Sci-Fi Romance Alert: Chronicles of Alsea by Fletcher DeLancey

A fellow sci-fi romance reader tipped me off about author Fletcher DeLancey’s THE CAPHENON (Ylva Publishing), an SF book with romantic elements that kicks off her Chronicles of Alsea series. The reader also informed me that book two, WITHOUT A FRONT: THE PRODUCER’S CHALLENGE falls into the sci-fi romance realm and features a lesbian romance!

Here’s the blurb for THE CAPHENON:

On a summer night like any other, an emergency call sounds in the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. The news is shocking: not only is there other intelligent life in the universe, but it’s landing on the planet right now.

Tal leads the first responding team and ends up rescuing aliens who have a frightening story to tell. They protected Alsea from a terrible fate—but the reprieve is only temporary.

Captain Ekatya Serrado of the Fleet ship Caphenon serves the Protectorate, a confederation of worlds with a common political philosophy. She has just sacrificed her ship to save Alsea, yet political maneuvering may mean she did it all for nothing.

Alsea is now a prize to be bought and sold by galactic forces far more powerful than a tiny backwater planet. But Lancer Tal is not one to accept a fate imposed by aliens, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her world.

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Cover and blurb for WITHOUT A FRONT: THE PRODUCER’S CHALLENGE:

When the Voloth invaded Alsea, Lancer Andira Tal thought the hard part would be fighting off a technologically advanced army.

It wasn’t. In the aftermath of war, Alsean society is deeply divided and Tal is facing issues no Lancer has ever dealt with before. How to rebuild, what to do with the Voloth prisoners, when and how to release the new technologies—the pressure is building and Tal is showing cracks, which her enemies are glad to exploit.

The most divisive of the new technologies are the matter printers, desired by some castes and feared by others, especially the producers. When a challenge gives Tal the opportunity to bring the producers to her side, she leaves the capital to work in the fields of Hol-Opah. There she finds an unexpected sanctuary—and the promise of something she has wished for all her life.

But sanctuary and dreams are distractions, and Tal’s inattention may cost her everything.

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To learn more about author Fletcher DeLancey, visit her Web site and follow her on Twitter: @AlseaAuthor.

She also set up a page where you can immerse yourself in the world of Alsea, including concept art and maps. Happy exploring!

Interview With THE TEA MACHINE Author Gill McKnight At CTR Steampunk

Gill McKnight’s f/f romantic steampunk adventure THE TEA MACHINE really knocked my socks off and so I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview the author for my Steampunk Coffee Time Romance column this month!

Plus, there are many mentions of space squid. *throws confetti*

Happy reading!

The Adventure Continues: Lise MacTague’s VORTEX OF CRIMSON

Lise MacTague’s On Deception’s Edge series is one of my favorite recent SFR discoveries and if you’ll recall, I gave the first book, DEPTHS OF BLUE, an SFR Galaxy Award earlier this year. I gobbled up the first book, but the second, HEIGHTS OF GREEN, took me longer to read, and that’s because I wanted to savor the experience for as long as possible. That special “first contact” experience can only happen once, and I didn’t want it to end.

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