Sunday, August 21, 2011

QUEENIE'S BRIGADE: Sci-Fi Romance with a Punch

Cover design by Lyn Taylor
What’s QUEENIE’S BRIGADE? It’s my new science fiction romance novella, and it’s set to launch this October, 2011, from Red Sage Publishing.

A space opera military SF tale, QUEENIE’S BRIGADE features:

* A smart, charismatic, and honorable Alpha hero with a touch of angst
* A kick-butt Latina anti-heroine in search of redemption
* A biracial romance with sparks a flying
*An Earth-in-peril story with underdog heroes
* Very high stakes & high-octane action

The story:

Captain Michael Drake desperately needs an army to save Earth after a crushing defeat by alien invaders. When his damaged starship docks at a remote prison colony, he discovers Earth’s last best hope—an army to replace the one he lost.

But Queenie, the feral goddess ruling the prison, has other plans for the rugged military leader. After imprisoning Drake and seizing his ship, she prepares to lead her blood-thirsty band to freedom before the invaders track them down.

Despite her intentions, Queenie secretly falls for the sexy, hotshot captain. Drake makes it plain he wants to win back Earth with her by his side. But is following her heart worth betraying her people?

Here's a bit more information so you know what to expect:

Heat Level: Sexual tension; one steamy love scene
Tone: Dark and edgy; strong language; graphic violence

And now for a few acknowledgments:

A huge thanks goes to Red Sage because I enjoyed so much artistic freedom with QUEENIE’S BRIGADE. Remember how their submission guidelines state that

Therefore a majority of what we publish will be romance and erotica. We also feel readers want variety. Sometimes you like erotic and sometimes you just want a great mystery or science fiction story or even something else. Surprise us and come up with something completely different!

Well, QUEENIE’S BRIGADE is proof that they really mean it. The book pushes boundaries and then shatters them with an iron fist to the jaw. You’ll see what I mean when you read it.

And the cover…! I am beyond thrilled that it represents the story’s Latina heroine. Kudos to Lyn Taylor for her effort, especially since it probably would have been easier for her to simply pick the first image she found.

I’d also like to express deep thanks to P.D. and N. who beta read the manuscript. Your support means so very, very much.

Joyfully yours,