Sunday, April 10, 2011

SFF Shout Out - Some Excellent Titles

Science fiction is my favorite genre to read and to write.  Both QUEST FOR NOBILITY and THE CRYSTAL FACADE are SFF titles with a bit of Arthurian lore thrown in.  In my searches through amazon, I've come across other authors who also write in the SFF genre.  Instead of doing the usual SampleSunday post, I'd thought it would be fun to highlight some fellow authors.  Enjoy and if the books look good, don't forget to 1-click on the book icons! They will take you straight to the Amazon buying page.  Be sure to TURN OFF your ad blockers or else you won't see the icons!



Space Junque (also known as Hero Material) is a novella, about 28,000 words or 112 pages.

Edited by USA Today bestselling author Anne Frasier/Theresa Weir

SPACE JUNQUE was nominated for Best Romantic Science Fiction/Fantasy in 2010 and Best Debut Book in 2010 by The Romance Reviews.

The DOGs want to destroy the world. The gods want to make a new one. The trick is to survive both.



The world is on the brink of ecological cataclysm set off by the Oil Spill of 2010 and the Great Sea Level Rise of 2070. Hydroponics agronomist Char Meadowlark has become a recluse since her fiance was killed by a terrorist bomb and her twin sister Sky went underground to protect a top secret alternative energy project. Warned about an impending eco-terrorist attack, Char tries to get off planet, but the Defenders of Gaia strike while she's at the airport. Shuttle pilot Jake Ardri might offer her only hope.


When the DOGs' onslaught goes global and the material world threatens to implode, the ancient gods reemerge to take control over humanity. Through the ensuing chaos, Char must juggle two men, a world on fire, and a goddess with an agenda for a new world order. 

SPIDERWORK
A fantasy romance. The sequel to Space Junque.
Her fate was to hold the world together. His destiny was to tear it apart.

As a child, Durga was chosen by the goddess to save humanity from sterility and extinction. When her eighteenth birthday approaches she must take her place among the chalices, women blessed by the goddess to provide more souls for the universe. Khai, the scion of Luxor, is unlike any man Durga has ever met. He falls hard for her and isn't afraid to show it -- but accepting his love could destroy everything she's been commanded by the goddess to build.

Char Meadowlark, once touched by the goddess Asherah, has now been discarded. Her lover Jake Ardri now heads an emerging city-state and desperately wants Char to be his queen. When Jake's enemies expose his one weakness, his very existence is threatened. To save Jake, Char must share him with a beautiful chalice -- whose purpose is to take Jake to the heights of sexual ecstasy.

BLEEDER
The King of Garrick wants to kill her.
The King of Allel wants to love her.
And shapeshifters stole her baby's soul!


It's been a hundred years since sea-level rise and global nuclear war wiped out most of humanity. Mallory is a chalice, one of the world's rare fertile females who contract with the kings of the Concord Cities to provide natural-born heirs.

It was supposed to be a pampered and uneventful life, but Mal becomes caught between King Garrick's scheme for world domination and the goddess Asherah's desperate plays for another god's attention.

In her struggle to survive, Mal must confront the most terrifying threat of all -- the truth of her past and the inevitability of her destiny. 

THE KINSHIELD LEGACY
A mysterious stone tablet with five magical gems has sat abandoned in a cave for two hundred years. The kingdom is in ruins, with only warrant knights to keep the peace. But then, the gems in the tablet, one by one, disappear.

Warrant knight Gavin Kinshield is a man of many secrets. He's the one deciphering the runes in the tablet. Unless he can find a suitable replacement, he'll be Thendylath's next king. All he really wants is the letter written by his ancestor Ronor Kinshield, the last man to see King Arek alive... a letter he must earn by tracking down a common thief.

But when Gavin saves a woman's life, what should have been a simple task draws him face-to-face with his nightmarish past... and the truth of King Arek's demise.



VENOM OF VIPERS
A supervirus threatens to wipe out the human population.

The only hope for the future is a cure hidden inside Ryder Stone. Created in a lab and brutalized, betrayed and hated by humans, Ryder yearns for freedom. On the outside, a group of human genetic purists want him dead.

When Katie Marsh, a brilliant young geneticist, discovers his secret, she must fight to protect Ryder, gain his trust...and convince him to save humanity before the purists destroy them both.






CONVERGENCE
Rett, a battle-weary soldier from Nyorfias, needs imagination. Pam, an imaginative dreamer from Earth, needs inspiration. Unknown to both women, a fledgling Guardian of Balance needs them both in a desperate stratagem to protect the very existence of the two-planet Nyorfian system, which is not only under attack from physical entities, but from the dark force that inspires them.

Pam's first ten minutes on Nyorfias, however, just about flushes Rett's military career down the nearest toilet. Can Rett learn to cope with being saddled with a dimwitted alien mindforce--and keep herself and her platoon alive at the same time? 





GRAVITY
Sergeant Rett is yet unaware of the motivating forces behind the long war in the Nyorfian system, much less her role as a Player in a game of gods. All she knows is that once she and F-troop arrive on Epnoce with the rest of the 2023rd, a harsh climate and heavier gravity are the least of her concerns. Pam is gone--just when she could use the support the most. Jaq wants a transfer. Ariam is acting evasive. Her longtime best friend Evetez seems to be doing all he could to get her in serious trouble--and succeeding brilliantly. All she needs now is a close encounter with an old nemisis from the past...

From the back cover:

The second level in Pheasyce's test begins......and all hell breaks loose.

On the second level of the match that will decide the entity Pheasyce's worthiness to become a full Guardian of Balance, the agent for Dark, Xonomer, has the opening advantages. Pheasyce can only stand by and watch as the ancient force of malevolence launches a most insidious attack to undermine the confidence and morale of the unsuspecting Key Player and those closest to her.

Rett is yet unaware of the motivating forces behind the long war in the Nyorfian system, much less her role as a Player in a game of gods. All she knows is that once she and F-troop arrive on Epnoce with the rest of the 2023rd, a harsh climate and heavier gravity are the least of her concerns. Pam is gone--just when she could use the support the most. Jaq wants a transfer. Ariam is acting evasive. Her longtime best friend Evetez seems to be doing all he could to get her in serious trouble--and succeeding brilliantly. All she needs now is a close encounter with an old nemisis from the past... 

QUEST FOR NOBILITY
The parents of royal Otharian twins Darius and Dyla have been murdered; their cousin is stealing their throne, and they are falsely accused of murder. Their only choice is to flee to the forbidden and quarantined planet Earth, but it could turn out to be a one-way trip.

To return home, they must find an ancient crystal, that once belonged to Merlin, to power the return portal. When the twins stumble upon the location of the crystal, the local crime boss sends out his assassin to retrieve it. Can Darius and Dyla use their PSI powers to open the portal home and reclaim their throne before the assassin catches up to them?





THE CRYSTAL FACADE
Royal Otharian twins Darius and Dyla Telkur have a big problem: they know too much about a secret sect of their countrymen living on the forbidden planet Earth. On a previous trip to Earth, they traced the sect's lineage back to the time of Merlin, but a run-in with a local crime boss forced them back to Otharia before they could unravel the mystery.

Now Dyla is dreaming again. Her dreams of the London crime boss portend an imminent threat to her family and she has no choice but to secretly return to Earth to find out what they mean. What the twins don't realize is they're walking into a conspiracy involving a centuries old interplanetary smuggling operation. Will they be able to capitalize on their superior PSI powers to get the answers they need before they fall victim to a telekinetic assassin that has followed them across the galaxy?