And the WINNER is…..

Winner

Can you believe it’s been TWO weeks already since I announced my contest to NAME my first Science Fiction novel?  Thank you to those who entered!

I put the titles in a generator (those free things you can do on the net) and the name it chose was…

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This means that Ashley MacDonald wins!… and I’ll be sending a paperback copy to South Africa!  Well, a deal is a deal and I don’t mind… now that I know what the word means, it fits the book PERFECTLY.  Recombinant Love… recombinant means bringing together DNA sequences that would not normally be found in nature…Thank you Ashley!

And, I want to say a SPECIAL thank you to those who shared my book naming contest:

http://www.prudencemacleod.com/

https://womenwords.org/

https://sapphicreviews.wordpress.com/

http://www.Joannadarrell.com/

https://kittykatwordpresscom.wordpress.com/

https://iheartlesfic.com/

Please go to the above referenced blogs and show them some appreciation by FOLLOWING their blog if you haven’t already.  Books, books, and more books are promoted on ALL of the above mentioned blogs…sharing is caring so tell all your book friends!

Btw, I am NOT thrilled with the font and may change that a bajillion times behind the scenes here before my book comes out.  In the meantime, I have a few other books for you to read, catch up!

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Contest! Name that book!

CONTEST for SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL:

I have a confession…I am a secret Trekkie.  No, I don’t go around wearing pointy ears or talking Klingon.  No, I have never been to any of the comic-con’s or conventions where you dress up as your favorite character(s).  No, I am not a furry either (gross).  I have, however, been a fan since the 1970’s of the original Star Trek show, with all of its overly dramatic, overly acted, kitschy kind of ambiance.  I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to see The Star Trek Movie come out back on December 6, 1979.  It was one of the few things my father and I had in common that we could share, our love of Star Trek, and later our love of Star Wars.  Okay, okay, I know there are those who think you shouldn’t mix the two and I’ve committed heresy by mentioning them in the same sentence, however, they all have their good points.

I am also a cinephilia, before you all get excited about that word, it means: A person with a passionate interest in cinema is called a cinephile, cinemaphile, or, informally, a moviebuff.  I do collect movies and have the complete, original, tv series on VHS.  I also collect other movies, including GalaxyQuest, Terminator, ET (of COURSE!), The Martian, The Arrival, The Abyss, Signs, and a host of other quaint and not-so-well-known science fiction movies.  I collect a lot of other movies as well, I love romance (no surprise there), but westerns (and I mean REAL ones with John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Katherine Hepburn, and other great actors), as well as quirky and out of circulation movies.  I have in my collection over 1000 movies, and, as this picture shows you, quite a display of them.  Since I took this picture, I have run out of room on these shelves for all my movies, even turning them sideways.  About one-third of them now are DVD’s.

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I never thought I could write a science fiction story.  I mean, I write romance.  I write murder-mystery.  I write action-adventure.  I usually write a lot of drama within those genre’s.  In 2011, I started a science fiction novel, I thought it would be a novella, but no, there was more to that story than even I anticipated.  It would plague me for years as I watched the movies, again and again.  Recently I decided to finish it.  I won’t tell you what I named it, or even show you the cover I made back then, because, it would defeat the purpose of this blog, and predispose you to the point of the contest.  After publishing many Prudence MacLeod novels for Shadoe Publishing, it made me realize, that yes, I CAN write a science-fiction novel, with lesbian characters, and I can make the story believable…thank you Pru for the inspiration!

And, that’s what we get to now.  The point of the contest is your HELP in NAMING my science-fiction debut novel.  I have the meat of the story.  I have the two lovers who fall in love in space.  I have the drama.  I even have my synopsis, which reads: While hiking the mountains and deserts of Arizona with her best friend, D.O.G., Ryley Graham hears a whirring noise.  Thinking he has cornered a rattlesnake, she rushes to protect him only to be blinded by a light seemingly coming from nowhere and everywhere simultaneously.

