Showing posts with label SFR Brigade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SFR Brigade. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

The SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop - Update 6/10/13


The hop is fast approaching, so I thought I'd give you all a quick update on progress. I'm delighted to say that, thanks to those participants who have donated so far (and a couple of especially generous donors - thank you!), the prize fund for the hop is already over $250! Woo hoo! So, I'm pleased to announce that the grands prizes will be (at a minimum) as follows:

1st Prize - $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice) and an ebook bundle (currently Alien Adoration, Dementional, Wytchfire, Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral, Games of Command, Keir and Terms & Conditions Apply)

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)

Please share this news as much as possible. As I say, this is currently the MINIMUM prizes that will be offered as there's still time to donate to the blog hop fund. But let's start telling people about it! :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quarterly Library Update!

Attention SFR Brigade! All hands on deck.

It's time to update our library. If your work is published or will be published before March 2013 please email me at liana(dot)brooks1 [at] gmail (dot) com

Subject: SFR Brigade Library - Name

Title
Author Name
Sub-genre (Action/Adventure, Anthology, Comedy, Cyberpunk/Spec, Military, Near Future, Paranormal, Simply Romance, Space Opera, -or- NOT ROMANCE)
Heat Rating (Sweet, Hot, Erotic)
LINK - If I don't have the link, I won't go hunting for one.

So... your entry(ies) should look like

To: Liana
Subject: SFR Brigade Library -ME!

JANE DOE
Liana Brooks
Near Future
Sweet
http://www.lianabrooks.com/2008/01/jane-doe.html

Thanks!
ME!

If your book is coming out before March 2013 and you would like to schedule a cover release, release day party, or other SFR Brigade fun around your launch, please talk to our calendar coordinator Pippa Jay Green. The Brigade would like to help you launch in style, but we can't read minds (although our R&D department assures me it'll happen soon!).

My goal is to have the library updated before December 1st so we can promote SFR Brigade books over the Holiday season. After all, books are the perfect gift!
- Liana

Friday, June 22, 2012

The SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop!


Hello! Welcome to the SFR Brigade's Midsummer Blog Hop. 37 fabulous authors have a post on the theme of Midsummer, with a prize on offer. Below you'll find the list of participating authors - just click on their names to hop to their blog. And don't forget, each blog you comment on scores you one entry to the grand prize draw, which is open internationally. So what's in the draw?

1st Prize - winner's choice of a Kindle Touch or a Nook Touch
2nd Prize - a library of science fiction romance titles donated by various authors and an Anabanana Gift Card. Most of the books will be in digital format, with one print anthology.


The Blog Hop begins at 00.01am on the 22nd June Pacific Time and runs to 11.59pm by the time on THIS blog (so all day Friday). The grand draw will take place on the 24th June and winners announced on this blog (individual giveaway winners will be notified by the participants and announced on their blogs). So hop along and grab some prizes!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ella Drake visits Australia

Thanks to cyber space fellow SFRBrigader, Ella Drake, is a guest author today on Kylie Griffin's blog.

If you'd like to know more about her latest release, her view on why readers like SFR and which author has impacted her most as a writer, then come on DownUnder and visit.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Brigaders at 2011 RWA Nationals

Tuesday night at a gathering in The View lounge,
New York's only revolving rooftop lounge.
Back row, left to right: 
Laurel Wanrow, Laurie Green and Sarah Shade
Front row, left to right: 
Jenna McCormick/Jennifer L. Hart, Donna S. Frelick,
Darcy Drake and Marcella Burnard


In the Atrium Lounge, Marriott Marquis
Left to Right:
Marcella Burnard, Laurie A. Green and J. C. Hay

At the FF&P The Gathering in the Sky Lobby
Thursday Evening
Superhero Costume Theme
Lisa Paitz Spindler (left) and Marcella Burnard (right) with Jeffe Kennedy


SFR Brigade Group Photo at FF&P Event
J.C. Hay, Laurie A. Green, Sharon Lynn Fisher,
Sarah Shade, Donna S. Frelick, Laurel Wanrow, Laura Thomson,
Danielle Meitiv, and Lizzie Newell

At the Golden Heart/RITA Awards Ceremony
Left to right:
Laurie A. Green, Sharon Lynn Fisher, and Donna S. Frelick
(Background: Darynda Jones)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Brigaders Attending Nationals

We now have fourteen Brigaders on our list for the 2011 RWA National Conference!

