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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.

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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!

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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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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/

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.

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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.

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Guest Blog: TAYRYM (Galactic Defenders #4) by Jessica E. Subject

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much to Allie for having me back to talk about my new release!

TAYRYM is the story of a young man named Tayrym, as he makes the most important decisions of his life while trying to get them all to work together. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be possible for him through most of the storyline.

In the Galactic Defenders series, we first meet Tayrym in BRYCE. He is a young teen then, and becomes part of a very important ceremony on his home planet, Hemera. He is mentioned again in JAGER when Gwenodyn, his best friend, is talking to her sister. In both instances, Gwenodyn calls him Scrym. That is her nickname for him, and it is explained in TAYRYM.

In TAYRYM, he is the main character, and he must face his sexuality and how it is perceived by others. He must also decide which dreams of the future are worth pursuing, and which ones are worth giving up. He deals with surprising joy as well as some heartbreaking moments before he is able to find his happily ever after. I hope you enjoy the next story in my Galactic Defenders series!

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Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a 

boy. Finally an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now, he’s unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more.

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri keeps his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

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Excerpt from Tayrym:

Gwenodyn sat on the very front bench and leaned forward, examining all the players. “So, let me figure out which one you have the hots for.”

She might as well have thrown him onto the field with that statement. Tayrym wanted to run and hide. Thank goodness most of the players were at the other end.

She nudged him. “I can eliminate one already. The guy who’s the net minder at this end is one of our teachers. If it were him, you’d find ways to stay after school instead of coming here.”

True. He didn’t dislike the teachers. They were only a few years older. But, they didn’t leave him with ylafats in his stomach the way his crush did.

“And I doubt you’d go for the two shorter guys on the other team. They’re cute.” She bit her bottom lip. “Really cute. But, not your type.”

How did she know his type when he’d just told her he was attracted to guys? Though she was correct, so far.

“That leaves the best players on each team, the one with the strong cheekbones who looks like he’s dancing across the field or the younger guy on this side who is determined to win even down a player. He used to be in our class, sat behind you. I think it’s—”

The ball rocketed toward them from center field. Gwenodyn wasted no time moving in front of him to catch the ball.

“Fornax Raw! What was that for?” Sol, the net minder-teacher, called to the other player on his team.

Guri shrugged in response, his gaze on Tayrym. Or maybe Gwenodyn. Most likely her. Tayrym didn’t stand a chance.

The one Gwenodyn had said danced across the field ran over to them to collect the ball and bowed. “Sorry about that, Princess.” Once he threw the ball back onto the field, play resumed.

“Well, I wasn’t sure before, but now I’m positive you like the guy who kicked the ball right at your head. Though, after that, I’m not sure why.” She pinched his cheek. “He could have ruined your beautiful face.”

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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.

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Preorder Bare Season

Exciting news! Children of Nanook 4: Bare Season is coming out October 1. It is now available for preorder at Amazon: US, UK, CA, AUBarnes and NobleiBooksKobo: US, UK

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.

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Evolution of the Children of Nanook Series

(excerpted from a post originally shared on Rosanna Leo’s blog 4/11/16)

Like many authors, I started out writing single-title works. If I had an idea for a story, I wrote it, and that was it. It was only later that I began to get into writing series, which carry with them a whole new world of possibilities and complications.

When I first wrote Mating Season, I only intended it to be a single-title novella. I wanted to write something with a winter theme, and since I enjoy both the paranormal and sci-fi genres, I created a bunch of frost bear shifters on an arctic planet. Although I was happy with the work, I never anticipated the overwhelming response I would get from readers. Mating Season was and continues to be my bestselling book to date. And fans wanted to see more.

All of a sudden, I was confronted with the challenge of adding to that single book and making it into a series. It took some time, but I eventually realized that the hero’s best friend could use his own book. In Season was born.

I was flattered when most of the readers told me they not only liked it, but wanted to know when the next book would come out. Although I didn’t have another sequel planned at the time, I did write a short story, “Breeding Season.” In it, two male shifters are fighting over a woman, and only one comes out the victor. And then it hit me. What about the shifter who was defeated?

That was how Pleasure Season, the third book in the Children of Nanook series, came about. Undeterred by defeat, Tuaq continues to look for a mate, and one whiff of Sorena’s scent tells him he might have found her.

After revising Mating Season and In Season to ensure consistency across the series, I’ve re-released both books alongside the brand-new release of book 3, Pleasure Season. Each book can be read as a standalone work, or readers can follow along from the beginning. I’ve included the short story “Breeding Season” in the same volume as In Season so that readers can read all the stories in order, if they choose.

The journey from a single novella to a complete series has been a wonderful, though sometimes harrowing adventure. I hope readers will enjoy my frost bear shifters in all their forms.

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Animal Fascination Inspires Tribal Shift

 (excerpted from a post originally shared on Jianne Carlo’s blog 10/4/13)

Tribal Shift is a full-length novel that’s packed with so many of the elements I enjoy, especially my love of fantasy and fascination with animals.

I think the latter is something all of us shifter writers must have. I, for one, watch a ton of Animal Planet and am always amazed by the wondrous creatures that share this world with us. Fact really can be stranger than fiction, and some of the species discovered in exotic locations are even more fantastical than anything we authors come up with.

Kalya, the heroine of Tribal Shift, offered me the chance to—pardon the pun—go wild with my imagination and include dozens of different animals. She’s an omnimorph—a shifter who can morph into almost anything. Throughout the novel, she transforms into everything from a Secretary Bird to a jaguar, and she can travel by air, land, or water. And Rasik, the caracal shifter who loves her, is no less amazing.

Because I incorporated so many animals into Tribal Shift, I had to do a lot of research for this book. While I certainly didn’t bog down the story with too many facts (there were scorching sex scenes demanding attention, after all), I did want to be certain I was accurate in my descriptions and what I had the hero and heroine do in each form. I learned more than I expected and had a blast in the process.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the more interesting tidbits I discovered, so here are some nifty facts:

(1)  Secretary Birds can grow to be four feet tall. That’s as tall as some of my younger relatives and wouldn’t be a big adjustment for a shifter, since the bird spends most of its time on the ground walking on two legs.

(2)  Tigers are the largest cat species and can reach up to eleven feet in length. They have canine teeth about three inches long! Kalya definitely uses this form to her advantage when some power-hungry leopard shifters try to hurt Rasik.

(3)  Unlike the noisy spotted hyena, the striped hyena is less vocal and usually silent. As Rasik and Kalya witness, this quiet menace can be far more frightening.

(4)  A crocodile can’t move its tongue (it’s attached to the bottom of its mouth). That feels very strange to Kalya, especially since she can’t change her facial expression while in crocodile form.

(5)  The maned wolf has a roar-bark that can be quite startling. Kalya shocks her runaway cousin when she yells at the girl while in the body of this wolf.

Tribal Shift is filled with hot romance, lethal danger, and a safari-like adventure that will carry you across the wilderness. I hope you’ll come along for the journey.

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