#NEW “Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories” by Kelli A. Wilkins

Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories

A New Release from Kelli A. Wilkins

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 Hi everyone!

I’m pleased to announce the release of my science fiction anthology, Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories.   Although I’m mainly known for writing sensualcover romances and spooky horror fiction, every so often I like to surprise myself – and readers.

I’ve always been attracted to the unusual, peculiar, and “weird” that exists in the sci-fi and horror genres. I grew up watching Tales from the Dark Side, Amazing Stories, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Outer Limits, and of course, The Twilight Zone. So I guess it’s no surprise that when I started writing, I wrote what I loved reading: sci-fi and horror.

Authors are always asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” so when I wrote Extraterrestrial Encounters, I decided to share a peek at my writing process. I’ve included a brief note at the end of each story in the collection, explaining what inspired me to write it, where I got the idea, or general comments about the plot or characters.

I hope you enjoy these stories. Some are humorous, some will make you think, and others might scare you a bit, but they will all take you on a journey into the realm of the unknown for a little while.

Here is the book summary and buy links.

Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories           

Are you ready to step into the unknown?

In these 18 sci-fi stories, you’ll encounter aliens of all shapes and sizes, curious (and sometimes unlucky) space explorers, and ordinary Earthlings having otherworldly experiences.

Some of the out-of-this-world tales in this short fiction anthology include:

The Hoax – A reporter learns that a creature from another planet is a dangerous thing to fool with

It Grows on You – A strange kind of mold has invaded an office, and it’s the perfect tool for revenge

What Lurks Below – Everyone knows there’s no life on Mars, but nobody thought about what might be lurking under the surface…

The Con – An alien becomes an unlikely ally to a down-on-his-luck petty crook

Space Cowboy – When a second-rate rodeo star is abducted by aliens, he makes the most of the situation

They Just Keep Eating – A Nebraska farmer encounters a menace from space… and it’s hungry

This collection of speculative fiction will stimulate your imagination, unnerve you just a little, and make you wonder… “What if we’re not alone?”

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Order it here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W5JG1DC

All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/3JVJ9e

Visit my site: www.KelliWilkins.com to see all of my writings!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and these unusual stories are a perfect way to get ready for the season!

I welcome questions and comments from readers. Let me know which story you loved best, which one made you laugh, or why you love reading sci-fi. You can learn more about all of my current titles on my site, sign up for my newsletter, or follow my blog and social media posts for updates on new releases.

Keep watching the stars!

Kelli A. Wilkins

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Kelli A WilkinsABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, 5 non-fiction books, and 2 online writing courses. Her romances span many genres and heat levels, and she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror stories.

Kelli released Extraterrestrial Encounters, a collection of 18 sci-fi stories, in August 2019. If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her disturbing novella, Nightmare in the North.

Her latest historical romance, The Viking’s Witch, was released in June 2019. This full-length novel takes place in Celtic Scotland and blends a sensual romance with paranormal elements.

In March 2019, Kelli published Dangerous Indenture, a historical mystery romance set in Colonial Pennsylvania. She released the second half of her flash fiction series, Cupid’s Schemes, in early 2019. These two volumes of lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.

Kelli released her latest Teachable mini-course, Fiction Basics: Finding Ideas in February 2019. She authored Fiction Writing for Beginners through Teachable in 2018. These courses are perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write. Visit: https://kelliwilkins.teachable.com/ for more details.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor.

Visit her website www.KelliWilkins.com or blog http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/ to learn more about all of her writings.

