Friday, February 1, 2013

SFR News & Links For February 2013

New releases

A KISS FOR A CURE (space opera) – Sidney Bristol

What’s a girl to do when her parents gift her with a man for Christmas?

Caught between two kingdoms, Jordan has given up the privileged world of intergalactic court life to become an interstellar biologist researching space sharks. Unexpectedly saddled with a husband from a race who are rumored to be sex fiends, her life is yanked in a direction she doesn’t want.

But Cai isn’t human and he must have the emotional feedback of a mate in order to survive. Charged with protecting Jordan, can he win her heart and keep her safe from harm?

Will they survive the challenges that arise…sexual, emotional and political? Time is ticking away and it’s not on their side.

IRON GUNS, BLAZING HEARTS (steampunk romance) – Heather Massey (in the interest of full disclosure, that’s me, the owner of this blog)

The West just got a whole lot wilder.

A woman on a mission… Scientific achievement isn’t enough for Violet Whitcomb. Life working alongside her renowned scientist father is filled with intellectual challenges, but what she truly craves is love and adventure. She’s resigned to a fate of academic pursuits–until a fateful trip across the American frontier changes everything. A rogue inventor known as the Iron Scorpion kidnaps Violet’s father and she alone is left to plan his rescue.

A man with a secret… Logan McCoy knows firsthand going up against the Iron Scorpion is suicide, but he can’t let Violet waltz into the villain’s lair alone. She may be a stranger, but she’s also the most compelling woman he’s ever known.

A perilous quest… Their attraction is undeniable, but their alliance turns contentious when Violet insists on including a third partner on their mission: her father’s latest invention and the world’s most advanced automaton, Arthur. The reason for Logan’s resistance isn’t clear until Violet comes face-to-face with the Iron Scorpion’s diabolical devices, and by then, it’s far too late.

ONE FOR KAMI (dystopian/alternate dimension) – Charlene Wilson

Can love be true if shared with more than one?  Kami doesn’t think so when she finds Ian is elite and required to take three wives to eliminate the poverty- stricken population.  Why couldn’t he be poor like she thought he was when she fell in love with him?

Determined to find a realm that doesn’t have such a dictate, she travels to dimension Three-Two-Three to begin her search.  But is love truer in a place that only allows one spouse than it is in Ian’s heart?

Audio releases

Pauline Baird Jones’ KICKING ASHE is now available in audio (scroll down for buy links).

With hearts and lives on the line, a kiss may be all they have time for....

Time has dumped Ashe on a dying planet, and she needs to figure out why before she ceases to exist. Or gets vivisected by some Keltinarian scientists. Or worse.

Vidor Shan might help - since someone somewhere is trying to hose him, too - if she can convince him to trust her. Probably shouldn't have told him that only someone he trusts can betray him. Also wouldn't mind if he kissed her on the mouth. Vid would love to kiss the girl, but his brother is lost, he's got hostile aliens on his tail, and the stench of betrayal all around him. Can he trust the woman who told him to trust no one?

Lesbian SF/F Romance

At, Liz Bourke wrote a post about Sleeps With Monsters: Lesbian SFF Romance. Both the post and the comment section have lots of title recommendations—a great resource!

Discover new stories

SFR Brigade announced “SFR Brigade Presents,” a new feature that facilitates the sharing of sci-fi romance excerpts.


At Spacefreighters Lounge, Donna S. Frelick reflects on Fringe Benefit: HEA After Five Seasons.

Words to write science fiction romance by

“…without conflict there's no plot.” – from Jacqueline Lichtenberg’s post Theme-Plot Integration Part 5 – A Great Steampunk Example

Authors blogging

At CONTACT – Infinite Futures, Ella Drake (METALMARK) contemplates a chilling reality: DNA Tracking Is Now. Not The Future.

Steampunk Romance Event

The Great Steampunk Romance Airship Tour is coming very soon—stay tuned!

Now I turn the mike over to you. Got any science fiction romance news and/or links to share?

Joyfully yours,