First Three Books in my SSI Series and in my Prime Chronicles Series

I recently received my rights back to the first three books in each of my two main series, The Prime Chronicles (SFR) and Security Specialists International (romantic thrillers).  This resulted in the six books being unavailable in e-format for a little over a month or so (my print books were not affected).  I am happy to announce that all six books will be once again available in wide distribution beginning October 1, 2019.  I am even happier to announce that they will also be available at new and lower prices than previously.

The first books in each series, Prime Obsession and Eye of the Storm will be $1.99.  Prime Selection (#2) and Prime Imperative (#3) will be $4.99 each, and Cold Day in Hell, SSI 2, and Weather the Storm, SSI 3, will be $4.99 each.  They will be available at all major online retailers.

 

I will add Buy Links here (iBooks is always later because of cover sizes issues) and on my web site as I get them.

 

BUY LINKS:

Eye of the Storm:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Security-Specialists-International-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y1FV7BJ/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095452&s=digital-text&sr=1-7

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/eye-of-the-storm/id1481138481

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1029827177?ean=9780997356557

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/eye-of-the-storm-91

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Eye_of_the_Storm?id=gCuwDwAAQBAJ

Cold Day in Hell:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Hell-Security-Specialists-International-ebook/dp/B07Y1JD97Z/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095416&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/cold-day-in-hell/id1480888602

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1109483022?ean=9780997356564

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cold-day-in-hell-8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Cold_Day_in_Hell?id=qSuwDwAAQBAJ

Weather the Storm:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Weather-Storm-Security-Specialists-International-ebook/dp/B07Y1K89VG/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095355&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/weather-the-storm/id1480888363

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/weather-the-storm-john-michaels/1115971148?ean=9780997356571

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/weather-the-storm-4

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Weather_the_Storm?id=ziuwDwAAQBAJ

Prime Obsession:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Obsession-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y1719ZG/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095519&s=digital-text&sr=1-6

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/prime-obsession/id1480888639

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prime-obsession-monette-michaels/1029826152?ean=9780997356588

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/prime-obsession-2

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Prime_Obsession?id=PyywDwAAQBAJ

Prime Selection:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Selection-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y1L2KZY/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095557&s=digital-text&sr=1-11

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/prime-selection/id1480888539

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prime-selection-monette-michaels/1113763592?ean=9780997356595

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/prime-selection-2

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Prime_Selection?id=8yuwDwAAQBAJ

Prime Imperative:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Imperative-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y193C99/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095604&s=digital-text&sr=1-8

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/prime-imperative/id1480888397

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prime-imperative-monette-michaels/1120437998?ean=9781733481700

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/prime-imperative-2

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Prime_Imperative?id=aS2wDwAAQBAJ

Lust Love and Laptops #Hot for the Holidays Blog Hop

Chris Hemsworth Sexiest ManWelcome to the Love Lust and Laptops #Hot for the Holidays Blog Tour.holiday-blog-hop-button

My hot hunk for the holidays is Chris Hemsworth, People Magazine‘s current Sexiest Man Alive. See the People TV video of Chris to see why this Aussie is so HOT.

Chris is also the inspiration for Stuart Alan Walsh aka Tweeter in Storm Warning, Book 4 of the Security Specialists International Series. So, when reading all the SSI books in which Tweeter is featured, just image the shaggy-haired Chris wearing jeans and a tight T-shirt and you’ll have the perfect mental picture of this alpha-geek hero.

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Do you like FREE Reads?

If you haven’t had a chance to read any of my SSI books, iBooks is featuring my Eye of the Storm, Book 1 in the series, for FREE as part of its Discover a New Author for Free feature through December 15th. Here is the iBook LINK for Eye of the Storm. You can purchase thru the iTunes store on your computer or through the iTunes app on your tablet or phone.

You can also download two FREE novellas in the SSI series, Stormy Weather Baby (Book 1.5) and Storm Front (Book 2.5) from my publisher, Liquid Silver Books. Here’s the LINK.

Make a comment here and you will be entered to win a download of my most recent, Prime Imperative, Book 3 of the Prime Chronicles series.

In order to qualify for one grand prize from the Ladies of LL&L, please visit all our participating blogs and comment there.

