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Monday, September 19, 2016

September Science Fiction Romance Promo! #SFRBlast #SciFi #Romance

Hello! The next fantastic promo of 99cent and free Science Fiction Romance ebooks starts today! It runs all this week.

I love 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 this 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!

Happy reading!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cover Reveal! Gethyon by Pippa Jay @pippajaygreen

Are you ready for it? You may have already seen it, as I'm a little late getting it out, but here is Pippa Jay's fabulous new cover for Gethyon!


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

Excerpt (I LOVE this excerpt!):

Gethyon stumbled and fell. Light burst across his vision, a violent assault of color, and he threw up an arm to defend himself. Something brushed against him, spun him, and then another bruising impact sent him backward.

“Watch where you’re going,” someone scolded.

Gethyon dropped his arm and squinted, fighting to keep his balance. People flowed around him, but the man who’d spoken was already moving away, a reproving frown on his face.

Soft sunlight gleamed from smooth marble, a blend of gray, green, and white beneath his feet. Humans bustled in different directions, each intent on their own concerns, with only the odd, inquisitive glance thrown his way as he stood, alone and bewildered, in their midst. He faced a distant horizon framed by the jagged spires of mountains. To either side of where he stood, the mountains ran in tooth-like bronze spines. The plaza seemed to be a main pedestrian thoroughfare in the middle of a wide valley. He stared. Where was he?


Gethyon dragged his head around toward the speaker, forcing his eyes to focus. Buildings in the same pastel marble filled the valley ahead. Cold shock drenched him at the sight of two uniformed men between him and the nearest edifice, one warden aiming a finger straight at him.

“Hey, no unauthorized teleportation in the plaza!”

Gethyon turned and ran. Shouts from behind told him pursuit followed. He dodged between the idling crowds, staggering as his legs quivered.

What happened?

He’d done it again—sent himself elsewhere—but how? And why could he do it? What was he?

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Print coming soon!

Author Bio: 

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.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Review of Widower's Aura by @ajreneeauthor #ContemporaryRomance

I am participating in the blog tour for AJ Renee's debut novel, "Widower's Aura" through Between the Sheets Promotions. Contemporary Romance is not my normal genre, but I have met AJ and wanted to help promote her book. I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. A little about the book first:


Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probationary officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping. Her comfortable new life is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub.

Noah attempts to avoid the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought. That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate. After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect his own wife?


I rate this book 4 stars!

"Widower's Aura" is a very sweet story. Not 'sweet' as in heat levels. The heat level is sizzling hot, with full descriptions of the act in all its glory. I wouldn't call it erotica, but do know there is no 'fade to black.' This is a sexy romance with a fully developed plot and fully developed characters. The writing is solid and the story flows well. 

Spoilers ahead, so don't read further if you don't want spoilers. Just go read the book and enjoy. 

The story itself is sweet. It's about a man grieving for his lost wife who meets a woman that turns his world upside down and the ensuing conflict of how to move on or even if he could move on. Noah has a daughter who is also grieving, but who is very ready to move on in the form of Sophia, who gives Lexi a much-needed second chance. I was confused by the seer telling Sophia that nothing is at it seems with the daughter, because nothing really came of that, other than giving Sophia doubt about the girl during a bought of vandalism. Maybe the seer was talking about something else the ended up happening (I'm giving spoilers, but not going to give it all away), but I couldn't find that part of the book again to confirm if the seer said 'daughter' or 'teenager.' 

It's about a woman who fled her past life, who moves into a new town to start over. She was adopted, but has also found her biological family, and the conflict there was a great read for me because it's something I've often wondered about with adopting children. Sophia can see auras, but that part is a little too glossed over. I thought people would have a bigger reaction to that and they simply don't; very little reaction at all. It's an interesting addition, but I thought it would have more of a center stage since it's in the title. 

When Noah and Sophia finally get together and with all the family and friends we meet along the way, along with Lexi's acceptance...It's all very sweet. Great debut novel by a great author with lots of room for more. I'm pleased to find that this is the first of a series, because I can name at least 2 more couples in this book who need their own book (3 if the author intends for the teenagers to stay together, or get back together later in life...a book of them in adulthood would be interesting).  

Widower's Aura is available everywhere ebooks are sold:

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