Friday, October 24, 2014

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Cover For Jessica E. Subject's THE STAR PRINCESS

Author Jessica E. Subject recently unveiled the cover for her forthcoming Beyond Fairytales sci-fi romance THE STAR PRINCESS (Decadent Publishing). Enjoy!



New Adult Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

(unofficial blurb)

In one week, Princess Ro’sa will board a spaceship, leaving her home on Minjet to be with her betrothed on Earth. The only problem is, she detests the prince’s selfish and arrogant ways, preferring to spend time with his personal aide, a man who stirs her desires in ways she never imagined possible with his radient blue eyes and smouldering lips. And oh, the way he touches her.

Will she find a way to be with the man who steals her heart, or be forced to marry the egocentric prince?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Donna S. Frelick Blogs About Authentic Settings In SFR at Spacefreighters Lounge

At Spacefreighters Lounge, Donna S. Frelick blogs about Authentic Settings A Challenge In SFR:

Those of us who write SFR tend to be science and space geeks from early childhood.  We seek out any opportunity, slim though it may be, to stand close to something, uh, space-y.  Field trips to an observatory, to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum or, if we’re lucky, to see a launch at Cape Canaveral bring squeals of delight.  But you have to admit, we have greater challenges finding a way to immerse ourselves in setting details for planets that exist only in our minds.

That’s why, in a way, I “cheat” by setting parts of my stories here on Earth.  (That’s true of the first two of my Interstellar Rescue series, at least.  The third book, Fools Rush In, is set entirely in space.)  It helps me as a writer, but I think it also helps the reader relate to the story.  If some of the places are familiar, then a reader new to SFR might have an easier time accepting the introduction of more alien places and ideas.  Of course, my ulterior motive is to hook these new readers and draw them in.  If they like the first two books in my series, then I’m hoping they’ll follow me into the more alien territory of the third book.
Head on over and let her know what you think!

Joyfully yours,

Heather



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TAMING THE ALPHA: Forthcoming Boxed Set With SFR Stories

Keep your eyes peeled for TAMING THE ALPHA (December 2014), a boxed set that will include a few sci-fi romances including one from Ella Drake (who thoughtfully alerted me to the news)!


Joyfully yours,
Heather


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Library Journal's Best Books of 2014 Includes Anna Hackett's AT STAR'S END

File this under super news: Anna Hackett's AT STAR'S END (Carina Press) made the Library Journal's Best Books of 2014 e-original romance list!


Congratulations, Ms. Hackett!

Joyfully yours,
Heather

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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S.L. Viehl Interviews Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Fiction Editor Diane Dooley

S.L. Viehl, author of the popular Stardoc series, interviewed Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Fiction Editor Diane Dooley at Paperback Writer. Here's a snippet:
Yesterday I mentioned a sub op from Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly, an e-zine I discovered via the Paying Markets forum on AbsoluteWrite.com. Because it's extremely rare to find a paying market for any type of SF romance, I decided to do a bit more research on the pub. That resulted in me asking Diane Dooley, SFRQ's fiction editor, a lot of pesky questions, which she very kindly took the time to answer:

Q: What made you decide to embark on this venture?

A: KS 'Kaz' Augustin, Chief Editor of the Quarterly, tech goddess and businesswoman, approached myself and Heather Massey of The Galaxy Express with a wild idea: are you two nuts enough to collaborate with me on a quarterly magazine dedicated to Science Fiction Romance? The answer was yes, we are nuts enough. I had recently served as content editor for an anthology of SFR short stories and was interested in providing a paid market for SFR in the short form. Jumping aboard the Quarterly gave me that opportunity.
Click here to read the rest of the interview. Many thanks to S.L. Viehl for helping us spread the word about SFRQ!

Joyfully yours,

Heather