Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Triple Action Guest Blogging: Gamebooks, Steampunk, & Women in SF&F

When it rains, it pours. That's true not only of the weather outside my window, but also three guest posts of mine that all went live today!

Sci-Fi Romance: A New Kind of Hero

At Fantasy Book Cafe, I'm a participant in this year's Women in SF&F month! I'd enjoyed the posts of that event in years past and was delighted when hostess Kristen invited me to contribute an article.

The topic is my love of science fiction romance and how the "...genre has rewritten the hero narrative in order to give female characters leading roles as well as explore love and sex in a science fictional setting."

I presented a number of titles I've enjoyed, and the selection also serves to highlight the sheer variety available in this genre.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Invites Authors to Participate in Link Exchange

The Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly (of which I’m a staff member) wants to help raise visibility all around by partnering with authors in a link exchange. This endeavor will make it easier for readers to discover books and authors as well as sci-fi romance news and information.

Here's how it'll work:

Friday, April 11, 2014

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New SilkWords Release: Heather Massey's DANGEROUS RENDEZVOUS

[In the interest of full disclosure, Heather Massey is the owner of The Galaxy Express]

I'm excited to share the news of my latest sci-fi romance: DANGEROUS RENDEZVOUS is out now from SilkWords! SilkWords features gamebook-style romances. Here's the cover and teaser:

Image source: SilkWords
Agent Lucia Alvarez is investigating rumors of bizarre experiments on a distant planet when she encounters the man who broke her heart. Can they join forces to solve the mystery, or will his dark secret tear them apart?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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List of Sci-Fi Romance Non-Jerk Heroes

A few days ago, author Ros Clarke fielded the idea of putting out a call "for suggestions of books with non-jerk heroes to read next" (contemporary/historical romances). I'm guessing this was for a book club. 

At any rate, seeing her tweet reminded me of just how many non-jerk heroes I encounter in science fiction romance. In my experience, non-jerk heroes are the default in SFR. Therefore, I culled a list of non-jerk heroes from the books I've read!

Here are some titles to start us off. It's by no means inclusive and is in random order. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

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Interviewing Sharon Lynn Fisher (THE OPHELIA PROPHECY) at SF Signal

John DeNardo of SF Signal fame kindly invited me over to interview Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of THE OPHELIA PROPHECY (Tor). While munching toasted bagels and sampling drinks from John's legendary K-Cup® collection, Ms. Fisher and I chatted about her new biopunk science fiction romance. And yes, Zorak is in the house!

Joyfully yours,