Monday, April 30, 2012

SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop - April Update


Just a quick update on the forthcoming hop before my book tour starts, so you don't think it's been forgotten. Firstly, thank you to everyone who has signed up so far, and for all the offers of help, particularly on the promotion side. And thanks to those who have put the Blog Hop button on their blogs. Secondly, Heather Massey at The Galaxy Express has kindly offered to post about the hop and put a list of participants on her site. However, she does need the list before the end of May so can I encourage those of you who are interested but have yet to sign up to do so as quickly as possible? I know a few people are a bit hesitant because of technical details - if you're concerned about scheduling a post or adding the inlinkz tool please feel free to contact me. Most issues (if it's Blogger) I can help with, although I struggle a little with Wordpress.

I've been tweeting about the sign up at regular intervals and will be back to promote the hop as soon as my tour's over. I will be emailing everyone on the list so far with further details at that time. Meanwhile, give me a shout if you need anything regarding the hop. :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Amazon Tag Party - 04/26/2012

Welcome to the all-new 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)



For those wishing to submit their titles for tagging, a sign-up list will be open from Monday to Wednesday of each week for you to enter your own title for tagging (look for the tab in the SFR Brigade pages above). The criteria for signing up are:

1. It must be on Amazon

2. It must be SFR (includes Steampunk, Apocalyptic, Futuristic, Space Opera, Near Future, YA SFR and all the other subgenres that fall under that SFR umbrella.)

3. Must be written by a Brigader

4.Must have tags already added for taggers to agree with.

5.Priority will be given to new titles and/or those not tagged in recent weeks. Please try to give everyone a chance to have their title highlighted. List numbers will be restricted, otherwise it commits other members to spending a considerable amount of time tagging.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazon Tagging Party - Trial Run

After some discussion, we're trialling a new system for the tagging parties. In the SFR Brigade blogsite pages, you'll now see an Amazon tagging sign up. This is a linky tool which will be open from Monday to Wednesday, with the completed list being published on a Thursday for Brigaders to go tag titles. Please follow the instructions on the page - and let us know if there are any issues with it, or if you feel the system doesn't work for you etc. Any suggestions are always appreciated. :)

Please note - there is apparently a limit to how many tags someone can agree with, so choose your tags with care. :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Battle Stations!

Brigade!

Do you know how long it's been since our last tag party? A long, long time.

The Brigade had a tradition of hosting a Tag Party on Thursdays. Tags are those little words and phrases that help Amazon's search engine sort through all the titles.

Any idea how many titles Amazon has? It's in the millions for print books and now over 800K for Kindle. Wow. Tagging gets us noticed on the search engine - makes it easier for the reader to find us amongst the teeming masses. (And, yes, I'm quoting a tag party there.)

Tagged books also give us a good idea of what's out there to read, and gives us an open comments forum for fun (spoiler free!) talk about the books. You're not required to buy or review the books, but you'll probably find yourself adding books to your TBR pile.

From the Twitter chatter, there's a lot of interest in getting this going again. All we need is some victims, and some volunteers willing to click a few buttons. A party host who is willing to organize everything and write the actual Tag Party post would be wonderful to.

Thursdays are in the middle of the week, everyone has a busy life, so let's put this to a vote.

YAY or NAY?


If YAY, would you be interested in hosting?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sharing The Joys of SFR at USA Today's HEA Blog

I had an awesome fun time sharing the joys of science fiction romance in a video interview I did with author Virna DePaul for USA Today's Happy Ever After Blog!

HEA is run by author Joyce Lamb. How cool that she facilitated bringing SFR to a whole new audience of romance readers!

I invite you to visit and share your favorite SFR reads in the comment section as this is a great chance to increase exposure for our beloved subgenre. (FYI, in the video I also share news about my latest Red Sage release, THE WATCHMAKER'S LADY).

Have a great day!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Member, Kathleen Scott

Please give a big welcome to our newest member, Kathleen Scott.


Please tell us a little about yourself

Gee, I don't know where to start. It's always hard for me to talk about myself. Ask me about my books and I'll run on forever. Myself, not so much. 
Let's see, I cut my writing teeth on high fantasy, though I've always had a love affair with science fiction. I come by that naturally as my father was a huge sci-fi fan. I think I got hooked first watching original Star Trek reruns back in the late 60's early 70's and I never stopped loving it. 

