Thursday, June 21, 2012

Science Fiction Romance Blog Hop

Science. Very cool. Science provides the facts so we can believe in things greater and smaller than the mind could imagine, at least without authors willing to pull reason out of the grey matter and force words onto the page. Here's a fact: There's a celestial show, as well as math stuff, to prove a day (June 20) will be the longest of the calendar year. Yeah, yeah, swallow your yawn. You don’t have to brace, readying to skim this post thinking I'll blither  about planets aligned, solstice, and science all by itself.
Fiction. Cool, even on its own without the adjective, very. But, just to be deviant, instead of fiction here's a non-fiction news flash: There's 37 fabulous authors sharing mystical or scientific blog posts and giving away prizes, including 2 grand prizes for a randomly picked pair, in our first ever SFR Brigade blog hop, all day on June 22. You just have to comment. 1st Prize - a Kindle Touch or Nook Touch. 2nd Prize -a library of SFR titles from over 20 authors and an Anabanana Gift Card. That's awesome science fiction to read under the stars.

Whaaat? Not impressed? Feel as if something's missing? Fine. We'll move on to the good stuff.
Romance. Not cool, but oh so hot and lonely when all by itself. Add fiction, and it gets better, yet a pair can be quite cliched. When science comes along to make it a threesome, science fiction romance, not much to say, except wow!!
Just think, if we'd never had the science to rocket from earth to the moon, never had fiction writers produce a world famous TV sitcom, we'd never know the ending to a great romance. I'm here to tell you that "One of these days, Alice." did finally happen for Ralph Kramden and it took science to find the proof, and fiction to claim that the romance, which had a not-so-happy-ever-after-ending, finaled on the longest day of the year.
And now, on to the promo.
I'd love to gift an e-book, the first in a series of four, to a commentator wishing to jump into my colorful world of science fiction romance.
Amazon  Please check it out. Do ignore that review from a reader who objects to romance in a sci-fi novel clearly labeled as such. In fact, only look at all the reviews with a full sky of at least 5 stars. If you hit that buy link while there, and you're a winner, I'll compensate by sending you book two or any other you'd like. Please leave an email address if you comment.
Ready to go onward? What a great way to celebrate summer than with some awesome writers!
Please click on the link below and make it so.
LINK TO SFRB and Blog Hop List

41 comments:

Pippa Jay said...

Cool combination, Arlene! :)

D L Jackson said...

LOL
I so love reading your posts, Arlene. Nobody has a voice like you. And it carries forward in your novels. Great fun.
Dawn

JC Jones said...

Loved the post and the graphics. I already have book one and have had it for awhile. It is still in my TBR pile but is working its way to the top.

Joanne Elder said...

Love your blog! Your book is still on my to read list. Finally finished line edits and I can think about chilling with a book and lemonade to enjoy the solstice.

A.B.Gayle said...

Great cover, Arlene.

MELISSE AIRES said...

Oh gosh--reviewers like that are why I put an actual clinch cover on my SFR release. LOL. My sympathies, plus the book sounds so interesting! Many happy sales to readers who read the book blurb!

Pauline B Jones said...

LOL! Very fun post! Still chuckling about finding Alice on the moon! LOL!

Debra A. Soles said...

I have to say, I love your definition of the words. Wild ideas and hot romance! :)

Diana said...

Science Fiction Romance Blog Hop is pretty cool. I love to discover new authors and great post.
Thank you for the giveaways!
Artemis

artgiote at gmail dot com

katsrus said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop. So many greats posts and authors.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara Elsborg said...

Science - always a mystery to me at school but much more fascinating now I'm an adult! Great post, Arlene.

Liana Brooks said...

An excellent description of the sfr genre. It gets my stamp of colorfully socked approval. :)

Shadow said...

Great post! Definitely gonna go check out your series. Sounds very good! Thanks for sharing and for the fun hop!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Rae Lori said...

Lol I love that graphic and post. You have such a great voice, Arlene! I'm so jazzed to say that I have your book in my tbr pile, too. Looking forward to reading it! :-D

Miss Kitty Roads said...

Wonderful post Arlene!

VanillaOrchids said...

I love romance novels whether they be paranormal, historical, contemporary, sci-fi, etc. I actually already have Splintered Energy and look forward to reading it! :)
Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

Pam
vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Subject said...

That is one great threesome, Arlene! LOL

All the best!
~Jess
jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

Peter said...

I really liked this book,too. I grew up reading this author since my childhood. My book 'True Love Is Not Common; www.eloquentbooks.com/TrueloveIsNotcommon.html, has similar main characters. Hope that one day my book will reach many readers as this author.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

How do you know if you're writing science fiction romance? I think I am, but the romance angle is very family-oriented.

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott/Kate Davison said...

I never understand people who shun science fiction romance if they like sci-fi already. Love is one of those universal emotions that have caused wars, ended wars and propagated the species. It makes the world go 'round and more worth the living. *haz a sad for those who don't want love*

Several years ago I needed to purge my brain, and tried to read only books that I believed would not have romance in them, simply to get a different writing perspective. Well, every book I picked up - and yes, these were "hard" sci-fi - had a romantic subplot. Interesting, and very educational. So, the next time someone says they don't like "romance" with their sci-fi, just smile and know they are probably going to get it anyways.

Great post!

Cheryl Corbin said...

Poor Alice... I don't think she enjoyed her trip to the moon as much as I would. :)

Cheryl
cheryl(at)cherylcorbin(dot)com

VikLit said...

Am enjoying this blog hop - great post, am new to blogging and seeking cool new people to follow, so will be following you!

Susan W. said...

Very interesting post! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book! I love blog hops where I find new to me authors!
suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Kayelle Allen said...

Very neat! I like all three things, and it follows I'd like them together!

BookAttict said...

Thanks for the interesting post and great giveaway!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

TK Anthony + www.scotianrealm.com said...

Arlene--still giggling over the ultimate "missing person" mystery resolution! Enjoy your summer!

Kimber Shook said...

I'll jump into your world anyday!

Morticia Knight said...

Nice compare/contrast! I agree heartily ;-) Thanks for the giveaway morticiaknight (at) gmail (dot) com

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Diane Dooley said...

Oh, poor Alice, lol!

bn100 said...

Nice post.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Liz S. said...

Loved the cartoon! Thanks for the contest!

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Hywela Lyn said...

I read this yesterday and could have sworn I'd left a comment. Perhaps I left myself - in another dimension!

Anywya. I thought this was a really interesting post, and your book sounds so original - I certainly agree that romance features in nearly every genre and is certainly relevant in science fiction!

Pamk said...

reviewer that don't believe scifi and romance can go together is nuts. It goes like pb and J.
Pamk
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Drmgrl99 - Dawn said...

Great cover and I think romance is a must in a book for me!! Thanks for the giveaway.
Dawn
drmgrl99atyahoodotcom

Barbara Elsborg said...

Wow, look at all these comments!!! Well done, Arlene!

Arlene said...

Thank you to everyone for the lovely comments. Because I don't want to randomly pick a winner, I sent a copy of Splintered Energy to those who left addresses. I also sent my novella, Rebel, as well. Please don't hesitate to message me directly or comment here if I missed anyone and happy reading!

VanillaOrchids said...

Thank you Arlene! :)

Kyndra Hatch said...

I don't want to read Science Fiction unless it has romance in it. Science plus fiction plus romance is pure win. Pretty much every story is made stronger if it has romance in it, in my opinion. I have your book and love the concept. Very good stuff!

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