When ever anyone asks if I would sign up to go to Mars, the answer is always a resounding NO.
I have many reasons why I don’t want to go to Mars:
- I am old.
- I do not want to leave my family. #GrandmaProject
- I don’t actually like adversity.
- I have seen NO ONE guaranteeing chocolate or Diet Dr. Pepper on Mars.
- I am old.
- I am getting older.
- I am a hermit…
- Who is old and getting older…
- Who does not like being cut off from chocolate and Diet Dr. Pepper.
See all those reasons for NOT going to Mars? That’s almost ten reasons for not going to Mars.
But (you know there’d be one, right?)…
You can book your trip RIGHT NOW for a fictional trip to another galaxy AND you get to keep your access to your favorite foods and beverages (unless there is a Zombie Apocalypse, in which case all bets are off).
Garradian Galaxy Getaways is eager to help you make ALL your travel arrangements (which basically involve you clicking the “buy” button at the book vendor of your choice) and your adventure doesn’t launch until Oct 10, but if you book now, your “ticket” to romance, adventure, and heroic pets also helps Hero Dogs.
Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence. Which is very cool.
Your “ticket” entitles you to check in on Master Sgt. Briggs (dude still won’t tell me what his first name is). Last I checked he was recuperating from some battle injuries and an alien infection. You’ll want to step back when things go South (or the alien equivalent of South), but otherwise, just enjoy the ride.
And when you’re ready to go home, just tape your heels together three times and repeat—okay, just turn off your tablet or close that HUGE print book.
But don’t forget to keep diving back in until you’ve read all twelve wonderful stories. Re-reading is allowed, too.
Release Date: October 10, 2017
The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors, brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!
10% of all preorders and the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.
About my story:
A Novella in the Project Enterprise Series
By Pauline Baird Jones
Hiding in time is not as easy as you’d think…
Madison lives by the rules of a time travel rebel – never tell anyone your real name, not if you want to remain alive. On the track of a traitor, Madison and her parrot partner, Sir Rupert, time travel into a trap. Their only way out sends them back in time and into the arms of a man that ignites a fire inside her.
USAF Master Sergeant Briggs is in trouble – not the kind he’d like to be, but still in trouble. He is bored out of his mind! Ordered to recuperate on a quiet bay away from the Garradian outpost, he’s ready to mutiny and go back to his beloved engines. When his friends send him a gift from Area 51, he figures it will relieve his boredom for an hour or so – until he turns it on and he gets his second present of the day.
Madison would love to get to know Briggs better, but it is just too dangerous. Unfortunately, she might not have much choice. With a Time Service Interdiction Force on their heels, can the three craft a plan that will save a base full of geniuses and technology and discover a happy-ever-after forged through time?
Have you booked your fictional adventure? Do it now before it’s gone forever!
Do you love real travel or fictional travel? Would you take that ship to Mars?
I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive a $25 gift card from my Zazzle store. The recipient is announced in the first blog post of the new month.
And yes, I’m late again but I have a really good excuse! I got a new grandson! Okay, here’s August winner:
Anabanana will be in touch with you on how to get your gift basket!