Love Across the Universe: Twelve Stories of Science Fiction Romance Set on Intergalactic Shores

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Summer love is summer love, no matter the planet. Climb aboard your spacecraft or time machine and travel across the universe with these twelve tales of love on beaches in the future and among the stars. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass, Cara McKinnon, A.E. Hayes, Sheri Queen, M.T. DeSantis, L.J. Longo, K.W. Taylor, Mary Rogers, Elsa M. Carruthers, Emmerite Sundberg, Serena Jayne, and Oriana Maret.

Traci Douglass – “A Dream to Build a Kiss On”
Can passion bloom between a bookish botanist and an analytical android?

Cara McKinnon – “The Pirates and the Pacifist”
Kai doesn’t believe in violence. Sam and Dek believe the ends justify the means. Will passion be enough to bridge the gap between the pacifist sent to broker galactic peace and the space pirates hired to keep him away at all costs?

A.E. Hayes – “Tristan’s Tryst”
One mysterious being. Two lovers who find her. Can this threesome handle the heat of this scorching summer?

Sheri Queen – “Red Sand”
If she can only save one thing, which will it be—the red beaches of Mars or a love she can’t imagine living without?

M.T. DeSantis – “The Princess of Sands”
Secrets and lies. Can they be each othe’s freedom?

L.J. Longo – “Breathless”
A soldier and a café manager find themselves trapped beneath the surface of a resort by the deadly beasts native to the planet. As they fight to survive, they discover danger is a potent aphrodisiac.

K.W. Taylor – “Reprogramming”
Alex didn’t want to be marooned on an alien planet with a robot, but it may just be exactly what she needs.

Elsa M. Carruthers – “All B+ut You”
In a world where looks are so important that Genetic Modification is standard procedure, how will those without Genetic Modification cope, let alone find love?

Mary Rogers – “Breakfast on Pluto”
A chance meeting of two people unaware of their destiny with each other results in an unbreakable bond, but even duty has its boundaries. Will love help them break free—and will love be enough?

Emmerite Sundberg – “Fluid”
She’s everything she’s ever wanted but with one flaw - they can’t actually touch.

Serena Jayne – “You Only Love Once”
Carpe diem the hell out of love.

Oriana Maret – “Renewal”
She’ll brave the arms of destruction to shed the arms that betrayed.
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Publisher
Stars and Stone Books
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Published on
Aug 1, 2017
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Pages
490
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9780997708189
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Language
English
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Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
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Traci Douglass
This delightful fantasy romance anthology features eight magical stories inspired by the awakenings and renewal of springtime. If you love gods and goddesses, fairies, djinn, druids, mermaids, sirens, and magic of all varieties, this is the anthology for you!

Authors: USA Today Bestseller Traci Douglass, Sheri Queen, A.E. Hayes, M.T. DeSantis, Cara McKinnon, L.J. Longo, Mary Rogers, and Elsa Carruthers.

Traci Douglass - “When Hermes Met Eos”
One night. Two star-crossed immortals. Will their vibrant connection survive beyond sunrise?

Sheri Queen - “The Girl with a Broken Wing”
One damaged fairy. One half-human. One destiny.

Cara McKinnon - “Love at Dawn”
Sometimes mortals need a little push from a god and goddess to fall in love...

M.T. DeSantis - “A Hunt for Love”
Can a djinn and a clueless guy beat the clock, avoid the curse, and maybe even find true love?

L.J. Longo - “Seaweed and Silk”
A mermaid: hundreds of miles from her home on the ice, on a ship with a troll, a goblin wizard, and a pack of wolves. What else can go wrong? Oh, right. A flippin’ sea monster.

Mary Rogers - “Spring Fling”
A druid’s bargain gives Carson revenge against his former lover Carrie—at the price of her memories of them together. But did she truly steal his magic all those years ago? Or was the real theft his heart?

Elsa Carruthers - “Welded”
Welding Witch, Rena, is on the run. She’s not looking for love, but all the magic in the world couldn’t keep the sparks from flying when her rivals, Nate and Duke, find her.

A.E. Hayes - “A Siren’s Song of Spring”
She is sworn to sing men to their deaths. Until one sails into her heart.
Traci Douglass
Don’t miss the first two books in the action-packed paranormal Seven Seals series, now offered together at a value price.

All’s fair in love and war as Heaven and Hell battle for the fate of the world. Two supernatural couples strike unlikely partnerships that ignite into passionate pairings, and face down powerful evil as this breathtaking series begins to unfold.

