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Reading Dogs

Whenever I do an anthology with other authors I love to highlight a little about them and give you some peeks into their story. Today I get to share a bit from one of my co-authors from Embrace the Romance, an anthology that highlights pets of all likes. Below is the awesome Susan Grant as she shares a bit about Star Puppy, her contribution to this upcoming release.

Reading Dogs by Susan Grant

I can’t wait for you to meet Trysh, Rornn, Puppy, and the crew of Bezos Station, a city-sized space station in orbit above the planet of Barésh. Some of you may recognize these places—and even a few of the characters—from Star Champion (previously titled The Champion of Barésh) and Star Hero (expanded from the short story “Stray” from Pets in Space 1).

In my story, The Prince, the Pilot, and the Puppy. (Star Puppy), Puppy is a canine type of animal, a “yipwag” in the local dialect. They’re extremely smart. Like Earth dogs, yipwags are experts in predicting human behavior. Do you ever feel as if your dog can read minds? I know I do. It’s because they’ve made themselves experts in YOU. I often catch my border collie, Skye, watching me.

Skye is gathering information, storing it away to better predict my behavior. For example, it’s no surprise that when I get ready to leave the house, she already knows if she’s going to be coming with me or staying home. Hints can be gleaned from things as subtle as me not making as much eye contact (she’s not coming along). We humans are hardly aware of such faint signs, but dogs see our intentions like billboards!

In Star Puppy, Puppy is learning to read a lot more than human emotions and behavior. She’s learning to READ. It may not be as much of an evolutionary leap as we think. In the U.K. there’s a dog named Fernie who has learned to read signs. When this amazingly smart lab is shown the word “Sit” she will sit. Google her. It’s so interesting!

Please enjoy this short excerpt where Puppy is reading and wonders what her humans will think of that when they find out:

They stopped at the base of a ladder, where Her Trysh placed Puppy in Her Rornn’s arms for the climb up to the “observation cone”. It was Her Rornn’s favorite place on the station outside of Her Trysh’s bed.

Restricted Area, a sign said. Unknown to the Tall Ones, Puppy could already interpret the meaning of many of the symbols posted around the station. Bang-Bang might know more verbal commands than she did, but soon Puppy would be able to read. She couldn’t wait for the day the Tall ones figured it out.

She had learned a lot from watching her Tall Ones. For instance, Her Trysh was more likely to balk at ignoring signs such as Authorized Personnel Only than Her Rornn was: “I hope this doesn’t get us in hot water with the squad commander,” Her Trysh said.

My Rornn murmured in her ear. “I dream of a good long soak in hot water. But the face I see with me is not Colonel Amanpour. It’s you.”

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About Susan:

When NY Times/USA Today bestselling author and Air Force veteran Susan Grant isn’t driving an 18-wheeler (a 747 jumbo jet) she loves writing romantic, action-packed stories featuring gutsy woman and honorable men. Flying to exotic places and trying every kind of food imaginable helps Susan bring her sci-fi worlds alive for readers. She is a winner of the prestigious RITA award for her book Contact, an alien abduction sci-fi romance.

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Find out what happens next in Embrace the Romance, Pets in Space 2! http://www.petsinspaceantho.com/pets-space-2-embrace-romance-2/

 

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Author at Work

ok so I’m going to shut my office door and focus on finishing my current warlord book about Vaans brother Saran. This means I might be slow returning comments, I might not update my blog and other than some automation I’m probably not gonna be present on FB or Twitter. Hopefully when you hear from me next it will include dates and a cover for the book 🙂

In terms of audio updates, I am in the process of editing the audio for Warlords 3, A Kings Revenge.

I’m also going to squeeze in lots of hugs with the hubby and my kids. We all need to make time for hugs.

Stay well


A World Beyond, Kyele’s Passion Book 4…1 day

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There’s only 1 day left and then he’s here 🙂 Are you ready?

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Print/paperback will be coming shortly to order from amazon, barnes and nobles etc

Blurb:

Being a Jutak warrior is all Kyele Bastien cares about until one mission changes everything. The Earth female has carved a place in his heart without even trying and now he’ll do anything to make sure nothing ever hurts her again.

Rescued from a Marenian slave auction, Joni Miller is relieved to have her life back but there’s one man making it difficult to remember why she shouldn’t want to think about happy ever after any more.

An enemy’s need for revenge puts Joni in the path of danger and unleashes the fury of an elite soldier with dark abilities.

 


Happy Friday the 13th

It has to be happy because it’s FRIDAY. All Friday’s should be good. LOL. Adding to the reason it’s a good day is the audiobook release of Arak’s Love. Oh, my goodness, I’m excited about having another audiobook out. It’s taken me a while to schedule time to do some of the things I want to meet readers request. So many books, so little time 🙂 I’ve gotten really good at releasing print within the week of ebook and my goal is to get audiobooks to release in that same pattern by 2017. I’ll have to get caught up but slow and steady wins the race.

Now please give Arak a listen and let me know what you think 🙂

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AraksLove-audio

Blurb:

Half-Argoran shifter, Arak O’tir knew good people existed. He worked with some of them. But as a deadly Jutak warrior, his work often took him into the less savory elements of society. So much so, he shielded his heart from those he rescued. That was, until one particular mission leaves him longing for a specific female. Someone who made him tremble even if she wasn’t from his world.

Sylvia Forrester never expected her quest for a husband would lead her into danger. Nor could she have ever foreseen that her search would find her captured by aliens and added to a list of potential sex-slaves to be sold for a high profit. While her captors should have broken her, destroying any hope she’d had of a life happily-ever-after, Sylvia’s savior has her wondering if her earlier dreams could still come true.

But Arak and Sylvia soon discover love and passion has its own price.

 


Magic New Mexico Kindle World launches today

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It’s heeerrreeeee!!! The books of Magic New Mexico brought to you by the lovely SE Smith who graciously invited me and several other authors to write in her Kindle World series 🙂 🙂 Pick up your copies today.

Touch of Fire by Michele Callahan Amazon

In Graves Below by Carol Van Natta Amazon

Touch of Mayhem by Geri Foster Amazon

Guarding Grayson by Cathryn Cade Amazon

Etched in Stone by Susan Hayes Amazon

Touch of Patience by Evelyn Lederman Amazon

Touch of Decadence by Sylvia McDaniel Amazon

Tangling with Topper by Donna McDonald Amazon

And my entry Taste of Wicked featuring my CEO warlock Drake Winston Amazon