There's nothing we love more in the Science Fiction Romance Brigade than seeing our members and their work do well. So we're delighted to announce that two books by Brigaders have made the finals of the EPIC eBook Awards this year!
First up is Jael Wye with her novel Ice Red in the science fiction romance category.
Who will claim the throne of Mars?
The princess: Engineer Bianca Ross, heir to a megacorporation and the Mars elevator, needs to acquire a mine on the surface to secure her place in the company. All that stands in her way is the mine's charming owner, Cesare Chan.
The evil stepmother: Victoria Ross is plotting to gain control of Mars. She plans to assassinate Bianca and seduce Cesare to further her goals, and Bianca's trip is the perfect opportunity.
The charming prince: Cesare shouldn't get involved. Bianca's visit could reveal the escaped slaves he's hiding at his mine, but he can't ignore a damsel in distress—especially one as beautiful as Bianca.
Alone, neither would stand a chance against Victoria. But together, they could rewrite a tale that's meant to end with Bianca's blood.
You can check out her website HERE for more information about her and her books. In the meantime, please go congratulate her - you can find her on Twitter as @jaelwye.
And the second? Um, well, that would be me. My YA SF (with a smidge of romance) Gethyon - a SFR Galaxy Award winner earlier this year - also made it to the finalists, in the science fiction category. The EPIC has been one of two awards I've been aiming for since becoming published in 2012, so I'm stoked to have made it this far.
Abandoned by his mother after his father’s death, Gethyon Rees feels at odds with his world and longs to travel the stars. But discovering he has the power to do so leaves him scarred for life. Worse, it alerts the Siah-dhu—a dark entity that seeks his kind for their special abilities—to his existence, and sets a bounty hunter on his tail.
When those same alien powers lead Gethyon to commit a terrible act, they also aid his escape. Marooned on the sea-world of Ulto Marinos, Gethyon and his twin sister must work off their debt to the Seagrafter captain who rescued them while Gethyon puzzles over their transportation. How has he done this? And what more is he capable of?
Before he can learn any answers, the Wardens arrive to arrest him for his crime. Can his powers save him now? And where will he end up next?
You can find out more about me at my website HERE.
Winners will be announced at EPICon-2015 in San Antonio, Texas in mid-March next year. For more information about the event and the contest, visit the EPIC awards website HERE.
Congrats and good luck to all the other finalists in the EPIC eBook awards!