My first published book was a novella for Red Sage Secrets titled, Fatal Error, a futuristic that had a megalomaniaccomputer running the government and a hot geeky hero trying to stop the program he'd created- because why wouldn't I have that? Right? I'm a complete softy for a geek. I even tend to get all gooey over physicists. I once composed an email to Michio Kaku to ask about trans-dimensional travel and multiverses, but had a complete fangirl meltdown before hitting send. I never did send the email. Ha!

I guess my love of geeks is why I married one. He's a comic book artist/writer/V.O. actor who works at a DIY store to support his creative side. We share our home with a beautiful mutt with more love than sense, but she's a sweetheart. 

We’d love to hear more about your book, 
 
I generally write several books at the same time crossing genres and timelines. I've just finished the second book in my Sophite series (which started with Bad Religion) for Loose ID. The working title is Sacred Sacrifices and follows the journey of Sophite priestess, Jerella. Here's a blurb:

Sophite adja Jerella Montegro has crossed the length of the Sangrah Provinces to connect with a Unarion she’s only communicated with in her mind. Hunted by the theocrats on an order of execution, she has risked everything to come to the aid of the psychic sect she’s only heard of in stories. To bring them into the rebel fold with the Sophites and Drumas, it’s worth any price—including her life.

Unarion psychic Veric has spent the last few years mourning the betrayal of his lover, Keis, to the theocratic guards. Now, with the construction of a tower near the borders of his homeland, and the rift of a nexus opening in the city of Rimfel, he needs Jerella’s help to defeat the theocrats and their sinister plans once and for all. 

Guard General Keis has given his all to the uniform he wears if only to bring his secret agenda to fruition. With Jerella and Veric in his crosshairs, he can’t lose. For what’s the promise of the future without a few sacrifices?


Would you like to share any upcoming projects?  

My novel Water Mark comes out in print from Samhain in May. That's the second in my Jumpers series about a U.S. military team in the future who run missions to the other dimensions that connect with ours. Lots of intrigue, action and romance. 
It's also available in ebook in various formats. 

What do you like about writing SFR?
Oh, geez, what's not to like? I get to explore cultures and star systems and tech. I can let my imagination run wild...or at the speed of light...and still be home in time to cook supper. I can get as weirdly off the hook as I want to be and make sense with it. 

What do you find challenging about it?
I'll be honest, my books run more to space opera than hard science. Though I love hard science, I don't necessarily want to lecture my readers on the principles of faster than light travel or the equations behind such theories. I love reader authors who do that and my hat goes off to them, but I have to be true to me. My main goal is to tell a good story and transport the reader to a different time and place. That's the challenge no matter what genre I'm writing in, it never changes. 

What is your favorite SF book or movie?
There are so many, I can't pick just one, but I have often said I want to live on Deep Space Nine. More recently, I've decided I'd also like to live in Eureka. 

If you could have a robot that did one chore/task and only one, what would you choose? 
*snickers* That's such a loaded question. 

What SFR book would you most like to be stranded in and with whom?
I love Catherine Asaro's Skolian Empire. 

Favorite mode of fictional travel?
In Water Mark there is a jumper ship called the Nautilus. I think I'd like to travel in that one. It might not get me off-planet, but it does get me to several dimensions. 



 Bio: Kathleen Scott lives and works out of the area of New Jersey known as the Highlands, where she spends most of her time dreaming of space pirates and intergalactic jaunts. When not writing she is earth-bound with her hubby, Dave and loving canine unit, Lily. You can find her on twitter @MKMancosKScott or Facebook under Kat Mancos. website: www.MysticKat.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Blogging at Heroes & Heartbreakers About Veronica Scott's WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM

At Heroes and Heartbreakers, I'm blogging about Veronica Scott's Titanic-in-space sci-fi romance, WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM. Kind of an eerie-fun way to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, eh? But at least this futuristic version has a happily ever after!

If you haven't already grabbed a digital copy of this title, at the time of this post it's still only 99 cents at Amazon and B&N.

Happy reading!

Two people, too many secrets. Can love flourish?

