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  • 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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  • Spotlight on Stranded with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol #sfr

     

     

     

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    Stranded with the Cyborg

    (Book 1 of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series)

    Author: Cara Bristol

    Genre: Science fiction erotic romance

    Release Date: Sept. 22, 2015

    ISBN: 978-0-9961452-3-7

    Blurb:

    Penelope Aaron, the former Terran president’s daughter, regrets how she got Agent Brock Mann booted from the security force. But now that she’s an interplanetary ambassador about to embark on her first diplomatic mission, she still doesn’t want him tagging along. Especially since he seems to be stronger, faster, more muscled, and sexier than she remembers. And pretending to be her husband? This mission couldn’t get more impossible!

    Ten years ago Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock has been transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible. So when he’s unexpectedly assigned to escort Penelope to the summit meeting, he balks at babysitting a prissy ambassador. But after a terrorist bombing, a crash landing on a hostile planet, and a growing attraction to his protectee, Operation: PIA may become his most impossible assignment yet.

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    “Ten years have passed. Penelope is different now,” Carter said.

    Brock doubted that. “Does she know about me?”

    “That you’re a cyborg? Of course not. She hasn’t been told anything about the program or even that you’re the one who’s been assigned to her.”

    “Yeah, spring it on her. That will go over well.” He could envision the tantrum, and, after she calmed down, the scheme she would devise to circumvent the decision. The last time he’d seen her, she’d been emerging from his quarters half-dressed, a triumphant smile tilting her lips. Shortly thereafter, two fellow agents had come to arrest him.

    President Aaron had exonerated him, the transcripts from the investigation had been sealed, and he’d been offered reassignment. Instead, he’d taken a position with an anti-terrorist investigative organization. His unit got attacked; his fellow operatives had died. Carter, who’d been working with Cy-Ops all along, had swooped in and saved his ass.

    “I’m not saying I’ll do it, but, hypothetically, if I had a computer meltdown and agreed, what would be my cover story? I couldn’t tag along as her bodyguard because that would unsettle the Xenians.”

    Carter poured another shot of Cerinian brandy and downed it. He met Brock’s gaze dead-on. “You’d accompany Ambassador Aaron as her husband.”

    “Oh, hell no!”

     

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    Multi-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 20 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction, contemporary, and paranormal erotic romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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  • Spotlight on Traitor by Jody Wallace

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    Traitor

    Maelstrom Chronicles

    Book Two

    Jody Wallace

    Release Date: July 28, 2015

    Genre: Science Fiction Romance

    Publisher: Entangled

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Book Description:

    Captain Nikolas EstherVorn is a traitor. Or so it was decreed after Niko disobeyed protocol while trying to save Earth from other-dimensional creatures. Stuck in a prison cell, the last thing he needs is to be in close proximity to sexy-as-sin Dr. Sarah CallenJoseph. Not with him damn near ready break out just to get to her.

    Niko’s desire isn’t quite his own…and Sarah can prove it. He—along with the other soldiers on the disastrous mission—were drugged with some kind of toxin. Niko has no clue how the drug got into his body or why, but Sarah suspects there’s a link between the toxin and the fertility crisis of Shipborn humans.

    To investigate is forbidden. But as lust becomes something deeper, binding them together in a way neither expected, Niko and Sarah must battle time—and their superiors—to uncover the secret that could save humanity…or destroy it.

    newpic14About the Author:

    Jody Wallace grew up in the South in a very rural area. She went to school a long time and ended up with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. Her resume includes college English instructor, technical documents editor, market analyst, web designer, and general all around pain in the butt. She currently lives in Tennessee with her family: one husband, two kids, two cats. One of her many alter egos is “The Grammar Wench,” which should give you an indication of her character. She is a terrible packrat and likes to amass vintage clothing, books, Asian-inspired kitchenware, gnomes, yarn, and other items that threaten to force her family out of the house. She also likes cats. A lot.

    Jody publishes the Maelstrom Chronicles with Entangled Publishing, an Earth-based science fiction romance series. You can find other science fiction, paranormal, and contemporary romances by Jody at www.jodywallace.com, including her horrible science fiction romance spoofs, The Adventures of Mari Shu, which make fun of the Maelstrom Chronicles, among other science fiction concepts and stories.

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  • #8Sunday Sentences from Space Cowboys & Indians landing July 15

    This week’s selection is from my current sci-fi adventure-romance, Space Cowboys & Indians. Think of a movie mashup of Cowboys & Aliens meets Six Days Seven Nights.

    Our heroine, Tessa Hernandez, is not impressed with the chances of success of their impending mission. She’s worried. She should be.

    #8Sunday Sentences:

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    Janson was late.

    Tessa shook her foot nervously under the expansive conference room table while she pored through the mission binder before her. Noah bent over his own binder beside her, his forehead wrinkled in concentration.

