Saturday, August 31, 2013

Loving Dangerously Scavenger Hunt and Hop

Space. The final frontier.

I guess from that quote you can guess my favorite sci-fi series. I'm a Trekker and have been for a long time. My favorite of all the franchises is Star Trek, The Next Generation and my favorite character? Worf. He started out as the on-board barbarian, so to speak, but his story arc just kept getting better and better. So many layers to that warrior soul! *sigh* I still love him.

And the thing with that series is that so much of what was science fiction in the original series, and even some of the newer ones, is now science fact. Such forethought is, in my opinion, what makes for really good science fiction. As a reader or viewer I want to be able to imagine what is happening could actually become reality, allowing me to immerse myself in the book or show. There was a joke back in the 90's, when the series Babylon 5 had fans as rabid as we Trekkers are. Someone said the difference between the B5 fans and Trekkers was that while Babylon 5 fans thought that world could someday exist, Trekkers knew Star Trek was real, and I thought to myself it was so true. There were times when my personal life was so difficult I would simply transport myself onto the Starship Enterprise and live there for a while, having adventures and (of course) winning Worf's heart with my mixture of strength and compassion.

So, now we get to the fun part! There are some instructions below and the quote you need for your chance to win an awesome swag pack (which includes, among other amazing items, a copy of my e-book Arctic Destiny). And remember to visit all the other blogs to increase your chance to win! You can find the list of participating bloggers plus the list of prizes included in the swag pack here.

Now, go forth and explore!

Blog Hop Sci-Fi Quote Instructions:

Each stop contains an awesome quote from a science fiction book or movie. They are all found on out-of-this-world photos. Figure out what movie or book the quote is from and post in the Rafflecopter. DON’T post as a comment on the blog stop! That’ll give away the answers.

Have fun and good luck!


After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave trading planet. Escape and freedom are her only priority, but none of her martial arts training prepared her for what she faces. She finds herself enslaved to the warrior King Taio. Eva’s drawn to this sexy alien male who ignites her heart and body.

Taio is disgusted with the idea of owning a slave—until now. From the moment he sees her, he knows Eva is his for the taking. Torn between lust and duty, Taio knows nothing will stop him from protecting his little warrior.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Taken: Eva and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.

Reader Advisory: Eva’s sexual awakening includes brief female/female exploration.

Ellora’s Cave:
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lynne Silver Heated Match tour!

Book one in the awesome Lynne Silver's Coded for Love series, Heated Match, is free until August 25th on Ellora's Cave and Amazon! And to celebrate, Lynne is giving away a Coded for Love tote with swag. If you're not familiar with it, here's the series blurb:

Engineered with superior strength, agility and acumen, the genetically enhanced soldiers of the top secret Program do the dangerous assignments no one else can. Now, they’re tasked with one additional job. Breed.

But finding and convincing their perfect DNA match they are the right men for the job may be their most dangerous mission to date. And the hottest. Good thing, they’re Coded for Love.

So now that we've wet your appetite, don't you want to hear about Heated Match? Yeah, I'm sure you do *grin*, so here we go.


A lead byline and a cover story—that’s what journalist Loren Stanton wants most. Until she meets genetically enhanced soldier Adam Blacker. Team leader of a top-secret covert ops group, Adam never wanted to search for his genetic match, but whenever he gets close to Loren, things turn hot quickly, making him forget every reason he had for retaining his bachelor status. After a scorching night together, neither doubts they’re connected at a DNA-deep level, although both fear the high stakes of what it means to be together.

Loren gives Adam two weeks to prove he’s bred for more than war. He must convince her that he’s also coded for love.

About the Author:

By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.

She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.

She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC

How to Find Lynne:


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