Update – Destiny: Cloud Fist

On Tuesday, I released the last few episodes of Destiny: Cloud Fist.

The story is complete, and all episodes are now up for reading on Kindle Vella.

You can read the first three episodes for free, and the rest for just a few pennies each. If you haven’t tried kindle Vella yet, check it out. (There’s a thumbs up button at the bottom of each episode and clicking on that really helps out the author.)

Check out Destiny Cloud Fist here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B095XKSZ6Q

And if you’re not into reading on Kindle Vella, stay tuned, the regular Kindle ebook and paperback versions will be coming out soon(ish)

Amulet of the Fallen God – Free

Alright, so I have this epic fantasy book (that will one day be part of a series, I promise). Because of some of my other projects, it came out with little fanfare and is riding way under the radar, so I’m hoping you all can help me out a bit.

And don’t worry, it won’t cost you a cent. For the next few days, the Kindle version of the book is free. It is also free to read anytime on Kindle Unlimited.

Here’s the book:

Amulet of the Fallen God

When an ancient artifact falls into the hands of a young, inexperienced sorceress, Allsa, a battle-priestess of Thon, finds herself shepherding the young girl through a dangerous land, to find an ancient wizard from a tale she doesn’t even believe is true. Luckily, she has the help of a grumpy old dwarf, an obnoxious mercenary, an erudite elven wizard, and a new-wave minstrel.

Allsa can only wonder at the circumstances that made her the leader of this rag-tag band of adventurers. But the old human king is dead and the elven king is mad, and it’s up to her and her stalwart group to save the northlands from the impending Zarrum invasion.

Amulet of the Fallen God is an epic fantasy novel in the tradition of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

Get it here: https://books2read.com/u/baneJv

I would be so grateful if you would pick up a copy to help the Amazon algorithm gods take notice of it. And if you do read it, please give it an honest review. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

Thanks,

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Also, are you reading on Kindle Vella yet? (It’s where all the cool kids read.) Check out an incredible collection of Vella science fiction and fantasy stories. Remember, the first 3 episodes are free to read. Find your next favorite author here: https://books.bookfunnel.com/novemberkindlevella/sotrt1kloh

Happy reading,

Steve

Kindle Vella and the new Destiny Universe

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a new episode of Destiny: Cloud Fist. Episode 26: Battleship Siege just went live and the story is starting to wind to a close. There are still a few things Michael needs to accomplish, and the story will probably span forty or so episodes by the time it’s done, but I’m already planning the next couple of stories in the Destiny universe.

For the latest episode, or to catch up on the story, go to: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B095XKSZ6Q

Or check out the story wherever you read kindle books.

I also want to point out that my Hearts in Orbit books also take place in the Destiny Universe, though a couple hundred years later in the timeline.

Now, you probably won’t see blarmlings popping up in Destiny: Cloud Fist, but you should know they are there, and will probably figure into a future story.

I just thought you’d like to know.

Steve

Demon’s Gate Update.

I’m the first to admit when I make a mistake…well, maybe not the first...but eventually I concede…most of the time.

Anyway, I thought the reboot of my Demons Gate series would be on track, but I realize now that it probably wasn’t. the covers were too ‘artsy’ and the names too obscure…and sales fell flat.

So, we’re going back to the original titles for the books and I’ve commissioned some new covers.

So, Awakening, Alliance, and Annihilation are now all out-of-print. The new books are the same stories, just repackaged.

And if you haven’t read these stories yet, you can find them here:

There’s No Such Thing as Werewolves – https://books2read.com/u/mYGWQx

The Forsaken Templar – https://books2read.com/u/b6vgWM

Seeds of Immortality – https://books2read.com/u/mvo0wz

Thanks,

Steve

Destiny: Cloud Fist Update.

It’s Wednesday and time for another episode of Destiny: Cloud Fist.

I’m happy to report that there are now 19 episodes up, ready for binge-reading if you haven’t started yet. Check you Kindle device or go to: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/product/B095XKSZ6Q

“What?” You say. “There’s a new episode of What if? today as well.”

Yes! And I am very excited for that, but surely you have time for a little reading, don’t you?

Remember, the first three episodes of Destiny: Cloud Fist are free to read, and it you like it, it’s only pennies per episode after that.

Thanks for stopping by,

Steve

Romance Writers Weekly – Let’s take a trip.

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

You can join us daily on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceWritersWeekly/

 

If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from A. S. Fenichel’s blog,  welcome.

Today I’m posing the question: Let’s take a trip. Pretend your publisher has offered you a two week vacation anywhere in the world to inspire a new novel. Where do you go and why?

So where would be a good place to go to inspire an out-of-this-world science fiction romance?

How about a trip to the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum?

That sounds like a good place to start my trip.

Then maybe the next stop could be the Museum of Science fiction in Washington DC.

Last stop on my out-of-this-world vacation would have to be Seattle, WA and the Museum of Pop Culture.

Talk about a great get-away.

Do you know any other great ways to take off on an otherworldly adventure without a space ship? Let me know in the comments down below.

Then check out Kathryn Renard’s blog at: http://kathrynrenard.com/ as the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop continues.

And also check out Katheryn’s wonderful Montgomery Universality novel, Sidelined.

 

 

Cover Reveal – Captives of the Kratzen

It’s coming soon, and today I’m happy and proud to reveal the cover of my latest novel.

