|Posted by Laurie A. Green on January 1, 2012 at 5:20 PM||comments (2)|
...but we need your help!
We've started to list a few of the new upcoming SFR releases, but we'd like to include ALL Brigaders' SFR releases, SFR events, contests, etc.
What we need from authors:
The calendar page lists the events by date and title and notices pop up on the web site sidebar over yonder > >
Brigaders are also encouraged to post 'attagirl' comments on the calendar postings to show your support for your fellow SFR writers and authors.
Until a Calendar Coordinator steps forward (hint, hint, hint) you can email me at: Lgreen2162 [at] aol [dot] com (in the usual email format) and I'll try to get your info posted to the calendar asap.
|Posted by perilouspauline on July 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM||comments (0)|
I got an awesome review of Girl Gone Nova at Long and Short Romance review (and they give a nice boost to SFR).
"Girl Gone Nova is an action-filled science fiction treat! Stuffed full of intrigue, time-traveling, wisecracks and every girl’s dream of love and happily-ever-after, it’s a sure-fire hit with any lover of the genre. Ms. Jones has a talent for bringing unusual characters forth and making them seem like ‘one of the guys’, it’s a talent you’re sure to remember for a long time to come, as is her amazing novel, Girl Gone Nova."
|Posted by perilouspauline on June 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM||comments (7)|
I've mulled whether OUT OF TIME is SFR and I'm still not sure. It involves time travel using a machine, not a device, but the time travel is to WWII. It does start and end in SF land and is definitely in romance land. So I'm posting it, but will remove the listing if other brigaders don't agree!
Here's the blurb:
What happens when a twenty-first century woman on a mission to change the past meets a thoroughly 1940s man trying to stay alive in the hellish skies over war-torn Europe?
Melanie “Mel” Morton is an adventure reporter, who lost her grandfather in World War II. With no family left, she’s all about doing her job and finishing her grandfather’s biography.
Enter Jack Hamilton, sexy octogenarian, genius/scientist and former WWII bomber pilot.
What he tells Mel sends her on her craziest adventure yet—straight into the past to save her grandfather’s life—and change Jack’s future, if she doesn't accidentally end it.
All Mel has to do is outmaneuver the entire German army--and not fall in love with Jack.
Unfortunately, eluding the German army is the easy part....
This book won the Eppie when it released the first time. :-)
|Posted by Laurie A. Green on June 6, 2010 at 7:44 PM||comments (1)|
We have a Book Launch Party scheduled for Katherine Allred's much heralded Close Contact on Tuesdsay, June 8th. Close Contact is a RT Book Reviews TOP PICK! earning the best rating of 4-1/2 stars. Book two in the Alien Affairs series follows Close Encounters.
Katherine Allred will be offering an exciting book giveaway in connection with the book launch party.
Be sure to tune in to the main blog!
|Posted by perilouspauline on May 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM||comments (5)|
I am guest blogging at Romance That's Out of This World this week about why science fiction isn't just for geeks. I hope SFR members will stop by and share their experiences with SFR and their favorite reads. There's also a prize at the end of the week.
The blog also mentions my latest SFR release, Girl Gone Nova. I haven't done a news release about it here, because I had a little trouble figuring out posting on the blog (thanks, Laurie for your patience with my lameness!)
I hope I did this right, as it is my first news release in this forum!
|Posted by Laurie A. Green on May 13, 2010 at 1:02 PM||comments (4)|
by Kaye Manro
A surprise! I got the news early this morning. FORBIDDEN LOVE released a week early-- May 13 at Red Rose Publishing. Unexpected news, but still I'm exicted. I've waited for this and now it is here! For those who expected (like me) the release for next week on the 20th, well I am out there now!
For this very special and unexpected release day I am sharing a new
FORBIDDEN LOVE Blurb:
T’Kon and Maya are galaxies apart, so different yet so much alike…
Exploring the galaxies at faster than light speed (FTL) is routine for the inhabitants of Asconage. T’Kon’s cool-blood culture exists on a planet in the scorch of binary suns. Yet there are governing archaic rules to prohibit interspecies mating with those from different worlds and evolutionary paths.
When T’Kon crashes his spacecraft on Terrain, a seasonal planet barely on the cusp of space travel, he cannot resist Maya, the warm-blooded audacious female who gives him aid. Their desire for each other entices T’Kon to abandon his species moral code.
There is little time to linger inside this illicit passion. The warring factions of her world are closing in. A quick fix of his spacecraft and a fast exit is his best choice. But can T’Kon leave Maya behind and forsake their emerging Forbidden Love?
FORBIDDEN LOVE Excerpt:
“So how did you learn to speak our language?” Maya asked, “Not your native tongue I’ll bet.”
The mating urge rose in T’Kon anew at the sound of her melodic voice. He scrutinized her through squinted eyes. A crinkle stretched across her nose where a line of minuscule brown dots scattered onto each cheek. He had an impulse to stroke the dots, see if he could rub them off. No, he should not touch her again.
“While studying your planet, I picked up words and phrases.” He said finally.
She leaned across the counter and captured his eyes with hers. “Why are you studying us?”
He did not answer her question. He had told her too much already. The less she knew about him the better. “Take me to my spacecraft.”
Maya stared at him.
He hissed out more air and then shook his head. “I had not planned contact.”
She scooted around and came to stand close to him. He could tell she wanted to touch him but did not. “Maybe you didn’t plan it but here you are. So why not take advantage of the situation...” her words trailed off and this time she did touch him. She slid her hand over his chest and onto his face.
He caught her fingers in a rough hold. The act caused his talons to unsheathe. “No, I cannot. I will not.” He dropped her hand. A sudden realization—glancing down at his body, he stood naked before her his mating organ erect. “What have you done with my bodily covering?”
“I cut it off,” she answered. “I had to do it so I could examine you to see if you were hurt. Your space suit encased you so tightly, I had no choice."
He hissed close to her ear. "You tore away my covering, now I shall rid you of yours." In a display that surprised even him, T’Kon slid a claw around her back hooking her clothing with a talon. In a swift motion, he slashed it from her. The garments landed on the floor in tattered pieces.
Maya’s heart beat against his chest matching his own accelerated pulse. The heat of her nakedness roused him even more…
He began his exploration anew.
“You want me to touch you here?” He licked across her lips, over her face and then down neck, hovering just above the swell of her breasts.
“Oh yes,” Maya panted on a sigh...
As a romance author, I lean toward the adventuresome in my writing. I love science fiction and all the enticing quantum theories surrounding it. Where characters rush through outer space at (FTL) Faster than Light speed, or teleport into another time, and even slipstream into an alternate reality. I like creating sizzling love scenes too with sexy heroes, and captivating heroines. It just seemed natural to combine all these elements together in my stories and write (SFR) Science Fiction Romance.
I hope you enjoy reading FORBIDDEN LOVE as much as I enjoyed wrting it!
Visit Red Rose Publishing to purchase FORBIDDEN LOVE!
Thanks to all who have been here for me and waited with me for this day!
(Cross post from Kay's blog)
|Posted by Laurie A. Green on May 3, 2010 at 3:31 PM||comments (1)|
Breaking News! SFR author and Brigade member Katherine Allred's Close Contact has been named a TOP PICK by Romantic Times! Many congrats, Katherine!
Close Contact will be released in June and is available now for pre-order. Click here for Amazon page.