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Part of A Galactic Holiday SciFi Holiday Anthology
Carina Press

Ice miner Riley works alone in the depths of space, and that's the way she likes it. She's proud of her independence, and when her ship gets destroyed by raiders on the icy surface of Galileo, she's not sure she wants to rely on rakish trader Leo and the kindness of a band of settlers to survive.

Despite her attempts to keep her distance, it's not long before Riley warms to the family atmosphere of the settlers' station. As Galileo's Holiday approaches and she develops feelings for the handsome, charming Leo, she questions whether she really wants to remain alone.

But Leo is hiding cargo the raiders want, and when they come back for it, everyone on the small station is in danger. Riley will risk anything to protect her new friends—because if the raiders succeed, the choice between Leo and a life alone won't be Riley's to make.


Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, and travel. It's no surprise that her books visit times past, set in places rich with legends and myth. Her first play, 'Greek Gods and Goddesses' (original title, right?), was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
SASHA: Um… probably daily. Whether I’m reading, writing, or watching something on the television – I love getting lost in a story.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?  
SASHA: On my own I’d say Barbara Cartland. I couldn’t tell you which one, we had a huge collection. But I made my way through each and every one. I could not wait for my first kiss!!!

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
SASHA: I love Beauty and the Beast. I mean, I love all of them – even the non-Disney versions J… but there’s something about the Beast that makes me all swoony.

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
SASHA: Leo is a man’s man. He says what he thinks, is fiercely protective, and very pro-active. He’s also yummy… J

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
SASHA: I read every night before I go to bed – in my bed. Sometimes on my Kindle, sometimes a ‘real’ book.

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
SASHA: My kids laughing. I can’t help but smile when I hear them. Unless it’s their evil giggle – then I know I need to book it into their room to see what they’re up to. J

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
SASHA: Mash-up please. For example, one of my favorite movies is The Mummy with Rachel Weisz and Brendan Frazier. Own it and still watch it when it comes on TV.

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
SASHA: Food… oh and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Man, they are SERIOUSLY addictive.
ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
SASHA: Pretty good. I’m one lucky lady.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Medusa? Hollywood?  Galileo in space? So many ideas. So many places? Where’s your favorite? Fictional or Real.
SASHA’S GOTTA ANSWER:   Oh Angi! WOW, what a question! I mean it when I say I don’t have a favorite. When I’m writing a book, that’s my favorite. I’m a fiction gal – all the way. And writing in so many sub-genres lets me go and explore and have adventures through time and space J through my characters. With each genre, I find a nugget that’s my favorite. With the myths – it’s finding that place to throw in a curve ball. I don’t want to change myths, just question what we know about them – and that’s FUN. With contemporary romance – set in Hollywood – I mean, who wouldn’t want to live that life? Not full-time, mind you – but for 300 pages or so. J And SciFi is the ultimate in adventure writing for me. I’d never written anything like Galileo’s Holiday but I have an entire series that WILL follow. I guess you could say I have an overactive imagination. Long answer – sorry! J

THANK YOU for having me!   
ANGI: And thanks for sharing your worlds with us!!

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Ink Spell
ISBN: 9780985656263

Ink Spell
ISBN: 9780985148331

MEDUSA, A Love Story
Loves of Olympus, book 1
Crescent Moon Press
ISBN: 9781937254513

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Who is one of your favorite SciFi heroes? Heroines?


  1. Good Morning, Sasha ! Love Love Love your Gotta Answer answer !! How true. I wish I could write all the stories circling the drain in my head.

    And for favorite SciFi hero/heroine? going with TV and at the moment it's FRINGE (I think they're in their last season). Peter and Olivia's story has finally gotten...very emotional.


  2. I really like Miles from the Lois Bujold McMaster series. Although that maybe more fantasy than Sci-Fic. Congrats on your new book!

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  3. Hi Sasha and Angi!

    Great blog. I'd have to say one of my favorites is Captain Mal Reynolds from Firefly. Who doesn't love Nathan Fillion?

  4. Hi Sasha,
    I like Han Solo from Star Wars. An oldie but goodie! :) Congrats on your new release!!

    1. Ahhh, but Karilyn, Han may just be back. Disney has bought the rights to film Episodes 7, 8, & 9.

  5. Thank you SO much for having me on Angi! This was such a fun blog!!!

  6. That's the problem, isn't it? So many many stories that need to be written and I want them all written now.

    1. Yes! Haha. I totally agree Clover. Especially if the stories coincide/follow each other or branch off from each other...

  7. I gotta say I love Elliot Zerkowski from Suzanne Brockman's speculative fiction novel, "Born to Darkness." He is a positive protrayal of a gay man and he falls in love with celebate hunk Stephen Diaz--of course, Elliot gets the guy and they get in the sack, but still there's such a beauty to their story. Also, I have a thing for guys in a lab coat and glasses, not even gonna lie. Glasses on a guy are a MAJOR attraction for me.


  8. FYI EVERYBODY -- We're extending Sasha's book drawing for comments posted through Sunday the 25th because of the holiday week. AND Sasha will be back on GLIAS December 11th for another HOLLYWOOD release.


  9. Fun interview.


    1. No favorite sci-fi heroes/heroines.

    You won Sasha's book. She's emailing you directly.

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by.