Grand Prize: Downloads of Prime Imperative by Monette Michaels, Bayou des Enfants by Lynn Lorenz, Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5, by Rosanna Leo, Straitlaced by Robin Danner, Seducing Kate by Emilia Mancini, Christmas in Cancun by KaLyn Cooper, Prymal Lust by Jianne Carlo, Come by Becca Jameson, Double Up by Vanessa North, and Cowboy Redeemed by Parker Kincade.

At the end of the hop (end of day Dec. 10), we will draw a winner and award the prize. Each Love, Lust and Laptops author will also be doing their own personal giveaway, to make the event even sweeter. How to find all the participating blogs?

Simply click on the pics below or you can Go To the LL&L #HotfortheHolidays blog, and follow the links from there.

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Prime Imperative Available for Pre-Order

LSB Cover Art Template for PhotoShop  The book goes live on Monday, October 6th.  But if you want to get your copy ordered now, you can do so at Amazon and Liquid Silver Books.

Here are the Links:

Amazon

Liquid Silver Books

Also, I am having a Release Day Party on FaceBook and you can go Release Party for Prime Imperative and join the fun.

Blurb for Prime Imperative:

 Adopted and raised by Terrans, Dr. Brianna Martin never quite fit in. She’s thrilled to learn she’s a long-lost female of the Prime race. And that she has a mate living somewhere on the planet Cejuru Prime—one genetically destined to be hers alone. Before she figures out how to approach him, she’s attacked in her research lab.

Iolyn Caradoc is stunned at the news that his mate, matched to him soon after birth, still lives.  Even more amazing, she’s a research scientist on the verge of discovering why the Prime race is dying. But Pure Blood fanatics are trying to kill her and she’s on the run.  Every primal instinct in him insists he find, claim, and protect his mate. But the woman won’t stay put.

When Bria finally meets Iolyn, she’s thrilled. He’s everything she could want—physically strong, highly intelligent, and … the other half of her soul.  Yet, he’s also an overwhelmingly dominant and stubborn Prime warrior who wishes to protect her from everything—including her own Prime nature. As a Prime battle-mate, she has newfound instincts and skills—skills that will make her a true warrior. Skills she fully intends to learn and use.

If she manages to survive.

 

Excerpt:

Dr. Brianna Martin eyed her target and took careful aim. She nailed the male figure right between the eyes.

“Yay! See if you can beat that, my friend.” Bria happy-danced her way toward the life-sized, pseudo-reptilian male anatomy chart and pulled her scalpel from the kill zone in the frontal lobe. “Did I forget to mention I was med school scalpel-throwing champion three years in a row? Looks like you get to buy dinner.”

There was no response from her research assistant Cheri Stafford. Instead she heard a gasp and the sound of Cheri moving quickly away from their impromptu contest venue.

Primordial instincts Bria rarely had to rely upon in the medical world went on alert, sharpening her empathic abilities. Something dangerous headed their way. It smelled like a hot, fierce wind off a desert. She tasted the dustiness of it on her tongue and felt it flaying her skin. She hurried toward her friend, who stood in the entrance to the lab. “Cheri? What’s wrong?”

“Red alert!” Her friend growled the words as she made a move to cut off whoever approached.

Bria peered around her friend and saw her nemesis, Jotak M’tali.

Jotak, the chief of security for the research facility, strode down the long corridor in his ruler-of-the-planet, owner-of-all-he-surveyed mode.

“Really? Now? Doesn’t that…that…” freaking, scary, creep-a-zoid “…man understand the meaning of the word no?” As in never, no way, no how, ever in the infinite future of possibilities.

© Monette Michaels, 2014.

SFR Brigade Starry Nights Blog Hop

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Welcome, fellow travelers. You’ve reached one of the stops in the SFR Brigade’s Midsummer Blog Hop. If you wish to start at the beginning, CLICK ON THE STARRY NIGHTS LOGO to the left.

If you wish to pick and choose whose blog to visit, go HERE for a full list of participants.

And, yes, there are prizes from the authors participating in the tour. Here are the prize packages, and boy, do they look good!

