Splinters of Glass – FREE on Smashwords!

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Splinters of Glass is available for FREE from Smashwords until 31st May 2017! Just enter the coupon code XS49P at the checkout to get your free copy.

“Tabula Rasa.” The words came from the other side of the white door. “She’s a blank slate. Everything has been completely wiped—like a newborn.”

“Is she dangerous?” The second voice was lower, clipped.

“I hardly think so,” answered the first voice, dismissively. “Not now, at any rate!” There was a short laugh. Then the door handle turned, and the woman lying on the white bed realised they were talking about her.

In Vera Loy’s second collection of five science fiction stories, a woman wakes to discover she knows nothing– except how to kill; the latest version androids prove to be all too human; and humanity discovers that only women can explore deep space, and remain sane. Although the settings are different for each story, they share a common theme of strong female characters, smashing through that glass ceiling.

Each story a different represents a different sci-fi sub-genre. Tabula Rasa (Spy-fi), Kate and Peter (Bardpunk – based loosely on Shakespeare’s famous play, The Taming of the Shrew), Immortality (Biopunk), To Boldly Go (Space Exploration), and Space Opera.

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Gothic Romance branches out!

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Gothic Romance has been in Kindle Unlimited for nine months now and I’ve decided not to renew it. This means the book is now available from other retailers. Click on the links below if you would like to purchase your copy for 99c!

Apple

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

Smashwords

Amazon

You can also purchase the paperback edition for only $5.99 from Createspace

Happy Mother’s Day! 14th May 2017

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Last chance for FREE copy of TimeLabs Inc!

The FREE promo goes from 5th to 7th May only! (US time)

Grab your copy now 🙂

Sam and Zak take a Time Tour for their honeymoon, visiting some of the events through time which have captured their interest, including the very first Olympics. A five-star time machine for transport, luxury meals, fine wines—what could be more perfect? TimeLabs Inc.

Tom loved his master, his job and the wonderful society he lived in—until one day, somebody hacked his tattoo and his world changed forever. Tattoo

Kel meets his first alien and falls in love with her. Except… Alien Love Story

Evan and Joey step through a door and find themselves in a whole new world where mythical creatures are as real as they are. Love Spider

General Parker Rodriguez didn’t believe for one second in the existence of flying saucers with little green men conducting random probes, but he still knew that Aliens were out there. And when they came, he would be ready. E-Contact

And My Day At The Beach

TimeLabs Inc is a collection of six science fiction short stories, all with a romantic theme. LGBTQ. Heat rating – sweet. Suitable for both teens and adults.

 

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FREE on Amazon!

My newest book, TimeLabs Inc, is now available for FREE download from Amazon for the next 3 days! Whoot!

TimeLabs is a collection of LGBTQ (mainly m/m) sci-fi shorts. Heat level is sweet.

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NB Free promotion runs from 5th to 7th May (US time)

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Chechnya Crisis

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Chechnya LGBT charity auction May 5-12

By Dale Cameron Lowry

When the news started coming out of Chechnya about the organized police campaign of torture, imprisonment and murder being conducted against men perceived to be gay, it hit me hard.

Growing up in the Netherlands just a few decades after World War II, I learned to dread authoritarianism and genocide — authoritarianism’s frequent offspring — early on in life. On school and family outings we visited houses with secret rooms where families had provided refuge to Jews as they sought to escape Occupied Europe. Every summer, we would drive through northern Germany to see my cousins, and my mom would announce the sites of former concentration camps we passed along the way.

I felt compelled to do something about the situation in Chechnya — but what? How could I possibly help from the other side of the world?

On April 14, I got an email that mentioned the Russian LGBT Network, the main organization working to help vulnerable Chechens get to safety. Things started to click into place in my head. I figured out how I could help.

I started by setting aside some of the proceeds from my recently released anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love for the Russian LGBT Network. Then I asked other writers if they could do something similar.

Fantasy author Olivia Helling was one of the first to respond, and she also volunteered to organize a charity auction. Over the next week or so, the idea grew into an effort that now includes more than thirty writers, publishers, and other book people. We call ourselves Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens and, through royalties, other donations, and an online charity auction to be held May 5–12, we’re helping to make a difference.

Authors, publishers, and other book people are:

  • setting aside royalties for the Russian LGBT Network
  • making direct donations to organizations helping vulnerable Chechens
  • contributing signed paperbacks, cover design and editing services, ebook collections, bespoke short stories, characters named after readers, and more to an online auction with proceeds to benefit theRussian LGBT Network, ILGA-Europe and Rainbow Railroad, which are helping LGBT Chechens escape to safety.

I’m also maintaining a newsfeed with updates about the situation in Chechnya and what  charities are doing to help. You can check it out here.

