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  • ★★NEW RELEASE★★ The Astronaut’s Princess lands today! #SCIFI #ADVENTURE #SFR

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    The Astronaut’s Princess

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    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?
    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks: a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price. Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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    The-Astronaut's-Princess-Banner-AUTHORS-FBBewitching Books Release Day Blitz  for The Astronaut’s Princess by Lisa Medley

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    Splashes Into Books
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  • #8Sunday: FedEx delivery to the Moon?…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

     

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    Another bit from Chapter Seven, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Noah is on the job…finally.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

    For this trip, he was a glorified FedEx deliveryman. The cargo shuttle lacked the amenities of the passenger ship still under construction, in which Janson would deliver his first patrons in a few short months. The first ship was buried under the reservation. No six-by-six foot bubble viewing windows or luxurious lounge chairs for this ride. The shuttle was stripped down to the necessities, all lash points, cargo straps, and lockers. Tess and Cole were on board the floating Blue Moon Hotel, or at least what there was of it so far. The skeleton staff, who were assembling and working out the kinks before the actual guests arrived, had already taken to calling the project the Lunatic instead. An insider joke that would make Janson piss his marketing pants if he found out.

     

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing Feb. 16

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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    Catch up on Episode 1,

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.

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    Weekend Writing Warriors/8-Sentence Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which authors present 8-10 sentence excerpts from their work. All genres are represented. To check out the other authors, click on the logo.

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  • #8Sunday: A brush with Star Wars…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

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    Another bit from Chapter Four, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Ela, an Apache princess, is out of her time (1800s New Mexico) and this is her first experience with television.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

    Ela watched, captivated. She tapped her transcom so she could understand what the characters were saying then eased to the end of the bed and sat. She leaned forward like a ten-year-old, her face less than two feet from the screen.

    “This woman. She is a princess?”

    “Yeah, Leia.”

    “Her father is a chief?” Ela asked, her eyes round with wonder.

    “Erm, not exactly. Her father is Darth Vader. But you aren’t supposed to know that yet.”

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing Feb. 16

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

    IMG_1246

    Catch up on Episode 1,

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.

    AMAZON & KINDLE UNLIMITED

    Weekend Writing Warriors/8-Sentence Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which authors present 8-10 sentence excerpts from their work. All genres are represented. To check out the other authors, click on the logo.

    wewriwar


  • #8Sunday: Be the princess you are…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

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    A bit from Chapter Three, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Sometimes you just have to embrace what you really are. 

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

     

    Her own father had entrusted him to care for her, yet Ela worried that placing her trust in Noah was not the best decision. The only one she could really trust was herself. At first, she’d been afraid and much too reliant on Noah to take care of her, when she wasn’t his responsibility. She wasn’t his sister or daughter or…wife. And he certainly wasn’t her chief. She could take care of herself. She was an Apache princess. It was time to start acting like one.

     

     

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess

    islanding Feb. 16

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

     

     

     

    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

    IMG_1246

    Catch up on Episode 1,

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.

    AMAZON & KINDLE UNLIMITED

    Weekend Writing Warriors/8-Sentence Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which authors present 8-10 sentence excerpts from their work. All genres are represented. To check out the other authors, click on the logo.

    wewriwar


  • #8Sunday: One pissed princess…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

     

     

    TheAstronautsPrincess_200x300Another bit from Chapter One, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Nothing worse than a pissed off princess. Poor Noah.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

    Noah sensed the tension the moment he walked through the sliding doors of the sick bay. The doors closed behind him with a whoosh, seemingly sucking the oxygen from the room as they sealed. The bay was in chaos. Broken glass and medical instruments lay scattered across the floor. The entire glass window of the ER room lay in shards before him. He raised his eyebrows, asking the question he already knew the answer to.

    “Ela,” Dr. Alice Franklin said.

    “Where is she? Is she injured?”

    Dr. Franklin shook her head and motioned to the only closed door. “No, she’s fine. Pissed, but fine.”

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing Feb. 16

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

    IMG_1246

    Catch up on Episode 1,

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.

