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Favorite Sci-Fi by Loose Id Authors

Like most writers, I’m an avid reader, with a TBR list a mile long. In case it isn’t obvious, one of my favorite genres is sci-fi romance. I could write a novel-length blog article talking about all the different authors I love in this genre. However, I thought I would limit this post to a handful of writers whom I know from my days at Loose Id—a great publisher I was sad to see close. You can find my article from a few years ago, “Loose Id Books: Where Are They Now?”, if you want to learn more. I apologize to the great writers I’m leaving out here, as there are certainly others I adore. If you’re looking for some hot sci-fi romance, though, you can’t go wrong with the following authors.

Cynthia Sax has hosted me on her blog, including an interview with me back when I released Vampire Territory 1: Drinking Partners. I must have read a good dozen of Cynthia’s books, all of which are hot and fun. I’ve followed her Cyborg Sizzle series from book one, Releasing Rage, and keep coming back for more. Green, Zip, Barrel, Surge, Chuckles, Stealth—there are so many cyborgs to love in her books. She has a way of making even the most battle-hardened warrior seem endearing.


Lyn Gala is a fantastic sci-fi writer. The cultures and perspective she creates in her Claimings series are positively brilliant. I’ve read all the books in the series more than once, which is not something I tend to do. The series starts with Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts, though there’s also a Prelude to the book that offers a different POV and is well worth reading. Several sequels follow, including another book set in the same universe that finally explains one of the more disturbing alien races. As if the Claimings series wasn’t enough to win me over, Lyn appealed to the Firefly/Serenity fan in me when she wrote a story in Love Has No Boundaries Volume 5 inspired by the character of Jayne Cobb. It was titled “The Only Way Out Is In” and later became a separately published work titled Turbulence. Her stories suck you in and don’t want to let go.


I never appreciated how well a tagline could sell a book until Jessica Freely hooked me with the tagline for His Own Devices: “No penis, no problem.” How could I possibly resist following up on what that was about? Intrigued, I bought the book, a m/m sci-fi romance that I still have in my Kindle’s Keeper folder to this day. Amarynth and Ash is likewise a keeper, along with her fantasy romance Dharma Café and at least three more of her books.


Cara Bristol has been gracious in hosting me on her blog more than once. I love her Alien Mate series, with human women traveling to another planet to find husbands. I think Alien Intention might stand out as my favorite, though I like all the books in this series. They’re just a lot of fun to read. The alien men then come to Earth to find women in the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Bride series. Of course, I’ve also enjoyed Cara’s cyborgs and other characters, and if you want a much edgier romance, you can check out Breeder, the first book in the series by the same name.


Anyone who follows Gail Koger knows about her Coletti Warlord series. Talk about seriously alpha heroes. I’ve somehow managed to read the series completely out of order (something I seem to do more often than I’d like to admit), but that hasn’t diminished my enjoyment in the least. Most recently, I read Vexing Voss, which has an awesome kick-ass heroine.

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If you’re a sci-fi romance fan and haven’t given these authors a try, you definitely should. And if you feel like picking up a copy of my hot SFR book Carnal Fusion, I certainly recommend that too :).

Release Day! Carnal Fusion #SFR

Yay! It’s release day for my hot new sci-fi romance Carnal Fusion. Available now at Kobo, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book retailers.

https://books2read.com/u/3yz6Qe

When Liz is abducted by aliens, she doesn’t expect to wind up sharing her body with one. Fortunately for her, Zen presents himself as a man straight out of her fantasies, and he’s not alone. Cole is also a human sharing space with another consciousness—an alien named Voss. Zen, Cole, and Voss have been lovers for years, and they want Liz to join them. Can she really be part of this unusual foursome? Or will her inhibitions and human hang-ups get in the way?

Content: ménage, graphic love scenes, m/f romance, m/m/f/m romance, a little bit of m/m romance between a human and alien

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Carnal Fusion now available for Preorder

Want to kick off a fresh new year with a steamy alien romance? Carnal Fusion is now available for preorder!

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/3yz6Qe

When Liz is abducted by aliens, she doesn’t expect to wind up sharing her body with one. Fortunately for her, Zen presents himself as a man straight out of her fantasies, and he’s not alone. Cole is also a human sharing space with another consciousness—an alien named Voss. Zen, Cole, and Voss have been lovers for years, and they want Liz to join them. Can she really be part of this unusual foursome? Or will her inhibitions and human hang-ups get in the way?

