Monday, July 12, 2010

Hailing On All Frequencies!

Gail Koger's e-book, THE WARLORD'S COMEUPPANCE has just been released with Whispers Publishing.  

BLURB: Stealing from a warlord and giving him the one finger salute as I made my getaway was not the brightest thing I’d ever done. Okay, it was an incredibly stupid stunt.
Did I mention that this particular Coletti warlord is the most feared in the entire galaxy? That Zarek’s the ultimate predator and even the other warlords are scared spitless of him? That he never ever stops until he either captures or kills his prey?
Yeah, I have the big, bad after me and all because of one little finger. Okay and a Ditrim crystal the size of my fist. Am I worried? Of course, only an idiot doesn’t fear a very angry Coletti warlord. But, I am very good at what I do. Bad news is, so is Zarek.

Sheryl Nantus's new release, WILD CARDS & IRON HORSES, comes out in August 2010 with Samhain Publishing, Inc.
Clare Revell's SEASON FOR MIRACLES, from Whiterose Publishing, has a release date of November 5th, 2010.
LAST FLIGHT OF THE ARK by D.L.Jackson has been released with Liquid Silver Books.
Out now from Cerridwen Press is DANGER ON XY-ONE, written by Vicki Burkholder
CRAZY TAYLOR by Anthony Stevens is out now with Captiva Press.
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.

Verona St.James newest post for her Summer of SFR reviews is ENDLESS BLUE by Wen Spencer.

On Friday 9th July, Kylie Griffin posted an article called “How Do I World-Build?” So, where do you begin world building when we have no idea where to start? This is the third of a four part series looking at what elements make up world building. It focuses on the practical, where the writer get to ask lots of questions and apply them in the context of the book they’re writing.

Susan Macatee is posting over at Slip Into Something Victorian about how Union soldiers kept coffee in their provisions while on the go in an article entitled "More Civil War Curiosities-Part III".

Donna Frelick continues her series on Spacefreighters Lounge with We Love Our "Bad" Science Part II.

Danielle Mietiv was recently interviewed by The Reef Tank, a wonderful blog and community of aquarium, reef and ocean enthusiasts.  You can read the interview here.

A big Woot! and Congratulations! to Ella Drake, who sold her “Twisted Fairytale” science fiction romance short, Jaq’s Harp: A Beanstalk Story, to Carina Press!  Thanks to The Galaxy Express SFR News and Links on July 9th for the announcement.

REMINDER: Brigade members please let Laurie Green know Lgreen2162 (at) aol (dot) com about upcoming releases so we can get them on the SFR Brigade calender and/or schedule your book launch party.

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.

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 members:
Newest Brigader, Michelle de Rooy, is a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia 2010 Valerie Parv Award with her fantasy romance manuscript, APPLESEED. 

Rae Lori sponsors the 2010 SFR Reading Challenge on A Writer's Dream.  Several Brigade members are already signed up.  Come join the fun and get ideas for your SFR TBR pile.

OTHER CONTEST NEWS (thank you to Heather over at the Galaxy Express for this!)

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller are the author team behind the classic and ever-popular Liaden Universe®. This series of “adventurous romantic space opera” holds cross-over appeal for both romance and science fiction readers.

To celebrate the release of MOUSE AND DRAGON, Lee and Miller’s thirteenth Liaden novel, the authors are hosting a contest. It’s open to anyone and everyone who has yet to sample a Liaden Universe® novel. They're giving away 36 digital copies of THE DRAGON VARIATION omnibus, which includes CONFLICT OF HONORS, LOCAL CUSTOM, and SCOUT’S PROGRESS.

Not only that, but if you’re a blogger who wants to help spread the word about it, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $36.00 gift card from Barnes and Noble! And if you’re a blogger new to the Liaden novels of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, you can enter both tiers of the contest.

Here is an excerpt from the official announcement at Sharon Lee’s blog:

In celebration of the publication of Mouse and Dragon, the thirteenth novel set in their Liaden Universe®, authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are holding an Expanding Universe Contest!  Yes! No less than thirty-six electronic copies of The Dragon Variation will be given away.

The Dragon Variation is an omnibus edition of three Liaden Universe® novels — Conflict of Honors, one of the first modern SFRomances; Local Custom, second place winner of the Prism Award for best Futuristic of 2002; and Scout’s Progress, the first place winner of the Prism Award for best Futuristic of 2002, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice for Best SF Novel of its year, and the prequel to Mouse and Dragon.

That's three complete novels under one cover.  No prior knowledge of the Liaden Universe® required. Electronic! In Baen Books’ DRM-free, multiplatform style.  This omnibus can be read on your Kindle, your phone, your iPad, your desktop, or other ereader.

To enter the contest, visit the Expanding Universe post at Sharon Lee’s blog and follow the instructions you see there (it’s easy). The contest ends at "midnight Eastern Daylight Time (4:00 a.m. GMT) Friday, July 16". Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 17, 2010. 

Decadent Publishing is now open to general submissions of all genres of romance and erotica, as well as urban fantasy, science fiction and fantasy with strong romantic elements.
They are currently focusing on shorts and novellas, but will be taking longer pieces later. If it’s a great story, don’t let size stop you from submitting!
The preferred word count is 70,000 or less.
Submissions must be new material to be considered for publication, no reprints at this time.
Only one manuscript at a time per author, please.
If the manuscript is being offered to another publisher as well, please keep us informed of its status.
Allow 4-6 weeks for us to review your material and get back to you.

Romance - Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Category, Military Romance, Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Historical, Time Travel, Fantasy, GLBT, Suspense/Thriller, End of the World, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Comedy, Interracial, Late Escape
Mainstream Fiction - Horror, Comedy, Western, Young Adult, Chick-Lit, Historical, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller, Urban Fantasy
For more information see their 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. 

Brigader Clare Dargin's short story, Speculative Sky, just received a great review over at Icy Snow Blackstone!  Check it out! 

Ella Drake has two free short stories called Tin and Paper & Grounded: a Hayle Raven Story, available at the Samhellion.

Over at The Blood-Red Pencil blog, Kathryn Craft points out what Stephenie Meyer did right with her Twilight series. ‘Busted!—Stephenie Meyer caught doing something right - some great hints for all of us as writers.


  1. Thanks for the shout out!!! Look at all that stuff! I love it!

  2. Thanks for putting together another great news round up, Kylie.

  3. Thanks for including my news and I love reading everyone else's!


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