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If you’re here as part of the Spanking Romance A-Z Blog Challenge, the next letter on this blog is U and will be posted on Monday. A special prize will be awarded as part of this hop. To start with A, go here.

UPDATE June 26: The Starry Nights blog hop is over and winners have been announced and informed.

1st – Meri Bee
2nd Sierra McBride
3rd Alan Saxon, Melissa Weeks, Blair Smyth

Congratulations, readers!

SF Rom Brigade Midsummer Blog HopPrizes You Can Win In The Starry Night Hop Presented by the Science Fiction Romance Brigade:

  1. $100 Amazon or B&N gift card, plus books;
  2. $50 Amazon or B&N gift card, plus books;
  3. $25 Amazon or B&N gift card.

All these prizes will be awarded through Rafflecopter (below) and you can enter through June 25th.

Welcome to my little piece of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s Midsummer Blog Hop, this year with the theme “Starry Nights.”

What does it mean to be “star-crossed” in a Romance book? Generally, it suggests that the hero and heroine exist under circumstances that make it seem impossible for them to get together. The stars are aligned just wrong for them, and happiness appears unattainable. In romance fiction, there has to be a glimmer of hope, a tiny sparkling light that they discover on their journey toward a happily ever after ending.

My science fiction series, the Romantek books, looks at lovers who meet in a virtual reality dreamscape, where they’re prevented from revealing who they are to each other due to the rules of the game. This makes it nigh on impossible for them to meet in their normal time, in their normal lives. But they do. Even when their problem seems unsolvable, they find their way to each other, like satellites gravitating toward a greater planetary body.

To read more about these three books (all of which stand alone, as they are each about different situations and have different protagonists with no relation to each other), you can find blurbs and excerpts here:

The Winner: Romantek Book 1
Charlotte & the Pirate: Romantek Book 2
and, Eddie, My Love: Romantek Book 3.

Thank you for joining me here today. Here’s the Rafflecopter where you can enter to win the great prizes.

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  1. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas)

    What an interesting premise for a story!

  2. Your virtual reality dreamscape concept for the Romantek books sounds really intriguing! 🙂

  3. Star-crossed lovers is always an interesting dynamic to have in SFR. Thanks for your past and sharing about your books!

  4. Great concept Patricia, enjoyed learning more about your books.

  5. Your VR dreamscape sounds like a very creative way to get your lovers together and at the same time, keep them apart.

  6. Star crossed lovers just seems the perfect trope for SciFi romance. 🙂

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