Check out my review of this new sci-fi book here.
Check out my review of this new sci-fi book here.
by Val Muller
Sci-Fi/Futuristic Time-Travel Romance
Publisher: Val Muller
Release Date: August 16, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 118 pages
In this time-travel novella incorporating sweet romance and science fiction, Anna, a young graduate student, has found her intellectual soul mate. She and Dr. Thomas Wellesley, forty years her senior, have been working on sensitive research on applied time travel. She respects the man: he is married to his work and just as passionate about science as she is. He is her favorite part of the day and she’ll stop at nothing to help their research.
When a rival professor follows the pair into the lab and threatens their research and their safety, Dr. Wellesley does everything in his power to protect Anna from harm. But in his effort to protect her, he inadvertently sends her back in time. Forty years back in time, to be exact—to a time when a young student named Tommy Wellesley is just embarking on his first degree in physics. And it’ll be up to young Tommy to see her safely back to her own time. If he can bear to lose her.
This edition also includes two short time travel stories. “Suicide Watch” explores the more dangerous ramifications of time travel. After an unfortunate fight with the love of his life, Matthew Mitchell discovers a time machine. Tempted to win back his girlfriend, Matt takes the machine for a spin, only to find out that time travel is much more complicated than he expected, and the results are catastrophic. “Toward Every Future’s Past” is flavored with sci-fi and fantasy and examines the cyclical nature of time and man’s difficulty in comprehending it.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
Editor: Michael Knost
Page Count: 210 pages
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Published: April 18th, 2013
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in. Expect to find varying perspectives and viewpoints, which is why you many find differing opinions on any particular subject.
This is, after all, a collection of advice from professional storytellers. And no two writers have made it to the stage via the same journey-each has made his or her own path to success. And that’s one of the strengths of this book. The reader is afforded the luxury of discovering various approaches and then is allowed to choose what works best for him or her.
Featuring essays and interviews with:
Orson Scott Card
Ursula K. Le Guin
Alan Dean Foster
Kevin J. Anderson
James Patrick Kelly
Gordon Van Gelder
John Joseph Adams
Lucy A. Snyder
Nayad A. Monroe
G. Cameron Fuller
This edition also includes several full page illustrations from award-winning artists Matthew Perry and Bonnie Wasson.
Michael Knost is an award-winning author, editor, and columnist in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Supernatural Thriller genres.
He has written several books and dozens of short stories, edited a number of anthologies, including the Legends of the Mountain State series, and he currently writes a column for Shroud Magazine.
He recently won the Bram Stoker Award in the United Kingdom for his book Writers Workshop of Horror, a collection of articles and interviews on the craft of writing.
He is currently working on a Mothman novel due to hit bookshelves later this year.
Michael has worked in the radio, television, and newspaper industries, and currently lives in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher located in Lexington, KY. SSP specializes in speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and horror). The company was established in October of 2008.
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Title: Dreams of the Queen
Series: The Brajj #1
Author: Jacqueline Patricks
Genre: science fiction/romance
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Length: 338 pages
The alien culture of the brajj, to which Cass and her team are transported, is deftly revealed over time, not over-explained or tediously described. The interactions between humans and aliens are well handled. Plot twists at the end are genuinely startling, and leave the reader anticipating the sequel. IndieReader
Aliens, zombies, romance and a wormhole all wrapped up in a mystery!
*Rated Mature 17+ for violence, language, sexual scenes, gore* Science Fiction/Romance/Adventure
(Serious sci-fi with a romance-this is not a fluffy bunny)
Haunted by dreams of an alien world and obsessed with unlocking the mystery, Dr. Cass Baros does the improbable. She creates a wormhole. While her team preps to traverse it, she becomes more suspicious of her fiancé and co-project leader, Dr. Julian Saunders. Is he really so jealous and secretive?
Her boss, Dr. Janson, also has an agenda, which includes adding an U.S. Army contingent to her scientific team. Captain Lewis seems intelligent, but an army grunt is still a grunt, right? As if this isn’t enough to make a normal woman paranoid—and Cass is anything but normal—her dreams have altered to include an alien man who thinks she’s their predestined queen and savior.
Once through the wormhole, they make first contact with the brajj, and Cass meets Jeamon, the man from her dreams. According to him, she must be taken to the brajj’s leader, Master. Cass is conflicted. She is drawn to
Jeamon, but still engaged to Julian and rightfully uncertain, though she feels changes occurring within her.
Unable to return home and facing numerous dangers—external and internal—the team deals with this fascinating new world, including an altering Cass. How far is the team willing to go to discover answers? What is Cass willing to do if she is to be a savior? What will Jeamon choose when faced with split loyalties?
Forced to choose between their old lives and their new ones, Cass and Jeamon are plunged into an adventure beyond their control. One in which the rest of the team must struggle to survive along with them as they unravel the millennia old secrets of the brajj’s world.
Passion and love, genius and madness, jealousy and danger enough to cause the death of worlds await them through the wormhole…
The book is essentially a hero’s struggle between good and evil set in an urban and epic fantasy setting. The lead character, Owen Sage, has just discovered a fantasy world that has a very real connection to his own. He mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville then discovered that there was a darkness seeping into his world and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He has to find a way to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers as well as his college friends at Easton Falls University.
We hurriedly walked towards the desk. The Keeper reached up and grabbed a rectangular shaped object from one of the crates. He pointed at some characters that appeared on the screen of the object and said, “See. It’s all wrong!” I tried to make out what was on the screen, but the characters were unrecognizable. It was like some sort of ancient language I had never seen before. I asked, “What’s wrong?”“
Everything is wrong. I don’t know if we can fix it.”
I have many hobbies and interests. Traveling and scifi fantasy related things are some of my favorite things to do. I hold five degrees in four separate fields including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. I have backgrounds in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. I grew up on the East Coast but has spent more than half my life in Honolulu.
Welcome to my stop on the CBLS Blog Tour for Colonization! This looks to be a good book for sci-fi lovers! Also, check out the guest post and giveaway below!
by Aubrie Dionne
YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance (Action/Adventure)
Published by InkSpell Publishing
Released on November 7, 2012
Heat Level: Sweet
Word Count: 60,000
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.
But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.
Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.
Can she save the colony and discover her true love? Continue reading CBLS Blog Tour: Colonization
Welcome to my stop on the FMB Blog Tour for The Illusionist! These are Fone-Stories — stories made to read on your phone! Check out the excerpt and guest post below!
Series: Fone-Stories™ #2
Author: Mike Kearby
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Fredrick Knowles is an illusionist. A conjuror extraordinary—that is until one night in Vegas when things go wrong. Very, very wrong. Continue reading FMB Blog Tour: The Illusionist