Spaceship Menage by Cailee Francis

Two men, one woman – a M/F/M menage story.

William is a human warrior serving on the Rogue Hunter, a ship defending the inter-alliance border against a hostile enemy. When his alien girlfriend on board, Tabitha, breaks up with him unexpectedly, William returns to his quarters to be alone. He soon discovers his room mate Ian has company over – his lovely blonde, seductive girlfriend, Anna. She doesn’t like to see William feeling so dejected, so she decides to do something about it and Ian’s more than happy to indulge her.

This is a short story of just over 5,000 words that contains strong steamy content and language.

Targeted Audience: Erotica Readers

Author Bio:
Cailee Francis is an author of erotica and romantic fiction. In 2015, she published her first erotic novella, The Theatre of Fantasies. Since then she’s released many erotica short stories including Mischief Incarnate, Mischief Dreaming and Shifter Mischief (Books 1-3 of the Nymphalicious Chronicles). She’s also released three bundles – the Winter Warming Erotica Bundle, the Mischief Bundle and the Making it Real Bundle. She plans to release more stories in the near future.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It seemed like a good idea at the time. 😉

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Ghost In The Machine by C.E. Kilgore

gitm-book-cover-V2-500“Love is like a wormhole. You stumble on to it blindly, it sucks you in and takes you somewhere completely unexpected. You can’t fight it, because that would tear your ship apart. You can’t control it, either. All you can do is set your thrusters on glide and let it take you where it’s going to take you.”

Going against the rules of her Vesparian Sisterhood, which seeks to keep its entire existence a secret, Orynn is thrown into the open by a request for help that she could not refuse. Seeking to reconcile past mistakes and gain a forgiveness she feels she does not deserve, the control over her empathic abilities is put to the test when the darkness that lives within her spirit threatens to once again destroy any piece of happiness that she allows herself to find.

As a Mechatronic Automaton, Ethan defines his world through a set of logically defined values and understandings. Encountering Orynn throws his system out of balance as he tries to decide if he should trust the feelings he is developing, or if he should follow the logic telling him that she is trying to control him for some unknown purpose. Should he keep her at a distance despite his want to bring her near, or should he follow the heart he swears he does not have? As his understanding of her develops, he begins to question all of his preconceived notions about both himself and the universe around him.

In his attempts to capture the Vesparian prey he has been hunting after for two decades, the First Commander of the Xen’dari fleet will stop at nothing and track Orynn to the ends of the universe. On a path of vengeance for a past he can’t let go of, he will do everything in his power to burn her world down around her feet until nothing is left but ash and the bitter taste of regret.

Ghosts of the past clash with hopes for the future in this first book of the series, set in a universe where nothing is as it seems at first glance and trust is a highly priced commodity.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
C.E. Kilgore (1981 – ) has always had a love of romantic stories and science fiction. Although active in the writing community during her undergraduate studies, she chose to focus on her love of history and culture. Graduating with an HBA in History and a BA in Cultural Anthropology, she puts a deep emphasis on creating characters and environments within her writing that are full of both culture and history. The relationship development between characters and the worlds they live in is also an important aspect of her stories. Sarcasm, comedy, hidden “modern” references and subtle hints at underlined universal meanings are common within her writing style, but there is always plenty of action and a darker side lurking just around the corner.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have a deep love for Science Fiction and the exploration of the many facets of love. My series will use each book to explore different types of love, from fast falls head-over-heels, to friends growing into lovers, to unrequited love, to even the obsessive love that can develop into something violent and dangerous. In the first book, I sought to explore how two individuals who both thought themselves incapable of love would deal with an intense, immediate connection and attraction. Would they accept it? Would they run from it? This exploration is taken further by having the male protagonist being a Mechatronic Automaton (a human like android) who struggles with emotions as a whole.

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Gods of the Machines by Gary Starta @scifiauthorGary

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Detective Sam Benson, a native New Yorker, is brash, opinionated and candid. Transplanted to work on Earth’s first colonized planet, he envisions a relatively peaceful job. But Benson’s ruthless nature might bring it to the brink of annihilation when a series of murders begins. He suspects a non-human is responsible-an android who once shared engrams with a psychopathic human. However, the detective doesn’t know other non-humans once called his new world-theirs. And as Benson obsesses with making a case against the android, he is oblivious to their return and the reason why they consider machines to be their gods.

Targeted Audience: 18 plus

Author Bio:

Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel What Are You Made Of? published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans. The androids in Starta’s novel are created as hybrids – part machine, part human – further blurring the line between human and machine. Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. Possibly, in this near future, some humans will possess computer enhancements to overcome disabilities becoming hybrids themselves. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form continues to be examined in 2010’s Gods of the Machines.

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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A love of science and androids. I thought there might be a different way to present artificial life. Instead of as monsters against the human race, what about peaceful ones who loved and dreamed. Could there be robot romanticism?
There are many facets to Gods of the Machines. People who normally haven’t read the science fiction genre enjoy it because it blends romance, mystery and morality.
What would life be like for humans on a new planet? Would a second chance be poisoned by the usual hate, greed and stupidity?
And what if machines might have a god?

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