First Place Prize –$100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card plus Tales from the SFR Brigade, Heart of Stone, Her Cyborg Awakes, Anja’s Star, Silver Strife, Corwint Series 4 Book Gift Pack, Earth’s Requiem, Alien Blood, Starwoman’s Sanctuary, one book from Jessica E Subject’s SFR backlist (ONE ebook title out of the following: Alien Adoration, Alien Admirer, Alien Lover, An Unexpected Return, Another Night Another Planet, Celestial Seduction, Crash Landing, Hey Santa, His Alien Virgin, Made For Her, Never Gonna Let You Go, Never Gonna Desert You, Never Gonna Say Goodbye, Satin Sheets in Space, Sudden Breakaway, or Unknown Futures), LodeStar Series Books 1-3 (Stark Pleasure, Creed of Pleasure and Captive of Pleasure), Reunion trilogy, Terms & Conditions Apply, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Starheart, Kuralon Rescue, A Matter of Trust, Earth’s Blood, Roman’s Gold, Wolf Born, The Marann, Nightfall, Unrequited, Butterman Time Travel Inc., Legend Beyond the Stars, Hathor’s Legacy: Outcast, Removed, Midwinter Crisis, Shlyer: Finding Home, Boyfriend’s Brother, Surviving the Trap, Captive, Tower in the Woods, Catching Red, Underlighters. (42 books)

Second Place Prize— $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card plus Tales from the SFR Brigade, Heart of Stone, Her Cyborg Awakes, Anja’s Star, Silver Strife, Corwint Series 4 Book Gift Pack, Earth’s Requiem, Alien Blood, Starwoman’s Sanctuary, Tangled In Time, Terms & Conditions Apply, Escape from Zulaire, Lana’s Comet, Heart’s Bounty, Glad Hands, Nikolai, The Trial of Tompa Lee, The Tribulations of Tompa Lee, The Midas Rush, Prime Obsession, Daughters of Suralia, Morning Star, Hey Santa, Tower in the Woods, Catching Red, Underlighters, Alex Wales:Promise, Recast trilogy (Wither, Clash, Shiver). (33 books)

Third Place Prize–3 separate winners each receive a $25 Amazon or B&N Gift Card plus Tales from the SFR Brigade, Heart of Stone, Her Cyborg Awakes, Anja’s Star, Corwint Series 4 Book Gift Pack, Hey Santa, Tower in the Woods, Catching Red, Underlighters. (12 books each)

Enter through a Rafflecopter giveaway. There will be no substitutions. Authors donating e-books will attempt to accommodate the winner’s required format.

See below for how to win a prize from me on this blog.

In keeping with the blog hop’s theme of Starry Nights, I’m sharing an excerpt from Prime Obsession, Book 1 of the Prime Chronicles.

Post a comment in this blog, and I will award one lucky traveler, a download copy of Prime Obsession.  I’ll choose that award  on June 25th after 8 PM (EST which is GMT -4).

Blurb:

Melina Dmitros is a seasoned battleship captain for the Galactic Alliance. Calls from ships in distress are not all that uncommon in the outermost spirals of the Milky Way. Calls from the warlike Prime were. Now that they were allies, Mel figures she’d better get used to working in conjunction with the chauvinistic race. She never expected to be attracted to one of them.

The Prime, one of the oldest species in the galaxy, were known for going their own way. But with problems on Cejuru Prime and increasing attacks by the Antareans, the Prime joined the Alliance to lend their expertise in battling the warlike reptilian species–and ultimately, to survive as a race.

Captain Wulf Caradoc, the eldest son and heir apparent of the Prime leader, looked forward to the trip to the Alliance ambassadorial planet. His mission is ostensibly to deliver the diplomatic team to the new Prime embassy. His real mission is to meet his fated mate, his gemate, one of the Lost Ones. Wulf hadn’t anticipated the diplomatic mission being attacked by pirates–and he especially hadn’t anticipated his gemate, Melina Dmitros, being the one sent to rescue his ship.

Two strong people pulled together by biology and fate. Their union will be forged in a crucible of survival, treachery and duty.

Now that you know what the book is all about.  Settle back and enjoy the excerpt.  And don’t forget to comment to get a chance to win a FREE download of this book.

EXCERPT from PRIME OBSESSION, Book 1 of  the Prime Chronicles:

Well-rested after a solid seven hours of sleep, Mel entered the Captain’s conference room in search of Wulf.

