I'm delighted to welcome my good friend Anna Hackett today as part of her blog tour for her new sci-fi release, Winter Fusion, which is also a part of the Carina Press anthology A Galactic Holiday. Don't forget to enter the contest at the bottom of the post to be in with the chance of winning some fab prizes!
Anna's Bio:

Mining Engineer by day and writer the rest of the time, Anna Hackett grew up an avid reader with no dreams of being a writer. Her career in mining has taken her all around the world and sparked her desire to write.

As a teenager, she raided her mother's romances and her father's action adventure books, so no surprise that her stories combine both. She especially loves reading and writing short stories—the perfect intense read to fit into a busy lifestyle—and teaches the writing workshop, Short Story, Big Impact. When she isn't wearing boots and a hard hat, she's at her computer drinking too much Diet Coke and working on her stories.

Along with her husband and son, Anna lives wherever her mining career takes her. She's always delighted to hear from readers.

Beyond Princess Leia
Princess Leia was voted 89th greatest film character of all time by Empire Magazine. When you think “galactic heroine” a cinnamon-bun hairstyle, flowing white dress and blaster pistol usually come to mind. Leia epitomizes the tough, smart and dedicated sci-fi heroine.

Meet 3 other galactic heroines who can solve futuristic crimes, pilot space tugs and close galactic trade deals. They are all smart, tough and sexy and star in the sci-fi romance holiday anthology, A GALACTIC HOLIDAY from Carina Press.

Personal Data File
Name: Reina Leonida Vedette (Meaning: Reina=queen, or queenly. Leonida=lion. Vedette=sentinel, sentry.)
Home world: Earth
Occupation: Police detective, South Chicago
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Pistachios, her grandmother’s Tiramisu
Favorite drink: Shirley Temple
Favorite activity: Solving impossible, brain-busting crimes
Secret wish: To be valued despite having no cyborg modifications
Likes: Polite manners, slick bike racing, tropical drinks with umbrellas in them, smart-mouthed detectives named Edison
Dislikes: Closed-minded idiots, bad-mannered idiots, braggadocio idiots. Idiots.

Personal Data File
Name: Riley
Home world: None – born in her grandmother’s ice tugger in space
Occupation: Ice Tugger
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Before Galileo Station, it was all protein powder
Favorite drink: Same as above
Favorite activity: Taking something apart, figuring how it works, and putting it back together – with improvements
Secret wish: Riley’s not one for wishing – she’s a take it as you see it kind of gal.
Likes: Being alone in the black. Her ship. Real Food. Leo
Dislikes: People. New Things. The unknown. Leo

Personal Data File
Name: Brinn Fjord
Home world: Perma
Occupation: Galactic Trade Negotiator
Favorite color: Red (like her favorite ursus coat)
Favorite food: Yule ham
Favorite drink: Glogg (mulled wine)
Favorite activity: Sitting at the trade tables and spending time with family
Secret wish: Make her father proud
Likes: Family, ice mines, closing a trade deal, Yule
Dislikes: Ice lakes, avalanches and supercilious Rendarian trader, Savan Bardan

So none of these galactic heroines sport any crazy hairdos, but you definitely might find them wielding a blaster pistol or two. So why not celebrate the holidays sci-fi style this year and give A GALACTIC HOLIDAY and its heroines a try!

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