Thursday, May 21, 2015

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New Heroes & Heartbreakers Post: Breeder Themed Sci-Fi Romances

At Heroes & Heartbreakers, I delved into the intense topic of erotic sci-fi romances that feature breeding as part of the story. Trigger warnings for references to rape and non-consensual sexual acts in SF erotica and erotic sci-fi romance.

For a much gentler alternative, check out an interview with OVERLOAD FLUX author Carol Van Natta at Smart Girls Love SciFi & Paranormal romance. This book is for readers who enjoy complex worldbuilding, mystery, corporate crime elements, police procedurals, tortured heroes and heroines, and a mild heat level in their sci-fi romance.

RK: What drew you to SF/SFR as a genre?

CAROL: The science fiction part is easy – I’ve been reading it since I was nine, when my parents figured to shut me up one summer by handing me science fiction to read. The joke was on them, though, because instead of complaining that I had nothing to read, I started complaining that I had no science fiction to read. Romance came a little later, when my high school friends and I were sharing books. I love the endless possibilities of science fiction, and the humanity of romance.
Joyfully yours,
Heather

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Blogging At Heroes & Heartbreakers About Nina Croft's Dark Desires Series

I'm at Heroes & Heartbreakers blogging about the first three books in Nina Croft's Dark Desires series. She's one of a handful of authors (that I know of) tackling vampires in a futuristic setting and in my post I discuss (in a mostly spoiler-free way) how her books offer a different spin on vampire romances.
Paranormal romances often feature centuries-old vampires, but stories featuring a (non-alien) vampire in a far future setting are few and far between. That kind of boggles my mind given how popular paranormal romance has been. Why, then, haven't we seen vampires migrate to science fiction romance in greater numbers? Is there a significant difference in plausibility between vampires in contemporary settings and futuristic ones?
Joyfully yours,
Heather
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Question For Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Readers



Do you read Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly? If so, we—editors KS Augustin, Diane Dooley, and I—would like your input on something.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Lady Geek of the Week at Being Geek Chic

I had the honor of being profiled for Being Geek Chic's Lady Geek of the Week feature. This is a fun site and a great discovery. Being Geek Chic was launched by Elizabeth Giorgi and her team includes Emma Bauer and Emma Carew Grovum.

Here's their mission statement: "Being Geek Chic is a blog for stylish geeks, sophisticated nerds and people who enjoy the musings of a complete dork."

My Lady Geek of the Week post touches upon how I came to love sci-fi romance, things that inspire me, and other geek-related topics. Come for the feature, stay for the Geek Chic fun!

Joyfully yours,
Heather

Monday, May 11, 2015

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The Top Ten Things To Pack For An Erotic Space Adventure by Charlee Allden


To help celebrate the release of author Charlee Allden's erotic sci-fi romance STEALING MERCURY, I invited her aboard The Galaxy Express to blog about 10 essential items we need to pack in order to be prepared for this steamy adventure!

After her post, read on for information about the book, special pre-order price details, and an excerpt!
 
Take it away, Charlee!


The Top Ten Things To Pack For An Erotic Space Adventure
By Charlee Allden




In my May 11th release, Stealing Mercury, Samantha Devlin sets out on a risky venture that unexpectedly turns into an erotic adventure. She’s caught a bit unprepared—though Samantha is a bit of a girl scout—she has the basic supplies covered, but there were a few things that might have been handy to have. Based on her experience, here are Samantha’s top ten things she recommends packing for an erotic space adventure. Pardon any bad puns or double-entendres I inadvertently include.