#NEW “Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories” by Kelli A. Wilkins

Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories

A New Release from Kelli A. Wilkins

~~~

 Hi everyone!

I’m pleased to announce the release of my science fiction anthology, Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories.   Although I’m mainly known for writing sensualcover romances and spooky horror fiction, every so often I like to surprise myself – and readers.

I’ve always been attracted to the unusual, peculiar, and “weird” that exists in the sci-fi and horror genres. I grew up watching Tales from the Dark Side, Amazing Stories, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Outer Limits, and of course, The Twilight Zone. So I guess it’s no surprise that when I started writing, I wrote what I loved reading: sci-fi and horror.

Authors are always asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” so when I wrote Extraterrestrial Encounters, I decided to share a peek at my writing process. I’ve included a brief note at the end of each story in the collection, explaining what inspired me to write it, where I got the idea, or general comments about the plot or characters.

I hope you enjoy these stories. Some are humorous, some will make you think, and others might scare you a bit, but they will all take you on a journey into the realm of the unknown for a little while.

Here is the book summary and buy links.

Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories           

Are you ready to step into the unknown?

In these 18 sci-fi stories, you’ll encounter aliens of all shapes and sizes, curious (and sometimes unlucky) space explorers, and ordinary Earthlings having otherworldly experiences.

Some of the out-of-this-world tales in this short fiction anthology include:

The Hoax – A reporter learns that a creature from another planet is a dangerous thing to fool with

It Grows on You – A strange kind of mold has invaded an office, and it’s the perfect tool for revenge

What Lurks Below – Everyone knows there’s no life on Mars, but nobody thought about what might be lurking under the surface…

The Con – An alien becomes an unlikely ally to a down-on-his-luck petty crook

Space Cowboy – When a second-rate rodeo star is abducted by aliens, he makes the most of the situation

They Just Keep Eating – A Nebraska farmer encounters a menace from space… and it’s hungry

This collection of speculative fiction will stimulate your imagination, unnerve you just a little, and make you wonder… “What if we’re not alone?”

cover

Order it here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W5JG1DC

All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/3JVJ9e

Visit my site: www.KelliWilkins.com to see all of my writings!

~~~

Halloween is just around the corner, and these unusual stories are a perfect way to get ready for the season!

I welcome questions and comments from readers. Let me know which story you loved best, which one made you laugh, or why you love reading sci-fi. You can learn more about all of my current titles on my site, sign up for my newsletter, or follow my blog and social media posts for updates on new releases.

Keep watching the stars!

