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Her she nor Ten expect the assistance they receive from a very unusual pet A pet that will bring together two alienated human beings who didn’t realize they needed each other Can Ten and Anastasia discover who is behind the sabotage save the mission and discover what is evolving between them With a little bit of unusual help anything is possibleSPACE RANGERBy Lea KirkGraig Roble is the Senior Commander of security for the Guardian Fleet His expertise as a weapons specialist and combat master is his world what he was born to do – or so he thought until he finds his resolve and focus inexplicably wavering Even returning to his position aboard the Atlantis can’t save him; if anything it has left him uestioning his own motives He never thought that could happen until he met Simone CampbellSimone’s focus is on her home world – Earth She thought her life was full with her research as a botanist After all she always believed that helping the people of her world become self sufficient should take all of her concentration – except it doesn’t There is one man that keeps pulling her attention and her heart away from her jobGraig’s gift of a puppy to keep her company does than that it keeps him in her dreams How can such a simple gift bring her comfort and make her long for Graig and Simone are about to find out that sometimes love can blossom from the smallest furriest tiesESCAPE RUNBy Carysa LockeTeegan’s job as a hunter is to track down the Talented those driven insane by their gifts She and Ember her psychically gifted fox have tracked dozens of people for Cole the man who works to rehabilitate and recover these troubled souls When one of Cole’s most dangerous patients escapes Teegan and Ember are on a hunt that could prove fatal if she doesn’t keep her focus on her mission Unfortunately Cole is proving one distraction that might make this her last hunt if she can’t do thatCan Teegan keep her heart and mind in the game long enough to save an entire planet’s population or will her distraction lead to heartache – and possibly death for everyo. So over all 4 stars but only because the 2nd and 3rd story make it worth whileA MATE FOR MATRIX CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT By SE Smith 3starsI wanted to give it than 3 but I just found the romance to instant and kinda flat The story was a little confusing at first because there was a fair bit of world building for such a short story Matrix is a cyborgenhanced alien special ops guy with a canine cyborg side kick K 9 get it ha ha well yes it s a lame joke Jana is a lonely curvy young woman who has no family except 3 stray kittens Matrix latest mission of course brings him to Earth to save the entire planet Cause I guess the space Alliance is short on funds that they only send one guy and his dog I did enjoy it and the part where they first meet made the story worth reading STRAY By Susan Grant 5starsThis is a fantastic little tale that makes the purchase of the anthology worth itBang Bang isn t really a dog but an extraterrestrial animal that resembles a dog but is smarter H brings together his owner Lukas a brusk but sweet war hero and Carlynn a loving Italian American starship pilot The story switches POVs between all three MCs and I loved Bang Bang s POV Lukas has pretty bad PTSD that threatens to ruin their romance and there s also some action packed danger Set in the same universe as the author s Star series but down to Earth SPARK OF ATTRACTION By Cara Bristol 4starsAnother winner Captain Dante Stone s lack of emotion reflects his name and is due to his being a Cyborg He thought emotions a thing of the past until he meets a refugee named Lucille and her robo dog Sparky Rescued with 1200 others from a viscous attack by the Tyranians the ship carries them to safety but the ship is no longer safe A serial killer stalks the refugees and nobody believes Lucille except Stone and her dog Her dog who has suddenly become dangerousSTAR CRUISE STOWAWAY By Veronica Scott 3starsA little slow in places but nice character building Tyrelle was too sweet and ott perfect the H was a great character though On a ship run by ex special forces soldiers he s the cargo chief with a nosey cat and an eually curious alien fur ball Another routine voyage until his pets discover a dying alien woman in one of the crates cute story but kinda mehTHE REAL DRAGON By Pauline Baird JonesDNF read the first couple pages but didnt like the author s style of prose It felt like she was beating around the bush instead of telling me a storySPIKE By Alexis Glynn Latnerskipping this oneSPACE RANGER By Lea Kirkskipping this oneESCAPE RUN By Carysa Lockeoh well skipping this one too just not my cuppa

review Pets in Space #1 Cats Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures

ACTIONBy Cara Bristol USA TODAY Bestselling AuthorMemory intact Cognitive function enhanced Emotion erased After becoming a cyborg Captain Dante Stone didn’t think he’d ever feel again until a traumatized young woman and a ball of synthetic fur named Sparky helped him to loveSTAR CRUISE STOWAWAYBy Veronica ScottCargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her alien sidekick Midorri alert him to the presence of a stowaway He has no idea of the dangerous complications to come – nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman whose life he now holds in his hands Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become interesting – and deadlyTHE REAL DRAGONBy Pauline Baird JonesEmma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse Her dad is marrying his boss her dragon suddenly came back talking and typing and it’s her fault the Earth or at least ten suare miles of Texas is going to be destroyed That’s what happens when you forget something very very important Luckily for her she’s got the love of her life that she can’t remember and her dragon by her side Who needs to worry when you’re having a day like thisSTARDOGBy Laurie A GreenNavigator Taro Shall has a mission no one wants – find a way to eradicate snakes on a starship He never expects to find the answer to his problem in a charming street vendor named Adini His already unusual mission becomes complicated when he suddenly acuires an adorable StarDog that soon sweeps him and Adini into the maw of a brewing insurrectionSPIKEBy Alexis Glynn LatnerYoung Roboticist Ten Jaxdown has to deploy and possibly sacrifice the swarm of investigative robots that he has invented and cares about than anything else in the star system It may be the only hope for those depending on him and his robots to save them Yet even as frantic preparations for the unprecedented deep space rescue mission are set in motion it could all be threatened by sabotageAnastasia Steed is an intrepid young mission designer She steps forward with an idea that can improve the odds of the mission Neit. Disclosure I received an ARC of Pets in Space courtesy of one of the authors I was also a beta reader for one of the short stories presented in this anthology Overall in most of these stories the pet is not only a catalyst for finding love but also proves to be a hero in its own right solving the mysteries and saving the day with or without the assistance of the humans around them I do not read many short stories or novellas but this anthology contains works by many authors I already read and enjoy so felt it was worth a try I was pleasantly surprised and found it to be fun and relatively light reading My biggest concern right now is being sure I have space for all the new ebooks I need after reading these stories I m going to be getting that storage capacity is full message on my iPad really soonSince this is an anthology I m only writing a very brief summary and comment for each of the stories And it s still a long review lol A Mate for Matrix by SE SmithK Nine is a cyborg wolfhound paired with an enhanced human names Matrix trained as an elite fighting team They are tasked with chasing and eliminating an escaped harmful creature They find themselves on a distant planet Earth where they encounter Jana a vet assistant with three kittens There s fighting a dangerous creature a creepy landlord and falling in love at first sight who can resist a cyber wolfhound who claims you as his pack after allOK I ll admit SE Smith is one of those authors that is sort of hit and miss for me so I ve been backing off on reading her work for a while BUT I enjoyed this story so much that it totally changed my mind about reading of her series I m excited that she says there will be a full novel to tell of this story and I m eager to go get the Zion Warriors series that this is a preuel to And I m particularly grateful that the heroine is not a pretty petite wisp or frail looking but instead is a woman with plenty to hold onto More like this please Stray by Susan GrantInterplanetary marine Lt Lukas Frank adopts a stray pup from the streets of the planet Baresh and names him Bang Bang training him to be part of a K 9 military unit Lukas finds himself literally dragged into a relationship with starpilot Capt Carlynn Riga Their relationship is a bit rocky as while they are hopelessly in love with each other Lukas is holding back because of a tragic mission in his recent past When Carlynn is on a mission and her team loses all communication with base it s up to the Lukas Bang Bang and their teammates to rescue them And hopefully Lukas can rescue his relationship with Carlynn at the same time Beware descriptions of Italian cooking will probably make you hungry And the ending may reuire tissues to take care of happy tears This story fits into the Star World Frontier Series which follows the Star Series but it doesn t reuire reading any of the other stories first although I think there are a couple of references to charactersevents in the other stories that just make the world of this story complete for those who have read them As with all of Susan Grant s full novels this story is rich with characters and world building Spark of Attraction by Cara BristolCyborg Dante Stone is commander of a ship that has rescued colonists on the remote planet of Verde Omega where they had been attacked by the savage Tyranians who control nearby space One of the colonists is Miranda Lowell who starts off on the wrong foot when her cyborg dog Sparky gets overly protective and bites Dante Despite the pain of titanium teeth in his ankle Dante still finds himself drawn to Miranda As days go by Miranda and Dante find themselves uncertain of the attraction growing between them learning to trust each other and solving a mystery as colonists begin to disappear OK I know Sparky is a cyborg inside of a cute little fluffy dog body but I can t help remember my father s former dog named Sparky But he was a large fluffy long haired German Shepherd much ferocious in appearance than our hero dog in this story