Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Interview With BLUE YONDER Author Diane Dooley

Incominga new science fiction romance release from author Diane Dooley called BLUE YONDER (Decadent Publishing)! I’ve read and enjoyed her first three books, BLUE GALAXY and BLUE NEBULA (both available through Carina Press) and MAKO'S BOUNTY (Decadent Publishing) and so I'm delighted to add her latest to my TBR pile.

Diane Dooley is aboard TGE so we can learn more about BLUE YONDER! But first, here’s the cover and blurb:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Signal Boost For a Post About Diversity in Sci-Fi Romance

Via Spacefreighters Lounge, Greta van der Rol put out a call for diverse science fiction romances in Diversity pops up its head – again:

But I'm not the only one who has written racially diverse SFR stories. Science fiction is such a wonderful genre for "diverse" stories. I particularly enjoyed Elizabeth Moon's books Rules of Engagement and Once a Hero, from the Serrano series. She paints a picture of worlds colonised by splinter groups. In our SFR niche, SJ Pajonas  writes SFR with a decidedly Japanese flavour. PJ Dean writes racially diverse books. Please feel free to suggest others in the comments. I know SFR is much more diverse than it is given credit for.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Publishing Opportunity Via The Book Smugglers: The Novella Initiative

Hey there, SFR authors! I thought you might be interested in this publishing news from The Book Smugglers (who released A.E. Ash's sci-fi romance short, LUMINOUS) (via their press release):

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway by Arlene Webb, Author of HONEY MOON

Author Arlene Webb's new sci-fi romance HONEY MOON will release 9/22/15 from Totally Bound. In the meantime, she's aboard The Galaxy Express with a guest post and giveaway! Her post is about how the "soft science" label used to describe non-hard SF books marginalizes stories, authors, and readers.
Before reading Arlene Webb's post, I invite you to check out the cover and blurb for HONEY MOON: 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

More Box Sets of Athena Grayson's HUNTRESS OF THE STAR EMPIRE Now Available

Greetings, fellow "heroine space bounty hunter" fans!

The 3rd and 4rth box sets of Athena Grayson's HUNTRESS OF THE STAR EMPIRE, launched in August. This release marks the final set, making for a complete "season" of the tale. Grab them now, because starting October 1, 2015, the $2.99 price for sets 2-4 reverts back to the original price.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Two Forthcoming Stories & A Kickstarter

Author Richard Botelho alerted me about REASON FOR EXISTENCE (February 2016, Windstream Publishing Company), his forthcoming book that combines science fiction and romance. I've not read it, but on the surface it seems to have appeal for romantic SF readers. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SFR Ideas For Your TBR Pile

Here's a signal boost for a post at The Mary Sue called 10 Sci-Fi Stories Created by Women of Color. Most of the featured books are SF, but it includes Alyssa Cole's post-apocalyptic romance RADIO SILENCE (Carina Press)! (hat tip to author P.J. Dean for the heads up).

And at Spacefreighters Lounge, Author Pippa Jay shared a list of books she read and reviewed the past few months and many are science fiction romances! Perhaps you'll find a few discoveries of your own among her selection.

Joyfully yours,

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Guest Post by Cynthia Sax: Releasing Rage, Cyborgs And Dark SciFi Erotica With Romance

Author Cynthia Sax has a new book out called RELEASING RAGE and it features a cyborg hero and engineer (!) heroine. This book may interest those of you who enjoy your erotic sci-fi romance/romantic SF erotica on the edgy—even brutal—side, with elements such as a dark and intense hurt/comfort fantasy. Even the title is no-holds barred.

Speaking of fantasies, I invited the author to come aboard and blog about some of the fantasies (sexual and otherwise) readers can expect from RELEASING RAGE. Just because women authors write many sexual fantasies and many readers consume them doesn't mean we don't want to explore the "why" once in a while! Ms. Sax was game and in her post she delves into the story's worldbuilding and her take on cyborg heroes. To get you better acquainted with RELEASING RAGE, here's the cover and blurb!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SFR News & Links For September 2015

For those of you for whom September means the kids are back in school and you have more time to read, here's a selection of sci-fi romances for you! For everyone else, please help yourself to this selection of sci-fi romances, whatever the occasion!

New releases

EDEN (Aurora #5) - Amanda Bridgeman

In the wake of the tragic events in Centralis, Captain Saul Harris stands with the weight of the world on his shoulders. With the truth of UNFASP revealed, he realizes that he must embrace his ancestry if he is to survive the coming onslaught. But how far will Harris go to protect the future? Will he sacrifice life as he knows it and become a Jumbo? Or can he face the future as a common man?

Meanwhile Sergeant Carrie Welles has been left devastated by what has happened. Uncertain of the future ahead, and with her nemesis, Sharley, on the brink of control, she struggles to pick herself up. But she is left surprised when help comes from the unlikeliest of places.

As her life veers off in a direction she never expected, Carrie soon understands that she is running a course with a destiny that lies far beyond her control. A destiny that is strangely aligned with her Captain's.