Author Archives: Sabine Priestley

Cinema as Meditation by Jason Silva. Yes, but…

I stumbled upon Jason Silva not long ago and love his Youtube series, “Shots of Awe”. BOOM, baby! Powerful, short and fast. It’s the kind of thing I like to start my day with. This one, Cinema As Meditation, caught … Continue reading

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9/11, the death of NASA’s space program, and now.

Back in 2011 when NASA formalized the death of the shuttle program I was devastated. That program, that dream, had fed my soul for so very long. How could we possibly turn our backs on the future? Of course, on … Continue reading

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Private Lunar Exploration and Irma.

As I sit here trying not to think about Irma barreling down on us, I’m pondering the ¬†hearing on the Private Sector Lunar Exploration that took place Sept 7, 2017. You can watch the entire thing here. I’m writing this … Continue reading

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The Grand Threat of Death by Robot

Today’s post on technology is from my spawn, er, minion, no wait… offspring! AKA, my son, Sebastian Priestley. He’s a young man in high school with lots of ideas on our current and future world. That’s a good thing considering … Continue reading

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Atlas V launches TDRS. This is how to start a Friday!

Nothing says “Hello World” like a successful launch. For your viewing pleasure!     Separation Anxiety. ūüėČ           That concludes my PSA for today. Have an excellent day and #MakeItCount    

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One way or another, we are going to the stars…

When I see things like this, VASIMR Drive, I get all nerd-gasmy¬†inside. (Thanks to one of my tribe, Lea Kirk, for throwing this my way). Whether it’s an EM drive, VASIMR, or another ION drive, it is going to happen. … Continue reading

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Death of a RoboCop

Unless you‚Äôve been living under a rock, you‚Äôve heard about the ‚Äúsuicide‚ÄĚ of the mall security robot. If you haven‚Äôt heard, but prefer rocks, you can read about it here:¬†Rock. There are many technical reasons why this would happen. False … Continue reading

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4th of July Free Novella! iBooks Exclusive!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope the BBQs and pools are ready and waiting for you. I’ve got something for your down time. iBooks only, a free novella prequel in my new Tethered Wings Series.       Stay … Continue reading

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Free short story and Vega Falling 5* review!

Hello! This is going out at the beginning of the 4th of July holiday weekend and I hope it finds everyone doing spectacularly! First I wanted to share the first official ARC review of Vega Falling, and it’s a doozy!¬†Check … Continue reading

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1st Review for Twice Tethered is in and Vega Falling is on deck!

I am thrilled that Whiskey With My Books has reviewed Twice Tethered and it’s a winner! Go, check it out here! WWMB Link. When you’re done, check out my guest post over there too. It’s all about flying in your … Continue reading

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Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space

  The Pets are back! Top secret project #1 is revealed! I am super excited to be part of this fantastic anthology. On October 10, 2107, me and 11 of my SFR author besties are releasing¬†Embrace the Romance: Pets in … Continue reading

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Einstein, Blackholes and Interstellar Travel

I need this image. Blown up and nicely framed, hanging in my writing space. It pushes my buttons in all the right ways. When you write Science Fiction, and part of your world encompasses interstellar travel, you have to explain … Continue reading

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Should Robots Feel Pain?

I came a cross an article recently asking that question. Should robots feel pain? The words got stuck in the on¬†ramp of my brain. ¬†Think about it for a minute. What does that even mean? Hanging out a my favorite … Continue reading

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My publisher rocks! Book 1 Free and Book 2 only .99!

Thanks Kensington Books and Lyrical Press! Book one in Alien Attachments series currently free, and book two is .99! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬† … Continue reading

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Twice Tethered comes in 3rd in First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Contest

So excited to announce the first book in my new series placed 3rd in the Beacon. Click on the icon below to see all the winners!  

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The brilliance of lucid dreaming.

For as long as I can remember,¬†dreams have been a huge part of my life. When I was young, I had a few recurring nightmares. In one I was walking down the hall to the bathroom late at night, and … Continue reading

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Twice Tethered finals in First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Contest!

Most of you know I’m working on a new UF series called Tethered Wings. I’m so excited about this series. Hot dudes with wings, and shifters! Twice Tethered, book one, is a finalist in First Coast Romance Writers Beacon¬†Contest. Click … Continue reading

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Empowering the gift of Dyslexia with Technology. #Brilliance

  You read that right. The gift of dyslexia. Probably doesn’t strike you as one does it? Our society makes it a massive challenge. We can’t even teach to different learning styles, let alone deal with dyslexia, but here’s the … Continue reading

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Alien Attachments Trailer.

