February 14th SciFi Romance Releases

By Cynthia Sax on February 14, 2017

Hers To Command is sharing its release day with Ditter Kellen’s Braum and Michele Mills’ Joyzal’s Prize so we thought it would be fun to create a graphic with our yummy covers!

Braum from Ditter Kellen

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5QPPNN/

Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/braum-ditter-kellen/1125532012

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/braum

iBooks- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/braum/id1196449864

Joyzal’s Prize from Michele Mills

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WP4BD5N

Hers To Command from Cynthia Sax

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Hers-Command-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01N0I7X49/

Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hers-to-command-cynthia-sax/1125247346

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hers-to-command-6

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hers-to-command/id1179869260

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Cover Reveal For Dark Thoughts

By Cynthia Sax on October 30, 2016

Woot! I have a cover for Dark Thoughts, my March SciFi Romance release.

(Hers To Command, the next cyborg story, will be releasing in February. That cover will be revealed soon.)

Dark Thoughts is Kralj’s story. He is the scarred mind reading modified humanoid male in Chasing Mayhem. You don’t have to read Chasing Mayhem to enjoy his story.

Dark Thoughts will the first of 4 stories in a spin off series from the cyborg series.
The entire series is…

Dark Thoughts (Kralj’s story)
Dark Sky (that will be Orol’s story – he’s the winged male in Chasing Mayhem)
Dark Strength (yes, the huge green gatekeeper will receive his own story)
and
Dark Fire (the silver Dracheon warrior from Chasing Mayhem will get his own story)

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Buy Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Mayhem-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01IRPO9WY#nav-subnav

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chasing-Mayhem-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01IRPO9WY/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chasing-mayhem/id1136333685

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-chasingmayhem-2077430-340.html

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-mayhem-cynthia-sax/1124139998

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/chasing-mayhem

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Interview With Jenn Nixon

By Cynthia Sax on October 25, 2016

I sat down (virtually) with Jenn Nixon for a short interview. Her latest release is MIND: The Reckoning, a SciFi Romance!


Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for MIND: The Reckoning?

Jenn Nixon: My brother and I were born three years and three weeks apart. We have a very strange, but close relationship. Sometimes, we actually think of the same ideas at the same time, even when we’re not together. We’ve called each other at the same time to talk about the SAME THING! We often finish each other’s thoughts too. So, I always wondered what it would be like if we were twins or psychic. Then, I wondered what we’d be like if we were half alien twins and the MIND series was born.

Cynthia Sax: What a cool bond to have with your brother! Where is MIND: The Reckoning set ?

Jenn Nixon: The MIND Series starts off in 2034, near future. This gave me the ability to add in some technology and world building, but still include many places around the country and world that people are familiar with already. I also tend to use pop culture references when my characters talk and I didn’t want someone mentioning a comic book or movie hero when they are living in 3025 or some far off time where that reference wouldn’t make sense.


Cynthia Sax: Is MIND: The Reckoning part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?

Jenn Nixon: Yes, Book 3 MIND: The Reckoning release this October and I’ve already finished #4 for a March 2017 release date. I’ve been brainstorming #5 and it’s already too big for just one book so some of the plot will spill over into #6!


Cynthia Sax: (grins) That sounds like my cyborg series. I think of more and more stories to tell. What advice would you give new writers?


Jenn Nixon:
Read, read, read, and write, write, write. Join writer’s groups online and/or in person. Learn the rules of the craft, Showing Vs Telling, POV, Plotting, Crutch Words, etc. Pay attention to what editors and agents say to you if you get rejected. Is your plot lacking? Do you head hop? Is the pacing too slow? Are you telling us more than showing us?

Take honest, critical feed back to heart. Unless it’s a trolling reader who always leaves bad reviews, listen to what the readers say to you. For example, in my Tiva Boon books, a few readers said my plot was lacking and for the most part, they were right. Tiva is a character driven book and looking back on it now, there are many places I can go back and tighten the narrative to make the plotting better. :)


Cynthia Sax: What do you love about writing in SciFi Romance?


