Sci-fi Romance

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Star Hero New Release from RITA® winning author Susan Grant
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Educated by the Master – SFR Brigade Showcase
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Goodreads List – New Science Fiction Romance 2016 to 2017

Star Hero New Release from RITA® winning author Susan Grant

Star Hero by Susan Grant

New York Times/USA Today bestselling, RITA® winning author

First he had to rescue her. Then he’d try to win her back.

Space Marine Lieutenant Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender—his heart. Lukas’s struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing tests them more than when Carlynn goes missing on a mission. Now the rugged, emotionally scarred Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.

Don’t miss this sexy, fast-paced sci-fi romance—get your copy of Star Hero today!

**ONLY 99 CENTS!**

(a stand-alone novella in the Star Series, expanded from the novella Stray, originally published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology)

“A heart-pounding space adventure!” –Goodreads

“Wow!!!! I downloaded the book and started reading, I couldn’t stop…. I finished the book in one day” —Goodreads

“I haven’t been so absorbed in a book, the characters, and plot in a long time. I love this book!” –Amazon

“I have never read anything by this author before and I have been missing out. What a wonderful story that kept me reading right to the end. It grips you from the first words” –Goodreads

“This is a sweet tear-jerker involving an alien “street dog” and two lovers dealing with PTSD. It may have an alien setting, but it’s very relevant to many couples in the US today. Susan has a great imagination, and you will enjoy her alien world-building. So don’t deny yourself this treat…..just make sure you grab the tissues!” –Goodreads

“Sparks fly when Lucas, the Marine hero, meets Carlynn, the star pilot. A few months later different sparks fly and Lucas learns what it’s like to lose everything he always wanted. Can he find Carlynn and win her back?” –Goodreads

“I am once again spell-bound by Susan’s thoughtful literary approach of bringing into play Bang-Bang to examine the risks associated with an unfolding love story and the way our past history opens as well as cloaks the heart to direct our present and future.” –Goodreads

“Beyond the romance it dealt with the very real issue of PTSD really well, covering not only the person who has it but how it can effect those who love and care for them. I absolutely adored Bang Bang and cant wait to read Puppy’s story.” –Goodreads

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Educated by the Master – SFR Brigade Showcase

This week I’m participating in the SFR Brigade’s Showcase with a bit more from my sci-fi erotic romance novella, Educated by the Master. It will be available for pre-order in the Cosmic Love Cabaret anthology in September.

Here’s a taste of Trey and Patsy’s first meeting.

“Hi. Sorry I’m late. Ya wouldn’t believe the crush of folks leavin’ Quantum today. I’m Patsy. Trey Johansson. Right? Mr. Meryon sent your picture, so I recognized ya. Although I don’t expect there’s many men that look quite like ya.”

When she paused for a breath, Trey inserted a few words into her verbal onslaught. “Yes. I am.”

“I’m excited to meet ya. And to work with ya. I have so many plans I can’t wait to share. Our shuttle back to Q—that’s LS Quantum for short—boards in about fifteen minutes. We have time for a quick drink if ya’d like, or we could head to the gate. I could use a drink. Dashin’ around.” She waved her hand in the air. “I’m so thirsty now. I’m gettin’ an orange fizzy. What would ya like?”

Pleasant expression on her face, Patsy waited for a response.

“Oh, uh. Sure, I’ll have what you’re having.”

“Be right back.” She twirled and headed toward the bar.

Wow. That accent sounded Irish. And not Tallavan faux Irish. Light complexion, freckles, copper hair, wearing green…stereotype, sure, but damn, if she wasn’t Irish, he’d eat a whole pan of fried blood pudding. Something he hadn’t tasted in a long time. Fried eggs, tomatoes, white-and-black pudding. A full Irish breakfast like his mother made better than any other cook on Tallav. He missed his folks and his mother’s cooking, but Tallav would never be his home. Even if he’d been a member of the aristocracy, he would have left the Tallavan matriarchy in the dust as he had the moment he was of age.

“Here ya go.” Patsy handed him a large disposable cup and took a long drink from her own. “Ah. That was what I needed. I had cobwebs in my throat.”

Trey tipped his cup back and swallowed three gulps of the sweet orange liquid and remembered why he never drank fizzies. The carbonation bubbled up his nose. He pinched his nostrils, squinched his eyes shut, and waited for the burn to abate.

“Got fizz up your nose, did ya? Ya should drink more slowly if ya can’t handle the sparkly. I never have a problem. My whole system’s plumbed with synthsteel.”

Was this slip of a girl offering him advice as though he were some— “My delicate feckin’ nose thanks ya for the interest in its well-bein’.”

With blue eyes aglow, she leaned toward him. “Think nothin’ of it. An féidir leat labhairt le haon Gealic chun dul leis sin blas na hÉireann?”

Sarcasm was lost on Patsy O’Shaughnessy. “It’s not an Irish accent. I’m from Tallav, which was infected with a fanatic love of all things from the Emerald Isle when the planet was founded. I never had the time to learn Gaelic, but many Tallavans do.”

“Standard it is then. We have somethin’ in common. I’m proper Irish. Erin go Bragh. ‘Tis a pity ya don’t speak Gaelic. I don’t get to speak it this far from home. Oh, goodness. We need to head over to the gate. Our shuttle will be boardin’ soon.”

Educated by the Master by Cailin Briste

She’s new to kink. He’s a BDSM Master with eighteen days to educate her.

Trey Johannsen’s preference is to stick to managing a private BDSM club on Beta Tau. It’s dark. It’s sexy. The cries of pleasure, the thud of a flogger, and the mingled scents of arousal and fear are evidence he’s damn good at it.

So, when his boss insists Trey’s perfect for assisting a new hire to develop a BDSM cabaret, Trey is nonplussed. How the hell do you make burlesque accurate? Then he meets her, and instant attraction has him imagining peeling her clothes off, tying her to a bed, and sexually dominating her until she can take no more.

When Patsy O’Shaughnessy first lays eyes on BDSM master Trey Johannsen everything about him impresses her. Providing him a personal tour of the on stage and behind-the-scenes workings of the Cosmic Love Cabaret isn’t a problem. Withstanding the sheer sexiness of the ultra-masculine hunk while he educates her about BDSM? That’s going to take some doing.

Not that she plans to suggest hands-on training. No, the move from stage manager at the Cosmic Love Cabaret to creative director for a new venue is something she can’t blow. But if Trey Johannsen thinks experience is the best teacher, who is she to disagree?

Available for Pre-Order September 5, 2017. Release Date: October 10, 2017.

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Goodreads List – New Science Fiction Romance 2016 to 2017


Yesterday I created a new Goodreads Listopia list for new releases in sci-fi romance during 2016 and 2017. I let folks know in a FB sci-fi romance group and another on Goodreads. Today I awoke to find 61 books added to the list by 17 voters. Whoop! Whoop!

New Science Fiction Romance 2016 to 2017

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