Pets in Space 7 Anthology

Pets in Space is back with a new, action-packed anthology! The fight for galactic peace is on! Fall in love with science fiction romance all over again.

Pets in Space 7 Anthology

The award-winning anthology Pets in Space 7  featuring 13 of today’s bestselling SFR authors is back for a limited time! Discover how pets help their human and alien companions find love and save the galaxy. From dogs to cats to unicorns and sea creatures, these tales show that pets are more than just animals – they’re family. Grab your copy today and support Hero-Dogs.org!

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Pets in Space® is back for a new year of adventures!
Pets in Space is back and better than ever! Featuring 13 original, never-before-released stories from some of today’s bestselling science fiction romance authors, starring your favorite sci-fi pets. These furry, feathered, and slightly alien friends are always ready for a new adventure with their two-legged human and alien companions. From dogs to cats to sea creatures and unicorns, these romantic tales show that pets are more than just animals – they’re family.
The anthology includes novellas by some of the biggest names in science fiction romance. New York Times Bestseller S.E. Smith and USA Today Bestsellers R.J. Blain, Grace Goodwin, Skye MacKinnon, Carol Van Natta, Honey Phillips, Carysa Locke, S.J. Pajonas, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch, plus Leslie Chase, Winnie Winkle, and Candace Colt.
The Pets in Space 7 authors continue their vital support of Hero-Dogs.org, the non-profit charity that improves quality of life for veterans of the U.S. military and first-responders with disabilities.
Don’t miss out — grab this limited-edition anthology before it’s too late!

Blurbs for all the stories…

Wynter and the Stone Dragon
Series: Rings of Power
by S.E. Smith
When a doorway between worlds opens and unites two lives, anything is possible…
Since she was a child, Wynter Stormhold’s curious nature has taken her to far-off worlds. In one world, she touches the life of a young human boy. In another, she finds her most trusted friend, a stone dragon she calls Pow-pow. Hiding her growing powers from her mage family started out as a childish prank, but now she uses them to go on secret adventures.
Sheikh Khalid el Amid’s life changes forever when he encounters a beautiful but alien girl. Wynter brings unexpected miracles during his darkest hour and he vows to always protect her—but then she disappears through a portal.
When grown-up Wynter suddenly reappears years later, Khalid falls in love. All too soon, however, she is ripped from him again. As Wynter and Pow-pow fight for their lives against a mage who would use Wynter and her father’s Rings of Power to control the vast worlds across space, Khalid fights for his people and his rightful place on Earth.
Can an alien princess and her dragon find their way back to her beloved sheikh, or will their responsibilities keep them apart forever?

Life-Debt
by R.J. Blain
What should have been an easy salvage operation sours for fox hybrid Viva and her furry partner, Pandora. While plenty experienced with live cargo, she has two important rules: no names, and no attachments.
Her first mistake is rescuing a handsome stranger and dubbing him Delta. Her second is to care about his fate and clearing his name of a crime he hadn’t committed. With danger lurking around every corner and a bounty out for her living head, finding the truth will test her skills, her sanity, her limits, and her heart.
Revealing the truth will challenge everything she knows about life and send her on a crash course with a new and unexpected future.
Life-Debt is a strangers-to-lovers romantic space adventure.

Marked Mate
Series: Interstellar Brides Program
by Grace Goodwin
Rebecca Amber knows what it’s like to lose all hope. That’s why she volunteers to help struggling teens, always taking along her giant, two-hundred pound lap-dog named Lilah. The Bull Mastiff loves the kids almost as much as Rebecca does. When an eerie stranger shows up on the streets with a new drug called Qwell, Rebecca will have none of it. Little does she know that interfering with this drug dealer means taking on alien criminals far worse than anything she’s faced before—and they will not hesitate to eliminate her—and her pet.
Elite Hunter Stark is on Earth to stop a vicious alien gangster from setting up shop on the unsuspecting, primitive planet. Stark has a job to do and the last thing he needs is a mysterious woman haunting his dreams. She is more dangerous to his peace of mind than the outlaws he hunts. She keeps company with a clumsy, oversized, hairy creature she claims is a beloved pet. Worse, she refuses to back down from an enemy determined to kill her.
How will he defeat his enemies when he is consumed with the need protect her, touch her, and claim his MARKED MATE?

Alien Abduction for Unicorns
Series: The Intergalactic Guide to Humans
by Skye MacKinnon
Unicorns are just as real as aliens.
Despite achieving fame and fortune as a renowned unicorn tamer, Bruin has never found the one thing he craves: love. When a horrific accident puts him deep in debt, Bruin’s only chance of returning to his old life is aiding his scientist father. Sent to find out why the people on a primitive planet called Earth don’t believe in unicorns, all Bruin has to do is abduct a human. But he never expected that human to be his fated mate…
All Tara’s ever wanted is to leave her small Scottish town and explore the world. Being kidnapped by a crazy guy with a fake unicorn wasn’t what she had in mind. Especially when the unicorn turns out to be real, and the crazily hot guy turns out to be an alien.
Her abductor is offering a chance to explore the galaxy with his charming unicorn in tow. But to see the stars, she’d have to give up everything, including the walls around her heart.