    AMAZON & KINDLE UNLIMITED

    Weekend Writing Warriors/8-Sentence Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which authors present 8-10 sentence excerpts from their work. All genres are represented. To check out the other authors, click on the logo.

    wewriwar


  • #8Sunday: Not his circus. Not his monkeys…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

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    It’s been a while since I participated in Weekend Writing Warriors. Here’s what I’ve been working on… Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Poor Noah has ten thousand problems.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

     

    This team tested what remained of his patience. The only saving grace was the first crew was already working on the hotel pod construction. This group? These guys wouldn’t have lasted two months in the NASA program. Noah pinched the bridge of his nose, willing the headache pounding behind his eyes to go away.

    Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

    Except they were.

    The door behind him opened, and Noah closed his eyes tighter, not turning. “Captain? You have a call from sick bay. It’s Ela,” the intern said.

    Of course it’s Ela.

     

     

     

     

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing Feb. 16

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

    IMG_1246

     

    Catch up on Episode 1,

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.

    AMAZON & KINDLE UNLIMITED

     

     

    Weekend Writing Warriors/8-Sentence Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which authors present 8-10 sentence excerpts from their work. All genres are represented. To check out the other authors, click on the logo.

    wewriwar


  • To the Moon and back…THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #ScFi #Adventure

    I did a lot of research for my Cosmic Cowboys Series and came across tons of crazy posts. But this little video is so weird, I had to share it.

    You see, the main impetus behind the Cosmic Cowboy Series is that a bazillionare wants to be the first to offer space travel and build a hotel on the Moon. Along the way to fulfilling his dream, lots of things go wrong. Things like wormholes and time travel and aliens and…well, I’m not going to give it ALL away.

    Did you know that there have been several companies working toward those goals of space tourism and moon hotels? Every few years, another one announces their intentions. Remember the promises of jet packs? I’m still waiting on those.

    Check these out:

    What happened to Hilton’s ‘hotel on the Moon’?

    Space Vacation: Orbiting Hotel Ready For Guests by 2016

    Flights of Fancy: Virgin Galactic Plans Space Hotels, Day Trips to the Moon

    Are you ready to sign up? Perhaps an armchair adventure would be better?

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited Feb. 16.

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    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

    IMG_1246

    Catch up on Episode 1,

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.

    AMAZON & KINDLE UNLIMITED


  • Sunday Sneak Peek: The Astronaut’s Princess #SFR #SCIFI #ROMANCE

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    Success! Last night I wrapped up my sixth book, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series: The Astronaut’s Princess. Not gonna lie, my Apache princess, Ela, gave me fits, refusing to comply with my demands. In the end, we came to a tenuous truce, which left us both stronger.

    The book took 25 days of writing…which took me SIX MONTHS TO FINISH. Good grief, Charlie Brown.

    The novella is off to beta readers, and then to editing the end of January. Look for a February release date.

    Remember, you can read Space Cowboys & Indians on Amazon to find out how this whole thing started. Download it here.

    In the meantime, here’s a bit to whet your appetite. It’s unedited. Be kind.

    Apaches, Aliens & Astronauts … What could possibly go wrong?

     

    The Astronaut’s Princess

    Cosmic Cowboys Series, Episode II

     

    Chapter One

     

    SpaceXport Base Antigravity Bay, New Mexico–the near future

    “Use the grab bars, Carlton. You’ll never make it to the cargo bay without using the grab bars,” Noah Wright instructed through the intercom to a struggling member of his astronaut training class.

    These folks were engineers and scientists, yet the very basic, common sense tasks were somehow the most difficult for them to grasp.

    “Stop spinning, Ramirez. What are you? A circus performer?” Noah turned the dial on the antigravity control panel. “Prepare for gravity. That’s it for today.”

    The class of five settled ungracefully to the ground.

    Rookies.

    This team tested what remained of his patience. The only saving grace was the first crew was already working on the hotel pod construction. This group? This group wouldn’t have lasted two months in the NASA program. Noah pinched the bridge of his nose, willing the headache pounding behind his eyes to go away.

    Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

    Except they were.

    The door behind him opened, and Noah closed his eyes tighter, not turning. “Captain? You have a call from sick bay. It’s Ela,” the intern said.

    Of course it was Ela.

