, the edge of wild space, or ancient mythological heavens, his heroes and heroines, guided by their adventurous hearts, discover hidden strengths on their pathway to enduring love.

Links:

Web Site: http://scmitchellauthor.com/
Blog: https://scmitchell.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSCMitchell
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorSMitchell
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007D0Z1MW

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Cover reveal – Pirates of the Dark Nebula

Today I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel

Pirates of the Dark Nebula:

Pirates of the dark nebula2

Pirates of the Dark Nebula is the second in my Hearts in orbit series, and will be releasing sometime next month from Soul Mate Publishing.

Blurb:

It can’t fall into the wrong hands.

Luna Callista holds the key to a galaxy changing new technology. Captured by a ruthless band of deep-space pirates, she’s rescued by a man filled with dark secrets of his own. Who is Rik Mazar?

Galactic protector or rogue pirate?

After three years undercover among the Brotherhood of the Dark Nebula, Rik Mazar isn’t sure what side of the law he’s walking. In a world of murder and betrayal, his life goes on the line every day. But, protecting Luna Callista means putting his heart in as much danger as his hide.

A rusting service droid, a Ferang fortuneteller, and a ship full of back-water refugees are their only allies, as two hearts go into orbit to save a galaxy in peril.

Hearts in Orbit: Volume 2 – Pirates of the Dark Nebula is a science fiction romance set in the far-flung space traveling future, continuing the series’ course across a galaxy filled with love and adventure.

Romance Weekly – Lights, Camera, Action

Love Write Chat

 

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

RWW also has a website with its own blog, a newsletter, and can be found on Facebook, and Twitter (@LoveChatWrite).

 

coverfinalcovercookiecutter copyJo Richardson started off today’s blog tour by showing us the cast of her amazing (and hilarious) new novel Cookie Cutter. if you’re starting your blog tour here, jump back and take a look: http://jrrichardsonfics.weebly.com/the-blog

Today Victoria Barbour wants us to show her the cast of your most recent book or WIP.Geek God

And check out her Forever Geek series. It’s amazing:

 

 

 

Welcome to Hearts in Orbit, Volume 2: Pirates of the Dark Nebula, the movie. Casting couch ready? Lets go:

Emma Stone

 

Playing Doctor Luna Callista is the incomparable Emma Stone. The auburn Haired, green eyed actress is a perfect match for my description. And she’s hot.

The brilliant Luna Callista is the sister of Phoebe from the first Hearts in Orbit book, The Blarmling Dilemma, and she’s got a galaxy-changing new technology that the pirates want.

 

 

 

James Marsden

 

Our Hero, Rik Mazar is played by the dashing James Marsden. An undercover galactic marshal, Rik has been entrenched with the Pirates of the Dark Nebula for three years. He barely remembers what it’s like to be ‘normal.’ When Luna falls into his hands, it’s time to get out.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

 

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Luna’s brilliant colleague, Doctor Ian von Alderamin, the inventor of the Tractor Beam, and Starship Cloaking device. Together he and Luna hold the key to the galaxy’s next biggest technological breakthrough.

 

 

 

Carol Kane

 

Carol Kane plays the mysterious Magda Konicie, a Ferang fortuneteller and mystic. Magda has ‘the sight.’

 

 

 

Peter Dinklage

 

Reprising his role from The Blarmling Dilemma is Peter Dinklage as Markus Stout. Markus, the diminutive clown from Rotund’s Traveling Galactic Show, takes on a more serious role in this movie as the protector of a group of back-water refugees and programer of photon torpedoes on The Starboard Mist.

 

 

 

Jaden Smith

 

 

Jaden smith has been tapped to play Quatrain Tyson. Quatrain, a thirteen-year-old next-generation computer gamer (with loads of attitude) becomes The Starboard Mist’s top gunner.

 

 

 

Penelope Cruz

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, our villain, Kristin Devenport played by Penelope Cruz. We also met Kristin in The Blarmling Dilemma as a side character. Here she takes center stage as the pirate you’ll love to hate.

