CE Kilgore


C.E. Kilgore (1981 - ) is an author without genre, who likes to dabble in several genres from romance to science fiction. She also enjoys pushing the boundaries of those genres, trying new things, venturing outside formulas and turning tropes on their heads. Admittedly a control freak, she is currently a self-published author under the name Tracing The Stars, and hasn't quite found the publisher who fits all her quirks. Be sure to check out her website, cekilgore.com

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Violet Haze - Corwint Central Agent Side-Story: Caleb
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Side Story 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,170. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Caleb finds himself evolving beyond the boundaries he was programmed with as Corwint struggles to find stability during the Mechatronic Automaton rights movement. Meeting Violet, a rare female Mecha, encourages him to follow the evolution to its fullest potential, while violent events surrounding the rights movement pushes them both to stand up for acknowledgment of their existence.
If You Still Want Me
Series: The Stables, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,720. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Set in Dallas, Texas, this is a Contemporary Romance series with light BDSM elements and mature themes. Each book will be a complete story, no cliffhangers. In book 3, three lives collide, and it could bring The Stables down with them. This book is intended for mature readers and contains romantic scenes of intimacy, including m/m and m/m/f.
Breathe Into Existence
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,460. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Asha journeys to the Vesparian homeworld, breaking the laws of her sisterhood in a hope to save Merik - the Trexen who nearly lost his mind in his attempts to protect her from herself. Bonds will be forged and broken. Trust will be lost, love tested and the strings of Fate pulled taught. The universe will tilt as two Vestrasa collide and Ethan learns a truth that has the power to chang
Terms For Surrender
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Side Story 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,330. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Ogrridannes isn't looking for love. She's been burned before, and she gets that to most, her bulging muscles, mohawk and orange, scaled skin is nothing more than a curiosity. Being just one of the guys, however, is starting to get depressing. When Cassien shows up, needing her help, she has to decide if she's going to let him in or keep him away to save her mission and her heart.
Made With Love
Series: Celestial Seasons, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A contemporary Valentine's romance with a Sci-Fi twist! After escaping an abusive relationship, Rosalie is baking her way to stability for her new pie business and five-year-old daughter. Garry is strong, stubborn and big hearted - the qualities expected of a Vragan. Crash landed on Earth, he decides to take a chance, seeking more than friendship with Rosa.
Obsessive Compulsion
Series: The Stables, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,130. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Set in Dallas, Texas, this is a Contemporary Romance series with light BDSM elements and mature themes. Each book will be a complete story, no cliffhangers. In book 2, Ian’s OCD draws him to Charlie at the same time it’s pushing him away from her, but Charlie isn’t about to let him control the way their relationship unfolds.
Noelle In His Heart
Series: Celestial Seasons, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,640. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A Christmas romance with a Sci-Fi twist! All Noelle wants for Christmas is someone with warm arms to hold her and who can understand that she has commitments. Stranded on Earth six years ago, Steve longs for companionship and someone who will understand that his alien heart can love just as deeply
Mechanics of Survival (Corwint Central Agent Files Short Story)
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Short Story. Price: Free! Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Stranded on an unpopulated planet, an ambassador for the Xen’dari Empire and a Mechatronic Central Agent must overcome their differences and accept their similarities if they hope to survive.
Awake My Soul (Corwint Central Agent Files Side Story: Hark)
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Side Story 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Bred to be a perfected example of Xen'dari genetic code, Hark had always known that something about him was slightly askew when compared to the rest of the Xen’dari in line. Zasi was not certain what to make of the blue-eyed man found nearly dead in space. Something about him called to her spirit and asked her to see past what he was to help him discover who he could become.
All These Pieces of Me
Series: The Stables, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(3.00 from 1 review)
Emma’s autism allows her to see the world inside out and right past the physical scars that Brandon had begun to think would be the only thing the world would ever see. Set in Dallas, Texas, this is a Contemporary Romance series with subtle BDSM elements and mature themes, including physical disfigurement, Autism, and OCD. Each book will be a complete story, no cliffhangers.
Tracing The Stars (Corwint Central Agent Files Book 3)
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,550. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Hankarron Eros has loved Tara since she had pigtails, but his fear of losing their friendship leads him to keep his heart's desires locked away. When the truth about his family is exposed and leaves him grasping to hold onto his ship, his crew and his sanity, words are spoken that can't be taken back and the presence he had grown so used to having at a convenient reach is gone.
Whispers From Exile - Corwint Central Agent Files Book 2
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,160. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Ruisks were once a fierce and proud race with courageous spirits, but after over a century of being held captive under the oppressive leash of the Xen'dari Empire, they have become defeated, hollow shells that bow their heads in submission. Can Larx help his people find their courage again, & find his own courage to be true to his nature & the calling of his heart?
To Even Have Dreams - Corwint Central Agent Files Side Story: Brel
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Side Story 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,160. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dreams. Friendship. Love. As a Mechatronic Automaton, these elusive constructs maintained a barrier between Brel and his Organic crewmates aboard the Telasari. A single moment of connection threatened to tear that barrier down and expose him to the raw biting nature of emotions he had no way to logically define.
According To Plan - Corwint Central Agent Files Side Story: Jehdra
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Side Story 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Meticulous calculations, weighing the odds, setting up the pieces in proper order and making sure each step had a failsafe and an alternate path should things go unexpectedly. That was Jehdra Szina's forte, her prime skill and her true enjoyment from life. It was challenging, invigorating and empowering. Everything had been planned and accounted for. Everything but Trent.
Unbound Instinct (Corwint Central Agent Files Side Story: Vex)
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Side Story 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,790. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Vex was born into servitude, Cris is the last of her kind. An unexpected turn of events offers him the chance for freedom and sets their fates on a colliding path. Together, they will search for a grasp of freedom, an acceptance of themselves and an understanding of each other.
Ghost in the Machine - Corwint Central Agent Files Book 1
Series: Corwint Central Agent Files, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 122,970. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Love is like a wormhole. You stumble on to it blindly, it sucks you in and takes you somewhere completely unexpected, but you sure have one hell of a ride. You can't fight it, because that would tear your ship apart. You can't control it, either. All you can do is set your thrusters on glide and let it take you where it's going to take you.