If you're heading to Nationals and haven't yet added your name to the list, you still have a few hours to check in on the forum.  [click here]

I'll have enough SFR Brigade pins for those who have signed up and don't yet have one.

If you want to be on the SFR Brigade text mail loop, send me an email with your contact info before noon today (Sunday) Mountain Daylight Time.  (Brigade members don't have to be attending RWA to be on the loop.  You're invited to 'listen in' on the texts or see pictures of activities, live from NY.) 

Email me before the deadline at Lgreen2162 [at] aol [dot] com (in the usual format) to be added.

We hope to be bringing back a cargo hold of great news and SFR related info from New York. 

See you next weekend!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


The SFR Brigade Year in Review

As we close out the 2010 year of operation as a SFR community, it's time to take a look back at the parsecs we've covered since our launch in March of this year. 

03-18-10  Launch of the SFR Brigade website.

03-25-10  Announcement of Brigade member Sharon Lynn Fisher being a Golden Heart Finalist. Kylie Griffin, another finalist, will join the Brigade later. 

03-28-10  Igniting the Main Engines and Ready, Stormtroopers? post explains the community concept and puts out a call for volunteers to man the stations.

03-30-10  Our first Twitter Blast and Incoming Transmissions news feature (which would later evolve into the HOAF "Hailing On All Frequencies" info posts managed by Kylie Griffin).

04-01-10  A Twitter Palooza: No Foolin'! features our first book giveaway as Jennifer Leeland offers all three e-books in her Command series-- TAKING COMMAND, RESISTING COMMAND and REGAINING COMMAND as well as her MARKED FOR PLEASURE and Jodi Redford's TAKING LIBERTY.

04-01-10  Our inaugural Book Tagging Party is hosted by Laurie Green

04-03-10  First week recap.  We have 43 members!

04-05-10  We meet our first goal of 50 members!

04-06-10  Our Inaugural Book Launch Party for BLAZE OF GLORY by Sheryl Nantus.

04-10-10  We have 73 members! Sandra Stixrude assumes the Tag Party Coordinator, and five Officer on Deck volunteers help man the brigade--Kaye Manro, Leslie Dow, Liana Brooks, L. L. Rosser, and Vicky Burkholder. 

04-14-10  We now have 83 members!

04-15-10  Linnea Sinclair employs her graphic artist talents to create a series of SFR Brigade banners for our title bars and footers. 

04-18-10  Donna S. Frelick conducts a comprehensive interview with Linnea Sinclair and the author sponsors a three book giveaway.

04-19-10  Our Shiela Contest finalists--Sharon Lynn Fisher and Kylie Short (Griffin) are announced.

04-23-10  We Have an Icon!  The SFR Brigade unveils its brand new shiny icon designed by the very talented cover artist Kanaxa (aka Brigade member Nathalie Grey).

04-25-10  The SFR Brigade has 93 members! Our first shipment of pins has arrived just in time to send out to Jess Granger for the RT Booklovers Convention.

04-30-10  April is our busiest SFR Brigade blog month with 104 posts!

05-02-10  The SFR Brigade launches a web site.  The blog is almost at capacity with just under 100 members.

05-03-10  Brigader Katherine Allred announces her upcoming release CLOSE CONTACT has been selected as an RT Book Reviews Top Pick!

05-03-10  Special Report: A Nightmare in Nashville.  The city of Nashville, Tennessee floods including the Opryland Hotel where the RWA National Conference is scheduled for July.

