new cover art

I’ve been sitting on this news since January! Seriously, I’ve been dying! And then we got the cover and I had to sit on that! (Isn’t it pretty???)

When Veronica Scott and I decided to do Pets in Space, we had no idea what an amazing journey we’d begun. The partnership with HeroDogs (such a great organization!) and the amazing authors sharing their stories with us? Happy sigh. It was as big an adventure for us as it was for the characters in those wonderful stories.

Even before it launched last year, we were asking ourselves, “Do we want to do this again? Could there be a Pets in Space 2?” 

And the answer is a resounding YES! We’re changing things up a bit. You’ll find some familiar names and some new authors in our line up, but the one thing you can be utterly sure about.

There will be romantic adventures in exotic locations.

There will be happy endings!

There will be pets!

Here’s our official announcement:

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 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.

Here’s the blurb for my story, Time Trap:

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?

Watch our book trailer for Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

I know what you’re thinking. Oct 10??? It feels like forever to me, too. But we’re going to have a lot of fun in the meantime. And you can join in that fun by:

  • Signing up for the Pets in Space 2 newsletter! Guess what? You’ll get a fun, animated desktop wallpaper for free! (It’s really cool.)

  • Join our Facebook group. There will be contests, chats, and some story sneak peeks!

  • Bookmark the website for breaking news about Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 and to read the blurbs of the other stories in the anthology. There are some fun stories heading your way. 🙂 (Just a small warning, you’ll want them NOW!)

So, it’s Monday and I’m smiling. LOL How about you? How is Monday treating you? Any fun news to share?

I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  (And don’t forget that once a quarter I’ll be tossing in something fun from the Perilously Fun Shop!) The recipient is announced in the first blog post of the new month.

Perilously yours,

Pauline

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