An Entanglement of Griffins
Series: Central Galactic Concordance
by Carol Van Natta
She gave up interstellar trading to run a sanctuary for genetically-engineered griffins. He’s a space pirate sent by a friend to handle trouble. To save the sanctuary, they’ll have to risk everything.
Former space trader and new property owner Lark Sutrio suspects incidents at her sanctuary for valuable genetically engineered griffins aren’t accidents. Not knowing who to trust, she asks old friends for help. Before it arrives, someone raids her shelter and shoots her flitter out of the sky, leaving her for dead.
Space pirate Pim Okaansson is glad to do a favor for a childhood friend, even if he’s never actually lived on a planet surface before. He expects to have to hide his origins. He doesn’t expect a brazen theft, or be threatened by the woman and griffins he’s come to help.
Lark gratefully accepts Pim’s assistance in repairing the shelter, but can’t imagine how the kind, sexy man can help find her stolen griffins, or wants to know she might be falling for him. Pim’s instincts say more trouble is looming for the intriguing, courageous Lark and her few remaining griffins. He wants to protect them, but he’ll have to reveal secrets that could get them both locked up for good.
When Lark and Pim become the prime suspects in a grand-scale larceny, will they risk their freedom—and their hearts—to prove their innocence and save the sanctuary?

Cyborg Rider
Series: Cyborgs on Mars
by Honey Phillips
Dr. Sadie Tucker has spent her entire life in the pursuit of knowledge. That quest takes her to the wild Martian frontier, where her latest bioengineering project could revolutionize homesteading on the planet. She can’t afford any distractions – even though the big, silent cyborg ranger guarding her reminds her that she is a woman as well as a scientist.
When the military sent Z-384 to Mars, he put his troubled past – and his humanity – behind him. He knows that nothing other than cold, isolation, and work lie ahead. But the intriguing little scientist he’s assigned to protect suddenly has him longing for a different kind of future.
When Sadie and Zeb are trapped in a mysterious underground chamber, any kind of future seems impossible. With some unexpected help from Sadie’s bioengineered mole named Eglantine, can the two find a way to escape? And if they do, can a determined scientist and a lonely cyborg find happiness together?

Healer Heart
Series: Telepathic Space Pirates
by Carysa Locke
A Healer with a telekinetic Talent, Nayla Hikaru has spent the better part of a year helping a planet of telepathic killers overcome crippling emotional damage. Nothing has gone smoothly, and she fears she’s doing more harm than good. Now, with war engulfing the galaxy, she must set aside her research and answer an emergency summons for aid.
Sevan Aros has spent his life as a highly gifted telepathic killer – a trained assassin, deadly even among his own kind, and lacking the empathy to form strong emotional bonds. Nayla has the potential to help him repair his damaged soul, but doing so makes his Talent unstable. He’s made the difficult choice to stay as far away from her as possible.
But when both Nayla and Ari become embroiled in a plot that threatens Talented children, they’ll have to work together to save a generation of young pirates from an implacable enemy. They can’t do it alone, but with the help of a kith — a highly intelligent, telepathic cat — they stand a chance at not only saving the children, but healing their own hearts.

Myra’s Big Mistake
Series: The Kimura Sisters
by S. J. Pajonas
She’s burdened by a lifetime of disappointment. He’s been her secret admirer for years. Will a roll of the dice lead to a cosmic courtship?
Myra Kimura thinks she’s hit a dead end. Failing the entrance exams for the Interstellar Agency and feeling unattractive, the perpetually single twenty-something believes no one will ever want her. And the only two good things she has are her bestie and a genetically engineered skunk companion… until a handsome millionaire asks for her help.
Casino tycoon Nosuké Maeda has almost everything. Patiently waiting to make a move on the one who’s always had his eye, he’s not happy when her mayor father threatens to shut down his plans for a new gambling house. But he’s quick to offer the beautiful, unassuming woman a deal: If she works with him to win over her dad, he’ll use his money for her heart’s desire.
As Myra tries to keep her distance from the businessman who once dated her friend, her resolve crumbles under his charming attentions. And though Nosuké chips away at her walls, getting his way could be speeding them closer to an unhappily ever after ending.
Will this mismatched couple beat the odds to find love in the stars?

Desert Flame
by JC Hay
Cerridwen Lewis has spent the best years of her life chasing xeno-archeological glory, with no regrets. Now she’s close to a breakthrough discovery, something that will prove the theories she’s been researching for her whole career. Or would, but the planet itself seems dead set on stopping her. And if that wasn’t dangerous enough, the dig’s security team is headed up by a Malebrank soldier whose easy smile worms its way under her skin with surprising ease.
Kalthosk should be happy to babysit a team of scientists on a mostly uninhabited backwater planet. With no local fauna, and plenty of wide-open space for his pet scythewing to fly, it’s the perfect job to unwind and let the credits roll in. Trouble is, the lead professor is a grumpy, beautiful Terran who fires all his thrusters and makes him reconsider his life choices.
Suddenly, everything’s going wrong, and a sandstorm has cut his team and the scientists off from the main base. Worse, the reports about a lack of wildlife appear to be woefully incorrect.
Now he and Cerri must rely on each other to trudge across a rocky waste, survive brutal storms, evade hungry predators, and find a way to get help. And the hardest challenge of all—they have to survive the ordeal with their hearts intact.

