Sunday, June 8, 2008

Author Supernova: Susan Grant

(New feature alert! A week-long extravaganza will spotlight one author’s work throughout the week. Generally, this will coincide with that author’s new SFR release. Be on the lookout for giveaways during these times.)

Gather round, my good passengers, for we are about to embark on another exciting chapter in the cosmic tome of science fiction romance.

If you’re a consummate coffee connoisseur, you never crave just one type of roast. One day nothing will satisfy but a dark, smoky flavored French roast. Another finds you sipping a mellow Costa Rican with a sweet, spicy aroma. Then there are the evenings you flood your taste buds with a triple latte spiked with rich caramel, mocha, and topped with decadent whipped cream.

(Don’t despair. Master Chef is barreling down the aisle with a loaded cart of steaming java. Tea as well, if that’s your poison.)

Where am I heading with this, you’re wondering, other than a brain-splitting caffeine buzz? To me, the above passage touting coffee’s myriad qualities perfectly encapsulates the work of science fiction romance author Susan Grant.

Author. Pilot. Mother. Susan Grant has done it all. Published since the turn of the 21st century, this RITA award winner and NY Times best-selling author contributed a striking 10 novels to the SFR genre (as defined by TGE). Her stories range from dark and gritty to unabashedly romantic to pop-culture comedic--sometimes all in the same book!

Now we’re talking adventure!

The Galaxy Express wishes to extend a hearty congratulation to Susan Grant for her latest release, MOONSTRUCK! It launches her new Borderlands series. Let me tell you, there is some seriously good buzz zipping around the outposts about this tale.

If this is the first time you’ve heard about Susan Grant or need a refresher, her Web site is chock-full of information about her publishing history, books (including excerpts), favorite links, and more. ("Chock-full," get it? Sorry, Susan, I couldn’t resist!) In upcoming posts, you can also look forward to learning more about Susan’s work as well as an interview with the maestro herself.

Here’s a little bit about MOONSTRUCK to wet your whistle:

by Susan Grant
HQN Books
June 1, 2008

ISBN-10: 0373772599
ISBN-13: 978-0373772599
Paperback & Kindle Edition


And Coalition starship admiral Brit Bandar is one tough woman. A mere intergalactic treaty could never get her to trust the Drakken Horde. There was too much bad blood between the Coalition and the Horde and, for intensely personal reasons, Brit wasn’t sure that she was through spilling it! But now a peaceful accord has made Finn Rorkken, a notorious Drakken rogue, second-in command on her starship – and through some grand cosmic irony – front and center in her thoughts...and her heart.


Either title sat easily on Finn’s battle-hardened shoulders. Though second-in-command to “Stone-Heart” Bandar? That would take some getting used to. Peace required as much sacrifice as war, so he’d comply even if his reaction to the gorgeous admiral fell decidedly outside protocol. But would he end up kissing or killing her if the galaxy’s tentative truce turned into all out war?

Read an excerpt here.

Now that I’ve got you all riled up, check this out: Right now during this Author Supernova one lucky passenger will win an autographed copy of MOONSTRUCK courtesy of this ever gracious author. (contest limited to U.S. residents). Check back later this week for another contest.

In order to get your name in the proverbial hat (the winner will be chosen at random), please leave a comment for this post. The deadline is Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m., EST.

Go ahead now and place your orders for Chef (sky’s the limit). Give a shout-out to Ms. Grant and welcome her aboard The Galaxy Express. (Oh, and you can chat about her books, too!)

Joyfully yours,