Sunday, December 21, 2014

Carol Van Natta's Post About Sci-Fi Romance

During my call for 2015 science fiction romances, I discovered author Carol Van Natta and her post about Why You Should Read More Science Fiction Romance in 2015. Favorite quote: " SFR offers the best of both worlds — a vision of a futuristic universe where anything can happen, and active characters with heart (and often a laser pistol or two)."
She also released an SFR in October 2014 called OVERLOAD FLUX (Central Galactic Concordance #1). Here's the cover and blurb:

Stability has reigned throughout the Central Galactic Concordance for two hundred years, but trouble is brewing. A new pandemic is affecting hundreds of civilized planets, and someone is stealing the vaccine…

Brilliant crime scene investigator Luka Foxe has a problem. His hidden mental talent is out of control, making him barely able to function in the aftermath of violence, and the body count is rising. The convoluted trail leads to a corrupt pharma industry and the possibility of an illegal planet-sized laboratory. Faced with increasing threats, Luka must rely on an enigmatic, lethal woman he just met, but she has enough secrets to drag a ship down from orbit.

Mairwen Morganthur hides extraordinary skills under the guise of a dull night-shift guard. The last thing she wants is to provide personal security for a hot-shot investigator, or to be plunged into a murky case involving deaths, murderous mercenaries, sabotage, treachery, and the military covert operations division that would love to discover she’s still alive.

Two more lives in a rising death count won’t bother their enemies one bit. Their only hope for survival lies in revealing their dark secrets and, much harder, learning to trust one another.

Sounds intriguing! I love me a corporate/medical thriller type of SFR. According to the author's article linked to above, a sequel is planned for 2015.

Joyfully yours,