    This mission was insanity.

    She’d been up in the ship with Noah at the helm a half-dozen times in the past few weeks, testing the prototype. They’d traveled to the Karman line and back like a cosmic basketball drill. It was glorious.

    Still, she wouldn’t hold her breath for those golden astronaut wings from NASA, even though she’d now technically earned them. She’d been to the edge of space, which officially made her an astronaut.

    That’s all, folks. Thanks for visiting.

    Click on the WeWriWa link to check out the other participating authors. So many tasty samplings!

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    SpaceCandIw (533x800)How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

    Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When Billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

    But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go  wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.


  • Print Cover Reveal for Space Cowboys & Indians Landing July 15

    Just look how pretty the print version of Space Cowboy’s & Indians is going to be!

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    Jaycee at Sweet ‘N Spicy Designs did a fantastic job. I ordered my print proof today. It will go on sale on or around July 15 on Amazon. Or you can just hunt me down for a signed copy.

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    Can’t wait? You can read Chapter One and an excerpt of Chapter Two now!

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    How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

    Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

    But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go horribly wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.

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  • Chapter Two excerpt from Space Cowboys & Indians landing July 15

    Not too terribly long ago I gave you a sneak peek at Chapter One of Space Cowboys & Indians, where you met our hero, Cole Hudson. Not one to sit by unnoticed , our heroine Tessa Hernandez has demanded equal opportunity. Tessa is a brilliant engineer and pilot with a fiery personality, and she’s none too happy to find out who their newest crewmate may be.

    Meet Tessa.

    Chapter Two

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    Roswell, New Mexico – the near future

    Tessa Hernandez swirled her straw around the gin and tonic sitting on the bar top in front of her at O’Malley’s. Another Friday night in the Roswell bar—was this six or seven weeks since Janson had dragged her out of her self-imposed exile of humiliation with an offer she couldn’t refuse?

    Ever since she’d been dismissed from the NASA training program, she’d been in a downward spiral. Anger issues, they’d said. Hadn’t passed the final psych eval. Even after completing the twenty-month program—she’d totally financed—they’d passed her over for promotion to astronaut. Let them try growing up with six older Hispanic brothers in a Catholic home in South Texas.

    They hadn’t even seen anger issues yet.

    She wasn’t sure what burned her ass the most, that she had been days away from fulfilling her dream when they’d booted her, or that they’d let her spend out before it happened.

    Total toss-up.

    But, now? Janson offered her a second chance. Her own personal patron saint of lost causes, it seemed.

    She tipped back the tumbler and let the clear, tart drink slide down her throat.

    “Want another?” Noah Wright slid up to the barstool beside her carrying a head-sized plate of greasy home-cut fries covered in cheese. His dirty blond hair feathered out beneath the ball cap, and his blue eyes sparkled with mischief.

    “Sure. You buying?”

    “Absolutely. Barkeep, send the lady another.” Noah gave her a crooked smile and shoved the plate of fries closer to her. “I’ll share.”

    “No, thanks. You’re going to regret those tomorrow.”

    “Probably. They’ll evacuate us, anyway, before we go. Might as well make ’em work for their money.”

    “You’re disgusting.” Tessa smiled at him.

    “I try. Besides, no way is my potentially last meal on Earth going to be space MREs.” He shoved a fistful of fries into his mouth. “Aaahve oooo sheen tha nooo ghay?”

    “I had brothers—who were animals—and still, I have no idea what you just said. Swallow a few fries first, then talk.” Tessa slid her new drink closer to her and began again with the stir-and-ignore vibe she’d mastered.

    Noah swallowed audibly. “I said. Have you seen the new guy?”

    “No. You?”

    “Heard Janson flew to Alaska and dragged him off a gold mine claim.”

    “Alaska?”

    “Yep. Also, heard he was in ‘The Program.’ A reject. Just like us.”

    “You had better be freaking kidding me.” She laid her head down on top of her tumbler, disgusted by what she knew was coming next.

    “What’s that reaction all about?” he asked, wiping cheese off his cheek.

    “You got a name for this reject?” she asked, hoping against hope.

    “Hudson, I think. Like the river. Can’t remember his first name.”

    “Cole,” Tessa mumbled. Just as she’d feared.

    “Was he in your class?”

    “Briefly.”

    “Reeeeally? You gonna make me drag it out of you? Spill it. If we’re going to space with this guy, I’d like to know whose hands I’m putting my life into.”

    “Oh, you’re safe enough. Not dangerous. Pendejo.” Tessa sighed. “Besides, you’re on the wrong team for him to cause you any trouble.”

    “Cole is gay? You’re mad because he’s gay?”

