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  • July Reader and Reviewer Contest Winners for Space Cowboys & Indians

    July was a busy book month with the release of Space Cowboys & Indians and two Goodreads paperback giveaways, which means it’s time to reveal the big winners!

    Read & Review any Lisa Medley book by July 31 on Amazon or Goodreads for your chance to win an Amazon $10 Gift Card… the winner is Cherri-Anne B.!

    Read & Review Space Cowboys for your chance to win a CERTIFIED METEORITE fragment… the winner is Sharon D.!

    Goodreads paperback giveaway of Haunt My Heart…the winner is Lindsay L.!

    Goodreads paperback giveaway of Reap & Repent… the winner is Joanne B.!

    Bewitching Book Blitz participant for your chance to win a CERTIFIED METEORITE fragment… the winner is…Laura T.!

    Stay tuned for more contests and your chance to win gift cards, books, and swag.

    In the meantime, have you read Space Cowboys & Indians? Well, what are you waiting for? Saddle up!

    BUY NOW on AMAZON Only $2.99

    or read free at Kindle Unlimited

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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.


  • Space Cowboys & Indians has landed! New Release Day!

    Houston, Space Cowboys & Indians has landed!

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    Only $2.99

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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.

     

    Read & write a review on Amazon and Goodreads through July 31 for your chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card! Each posted review site earns an additional entry. Winner will be announced on my website August 1, 2015.

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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.

    Sign up for my New Release Newsletter to be notified of all upcoming releases.

    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

     

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    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.

     


  • 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.

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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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