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Monday, February 27, 2012

Author Guest Post and GIVEAWAY: Please Welcome Sandra Sookoo!

Please join me in welcoming Sandra Sookoo, author of Ricochet to What Book is That!  She's here as a part of the Goddess Fish Promotions virtual book tour for her book and is offering up a great prize to one lucky commenter! Sandra will be awarding a gift bag of travel sized Bath and Body Works products in Charmed scent to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US/Canda only please.)  The more you comment on the tour stops, the more chances you have to win! Click here for all the tour dates!

With that said, take it away Sandra!
Five Must Read Science Fiction Romances and Why

Since I came late to sci-fi or sci-fi romance, I’m sure my reading lists aren’t as extensive as some other people in the genre. But I will share the last five I read and enjoyed.

In no particular order:

Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch—I love the world she’s created as well as bringing humor to the genre.

Prime Obsession by Monette Michaels—Intriguing premise, lots of action, pirates and strong-willed characters. What’s not to like?

Stellar Timing by Jennifer L. Hart—She’s got tons of humor, talking dogs and cats, plus a place called Hotel California on a penal colony called Earth. Her books always make me laugh.

Bound Among the Stars by Mima and Jennifer Leeland—this is a sexy collection of two stories mostly involving how the very different characters learn to work together with their differences.

The Chronicles of Kassouk - Book One: White Tiger by Vijaya Schartz—this book is a great blend of sci-fi and fantasy with lots of action.

For me, it doesn’t matter if the stories are hard sci-fi or fluffy sci-fi romance. A good story is a good story. Bring along interesting characters and you’ve got a winner.

Thanks Sandra!  Now, to whet your whistle, here's an excerpt from Ricochet, which releases tomorrow:
At the moment, he to see how far he could push her, find out what she was made of. “Go for it, kita. I love a good challenge.”

Her eyes narrowed.

Stratton grinned. He’d called her bluff, and she had nothing to back up the words. Even so, a tiny twinge of disappointment caught him off guard. Why did women only want to interact with him on a carnal level? It might be nice to have a heated discussion or argument that had nothing to do with what he could give them physically. “Well, I guess we know which one of us deserves this seat, huh?” He swiveled the chair around to fully face her, and the tip of his nose came dangerously close to her bust line.

“You deserve this.” Before he could react, she stomped down hard on the instep of his right foot. “For now, I’ll let you have your way, but from here on out, you’ll have to fight me for the privilege of pilot. I’ve worked hard, struggled for every achievement I claim, and I refuse to let a louse like you take that away. Do you understand?”

Pain radiated through his foot and shot up his calf. Not for worlds would he show her the juvenile action had hurt. Swallowing down a string of vulgarity, he gave her what he hoped was an insolent grin. “Perfectly. If you don’t get your way, you’ll have a hissy fit. Gotcha. Typical spoiled little rich girl.”

“Bastard.” She spun on her heel, bending slightly to retrieve the handheld device.

“At your service.”
And there you have it!  I definitely recommend Ricochet to anyone who loves a good science fiction romance or anyone who loves a little snark among friends.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to be entered in Sandra's excellent giveaway! Click on the title of this post to get to the comment form and let the good times roll!
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