In addition to being a wonderfully funny writer, she also has the unusual ability to ask extremely stupid questions. So much talent wrapped up in one bundle!
One of my writer buddies, Anna Hackett, has a new release. And it sounds fantastic!
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Action, Adventure and Romance IN THE DEVIL’S NEBULA
First there was AT STAR’S END and the treasure hunt to find the last remaining fragment of the Mona Lisa. Now travel to the heart of the Devil’s Nebula on the hunt for the gun used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
He lost it all.
His career, his woman, his sanity.
Two years ago, on a deadly mission to the lawless Devil’s Nebula, Commander Zayn Phoenix’s life imploded. Now the former Strike Wing pilot fills his days with dangerous adventures alongside his treasure hunter brothers.
But his nights are another story: haunted by nightmares of one unforgivable act.
Until an assassin lures him into a hunt. A hunt for her freedom from the Assassin’s Guild. A hunt for a derringer used in an ancient and infamous assassination—of old Earth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Zayn is compelled to join the perilous adventure with Ria Dante that will take them straight into the heart of the Devil’s Nebula, but not for money, fame or treasure.
He joins because Ria has the face of the woman he left for dead in the Nebula years before.
To read the first chapter or buy <<Click here>>
I’m Anna Hackett and I write action romance stories to thrill you, excite you and leave you inspired. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals to inspire you with the truth that the possibility exists for all of us to do the same. I love car chases, explosions and spaceships…and of course when the boy wins the girl. Oh, and I’m a sucker for that moment when the team is walking in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder heading off into battle. After reading, watching or writing an awesome action romance story, I’m left energized and feeling like anything is possible. I aim to give the same to my readers.
I love hearing from fellow action romance lovers! www.annahackettbooks.com
Over on Pippa’s blog I’m introducing the characters in ZIPLESS and there’s also an opportunity to win a copy of the e-book.
At Jessica’s blog I’m chatting about some of the favorite things about the writing of ZIPLESS and yet another opportunity to win a copy.
While you’re visiting these two blogs be sure to check out Pippa and Jessica’s work. My big thanks goes out to both of them for hosting me!
‘ZIPLESS’ IS AVAILABLE FROM:
1,000 to 7,500 words. For Issue #4, we are accepting SFR stories with a Cyborg theme; that is, they must include cyborgs and SF and Romance elements with an upbeat ending. We also prefer stronger heroines to passive ones.
US$30 paid upon publication, promotional biography with two links, and a complimentary quarter-page advertisement. (We’re working on increasing the rate, but it all depends on how much ad revenue we get in.)
August 15, 2014.
Six-month exclusive world digital rights from date of publication; non-exclusive thereafter.
One short story will be published per quarterly issue, so please send only edited and polished work, with the understanding that the majority will be rejected. Due to the constraints, we are unable to give personalized feedback on rejected stories. Please send only ONE story.
Stories that tie-in to a previously established world will be considered, but story must stand alone.
All sub-genres of science fiction will be considered.
Any heat level, from sweet to erotic, will be considered. Be aware that the fiction editor prefers her erotica on the literary side.
Original, previously unpublished fiction only; no fan fiction, please.
We’re okay with simultaneous submissions, but if you sell your story elsewhere in the meantime, PLEASE be courteous and let us know!
If you are unfamiliar with Science Fiction Romance, please read the fiction in our magazine to inform yourself.
Standard manuscript format, please. Send brief cover letter with biographical information and publication history, along with attached story (.RTF or .DOC format) to Diane Dooley by deadline: Fiction@SciFiRomanceQuarterly.org
My answer is always along the lines of, well, who wouldn’t? Strong heroines, dashing heroes, a huge variety of sub-genres, rip-roaring adventures, and endings guaranteed to make me sigh. In a nutshell, I love to meet all those interesting characters and explore all those fascinating imaginary worlds created by SFR authors.