Jenn Nixon:
Science Fiction has been the biggest love of my live (other than my dog). It started early with reruns of 60s shows like Batman and Star Trek TOS. I didn’t read much SciFi as a teen, I loved Mystery and Suspense books like Nancy Drew and Mary Higgins Clark, but I still watched SciFi Movies and TV shows all the time.

My first few books were Romantic Suspense. I felt I had read enough, learned enough, and loved Mystery Suspense so much, that it was the genre I should write in. While I do love my Romantic Suspense books, I think adding SciFi into the mix elevated my writing to a whole new level. I’m able to take all the cool things I love about the future and SciFi and add it into a Mystery or Suspense story for a new take on the genre.

Thank you so much for having me!
Jenn

Cynthia Sax: Thank you, Jenn Nixon, for joining us today!

Visit Jenn Nixon’s Website: https://www.jennnixon.com

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Baldwin Bates has only wanted one thing since joining MIND, to take care of his friends and keep them all safe. While the Meta-Alien Investigation and Neutralization Department is busy monitoring an emergence of human psychic and alien activity, Bates takes his first solo assignment searching for a woman who claims to see the future, only to botch it up and let her get away.

After helping to destroy an alien device called the Transcender, Lexa Quinn wakes from a two-week coma a very different person than she was before. While her abilities grow stronger, her feelings for Bates begin to interfere with the MIND team’s mission, putting everyone at risk. Secrets from her past threaten the present and future, forcing Lexa to decide who she is and where she belongs.

When a powerful, ancient enemy lays claim to the Earth and brings his judgment upon the population, Bates, Lexa, and the entire MIND team must do whatever it takes to save the human race before the reckoning is complete.

Buy Now:

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jenn-Nixon/e/B002BLNBBQ

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Interview With Zara Zenia

By Cynthia Sax on August 8, 2016

I sat down (virtually) with Zara Zenia for a short interview. Her latest release is Benzen: Warriors of Orba, a SciFi Romance!


Cynthia Sax: How does Benzen: Warriors of Orba start?

Zara Zenia: The Orbas are on their spaceship, fleeing their planet from the takeover by Palzu, another one of the Orbas. They end up crash landing on Earth and everything is new to them. I wanted to start it this way, so we get to see each of the Orbas who fled, and show what they know or don’t know about Earth, and to possibly have them come back in a future book!

Cynthia Sax: Where is Benzen: Warriors of Orba set?

Zara Zenia: It is set in Virginia, in the US, on Earth. It is in a smaller city, and the Orbas don’t know anything about customs or even foods on Earth. It is literally all foreign to them. It is exciting as you can see what another life form sees, thinks, feels, and knows compared to humans. It adds a sexy factor to the story, as it is as if Allison, the human on Earth, gets to do things with Benzen that he has never experienced before.


Cynthia Sax: Is Benzen: Warriors of Orba part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?

Zara Zenia: Yes this is a series, and I will certainly be writing more, possibly with the other Orbas as the lead characters!


Cynthia Sax: What advice would you give new writers?


Zara Zenia:
To just start writing, get words on the page, and then publish! Just sitting and thinking about writing won’t help!

Cynthia Sax: Thank you, Zara Zenia, for joining us today!

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After escaping their home, six aliens hope to find freedom on a different planet. They end up crashing onto a strange land, a strange culture, and even stranger inhabitants.

They expected to learn some new things. However, one didn’t expect to find love.

Benzen, Voland, Draygus, Victorinth, Jarick, and Ethazol are on the run from their people, now that their once peace-loving planet has been taken over by a hostile dictator, Palzu. They end up on Earth in order to start over and meet a young woman named Allison who takes them under her wing.

When Palzu’s soldiers come after them, the group splits up and Benzen stays behind to protect Allison and begins to develop feelings for her. What will happen when he’s forced to show her what he truly is? Will she accept him or fear him?

This is a sci-fi romance novel, with NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and guaranteed HEA!

Buy Now:

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JVMVYHU#nav-subnav

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Interview With Siren Allen

By Cynthia Sax on June 2, 2016

I sat down (virtually) with Siren Allen for a short interview. Siren Allen’s most recent release is Her Alien Protector, a Sci-Fi Romance!


Cynthia Sax: What makes Raynor so freakin’ sexy?

