Thursday, September 29, 2016

SFRB Recommends 61:Chain Reaction by Zoë Archer #sfr

Elite 8th Wing pilot Celene Jur was taken captive after a mysterious device temporarily disabled her ship's controls. Three solar months later, when Celene receives intel on the man who built the device, she's ready to get the bastard. Only problem is, the higher-ups think her mission partner should be Nils Calder, a tech-head who can understand the disabling device. The attraction between them is electric, but Celene needs a soldier who can watch her back as she exacts her revenge.
Nils knows his department is nicknamed NerdWorks. Pilots like Celene think the closest tech geeks come to combat is all-night Nifalian chess tournaments. But behind the NerdWorks insignia on his sleeve Nils is an able fighter, ready to prove himself and gain Celene's trust. The desire between them is unexpected, but with the fate of thousands hanging in the balance, the hotshot pilot and the tech genius must succeed in their mission—no matter the cost.

Watching the sparks fly between Nils and Celene was quite a treat. Nils Calder makes an appealing hero: cool, confident, and sincere. Celene has to grapple with whether anyone is really interested in her, or just the image that her reputation has created. Their attraction and relationship are convincing. Both of them have doubts, but they're clearly good for each other. The action scenes are fast-paced and easy to follow: there's a good battle simulation near the beginning to ratchet up the tension and prime us for later combat sequences.
Chain Reaction is the sequel to Collision Course. The two books are linked but stand alone.

Author site: Zoë Archer - Adventure and Romance

Recommendation by Lee Koven.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September Science Fiction Romance Promo! #SFRBlast #SFRB

Hello! There is a fantastic promo of 99cent and free SFR ebooks all this week. 

It's wonderful how S.M. Schmitz put all the Portals in this. If you haven't been able to see them all in one place yet, here is the chance. So easy to grab all seven!

The new SFR Brigade anthology from this summer, "Romancing the Stars: 8 Short Stories of Galactic Romance and Adventure" is also in this promotion. It is 99cents, but the price will be raised to $2.99 after the promotion, so this is the last chance to get it at the low price.

And so many other fantastic science fiction romances; over 50 fantastic authors and books, many of them members of the SFR Brigade!

Happy reading!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

SFRB Recommends 60: The Scarabaeus Saga by Sara Creasy #scifi #romsf

Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, Edie's mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry. When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she's not entirely sure it's a bad thing . . . until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn—a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn's side, he dies. If she doesn't cooperate, the pirates will kill them both.

But Edie's abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn as her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she'll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure . . . a world called Scarabaeus.

This duology is one of the more original works I've read. Edie has to use her brain and skills to get out of a bunch of situations: Finn's her brawn. Hacker heroines are close to my heart, and Edie's specialty is something I've never considered before: using code to manipulate biological material and terraform planets. The antagonists have fascinating agendas and the worlds created feel fresh.

The romance takes a while to get going, and the books are Romantic SF rather than SFR, but there is a HEA for Edie and Finn. The first book ends a little abruptly and leads straight into the next one, so read them together!

Author site: Sara Creasy

Recommendation by Lee Koven.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Final Installment - Portals: Volume Seven #scifi #romance #free #sampler #sfrb

Scifi Romance 1st Chapter Sampler
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The last volume in the Portals project - a series of free scifi romance first chapter samplers to tempt your appetite - released yesterday, bringing them up to a total of seven. Hopefully we have brought you a broad spectrum of scifi romance to try and so pick your favourites for future reads. Enjoy!

Not picked up the previous volumes? Go to the main website for all the retailer links for each volume HERE.

Welcome! You have arrived at a portal to the galaxy.

Enter, and you'll be introduced by award-winning authors to worlds beyond imagining, with heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot … at their enemies and at romance!

Contains 12 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cover Reveal: Gethyon #scifi #adventure #SFRGalaxyAward

First published by BURST (Champagne Books) in June 2013, Gethyon was a 2014 SFR Galaxy Award winner for Most Awesome Psychic Talent and a 2015 EPIC eBook Award finalist in the SF category. Now it's back, re-edited with brand new content and a bonus short story included at the end. And a brand spanking shiny new cover. Are you ready? Ta dah!
Cover Art - RavenFire Media
Editing - Danielle Fine


Abandoned. Hunted. Out of control.

Gethyon Rees had always felt at odds with the universe, and hoped for an escape among the stars. But discovering he has the ability to cross time and space with just a thought brings more problems than it solves: a deadly bounty hunter who can follow him anywhere, the unwelcome return of Tarquin Secker—the mother who abandoned him—and an ancient darkness that seeks him and all those with his talents.

When an unforgivable act sets him on the run, it’ll take more than his unearthly powers to save his skin and the lives of those he cares about. It’ll take a sacrifice he never expected to have to make.

A science fiction adventure novel previously published by BURST (Champagne Books), and part of the Travellers Universe. A 2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner for Most Awesome Psychic Talent and a 2015 EPIC eBook Awards finalist in the Science Fiction category. Also now includes the SF short story The Bones of the Sea

“With colorful worlds full of nuance and dimension, characters that walk off the page, and themes that anyone who has been either parent or child can relate to.” J.C. Cassels, author of The Black Wing Chronicles series

“This fast-paced, gripping ride zips through time and space, love and loss, rebellion and acceptance.” Anna McLain, SFR Galaxy Award judge

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After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 22 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, and Broad Universe, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include YA and adult stories crossing a multitude of subgenres from scifi to the paranormal, often with romance, and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), the 2015 EPIC eBook awards, the 2015 RWA LERA Rebecca (2nd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

SFRB Recommends 59: Prince of Dragons and the Orion Series by Cathryn Cade #sfrom

Sirena Blaze has left a string of smiling males across the galaxy-but she's not smiling now. After two attempts to sabotage her ship, it's time to call for backup. Her warriors deserve the best, and that means recruiting a member of the elite Serpentian guard as co-commander. 

One look at Slyde Stone, and Sirena's smile returns. She sets out to indulge in the sensual delights for which his people are legendary. Slyde would like nothing more than to bed the famous beauty, but a secret binds the hands that burn to take her. He is a half-dragon shifter, a race thought to be nothing more than a myth. He's real, and so is the code he must live by-he can mate only once.

Sirena's fury at Slyde's refusal knows no bounds-until saboteurs loose a pair of deadly serpents on board the Orion. And the infuriating man has the gall to make a wager. If she finds them first, she can have him. But if he wins, she must agree to be his alone-for life.

Warning: Space cougar on the prowl, a handsome virgin in her sights. Hot love scenes, and even hotter dragon shape-shifting.

I have all four covers up of the Orion series because Prince of Dragons is probably best appreciated if you read the other books in the series. However, Prince of Dragons is by far my favorite because the couple start on equal terms, at least in their minds, and their tangling has some excellent kibbutzing. Sirena is a confident, independent heroine, and Slyde respects her for that.
Cade invents some interesting alien races, especially the Serpentians- humanoids with some snakey features. Fans of Star Trek Vulcans may also appreciate the Indigon, a highly logical psychic race. The books are erotic romances and are also related to the Lodestar series.

Recommendation by Lee Koven.

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