Interview With Veronica Scott

By Cynthia Sax on April 10, 2017

I sat down (virtually) with Veronica Scott for a short interview. Veronica Scott’s latest release, Danger in the Stars, is part of her delicious Sectors SF Romance Series!


Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for Danger in the Stars?

Veronica Scott: When I was writing Star Cruise: Stowaway for the ‘Pets In Space’ anthology last year, I had the premise of an empathic alien priestess stolen from her own world and held captive by an interstellar crime syndicate to do their bidding. In that novella, the story was about the woman’s escape with the help of my ship’s crew and two pets. When I finished writing that one, I realized I had a lot more story to tell on the general theme, and so I started thinking about a sister, also held as a prisoner, but not lucky enough to escape. How would it be for her, to be in the midst of the criminal operations, trying to stay true to her own values, but forced to commit crimes? Who would help her? And then of course Conor, the hero, came into my head and said, “I will.” He’s a man of many secrets, by the way, but no spoilers from me!

Cynthia Sax: You had me at secrets. (grins) How does Danger in the Stars start?

Veronica Scott: Miriell and her mob controller have just arrived on a new planet, sent to help the mob boss there with a specific target. Miriell is ill from the cryo sleep and her handler is impatient, anxious to make a good impression on the people who hired them, so he’s rough with her. Conor is there, to oversee things for his own boss and right away Miriell is attracted to him, feels safe around him, even though she knows that’s crazy – why would a high ranking mob enforcer help her? But when she looks at him with her empathic power she sees an intriguing hint of the pure blue that signifies a warrior, hidden deep in his soul, but marking him as one to be trusted. So right from the beginning I’ve set up the conflict where she knows she can’t trust anyone in this place, yet instinctively she wants to lean on Conor. Will he help her? Can he help her? Or is he a dangerous weakness in her self-protective stance? And the story takes off from there.


Cynthia Sax: Mmm… I love warrior heroes! Tell us a little bit about the series Danger in the Stars belongs to and the order we should read the stories.

Veronica Scott: This story fits into my Sectors series, which is set in the far future, out in the galaxy. Most of the books in the Sectors SF Romance series are standalone adventures with romance and an HEA, although occasionally I write a direct sequel. I’m already thinking about a third empathic priestess, and her story, so I may write one more in this general set of plots. Never say never! I have a page on my blog where I give suggestions on what order to read the Sectors books, to the extent that it’s helpful to read any of them before reading others.


Cynthia Sax: That’s awesome. What do you love about writing in your SciFi Romance?


Veronica Scott:
In science fiction literally anything can happen (and often does). So the author isn’t constrained by anything but their own imagination. And I love the idea of a hero and equally strong heroine up against the worst the galaxy can throw at them, and fighting through to that Happy Ever After ending.

Cynthia Sax: I love that too. Thank you for joining us today, Veronica Scott!

Veronica Scott’s Website: https://veronicascott.wordpress.com/

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Miriell, a powerful empathic priestess, has been kidnapped from her own primitive planet along with a number of her people, and sold to the evil Amarotu Combine, largest organized crime syndicate in the Sectors. When she and her handler are sent to use her power to commit an assassination, she must leave behind her own sister as hostage to ensure her compliance. Miriell cannot ask for aid without endangering herself and others.

Despite his best efforts, Combine enforcer Conor Stewart is entranced by Miriell, and helps her evade the worst of brutal treatment from the rest of the mob. But Conor must keep his distance, before the lovely empath learns that he has secrets of his own–secrets that could get them both killed.

The situation becomes dire when Conor and Miriell come to the attention of both the Combine overlords and the deadly Mawreg, aliens who threaten the Sectors. Can she save herself and the Mawreg’s next victims? And will Conor help her, or remain loyal to his evil bosses?

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Wayback Wednesday-Demon Of Convenience

By Cynthia Sax on October 30, 2013

Tomorrow is Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, and nothing says Halloween to me like the sexy bad boy demon hero. Taurinus, the ice demon assassin hero of Demon Of Convenience, is one of my favorite heroes. His coldness hides a fiery passion. When he falls, he falls very hard and that’s so erotic!

DEMON OF CONVENIENCE
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Changeling Press

Demon of Convenience

Mina has to bond with a demon. In return for his permanent protection, she will offer him unlimited power. When she asks her best friend for help, Taurinus — a deadly assassin — arrives instead.

Mina is horrified by the last minute substitution, but she is running out of time and has no other choice. She resigns herself to a passionless bonding of convenience… until one kiss changes everything.

