Category Romance

It’s all a bit silly… and that’s OK

Every single person reading this has a ridiculous skeleton somewhere in their closet. Whether it’s a complete collection of Batman Forever trading cards lovingly stored in plastic sleeves, an 8th-grade notebook of sincere but awful poetry that should be burned, or files of fanfic about you and Data. And Jayne Cobb. And Batman. At the […]

Unashamed writer of romance

…well, because I am. Romance gets its digs, its snide attacks, the claims that having an HEA is unrealistic. And as to the latter. So what? Life is grim enough. I don’t want to spend my time reading and writing works that–although satisfying artistically and with no denial about how that particular story has to […]

The SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop

Coming soon…   1st Prize – $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice) and an eBook bundle    2nd Prize – $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice)   3rd Prizes – two $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate winners and their choice)   The Science Fiction Romance Brigade Fanpage on Facebook […]

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Science Fiction and stereotypes

By now, many of you have probably seen some of the recent issues going around the SFF world related to gender. If not, there was a backlash in the SFWA regarding recent bulletin issues. Some of this is explained by E. Catherine Tobler and a list of links was compiled by Jim C. Hines and […]

Bad Religion by Kathleen Scott

Futuristic Space Sex

Now that I have everyone’s attention we can proceed with the rest of the blog. I’ll admit when Ella first asked me to guest blog, I panicked. You see, though I’ve studied critical literary analysis and dissected books through the various lenses, I tend to think in terms of emotions when I talk of plots, […]

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Science Fiction Romance

Let me start where it all began. In my dad’s book collection. Like any good dad, he made sure to build my Nancy Drew collection and when the time came, Jane Austen and the Brontes, but he also gave me hard cover Stephen Kings for birthdays and Christmases when I got to my teens. But […]

Hi-Octane for Breakfast: The SFR of Nathalie Gray

When you hear the words ‘Science Fiction Romance’, what type of scene automatically springs to mind? Is it two lovers floating in zero-g, with or without sparkly bedclothes, for a well-earned HEA? Is it a pair of doomed friends-turned-lovers aiming their cripped flier into the munitions hold of an enemy base ship? Is it a […]

Paranormal – Sci-fi Romance FREE Read

I read somewhere the other day that the first science fiction story is considered to be Lucian’s (a Syrian author of the 2nd century), True History. Apparently it’s filled with travels to space, aliens and interplanetary warfare! I am feeling super motivated to track it down and see what it’s all about! My son’s name […]

Galactic Holiday

Adventures in 2013 – Anna Hackett

2012 was a great year for me. I saw the release of my very first sci-fi romance, WINTER FUSION and it was also part of the Carina Press anthology, A GALACTIC HOLIDAY. I released my first self-published book, TIME THIEF in my Anomaly Trilogy (paranormal romance with a touch of X-Men) and its sequel, MIND […]

Genre mashup: Steampunk and Space Opera??

I love genre mashups. Like putting Romance in Science Fiction (Plenty of those at Carina). A modern city in elf fantasy–kind of a blend of UF and high fantasy (Tinker by Wen Spencer). Vampires in space. Chocolate in my peanut butter. So when I started writing a space pirate story, somehow I ended up smooshing […]

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