Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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SFR News & Link Roundup For April 2015

New releases

Happy April! Behold this month's shiny new titles:

DEADLY LOVER - Charlee Allden

In the future, love can get you killed.

Security contractor Lily Rowan is clawing her way back to normalcy after a training mission gone horrifically wrong left her physically and emotionally broken. She’s returned to the city she grew up in, but not to hide from her nightmares, to face them. Living alongside the Ormney—genetically altered refugees who’ve settled in The Zone—is a daily reminder of the Ormney trainee who nearly took her life. Lily knew it would be tough, but she couldn’t have known coming home would drop her straight into a madman’s deadly game.

Someone is drugging Ormney men and turning them into mindless killers, reenacting the attack Lily barely survived. To stop the killing spree and put her own demons behind her, Lily must overcome her fear and work with Jolaj, a refugee Law Keeper with dangerous secrets and hidden motives of his own.

Jolaj long ago dedicated his life to his people. As a Searcher he slipped into the black nothing of inter-dimensional space day after day, risking everything to find them a new home. As a Law Keeper he is once again tending to their future. But working with Lily could prove to be the most difficult task he’s ever faced. Despite the Council’s decree making relationships with the outsiders forbidden, he’s finding it hard to keep the courageous Lily at a distance.

With the fragile peace between their people on the line, Lily and Jolaj must stop the horrific crimes before their growing attraction makes them the killer’s next targets.

In the near future, the world is forever altered by the arrival of refugees from a parallel universe. The Ormney refugees fled their dying world with no possessions, no technology, just a natural ability to slip in and out of phase with the world around them. Few survived the harrowing journey and those who did are restricted to a zone within the mega-city called the JAX Metropolitan Area, spanning the North Florida/South Georgia coastline.

With all that has changed, two things remain the same—serial killers still walk among us and murder is still as ugly and terrifying as ever.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Interview With CHAOS STATION Authors Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen



Authors of SFR are always surprising us with something new. This is certainly true of Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen. They launched a new m/m space opera series this month called Chaos Station. Not only that, they have a spiffy site with handy information about the series.

CHAOS STATION (Carina Press) is the first book:


“You’re not real. Felix Ingesson is dead.”

The war with the alien stin is over, but Felix Ingesson has given up on seeing his lover, Zander Anatolius, ever again. Zander’s military file is sealed tighter than an airlock. A former prisoner of war, Felix is attempting a much quieter life keeping his ship, the Chaos, aloft. He almost succeeds, until Zander walks on board and insists that Felix isn’t real.

A retired, broken super soldier, Zander is reeling from the aftereffects of his experimental training and wants nothing more than to disappear and wait for insanity to claim him. Then he sees footage of a friend and ally—a super soldier like him—murdering an entire security squad with her bare hands and a cold, dead look in her eyes. He never expected to find Felix, the man he’d thought dead for years, on the ship he hired to track her down.

Working with Felix to rescue his teammate is a dream come true…and a nightmare. Zander has no exit strategy that will leave Felix unscathed—or his own heart unbroken.

Click here to read the Chapter 1 excerpt.
 
Book two, LONELY SHORE, will release May 25, 2015. Enjoy the cover and blurb:
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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #6 Now Available!

Don't be shy--click here to grab your copy of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #6, a free e-zine brought to you by KS Augustin, Diane Dooley, and me!

Cover design by Misa Buckley
This issue includes an article about sci-fi romance films by author Donna S. Frelick, a free short story by Amanda C. Davis, "Engineering the Heroes of Our Dreams" by regular contributor Charlee Allden, 13 reviews, a slew of new releases, sci-fi romance Sneak Peeks from authors Maeve Alpin and Charlee Allden, and much, much more!

Joyfully yours,
Heather

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Cosmic Laughs & Love: Comedic SFR Film Trailers


Our Cosmic Laughs & Love event with guest authors Lucy Woodhull, Jody Wallace, and Lorain O'Neil will now go out in a blaze of glory with the following trailers from a few comedic science fiction romance films. Share them with someone you love, or hog them all to yourself! Thanks for joining us!

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

THE ICE PIRATES


CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME


EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY

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Cosmic Laughs & Love Film Spotlight: HEARTBEEPS, A Comedic SFR Film So Bad, It’s Actually Kinda Not Good At All


[Introduction: I first blogged about HEARTBEEPS back in 2011. This film is so bizarre and inadvertently funny I figured I'd unleash a revamped post about it for TGE's Cosmic Laughs & Love event. You're welcome!]

HEARTBEEPS (1981), starring Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters, has got to be one of the worst science fiction romance films ever made. Possibly also one of the worst comedies ever to hit the silver screen. I can’t even describe how bad this film is. Painfully bad. You-won’t-forgive-yourself-in-the-morning bad. In fact, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy, although on second thought, it might come in handy if Earth needs to ward off an alien invasion using cringeworthy cinema.