He sat alone. Beyond him the expansive port window framed a fiery red, blue, white and peach display of a star cluster in a nebula thousands of light-years behind the Galanti.MM_PC1_PrimeObsession_240x360

How many times had he sat in the observation area, watching as the galaxy whizzed by? How many times had he sat in that chair, attempting to figure a way out of a tight corner? How many times had he questioned his place in the grand scheme of things, wondering when his number might come up and if he would live to see another mission?

“Too many times to count, gemate. Too many damn times.”

He turned and smiled at her. What had put that smile on his face? With a light mental touch, she read his emotions. Happiness. Love. Both emotions were tied to her–only her.

A sense of well-being swept over her. This was right; they were right.

He held out a hand, beckoning her to join him. “I now have more to fight for. To live for. I have you and our future together. So, I expect that I will find myself in this chair, watching the galaxy whiz by many more times.”

Mel walked over and kissed him lightly on the lips. “But no longer alone.”

“Yes,” he whispered against her mouth. “No longer alone. Forgive me for my loss of control earlier?”

She pulled away from the luscious warmth of his mouth then leaned against the arm of his chair. “Nothing to forgive. We still have much to learn of each other. We are both used to being in control, to acting as we see fit. It’s a learning curve, this battle-mate relationship.”

She stroked the back of his sinewy hand with one finger. “More like a learning cliff. The biological connection is there and has been ever since that moment we first met in the maintenance tunnel. For me, the emotional connection has been there also, almost from the beginning–though I tried to deny it.” She shook her head, laughing at herself. “I didn’t trust it, at first. It’s the psychological connection, the learned trust, I have the most trouble dealing with. Sharing command decisions goes against all my training and experience. But, I know that it, too, will come.”

Wulf reversed the grip she had on his hand and brought hers to his lips. “Thank you. I’m not sure I deserve your understanding, but I’m grateful for it.” He rubbed his cheek against her hand. “For me, it is the emotional connection that is overwhelming. Intellectually, I know you are strong and capable, but my fears for your safety override my brain and I react emotionally. I’ve never had that happen before. I will try to overcome the issue, but it might take time. Prime males have deeply rooted protective instincts when it comes to their mates, even strong battle-mates. Have patience with me?”

“Always. You’re worth the trouble,” she teased. Pulling her hand away, she cupped his jaw and stole another kiss.

His eyes glowed with love as he reached for her face and took control of the kiss. His tongue swept into her mouth and claimed every single millimeter like the conquering warrior he was. It was a kiss that promised hot nights on cool sheets. And even hotter, sultry afternoons of tangled sweaty limbs.

Mel moaned, returning the kiss, trying to get closer to the promise of passion.

The quarter-hour reminder of yellow alert status sounded, startling them both.

Groaning, Wulf pulled away and whispered, “Later, gemate.”

Sitting back in his chair, his molten gaze traveled over her, setting her nerves ablaze. One look from Wulf was worth more than all the foreplay any other male of her acquaintance had ever attempted.

“You are rested?” His voice was husky with restrained heat.

Taking a calming breath, Mel walked to his other side and sat down. “Yes.” Answering his unspoken question, she added, “My cuts and bruises were minor. I’m fine.”

Another of his heated searching glances and, then, a light mental touch had her pulling up the maintenance report on the status of the weapons systems to distract him from his intimate examination of her wellbeing. “I’m fine, Wulf. How’s the weapons’ recharge going?”

A disbelieving grunt was his only response.

Obviously, she hadn’t masked the lingering pain from the injuries she’d obtained during her EVI walk. If she could have, she would’ve denied all injury. But he’d seen the evidence in the EVI staging area and, later, after he’d escorted her back to their quarters. Once there, the doctor quickly examined her, efficiently wielding the ice gun on her bruises and lasering her lacerations and abrasions.

Wulf had stood over them both, alternately cursing each hurt as it was revealed, then lecturing her on the prime importance of her safety for his mental health and the ultimate well-being of every single crew member–for every living being in the galaxy. Then he’d dismissed the doctor and tucked her in bed. As he kissed her, he had pressure-injected her with a sleeping agent which had put her under for over six and a half standard hours.

The sneaky bastard.

She would’ve done the same for him. They really did think alike. She grinned.

Still working on shifting Wulf’s attention back to work and away from her physical status, she commented, “Looks as if we’re still at least five standard hours away from full power on the two forward weapons and two standard hours on the aft.”

