So Many Books! Plus News, Including a Secret Revealed!

If you need to fill your new kindle (I have an old kindle, but I still rush to fill it) then there’s some great promos in this newsletter – and some have awesome prizes attached. Good luck!

Also, if you scroll down to the end, there’s a tiny snippet from The Ceph Sector, which will be out in February.

And a secret project revealed.

Which reminds me! It’s time I got back to work 🙂

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The Ceph Sector Snippet

ceph sector, space opera, scifiromance, kindle unlimited,“Excuse us,” Professor Summer said abruptly. He gripped one of his niece’s middle appendage joints, the equivalent of an elbow, and despite his frailty and her princess status, hauled her to the door.

Nimrod leaned his head back and laughed. “An interesting meeting. At least the expedition won’t be boring.” Abruptly he looked at me, not Vulf. “Do you agree with your mate’s decision to put planet killers in place?”

Tilla halted in the doorway.

“Yes,” I said definitely. “It’s not the decision I would have made if I led the expedition—and I’d have been wrong. Vulf will make the necessary, hard decisions and live with the consequences.”

Devs pushed her chair back from the table and spun it a fraction left, then a fraction right, as she considered Vulf and me. “In case no one told you, leadership of the expedition is something none of us wanted. Whatever the outcome, there will be people unhappy with it.”

Nimrod pouted at his lieutenant. “Are you saying I chase popularity?”

She ignored his teasing. “None of us want to lead the expedition, but all of us want to use it to meet our own agendas.”

Vulf finally smiled.

Devs flinched and Nimrod was suddenly, startlingly still. His stillness was a fighter’s readiness, an answer to the teeth-baring challenge of Vulf’s smile.

My mate stated his position clearly. “I am not here to make friends. Jaya is.” He ran his hand along my arm in an instinctive caress, one of love and concern. “My mate likes people. I’m here to ensure her safety, and that means getting the expedition done fast and efficiently.” He didn’t add any threats to his statement. They were implied. Anyone who got in the way of completing our Galactic Court ordered intelligence gathering mission to the Ceph Sector would be dealt with, harshly, and the political consequences bedamned.

“And to hell with who you sacrifice to save Jaya?” Dan Carson interjected softly.

Nimrod’s head snapped around so that he could study the shaman weapons master.

“Is Jaya in danger?” Tilla took a step back into the meeting room.

The answer to that was complicated.

A Secret Project Revealed

fantasy, kindle unlimited,I’m working on a fantasy novel. Because, you know, working on The Ceph Sector wasn’t complicated enough!

The Troll Bridge is an old-fashioned fantasy like I read growing up in the ’80s and ’90s. Think Patricia Wrede. You’ll like it. I promise!

Stay tuned for more tantalising information…


Happy New Year!

What was with 2017? So many people had a tough year. I’m looking forward to 2018 and everyone having a chance to catch their breath and maybe even take a break.

Whatever your plans for New Year, I hope you have a fabulous time.

According to Chines Astrology, 2018 is the year of the dog. Interesting! I wonder if we’ll all go chasing after the mailman? No courier will be safe 😉

I usually write a post this time of year where I try and predict trends in the world of writing and publishing. For authors, I see a few are testing selling their books directly from their websites. Marie Force is one such author. It’s not something I intend to try yet. I haven’t even managed to get my books into audio-format. So many things to do, so little time!

In terms of genres that I think will be hot  *throws hands in the air*  I have no idea. Science fiction blew up as a huge thing for Kindle Unlimited readers. Lots and lots of new books there. Same thing for urban fantasy. Thrillers continue to dominate the charts along with romance.

I keep expecting gothic romance to re-emerge, but it hasn’t. Or else, it has, but in new forms. There’s reverse harem with loads of heroes to rescue the damsel in distress.

There are whispers that vampires are returning. I’m also seeing gryphons nudging at dragons to star in fantasy novels. Personally, I’d like to see more djinn. And if we’re talking speculative fiction, there could be a niche for Flat Earth stories.

Anyways, those are my guesses. What are yours? What sort of books do you wish someone would write or that you plan to write?



NEW & FREE! Grab New Release RAID & More Today!!!

Raid is out! It’s free till Dec 30 on Amazon, so don’t delay! Buy link:

Raid is my end of year gift to you as a thank you for your friendship and encouragement throughout 2017.

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Fill Your E-Reader, Dec 26-29

The Fill Your E-Reader promo runs from December 26-29, just perfect to add some great books to your kindles. Ahem. And perhaps to read them while enjoying Christmas leftovers. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Dragons & Spaceships Science Fiction & Fantasy Books FREE & 99c Promo

Grab free and 99c Science Fiction & Fantasy books any time until January 15 in the Dragons & Spaceships promo:

More Science Fiction Romance!

