Road Trip 2014 Inspires Future Stories

I attended my first RomCon this year in June in Denver, Colorado and I decided to take some time out and make it a road trip from our home in Florida.

As you know, I love to include little quirks in many of my books. One of my real life quirks is naming the technology in our vehicles. For readers of my Cosmos Gateway series, did you know that RITA first began life as my GPS unit; we even decorated RITA, lol.

And Walter from my Lords of Kassis series is also the name of our RV.

In our road trip we visited over 22 States and covered 8,000 miles. My hubby is a true champion as he drove Walter for the majority of the time.

Here are some of the top pics from my summer road trip:

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And now I am home in my beautiful home State of Florida and ready to start writing full time. As I traveled through cowboy country, I found myself snapping pictures of scenes and imagining the characters from my Spirit Pass series riding across the range. I was also inspired to write Touch of Frost which is set in New Mexico. There is nothing like visiting an area to become immersed in a story.

Summer is turning out pretty neat so far! lol




Razor’s Traitorous Heart and Hunter’s Claim

“Lovers of strong female characters take note: Razor’s Traitorous Heart by S. E. Smith” – Charlee from Smart Girls Love SciFi

Razor's Traitorous Heart 4As I am coming to the end of my blog tour for Razor’s Traitorous Heart, I thought I would pull together the reviews that different blogs have done on Razor and in some cases, on Hunter’s Claim too.

Thank you to all the blogs who have hosted me and Razor’s Traitorous Heart over the last four weeks. It’s been fantastic!

I loved this book even more that the first Alliance book. The conflict is convincing, the hero is strong, smart, swoon worthy and facing tough decisions.  The heroine is a kick-ass, smart, and determined; but not at all hard or jaded.

 “One of the things that I appreciate about this series is that Smith is able to deliver a complete and satisfying book centered around one couple while pulling the threads of the secondary characters further out to tempt the reader into the next book in the series.”

5* rating

“Prepare to race at warp speed along a journey filled with danger, deceit, turmoil and death, where two people find a quiet oasis of love in each other’s arms. Razor’s Traitorous Heart by S. E. Smith showcases this author’s ability to write and write well! From soft romantic scenes to steamy and passionate moments, a hero that fumbles through the learning process of tenderness and caring, and a heroine who denies she wants or needs to be loved, S. E. Smith had me devouring every word, every page.”

“The romance sticks out with its fresh sweetness and that simmering pot-about-to- boil-over feel. S. E. Smith has created a world full f strife and characters that are both memorable and alive.”

“Bless you, S. E. Smith for creating two strong characters who can butt heads and hearts, but learn to accept each other the way they are as their love grows throughout this fabulous addition to The Alliance Series.”

“This series is proving to be one step apart from others with heroes with heart and loyalty and heroines with backbones and the wisdom to eventually realize when their future is standing in front of them.” 

On Hunter’s Claim –

“It began with excitement and it was paced really well throughout. The writing was smooth with lots of action, some surprises, a strong and determined heroine, a male with honor and alpha male characteristics, some romance, and a setting that is partially out of this world!”

“This is one alien series that is easy to get wrapped up in. I lost track of time and in what seemed like warp speed, I was finished and wanting to read more.”

On Razor’s Traitorous Heart

“I loved the characters in both books, especially the women. This book had more devastation and twists in the plot as well as suspense, and angst too. There was still romance, and the plot of Razor’s book had an even more out of this world setting!”

“The bottom line is, if you like aliens or strong heroines, you will want to put these books at the top of your tbr list. Both books were easy to dive into and hard to put down. Razor’s book could easily stand alone but I’d read them in order.”

“At some points you will laugh so hard it hurts and others you will want to cry, get ready for a rollercoaster of fun.”





Touch of Frost: Magic, New Mexico Book 1

Touch of FrostAmazon Best Seller sci fi romance

Touch of Frost: Magic, New Mexico Book 1

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Touch of Frost Excerpt

Lacey Adams lives in the small town of Magic, New Mexico where she devotes herself to the animals at her Touch of Magic Animal Shelter. The strange assortment of animals helps heal the pain and loneliness inside her since the death of her husband three years before.

Frost is a Star Ranger. He travels the star systems bringing intergalactic fugitives to justice. When a maximum-security fugitive escapes from the mining prison, he is sent after him. Only this time, the fugitive has violated a major law… he has traveled to a distant forbidden planet inhabited by a race that has not mastered space travel yet.

Now, he is in a race to find the fugitive before those on the planet known as Earth discover there are not one, but two aliens on their world. Things become complicated when Frost discovers his heart is not as frozen as he thought when a young human female is taken hostage by the fugitive. What he doesn’t anticipate is her unexpected resistance – both with the fugitive and with him.

Frost is forced to make a decision that is guaranteed to put him on the most wanted list when he follows his heart and kidnaps Lacey. He knows that some things are worth the risk. What he doesn’t know is that Lacey has a few secrets of her own.

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