Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Justin Burks' DANGER PLANET: Animated Sci-Fi Romance Goodness

DANGER PLANET is a super fun animated sci-fi romance short by Justin Burks. Check it out:






I blogged about DANGER PLANET in more detail here. You can also visit dangerplanet.blogspot.com for behind-the-scenes information.

Enjoy!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book signings for Saturday Sept 17

Book signings for Saturday Sept 17

As Autumn cools down the Texas hot summers, well, eventually, book signings heat up in the DFW area. Today, Saturday Sept. 17, there are three booksignings of note:

Continue reading on Examiner.com Book signings for Saturday Sept 17 - Fort Worth Writing | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/writing-in-fort-worth/book-signings-for-saturday-sept-17#ixzz1YDTp3Lq0

Friday, September 16, 2011

Out of This World Blog Tour Starts Tomorrow!

We've had a few hurdles to overcome this time around, with more than one schedule change due to unavoidable circumstances, but the blog tour will commence tomorrow (the first reschedule had it starting today; my apologies about both changes).

Stop by to support your fellow SFR authors, and please share with your social networks.  The final lineup is as follows:

September 17
Diane Dooley at Amber Norris’ blog

September 18
Gary Starta at Melisse Aires’ blog

September 19
Frances Pauli at Diane Dooley’s blog

September 20
Amber Norris at Greta van der Rol’s blog

September 21
Lilly Cain at Anne Kane’s blog

September 22
Greta van der Rol at Frances Pauli’s blog

September 23
Lisa Lane at Gary Starta’s blog
September 24
Melisse Aires at Lilly Cain’s blog

September 25
Anne Kane at Lisa Lane’s blog


Several authors are offering giveaways, so make sure to stop by each day for a chance to win a different book.  We have a very talented list here, so the guest blogs should all be a lot of fun.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

*Updated with Winner!* On Sci-Fi and Comedy, a Marriage Made on Heavenly Planetary Body Number 76-A

** And the winner is (chosen at random by my husband)... NUNSHALLPASS! Nun, email me [lucywoodhull ** at ** gmail ** dotcom] and I'll reply with your copy of RAGNAR AND JULIET!

Howdy, y'all. My name is Lucy Woodhull and it's my inaugural post on the SRF Brigade. I hope you find me a worthy addition, but if not, here's a picture of my cat to make up for my shortcomings.


(She's reading How to be a Villain by Neil Zawacki, which I'm pretty sure is the cat handbook.)

I write comedy, so it's only natural that I would, at some point, turn my dubious legendary talents to the genre of sci-fi, as I did recently with my new rom-com space opera novella RAGNAR AND JULIET.




One glance at a news article about Comic Con and you know that geeks, nerds, dorks, and dweebs have an enormous capacity for imagination. That fun attitude often extends to humor. Is it any wonder I adore geeks, nerds, dorks, and dweebs? I even married one (specifically, a geek).

RAGNAR AND JULIET is my humorous love letter to the genre I love so much. Here's a blurb:

Bounty hunting is usually so easy. Flash a little cleavage, mix a roofie cocktail, and Juliet has her man right where she wants him: out cold, ready to be swapped for cash. Her passions are freedom, trashy clothes, and pie -- not necessarily in that order.

Hunky alien ship captain Ragnar doesn't deserve torture at the hands of the psychotic king who hired Juliet; he liberated one of William the Nefarious' illegal concubines. Juliet can't ignore such a noble act. She doesn’t trust men, but this one, with the kindest smile she's ever seen, picks away at her resolve to stay aloof and clothed. He's just so...nice! Crazy she can deal with; sincerity is terrifying.


Before she gives in to her irrational urge to get a timeshare with him (and his cute tail), they're caught by the bad guys. Ragnar disappears and abandons her to her disgusting captors -- so much for togetherness. Perhaps he’s not such a saint. Even worse, Nefarious William (who prefers "Bob") has nominated her for Concubine of the Evening. This dubious honor does not thrill her, and only a few hours remain before the king’s mind-altering drugs obliterate her free will.


Sexual slavery might not be fatal, but Juliet would rather die. Of course, the third option (run away to a beach and hump Ragnar silly) is the best, if they can live that long.

In the book you'll find some homages to my favorite pop culture sci-fi shows and movies. I love it all -- from Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica to Mel Brooks' Space Balls to Shaun of the Dead to the adored and gone-too-soon Firefly. I love Star Trek like a red shirt loves a promotion to blue.