Finally, a new pretty for my first book baby.   Get it now for only .99! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† … Continue reading

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Christine Olson and TIFF. #Brilliance

First up on my #brilliance series is Christine Olson. I met Christine at Station 2 which is, in itself, a #brilliance entry, but more on that later. Christine’s story will break your heart and warm your¬†soul. She embodies bravery and … Continue reading

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Life’s Train Stations and #Brilliance

Pretty much everything I write has what I call a dream seed. Usually a scene that ends up incorporated into my story. I’m a dream freak. I’ve always remembered so much of my dream life I’m constantly asking “Did I … Continue reading

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Fancy a walk on Mars?

I love this stuff. Click the image for a 360 degree stroll. #CuriosityRover #Mars You’re welcome,

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Is PokemonGo Killing Facebook?

As usual Kristin Lamb’s blog is verbose and intriguing. Is PokemonGo killing Facebook? Read her blog here. Pokemon Go¬†really is a fascinating concept. It’s getting people out of the house, like medium sized¬†people also known as teens. Teens that were … Continue reading

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Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party

I’m participating in RR’s Sizzling Summer Reads party this month. If you’re playing along to win the awesome assortment of prizes, below is an excerpt from Alien Attachments, book one where you can find the answer you seek. If you … Continue reading

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The EM Drive and Growing Tails.

The internet is such a massive thing. So much information smacking us upside the head second by second. It’s nice when two disparate things seem to gel. The first thing that caught my eye was the new buzz about the … Continue reading

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Dragons Among Them by Kyra Jacobs

One of our own KickAss Chicks has a new book out! I was fortunate enough to beta read this and you’re going to love it. I mean, come on, dragons, right? Sexy ass, dragons…   Two worlds. One unstoppable passion. … Continue reading

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Women in Virtual Reality (and other tech professions.)

¬† ¬†As a woman in a male dominated tech industry in the eighties and nineties¬†this is near and dear to my heart. It’s disheartening to see both how little has changed and how completely asinine some of backlash to the … Continue reading

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Birth of Adam by Liza O’Connor

  In Birth of Adam, when Adam gets his $32 billion body, a certain part down under is not standard gear. It has some special features. Now anyone familiar with certain adult toys know they are notorious for their special … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping in the Morning

Perhaps I should rethink grocery shopping right after I drop the minions at school. Breakfast this morning is lump crab and caviar on buttered triscuits. What? It’s actually pretty good. High protein, fairly low fat. Maybe it’s because we recently … Continue reading

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Public Secrets by Liza O’Connor

Research Topic: Does NZ have ‚ÄėMiranda‚Äô Rights Another legal issue popped up when my FBI agent assures star quarterback Chad Tyler that he can tell him anything since he hasn‚Äôt read him his Miranda Rights. They are in New Zealand, … Continue reading

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Epic Urban Fantasy Sale by Pippa DaCosta – 3 for .99!

Had to give a shout out on an amazing deal. Seriously, 3 books for .99 cents! Here’s what they’re saying: “A spectacular series.” “One of the best urban fantasies out there!” “Reminiscent of Jessica Jones.” Muse must decide whether to … Continue reading

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Some Robot Fun Today

This is cool and more than a little scary. We’re already suffering information overload. It makes sense to have computers filter the massive content of the web for us. But then we’re being fed by the machines as they monitor … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Escapee by Ed Hoornaert

Escapee — The African Queen in Outer Space A science fiction romance by Edward Hoornaert, author of Alien Contact for Idiots. Catt Sayer, an abused peasant and a fugitive from justice on her home planet, makes a meager living flying … Continue reading

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Trapped by Alison Aimes

No, this is not a plea for help and I have not been trapped by Alison. We have a new SFR author in our midst. You know how I feel about that! Welcome to the asylum Alison! Book One¬†in the … Continue reading

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RIP Grace Richardson Long 1934-2016

RIP Grace Richardson Long 1934-2016   She spread her wings¬†peacefully in her sleep and flew away 2-17-16     Me, Mom and aunt Iva. I’m guessing 1980s. You are missed.

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I saw my mom recently.