05-06-10  Laurel Wanrow is announced as a Daphne finalist.

05-16-10 Book Launch Party and giveaway for FORBIDDEN LOVE by Kaye Manro.

05-17-10  Publishers Showcase for Devine Destinies and Samhain Publishing.

05-18-10  Publishers Showcase for Carina Press, Interview with Carina Press Editor Deborah Nemeth.

05-19-10 Publisher Showcase for Ellora's Cave and Liquid Silver Books.

05-20-10 Publishers Showcase for Red Rose Press and Lyrical Press.

05-21-10 Publishers Showcase for Shadowfire Press and Mundania.

05-24-10  Kylie Griffin assumes hosting the Hailing On All Frequency (HOAF) news series.

05-27-10  The SFR Brigade has four PRISM finalists!  Novella category : Ella Drake - FIRESTORM ON E'TERRA. Futuristic category:  Kathy Allred - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, Jess Granger - BEYOND THE RAIN, Linnea Sinclair - HOPE'S FOLLY.

05-30-10  May is our 2nd busiest blog month with 83 posts!

06-08-10 Book Launch Party for CLOSE CONTACT by Katherine Allred.

06-10-10  Jaleta Clegg launches her Best Day Job in the Universe series of weekly articles.  Working at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center The Joy of TeachingNot Today; The Power of Imagination; Last Post.

06-18-10  SFR Brigade hosts the Space Invaders game as a weekend activity on the web site.

06-20-10  SFR Brigade launches a Store on Zazzle.

07-19-10  Book Launch Party for SILVER SERENADE by Nancy J. Cohen.

07-28-10 through 07-31-10  Brigaders attend the 30th Annual RWA National Conference held in Orlando, Florida, including Charlie Allden (Cheryl Alldredge), Ella Drake, Sharon Lynn Fisher, Donna S. Frelick, Jess Granger, Laurie Green, Kylie Griffin, J. C. Hay, Darynda Jones, Lizzie Newel, Lisa Paitz Spindler, Sarah Shade, Karin Shah, and Laurel Wanrow.

08-01-10  Announcement of Decadent Press digital publisher launch.

08-04-10  Frances Pauli reports on being the SFR Brigade Spocon Ambassador (Spokane, Washington)

08-05-10  Kylie Griffin posts a recap: SFR Brigaders Invade RWA 2010

08-06-10  Announcement Dorchester drops mass market for POD, e-book format.

08-09-10  Book Launch Party for WILD CARDS AND IRON HORSES by Sheryl Nantus.

08-14-10  D.L. Jackson announces UK independent press Young Rebel Publications is open for submissions.

08-27-10  A. R. Norris hosts a Publishers Showcase for Desert Breeze Publishing.

09-01-10  Brigaders Pauline Baird Jones and Frances Pauli assume the Briefing Officer/Welcoming Committee duties for new members.

09-13-10  Donna S. Frelick wins a Buffy Award after a win in the TARA Contest, Paranormal category with her SFR WIP, Unchained Memory.

10-01-10  ENEMY WITHIN by Brigader Marcella Burnard is an RT Top Pick!

10-30-10  Book Tagging Results reported.

11-01-10  Our EPIC Award Finalists announced.

11-03-10  Brigader nominees for 2010 RT Book Reviews Awards announced.

12-01-10  Carina Press is named Most SFR Friendly E-Publisher after a poll on SFR Brigade.

12-20-10  The SFR Brigade one of the blog hosts for the Second Annual SFR Holiday Blitz.

12-31-10  The SFR Brigade now has 172 members on the blog and/or web site, and 110 followers.

Here's to a very productive and successful 2011!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RWA FFP 2010 On The Far Side

The contest results for the RWA FFP Chapter On the Far Side contest are now up...and if you look closely, we have 2 Brigaders who've placed in the HSF/SF/F section!