Seal of Destiny: The Devil himself is plaguing Mira Herald via horrific nightmares, and a power-hungry, rogue minion, freshly sprung from Hell, is bent on her destruction. So when an immortal warrior begins stalking her, that’s the last straw. But Kagan is a member of the Scion, an elite team selected by Divinity to aid mankind and save the world. He’s vowed to protect her, as she’s the genetic host of the First Seal of the Apocalypse. Mira has no idea she holds the power to unleash Armageddon. Amid the turmoil, an undeniable passion sparks between them, drawing them down a path neither expects but both yearn for … more than they ever knew.

Seal of Surrender: The quietest member of the Scion, Chago, has protected humanity for more than a millennium and now has his eyes set firmly on retirement. In exchange for his freedom, he agrees to protect Irena Soldan, the host of the second Seal of the Apocalypse, against an ancient enemy as his final mission. Expecting a cauldron of female whoop-ass, he instead discovers a harbinger of peace amid a world of ever-increasing violence. Despite the cataclysmic circumstances, an undeniable attraction ignites between Chago and Irena. Together, they must unravel the ancient puzzle of the Seals and discover a way to defeat an unstoppable evil before they both become casualties of war.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
Cara McKinnon
She needs to learn magic, or risk losing her gifts forever. He has sworn never to cast a spell again. But falling in love changes everything.

Etta Mae Cook, a mountain witch from Appalachia, arrives in London in 1895. Her goal: to study magic. But she steps off the train and into a dangerous world of politics, decadence, and power. Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, and the Fay clan are waging a silent war. In the balance: the future of spellcraft in the kingdom. Etta’s lineage and magical power make her an asset—or a threat—to all three formidable forces.

Her choices skew when she meets Malcolm Seward, a mage of Clan Fay. He once held a prominent role in society, but a tragic mistake forced him to flee into obscurity. His attraction to Etta draws him back into the fray, but though she’s drawn to him in return, she didn’t come to England for desire.

Despite her intentions, their passion flares, and Malcolm falls for her. Now, Etta must choose: love, or ambition? Either path could mean the renewal — or the destruction — of British sorcery. If she follows her heart, will she doom their magic?

Praise for Essential Magic:

“Vivid backdrop…thorough research...very hot.” - Avonna from The Romance Reviews

“Engrossing and dramatic…. Tantalizing details.” -J.L. Gribble, author of Steel Victory

“The writing is just lovely…. Characters you care about!” -Maria V. Snyder, author of Poison Study

“The romance is sweet and hot.” – Amazon reviewer

“Cara McKinnon does a masterful job of transporting her readers to magical 19th century Scotland. Her detailed descriptions of historically accurate attire and etiquette helped to fully immerse me in a story that I was unwilling to put down until the very end. Engaging characters, powerful emotions; all with a unique and captivating method used to describe the casting of spells.” -Christina Robbins, author of Seeking Solace
Traci Douglass
This delightful fantasy romance anthology features eight magical stories inspired by the awakenings and renewal of springtime. If you love gods and goddesses, fairies, djinn, druids, mermaids, sirens, and magic of all varieties, this is the anthology for you!

Authors: USA Today Bestseller Traci Douglass, Sheri Queen, A.E. Hayes, M.T. DeSantis, Cara McKinnon, L.J. Longo, Mary Rogers, and Elsa Carruthers.

Traci Douglass - “When Hermes Met Eos”
One night. Two star-crossed immortals. Will their vibrant connection survive beyond sunrise?

Sheri Queen - “The Girl with a Broken Wing”
One damaged fairy. One half-human. One destiny.

Cara McKinnon - “Love at Dawn”
Sometimes mortals need a little push from a god and goddess to fall in love...

M.T. DeSantis - “A Hunt for Love”
Can a djinn and a clueless guy beat the clock, avoid the curse, and maybe even find true love?

L.J. Longo - “Seaweed and Silk”
A mermaid: hundreds of miles from her home on the ice, on a ship with a troll, a goblin wizard, and a pack of wolves. What else can go wrong? Oh, right. A flippin’ sea monster.

Mary Rogers - “Spring Fling”
A druid’s bargain gives Carson revenge against his former lover Carrie—at the price of her memories of them together. But did she truly steal his magic all those years ago? Or was the real theft his heart?

Elsa Carruthers - “Welded”
Welding Witch, Rena, is on the run. She’s not looking for love, but all the magic in the world couldn’t keep the sparks from flying when her rivals, Nate and Duke, find her.

A.E. Hayes - “A Siren’s Song of Spring”
She is sworn to sing men to their deaths. Until one sails into her heart.
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