Echoes of Regret. Book 2 of The Telomere Trilogy

Yay! My SFR eBook is now available from Desert Breeze Publishing!

BLURB
Fredrica Casales, relieved her participation as an undercover agent for the Imperial Guardians is over, strives to rebuild the trust she's lost with Captain Noah Bonney. But the terrorist plot was only the start of their journey. Now the Daring Star and Lady Victory crews must rescue the scientist who holds the Telomere cure before the very stability of the Galaxy unravels.

If that wasn't enough, Fredrica must work with her former Imperial contact, Jace McCree. As for Jace, he tries to keep a promise he made long ago, but as his sister grows sicker he's conflicted as to what decision he needs to make, and what to reveal. As they cross the Galaxy, battle rogue Watchers, and fight soul sucking space creatures, both Fredrica and Jace must come to terms with their regrets and decide whether to open their hearts. But fate has its own timeline, and not always at the convenient time.

EXCERPT
Jace's trepidation increased as Lady Victory detached from the port's docking bay with Jetta aboard. From the Imperial space station's sky-bridge he observed the Port Launch Unit maneuver the large, squid-like vessel out to open space. Three guiding shuttles worked in unison to push the huge vessel as if it were a marshmallow floating in water. Helpless and adrift at the moment, he was unsure what to do or how to act. From behind him his father, Scott McCree, growled.

"We shouldn't have let her leave, Jace."

Without looking back at him Jace said, "We shouldn't have kept it a secret so long, Father." He turned. "She should have been told when she came of age."

Scott reared on him and clamped his jaw. Jace cocked his chin, to face his father's wrath for what he knew to be the truth. Scott's anger flashed and then settled. He knew the truth himself. The blood rose and then drained out of his face.

"How was I supposed to tell her?" he muttered after moment, the pain clear in his expression.

Jace's memories flashed to the long ago day, barely out of childhood. "It doesn't matter the how. She should've known. Now who knows what will happen or how she'll take it when she finds out." He checked the time. "I have to board Daring Star. Will you be joining the journey?"

"No. It would seem too conspicuous to follow now. How would I explain it?" He touched Jace's upper arm and squeezed. "I'm sorry to have this fall on you. I pray it is not what we think. I will head out to their lands and try to find out what has provoked this change. I'll send you communications as soon as I discover anything."

"I'll protect her as best I can. I'll find a way to tell her when we land on Stratlin."

Purchase Links
Amazon, All Romance, Sony Reader, and soon to be on B&N and Kobo

Saturday, April 14, 2012

SFR Brigade Library Updates

NOTE: If you have previously published books not yet listed in the library, please fill out this form. If you have multiple titles that fall under one sub-genre and heat rating (like a series)you can list them all with commas between the titles.

**ETA** The question about advertising on the SFR Brigade blog through tag parties and other options is not letting authors pick multiple options, please list them under "other" while we get this bug sorted out. Thanks!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Alien Love Song

"Boy, you're an alien,

Your touch so foreign,

It's supernatural, Extraterrestrial."

-Katy Perry, E.T.

I love that song. Why? Because I'm a sci-fi writer that's why; and what could be better than a sci-fi writer but a sci-fi romance writer? Okay I admit it, my previous work could be considered scant in the romance department, but I've since changed my ways. I've let my inner alien sex fiend persona out—well not completely, I still pretty much write sweet level romance but still there's that temptation when some good looking alien dude speeds by on his wing fighter. Why? What can it be that drives or draws us to someone or something not quite human?

"You're not like the others,

Futuristic lover,

Different DNA"

Once again Katy nails it. That "Different DNA" is where the attraction lies. It's exciting, it's thrilling, it's downright dangerous. Just as with the vampire/werewolf/daemon/shapshifter/zombie romantic obsession is based upon the forbidden and taboo, so too is the alien love connection. They may not give you roses on Valentine's Day but hey if you're dating an alien, you're not in it for the flowers. You're in it because you're bored with your earthly boyfriend and looking for something…different and an alien lover is about as different as you can get. They're sexy in a slightly kinky sort of way, odd but fun. And they drive a kickass muscle car! It can go from zero to light speed in less than a nanosecond, do space calisthenics, and still give you a luxury ride or a shaky thrill seeker kind of jaunt. Either way it's a trip.