Waking up 510 years later, she is confused by the technology and ‘people’ that surround her.  Skeptical when she is informed she is aboard a spaceship that explores wormholes, it takes a great deal of effort to finally convince her she isn’t in a government-owned facility and isn’t part of some huge experiment or conspiracy.

Adjusting to the odd lifeforms that coexist on the ship, Ryley begins to accept that she can never go back to Earth 2015, and begins to contribute her own unique knowledge and skills to their survival.  As Ryley makes new friends, one of them begins to stand out….

Mercédès is half human and half android.  She is struggling to understand her human side and the odd feelings she is developing for this Earthwoman. 

Learning about love, and learning to love will be a huge challenge as Ryley and Mercédès begin to forge a future.  What impact will it have when they discover the real reason Ryley was taken in the first place?

Now, I need YOUR help in NAMING the book!  I have found the artwork that will help me when we are ready to go with this book in say 6-8 weeks, but…I thought I’d ask for help from the readers of fan-fiction who happen to enjoy science-fiction.

The winner of my last contest, Mercedes Lewis (first name only and full inflections of her name) got named in this book, so, I offer not only the possibility of the winner of NAMING this new book a chance to be named in my next book, but, I will send a paperback copy of THIS book ANYWHERE in the world (this world only, all other worlds, galaxies, and planets are excluded from this contest and if you ARE entering from any other worlds, galaxies, and planets please let me know so we can have another conversation, possibly a book deal), and, if you know anything about shipping a book out of this country, that gets expensive…so, put on your thinking caps and come up with a name for my yet, as unnamed, novel and you get to have a signed copy!9eeb1f10132195f3c7ee1e2e24f93f39--gifted-students-first-day-of-school

Something I would like to mention is yes, one of the main characters Mercédès is half human and half android.  No, don’t think Data from The Next Generation or even Seven of Nine from Voyager and certainly not Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator, think Vanessa Williams with machine parts in her beautiful body.  (If you don’t know who Vanessa Williams is, um, what planet are you from?) With THAT in your fertile imaginations, please help me to get a title for my yet as unnamed novel!Screen-Shot-2016-12-23-at-9.02.09-AM

This is how it works:

1) you go to MY blog and SIGN UP (it’s okay if you’re already a follower, you can qualify by signing up with the other participating blogs).

2) you go to the other blogs where you read this and SIGN UP (it’s okay if you’re already a follower, we won’t use our stun guns on you).  Please, if you aren’t followers of these other blogs, sign up anyway!

http://www.prudencemacleod.com/

https://womenwords.org/

https://sapphicreviews.wordpress.com/

http://www.Joannadarrell.com/

https://kittykatwordpresscom.wordpress.com/

https://iheartlesfic.com/

3) you put in your two-cents about what YOU think the book should be named, based on the synopsis as well as what you would like to see on this cover.  (Don’t worry, we won’t be reading your minds, you have to type out a response for us to consider).  Just COMMENT in the comment section at the bottom of my blog!

4) Winner will be informed on the blog, all over social media, and, be named in my next book by being named a character (first name, or both…no financial compensation in any galaxy will be forthcoming for this honor).

5) Here is the cover for your inspiration:

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  • Good luck!
  • ~K’Anne

Vetted

Vetted Final Cover

Allyssa is a young college student living her life to please her upper-crust family who want her to take business courses, join her father’s business, and marry the “right” man.  Allyssa loves animals and yearns to take courses that speak to her heart, but her family are deaf to her pleas and she is unable or unwilling to stand up to them.

Fiona is an older, more established woman; a veterinarian working towards the goal of starting her own large animal practice.  When a young woman arrives on her doorstep one night carrying a dog she may have fatally injured with her car, Fiona is thrown for a loop.

Vetted—a life that neither woman anticipated, but each learns they want desperately.

Will their families, the fates, and rustlers finally bring these women to their knees?  The only way they can survive is to stand strong together, but are they both ready to fight for what they want?  Only time will tell….

