Starry Nights Blog Hop


I’m so pleased to be taking part in the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s Midsummer Blog hop! The theme this year is Starry Nights, which I thought was particularly apt – considering my latest book is called The Star Thief!

To celebrate, I’m sharing the reunion kiss between Renna my heroine, and Captain Finn from my upcoming book – Athena’s Ashes – which will be out in August. They’ve been apart for a few weeks, and weren’t sure if they’d ever see each other again. Enjoy!

At the end I’m offering a prize – a digital copy of my scifi romance The Star Thief.  All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what book you’re most looking forward to reading this summer. Please make sure you leave your email addy (in the format name at email dot com if you prefer) for your chance to win here.

For the Grand Prizes, just into the Rafflecopter at the end and enter your information – details on that at the end of the post. Good luck and enjoy!



Finn’s voice deepened and he leaned forward to rest his hands on the table across from her, his gaze at her eye level. “I’ve been thinking about what comes next since you left.” He looked like he wanted to devour her for lunch.

Renna swallowed. “You know what I mean.”

“I hate that you left as we were getting to know each other again. I missed you, Renna.” He smiled wolfishly. “Obviously you missed me too, if you took control of the Athena to get us back here.”

Heat blossomed in her face. “That had nothing to do with you,” she protested, getting to her feet. “I was unconscious. I didn’t even know what I was doing.”

Finn circled the table, and Renna backed away from him until she hit the wall. The expression on his face made heat pool between her legs and her mouth go dry. He stopped, just far enough away that he wasn’t touching her, but close enough she could feel the heat from his body.

His blue eyes bore into hers. “Look at that. The Star Thief’s afraid,” he said softly.

She shook her head, her tongue darting out to lick her suddenly dry lips. Finn’s gaze dropped to watch. Once upon a time, she would have used that to her advantage, to seduce him, and turn the tables. To take control of the situation. What the hell had happened to her?

She inhaled Finn’s scent – citrus and sandalwood. Damn him, he was right. She had missed him. But how did she even start to wrap her brain around that? She’d spent her whole life not letting herself care about other people, and the moment she opened herself up, something bad had happened. Talk about shitty timing. With everything going on now, she couldn’t afford to let him distract her.

She couldn’t think about the future. There was only the present.

But damn did she want him. Now. On the freaking mess hall table.

Finn’s gaze trapped hers as he caressed her jaw with one of his long fingers, let it drift lower down her neck to brush butterfly-light against her collarbone.

Renna’s skin tingled with fear and desire and lust until she could barely see straight.

And then he lowered his lips to hers. Just a soft brush of skin at first, but heat zapped through her at his touch and she sucked in a breath.



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ATHENA’S ASHES coming in August!




So the Grand Prizes for this hop are:

 1st  $100 Amazon or B&N gift card plus 41 ebooks

2nd $50 Amazon or B&N gift card plus 28 ebooks

3rd  3 separate winners each receive $25 Amazon or B&N gift card plus 11 ebooks

Don’t forget, you must leave a comment with your email addy and an answer to my question above to win my prize.

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  1. I have a list to long to mention and this hop is adding to it. jonesjnd (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Great excerpt! I have The Twelve by Justin Cronin waiting on my coffee table. It’s taken me forever to get to it, but I loved the first one. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  3. Oooh how serendipitous! I just added The Star Thief to my wishlist on Friday. I’m most looking forward to reading Molly Harper’s Better Homes and Hauntings which comes out this week. She always write hilarious stuff.

  4. This Summer it’s Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews and Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara are at the top of my Summer TBR this year!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  5. Lots of summer reading possibilities. Iced by Karen Moning might help a person stay cooler, so I think I’ll start with that!

  6. Abbi Glines’ next book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Just one is impossible! Maybe more getting through the 200 odd on my Kindle so I can start buying new ones again. 😛

  8. Nice excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oooh, nice one. Enjoyed reading your excerpt – thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. So many books on my TBR list for this summer! I’, really looking forward to Tethered by Pippa Jay, but mostly, I like discovering books randomly and finding hidden gems.

    • Ohhh! That one sounds great! I’m going to have to check it out!

      Also congrats! You’re the winner of the copy of The Star Thief!

  11. Nice excerpt! I have too many books to list (doesn’t everyone?). I’ll just take whatever is on the top of the pile and go from there. 🙂

  12. My TBR is groaning and begging me to read something. LOL I would be afraid to name just one. LOL

  13. Their are so many books I am looking forward to but on the top of the list is Magic Breaks and Dark Skye.
    Thanks for the giveaway, I have been very eager to read this story.


  14. Reality Bites by Gail Koger…looking for more of those Coletti Warlords from Space!