My awesome cover by Naomi Lucas and Cameron Kamenicky

The third book in my Iriduan Test Subject series is now live on Amazon! I was shooting for October 31 release date to celebrate my favorite holiday, but the possible 72 hour publish window ended up being a lot shorter. So, it’s out there, and this Halloween and Nov 1 and 2, you can pick up the first book: The Scorpion’s Mate absolutely free. So, if you haven’t dived into the series, be sure to grab a copy while you can at that price!

Here’s the description for The Serpent’s Mate

When Cass is abducted by aliens and sold to an alien pirate queen who collects female slaves to harvest their pheromones, her first experience with extraterrestrials quickly turns from surreal into a nightmare, which only grows more terrifying when an alien with a snake-like lower body and a surprisingly handsome face comes to her rescue. But Cass isn’t sure she’s actually safe with him, because he looks at her with hunger in his eyes.

Nahash has always been a loyal, honorable Iriduan soldier. After distinguishing himself above his peers, the genetically-enhanced warrior volunteered for an experimental program to create a hybrid with powerful psionic abilities, using DNA taken from a giant serpent that decimated one of their outer colonies. Though his body changed into a form beyond the scientists’ expectations, his mind became a weapon that could alter the very course of Iriduan civilization, perhaps even saving it from its inevitable ruin.

After such drastic alterations to his biology, scientists told him he was free from the affliction that caused Iriduan males to imprint on a single female, bonding him to her for life. The last thing he expects is to bond instantly to a human female he rescues during a raid on a pirate colony. Now, he’s stuck with her, because if he isn’t exposed to his mate’s scent on a regular basis, he will die. The fact that his body craves her as much as it needs her fills him with resentment, but when he realizes that the Iriduan Empire will do anything to keep her under their control because of what she means to him, he doesn’t hesitate to protect his mate—even if it means betraying his people.

The rogue test subject and the abducted human make a desperate escape from the Iriduan Empire, but the galaxy proves to be a dangerous place and there are worse things than the Iriduans waiting in the darkness of space. With no one to rely on except for each other, Nahash and Cass might not live long enough to find a home where they can settle down and explore the love that grows between them—love that takes them beyond their physical bond.

Author’s Note: 18+ Contains steamy scenes between a human heroine and a very alien hero.

I hope you all enjoy Nahash’s story. If you liked the story so much you want to spread the word, reviews are a great place to start, and they help out so much!! Especially reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and now BookBub. Of course, just talking about it to your friends and their friends, and mentioning it on social media when it fits the conversation 😉 also helps tremendously.

I also hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween if you celebrate it. As for me, my brain is fried after my marathon month of getting this book ready to publish. I don’t think the zombies will be interested in my brains when I’m out and about on Halloween Night.

Now that I’m thoroughly exhausted, I think it’s time for a vacation. Sleeping is a vacation, right?

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  1. What an utterly gorgeous cover! I’ve posted this news in a few of the FaceBook Groups and I’m now off to read it – in between the hours when I have to concentrate on that necessary thing that disturbs too much of my days – my job. (Oh, and I can totally see that this isn’t about a snake….. it’s about a SERPENT. Now I understand! 😆)

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I just love the job Cameron and Naomi did on my cover. They really pulled it off. Thank you for spreading the word. You are amazing!!! I hope you like The Serpent’s Mate. Well, there might have been some snakiness going on there. 😁


      1. (I tried to leave another comment – now I’m trying again.)

        Just a little 😉. I like snakes so I’m really looking forward to reading it.

        I sent you a PM, but I don’t know if you look st those …. so I’ll just tell you what I put in that. I try to post new releases when I see them. What I will say is that I NEVER get the responses, to any other posts, the way I do to your books. Over 80 loves, likes, and I don’t know how many comments. I’m hoping this is translating to sales of your book!

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    2. Wow! That’s so awesome to hear, and it makes a huge difference! My books fall into a niche market so it isn’t always easy to find my audience. When you share my work and recommend it people realize it’s out there. That definitely translates to increased sales and exposure. I thank you and everyone who takes the time to share links and recommendations so much for that!

      I’m not sure what happened to the PM. I still don’t know how to navigate Facebook, if that’s where you sent it, so it’s probably hanging out in some message box I don’t know about and can’t see, sigh. Sorry about that!


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