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SFR News & Links For February 2014

SFR News & Links For February 2014

Since The Galaxy Express is on partial hiatus, this month's roundup will focus strictly on new science fiction romance releases. For other sci-fi romance coverage, visit Spacefreighters Lounge, Alien Romances, Backward Momentum, and Smart Girls Love SciFi & Paranormal Romances.

Look for issue 2 of the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly on February 28, 2014!

New releases 

HAUNTING BLACKIE (Cyborg Seduction #8) - Laurann Dohner

Eve’s mission is to rescue cyborgs from termination centers on Earth. She is blindsided by the overwhelming attraction that draws her to one of them. He’s handsome, sexy, and she wants him, craves his touch as she has no other. She must send him to freedom but she makes him promise to wait for her.

Blackie cannot forget the courageous woman who saved him. He never learned whether she died during the rebellion or just changed her mind about leaving with him but he holds her within his lonely heart. He exists to serve the Cyborg Council and protect the new world cyborgs have created. This changes when he discovers the woman who haunts his dreams is alive and the cyborg leaders left her behind to die. He’ll never lose her again and he’ll fight his own kind to avenge and keep her.
STAR PIRATE'S JUSTICE (Darkon Warrior Book #2) - S.E. Gilchrist

A brand new installment in SE Gilchrist's bestselling erotic Sci-Fi series about a dark and delicious alien race on a desperate quest for survival — and the human women who can cure their years-long curse.

Carly has one focus in her life: to return home to her terminally ill younger sister. When she learns that a Darkon traitor possesses gateway maps to Earth, she uses all her skills to track him down. But capturing the charming star pirate turns out to be trickier than she anticipated…

Volkar is determined to prove his innocence to those who drove him to a life lived on the Outer Rim, and he will overcome anyone who gets in his way. But his surprisingly sweet captor has some skills that will come in handy, so he strikes a deal: the maps for her help. Neither expect their partnership to turn into more, but as dark secrets are revealed, their lives become forfeit — and the relationship blossoming between them nothing but a starburst of happiness in the deep shadow of the sky…

LUNAR REUNION (erotic sci-fi romance; tentacle action) -
Shona Husk

Six years ago Filid made the mistake of falling for another officer in the Allied Planetary Military. He walked away before they both did something they’d regret. Yet he can’t get her out of his mind, even now.

Silva has never forgotten Filid, but he is the last person she expects to see on the pleasure resort of Decadent Moon. This time she won’t let him walk away without exploring the fantasies she had about being with him.

Filid wants more than one night. This time he is determined to hold onto her no matter the cost.

Inside Scoop: Filid comes equipped with sexy tentacles that cannot be missed!

Kim Knox 

Every princess should be kissed. And by a man who knows what he's doing. Beatricia had been enjoying just that with Farris Turner when she was caught.But running only drives her into the arms of a stranger. A man who wants to offer her one night together, to offer her the experience her life and duties in the city of Sun-Airor--a place set out of space and time--have denied her.It'll be her only chance before she's forced to enter a loveless marriage...but who exactly is her stranger? And what will kissing him reveal?

LINE AND ORBIT (paperback release; m/m) - Sunny Moraine and Lisa Soem

What he’s been taught to fear could be his destiny…and his only hope.

Adam Yuga, a rising young star in the imperialist Terran Protectorate, is on the verge of a massive promotion…until a routine physical exam reveals something less than perfection. Genetic flaws are taboo, and Adam soon discovers there’s a thin line between rising star and starving outcast.

Stripped of wealth and position, stricken with a mysterious, worsening illness, Adam resorts to stealing credits to survive. Moments from capture by the Protectorate, help arrives in the form of Lochlan, a brash, cocksure Bideshi fighter.

Now the Bideshi, a people long shunned by the Protectorate, are the only ones who will offer him shelter. As Adam learns the truth about the mysterious, nomadic people he was taught to fear, Lochlan offers him not just shelter—but a temptation Adam can only resist for so long.

Struggling to adapt to his new life, Adam discovers his illness hides a terrible secret, one that the Protectorate will stop at nothing to conceal. Time is growing short, and he must find the strength to close a centuries-old rift, accept a new identity—and hold on to a love that could cost him everything.

THE MANDALA MANEUVER (The Gaian Consortium Series #4) - Christine Pope

Ambassador Alexa Craig has earned herself the nickname of "The Ice Queen" for her cool negotiating skills and unflappable demeanor. While traveling to a diplomatic meeting, her ship comes under fire, and she is forced to escape in a shuttle, accompanied by another ambassador, one of the mysterious alien Zhore.

As Alexa and Lirzhan, the Zhore ambassador, struggle to locate Mandala's sole science station to access the communications equipment there, they face the harsh environment of an alien planet. When they stumble upon a secret facility on the supposedly uninhabited world, they find themselves in a fight for their lives...and the future they've just begun to imagine together.


Anna Hackett has an upcoming action-adventure sci-fi romance called AT STAR'S END (Carina Press) and I want to share the cover now because it's so fun. The feel of it is very Star-Wars-meets-Indiana-Jones:

Joyfully yours,