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  • Making Something Where I Am

    I’ve been thinking hard about writing and why I keep doing it. Or in the case of the past two months, not doing it.

    Writing is hard. It’s also fun when things go right. It’s even more fun when books sell and that hard work literally pays off.

    I started writing in July of 2011 and was largely inspired to do so when that guy in the video down below (and my co-worker at the time) Jeff Houghton made a crazy, mad dash to L.A. to try his luck at acting for a year. I thought, if he can do THAT to follow his dream, surely I can go upstairs, make a writing cave and follow mine.

    (You can read all about it here: https://lisa-medley.com/reposting-from-august-2011-the-beginning-of-the-reaper-series/  ) 

    We both did that. Followed a dream.

    Jeff has been back in our small Missouri metropolis following his dream for five years now. I’ve been writing for six.

    He recently made this inspirational video about being creative and following your dreams…wherever you are.


    What’s your passion?

    Maybe you can make something where you are.

    Follow Jeff @ The Mystery Hour

  • Raise a little Hell, kick a little demon tail. The Heckmasters return. #historical #paranormal #romance

    I’m excited to share Allison Merritt’s re-release of The Heckmasters. These books are all the things we love!

    The Heckmasters Return

    Get them exclusively at Amazon–always free for KU subscribers!

    After Samhain’s final announcement of closure, The Heckmasters series disappeared from all retail sites.I’m very pleased to announce that they are back, better than ever, and ready to fight evil again!

    Although they have all new titles and covers, for the most part, they continue to be the same books you knew and loved, although I’m excited to tell you that Hell and Gone (formerly Tell), includes an alternate ending that I originally submitted with the manuscript. They also come at a lower price, so if that was ever a discouragement, I hope you enjoy the new pricing.

    While you’re reliving the heroics (or experiencing it for the first time), I hope you’ll check out my newest release, Lawless. It’s not a direct sequel to The Heckmasters series, but it tackles after-worldly issues and even briefly mentions that there are things that go bump in the night. It’s available on Kindle as well!

    Get them here:
    Hell and A Hard Place
    Hell and Back
    Hell and Gone







    Happy reading,

  • News on Reap & Reckon

    Good news, reaper fans! My owl crocheting funk has come to an end!

    I didn’t want to post and get you all worked up for no good reason. But now? I have some substantial progress to share.


    See, I made words! We’re on our way, and it feels great having the band together again. So what can you expect in Reap & Reckon? Let me drop a few names of those who are on stage right now: Samkiel, Sgt. Victoria Moreno, Ruth, Deacon, Kylen, Nate, Maeve, Bo…Rashnu…oops, I better stop now before I give the whole thing away. You can expect more twists, turns, and some surprising matchups because even in the apocalypse, love finds a way. Or maybe that was Jurassic Park. Anyhoo, I’m writing again, and I made a promise to this year’s Visioncon attendees, and YOU, who keep asking for book four. I’ll have it done by this fall. Probably sooner. Most likely sooner.

    If you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter HERE and watch the top left corner of the web page to see how the story is progressing. I’ll update it regularly.

    My favorite quote so far is this from Rashnu:

    So don’t give up, reaper fans. Stay the course. Hold the line and all that. It’s coming. Faster than you can say apocalypse.

    Finally, I’m starting a new Facebook Fan Group. Even if you’ve liked my Facebook page, you probably don’t see all (or any) of the posts. Facebook is so grumpy about all that. Join my Lisa Medley Reads & Writes FB group HERE.

    In the meantime, look upon my accomplishments of months past. Not words, but owls. Here’s to hoping my hands are busy typing instead of crocheting in the months to come.

    Of course, I did manage to crochet a reaper during that down time. Maybe I’ll give him away to a lucky newsletter subscriber when Reap & Reckon releases… you’ll have to sign up to win!  Sign up for my newsletter HERE

    Reap on.



  • Pre-Order Shifted in Seattle: A sexy Sasquatch shifter story. #paranormal #romance

    At long last, we have a publishing date!!! Shifted in Seattle will publish in ALL FORMATS Monday, October 3, 2016. Yes, that means Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon, Smashwords and wherever and however else you could possibly download and read it. I want to make this convenient for you, friend because Sasquatches need love too.