I’ve always been a bit of a wanderer, but these days, tied down with kids, a husband, and a mortgage, I’m afraid I must satisfy my wanderlust by exploring through fiction. And in SFR stories I’m not even tied to planet Earth. I can go anywhere! Absolutely anywhere.
When I pick up an SFR story I don’t know where I’m going to end up. If I was lie in the grass and stare upwards on a starry night, wondering what’s out there, Science Fiction Romance is a genre I can turn to, guaranteed to take me on a wild adventurous ride among the stars.
Are you a fan of Science Fiction Romance? Or maybe ready to try it for the first time? Well, you are in the right place.
I am giving away three prize packages. Check out my SFR novellas, Blue Galaxy and Blue Nebula, both from Carina Press, and Mako’s Bounty from Decadent Publishing. Please note these books are not part of the bigger blog hop prize package. I’m also adding a copy of the SFR anthology I was one of the editors on, Tales from the SFR Brigade, to each prize package. Sound good? Then go ahead and enter my easy giveaway.
Enter here via Rafflecopter: Diane Dooley Giveaway
The main blog hop consists of the following prizes:
First Prize: $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card + 42 Science Fiction Romance e-books
Second Prize: $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card + 33 Science Fiction Romance e-books
Third Prize: Three $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card + 12 Science Fiction Romance e-books (three separate winners)
Please note there will be NO CASH OR ALTERNATE PRIZES.
Enter here via Rafflecopter: Midsummer Blog Hop
Many other SFR authors are participating and there are so many more fabulous giveaways going on! Climb aboard the blog hop here.
This was such a fun one to write!
I particularly enjoyed writing Scottish characters in a contemporary romance context. Sometimes it seems that the Scots only show up in historical romances. No running around the Highlands wearing nothing but a kilt and a hairy chest in this book. Nope. But you will find all the charm and humor of the tartan race within the pages of this comedy of errors. I hope you enjoy.
Stay tuned to this blog. I’ll be going out on tour, and will be chatting about different aspects of the book in a variety of venues. There will also be giveaways.
To-Read List: Goodreads.
Rocking, rolling and romancing in New York City — Scottish style!
Unable to perform due to paralyzing anxiety, singer-songwriter Lou Marzaroli has been managing her brother’s band for years, driving them out of Scotland and into the big time. But days before their American network debut, the band is imploding and Lou is relieving her stress in a no-strings-attached sexual encounter with an aging scenester she’s nicknamed Zippy.
The Zipman is sometimes remembered as Crash Burns, formerly of seminal L.A. glampunk band, Snakebite. It’s been years since he’d trashed the eyeliner and hairspray, and he hasn’t written a song since. Now he’s penning lyrics about the mysterious woman he last saw sprinting barefoot in a miniskirt down West Twenty Third. She’s the muse he’s been longing for, and he’s determined to be more than her one night stand.
When the head honchos learn Lou wrote the band’s material, they agree to give her the TV spot, sending her to be coached by their performance guru, Crash Burns. Now Lou must put herself in Zippy’s hands as he coaxes a life-changing performance from her. And the man who used to perform in nothing but a leather thong must find ways to get her confident on stage- and content in only one bed.
This issue contains reviews and new releases, an interview, opinion columns, and two original short stories. Enjoy!
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It’s almost that time of year again, when the Science Fiction Romance Brigade teams up to offer a selection of fabulous prizes in our Annual SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop.
The Hop will run from the 21st to the 25th of June and is bigger than ever. What could you win? Read on!
First Prize: $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card + 38 Science Fiction Romance e-books
Second Prize: $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card + 25 Science Fiction Romance e-books
Third Prize: Three $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card + 8 Science Fiction Romance e-books (three separate winners)
Please note there will be NO CASH OR ALTERNATE PRIZES.
I will be doing a separate giveaway consisting of e-copies of my Science Fiction Romance novellas Blue Galaxy, Blue Nebula, and Mako’s Bounty, plus the SFR anthology I was the developmental editor on, Tales from the SFR Brigade.