In the anthology Pets in Space, there is a lovely little story called Stray. It was one of my favorites as it really zinged my heart (made me cry). The author, Susan Grant, has expanded the story to novella length and with a new title plus its own cover page, Star Hero is being released today.
First he had to rescue her. Then he’d try to win her back.
A Marine serving in the galactic frontier, Lieutenant 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 Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender–his heart. Lukas’s struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing in action. Now the rugged, emotionally scarred Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.
Susan Grant is one of 12 leading scifi romance authors contributing to Embrace the Romance, Pets in Space 2. The second anthology features pets, people, and romance in a scifi setting. It will be released on October 10, but you can pre-order now if you like.
10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.