Quotes from The Alien and the CEO, a short story alien romance

The Alien and the CEO
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My next, newest short story, The Alien and the CEO, Book 3 of the Slakerian Empire series, is now available for purchase on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and other venues!

Vivi Soria’s anger couldn’t grow any larger. A foreign investment firm, Slakerian, Inc., has convinced the board of directors to sell her on-line matchmaking service, Hunting4TrueLove, against her wishes. She’s out of a job. Then she discovers possible fraudulent activity in the deal. Whether she’s owner or not, she sets out to find the truth.

Commander Jakes Echabarne of The Baldain, a class four vessel of the Slakerian fleet, is on his last mission. He’s slated to administer Slakeria’s repopulation directive on its newest colony. Vivi’s matchmaking program is needed to link Slakerians and recruited humans. A looming deadline and an unexpected glitch in forces him to kidnap her to debug the software.

Vivi demands to be taken home, but she’s already in deep space. Can she convince Jakes to arrange a return voyage to Earth?

Jakes knows the odds of her request. Can he convince Vivi to join him at the new colony?

Author note:

Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong, Mr. Alien, the first Slakerian Empire book, was to be a stand-alone short story. I never expected to turn it into a series. One day, I wondered about Dax Richque’s commanding officer. Was there a story for Jakes Echabarne? I paired him with the CEO of the matchmaking software the Slakerians needed to link their citizens with human mates.

Paul Landaeta was to be #3, but halfway through Jakes story, I realized, chronologically, Paul’s story had to be #2. How could his Earth-bound story happen before Jake’s ship-bound story?

Natalie is based off a story I heard about a dying woman telling her co-workers she was moving abroad for a job. She just didn’t tell them abroad was heaven.

That nugget stayed in my computer’s notes section, simmering and waiting for the perfect story to appear.

Future stories will include Ivy Mitchel, our bad I.T. chief; an architect; and possibly the Slakerian Emperor himself.

I’ll keep you updated of future releases.


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Is writing a business or is it monkey business?

Me, yesterday

Monkey business or a valid use of my time? This photo is how I felt yesterday, trying to figure out three (3!) new software programs. Yeah, I know. I should only do one per season. I definitely felt as if monkey business ruled my actions.
I’ve been wanting to add an opt-in email/newsletter box on this website since forever, but was intimidated. Finally, a couple weeks ago, I put on my big girl panties and signed up to MailChimp. The result? Frustration, confusion and very bad, horrible things. But, we have to persevere, right? The answer? YouTube to the rescue! I found an awesome how to video and, after testing it thirty times or so, it works (no popups yet, but I’ll know how to do it if I decide to annoy readers).

Of course, adding one thing on a website is the first in a line of dominoes: Continue reading Is writing a business or is it monkey business?

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dearlydeparteddatingservice master coverThe Dearly Departed Dating Service is now available for purchase!

What if your job was to take care of the elderly? And one day, your patient died, only to return in your dreams, asking you to help find her soul mate?

This is the concept of my latest book, The Dearly Departed Dating Service.

Claire Holmes’ patient dies and leaves her a house, a million dollars, and an office existing in the dreamtime, along with a request to match her and her friends for some everlasting love.

Here are some excerpts: Continue reading The Dearly Departed Dating Service

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