What is coming up next, you may be asking? You’ve seen all of these… except for one. That’s right, there’s a new book up for preorder! Right now, the preorder links are chaos, but you can scavenger hunt if you would like in the meantime.
As a reminder, Life-Debt is a cleaned up version of what was in Pets in Space 7, and all vendors excepting Amazon will receive a bonus short story about Viva and Delta!
And no, I will not be compiling the short stories from the back of the books into a collection. If you got the charity anthology, and you want access to the short story, you will need to either buy the book or check it out from your library. The charity anthology was done for charity (Hero-Dogs), and while we authors DID receive some money for participating in the anthology, the point was more about the charity than anything else.
If you want to read on your Amazon Kindle, I recommend you purchase from Smashwords after the book releases. (I am waiting for the moment preorders return to Smashwords, but we’ll see when/if that happens.)
Otherwise, both B&N and Kobo’s apps can be installed on kindle fires, and they are also usable on Apple and Android devices.
Here are the dates (by month/year) for your convenience:
- August 2023: Life-Debt (R.J. Blain)
- October 2023: Pets in Space 8 (R.J. Blain; Experimental Voyage)
- November 2023: Old Secrets (R.J. Blain)
- December 2023: Whiskers on Kittens (R.J. Blain)
- February 2024: Trickster King (Susan Copperfield)
- May 2024: Grave Affairs (Lilith Daniels)
- July 2024: A Light in the Dark (Audrey Greene)
When scavenger and hybrid fox Viva comes across a derelict in empty space, what she and her furry partner, Pandora, discover puts them on a collision course for adventure, fame and wealth—assuming she survives the experience. Teaming up with the derelict’s living cargo isn’t wise, but the handsome stranger might hold the key to the ship and its many secrets. Add in some pirates out to profit from Viva’s living head, and she’s in for a wild ride.
Delivering the cargo to its rightful owner is the right thing to do, but getting the job done will test her skills, her sanity, and her limits.
Join the PETS IN SPACE crew!
Blast off into adventure with the eighth installment of PETS IN SPACE, a dynamic anthology of 11 never-before-seen science fiction romance stories! Rocket through the multi-verses brimming with heart-pounding escapades, swoon-worthy romances, and the best pet sidekicks ever!
Each story will pull you into the far-flung corners of the cosmos with intrepid heroes and heroines you’ll want to cheer for as they fight to save their world and find their happily ever afters. You’ll adore the furry, feathered, and scaly friends who have come to help their brave human companions on their quests.
This limited-edition anthology includes novellas by some of the biggest names in science fiction romance including USA TODAY bestselling authors R.J. Blain, Susan Hayes, Honey Phillips, Skye MacKinnon, Arizona Tape, Carol Van Natta, Tana Stone, S.J. Pajonas, Carysa Locke, JC Hay, plus award-winning authors Gail Koger and Elva Birch.
The Pets in Space 8 authors continue their vital support of Hero-Dogs.org, the non-profit charity that provides trained service dogs for disabled U.S. veterans and first-responders.
So, grab your space helmet to discover adventure and love — buy Pets in Space 8 today!
In November, Old Secrets, the conclusion to Karma’s trilogy, will release! Hooray!
Karma and Jake return in this thrilling conclusion to the Balancing the Scales trilogy.
Unable to find new leads on the terrorist organization they hunt, Karma and Jake set off to the one place they might find answers: Tibet. But something lurks on the horizon—something dark and dangerous enough that the United States, China, and Japan join forces to put an end to it.
While Karma wasn’t the first to be betrayed and terrorized, she vows to make certain she is the last—no matter what the cost.
In December, Whiskers on Kittens will release!
The next time a friend dared her to steal something, Kelsie would say no. Should the friend also be a succubus, not only would she say no, she would run for the nearest border faster than a bat fleeing the dark depths of hell.
Under normal circumstances, she didn’t even mind serving community service. It added spice to an otherwise boring day and gave her something productive to do.
Hoping to contain her prankster ways, the judge teams her up with a grouchy wolf of a cop with an attitude problem. According to her virus, Kelsie needs to get the good officer out of his pants. According to her common sense, the last thing she needs or wants is a goody-goody hampering her style and getting in her way.
When they’re assigned to help rescue six kidnapped kittens, Kelsie knows one thing for certain: to create a Christmas miracle, she’ll do a lot more than bend the law—she’ll break it over her knee and unleash hell on Earth while she’s at it.
In 2024, the show will start in February with the Trickster King! Hooray!
Patrick Laycal loves his family above all else, but he needs time off work from ruling over stubborn Texans. Rather than rest and relax, Pat does what he does best, sowing the seeds of chaos and progress wherever he goes.
His trip to purchase land and cattle for his projects blooms into an opportunity to forever change the Royal States, if he can somehow cultivate the child best suited to become next King of Texas—and save his stubborn daughter from the consequences of her choices.
Chronologically, this novel takes place after Taken, but due to the nature of the story, it is best read after Runaway and before the Prince of New York and New Waters.
In May 2024, I will debut the first book by Lilith Daniels, Grave Affair!
Following an accusation of being a necromancer with no way to prove her innocence, Detective Kirani Kinsley Ramons turns in her badge and flees to Dragon Heights, Wyoming for a fresh start.
In Miami, few understand the difference between a necromancer and the descendant of dragons.
In Dragon Heights, nobody cares.
With weekly rains of unusual composition, dragon-kin and human alike vying for the right to become the next dragon in town, and magic lurking around every turn, there is no better place for Kinsley to hide her skills and history.
But when the local brothel workers are attacked and the bodies of would-be dragons begin showing up with alarming frequency, Kinsley revisits her past and makes the painful decision to hunt the hunter for the sake of her neighbors and new friends.
With her trusty carbunclo kitten at her side, she delves into the dark world of dragons and the city they call home to catch those behind the attacks before they can strike again.
What she doesn’t know may awaken the sleeping beast, forever changing her destiny.
In July of 2024, I will release the second Audrey Greene novel, A Light in the Dark!
The yearly floods in Stonecreek inevitably claim lives, but when Valerie pulls a refugee from the turbulent waters, she uncovers a dark secret about her home.
For most, there is sanctuary to be had in their high-walled houses.
For outsiders shunned by those in power, there is only exile or death.
To create a better future for Stonecreek, Valerie must become a light in the dark—even if it means she joins the ranks of those doomed to be purged from the city-state’s stony streets.