Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Author Supernova: Ann Aguirre, Part II

Ann Aguirre WanderlustWelcome to part two of this week’s celebration of author Ann Aguirre and her science fiction romance series starring “pee-gasm” queen Sirantha Jax! (I swear, I will never forget that scene from GRIMSPACE.) If you missed part one (of Ann Aguirre’s Author Supernova, not the pee-gasm), click here.

The series began with GRIMSPACE, and continues with WANDERLUST. Vel fans, rejoice, because his cameo widens considerably in this story. I really dug how Jax’s relationship with him developed. BFF, indeed.

At any rate…


Sirantha Jax doesn’t take chances…she jumps at them…
Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. Jax has worked for the Farwan Corporation her entire career. But now the word’s out that the Corp deliberately crashed a passenger ship, and their stranglehold on intergalactic commerce has crumbled—which means that Jax is out of a job.

She’s also broke, due to being declared dead a little prematurely. So when the government asks her to head up a vital diplomatic mission, Jax takes it. Her mandate: journey to the planet Ithiss-Tor and convince them to join the Conglomerate.
But Jax’s payday is light years away. First, she’ll have to contend with Syndicate criminals, a stormy relationship with her pilot, man-eating aliens, and her own grimspace-weakened body. She’ll be lucky just to make it to Ithiss-Tor alive…

I’ve collected a number of links so you can learn more about the author and her work. Don’t forget to check back later this week for an interview with Ann Aguirre as well as a super giveaway. Now, on with the show!

If you’re new to Ann Aguirre, you can procure a taste of her prose with some SFR goodness in Still We Live, one of four free reads available on the author’s Web site.

Writer Unboxed: Interview: Ann Aguirre, Part 1 and Interview: Ann Aguirre, Part 2

Interview with Ann Aguirre courtesy of Flight Into Fantasy

Smart Bitch Sarah Interviews Author Ann Aguirre (video, parts 1-6)

Jeri Smith-Ready presents Guest Blogger Ann Aguirre, Bestselling Author of GRIMSPACE

Electric Spec hosts Special Feature: Interview with Author Ann Aguirre

At Karen Knows Best, Azteclady Interviews Ann Aguirre (in which the author reveals how many books it’d take to “tell all of Jax’s story”).

At MiladyInsanity, there are 6 Questions with Ann Aguirre

From Write Minded Blog: Welcome Guest: Ann Aguirre!

At SF Site, Michael M. Jones reviews GRIMSPACE, which reminds him “a lot of the cult-favorite TV series-turned-movie, Firefly, in terms of attitude and atmosphere and the ragtag band of hard luck adventurers struggling against the system.”

Grasping for the Wind’s John Ottinger reviews GRIMSPACE: “Tightly woven and moving at breakneck speed from page one, Grimspace is funny and fun…Where the novel succeeds is in creating a fun, action filled story that I would imagine would translate well to the big screen.” (We’ll forgive his inadvertent use of “bodice-ripper” in the review.)

Here’s a review from Ramblings on Romance: “Even with the romance aside, Grimspace is a “Star Wars” type of book. There are aliens, battles and journeys to different worlds. Space is a harsh bitch, where people die horrible deaths and trusting someone may not be an option. Jax tries to grab some happiness where she can and hopefully that will be with March, who is one nice male specimen.”

(Hmm, do I detect a trend here? Calling Ari Gold!)

Joyfully yours,