Hearts in Orbit, Volume 3:

Captives of the Kratzen

 

GENRE: Science Fiction Romance

HEAT LEVEL: Steamy

This book is dedicated to all fans of the Star Trek reboot who were happy to see Spock and Uhura finally getting it on.

 

Blurb:

“We don’t even know where we are?”

Captured, stripped, and imprisoned in an alien menagerie, Tina la Cross finds herself the subject of an alien research facility, far from home. But at least she’s not alone. Her friend, Carter Arcturus, a man she’s held secret feelings for since they met, is imprisoned with her.

Carter has been intrigued with Tina for months, but their active schedule hadn’t offered any dating opportunities. Being thrown into a cage together naked really doesn’t qualify as a first date. He needs to keep his eyes open for an escape opportunity and off Tina’s sexy form.

When Carter and Tina are rescued from their prison by their Blarmling friend, Kirtl, the three begin a desperate journey across an alien galaxy. Danger and passions mix as two hearts go into orbit to find safe passage home across an alien galaxy.

Hearts in Orbit: Volume 3 – Captives of the Kratzen is a science fiction romance set in the far-flung space traveling future, continuing the series’ course across galaxies filled with love and adventure.

Coming soon from Soul Mate Publishing

 

Romance Writers Weekly – Writer’s Block Blues.

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from A. S. Fenichel’s blog,  welcome.

Today’s topic comes from the wonderful Jenna Da Sie – What do you do when writer’s block hits? Share some tips for our fellow writers.

What I’ve found when I hit writer’s block is that it is usually when I’m trying to get my characters to do something they don’t want to do. It’s crazy, I know, to think that just because I’m the author here, that I get any say over what my characters do. I come up with this wonderful scene and they balk, sit down stubbornly, and don’t let me continue with the story.

Okay, I get it. Back up, delete a scene or two, and let them start telling the story the way they want to. It’s usually just a matter of where I back up to before the story starts flowing again.And sometimes I really have to think on it a few days, where I get no writing done at all.

My new approach is to write two books at the same time, going back and forth between them. That way if I get blocked on one, I can continue writing on the other while my characters get their collective shit together. Currently I have Hearts in Orbit 4 and Heavenly Wars 3 on deck to write, and both are coming along nicely. But I know a block is coming one day. This time, I’ll be ready for it.

I hope.

So, how does Leslie Hachtel deal with her writer’s block? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/…

 

Romance Writers Weekly – ♫♪♪♫These are a few of my favorite things ♪♫♫♪

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Game On by Dani Jace

If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Dani Jace’s blog,  welcome.

Our question today comes from the wonderful A.S. Fenichel: What can’t you live without? Tell us five things you can’t do without. It can be coffee from your favorite shop or a pink tee-shirt. Whatever it is, tell us about it and why you can’t go on without it.

And remember to check out A. S. Fenichel’s new release, Foolish Bride.

Now on to our question:

5 things I can’t do without?

 

 

1. My computer with 2 monitors.

(Lots of power and work-space)

2. Coffee

(duh)

3. My iPad

(for reading and games)

4. My wife’s amazing oatmeal butterscotch cookies

(Addicting)

5. Bacon

(Because its bacon and I needed 5)

So what can’t you live without. Leave me a comment down below. Inquiring minds want to know.

Then hop on over to Jenna Da Sie blog to find out what she can’t do without as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://jennadasie.com/

Check out UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT by Jenna Da Sie in the Holiday Hearts anthology.

The Soul Mate Tree: Between Venus and Mars

Up and available for purchase. Thank you Soul Mate Publishing and Amazon:

THE SOUL MATE TREE, BOOK THREE:

BETWEEN VENUS AND MARS

AUTHOR: S. C. Mitchell

GENRE: Science Fiction Romantic Comedy

HEAT LEVEL: Steamy

An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.

For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.

Once Upon a Galaxy . . .

Zana Starchild is on a mission to restore her tribe’s livestock and save herself from one more meal of kelp. Sure, it’s technically illegal to visit Old Earth, but to a rim rat like Zana, galactic laws are really just guidelines. Her wrecked starship just means she’ll need to use her backup plan to get off the abandoned world, an old Earth legend her uncle passed down to her.

Pulled from a relaxing shower, across the galaxy to Old Earth, Galactic Marshall Kyle Kepler finds himself naked and marooned with a quirky rim rat. Zana’s broken more laws than Kyle can count, and he plans to arrest her, just as soon as he can find transport off the planet and a pair of pants.

A junk heap of a starship, a magical tree, and a roving gang of mutant kangaroos are just the beginning of rollicking intergalactic journey filled with laughs, love, and adventure.

 

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Between-Venus-Mars-Soul-Mate-ebook/dp/B01N7OXSND/

When series collide: Between Venus and Mars is not only set the multi-dimensional worlds of the Soul Mate Tree legend, but also ties into my Hearts in Orbit series, a futuristic universe filled with starships, aliens, and new technologies. And, of course, romance. The Soul Mate Tree project offered me a great way to play with some new characters and further develop my universe, while partnering with some of the best authors in the business.

The Hearts in Orbit universe is a place where galactic marshals keep the peace in the cosmopolitan Core Worlds as well as the wild-west type rim world planets. While this book works as a standalone, and you don’t have to have read any of the others, I consider it Hearts in Orbit 2.5, fitting nicely between Pirates of the Dark Nebula and my soon-to-be-released Hearts in Orbit 3 novel Captives of the Kratzen.

Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016DF63JM/