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  • BREEDER is live! Don’t miss this must-read from Cara Bristol #scifirom #DarkRomance

    She was only meant to be the Alpha Commander’s slave…but she became his everything.

    High Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra strictly as a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner, Corren. Any infractions of the rules by her will be harshly punished.

    But as Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, Dak begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

    Dak has enemies, men who will not hesitate to exploit his fondness for Omra, and use it to portray him as unfit to rule as Alpha. Can he expose the rampant cruelty and corruption in Parseon culture… or will the protocol he’s spent his life defending, be the weapon used to destroy them and their love?

    Don’t miss this suspenseful, dark science fiction romance.

    Get your copy of Breeder today.

    Amazon | BN | Kobo | iBooks

    Read an excerpt from Breeder: http://carabristol.com/breeder-a-dark-sci-fi-romance/

    MY REVIEW

    FIVE STARS for this Sexy and Dark Sci-Fi Romance!

     

    Who knew erotica and sci-fi go together like peanut butter and jelly?

    Breeder was an amazing read. I’ve read every book by Cara Bristol, and they just get better and better.  I was drawn in immediately. Omra’s dire situation at the opening of the book had me enthralled and fearing for her life. I loved the growth of Dak and Omra separately and as a couple and the tension was so tight at one point I almost skipped to the end to make sure they were going to be okay. (Yeah, I do that sometimes.) I can’t take the suspense!

    As I watched the progress bar near 100% on my Kindle, I actually found myself reading slower so I could draw it out. I didn’t want to leave Parseon or Dak and Omra.

    The writing was impeccable and the sex was smokin’ hot. So many neat touches (no pun intended) like the sudon (you’ll have to read to find out) and Omra’s Telenium lock-ring. The world-building details were equally as impressive, and I enjoyed her turn-of-phrase for ordinary things. It was fun translating those details to our Earthly world.

    Overall an excellent read, and I can’t wait for more.

     


  • 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.


  • Space Cowboys & Indians: Space really is the final frontier

    You know what’s cool? Space.

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    It really is the last frontier. Only 547 have ever been in space. Wondering who is in space right now?

    Samantha Cristoforetti     Anton Shkaplerov   Terry Virts    Scott Kelly   Mikhail Korniyenko &  Gennadi Padalka

    Samantha Cristoforetti has a great Twitter account and posts the most amazing photos from space aboard the international space station. Follow her @AstroSamantha .


    During my research for Space Cowboys & Indians, I created a very cool Twitter list of interesting space folks and businesses.  It’s called Space & SciFi. You can check it out here and subscribe if you’d like.  Be prepared to be amazed because science is much stranger than fiction.

    There are enough real-life ideas on that list for a thousand sci-fi stories to come.

    Feel free to start here:

    Space Cowboys & Indians lands July 15.

    PRE-ORDER on Amazon

     

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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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  • Chapter One Reveal: Space Cowboys & Indians Landing July 15. #SciFi #Adventure #Romance #SFR

    I’ll admit it. I can’t wait for you to read Space Cowboys & Indians.

    Even though it’s still a bit away from release, I feel compelled to share the first chapter with you. I’ll plan to share a few more excerpts in the coming weeks leading up to the July 15 release day.

    Untiil then…

    Space Cowboys & Indians

    Chapter One

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    Alaskan gold mine, the Hudson Claim—the near future.

    “Goddamn it, Hudson. The washplant is down again.”

    Cole ground his molars together before he could unleash the torrent of swears that coursed through his brain in reply. Of course, the washplant was down. Again.

    This claim would be the end of him.

    “Show me,” Cole said.

    His foreman, Todd Cargill, held up four shredded washplant screens with holes the size of bowling balls, useless now for the first step in screening for gold.

    Cole squeezed his eyes shut and wondered for the eleven-millionth time this summer why the hell he’d come to Alaska.

    Redemption, he reminded himself.

    Wasn’t worth it, he retorted.

    “That was my last replacement screen. Be a week before the supply plane can bring us more,” Todd said. “No use running dirt until it’s fixed. This way, we’re only making mud.”

    Most expensive mud he’d ever not made. A week in the bush with no work? He’d have to pay the crew regardless, or he’d lose the whole lot of them. Hell, he still owed them from last month. They were running out of summer to mine, and they’d barely collected any gold so far.

    “Shut it down. I’ll call in the order.”

