Thank you for inviting us to party with you today, Kate! We (Christine d’Abo, Ria Candro, A. M. Griffin, Cynthia Sax, and your wonderful self) are all Science Fiction Erotic Romance writers published with Ellora’s Cave and we know what our readers want (more books in your delicious Alien Affairs series!).
Science Fiction Romance readers want more stories! Will there be additional stories in the series? Why or why not?
Christine d’Abo – Lust Rebooted
One day I got thinking about astronauts who work at the International Space station and how they react to being so far from home. How difficult would it be for someone who didn’t even have Earth in sight? Zoe is all alone on outpost on the far reaches of the galaxy, with only her sentient computer as a companion. I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of person would take on a job like that, and what would she be willing to do for companionship.
At this point, I’m not planning any additional stories in this series. For me, this book was more about Zoe and the isolated life she’d worked herself into, how she dealt with problems and what she is willing to do for someone she loves.
Ria Candro – Bonded
When I was thinking up the concept for Mated, the first story in my Mating Ritual series, I wanted a trio of yummy heroes who had absolutely no qualms about sharing the love of their perfect mate. My heroes are sexy aliens from another planet, one where the people are identical to humans with a few big exceptions. The most notable one: the men are more than accustomed to sharing a woman. Spygian men live and travel in pods, generally of two to four. They have preternatural strength, but it’s only released to them when they find and mate with the one woman who is meant to be their mate for life.
The world I created makes perfect breeding ground for additional stories. Bonded (Mating Ritual #2), which released on December 14th, follows a woman from Chivea named Inara and the four Spygians who claim her as their own. I also have a plan in the works for a third story in this series.
A.M. Griffin – Dangerously Mine
Yes! There are other stories rumbling around in my head. When I had the original concept for Dangerously Mine I knew, even before typing a single word, that there would be many sequels to this story. In Dangerously Mine, readers are introduced to the beginning of the end of life as we know it on Earth. We learn how and who invades Earth and we experience one woman’s plight to find her way after a traumatic life-altering event.
In the follow-up (no name as of yet), which is completed, we follow another human’s plight. Kane Epps finds himself as a space pirate after escaping servitude. Eva and Taio make a cameo in this story. You’ll have to wait to find out how and why though (no spoiler alerts here).
Currently, I’m working simultaneously on three more follow-ups to Dangerously Mine. I don’t know why I started them all at the same time, but so far it seems to be working. In the follow-ups, we’ll follow Jess and JB, both characters from the second book and Allysan, Eva’s best friend that we meet in Dangerously Mine.
I hope to have all of the follow-ups completed and out by the end of 2013. I don’t know what 2014 has planned for my characters but I know something big and wonderful!
Cynthia Sax – Warlord’s Bounty
Warlord’s Bounty is the first story in a four story series. Khan, the Warlord hero of Warlord’s Bounty, has two brothers – Murad and Berke. Khan is the best warrior of the trio so it makes sense that his story would be first. He isn’t a Warlord who waits for love or destiny. He stalks forward and grasps it.
The second story will belong to Murad, the technologically gifted youngest brother. Murad is a bit of a joker. He’s always playing around, never taking anything seriously… until he meets the love of his life, the woman he is destined to be with, and the enemy dare to threaten her. THEN he kicks some clone a$$.
Berke, the eldest brother, is always in charge – of the system, of his brothers, of his emotions. The only entity he hasn’t been able to manage is his mate. In the third story, these two strong personalities will meet, clash, and rock the planets with their love.
I shouldn’t talk about the fourth story right now. I’ll only say that it features a very unlikely hero. You know I love the bad boys. (grins)
What series (any author, any genre) would you like to see more stories in?
By: Christine d’Abo
Zoe is all alone on an outpost monitoring a lonely quadrant of space. It’s nearly Christmas and all she has for company is her computer AI, Rupert. She isn’t expecting a present from Xion Corporation to help pass the time, but when she opens the box to find a sex bot, a whole world of steamy entertainment possibilities come to mind.
When Zoe activates Sam she doesn’t realize the trouble she’s in for. Sam takes Zoe to sexy new heights and Rupert does a stellar impersonation of a jealous boyfriend. Zoe struggles to ground herself in reality despite her growing lust, but it’s becoming more and more obvious she’s falling in love. But with who—Sam or Rupert?
When a computer virus is unleashed on the outpost, Zoe must choose—or risk losing them both.
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By: Ria Candro
When Inara crash lands on a deserted planet, the last thing she expects is to run into two stunning men from the planet Spygia—who claim she is their mate. While she’d love nothing more than to indulge in a steamy encounter—or two or three—with these gorgeous hunks, she’s on the run from the barbaric Malucons who decimated her home planet of Chivea. And she’s on a mission to find her cousin, the only other Chivean survivor. Nothing, not even the promise of paradise to be found in the Spygians’ arms, is going to stop her.
When Inara refuses to be bonded to them, Neichon and Valeron strive to uncover what secrets she’s hiding before they unveil a few of their own. How will their reluctant mate react when she learns she’s destined for, not two, but four Spygian men?
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By: A. M. Griffin
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.
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By: Cynthia Sax
The bigger the bounty, the more dangerous the fugitive.
Khan, a Chamele warlord, has a huge bounty on his head. His enemy is willing to pay an outrageous amount to secure him. Khan wants to be apprehended, especially if the bounty hunter capturing him is a brown-eyed female with razor-sharp daggers and an even sharper tongue. He’ll allow her to subdue him sexually, his passion and prowess not inhibited by restraints, and when she collects her bounty, he’ll collect his revenge, killing his enemy and claiming his little bounty hunter forever.
Zeta doesn’t do forever. She captures the worst scum in the galaxy and trades them for credits. Khan is fierce and sexy and the most dominant male she has ever encountered, but he is also a fugitive, and once she sates herself with his body, she’ll betray him. It is her job.
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