Not only that, but when you're talking alien, there's that DNA thing again and whatever corresponding behavior that goes along with it. You don't know what he's going to do to you or how he's going to do it.

Decades ago, I read a wonderful book entitled The Girl with the Jade Green Eyes by John Boyd and it had a wonderfully different concept of love and sex. The beautiful alien woman castrated men for reproduction, but the human man she loved and who adored her received a different type of intercourse: she shared her mind, the most intimate communion she could give him, more important than sex and much more romantic as well. You got the idea of love, real love, deep and soul changing. It was an amazing moment when he realized that. After all these years I still remember that scene vividly.

Your alien lover, at least on paper at this point, can be evil, good, or just unfathomable in their dissimilarity to you, your heroine, and the reader. As long as he's sexy, well, I guess that's universal--literally.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Release Day for Refugees On Urloon!

 I'm thrilled to announce today is Release Day for Refugees On Urloon!
 

Author's note about Refugees On Urloon:
 I wanted to write an older couple romance and thought of an exotic waterworld setting, which I have so enjoyed developing. Liam and Svana are both in their forties--Svana has a grown daughter-- so this is a 'second chance' romance. It is also a 'friends to lover' romance. Svana and Liam are the only older adults to survive on a ship full of academy (college-aged) students. There is also some class difference--Captain Liam Ringel is a respected instructor at the military academy, while Svana is support staff, a supply clerk.

And with all that, there is also some adventure!

Blurb
 
Two weary refugees, two moons and a life-changing fertility festival. Watch out for a whole lot of sensuality.

Under normal circumstances, Svana, non-military maintenance crew, and Captain Liam Ringel, a highly respected military instructor, would never have crossed paths. A sudden anomaly, however, thrusts them into deep space where they are rescued by the inhabitants of an exotic and isolated waterworld, Urloon. 

With no rescue forthcoming, the refugees can choose between adapting to the sea or farming the land. Svana is saddened when her budding friendship with Liam changes due to their different choices. However, when they are invited to an alien fertility festival, the Moonfest, they are given the opportunity to create a memory that will impact and intertwine both their futures. 

WARNING: Alien fertility festival, aurora lights, dancing alien beasts, body paints and hot pheromones. M/F Sensual.

Excerpt: 
“We are lost?” Lost in deep space. A death sentence.

“Think so. We’ll know more when the computers come back online.”

The news was not good and did not get better after the computers came back on. They were deep in uncharted space, and there was no way to know if the jumpstream that had dumped them here would return them to Confederated system space. Though they tried around the clock, they were unable to communicate with anyone. Their small damaged ship was truly alone. They had enough supplies to last for perhaps sixty days. After that, the ship’s fuel would be gone, and they would die in deep space.

Captain Ringel wouldn’t let them give up. They continued with repairs and communication but the mood was quiet, with bursts of anger.

The crew was so young. Svana mourned for their lost futures, and for her own daughter, so far away, whom she would never see again. Many nights, Svana held a weeping young one in her arms, giving what comfort she could.

Going about rote chores in her supply room, Svana heard a shout from her open com. She climbed the ladder as fast as she could. The entire bridge was in a shouting, laughing uproar.

Their distress signal had reached someone. Captain Ringel was talking to the contact in the small conference room. Svana waited with the crew for him to come out, hoping for good news, for a future.

“Urloon. It reached a planet called Urloon,” Lu, one of the junior engineers, said.

“Isn’t that a First World Planet? I remember learning something about Urloon in first school,” another crew member said.

A com tech’s finger glided over the com board. “Yes. Urloon. Settled by first wave Terran settlers but was left isolated for centuries while Terra fought the Terran Civil War. Water… Wow! Water-adapted humans live in domes in the warm seas. They adapted themselves at the DNA level to bare young already adapted to the sea.”

Captain Ringel came back onto the crowded bridge and his smile was blinding. “Urloon, a former Terran colony out on the Rim, is sending a rescue ship. They will be here within twelve days.”

