Monday, June 28, 2010

Hailing On All Frequencies!

MELTING IRON by Laurann Dohner is available from Ellora's Cave on June 30th. 

Nathalie Gray's CHIMERA comes out July 1st from Red Sage Publishing. 

Madeline Drake’s debut, sexy paranormal BLOOD HERO is due for release on July 9th 2010 from eXcessica.

ENEMY WITHIN is Marcella Burnard’s new release from Berkley Sensation, due out in November 2010.

THE MYTHMAKERS by Robert Appleton is out now in e-book format with Samhain and is to be released in paperback in late 2010. 
Marva Dasef's FIRST DUTY is now out in ebook & print (see below for links).

On June 24th, Jaleta Clegg posted the next installment of her main feature series - The Best Job in the World on the SFRB blog.

Katherine Allred posted a blog interview on Star-Crossed Romance, Friday, 25th June.

Kay Manro had special guest author, April Vine from The Wild Rose Press visiting her blog on June 21st.

Donna S.Frelick's post We Love Our Bad Science is now up over at The Spacefreighters Lounge.

Verona St.James has her latest Summer of SFR review on NO WORDS ALONE by Autumn Dawn posted on her blog. 

Kylie Griffin has the first & second of four posts of her World-Building series up on her blog. She also has paranormal romance author, Nalini Singh, visiting to chat about her latest release, BONDS OF JUSTICE, among other things, on July 2nd. There's a free book of Nalini's up for grabs to one lucky commenter (see more below in Giveaways).

Hywela Lyn is taking part in Coffee Time Reviews' June Jubilee. Join her at her Forum there on June 16th, where she'll be talking about her books and holding another contest. She's also chatting about horses and other animal friends in the hobbies section there.

Frances Pauli's SFR serial, Space Slugs, just received an "editor's pick" at . She receives a medal from them in recognition of her achievement. If you'd like to read her free space opera serial check out this link.

Marva Dasef  is in the process of re-releasing FIRST DUTY, a YA SFR originally published in June, 2008 by Sam's Dot Publishing. The romance is non-physical, suitable for young kids. She classifies it as Space Opera a la Robert Heinlein's juveniles.

Nyra Hutchings, a young woman born into a life of servitude on a repressive factory planet, is desperate for a different life. When she's accepted into the Space Service Academy, run by the organization that enslaves her planet, she discovers the truth behind generations of rebellion. Now, she must decide what to believe, where her first duty lies, and fight for more than her life against impossible odds.

FIRST DUTY is available in Print and Kindle. 

Marva Dasef has also just sold ULTIMATE DUTY, sequel to FIRST DUTY, to Eternal Press (publication date to be set).

Space Invaders with Laurie Green visits the blog and website towards the end of the week - I hope you all have your best alien hunting gear packed and ready!

Nalini Singh is Kylie Griffin's guest blogger on July 2nd and they have an autographed copy of ARCHANGEL'S Kiss to give away to one lucky commenter.  Visit her blogsite for more details.

With Marva Dasef's re-release of FIRST DUTY, she has a special for SFRB members: A free ebook of your choice of formats. Just hit the link at Smashwords for a pre-release copy. Use Coupon Code VA49Y on checkout.

In honor of the release of her debut e-book, BLOOD HERO, Madeline Drake’s holding a drawing for a $25 gift certificate on July 9th. You can enter up to three times:

1. Sign up for my mailing list: Click on “Newsletter” at and enter your email address
2. “Like” me on Facebook:!/pages/Madeleine-Drake/342173467949
3. “Friend” me on Myspace: 

Welcome to our newest members!
  • Mary Anne Landers
  • Amber Norris
  • Shelley Munro 

RT BOOK REVIEWS and Kensington's Brava division are proud to bring you "Writing With the Stars" a writing competition that will offer one lucky Aspiring Author a publishing deal!

Ten contestants will compete through five rounds of judging. The contestants will be mentored by a Brava author who will help the contestants' manuscripts become the best they can be. Each of the rounds will include comments from celebrity judges from the romance blogsphere. Those picked to compete will get their own webpage on the Brava Authors blog and the RT website. And the winner of Writing With the Stars will get a publishing contract with Brava.

Each prospective contestant must have completed 80,000 - 90,000 word manuscript in any romance genre (contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and paranormal) with a sensuality tone that matches the Brava line.

Entries will be accepted from July 1st to July 15, 2010 and only the first 500 participants will be considered.

Competition details at:

Eternal Press are looking for Holiday Stories.
Deadline: August 31st, 2010

The Holidays are just around the corner! We are currently seeking submissions that pertain to the holidays. Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Samhain, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day.any holiday at all! This call for submissions will be open until the end of don't delay, send in your sub now!

We are accepting:

Novellas, and full-length manuscripts from 20,000-140,000 words.

Genres: Romance, Erotica, GBLT and BDSM, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Historical, Young Adult.

We are particularly interested in:
  • Erotica
  • Paranormal (vampire/shapeshifter/witch)
  • GBLT
  • Romance
  • BDSM
  • Young Adult
  • Longer length novellas and novels
We are currently NOT seeking:
  • Short Stories
  • Short story collections or anthologies
  • Poetry
  • Non fiction
  • Religious genre fiction. Thematic elements of spiritual beliefs are welcome, but we are not currently publishing stories that fall into the religious category.
Eternal Press pays 40% royalties on net revenue to the Author for eBooks and 25% net on revenue for print. We hold all rights for five (5) years from date of publication.
Eternal Press submission guidelines at:

Blue Leaf Publications (Indigo Blue eBooks) calls for submissions.

They are looking for:

  • science fiction: hard/soft/space opera
  • fantasy: urban/shapeshifter/modern
  • romance: science fiction/futuristic
  • romance: paranormal/werewolf
  • other 'spec fic' works with similar themes
Length: 35000 - 90000words.
Stories without a "happily ever after" are acceptable.
Reprints by established authors considered.
Complete guidelines at

Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize
PR Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers have launched a new award for aspiring debut novelists, The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize.

Transworld will offer the winning author a publishing contract with a £20,000 advance.

Terry Pratchett said: "We are after stories set on Earth, although it may be an Earth that might have been, or might yet be, one that has gone down a different leg of the famous trousers of time."

Entrants must be aged more than 18 years, have no previous published full-length works of fiction and live in the UK, Ireland or the Commonwealth.

Submit a complete and previously unpublished work of fiction of not less than 80,000 words and not more than 150,000 words aimed at adult readers and written in the English language (Novel); and a synopsis of the Novel in the English language of no more than 600 words.

Submissions should be emailed. Closing date for submissions is December 31, 2010. For detail, see the website.

Note: The announcement of submission calls is for informational purposes only and does not indicate endorsement of the publisher. All authors are cautioned to thoroughly research any potential publisher before making a decision on the sales of their work or signing a contract.


  1. Thanks for posting about my book and I can't wait for a few of those other books to come out!

  2. Looks like I need to out Donna Frelick, who scored TWO CONTEST FINALS with her SFR last week!

  3. Sharon, send me the pertinent info and I'll include it in next week's HOAF! Congrat to Donna! :-)


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