Kelli A. Wilkins

~~~

Kelli A WilkinsABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, 5 non-fiction books, and 2 online writing courses. Her romances span many genres and heat levels, and she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror stories.

Kelli released Extraterrestrial Encounters, a collection of 18 sci-fi stories, in August 2019. If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her disturbing novella, Nightmare in the North.

Her latest historical romance, The Viking’s Witch, was released in June 2019. This full-length novel takes place in Celtic Scotland and blends a sensual romance with paranormal elements.

In March 2019, Kelli published Dangerous Indenture, a historical mystery romance set in Colonial Pennsylvania. She released the second half of her flash fiction series, Cupid’s Schemes, in early 2019. These two volumes of lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.

Kelli released her latest Teachable mini-course, Fiction Basics: Finding Ideas in February 2019. She authored Fiction Writing for Beginners through Teachable in 2018. These courses are perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write. Visit: https://kelliwilkins.teachable.com/ for more details.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor.

Visit her website www.KelliWilkins.com or blog http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/ to learn more about all of her writings.

NOW LIVE!!! “The Promise” by SR Jones

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The final part in the Mafia Vows duet.

US: https://amzn.to/2NPXBbC
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#SRJones #NewRelease #MafiaVows

Release Day Giveaway

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The Promise: Mafia Vows Book Two:

Damen:

In my world, you trust no one.

In my world, family can be the worst enemy of all.

In my world, no one hurts what is mine.

I made a promise: to keep Maya safe at all costs. Now someone has taken her, and she is facing true horror. I will burn this world to the ground in order to save her. Then once I have her home, I will never let her go again.

Maya:

He says he wants me to be his, but he won’t tell me he loves me. Ownership, control, these are what he trades in, but I need more. Making something real from how we began won’t be easy, but we can build something beautiful from brutality. We can find our own truth amongst the lies. Trouble is, we both need to believe in us to make this work, and I’m not sure he does.

This is the final part of the Mafia Vows duet. This is a romantic suspense with dark themes. Please be aware that this contains triggers, plus loss and grief.

***Please note this is a romantic suspense with dark themes and as such trigger warnings apply.***

#NEW “Mystery Man’s Daughter” by Byung A. Fallgren

New release! Author is requesting book reviews!

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Leona, a wannabe psychic investigator, finds a black book with unfamiliar, hieroglyphic-embossed cover in her grandmother’s attic. Secured inside of the book is an old photo of her estranged father, Dwight Purcell, a billionaire businessman. Her grandmother tells her to avoid her father, saying that he is responsible for her mother’s disappearance. Leona decides to investigate the unsolved, old mystery to find the truth of her family and beyond.

While spying on Father from her secret hideout, she sees him collapsed left alone in the backyard of his house. Despite her resentment toward him for abandoning her when she was a toddler, she revives him with a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Father wants her to live with him. She accepts his offer to take care of her lonely half-brother, and then faces a dilemma in Father’s love and his mysterious life. She pursues her secret investigation on her father. Father punishes her for snooping his privacy that could jeopardize his candidacy for US senate.
She escapes from her father’s place and hides in the house of Clayton Dugan, a police officer and her friend. She then stumbles into her father’s secret world, where the insanity is both within her apprehension and beyond it. Where her survival is tested. Where the black book and Father meet in a strange way.

KINDLE UNLIMITED!

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#NewRelease “Beginning the Game” by Olivia Rose, Raven Moore

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Title: Beginning the Game

Series: Playing the Game #0.5 (Standalone Prequel)

Authors: Olivia Rose & Raven Moore

Genre: Contemporary / Sports

Cover Design: Vixen Designs

Release Date July 2

@OliviaRose @RavenMoore

#OliviaRose #RavenMoore #BeginningtheGame #NewRelease  #BareNakedWords

Blurb

A broken British girl.

A godlike alphahole football king.

One night to forget.

Whats the worst that could happen?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46638808-beginning-the-game

Purchase here:

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Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/OROfficialMailingList

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#NewRelease “Lady Guardians: Persuade Me” by Reana Malori

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~ Sometimes good and evil must coexist to bring about the reckoning. ~

Ebony – I’ve never begged for anything. Until the day I begged him to save my life.

Fear was not a word I used. Failure had never been an option. Even as life threw me curveballs on a regular basis, I powered through. My job as a police officer drove me to do better, be better than anyone else, and to protect those who needed my help. My position as President of the Fairfax Chapter of Lady Guardians instilled a sense of sisterhood and passion for my community. I’m proud of the person I’ve become and have no regrets about the life I’ve lived. Well, except one–and it happens to be the man hovering over my body as I bleed out on my front lawn.

Cole – Life on the other side wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but my forgiveness will be found in the unlikeliest of places.

