Thursday, January 31, 2013

Celebrating Science Fiction Romance with The SFR Galaxy Awards!

[I'm cross-posting this news from The Galaxy Express]

I'm super excited to share that the SFR Galaxy Awards have begun! Visit the official blog to learn about the many science fiction romance books up for awards. If you're learning about the awards for the first time, click here to learn more.

Some of the judges have been blogging about the event as well:

Marlene Harris of Reading Reality

Charlee Allden of Smart Girls Love SciFi & Paranormal Romance (here and here).

Laurie A. Green of Spacefreighters Lounge

Monday, January 28, 2013

Yuri's Night Short Story Contest

Yurri's Night Short Story Contest
deadline March 1, 2013

Winning and placing stories will be read at the Yuri's Night Celebration at the Benbrook Library April 13. Movies and events begin at 1pm and readings begin at 7:30pm. (NTSFW will hold their monthly meeting at 6pm there.)

More info? write Tricia at tricia3718 (at)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New online class: The Art of Critique

New Online Class: The Art of Critique: Digging the Dirt out of Your Draft begins Feb 4

In this class, we’ll look at the attendees’ manuscripts/WIPS, learning how to analyze a story on different levels. WIPs are expected to be shared with the class for discussion. We’ll have guest speakers as well as contests and prizes.

Click here to find out more about this class. Registration information is here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The SFR Brigade Presents

With Six Sentence Sunday ending this month, it's been proposed that the Brigade start a members-only version to showcase snippets from our group (whether published
or not). On Monday 28th January, an inlinkz similar to the one for the Amazon tagging parties will go up for members wishing to take part. You'll need to post your URL, name and email. Only your name will show after entry and your email will only be used to contact you in the event of a problem. The sign up will remain open until Friday, but please note we're only allowing a maximum of twenty participants at this time. You'll need to have a snippet up by Saturday morning, approximately one paragraph (150-200 words long), and please have SFR Brigade Presents either in your title or the top of your post to keep them consistent. Links will not be checked, nor will snippet lengths! It's in your own interests to stick to the guidelines, make sure your link is correct and live on time, and to help promote the event in general. Use the hashtag #SFRBP.

The idea is not just for fellow members to read and comment (and promote please!) but hopefully to attract new readers to the genre, which needs as many of us as possible to spread the word to be effective. We're not limiting the event to one day so that everyone has time to read the snippet, so where possible use a direct link to your snippet rather than just your blog (if you're using Blogger and set up a post before you sign up, look to the right of your post as you compose it, and you'll see 'Permalink'. Clicking on that will give you the direct URL which you can copy and paste into the inlinkz. Not sure for WordPress, sorry!). Otherwise visitors may be put off hunting for your snippet if you blog a lot.

Those of you familiar with Six Sentence Sunday, Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday and/or Sample Sunday will have an idea of how this system works. Those of you who don't please feel free to ask, either via the comments, the SFR Brigade group on FB, or message me on Facebook - Pippa Jay. I'll be posting an example on my blog here on the 23rd January just to give you a rough idea.

Please note - you do not have to be published to take part! This is not just intended for members to sell current works but also to help build readership for current, new and aspiring authors. You will not be excluded because you don't have something published.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

SyFy ends Alphas after two seasons

SyFy ends Alphas after two seasons

The superhuman power of the Alphas couldn’t save the show. After two seasons, SyFy cancels Alphas.
The news, according to Todd VanDerWerff, was first reported by the stars of the show, Azita GhanizadaRyan Cartwright, and Warren Christie, posting tweets informing their fans of the show’s demise. SyFy’s website later confirmed the end of Alphas.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Log Line Blog: Chase

The Log Line Blog: Chase: Chase Book 1 of ABC series Larion Wills MuseItUp Publishing MuseItUp Publishing Buy Link Amazon Buy Link Smashwords Bu...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

ARRA finalists announced!

What a morning it's been here in Australia.

The finalists for the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Awards have been announced overnight and there are several of SFRBrigaders who have been nominated in a number of various categories!

Favourite Paranormal Romance
  • The Final Wish – Tracey O’Hara

Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance
  • Alliance Forged – Kylie Griffin
  • Dragonfly – Erica Hayes
  • Sin’s Dark Caress – Tracey O’Hara

 Favourite Erotic Romance 
  • Galactic Inferno – Mel Teshco

Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2012
  • Lusting the Enemy by Mel Teshco

Here's the link for the complete lists on the ARRA blog. 

SFR Brigade Bases of Operation