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Release Day: Between Venus & Mars

Between Venus & Mars

Today is the release of book #3 in The Soul Mate Tree Collective with S.C. Mitchell’s book, Between Venus and Mars. I personally love Steve’s stories. They are well written and humorous. Between Venus and Mars didn’t disappoint me.

The Soul Mate Tree: 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.

Between Venus & Mars: An intergalactic adventure filled with laughs, love, and adventure.

Blurb: 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/

Steven MitchellHidden strengths, adventurous hearts.

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.

You’ll find Steve at:


Blog: http://scmitchellauthor.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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Friend publishes: “Cat Tales: Mews by Gracie”

As I have mentioned several times in my blogs, I have a wonderful group of writer friends. We attend meetings and conferences. We support each other in our ups and downs, not only in our writing, but in our personal lives, too. Most of us have been together since the late 90s, so we’ve seen and been through a lot together.

One of the best things is the excitement from all of us when one of us succeeds. This past year Beth M. James (author of Gitana) and I had our first romances published. Deb Waite had an article printed in Tea Time Magazine. We celebrated this at our recent retreat.

Deb also just published “Cat Tales, Mews by Gracie.” For years Deb’s mother has suffered from SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, where people become extremely depressed during the dark, cold, winter months. To cheer her up, Deb wrote letters to her mother from the point of view of Gracie, one of Deb’s cats. Deb has a wonderful sense of humor and it shines through in these letters, which she finally compiled into her book.COVER

The book is illustrated by Cheryl Peick, a talented college junior, majoring in graphic design. Her concepts from mind to pen are uncanny. In one picture, you see a hand petting the top of the cat’s head. The expression on Gracie’s face tells it all. As one member of our group said, “I can actually hear the cat purring.”

Deb is having her first book signing this weekend at a craft fair we will both be attending. I look forward to being part of this exciting day for her.

If you’re interested in purchasing this book (which I highly recommend) please e-mail her at deborahwaite42@yahoo.com. The book is $14.99 + $2.50 s/h
Here is an excerpt from “Cat Tales:”

January – Pushy Kitty

Hi Grandma!
It was so nice of you to come visit me and Maggie. I’m the little black cat – remember? I have short hair and a small heart shaped face. Maggie is light and dark gray surrounding by a sea of white. She has long soft fur with HUGE paws and face.

We didn’t get a chance to talk very much because I’m so shy. Maggie and I were little lost souls and were found and brought to a place called the Shelter. Our human parents, Mom and Dad, are so much fun and we love our new home.

We don’t miss the outside because our house has lots of windows to watch the birds and squirrels just as I had hoped. It actually is easier being inside because I don’t think me or my sister would know what to do with the birds and squirrels if we caught one!

My Mom thinks I’m a pushy little girl because I watch Maggie in the litter box. I do this because she is so messy. She said I must not watch Maggie while she in there because it makes Maggie feel uncomfortable. (Actually, I was chasing her out of box not just watching—shhhh). I now watch from a distance and make sure she is not pushing too much litter out of the box. My Mom says Maggie looks like she is “digging a hole to China”.

Maggie is messy with something else too – – her food. She sticks her left front paw in the food, and scoops it out onto the floor. When she does this in front of Mom, Mom’s forehead looks really wrinkly!

Maggie has been a good sister by listening to some of my tales. She thinks I am a jabberbox with lots of stories to tell.

Maggie likes to lie on her stomach and expose her belly but she doesn’t want anyone to touch it. Isn’t that silly? I like to have my belly rubbed. Mom says my belly is squishy!
Maggie and I get brushed every day. It feels so good! Mom says she gets enough fur from each of us to make another Gracie and Maggie. Does that mean we’ll be twins?

Well, I’ll have to go now since Maggie wants to play. I truly wish she wouldn’t sit on my tail. If you would please make note of our birthdays being on August 15th we would appreciate it. Mom says we might get some fun toys.

Mom said it was okay to write. Mom said that you feel down and blue during the winter. She said you feel sad (and that there is a condition called SAD), and that the lack of light makes you feel that way. Is it dark all day where you live? Maybe we can share some of the ways we keep busy until we can sit in the widow and watch the birds in the summer when there is lots of light during the day!

When Maggie and I are done playing, I will go down to the basement and sleep under the couch.

Love Gracie (and Maggie)

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