If you’re an author who would like to get involved, please sign up at Authors & Publishers for LGBT Chechens. There, you can also find answers to frequently asked questions about the auction, royalty donations, the charitable organizations that are helping out LGBT Chechens, and more.

If you are a reader who would like to learn more about the situation in Chechnya and how to help — including how to make a direct donation to a designated charity, buy a book from a participating author, or support the auction — please visit Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens.

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Dale Cameron Lowry is a romance and speculative fiction writer living in the Upper Midwest with a partner and three cats. Queer Mormons, immigrants and emigrants, people with disabilities, multilingual folks, and others who spend their lives navigating multiple cultures often appear in Dale’s writing.

 

Charity auction for men at risk in Chechnya May 5-12

TimeLabs Inc – New Release!

TimeLabs Inc is a collection of six science fiction short stories, all with a romantic theme. Now available for purchase on Amazon for 99c! Enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

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“Welcome, Mr Reese and Mr Connor… I trust your special day was all that it was cracked up to be? And what better way to compliment your union than with a honeymoon across time, eh? We here at TimeLabs are the premier time travel company and our guides are highly trained. Anything you want, anywhere you want to go… The possibilities are very nearly endless…”

Sam and Zak take a Time Tour for their honeymoon, visiting some of the events through time which have captured their interest, including the very first Olympics. A five-star time machine for transport, luxury meals, fine wines—what could be more perfect? TimeLabs Inc.

Tom loved his master, his job and the wonderful society he lived in—until one day, somebody hacked his tattoo and his world changed forever. Tattoo

Kel meets his first alien and falls in love with her. Except… Alien Love Story

Evan and Joey step through a door and find themselves in a whole new world where mythical creatures are as real as they are. Love Spider

General Parker Rodriguez didn’t believe for one second in the existence of flying saucers with little green men conducting random probes, but he still knew that Aliens were out there. And when they came, he would be ready. E-Contact

And My Day At The Beach

Purchase from Amazon here.

Gay Sci-Fi. Not explicit. Suitable for both teens and adults.

 

 

Queer sci-fi without sex?

People often tell me they’d like to read stories about LGBTQ characters, without necessarily having sex scenes included. So here is my contribution.

TimeLabs Inc is a collection of six sci-fi stories, all featuring LGBTQ characters. Although I’ve called the sub-genre “Romantic Sci-Fi,” the stories are more about the characters’ relationships and experiences in various sci-fi scenarios. There are no sex scenes.

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Sam and Zak take a Time Tour for their honeymoon, visiting some of the events through time which have captured their interest, including the very first Olympics. A five-star time machine for transport, luxury meals, fine wines—what could be more perfect? TimeLabs Inc.
Tom loved his master, his job and the wonderful society he lived in—until one day, somebody hacked his tattoo and his world changed forever. Tattoo
Kel meets his first alien and falls in love with her. Except… Alien Love Story
Evan and Joey step through a door and find themselves in a whole new world where mythical creatures are as real as they are. Love Spider
General Parker Rodriguez didn’t believe for one second in the existence of flying saucers with little green men conducting random probes, but he still knew that Aliens were out there. And when they came, he would be ready. E-Contact
And a dystopian short, My Day At The Beach

Although the stories are all about adults, they are suitable for both teen and adult readers.

Purchase link here.

Timelabs Inc now available for Pre-Order

TimeLabs Inc is a collection of six science fiction short stories, all with a romantic theme. Due out on Amazon on 15th March 2017. Now available for Pre-order.

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“Welcome, Mr Reese and Mr Connor… I trust your special day was all that it was cracked up to be? And what better way to compliment your union than with a honeymoon across time, eh? We here at TimeLabs are the premier time travel company and our guides are highly trained. Anything you want, anywhere you want to go… The possibilities are very nearly endless…” Sam and Zak take a Time Tour for their honeymoon, visiting some of the events through time which have captured their interest, including the very first Olympics. A five-star time machine for transport, luxury meals, fine wines—what could be more perfect? TimeLabs Inc.

Tom loved his master, his job and the wonderful society he lived in—until one day, somebody hacked his tattoo and his world changed forever. Tattoo

Kel meets his first alien and falls in love with her. Except… Alien Love Story

Evan and Joey step through a door and find themselves in a whole new world where mythical creatures are as real as they are. Love Spider

General Parker Rodriguez didn’t believe for one second in the existence of flying saucers with little green men conducting random probes, but he still knew that Aliens were out there. And when they came, he would be ready. E-Contact

And My Day At The Beach

All stories feature LGBTQ characters. Not explicit. Suitable for both teens and adults.

Pre-order now from Amazon Kindle.