Death Angel
Series: After The Fall
by Kyndra Hatch
How do you choose between your people and your mate? Especially when you’re a Korthan cyborg captain and your human mate unknowingly holds the key to lasting peace or unending war?
Korthan cyborg commander T’ren, two Mogha hellhounds, and the ancient, sentient Galaxyship usually evade the the humans who want to destroy his people once and for all. When they discover an old human attack ship adrift with its pilot in stasis, Galaxy insists on saving the pilot. T’ren can’t deny the pull of the sacred mate bond with the human woman, but how can he be mated to the enemy?
Vonda Rhodes fought in the long war against the Korthans, only to be stranded in space after the battle over an uninhabited planet. Putting herself in stasis saved her life, but when she’s awakened a decade later, she’s surrounded by the enemy. Now her body is changed, and she’s hearing voices, including one that wants her dead for unwittingly being a part of the battle that destroyed the mogha homeworld. To top it off, she’s now linked to an ancient Korthan death angel ship in ways she’s only beginning to understand.
When the Galaxyship insists T’ren and the moghas go with Vonda and her ship, they must navigate their growing attraction, Vonda’s struggle to master her power, and sabotage.
Can they forge a new path together to be a shining beacon of peace, or will vengeance and guilt shatter their bond forever?

Written in the Stars
by Leslie Chase
Stranded on an alien space station with only books and an alien cat for company.
That’s Megan’s life, but she’s determined to keep smiling. She just needs to save enough for a ticket back to Earth, and she’s managing just fine—until Drask walks into her bookshop. The grumpy alien mercenary is infuriating, arrogant, and hotter than molten steel. It wouldn’t be so bad if he wore more clothes—the blue-skinned alien’s muscles are a distraction Megan doesn’t need.
Talbrek Station is the perfect place to lie low. That’s what Drask needs after a mission gone wrong. Finding a bookshop is an unexpected benefit, especially one run by the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. Exasperating, smart, and unwilling to back down from anything, Megan is everything Drask desires, wrapped up in a curvy package that won’t let him think straight.
When the local criminals threaten both Megan’s bookstore and her pet, Drask can’t stand aside. Not even if it drags them both into a gang war.
Yesterday, getting off-station was Megan’s goal. Now, it’s a matter of life and death.

Liquid Courage
by Winnie Winkle
A sea witch determined to rescue her beloved ocean creatures meets a hot dude on a rogue alien spaceship. There’s a lot he’s not telling her…
Morgan, a powerful sea witch devoted to protecting and healing all ocean creatures, defends them from any kind of exploitation. Even when the latest threat turns out to be an alien spacecraft sucking up everything it can get its tubes on. No way are she and her wily octopus friend Floog going to let them get away with it.
Tony, who isn’t exactly who he seems, hates his job helping aliens rob planets of their biological treasures, but he’s just as much a prisoner as the stolen lifeforms in the collection tanks. The arrival of a gorgeous aquatic human and her pet octopus could be the chance he needs to change his luck. He’ll have to shuffle a few truths to get her on his side.
Morgan’s trust in the smokin’ hot surfer dude shatters when she uncovers his web of lies. Now she’s trapped in a tank and isn’t speaking to him. The alien ship’s operators are on a deadline, which means Tony only has one chance to redeem himself and earn Morgan’s love.
Can Morgan, Tony, and Floog pull off the impossible escape? And can she leave sexy Tony behind to return to her beloved oceans?

Rhea’s Conundrum: A Witch in Space
Series: Baga Shores Romance
by Candace Colt
Eccentric witch Rhea only dreamed of the stars. So how did she and her snarky cat end up in a junk-picker spaceship with sexy alien captain C’tloc?
Rhea Tanner’s mystical transport talent means she can give into her wanderlust and see the wonders of the world, both past and present. Now that her grown-up kids lead lives of their own, she meditates about one last escapade before settling down. When she opens her eyes, she’s definitely not in Kansas. She’s not even on Earth. She and her snarky familiar, a cat named Alika, are in the cargo hold of a junk-picker alien spaceship.
With only his alien pet for company, widowed C’tloc has traveled the stars collecting discarded tech he can resell on other planets. He’ll soon retire to the planet where his children live. But on his latest stop, everything starts to go wrong. His ship is dying. And now he has two otherworldly stowaways.
Rhea is surprised when her cat and an alien that looks like a tiny, winged goat can communicate with each other. She’s intrigued by the ship’s captain, who is both sweet and sexy. C’tloc is stunned to feel the mating call with Rhea, but is determined not to tie her to himself or a dying ship.
When Rhea’s amethyst pendant turns out to be the only way for her to get back to Earth, or save gentle C’tloc’s ship from certain destruction, she faces an impossible choice. Can she take a chance on a fantastical adventure with the alien she’s fallen for, in exchange for never seeing Earth or her family again

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