Siren Allen: Raynor is handsome. He’s got a body that looks like it was carved from stone. He’s a great warrior and his smile sends chills down his mate’s spine. But, it’s the way he cares for his female that really makes him sexy. He puts her first and will do whatever he has to, even kill, to make sure her and those she love remains safe. Oh, and he looks good with his shirt off… and his pants.

Cynthia Sax: What is your favorite line from Her Alien Protector?

Siren Allen: “Lark, you smell,” he inhaled deeply and then growled. “You smell like something I would like to taste.”

I absolutely love this line. It’s sexy. Raynor has a habit of saying extremely sexy things to his reluctant mate, Lark. His words make her blush. However, the sexier he talks to her, the more comfortable she gets around him and the more comfortable she feels in her own skin. After years of being treated as the ‘ugly sister’, she’s starting to realize that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. By just being himself, he’s helping her accept who she is. This sentence is not only sexy to Lark, it’s also refreshing and uplifting.


Cynthia Sax: Where does Her Alien Protector take place?

Siren Allen: Her Alien Protector takes place on Venus. I have always been obsessed with this planet. It happens to spin in the opposite direction of the other planets in our solar system. Though it’s not the closest planet to the sun, it’s still the hottest. I found the idea of placing a vampire on Venus intriguing. One day on Venus is about 243 Earth days, which meant my vampire would have to endure hellish conditions to be with his mate. Oh and did I mention there’s a harem filled with enhanced concubines? What happens on Venus stays on Venus.


Cynthia Sax: Is Her Alien Protector part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Siren Allen:
The name of this series is, The Beasts From Beyond. You will not only get to meet Raynor, but you’ll also meet his brethren. Though book 1 takes place on Venus, the other stories will be spread out all over the galaxy. Escape pods have a habit of crash landing on unknown worlds. J

Cynthia Sax: Thank you for joining us today, Siren!

Siren Allen’s Website: https://sirenallen.com/beastsfrombeyond/

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Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.

So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.

They called him The Destroyer.

Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through his enemies. However, a prisoner he was not. He’d only allowed himself to be captured so he could get close to his mate, Lark Valdese.

That task was proving harder than he’d anticipated. Lark is afraid of what lives inside of him, and she should be. Yet, when her planet comes under attack, the evil lurking within him may be the only thing that can save her and her people. He’s willing to protect her planet, but his aid comes at a price, a price only Lark can pay.

Will Beauty give in to the Beast in order to save her world? Or will she learn that the monster inside of him is the reason her planet is being destroyed?

Buy Now:

On Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G3S6SEY

On Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G3S6SEY

On Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01G3S6SEY

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Interview With Alison Aimes

By Cynthia Sax on March 8, 2016

I sat down (virtually) with Alison Aimes for a short interview. Her latest release is Trapped: A SciFi Convict Romance (Book One in the Condemned Series)!


Cynthia Sax: What is one thing that excites you, as the writer, about Trapped?

Alison Aimes: I love the raw passion of the story, the heroine’s strength and determination and the hero’s courage and willingness to do whatever it takes to keep the heroine alive. I had so much fun, too, wondering ‘what if?’ with this particular scenario…. What if a woman crashed on a hostile planet? What if that planet was filled with ruthless criminals? What if her only hope for survival was one of the convicts, a hardened man with a questionable past? What would she be willing to do to save herself? What would he be prepared to take? The answers ended up being action-packed and scorching hot. Especially as all those ‘what ifs’ led to a story that begins with a transactional deal for sex in return for protection and a scenario where the hero holds more of the power and control. But exploring how that changes—how a prisoner who’s become more animalistic than man rediscovers his humanity and a woman finds her soul mate on the unlikeliest of places—was pure joy to write.

Cynthia Sax: How does Trapped start?

Alison Aimes: TRAPPED starts on the spacecraft carrying Cadet Bella West and her colleagues to Dragath25. Tensions are running high. The team of scientists and soldiers are nervous and excited about the assignment, a quick search and acquire mission on a part of the planet far from the criminal barracks. Hopes are running high that theirs will finally be the mission to discover the kind of plants that can survive on an Earth that has already lost billions to blight and famine. Until something goes wrong. And the shuttle drops. Leaving Bella and a few injured survivors stranded on a dangerous planet with no food or water, no knowledge of the terrain, and no way to defend themselves against the vicious gangs of roving convicts who control the planet.

