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Dragon Lords of Valdier Books 1-3 Boxset

DLOV Books 1-3

Want to try a sample of the Dragon Lords of Valdier, the New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling series that everyone is talking about? Books 1-3 are now available in a boxset – why not curl up with the boxset today!

Dragon shifting race with a golden symbiot. The Valdierians are ruled by the Reykill royal family. They battled the Curizans and Sarafin species during the Great Wars but have now established peace. There are few females on Valdier and only their true mate is accepted by the three parts of the warrior: the man/woman, their dragon, and their symbiot.

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Abducting Abby

Abducting Abby:  Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 1

Abby Tanner is content to live on her mountain creating her beautiful works of art and enjoying the peace and quiet.  All of that changes when a strange golden space ship crash lands on it.  Now, Abby has to deal with a golden ship, a tortured alien, and an insane local sheriff.

Zoran Reykill knew he had to find a safe place to heal after he escapes from a Curizan military post.  When his symbiosis mothership takes him to an unknown planet he finds more than he expects – he finds his true mate.  The only problems are Abby doesn’t understand a thing he says and the local sheriff wants her too.  There is only one thing the King of Valdier can do, abduct his true mate.

Now Zoran has his hands full trying to keep his true mate safe in his own world while trying to help her accept her new life.  He will need all the help he can get to help his stubborn human accept she can make a life in a place other than her mountain back on Earth.  He just needs to keep her alive long enough to enjoy it and away from the other males on his planet who wouldn’t mind helping her accept her new sensual body.

One thing he knows he will never regret – abducting Abby.

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Capturing Cara: Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 2

Cara Truman is a pint-size pistol whose inquisitive nature has gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion. Her next adventure takes her further than she even expected when she ends up on a journey out of this world.

Trelon Reykill thought he had his hands full. A militant group of Curizans had captured his brother Zoran, he was busy trying to fortify the Valdier defenses against the Sarafin Warriors, and his dragon was roaring for him to find a mate. He was furious about the first, excited about the second, and pissed about the last. The last thing he expects to find on the primitive planet his brother has taken refuge on is his true mate.

Now, he has a whole new set of problems…capturing Cara long enough to make her his. His symbiosis loves her, his dragon wants her, and he can’t catch her. On top of all that, someone is trying to kill her.

His solution: Capture Cara and love her so well she will never want to escape him – if he can.

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Tracking Trisha: Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 3

Trisha Grove enjoyed her job as a pilot for Boswell International but realizes something is still missing from her life – her family. She is ready to call it quits and head back home to Wyoming where her father lives. She never expected her last flight for Boswell would end with an unplanned trip out of this world. Trisha isn’t sure at first what is real and what isn’t; all she knows is she is determined to get back to her dad no matter what it takes.

Kelan Reykill is the fourth son in the royal line of Valdier. Commander of the V’ager, one of the largest Valdier warships, he prides himself on his strict self-discipline, his ability to remain in command in any situation, and his skill at handling any challenge. That is, until he meets a stubborn human female from the primitive planet his older brother sought refuge on. Now, all he can think about is how to get the female into his bed and under his control while staying in one piece.

When she is taken from him, Kelan will track Trisha to the ends of the universe and further because he knows one thing – she is his true mate and he will do anything; kill anyone, who tries to harm her.

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Jaguin’s Love

Jaguin’s Love: Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 8

 

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Jaguin is one of the finest trackers on Valdier. To date, there is only one thing he has never been successful at finding – his true mate. That failure is eating away at him and his dragon. Even his symbiot is feeling the drain as the centuries crawl by with no end to the emptiness gnawing away at them. Hope flares with the discovery of a species that is compatible with their own. The Lords of Valdier have found their true mates on a distant planet bringing hope to the warriors of Valdier where females are few and true mates almost non-existent.

Jaguin is rewarded for his help in tracking one of the Lord’s stubborn females with the promise of a chance to find his own true mate on the planet called Earth. His search appears fruitless until the last mission before they are to leave.

Sara Wilson is a botanist working with the Columbiana University. Her love for plants and their potential for medicinal uses consume her life. She feels confident she is on the verge of a break-through when she is kidnapped by a cartel boss with only one thing on his mind – to extract revenge. A revenge that not only comes close to taking her life but will change it forever.

After a fruitless search for his mate, Jaguin’s accepts one last assignment to guard Lord Creon’s mate, Carmen, during a mission to seek justice against the man who brutally murdered her husband back on Earth. Instead, he finds his true mate in the man’s cruel clutches, barely clinging to life. His only thought is to spirit her away where he and his symbiot can heal her and his dragon can claim her.

The scars left during her captivity run deep inside Sara as she struggles to come to terms with her new life. She is no longer on Earth but the fear and terror still haunt her. She needs time to discover who she is again and whether this is a life she can accept.

Can Jaguin’s love heal the scars on the inside or will his true mate believe she has traded one monster for another?

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Science Fiction Romance – Why Is It So Popular?

