#SFRMonday: Check out A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE by Heather Massey @ThGalaxyExpress #scifirom

#SFRMonday

Please welcome Heather Massey, whom you will know from The Galaxy Express. Today, she is giving us a peek into A Brief History of Science Fiction Romance.

Get your FREE ebook of A Brief History of Science Fiction Romance by Heather Massey #scifirom #FREEread

A BRIEF HISTORY OF
SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE

by Heather Massey

How did science fiction romance evolve? That’s the question behind A Brief History of Science Fiction Romance.

Women have always been creating and consuming speculative fiction. Sci-fi romance is one example of such efforts.

This brief, easy-to-share document presents core information about the fascinating history of sci-fi romance, a genre with roots in fan fiction, Star Trek, and the passion of countless women determined to assert their interest in SF-romance hybrids. This collection of essays is a mix of original content and information culled from the author’s blog, The Galaxy Express.

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How did science fiction romance evolve? That’s the question behind this ebook.

The title says A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, and I do mean brief! The goal is to preserve the core information about SFR’s history in an easy-to-share document. This collection of essays is a mix of original content and information culled from my blog, The Galaxy Express. Where applicable, I included a link to the original post.

Preservation of this knowledge is of paramount importance since it’s an example of many missing narratives, namely, the roles women have played in speculative fiction since Frankenstein was a gleam in Mary Shelley’s eye. Women have always been creating and consuming speculative fiction, yet accounts of their efforts are either ignored or written out altogether. Even giants of the science fiction literary field, like Octavia E. Butler, are rarely invoked with the same amount of respect and frequency as their male counterparts. Even more erasure has been happening to LGBQT and non-white female authors.

Another reason preservation is important concerns the need to validate the stories many women enjoy reading. The concepts of love and romance—never mind that they’ve been the subjects of scientific research—haven’t been traditionally valued as “speculative” enough and therefore are deemed unimportant by many in SF publishing and fandom. Romantic love with an upbeat ending expressed with a female gaze was a frontier SF feared to tread, and it showed. So fewer people view romantic SF and sci-fi romance as legitimate stories than might otherwise be the case.

Whether this aversion to exploring and reading about romance in a technology-based setting is based on a fear of women’s sexuality and sexual needs, the concept of a Happily Ever After, or outright sexism/misogyny, the end result is marginalization of epic proportions. Therefore, A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE aims to establish a course correction, even if by only a degree.

 

 

About the Author

Heather Massey is a lifelong fan of science fiction romance. She searches for sci-fi romance adventures aboard her blog, The Galaxy Express and is the Releases Editor for the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly.

She’s also an author in the genre. To learn more about her published work, visit heathermassey.com. When Heather’s not reading or writing, she’s watching cult films and enjoying the company of her husband and daughter.

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50% Off! Massive Summer Sale at Kobo

Kobo Summer Sale

Kobo is hosting a Massive Summer Sale this weekend. Right now, you can get 50% off many of my titles. Simply enter the promo code SALE50 upon check out.

Here are the list of titles:

Taken by the Billionaire Alien Next Door
Crash Landing
The Power of Three
Alien Lover
Alien Adoration
Alien Admirer
Hey, Santa

w/a Paisley Brown
Sexy Suitors from Space
Sex Boot Camp

 You might be able to get some of my Decadent titles for 50% off. I’m not sure which titles though. All I can say is try if you’re interested. I will not guarantee any of those though.

Happy reading!

The Rightful Alpha is back to claim his Pride ~ FIGHTING FOR HONOR by @KaceyHammell #newrelease

Fighting For Honor by Kacey HammellThere’s only one rightful Alpha, and he’s back to claim his pride and his mate…

As the rightful Alpha of a unique pride of panthers, originally founded by his father, Dominic Stone followed his inherent solitary path to find peace and grieve the untimely demise of his dad. Five years later, he returns home ready to take his place, settle old debts and claim the one woman he’s always wanted as his.

AVAILABLE FROM:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon Stores | All Romance | Bookstrand

Review:

Fighting for Honor may be a first for Kacey Hammell in a new genre, but within the pages, Kacey’s delectable story telling is on full display…a quick read that will leave you on the edge of your seat…Whether or not you’re a fan of shifter book won’t matter, because you’ll be too engrossed in this riveting story.” 5 Stars from Liz, Goodreads

Enjoy An Excerpt

© Kacey Hammell, 2015

Dominic closed the front door of his old cabin quietly behind him. The urge to run crowded him, tormenting him to let loose and give into the call of the wildness of being home. He needed some time to himself before he met up with his contact in an hour.

He was confident in the fact that he could bring down his cousin and those on his side and repair the damage to the pride before anything further was lost.

Shedding his sweats and t-shirt, he slipped out of his sandals and let the change overtake him.

His muscles stretched and elongated, pulling his flesh taut and realigning his physique. On all fours, he lifted his nose to the air and darted his eyes across his surroundings. He’d always been grateful for his Panther ancestry. His vision alone was something he coveted. With silver eyes, he had the ability to see through the darkness in the dead of night, as if he held a lantern. His father told him many times that having that unique color was something only the most powerful of panthers possessed.

