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One Month to Go!

In just one month's time, I'll be releasing Alien's Mercy, my entry into the Outlaw Planet Mates shared world series. It's so good to be working with so many other authors on a project like this!

And that's not the only release of mine coming up! The Monsters After Dark anthology is out on the 26th of October, and has a story from me in it too. It's going to be a busy few weeks!

Now it's off to sleep for me (2am here!). Just needed to let this out into the world.

A Secret Science Fiction Romance Project -Claimed Among the Stars

I can finally talk about the secret! I'm among the 50 authors contributing to Claimed Among the Stars, an anthology for charity coming out next year. It's up for pre-order now, and I can hardly wait for it to be released. Fifty amazing authors, all working on this one book - it gives me chills to be included with them.

This is one of the reasons I love the science fiction romance community - I've had the chance to meet, and now work with, so many awesome people. And we also get to give to a good cause: the proceeds of Claimed Among the Stars go to benefit he National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation.

But the anthology will only be available for a limited time when it comes out, so you might want to pre-order it now. It's only 99c, it's for a good cause, and it's going to be amazing, I promise. I'll leave you with a promo image for the collection - beautiful, isn't it? Science fiction romance books can get such lovely covers.

Claimed Among the Stars, a science fiction romance anthology

Tied to the Alien Tyrant is coming...

Yes, it's finally here - Tied to the Alien Tyrant, the third book of the Crashland Castaway Romances, will be out on Tuesday the 20th July! I know it's been a long time coming, but the wait is over. I'm really pleased with the book and so happy that it's finally getting into readers' hands.

That leaves the question of what I'll write next. I have a couple of projects I've committed to: a short story for an anthology and then a shared-world novella with some amazing author friends of mine. After that, I think I'll head back to Crashland for the third trilogy, the Crashland Contact Romances. That's enough work to be getting on with, I think!

But for now, I'm too excited about Tied to the Alien Tyrant's upcoming release to start writing anything else. I can't wait to see what you all think of it.

Happy Pride Month

I may be a few days late, but I wish everyone a happy Pride, and love to all of my LGBTQ+ friends and visitors. You are valid, and you are loved, and I am glad that you are here.

Me, I fall into the Bi part of the LGBTTQ. I don't talk about it much, so it's no surprise if you didn't know, but it's not a secret either. And this being Pride Month, I thought I would share it with my readers and anyone else who sees this blog.

Whoever you are, however you identify, be kind to yourselves and each other.

-Leslie

Cover Reveal! Tied to the Alien Tyrant

Cover reveal for Tied to the Alien Tyrant, a science fiction romance

Look at that cover, isn't it a beauty? I may be biased - let me know what you think?

I love a good cover reveal, but it'll be a little while before Tied to the Alien Tyrant is out - it still needs edits, and once that's done, I can format it and set it loose on Amazon! But this is the sixth Crashland book, making the Crashland Romances my longest science fiction romance series to date, pulling one book ahead of the Dragons of Mars series. I'm excited by that.

After that it's onto the Unnamed Project which I really ought to title, and then it'll be back to Crashland for the third trilogy, the Crashland Contact Romances. I've got the three books plotted, so hopefully they'll be quicker to write than this one has been, though I can't make any promises - science fiction romance can be tough to predict.

A Beginning and an End + Science Fiction Romance News

Hopefully, anyway! Today I gor my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and I'm feeling wiped out by it. Or, I expect, I'm feeling worn out because I'm letting go of a big worry I hadn't really noticed. Perhaps that means I'll be able to sleep a full night? That would be nice.

Science Fiction Romance News

In writing news, I reached the end of Tied to the Alien Tyrant, the third book in the Crashland Castaway Romances. There's still a lot of work to do before I can publish it, but this marks an important stepping-stone. I know it's been a long time between books, and I'm sorry about that, but this past year has been hard on me. With luck I'll be able to put that behind me and get to work seriously on my next project... I have another science fiction romance book planned in the near future, and it's very exciting! I'll let you know more when it has things like a title and a launch date!

The Crashland Colony Romance Collection is OUT!

It took longer than I expected, but the first trilogy of my Crashland Romance Saga is now on Amazon in a single volume! It's a relief after the last week of stressing over whether I'd get it out at all. The trilogy collects Auric, Torran, and Ronan into one volume (so if you've read them, you've read the whole colletion).

I'm going to see if I can fit it into a paperback, too - never tried one this big! (As the heroines say in all of my novels, lol).

Meanwhile, the ebook can begotten found on Amazon here. It's free in Kindle Unlimited too! Let me know what you think.


Launch Aborted

No Crashland Collection this week

Sorry, folks, it looks like Crashland Colony Romance Collection isn't coming out this week after all. There's been a bit of a mixup in communications between me and Amazon leading to a setback in the release as I make some changes...

I hope that isn't a disappointment to anyone - I hope to be able to get the collection out next week, perhaps the week after, but I can't promise anything. Might wait until Tied to the Alien Tyrant is out and then bundle the first two Crashland trilogies together. We'll see, and in any case the three books of the trilogy are all still available if you want to read them.

In the meantime, it's back to writing. Hope you're all doing well and staying warm!

It's Not Quite A New Release, But...

The First Crashland Collection Crashlands on Tuesday

Which I maybe should have mentioned earlier, but it's all been so chaotic here I haven't had a chance.

This release brings together the three books that made the start of the Crashland series - Auric, Torran, and Ronan. This series a lot to me, and I don't quite know why. I love all my books, but the Crashland setting special. I'm very much looking forward to releasing the sixth book next month (I hope), and then starting work on the third trilogy!

I know it's been a long delay since my new release, and the next book is still only part done. Sorry to everyone who's been waiting on Tied to the Alien Tyrant, it will come out soon. I've figured out what's been stopping me - I needed glasses! That shouldn't have been a surprise, given how blurry everything had started looking, but somehow that hadn't occured to me. Now I just have to get used to being able to see what I'm typing without straining all the time!

That means I can hope to start catching up on my writing now, and hopefully have a somewhat faster release schedule!

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