The day I came home to find my beautiful neighbor on the verge of death, my world shifted. She’d seen me when all I wanted to do was hide, not allowing me to wallow in my guilt and memories. The things I’d seen in combat, scarred me for life, changing me into someone I hardly recognized. But it didn’t matter to her. Now someone had hurt her. The woman I desired from afar, even as I knew it was best that I stayed on my side of the street. I was no good for her. For anyone. But someone had tried to harm her, and that just wouldn’t do at all.

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#NewRelease “Whispers in Colorado” by Milan Watson

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Whispers in Colorado 3DWill this ice queen drop her armor of frost long enough to let in the handsome vet?

Will Jasmine find love on the Double T, or will she be returning to her life in New York?

When Jasmine Tate returned to the Double T she didn’t expect to stay for long. But with the demons of her past now firmly in her past, suddenly the Double T and White Horse Creek has it’s own appeal. But Jasmine has a built a life in New York, she’s a fashion designer, not a hillbilly.

But all that changes when she meets Jack Turner. The country vet is nothing like the men she’s used to dating. He’s dark and broody and has shadows that haunts his hazel eyes. Something about him makes Jasmine afraid, afraid that she’ll lose her heart in Colorado.

Jack doesn’t want to fall in love. She’s cold and has a reputation for hating their country way of living. But when Jack looks deep enough he sees the real Jasmine, the Jasmine she hides from the world. Jack’s first wife was city, he promised himself he wouldn’t make the same mistake again, but with Jasmine it’s hard to remember why.

Will Jasmine be able to ignore the broody vet forever? Can Jack allow himself to fall in love again? Whispers in Colorado is a ranch romance guaranteed to tease your senses and make you dream of cowboys again. Hit the one-click button now to get your copy.

Book 3 – Midnights in Colorado will be released soon. Will Lisa find love or heartache when she puts herself out there again? Sign up for my newsletter to be notified first.

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EXCERPT

Jasmine saw the vehicle slow as it drove through the gates and her heart raced a little faster. She was a woman alone on a ranch, and she had been dumb enough to leave her phone upstairs; she couldn’t even phone for help.

Making a split-second decision she grabbed a broom from the broom closet and headed to the front door. With her hand on the handle the thunder roared again, the cloudburst sending a waterfall of rain streaming towards the Double T. If she had any hope of identifying the driver that was gone now. She stepped out onto the porch, the broom braced over her shoulder as if she was taking aim.

It was a brave move, a foolish one, but it was the only one she had. She felt the cool drops slap against her legs as the rain sneaked in below the porch’s overhang, while she aimed the broom at the truck. Her breath caught in her throat when she noticed the truck was pulling a trailer.

Was it a trailer of bandits?

Grow up, Jasmine! She scolded herself, narrowing her eyes to see through the windscreen. Why would anyone come to the Double T to make trouble?

She glanced towards the bunkhouse in the distance, where the hands were. She heard the faint sound of country music blasting from the radio they always had going. Even if she wanted to shout for help there was no way they would hear her over the thunder and the deafening rain.

Jasmine noticed movement in the truck and made a show of aiming the broom at the driver, when the spotlights suddenly went on.

Her breath got caught in her throat as fear rushed through her veins. This is it, she thought as her heart thrashed against her ribs. She was really going out with nothing but a broom to protect her.

Jack couldn’t stop the smile that tugged at the corners of his mouth. Did she have any idea how cute she looked? Standing in the porch with nothing but her slip, now see-through from the rain, with a broom over her shoulder.

He had to hand it to her, she had courage. He couldn’t stop himself from teasing her just a little more, and hit the spots. Her eyes widened like a deer in the headlights but the broom held steady over her shoulder.

He didn’t expect the rush of need that shot through his system; neither did he expect her to lift her chin defiantly even though she was clearly frightened. He opened the door of his truck, the reason for his being there completely forgotten.

He held up his hands and called to her through the rain. “I come in peace.”

Her eyes narrowed, but the broom held steady. “State your name!” Jasmine called back to him, her back ramrod straight.

He couldn’t, he simply couldn’t hold it another minute. Laughter tumbled from him as he approached the porch. Jack shook his head when he saw her take a step back.

“Stop right there Buster, or I’ll shoot,” Jasmine warned.

“Should I wait here while you fetch the shotgun and put the broom away, or are you going to sweep me off the porch first?”

Whispers in Colorado  is a ranch romance guaranteed to tease your senses and make you dream of cowboys again. Hit the your preferred retail link now to get your copy.

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Milan WatsonAbout the Author

Milan Watson is a fresh new voice in contemporary romance. Her stories are fun-loving, imaginative and humorous whilst at the same time touching day to day challenges all women face.

She is the mother of two little boys and wife to a supportive husband, who doesn’t mind doing the dishes when she finds herself lost in a story. She spends most of her days dreaming up new characters and bringing stories to life, surrounded by her family and her two dogs Wendy and Duke. She loves creating characters you can identify with and writing stories that will have you laugh, cry and smile at the same time.

For free giveaways and to join her mailing list you can visit her website at www.milanwatson.com

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