    “What do you want me to tell the guys?” Todd asked.

    “Tell them—“

    The chop, chop, chop of helicopter blades slowly pounded across the sky until the beast came into sight on the horizon. What the hell was a chopper doing out this far?

    The copter landed on the flat several hundred feet from their dredge, stirring the dust up from the broken ground and tailings. Covering his face with his arm, Cole coughed into his elbow and waited for the cloud to settle. The copter blades whirled to a stop and his small crew gathered around him from their work detail to see what was going on.

    A white-haired man, maybe 50, maybe older, emerged from the helicopter cabin, quickly followed by two men wearing sleek black suits, wrinkled from the tactical fire arm harnesses strapped snuggly across their chests. They were loaded for bear.

    That wasn’t what concerned Cole. He knew he was in for trouble the second the guy’s thousand dollar cowboy boots hit the turf. The man swatted at the swirling dust on his white shirt and designer jeans, then brushed his hands through his shoulder-length hair three or four times, shaking it out like the mane of a horse. He cranked up a smile as he made a bee-line for Cole.

    “Mr. Hudson?” the man asked.

    “I’m Hudson.”

    “You look exactly like your NASA application photo Mr. Hudson. Haven’t changed a bit in the past five months. It was five months you were detained. Yes?”

    Todd coughed loudly beside him. “Okay, I think we have things to do. Let’s go, boys.” Todd urged the crew back toward their office trailer.

    Cole was going to have to give his foreman a raise. Right after he beat the dandy in front of him into a bloody pulp.

    “Who exactly are you and what the hell are you doing here? Surely you didn’t fly that deathtrap all the way out here just to insult me in front of my crew. Or did you? You with Montoya?”

    The man appeared bewildered for a moment. “Oh my. Let me start over. I…this wasn’t the impression I intended to make. I’m afraid I started off badly. I’m simply so excited to find you. Out here.” He motioned toward the distant tundra. “It’s a very, very long way out here.” He flashed another smile at Cole and offered his hand. “Duncan Janson. You might know me from the airline ads?”

    Cole stared at the man’s smooth tanned hand. The guy had never worked a day of hard labor in his life if those hands told the right story—that much was obvious. He knew exactly who he was now. Billionaire airline owner and profiteer. What he didn’t know was what he was doing on his little piece of Alaska.

    “You answered the first question. Now answer the second,” Cole said, purposely not taking the offered hand.

    Janson pulled back his hand, then clapped them together, clearly proud of himself. “Well, I’m here to offer you a job.”

    “I have a job.”

    “This would be quite a different job. Well, maybe not all that different. You’d still be mining, but you would also have a chance to partake in some of your other passions.”

    Clouds slid past the sun and a gust of wind stirred up a dirt devil near the copter, cooling the air noticeably.

    “What is it you think you know about my passions. Exactly,” Cole asked.

    Janson twisted his expensive Rolex around his wrist nervously. “Was it not your passion for space that led to your gambling problem? Trying to raise enough money to continue in the program? Which led to your legal issues, which led to your detainment and now self-exile here in this god-forsaken place? Isn’t your work here an effort to earn enough money to finance your first two passions? It’s a bit of a vicious circle it seems.”

    Cole could feel his blood pressure rising. This asshole was on his last nerve five minutes after meeting him and about one more sentence away from a shallow Alaskan grave.

    “What if all of your skills could be utilized to fulfill each of those…passions? You’d be paid well. Very well.”

    “Is this prospect legal?”

    “Yes, but it’s not without risks. I want to hire you to do some mining for me.”

    “Where? You have a claim in Alaska?”

    “I’m afraid my claim is quite a bit farther than Alaska. Your gambling problem and detention might have gotten you booted out of NASA’s space program, but your personal problems are not a deterrent to me. Your other skills and expertise are exactly what are needed for my project.”

    Skepticism scratched at the back of his mind, but Cole couldn’t deny he was intrigued. He hated Janson’s manner, but he could take his money. No problem. Hell, this job might be the financial boost he needed to finally make this claim profitable.

    “How long is the job and where is it?” Cole asked.

    Janson smiled again, clearly certain he’d already sealed the deal. “I expect the job to take around six months. All expenses paid, of course. With an option to renew for a second mission after that. If you are so inclined. Your season here is winding down? Am I correct?”

    Considering the ruined washplant screens? Yeah, winding down would be a kindness.

