Thursday, September 3, 2009

SFR Linkfest for September 2009

Susan Kearney LucanNew Releases

Susan Kearney’s LUCAN will be available this month from Grand Central Publishing. I normally don’t pay much attention to covers, but I think the one for this book is actually quite tasteful. Or maybe it’s just because I think the cover model is hawt. Check out the premise:

Healer and high priestess of her people, Lady Cael is fated to life without a mate. But a mysterious explorer named Lucan Rourke doesn’t know her secrets, and his touch makes her crave a future that her extraordinary birthright has forbidden her...

Lucan has just one mission on Pendragon: to find the mythical Holy Grail, Earth’s only hope for survival. His powerful attraction to Cael is a distraction he can’t afford, unless he convinces her to join forces with him. Yet working so closely together only heightens their passion...even when the terrifying truth of Cael’s heritage threatens to shatter Lucan’s every belief—and the galaxy itself.

Read the prologue here.

More news below the cut....

Forthcoming books

From Susan Grant’s hot sheet:

May 2010 The Star Trilogy—Rerelease! New covers, new low price, and all at once: The Star King, The Star Prince, and The Star Princess. For new readers, it's a great way to get familiar with my earlier books. For collectors--alert, alert, these will be repackaged for the '10 release, so the older versions out there will soon become Hard To Find.

August 2010 SUREBLOOD: A Tale of the Borderlands. This is my long-awaited space pirate story and #3 in the Borderlands series.

Woot! More heroine space pirate action!

Linnea Sinclair’s forthcoming release is in the works. REBELS AND LOVERS (working title) is the next adventure in her Dock Five Universe.

RT Book Reviews does it again

SCI-FI ROMANCE: Authors make a convincing case for why this blend of two hot genres is truly the best of both worlds.”

Science fiction romance is money, baby. Thanks, RT! (Needless to say, I’ll be blogging about the feature soon.)

Authors blogging

Jess Granger discusses secondary characters at Sandra’s Goings-On.

At Alien Romances, Margaret Carter discusses The Business Model of E-Publishing.

Ann Aguirre demystifies the process of writing a synopsis in Dispelling Popular Fallacy.

Skiffy Rommer action

Sharon Lynn Fisher (GHOST PLANET) will be guest blogging at Silk & Shadows on The Golden Heart, The Void, and My Hussy Muse. Also, she posted what contest judges had to say about GHOST PLANET.

Lisa Paitz Spindler has Two New Book Reviews Available At SFSignal.

Aspiring author Donna Frelick guest blogs at Spacefreighters' Lounge. Welcome aboard, Donna!

Book Club Spotlight on Science Fiction Romance

How exciting is this? Romance blog Dirty Sexy Books will be spotlighting SFR in October for their Book Club. Site mistress Rebecca informed me that from Aug 31 - Sep 7 they accept book nominations. Voting is from Sep 7 - 13. She added “members then have about five weeks to get and read the book.”

Rebecca kicked off the spotlight with She Thinks My Tractor Beam is Sexy! (!) Stay tuned for more details.

Because you can never have enough steampunk romance in your life

Author Ciar Cullen has launched The Steampunk Romance Society for authors and aspiring authors penning such tales: “…this spot is more for authors working in the genre to chat about their works, styles, new markets, etc. Readers are welcome too, of course.”

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

The Galaxy Express was nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award. I was notified that I’d been nominated in the Best Speculative Fiction Blog and Best Community Builder categories. Thanks to the person(s) responsible for nominating TGE!

The Second Annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will take place from September 14 - 18.

Joyfully yours,