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I was thinking about romance and sci-fi, and pondering the cross-over of the two genres. Some really amazing books have been written by golden age sci-fi writers who have included romance, even though they’re not writing romance novels. Think about Restoree by Anne McCaffrey, or Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein, or Dream Park by Niven and Barnes. Little ole me wrote, Daughter of the Moon, books 1 and 2, and they were very much sci-fi and romance, as was my Laricon’s Ways.

Cover: The Winner: Romantek Book OneThis ties in with my most recent book, The Winner: Romantek Book One. In that story, Audrey Beacon finds her one true love in the most unlikely way, through a time-travel-like dream that turns into reality. Even her hero, White Star Smith, doesn’t expect the overwhelming desire and emotion he feels for the woman in his virtual reality-scape.

I think putting the two things, sci-fi and romance, together is a natural, though romance often goes along for the ride rather than being the main event. So many of us like a good space opera, but it makes it more approachable to add a little (or a lot of) romance in the mix. Think about the new Star Trek (the alternate reality). In both of those movies, Spock has a romance with Uhura. Talk about an unlikely pairing, and yet it works. It works because someone, in this case the screenwriters Orci and Kurtzman, used their imaginations to figure out how to have a romance without pinning Kirk down to one woman on his own ship. Spock and Uhura, although very important characters, were secondary to Kirk’s story. Kirk’s story couldn’t be hemmed in by an ongoing romance on board the Enterprise. And yet, how does Carol Marcus fit in, in Star Trek Into Darkness? If you remember the original series, you might have a hint. The alternate reality movies needed the romance, but it was a backseat passenger during the wild ride.

The Winner: Romantek Book One is about the romance of the two main characters. The romance takes center stage. The sci-fi and time-travel elements are vehicles for that romance. When you read The Winner, you’ll discover a new world, a world in which dreams might become reality, and travel to different eras, different exciting situations, can be as simple as going to sleep. Dreaming takes on a whole new meaning!

If you like sci-fi, if you like time-travel, and, of course, if you love romance, you’ll enjoy The Winner: Romantek Book One. Take a look here, read the blurb and/or the excerpt, I think you’ll be intrigued. If you’d like to jump right in, here’s how, through Amazon: The Winner (Romantek). Or, for all the formats, pop over to Blushing Books to get your copy today.

sci fi planet 14975053_sIt started long before the twentieth century when Anaïs Nin wrote her famous Delta of Venus. Perhaps it started in ancient Greece, where clay tablets sometimes held decidedly naughty verse. No matter where it began, however, erotica is part of human existence and has been for at least two millennia.

The combination of erotica and science fiction necessitated that science fiction—both speculative and fantastical—become a meme with all its attendant facets. It needed more than technology, more than fantasy Gods and Goddesses and anthropomorphic animals; it needed a dose of visceral reality. This reality had to be the kind that included eating, sleeping, and, of course, sexuality.

We might never know when science fiction erotica was first produced, but it is easy to see its prevalence increasing as the centuries pass. Today, science fiction erotica is gaining popularity as authors such as Laurell K. Hamilton, John Norman, and the venerable Johanna Lindsey get into the act. Even Piers Anthony, that famous writer of fantasy that so many of cut our eye teeth on, wrote Pornucopia, his version of a paranormal romp in the hay. And while “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex” by Larry Niven isn’t exactly erotic, he deals in suggestive sexual themes exclusively in that funny essay.

But what are the romantic elements of sci-fi erotica, and how do they further the tech or fantasy? Try this on for size: boy meets girl; boy gets girl; boy loses girl; boy sings a song and gets girl back; they live happily ever after. That’s the basic refrain of romance novels, but in the case of sci-fi romance, it could be: alien meets girl; or, boy meets android; or, shapeshifter meets demon. The combinations are endless, but the point is that someone meets someone else who rocks their world, then find that they can’t do without that someone, and through some wonder of science or fantasia, they make it through trials and tribulations and find permanent togetherness. That’s the scope I tried to present in my two-book series, Daughter of the Moon.

The erotic elements are, I hope, self explanatory. There’s sex that’s sexy, not perfunctory or medically technical, but sensual, often impulsive, and always passionate. It’s intended to emotionally charge the reader right along with the characters.

Can the characters have more than one partner and still retain the romance elements? I think so. There is illustrative value in comparisons, as well as a dose of reality when bad red relationships and uncomfortable sexual situations occur. Furthermore, there is a burgeoning market for homosexual romance literature happening today that shouldn’t be ignored. And if homosexuality is allowed, perhaps polyamory ought to be, too. The world is a wide open place for erotica these days, and sci-fi erotica perhaps most open of all because the human(oid)s and supernatural beings that inhabit those realms don’t necessarily fit together the way we’re used to. But there’s lots of love to be had and that’s really the point.

I’ve written 3 sci-fi books, Laricon’s Ways, Daughter of the Moon, Book 1: Surface, and Daughter of the Moon, Book 2: Depths. These are sci-fi erotica, and deal with some interesting concepts, sometimes breaking the rules. All are romances, so you’ll get that lovin’ feelin’ with every chapter.

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Cover: Laricon's WaysI’m on a Laricon’s Ways kick lately, so I’d like to share another tidbit from this highly erotic BDSM romance novel. In this segment, our hero, Michael, is having sex with a very enthusiastic Nina, while his other girl, Alyssa, looks on. But Alyssa wants to play, too!

Michael resettled himself on his knees and lifted her shapely buttocks with his hands, pulling her down and onto him more firmly. His strokes were hard jabs now, reaching the center of her each time.

Alyssa woke and quietly moved to kneel next to him.

I thought you might like something a little more group-oriented this time. LOL

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