    “You didn’t tell me where the job is,” Cole pressed.

    “Ah, that’s the best part, Mr. Hudson. The job is on Amun. It’s an asteroid. I want you to mine it for me.”

    That’s all for today, folks. Want to read more?

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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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  • Space Cowboys & Indians – Blurb Reveal

    Wondering what Space Cowboys & Indians is all about?

    SC&I is a sci-fi adventure-romance coming to a Kindle near you Summer 2015!

    Read the blurb to learn more and don’t forget to visit my Pinterest inspiration board for some sneak peek details.

    Space Cowboys & Indians 

    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 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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  • Warrior is Released! Spotlight on Cara Bristol’s Latest SciFi Romance

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    Today I’m happy to shine the spotlight on Cara Bristol’s new release, Warrior. I just finished reading and…

    Wow! I am still thinking about this book. I was on the edge of my seat for most of this ride. I worried for Anika. I worried for Urazi. I worried for Parseon!

    There were so many delicious VILLAINS in this last of the Breeder series that I worried for EVERYONE.  Alpha Commander Qalin was absolutely the worst…in the best kind of way.

    I loved getting to meet more of the aliens and delve even deeper into the alien culture and fauna of Parseon.

    Still happy to be a Terran, but Anika, Omra and Tara can visit anytime.

    Want to know more? Check THIS out…

    Warrior (Breeder 3) blurb

    A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

    As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

    Warrior is the third and final book of the Breeder science fiction romance series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

    Warrior (Breeder 3) excerpt 

    To each side—and up above on the wall itself—stood defenders armed with laser projectile devices. But it wasn’t the weapons that drew Urazi’s stare—but the guards, the creatures themselves.

    “Are those Veronians?” he gasped in low voice.

    Yes,” Anika answered. “I recognize them from Omra’s description.” When Dak’s former beta Corren grew jealous of Omra, he had tried to sell her to the Veronian emperor.

    One of the creatures separated from the pack to confer with Perce. Two spindly legs and a long, thick tail supported a scaly, leathery body. Red eyes wept in a hideous face without nose, ears, or lips. As Urazi watched, the creature inserted a device that hung around its neck into a slit cut just above what might be considered a chin.

    “What do you think it is doing?” Urazi whispered.

    “That inhaler allows it to survive in our atmosphere.”

    With a nod at Perce, the creative lumbered toward them.

    “Whatever you do, do not let it touch you,” Anika muttered. And then the Veronian stood before them, its rheumy gaze seeking out Urazi. His morning rations curdled in his stomach at the odiferous slime oozing from the creature’s pores. Monto, the smell! Dangling between its legs was a hose-like appendage, also covered with the gelatinous substance. The alien peered into the back of the wagon. Females screamed. Its facial slit twisted.

    The Veronian raised a three-finger hand, covered by an elasticene glove. “Awll cleaaar. Let them paaas!” he shouted, a garbled command.

    It took six guards to tug open the massive gate.

    “Ayaa!” Perce shouted. His transport jerked forward without delay. Urazi wondered if he too was revolted by the Veronians.

    Urazi applied the quirt to the beasts, and they followed Perce into the walled city. He heaved a sigh of relief when the massive gates closed and locked. Poverty and neglect had choked the hamlets, but, here, a grand and magnificent municipality sprawled. Stark impoverishment outside, unparalleled resplendence inside—separated only by a wall. He gawked at the abrupt change, but he could not forget the Veronians.

    “Did you notice they wore gloves?” he asked.

    Anika nodded. “In case they hand something to a Parseon guard. That substance coating their bodies is caustic. If they touch you, the exude will melt your flesh.”

    “They are shocking to behold, and I am surprised to see them at all. I had assumed aliens had been evacuated upon declaration of war. But if you are Qalin, treaties do not matter, I suppose,” Urazi mused.

    Anika snorted with laughter.

    “I do not see the humor.”

    “I am still thinking about the Veronian. Did you notice its manhood?” Anika’s shoulders shook. “It’s alienhood.”

    That is what caught your attention?” Urazi gaped at her.

    “I tried not to gawk. But one could hardly avoid it.” Her eyes glinted with merriment. “Your manhood is much prettier.”

    “Than a slime-covered alien’s? Little compliment you pay me,” he said.

     

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    10702163_851876268188339_8916943045364313658_nCara Bristol bioCara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, 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.