    But, but, but, you say. That’s FOREVER FROM NOW. Easy now, don’t get your Jack Links in a twist. I know you’ve been waiting FOREVER, but this will give me time to tell you the story behind THE STORY. You won’t believe all the fun stuff I discovered while researching my Bigfoot story. In fact, you might just want to subscribe to this blog right up there in the right-hand corner or perhaps HERE so you don’t miss a post.

    While you’re up there, subscribe to my newsletter too because I have some prizes I’ll be giving away in the coming weeks to newsletter subscribers ONLY. Let me sweeten the deal a bit and mention one of those prizes might be chocolate.

    Okay, yeah, it’s chocolate. And it’s epic.


    In the meantime, you can pre-order here:

    Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Shifted-Seattle-Lisa-Medley-ebook/dp/B01KH7LBP8

    Smashwords (all formats)  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/658503

    KOBO https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/shifted-in-seattle

    iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shifted-in-seattle/id1144596984

    Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shifted-in-seattle-lisa-medley/1124391849


    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.

    Until now.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.







  • Recently Read & Reviewed: The Walking Dead Compendiums 1 & 2, The Infinite Sea, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Tell

    I’ve been taking a break from writing to make a dent in my to-be-read pile. The pile is really two large bookshelves, a tower, a nightstand and a Kindle full of books now. I have, however, made some progress…
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    The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is not a happy series, but it’s compelling, dark and apocalyptic just how I like them. Alternating first-person POVs sometimes throw me off for a bit, but now, at the end of the second book in the series, I’m starting to get the hang of it. I pre-ordered The Last Star. I can’t wait to see how it all ends. Very good series.

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    The Walking Dead, Compendium 1The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    It was super fun to go back and read this series from the beginning for the first time. I watched the AMC television series first. I think reading the comics AFTER seeing the series gave me a different perspective. Normally, I read first then watch. The character building is the key for both the comics and the show. Slow, methodical and oftentimes hopeless. The black, white and shades of gray of the comic panels are a perfect metaphor for the zombie apocalypse. I loved it.

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    The Walking Dead, Compendium 2The Walking Dead, Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    I love these comics and catching up with the AMC series storyline. It amazes me how well AMC brought these pages to life. Although some characters have been left out completely, replaced or combined in the AMC adaptation, both are fabulous and complimentary. On to compendium three for me!

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    Tell (The Heckmasters, #3)Tell by Allison Merritt
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Holy Heckmasters!

    Having just finished Tell, the last of the Heckmasters trilogy, I find myself both happy and sad. Happy because I really, really enjoyed Tell’s story, which caps off the series nicely. Sad because, well, it’s the end.

    Shh…Tell was always my favorite Heckmaster brother and Berner my favorite supernatural town. Add in a devilish imp and this story made me laugh out loud despite the direness of their situation.

    No spoilers here, but I can only hope there will be future stories to come of the next generation of Heckmasters.nbsp;

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    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Percy Jackson meets The Shipping News! I’ll admit, the cover and the peculiar title totally sucked me in. Then I saw there were photos, and I was hooked. This book has been on my TBR pile for some time and I’m so glad I finally made it around to it. I actually started listening to the audiobook first and it is FANTASTIC! But, I HAD to see the photos, so I grabbed the book too.

    I loved everything about this story. I can’t wait to move on to Hollow City.

    This book was not what I expected at all and as soon as it took a turn toward the weird, I was all in.

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

    3D Astronauts Princess

    The Astronaut’s Princess

    Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

    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.


    Catch up on Episode 1

    Space Cowboys & Indians now.




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  • Spotlight on Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley #SFR

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    alien attachmentAlien Attachments

    Book One

    Sabine Priestley


    Genre: Science Fiction Romance


    Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical

    Date of Publication: 8/18/14


    ISBN: 978-1-61650-566-4



    Number of pages: 208

    Word Count:  75K


    Cover Artist: Renee Rocco




    Book Description:

    Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it would be both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.

    A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win those mixed martial arts matches she’s so fond of. At home on Cat Island her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice.

    Unfortunately some butt-ugly Torog aliens also take notice sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let some alien voodoo decide her future or her mate…no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.

    For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species.

    Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.

    Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?