She’s dying of cancer and has advanced dementia. I was surprised how hard the diagnosis hit me. She’s been increasingly¬†not there for over ten years now but somehow the prospect of her passing is hard. Really hard. People die all … Continue reading

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Hospice Workers

Without getting to deep, I just want to give a shout out to those amazing people who dedicate their lives to helping others navigate the end of theirs. Not just those dying, but their families and loved ones. I don’t … Continue reading

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Watch it with those periods.

Did you know that a period at the end of a text is rude? ¬†My 17yr old daughter informed me the other day that I was being somewhat rude when I put a period at the end of a text. … Continue reading

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Rebellion award love from the SFR Galaxy Awards 2015

  Many great authors on this wonderfully long list. I pulled out the Rebellion love from rounds 1 and 2.¬†   4th Annual SFR Galaxy Awards: Round Two by Anna McClain The Most Intricate Power Play Rebellion: Alien Attachments #2 … Continue reading

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Deadlocked by Libby Sinclair

Happy book birthday to¬†Libby Sinclair and her Deadlocked! As a special treat we’re going¬†from Lea’s blue men to Libby’s green. Alien diversity, right? I think I’m developing a thing for starkly¬†colored aliens. Especially ones who think like Finn does in … Continue reading

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Prophecy by Lea Kirk

Super excited to have a personal friend here today with her debut novel! AND, as if you could’t tell from the cover, it’s Sci-Fi Romance! And some of the aliens are blue. I dont know why thats a thing, but … Continue reading

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Authors and Newsletters

So I just came across yet another article proclaiming how every author these days must have a newsletter. Can I just say bullshit to that? Please? ¬† As a reader, I want to know when you have a new book … Continue reading

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Same Cover Model? What do you think?

So, the lovely Rebecca Zanetti has a new book-baby out. What do you think, same model as Liberation?   ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

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Liberation Trailer

Liberation has a bright and shiny.  Available now at iBooks,  Amazon and other ebook retailers.

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Setbacks and Forward Thinking

Originally posted on KickAssChicks blog. I recently had reason to say “Without the lows, the highs wouldn’t mean much.” Whenever I find myself on the negative side of the¬†proverbial¬†sine wave of life I try and remember that. Sometimes it’s easier … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Rebellion

Available now at iBooks and Amazon.        

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Cover Reveal: Dragons Among Them by Kyra Jacobs

We have the lovely KickAss Chick, Kyra Jacobs, up today. I absolutely adore this cover. It’s so great when they get it right! Congrats on your pending book birthday, Kyra!   Book Title: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Dragons Among Them Series Name: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† … Continue reading

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Rebellion Excerpt at Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi Romance

Swing by SGL SFR¬†to check out an excerpt from Rebellion, book two in the Alien Attachments series. Just click on the cover below.    

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Liza O’Connor’s new book and talking Xenophobia!

The amazing Liza O’Connor is taking over today and I know you’re going to enjoy it! ARE YOU A XENOPHOBE? In the future, as we meet alien species, Xenophobia will raise its ugly head and become a serious impediment. This … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – Prophecy by Lea Kirk

Mrs. Kirk’s debut novel is a fast paced, steamy romp with aliens, prophecies and world threatening consequences. A must add to the old TBR pile¬†and bump that baby to the top! Get it on pre-order now for only .99! This … Continue reading

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A Bright and Shiny Review of Rebellion

Feeling the love from Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi Rom. Click the cover for the review or their logo to check out their blog.  

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Cynthia Sax talks Sexy Cyborgs and Hot Covers!

Greetings Humans! I’ve got a guest blogger today and she’s dishing about covers. My covers for one *blushes*. ¬†A warm welcome to USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax! Sabine has some awesome covers for her stories. The cover for Alien … Continue reading

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Her Unexpected Detour by Kyra Jacobs

Another KickAss Chick on deck today with Her Unexpected Detour. Sometimes it’s not the destination, but the detour… Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off … Continue reading

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Creativity and Networking. And luck.

Some things just make sense and are worth passing on. I think Jeff Goins nails it here. It’s luck, creativity, work and networking.

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Nightbloom by Juliette Cross

  I’ve got the amazing Juliette Cross for my first (new website) post! You know I love this woman and her writing. Nightbloom –¬†The Nightwing Series¬†Book 3 The love between a human and a Morgon, the dragon-hybrid race, tempts fate … Continue reading

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A New Hope

No this isn’t StarWars. Just a new website. I was held hostage on my last one by those who will remain nameless. I didn’t realize I was entering a walled garden which I could never leave (or download my stuff … Continue reading

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