Content: ménage, graphic love scenes, m/f romance, m/m/f/m romance, a little bit of m/m romance between a human and alien

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Guest Blog: His Omega on Stage by Jessica E. Subject

Author Jessica E. Subject is back to share an excerpt from the exciting new book in her Shifter Towers series, His Omega on Stage. Welcome, Jessica!

BLURB:

Jun

For leopard cat shifter, Jun, being the rogue alpha in high school hadn’t helped him as an adult. Though he sometimes believed he was ready to find a mate, past experiences taught him those he loves eventually leave him. So, he protects his heart by seeing omegas looking for nothing more than a one-night stand. Until he runs into someone from his past.

Ash

As the first omega signed to Adan Records, AI is anxious for the release of his debut album. Being a leopard cat shifter instead of an actual leopard like the rest of his family has always made him feel small and insignificant. But now he’s about to shine bright in front of the world, all on his own, without an alpha by his side. He doesn’t need one, and definitely doesn’t have time for one. Though when he runs into someone from his past who knows him as Ash, he wants to give this alpha all of his attention.

On Stage

But with all the problems that fame brings, will Ash be able to make a relationship work? Will Jun fight for the omega he’s sure is his fated mate? Or will they let each other slip away, believing what they have isn’t enough?

EBOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVTMZDQ/

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/b/hisomegaonstage

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55856328-his-omega-on-stage

EXCERPT:

“Okay.” The man glanced at someone behind him before returning his attention to me. “We need you to take this position seriously. No pictures. No posting anything to social media. You’re being paid to work, and we need your full attention on the task you’re assigned. Got it?”

I nodded, not understanding why keeping fans orderly was such a big deal.

“Okay, sign this contract, and then we’ll get started.”

I skimmed over the stack of papers he’d handed me. They basically reiterated the no posting anything about my experience online or sharing information about my position with anyone outside of Adan Records. Which, I didn’t understand since there would be plenty of fans around during the event doing just that exact thing. But, whatever. It wasn’t as if I really wanted clout anyway. I signed the contract and handed it back.

“Follow me.” He put his glasses back down and headed out the back entrance, meeting with a few others in a private corridor only AR employees had the access code to.

I trailed behind, confused as to why they were being so secretive about everything. Shouldn’t I know what I was doing ahead of time? We reached the event room where I greeted the two women I’d helped last night, along with an older, tall, and very buff man, and then a kid. Well, he wasn’t exactly a kid, but I couldn’t tell his age because of the face mask he wore. One with silver jewels in the shape of a diamond.

Wait!

“Hey, you were at KMM last night looking for AI’s album.” He wasn’t looking for his sister, but spying to ensure we didn’t have the albums out early.

He slowly nodded, taking off his face mask. And then realization hit.

“Wait, you’re AI. But you’re also….” My mouth couldn’t keep up with my brain. “We went to the same high school.” It was the makeup and hairstyle in the promotional posters that had thrown me off, why he looked familiar, but I couldn’t place him.

His cheeks reddened as he stood up. “Yeah, I wasn’t sure you’d remember me.” He held out his hand. “Name’s Ash Reyes, but today I’m AI.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction and paranormal romances, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or a pop star tiger shifter, but also unsuspecting clones and feisty omegas. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to an alternate reality where shifters live among humans.

When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class, listen to BTS, and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two not-so-little children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website – http://jessicasubject.com

Newsletter – http://eepurl.com/eX1Zw

Twitter – http://twitter.com/jsubject

Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-E-Subject-author/205759796126370

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jessicaesubject/

BookBub Page – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-e-subject

Amazon Author Page – http://amazon.com/author/jessicasubject

Goodreads Page – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4959083.Jessica_E_Subject

Authorgraph – http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/jsubject

Halloween Giveaway!

Marie Lavender is hosting a big Halloween giveaway. You can enter to win tons of prizes, including my steamy vampire romance Drinking Partners.
http://marielavender.blogspot.com/2020/10/big-halloween-multi-author-book-and-swag-giveaway-shifters-monsters-and-other-thrills.html

99-cent Sale, this weekend only!

This weekend only, I’m discounting two of my books to $0.99 on Amazon. Don’t miss out on this great bargain. The titles for sale are Drinking Partners (vampire romance) and  Tribal Shift (shifter romance). 