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Wayback Wednesday – Assassin Mine

By Cynthia Sax on July 17, 2013

I REALLY love Darius, the assassin hero in Assassin Mine (which many readers jokingly refer to as Ass-Ass-In Mine). This is story 4 in the Mission Menage SciFi erotic romance series (The stories being Mission Menage, Savage Menage, Unleashed Menage, Assassin Mine, and Menage Lost) and is the only non-menage in the series. If you start with this story, all you really need to know is that the Balazoids and the Federation are at war. The Balazoids use women as sex slaves, using them only to breed with.

ASSASSIN MINE
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Ellora’s Cave
Assassin Mine

Darius, a Balazoid assassin, lives a solitary life structured by rigid rules. Nothing is more forbidden than his sexual attraction to Sabria, a sultry human female. Yet she’s all he thinks about. One kiss, one touch, one heart-stopping encounter in a darkened alleyway isn’t enough to satisfy his unnatural obsession. Breaking every rule on both of their planets, Darius captures Sabria and takes her for his breeder.

Sabria takes one look at Darius and she knows she’ll have him…multiple times, in all sorts of positions. She’ll voyage to the end of the known universes to prove she’s the only breeder he’ll ever desire, blazing his notions of how a female should behave.

Because the only force fiercer than a Balazoid assassin is a woman’s lust.


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Wayback Wednesday – Love, Hope And Electricity

By Cynthia Sax on June 26, 2013

Love, Hope And Electricity is the second story in my post apocalyptic series from Loose Id (the first story is Assassin’s Haiku).

Chac, an assassin for the rebellion, has electrically charged fingers. He’s named after the Mayan god of rain. And boy, is he sexy! I LOVE Chac.

Both Chac and Hope believe they’re monsters – Chac because of his mutations and Hope because of the evil things her scientific insights have been used for. Together, they realize that even monsters deserve love.

LOVE, HOPE, AND ELECTRICITY

By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Loose Id
LoveHope

Doctor Hope Keller believes she’s bettering the world with her experiments. She’s horrified to discover her research is being used for evil. To stop the atrocities, she must die, and her choice of death is by the electric hands of the Federation’s top assassin, model 953702. She seeks out the sexy vengeful assassin, expecting a quick, painless demise.

Chac’s plans for Doctor Hope Keller aren’t quick or painless. He has been stalking the infamous monster maker for years, and he will kill her. He has to. But not before he sates his sexual hunger, showing her over and over again how pleasurable his electricity can be. Chac takes Hope to his underground bunker and restrains her, slowly stripping away her clothes, her inhibitions, and her deepest, darkest secrets.

When the enemy sends soldiers to retrieve their number one scientist, Chac realizes that while Hope may be a monster, she is his monster. He’ll do anything to keep her…even sacrifice his genetically enhanced heart.

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Wayback Wednesday: Assassin’s Haiku

By Cynthia Sax on April 24, 2013

My wonderful editor at Loose Id calls Assassin’s Haiku post apocalyptic light because while it is set in the monochrome desolate future, there’s still humor because… well… I wrote it. (grins)
I LOVE Diego. He’s a tortured assassin who doesn’t believe he deserves love. He’s so honorable that he denies himself happiness. He denies himself Haiku, the woman he adores.
ASSASSIN’S HAIKU
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Loose Id
Assassins Haiku

Twice a week, every week, Haiku sits beside Diego in the dimly-lit underground poetry-sex bar. As they listen to the poets read, she basks in the warmth of her genetically-enhanced assassin’s body, and longs for the smack of large, leather-clad hands against bare skin. No other male, human or otherwise, makes her thighs tremble like Diego can with one dark look. Her heart, body and soul are his, if only he’d ask.

Diego won’t ask, because he knows a killer doesn’t deserve love. Instead he sits in silent torment, watching Haiku, wanting Haiku, yet unable to touch her. She is poetry and light, embodying all that he fights for, and when Agency operatives attack the bar, putting Haiku in danger, he must protect her. He takes her to the safest place on the planet, his underground bunker, and then realizes he has made a deadly mistake. Haiku may now be safe, but Diego’s heart has been put in jeopardy.

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Wayback Wednesday: Demon Of Convenience

By Cynthia Sax on March 20, 2013

Demon of Convenience, story 2 in the Demon Chronicles, has one of my favorite heroes ever. Taurinus was nominated at ARe as one of their sexiest heroes. This ice demon assassin is determined not to fall in love. It is too dangerous, especially for his mate, a female he believes is human.

Demon of Convenience also has the hands free demon loving scene. I love this scene, very sexy!

DEMON OF CONVENIENCE
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Changeling Press

Demon of Convenience

Mina has to bond with a demon. In return for his permanent protection, she will offer him unlimited power. When she asks her best friend for help, Taurinus — a deadly assassin — arrives instead.

Mina is horrified by the last minute substitution, but she is running out of time and has no other choice. She resigns herself to a passionless bonding of convenience… until one kiss changes everything.

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