The scene provides a sense of Bella’s strength and determination, the stakes for her in joining the mission, and the sheer impossibility of keeping her team alive without some kind of help. Help she finds in an unlikely source: one of Dragath’s own.


Cynthia Sax: Where is Trapped set?

Alison Aimes: Well, as I’ve mentioned above, my story is set on Dragath25, a harsh environment filled with violent criminals, hungry predators and endless rust-colored rock. Yeah, I know. That doesn’t sound too sexy, but it’s that ruthless environment that brings the hero and heroine together. And what’s more? There are secret caves on Dragath25, tiny oases drenched in lush, colorful plants and warm turquoise springs. Fragile places made all the more romantic in contrast to the harshness elsewhere. Want a peek inside one of those caves? Here’s what’s happening in one of those secret caves the first time the hero and heroine are together after they make their deal….

A splash sounded. Powerful ripples washed against her back like a surging tide. He was coming for her.

She whirled and discovered small bubbles on the surface of the water. An inky cloud of red and brown streamed in all directions followed by foamy white. Then a dark head broke the surface and he was standing before her, waist high in the water, a mud man no more.

Her mouth opened on a tiny o.

Without the dirt, dark, thick hair, shorn close to his scalp, was now visible. Along with olive skin, a wide forehead, low brows, firm lips, and a square jaw. Tiny droplets left his long lashes spikey while rivulets of water tracked over chiseled cheekbones down his sculpted chest and abdomen to a small trail of dark hair that snaked from his belly button to disappear into the water. Scars of various length and width tracked across miles of pure, hard muscle.

My God, mud man was a flesh and blood man—an incredibly masculine one. If she’d met him at the Academy or the barracks on Earth, she would have been unable to stop staring. He was that beautiful.

Then his hand shot out and her daze shattered.

With a hiss, she stumbled back.

One dark eyebrow rose. “Here.”

She looked down to see a small white bar in his hand.

“It’s soap.” His tone was brusque. “The drones dump trash from Earth. Use it.”

“Thank you.” It took all her courage to reach out and take the bar from his hand. “I—I’ve never used it before. The Academy only allows lasers for cleaning. The use of water was banned a long time ago.” She stopped short.

Of course, he knew that. He wasn’t from some distant galaxy. He was from Earth. He just wasn’t welcome there anymore.

His lips flat lined. “I’ve been here a while, but not as long as that.”

Was that a joke? His expression offered no clue.

“Of course.” Hands shaking, she took the soap and rubbed it against her arm. The blood stayed put. She rubbed harder.

She hadn’t expected this…this talking. Or the kindness of a bath—with soap. It was confusing.

“You need the water to make it work.” Rough hands reached out and took the soap, dunking it under the water, making that same foamy circle she’d seen before.

“Turn around.” His voice had gone husky again.

That overworked heart of hers started up double time once again. Her feet remained planted where they were.

He waited for longer than she would have expected before he spoke again, his jaw locked tight. “Anything?” It was a reminder. A reproach. A challenge.

And her last chance to change her mind.

Her eyes sunk shut. I can do this. I need to do this.

She whirled around, bracing for a grab. A strike. But the deliberate slow glide of a calloused fingertip down the bumps of her spine slammed through her with more force than any blow.


Cynthia Sax: Is Trapped part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Alison Aimes:
Yes! It’s a series and I’m super excited about book two, TAKEN. I’m writing it now. It takes place in the depths of Dragath25 where it’s hot, hot, hot! The story reveals what happens to Cadet Ava Davies who vanishes without a trace in TRAPPED.

Here’s the current blurb…. All Cadet Ana Davies wanted after escaping Earth was to discover what happened to her sister and atone for the sins of her past. Now she’s captive within a labor camp deep within Dragath25’s core, a sweltering maze of caves overrun by brutal prisoners-turned-slaves. Her only hope for survival? A man from her past with his own reasons for wanting her dead.

Two years ago, ex-soldier Hunter Valdus lusted after a woman who betrayed him, landing him in a hell he and his men have been struggling to survive ever since. Now she’s landed back in his clutches. Better still, she just might be the key to his crew’s escape and his redemption. And all he has to do is keep her alive and at a distance until he can use her for his own dark purposes.

But raw, blood-pounding need is a potent force. Forgiveness and love even stronger. And even the best-laid plans can be laid to waste, especially on Dragath25.


After that, I’ve got plans—big plans—for Book 3 and 4. I can’t wait!!!

Cynthia Sax: Thank you, Alison Aimes, for joining us today!

Alison Aimes’s Website: http://www.alisonaimes.com

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Recently Awarded Top Reader Pick by Night Owl Review….

A tale of unbridled desire, stunning sacrifice, and unwavering love, Trapped is an action-packed, sexy sci-fi romance that takes you to the brink of oblivion on a prison planet where only the strong survive….

Cadet Bella West has one simple objective when she joins the scientific mission to Dragath25, the notorious penal planet housing Earth’s condemned. Earn the credits necessary to save her family from starvation. But when her shuttle crashes and the majority of her crew perish, her simple mission becomes complicated fast. Now, to stay alive she’ll have to depend on one of Dragath’s own. But such protection doesn’t come free.

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, 673 has become more beast than man after eight grueling years on an unforgiving, hazardous planet of dirt and rock—and even more treacherous inhabitants. He doesn’t look out for anyone but himself and he certainly never grows attached. So when the bold female offers him pleasure in return for protection, he takes the deal without hesitation. He never expects how her touch will alter him. Or the growing realization that saving her may be the key to his own salvation.

But as dangers mount and their ‘simple’ deal unravels will he prove to be her surprise savior or her ultimate downfall? Because caring for someone on Dragath25 may prove the greatest hazard of all.

The first book in the Condemned Series, Trapped has a HEA and can be read as a stand-alone.

Buy Now:

On Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Qex8hU

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Interview With Colleen S. Myers

By Cynthia Sax on November 2, 2015

I sat down (virtually) with Colleen S. Myers for a short interview. It is Colleen S. Myers’s release day today! Woot! Must Remember is a SciFi Romance.


Cynthia Sax: What makes your heroes so freakin’ sexy?

Colleen S. Myers: I think my heroes are sexy because they are unique. Another race, but not. Is that mysterious enough for you. There are secrets to be learned in the trilogy.

Cynthia Sax: What is your favorite line from Must Remember?

Colleen S. Myers: Lightning flashed in the darkness of his eyes. I love this line. I loved writing this scene. It was very sexy yet at the same time, loving.


Cynthia Sax: Does anyone in your story have a secret? What is it?

Colleen S. Myers: Pretty much all of the characters have a secret, including the villain.


Cynthia Sax: Is Must Remember part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Colleen S. Myers:
This will be the first in a trilogy.

Cynthia Sax: Thank you, Colleen S. Myers, for joining us today!

Colleen S. Myers’s Website: http:\\www.csmyersmusings.com

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Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth ‘Beta’ Camden is a survivor.

When the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroy Earth with a plague of madness and scoop up the remains, Beta is one of the ‘lucky’ ones. For years, she endures their tortures, experiments and games. Then one day, she manages to escape their ship with her life, and no memory of her time with them.

Stranded on their world, Beta wanders the mountains, looking for a way home. She stumbles onto the Fost—the E’mani’s ancient enemy. Their war with the E’mani is old and rooted in magic that the Fost once had and the E’mani crave. Magic Beta soon discovers she’s developing along with strange tattoos and disturbing glimpses of her past. The Fost take her in and train her in their ways. As she spends more time with them, she falls in love with their culture and with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.

But the E’mani took her for a reason and they want her back—dead or alive. If Beta doesn’t remember that reason soon, they’re all going to die.

Buy Now:

Via The Website: http:\\www.csmyersmusings.com

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SciFi Saturday News – Alien Technology Spotted, Wormholes and Rey from Star Wars

By Cynthia Sax on October 17, 2015

Here are the stories that gave me SciFi romance plot bunnies this week…

Possible Alien Technology

This story was brought to my attention by Danica Avet and A.M. Griffin.

