An Interview with Veronica Scott about Star Cruise Songbird

The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl welcomes back author Veronica Scott to talk about one of her older sci-fi romances, Star Cruise Songbird.

Cover for Star Cruise Songbird

Welcome again Veronica to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know about Star Cruise Songbird.

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

So far I’ve written seven stories in the STAR CRUISE series, most of which occur on the interstellar luxury liner Nebula Zephyr. (One is a prequel before the characters go to work on the ship.) It’s along the lines of the love boat of the stars as a new couple takes front and center each time but the crew is always there. STAR CRUISE SONGBIRD, which is a novella, was the fourth book in the series and was originally written for the second Pets in Space® anthology.

Grant Barton, the hero of this book is a former Special Forces soldier and has an alien warbird from his home planet, which also served with him in the military. This character combination represented a nod from me to Andre Norton’s famous Beastmaster (the novel not the movie), who was always one of my favorites among her heroes, and his eagle.

Karissa Dawnstar, the heroine, is an interstellar rock star, worn out with touring and being compelled by her manager and an airtight contract to perform other promo activities. The manager controls every aspect of her life. She’s fed up and wants to walk away from it all. She’s traveling aboard the Nebula Zephyr to return to her home planet and perform at a huge concert but along the way she has to do a performance on the ship and film a music ‘trideo’. Grant is assigned as her bodyguard and of course…the inevitable happens and they fall in love but there are many obstacles to the Happy Ever After.

The Star Cruise Series

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

Speaking to the rockstar romance element of this story, I love the genre with a wild passion, in books and in movies and I always thought I’d like to write one, but I primarily write scifi romance. So I decided to write my rockstarstory and place it into my own futuristic world. I had so much fun doing the research, watching a number of documentaries and concert films, and reading accounts of life on the road. Karissa has her own story of course but she’s going through many of the classic rockstar tropes. Success isn’t always what a person expects it to be. And it’s very challenging for Grant to step out of his world into hers.

As far as scifi romance itself, I grew up devouring science fiction of all types and wanting to tell my own stories with a lot more romance involved. Andre Norton was a particular favorite of mine as a Young Adult reader (but of course there was no romance in her books). I’m drawn to the infinite possibilities inherent in scifi and the fact that as an author I’m not at all constrained by the realities of life on Earth. But there must be romance or I’m not interested in writing it.

A recent fun development is that I’ve joined the social media platform Tiktok and I’ve been making video book trailers to showcase my backlist (fifty books and counting!) to a new world of avid readers. The trailer I did for STAR CRUISE SONGBIRD really garnered a lot of attention, lucky for me. Here’s the link if your readers would like to view it for themselves (you don’t have to be a member of Tiktok to watch it): https://www.tiktok.com/@veronicascottauthor/video/6990679582340861190

Of course recently scifi romance has received a great deal of public attention as a result of readers on Tiktok discovering and championing Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarian series, which has been amazing fun to watch. The whole phenomenon certainly encouraged me to give Tiktok a try and I’m enjoying it immensely.

What is the best way for readers to interact with you? I’m pretty active on social media, especially twitter and Tiktok, but also Facebook. I also maintain a blog and there is a ‘contact me’ e mail there. Thanks for having me as your guest and giving me the chance to talk about one of my favorite books!

Veronica Scott

Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!

She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the official audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”

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Interview with an author: Ken MacGregor

Head shot of Author Ken MacGregor
Author Ken MacGregor

It is my pleasure to welcome Ken MacGregor, Co-Author of the HEADCASE series and Editor of the Anthology STITCHED LIPs

Welcome Ken to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know more about you and your works better!

Cover for Anthology Stitched Lips
Anthology Stitched Lips

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

Well, I have several, so we’ll go with the most recent: STITCHED LIPS: An Anthology of Horror from Silenced Voices. This is my second curated anthology, and I theme is “silence.” I only accepted stories from people who are traditionally underrepresented: women, People of Color, LGBTQ+, etc.

Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…

Okay, so I’ll change tack and talk about the one novel I have out there, cowritten with my friend Kerry Lipp: HEADCASE. The title character, Johnny Headcase, is an aging bounty hunter who tends to wade into trouble with both fists and a large gun. Generally speaking, however, I tend to use names that seem to fit the characters while trying not to be too overt. In one story, I have a German piano teacher who turns out to be quite sinister: his name is Klaus Engel. Engel is German for angel; he’s the fallen kind. Subtle? Maybe not. Too obvious? I don’t think so.