There were twenty days left of life support. The crew erupted into joyous shouts, leaping and laughing so the floor shook. In the tumult Captain Ringel’s gaze caught her own. He nodded slightly, and Svana knew it was an acknowledgment of the work they had done together.
Sunday April 8: Check out my Blog or Website for info on my Blog Tour and Contest!
 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Release Day for Scotch Broom

Okay, okay, it's not SFR, but it is fun fantasy and the third book in my series about a witch who can't spell right. Cast a spell, that is.

The Witches of Galdorheim follows Kat and her too-cute half-vamp brother, Rune, as they search for her frozen father's family, have a run-in with a forest elemental who's majorly ticked off at one of the witches, and travel to the Otherworld in the Scottish Highlands only to be set on by a has-been winter goddess.

These books are for younger readers, but adult fans of books like Harry Potter can enjoy them as well. Learn more about the series on my website.

End of pitch. Here are the covers, loglines, and some buy links:


BAD SPELLING - Book 1 of The Witches of Galdorheim Series
A klutzy witch, a shaman's curse, a quest to save her family. Can Kat find her magic in time?
Amazon Kindle or MuseItUp Bookstore

MIDNIGHT OIL - Book 2 of the Witches of Galdorheim Series
Shipwrecked on a legendary island, how can a witch rescue her boyfriend if she can’t even phone home?
Amazon Kindle or MuseItUp Bookstore

SCOTCH BROOM -  Book 3 of The Witches of Galdorheim Series
A magical trip to Stonehenge lands a witch in the Otherworld where an ancient goddess is up to no good.
Amazon Kindle or MuseItUp Bookstore

Happy Release Day to EVEN VILLAINS FALL IN LOVE

This is the first novella in my Heroes and Villains series. Actually, it's my first novella period. If you like Despicable Me, Megamind, or comics at all than you will love this book. It's the perfect sweet romance for anyone who thinks smart is sexy.

If you participate in Six Sentence Sunday or SF&F Saturday you've already seen snippets, if don't participate the snippets are up on my website.

A super villain at the top of his game must choose between the world he wants and the woman he loves.

If you believe the rumors you know that Doctor Charm, the wickedly sexy super villain, retired in shame seven years ago after his last fight with the super hero Zephyr Girl. The fact that the charming Evan Smith—father of four and husband of the too-beautiful-to-be-real Tabitha—bears a resemblance to the defeated Doctor is pure coincidence. And, please, ignore the minions.
Everything is perfect in the Smith household, until Tabitha announces her return to work as a super hero. Evan was hoping to keep her distracted until after he rigged the 2012 presidential election, but—genius that he is—Evan has a backup plan. In his basement lab, Evan has a machine whose sole purpose is keeping Tabitha hungry for him.
But children and labs don’t mix. The machine is broken, and Tabitha storms out, claiming she no longer knows him. World domination takes a back seat to meeting his daughters’ demands to get Mommy back right now. This time his genius isn’t going to be enough—he’s going to need both his evil alter-ego, and the blooming super abilities of his children to save his wife. But even his most charming self might not be enough to save their marriage.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Beauty in Ruins: GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: P.I. Barrington (author of ...

Beauty in Ruins: GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: P.I. Barrington (author of ...: Please extend a warm welcome to P.I. Barrington , who has wandered into the ruins today to talk about her book, Isadora Daystar - which I'l...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ongoing SFR Giveaways & A Steampunk Romance Free Kindle Ebook

I love it when a science fiction romance fan can enjoy her favorite subgenre and save money, too! I'm cross-posting this announcement from The Galaxy Express:


As of this posting, the Kindle edition of Theresa Meyers’ supernatural Western steampunk romance THE HUNTER is free at Amazon! That’s a free, novel-length ebook! If you like the show SUPERNATURAL and would like it better if it had steampunk elements, then THE HUNTER might be for you.

Author Joan Swan is hosting a giveaway for Zoe Archer. Read the interview and then enter for a chance to win a copy of Zoe Archer’s new steampunk romance, SKIES OF FIRE!

I’m blogging at A Buckeye Girl Reads about one of my earliest exposures to clockpunk. While there you can enter for a chance to win a digital copy of my latest release, THE WATCHMAKER’S LADY.

Reading Reality’s Marlene Harris is celebrating her blog’s first anniversary with a “Blogo-Birthday” bash from April 4-5! Visit the anniversary post to join the party and enter for a chance to win a USD$15 Amazon Gift Card!