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    Excerpt Alien Attachments:

    “Earth Protector? You’re kidding right?”

    “No. Pretty much what it sounds like. Cliche as it may be, we are not alone in the universe.”

    Dani held Jared’s gaze. She’d heard what he said, but couldn’t process the words. They sat on her brain like little beings, patiently waiting to be let in. Knock, knock. Dani let out a nervous laugh. Maybe if I ignore them, they’ll go away. Jared didn’t blink. Or maybe not.

    “So you’re not an EP?”

    “Nah, I’m human, just like you. I’m what they call a Support Agent, or SA for short. I do what I can for Ian and the other EPs, but I’m based with Ian.”

    “So you’re a spy.”

    “Support agent, not secret agent,” Jared said. “Although, we are a secret.”

    “You’re a spy for aliens.”

    “Stop it. It’s not like that.”




    Alien Attachments

    Book Two

    Sabine Priestley


    Genre: Science Fiction Romance


    Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical

    Date of Publication: 10/13/15


    ISBN:  978-1-61650-579-0

    ASIN: B00SED1K1I


    Number of pages: 169

    Word Count: 72K


    Cover Artist: Cora Graphics



    Book Description:

    Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Though petite in size, she packs a punch as a former Sandarian military officer who currently serves the Cavacent clan on a strange planet called Earth. She has no interest in seeking her one psi-mate who could bring her unparalleled pleasure through a sensual, otherworldly bond. She has no time for a lover of any kind. So why is she lured in by the beguiling Curzan native who just killed a government official?

    Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians murdered his parents while he watched and enslaved his people. Driven by revenge, he vows that nothing and no one will stand in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.

    But war is coming. And the two must succumb to temptation for only the power of their completed bond can defeat and destroy the enemy. But only if they surrender… 

    Book Trailer: http://sabinepriestley.com/blog/new-trailer-for-rebellion/


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    Excerpt Rebellion:

    “I had to get away from you. From us.”

    In that instant, he knew he could never let that happen. He shook his head. Her right arm was bleeding. There was a puncture wound that went all the way through her forearm and a jagged tear, or maybe bite marks, below that. “You’re a mess, Red.” A beautiful fracking mess.

    She stood perfectly still as he placed his fingers on either side of the hole, her blood slick under his touch. The psi connection necessary to heal flowed through them both. He had to place his other hand against the bark of the tree she leaned against to steady himself. Once the bleeding stopped, he placed his fingers over the tear. Another deep connection to stop the bleeding, and they both moaned.

    The pleasure caused by their psi connection was overwhelming. This was no mere chemistry. She was his psi-mate. There was no question now. Once the bleeding stopped, he let go of her arm.

    Her eyes bore into him, and he was lost. He took her hand and led her deeper into the forest until he found the trail he was looking for. They followed it in silence. She never once asked where he was taking her. Their psi danced, and the tension between them increased with every step. Finally, they came to the small one-room hunting shack he’d been coming to in order to get some distance from her.


    As they neared the porch, the moonlight caught her hair, and it blazed red. He reached out and pulled a leaf from her tresses before leading her inside.

    He knew she wouldn’t protest. She couldn’t stop this anymore than he could. Their psi were deeply meshed together now and simply awaited their bodies to join.




    Alien Attachments

    Book Three

    Sabine Priestley


    Genre: Science Fiction Romance


    Publisher: KAC Publishing

    Date of Publication: 12/1/15


    ISBN: 978-1-62517-957-9

    ASIN: B0157A0DP4


    Number of pages: 206

    Word Count: 72K


    Cover Artist: Nathalie Gray of Kanaxa Designs



    Book Description:

    Following the signal of foreign psi to an old abandoned building on Florin 5, Balastar Alder literally stumbles across the pugnacious raven-haired beauty, Kit Athorika.

    He’s not the only one who’s looking for the mysterious portal making devices in her possession. When Torogs attack, she ports them to safety. Without the help of a single Portal Master.

    Balastar offers to repay the favor by getting her off-planet and back to her own ship. Their escape is complicated when the Torog’s pursue. Forced to go silent and lay-low in an asteroid field, they have little to do. Fortunately, the chemistry between them ignites and they find endless ways to occupy their time.