“They are making progress.” Wulf caressed her left hand as it hovered over the keypad. “When we get to Tooh 10, let’s take some time, visit Maren at the embassy on Tooh 2. Maybe stay at the resort for some rest and relaxation, and what the Terrans call a honeymoon.”

She smiled and turned her hand up to clasp his. “That sounds like a plan.”

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The Alien Has Been Named!

MM_TPC3_PrimeImperative  Congratulations to Margaret S. !!

My son chose her entry for naming the scavenger-pile-of-rags-looking creature in my next Prime book, Prime Imperative (still being written — patience, please.)

The pile of rags creature will be officially known as “wefiantooth” or weaver tooth in Galactic Standard.  It is a spider-plant hybrid from Jangalweorld in the Mu Area solar system (where Tooh 2 and Tooh 10 are located).  And my son modified one of Margaret’s nicknames into “ragbug,” because it was descriptive and not too cute. He’s a guy. 🙂

Margaret, I will e-mail you to find out how you’d like to be acknowledged in my book.  You’ll receive an advanced review copy of the PDF (when the book is done and fully edited) from which the other e-book formats are created.  This means other than my beta-readers, crit partners, and editors, you’ll have it before anyone else. 🙂

Thanks to all the other entries.  I really enjoyed the participation and creativity of all of you.

 

 

 

Name a Prime Chronicles Creature

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I am working on the third book in the Prime Chronicles trilogy.  And I need help naming an alien creature who plays a small role in the book — one of those small moments of humor and oddity in a tense scene.

And since I would rather spend my time writing and not playing with name generators, I am asking my readers for help.

So — I will take suggestions for the creature’s species name.  You can give me a full species name, you may shorten it also, if you wish. You can  even tell me what solar system or planet the creatures come from. Be creative.

I will accept suggestions from April 7th.  Please post them in the comments to this Blog Post.

I will choose the one I like best, and that person will be acknowledged in this blog, in the front of Prime Imperative, and will receive an advance final copy of the book in PDF before the actual publication date.

What is the creature like?

Here are some unedited, and not final by any means, excerpts from Prime Imperative.  The scene is in Chapter 6. Dr. Brianna Martin aka Bria is on the run and has come to her adoptive brother’s (Damon) jump station on the rim of the galaxy. It is a rough place and danger lurks everywhere.  She has just come off her transport to the jump station:

As she and the captain waited for Damon to appear, her gaze was caught by a large pile of rags near the Mason freighter’s dock. She could’ve sworn they hadn’t been there when she’d first debarked. When the rags moved and moaned, she realized the pile was alive. Was someone buried under all the ragged clothing? Were they hurt? She moved away from the captain and started to bend over, her hand extended toward the outer layer of cloth.

“Don’t touch.” The Mason freighter captain turned, grabbed her arm, and pulled her out of the way of the shifting mound of fabric. His move nearly had them colliding with another robotic unloader. He dragged her to a rusted steel pillar, far away from the shuffling pile, pushed her against it, and growled, “Stay away. Has teeth and is poisonous.”

****

Her knees went limp as wilted lettuce. She moved to lean against a pillar and barely missed tripping over the pile of living rags.

She looked down at the quivering pile and muttered, “You were no help. You could’ve bit him.”

The pile uttered some high-pitched gibberish, then swirled away in a cloud of dust and moved toward the Erian.

****

Her brother snorted and muttered, “damn right I will.” Then he steered her around the bundle-of-clothing creature which had slid to where the Erian’s blood pooled on the deck. A slurping sound had her stomach clenching.

“Um, Damon, is that creature licking—”

“Yes. It’s a [need creature name and origins]. It’s a scavenger and keeps the docks clean.” He aimed a stern look her way. “Don’t ever come between one and its meal. Don’t ever touch one. They bite.”

“So the captain informed me.” She looked around as they walked into the central core of the station. “Are they all over the place?”

“No. If they come above dock levels, the security guards shoot them.” He touched the weapon at her back. “Your laser pistol will kill them. Full stream into the center of mass. Don’t hesitate and get all girly. Just shoot to kill.”

****

Okay, there it is.  Get me a great name and if you wish, some origins.  I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with! And thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.