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

I have always loved “what if?” stories! I cut my teeth on Piers Anthony as a kid, graduation to more serious writers in my teens. I adored the world-building of Roger Zelazny; the hugely creepy yet relatable Stephen King, and the antihero Thomas Covenant in the Stephen R. Donaldson series. Later, I discovered Clive Barker, along with a massive pile of astounding authors, and I’m still discovering more all the time. I continue to love to read, to immerse myself in someone’s world. One of the main reasons I write is to tell the stories no one else has, the ones I want to read that haven’t been written.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?

This is an interesting question. It sort of implies that all writers are barely containing their madness. That we’re all teetering on the brink. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some truth to that. I doubt it’s just writers though. I think that human beings are often pushed beyond what they believe they can handle, and yet, somehow, we manage to keep going, most of us. Tragically, some do not. I have been pushed very close to my limits, and not that long ago. In 2018, my wife of 17 years died suddenly, leaving me and my two children to flounder in grief and misery for a long, long time. I stayed drunk for a while. I stayed angry for about 18 months. I’m still (in 2021) a badly wounded animal, but I function well enough. To answer the second part of your question, that depth of emotion worms its way into my fiction. My characters are broken, devastated, lost. I feel kind of bad for them sometimes.

What makes you laugh?

Like most people, kittens, cute babies, prat falls… but, really, what gets me going is the very clever: where wit shines. I have a deep appreciation for a sharp mind.

What makes you cry?

These days, seeing anyone grieving will trigger that. Or just thinking about my dead wife. Hell, for a while there, just being awake was enough.

Is there anything else you want to add about the story, series that has not already been mentioned?

We’ll go back to the first question for this. STITCHED LIPS is not only an anthology of stories by underrepresented authors. Those authors are wonderful! There are multiple Stoker winners in there. The talent is staggering. Also, the proceeds (50% until I’ve paid back my investment; 100% after) go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization which works hard to fight discrimination and to promote equality for all.

What is the best way for readers to interact with you?

I’m between websites (I have a new domain but am still working on building it. Not my wheelhouse), so probably Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KenMacGregorAuthor

About Ken MacGregor

Ken writes stuff. Sometimes, he edits stuff too.

He has two story collections: AN ABERRANT MIND, and SEX, GORE & MILLIPEDES, a young adult novella: DEVIL’S BANE (YA winner of the 23rd annual Critters Readers Poll), a co-written (with Kerry Lipp) novel: HEADCASE (available in serialized form), and is a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW). He is a somewhat regular contributor to HorrorTree with his column Brain Babies.  He has also written TV commercials, sketch comedy, a music video, some mediocre poetry, and a zombie movie. Ken is the Managing Editor of Collections and Anthologies for LVP Publications. He’s curated two anthologies: BURNT FUR for Blood Bound Books, and STITCHED LIPS for Dragon Roost Press..

When not writing, Ken drives the bookmobile for his local library. He lives with his kids, two cats, and the ashes of his wife.

Ken is currently between websites. He can be found via social media on the following platforms:

Twitter: @kenmacgregor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KenMacGregorAuthor?ref=hl

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/macgregorken/

Interview with Author K.M. Fawcett

It is a great pleasure to welcome K.M. Fawcett author of The Survival Race series.

K.M. Fawcett
K.M. Fawcett

Welcome K.M. to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know more about you and your stories better!

Thank you, Patty, for having me on EverydayFangirl!

What does the title of your science fiction romance series, The Survival Race, signify?

The Survival Race is a bloodsport where the last man alive wins! On a planet where humans are pets, alien rulers gamble upon human gladiators to see who will survive bitter arctic conditions, wild beasts, and death matches! But death on Hyborea isn’t necessarily final. The medically and technically advance aliens can “reawaken” humans—If the body meets the right conditions, and if they so choose.

Where did you get the idea for this series?