Bryan Nelson shares

“Nestled between the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra sits what might be the strangest, most mysterious star in our galaxy. This star, designated as KIC 8462852, is not particularly unusual in and of itself. What’s odd is what astronomers have spotted orbitting it: an irregularly-shaped mess of objects that appear unnatural, possibly even alien, reports The Atlantic.”

Wormholes, Dark Energy And Dark Matter

Nothing excites me like wormholes (tunnels in space-time) and yes, there’s been progress on researching them.

Physicist Eric Davis shares

“It would be extremely difficult to construct a wormhole time machine. It’s relatively much simpler to use wormholes for FTL interstellar travel between the stars.”

Possible Alien Megastructure?

A mysteriously flicking star has been captured by Kepler and there’s no logical explanation for it.

Michio Kaku shares

“This is an oddball, a real oddball. Kepler for years has been giving us a catalog of over 1,000 extra-solar planets and this is the first oddball out of hundreds of thousands of stars scanned. This is the first one that does not fit the usual scenario.”


Some Space Technology Patents

Here are some super cool patents for space technology, perfect for any SciFi Romance Writer’s research file.

http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-10-patents-for-invention-and-innovation-in-outer-space/

More Star Wars Tidbits

Rey, the new female characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is causing buzz.

Donna Dickens shares

“Thanks to Topps Star Wars trading cards, now there is definitive proof that not only does Rey know Han and Chewie…but she knows them well enough to pilot that hunk of junk.”

The Week shares

“Rey, the new female character in Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens, will be “extremely significant”, the movie’s producer Kathleen Kennedy has promised.

In an interview in which she called on Hollywood to do more to promote women, Kennedy fuelled speculation that Rey – played by English actress Daisy Ridley – is a descendant of the Skywalkers.”

What SciFi news inspired you this week?

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Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.

Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals—kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.

Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal—survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.

When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?

Buy Now:
On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Releasing-Rage-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B00ZOL1DRO

On ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-releasingrage-1850041-340.html

On B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/releasing-rage-cynthia-sax/1122455646

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Interview With Quin Ripley

By Cynthia Sax on October 15, 2015

I sat down (virtually) with Quin Ripley for a short interview. Quin Ripley’s latest release is Seeding ERO-5, a SciFi Romance!


Cynthia Sax: Where is Seeding ERO-5 set?

Quin Ripley: This story is set on a world far from Earth, believed to be barren. It’s called ERO-5, but the terraforming team calls it Eros. This world is humanity’s hope for a new home, since Earth is overcrowded. But Eros isn’t barren. Something lives deep in the depths of its oceans that the team couldn’t detect and somehow the presence of these creatures affects Taisia and the rest of the terraforming crew in a very strange way—it makes them lusty. Very, very lusty.

Cynthia Sax: Does a character in Seeding ERO-5 have a secret?

Quin Ripley: Taisia has a secret. She went to the beach to clear her head and to get some desperately needed sleep, but something happens while she’s sleeping that she can’t explain. She has an intense sexual experience but she can’t believe it could possibly be real. She’s a scientist. So she decides it must have been a dream and that there are other reasons for the evidence she sees around her on the beach. Eventually, it happens again and she’s forced to confront her fears and share what she’s learned with the rest of the crew.


Cynthia Sax: How does Seeding ERO-5 start?

Quin Ripley: This story starts with a dream flashback to Taisia’s life in an orbital hab high above Earth, before she left on the long journey to ERO-5. It’s a steamy zero-gravity lesbian love scene. When Taisia startles awake, those loving moments with her ex in her previous life are a stark contrast to the tableau unfolding among her colleagues in the temporary shelter on ERO-5. Something on this strange new planet is affecting all of them, ramping up their sex drive to the point that it is nearly uncontrollable.


Cynthia Sax: Is Seeding ERO-5 part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Quin Ripley:
This is a stand alone story with potential to turn into a series if the interest is there. There are lots of things I could write about in this story universe and involving these characters. I’d love to turn it into a series, if that’s what my readers want.

Thank you, Quin Ripley, for joining us today!