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Pirated Heart, the sequel to Pirated Love

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~A swashbuckling good time~

From China to India to Africa and home to England…Will the love that Bettina Carmichaels shares with her wife, Claire, stand the test of time?  Will it even last the second year of marriage?

Trading, pirating, sword fights, sea battles, near drownings, and imprisonment…a sailor’s life may not be for all.  Come along as Tina, also known as ‘Black Betty,’ and Claire attempt to repair their failing marriage and survive sailing on the high seas…

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Re-Releases of Malice! Book 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & Malice Masterpieces 1

Read through to the end, I promise, it will be worth it.  This is all a little LONG, but no cheating by scrolling down!

Back on September 26, 2011, I released the FIRST of what would become the series MALICE with the release of Mysterious Malice.  It was an experiment.  I didn’t think I could write a Murder-Mystery series.  I was inspired by a good friend of mine, Carrie who writes like Stephen King, as well the show Dexter.  I began to research serial killers and found that 90-95% of all serial killers are men.  Is this because the other 5-10% who are women are smarter and never caught?  I began to think about that statistic.  I think, it’s because originally, the majority of people do not think that women are capable of such horrors, and that was how Alice Weaver began to come into MY psyche.  I thought, perhaps, I could write one and see how it goes, that was to be a novella….then, I thought, maybe a series of five.  Having just finished #22, which will be out soon, I think we have something going on here.

When I first started writing, I didn’t and couldn’t afford an editor.  Slowly but surely I built up a following of my writings and slowly and surely we are going through all the old books and sprucing them up.  They are not only being edited, but tweaked, polished, and even a little added here and there.  So, if you want to re-read an old story with a new polish, feel free.  It’s become a favorite series to many who enjoy a kick-ass woman who doesn’t take prisoners and doesn’t suffer fools gladly, who has faults, and who loves ferociously, then Alice is your kinda gal.

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Meeting a mysterious woman in a bar, Deirdre’s life begins to change.  Alice discovers the abuse that Deirdre has been experiencing at the hands of her handsome and powerful husband.  But what can a petite woman such as Alice do to help her out of this bad situation?  And what will she want in exchange for that help?

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Book 2 Meticulous Malice Cover

Alice has a routine that only she follows and she tries not to be too predictable outside her home, leaving few clues for anyone who might be following her…is someone following her?

Murder requires technique.  It also requires meticulous planning and genuine care to detail if you’re going to do it right, correct?  Random acts of violence are not Alice’s style; however, when forced, she can play along.

Meticulous Malice delves deeper into who Alice really is.  Let’s play the game by HER rules…

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Book 3 Mistaken Malice

Making mistakes is something Alice DOESN’T do.  Can she deal with the fact that someone might have died in error?  How will she deal with it when someone else makes a fatal mistake?

Senators Cecelia and Ken Edwards enter into Alice’s arena, but are they more interested in her money, her power, or her desirable body?  Pursuing this ‘friendship’ will create consequences none of them intended…

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Book 4 Malicious Malice

Alice is angry!  She wants revenge for her sister’s death…and her lesbian lover is her target!

Is it ever safe to anger a psychopathic killer?  Justifiable homicide is a dangerous game, but then Alice is the master.  Watch as Alice strikes back in a unique way that promises to exact precisely the revenge she needs.

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Book 5 Masterful Malice

When Alice receives a plea for help from her sister’s friend, will she be able to free her from the bonds of a sadistic man determined to have her all to himself?  What about the bonds that Kathy begins to place on Alice’s cold, little heart.  How will they affect the killer in Alice?

This is the FIFTH book in the “MALICE” series about Alice, a serial killer with a mission to get justice where none would otherwise be served.

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Malice Masterpieces I the First Five Books

Malice Masterpieces The First Five Books including Mysterious Malice (Book 1), Meticulous Malice (Book 2), Mistaken Malice (Book 3), Malicious Malice (Book 4) Masterful Malice (Book 5)

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Alice is just finishing up a few minor details that have kept her from returning to her family—killing a few people that kept her away, blowing up a few things, taking revenge on the heartless…Can Alice FINALLY go home?

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