Thursday, July 20, 2017

SFRB Recommends 74: Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson #sfr #cyberpunk

Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places...
Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what's left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas-sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo.
Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it's the perfect storm...


Wanted and Wired combines original concepts, witty prose, and enthralling characters for a place on my keeper shelf. Mari's always got something funny to say, Heron's convictions and behavior make him lovable, and the villains are convincing and complex. 
The argot gives the book a unique feel/setting that feels immersive. The plot explores excellent philosophical questions about identity and control.  Plus, the way Heron uses his technology in the love scenes is inventive and spicy. I haven't read any other books quite like it!


Author site: Vivien Jackson
This recommendation by Lee Koven.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Geektastic Books #Free SciFi Promotion @geektasticbooks


Welcome to the Geektastic Books July promotion! GeektasticBooks.com is a brand new website that showcases science fiction and fantasy books. Science fiction romance is heavily represented and we are very excited about that! For the July promotion, there are over 40 fantastic free scifi and fantasy books, with science fiction romance from SFR Brigade members Aurora Springer, S.M. Schmitz, Athena Grayson, Kyndra Hatch, Arcadia Shield, and C.S. Wilde.

All of the books are free and you can download them from here: http://geektasticbooks.com/free/

Also, check out the author interviews from Geektastic Books on their new website here: http://geektasticbooks.com/read/category/author-interviews/ There is even a giveaway where you could win an all-new Fire HD 8 and a $100 Amazon gift card to fill it full of books!

Happy reading!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SFR, PNR, and Fantasy Romance Sale! @sharyn_schmitz ‏#Free #99cents #sfrb


Welcome to the SFR, PNR, and Fantasy Romance Sale! There are over 40 books by your favorite authors, including some that are members of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade. So many wonderful books and all are either FREE or 99cents. Grab some summer reading!

Follow this link to get to the sale, which runs from June 28-30th: http://smschmitz.com/promo .

Happy reading!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SFRB Recommends 73: Atrophy by Jess Anastasi



Twelve years on the prison planet Erebus makes a man long for death. The worst part for Tannin Everette is that he was framed for murder. He's innocent. When the ship Imojenna lands for emergency repairs, Tannin risks everything to escape...only to find himself face to face with the captain's undeniably gorgeous sister.

Zahli Sherron isn't planning on turning Tannin in. In fact, she actually believes him. Sure, he's sexy as every kind of sin, but he's no criminal—so she hides him. But no one escapes from Erebus and lives to tell about it. With every day that passes, Zahli further risks the lives of the entire crew...even as she falls in love with a man she can never have for herself.
 


Atrophy focuses on one ship, the Imojenna, which has an amazing crew with memorable characters. Zahli's brother Rian has a tendency to steal the show, and he involves Tannin in his berserk quest to destroy an enemy most people don't believe exists. I've a soft spot for computer hacker heroes, and Tannin gets to use his skills in many interesting ways.

The universe is rich and believable, and the antagonists are original and creepy. The plot kept me guessing, and the scenes are well-balanced and flow together smoothly. 

Author site: Jess Anastasi

This recommendation by Lee Koven.

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