Let's not forget all the mouth-watering heroes to be found amongst the laser-blasting laser brains. Han Solo was hilarious and full of erotic allure (I often find those two things go together well). I wrote Ragnar as a semi-nice guy who could smash heads as easily as he smart-mouthed Juliet. He's the kind of man you want to pop in the kisser... or kiss on the kisser... or both. The scifi hero has to make that alpha heroine's knees weak in a way that even the most terrifying giant space octopus cannot. Speaking of (heroes, not giant space octopuses), I recently wrote a letter to Daniel Craig's chaps in Cowboys and Aliens. Oh, yeah. God bless America, and hot cowpokes in chaps battling aliens.

Who is your favorite humorous sci-fi hero/heroine of all time? Tell me who and why you love them in the comments and I'll pick one person at random to win a free copy of RAGNAR AND JULIET. If you don't win, feel free to buy a copy the book if you like the sample. I won't mind. Really!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS: Here's the book trailer. No Barbies were harmed in the making of it, but the Ken was a bit embarrassed.



Lucy Woodhull
www.lucywoodhull.com
Buy RAGNAR AND JULIET from Liquid Silver Books.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Charlie Jade's short life on Hulu

Charlie Jade's short life on Hulu

Better Late Than Never! A Belated Six Sentence Sunday Post!

Yep, forgetfulness has struck me again, but I have recovered if only slightly.  I thought it would be cool to let you guys know that I've taken my first foray into Six Sentence Sunday yesterday and I loved it.

I posted a brief excerpt from my upcoming Military Scifi Romance novel from Decadent Publishing entitled 'Cold Warriors'.    




Friday, September 9, 2011

Second Annual Out of This World Blog Tour


Starting next week, the second annual Out of This World Blog tour will feature ten different sci-fi and SFR authors whose recent or upcoming releases take place beyond Earth as we know it.

The lineup:


September 16
Greta van der Rol at the Cerebral Writer

September 17
Diane Dooley at Amber Norris’ blog

September 18
Gary Starta at Melisse Aires’ blog

September 19
Frances Pauli at Diane Dooley’s blog


September 20
Amber Norris at Joe Vasicek’s blog

September 21
Lilly Cain at Anne Kane’s blog

September 22
Joe Vasicek at Frances Pauli’s blog


September 23
Lisa Lane at Gary Starta’s blog


September 24
Melisse Aires at Lilly Cain’s blog
http://www.annekane.wordpress.com/


September 25
Anne Kane at Lisa Lane’s blog
http://newsensuality.blogspot.com

Many authors will be giving away prizes to random readers, so stop by each day to check out the discussion and the SWAG.

See you there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

I've reviewed Aubrie Dionne's New release Paradise 21 on my Blog today - and she's  also talking about her favourite Science Fiction villains. If you have a moment, please pop along and leave a comment. who's your your favourite SF villain?
Lyn (Hywela Lyn)
www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com

Guest Blogging: Top Ten Reasons To Try Streampunk Romance

Come and check out my post! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

RT Book Reviews Features Sci-Fi Romance Article In October 2011 Issue

Check out this awesome coverage of science fiction romance: RT Book Reviews has an article about the subgenre, "Whither Sci-fi Romance?" in the October 2011 issue! I blogged about some of the highlights in my latest post at The Galaxy Express.

RT's Morgan Doremus also provided 5 copies of the October issue for a giveaway, so come on over and enter for a chance to win yourself a copy. Who knows...this just might become a collector's item when SFR goes mainstream.


Hunger Games writer becomes comic book topic - Dallas speculative fiction | Examiner.com

Hunger Games writer becomes comic book topic - Dallas speculative fiction | Examiner.com:

"Suzanne Collins, author of the wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy and now a major motion picture due out in 2012, is now the topic of a biographical comic called Fame: Suzanne Collins."

'via Blog this'

Stars of the past: Texas Stars Brandon Segal signs with Blackhawks - Fort Worth Hockey | Examiner.com

Stars of the past: Texas Stars Brandon Segal signs with Blackhawks - Fort Worth Hockey | Examiner.com:

'via Blog this'

Once a Dallas Star, Brandon Segal moves north to Chicago with the Stanley Cup winning team. Best of luck, Segal!

MG/YA Blogathon Day by Day Schedule

Twelve MG/YA authors have gotten together for a massive cross-blogging feat throughout September. This is your invitation to check out books for the younger set. You can find the complete schedule with links here:


I'm promoting my mid-grade (low YA) fantasy, "Bad Spelling." It's the first book in a trilogy called The Witches of Galdorheim. This is the first time I've had a cover that's sort of manga. Thanks to my cover artist Kaytalin Platt for originality. The book will be released October 14th from MuseItUp Publishing.


SFR Brigade Bases of Operation