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  • Tales From the SFR Brigade on June 30, 2013

    Disclaimer: I am a proud, card-carrying member of the SFR Brigade, however, I did not take part in any stage of the creation of this anthology and am reading each story for the first time. The five-stars were, in my opinion, earned by this anthology and I would have given this anthology 5 stars regardless of its connection to the SFR Brigade group. We are a group of like-genre writers who openly support and critique one another. Review: - 5 Stars This is a collection of works by many talented Science Fiction Romance authors. I have created separate, spoiler free reviews for each story in the anthology. Together, the stories came together in an impressive example of the best in the genre and earned five stars. Story 1 - Imprint by Pippa Jay Imprint starts the anthology off with a strong, well written story full of fantastic world building, allure and a tension driven plot that pits a human female criminal against a Deluvian male law enforcement Marshal. This story blew me away and set a high expectation for the rest of the stories to follow it. It showed the depth of storytelling that I have come to expect from Pippa Jay, having read both Keir and Terms and Conditions Apply. In Imprint, Jiona is a woman on the run from both the Marshal who has been hot on her heels for months and from the crime syndicates she has been working to bring down in a vigilante style justice that required less than legal actions. Tevik is the Marshal who has been tracking her, almost capturing her time and time again, while fighting to keep his priorities straight and his heart out of the game. In typical Pippa Jay style, Imprint will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very last page. Story 2 - Allure by Amy Laurens Allure shows the variety of the stories within the anthology, moving from the suspenseful and hard-edged Imprint to a sweetly, softly written short story about two lives being separated by a distant planetary war. Sara's fiance, Ash, has been called to war and they spend his last night on Earth together, contemplating what might have been and what possibility there is for a future. Story 3 - Nobody's Present by Marcella Burnard In this story, Burnard shows a flexible writing style and voice that includes humor, intelligent science fiction and heart-string pulling moments. Burnard offers a strong and smart female lead who is chasing after her dream of taking part in the private space race, but who ends up getting into space much sooner that she bargained for. Though it does fall into the much used 'Mars needs women' category, I found the way that it was done and explained to be a troupe-bender and unique. This is a lengthy novella that was a treat to find included in this anthology. Story 4 - The Stranger by Kyndra Hatch This is a very short but enjoyable story with compact, well done world building that leaves you wanting more of it. It has an appealing military sci-fi feel to it, complete with a strong female character, body armor, a stolen enemy ship and a wounded solider.Though a touch predictable, I still found it very enjoyable and it makes me want to read whatever else Kyndra Hatch has written. I think her writing style is right up my alley. Story 5 - Mission: Nam Selan by Linnea Sinclair Sinclair's short story contribution is a continuation of her Alliance Command series. Knowing that Sinclair is one of the most well known names in the SFR genre, I was looking forward to this story, but I was also worried it might require a reading of the Alliance Command series to understand what was going on, a series I have not yet had the chance to sit down and consume. While I do feel that having read the Alliance Command series would have helped with some points of confusion and made the story more enjoyable, the story is able to stand on its own rather nicely. It is a complete story of love and trust being put to the test in a dance of political intrigue and finesse as Sass is forced to deal with her ex-lover, Zanorian, much to the unhappiness of her new love, Kel-Paten, in order to broker a treatassist with a bunch of space pirates. Though ordered not to follow Sass on the mission, Kel-Paten has other ideas when a possible premotion puts his heart at war with his cybernetically enhanced mind. When he shows up at the treatassist, however, not everything is as it seems. Story 6 - Prime Sensations by Liana Brooks One of my favorite stories from this anthology, Prime Sensations has excellent world building, a deeply faceted love story of past regrets colliding with an uncertain future and great characters that make me wish it was a longer story or part of a series. It has certainly put Liana on my "must-read authors" list. Prime Sensations begins with Lana, an indentured human slave solo-piloting a trash hauler for the Iloni, the corrupt government force or "evil empire" in this universe. Her ship is boarded by pirates, and the way she handles herself with them made me fall instantly in love with her moxie. The boarding party, however, turns out to be someone she never expected to see, but the surprise goes both ways. Kaleb thought Lana died during a mission three years prior and her sudden reappearance sends his heart and world grasping for gravity. Story 7 - Envy's Revenge by Berinn Rae Envy's Revenge is an unexpected mix of gritty, dark storytelling and a beautifully sweet romance that kept me guessing. Envy has been surviving alone in her swamp for years, fighting off the pirates and the scavengers that come in search of the last treasures of a crumbling civilization: women. When a mecha-enhanced hunter comes into her swamp, he fights her carefully laid traps and patently waits for her defenses to drop. When they do, the impact could change her life forever. I absolutely loved how this story played out, and the ending was unexpected and heartwarming. Story 8 - Whiskey and Starshine by Erica Hayes Whiskey and Starshine ends the anthology with a romp through a frontier wild-west-esque universe, complete with a saloon, dolled up hussies, gun slinging and, of course, whiskey. Allie is a whore with a past she can't remember after being implanted with a chip by the Syndicate and sold into slavery. Cade is her owner, a Syndicate slave-trader with a bad attitude and cold, heartless eyes. Jericho could be Allie's saving grace when he walks into the bar, even if she can't remember him the way he remembers her. This was a fast-paced, rip-roaring good time read and cemented the five-star rating for the overall anthology.