SciFi Romance

New Release

Love on Strike book two in the Course for Adventure series comes out on Amazon today! I’m so excited. If you haven’t read the first book, First Time Out, then you’ll be happy to know that it is currently FREE! What better time to start the series??

CfA #2

Year, 2419

Lily has been poor her entire adult life. A sudden change of fortune has her convincing her best friends to go on the vacation of a lifetime. Lily can’t wait to spend time with them, but once on board the Galactic Princess they seem to have other plans. Then she meets a scowling cyborg, and Lily has a distraction all her own.

Abel wants nothing more than to be alone. Tortured and experimented on his whole life, he finally has freedom. After seeing the worst the universe has to offer Abel believes solitude is his only chance at peace. When he meets a beautiful Nian woman that is unbearably nice to him, he starts to rethink everything.

After a less than ideal first meeting and a few more rocky encounters the universe continues to throw Lily and Abel together. A friendship blossoms, but can it grow into something more?

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Bare Naked Chest

I’m a fan of the male form. Sexy abs, large muscles, naked skin, I love it. However, there’s an awful lot of it when you look at the covers of most Romance books. Which is why when I first published my Twin Moons of Andove series I decide to show that my books were romances with a more feminine title font and went with an image of space instead of naked, male chest.

I quickly realized that I needed chests. Naked torsos were what everyone else had, and if I wanted to sell, which I did, I needed some abs on my cover.

I might have gone overboard.

Now here we are a couple years later and there are even more naked male chests than ever and I’m starting to wonder if it’s time for a change. Something simple, something that still shows that this is a Sci-Fi Romance, but that isn’t embarrassing to be caught reading.

Covers are difficult, if you’ve never had to deal with them before it might not be that obvious. You have to have something that clearly conveys your specific genre. Branding, both series and author, is very important as well. Covers can range from free if you do them yourself to well over a thousand dollars. I’ve paid a couple hundred for covers before and been happy, but I’ve also been just as happy with covers I’ve spent a couple dollars on that I’ve made myself.

Unfortunately, right now, I do not have the money to pay a professional, so I’ve been working on possibilities on my own. I’ve come up with one I really like, but before I go changing things I wanted to ask my readers, the people that have already paid for my books in all their naked male chest glory, what they think. Here is the current cover for Abducted and the one I’ve been working on. What do you think? Which one do you prefer?


Current Cover

Possible New Cover