Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A GALACTIC HOLIDAY Will Be In RT's Spotlight November 28th!

Can you gimme a WOOOOOHOOOOOO? That's definitely what I'm saying after finding out from Carina Press's Digital Marketer, Tara Stevens, that A GALACTIC HOLIDAY is going to be spotlighted on RT Book Review's website next week! This is a big honor, so my sci-fi antho sisters and I are over the moon on this.

This is what A GALACTIC HOLIDAY is all about:

Do androids dream of electric sugar plums?

A detective who refuses to modify her body teams up with her cyborg rival to track down a burglar who is putting toys into homes. A solitary ice miner finds love and friendship while stranded on the surface of Galileo. And two hardheaded negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin and save their planets. Enjoy these visions of Christmases yet to come with three science-fiction novellas from Carina Press.

Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:

How the Glitch Saved Christmas, by Stacy Gail
Galileo's Holiday, by Sasha Summers
Winter Fusion, by Anna Hackett

Stories also available for purchase separately.

86,000 words

Another exciting thing happened yesterday. A fantastic book blog by the name of Wicked Little Pixie gave my holiday novella, HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS, a 4-star review! As a reader, I found this web site a loooong time ago (long before I became published), so to have one of my projects reviewed by WLP is such a tremendous honor.  The last line of this review is probably my favorite:

"HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS did what any good Christmas story is supposed to do--it made me smile. No, more than that, it made me feel good, and it gave me a tiny bit of hope for the humanity in us all."

Gah!  I'm. So. HAPPY!!!  *BoingBoingBoing*

If you're interested in HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS, here's a quick peek!


Reina Vedette chose principle over position when the Chicago police department ordered her to accept performance-enhancing body modifications or lose her rank. Demoted to a level one detective, Reina's stuck chasing a bizarre, Grinch-in-reverse break-in case with fiery bod-mod enthusiast and level five top detective Edison Wicke.

Wicke has had his eye on Reina for ages, and as the two of them hunt down the benevolent burglar, they take turns warming each other with body heat in the subzero Chicago winter. Despite professional friction and their opposing views on bod-modding, Reina soon has to admit that she and Wicke are perfect for each other.

But when they track down their philanthropic quarry on Christmas Day, an unexpected glitch in a homemade android brings out Reina's emotional side, and she and Wicke must decide whether love between a Neo-Luddite and a "walking toaster" is a gift that either of them can give.

34,000 words

And lastly, I found out when the 2nd book in The Earth Angels series is coming out!  SAVAGE ANGEL will be released by Carina Press on February 4, 2013, a mere two weeks after the 1st book in the series, NOBODY'S ANGEL, releases.  Needless to say, I'm starting the New Year off with a bang!

That's this week's news from my corner of the world.  What's been going on in your life?


  1. WooHoo Indeed!! So much excitement - and crazy business! Enjoy every single minute of it. :)

    1. Ha! Girl, you're in the same boat, with TWO releases in December! It's certainly better than being bored, right? ^_^ Thanks for dropping by! *hugs*