Taking off at a run, he re-familiarized himself with his favorite trail leading to the waterfall where he’d spent much of his childhood. The serenity and secluded area had always called to him, drawing him in and giving him the best place possible to contemplate his future.

If there was any one place in the valley he’d missed the most, it was the falls, and the memories there.

His awkward first kiss.

With Honor.

Clumsily losing his virginity.

With Honor.

Crying over the death of his father.

With Honor holding him.

Darting faster and harder, his paws barely touching the ground, he pushed away the memories. He’d missed so much over the last five years. And she was at the top of his list.

How she’d fallen into his cousin’s hands… well, he had himself to blame.

Stopping at the clearing, breathing hard, he trotted to the edge of the falls and stuck his snout in. Replenishing himself with the cold water, his ears twitched as he listened for anyone nearby.

Gulping down a last swallow, he strode to a clear spot in the cool grass, lay flat on his belly and let the quiet of the night draw him into its solitude. He couldn’t believe he hadn’t returned just for this. Too many years had flown by.

A twig snapped to his left, capturing his attention. Tilting his head, he bided his time before letting the intruder know he was there. He was lucky his black fur would cloak him. He blended well and had destroyed many enemies years ago with patience and fortitude once he was ready to pounce.

Hidden by the tree above him, his heart picked up speed as the most beautiful creature in the world made her way to the same falls he’d just quenched his thirst at.

She made his mouth water and the animal inside him took notice.

Fighting for Honor teaser

About the Author

Avid Reader. Romance Author. Redhead…

Canadian-born author Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic. A romance reader from a young age, she fell in love with happily ever afters.  These days, as a multi- published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass, and emotion to the many genres she writes.

Mom of three, Kacey lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada.

Connect with Kacey…

Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group

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#MySexySaturday from TAKEN BY THE BILLIONAIRE ALIEN NEXT DOOR #romance #newrelease

My Sexy Saturday

Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me for the 107th week of My Sexy Saturday. Here are the details: every Saturday, published and unpublished authors will be sharing 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs from a work-in-progress or an already published story.

Today’s theme is…

SEXY HAS IT

Here’s seven from TAKEN BY THE BILLIONAIRE ALIEN NEXT DOOR, which released on Monday. It’s available for 99¢!

Taken by the Billionaire Alien Next Door by Jessica E. Subject

Setup: Erika went next door in search of her new stepbrother, but instead she finds her sexy neighbor, and he is not at all what she expected…

Laken inched closer, and closer still. I moved along with him until my back hit a wall on the other side of the room. Trapped. Trying to duck away wouldn’t do me any good. He’d only race around and block my way again. My heart beat so hard, I expected it to thump right out of my chest. Would he let me go, or did he have other plans? If I screamed loud enough, would someone come to my rescue?

Leaning forward, he placed his palm on the wall behind me. “What if I told you I knew the instant you came into this room?” He ran his other hand along my cheekbone, tucking my hair behind an ear. “What if I told you I could feel your attraction, smell your sex?”

A shiver raced down my spine. Sure, I wanted to jump his bones before I’d seen his eyes. Now, I yearned for a way out, a clear path to escape from Mr. Sex-on-a-stick who may or may not be an extraterrestrial.

He dipped his head so close to mine, his warm breath brushed my neck. A flash of heat washed over me. Fuck, it had been so long since I’d been with any guy. Did it really matter where he came from?

“What if, Erika? If I am an alien? Would you still find me attractive? Would you still want to lick me from head to toe? Suck my cock? Would you want me to fuck you against this wall, in my spaceship, and on every single surface of this room?”

If not for him sliding his knee between my thighs, I would have melted into a puddle of lust at that moment. Who was I trying to kid? I had the hots for an extraterrestrial. I wanted to do everything he said, craved to feel his alien cock thrusting in and out of my pussy. Running away wouldn’t work, and wouldn’t satisfy my aching need.

I cupped the bulge in his pants. “Yes, I want all of that.” I’d never had the opportunity to be fucked by a man of his caliber. Whether he came from Earth or beyond, I wanted to experience him.

~ TAKEN BY THE BILLIONAIRE ALIEN NEXT DOOR ~

Living on the other side of the tracks was a fantasy Erika never expected to come true. But when her mother marries an investment banker, she moves to a home larger than all her previous houses combined. While searching for her new stepbrother to help with unpacking, she stumbles upon his smokin’ hot neighbor, all alone in his mansion and busy at work on a… flying saucer? Can Erika escape before he notices her, or will she be abducted by the sexy alien?

Available from:

 Buy from All Romance eBooks Buy from Amazon.com Buy from Barnes & Noble  Buy at Coffee Time Romance Buy at Google Play Buy from iBooks Buy from Kobo Buy from Smashwords

Be sure to check out other MY SEXY SATURDAY excerpts!