Quin Ripley’s Website: http://www.quinripley.com

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Taisia’s sex drive is out of control.

The shy botanist is many lightyears from home, serving on the most ambitious terraforming project ever undertaken by humanity. But she’s helpless to resist her flaming desires and fears the project may fail.

Rob is the ERO-5 team leader. Recently divorced, he works hard and plays harder. He’s long had his eye on his team’s quiet botanist.

They knew the work on the sterile planet would be backbreaking, but they didn’t expect the collective libido of the team to shoot into the stratosphere. Every night their lust takes over, testing the limits of their self-control.

And perhaps ERO-5 isn’t as barren as they’d thought.

Taisia is the key to keeping the project on track and discovering the secrets of the intense pleasure on ERO-5.

Disclaimer: Seeding ERO-5 contains explicit sex, polyamorous sex, lesbian and gay sex, gonzo sex, and sexy tentacles.

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Interview With Sabine Priestley

By Cynthia Sax on October 12, 2015

I sat down (virtually) with Sabine Priestley for a short interview. Sabine Priestley’s latest release is Rebellion Alien Attachments Book 2, a wonderful Science Fiction Romance!


Cynthia Sax: What excites you about Rebellion Alien Attachments Book 2?

Sabine Priestley: I love writing about undeniable bonds. Something that is commanding, compelling and inevitable. Add to that the conflict these two characters have with each other and it’s perfect. They both have serious reasons for fighting the bond. She’s the enemy and he’s a killer. They are both right. And both so very wrong.

Cynthia Sax: What is your favorite line from Rebellion Alien Attachments Book 2?

Sabine Priestley: “Have any interesting dreams lately, Red?”
“Don’t call me Red. I’m just here to find out what this means.” She lied. She knew the second she entered the room what it meant. He was the one. Her psi-mate. A cold blooded killer.

I love this interplay because it speaks volumes about what’s going on. How horrible would to be to finally find your psi-mate (not everyone does) only to discover he’s a killer?

The story was really fun to write. Their conflict is clear from day one. She belonged to the Sandarian military and they are responsible for killing Ty’s parents when he was a child. He sat in a class room and watched it happen. She, on the other hand saw Ty kill an unarmed Curzan official.

All this is going on, but they are psi-mates. That kind of compulsion to be together, the unimaginable pleasure that only a mate can bring, they can’t stop. It’s horribly wicked. Poor guys.


Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for Rebellion Alien Attachments Book 2?

Sabine Priestley: Virtually everything I write has a dream seed. Rebellion’s was the gut wrenching reality that my mate was evil. It was a dark scene someplace and he stood in front of me. Stunningly gorgeous. I desperately wanted him. Needed him. But he was evil. It well and truly sucked. As authors we live to torture our characters so it was perfect.


Cynthia Sax: What’s your favorite technology or element in Rebellion Alien Attachments Book 2 that you wish you had?


Sabine Priestley:
There’s so much I wish we had. Gravity Modulators for one. They provide gravity when in space and regulates it on planets. Think sitting in a speeding car, dodging left and right but you’re unaffected by it.

On/Off planet Vectors. These are channels created devoid of gravity with stable atmosphere. Think how far we’d be now if we didn’t have to ride massive controlled explosions to get into space.

Sim rooms. Holy crap, yes please. I want one to create my own worlds in. Wouldn’t mind shooting a few things either.

And, of course, I wish I had psi and all that went with it.

Thank you, Sabine Priestley, for joining us today!

Sabine Priestley’s Website: http://www.SabinePriestley.com

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Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Though petite in size, she packs a punch as a former Sandarian military officer who currently serves the Cavacent clan on a strange planet called Earth. She has no interest in seeking her one psi-mate who could bring her unparalleled pleasure through a sensual, otherworldly bond. She has no time for a lover of any kind. So why is she lured in by the beguiling Curzan native who just killed a government official?

Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians murdered his parents while he watched and enslaved his people. Driven by revenge, he vows that nothing and no one will stand in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.

But war is coming. And the two must succumb to temptation for only the power of their completed bond can defeat and destroy the enemy. But only if they surrender…

Buy Now:

On Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Rebellion-Alien-Attachments-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00SED1K1I

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