The idea came from watching the rescue of mistreated horses on an episode of Animal Cops. It broke my heart to see those beautiful animals neglected and starved so thin their rib cages showed. How would their owners like being penned up and abused like that? This got me thinking. What if humans were pets, and someone—aliens perhaps—bred us and gambled upon us for sport? I have no idea what happened in the rest of the episode. I was busy cogitating an alien abduction story with a broken alpha gladiator forced to kill for entertainment, and his newly arrived, fiery mate who refuses to breed warriors for the Survival Race. Captive is the first book in the series and begins on Earth when the a rookie cop is abducted during a forest fire and wakes up caged with a naked alpha gladiator claiming to be her mate!

Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…

I try to give my characters names that signify who they are. Since this is a human pet story, I wanted to give my alpha male hero a name that sounded like it could be a dog’s name. I didn’t want anything too obvious like Rex, Buddy, or Fido. Lol. I settled on Max. I don’t remember where Addy’s name came from, but in the story Max calls her “woman” (usually with “hell” preceeding it) in an effort to keep her at a distance. Using her name would show he cares, and he’s too broken to care—except deep down he does. Read this exceprt to see what I mean…

He moved closer but still didn’t touch her. “Are you okay?”

Addy’s forehead slid back and forth on the smooth floor as she shook her head no. “What’s happening to me?”

“It’s the Hyboreans. Are you hurt? Can you see?” She must have given him an odd look because he explained, “Too much voltage can blind you. Or worse. Hell woman, for your own safety, don’t piss off the Hyboreans.”

What are you a fan of and is this reflected in your writing?

I am a fan of fish-out-of-water stories and underdog stories. My all time favorite book is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Claire is a 20th century English woman hurled back in time to 18th century Scotland. You can’t get any more fish-out-of-water than that! I like to write about characters who are out of their element because it’s fun to dicover a new world through their eyes, and to see how clever they can be while reaching their ultimate goals.

Is there anything else you want to add about the story, series that has not already been mentioned?

Captive (book 1) and Fearless (book 2) are both enemies-to-lovers stories with sexy alpha heroes and strong, fish-out-of-water heroines. They are stand-alone stories that are part of the series in which each couple gets their HEA. There are no cliff hangers!

Captive features a slow burn relationship as the hero and heroine must learn to trust each other as they escape captivity.

Fearless features a warlord and shaman in a steamier relationship that involves a little…ahem…sexual healing. 😉 Both first chapters are available to read for free on my website!

Renegade (book 3) has a different twist in that the heroine is the gladiator and the hero is a gentleman scientist. It’s available for pre-order now for a July 31st release.

What is the best way for readers to interact with you?

Thank you again for having me here, Patty! Happy reading everyone and stay safe out there!Amazon link for Renegade (Survival Race #3) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089T682XP/I’m most active on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/km.fawcett

I’m also on twitter https://twitter.com/KMFawcett

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6456914.K_M_Fawcett

And Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/k-m-fawcett

How can readers find more about The Survival Race series?

The Survival Race series are available through the following links:

Universal book link for CAPTIVE (Survival Race #1) https://books2read.com/Survival-Race-Captive

Universal book link for FEARLESS (Survival Race #2) https://books2read.com/SurvivalRace-Fearless

Amazon link for Renegade (Survival Race #3) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089T682XP/

K.M. Fawcett is the author of the thrilling science fiction romance series, The Survival Race. She writes stories featuring underdogs and fish-out-of-water characters who find their place in the universe. She believes in happy endings and true love conquering all.
She and her husband—who wants the world to know he’s the inspiration for all her heroes, albeit toned down for believability—own Tenchi Dojo in NJ, where they teach traditional Okinawan karate and kobudo (weapons). K.M. incorporates two decades of martial arts experience into her stories to create strong, kick-ass characters who aren’t afraid to fight for the life and love they deserve.
Wielding the world as her office, K.M. exhausts many hours writing in parked cars, on airplanes, at a local coffee shop, outdoors, and in her home library with two mischievous cats vying for attention.
Hang out with her on social media and subscribe to her newsletter at www.kmfawcett.com for book info, sneak peeks, and self-defense articles!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Finally Returns Friday!

I am so excited that the award-winning “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” returns for its epic final season beginning Friday, Feb. 21! This is one of the main reasons I immediately subscribed to Disney+ when the multi-year packages were offered.

