Guest post by Diane Dooley
Plus a book giveaway!
Think Han Solo as he’s about to be carbonized, with Leia saying, “I love you,” and Han’s supremely cocky reply.
Think of Fred and Laliari in Galaxy Quest, their love oblivious to the fact that they’re of different species.
Or think of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, with that kiss between Spock and Uhura in the elevator.
These are memorable instances of love and romance in science fiction film, and if you loved these moments, then you’ll probably enjoy science fiction romance books.
A free read is also an effective gateway to sci-fi romance novels. I’m teaming with Pink Raygun to give away an e-copy of my most recent release, Mako’s Bounty:
For nine long months, at the behest of the evil Ravenscorp, Mako Dolan has been hunting the space pirate they call The Saint. Now she’s finally lured her prey to a one night stand with a mysterious woman—herself. But, Vin Sainte is not at all what she expected. Far from being a ruthless space pirate, his main occupation seems to be rescuing nuns, adopting orphans and praying like a champ.
For nine long months Vin Sainte has been fleeing the bounty hunter from one temporary refuge to the next. Now he’s got Mako exactly where he wants her: weak from gravity sickness and ripe for conversion. Problem is he didn’t expect a foul-mouthed, hard-as-nails bounty hunter to be such a devoted daughter. His head on a platter is Ravenscorp’s price for her mother’s freedom.
They have less than twenty-four hours. One will win; one will lose. Mako might be a fearsome predator, but Vin has the Lord on his side. Who will win the bounty?
It’s a short read packed with “laughter and passion,” which is stand-in for “humor and sex.” Yep, it’s hard to have a one night stand without sex scenes, I’ve discovered. There is also much swearing and, um, praying (*grin*).
You can read the beginning of the story here. It’s for anyone who enjoys their humor as bawdy as it is irreverent.
Want to win the whole e-book? You can enter the giveaway just by leaving a comment below.
Thanks to PinkRayGun for hosting me!
Diane Dooley writes science fiction, romance and horror – sometimes all in the same story. You can learn more about her previous and forthcoming publications on her blog or Facebook. You can also track her down on Twitter.