Guest post by Pippa Jay
From the 21st to the 25th June, the SFR (Science Fiction Romance) Brigade will be holding its 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop, on the theme of Out of this World. Forty-one authors and book bloggers, devoted to the genre of SFR, will be posting snippets of their work or posts on their favourite books or settings. The bonus to you, aside from possibly discovering some new-to-you authors or books? As well as individual prizes such as gift cards and books being offered by the participants, we have a stupendous bunch of grand prizes!
1st Prize – $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice) and an ebook bundle (currently Alien Adoration, Dementional, Wytchfire, Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral, Games of Command, The Key, Once Upon a Time in Space, Winter Fusion, Wither, Clash, Bayne, Maven, Break Out, Ghost in the Machine, Interface, the Telomere Trilogy, Keir, and Terms & Conditions Apply)
2nd Prize – $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice)
3rd Prizes – three $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate winners and their choice)
So who or what is the SFR Brigade?
(What are our co-ordinates, Captain?)
To advance the interests of the Science Fiction Romance and SFR writers everywhere.
Details: SFR Brigade is a networking site that includes a blog, Facebook group, and website as social forums for SFR writers, authors and fans who are interested in working together to support and promote the SFR genre.
Purpose: To have fun, network with like-minded writers, build your name recognition and future reader base, and socialize with other SFR authors, NG (‘next generation’) writers and fans who love science fiction romance.
Ship Dress: Casual. Relax and be yourself. Put your deck boots up and stay awhile. Friendly chatter is encouraged. This is a ‘no salute’ zone.
I’m not sure I write or am a fan of SFR. What’s the definition?
Science Fiction Romance, within the context of this blog, is any original work of fiction that contains futuristic or imaginative settings where technology (not magic) and human or alien characters are the focus (not vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters or other characters of the fantasy realm, unless they are indigent alien species or created by genetics, or natural or artificial mutation).
This may include any of the following:
- alien romance
- alternate history romance
- apocalyptic romance
- colonization romance
- contemporary science fiction romance
- erotica science fiction romance
- futuristic romance
- interstellar adventure romance
- military science fiction romance
- medical science fiction romance
- near future romance
- space opera romance
- science fantasy romance
- slipstream (sci-fi/fantasy blend) with technical or scientific elements
- steampunk romance
- time travel romance
- young adult or new adult in any of the above
Still not sure? Write us at SFRPreview @ gmail . com [without the spaces] with any questions.
Why should I sign on? So you can network and share your enthusiasm for SFR while supporting your subgenre and your peers. Get ‘the buzz’ on industry news. Help celebrate career landmarks, agent acquisition, sales, debuts, new releases, contest finals and wins, and other goals achieved. Best of all, pre-promote your work to a target audience of SFR fans on the SFR Brigade Fan Page. We suggest you read Five Reasons Why You Should Join the SFR Brigade for our recruiting message.
How do I join? There are several paths to induction, according to your online preferences.
1. Send a request to join the Facebook Group page and add your name to the membership info under the Files tab by editing the document.
2. Email SFRPreview @ gmail . com [without the spaces] with your pen name or user name and your blog or website address.
3. Open the http://www.sfrbrigade.com web site and click the ‘register’ link to create an account.
In the meantime, please visit us on the hop between the 21st to the 25th June and find out a bit more about us.
Pippa Jay is a multi-published science fiction author and a dedicated member of the SFR Brigade, a community of science fiction romance authors committed to writing and promoting the very best in the genre.