Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Felicia Day's Vaginal Fantasy Hangout to Feature Sharon Lynn Fisher's GHOST PLANET


Mark your calendars, sci-fi romance fans! Sharon Lynn Fisher’s GHOST PLANET (Tor) is the April 2013 selection for Felicia Day’s Vaginal Fantasy Hangout book club.

Actress-producer-writer Felicia Day is a true geek and a reader of science fiction romance. In addition to her many credits, she runs the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout, a lively, entertaining, and no-holds-barred online book club. Members include Veronica Belmont, Kiala Kazebee and Bonnie Burton. The VFH team is sassy, outspoken, and passionate about books.

The GHOST PLANET video discussion will go live on April 30 at 8 PM PST.

Watch the video and join other VFH viewers at the GHOST PLANET Goodreads discussion thread.

Want to know more? Visit the main Vaginal Fantasy Hangout Goodreads page. You can access all of the Vaginal Fantasy videos here, including ones featuring science fiction romances by authors Linnea Sinclair, Nalini Singh, J.D. Robb, and Meljean Brook.

We hope the VFH team enjoys GHOST PLANET and would appreciate any support you can offer via tweets, posts, and any other way you like to spread SFR news!


A world in peril. A bond deeper than love.

Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world - a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. But she never expected she'd struggle with the requirement to shun these “ghosts.” She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor. And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.

Reincarnated as a ghost, Elizabeth is symbiotically linked to her supervisor, Murphy - creator of the Ghost Protocol, which forbids him to acknowledge or interact with her. Confused and alone - oppressed by her ghost status and tormented by forbidden love - Elizabeth works to unlock the secrets of her own existence.

But her quest for answers lands her in a tug-of-war between powerful interests, and she soon finds herself a pawn in the struggle for control of the planet…a struggle that could separate her forever from the man she loves.

For more information about Sharon Lynn Fisher, visit her Web site and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

**Permission to forward granted** 

(press release courtesy of The Galaxy Express)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

SFR Brigade Anthology Opens Up Cover Art Submissions to ALL Artists!

Great news everyone! The Anthology is progressing nicely.

Now, we're on to the next phase of the process. We need YOUR cover art!

All artists are invited to submit cover art for the TALES FROM THE SFR BRIGADE anthology. This is a free anthology to showcase science fiction romance.

Artwork will be evaluated by a panel of Brigaders and whittled down to the top three for overall vote by the SFR Brigade membership!

  • Please submit original cover art via email to Cali Hicks: casselsjc (at) gmail (dot) com.
  • Make sure you put "SFRB Anthology Cover" in the subject line. 
  • All entrants are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to use any images in their artwork.
  • *Final* artwork needs to measure at least 625 x 1000 pixels and no more than 1563 x 2500 pixels. Files need to be submitted in either TIFF or JPEG format. The deadline for entry is May 1, 2013.

We hope to have a final cover announced by May 15.

Here's the exciting line-up of authors and stories for the anthology:

Tales from the SFR Brigade (Volume I) 
(Alphabetical by story title) 

 “Allure” by Amy Laurens
 “Envy’s Revenge” by Berinn Rae
 “Imprint” by Pippa Jay
 “MISSION: Nam Selan” by Linnea Sinclair
 “Nobody’s Present” by Marcella Burnard
 “Sensations” by Liana Brooks
 “The Stranger” by Kyndra Hatch
 “Thief’s Ransom” by Jaleta Clegg
 “Whisky and Starshine” by Erica Hayes

These stories cover a variety of SFR sub-genres including space opera, dystopian, near future, and apocalyptic. The cover should suggest both science fiction and romance, be eye-catching and hopefully look great in thumbnail format.

We are shooting for a release in mid-summer (for the Northern Hemisphere.)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The SFR Brigade Presents - 4/26 - 5/2

The SFR Brigade Presents snippets should now be live! Share and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Release - Poisoned Pawn by Jaleta Clegg

Blurb: The Patrol needs bait to catch a drug lord, and Dace is the perfect, unsuspecting pawn. Until everything goes wrong.
With their own ship and freedom, life is sweet; until Dace disappears and Jasyn learns the truth about their new copilot.
Publisher link
My page

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Voting For New SFR Brigade Background

Option #1 - Plain Background

Option #2 -Solar Flare

Option #3 -Eagle Nebula

Choice for SFR Brigade Blog header... 

