I have loved science fiction since I was a kid and my dad let me stay uplate with him to watch Star Trek rerunsand took me to see Star Wars in the theater. Space and other worlds and other people and infinite possibilities --it is endlessly fascinating to me.
As a teen, I was an avid reader of all things science fiction, fromIsaac Asimov, Piers Anthony and F.M. Busby to Frank Herbert, James Tiptree Jr.and Timothy Zahn. I even read serialized StarTrek and Star Wars whenever Icould get them. And it was in one of those serialized Star Treks that I found the phrase that perfectly sums up my loveof sci-fi: La reve d'etoiles, or "the dream of stars."
Space is, despite all the wonders I know we still have to discover on our own beautiful planet, the final frontier. As an author, it is the ultimate what-if. While I primarily write contemporary erotic romance, I got a chance to mix up some of my favorite themes -- a place far, far away, in a differenttime, with a wonderful new culture and a fiery polyamorous family -- in my futuristicerotic romance The Family Jewel. Then I went back to space in my futuristic menage Western, Marshals' Most Wanted, a tale about a couple of Galactic Marshals who get the surprise of their lives when they find their shared mate while onthe trail of a notorious gang.
I can't imagine my love of science fiction ever waning. The more we know, as a species, the more we discover we still need to learn. It is simplymind-bending to read magazines such as Discover or Popular Science and get a tiny glimpse at what the brilliant minds of Earth are working on. Talk about aperfect launching pad for any author to blast off from! La reve d'etoiles
On Kalaria, native-born women are a rarity and Kalaria’s Council ofElders is ever-vigilant that only the best and the strongest clans qualify fora precious Jewel. Jerran, Loran, Mikah and Kai — leader, healer, trader and warrior — have worked long and hard to win a Jewel, despite Jerran's"taint" of off-world heritage. Beautiful and seductive, trained from girlhood to be all things to her mates, Shantay is everything half-brothers Jerran and Kai and lovers Mikah and Loran desired. But jealousy and greed are universal. The machinations of a vindictive courtesan cause Shantay to be ripped away from her mates by a slaver eager to possess a rare and priceless Kalari Jewel, rumored to be the ultimate sex slave. Her men will follow her into space itself to reclaim The Family Jewel. …
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