Rex and The Bad Batch

Rex with the Bad Batch team

I am very excited to see the further adventures of Ahsoka and Rex along with Anakin and Obi-Wan. Today the streaming service shared a new clip and unreleased images from the season premiere. Also, if you like this Star Wars Tweet, the account will send you reminders of when each episodes posted.

WATCH EPISODE 701 “THE BAD BATCH” CLIP:

Are you as excited as I am to watch this final season of such an amazing series?

EG Manetti And The Twelve Systems Chronicles

The Adventures of The EverydayFangirl welcomes back Author EG Manetti to discuss another story in the The Twelve Systems Chronicles.

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

The series title, The Twelve Systems Chronicles, is intended to convey epic science fiction with a heavy dose of space opera. The tag line—Where duty and passion collide—brings in the passion, romance, and suspense. I hope.

Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…

I love this question. The character names come from many sources; family, friends, my erratic muse. Some are deliberate choices based on meaning. Others are simply names, although I try to pull from the full range of cultures as I do for my characters.

With my heroine, Lilian; it was her name from the first. I have no idea where it came from or why it is spelled as it is. The same is true of the names for the Twelve Systems’ deities—The Five Warriors and Adelaide—they and their stories emerged from my psyche full-blown.

The alpha-male hero took some time to settle. I wanted something that evoked the ruthlessness and warrior culture of ancient Rome, but also Rome’s commitment to law and order. According to Behind the Names, Lucius is a ‘Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux “light”. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian.’

For Lilian’s little sister, Katleen is a variation on the name of my best friend since childhood.

For the spymaster, Trevelyan, I wanted a foil for Lucius. I went with the British Isles where the Romans struggled to gain and hold territory. Again, Behind the Names helped me out: from a surname which was derived from a Cornish place name meaning “homestead on the hill”.

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

I have always loved science fiction. As a young reader, I lamented the lack of romance in otherwise great stories. When Science Fiction Romance emerged in the 90s, I loved it. But I wanted something more, something with the epic nature of Dune, but with the central character a female. To make this happen, I had to defy the romance central convention the primary couple ending the book with a Happily-Ever-After, or at least, a Happily-For-Now.

All the books end on a positive note, but the relationship between Lilian and Lucius doesn’t conform to conventions, although I promise, they will get their Happily-Ever-After. In fact, Chalice Bearer: Thornraven, Volume 1 is designed to fulfill the promise of the other seven books, although it is not the final book in the series.

What kind of research did you have to do for the novel, series or set of stories that was different from others?

The Twelve Systems Chronicles are my first set of stories. For the series, I researched martial arts and weaponry as well as crystal computing. Swords and other blades haven’t changed much in centuries. Crystal computing, on the other hand, changes almost daily.

Book specific research takes me to all sorts of interest places. Transgressions: The Apprentice, Volume 3 required research into geological formations that I revisited when writing Chalice Bearer: Thornraven, Volume 1 (release date: January 21, 2020). In Serengeti Valor: The Apprentice: Volume 5, I went to a primary source for technical advice on battle tactics – my dear husband served in the marines. Nightingale: The Apprentice, Volume 6 needed a slow-acting, readily curable poison. On a lighter note, Lilian does get to attend fancy parties in several volumes. When I need inspiration for gowns and other high fashion, Vanity Fair is a go-to, as are all the shots of various red-carpet events.

Is there anything else you want to add about the story, series that has not already been mentioned?

If it is okay, I would like to use the words of others.

The two volume, Twelve Systems Bundle: The Cartel & Bright Star is a 2019 Paranormal Romance Guild nominee for a Reviewers Choice Award. From the PRG 5-star Review:

“Lillian is brilliant. She is fierce and smart and vulnerable and endearing. She has an inner resolve that is enviable. Her confusion about her feelings for her Monsignor is so relatable and real. I am
well and truly invested in her.”

The series also has four crowned-heart reviews from InD’tale and has three times been nominated for a RONE with two books becoming finalists. From InD’tale: With characters that jump off the page, love that is forbidden yet unstoppable mixed with top-notch worlds and technology, sci-fi has never looked so good or become so addictive!

What is the best way for readers to interact with you?

