Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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SFR Discovery: Two Time Travel Romances by Jennette Marie Powell

Thanks to a tip from a Galaxy Express passenger, I learned about two science-based time travel romances by Jennette Marie Powell: TIME'S ENEMY (Saturn Society #1) and TIME'S FUGITIVE (Saturn Society #2).

"My other car is a DeLorean"
The information emphasized again for me how important word-of-mouth is for a niche genre like sci-fi romance. I've been blogging for longer than the author's books have been out (TIME'S ENEMY originally released in 2011), but I'm only just now learning about them. And I've blogged about time travel sci-fi romances on several occasions...

...so you'd think I would have run across them earlier, but nope.

The search for SFR style time travel romances is especially fraught with difficulty because most time travel romances to date are supernatural in nature. So readers interested in scientifically based ones have to do lots of digging.

Marketing, of course, is an issue as well. The keywords I use to search for SFR time travel romances may differ from how authors are describing their books (in other words, a Search Engine Optimization disconnect). The Galaxy Express and even the whole SFR community may be unknown to some authors who otherwise might reach out to me about their books. Add up all the obstacles and it's no wonder that years go by before I learn about one title or another. :(

To help rectify the situation, I did a bit of research and found a few non-spoiler elements about TIME'S ENEMY:

Monday, March 2, 2015

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Virtual Release Party For Christie Meierz's THE FALL

On March 2, 2015, from 8-10 pm EST, Christie Meierz will be hosting a virtual release party on her Facebook page to celebrate the release of THE FALL, the third book in her Tales From Tolari Space series. During the party I'll be blogging about my interest in THE MARANN, the first book. There'll also be giveaways and visits from SFR and SF authors. Hope you can join us!

Joyfully yours,

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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SFR News & Link Roundup For March 2015

In Memoriam

Science fiction and romance lost two of their giants this past week. They will be greatly missed.
Leonard Nimoy - March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015
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image source - @TheRealNimoy

Bertrice Small - December 9, 1937 – February 24, 2015
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image source - Goodreads

And now for this month’s new releases and links:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

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New Heroes & Heartbreakers Post: Comedic SFR

If you like your sci-fi romance on the funny, silly, or even downright wacky side, check out my latest post at Heroes and Heartbreakers: Comedic Sci-Fi Romance: Sex, Jokes, and Science in Space.

Joyfully yours,

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Vaginal Fantasy Book Club Picks Two SFR Books For March

Here's some great news, sci-fi romance fans! Felicia Day's Vaginal Fantasy Book Club has chosen Rachel Bach's FORTUNE'S PAWN and Sarah A. Hoyt's DARKSHIP THIEVES for its March 24 hangout! 

I've recommended DARKSHIP THIEVES many times so it's great to see it included. Rachel Bach's Paradox trilogy has had good buzz regarding its SF-romance mix so I'm not surprised it was chosen! 

Here are the covers and blurbs for both books: