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Category Archives: Science Fiction Romance

Romance with a futuristic, speculative, or science fiction theme and/or settings

Meet Saree from Lightwave: Clocker by AM Scott @AM_Scottwrites #RLFblog #SciFiWelcome Saree of Jericho from Lightwave: Clocker, a new Space Opera series by AM Scott.

Saree of Jericho from Lightwave: Clocker by AM Scott

Age: 32 standard years
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Jericho Mining Station, but raised on Sa’sa
Profession: Secret profession: Only human fold clock maintainer, Cover ID: Scholar of Ancient Music with an emphasis on filk
Ethnicity: Human mixed
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
AM Scott is quite tall, with a fairly athletic build for a woman in her mid-50’s. Her brown hair is going slightly silver, she wears glasses and is generally klutzy and geeky.
Saree of Jericho is very average. Average height, mud-brown hair, light brown eyes, medium tan skin. She’s athletic, but not muscle-bound, and is very good at blending in everywhere.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Saree of Jericho is a war orphan, raised by cruel foster parents in the small human colony on Sa’sa. The Sa’sa are an alien hive-mind race, similar in appearance to velociraptors, and they tune the clocks necessary to fold space (Faster-Than-Light travel) synchronizing them to the universal standard in ^timespace^. Saree invaded ^timespace^ in her dreams, upsetting the immature Sa’sa, so the Sa’s trained her to tune clocks. She’s been hunted ever since by corporations, crime lords and an ancient Artificial Intelligence who want to misuse her talents to blockade and blackmail solar systems.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Saree doesn’t have a significant other, but she’s extremely attracted to Lightwave’s Captain, Ruhger.
How does your heroine dress?
Saree is a Scholar of Ancient Music from Centauri University, so she wears Scholar’s Robes: a long black tunic, a traditional scholar’s cowl in purple patterns draped over it, with scarlet and dark blue patterned cords hanging around the neck, and plain black leggings and boots underneath. The colors reflect her school and area of study.
Does she scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Saree is comfortable but not wealthy. She has a big training debt to pay back to the Time Guild and lives simply to maintain her cover as a Scholar. She owns her shuttle, but tells people it’s leased from her university.
What special skills does your character rely on?
Saree can tune space fold clocks. She meditates to find ^timespace^ then finds the right frequency for the transuranic metal used for the clock’s frequency standard, and tunes the clock to the universal standard time. These clocks enable fold transports to accurately fold space.
What does she have a knack for doing?
She is an excellent interviewer, vid maker, and plays guitar, so she can join filk sessions.
Can your heroine keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Saree keeps a lot of secrets. She’d like hers to stay secret, so she won’t ever tell anyone else’s.
What secrets does your character know about people around her that she does NOT share?
She knows her virtual assistant is really an artificial intelligence and she wouldn’t dare tell anyone. If anyone knew Hal was an AI, they’d destroy both of them. Saree also knows she shares a past Lightwave’s crew—their parents were part of the attack on Jericho Station that made her an orphan, but they also saved her and many of the other children. Lightwave’s crew has no idea she’s a Jericho orphan.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
Saree must keep her true profession a secret or millions of beings will be subject to blockades and blackmail.
What is your heroine’s biggest hopes and dreams?
Saree would love to have friends and family, someone who’d have her back. If she can’t have that, just basic safety would be nice.
If your character could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
Saree would love to find other beings capable of tuning space fold clocks. If there were lots of clock maintainers, she wouldn’t be hunted.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I think she wanted to show that heroes don’t have to be loud and flashy or wear spandex. Heroes can be everyday people quietly doing their jobs without any fanfare to keep other beings safe.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I hope she finds a way for me to make more friends. If I was really dreaming big, she’d help me find out if my attraction to Captain Ruhger is real. And if he’s attracted to me.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
I think she should write about Purser Grant Lowe. Everyone else has a short story, so we need to know about the fold fling king. There’s got to be a good reason he sleeps with every passenger he can.

Tell us about Lightwave: Clocker

Publisher Lightwave Publishing LLC
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lightwave-Clocker-Folding-Space-Book-ebook/dp/B07D63CMKJ/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lightwave-am-scott/1128878019
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lightwave-clocker/id1395037860?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lightwave-clocker
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/836330

AM Scott Social Media

After twenty years in US Air Force space operations, AM now operates a laptop, trading in real satellites for fictional space ships. AM is a volunteer leader with Team Rubicon: Disasters are our Business, Veterans our Passion, and lives deep in the mountains of Montana.
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Meet High Lord Sarc from Blood of the Ruby Throne by Sultry Summers @SultrySummers1 #RLFblog #scifi #romanceWelcome Lord Sarc from Blood of the Ruby Throne, a new Science Fiction Romance by Sultry Summers.

Introducing Lord Sarc

Age:26
Gender: male
Birthplace: Planet Alphxorn
Profession: High Lord of Alphxorn and Seti-Cronus
Ethnicity: Native of Alphxorn – third generation descendant of Seti-Cronus
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): humanoid
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I will allow my Lady Zera’s observations to answer this question.
The High Lord of Alphxorn, taller than her by almost a full head, seemed to tower over her. — Sarc’s dark hair showed a hint of auburn accenting his strong, masculine face. The determined and confident set of his firm jaw and chin further indicated the measure of sound character. She gazed a second longer to glimpse past the stern countenance he portrayed. His demeanor suggested a man of courage and honor. Still, a hint of arrogance slipped through.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Lord Sarc was brought up to rule! He swore to his dying father, and again on the assumption of the Throne of Alphxorn, to protect his world. Marauding pirates threatened Seti-Cronus, their civilization’s birth planet and neighbor and Sarc knew his world and rule were next. An honorable lord, he offered marriage to their ruler, Lady Zera. She refused. He had already conquered her world but Sarc allowed her to defend her throne. Defeating her, he offered her a choice of ruling by his side or as his slave. His judge of character, proven right, he and Zera married and she retained her position as High Lady of Seti-Cronus and as a warrior. But Sarc, as a husband, finds her role as a warrior difficult to accept.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Lady Zera. Sarc has known no other like her. Convincing her to join the two worlds garnered his respect but acknowledging her as a fighter forces him to face losing her. Zera quickly became part of him and will challenge his rule and his oaths.
What are the qualities of his voice? (pitch, quality, volume)
Lord Sarc rarely raises his voice, instead, richness and depth command attention. When addressing his court, he pitches his voice to be heard at the back of his throne room without electronic aid. Taught from childhood how to modulate his voice, he can reveal emotion or withhold it. His frigid toned judgement on an adversary has been known to cause them to tremble. Zera knew panic for the first time in her life, when, after their duel he whispered to her his terms of her defeat.
Is he close to family?
Sarc is extremely close to his younger, nineteen-year-old brother. Aware of his brother’s quick mind and knack for military matters, he often seeks his council.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Sarc realizes the nuances of the everyday life of his subjects of his world. However, in his private life he is less sensitive, and tends to expect the same level of honor he holds sacred.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Before meeting Zera, he feared a life without that special person or a soulmate.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
He is secure in his role as a warrior and in his rule. Love was his concern.
How emotionally expressive is your character to others?
Sarc’s childhood training allows him to withhold showing his emotions or express them in a manner suiting the situation.
Who in his life has the power to hurt this character the most? Why?
Zera. She holds his heart in her palm. In his mind, only dereliction to his duty could hurt him worse than her loss.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I think Lady Zera had a great deal to do with it. She can be persistent and Zera knows we all have more stories to tell. You might enjoy her interview. I’ve included the link
https://www.rlfblog.com/sultry-summers-0718/
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
She could have omitted the scene where I am paraded around the Luithian court almost naked.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
Alphxorn and Seti-Cronus are filled with varied and interesting subjects. Seti-Cronus, our people’s birth world, has history that goes back into the mists of time and is more tolerant by nature. However, Alphxorn has yet to be completely explored. One reason our people migrated here was political, but not entirely. There is great mineral wealth here and room for a culture to grow.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
My younger brother Phorx. He hasn’t had the burden of sovereign rule and he is a fearless fighter. A less weighty childhood allows him to be more personable. His adventures scream to be told.

Where to buy Blood of the Ruby Throne

Genre science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1C4B6T

Sultry Summers Social Media

It’s been awhile, about four years, since I last published. I hope those who have, in the past, read my works haven’t forgotten me. Since then I’ve moved a couple of times, have had a few adventures and have finally found home. My husband, daughter, two dogs and several cats, have settled into a cute little bump in the road town in Eastern Tennessee. Our valley is so tucked away in between mountain ridges our cell phones don’t receive necessitating a landline and satellite everything else. I know for sure the rock wall in our backyard, that serves as property divider, is Civil War era. It’s a great place for my wayward imagination. Seriously, I think we have fae frequenting the backyard and at night I expect to see a UFO land in the hayfield I can see out the front bay-windows.
Though I have kept my website up and running, until about a year ago I’ve had a major writer’s block that I managed to move past. I also made the decision to Indie publish. While I do have one book, Tail of the Dragon, which remains with Decadent Publishing, I have withdrawn my other works. Over the next months, I plan to republish them beginning with Blood of the Ruby Throne. The others will follow after I’ve revisited them. With the assistance of a wonderful editor, I have had the pleasure to work with, you will see them re-released. I also have several new works coming, as well as a series I’ve been working on for a long time.
I’ve missed being an active author and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Website www.sultrysummers.com
Blog http://wwwescapeintoromance-dareimagination.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/SultrySummers1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSultrySummers/
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Civility, last of the To Be Sinclair series by Eva Caye @evacaye #RLFblog #scifi #romanceEva Caye, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Civility, a science fiction romance by Eva Caye

Genre science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Captain Princess Alea Sinclair is tasked by the Emperor to be her aunt Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, i.e. bodyguard, on their trip to the Attican Empire to rewrite their $2 trillion treaty. Behind the scenes, health issues and a cruel commanding officer make their private lives hell while they strive to maintain their public image of competence. And their stated mission isn’t the only one; they must also find out what they can about an intelligent alien species the Atticans have found on a nearby planet.
They act like simple pets, but due to their hypnotic mental influence, Elizabeth falls for Alea’s scorned C.O. while Alea and her two new Attican friends strive desperately to understand the wily chalates. How can Alea determine the intent and the extent of the aliens’ influence upon Elizabeth, the most brilliant social analyst and diplomat of the Sinclair Demesnes, before they ruin the renegotiation of this critical treaty?
This is the final volume of the To Be Sinclair series. This novel contains sexual situations.
Why did you write this book?
I had to write at least one romance with an aging female character. Elizabeth is 57 years old and going through menopause. Her 25-year-old niece Alea is chosen as Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, and their assignment is to negotiate with the Attican Empire. Since it’s the finale of the series, I had to bring in several beloved secondary characters as well as try to resolve the issues between two enemy empires.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love science fiction, but I also sometimes read mystical books. The two aren’t very different from each other in many cases!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I adore Dorothea Macdonald from Julian May’s final two books, Diamond Mask and Magnificat. I think super-intelligent people make up their own rules for ‘acceptable’ behavior, and this sweet child grows up to be classy yet doesn’t take any crap from anybody.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve been working on my prequels, but for some reason a couple of short stories are pestering me to be written. One is unrelated to the series, but the other is a character in my series that I think I’ll just put out on my blog as a free read someday.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
First, I need to get Embracing the Goddess out. It was the first book I wrote and it’s been sitting around for several years, now, waiting on me to fine-tune it. Then, I have a second prequel, Undying Dawn, and a third book in the Sinclair universe but different from those called Arrow of Fate. They’re all structured around significant developments humankind will make in the future, such as gestation chambers and new modes of communication.

Where to buy Civility

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2BXJLN
Barnes and Noble  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/civility-eva-caye/1129284977
iBooks  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/civility/id1425683099?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/civility-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/889138

Eva Caye Social Media

Eva Caye, author of the To Be Sinclair series, can build a rocket stove, tat lace, handle a gun, and teach teenagers critical thinking. Her favorite activities include writing science fiction romance, playing ukulele and recorder, working with fiber arts such as lacemaking, and playing with her doggie. She currently lives with her magnificent husband and a marvelous rescue mutt in Louisville, Kentucky.
Blog https://evacaye.blogspot.com/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Eva-Caye/e/B009F50NF8
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