Friday, July 31, 2015

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Blogging About Lise MacTague's DEPTHS OF BLUE at Strange Flesh Press

My latest Strange Flesh Press post is all about Lise MacTague's delightful lesbian sci-fi romance DEPTHS OF BLUE. I provided many a tag so you can learn more about the first installment of the author's On Deception's Edge trilogy. Happy reading!



Joyfully yours,
Heather

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Tags & Giveaway: LUMINOUS by A.E. Ash



LUMINOUS (Book Smugglers Publishing) by A.E. Ash is a short sci-fi romance story featuring an older heroine and a fallen star hero. I'm going to provide a few non-spoiler tags so you can decide if this story is up your alley.

As the post title indicates, I'm also hosting a giveaway! You can enter to win a digital copy of LUMINOUS simply by leaving a comment for this post. The Book Smugglers have provided two copies, so there'll be two lucky winners!

To get things started, here's the cover and blurb:

Monday, July 27, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Yolanda Sfetsos

[This week, The Galaxy Express is profiling a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, Nicole Murphy, and Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]

DASH (Recast #4) by Yolanda Sfetsos

Sunday, July 26, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Nicole Murphy



[This week, The Galaxy Express is profiling a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, Nicole Murphy, and Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]

PROTECTING HER HEART (The Jorda Trilogy #3) by Nicole Murphy


Saturday, July 25, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Shona Husk



[This week, The Galaxy Express is spotlighting a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, Nicole Murphy, and Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]


OURS TO SAVE (ES Siren Series #9) by Shona Husk


Friday, July 24, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Anna Hackett



[This week, The Galaxy Express is profiling a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, Nicole Murphy, and Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]

HellSquad Series – Anna Hackett


Hell Squad Titles
MARCUS
CRUZ
GABE
REED

Blurb for MARCUS (Hell Squad #1):

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Donna Maree Hanson



[This week, The Galaxy Express is profiling a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, Nicole Murphy, and Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]

RAYESSA AND THE SPACE PIRATES (Young Adult) by Donna Maree Hanson


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: S.E. Gilchrist

[This week, The Galaxy Express is profiling a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, Nicole Murphy, and Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]


Welcome and thank you for dropping by.  I'm S. E. Gilchrist and I write science fiction and contemporary romances for New Adults and Adults.  My latest project is the New Adult series, the Mars Academy which consist of five novellas that combine science fiction / space exploration, action, adventure and romance.  The series is set approx one hundred years in Earth's future where mankind has long ago colonised the planet, Mars now inhabited in the main by 3rd generations Martians.  The overall story arc is the mission is to locate and claim a resource rich / Earth like planet in the name of the Earth Republic.  However, the struggling Mars colony has aspirations of complete independence from the yoke of Earth and plans of their own.

On board the Columbus are:

·       Senior officers and crew members from the Earth Republic

·       Crew members from the prestigious Mars Academy
·       Members of the Earth Republican Army
·       And sleeper members of the revolutionary force, the Independent Territory of Mars.

The first book, Stranded, kicked off the series on 30 January 2015.

The second book, Cosmic Fire, was released on 29 April 2015.  Plans are for the third book, Cosmic Force, to be released in August 2015.

COSMIC FIRE (The Mars Academy #2) – S.E. Gilchrist

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Amanda Bridgeman


[This week, The Galaxy Express is spotlighting a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, and Nicole Murphy. Edited for new addition: Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]

 AURORA: DARWIN (The Aurora Series #1) by Amanda Bridgeman 


Monday, July 20, 2015

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The Australian Ladies of Sci-Fi Romance: Ros Baxter



[This week, The Galaxy Express is spotlighting a number of Australian sci-fi romance authors. I'm pleased to welcome aboard Ros Baxter, Amanda Bridgeman, S.E. Gilchrist, Donna Maree Hanson, Anna Hackett, Shona Husk, and Nicole Murphy. Edited for new addition: Yolanda Sfetsos.

Each informational post will focus on one of the authors and will feature a cover and blurb. Social media links will be at your fingertips so you can learn more about these lovely ladies and their work. Enjoy!]

THE SEEK (New Earth #2) – Ros Baxter




Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Anniversary Bash: Smart Girls Love SciFi Romance



Smart Girls Love SciFi Romance is five years old. Woo-hoo! Congratulations to Charlee and her awesome team—you ladies rock! SGL offers all kinds of coverage on SFR including reviews, author interviews, think pieces, and more. Check 'em out if you haven't already.

To celebrate, blog owner Charlee Allden is throwing an anniversary bash from July 16-24 featuring a variety of authors and prizes.

I participated as well and you can enter for a chance to win my steampunk romance IRON GUNS, BLAZING HEARTS. I also answered some questions about my adventures in SFR as a reader and writer. Click here to read them.

Visit the kick-off page for more information about the event and available prizes. Most importantly, have fun!