Any of my social media accounts will find me, although I tend to be a bit faster responding to Facebook and website comments. I also have a monthly newsletter, Red Gems, where I provide updates on promotions, progress on upcoming releases, and personal appearances. You can sign up here!

EG Manetti has always enjoyed a vivid imagination and occasional scribbling. In 2010 she was struck by the inspiration for The Twelve Systems Chronicles. The draft of a single novel soon became three, and then more. In 2012, after several hundred thousand words, The Cartel: The Apprentice, Volume 1 was published, followed by six other volumes. The latest, Chalice Bearer, releases January 21, 2020.

A former information technology project manager, EG writes as often as possible, cooks exceptionally and gardens adequately. She resides in Florida with her beloved (and often confounded) husband and their severely OCD Jack Russell Terrier.

Website: www.egmanetti.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/egmanetti

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7245562.E_G_Manetti

Twitter: https://twitter.com/egmanetti

Interview with Author Sonia Nova

It is a great pleasure to welcome Sonia Nova author of Kraev, which is part of the Warload Brides Universe.

Welcome Sonia to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know more about you and your latest story better!

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

Kraev is the name of the alien hero of this book. The book is the first one in the Warriors of Rae series, which follows alien warriors from the planet Raewan. The series is named Warriors of Rae, because Rae is the name of the sun their planet rotates around. In their culture, they have a saying that they have been blessed by Rae. They believe that their sun, Rae, is the source of all life on the planet, and that everything – including their people – flourishes thanks to Rae. The name of their planet, Raewan, literally means the world (blessed by) Rae.

Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…

Naming characters, especially alien ones, is always interesting. I honestly just go with what I think sounds good, combining letters pretty randomly. But sometimes I form systems for the names, like for the alien heroes of this series. The main character’s name in this book is Kraev ek-Tayn. Although the name seems completely meaningless, his last name actually isn’t a family name, but it reflects the place of his birth. His name literally means “Kraev from (the town of) Tayn”. His best friend in the book is Zevyk ek-Tayn, who was born in the same clan, and another character (their Warlord) is Rath ek-Tuin – Rath from Tuin.

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

I’ve always been a fan of stories with paranormal, magical, and sci-fi elements. I discovered sci-fi romance books nearly a decade ago and immediately fell in love. The genre was much smaller back then and it has been incredible to see how it has grown. A few years ago, I decided to put some of my own story ideas to paper and started writing sci-fi romance.

What kind of research did you have to do for the novel, series or set of stories that was different from others?

This series is actually a part of a shared universe (Warlord Brides) that a few other sci-fi romance writers and I came up with in 2016. In the beginning, there was a lot of brainstorming as we discussed our ideas and fleshed out the universe. Then each of us made our own spin on the world and the alien heroes we’d created. I started writing this book already back then, but I got stuck on a plot point and unfortunately never managed to finish it. Now, I’ve completely rewritten the story and I feel like the plot is a lot stronger because of it.

Is there anything else you want to add about the story, series that has not already been mentioned?

This book has been a long time coming and I’m really excited that it’s finally here! If you like to read action-packed sci-fi romance with hot alien warriors and the women they’ve been waiting their entire lives for, the Warlord Brides Universe is for you! Steamy romance, space adventure, and a happily ever after guaranteed!My series is the newest addition to the world. Other authors who have written in the universe are Nancey Cummings, Abigail Myst, Thanika Hearth, and Phoebe Fawkes.

What is the best way for readers to interact with you?

The best way to stay up to date on my writing is to join my email newsletter. I also have a Facebook Page for news and a Reader Group.
Newsletter: http://www.sonianova.com/newsletter
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/authorsonianova
Facebook Reader Group: www.facebook.com/groups/2104637259638365

Here is the link to purchase Kraev: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFHVTJ1

Guest Post: Pets in Space 4 And Hero Dogs

The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl welcomes back author Pauline Baird Jones as a guest blogger to talk about the latest Anthology release, Pets in Space 4 and the charity that it supports, Hero Dogs!

Take it away Pauline!

The authors of Pets in Space® 4 have blogged at other places about our wonderful charity, Hero Dogs (who helps to place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders) and we’ve all also blogged about our love of pets and how we believe it is the pets who give a special kind of heart to the stories in our limited release anthologies. So I wasn’t sure what was left to blog about unless it is science fiction romance—our genre.