Hard SF/SF/F: Danielle Rose Poiesz, Editor, Penguin
1st: Jennifer Hart - "Stellar Timing"
2nd: Elizabeth Struble - "StarWay to Paradise"
3rd: Laurie Green - "The Outer Planets"

Well done, Jennifer & Laurie!!!

To see the full results, use this link.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SFR Brigade Welcomes Rachel Savage!

A Hearty SFR Brigade welcome to new member Rachel Savage. We shine the bright (but friendly) light on all willing to submit and Rachel bravely stepped up. (Love the avatar, btw! LOL!) And now here's Rachel in her own words:

A little something about myself:

I’ve been married nine years now to a great guy that puts up with my special brand of crazy. Though if he ever suggests it’s a good idea to remodel a home while living in it again (assuming we survive this first one), I might find myself with a slightly lumpy wall in one room. It’s just us, and a tank in the dining room housing a collection of loaches and one slightly cranky pleco. And his office right now – but don’t get me started on that.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can occasionally catch me on the xbox or engaged with one of my various hobbies - making jewelry, sewing, or 3D modeling/rendering. It’s rather scary when a virtual model has a bigger wardrobe than I do (might be tied for shoes though).

Something about my book:

Dark Shame is my latest WIP – a story about making the most out of second chances when the universe is kind enough to give you one.

Captain Darius “Fizzy” Dark has spent the past ten years seeking oblivion at the bottom of a bottle. It’s never that easy to forget the mistakes of the past however – not when the blood of an innocent left a stain upon his soul.
Exiled to the outer territories after a mission gone wrong, Darius is finally given a chance at redemption. One last mission they tell him will salvage his ruined career. All he has to do is find a missing woman. A simple task, one he and his crew are good at, but odd rumors begin to crop up. Things grow more confusing the closer to the target they get. It’s enough to make him nearly break his rule about no drinking while on a job.

Dark’s world is turned upside down when the lover they told him had died is suddenly not so dead. He can’t blame it on the alcohol though – drunken hallucinations don’t usually point a gun at your face. What he once considered truth is called into question, and there might just be a chance that someone out there doesn’t want him to succeed.

What do you like about writing SFR?

Aliens. I love coming up with different life forms and the worlds they live on. It lets me use my bit of background in geology/paleontology in new ways. Bring to that fun and interesting characters and you’ve got something good going on.

What do you find challenging about it?

Aside from attempting to wrap my head around star charts and a plausible way to go from planet to planet? I think the hardest thing is finding a good balance between tech and love. It’s also a factor of how much science – in an area where you can go from space opera to hard sci-fi – you’ve got to know where you want to be before jumping in.

What is your favorite SF book or movie?

Flowers for Algernon is my favorite SF tale. There was just something about the character and his journey that grabbed me and never let go.

Movie/TV wise it’s much harder to pick one single favorite. The Empire Strikes Back (alright, so I have a thing for not quite so HEA endings), Babylon 5 – and dare I say shows like Gatchaman and Airwolf even (can’t tell you how much young little me wanted that helicopter in my back yard).

And hey, I married a trekkie – in uniform even! Except we’re divided on captains. I’m a Capt. Kirk girl while he favors Sisko. Suppose I can forgive him that. He keeps me supplied with anime.

If you could have a robot that did only one task – what would you choose?

The moment they make a cute little robot that can clean my house I’ll be first in line at the store. That might be more than one task though. I really don’t like to clean (really, my office looks like a bomb went off in a book store/bead supply warehouse).

Favorite mode of fictional travel?

Imperial Star Destroyer. Stick some Airwolf copters in one of the landing bays and I’m set for life.

Lovely to "meet" you, Rachel and again, welcome aboard!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

SFRBrigaders invade RWA® 2010

The Literacy Signing was awesome - and guess who I managed to find? Some of our Brigaders busily signing their monikers on their books!!!

It was great to meet so many of you who attended, and put names to faces. I'm just sad I didn't get a picture of every SFRBrigader I met! Oh, JC, how goes your elevator/escalator pitch???

