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When Fiction Funds Nonprofits

1) Hello! I think this is the first time I am featuring an anthology. Please let me know who are all the authors represented in this book?

R.J. Blain, Susan Hayes, Honey Phillips, Skye MacKinnon, Arizona Tape, Carol Van Natta, Tana Stone, S.J. Pajonas, Carysa Locke, JC Hay, Gail Koger and Elva Birch

2) What is the genre and age bracket?

Science Fiction Romance for Adults

3) What is the name of your book/series? Tell me a little bit about them.

Pets in Space 8 is a limited-edition science fiction romance anthology with 11 new, original stories. The Pets in Space® anthologies support, a charity for veterans and first-responders.

Edited by Carol Van Natta, Pets In Space 8 features stories by R.J. Blain, Susan Hayes, Honey Phillips, Skye MacKinnon, Arizona Tape, Carol Van Natta, Tana Stone, S.J. Pajonas, Carysa Locke, JC Hay, Elva Birch, and Gail Koger.

Like all the best science fiction romances, Pets in Space stories feature future worlds, adventure, and love, but pets are also an integral part of the plots. Pets in Space 8 features three felines, an empathic ferret, an alien parrot, an extraterrestrial lizard, a gargoyle, a psy-hawk, an 8-legged invisible kitten, a cute paxoli, and a shapeshifting glurkin.

Here is the blurb:

Blast off into adventure with the eighth installment of PETS IN SPACE, a dynamic anthology of 11 never-before-seen science fiction romance stories! Rocket through the multi-verses brimming with heart-pounding escapades, swoon-worthy romances, and the best pet sidekicks ever!

Each story will pull you into the far-flung corners of the cosmos with intrepid heroes and heroines you’ll want to cheer for as they fight to save their world and find their happily ever afters. You’ll adore the furry, feathered, and scaly friends who have come to help their brave human companions on their quests.

This limited-edition anthology includes novellas by some of the biggest names in science fiction romance including USA TODAY bestselling authors R.J. Blain, Susan Hayes, Honey Phillips, Skye MacKinnon, Arizona Tape, Carol Van Natta, Tana Stone, S.J. Pajonas, Carysa Locke, JC Hay, plus award-winning authors Gail Koger and Elva Birch.

The Pets in Space 8 authors continue their vital support of, the non-profit charity that provides trained service dogs for disabled U.S. veterans and first-responders.

So, grab your space helmet to discover adventure and love — buy Pets in Space 8 today!

4) Do you have a website? If so, what is it?

Our website is There, you'll find entries for all the anthologies, including Pets in Space 8. The previous anthologies are all out of print, but the website has links to find the individual stories that appeared in those editions.

5) Where can we find and follow you?

Pets in Space has a fun readers group on Facebook at Follow us on Twitter/X at, or follow anthology editor Carol Van Natta on Instagram at

6) Tell me a little bit about the charity that Pets in Space supports.

Hero Dogs is a non-profit organization that raises and trains service dogs for placement with disabled U.S. veterans and first-responders. They provide independence and improve quality of life for our nation's heroes. 10% of the first month's profits from Pets in Space 8 go to this worthy organization. In the past seven years, we have donated over $18,000 to this worthy charity.

Hero Dogs Charity

Proud supporters of, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $18,000 in the past seven years to help place specially trained dogs with disabled veterans and first responders. 10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s royalties of Pets in Space 8 will again go to Open your hearts and grab your limited-release copy of Pets in Space 8 today and help this worthy charity!

7) How did you come up with the cover design?

We work with talented cover designer Amanda Kelsey at Razzle Dazzle Design. We find that stars and spaceships help tell the readers that it's science fiction. And it is of course our duty to choose just the right model for the cover, which means we must spend lots of time considering lots of photos of very handsome, muscular men.

8) Where can readers get the book?

Pets in Space 8 is available as an ebook at most major ebook sellers:

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