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Thursday, May 7, 2020

House of the Twelfth Planet by Miriam Newman - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Miriam Newman and her new book, “House of the 12th Planet”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Miriam and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

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?



When the animals were fed, she ate a solitary, uneasy dinner while the sun fell. She had just finished when there was a chime at the still-locked door. For the first time, she took the precaution of checking the view screen before answering and sucked in her breath in shock at what—at who—she saw.

It was Roger. Roger, Governor of their Colony, at her door. Not the immaculate, articulate Roger she had always seen and he was not alone. She buzzed the door open at once.

“What is it?” she blurted. This Roger was disheveled, red-eyed, sweat- and soot- stained and cradling a toddler baby against his chest.

“May I come in?”

“Of course, of course.” Flustered, she fell back to admit him, then instinctively reached to touch the sleeping infant. “What...”

Roger smiled, a twisted smile that looked suspiciously close to weeping. “You wanted a baby, I believe?”



Everyone loves a hero!  Tell us all about this genuine character and the inspiration behind their development.

In the course of the three books that comprise the “Scion” series, I learned more about my male protagonist than I thought I could possibly know.

Caius first came to me as an image.  Picture a humanoid, very handsome guy BUT he is six and a half feet tall with a frizzy mane of electrified-looking hair and eyes that can turn red when he’s angry.  I mean, like a light bulb.  Pretty scary dude, huh?

But...not actually.  Caius is born into an aristocratic family on the planet Thelona.  He is cultured.  He is highly educated.  And when provoked he is a complete lunatic.  That’s my guy.

Above all, and despite the temper, Caius is decent and that’s a substantial drawback in a culture where vicious political intrigue, assassination and slavery are every day realities.  A decent man confronting such forces is bound to run into trouble and he does.

Returning to the planet from a stint in the Mercenary Corps, he gives into the impulse to buy Lela on the slave market.  She is in dire shape and is basically a rescue, but despite her defects or—more likely—because of them, she grows to mean a great deal to him.  When he attempts to use her presence to put off political marriage, though, he endangers both their lives.  The sensible solution would be to sell her.  But Caius has never been sensible.

You are welcome to read the rest and I hope you will!



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.










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  1. Miriam ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book series and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Thank you for hosting on your beautiful blog, Ally. I hope readers will enjoy this series and I have plenty more fantasy and historical romance to come.

  3. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

  4. I'll make this a take-two question. My two great loves are science fiction and historical novels--one tells you where we have been, the other where we are going. One science fiction author I thoroughly enjoy is C.J. Cherryh. For historical novels, anything by Philippa Gregory is an auto-buy for me.

  5. Enjoyed the post today, new author for me!

  6. Thank you, everyone, for visiting. I have loved writing this science fiction trilogy. My editor has just sent me final edits for the next book, Warlord, an ancient times romance, and I am really excited about this one. Perhaps I will see some of you again when it is released! I hope so. Thanks again, and thanks to Ally for hosting me on her beautiful blog.

  7. This sounds seriously good!! Lovely cover, too!!

    1. Thank you, Mya. By the time we got to Book III, my cover artist and I agreed the female protagonist had earned a cover of her own!