Ella Drake & Laurel Wanrow

Karin Shah

Erica Hayes, Kylie Griffin, Sharon Lynn Fisher, Laurie Green.

Kylie Griffin, Sharon Lynn Fisher & Laurie Green at the Awards dinner.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SFR Interviews John B Rosenman

We'd like to welcome new SFR Brigadier, John B Rosenman to the blog today.

1) Please tell us a bit about your SFR book and your favorite part of the plot of characters or the process of writing it.


Beyond Those Distant Stars (published by Mundania Press) is about humanity on the brink of annihilation.  Mysterious, rapacious, seemingly invincible aliens have invaded the galaxy and crushed us in battle after battle.  At the same time, Stella McMasters, a woman in her mid-thirties, is at the tag end of her military career.  Because of a radioactive accident, the only way they can save her is to remove most of her body and turn her into a cyborg with superhuman strength and speed.  They also give Stella her first command of a ship. 

Stella reflects a belief I have explored in novel after novel.  Seemingly ordinary people can become transcendent heroes if placed in situations that elicit their greatness.  Because of the radioactive disaster, Stella alone can save the human race.  Can she do it?  Will she be strong and resourceful enough?  At the same time, I explore Stella’s self-doubts and longings about her sexuality and whether or not she is still a woman.  Can she find love?  Could anyone love and desire her, or will the “lab freak” bias against people like her make romance impossible? Is she herself still capable of experiencing arousal and sexual love?  I tried to make Beyond Those Distant Stars not only a slam-bang, rousing space opera about war, but a love story about a new kind of woman’s sexuality and search for fulfillment. 

To me, Stella is crucial to the novel, as is her bad-boy Jump Pilot lover, Jason.  Also important are other female characters such as the courageous, hard-as-nails General Gage and the cosmic female I won’t mention because it would be one heck of a spoiler.

This novel was written in about a year with critical input from my writers group, and one of my favorite scenes is when Colonel Powers changes his opinion that the families of traitors should be treated as traitors themselves.  Ultimately, he changes because Stella makes him see that such patriotic views are no more than stupid bigotry.  Change and growth, by the way, are important traits for me in my characters.  I love to see them grow and acquire maturity and overcome their prejudices.

Other things I like about this novel are the aliens.  I love creating them!  In BTDS, I think I use my imagination to pull out all the stops.  One last point: most or all of my novels involve mysteries, and I have a few here.  No one has ever seen the aliens.  What do they look like, and what are they like and really after?  Can Stella find lasting love and stand up not only to the alien menace, but to widespread prejudice and opposition from her own side? Is George Darron a traitor or a friend?  Keep turning the pages if you want to find out.

2) Can you tell us a bit about your other books, published and in process?

Some of my novels have a somewhat similar plot: a man travels to a distant world and has amazing adventures, both romantic and otherwise.

·         A Senseless Act of Beauty is an epic African Science-Fiction novel featuring an exotic alien world filled with wonders and a hero ensnared by the delectable beauty of an enchanting alien female.  Blade Publishing.

·         In Alien Dreams, Captain Latimore travels to a distant world where he finds that the only way to save his crew is to become an alien and make love to their ravishing, telepathic queen for thousands of years.  Nice work if you can get it!  Drollerie Press.

·         Speaker of the Shakk – Can Theophilus Merlan, a shy geologist, save the Shakk, a peace-loving alien race from two monstrous alien invaders who seek to conquer their planet Yellowsand?  At the same time, can he and Ann Benson find love despite their inner wounds?  Mundania Press.

·        Dax Rigby, War Correspondent - Dax Rigby faces overwhelming odds on the savage planet of Arcadia. Can he stop World War III back on Earth while being pursued by an unknown killer and a relentless seductress?  Available, Sept. 2011 from MuseItUp Publishing.
·        Dark Wizard – This novel is a little different.  It occurs in California!  Kan not only has total amnesia, but superhuman strength and the ability to bring back the dead.  Then a beautiful girl complicates things even more.  When Kan learns his identity, he is faced with a deadly evil and a cosmic mission.  Available, May 2011 from MuseItUp Publishing. 

