I finally received the cover for my next book, Stellarnet Prince, which is coming out in November. Not that the art was late or anything, I was just impatient to see it! I’m so excited about this next installment in the Stellarnet Series. I think I’m starting to feel like a “real” author now that I have a sequel.
Carina Press is categorizing it as cyberpunk, science-fiction, romance, and sci-fi-romance. The first book, Stellarnet Rebel, was classified as cyberpunk, science-fiction, and thriller. There was a romantic plot in Rebel — as there is a romantic plot in Prince. Prince also has some twists and turns, like the thriller plot in Rebel.
I don’t think Prince is any more or less romantic or thrilling than Rebel, so I don’t know why they changed the classification. But it’s all good. Like many of my fellow Carina Press SF/SFR authors, my books mix genres. I focus as much on plot and world-building as I do on character development and romance.
With Stellarnet Prince, you get a story about the relationship between human blogger J’ni O’Riordan and her alien lovers, who are followed via the Net by millions of fans – a relationship which also incites vicious anti-alien attacks. There are kidnappers, sex traffickers and the threat of environmental exploitation upon the Glin home world. Duin and Belloc must keep secrets that could spark another rebellion amidst their battered and embittered people. There’s high-tech gadgetry and simulated persons.
And, as you can see, there’s raging hawt extraterrestrial abs. Woot!
Official cover blurb:
An otherworldly love. Human blogger Genny O’Riordan shares two alien lovers: Duin, a leader of the Uprising, and Belloc, the only surviving member of the reviled Glin royal family. Their relationship has inspired millions of followers–and incited vicious anti-alien attacks.
A planet at risk. A Stellarnet obsessed with all things alien brings kidnappers, sex traffickers and environmental exploitation to Glin. Without weapons or communications technology, the planet cannot be defended. Glin will be ravaged and raided until nothing remains.
A struggle for truth. On Earth, Duin discovers a secret that could spur another rebellion, while on Glin, Belloc’s true identity could endanger their family and everything they’ve fought for. Have the Glin found true allies in humanity, or an even more deadly foe?
J.L. Hilton is the author of the Stellarnet Series cyberpunk romantic thrillers, published by Carina Press. Her original jewelry designs are featured in the books “Steampunk Style Jewelry” and “1000 Steampunk Creations.”