    “Good God, no. He’s…”

    “I’m confused. Granted, it’s a state I’m familiar with. Still. What’s your grind with this guy? Do you know why he got booted?”

    Bar noise picked up behind them as the band came onto the stage. “Money problems from what I heard. But if not for that, he’d still be sleeping his way through the female recruits.”

    “Ah, I see then.”

    Tessa whipped around on her bar stool. “What’s that mean?”

    “You had a thing for him. Am I right?”

    “Not. Even. Close.”

    “Okay, I give up. Clearly I have no idea what your damage is with this guy.” Noah used his last three fries to sweep the remaining cheese from his plate and then pointed them at Tessa. “Whatever it is? Let it go. This is our big shot. Those losers still in ‘The Program’…” Noah made air quotes with his fries and fingers. “They have to follow the rules. Us? We’re making the rules.”

    Tessa watched as Noah licked cheese from each finger. “I think rules are the least of our worries.”

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    How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

    Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

    But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go horribly wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.

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  • Apaches and aliens in new #SFR release landing July 15.

    Did you know that Roswell, New Mexico is less than two hours from the Mescalero Apache Reservation? 

    When I started thinking about writing my sci-fi, space-adventure romance, I knew I wanted the base to be in New Mexico much like the very real Spaceport America. The deeper I dug the more interesting the story possibilities became.

    I don’t want to give too much away, but the Mescalero Apache Indians and the mysteries of Roswell’s UFO activity through the years, both play big roles in Space Cowboys & Indians.

    I loved learning about the Apache Indians.

    Our heroes and heroine get to enjoy some Apache hospitality as well as wild game meat and chigustei (flat bread).  I plan to make some chigustei to try myself. You can find the recipe here Chigustei Recipe if you’d like to make a special treat to enjoy with your reading.

    Space Cowboys & Indians lands July 15.

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    How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

    Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

    But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.

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  • Space Cowboys & Indians: Asteroid Mining of the Final Frontier

     

    SPACE COWBOYS & INDIANS IS AVAILABLE NOW!

    Last week I wrote about the Rosetta probe, the Philae lander, Comet 67P and how they influenced the writing of Space Cowboys & Indians. The heroes of SC&I don’t mine a comet however, they are attempting to be the first to mine the asteroid Amun.

    According to Mining The Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets and Planets by John S. Lewis, the asteroid Amun is a NEA (near-earth asteroid) only two kilometers in diameter, the size of a typical open-pit mine on Earth. What’s especially appealing about Amun is its makeup. Amun is projected to be made of a typical iron meteorite composition of iron and nickel with a mass market value of $8,000 billion. Another $6000 billion in cobalt and another $6000 billion in platinum-group metals. The total market value of that one small asteroid could be close to $20,000 billion.

    It’s no wonder several companies are scampering to get there or to other NEAs first. Money like that could fund all sorts of space firsts: space tourism, space colonies, space recreation.

    One of the very best articles I found on the subject is How Asteroid Mining Could Pay For Our First Space Colony. This one story really launched my plot. Pun intended.

    All you need is startup money and willing souls to make the trek. Here are a few space pioneers to follow if you are interested:

    Planetary Resources

      SpaceX

      Moon Express

      Spaceport America

     

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    Space Cowboys & Indians lands July 15.

    Available now on Amazon

    SpaceCandIw (533x800)How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

    Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

    But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.


  • Why I Wrote Space Cowboys & Indians

    Every story has a genesis. Something that sparks the imagination and begins the what-if process. For Space Cowboys & Indians that spark was an NPR (National Public Radio) story I listened to in my car one morning as I was driving for my day job.

    You can read the story here: When Science Beats Fiction courtesy of NPR

    The gist of it is that after 10 years and 4 billion miles, a probe called Rosetta was about to harpoon a comet, and then place Philae (an exploratory lander) onto that comet. What? What? What?

    Space?! Comets?! HARPOONS?!

    What is this? The Wild West?

    I was hooked. Of course, the writerly wheels began to spin, and I sped down the Google rabbit hole. I followed the Rosetta lander and the exploration of comet 67P. You can too. There are several stories here at NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=rosetta

    You can Google Rosetta or Philae or Comet 67P and find more than you could dream of. The Rosetta Probe even has a Twitter account. https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta

     

     

     

     

    I incorporated a few of the real-life details into Space Cowboys & Indians, then tweaked them to my liking. Instead of a comet, my astronaut explorers are commissioned by a space profiteer intent on mining an asteroid called Amun, reportedly rich in precious metals and other resources. The first to reach the asteroid and mine its resources is sure to enjoy a financial boon that’s never been seen before opening the last frontier up the prospecting of near-Earth asteroids far surpassing to the California gold rush.

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    Space Cowboys & Indians lands July 15.

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    SpaceCandIw (533x800)How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

    Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

    But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.