 Option #1 -

Option #2-

Option #3- The original
Thank you for voting!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yur’s Night Sat Apr 13

Yur’s Night Sat Apr 13
In the DFW area, we are celebrating Yuri's Night both Friday night at the UTA Planetarium with the local branch of the National Space Society, then Saturday starting at noon at the Benbrook Library. NTSFW monthly meeting is at 3pm at the library. Films start at noon, more events at 6pm. See you there!

If you're not in the DFW area, check www.yurisnight.net for an event near you.

Background Changes

The background is once again experiencing a state of flux in preparation for voting next week.

One of the primary concerns was the transparency of the side columns on the Picture Window format. Another concern voiced by several people is that the busy background might be distracting.

Since pictures make it hard to judge exactly what things might look like we're going to cycle through a couple of the favorite background so everyone can get a feel for them. The complete list and comment on the backgrounds is HERE.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Book bomb event Wednesday April 10 for David Farland's son

Book bomb event Wednesday April 10 for David Farland's son
Read about the BOOK BOMB event Wed April 10 to benefit David Farland's son's medical bills. Please share!

Would you like a new background?

All hands on deck!

We are looking at giving the blog a new look for summer? Why? Why not?

There are several good options available but everything you see here is a suggestion. We can refine these ideas, change things, and add features to make the SFR Brigade blog more accessible for our members and people who are cruising through looking for a new author to love (check our library!).

This is what the Brigade page currently looks like. Very utilitarian but not unattractive. Some people dislike the black background and have commented that it's hard to read on. Other people prefer this background. This is our default look that we will keep until something better can be found.

ETA: The side bars can change in color and level of transparency so that the image won't show through. Fonts, colors, post background colors, widths, and layout are all variables we can adjust.

Option #1 -The Generic Blogger Space Background

Not much to look at, but blogger has a default "space look" with planet Earth in the background. 

 Option #2- The Eagle Nebula

Courtesy of the copyright free images at NASA (check the archives they are awesome!) we could use this bright nebula as the background. If we wanted a header could be made to match and all the font colors and backgrounds can be changed with ease.

Option #3 - The Solar Flare

A nice dark option with a little shot of heat for those who like our current background. This is also a NASA image. The simple image against black makes this a clutter free choice.

Option #4 - Close Up Of The Sun

It is summer in some parts of the world so why not something fiery?  This is another NASA image, free for use, and tiled.

Option #5 - Something else entirely 

We don't need to change the background. We could get one of the brigade members to donate their artistic talent to creating a background just for our use. You are welcome to scroll the NASA image archives and see if there's something you'd like better.

Leave your thoughts in the comments box below, link to the NASA pics you like and we'll try to add them to the line up. Next week the top favorites will be put up for official vote with a blind ballot widget so everything is anonymous.

Keep flying!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Library Update Time!

Attention SFR Brigade! All hands on deck.

You know the drill. It's time to update our library once again. If your work is published or will be published before September 2013 please email me at liana(dot)brooks1 [at] gmail (dot) com

Subject: SFR Brigade Library - Name

Author Name
Sub-genre (Action/Adventure, Anthology, Comedy, Cyberpunk/Spec, Military, Near Future, Paranormal, Simply Romance, Space Opera, -or- NOT ROMANCE)
Heat Rating (Sweet, Hot, Erotic)
LINK - If I don't have the link, I won't go hunting for one.

So... your entry(ies) should look like

To: Liana
Subject: SFR Brigade Library -ME!

Liana Brooks
Near Future


If your book is coming out before September 2013 and you would like to add it to the Brigade calendar, please talk to our calendar coordinator Pippa Jay. The Brigade would like to help you launch in style, but we can't read minds (although our R&D department assures me it'll happen soon!).

- Liana

P.S. If your book is in print format and you'd like to be added to the SFR Brigade In Print page please let me know. We're trying to figure out the format for that, maybe something with buy links? I'm very open to suggestions. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sci-Fi Romance & Felicia Day

At The Galaxy Express, I posted an open letter to actress-producer Felicia Day regarding science fiction romance and her online book club Vaginal Fantasy Hangout. Please help spread the word!

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