My shorter books allow me to explore challenging dimensions.  The Voice of Many Waters features cosmic Christianity and an evil threat to a perfect race without any religious or spiritual beliefs (Blue Leaf Publishing). Bagonoun’s Wonderful Songbird occurs on the South Pacific island of Nauru and showcases an unlikely romantic couple: a fifteen-year-old girl and a nearly seventy-year-old man.  It’s published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, as is Childhood’s Day, in which a man has himself cloned and reborn as a young boy in order to cope with lifelong guilt over the death of his father.  The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes (MuseItUp Publishing) involves a woman whose mysterious disease causes everyone, including her husband, to fear and reject her.  Can she survive, and what will she ultimately become?

I could mention other published and forthcoming books, but these should provide some of my flavor.  I invite you to visit my website (www.johnrosenman.com) and MuseItUp Publishing for more information.
3) What are you most proud of in your writing career?

I write what I like and feel, and I do it even if people don’t approve or care.  My first published novel, The Best Laugh Last, cost me two jobs.  You can find it on my website at www.johnrosenman.com.  I guess I’m also proud of my perseverance and of creating novels that I (immodestly) think are not only good stories, but well-written and sometimes symbolically rich.

4) What makes it all worth it to you as an author?

Writing is who or what I am, and if I’m not writing, I’m not very happy.  I’m unfulfilled.  What makes it worth it?  Being inspired by an idea, character, image, or phrase and feeling myself swept along in the writing process so that the book or story practically writes itself and I know it’s better than I’ve ever done before.  Also, seeing my brainchildren achieve final embodiment and expression in published books, whether they’re ebooks or print books makes it worth all the toil and rejections.

It’s also incredibly rewarding to find editors and publishers who will read my strange, bizarre stories and actually like them, respond to my visions, and offer contracts.  Over the years, I’ve been blessed with such people.  Some of the publishers online have created communities where you feel right at home, even a member of a family.  To take one example, there’s Lea Schizas of MuseItUp Publishing.  It’s one thing to find a publisher for your book; it’s even better to find a publisher who will accept you along with the book.

And of course, awards and good reviews make it worthwhile too, provide validation.  Beyond Those Distant Stars won Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award, and all my books have received mostly favorable reviews.  I won’t mention the other kind. ;)

5) Do you read print books, ebooks, or both?

Well, I’m a child of the fifties, so I read mainly print books, even though most of my books are available in e-book format.  I’ve read a few ebooks, but mainly, I still read print books.  Please notice: there is strong and growing evidence that ebooks are the wave of the future.  So my reading habits could change.

6) Who are some of your favorite SFR authors?

Lois McMaster Bujold, to begin with.  I love her Vorkosigan adventures.  Do you know, I named my character Stella McMasters to honor her?  True, the romance element of most of her novels is minor, but it’s there.  Shards of Honor is great, and more romantic. 

I served on the staff of a publisher with Linnea Sinclair, and I like her work as well.   Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War largely inspired my novel, Inspector of the Cross, which I just finished.  And I love Dan Simmons’ Hyperion.

7) Any advice for new SFR authors?

I guess some of my advice would be the same as for any writer.  Write what you want, what’s in you, and have the guts and courage to do so despite rejection and discouragement.   Also, read the masters in the field, read what’s being written today especially.  How can you write it if you don’t read it? 

Don’t be afraid to explore new kinds of romantic relationships.  Some of my SFR novels involve fairly traditional man-woman romances that enable me to explore interesting characters and relationships.  But I also like to go beyond them.  In one novel, which I’ve just finished, the hero ends up with an alien bride whose species is essentially emotionless.  Still, she grows to love the hero.  When she makes passionate love, her blond hair whips in the air like snakes.  If she gives birth, her children are born from her head. Though Turtan and Yaneta belong to different species and are not cross-fertile, I wanted to explore a truly different kind of relationship.  Oh yes: there is another female who loves Turtan too, a female computer he programmed himself a thousand years before.  The two “women” decide to share our hero.  Can such a ménage a trois work? 