Joyfully yours,
Heather

Friday, July 17, 2015

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New Sci-Fi Romance Alert: CITY OF SIMPLICITY by Rae Lori


What a great time to be an SFR reader! There are so many good choices these days. CITY OF SIMPLICITY is a new sci-fi romance from author Rae Lori (you may also know her because of her SFR Reading Challenges and from her stint as a judge for the SFR Galaxy Awards). The story features a dystopian and cyberpunk setting and as you can see from the cover, a beautiful WoC heroine:
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New Sci-Fi Romance Alert: LUMINOUS by A.E. Ash


Book Smugglers Publishing alerted me about a sci-fi romance short they're releasing: LUMINOUS by A.E. Ash. I'm going to share the blurb straightaway since it features an intriguing couple:

Cover art by Yasmin Khudari

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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CTR Steampunk Romance Post: Jeannie Lin's THE WARLORD AND THE NIGHTINGALE

For my July column at the Coffee Time Romance Steampunk site, I shared my experience about reading Jeannie Lin's THE WARLORD AND THE NIGHTINGALE: Exploring the World of Jeannie Lin's Gunpowder Chronicles. It's a fun steampunk romance short that takes place in the author's new steampunk series (she also writes Asian-set historical romances). I provided a few non-spoiler tags so you can see if it's up your alley!

Joyfully yours,
Heather


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Anna Hackett's BENEATH A TROJAN MOON Is a 2015 ELLA Award Finalist



The 2015 RWA Australia ELLA Award finalists were announced and among them is Anna Hackett for her novella BENEATH A TROJAN MOON. Congratulations!


Here's more information per the announcement post:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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New Heroes & Heartbreakers Post: K-Drama and MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR

Get your K-drama groove on with my latest Heroes and Heartbreakers post: Addictive Glomming Alert: The Wonderful World of K-Drama with My Love From Another Star, and More!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Sci-Fi Romance: Reinventing Aliens by Jessica E. Subject


Hello! A huge thank you to Heather for inviting me back to The Galaxy Express!

This month I am celebrating four years published, and from the moment I began writing with the intention of publication, my stories have had sexy aliens in them. Yes, I said SEXY aliens. I know, I know, science fiction authors and Hollywood have tried to teach us that aliens are giant insectoid or tentacled creatures that come to Earth to take over the world. But, on occasion, we see a differing approach to aliens, where they may be our equal as we travel through space, or even a love interest.

The alien romances in sci-fi romance take the latter approach. Authors make aliens appealing to readers, turning extraterrestrials into the ultimate book boyfriend. There are a few ways authors do this.

Monday, July 6, 2015

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Cover Reveal: TRAITOR by Jody Wallace, Plus Giveaway


It's time to feast your eyes on the cover for Jody Wallace's TRAITOR (Entangled Publishing), the second book in her Maelstrom Chronicles! This apocalyptic sci-fi romance will drop on July 28, 2015. Not only that, you can enter a giveaway here for a chance to win a copy of ANGELI, book one in the series.

Behold TRAITOR's winged hunk of love:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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For Your Reading Pleasure: Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #7

Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #7 is a veritable bumper crop of SFR goodies brought to you by KS Augustin, Diane Dooley, and me. Check out the delicious flavors that await you in this issue's bountiful 98-page harvest:


* "SFR and the Hugo Awards" by guest columnist Cora Buhlert

* "Are Alien Abduction Trope Mash-ups on the Rise?" by Charlee Allden

* "On "Kick-Ass" Heroines" by KS Augustin

* "On Being an SFR Prospector" by Heather Massey (that's me!)

* Free sci-fi romance short: "Old School Sensibilities" by Christine Tang-Bernas

* book reviews, Ian Sales' Mistressworks, sneak peaks, and more!

Head on over to our brand-spankin' new site and download your free copy of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #7!

Joyfully yours,
Heather


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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SFR News & Links For July 2015


When you're in the mood for a sci-fi romance, here are some new titles to choose from!

New releases

LIBERATION'S KISS - Wendy Lynn Clark

The Old Empire has crumbled. Strong factions prey on the weak, and strongest of all are those who ally themselves with the mysterious Robotics Faction…

Cressida Sarit Antiata is twelve years old when her diplomat parents learn that her name has appeared on the Robotics Faction Kill List, a classified document of dangerous individuals marked for execution. Calling in all of their connections, her parents smuggle her to a small but wealthy ore-producing moon where she grows up in anonymous luxury, secure that her data is safe.

Until now.

Xan | Arch is an x-class android with one mission: execute the target n81, also known as Cressida Sarit Antiata. Although he possesses biological skin, hair, fingernails, and eyes – and extensive conditioning to pass as a sweating, swearing, rough-and-tumble everyman - beneath the surface, he is all machine.

When he arrives at the moon, something unexpected is waiting for him. Something that circumvents his execution order and forces him to protect Cressida instead. Something that gives him the free will to question his makers, control his destiny, and awaken his heart.

Together, they might escape their destinies and forge an entirely new future.

If they can survive...