Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway VBT House of the 12th Planet by Miriam Newman

House of the 12th Planet
by Miriam Newman


GENRE: Science fiction romance


To whom does Lela owe her loyalty:  her own people or the Thelonian Lord who loves her?



Roger remained, fingers tented, studying his viewscreen at some length after Dervin had gone back to his own office. The Governor had learned to trust his assistant’s judgment. Dervin might be somewhat quick to judge the weak spots in any immigration request, but he had been proven right more than once. Roger did not always make a habit of reviewing such requests so carefully, leaving those matters largely to his assistant. But he was studying the medical records of a woman who had no idea he had them. He doubted she even knew what they were or that they had been obtained while she lay in stasis. That was simply standard procedure, but in this instance, they had been of note.

Her Lord was, in all probability, a firebrand. But that did not so much concern Roger. There were as yet no political divisions to be exploited in his tiny domain. If that Merc energy could be channeled in a positive direction, Caius of the House of Bardin could prove to be an asset.

If, on the other hand, he had inflicted the damages Roger was seeing...well, that was another matter. No woman would be treated that way while he was Governor.


To Dabble or Not to Dabble, That is the Question

Much conventional wisdom in the writing world holds that you should find your groove and stick to it.  Many careers are said to have been torpedoed by an author’s jaunt into another subject or genre. Equally, some authors have been hit broadside with the charge that they “always write the same thing.”  So which is it?  What to do? 

For me, there is not much choice in the matter.  The vast majority of my books come in dream form and apparently biorhythm, REM sleep, subconscious process or whatever is involved simply doesn’t care.  It gives what it wants to give.  It can be very stubborn about withholding if I don’t give it freedom, so over the years I have learned to accept the gift as given.

I joke that I have a muse named Persephone after the Queen of Hades for the simple reason that she gives me hell if I don’t listen, and she is also capable of sulking for a long, long time.  At one point she went off to visit the volcano goddess for about three years.  That got my attention.

That is why if you visit my web site, you will find one work of non-fiction, multiple works of fantasy, a couple of historical romances and lately more science fiction than not.  I can also write a mean poem—Yeats being a particular favorite of mine--but I don’t want to think too deeply about that right now.  If I put that thought out there, Persephone may hear and then I have a tendency to become the mad poet.  And madness abounds lately. 

Romance, on the other hand, is happy.  That’s not to say it can’t be dramatic, graphic, historical, whatever.  I tend to write a lot of stuff that is pretty realistic, especially historical.  Light-hearted stuff comes infrequently, but I love it when it does.  I have a band of faeries that can do a number on your funny bone.  Most times, with romance, we get the happily ever after or at least the happy for now.

So what are your thoughts on the matter?  Are you seriously in need of the romance fix right now?  Do you need light and fluffy or are you feeling too intense for that?  Do you get upset with your favorite authors if they switch gears or do you sometimes wish they would? Gimme the Scoop.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18-year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a "motley crew" of rescue animals. You can see my books at www.miriamnewman.com.

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/miriamnewman
Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Miriam-Newman/e/B005DBFZUG



Print: http://www.lulu.com/shop/miriam-newman/scion-book-iii-house-of-the-twelfth-planet/paperback/product-24429607.html



Miriam Newman will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



  1. Sounds like an interesting read.

  2. I love the cover! The colors are beautiful!

  3. Thanks for hosting and for the comments from Mary and Jeanna. I'll pass Jeanna's regards on to the cover artist, Lynn Hubbard. She has done a beautiful job.

  4. Sound like a good read. Would love to read review paperback format of the book.
    How do you come up with your characters, settings and plot(s)?

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  6. The print version of this book is available at both Amazon and Lulu. I'm a seat of the pants writer. Usually the characters create themselves and then the setting and plot develop as I'm writing. I have no more idea than the reader how the book is going to end! I call it the curse of the muse. But I have to take it as it comes.

  7. Thanks for sharing your book and for the giveaway too.

  8. Good luck on the tour! Peggy clayton