Being the master vampire for the Mid-Atlantic Territory is a tough job. Between the Human Rebellion trying to kill him with poisonous suicide donors and snobby born vampires bucking his authority, Lucas Thane has his hands full. What he needs is a regular drinking partner to feed from and a bigger power block. He finds both in the form of Alexandra Gage, the master of the territory south of his.

Alex could use a little help herself, but she has no intention of letting Lucas take over. Turned into a vampire against her will, she has had enough control taken from her. She’ll never let Lucas usurp her right to rule, but will she let him steal her heart? Passion ignites between them, and it’s amazing what vampire bodies can do.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SMH5ZV

 

Kalya has loved Rasik since they were children, and that love has followed them into adulthood. The only problem is he’s a caracal shifter, while she’s an omnimorph—a shifter capable of morphing into any animal on the planet of A’ata. Coveted and resented for centuries, her people stick to themselves and keep their abilities a secret. But when Kalya’s young cousin and Rasik’s brother run away together, she and Rasik are thrown together as they chase after them. Across the wilds of A’ata, they confront hostile shifter tribes, perilous terrain, and a passion that could reveal all their secrets. Can shifters from two different tribes become mates? Or will nature and their families keep them apart?

https://www.amazon.com/Tribal-Shift-Allie-Ritch-ebook/dp/B01M1O5EY5/

SFR Station

My books are on the SFR Station. Switching Positions and Alien Sex 101 are already loaded, and more will follow soon. This is a great way to browse for new books to read in the sci-fi romance genre. https://www.sfrstation.com/author/allie-ritch/

Guest Post: Bunny Omega on the Run by Jessica Subject

Today I have author Jessica E. Subject here to share the first book of her Shifters Towers series, Bunny Omega on the Run. I’ve already added it to my TBR list, and I’m sure you will too. Jessica is also hosting a giveaway, so be sure to enter the Rafflecopter.

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As a pop star, I never expected to find true love.

Not in a world where everything is temporary and often fake. But then he ran into me. Not once, but twice. My tiger instantly recognized him as my mate. Now, I just have to convince Kish that what we have is real.

The oldest of ten kids, I saw what my mother went through after my father left. After that, I started taking blockers so I would never go into heat, never have kids. Because love was for the weak. And I was doing just fine on my own.

Then I met TK. Literally smacked right into him. But no matter how much I wanted it to be true, I refused to believe that he could love a bunny shifter from the wrong part of town.

Bunny Omega on the Run is a super sweet with knotty heat MM mpreg shifter popstar romance. It is book 1 of the Shifter Towers series but can be read as a standalone.

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EBOOK: Amazon USUniversal Book Link   PRINT: Amazon US

EXCERPT:

I eyed the barrel of the 9mm pointed at my face. Clutching my hands behind me, I tried to hide the excessive shaking throughout my body. “It’s okay. You can pay me later. I’ll…I’ll just be going.” Anything to get away from there alive.

The lanky, bald man in the black suit clicked the safety off. “There won’t be another time.”

Without waiting for a shot to be fired, I spun around and bolted down the street. I had no time to shift. I simply ran. Over fences. Through yards. Down one alley after another. I didn’t stop. Couldn’t stop. My mom and siblings depended on me. I couldn’t help them if I was dead.

After what felt like forever, my thighs burned and chest ached. I had to stop. Or at least slow down. But I didn’t know if I was still being pursued. I dared a glance behind me. No one. Thank f**k! It was time to slow down. Shift and find a place to hide.

Smack!

I slammed into something hard. Someone hard. Liquid terror filled my veins. Somehow the guy in the suit had outsmarted me. I was dead. Gone. No chance to say goodbye to my family. My knees gave out, and I crumpled toward the ground. But strong arms caught me, lifted me back up. Did the man want to stare in my face when he killed me?

“Whoa, whoa. It’s okay, little omega. I won’t hurt you.” The man pulled me closer. Tight into his broad chest.

And that’s when I smelled the wild, rugged scent. A predator. Not the human who had been chasing me, but a tiger. I was in the arms of one of the most dangerous types of shifters in the world. But when I dared a glance up into his eyes, I only saw a concerned alpha. One whom I instantly recognized. TK. The pop star dominating all of the music charts. I’d had no idea he wasn’t human.

Filled with a new fear, I slowly backed away. Being anywhere near the star, I’d have more than one man with a gun after me. If he didn’t take me out, someone else would.