Both Veronica Scott and myself love to read and write science fiction romance, but we will also agree that it is an often misunderstood genre. I think readers are sometimes afraid of the science in science fiction romance, fearing it will be technical or boring. So that is also one of the reasons we wanted to do our anthologies—to introduce new readers to the fun, adventure, accessibility, and yes, romance of science fiction romance. 

Inside the pages of Pets in Space® 4 readers will journey to far off worlds with Anna Hackett’s House of Roan or board Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr for another amazing Interstellar cruise (who doesn’t want to take a cruise??). From S.E. Smith’s Lords of Kassis, Tiffany Roberts’ The Infinite City, to Pauline Baird Jones’ Project Enterprise series, you’ll find the perfect story along with a few unusual pets. 

I think this year’s anthology has our most diverse selection of pets—and their owners—ever. As one of the organizers (along with Veronica Scott), I get to read the stories first and it has been both wonderful and painful waiting for readers to get a their chance to dive in and take their armchair journey to distant worlds. The heroes are fearless and so are the heroines and the pets will make you laugh, cheer and fall in love, too.

I promise that what science there is in the stories is very accessible and introduced to make the stories more exciting—things like space ships and cool weapons so they can smack down the bad aliens. LOL

If you love pets and love romance, there is a really good chance you’ll love this anthology—and who knows, you may end up becoming a fan of science fiction romance, too.

For the price of a cup of coffee, readers run the “risk” of discovering a fun new genre, and thirteen new, favorite authors. Okay, so maybe your TBR pile should be afraid. LOL

Here’s all the details you need to know:

For a limited time only! Pets in Space® 4 is proud to present 13 amazing, original new stories! Join the adventures as today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors take you on a journey to another world. Pets in Space® proudly supports Hero-Dogs.org, a non-profit charity that provides service animals to veterans and first responders in need. Join New York Times, USA TODAY and Award-winning Bestselling authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Donna McDonald, Regine Abel, Alexis Glynn Latner, JC Hay, E.D. Walker, Kyndra Hatch, and Cassandra Chandler for another exciting Pets in Space® anthology. Get the stories before they are gone!

Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $7,100 in the past three years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders. 10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s royalties of Pets in Space® 4 will again go to Hero-Dogs.org. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Pets in Space® 4 today so together we can continue to assist this worthy charity! 

You can order your copy at the following vendors:

All Buy Links: https://www.petsinspaceantho.com/books/pets-in-space-4/ 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WCQF358/ 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WCQF358/ 

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07WCQF358/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07WCQF358/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/pets-in-space-4

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/pets-in-space-4/id1476281234

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pets-in-space-4-s-e-smith/1132911108?ean=2940163094325

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/S_E_Smith_Pets_in_Space_4?id=jXuoDwAAQBAJ

Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Pets in Space® 4 today so together we can continue to assist this worthy charity!

About Pauline Baird Jones

USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance. Loves chocolate, bacon, flamingoes, and mid-century modern anything. If you would like to contact Pauline directly, she can be reached via email at pauline@paulinebjones.com or by visiting her website, her Blog or any of the following social media outlets:

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Interview with Fangirl Heather aka Geekanista

I am continuing with my series of interviews with Fangirls that I have met through social media!

Today, it is my pleasure to interview Geek Fashion designer and Fangirl Heather aka Geekanista!

I became aware of Heather through the Star Wars Fangirl Community and I am very happy that she agreed to this interview!

When do you realize you were a Fangirl?

I’ve always been a fangirl, just closet one. I was in high school when The Phantom Menace came out and it wasn’t cool to be a nerd. I was so excited Star Wars was back I made my mom go to movie with me so I didn’t have to go alone. This was big deal as my mom doesn’t do Star Wars. I would sneak into the toy section for stuff and hide from friends. Not to mention the original trilogy special edition re-release in theaters, which I went to all of those also and have my VHS tapes still! Only my high school sweetheart knew of my obsession and still said I was a dork. After Revenge of the Sith, when Star Wars went MIA did I have to shelf my obsession. When The Force Awakens was announced and Star Wars made huge comeback I finally said F-it I don’t care anymore, this is who I am!  So like I said I’ve always been a fangirl, just never as open as I am now.

How has social media helped or hindered you?

