Thursday, November 29, 2012

Amazon Tag Party 11/29/2012

Welcome to the monthly SFR Brigade's Amazon Tag Party. Please find the list of this week's participating titles below. All you need to do is click on the title and it will take you to the relevant Amazon page. Happy Tagging!

A brief step by step guide:

1.Go to the Amazon buy page (links provided below)

2.Scroll down to the 'Tags Customers Associate with this Product' header. Please be aware that not all the tags show up on the books - you will; need to click 'show all (number of) tags' to see the full list. There's also a limit to how many tags you can agree with - 15 - so choose wisely my young apprentice!

3.Look for these tags: SFR, Scifi Romance, SF Romance, Science Fiction Romance and Paranormal Romance - please feel free to add any extra tags you feel are appropriate to the work (i.e. Space Opera, Military SF, etc.)

4.If the tags are already there, just click on them to add your 'vote'

5.You can also type into the 'your tags' box to add your own (no need to save the page, just type and add)

6. Please also click the 'Like' button next to the title.

7. If you could also take a moment to 'Like' the author's Amazon page too, that would be awesome. :)

PLEASE NOTE! There's been some mention on Twitter by Liana Brooks and Jo-Anne Kenrick about 'malicious' tags , such as 'boycott', 'too expensive' and even 'delete'. While people are obviously entitled to their opinion, suggesting that a book should be tagged 'delete' is just plain nasty. If you happen to see any tags of this kind on a book during the tag party, please could you mention it in the comments and/or if you see a way to report it, then do so. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A GALACTIC HOLIDAY Spotlight At RT Book Reviews

[cross-posting from The Galaxy Express]

I joined forces with authors Stacy Gail, Sasha Summers, and Anna Hackett to spotlight A GALACTIC HOLIDAY (Carina Press) at the RT Book Reviews blog! This title is a holiday themed science fiction romance anthology. Since these types of releases are still pretty rare I'm excited about the chance to showcase it in collaboration with RT. Happy reading!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

*Science in Science Fiction online class begins Dec 3

*Science in Science Fiction is an online class about the history of science fiction (and fantasy) and how it impacts what we write today. The class is sponsored by (here is the SA page for the class) and is located at  or you can see it on my website. Hope to see you there! Alley

Monday, November 26, 2012

50% Rebate Sale at All Romance Ebooks

All Romance Ebooks is having a Cyber Monday 50% rebate sale, which includes science fiction romance titles! I love it when retailers make this subgenre more accessible. If you have a moment and could tweet the news, that'd be great!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

THE BLACKSMITH'S LOVER Selected For You Gotta Read Reviews Cover Contest

You Gotta Read Reviews is holding their annual cover contest and voting has begun. Red Sage Publishing entered my cover for THE BLACKSMITH'S LOVER and it was selected (#19)! It's an honor just to be nominated, but if you feel it's worthy of your vote, you can click here to give it a nod.

Authors hold auction for victims of Sandy

Authors hold auction for victims of Sandy

You can help victims of Hurricane Sandy by bidding on these literary items by best selling authors.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quarterly Library Update!

Attention SFR Brigade! All hands on deck.

It's time to update our library. If your work is published or will be published before March 2013 please email me at liana(dot)brooks1 [at] gmail (dot) com

Subject: SFR Brigade Library - Name

Author Name
Sub-genre (Action/Adventure, Anthology, Comedy, Cyberpunk/Spec, Military, Near Future, Paranormal, Simply Romance, Space Opera, -or- NOT ROMANCE)
Heat Rating (Sweet, Hot, Erotic)
LINK - If I don't have the link, I won't go hunting for one.

So... your entry(ies) should look like

To: Liana
Subject: SFR Brigade Library -ME!

Liana Brooks
Near Future


If your book is coming out before March 2013 and you would like to schedule a cover release, release day party, or other SFR Brigade fun around your launch, please talk to our calendar coordinator Pippa Jay Green. The Brigade would like to help you launch in style, but we can't read minds (although our R&D department assures me it'll happen soon!).

My goal is to have the library updated before December 1st so we can promote SFR Brigade books over the Holiday season. After all, books are the perfect gift!
- Liana

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blogging At RT Book Reviews About Working Heroines

I'm blogging at RT Book Reviews about working heroines in science fiction romance. The more I thought about the issue, the more I realized that what SFR heroines do for a living has seriously strong appeal for me. It's yet another reason to celebrate this subgenre!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Class: Creative Science Fiction Sat Nov 10

DFW authors Pat (Alley) Hauldren & Gerald Warfield are presenting a class:

SAT NOV 10 @11 am at the TCC NW campus.

FREE and open to the public!

Visit TCC's all day Creative Writing Workshop sponsored by Tarrant County Community College NW Campus. See you there!

For more info, email Alley: or

**Please share this info**

See you there!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Romantic Times Nominee!!!

Congratulations to Gini Koch for her 2012 Romantic Times nomination for ALIEN DIPLOMACY in the Urban Fantasy Protagonist section.

 Go, Gini!!!

You can check out the other RT category nominees here.

Teaching @ TCC NW Nov 10

Teaching @ TCC NW Nov 10

Pat Hauldren (Alley) and Gerald Warfield will be presenting "Creative Science Fiction" at the TCC NW Campus in Fort Worth, TX, this Sat. Nov 10 at 11am. Come for the whole day for the Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference at TCC NW Campus!

email me for more info:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nicole Leclerq's book is out!

Touched by Madness is the first book
in the Erin Holland series. Will Erin
remain normal? Or give herself up
to an ancient being more powerful
thank she could imagine?
Student makes good!

One of my students in the Urban Fantasy class I taught in The Hague last year, Nicole Leclerq, has her book published!

TOUCHED BY MADNESS is out, published by Ragz Books.

Touched by Madness is a wonderfully chilling read! Go buy it, review it, and let us know what you think!


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