Help yourself to a free download of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #12, now live!
Issue 12 offers a 100 pages of SFR joy and includes the following features:
* Interview: Author P.J. Dean, author of THE FELIG CHRONICLES
* Opinion: Susan Grant, author of THE CHAMPION OF BARESH
* Fiction: “Flying Sparks” by M.H. Questus (edited by Diane Dooley)
* Cosmic Lounge by Heather Massey: Five Fun SFR Discoveries
* SF Mistressworks spotlights THE PRICE OF THE STARS by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald
* Editorial by KS Augustin: Dialogue and Life #SFRQ
* 3 Sneak Peeks
* New Releases
You can also follow Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly on Twitter: @SciFiRomance
Longtime author Susan Grant has joined the indie book ranks with a brand new sci-fi romance called The Champion of Barésh (Star World Frontier #1). It’s scheduled to release in May 2016. Here’s the blurb:
She was playing with fire…
Jemm Aves battles to keep her dreams alive on a dead-end world. Working for the mines by day, she’s a successful bajha player at night, disguised as a male to be allowed to compete in the colony’s dangerous underworld where club owners will go to extremes to retain the best players. Every win puts her one small step closer to her goal: saving enough to escape Barésh with her family. When a nobleman from one of the galaxy’s elite families recruits her to be a star player for his team, it’s because he doesn’t know her secret. Her ruse proves to be her most perilous game yet when it puts both their lives—and her heart—at risk.
Prince Charming he was not…
Prince Klark is eager to reverse his reputation as the black sheep of the Vedla clan, a family as famous for its wealth and power as it is for being a bastion of male-dominated tradition. If his bajha team can win the galactic title it would go a long way toward restoring the family honor that his misdeeds tarnished. He travels to Barésh to track down an amateur who’s risen to the top of the seedy world of street bajha, offering the commoner a chance of a lifetime: a way off that reeking space rock for good. But his new player comes with a scandalous secret that turns his plans and his beliefs upside down. He sets out to win a very different prize—his champion’s reluctant heart.
For more information, visit the author’s News page. If you’re new to the works of Susan Grant, check out her extensive sci-fi romance back list. Enjoy!