In another novel, Alien Dreams, published by Drollerie Press, the hero is transformed into a giant angelic-looking alien and makes love to their ravishing queen for 10,000 subjective years.  During the process, psychic transference occurs and they swap bodies psychologically.  You won’t find that in The Joy of Sex.

So, to future SFR readers, remember the “SF” in “SFR.”  Science fiction is speculative and its writers often take wild, wild chances.  Don’t be afraid to take them, too, even if you fail.  Embrace the opportunity to explore and develop new kinds of romantic relationships, to push the outside of the ultimate envelope.  Remember as well that Romances are always about people in the broadest sense.  Even if your story is XXX rated, thinking and feeling creatures are involved.   

Finally, go deep inside yourself and ask what attracted you to SFR in the first place.  Then you may get your answer for your next best seller.

8) What are you most looking forward to for the rest of the summer?

Besides playing tennis and going on a trip or two with my wife, I’m looking forward to submitting Inspector of the Cross for publication.  Thanks to suspended animation on freeze ships, Turtan is nearly 3000 years old and travels to distant worlds to investigate weapons that might be used against their terrible enemy.  Can he find something that will end their endless war?  Yes, he can.  But then...he meets a beautiful woman.

You and your books are most interesting, John! Thanks again for stopping by and welcome to SFR Brigade!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Look What I Found in My Serial...

I'll give you a hint, it wasn't a toy surprise.


Almost a year ago, I dipped my toes into webfiction waters by starting a free online serial. My thinking was to offer an example of my work and to put out that free read that comes so highly recommended. I had a goofy little SFR story that had been whispering at me for awhile, and I figured it was just silly enough that I could get away with giving it away.


Little did I know.


What is it about stories that grab you by the wrists and run? This one writes itself. I'm not kidding. I'm also not complaining; I'm enjoying the heck out of the ride. But seriously, a xenobiologist, a space harlot and a thirty foot, hot pink mollusk? Who wrote that?


Oh right. Guilty.


So now we're sneaking up on a one year anniversary, I'm planning the Space Slugs online birthday party bash, and I've never been more thrilled. Since I'm new to the crew, I figured I'd give you all a heads up on just how loony I can be. Stop by for a free read, but leave you tribbles here. I think Neela might eat them.





Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Twitter Palooza! NO FOOLIN'















So tonight, those of us on the SFR Brigade have put our great Twitter talents to draw more Stormtroopers who want to combine their love of spaceships, fire fights and star charts with romance that sizzles the pages.
I don't know about you, but I was raised on Captain Kirk and Spock. When I reached the impressionable age of nine, I snuck in to the movies to see "Star Wars". I obsessively watched Star Trek TNG, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

Yeah, I loved Seven of Nine too. I would switch sides for her.




When the idea for my erotic science fiction story, "Taking Command", came to me, I was well prepared to write sci fi. My Virtual Fantasy Room isn't much different than the holodeck...except my characters use it for entirely different reasons.

In honor of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, who provides a community for those of us who love romance with our sci fi, I'm giving away ALL THREE ebooks (in pdf form) of the Command series. All you have to do is retweet the tweet (by following JenniferLeeland) or comment here and I'll pick two random winners.

Comment and win. And if you already have the Command series, I'll donate a copy of "Marked For Pleasure".

Now, these books are HOT HOT HOT. SO, if you DON'T like erotic sci fi, you CAN STILL WIN! I'll give away a pdf copy of "Taking Liberty" by Jodi Redford because I LOVE that book.

Have a party! Share your favorite sci fi romance. JOIN US!!!!
And win.

The contest ends tomorrow 4/2/10 at 10pm Eastern (7pm Pacific).




SFR Brigade Bases of Operation