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Science Fiction Romance (SciFiRom) is a growing genre. It was interesting to see that up until about five years ago, there were actually very few authors that wrote it. Science Fiction (SciFi) has always been one of those areas where it is either pure science or pure fiction, but seldom was romance mixed into the storyline as the main concept.

I think one of the best examples of Science Fiction starting to cross the boundaries was Star Trek. There was the SciFi mixed with action, adventure, and the occasional romance that made viewers want more. Then, there was Star Wars. This was an epic romance without viewers realizing as it contained a love story that would eventually help shape how the entire saga came about.

Today’s SciFiRom is bolder, fresher, and filled with more of everything viewers have been wanting: action, adventure, suspense, humor, and yes, ROMANCE! It is okay for aliens to be the good guys and for humans and aliens to fall in love and go on fantastic adventures that we can only do in our imaginations.

Just like Star Trek, Star Wars, and many other sci-fi movies, the physics behind space travel and conquering vast distances, language barriers, and the evolution of the living form doesn’t have to be completely and utterly scientifically explained. No, some of it can just be accepted as it can happen.

It really isn’t such an unbelievable stretch of the imagination. Look at the technology we have now that at one time was only featured in stories or in movies – sliding doors and cell phones, anyone? No, today’s amateur astronomers are out searching along with the universities and governments for life out among the stars. The more we learn, the closer we get to understanding the possibilities that there really is life out there somewhere.

So, that brings about the question – Why does writing SFR work? The answer is easy, really. If you write a story that draws the reader into it, and make it seem plausible, the readers will follow your characters to the ends of the universe and beyond. I know there are others out there, like me, that believe deep down that we aren’t alone. Besides that, who doesn’t love a great romance?

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How to Write Science Fiction Action Romance

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Over the last decade there have been a lot of changes to the publishing world. Traditionally, anyone dreaming of becoming an author often had a long and tedious journey ahead of them. Just like today, there were no guarantees that the work of the author would be well received. The difference from previous years was the screening process an author was required to go through. During that time, there were few authors that wrote Science Fiction Romance, or SFR.

Science Fiction stories were different. The genre was, and still is in a large part, dominated by male authors who focus on the science aspect of the story. SFR is different. Here, the readers are given both science and romance. The stories contain aspects of science, alien worlds, different modes of transportation, and such, but also contain a romantic element to them. Wow! For those of us that enjoy that combination of action, adventure, fantasy, and romance this is out of this world reading, no pun intended.

Wait a minute! Action… Adventure… Fantasy… and Romance? Isn’t that what Star Trek, Star Wars, and a dozen other successful television and movies have in them? I grew up loving anything to do with SFR, even before it was called that. The million dollar question was how does a writer write a successful Science Fiction Action Romance. Well, I don’t know about the million dollars, but I’ll give you my two cents on it… with passion!

Step one: World Building

To write a successful science fiction action romance you have to have a world and characters that seem real. If you are having the romance, the characters have to be compatible with each other. Yes, you can have shifters, but when the characters come together they need to be in a form that is believable. Wait a moment… Shifters! Isn’t that paranormal? Yes, it is, but the beautiful thing about science fiction is that you can make your species anything you want as long as the rules you build in work. So, build worlds and characters that work together.

Step two: Character development

Your characters and their interaction with each other is important. I believe every character throughout the story is important. The smallest one can make the difference from an okay story to a fabulous one. It is also important to balance your dialogue with your description. Let the readers build the world in their minds by giving them just enough information without breaking into a college lecture on the dynamics of the atmospheric molecular structures and astrophysics.

Your characters also have to be able to communicate with each other. How they do that is up to you. Just make sure that whatever method you come up with makes sense. In Outlander (the scifi movie), the aliens had a machine that poured the information into their brains. I’ve had everything from the human heroine learning the language to magical spells to implanted translators.

Step three: Action!

I love action and adventure. When developing a story, remember that not all plots have to be from an internal conflict. Science Fiction Action Romance is the perfect setting for outside conflict to pull the readers in. When you think of it, just the thought of space travel has enough hazards involved. Whatever happens in space, you either fix it or die. The same concept applies if you are on an alien planet. Now, throw in all the other things like cultural differences, tribal mentality, differences in technology, greed, power, corruption and love. It is the perfect mix for an action-filled story.

Step four: Bringing it all together

You have your world, you have your characters, you have your action – now what? You listen to the characters as they share their amazing journey through the stars. Remember, you don’t have to have all the rules for the universe you’ve built in book one. Let it grow throughout the series, because if you write a fascinating world, your readers will want another book in that world based on one of the characters you have introduced (this is why ALL characters are super important for the story; they carry on in that world).

There is a reason shows and movies like Star Trek and Star Wars are so popular. Readers, whether male or female, crave the unknown action, adventure, suspense, and romance of far away worlds. They want to know what it would be like to journey to another world and live the life of a space pirate or be a member of the Alliance.

So, the next time you step outside on a clear night and look up at the stars ask yourself “What if…?” and let the characters take you to another world you’ll never forget.

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