I like to think Miranda s Sparky has that same German Shepard protectiveness and large dog in a small dog body spirit This story fits into the world of the Cy Ops series but is completely fine as a standalone Star Cruise Stowaway by Veronica ScottWe have two pet heroes in this story Moby a cat belonging to Cargo Master Owen Embersson on the ship Nebula Zephyr and Midorri a green furry creature left on the ship by a former passenger adopted by the entire crew Both pets have full reign of the ship and seem to pop up in interesting places The story begins when the pets lead Owen to a cargo container that is damaged and leaking fluid Inside Owen finds a cryosleep unit with a woman inside Upon her awakening they discover her name is Tyrelle and she has been enslaved by an intergalactic mob The pets and Owen take turns helping Tyrelle heal and adjust while plotting ways to free her from both the mob and the government agency that want to use her And of course falling in love along the way This story fits into the Star Cruise series and while it can be read alone I think readers will enjoy characters and references to events from the rest of the series particularly if read after Star Cruise Outbreak Readers of Veronica Scott will appreciate how her stories weave together As always can t help falling in love with her characters no matter what the species The Real Dragon by Pauline Baird JonesHeroine Emma Standish finds herself in a bit of chaos with a pet bearded dragon from her past turns up talking and typing After her pet takes her to meet an extraterrestrial named Mazan her life gets really crazy when lost memories from her past start popping into her head Together the trio must sort out the missing memories long felt emotions save the Earth from potential annihilation and deal with Emma s father s pending marriage to his boss This story has Pauline Baird Jones usual humour in her uniue writing style which is totally fun to read It also could open the way for stories hint nudge There are a couple of interesting twists to the story and while it ends HEA I love that the bearded dragon is than a pet and is able to fully communicate as a full character I seriously wish I shared this type of communication with my dog Although my head would probably be filled with constant reuests for treats belly rubs and walks Spike by Alexis Glynn LatnerTen Jaxdown is happy making some rather uniue robots designed to fly into small areas survey and analysis These are described in a way that sound very much like mechanical butterflies His butterflies become an important part of a mission led by Stasia Steed to uncover sabotage of an important deep space rescue mission This also brings Stasia s secret pet an energy plasma creature named Spike who is able to help out in its own uniue way This story sets up wonderfully for a seuel There are also a number of world building concepts that I d love to see expanded upon I also like that there were essentially two types of pets important to this story the way Ten feels about his robots makes me see those as his pets while Spike is very much a pet for Stasia Alexis Glynn Latner is a new to me author but I enjoyed this story enough that I will be adding some of her other works to be digital TBR listStarDog by Laurie A GreenKatrina is a very uniue pet she is a StarDog a creature designed from DNA of canine feline weasel and mongoose StarDogs were designed to function as exterminators on spacecraft getting rid of pesty creatures like rats or in the case of this story sand vipers The story centers around ship s navigator Taro Shall and Adini Kemm the vendor who sells StarDogs as they explore their attraction to each other against a backdrop of restrictive government control rebellion and a mysterious secret technology Given my own phobia of snakes anything that can get rid of snakes as uickly and completely as Katrina does is instantly a hero to me This story introduces a number of interesting characters and I m glad to discover it is part of Laurie A Green s Inherit the Stars universe as there are a number of unanswered uestions or unresolved issues that I want to read about but know that they would not have fit into this story Of course this means those writings of hers that have been floating around my TBR pile for a while are shooting right up to higher place so I ll be reading those soon While I enjoyed this story I do wish the pet Katrina had a larger role in the story hoping to see her in others Space Ranger by Lea KirkThe story revolves around the relationship between Matiran warrior Graig Roble and Simone Campbell a human botanist Graig finds a stray puppy and gives her as a gift to Simone who names her Ranger When the situation calls for Graig and Simone to part Ranger is an ongoing symbol of what they once shared To Graig Ranger is also a comfort knowing that the dog will be a protector for Simone and to Simone Ranger provides companionship and love to help her through the loneliness she feels Craig and Simone are from Lea Kirk s Prophecy series and I think it helps to read her novel Prophecy first This is due to getting a better sense of where these characters are coming from and what their relationship is with some of the secondary characters in this story I d call this story short and sweet So far each story I ve read by Lea Kirk has left me feeling I need and she is very good at writing emotions Escape Run by Carysa LockeTeegan is a Hunter one of the Talented a race that grew out of humanity s attempts to enhance itself with strong psychic abilities She is bonded with Ember a kith which is a fox like extremely intelligent and psychic creature Cole an old love of Teegan s returns after a long absence needing her help to track down an escaped killer It takes the skills of all three to accomplish their mission and find that some old flames still burn Carysa Locke is another new to me author or rather writing team They managed to weave a very intricate story with a rich background into a very few pages I ll be adding of their stories to my digital TBR pile too

review Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð S.E. Smith

Even an alien needs a petJoin the adventure as nine pet loving sci fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action packed stories filled with suspense laughter and romance The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightlyNew York Times USA TODAY Award Winning and Bestselling authors have nine original never released stories that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet 10% of profits from the first month go to Hero Dogsorg Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve uality of life and restore independenceA MATE FOR MATRIX CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT By SE Smith New York TimesUSA TODAY Bestselling AuthorMatrix Roma is a member of the elite Zion military Cyborg Protection Unit Matrix gets than he bargains for when his cyborg partner a hybrid Wolfhound named K Nine goes missing and ends up finding a mate for Matrix in the middle of a deadly mission on an unknown planet called EarthSTRAYBy Susan Grant New York TimesUSA Today Bestselling and RITA Award Winning AuthorInterplanetary Marine Lt Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive and beat the odds Things change when Bang Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Capt Carlynn Riga The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender his heart Lukas’s struggles with PTSD threaten to tear the three of them apart but nothing threatens them than when Carlynn goes missing on a mission Can a scarred marine and his unlikely canine partner find Carlynn and bring her home or will he lose everything he’s finally found worth fighting forSPARK OF ATTR. Like most anthologies this is a mixed bag Some really good some okay and a couple I couldn t get into Star Cruise Stowaway by Veronica Scott is my favorite of the series The heroine is a alien of unknown origin with paranormal powers that are coveted by criminals and the authorities The hero is a cargo master regular guy regular job who refuses to give up the woman he loves Totally fun 5 stars 3 flamesA Mate for Matrix by SE Smith is blend of the alien warriorcyborg tropes with a brilliant dog thrown in 4 stars3 flamesStray by Susan Grant features a wounded hero his dog and his fianc with some super great action of the deadly alien variety 4 stars1 flameSpark of Attraction by Cara Bristol has a rescued woman and her cyber dog join forces with a cyborg starship captain to hunt down a serial killer aboard ship 4 stars 3 flamesThe Real Dragon by Pauline Baird Jones has a good premise but I couldn t get into it It was than a little repetitious and predictable after the first few chapters DnfSpike by Alexis Glynn Latner did not grab me at all Neither Ten or Anastasia had enough dimension to keep me engaged and the overall story arc dragged DnfStarDog by Laurie A Green is a preuel than a novella setting up a battle against an evil empire with the help of genetically engineered dog a gift navigator and a starship captain with issues with her ex Entertaining but a little cliffy Not a romance 3 starsSpace Ranger by Lea Kirk starts with a stray dog and the couple who finds it This reads as the seuel to a longer novel picking up after the hero and heroine defeated alien invaders of earth The alien hero leaves to follow his duty breaking his and the heroine s heart but ultimately chooses love over duty 3 stars 1 flameEscape Run by Carysa Locke was another one that didn t hold my attention But I m not a big fan of second chance love stories Dnf

About the Author: S.E. Smith

SE Smith is a New York Times Twin Dragons and Dagger’s Hope and 15 time USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance She brings action adventure and suspense filled romance stories to transport readers out of this world Sexy funny action packed—Science fiction Paranormal Fantasy and Contemporary stories with a twist Discover stories with a he

10 thoughts on “Pets in Space #1 Cats Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures

  1. says:

    Book type AnthologyMain genre Science Fiction RomanceTo my crazy wonderful friends who asked me 1 It's humans falling in love with their pets? NoIt is not that kind of book2 The pets are main characters? NoThe p

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    I received a free copy of this book and voluntary reviewed itThe concept of this box set caught my attention the whole pets in spac

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    Like most anthologies this is a mixed bag Some really good some okay and a couple I couldn't get into Star Cruise Stowaway by Veronica Scott is my favorite of the series The heroine is a alien of unknown origin with paran

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    What a fun book of seven novella's by wonderfully talented authors some who are new to me The stories are based around pets dogs cats and other fantasy creatures who drive the stories These are sci fi stories that are short but packed with adventure humor great dialog and especially these pets that have such uniuely captivating personalities Many times with Anthologies I'll skip around and read just the stories that in

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    This is a clever collection of short stories that combine somewhat traditional scifi romantica with at least one pet As one might expect the t

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    Disclosure I received an ARC of Pets in Space courtesy of one of the authors I was also a beta reader for one of the short stories presented in this anthology Overall in most of these stories the pet is not only a catalyst for finding love but also proves to be a hero in its own right solving the mysteries and saving the day with or without the assistance of the humans around them I do not read many short stories or novellas but this anth

  7. says:

    The title says it all This anthology is full to the brim of sci fi romances feature pets in key roles I was eager to dive in and experience familiar and unfamiliar authors along with sampling some potential new

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    SIMPLY OUT OF THIS WORLD BEST COLLECTIONEVER Title Pets In SpaceAuthors MultipleGenre #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Romance #Petfriendly

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    So over all 4 stars but only because the 2nd and 3rd story make it worth whileA MATE FOR MATRIX CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT By SE Smith 3starsI wanted to give it than 3 but I just found the romance to instant and kinda flat The story was a little confusing at first because there was a fair bit of world building for such a short story

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    Format Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseWhat an awesome collection of stories by wonderful authors while supporting a terrifi

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