Now that you have a new Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone, why not load it up with some wonderful things to read? Throughout the month of January, I’ll be posting suggestions to help you choose a good book to cuddle up with on those cold winter nights. We’ll start off the guide with one of my favorite genres.
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Science Fiction/Sci-fi Romance by Kait Gamble
Liar’s Game is about a crew of ex cons and a lady trying to escape their pasts by scavenging to survive at the edges of the solar system. Read if you enjoy games of cat and mouse and/or adventures along the lines of the series Firefly.
“This was such a fun read. Aurelia leads a space pirate crew that is quite eclectic. Her crew is awesome and loyal. Each crewman is unique and adds so many flavors to the story. I really enjoyed this story so much that I had to read it again a few days later as I just couldn’t get it out of my mind.” – akb–bookworm
“A friend recommended me Liar’s Game and I breezed through it. The combination of adventure, romance and science fiction make it a read anyone can enjoy.” – S. Hogan
Kait Gamble was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and started writing to entertain herself during the long winters as a child. She now lives in England with her family where she spends most of her time cultivating her daughter’s love of reading and writing, scribbling ideas on every available scrap of paper and trying out dialogue on her cat. Visit her at KaitGamble.com or find her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
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ZERO GRAVITY OUTCASTS
Space Opera with a comic twist by Kay Keppler
Zero Gravity Outcasts is a space opera adventure with a high-fashion kick! Minka Shokat flies her Wayfarer cargo spaceship with her two best friends. Anjali Tilak and Tex Arcana stood by her—both of them wearing fringed, pink leather boots—after she was falsely branded a traitor and kicked out of Central Command. Now they’re on a special mission. They’ll fight off space pirates, commandos, and rebels who are determined to stop them—or be blown out of the skies for good. And while the pink boots are made for walking, they’d never survive that.
“Zero Gravity Outcasts’ biggest achievement is the high level of action.” –MeganLikesBooks.com
“This is a short, quick, enjoyable read.” –Mixed Book Bag
“…an entertaining and quick read.” –Librarian in Periwinkle
Author Kay Keppler likes happy endings—after all, an unhappy outcome is what the newspaper is for! She now lives in California and spends her time writing and editing fiction and nonfiction. Find out more at www.kaykeppler.com, or follow her at @kaykeppler.
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Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction/Space Opera, Menage/Polyamory by P.G. Forte
You’ll want to read Finders Keepers if you’re in the mood for a sexy, red-hot, holiday bio-punk ménage set in a near-future, dystopian, alternate-world, California. Take two hunky heroes with emotional scars, physical enhancements and a propensity for snark, add a winsome heroine with her own issues who cares for them both and can hold her own in the snark department, sprinkle with a touch of science-fiction, a dash of angst and a liberal application of holiday cheer.
Readers say… “This is one of the best books that I’ve read in a while” … “Tangled lives, tangled relationships in a brilliantly imagined future world. The story is vibrant and perfect for the holiday season with its celebration of life, hope and love.”
Author P.G. Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true…it also bears an uncanny resemblance to Berkeley, California. She wrote her first serialized story when she was still in her teens. The sexy, ongoing adventure tales were very popular at her oh-so-proper, all girls, Catholic High School, where they helped to liven up otherwise dull classes. Even if her teachers didn’t always think so. Website, blog, Yahoo Group, Facebook and Twitter.
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STELLARNET REBEL (book one)
Post-cyberpunk sci-fi w/ romantic elements by J.L. Hilton
Read EPIC award finalist Stellarnet Rebel if you like science fiction with an intelligent, compassionate heroine and a hero who’s a mashup of Ben Franklin, V, the Ninth Doctor and Doc Brown — with the body of Matthew McConaughey. Stellarnet Rebel is about an interstellar news blogger who meets an alien freedom fighter, with a lot of unconventional romance, action, adventure, sex, politics and video games. It’s a fun ride, but it will also make you think.
“By far my favorite thing about this book is the world building. It’s outstanding. It will blow you away. Stellarnet Rebel is also full of laugh-out-loud lines, with top notch humor infused in every page.” — The Sisters’ Tale
“Stellarnet Rebel was an amazingly unique book with some deep themes and a great love story to boot… I really loved the story, the romance, and courage of its characters.” — Fiendishly Bookish
STELLARNET PRINCE (book two)
Post-cyberpunk sci-fi with romantic elements by J.L. Hilton
The second book in the Stellarnet Series with the continuing adventures of interstellar blogger now net celebrity Genevieve O’Riordan. Can be read alone, but reading book one is recommended.
“…vivid details and magnificent world… I was swept away into a wonderful story. 5 Stars.” – Tome Tender
J.L. Hilton is the author this blog and of the Stellarnet Series published by Carina Press. She is a regular contributor to the Contact-Infinite Futures sci-fi blog. Her artwork is featured in the books Steampunk Style Jewelry and 1000 Steampunk Creations. Visit her at JLHilton.com or follow her on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and deviantART.
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Some books fit more than one category — such as Paranormal Mystery or Erotic Historical — so be sure to visit all of the links for some great reads.
Jan 7 – Science Fiction
Jan 9 – Paranormal
Jan 11 – Western
Jan 14 – Steampunk
Jan 16 – Historical Romance
Jan 18 – Erotic
Jan 21 – Romantic Suspense
Jan 23 – Regency
Jan 25 – Mystery
Jan 28 – Contemporary Romance
Jan 30 – Fantasy