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Pauline Baird Jones, Author of Found Girl – Guest Post July 20, 2017

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I am very excited today!  A favorite author talking about a favorite series.  Specifically, Pauline Baird Jones talking about the newest book in her Project Enterprise series – Found Girl.  I love her quirky sense of humor.  [Hmm.  That reminds me.  I hope she behaves.]

Welcome Pauline!


I’d like to thank Riley for inviting me to her blog!

[Looks around for a comfy place to sit and gets distracted by all the books…]

Oh, right, sorry. But she does have some great looking books lying around. I don’t suppose I can just read one?


Okay, I’ll be good.

(Small confession here. I started writing way, way, way back in—well, that’s not relevant. I started writing books because it forced me to “read” slower when I had the write the whole book. I must say, it does really slow you down having to type ALL THE WORDS. Shouldn’t…

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Breeder Trilogy by Cara Bristol – Guest Post July 18, 2017

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I am pleased to have Cara Bristol here today to introduce us to her Breeder series, which is being released over the summer.  Having read book 1 (review here), I am happy to recommend this series!


By Cara Bristol

Breeder is a dark science fiction romance set in a world where love is viewed as weakness and ruthlessly stamped out. Culture and law (called “Protocol” in the books) enforce a caste system, decreeing men to be the natural, rightful rulers and women to be breeding slaves.

In this harsh, brutal misogynistic culture, one man and one woman violate all the rules by falling in love. Their forbidden love sets off a chain reaction that begins to unravel their world.

Each book of Breeder trilogy is a stand-alone romance between a different hero and heroine who find their HEA by the end of the book. There are no…

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Newborn by Edward Hoornaert – Review July 13, 2017

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Review by KJ Van Houten

Review of Newborn

And now for something completely different! For some reason, the word ‘romp’ comes to mind after I read Newborn. The dictionary defines romp as “a spell of rough, energetic play” and yeah, that sort of fits! If you’ve read any of the other books in the Alien Contact for Idiots universe, you’ll know what I mean. And if you have not read at least the first book is that series, you will find some spoilers here.

When I first picked up Newborn, I didn’t realize it was part of the Alien Contact for Idiots series. As I was reading, I kept seeing names for people and places and thinking, why do these sound familiar when I know I haven’t read this book! It finally struck me, doh! While Newborn can be read standalone, there is definitely some background that will…

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Laurie A. Green – An Enduring Author May 26, 2017

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Kimber Li

Farewell_Andromeda-Final-200x300Okay, now it’s Laurie’s turn.  Sorry about the mix-up last week.


Laurie’s been a busy girl the last few years.  Here’s what she sent me-


Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to catch up from days of yore on CritiqueCircle. Let me start by backtracking about six years.   https://www.critiquecircle.com/default.asp

In 2011 and 2012, I was a three-time finalist in the RWA Golden Heart© Awards for three different unpublished science fiction romance novels. Since then, my first novel, (originally titled P2PC) was published as Inherit the Stars in 2015.

Inherit_the_Stars_Complete_Novel-200x300Inherit the Stars won the 2016 Carolyn Readers Choice Award and was named by LibraryJournal.com as one of the Best Books of 2015 in E-Originals.

But my novel wasn’t actually my first published work. That was a novelette, Farewell Andromeda, a romance between a female deep space charter pilot and a famous astronomer (…or is he)? It’s currently available at no cost via InstaFreebie as a special…

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Here is my interview with Laurie A. Green May 13, 2017

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Name   Laurie A. Green

Age  Hmm. Do I have to be honest? Okay, okay. I’m 61. But in my head, I’m still in my 30s. Where has the time gone?

Where are you from

I’m originally from Michigan, but wanted to live in the Southwest from my first visit as a teen. Just felt like I belonged here. My husband and I moved to the Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1988, and my first thought was, “I’m home!”

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

It’s exciting and it just broke! I was one of the authors in the very popular Pets in Space collection, a series of stories by award-winning and bestselling science fiction romance authors that included pets…in spaaaace. It was named one of the Best Books of 2016 in Fiction E-Originals by LibraryJournal.com. This October, a second collection will be released titled: Embrace the Romance: Pets…

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Pets in Space is Back! May 2, 2017

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Last year’s Pets In Space, the anthology of stories that included, not only scifi and romance, but those wonderful, adorable, amazing, otherworldly pets, was a favorite of many scifi romance readers, including yours truly. So, I am very excited to share this wonderful news with you today.  Pets in Space is back with another amazing selection of pet-centric stories.

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Anthology

Coming October 10, 2017

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors, brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard Award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr, to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and…

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Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson – Review April 4, 2017

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Review by Riley

About Wanted & Wired

A rip-roarin’ new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places…

Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive
Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what’s left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas-sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo.

Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark
Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run…

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Paranormal Romance Rita Finalists, 2016 March 23, 2017

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Ed Hoornaert (Mr. Valentine)

The Romance Writers of America have announced the finalists in the 2016 Rita contest for best romance writing of the year. Congratulations to all the finalists!

You can see the full list of finalists here, but as an author of science fiction romance, I’d like to focus on the Paranormal Romance category (which is where RWA pigeonholes SFR).

Here are the PNR finalists. After the list, I note a few observations.


Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert

Harlequin, Nocturne

Ann Leslie Tuttle, Editor


The Beast by J R Ward

New American Library

Kara Welsh, editor


The Champion of Barésh by Susan Grant


Mary Moran, editor


Enchanted Warrior by Sharon Ashwood

Harlequin, Nocturne

Ann Leslie Tuttle, editor


Ghost Gifts
 by Laura Spinella

Montlake Publishing

Alison Dasho, editor


The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre


Sasha Knight, editor



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Passages by Laurel Wanrow – Review February 21, 2017

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Review by Riley

About Passages

“Find someone you can trust.”

For decades, Eve and her fellow electorgs—part human, part machine—have worked on the quiet planet of Aarde, beating back toxic spores that threaten to poison the native people. When the new commander halts work right before a deadly spore release, Eve frantically plots to protect the villagers she considers friends and family.

On the run after an ambush, Quinn holds a secret that nearly got him killed. If only he knew what it was. Though the attack scrambled his memories, Quinn is sure of one thing—he can’t trust the electorgs. But they know information he desperately needs to puzzle out who wants him dead, and why.

With the fate of life on Aarde in the balance, the logic of joining forces with Eve overrides Quinn’s fears…and erupts into an attraction that could prove fatal for both of them.

Because the planet’s…

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2016 SFR Galaxy Awards February 18, 2017

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If you follow this blog, you know that I enjoy a variety of genres.  But if you really follow this blog, you know that Scifi is my favorite.  And if romance is part of the story, so much the better.  That is why the SFR Galaxy Awards are one of my favorite awards.

These awards were created in 2012 in order to recognize standout SciFi Romance stories. But here is the best part.  It is not just one best story, but an abundance of really great stories!

You may wonder how a book is picked for a Galaxy Award.  I happen to be a judge, so I can tell you that.  Several judges, avid SciFi Romance readers and bloggers, pick them.  It’s a bit arbitrary, yes, but the judges have such a wide array of personal interests, that the awards end up including something for everyone that loves the genre.

The specific awards change…

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