But TK didn’t let go so easily. He cupped my elbows, keeping me steady. “What were you running from?”

I didn’t answer. Behind TK, men in black suits—not cheap knockoffs like my pursuer had worn, but actual designer brands—eyed me, waiting for me to do something stupid.

Needing to prove I offered no harm, I shifted. In my shifted form, there was no way I could harm their charge.

I expected to fall to the ground and hop away. But TK didn’t let go of me. He held my scruff. “Oh my! You are the most gorgeous bunny I have ever seen. Just as beautiful as when you were in your human form.” He released his grip and stroked behind my shoulders. Then in between my ears. “You are just adorable with one ear up and one ear down.”

 

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44568632-bunny-omega-on-the-run

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class, listen to BTS, and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website – http://jessicasubject.com

Newsletter – http://eepurl.com/eX1Zw

Twitter – http://twitter.com/jsubject

Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-E-Subject-author/205759796126370

Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/jessicasubject/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jessicaesubject/

BookBub Page – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-e-subject

Amazon Author Page – http://amazon.com/author/jessicasubject

Goodreads Page – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4959083.Jessica_E_Subject

Authorgraph – http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/jsubject

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BUNNY OMEGA ON THE RUN RELEASE CONTEST

Enter to WIN a print copy of Alien Next Door: The Complete Series and Cosmic Desires by Jessica E. Subject. Plus, Map of the Soul: Persona, the next album from BTS, the boy band that has a permanent place on Jessica’s writing and life playlist.

*Contest is international except where prohibited by law. Must be 18 or older to enter. No substitutions will be made. Contest ends April 15, 2019. Prizes will come directly from the author and are not sponsored by anyone else. Good luck!

WHERE TO ENTER: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a63a7d0a71/

Bare Season is getting some Cover Love

I’m over at Kayelle Allen’s Romance Lives Forever blog, where my hot shifter romance Bare Season is getting some Cover Love. Check it out at https://www.rlfblog.com/allie-ritch-1218/

Children of Nanook Series Now in Boxed Set

Looking for sexy shifters? You can now read the Children of Nanook series in one boxed set.

Amazon: US, UK, CA, AUBarnes and NobleiBooksKobo: US, UK

MATING SEASON: It’s mating season on the arctic planet of Jensen, time for eligible men to winter with a potential spouse. In the past, Koll’s enormous size and gruff disposition have scared off available women. When Shila literally falls into his arms, he hopes maybe this year will be different. Shila belongs to a race of shifters who are able to transform into enormous frost bears. She loves Koll’s big body and sexy growl, and she understands the benefit of having a strong protector. With two male shifters stalking her, she needs Koll to keep her safe. But can he defeat the competition?

IN SEASON: All Gilby wants is to find a female who will spend the mating season with him. Yes, he’s short. And yes, he talks too much and doesn’t often watch what he says. But he has a lot to offer. Rejected by her fellow shifters because she can’t change into a frost bear, Miksa travels to the clawless people’s village to look for a mate. With his sexy scent and good humor, could Gilby be the male for her? Can he help her unlock the magic that will let her shift?

“BREEDING SEASON”: For the Children of Nanook—shifters who can take the form of the deadly frost bear—passions run high during breeding season. Desna has already chosen the mate of her heart, but can Karpok defeat the male who wants to take her from him?

PLEASURE SEASON: Sorena is prepared to spend another arctic winter alone, talking to herself and going mad with lust. Then she comes nose to nose with a giant frost bear that changes into a man right in front of her eyes. A very sexy, naked man. Tuaq is a Child of Nanook—a shifter who changes between man and bear—and one whiff of Sorena’s scent makes him think he might have found his mate. He agrees to spend the winter with her. And when another male tries to take her from him? His claws and fangs aren’t just for show.

BARE SEASON: Idonea has been afraid of frost bears ever since she was attacked by one. She has also been distrustful of men after the one who should have protected her ran away. As a shifter, Massak takes the form of both man and bear, so he should be her worst nightmare. One whiff of her scent, though, and he knows they’re meant to be together. Winter is the mating season on the planet of Jensen—a time when nature strips everything bare and primal instincts rise to the surface. Massak must use this time to prove to Idonea that he’s her perfect mate. He’ll use every skill he has to protect and pleasure her until the stubborn female admits she’s his.

Amazon: US, UK, CA, AUBarnes and NobleiBooksKobo: US, UK