Marlene is the first blogger to review THE WATCHMAKER’S LADY, and as part of her Blogo-Birthday bash she’s hosting a giveaway of two of my books. Enter now for a chance to win a copy of THE WATCHMAKER’S LADY (how’d you guess?!) and tomorrow you can return for a chance to win a digital copy of QUEENIE’S BRIGADE.

Happy reading!

Note there is Speculative Fiction category.

The 29th Annual Colorado Gold Writing Contest is now open for submissions. I don’t usually publicize writing contests in this space, but Colorado Gold is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a group of which I’m a member. I’m one of the judges of this contest and I know many people who’ve gone on to sell their work as a result of this contest, so I’m making an exception and letting you know about the contest.  Enter your Romance, Mystery, Mainstream, Action/Thriller, Speculative Fiction, and Young Adult manuscript in the contest. The entry fee is $30 — you can pay an additional $25 for a detailed critique of your work. Find all the entry details here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Member, P.I. Barrington

Please join me in welcoming P.I. Barrington to the SFR Brigade!



~~When drug addled assassin Isadora DayStar finally snags a major interplanetary killing job, she thinks it will both support her habit and revise her status as the laughingstock of her profession. Instead, she embarks on a journey that brings her face to face with her tortured past.~~

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am an ex-entertainment maven—well maybe not maven—worker bee, lol! I've worked in pretty much every aspect of the industry from music to radio to film and television. Before that I was a journalist as many authors are; it's a nice background to be able to draw from.  For me, though, real writing is fiction. As a journalist you're mostly reporting facts and news even if you're writing a feature article. With fiction you are creating something from your imagination—from nothing really.


We’d love to hear more about your book.

Isadora DayStar can be pretty dark for some readers; for others, they love it. I tried to create an unlikeable character but she took off with the story and I think grew into a sympathetic loser. I have a thing for underdogs especially military underdogs. I don't know why—maybe it's because I try to make them grow in some way, to learn their inner strength.

Would you like to share any upcoming projects. 

I'm very, very superstitious about talking about projects before they happen. It's a bad old habit from my Hollywood days—you'd be surprised how many people believe in them. Let's see what can I tell you? I have a couple of stories that have major romantic plots; in fact the stories are built around those romances! Yes, I'm just as shocked and surprised as you!


What do you like about writing SFR?

The sheer freedom of it! I can create any type of world, make up alien beings, military settings/plotlines and I can make up technology though mine doesn't go too deep. There are a lot of different plotlines and characters you can come up with that have little rules. It's a very creative genre and I think many people who don’t read science fiction don't really recognize that.


What do you find challenging about it?

The technology can be a challenge in several ways. First, you're trying not to be repetitive or too like other stories, film or fiction and that's a big challenge. Secondly, I understand how some authors prefer more realistic technology and I'd love to write it too—I think I understand enough science to use it in major and scientific ways like setting, conflict, or plotline but I also get caught up in the adventure of the plots and tend to overlook science a bit—plus it takes me a long time to create real scientific settings/plotlines.

What is your favorite SF book or movie?

There are so many. The Alien series is a big influence; Star Wars of course is a gigantic one—I think those first two are what make me write more adventure than science; Bradbury—all of his works; Asimov as well. It's hard to narrow it down to one or two.


Favorite mode of fictional travel?

That is such a great question! I don't think I've ever been asked that. Since I love military influenced stories, I love smaller fighter ships but I also love big luxury private ships as well—tourist or transport ships for the public. I like to put in bars and beds and to make them almost antique at times, kind of like the Queen Mary with better technology, lol! 

Author Bio:

After a long detour through the entertainment industry, P.I. Barrington has returned to her roots as a fiction author. Among her careers she counts journalism and radio air talent. She lives in Southern California where she watches the (semi-wild) horses grazing in the hills behind her house.
Her work includes:
Future Imperfect Trilogy (Crucifying Angel, Miraculous Deception, Final Deceit)
Isadora DayStar
Independence Day (Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad anthology)
She can be contacted via email: pibarrington@dslextreme.com and loves to hear from readers. Her websites:

Find Isadora Daystar at:



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