 

 

So, who did Leslie Hachtel cast for her latest work? Find out by continuing the tour: https://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/

Romance Weekly – My current WIP

Love Write Chat

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

RWW also has a website with its own blog, a newsletter, and can be found on Facebook, and Twitter (@LoveChatWrite).

Riding the Storm Out

If you’ve wondered in from P. J. Fiala’s wonderful blog or are starting your tour with me, get ready for a glimpse of the future, as we reveal our current works in progress.

Sing To Me

Today Raine Balkera wants to know what everyone is working on ATM. Details & conundrums, plus five bonus points for including a wee bit of your favorite scene.

 

You better believe I’m going for those extra points.

 

My current work in progress is the sequel to The Blarmling Dilemma entitled Pirates of the Dark Nebula. I’m about halfway through writing the story and it’s shaping up nicely.

 

Here’s the blurb:

 

It can’t fall into the wrong hands.

 
Luna Callista holds the key to a galaxy changing new technology. Captured by a ruthless band of deep-space pirates, she’s rescued by a man filled with dark secrets of his own. Who is Rik Mazar?

 
Galactic protector or rogue pirate?

 
After three years undercover among the Brotherhood of the Dark Nebula, Rik Mazar isn’t sure what side of the law he’s walking. In a world of murder and betrayal, his life goes on the line every day. But, protecting Luna Callista means putting his heart in as much danger as his hide.

 
A rusting service droid, a Ferang fortuneteller, and a ship full of back-water refugees are their only allies, as two hearts go into orbit to save a galaxy in peril.

 
Hearts in Orbit: Volume 2 – Pirates of the Dark Nebula is a science fiction romance set in the far-flung space traveling future, continuing the series’ course across a galaxy filled with love and adventure.

 

And here’s that snippet:

Narko’s gaze shifted to Rik. “Whadaya want me ta do, boss?”

 
Rik forced a smirk. “Get the old woman a coat. One of those sub-zero, radiant assault jackets. If the woman’s cold, let’s give her an oven.”

 
Narko chuckled and nodded his head, then his gaze fell on to Luna. “What about her?”

 
Only then did Rik let his real emotions show. The smile that crossed his face and the open lust he let show would certainly be misinterpreted by the pirate. “Leave her with me. Maybe I can teach her to be a bit more civil when she asks for something.”

 
Rik had Luna in his arms the moment the door closed behind Narko. “Is everyone alright? Are you alright?”

 
He didn’t wait for an answer, diving in for a kiss. The purring rumble in Luna’s throat and the passion she poured into the kiss spoke volumes. Had she missed him as much as he’d missed her?

 
He wanted her so badly, but still wore the dust and grime of his recent mission. Not like this. He pulled back. “I need a shower.”

 
“A shower?” Lust-filled joy twinkled in Luna’s eyes.

***

 

Hearts in Orbit: Volume 2 – Pirates of the Dark Nebula is scheduled for release this summer from Soul Mate Publishing.

 

Now click HERE to find out what Katie O’Connor is currently working on.

Rekindled Fire

 

My next big thing(s)

Our regular Thursday Threads blog is on hiatus this week, so I’m taking this opportunity to look to the future.

Space Battle Fleet in Action

Soul Mate Publishing was so thrilled with the early sales of The Blarmling Dilemma that they offered me a contract for the second book in the Hearts in Orbit series sight unseen. They encouraged me to put everything else on the back burner and get them the next book ASAP. So, that’s what I’m doing.

 

Volume 2 will be called Pirates of the Dark Nebula, and is tentatively scheduled for early June release. I’m about one fifth of the way through the first draft, so there’s lots to do, but I can tell you that this book will feature Phoebe’s sister Luna, and an under cover galactic marshal named Rik Mazer. I haven’t found an inspiration for Luna yet, but here’s what I’ve found for Rik:

young, attractive man close upHe’s a little scruffier than my usual, clean-cut heroes, but he’s been really fun to write.

 

Of course the Blarmlings will be back. this time I’m giving Kertl the spotlight. Blarmlings

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Also on tap, is a super secret project I’m working on with a couple of other romance writers. I can’t reveal anything about it, but stay tuned here for a fun announcement soon.