Monday, July 5, 2010

Hailing On All Frequencies!

Linnea Sinclair's DOCK FIVE UNIVERSE series books are now available in audiobook format from

Out now from LooseID is MARKED FOR DESIRE by Jennifer Leeland.

Coming in November 2010, from Berkley Sensation, is Marcella Burnard's ENEMY WITHIN.

Chimera is Nathalie Gray's latest story in the anthology SECRETS from Red Sage Publishing and was released on July 1st.

BLOOD HERO by Madeline Drake is being released from eXcessia on July 9th.

Summer of SFR reviews continues with Verona St.James posting an entry this week on Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain.

Kylie Griffin had paranormal romance author, Nalini Singh, visit her blog to chat about her latest release, BONDS OF JUSTICE, among other things, on July 2nd.
With the RWA® Nationals just down the road, she's also visited or visiting the following blogs to answer questions about what it's been like being a Golden Heart® finalist-
RWAustralia Blog - "Golden Girl-Kylie Griffin" - on June 30th
The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood - "Going for Gold" - on July 7th.

For Brigaders who might be interested - the announcement went up and tickets are on sale for the 2010 The Gathering sponsored by FF&P chapter of RWA® at Nationals in Orlando.

Sara Creasy's SONG OF SCARABAEUS merited praise from a blogger for Night Owl Romance:"SONG OF SCARABAEUS is a fast-paced, action packed adventure, mixing in a lot of sci-fi technology, with an emotional backdrop that keeps the pages turning." For the full review click here.

FILM RIGHTS (from Publisher's Weekly)

Film rights to RITA®-award winning author Linnea Sinclair's THE DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES, pitched as CSI: Miami meets Men In Black, where an intergalactic operative hooks up with a local Florida homicide cop in an undercover caper to save the planet, optioned to C. Duke Marsh, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss & Associates, on behalf of Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency.

And Linnea's good news continues! HOPE'S FOLLY has been nominated for the 13th Annual Prism Awards in the Futuristic category. Congratulations, Linnea! Winners will be announced at the national RWA® conference in July.

On July 1st our site was overrun again by Laurie Green's Space Invaders - thanks to everyone who came along to help find and eliminate them! Congrats to our competition winners!

Don't forget you can post our SFRB badge on your blog and website to promote the group!

A hearty welcome to the following new SFRB member:
  • Decadent Publishing
Donna S.Frelick's SFR book, UNCHAINED MEMORY, is a finalist in the paranormal sections of the Virginia Romance Writers Fool For Love contest, and the Tampa Area Romance Authors 2010 TARA contest. Congratulations, Donna, and good luck with the final placings!

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:

With conference season just around the corner it's time to be practicing your pitches. For hints on how to best prepare yourself, or even how to formulate a simple pitch (no matter your genre), check out the following websites. gives some detailed hints in How to Pitch Your Book at a Writing Conference.

Perfecting Your Pitch is advice from Silhouette's Australian Desire author, Paula Roe.

Romantic suspense author, Gracie O'Neil, helps out with Your Novel-in Fifty Words or Less.

Nancy Warren shares a practical example in Pitch Perfect.

Pitching, Baseball, and Selling a Romance Novel by Maggie Jaimeson (in the Romance Divas website under RD Articles). Just scroll down the list and downloaded it as a pdf.


  1. Wow, lots of exciting news and announcements. A film version of THE DOWNHOME ZOMBIE BLUES in the works!?! How cool is that! Love the pitch--CSI Miami meets Men in Black. :)

  2. Thanks very much for all this, Kylie! Well done or goodluck as appropriate!!

  3. Okay how happy am I that Linnea Sinclair's books are in audio format now? Yay!

    BIG congrats for her upcoming film version as well and to all the releases, events and news!


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