Aurora Springer also has Grand Master’s Pawn at the special price of 99c at the moment! So if you’re one-clicking, don’t miss it!

One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.

Violet dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption.

Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy.

Reminiscent of the science fiction stories of Andre Norton, Violet’s perilous adventures are sweetened by romance and a sprinkle of laughter.

Buy link (remember, currently 99c):

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Giant Ebook Sale, Dec 26-Jan 1

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The SciFi & Fantasy Giant Ebook Sale runs December 26 – January 1. After all of these sales, none of your kindles (or other ereaders) can complain of being empty! That’s a great way to start the new year – with books!

For those of you waiting for The Ceph Sector

I’m working on it! Read Raid 😉

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Heating Up the Holiday Season!

You love the tinsel and laughter and catching up with family and friends. Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year) is awesome. But you can’t deny it’s also stressful. Have you been to a shopping mall recently? Case closed!

So what are your survival strategies?

I hoard books. I make sure I have about five set aside that are new to me, but which I’m confident I’ll enjoy. Books by favourite authors are a good bet.

I also treat the TV as a lucky dip. There are so many Christmas-themed movies, each year it just depends on what the TV programmers decide to show. Are you one of the many who has to watch a particular movie for Christmas? Is it It’s A Wonderful Life?

Sometimes, in the midst of the chaos, you just have to chill 🙂

Or You Could Heat Things Up!

Alix Nichols is heating up the holiday season with Winter’s Gift.

He’s a steely tycoon.
She’s an elite call girl.
Both have sworn off love…

When Anton and Anna cross paths over the winter holidays,

neither can deny that what they share in bed — and out of it — is truly special.

But it threatens the principle they’ve been living by for years:

Don’t trust anyone.

This tender and sexy modern Cinderella story will delight fans of Pretty Woman and alpha billionaire romance alike.

Oh, and it’s currently 99c!

Buy link:

Writing Update

ceph sector, space opera, scifiromance, kindle unlimited,I’m lost to the world at the moment, so deep into writing The Ceph Sector that sometimes I don’t know what time of day it is! If I’m writing a dinner scene, for instance, I’ll think it’s that time even if I had breakfast an hour ago – yeah, writers’ brains are weird 😉

The Ceph are turning out to be awesome! I’ve been fascinated by stories of the djinn for years, and a little bit of their magic has crept into the Ceph.

Elizabeth Reid Boyd recommended The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley to me and I picked up a free copy on Amazon. It had this awesome quote:

The Jinn are not immortal; they are to survive mankind, to to die before the general resurrection. Even at present many of them are slain by other Jinn, or by men; but chiefly by shooting-stars hurled at them from Heaven.

Shooting-stars hurled from heaven! Now, there’s inspiration for my space adventure.

I’m hoping to have The Ceph Sector zooming to your kindles in February.

A Quick Reminder About RAID

scifi, kindle unlimited, futuristic romance, jenny schwartz,I’m releasing my short science fiction romance just after Christmas and putting it free for five days. There’s a whole rigmarole of why, involving Amazon’s weird rules, but it won’t be free the day it releases, so please wait until it is to pick up your copy. Hopefully, Amazon willing, it’ll be free from December 28.

No Nomad can ignore a summons from the Oracle. Their culture demands that they submit to a raiding party to find and mate their one true love.

Imprisoned and mistreated by the infamous information broker Fagan, Alexa Maven lives a life that makes the thought of love a painful lie. If she dared to dream, she’d wish for freedom and anonymity; to be alone forever.

Mikal Fforde is a captain in the United Space Marine Corps. Love is a distraction he definitely doesn’t need right now. He’s a tough fighter, a survivor, and he can’t afford the vulnerability that love brings.

But the Oracle has spoken, and two mismatched strangers are about to find their unlikely perfect match – if they survive Fagan!


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The Wolfpack is Howling!

This is your chance to win one of three Amazon giftcards. So useful this time of year! Huge thanks to the Wolf Pack Run, December 5-10. Enter the giveaway and discover the great books here: 

The free and discounted paranormal romances will delight your shifter-loving hearts!

And if you haven’t already discovered the Wolf Pack on Facebook, here’s the group link:


Don’t forget, my science fiction romance, Her Robot Wolf, is free on Amazon till December 8!  Download it here:

P.S. Thank you to everyone who reviewed and/or told me how much you enjoyed my Christmas novella, Jingle Stars. It was a heart-warming story to write, even if difficult at times with how the children suffered, and I’m so glad that joy and hope came through for you.