    Balastar convinces her to come and meet his boss, Lord Cavacent. Recently relocated to Earth, the Sandarian clan included a handful of rogue Portal Masters. Kit has her own reasons for hating and fearing the Portal Masters, but she needs all the help she can get to save her planet. She reluctantly agrees to seek out Lord Cavacent’s help, and his connections to the Galactic Trade Organization and its powerful military.

    The Portal Masters’ Guild on Sandaria has controlled intergalactic portals throughout the galaxy for centuries, and jealously guard their secrets. One of those secrets has kept Kit’s home world under quarantine for nearly thirty years.  But portals across the galaxy are failing and the guild is getting desperate.

    Finding themselves bonded wasn’t expected, but having a psi-mate had its advantages. Can they free an entire planet and take down a guild as old as the  Masters without losing their lives? 

    Book Trailer:  http://sabinepriestley.com/blog/liberation-trailer/


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    Excerpt Liberation: 

    “Frack, look.” Kit said, pointing to the screen.

    Torog ships blasted up the lines of each vector, including theirs. They were coming too fast. Before Balastar could get the required thrust needed, the Torogs scanned his ship as they passed. They slowed immediately and turned around.

    Balastar watched his controls. “Three, two, one. Hold on.” As soon as his engine hit the green line, he pulled out of position in the queue and shot straight up. The Gravity Modulator was engaged but the ship had to make a series of course corrections in order to avoid satellites and other low orbit objects. The seats automatically formed a cocoon around their bodies and heads, preventing whiplash. He gripped the arms of his chair and waited. Two and a half minutes later, they were clear and headed to the closest interstellar portal.

    “We’ve got three following. Make that four,” Kit said. “What do you think?

    Balastar pulled up the specs for the Torogs’ ships. “We’ll outgun them before we’ll outrun ’em.”

    “Can you take on four?”

    “Do we have a choice?”

    “Maybe.” Kit flipped through nav charts with manic speed. She stopped and backed up. “How big is it?”

    Her psi pulsed, and he grinned. “Pretty big.”

    She looked him up and down. “I meant the ship. How long is it?”

    “Two hundred and twelve feet.”

    “That is long.”

    Another pulse of pleasure. If they kept this up they were going to go down fucking. Not a bad way to go, but he’d rather stick around long enough for a repeat performance.

    Kit swiveled her chair to face him and leaned in closer.

    Balastar met her halfway, their faces inches apart.

    The brown of her eyes held specks of gold. She brushed her lips against his ear. His trousers were now far too restrictive. “And exactly how wide is it, Balastar?”

    He turned his head and took a bite at the hollow of her shoulder sweeping his tongue in circles on her skin. He wanted to taste her. Everywhere. He sucked hard, leaving a mark.

    She groaned. “How wide?”

    “Fifty-five feet.” His adrenaline was cranking.

    “Yes!” With quick rapid breaths, she swung back to the console. “We’ll just make it.”

    As much as he wanted to continue their banter, staying alive was probably the better choice. “You have a plan?”

    “Depends.” She gave him a serious look. “How good are you?”

    Another pulse left him desperate to lose the pants or change the subject. “I can take her anywhere.”

    “How long can she run silent?”

    “A week, maybe more.”

    Kit hesitated a moment before sending the data to his com. “We’ll make the portal. Take us to these coordinates, and I’ll guide you from there.”



    sabrineAbout the Author:

    A lifelong lover of books, Sabine grew up on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. As an adult she’s seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base (although she gives a hearty nod to the ISS) and is pretty sure Humans aren’t ready to meet ET.

    An Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist by training, she’s a geek with heart. She’s lived in more states than she cares to admit and loves to travel. When not in far off lands, you can frequently find her walking the local beaches and plotting her next adventure.

    Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and an increasingly large mess of characters in her head.



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  • Behold! Cover Reveal for The Astronaut’s Princess #SFR #SCIFI

    Here it is! Jaycee at Sweet ‘N Spicy Designs did a great job in carrying through the theme and color scheme for my Cosmic Cowboys Series. 

    The Astronaut’s Princess will be Episode 2. Look for a mid-February release date. 

    Here is the tentative 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.

    But wait, there’s more…

    It’s not too late to get caught up! Start the series here:  

    Space Cowboys & Indians 

    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.