Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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SFR News & Links For October 2014

All I can say about this month's sci-fi romance releases is…wow!

New releases

STARLIGHT COWBOY (Beyond Fairytales) - Stephanie Beck

A Beyond Fairytales Adaptation of The Sun Brings it to Light

From the storybook of the stars.

A groundbreaking mission to the moons of Jupiter should have been Annalina's big ticket for advancement, but instead of captaining her own ship, she's second fiddle to Shields Albright.
Playboy, adventurer, immature.

Shields has been called it all, but really, he just wants to fly and hasn’t spent a lot of time on his social skills. Mutual attraction grows as the walls of the space ship close in, and they come to an arrangement that satisfies them both, while allowing them professional distance. The distance doesn’t last, not as they grow to understand themselves…and each other as someone who just fits.

Not all is as it should be among the stars.

Their ship is attacked, and the moons of Jupiter are not exactly untouched when they finally arrive. The little world they’ve built high above terra firma is about to smack down in the middle of a dangerous, maybe even deadly, reality. If Shields didn't attract trouble like fireflies on a bug zapper, the two might have an actual shot at true love.

Read the excerpt.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #4: The Cyborg Issue

The latest issue of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is now out and it's chock full of delicious cyborg action! Issue #4 includes:

* Guest columnist by GAMES OF COMMAND author Linnea Sinclair

* "I Like Big Cyborgs And I Cannot Lie" article by Charlee Allden (Smart Girls Love SciFi & Paranormal Romance)

* An Interview with Cyborgs: More Than Machines author Eve Langlais

* "Taming the Cyborg Hero" article by Heather Massey (that's me!)

* SFR release coverage from June to September

* Ian Sales reviews WOMEN OF WONDER by Pamela Sargent

* Sci-fi romance reviews, and much more!

Download your free copy of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly or you can read it online here. Plus, the magazine's site has been updated with a shiny new look. Happy reading!

Joyfully yours,


Friday, September 26, 2014

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Cover Reveal Exclusive: WHEN DARK FALLS by Pippa Jay

Here's an exclusive cover reveal for my wonderful Galaxy Express passengers: WHEN DARK FALLS by Pippa Jay! This alternative 1920s superhero romance will be released 11/14 by Breathless Press. Check out the lovely design:

In a city where Dark Technologies Inc. now runs the show, Kadie Williams has more immediate concerns than the fall of Blaze, their guardian superhero. Almost every morning for the last few months she’s woken up with cuts and bruises on her body, and no idea how she got them. There are no nightmares. No evidence that she sleepwalks, or any sign of a break in. And nothing to tell her who’s been cleaning up after her. As just one of thousands of civilians conscripted to slave away in the labs of Professor Dark, she knew there'd be trouble ahead. But  she never expected it to be so bad, or so personal. 

Desperate for answers, Kadie looks to the new defender of the night, the only person who can hinder the total domination of Professor Dark—Nocturnelle. The mysterious vigilante superhero came from nowhere with her cybernetic sidekick Shadow, set on putting an end to the brutality of Dark's regime. But as his laboratories work on a new secret super-weapon, Nocturnelle and Shadow may not be enough to save Nephopolis...or to save Kadie either.


And there's more! Read an excerpt:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Seeking SFRs About Alien Heroes & Human Heroines On Earth

Star-crossed lovers Do Min Joon & Cheon Song Yi

In light of the big news that ABC is planning to adapt the popular Korean drama MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR, I figured this would be a great time to crowdsource a list of similar science fiction romance books!

To learn more about the show itself, read My Epic Post On MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR (no major spoilers). Tl;dr: MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR is about a romance between Do Min Joon, an alien who's a cross between Superman and Spock, and Cheon Song Yi, a famous celebrity. Heat level: sweet. You can stream this show for free (with ads) at DramaFever.

Though the ABC adaptation isn't in the can just yet, I'd still like to have a list of similar SFRs handy for interested readers. Ideally, the books will, like MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR, feature an alien hero, a human heroine, and a contemporary Earth setting. But really, any setting will do!

Here are some titles to get us started:

Monday, September 22, 2014

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More News Coverage About ABC's MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR Remake

Cheon Song Yi eating favorite meal, chicken & beer

Enjoy some chicken and beer while you catch up with more coverage about ABC's remake of the Korean drama MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR!

Joyfully yours,