    Ever since they’d returned through the wormhole with the Apache princess, his literal and metaphorical headaches had begun. Technically, she wasn’t his responsibility. His morality demanded otherwise. He’d been at her bedside for weeks after their return, and she had begun to recover quickly from a severe case of measles after the first round of vaccines. But mentally? Emotionally?

    Apparently, being dragged more than two hundred fifty years into the future from her 1800s New Mexico home and tribe was going to take longer to adjust to.

    Hell, he got it. He did. When they’d landed in the desert and into the past, he’d been overwhelmed and confused. He was currently one of three people on Earth who understood her predicament, but that didn’t make her any more cooperative.

    You could take the princess away from the Apaches, but you couldn’t take the Apache out of the princess.

    “Captain?” the intern repeated.

    “I heard you. I’ll be there in a minute.” The door clicked closed behind him, and Noah took a deep breath. He waited for the training class to clear the hallway before he made his way out. Conversation was the last thing he wanted at the moment. Well, maybe second to the last. Making the long trek to the sick bay for an earful of Apache was currently topping that list.

    So far she’d lived up to his every expectation of the title of Princess.

    Curt. Rude. Demanding.

    And ninety percent of the time, he didn’t understand a word she said.

    Noah wound his way through the complex, past the construction bay where his transport shuttle was currently being filled with supplies and construction equipment. The ground crew walked with clipboards, doing their final flight checks of the supply laden transport. Cole and Tessa were already aboard the first of the launched hotel pods, now anchored to and floating nearby the Moon, readying it for his arrival.

    Their employer and benefactor, Duncan Janson, had carried on without them the six months they’d been assumed lost in space after their asteroid mining debacle. And when they’d returned with an alien ship shelled with platinum and a fuel hopper full of asteroid samples? The boon had been the financial boost Janson needed to launch the next phase of his plan for space tourism.

    “Captain,” a voice called behind him.

    Noah spun around abruptly. “What now?” he bit out.

    The look on the intern’s face tweaked at Noah’s conscience, but he didn’t apologize. The kid was on his last nerve.

    “Nevermind. I’ll take care of it.” The intern slinked away, avoiding further eye contact.

    The overhead page requesting his presence in the sick bay nearly pushed him over the edge. For a second, he considered walking out of the building, getting into the Bombardier and driving across the desert until the blasted thing stopped.

    Instead, he lowered his head and pounded across the campus to the sick bay.

    To his Apache Princess.

    Lucky him.

     

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  • A title reveal and a work in progress

    Gosh! I just realized I’ve been working away on the next Cosmic Cowboys episode and promised a title reveal, which I totally didn’t follow through on. Bad author!

    Without further ado (Oh, who am I kidding? It’s all about the ado), here it is. The big reveal:

    The Astronaut’s Princess

    Seriously, did you ever think you might see those words together in a title? No. The answer is no. That’s part of the reason I love it so much. A traditional publisher would probably never let me use that title. They’d get all squinty-eyed and develop a tick just thinking about it.

    My Cosmic Cowboys series is part Firefly, part Cowboys vs Aliens and part Harrison “Grumpy Pants” Ford in his heyday. I try to channel a little bit of him into each of my heroes. I’ve taken some real-life characters (think Richard Branson and Elon Musk) and sent them into the near future with a boatload of cash to make their space tourism dreams come true against the better judgment of my heroes and heroines who have to put those multi-billionaire maniac’s plans into action.

    With great fortune comes great irresponsibility.

    You’ll be happy to know I’m just past the halfway mark on The Astronaut’s Princess and plan on a January release date.

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    See, it says so right above. Progress meters do NOT lie.

    Honestly, this book has been progressing sloooooowly.  Or at least it feels that way. Of course, when I sat down to do the math (PS writers should never, ever under any circumstance do math), I realized I’ve only actively written on The Astronaut’s Princess seventeen days, but it’s taken me four months to do it! That averages out to 1,252 words a day, which doesn’t suck. I just need to not suck more often to wrap this puppy up.

    Part of my problem, I realized today, is that I don’t have a good playlist for this story. I had a few downloaded songs but nothing is gelling. And THAT’s when I remembered the great music from The Martian. I just downloaded the soundtrack plus a bunch of seventies disco songs from the movie.

    Houston, we have some grooves. Let the writing flow and the good times roll.

     

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