Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Books, Blogs and Book Challenges

Thanks to Rebecca for inviting me to guest post today at PRomantics! It's great to be back at my old stomping grounds and hang out with all the new and familiar faces. :-)

Summer is a great time for catching up on some fun reading. With temps reaching crazy high heights, staying inside air conditioning sounds like a dream.

Most readers also have the tbr pile of doom to deal with and it's often hard to figure out where to start. Book challenges help and sites like Goodreads and their groups, Shelfari and themed blogs help you figure what to read and where. There's everything from Harlequin category themed challenges, young adult, historical, new to you author challenges and challenge to help connect readers to authors and books about people of color.

There's even one for Sci-Fi Romance. Yep! This year commences the first, and hopefully not last, book challenge centered around romances featured primarily and secondary to Sci-Fi.

If you're a paranormal lover, this is your official invitation to the sci-fi romance section of the bookshelf. Come on down and check out the SFR or SF/RE (sci-fi with romantic elements also called RSF) genre.

Just to get your bookshelf hopping, here are some SFR/RSF book titles from my TBR pile:

Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger

Sequel to Beyond the Rain

A man of deception. A woman of justice. Can their fragile trust be strong enough to prevent a war?

Commander Yara knows perfect leadership requires perfect control and discipline. She has spent years living without the distraction of caring for anything—or anyone. It’s a sacrifice she’s willing to make. Yara has honed herself into the perfect heir to the Azralen throne, but a bloody coup could destroy everything she’s worked so hard for. She must return home to prevent war. Unfortunately the only ship available belongs to an Earthlen trader with no regard for authority—especially hers.

Cyn is a rebel, driven to protect those suffering at the hands of the Elite leaders of Azra. Using his alias to manipulate the lovely but icy commander onto his ship, he has to keep her from Azra long enough to ignite the revolution. But when he awakens a vibrant and feeling woman beneath that icy exterior, he gets more than he bargained for—love. He must find a way to convince Yara to join him, before they get caught in a web of deception that could tear their world apart.

Darkscape: The Rebel Lord by R. Garland Grey

Lord Lachlan de Douglas, heir to a Clan of Ancient Earth, constantly defends his people from annihilation. When a sudden horror alters his being, he is condemned to a world of private anguish and torment. Lt. Kimberly Kinsale, a diplomat's daughter, serves in an elite combat group aboard a war ship. In a moment of lunacy and folly, she is forced to decide between remaining loyal or betraying her clan for a Douglas enemy lord. Fighting the sinister legacy of the matrix robots, Kimberly must now trust her enemy with her life, her heart, and her very soul. But as time slowly runs out, she realizes even an exquisite love may not be enough for salvation

Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy

Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, Edie's mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry. When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she's not entirely sure it's a bad thing . . . until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn—a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn's side, he dies. If she doesn't cooperate, the pirates will kill them both.
But Edie's abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn as her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she'll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure . . . a world called Scarabaeus

Happy reading!


Rebecca Royce said...

Thanks so much for being here today and blogging at PR. Thanks for telling us about these books. Great to have you back at Paranormal Romantics!!


Rae Lori said...

My pleasure, Rebecca! It's great to be at my old stomping grounds sharing great reads! :-D

J Hali said...

Hi, Rae, good to have you here!