It has helped me a lot, I’ve connected with a lot of fellow fangirls, found the Her Universe Fashion Show which I was honored to be able to be apart of this year and find the support to help share my fandom with others thru my sewing. Of course there are a couple hindrances as toxic people and trolls tend to put damper on things, but being able to push past that and brush them off helps to maintain the positive.

When did you first see Star Wars or other favorite fandom, such as Star Trek, Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, etc. and did you love it right away or did this grow on you over time?

I was about 5 yrs old when Star Wars entered my life. My older brother would babysit me since I was 3 and watch movies like Aliens, Nightmare on Elm St and of course Star Wars. (Great bro I know lol). Star Wars was what stuck, especially Return of the Jedi, which to this day still my favorite movie! We had a VHS tape of the movie recorded from TV and my parents would have card nights on Saturdays. I was allowed to stay up with them and that was the move I watched, again and again and again! I think I wore that tape out! I had….and still do…. a huge crush on Luke Skywalker and apparently, according to my parents, I would kiss the TV when he was on.

What have you learned from the Star Wars fan community or other fan communities that has had a positive impact on your life?

Oh wow, lots of things. I guess the biggest is it’s ok to not only flaunt your fandom, but that you’re not alone! Knowing there are other girls out there that love Star Wars as much as I do has helped me to continue to pursue my dream to be a geek fashion designer. Not only has it changed my goals for future, but made me finally realize what I want to do with my life!

What else do you Fangirl about?

That’s a tough one! Lol Star Wars is my main love, but I do remember how much I loved Jurassic Park when it came out. Others are Aliens, Evil Dead Series, Superman, Back to The Future, Wolverine, Phantom of the Opera, Pirates films, anything from my 80s childhood, just to name a few.

Anything else you want to say to others about being a Fangirl?

All I have to say is don’t be afraid! There are those out there who will cut you down because you don’t see things how they want you to. Just ignore those words and keep being you! Whether you’re a prequel, sequel or original trilogy fan, or you want Rey to be Luke’s daughter or to being Reylo shippers. Who cares what others think, you don’t need their approval to love what you want. If you were teased, taunted or a loaner growing up, you retreated to your fandom to escape and stay strong. I did the same and to this day if I’m having a bad day or rough time, I go to a galaxy far far away for therapy!

Where can others interact with you?

I have my Instagram, @geekanista5
My Facebook is Geekanista
And Twitter is also @Geekanista5

Interview with Author Tana Stone

It is a great pleasure to welcome Tana Stone author of Tribute Brides of the Drexian Warriors series.

Welcome Tana to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know more about you and your stories better!

What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?

I was inspired to call the first book in the Tribute Brides of the Drexian Warriors series TAMED by “The Taming of the Shrew.” The protagonist starts out the book a bit spoiled and her alien warrior tames her temper rather creatively.

What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

I’m already a successful mystery authors, but I love reading Sci-fi romance, so it wasn’t a jump to want to write it. But, like all writers, I wanted to put my own special twist on the alien abduction trope.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?

My key to writing success is steadiness (and taking breaks). I also switch things up (alternating writing sci-fi romance and mysteries. I consider myself pretty independent, which I think most of my female protagonists are, as well.

What kind of research did you have to do for the novel, series or set of stories that was different from others?  

Since my series is speculative, I watched Star Trek episodes for inspiration. Lots of the ones with holodecks!

What makes you laugh?

Cats in costumes or hats (although I’d never try to put my cats in either)!

What are you a fan of and is this reflected in your writing?

I love the concept of holodecks, so I included lots of that in my fantasy space station. How cool to be able to recreate settings that look and feel completely real, right?

Is there anything else you want to add about the story, series that has not already been mentioned?

If you like hot alien warriors, spunky Earth women, sci-fi action, steamy romance with a happily ever after, and a few laughs, I think you’ll love the Tribute Brides of the Drexian Warriors series. You can find out more about each book in the series through the following links:

TAMED: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V6NTD6W

SEIZED: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V8RYX6Z

EXPOSED: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V2BP35Y

RANSOMED: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V7HG2K2

What is the best way for readers to interact with you?

MY FB page https://www.facebook.com/tanastoneauthor or visit my author Website: http://www.tanastone.com

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